Week of Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 (13 events)

  • These Seven Sicknesses: Make sure to wear something comfortable when you settle in to view These Seven Sicknesses this weekend at 6:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday, at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Dubbed the theater's "greatest undertaking yet," the four-and-a-half hour play features performances of the seven remaining plays by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and dessert. Additional performances happen through Nov. 2. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    6:30pm
  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hide & Seek: Kuntz and Company delves into the complexities of caring for the kids in our community at performances of Hide and Seek starting this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dance and theater piece combines the talent of professional performers with the community members whose stories are being told. The show contains mature subject matter, and is not recommended for children. Tickets are $15 and additional showings http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Chuckanut Enduro: Mountain bikers can expect "four stages with approximately 4,000 feet of descending and overall times in the 25-35 minute range" at the Chuckanut Enduro starting at 9:30am at Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr. Entry is $40-$75. http://www.cascadiadirtcup.org
    9:30am
  • Run, Walk and Roll: Help bring attention to National Disability Awareness Month at today's "Run, Walk and Roll" 5K starting at 10:30am at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry to the event—which is hosted by Work Opportunities in Whatcom County—is $13-$15. Additional fundraising opportunities are available. http://www.workopp.ejoinme.org/5k
    10:30am
  • Annual Mushroom Show: Join the Northwest Mushroomers Association for its 25th annual "Mushroom Show" from 12-5pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Admission is $3-$5 and includes mushroom talks by local experts and surprise guests, a "touch and feel" table, coloring and crafts for kids, displays of locally collected mushrooms, identification of specimens and more. http://www.northwestmushroomers.org
    12:00pm
  • Downtown Mountain Boys: The veteran "bluegrassers" known as the Downtown Mountain Boys perform at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Youth Concert: Attend a showcase featuring the talents of young area musicians at 3pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $5 general; children 12 and under are free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    3:00pm
  • Edison’s Ghost Machine: New York City-based poet Jennifer Faylor reads from her new collection, Edison's Ghost Machine, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poems tell the story of a man's grief process over his lover's death. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Community Meal: Join the Happy Valley Neighborhood Association for a Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Meals are free; guests are asked to bring a potluck dessert. http://www.happyvalleyna.com
    5:00pm
  • Twin Peaks Cocktail Series: Join Sara Galactica for cocktail demos, tasty samples, fun activities and a free screening of a select Twin Peaks episode at the first of three "Fire, Drink With Me: A Twin Peaks Cocktail Series" events at 6pm at the Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Entry is $15 per event, or $40 for all three. http://www.saragalactica.com
    6:00pm

Monday, October 20, 2014 (7 events)

  • Food Travels: "Local Food: How Far Does Your Food Travel?" will be the focus of a free presentation with WSU Extension faculty member Diane Smith at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 355 Snoqualmie St. Once there, you'll find out what "food miles" are, and why we should care. A Q&A session will follow. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:00pm
  • Green Burial: Brian Flowers and Jodie Buller will discuss "Green Burial" at a free presentation from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Please register in advance. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Base Camp: Award-wining filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist Dianne Whelan shares gripping stories from her autobiographical book, Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Rocks & Gems: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will host its annual "White Elephant" Sale at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Contributed items for the sale should mostly be somewhat related to rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary equipment or rock hounding tools. Guests are more than welcome. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Reggae Night: DJ Yogoman (Jordan Rain) hosts a week "Old School Reggae Night" gathering from 9pm-1am every Monday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to the music, drinks and food are also available. Entry is $3. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm
  • 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. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (7 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Godfather of Greening: Allen Hershkowitz, the senior scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the economics of business innovation and sustainability at 2:30pm at WWU's Communication Facility, room #120. Entry to hear the "Godfather of Greening" is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    2:30pm
  • Irish Primer: Fiddler Cayley Schmid will acquaint you with some of the types of tunes that are played and danced to in Irish music at "An Introduction to Irish Music and Dance" at 6:30pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Ct. Norah McLaughlin will then provide an introductory workshop exploring the basic movements and steps used in traditional Irish dance. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • On Cabbage: Robert Fong and guest Pat Doering will team up for an "On Cabbage" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39; and $8 wine option is payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Old Timers’ Tales: The Burlington Historical Society will host is third annual "Old Timers' Tales" from 7-8:30pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Longtime Burlington residents Don Mapes, Jim Neff, and Duane Stowe will share entertaining yarns of growing up in Burlington during the 1930s-1960s. Entry is free. (360) 757-4757
    7:00pm
  • Square Dance: Rainbow Squares presents beginning square dance lessons from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is necessary. Admission is free for the first two lessons, $5 afterwards. http://www.sqdance.org
    7:00pm
  • Sanford Piano Series Kickoff: Western Washington University's annual Sanford Hill Piano Series kicks off with a performance by Cliburn Gold winner Vadym Kholodenko at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $16-$32. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (12 events)

