Week of Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 (16 events)

  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Wonderheads present Grim and Fischer: The multiple award-winning physical theater company, Wonderheads, presents showings of "Grim and Fischer" at performances March 19-29 at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In the wordless mask comedy, an aging grandmother is pitted against the Grim Reaper and must fight for survival. Tickets are $16-$32. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Birthday Party: iDiOM Theater and Stone Town Theatre Works team up to present Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, which concludes this week at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM's headquarters at 1418 Cornwall Ave. Expect absurdist dialogue, themes of identity and social conformity, and a birthday party that "heads off the rails and into uncharted, nightmarish territory." Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Grim and Fischer: The multiple award-winning physical theater company, Wonderheads, presents showings of Grim and Fischer at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In the wordless mask comedy, an aging grandmother is pitted against the Grim Reaper and must fight for survival. Tickets are $16-$32. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: Donated items covering more than 6,000 square feet of space can be perused at a fundraising Garage Sale for WeSNIP from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday, in Ferndale at 1920 Main St., #1. (WeSNiP's support for low- income families has resulted in more than 13,000 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Whatcom County.) The sale happens again April 3-5. http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill begin this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Jungle Book: Actors ages 9 to 12 present song-and-dance performances of the musical The Jungle Book at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Diploma Art Exhibit: View an exhibition of Diploma Students' Work from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 12636 Chilberg Rd. Work on display will include wall hanging, 3-D items, and a portfolio of samples. Entry is free. http://www.gailcreativestudies.com
    11:00am
  • Rock & Gem Show and Sale: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will host its 54th annual Rock & Gem Show & Sale from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Among other things, the show will feature an ongoing fluorescent rock show, lapidary demonstrations, gold panning, rocks, gems, jewelry, dealers and some 30 cases of rock exhibits. Entry to the family-friendly event is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. This is intended to be a fitness ride, and you're encouraged to push yourself. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Show up for a big-screen broadcast of National Theatre's Behind the Beautiful Forevers at 1pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The play is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo's book of the same name, which is baed on the three years she spent in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. Entry is $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    1:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Three Seattle Symphony soloists—cellist Efe Baltacigil, pianist Jessica Choe, and associate concertmaster Emma McGrath—will join the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra for a 3pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" will be the highlight of the performance. Tickets are $13-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • J.A. Jance’s Cold Betrayal: Bestselling author J.A. Jance reads from her latest Ali Reynolds thriller, Cold Betrayal, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the book, Reynolds goes head-to-head with a shadowy polygamous cult called “the family." http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Lou and Peter Berryman: Musical humorists Lou and Peter Berryman will bring their talents to Bellingham for a 7pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Berryman songs have been sung around the world, by a legion of professional musicians from Peggy Seeger to Garrison Keillor. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    7:00pm

Monday, March 30, 2015 (6 events)

  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Whatcom Flute Ensemble: Listen to everything from classical music to modern, spiritual, marches and more when the Whatcom Flute Ensemble gives a 6:30pm performance at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Entry is free and open to all ages. 305-3600
    6:30pm
  • Dig Into Spring: "Demystifying Pruning" will be the focus of the third "Dig Into Spring" series led by Master Gardeners at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Attendees will learn about the basic concepts of pruning and proper tools. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Mamma Mia!: If you haven't yet seen the smash hit musical based on the timeless songs of ABBA, secure tickets for a one-night-only showing of Mamma Mia! happening at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The performance from Work Light Productions will include hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me." Tickets are $40-$99. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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, March 31, 2015 (6 events)

