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Week of Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Sunday, February 7, 2016 (15 events)

  • Baby: Meet three couples who are facing the brave new world of parenthood in humorous and poignant fashion when Baby continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Tickets are $12-$14; additional showings happen through Feb. 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Calendar Girls: Attend performances of Calendar Girls at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on a true story and the hit movie of the same name, the play tells the tale of Annie and her friends who, following the death of Annie's husband, resolve to raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a fundraising calendar. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 13. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Les Miserables: BAAY Pro, a new and advanced division of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, will present showings of the musical Les Miserables at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm and Saturday, and 12pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The school edition of the play takes the audience on an exciting journey through revolutionary France, where a number of young idealists put their lives on the line for what they believe in. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.baay.org or www.baaylesmis.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Mary Poppins: Watch what happens when a magical nanny comes to work for a banker's family and takes them on fantastical adventures when Disney's Mary Poppins concludes this week with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 1:30pm and 7pm Sunday, at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to see the Broadway musical are $6-$10. http://www.lyncs.org
    7:00pm
  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • August Osage County Auditions: Open auditions for upcoming performances of August: Osage County take place at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Auditioners will do cold readings from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. See more details online. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Snowshoeing Fun: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a snowshoeing excursion near Mt. Baker today. Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, and bring snacks, water and a lunch for the trail. Drivers will need a Sno-Park permit. http://www.mtbakerclub.org
    8:00am
  • Community Breakfast: Meet and greet local politicians as they serve you coffee and made-from-scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs and more at the monthly Community Breakfast taking place from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids, $5 for adults. (360) 961-9584
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Chess & Coffee: Join a new "Bellingham Chess and Coffee Meetup" at 2pm at the Market Street Cafe at the Barkley Haggen, 2900 Woburn St. Folks of all ages may drop every Sunday by to meet other local players and play chess. Entry is free. http://www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess
    2:00pm
  • Arthur Green: Selections from Chopin, Gershwin, and Ives will be on the bill when lauded pianist Arthur Green performs at 3pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $11-$22. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    3:00pm
  • West African Dance Class: Seattle-based dancer Frank Anderson will teach West African Dance from Guinea and Mali from 3:30-5pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The class happens at the same time Sun., Feb. 14. Drop-in prices are $7 for students, $15 general. http://www.presence-studio.com
    3:30pm
  • West African Dance Class: Seattle-based dancer Frank Anderson will teach West African Dance from Guinea and Mali from 3:30-5pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The class happens at the same time Sun., Feb. 14. Drop-in prices are $7 for students, $15 general. http://www.presence-studio.com
    3:30pm
  • Sea Shanty Songs: Join Randy Benson and friends for a Sea Shanty Sing-Along from 4-6pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Entry to the all-ages event is free, and no experience is required. (360) 758-7145 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm

Monday, February 8, 2016 (8 events)

  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • August Osage County Auditions: Open auditions for upcoming performances of August: Osage County take place at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Auditioners will do cold readings from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. See more details online. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Avalanche Awareness: Find out where and why avalanches occur, learn to access local bulletins and weather reports and more at an "Avalanche Awareness" class from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential tool. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • From Italy with Love: Chef Peter Belknap leads a "From Italy with Love" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Peter will share a selection of his favorite Italian classics and teach you how to make your own romantic meal for the lovers in your life. Entry is $45. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Travel Series: As part of a monthlong "Teaming up for Travel" series, Martha Raaka will lead a "Traveling in Italy" presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Raaka has spent the past decade exploring the many diverse regions of Italy and will share with you some of the highlights of her visits. Along with the most popular destinations of Rome, Florence, and Venice, she'll share some insights about her favorite, off the beaten path locations. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Bullets Over Broadway: Expect big laughs, colorful characters and songs that made the ’20s roar when Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway—a musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show—comes to Bellingham for one night only at a 7pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the first national tour of this production are $30-$69. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • 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. 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, February 9, 2016 (10 events)

