Week of Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Sunday, April 26, 2015 (22 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Operas: Western Washington University's Western Opera Studio presents performances of Enrique Granados' tragic Goyescas and Puccini’s only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center (choir room 16). Both one-act operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera during World War I. Tickets are $13-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • The Art of Gardening: Regional vendors, display gardens and exhibitors with a focus on backyard farming, gardening and art specifically designed for the garden will be part of the third annual "Art of Gardening" from 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R Ave. Food and entertainment will also be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Apple Blossom & Honey Bee Festival: Apple bin train rides, blossom talks, family photo time, scavenger hunts and much more will be part of an "Apple Blossom & Honey Bee Festival" happening Saturday and Sunday at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Highlights include a performance by Pearl Django at 7pm Saturday night, and, on Sunday, a "Honey Bee 5K Trail Run" and talks by bee experts Sue Cobey and R. Ted Lawrence. Entry to the festival is free; concert tickets are $15, entry to the 5K is $20-$25 and bee presentations are $10 http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    10:00am
  • April Brews Day: Dozens of regional breweries will share their liquid libations at the annual Max Higbee Center fundraiser, April Brews Day, from 6:30-10pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $40 for VIP tickets. From 10am-2pm Sunday, attend a family-friendly Brews Day Brunch at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $10. http://www.maxhigbee.org
    6:30pm
  • LinuxFest Northwest: Presentations on various F/OSS topics, as well as Linux distributions and applications, will be part of the annual LinuxFest Northwest from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. The event promises to have something from everyone—from the novice to the professional. Admission is free. http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Pooch Scoot: Bring your four-legged friends along at today's "Fairhaven Pooch Scoot 5K Walk/Run" starting at 9am at Fairhaven Fitness & Bellingham Tennis Club, 800 McKenzie Ave. Entry is $35 per person, plus one dog. Additional dogs are $5. http://www.bellinghamtennis.com
    9:00am
  • Dan Harris Challenge: Rowers, pullers and paddlers will race each other along the Fairhaven and Chuckanut shorelines at the 11th annual "Dan Harris Challenge" starting at 10am at Bellingham's Boulevard Park. Entry is $25 for singles, $35 for doubles, and $50 for quads and war canoes. The event precedes the Dirty Dan Festival in historic Fairhaven. http://www.danharrischallenge.com
    10:00am
  • Dirty Dan Days: A salmon toss, a donut-eating contest and the inaugural Chuckanut Chili Cook-Off will be part of the annual Dirty Dan Days celebration happening from 10am-6pm throughout historic Fairhaven and at the Fairhaven Village Green. Additionally, there'll be a Dirt Dan lookalike contest, an uphill piano race, the Dan Harris Challenge, a beer and wine garden and additional food offerings. Entry is free; tickets to sample the chili are $10. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Radd Run: See how your time compares to the average officer's when Running Against Drunk Driving (RADD) hosts a "Running from the Police 5K" at 11am starting at Western Washington University's Wade King Rec Center. The event will also focus on awareness of the epidemic of drunk driving. Entry is $10 and includes a goodie bag. http://www.raddrunning.org
    11:00am
  • Good Earth Pottery Anniversary Celebration: Throwing, hand-building, carving, decorating and raku-firing demos will be part of 45th anniversary celebration from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The event will be happening during the annual Dirty Dan Days in historic Fairhaven. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    1:00pm
  • El Día de los Libros: Attend a celebration of children, books and the Latino community at an "El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros" event from 1-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Food, entertainment, music, free books for children and Latino crafts will be part of the free, all-ages fun. http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • Spring Plant Walk: As part of Native Plant Appreciation Week, join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) for the first of a series of free, introductory plant identification walks from 1:30-3:30pm at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve. No registration is required. People of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes that may get wet. 733-5477 or http://www.wnpskoma.org
    1:30pm
  • WSO Family Concert: Maurice Revel's "Pictures at an Exhibition" will be the focus of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra's annual Family Concert at 2pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The free event in includes an instrument petting too and an art display or works painted by 4th graders from around Bellingham. Entry is free for kids; suggested donation for adults is $10. http://www.whatcomsymphony.com
    2:00pm
