Week of May 22, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016   23 events

  • All Day   A week in the life
  • All Day   Dog Show
    The Mt. Baker Kennel Club Dog Show takes place from 8am-5pm Friday through Monday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is free.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: www.mtbakerkennelclub.org
  • Ends 7:30pm   Hot Mikado
    Students will perform Hot Mikado at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Philip Tarro Theatre at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley College, 2405 E. College Way. The Gilbert and Sullivan adaptation is set in a topsy-turvy 1920s juke joint where the head gangster, the Mikado, creates outlandish laws sentencing people to death for any indiscretion. The life and death stakes are woven into the fabric of dance, comedy and beautiful music. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: www.mcintyrehall.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Skagit River Poetry Festival
    Performances, readings, workshops and discussions featuring some of the most renowned and diverse names in poetry will be part of the Skagit River Poetry Festival taking place Thursday through Sunday at various locales throughout La Conner. Naomi Shibab Nye, Jeanann Verlee, Jamaal May, Tarfia Faizullah, Matt Gano, Natalie Diaz, and many more notable poets will take part in the poetry celebration. The festival is the capstone of the Skagit River Poetry Foundation's goal to bring poets to classrooms more than 120 days each year. Event and workshop prices vary.
    La Conner :: www.skagitriverpoetry.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Bird Exhibit
    View the 500-plus mounted birds on display from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through June 4 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. The center—which is only open for a limited time each year—also features Coast Salish and Victorian exhibits.
    Syre Education Center :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • Ends 4:30pm   Hope on the Orphan Train
    ALTA Theatre (Alger Lookout Thespian Association) concludes its premier production of Evangeline DeMaster's Hope on the Orphan Train at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Ln. The play follows the placement of five orphans and their caretaker as they travel from NYC, through Chicago to Iowa City. Tickets are $10 for the matinee and $12-$14 otherwise (includes dessert).
    Alger Community Church :: www.altatheatre.com
  • Ends 4:00pm   The mystery of Clayoquot Island
  • Ends 4:00pm   Alice in Wonderland
    Original choreography by artistic director John Bishop—who's also playing the Mad Hatter—can be seen at Northwest Ballet's performances of Alice in Wonderland at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the full-length production telling the story of Alice and her adventures with the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, and more are $23-$34.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.northwestballet.org
  • Ends 4:00pm   Something Wonderful
    The Bellingham Circus Guild presents Something Wonderful at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. While following a storyline about a boy who dreams of magical adventures through land and sea where "rocks and water come to life, creatures of ocean and forest come out to play and caterpillars metamorphosis into colorful butterflies," audiences will also see acrobatics, aerials, dance, slack rope and juggling skills. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Cirque Lab :: www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
  • Ends 4:00pm   Oliver
    Hear hits such as "Food Glorious Food" and "Consider Yourself" when Oliver—the award-winning musical based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist—concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • Ends 10:00am   Used Book Sale
    Fiction, nonfiction, children's books, cookbooks, craft books and VHS, DVD and CDs can be found at a Used Book Sale happening from 10am-3pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd.
    Point Roberts Library :: (360) 945-6545
  • Ends 10:00am   Springfest Art Show
    Peruse and purchase paintings, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry, artisan crafts, woodworking, prints, cards, soaps, quilts and other works created by area artists at the Springfest Art Show taking place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the new Blaine Pavilion, 635 H St. As in the past, some participating artists will also invite guests to visit their studios. Entry is free.
    Blaine Pavilion :: www.blaineharborartgallery.com
  • 8:00am - 11:30am   Rabbit Ride
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 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 Bike :: www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm   Love Moves 5K
    Attend today's "Love Moves!" 5K and Mental Health Fair from 9am-12pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, 516 High St. The free event will be hosted by To Write Love On Her Arms and NAMI, and there will be food, activities, a photo booth and prizes. There will also be time to remember those we have lost to suicide, those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, and those who are still struggling.
