Week of July 31, 2016

TODAY   25 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day   Tall Ship Sails and Tours
    Take part in tours and public sails on the historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain through Aug. 3 leaving from the Squalicum Harbor Marina, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Suggested donation to tour the boats is $5. Prices for adventure sails, evening sails and battle sails range from $35-$75. Following their time in Bellingham, the boats will dock in Blaine Aug. 5-7 as part of Drayton Harbor Days.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: www.historicalseaport.org
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    Skagit County :: www.skagittours.com
  • Ends 7:00pm   Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival
    The Noah Wotherspoon Band, Carson Diersing, Magnus Berg, the Wasteland Kings, Josey Wales, the Bobby Patterson Band, the Naughty Blokes, Popa Chubby, and Selwyn Birchwood will be among the performers taking part in the 21st annual Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival taking place Thursday night through Sunday afternoon at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Day passes are $70-$75; passes for the weekend are $135.
    Deming Log Show Grounds :: www.bakerblues.com
  • Ends 6:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Whatcom Old Settlers' Picnic
    Celebrate the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home at the annual "Whatcom Old Settlers' Picnic" taking place Thursday through Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park—and beyond. Events include parades, a 5K run, live music, a classic car show, a barn dance, class reunions, local food and craft vendors, activities for kids, tours of the historical structures and much more. Prices vary for events.
    Pioneer Park :: www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
  • Ends 4:00pm   That's Not My Department
    Local playwright Willow McLaughlin's That's Not My Department continues this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The comedy focuses on a woman who starts a new job at an upscale department store, only to realize the place is full of wacky employees and even crazier customers. Tickets are $20; additional shows happen through Aug. 13.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • Ends 4:00pm   The Lion King
    Performers ages 9-16 will share their talents at performances of The Lion King at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The shows are the culmination of a three-week summer theater camp. Tickets to the musical are $10 in advance or at the door.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: www.baay.org
  • Ends 4:00pm   Beauty & the Beast Jr.
    Showings of Beauty and the Beast Jr. conclude this weekend with performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $5-$12.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • Ends 8:00am   Birch Bay Music Festival
    Nearly 20 performers from around the region will share their talents at the sixth annual Birch Bay Music Festival taking place from 8am-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-7pm Sunday on the grounds of the former Homestead Golf Course, 7878 Birch Bay Dr. In addition to the music, there will be vendors, food, a beer and wine garden, raffles and more. Entry is by donation; funds raised support local animal welfare organizations for dogs, cats and orcas.
    Homestead Golf Course :: www.birchbaymusicfestival.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00am   Veterans Breakfast
    All veterans, their families and guests are invited to a Veterans Breakfast from 8-10am at VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. Entry is $7 and includes various breakfast entrees and beverages.
    VFW Post 1585 :: (360) 318-7521
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Rabbit Ride
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   Paws & Claws Expo
    The Alternative Humane Society hosts its eight annual "Paws & Claws" Expo from 10am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Leashed dogs are welcome at the event, which will feature adoptable canines, raffles, games, demos, vendors and much more. Entry is free.
    Bloedel Donovan Park :: www.alternativehumanesociety.com
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Party in the parks
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm   Swing Connection
    Bellingham's Swing Connection and vocalist Cheryl Hodge will perform popular dance and concert music from the big band and swing eras from 2-4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Entry is free; donations are welcomed.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.swingconnection.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm   Party with Waldo
    Attend a "Party with Waldo" event from 2-4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Games, prize-giving, treats and a search for a real-life Waldo hiding in the store will be part of the monthlong "Find Waldo" event. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Benefit for Nepal
    Attend a Benefit for Nepali Children from 6-7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The event will include photos of a recent Hindu wedding attended by community members, temples and destruction from the earthquake, and travels in Nepal. Suggested donation is $10; funds raised benefit Himalayan Children's Charities.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: www.hccnepal.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Sunday Night Fusion
    A community partner dance dubbed "Sunday Night Fusion" takes place from 7-9pm every Sunday at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The event explores "co-creative partner dance inspired by a variety of beautiful music." No experience is necessary. Entry is $5 at the door.