  • Bound: Orcas Island-based bookbinder and graphic designer Erica Ekrem shares ideas from Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Attendees can learn how to bind a book beautifully with these whimsical and stylish projects from the "bookbinder extraordinaire." Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Ben Thomas Tango Quartet will perform as part of the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" series from 4-6:30pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State st. Entry is $10 for students and $16 general (free for Jazz Project members). http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Spring Beer Dinner: Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen will team up with the Local/Menace Brewery for a five-course Spring Beer Dinner starting at 6:30pm at the brewery's headquarters at 601 W. Holly St. Entry to the "Keep it Local" event are $50 (includes food, beer, tax and gratuity). Please reserve in advance, as space is limited. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Rio Con Brio: Afro-Brazilian rhythms and the contemporary cafe music of Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal can be heard when Rio Con Brio performs at 7pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. The Portland-based duo consists of Mike Burdette on guitar and Tim Connell on mandolin. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    7:00pm

Monday, April 27, 2015 (7 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Knife Skills: Mataio Gillis will host a "Knife Skills" class from 5:30-7:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Participants will learn fundamental knife skills—including safety, knife mechanics, maintenance and classic cutting techniques. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    5:30pm
  • Timothy Egan: Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Timothy Egan will discuss highlights of Edward S. Curtis' quest to document tribes across the nation at a free lecture at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Egan's book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward S. Curtis, is a riveting biography of the famous photographer. The event is part of a collaboration with Whatcom Museum, who is currently showing Curtis' works at its "Mingled http://www.whatcommuseum.org or www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    7:00pm
  • Open Mic: Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience at a monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your poems and flash fiction to celebrate National Poetry Month—or any creative work in progress. Laurel Leigh helms the free event. Sign up at the front desk, or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • WWU Symphony Orchestra: Attend a performance featuring the WWU Symphony Orchestra at 7:30pm at the university's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    7:30pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. 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, April 28, 2015 (10 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Speaking of Maps: Dr. Melissa Rice, an Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University, will give a "Speaking of Maps" lecture about the history of mapping Mars at 4pm at the school's Wilson Library (room 170). Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Poetry Festival: Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 10th Annual Ferndale Poetry Festival from 6-7:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. "Coming Full Circle" will features local poet Kevin Murphy; single poem and open mic time will be available to all ages and all experience levels. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    6:00pm
  • 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. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Caribbean Kitchen: Sarah Chan leads "The Caribbean Kitchen: Trinidad Creole" from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The cuisine boasts African, French, and Spanish influences while using many of the spices typical of the Caribbean. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Napoli to Serranto: Jessica and Mataio Gillis will share recipes they picked up on a trip to Italy last fall at a "Napoli to Sorrento" class at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Cookbook Jerusalem: Chef Nahla Gholam focuses on "Recipes from the Cookbook Jerusalem" at a cooking class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First. Recipes will include swiss chard with tahini yogurt and pine nuts, barley risotto with marinated feta, and chicken with caramelized onions and cardamom rice. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Audubon Talk: "Exploring Bird Migration Patterns through the Pacific Northwest" will be the focus of a North Cascades Audubon Society presentation with ornithology professor John Bower at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Bower will discuss the different migratory patterns, highlighting local migration hotspots and underscoring local ecosystem importance for maintaining migratory bird populations. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (7 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards: Show up to honor the local artists, individuals and businesses who've demonstrated selflessness and commitment to making life better in Bellingham at the annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony taking place from 5:30-7pm at the Walton Theatre at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This year's recipients include Brian Griffin, iDiOM Theater, Shelley and Robert Muzzy, Entertainment News NW, Sibyl Sanford, Ivan Owen, the Human Rights Film Festival, Karen Berry, Jeni Cottrell, and The http://www.cob.org