    Performing Arts Center :: www.namiwhatcom.org
  • 9:30am - 11:30am   Bellingham Repertory Dance Auditions
    Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) will host auditions for its 2016/2017 season from 9:30-11:30am at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Run as a collective, all members of BRD are expected to fill two distinct roles in the company. BRD members are both professional dancers and volunteers for the administration of the nonprofit collective. Entry is $10 for the audition and class.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: www.bhamrep.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm   Skagit Wedding Tour
    Get a sneak peek at seven of the most beautiful wedding venues in Skagit County at Skagit Wedding's third annual "Wedding Tour" taking place from 10am-5pm at the Swinomish Casino, the Majestic Inn & Spa, Greenfield Farm & Gardens, Stepping Stones Garden, Beau Lodge, Grand Willow Inn, Eaglemont Golf Club, and Christianson's Nursery. Each venue will have a ceremony and reception set-up, and will be filled with wedding pros. Tickets are $10 (self-guided) or $25 (includes transportation and a VIP swag bag).
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: www.wedinskagit.com
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm   Family Field Trip
    Join Wild Whatcom for a "Family Field Trip: Bug Patrol!" gathering from 11am-12:30pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake Interpretive Center. Entry is $8-$12. Reserve your spots in advance.
    Tennant Lake Interpretive Center :: www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 5:30pm   Out and about in La Conner
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm   Audubon Advice
    Local Audubon expert Paul Woodcock will be on hand for casual conversation and interesting information about birds from 2-4pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. While you're there, check out the center's 500-plus bird collection. Entry is free with museum admission.
    Syre Education Center :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm   Public Sail
    Join Sound Experience for a Public Sail aboard the 103-year-old National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress from 3-6pm leaving from Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. Attendees can help raise the sails, take a turn at the helm and explore the beauty of the local waterways while learning more about emerging issues in Puget Sound. No sailing experience is required. Entry is $25-$55.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: www.soundexp.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm   Poetry Passings
    Holly Hughes reads from her new poetry collection, Passings, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the moving collection of elegies, Hughes gives voice to bird species that no longer fill our skies (because they're now extinct).
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Deakin Hicks Album Release
    Hear songs from Deakin Hicks' new album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, at a sit-down listening event starting at 6pm at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Deakin Hicks is the unique musical partnership between Thomas Deakin and Lucas Hicks, and is described as a "collaboration between a composer and an improvisor, an accordionist and a clarinetist, a Mendorite and a Latter Day Soundationist." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • 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, May 23, 2016   6 events

  • All Day   A week in the life
  • Ends 8:00am   Dog Show
    The Mt. Baker Kennel Club Dog Show takes place from 8am-5pm Friday through Monday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is free.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: www.mtbakerkennelclub.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Camp Cooking
    Learn how to choose cookware, prepare a kitchen and cook with a Dutch oven and coals at a "Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Basics" at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free event.
    REI :: 647-8955 or www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Rain Barrel Presentation
    Site location and setup, connecting multiple rain barrels, maintenance and safety tips and more will be part of a free "Harvesting Rainwater with Rain Barrels" presentation at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   Natural Fermentation
    Learn how to prepare probiotic-rich sauerkraut and kimchee in your own kitchen at a "Natural Fermentation" class with Andy Walton, MS, from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Samples of all food will be served and, in addition to recipes, students will each receive a jar of sauerkraut or kimchee, and sourdough starter. Entry is $29.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Beef Butchering 101
    Karin Springer will go over different styles of raising, feeding and processing beef and participants will taste a variety of beef dishes raised in various styles at a "Beef Butchering 101" class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $45.