  • The Boys in the Boat: Daniel James Brown, the author of The Boys in the Boat—which is the Western Reads selection and is also the Whatcom Reads selection for 2015—reads from the book at 4pm at WWU's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • MVHS Fall Concert: Attend a "Fall Choir Concert" featuring the award-winning Mount Vernon High School choirs at 4pm and 7pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $6 for the early show, $8 for the later one. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    4:00pm
  • Marketing on a Budget: Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest author Linda Carlson will talk about "Marketing on a Budget" at tonight's Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting at 6:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Show up at 5:30pm for happy hour. All writers are welcome. http://www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org
    5:30pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Adventure Basics: "International & Adventure Travel Basics" will be the focus of a free presentation by Bob Lau at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. {{re-planning and preparation, logistics, equipment and apparel selection, adventure travel activities, and resources will be on the roster. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Indie Publishing: "The World of Independent Publishing" will be the focus of a two-part Chuckanut Readers class from 6-8:30pm tonight and again Oct. 29 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Author Susan Colleen Browne will lead the way. Cost is $69 (includes both sessions). http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:00pm
  • Garth Nix Reading: Bestselling author Garth Nix reads from his new young adult fantasy novel, Clariel, at 6:30pm at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. The tome is the prequel to his Old Kingdom series. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:30pm
  • Translating Inspiration: Local artists Christian Smith and Ellen Clark will focus on "Translating Inspiration Into Art" at a presentation at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Jeff Warner: Audiences will become acquainted with the music and everyday lives of 19th century people when Jeff Warner brings his time-traveling expertise to town for a 7:30pm performance at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $8-$15 at the door. 676-8915
    7:30pm
  • Comedy at the Shoe: If you like sipping on cocktails and laughing uproariously, attend the weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase starting at 9pm every Wednesday at the Ranch Room at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event features six comedians vying for your vote, a highlighted comedian, host Mike Cramblett, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014 (15 events)

  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Internship and Volunteer Fair: Western Washington University Career Services Center will host a "Community Internship and Volunteer Fair" from 12-4pm at the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. More than 55 employers are seeking students and others looking for professional experience from a broad array of backgrounds and majors for full- and part-time internships. Entry is free. http://www.careers.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at at the final Lynden Farmers Market of the season which happens from 12-5pm at 324 Front Street. The market season ends next week on Thurs., Oct. 30. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Teddy Bear Run: Join staff from Fairhaven Runners for a five-mile social run starting at 5:30pm at the Interurban Trail rotary trailhead parking lot off Old Fairhaven Pkwy. The group will make its way to Teddy Bear Cove via the Interurban Trail and Arroyo Park. The free event will also include Zensah demos and raffles. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    5:30pm
  • Mt. Baker Film Fest: Attend the 15th annual Mt. Baker Film Fest starting at 7:45pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the great selection of winter sports clips from local and international filmmakers, there's be a Vendor Expo starting at 6pm with local ski and board shop businesses, a photo booth, games and prizes (including a Mt. Baker season pass). Entry is $8-$10 (free for season pass-holders). http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:00pm
  • Life’s Purpose: Stacie Zinn Roberts will lead an interactive presentation based on her book How to Live Your Passion & Fulfill Your Dreams from 6:30-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Roberts will lead the audience through a series of exercises, culminating with the creation of a strategic plan to help you take the next step toward the life you truly desire. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • Raw Tricks and Treats: Master live foods chef Bruce Horowitz leads a "Raw Tricks and Treats" class from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. In addition to getting a mix of raw recipes, everyone will leave with a goodie bag. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Your Life is a Book: Join writing teacher and author Brenda Peterson and a few of her published students for a panel discussion dubbed "Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Skylight: Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in the National Theatre Live production of David Hare's Skylight at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the play on the big screen are $12-$16; an additional showing happens at 2pm Sun., Nov. 2. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Serial Killers, Round One: Six teams will present 10-minute episodic plays as part of the annual "Serial Killers" competition at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Per usual, the audience will vote to kill one of the plays, with the remaining teams fighting to stay alive—and win $1,000—at weekly shows through Nov. 20. Entry is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. A five-week pass is available for $36. (P.S. If you miss a week, a recap team will get you up to date.) http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, October 24, 2014 (26 events)