  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Art in a Pickle Barn Opening: An opening reception for the 26th annual "Art in a Pickle Barn" exhibit takes place from 6-8pm at Mount Vernon's Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 SR 20. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival exhibit shows through April 30. Admission is free. http://www.skagitart.org
    6:00pm
  • Sweet Dough Variations: Laura Hartner, owner of the Sweet & Savory Pop-Up Bakery, leads a "Basic Sweet Dough with Three Variations" class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 508 S. First St. Students will learn to make traditional cinnamon rolls, sticky pecan buns, and creamy lemon rolls. Entry is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Japanese Izakaya: Miso butterfish, chicken yakitori, and musubi grilled on a tabletop hibachi will be a few of the menu items Robert Fong will focus on at a "Japanese Izakaya" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45 with an $8 sake option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (13 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
  • Bellingham Music Club Concert: The Bellingham Music Club will present the student winners of its Western Washington University Awards at a free concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. The performers will be David Hoogkamer on alto sax, Hannah La Gassey on viola, and baritone Nathaniel Voth. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • Quilt Exhibit Openings: An opening reception for "Revealing the Hidden" (Contemporary QuiltArt Association), "Impressions in Fabric" (Denise Miller and Nancy Ryan) and "Pastels and More: Selections from our Permanent Collection" takes place from 4-7pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. See the exhibits through June 28. http://www.laconnerquilts.org
    4:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks from 5-7pm on the main floor of the Herald Building, 1155 N. State St. Futurewise Whatcom will host this month's event, and attendees can learn more about their new GreekLink efforts to connect and expand Bellingham's green infrastructure. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • Publishing Primer: Attend an information session for Western Washington University's upcoming eight-week "Publishing and Marketing" course at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The class is for writers of all genres who write for the purpose of publishing either traditionally or in the DIY realm. http://www.wwu.edu
    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
  • Photographic Legacy: "Darius and Tabitha May Kinsey: A Photographic Legacy" will be the focus of a slideshow by Everson photographer Gary Meader at 7pm at the Sumas Library, 451W. 2nd St. Kinsey is famous for his early 20th century, large-format images of the logging and railroad industries here in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: "Summer Bulbs and Perennials" will be the focus of a presentation with Diane Gaine Van Noort at a Birchwood Garden Club meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The public is invited; membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit counties. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Swing Connection April Fools Concert: Attend a Swing Connection April Fools Concert from 7-9pm at Bellingham's First Baptist Church, 110 Flora St. In honor of National Humor Month, humorous music will include such "boisterous swingers" as "Cement Mixer," "One Meat Ball," and "Guy Lumbago Plays Lawrence Welch." Area musicians will make cameo appearances. Entry is by donation. http://www.swingconnection.org
    7:00pm
  • The Jacob Zimmerman Quartet: The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a concert with Seattle's Jacob Zimmerman Quartet at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St.High school student combos from WJMAC will open the show. Entry is $5-$10. http://www.wjmac.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, April 2, 2015 (12 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 Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Technology 101: "Internet Search 101" will be the focus of a free technology course at 10am at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The event is part of a series of classes taking place through June 11. http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/library
    10:00am
  • First Thursday Art Walk: The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts a First Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm throughout the downtown core. The event is part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape, which takes place from April through October, and also features art activities in Anacortes, Edison, La Conner, and Mount Vernon. Tonight's highlighted event will be a Skagit Artists Together Art Bash at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle St. http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
    5:00pm
  • First Thursday Artists Reception: Attend an opening reception for "Promising Futures: Whatcom County High School Student Art," an exhibit of works by Seattle-based artist Quincy Anderson and the continuing Spring Juried Exhibit at a First Thursday Artist Reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St.The exhibits can be seen through May 30. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • The Art of Wine: Wine and art educator Ryan Wildstar focuses on "The Art of Wine: Spain" at a four-part exploration of the art and wine of four regions of Spain starting tonight from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Each class features four wines along with food matched to the wine and art. Participants must be 21 or older. Entry is $119. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Migrant Earth: As part of National Poetry Month, local poet and storyteller Ramon Ledesma will share poems and prose from his autobiographical book Migrant Earth at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The book includes photos documenting the trials and travail's of his family's wanderings through the harvest fields of the Western United States in the 1940s and ’50s. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Issues of Injustice: The first in a series of three " Intolerance & Injustice: Where We've Been, What We've Learned" lectures takes place at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. "Purge & Prejudice: The 1907 Bellingham Anti-Hindu Riot" will be the focus of the free lecture by Dr. Paul Englesberg. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Glacier Bluegrass Summit II: Bentgrass and the Broken Bow Stringband will perform at the "Glacier Bluegrass Summit II" starting at 8pm in Glacier at Graham's Restaurant, 9989 Mt. Baker Hwy. There will be no cover, but gratuities are welcome. (360) 599-9266
    8:00pm