    5:30pm
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards: Show up to honor the local artists, individuals and businesses who've demonstrated selflessness and commitment to making life better in Bellingham at the annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony taking place from 5:30-7pm at the Walton Theatre at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This year's recipients include Brian Griffin, iDiOM Theater, Shelley and Robert Muzzy, Entertainment News NW, Sibyl Sanford, Ivan Owen, the Human Rights Film Festival, Karen Berry, Jeni Cottrell, and The http://www.cob.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
  • 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
  • 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

Thursday, April 30, 2015 (19 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • What-a-Sho!: Theater, dance, music and poetry readings—with a little comedy in-between—will be part of the "What-a-Sho!" variety show at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the all-ages performances will be $8 at the door. 676-5006
    7:00pm
  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes a May Day Cocktail Party and season unveiling at 7pm Friday, and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The May 1 event is $25 and includes short previews of upcoming shows and appetizers and drinks. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Sound Culture Festival: Adventurous music, sound art and intermedia will be part of the Sound Culture Festival happening Thursday through Sunday on the campus of Western Washington University and in downtown Bellingham. Evening concerts, lectures, presentations and gallery pieces will explore experimental strains of pop, ambient, noise, and hybrid genres; as well as multiple aesthetics of electroacoustic, modern classical and free improvisation. Festival passes are $20; single tickets are also available. See the full http://www.clickpop.wix.com/soundculture
    5:00pm
  • Fifth Thursday: dults can take part in an after-hours visit to Whatcom Museum's Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) from 5-7pm at the Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The "'Milk' & Cookies" event will feature three kinds of cookies with three ways to dunk into adult beverages. Entry is $5 for members, $10 general. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:00pm
  • Woolley Music: Eddie and the Touks perform from 5-8pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Woolley Market, 829 Metcalf St. Entry is free. http://www.woolleymarket.com
    5:00pm
  • Empty Bowls: Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln (WACK) will host the annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser from 5:30-8pm at the Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Entry is $15 and includes a handmade bowl by a local artist and a portion of soup and bread. Funds raised benefit the Bellingham Food Bank and Maple Alley Inn. There will also be a silent auction; attendees can bid on wall platters by local ceramic artists. (360) 306-0338 or http://www.whatcomartistsofclayandkiln.weebly.com
    5:30pm
  • Incognito: Dine on seasonal surprises at the monthly "Incognito" dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry to the six-course dinner is $68. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    5:30pm
  • Healthy in Paris: Karina Davidson leads a "Healthy in Paris" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. While French food is famous for its heavy sauces and rich desserts, the typical French diet is extremely wholesome. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Date Night In: Cookbook author and former Ciao Thyme employee Ashley Rodriquez returns to Bellingham to share recipes and stories from Date Night In at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Rodriquez's book was inspired by her and her husband's attempts to keep the sparks flying after becoming parents. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Island Hiking: The Mount Baker Club will host outdoor writer and guidebook author Craig Romano for a "Hiking in the San Juan and Gulf Islands" talk and slide presentation at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12t St. Entry is free. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Barbershop Rehearsals: Men ages 12 to 90-plus are invited to attend free, no-commitment rehearsals with the An-O-Chords at 7pm every Thursday in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 R Ave. No four-part barbershop harmony experience is required. http://www.anochords.org
    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
  • Fitness Forum: Find out what's up with kinesiotape and how it can help you remain active even while recovering from an injury at a "Tape It, Fix It" Fitness Forum with Juliana Bohn and Kate Laspina at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11t St. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • 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
  • Jansen Jazz Band: Thirty local musicians will share their talents when the Jansen Jazz Band gives a concert at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $10. Advance purchase is recommended, as these events sell out quickly. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • David Roth: Renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist and keynote speaker David Roth performs at 7:30pm at Unity of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Admission is $15. http://www.unitybellingham.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