  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • Jam With Mojo: Attend a "Blues and Jazz Jam" from 2-4pm Tuesdays at MOJO School of Music, 2626 Meridian St. Come join the rhythm section (guitar, bass and drums) and bring your instrument (bass, guitar, woodwinds, brass, vocals, piano, harmonica, strings) and a song or two. All are welcome. (360) 671-0614
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Reads Kickoff: As part of this year's Whatcom READS! events, discuss Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being at 2:30pm at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.) and 7pm at the Point Roberts Library (1437 Gulf Rd.). Ozeki will be in Whatcom County in early March to share the book and participate in additional events. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    2:30pm
  • Heart-racing 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. Tonight's "You Make My Heart Race" run will feature prizes, color-coded clothing clothing to delineate your dating status, demos by Brooks, and heart-shaped treats. Entry is free. In these dark months, a headlamp or flashlight is required. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Mardi Gras Dinner: Oysters Rockefeller, blackened catfish, seafood gumbo and more will be on the menu at a Mardi Gras Dinner Party starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Play Reading Group: Get together with others who enjoy reading plays aloud at a Play Reading Group gathering from 6:30-8pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Amateurs and first-timers are welcome. 758-7145
    6:30pm
  • Monkey Celebration: Chef Robert Fong celebrates in the kitchen with a "Year of the Monkey" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Come to eat and enjoy a meal with Fong’s family recipes. A glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage is included in course fee. Entry is $59. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Noisy Water Reading: At 7pm, selected poets who are published in Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County will read from their works at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. The collection features works by 101 writers. Entry to the all-ages event is free. 305-3600
    7:00pm
  • Gear Swap: Bellingham Mountaineers will host a Gear Swap at 7pm at the Bellingham YMCA, 1256 N. State St. Attendees can buy and sell used outdoor gear at the event, which is open to the public. http://www.bellinghammountaineers.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Folk Dancers: Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards. http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (6 events)

  • The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: A cast of 10 will portray everyone from a radical socialist to an Italian laundress to a scientific industrialist when The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theatre. The play focuses on the events surrounding the titular character, who, through a strike at a Canadian zinc smelter, brought the World War I British war machine to a halt. Tickets are $7-$12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • Geography Talk: “Archival Evidence for Historical Changes in the Lowland Wilderness Meadows, Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park” will be the focus of a presentation with Andy Bach, Associate Professor of Environmental Geography at WWU, at 4pm at the university's Western Library. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Slanted Eyes: As part of Whatcom READS!, psychologist and former broadcast journalist Sam Louie presents "Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience" at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Louie uses spoken word poetry to guide audiences to better understand the depth of cultural issues that confront Asian- Americans today. This free program is sponsored by Humanities Washington. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    6:00pm
  • Solar Talk: "Solar Energy for Your Farm, Home or Rural Business" will be the focus of a presentation by Fire Mountain Solar from 6:30-8p at Camano Island's Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. Among other things, learn about the federal, state and utility incentives and about solar panels made in Washington or Oregon. http://www.firemountainsolar.com
    6:30pm
  • Heavy Metal: Attend a concert of classical transcriptions and original music made for the heavy sounds of low brass instruments at a "Heavy Metal" concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
    7:30pm

Thursday, February 11, 2016 (17 events)

  • The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: A cast of 10 will portray everyone from a radical socialist to an Italian laundress to a scientific industrialist when The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theatre. The play focuses on the events surrounding the titular character, who, through a strike at a Canadian zinc smelter, brought the World War I British war machine to a halt. Tickets are $7-$12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Calendar Girls: Attend performances of Calendar Girls for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on a true story and the hit movie of the same name, the play tells the tale of Annie and her friends who, following the death of Annie's husband, resolve to raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a fundraising calendar. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Baby: Meet three couples who are facing the brave new world of parenthood in humorous and poignant fashion when Baby concludes this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • Metales M5: Mexico's leading brass quintet, Metales M5, returns to Mount Vernon for shows at 10am and 12pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Expect to hear everything from baroque to contemporary music, opera and blues, pop, movie soundtracks, and folk music from Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Tickets are $5. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    10:00am
  • Museum Advocates Talk: George E. Thomas, former Executive Director of the Whatcom Museum (1978-1993), will discuss how the museum was saved from demolition in 1962 at a Museum Advocates discussion at noon at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. He will also talk about the museum’s founding, struggles in the first decades and some of the personalities significant to its survival. Entry is free. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith helms a free "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 1:30-3pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    1:30pm
  • Snowshoeing Basics: Find out more about a fun winter sport at a "Snowshoeing Basics" clinic with Kathy Whitman from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Whitman will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started. Please register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Strumming for Tami: A silent auction and music by Jasmine Green, Tom Sandblum, Sam Chue, Brian Hilman, and Stinky Pete will be part of a "Strumming for Tami" fundraiser starting at 6pm at the Underground Nightclub, 211 E. Chestnut St. The event will raise money for area resident Tami Davis, who recently suffered a brain aneurysm. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. 1-832-674-4657
    6:00pm
  • Peace Corps Talk: Hear Peace Corps volunteer stories at 6:30pm at Western Washington University's Communications Facility (CF), room 110. Vanessa Leja will be sharing her Peace Corps experience as an English teacher in South Africa. Join her to have your questions answered, learn about the Peace Corps application and more. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    6:30pm
  • Firehouse Film Series: The kid-friendly Song of the Sea will be the featured flick at a Firehouse Film Series showing at 6:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $5 per person of $15 for a family. http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    6:30pm
  • Healthy Treats: "Healthy Treats for Your Sweetheart" will be the focus of a class with Alissa Segersten from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees will learn how to make sweets such as chocolate lava cakes, raspberry coconut ice cream, no-bake chocolate custards (and more); the menu will be free of grains, dairy, soy, refined sugar, GMOs, and is organic. Entry is $39. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Astronomy Meeting: The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale's Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. The event will include discussion of upcoming star parties, astronomy events within driving distance, outreach projects and more. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.whatcomastronomy.org
    7:00pm
  • Midnight Bird: Local performance poet Kevin Murphy shares mind-expanding pieces from his new CD, The Bird of Pure Midnight, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The disc is accompanied by a 32-page chapbook which includes lyrics to all of the poems—with subject matter ranging from the inner life of rocks to Abraham Lincoln to human-rodent relations. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour: See the standup comedian who made it onto The Late Show With David Letterman 28 times—the most of any comic since the show moved to CBS in 1993—when Brian Regan returns to Bellingham for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the history-making funny fella are $50. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Lodge Lore: Lifetime Whatcom County resident Mike Impero shares research, photographs and historical documents from his recently published book, The Grand Lady of Mount Baker: A History of the Mount Baker Lodge from 1927-1931 at a Whatcom County Historical Society meeting at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:30pm

