Week of Sunday, January 18, 2015
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 (16 events)

  • Winter Dances: View a variety of new works by advanced student choreographers and dancers at "Glacier: Winter Dances" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The performances will be contemporary and impressionistic, rather than a specific form. Tickets are $8-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 5 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. This week's events include presentation on "Winter Birds of the Salish Sea" at 12:30pm Thursday (at Old City Hall) and a "Not Just a Pretty Face: Features & Behavior" bird tour at 2pm Saturday. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • After Eternity: howings of Euginie Carabatos' After Eternity continue this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "beautiful and surreal" story focuses on a woman who lives in an imaginary palace that is invaded by an uninvited guest. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • WWU Winter Dances: View a variety of new works by advanced student choreographers and dancers at "Winter Dances" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The performances will be contemporary and impressionistic, rather than a specific form. Tickets are $8-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Damn Yankees: Young actors ages 12-15 will sing and dance their way through performances of Damn Yankees at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 online or at the door (free for kids 5 and under). Additional performances happen Jan. 23-25. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Eagle Festival: Raptor presentations, boat trips, hayrides, arts and crafts, wine tastings, live music, a 5K run and much more will be part of the Skagit Eagle Festival happening from 9am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday through January in Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount (and beyond). Many events are free. Check out the website for a full roster of happenings. http://www.skagiteaglefestival.com
    9:00am
  • Fish Hatchery Tours: In conjunction with the return of bald eagles to the Skagit River watershed system, volunteer guides will provide free tours from 11am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 1 at the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, 8319 Fish Hatchery Rd. Tours start inside the visitor's center and proceed outdoors. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Entry is free. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    11:00am
  • 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
  • MLK Day Music Celebration: The Bellingham Community Gospel Choir will present a tribute concert in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The choir is a multicultural, multi-aged group who sings Gospel and traditional negro spirituals. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • MoNA Book Group: Join a lively discussion of Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady at a MoNA Book Group meeting from 2-4pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Art educators Heidi Herder and Deirdre Czoberek will facilitate the meeting. Entry is free. http://www.monamuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Magic Flute: Skagit Opera's all-star cast presents a concert version of Mozart's "Magic Flute" at 2pm at Bellingham's Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Tickets are $50 and include high tea with champagne and dessert. http://www.skagitopera.org
    2:00pm
  • Youth Concert: View a showcase by talented young artists in music, dance, opera and theater at a Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert at 3pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Admission is by donation. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    3:00pm
  • A Leg to Stand On: Local author Colleen Haggerty will share stories from her memoir A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee's Walk Into Motherhood at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book depicts her story of loss, anger, redemption and forgiveness after losing her leg in a car accident during her senior year of high school. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • SpeakEasy 15: Listen to "SpeakEasy 15: Poems and Prayers for the New Year" at 7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The event will give voice to the hopes, beseechments and visions—both personal and global— of a select group of regional poets. Entry is by donation. http://www.othermindpress.wordpress.com
    7:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Rumba Northwest presents its new "Salsa Night" from 7-10pm every Sunday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Attendees can enjoy a salsa lesson, and DJ Antonio will spin a mix of Latin rhythms. Entry is $3. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    7:00pm

Monday, January 19, 2015 (7 events)

  • MLK Day Work Party: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by taking part in a community work party with the City of Bellingham and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association from 10am-1pm at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park. Attendees will be planting native plants and spreading mulch. Wear sturdy shoes and dress to be outside. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available. http://www.n-sea.org
    10:00am
  • MLK Day Read-In: Local children are invited to gather at Village Books to hear stories read by WWU students in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, about the civil rights movement, tolerance and diversity at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Read-In from 10am-2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    10:00am
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: City Council member Roxanne Murphy will emcee today's City of Bellingham Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration starting at noon at City Hall, 210 Lottie St. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Kulshan Chorus, and speakers will include Mayor Kelli Linville, WWU's Kristen French, community advocate and musician Edwin "Skip" Williams, and longtime activist Ellen Murphy. Entry is free; the event will also be televised live and streamed online. http://www.cob.org
    12:00pm
  • MLK Day Poetry Reading: All are welcome to attend the 17th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Poetry Reading and Open Mic starting at 6pm at the Swan Cafe at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Everyone is invited to share a poem or song focusing on diversity, human rights, or related issues. (Please limit presentations to five minutes.) Kevin Murphy hosts. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: All are welcome at the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Agates will be features rocks, and there will be door prizes, refreshments, a silent auction and a brief business meeting. 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 Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • 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, January 20, 2015 (8 events)