Friday, May 1, 2015 (17 events)

  • Once Upon a Mattress: The Theatre Arts Guild presents performances of Once Upon a Mattress at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The musical is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, and is described as being "hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic." Tickets are $10-$25. Additional showings happen through May 16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • What-a-Sho!: Theater, dance, music and poetry readings—with a little comedy in-between—will be part of the "What-a-Sho!" variety show at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the all-ages performances will be $8 at the door. 676-5006
    7:00pm
  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes a May Day Cocktail Party and season unveiling at 7pm Friday, and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The May 1 event is $25 and includes short previews of upcoming shows and appetizers and drinks. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Sound Culture Festival: Adventurous music, sound art and intermedia will be part of the Sound Culture Festival happening Thursday through Sunday on the campus of Western Washington University and in downtown Bellingham. Evening concerts, lectures, presentations and gallery pieces will explore experimental strains of pop, ambient, noise, and hybrid genres; as well as multiple aesthetics of electroacoustic, modern classical and free improvisation. Festival passes are $20; single tickets are also available. See the full http://www.clickpop.wix.com/soundculture
    5:00pm
  • Tarnation: Explore the guns and glory of the Old West when the improvised western known as "Tarnation" rides back to town with showings at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays through May 23 at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale: "Celebrating in Song: Spring Dawning" will be focus of the Skagit Valley Chorale's performances at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Fidalgo Danceworks will join the chorale for part of the performance. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Community Band: "Artistry in Rhythm" performances by the Skagit Community Band take place at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Admission is $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Gallery Walk: Industrious Industries, Classic Style & Co., the Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn & Spa, and the Depot Gallery will be among those opening their doors for the monthly Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Children’s Art Walk: The 15th annual Children's Art Walk will take place from 6-9pm throughout downtown Bellingham. In addition to exhibits and events at places like Make.Shift Art Space, Allied Arts, Whatcom Museum, and more, the windows and walls of many downtown businesses and restaurants will be highlighting the artwork of youth from throughout Whatcom County. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Pop-Up Dance: Performers from Bellingham Repertory Dance will share their talents and excerpts from their upcoming show at short pop-up performances during the Art Walk in downtown Bellingham tonight. See them in front of Bayou on Bay (6:30pm), Black Drop (6:45pm), Make.Shift (7pm), and the main Post Office (7:15pm). Follow them around, or pop in for just one show. http://www.bhamrep.org
    6:30pm
  • Del Rey and Suzy Thompson: Seattle-based guitarist and ukulele master Del Rey and Berkeley-based fiddler and singer Suzy Thompson team up to present blues, swing and originals at a concert at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $15. http://www.delreyplays.com
    7:00pm
  • Red Carpet Showoff: View dozens of bridal frocks that have been transformed by various textile artists at a Red Carpet "Showoff" event as part of an "Upcycle Challenge: Transform a Wedding Dress" contest at 7pm at Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St. Participants will wear, roll, or drag their upcycled creations down the red carpet for all to see while judges and audience members vote on their favorites. Music, refreshments and more will be part of the free event. http://www.ragfinery.com
    7:00pm
  • Guy Anderson Book: Deryl Walls shares stories and images from Catalogue Raisonne: The Block Prints of Guy Anderson at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book documents all phases of Anderson's process, with color images of all his extant block prints. Wells, who lives in Bellingham and is WWU grad, owns La Conner's Gallery Dei Gratia. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Dana Lyons: Musician and activist Dana Lyons presents a "Concert to Celebrate the Earth" at 7:30pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Entry to the all-ages show is free. http://www.cowswithguns.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, May 2, 2015 (40 events)