Friday, February 12, 2016 (16 events)

  • The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: A cast of 10 will portray everyone from a radical socialist to an Italian laundress to a scientific industrialist when The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theatre. The play focuses on the events surrounding the titular character, who, through a strike at a Canadian zinc smelter, brought the World War I British war machine to a halt. Tickets are $7-$12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Calendar Girls: Attend performances of Calendar Girls for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on a true story and the hit movie of the same name, the play tells the tale of Annie and her friends who, following the death of Annie's husband, resolve to raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a fundraising calendar. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Baby: Meet three couples who are facing the brave new world of parenthood in humorous and poignant fashion when Baby concludes this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Father’s Been to Mars: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association concludes its run of Father's Been to Mars with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The comedy focuses on a television actor who can't separate his family life from his onscreen persona. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7pm Sunday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). The show runs weekends through February. Tickets are $10-$12 ($15 for the Valentine's Day show). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Vineyard Valentines Event: Art, artisan chocolates, wine and champagne tastings, treats, tours and more will be part of Valentine's Day Weekend happenings from 12-5pm Friday through Sunday at Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery, 4298 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tastings are $5. http://www.mountbakervineyards.com
    12:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am Fridays in February on the Interurban Trail. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Parkinson’s Dance Class: Kuntz and Company's Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the joy of dancing while forming a community of support. Entry is free. No registration is necessary. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    10:00am
  • 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 will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. The Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476 or http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    2:19pm
  • Shantala: Attend a "Kirtan Singing with Shantala" event from 7-9pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The evening of heart-centered singing with the Portland-based ensemble is a fundraiser to benefit the women and children of the Maher Ashram in Pune, India. Entry is $15-$20. http://www.shantalamusic.com
    7:00pm
  • Turtle Island Quartet: Hear bold new trends in chamber music for strings when the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The foursome is known for fusing the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Tickets are $30-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Faculty Chamber Recital: Listen to what years of practice, collaboration and mastery sounds like at a Faculty Chamber Music Recital at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130 or http://www.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Beatles Tribute: Nine Entertainment brings "1964...the Tribute" to Bellingham for an 8pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Ave. The show that Rolling Stone dubbed the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth" features songs from the band's pre-Sgt. Pepper era and includes period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. Tickets are $29-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Whose Live Anyway: Comedian Ryan Stiles will be joined by fellow funny fellas Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, and Joel Murray for "Whose Live Anyway!" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday in Anacortes at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr. Tickets to see the world-famous improvisors and actors are $35-$75. http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
    9:00pm

Saturday, February 13, 2016 (34 events)