Friday, April 3, 2015 (17 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 Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • High School Musical Auditions: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents showings of the Disney Channel's smash hit, High School Musical, at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian School, 417 Lyncs Dr. Tickets to the family-friendly show are $8-$12. Additional performances take place April 9-11. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:00pm
  • RARE Expo: The second annual Recycled Art and Resource Expo (RARE) takes place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Allied Arts and at a variety of other downtown venues. Green art, science and design alternatives with a focus on artists and their diverse works, educational workshops, exhibits, speakers and performances will be part of the free event. See a full roster of happenings at Allied Arts' website. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Scratchpad, Bellinghamhamlet: Local poets will join improvisers onstage to write poems that will influence improv comedy scenes—and vice versa—at "Scratchpad" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Bellinghamlet," an improvised Shakespeare format. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings of both formats take place throughout April. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: Donated items covering more than 6,000 square feet of space can be perused at a fundraising Garage Sale for WeSNIP from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday, in Ferndale at 1920 Main St., #1. (WeSNiP's support for low- income families has resulted in more than 13,000 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Whatcom County.) http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens after an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet opens this week at showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18; additional showings happen Thursdays through Sundays through April 19. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Community Blood Drive: Lend an arm and save a life as part of today's Community Blood Drive happening from 10am-4pm in Ferndale at Samuel's Furniture, 1904 Main St. Please schedule an appointment in advance. (360) 380-2836
    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
  • Gallery Walk: The Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and H20 will be among the galleries and businesses opening up their space for creative purposes at the monthly Gallery Walk from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Per usual, entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Whatcom Museum, the Bureau of Historical Investigation, Allied Arts, the Lucky Monkey, Bayou on Bay, the Hive, Honey Salon, the Leopold, Studio UFO, Whatcom Land Trust, Dakota Art Store, Bellingham Public Market, Creative Openings, Make.Shift Art Space, Studio 5, Pickford Art Studios, and more will open their doors for the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Cherokee Secrets Magic Show: As part of the downtown Bellingham Art Walk, Frank Dunn presents "Cherokee Secrets: A Native American Illusion Magic Show" from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Dunn is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee tribe, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Entry is free. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Welcome to Subirdia: As part of a collaboration with the North Cascades Institute, John Marzluff will kick off this year's "Nature of Writing" series when he shares stories and slides from Welcome to Suburdia at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on how suburbs may play a key role in preventing loss of species in the face of the dramatic disruptions of climate change and other human impacts. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Spring Dance Festival: Contemporary Dance Northwest and Northwest Ballet Theatre host a "Spring Dance Festival" at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Local artists and choreographers from the area—such as Amanda Alexander, Audrey Henderson, Sophia Kongshaug, Ryann Lewis and others—will perform contemporary and classical repertoire with a diversity of styles and interesting themes. Tickets are $20. http://www.springdancefestival.eventbrite.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
  • Salsa Night: Rumba Northwest continues its "Friday Night Salsa" gatherings from 9pm-12am every Friday at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The event kicks off with Salsa lessons by Antonio Diaz and Heather Haugland, followed by dancing to a variety of hot Latin rhythms until midnight. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm
  • No Ant Can Resist a Picnic: As part of the downtown Bellingham Art Walk, Frank Dunn presents "Cherokee Secrets: A Native American Illusion Magic Show" from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Dunn is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee tribe, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Entry is free. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00pm