  • Once Upon a Mattress: The Theatre Arts Guild presents performances of Once Upon a Mattress at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The musical is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, and is described as being "hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic." Tickets are $10-$25. Additional showings happen through May 16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Rare Plant Sale: A wide variety of rare, reasonably priced perennials, trees and shrubs can be found at an annual Spring Rare Plant Benefit Sale taking place from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bob Bornter and Larry Straka's home in Ferndale at 1685 Grandview Place. Proceeds will benefit the Community Empowerment Network. http://www.endruralpoverty.org
    9:00am
  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes a May Day Cocktail Party and season unveiling at 7pm Friday, and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The May 1 event is $25 and includes short previews of upcoming shows and appetizers and drinks. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Sound Culture Festival: Adventurous music, sound art and intermedia will be part of the Sound Culture Festival happening Thursday through Sunday on the campus of Western Washington University and in downtown Bellingham. Evening concerts, lectures, presentations and gallery pieces will explore experimental strains of pop, ambient, noise, and hybrid genres; as well as multiple aesthetics of electroacoustic, modern classical and free improvisation. Festival passes are $20; single tickets are also available. See the full http://www.clickpop.wix.com/soundculture
    5:00pm
  • Tarnation: Explore the guns and glory of the Old West when the improvised western known as "Tarnation" rides back to town with showings at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays through May 23 at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale: "Celebrating in Song: Spring Dawning" will be focus of the Skagit Valley Chorale's performances at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Fidalgo Danceworks will join the chorale for part of the performance. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Community Band: "Artistry in Rhythm" performances by the Skagit Community Band take place at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Admission is $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Plant and Book Sale: Help support library programming by attending a Spring Plant and Book Sale Ferndale Library from 10am-5pm Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a fundraising Pancake Breakfast for the Ferndale Food Bank from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. The event is held the first Saturday of every month. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Haggen to Haggen 5K: The 22nd annual "Haggen to Haggen 5K" Race and Walk begins at 8am at the Sehome Village Haggen store, and ends at the Meridian Haggen. Shuttles will be available back to the starting point. Entry is $10-$15; participants should be aware there will be no day-of registration this year. http://www.haggen.com
    8:00am
  • Oyster Dome Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a hike to Oyster Dome today. Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary School to carpool, and be prepared for a 1,900-foot elevation gain. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:00am
  • Garden Club Plant Sale: Annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines, vegetable starts, ornamental grasses, herbs and much more can be found at the Birchwood Garden Club's 23rd annual Plant Sale from 9am-12pm at the lower lecture room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association staff and Washington Conservation Corps crew members for a Work Party from 9am-12pm at NSEA's nursery at 3057 E. Bakerview Rd. Volunteers will be helping restock and organize native plants. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Trinkets and Treasures: The annual "Trinkets and Treasures" Craft and Flea Market takes place from 9am-5pm at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Entry is free. (360) 384-2792
    9:00am
  • Have a Heart Run: The sixth annual "Have a Heart Run" begins at 9:30am in Mount Vernon at Edgewater Park, 910 Cleveland Ave. Participants can choose from 10K or 5K runs, a 2K walk or a half-pint half-mile. Entry is $10-$30; proceeds will benefit Community Action of Skagit County. http://www.haveaheartrun.org
    9:30am
  • Rocks and Gems: All are welcome at the Skagit Rock and Gem Club's monthly meeting at 10am at the Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland St. http://www.rockhounds.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Peruse and purchase a plethora of locally grown produce, ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The market runs every Saturday through Dec. 19. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Work Parties: Join the Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program for a Work Party from 10am-12pm at Lowell Park to help manage invasives. From 1:30-3:30pm, remove woods and spread mulch along West Street Trail in the Columbia neighborhood. 778-7105
    10:00am
  • Sculpture Woods: If you're interested in art with a view, head to Lummi Island to peruse 16 outdoor sculptures by Ann Morris from 10am-5pm at the "Sculpture Woods" at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. The working studio will not be open. Entry is free. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Comic Book Day: Free comics, prizes, giveaways and more will be part of a National Free Comic Book Day celebration from 10am-7pm at the Comics Place, 221 W. Holly St. 733-2224
    10:00am