    Gretchen's Kitchen :: www.gretchenskitchen.com

TODAY   9 events

  • All Day   A week in the life
  • 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 - 7:30pm   Bellingham Reads
    New members are welcome to discuss Bill Browder's Red Notice at at Bellingham Reads book discussion meeting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
    Bellingham Public Library :: 778-7236
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   East and West
    Trinidad native Sarah Chan presents tantalizing West Indian variations on classic East Indian dishes at an "East Indian, West Indian" course happening from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Jean Rohe
    Brooklyn-based songwriter and guitarist Jean Rohe will share her original music at a 7pm concert at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The suggested donation to hear the award-winning musician with a unique voice that "sounds like a love song for a world imperiled" is $10-$15.
    Fairhaven Library :: www.jeanrohe.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Shrinking Summits
    Climb-it Change's Trevor Bloom leads a North Cascades Audubon Society presentation focusing on "Shrinking Summits: The Impact of Climate Change and Wildfire on High Elevation Flowers in Western North America" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Vitality Map
    Local naturopathic physician and transformational health coach Deborah Zucker shares ideas from The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, and Resilient Well-Being at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.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
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm   Eruption Talk
    "Mount Saint Helen: The 1980 Eruption, Climbing, Skiing and Running Around It" will be the focus of a presentation by 92-year-old Marianna Kearney and her son Alan at 7:30pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: www.fairhavenrunners.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016   12 events

  • Starts 10:00am   Ski to Sea Book Sale
    Attend the annual Ski to Sea Book and Media Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds benefit the library.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • Ends 10:21am   A week in the life
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm   City Club Meeting
    “The Year of Hate and Extremism: Polarizing Rhetoric, Shifting Demographics and Heightened Awareness of Inequities” will be the focus of a presentation by Leica Brooks, Outreach Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, at a Bellingham City Club luncheon taking place from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Entry is $5-$18.
    Northwood Hall :: www.bellinghamcityclub.org
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm   Lynden Book Club
    Share what you’re reading and gain ideas for your next read at a Book Enthusiasts Book Club meeting from 12:30-1:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Library staff will always have a few books to talk about if you don't have a book to share.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm   Bellingham at Home
    Whatcom County Council on Aging hosts a "Bellingham at Home" membership and volunteer information meeting at 1pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.The program is a new volunteer-powered virtual village that empowers seniors to continue to live in their own homes and neighborhoods while staying active and connected with the community.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: www.bellinghamathome.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm   The Colonial Problem
    Lisa Monchalin leads a Western Libraries presentation focused on "The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada" at 2pm at WWU's Wilson Library. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Wilson Library :: www.wwu.edu
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market222
    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
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm   Empty Bowls
    Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln (WACK) will host an Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5:30-8:30pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry to the hunger awareness project is $15 and includes soup from La Fiamma and the Book Fare Cafe and a bowl made by local artists and students. All proceeds benefit the Bellingham Food Bank and Maple Alley Inn.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.whatcomartistsofclayandkiln.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Experience Ireland
    Susan Colleen Browne leads an "Experience Ireland: Along the Atlantic Coast" presentation from 6-9pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The class includes a slideshow featuring Irish history, culture and travel tips. Entry is $45.
    Whatcom Community College :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Kombucha Class
    Julie Martin, founder of Oly-Cultures, leads a "Make Your Own Kombucha" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. She'll cover the specifics of the fermentation process, what kind of bottle to use, temperature requirements, and how to add herbs, veggies, and fruit to create your own unique kombucha drink. Entry is $40 (includes a kit).
    Community Food Co-op :: www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Brewers Cruise
    The first "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" of the season will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, and Wander Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Eliza Waite
    La Conner-based author Ashley Sweeney reads from her debut novel, Eliza Waite, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on a woman who leaves a stagnant life in the San Juan Islands to join the tumultuous Klondike Gold Rush.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016   13 events

  • Starts 12:00pm   Bird Exhibit
    View the 500-plus mounted birds on display from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through June 4 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. The center—which is only open for a limited time each year—also features Coast Salish and Victorian exhibits.