  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Hellingham: Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Gore & Lore Tours: Bellingham's scariest stories and real-life horrors can be experienced when the Good Time Girls host their infamous spooky "Gore & Lore" history tours at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.) and 6pm Friday at Sycamore Square (12th and Harris). Entry is $15. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Scream Fair: Visit the annual haunted house known as "Scream Fair" from 6:30-10:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Henry Jansen Building at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $10-$13, or $24 for a ticket that lets you skip the (typically long) line. The fright fest continues Oct. 30-31, as well as Sat., Nov. 1. http://www.lastchanceproductions.com
    6:30pm
  • Dracula at BAAY: Western Washington University graduate Danielle Grant directs the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of Dracula at performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the BAAY Theatre, 1056 N. State St. Tickets are $5-$10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Murder Mystery Fundraiser: Enjoy laughs, snacks, beverages and a chance to guess whodunnit when the Everson Library hosts its third annual murder mystery, The Case of the Malted Falcon, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at the Hopewell Grange, 3440 Hopewell Rd. Tickets to the fundraiser are $10. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • These Seven Sicknesses: Settle in to view These Seven Sicknesses this weekend at 6:30pm shows Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday, at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Dubbed the theater's "greatest undertaking yet," the four-and-a-half hour play features performances of the seven remaining plays by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and dessert. Additional performances happen through Nov. 2. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    6:30pm
  • Hide & Seek: Kuntz and Company delves into the complexities of caring for the kids in our community at performances of Hide and Seek this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dance and theater piece combines the talent of professional performers with the community members whose stories are being told. The show contains mature subject matter, and is not recommended for children. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Community Band: "People, Places or Swing" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets to each show are $10-$15. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Alzheimer’s Conference: "Care Partners: Meeting the Challenges" will be the theme of the Alzheimer Society of Washington's 28th annual Fall Conference from 8am-4pm at the Silver Reef Hotel Conference Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Entry is $65. http://www.alzsociety.org
    8:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • A Pun on Thyme: Whince: A Pun on Thyme author Lou Lippman presents "Research and Principles to Crafting Stories" at 1pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. At the free event, Lippman will present research on the science behind what makes stories funny. 733-4030
    1:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Western Line Dancing: A Western Line Dance class meets at 6pm Friday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The group dances the oldies to the latest western, with a little bit of rock and roll. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Bonfires & Brats: As part of October's "Bonfires & Brats" series, listen to music by Lost at Last from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00pm
  • Sacred Sounds: Kristen Rubis will use metal Tibetan singing bowls, bells, planetary chimes, tingshas, shakers, a, a handheld crystal bowl and more at a "Sacred Sound" Healing Concert from 6:30-8pm at 8 Petals Yoga Studio, 1317 Commercial St. Entry is $15-$20. http://www.8petalsyoga.com
    6:30pm
  • House Concert: Grammy-winning musician Chris Bery will play the Zimbabwean thumb piano known as a mbira from 7-9pm at the home of BUF members Rick and Nancy Steele, 2821 Cody Ave. Suggested donation is $10-$15. http://www.banakuma.org
    7:00pm
  • Last Stand Reading: Todd Wilkinson and Bob Farris share stories from the book they co-authored, Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Halloween Art Show: Olio Media Group hosts a "Halloween Art Show and Music Festival" from 7-11pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to art by Asha Bastis, Andy Siebert, Charlie Griffith, Maia Anne, Katy Bentz, and Jess Lussier, there'll be live music, food and gifts for sale. Entry is $5. http://www.oliomediagroup.com
    7:00pm
  • Ghost Hunt Class: Two of Bellingham Observers of the Odd and Obscure's (BOOO) lead paranormal investigators will lead a "Ghost Hunt Class" tonight from 7pm-12am in some of Bellingham's most intriguing haunts (the location will be revealed upon registration). Entry is $50, and includes an introduction into the world of ghost hunting and a real-life investigation. http://www.ghosthuntclass.wix.com
    7:00pm
  • Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Under the Streetlamp: The charismatic quartet going by the moniker Under the Streetlamp bring the repertoire of the American Radio Songbook of the 1950s through ’70s to the stage at an 8pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $30-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Estonian Boys Choir: The Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir performs at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Beats and Freaks: Get in the mood for Halloween at a pre-funk party dubbed "Beats and Freaks" from 9pm-4am at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. Music by live DJs Valentine, P-Zo, DJ Kai, Tim Trip, and others, a costume contest hosted by a Seahawks Seagal, and more will be part of the evening's festivities. Entry is $10. (360) 223-3924
    9:00pm