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (31 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 Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • High School Musical Auditions: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents showings of the Disney Channel's smash hit, High School Musical, at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian School, 417 Lyncs Dr. Tickets to the family-friendly show are $8-$12. Additional performances take place April 9-11. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:00pm
  • RARE Expo: The second annual Recycled Art and Resource Expo (RARE) takes place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Allied Arts and at a variety of other downtown venues. Green art, science and design alternatives with a focus on artists and their diverse works, educational workshops, exhibits, speakers and performances will be part of the free event. See a full roster of happenings at Allied Arts' website. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Scratchpad, Bellinghamhamlet: Local poets will join improvisers onstage to write poems that will influence improv comedy scenes—and vice versa—at "Scratchpad" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Bellinghamlet," an improvised Shakespeare format. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings of both formats take place throughout April. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: Donated items covering more than 6,000 square feet of space can be perused at a fundraising Garage Sale for WeSNIP from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday, in Ferndale at 1920 Main St., #1. (WeSNiP's support for low- income families has resulted in more than 13,000 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Whatcom County.) http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens after an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet opens this week at showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18; additional showings happen Thursdays through Sundays through April 19. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Easter on the Farm: Scavenger trail hunts, face painting, family photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, egg hunts and more will be part of "Easter on the Farm" events from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. There'll also be a Country Brunch Buffet from 10am-2pm. Entry to the buffet is $10-$18; entry to the egg hunt is $8. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    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 Ferndale Food Bank Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. The event is held on the first Saturday of every month. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Honeywagon Runs: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its 33rd annual "Honeywagon Runs" starting at 8am at Everson's Nooksack Valley Middle School, 404 W. Columbia St. Participants can choose from a half-marathon, four-mile run or, for kids, a half-mile run. The course is run on flat, fast country roads. Entry is $20-$30. http://www.gbrc.net
    8:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Parks for a Work Party from 9am-12pm along Padden Creek (park on Harris Ave, near the intersection of Harris and 6th streets). Volunteers will be planting natives and removing invasive plants, so dress appropriately. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Peonies and Peace: Learn to plant and grow herbaceous, intersectional and tree peonies at a "Peonies 101" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. At 5pm, there'll be a "Creating Sacred Space" class focused on helping your garden find your sense of center, peace, mindfulness and more. Entry is free to both classes; register in advance. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Run: Choose from a five-mile run or two-mile run and walk at the annual "Skagit Valley Tulip Run" starting at 9:30am near Burlington's Skagit Regional Airport. The run is on a "flat and fast" rural course located at Van Zyverden Bulb, 12035 Higgins Airport Way. Entry is $15-$15. http://www.tuliprun.skagitrunners.org
    9:30am
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt: Industrial Credit Union and the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club will co-host the annual Great Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10am at Ferndale's Pioneer Field, 2015 Cherry St. More than 6,000 eggs will be available to hunt, and families can bring along their cameras to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
    10:00am
  • Kids Easter Fair: Join the PeaceHealth & Friends Relay for Life Team for their 4th Annual Kids Easter Fair from 10am-12pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. The event will include indoor Easter egg hunts for a variety of ages, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face-painting, carnival-style games, a coloring contest, and more. Suggested donation is $5 per child. 734-5400
    10:00am
  • Rock and Gem Club Meeting: All are welcome at the Skagit Rock and Gem Club's monthly meeting at 10am at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. (360) 424-8340
    10:00am
  • Dahlia Tuber Sale: More than 600 varieties of dahlias will be available to peruse and purchase at the Whatcom County Dahlia Society's annual Dahlia Tuber Sale from 10am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The group also hosts a Dahlia Flower Show Sept. 12-13. http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market Opening: Mayor Kelli Linville will toss the traditional cabbage to open the 23rd season of the Bellingham Farmers Market at 10am at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, visitors can find free copies of Sustainable Connections' 2015 "Whatcom Food & Farm Finder," live music and more. Upcoming events for the market include Demo Days, a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green, and http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Aeroponics Demo: Learn how you can control your food's growing environment while eliminating the need for pesticides and messy growing mediums by attending an "Aeroponics Demonstration" at 1pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. With the right equipment, bountiful harvests of healthy fruits and veggies are easily and sustainably grown in small spaces. Entry is free; register in advance. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    1:00pm
  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service is also available from 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. The Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries are also offering tax assistance by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • Murder in the Fourth Corner: Author and Emmy Award winner Todd Warger will talk about his latest book, Murder in the Fourth Corner: True Stories of Whatcom County's Earliest Homicides, from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The tome highlights the more unsavory history of early 20th century Bellingham and Whatcom County—including beheadings, shootings, stabbings, poisoning, hangings, strangling and bludgeoning. http://www.wcls.org
    1:10pm
  • Traditional Jazz: Ray Skjelbred’s First Thursday Band will perform swinging music during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$12. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Madie Klusmire Opening: An opening reception for Madie Klusmire's "Vitamin D (Hens, Hops & Blossoms)" takes place from 3-6pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The pottery will be on display and for sale through April. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    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
  • Sentinel Poetry: As part of National Poetry Month, local poet Denise DuMaurier will read from her new poetry collection, Sentinel at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Moon Walk: Area women can join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Moon of the Budding" full moon walk from 7-9pm in Whatcom County (the location will be revealed when you register). Entry to the spring-welcoming event is $12. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • First Saturday Dance Party: Orkestar RTW will perform the dance and folk music of the Balkans, Macedonia, and Serbia at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers' First Saturday Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Some dances are easy, some more challenging, but all can be learned over time. Suggested donation is $15. 778-7188
    7:30pm
  • Brass Monkey, Improv Lab: Impromptu staged readings of new short plays based on the theme "Angst" will be part of "Brass Monkey V" at 7:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. At 10pm, show up for the iDiOM Improv Lab the PETER Comedy troupe, which combines everything from commedia to Viewpoints, rap, mono-scene and more. Entry is free to the early show; entry to the late show is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Blues Hall of Fame Tour: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, and John Hammond will share their big talents at a Blues Hall of Fame tour stop at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Blues Hall of Fame celebrates those most significant artists who have forged and advanced blues history. Tickets are $25-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Filth Fest: Dubloadz and Midnight Tyrannosaurus will be the headliners at tonight's "Filth Fest" starting at 8pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. Local favorites such as INNIT, Abstrakt Sonance, Mikey Mars, and more will round out the bill. Entry is $13-$39. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    8:00pm

 

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