    Syre Education Center :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • Starts 7:30pm   Come With Me if You Want to Live
    Brendan LaBotz and Kimberly Ross' Come With Me if you Want to Live continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall. The musical is a parody of the 1985 sci-fi blockbuster The Terminator, and pays tribute to the cult classic with original songs, dance and a plethora of ’80s references. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Additional performances happen June 2-4.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   Little Women
    The award-winning Sehome High School Drama Department concludes its showings of Little Women: The Broadway Musical at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the school's first full-scale musical production in 14 years are $8-$10.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: www.sehomedrama.com
  • All Day   Ski to Sea Book Sale
    Attend the annual Ski to Sea Book and Media Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds benefit the library.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   Hiking Whatcom County
    Ken Wilcox joins the Mount Baker Club to lead a slideshow focusing on the sixth edition of Hiking Whatcom County at 7pm Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. He'll also be on hand at 7pm Friday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The "hiker's bible" has been fully revised and updated with 15 additional hikes, new maps and more. Both events are free.
    Fairhaven Library :: www.mountbakerclub.org or www.villagebooks.com
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm   Zucchinis & Film Stars
    Bring the kids along when Elana Azose reads from Never Insult a Killer Zucchini at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, journalist and WWU instructor Ron Miller shares stories from Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era. Conducted over the course of more than 50 years, they recount intimate conversations with some of the most famous leading men and women of the era, including Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Joan Fontaine, Loretta Young, Kirk Douglas, and many more.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm   Vintner Dinner
    The distinctive wines of JM Cellars will be paired with a five-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Bruno at a Vintner Dinner taking place from 5:30-9pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. A $359 fee includes two tickets to the dinner and one night's accommodation.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm   Urban Kickball League
    Take part in Downtown Bellingham Partnership and the City of Bellingham's "Throwback Thursdays" Urban Kickball League by showing up to support the teams at 5:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The spring league will conclude with a family-friendly Final League Tournament at 11am Sat., June 9.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Downtown Plants
    Show up for a free "Downtown Plants" native plant walk starting at 6pm at the former Environmental Learning Center, 514 W. Holly St. Allan Richardson, co-author of Nooksack Place Names, will lead the walk; participants will learn about the plants along Whatcom Creek, their names, and uses in native Salish tradition.
    Environmental Learning Center :: 733-5477 or boghill@earthlink.net
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   For the Halibut Distillery Dinner
    Chef Justin Hawkinson and distiller John Belisle team up to present a five-course "For the Halibut" Distillery Dinner at 6:30pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The fare will focus on celebrating Pacific Northwest abundance, paired with premium spirits. Entry is $75.
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Skagit Writers League Meeting
    James Wells will focus on "Marketing Your eBook Out in the Wide Wild World" at a Skagit Valley Writers League presentation from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Register in advance for the free event.
    Burlington Public Library :: www.skagitwriters.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm   Artis Brothers
    Siblings Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm will share original compositions about their home, life and family in Hawaii at a 7:30pm concert at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: www.artis-bellingham.eventbrite.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm   Global Spice Series
    Saturday Night Live percussionist and vocalist Valerie Naranjo and multi-instrumentalist Barry Olsen perform at the second Global Spice World Music Series concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Olsen and Naranjo will be joined by the WWU Percussion Ensemble and several Pacific Northwest percussionists. Tickets are $10-$16.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or www.tickets.wwu.edu

Friday, May 27, 2016   12 events

  • All Day   Bird Exhibit
    View the 500-plus mounted birds on display from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through June 4 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. The center—which is only open for a limited time each year—also features Coast Salish and Victorian exhibits.