    Presence Studio :: www.presence-studio.com

Monday, August 1, 2016   14 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day   Tall Ship Sails and Tours
    Take part in tours and public sails on the historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain through Aug. 3 leaving from the Squalicum Harbor Marina, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Suggested donation to tour the boats is $5. Prices for adventure sails, evening sails and battle sails range from $35-$75. Following their time in Bellingham, the boats will dock in Blaine Aug. 5-7 as part of Drayton Harbor Days.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: www.historicalseaport.org
  • All Day   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   The Miracle Worker Auditions
    Women, men and children can audition for upcoming performances of The Miracle Worker at 7pm Monday and Tuesday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Teri Grimes will direct the classic story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, and auditions will consist of cold readings and improvisation.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • Ends 8:00pm   Skagit Tours
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. "Newhalem at Night" walking tours are free; boat tours and other tours are $12-$40.
    Skagit County :: www.skagittours.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm   We Grow Market
    Stock up on organic fruit, veggies and flowers when the We Grow Market Stand—a vocational project for at-risk and homeless youth in our community—sells its wares from 3-5pm every Monday through September in front of Northwest Youth Services, 1020 N. State St.
    Northwest Youth Services :: www.nwys.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm   Poetrynight
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm   Guffawingham
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free.
    Green Frog :: www.acoustictavern.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2016   16 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day   Tall Ship Sails and Tours
    Take part in tours and public sails on the historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain through Aug. 3 leaving from the Squalicum Harbor Marina, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Suggested donation to tour the boats is $5. Prices for adventure sails, evening sails and battle sails range from $35-$75. Following their time in Bellingham, the boats will dock in Blaine Aug. 5-7 as part of Drayton Harbor Days.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: www.historicalseaport.org
  • All Day   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Ends 9:00pm   The Miracle Worker Auditions
    Women, men and children can audition for upcoming performances of The Miracle Worker at 7pm Monday and Tuesday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Teri Grimes will direct the classic story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, and auditions will consist of cold readings and improvisation.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm   Campus Chautauqua
    The Whatcom Community College Foundation will revive the great adult education movement of the late 1800s with its first Whatcom Chautauqua from 9am-3pm on WCC's campus, 237 W. Kellogg St. The gathering will feature dynamic, inspirational faculty sharing insights and the latest research on subjects they love. Entry is $100. Space is limited, so register in advance.
    Whatcom Community College :: (360) 383-3320
  • 10:00am - 11:00am   Parkinson's Dance Class
    Adrienne Wrightson will lead a Movement Class for people with Parkinson's disease, MS and other movement disorders at 10am at Inside Out Studio, 103 E. Holly St., suite #405. Entry is $10.
    Inside Out Studio :: www.insideoutbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   History Sunset Cruise
    Join Whatcom Museum's 33rd annual "History Sunset Cruise" outings at 6:15pm leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns at the helm of the educational and picturesque excursions aboard San Juan Cruises' Victoria Star Tuesdays through Aug. 30. Their narrative of history, trivia and current events will give passengers a new understanding of the bay—and the city itself. Entry is $28-$35. Reservations are recommended.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   All-Paces Run
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   BIFT
    Four Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6:30pm every Tuesday through Aug. 30 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly comedy show are $5 (free for those 12 and under).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.theupfront.com or www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm   Skagit Folk Dancers
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: www.skagitfolkdancers.org

Wednesday, August 3, 2016   18 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • Starts 7:00am   Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 45th annual Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$7.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: wwww.psatma.com
  • Ends 7:00pm   Tall Ship Sails and Tours
    Take part in tours and public sails on the historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain through Aug. 3 leaving from the Squalicum Harbor Marina, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Suggested donation to tour the boats is $5. Prices for adventure sails, evening sails and battle sails range from $35-$75. Following their time in Bellingham, the boats will dock in Blaine Aug. 5-7 as part of Drayton Harbor Days.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: www.historicalseaport.org
  • Ends 12:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Ends 12:00pm   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Wednesday Market
    Attend the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Approximately 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more every Wednesday through Sept. 30.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 12 at the town's Hammer Heritage Square, 640 Metcalf St.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm   Green Drinks
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks from 5-7pm at Highland Hemp House, 1010 Highland Dr. In addition to sipping on Aslan brews, tour the 45-year-old home, a demonstration project illustrating the viability, economic sense and environmental benefit that hempcrete can and should have in the building industry.