Saturday, October 25, 2014 (44 events)

  • Anything Goes: Stowaways, mistaken identity and hilarity will all make appearances when the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Entry is $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Hellingham: Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Gore & Lore Tours: Bellingham's scariest stories and real-life horrors can be experienced when the Good Time Girls host their infamous spooky "Gore & Lore" history tours at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation (217 W. Holly St.) and 6pm Friday at Sycamore Square (12th and Harris). Entry is $15. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Scream Fair: Visit the annual haunted house known as "Scream Fair" from 6:30-10:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Henry Jansen Building at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $10-$13, or $24 for a ticket that lets you skip the (typically long) line. The fright fest continues Oct. 30-31, as well as Sat., Nov. 1. http://www.lastchanceproductions.com
    6:30pm
  • Dracula at BAAY: Western Washington University graduate Danielle Grant directs the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of Dracula at performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the BAAY Theatre, 1056 N. State St. Tickets are $5-$10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Murder Mystery Fundraiser: Enjoy laughs, snacks, beverages and a chance to guess whodunnit when the Everson Library hosts its third annual murder mystery, The Case of the Malted Falcon, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at the Hopewell Grange, 3440 Hopewell Rd. Tickets to the fundraiser are $10. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • These Seven Sicknesses: Settle in to view These Seven Sicknesses this weekend at 6:30pm shows Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday, at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Dubbed the theater's "greatest undertaking yet," the four-and-a-half hour play features performances of the seven remaining plays by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and dessert. Additional performances happen through Nov. 2. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    6:30pm
  • Hide & Seek: Kuntz and Company delves into the complexities of caring for the kids in our community at performances of Hide and Seek this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dance and theater piece combines the talent of professional performers with the community members whose stories are being told. The show contains mature subject matter, and is not recommended for children. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Community Band: "People, Places or Swing" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets to each show are $10-$15. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Photography Workshop: Professional photographer Mark Turner will host a "Five Steps to Better Pictures!" workshop from 8:30am-12pm at his studio at 4682 Wynn Rd. Entry is $65; please register in advance. http://www.turnerphotographics.com
    8:30am
  • Run Wild Whatcom: Gnomes, costumes, running and family Halloween fun will be part of a "Run Wild Whatcom" fundraiser for Wild Whatcom starting with a Derby Dash Kids Run at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park. The main event kicks off at 10am. Entry is $10-$40. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:00am
  • Final Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the final Anacortes Farmers Market of the season from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. (Although they're shutting down for the season, they will also host a Holiday Farmers Market from 10am-4pm Nov. 22-23 at the Anacortes Port Warehouse.) http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Food Hub Conference: Learn more about pioneering direct relationships between farmers and buyers when the Northwest Agriculture Business Center hosts a "Food Hub Conference" from 9am-4:30pm at La Conner's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Entry is $20. http://www.agbizcenter.org
    9:00am
  • Scottish Highland Dancing Competition: The Clan Heather Dancers will host their annual Scottish Highland Dancing Competition and celebrate their 40th anniversary from 9am-5pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry to view the dancers of many ages and abilities compete is $3-$6. http://www.clanheather.com
    9:00am
  • Make a Difference Day: Bring friends and family along when you take part in the Whatcom Volunteer Center's annual "Make a Difference Day" event starting at 9am and continuing throughout the day in Whatcom County. More than 15 local nonprofits will organize 19 projects for more than 500 volunteers, so go to the website to find out what you can do to help—whether it's planting trees, helping seniors maintain their homes or making "thank you" cards for hospice volunteers. Sign up in advance. http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org
    9:00am
  • Scream & Scamper 5K: The Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County host a "Scream & Scamper 5K" starting at 9:30am at La Conner's Skate Park. Entry is $10 for kids and $40 for adults. In addition to the run, there'll also be costume contests, music, face painting and more. http://www.skagitraisesgreatkids.org
    9:30am
  • Bike Coalition Work Party: Join the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and REI for a Work Party from 9:30am-3pm at the top of Cleator Road on Chuckanut Mountain. This trail day will consist of trail maintenance along with cutting in some new re-routes on some of riders favorite trails. Sign up in advance. http://www.wmbcmtb.org
    9:30am
