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 ::
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 ::
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
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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
Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion, 5537 2nd Ave.
American Legion Post #43 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
10:00am - 12:00pm
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
12:00pm - 2:00pm
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
9:00pm - 1:00am
Shoe Goo, duct tape and Purple Rain