    Highland Hemp House :: www.re-sources.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Final Downtown Sounds
    Lyrics Born and Mostafa's Super Group close out Downtown Bellingham Partnership's 13th annual "Downtown Sounds" concert series at 6pm at the intersection of Bay and Prospect streets—which will be closed to traffic and be full of food, vendors, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. Entry is free.
    Bay Street :: www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   Group Run
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Brewers Cruise
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, 192 Brewing, and Structures Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39. Other food-and-drink-related excursions include "UnWINEd on the Bay" on Thursdays and Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruises.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Bright Edge of the World
    Eowyn Ivey (author of the bestselling novel The Snow Child) will read from her new book of fiction, To The Bright Edge of the World, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome takes place in 1885, where a decorated war hero is waiting to lead a reconnaissance mission for the U.S. government up into the untamed Alaskan territory.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm   Community Hymn Sing
    The Vedder Mountain Pickers will perform at tonight's Community Hymn Sing and Dessert Social at 7pm at Lynden's First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St. A free will offering will be taken to raise funds for the Lynden Choral Society.
    First Christian Reformed Church :: www.lyndenchoralsociety.org

Thursday, August 4, 2016   20 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • Starts 12:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   Shakespeare NW
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when Cymbeline shows at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the Bard's classic tale of love and money set in a town that's known to love its money when The Merchant of Vegas shows at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. Additional performances happen Aug. 11-13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • Starts 7:30pm   That's Not My Department
    Local playwright Willow McLaughlin's That's Not My Department continues this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The comedy focuses on a woman who starts a new job at an upscale department store, only to realize the place is full of wacky employees and even crazier customers. Tickets are $20; additional shows happen through Aug. 13.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   The Shoe Play
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents showings of Quality: The Shoe Play for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Ave. The black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila focuses on two ambitious women as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. Tickets are $15.
    12th Street Shoes :: www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day   Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 45th annual Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$7.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: wwww.psatma.com
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm   Pioneer Picnic
    Attend the Skagit County Pioneer Association's 112th annual Pioneer Picnic from 11am-2pm at La Conner's Pioneer Park (near the Rainbow Bridge). In addition to a barbecue salmon lunch, the event will feature live music, stories by "old-timers," historic pictures, a historian's memorial pamphlet, a meeting, a flag salute and more. Entry is $12.
    Pioneer Park :: www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm   Bow Little Market
    Peruse produce and more when 30-plus vendors sell their wares at the Bow Little Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 1 at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green (south of Bow Hill Rd.).
    Belfast Feed Store :: www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm   Realtors Golf Tourney
    The Whatcom County Association of Realtors will host its annual Golf Tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 1:30pm at North Bellingham Golf Course, 205 W. Smith Rd. Entry is $90 per player and includes a pizza lunch prior to the tournament, a barbecue following the event, giveaways and more. Funds benefit Whatcom County's Habitat for Humanity.
    North Bellingham Golf Course :: www.wcar.net
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm   Mount Vernon Art Walk
    Artists of all ages will be featured at the monthly First Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm in downtown Mount Vernon. A Children's Art Walk showcasing the work of artists 15 and younger can be seen at Tri Dee Arts and Miss May's Creative Learning Store, and a "Community Hang-up" will be featured at the Front Gallery (420 Myrtle St.). Additional exhibits happen throughout the downtown core.
    Downtown Mount Vernon :: www.mountvernondowntown.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Blues, Brews & BBQ
    Jasmine Greene will perform at tonight's "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer music series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 1. Entry is free.
    Hotel Bellwether :: www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Riverwalk Summer Concert Series
    Bobby Holland and the Breadline perform at the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at the Skagit Riverwalk Park plaza in historic Mount Vernon. The free series continues every Thursday through Sept. 1.
    Riverwalk Park :: www.riverwalkconcerts.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Jansen Opening
    An opening reception for an exhibit featuring works by Barbara Sternberger, Lynne Oulman, and Colleen Hoffenbacker can be attended from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to meeting the trio, attendees can visit with artists from the "Late Summer Juried Exhibit" who will be on hand to share their works.