  • SE Asian Street Food: Guest chef Roberto Cortez will focus on "SE Asian Street Food" at a course at 6:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The dishes will focus on menu items he tasted during a recent three-week stay in Singapore. Entry is $68. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Crop Planning Workshop: Tilth Producers of Washington will host a "Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers" workshop from 8:30am-4pm at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 SR 536. Entry is $60-$75 before Jan. 16, $70-$85 after. http://www.tilthproducers.org
    8:30am
  • Business Book Group: Gary Keller's The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results will be the focus of a Sharpen Your Saw Business Book Group meeting from 11am-1pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Maritime Painting: “Exploration and Inspiration: Maritime Painting Documenting the Exploration of the Salish Sea" will be the focus of a talk with Pacific Northwest marine artist Steve Mayo at 4pm at Western Washington University's Wilson Library. Special Collections will also display Mayo's prints through mid-March. 650-3052
    4:00pm
  • All-Paces Run: Staffers 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. During these cold, dark months a headlamp or flashlight is required. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Community Chorus Rehearsal: Men and women of all ages are invited to the Bellingham Community Chorus' first rehearsal of the year starting at 7pm at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. The non-auditioning choral group will present a community performance in late April. (360) 595-0934 or http://www.facebook.com
    7:00pm
  • Rain, a Tribute to the Beatles: Sing along when "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles" comes to Bellingham for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The ensemble performs the full range of the Beatles discography, and have been together longer that the real band was. Tickets are $20-$69. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (10 events)

  • SE Asian Street Food: Guest chef Roberto Cortez will focus on "SE Asian Street Food" at a course at 6:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The dishes will focus on menu items he tasted during a recent three-week stay in Singapore. Entry is $68. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • 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. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Poetry, Prose & Music Open Mic: Sign up to share your words or music at a "Poetry, Prose & Music" Open Mic at 6pm at Sudden Valley's Creekside Cafe, 8 Barn View Court. The South Whatcom Library event is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:00pm
  • Death Cafe: Join likeminded people for coffee, cake and open conversations about death, dying and end of life issues at the monthly Death Cafe from 6:30-8pm at Mole's Funeral Home, 2465 Lakeway Dr. Entry is free. http://www.deathandcoffee.com
    6:30pm
  • The Miles Black Trio: Canadian career jazz pianist Miles Black will be joined by bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Julian MacDonough for a performance with the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest ST. Entry is $5 for students, $10 general. http://www.wjmac.org
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: The Bellingham Ukulele Group will host its monthly Song Circle from 7-8:45pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. 734-1892 or http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    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
  • Comedy at the Shoe: 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, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, January 22, 2015 (15 events)

  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man opens this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12; additional shows happen Jan. 29-Feb. 1. P.S. Opening night is free. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 5 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. Highlights this week include a "Migrating Birds of Whatcom County" presentation with Paul Woodcock at 2pm Saturday and a "Meet Our Raptors" event at 2pm Sunday. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Faces of the Tsunami: Bill McDaniel will focus on "Faces of the Tsunami" at a 3pm presentation at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. McDaniel will speak about the strength and dignity of the people he met in the three months after the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. (360) 675-5115 or http://www.sno-isle.org
    3:00pm
  • Slim Fat Lips: Roots music, country and blues can heard when Slim Fat Lips performs from 5-8pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Woolley Market, 829 Metcalf St. Entry is free. http://www.woolleymarket.com
    5:00pm
  • One-Pot Meals: Lisa Samuel will focus on "Winter One-Pot Meals" at a cooking course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35, with a $7 wine option. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Incognito: Get surprised by the seasonal menu items at the monthly multi-course dinner party known as "Incognito" at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $68, and advance reservations are strongly recommended. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Climate Workshops: "Energy & Climate: The Defining Issue of Our Time" will be the focus of a six-part workshop series starting tonight from 6:30-8pm the Sustainable Living Center at RE Sources, 2309 Meridian St. Classes will focus on oil, wind energy, coal power, photovoltaic and other kinds of solar power, nuclear power and weapons, and climate change. Entry is free and no registration is required. Classes continue through Feb. 26. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Writing Workshop with Christina Nelson: Author and photographer Christina Nelson will focus on "Writing on the Move: Courting the Blue Road Muse" at a Skagit Valley Writers League workshop at 6:30pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Entry is free and open to all; please register in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • NCI 101: Program Outreach Coordinator Codi Hamblin will focus on "Connecting People with Nature: All About the North Cascades Institute" at a presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 321 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Attend the Chuckanut Radio Hour 8th Anniversary Show at 7pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. The live taping will include highlights and clips from some of the best of 2014, a new essay by Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, music by the Walrus, and a new episode of the "Bellingham Bean." Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Treasure Island: View Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny on the big screen at a "National Theatre Live" showing of Treasure Island at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    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
  • Bluegrass Summit: Bentgrass and the Prozac Mountain Boys will perform as part of a "Bluegrass Summit" show starting at 8pm in Glacier at Graham's Restaurant, 9989 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free. (360) 599-9266
    8:00pm