    Syre Education Center :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • Starts 8:00pm   Tarnation and Exchange
    View an improvised Wild West comedy show at "Tarnation" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "The Exchange Program," which will feature ensemble performers joined by standup comics, poets, actors and musicians from around the region. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or www.theupfront.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   Proof
    View the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play Proof starting this weekend at 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The drama focuses on a woman who's spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, and is afraid of following in his footsteps, both mathematically and mentally. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen through June 18.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day   Come With Me if You Want to Live
    Brendan LaBotz and Kimberly Ross' Come With Me if you Want to Live continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall. The musical is a parody of the 1985 sci-fi blockbuster The Terminator, and pays tribute to the cult classic with original songs, dance and a plethora of ’80s references. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Additional performances happen June 2-4.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • Starts 7:00pm   WAVE Concerts
    Washington Allegro Vivace Ensemble (WAVE) performs at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The first of this premier season's seven professional-level classical chamber music performances will include selections by Beethoven, Passacaglia, Mendelssohn, and Dohnanyi. Tickets are $18-$25.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: www.allegrovivace.us
  • All Day   Little Women
    The award-winning Sehome High School Drama Department concludes its showings of Little Women: The Broadway Musical at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the school's first full-scale musical production in 14 years are $8-$10.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: www.sehomedrama.com
  • All Day   Ski to Sea Book Sale
    Attend the annual Ski to Sea Book and Media Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds benefit the library.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • Ends 7:00pm   Hiking Whatcom County
    Ken Wilcox joins the Mount Baker Club to lead a slideshow focusing on the sixth edition of Hiking Whatcom County at 7pm Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. He'll also be on hand at 7pm Friday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The "hiker's bible" has been fully revised and updated with 15 additional hikes, new maps and more. Both events are free.
    Fairhaven Library :: www.mountbakerclub.org or www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am   Wild Things
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Cornwall Park. Suggested donation is $5.
    Cornwall Park :: www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 5:00pm - 11:00pm   Ski to Sea Block Party
    Raffle prizes, glassware giveaways, barbecue offerings, live music by the Atlantics and Jasmine Greene, and much more will be part of a Ski to Sea Community Block Party taking place from 5-11pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm   Final Goodbyes
    Director Heidi Boucher will be on hand to answer questions following a screening of the documentary In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye at 6pm at A Sacred Passing, 4200 Meridian St., suite 105. The film takes a critical look at the American relationship with death and an inquiry into the home death care movement. Entry is by donation.
    A Sacred Passing :: www.asacredpassing.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   New Old Time Chautauqua
    Juggling, aerials, magic, music, acrobatics and more can be expected when the New Old Time Chautauqua performs at 7pm at Anacortes High School's Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. The show is headlined by the World Famous Flying Karamazov Brothers. Tickets are $5-$15; proceeds from the event go to fund the ensemble's summer tour, which is geared towards building community in lesser-served areas.
    Brodniak Hall :: www.chautauqua.org

Saturday, May 28, 2016   23 events

  • Starts 10:00am   Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour
    More than 40 artists and craftspeople will share their creative spaces and their works at more than two dozen locations from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday as part of the seasonal Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place throughout the lovely locale. Tour maps will be available just south of the ferry dock at the Islander store, as well as at all tour locations (wall for balloons marking each stop). Entry to the self-guided tour is free.
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-7121
  • All Day   Bird Exhibit
    View the 500-plus mounted birds on display from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through June 4 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. The center—which is only open for a limited time each year—also features Coast Salish and Victorian exhibits.
    Syre Education Center :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • Ends 11:30pm   Tarnation and Exchange
    View an improvised Wild West comedy show at "Tarnation" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "The Exchange Program," which will feature ensemble performers joined by standup comics, poets, actors and musicians from around the region. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or www.theupfront.com
  • Ends 7:30pm   Come With Me if You Want to Live
    Brendan LaBotz and Kimberly Ross' Come With Me if you Want to Live continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall. The musical is a parody of the 1985 sci-fi blockbuster The Terminator, and pays tribute to the cult classic with original songs, dance and a plethora of ’80s references. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Additional performances happen June 2-4.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • Ends 7:30pm   Proof
    View the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play Proof starting this weekend at 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The drama focuses on a woman who's spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, and is afraid of following in his footsteps, both mathematically and mentally. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen through June 18.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • Ends 7:00pm   WAVE Concerts
    Washington Allegro Vivace Ensemble (WAVE) performs at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The first of this premier season's seven professional-level classical chamber music performances will include selections by Beethoven, Passacaglia, Mendelssohn, and Dohnanyi. Tickets are $18-$25.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: www.allegrovivace.us
  • Ends 4:30pm   Little Women
    The award-winning Sehome High School Drama Department concludes its showings of Little Women: The Broadway Musical at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the school's first full-scale musical production in 14 years are $8-$10.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: www.sehomedrama.com
  • Ends 10:00am   Ski to Sea Book Sale
    Attend the annual Ski to Sea Book and Media Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds benefit the library.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm   Baker River Trip
    Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a trek to Baker River today. Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool or at 8:30am at the Chuckanut Junction Park and Ride (Exit 231) in Burlington.