    Jansen Art Center :: www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Elizabeth Park Concert Series
    Listen and dance to the rock sounds of bandZandt from 6-8pm at the summer concert series at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free, family-friendly concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 25. Food is available to purchase, or bring a picnic.
    Elizabeth Park :: www.theeldridgesociety.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   The Joyful Bear
    Internationally acclaimed author and illustrator Margaret "Meps" Schulte shares The Joyful Bear at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The illustrated book for adults is co-authored by an "enlightened teddy bear" who "presents life lessons with gentle humor, introducing his unique teddy-bear philosophy and explaining concepts like Being, the importance of changing your mind, and what you can do with your magic superpower."
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com

Friday, August 5, 2016   18 events

  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day   Shakespeare NW
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when Cymbeline shows at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the Bard's classic tale of love and money set in a town that's known to love its money when The Merchant of Vegas shows at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. Additional performances happen Aug. 11-13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day   That's Not My Department
    Local playwright Willow McLaughlin's That's Not My Department continues this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The comedy focuses on a woman who starts a new job at an upscale department store, only to realize the place is full of wacky employees and even crazier customers. Tickets are $20; additional shows happen through Aug. 13.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • Starts 9:00pm   Doubles
    Two-person improv teams will "take on the weight of multiple performers" at "Doubles" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. With only each other to rely on, anything might happen. Tickets are $10-$12; additional showings of the format happen Aug. 19-20 and 26-27.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • All Day   The Shoe Play
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents showings of Quality: The Shoe Play for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Ave. The black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila focuses on two ambitious women as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. Tickets are $15.
    12th Street Shoes :: www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day   Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 45th annual Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$7.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: wwww.psatma.com
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm   Ferndale Farmers Market
    Local vendors and farmers will sell their wares at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Friday through Oct. 28 at 2007 Cherry St.
    Cherry Street :: www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Swing Dance and Show
    Bellingham's swing community will come together to celebrate the historic dance of the 1920s-’40s at a Swing Dance starting at 6pm at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The event will kick off with a crash course on the basics, continue with dancing and end with BAAY's Swing Team performing choreography from the past and present. Entry is free.
    BAAY Theatre :: www.baay.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm   Wine, Music and a Movie
    Show up at 6pm for live music and Chateau Montelena wine tastings at Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar, located inside Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. At 8pm, watch the wine-centric movie Bottle Shock. Entry is free.
    Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar :: www.artifactswinebar.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Salmon Dinner Sail
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen Aug. 19 and Sept. 2.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Farm Tunes
    Sandblom performs on the patio as part of the summer's "Farm Tunes" series from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. At the free event, you can enjoy "food, spirits and fun."
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm   Dancing on the Green
    Bellingham Parks and Rec's weekly "Dancing on the Green" event takes place from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Tonight's gathering kicks off with a lesson by State Street Fusion. The free summer series continues Fridays through Aug. 26.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.danceinbellingham.com/dancing-on-the-green

Saturday, August 6, 2016   27 events

  • Starts 5:12am   Stars under the stars
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  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing in repertory as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   Marrowstone Music Festival
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the public will be part of the 73rd annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 24-Aug. 7 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty. Public concerts take place July 28, 30 and 31 and Aug. 4, 6 and 7 at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and the Mount Baker Theatre. Prices vary.
    Western Washington University :: www.marrowstone.org
  • All Day   Shakespeare NW
    Familial strife, an impending war with Rome, a villainous Italian, rugged mountaineers and hilarious hijinks will make appearances when Cymbeline shows at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. See the Bard's classic tale of love and money set in a town that's known to love its money when The Merchant of Vegas shows at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. Additional performances happen Aug. 11-13.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day   That's Not My Department
    Local playwright Willow McLaughlin's That's Not My Department continues this week with 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The comedy focuses on a woman who starts a new job at an upscale department store, only to realize the place is full of wacky employees and even crazier customers. Tickets are $20; additional shows happen through Aug. 13.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • Ends 10:30pm   Doubles
    Two-person improv teams will "take on the weight of multiple performers" at "Doubles" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. With only each other to rely on, anything might happen. Tickets are $10-$12; additional showings of the format happen Aug. 19-20 and 26-27.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • Ends 7:30pm   The Shoe Play
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents showings of Quality: The Shoe Play for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Ave. The black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila focuses on two ambitious women as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. Tickets are $15.