Friday, January 23, 2015 (15 events)

  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man opens this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12; additional shows happen Jan. 29-Feb. 1. P.S. Opening night is free. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 5 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. Highlights this week include a "Migrating Birds of Whatcom County" presentation with Paul Woodcock at 2pm Saturday and a "Meet Our Raptors" event at 2pm Sunday. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Opera Scenes Concert: Students from Western Washington University's Opera Club present "Opera Scenes" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center, room 16. Selections from "Die Fledermaus," "Orphee Aux Enfers," "Don Giovanni," "Little Women," "Hansel and Gretel," "Le Nozze Die Figaro," "La Fille Du Regiment," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and more will be on the roster. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Improv featuring performers from near and far—Seattle, Canada, Bellingham, and beyond—will be part of "Blender" performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional "Blender" shows happen Jan. 30-31. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Damn Yankees: Young actors ages 12-15 will sing and dance their way through performances of Damn Yankees at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 online or at the door (free for kids 5 and under). http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in January at Lake Padden. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Veteran Benefits Event: Veterans are invited to attend a Veterans Benefits Event from 10am-1pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Sponsored by the Whatcom County Veteran Navigator, his is a free event for all veterans and their families to access and ask questions about VA benefits they are entitled to. (360) 393-5514
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Service and Spaghetti: Enjoy a spaghetti dinner and a performance by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band at a "Season of Service" Celebration starting at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $12. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    5:30pm
  • Western Line Dancing: No partner or experience is necessary to take part in Western Line Dancing classes Friday nights at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Newbies start at 5:45pm, beginners from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    5:45pm
  • Art of the Senses Art Auction: "Art of the Senses" will be the theme of tonight's fundraising Art Auction starting at 6pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Tickets are $100 and include entry to the auctions, dinner, drinks and more. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Facts First: Joseph Coons shares ideas from his book USFactsFirst at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is a thorough review of the issues that Americans have been debating intensely in recent years, such as politics, healthcare, taxes, income, education and more. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Pie Day Pie Class: In celebration of National Pie Day, Alice Clark of Alice's Pies will sell pies throughout the day and host a Pie Class at 7pm at the Book Fare Cafe at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is $10 and includes Clark's pie pastry "secret," a pie recipe and a round of dough to take home (so you can make your own fabulous pie). Please sign up in advance. http://www.alicespies.com
    7:00pm
  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Friday Night 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

Saturday, January 24, 2015 (27 events)