  • Community Meal: Chicken enchiladas, green salad, corn bread and dessert will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal happening from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Costume Sale: Come find the perfect Halloween getup at a Costume Sale taking place from 10am-2pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Entry is free. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Dia de los Muertos Family Activity Day: Art projects, face painting, entertainment and much more will be part of a "Family Activity Day: Dia de los Muertos" event happening from 10am-4pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. All ages are welcome celebrate the Mexican festival that bring family and friends together to remember loved ones who have died. Entry is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Harvest Festival: Arts, crafts, live music, children's activities, plant sales, cider pressing, and more will be part of an annual Harvest Festival happening from 10am-4pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is free and open to the public. Costumes are encouraged. http://www.buf.org
    10:00am
  • Kitchen Gifts: "Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen" will be the focus of a cooking class with Cindy McKinney from 11am-2pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Ginger pear jam, apple pie moonshine, quick bread in a bottle and more will be on the menu. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    11:00am
  • Boneshaker Bicycle Festival: Choose from short (6.5K) to long (100K) routes as part of the annual Boneshaker Bicycle Festival and Metric Century ride starting at 9am at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. From 11am-3pm there'll be music, entertainment, games, contests, Halloween bicycle art and true ghost story contests. Entry is $35-$75. http://www.boneshakerbikefest.com
    11:00am
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: The Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents a Fall Concert at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Art Chantry Q&A: One of the American underground's premier graphic artist-designers, Art Chantry, will lead a Q&A session focused on his work from 4-6pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. Chantry's gig posters are currently on display at the space. Entry is free. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    4:00pm
  • Three Minus One: Wendy Colbert, Ashley Kimberly, Barbara Mulvey Little, and Abbie Smith share their stories from Three Minus One: Parents' Stories of Love and Loss at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The collection includes stories and artwork by parents who have lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage or neonatal death. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Fundraising Square Dance: Lucas Hicks will do the calling at a fundraising Square Dance for Cascades Montessori School from 6:30-9pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. In addition to the dancing and music, there'll be homemade chili and cornbread, baked goods and more. Entry is $5 for students, $10 for adults or $25 per family. www..cascademiddle.org
    6:30pm
  • FASA DInner: The Filipino American Student Association at WWU hosts its "As One Family: 20 Year's Strong" Heritage Dinner from 6:30-9:30pm at the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry is $10 for students and $15 general. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    6:30pm
  • Mt. Baker History Presentation: "The Grand Lady of Mt. Baker: History of the 1927 Mt. Baker Lodge" will be the focus of a presentation by historian and author Michael Impero at 7pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Entry is free; refreshments will be provided. 305-3600 or wwww.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Isaac the Fortunate: Author A. Ka reads from Isaac the Fortunate: The Autumn at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book details the exploits of Fernando, a Spanish peacekeeper, who finds his home city of Valencia ravaged by a plague of insanity. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Noisy Water Band will perform at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience is necessary, and no partner is needed. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • NBT’s Dracula: Josh Deininger returns to take the lead role when Northwest Ballet presents its movement-focused version of Dracula at performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$34. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • Coco Montoya: Guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya brings his considerable talents to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to hear "the hottest southpaw in the blues" are $35. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Symphony Gala Concert: Get transported to places both familiar and imagined when Skagit Symphony's "Gala Concert" is presented at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry to the season kickoff concert is $20-$45. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Beautiful Bali: Ed Lowe and Pam Gould host a multimedia tour focused on "Bali, the Island of the Gods" at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The Friends of Island Library will also hold their annual meeting and serve refreshments at this event. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler): "Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?" will be the focus of a presentation with bestselling author Daniel Handler—a.k.a. Lemony Snicket—at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's PAC Mainstage. Handler's new book, Shouldn't You Be in School?, will be available to purchase, and a book signing will follow the event. Entry is $20-$25. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • All-Stars Comedy Nite: Rip Michaels, K-Dubb, and Kool Bubba Ice bring their headlining talents to the stage for full-length sets as part of an "All-Stars Comedy Nite" show happening from 7:30-11pm at the Grand Ballroom at the Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets to see the "hilarious, shocking, crowd-stunning comics from East and West" are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    7:30pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm
  • Fright Night with the Roller Betties: Join the derby girls known as the Bellingham Roller Betties for their annual "Fright Night" fundraiser and costume contest starting at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. Entry is $4 with a costume and $5 without. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    9:00pm

 

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