    12th Street Shoes :: www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee
    The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSATMA) hosts its 45th annual Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee from 7am-7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 7am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. The event includes threshing, sawmill demos, a swap meet, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, corn grinding, steam engines, activities for kids, blacksmithing and more. Entry is $3-$7.
    Berthusen Memorial Park :: wwww.psatma.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Pancake Breakfast
    Start your Drayton Harbor Days off right at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Blaine Community Center, 763 G St. Choose from pancakes, waffles or French toast, plus scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. Entry is $4-$6.
    Blaine Community Center :: www.blaineseniorcenter.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   Anacortes Farmers Market
    Vegetables, fruit, baked goods, fresh meat and dairy, cut flowers, wine, eggs, art and much more can be found at the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 29 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm   Twin Sisters Farmers Market
    Purchase farm-fresh goods at the Twin Sisters Market taking place from 9am-3pm in Deming at Nugent's Corner, and 3-6pm in Maple Falls at Kendall Elementary School every Saturday through October.
    Nugent's Corner :: www.twinsistermarket.wordpress.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   Mount Vernon Farmers Market
    As many as 60 vendors will share their wares through the season at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, which takes place 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 15 at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market also takes place from 11am-4pm at the Kincaid entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
    Riverfront Plaza :: www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm   Blaine Gardeners Market
    Procure produce, crafts, food from vendors and more at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 29 at 685 Peace Portal Dr.
    Peace Portal Drive :: www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   Bellingham Farmers Market
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 17 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, attendees can experience monthly Demo Days, live music and more.
    Depot Market Square :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Twin Sisters Anniversary Party
    Chef Andy Nguyen of Drizzle Lynden will serve sliders with Twin Sisters Whatcom Blue cheese as part of an one-year anniversary party taking place from 12-5pm at Lynden's Twin Sisters Creamery, 6202 Portal Way. The event will also feature live music from Lindsay Street, new cheese releases and artisan favorites.
    Twin Sisters Creamery :: www.twinsisterscreamery.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm   Skagit Theater Camp Performance
    See what kids who have been taking part in the Theater Arts Guild's Skagit Theater Camp have learned at a public performance at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St.
    Lincoln Theatre :: www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm   The Princess and the Pea
    The Missoula Children's Theatre and scores of local kids who have been taking part in a weeklong theater camp present showings of The Princess and the Pea at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm   Ferndale Uncorked
    Enjoy specially selected Washington wines, hors d'oeuvres and music at the third annual "Ferndale Uncorked" taking place from 4-7pm on the lawn at Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Dr. Tickets are $25-$30; funds raised benefit the Interfaith Coalition and the Ferndale Community Meal.
    Christ Lutheran Church :: (360) 920-1862
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm   Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival
    Brigadoon Service Dogs, in collaboration with Growing Veterans, presents the Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival from 7-10pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. Entry to Bellingham's first competitive wine festival—which will feature as many as 35 wineries from the Pacific Northwest—is $55-$75.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: www.bellinghamnorthwestwinefestival.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm   Seabreeze Jazz Band
    The seven-man Seabreeze Jazz Band performs at 7:30pm at the chamber hall at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ensemble of talented locals will play a wide range of jazz styles, including music to dance to. Tickets are $10.
    Jansen Art Center :: www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm   The Katie Gray Album Release
    The Katie Gray performs at an album release party for her contemporary pop release, Songs About Stuff, at 7:30pm at Tillie Lace Gallery, 1415 13th St. In addition to Gray, the show will feature performances by Morgan Paris Lanza and Jessie Thoreson. Suggested donation is $5-$15 at the door.
    Tillie Lace Gallery :: www.thekatiegray.com
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm   Salsa Night
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry to the all-ages event is $4.
    Cafe Rumba :: www.rumbanorthwest.com