  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man opens this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12; additional shows happen Jan. 29-Feb. 1. P.S. Opening night is free. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 5 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. Highlights this week include a "Migrating Birds of Whatcom County" presentation with Paul Woodcock at 2pm Saturday and a "Meet Our Raptors" event at 2pm Sunday. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Opera Scenes Concert: Students from Western Washington University's Opera Club present "Opera Scenes" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center, room 16. Selections from "Die Fledermaus," "Orphee Aux Enfers," "Don Giovanni," "Little Women," "Hansel and Gretel," "Le Nozze Die Figaro," "La Fille Du Regiment," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and more will be on the roster. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Improv featuring performers from near and far—Seattle, Canada, Bellingham, and beyond—will be part of "Blender" performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional "Blender" shows happen Jan. 30-31. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Damn Yankees: Young actors ages 12-15 will sing and dance their way through performances of Damn Yankees at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 online or at the door (free for kids 5 and under). http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Eagle Festival: Raptor presentations, boat trips, hayrides, arts and crafts, wine tastings, live music, a 5K run and much more will be part of the Skagit Eagle Festival happening from 9am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday through January in Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount (and beyond). Many events are free. Check out the website for a full roster of happenings. http://www.skagiteaglefestival.com
    9:00am
  • Fish Hatchery Tours: In conjunction with the return of bald eagles to the Skagit River watershed system, volunteer guides will provide free tours from 11am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 1 at the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, 8319 Fish Hatchery Rd. Tours start inside the visitor's center and proceed outdoors. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Entry is free. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Princess Breakfast: Help raise dough for the Squalicum High School Concert Choir at a "Princess Breakfast" fundraiser from 8-10am at Bellingham's Applebee's, 1069 E. Sunset Dr. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Village Books. (360) 756-2175
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion, 5537 2nd Ave. The event is held on the fourth Saturday of every month (except in July and December). 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Lake Whatcom Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a 6.5-mile North Lake Whatcom hike today. Meet at 8:30am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, or at 9am at the trailhead. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • Lake Whatcom Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a 6.5-mile North Lake Whatcom hike today. Meet at 8:30am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, or at 9am at the trailhead. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • Garden Classes: "Bonsai 101" will be the focus of a free workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. At 2pm, attend a "Kids' Mini-Indoor Terrariums" course. Cost is $39 and includes all supplies (container, plants and soil). Please register in advance for both classes. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Ravioli, mixed veggies, green salad, bread and cake will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Boy Scouts Primer: Stop by for a Q&A session with local scouts and troop leaders at a Boy Scout Meet and Greet from 10:30am-2:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. There will also be scout projects and equipment on display, as well as details on how to get involved locally. 778-7217
    10:30am
  • Food Forests: "Demystifying Food Forests" will be the focus of a workshop with sustainable landscape designer Zsofia Pasztor at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. She'll focus on how to transform a landscape into a beautiful and productive layered perennial food system for increased abundance and food security. Entry is $8. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    11:00am
  • Winter XC Series: Join Bellingham BMX & Cascade Cross for its monthly "Winter XC" 5K cross country running race starting at noon at 5022 Guide Meridian. Entry is $10 onsite. Additional races in the series take place Feb. 21 and March 21. http://www.bellinghambmx.com
    12:00pm
  • An Afternoon with Conrad Askland: Find out more about a new musical version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at "An Afternoon with Composer Conrad Askland" at 2pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Askland will discuss his adaptation and talk about the upcoming performances, which begin Feb. 5 at the Lincoln Theatre. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov or www.conradaskland.com
    2:00pm
  • Story and History: "How Story Becomes History: Writing Your Family Story" will be the focus of a presentation by WWU History Professor Kevin Lombard from 3-5m at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The Whatcom READS! event repeats at 6pm Tues., Feb. 3 at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • Ballroom Dancing: All ages and levels of experience can attend "Ballroom Dancing" events from 6:30-9pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The social dances feature traditional ballroom and swing music for foxtrot, east coast swing, waltz, nightclub two-step, cha cha, rumba, salsa, samba and more. Entry is $5. (360) 671-7764
    6:30pm
  • A’Capella West: Ensembles from Western Washington University, University of Utah, Pacific Lutheran University, Brigham Young, Gonzaga, Central Washington University and more will performs at the A'Capella ICAA West quarterfinals at 7pm at WWU's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $16-$21.50. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Incognito Band will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners are welcome, as are singles. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Salish Sea Early Music Festival: The Salish Sea Early Music Festival series continues with a "1700: Baroque Winds" performance at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Anna Marsh (baroque bassoon), Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute), and Jonathan Oddie (harpsichord) will be the featured performers. Suggested donation is $15-$25. http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Jekyll & Hyde: View the epic struggle between good and evil when a musical version of Jekyll & Hyde comes to Bellingham for one show only at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Grammy-nominated play has been called a "gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score." Tickets are $30-$59. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Under the Sea Ball: Don your favorite mermaid gown for an "Under the Sea" Ball starting at 8pm at the Star Club, 311 E. Holly St. The event will feature a costume contest, music, drink specials, a photo booth and glitter tattoos. Entry is free. http://www.starclubbellingham.com
    8:00pm
  • Late-Night Improv Lab: PETER Comedy will take the audience on an improvised theatrical experience at an "iDiOM Improv Lab" performance kicking off an upcoming slew of late-night shows starting at 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

 

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