  • Independent Bookstore Day: Exclusive literary items, a scavenger hunt, limited-edition merchandise and more will be part of an Independent Bookstore Day celebration from 10am-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Attendees can also pick up some great recommendations from our staff, learn about Bellingham history, and help name the Paper Dreams Penguin. http://www.villagebooks.com
    10:00am
  • Initiative Launch: Attend an 1-735 Initiative Launch from 11am-3pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The initiative is focused on making Washington the 17th state to demand a constitutional amendment overturning Citizen's United. http://www.facebook.com/events
    11:00am
  • Women’s Work Spring Sale: Attend a Women's Work Spring Sale from 11am-5pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Women’s Work creates a market for women artisans from around the world to support their economic and artistic independence with fair prices and to preserve their traditional arts. http://www.womensworkinternational.com
    11:00am
  • Miles Woodworking Grand Opening: Peruse local handmade hardwood furniture and unique sports collectibles at a Grand Opening celebration from 11am-8pm at Miles Woodworking, 1305 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free. http://www.mileswoodworking.com
    11:00am
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center resumes operations for the 2015 season today from 12pm until sunset at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: Listen and dance to swinging New Orleans/Dixieland music by the Maple Leaf Jazz Band at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society's monthly concert from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Entry is $6-$12. http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Boat Parade: Celebrate opening day of boating season by viewing a Boat Parade taking place at 3pm along the Swinomish Channel in La Conner. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    3:00pm
  • Procession of the Species: The 12th annual Procession of the Species begins at 3:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave., and wending throughout downtown before ending at Maritime Heritage Park. The event celebrates creativity, community and our connection with nature, and follows three rules: no live animals, no motorized vehicles, and no words (written or spoken). Following the parade, there will be activities, music and chance to mingle with the "wildlife." Entry is free. http://www.bpots.org
    3:30pm
  • Bellingham Images: Cecil W. Jentges share stories and images from Bellingham (Images of America) at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The local history slide show will focus on the city's discovery by a British naval captain to its coal, lumber, and fish industries and to its riots and social movements, Bellingham has had quite a rich and sometimes controversial past. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Homage Opening: Attend an opening reception for "Homage" from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit features works by oil painters Sharon Kingston (Bellingham) and Eric Eschenbach (Seattle). See it through May 31. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Faces Northwest Auction: Join FACES Northwest for its annual "Aloha" Auction and Dinner starting at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $5 and include beverages, appetizers, dinner, a live auction and dancing. Proceeds benefit the organization's various programs for autistic youth. http://www.facenorthwest.com
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser: Help raise funds for the Sean Humphrey House at a Cinco de Mayo Auction and Dinner from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The Mexican-themed fiesta includes dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and raffles. Tickets are $60; all proceeds benefit the residents at Sean Humphrey House. http://www.seanhumphreyhouse.org
    6:00pm
  • Prom Night Dance: Join USA Dance Bellingham for a 1940s "Prom Night" Dance from 7:15-10pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The Swing Connection Big Band will perform, and there'll also be a foxtrot lesson and more. Beginners and singles are welcome. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676
    7:15pm
  • Chamber Music Society Concert: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents its season finale concert at 7:30pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Flutist Lisa McCarthy, oboist Jennifer Weeks, bassoonist Pat Nelson, and pianist Judith Widrig will be the featured performers. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 general. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Symphony’s Classic Concert: Pianist Robert Silverman will be the featured soloist at the Skagit Symphony's Classic Concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2502 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • First Saturday Dance Party: Portland's Kafana Klub will provide live tunes at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancer’s First Saturday Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party: Rumba Northwest will host a Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party from 9pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. In addition to dance lessons and a variety of Latin rhythms to dance along to, beer and wine will be available to those 21 and over. No partner or experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Entry is $5. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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