    Baker River :: www.mountbakerclub.org or www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Pancake Breakfast
    Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion, 5537 2nd Ave.
    American Legion Post #43 :: (360) 384-7474
  • 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. 17 at the city's Riverfront Plaza. From 11am-4pm starting June 1, there will also be a Wednesday Market happening at the Kincaid entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
    Riverfront Plaza :: www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
  • 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
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   BTP Book Sale
    Bellingham Books to Prisoners will host a Benefit Book Sale from 10am-3pm at 228 E. Champion St. (near the end of the Ski to Sea Parade route). The group meets every Monday night to answer letters from prisoners all over the country and send them books they have requested. Funds raised at today's sale—which features donated books that aren't suitable for sending to prisons—will go toward postage.
    Champion Street :: www.bellinghambtp.org
  • 10:00am - 11:30am   Sumas Writers Group
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group at 10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Show up at the gathering to improve your techniques, get feedback on your writing and gain information on how to get your work published. All writing styles welcome (novel, short story, comics, etc.). The group meets on the fourth Saturday of every month.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 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 Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green.
    Depot Market Square :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm   Community Meal
    Papa Murphy's pizza, green salad, and brownies will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal taking place from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all.
    United Church of Ferndale :: (360) 714-9029
  • 10:30am - 3:30pm   The Magic Flute
    Western Washington University's Opera Studio presents an original adaptation of The Magic Flute at performances for elementary-aged audiences at 10:30am at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.) and 2:30pm at the Deming Library (5044 Mt. Baker Hwy). Themes include coping with family separation, learning to communicate, and a goofy dragon in search of a friend. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm   Memorial Day BBQ
    Live music, a barbecue, lawn games, spirits, the making of a human flag and more will be part of a Memorial Day BBQ from 11am-3pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Tickets to the barbecue are $10-$15.
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm   Blossomtime Parade
    Marching bands, floats, fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, dance troupes, clowns, the Bellingham SeaHawkers, community walking groups and horses can be seen walking the streets at the annual Ski to Sea weekend "Blossomtime Parade" starting at 12pm beginning at the corner or Alabama Street and Cornwall Aveneu and ending at North State and York streets. This year's parade theme is "Making Memories."
    Downtown Bellingham :: www.bellingham.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm   Bird Photography 101
    North Cascades Audubon Society presents "Tips and Tricks of Bird Photography with Ken Salzman from 1-2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Beginners and advanced birders learn helpful tips as Ken shows photographs taken with different equipment and techniques. Entry is free with museum admission.
    Syre Education Center :: www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm   Bilingual Art Tour
    Join local educator Melody Young for a free Bilingual Spanish Tour of "Beyond Aztlán: Mexican and Chicana/o Artists in the Pacific Northwest" at 1:15pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The family-friendly tour is geared for native speakers as well as students of the language.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: www.monamuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm   The Lloyd Jones Struggle
    Listen to original tunes from eight nationally acclaimed recordings when the Lloyd Jones Struggle performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show will also feature gospel and soul vocalist LaRhonda Steele and Portland's boss of the B3, "King Louis" Pain. Tickets are $25.
    Lincoln Theatre :: www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 9:00pm - 1:00am   Shoe Goo, duct tape and Purple Rain