  • The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: A cast of 10 will portray everyone from a radical socialist to an Italian laundress to a scientific industrialist when The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theatre. The play focuses on the events surrounding the titular character, who, through a strike at a Canadian zinc smelter, brought the World War I British war machine to a halt. Tickets are $7-$12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Calendar Girls: Attend performances of Calendar Girls for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on a true story and the hit movie of the same name, the play tells the tale of Annie and her friends who, following the death of Annie's husband, resolve to raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a fundraising calendar. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Baby: Meet three couples who are facing the brave new world of parenthood in humorous and poignant fashion when Baby concludes this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Father’s Been to Mars: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association concludes its run of Father's Been to Mars with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The comedy focuses on a television actor who can't separate his family life from his onscreen persona. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7pm Sunday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). The show runs weekends through February. Tickets are $10-$12 ($15 for the Valentine's Day show). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Vineyard Valentines Event: Art, artisan chocolates, wine and champagne tastings, treats, tours and more will be part of Valentine's Day Weekend happenings from 12-5pm Friday through Sunday at Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery, 4298 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tastings are $5. http://www.mountbakervineyards.com
    12:00pm
  • My Circus Valentine: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its almost-annual Valentine's Day event, "My Circus Valentine!," with shows at 6pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (21-and-over) Saturday and Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. At the event, Guild members will be joined by dazzling special guests for interactive adventures, heartfelt performances, and jaw-dropping acrobatics. Tickets are $10 for kids 12 and under, and $20 for adults. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    6:00pm
  • Swan Watch: The Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park invite the public to the annual "Swan Watch" from 7-10am at Ferndale's Tennant Lake, 5236 Nielsen Ave. Attendees can expect to see as many as 300 trumpeter and tundra swans form into small groups, bob their heads simultaneously, then lift off the water for the day’s forage. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and cameras. Refreshments and hot drinks will be served. Entry is free. http://www.wprfoundation.org
    7:00am
  • Woolley Runs: Runners can choose from a half-marathon, marathon or 50K at today's "Woolley Runs" starting at 8am in Sedro-Woolley at the Cascade Trail at Township and Polte roads. Entry is $40; finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind Woolley coin. http://www.skagitultrarunners.com
    8:00am
  • Stimpson Outing: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a Stimpson Nature Preserve outing today. Meet at 8:30am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, or at 9am at the trailhead off Lake Louise Rd. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • Fragrance Lake Run: Bellingham Trail Running Series hosts a "Fragrance Lake Half Marathon," 10K and Kid's Race starting at 8:30am at Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr. Entry is $70-$80 (the kid's race is free). http://www.bellinghamtrail.com
    8:30am
  • Produce Particulars: "Grow Your Own Produce" will be the focus of a free workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Attendees will learn about lighting, soil, temperature, containers and seed germination times. There will also be discounts on selected seeds. Please register in advance. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes WInter Market: Peruse and purchase locally sourced food and crafts for your Valentine at the Anacortes Farmers Market's second Winter Market of the season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Additional markets March 12 and April 9 before the season opens on weekly basis in early May. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Celtic Dance Championship: Attend the Celtic Arts Dance Championship from 9am-5pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Highland dances for beginners, novice and intermediate dancers kick things off, and championship events begin at 11am. Entry to view the competitive dances is $4-$7. http://www.celticarts.org
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Biscuits with sausage and gravy, scrambled eggs and mixed fruit will be on the menu at a bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Two for the Road: Run solo or with a partner (teams must finish together) at the Greater Bellingham Running Club's annual "Two for the Road" 5K Run starting at 10am at Whatcom Falls Park, 1401 Electric Ave. Entry is $5 for youth, $10 for solo runners and $15 for teams. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • Growing Fruit & Veggies: "Learning to Grow Fruit Trees" will be the focus of a free workshop taking place from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. From 1:30-3:30pm, the first of a five-series "Vegetable Growing" class for intermediate to advanced gardeners begins. The cost for the series is $100. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Girl.Strong: Connect with local teams, businesses and individuals who support girls and women athletes in Bellingham at a National Girls and Women in Sport Day event, "Girl.Strong," from 1-3pm at the commons area at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Attendees at the all-ages event can also learn about upcoming events and opportunities, meet some of the city's amazing female athletes and take part in creative art projects. Entry is free. http://www.ngwsd.org
    1:00pm
  • Serving Sweets Reception: A reception for the artists of "Serving Sweets," featuring works by members of Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln (WACK), takes place from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. View and purchase the works through February. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    1:00pm
  • Serving Sweets Reception: A reception for the artists of "Serving Sweets," featuring works by members of Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln (WACK), takes place from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. View and purchase the works through February. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    1:00pm
  • Nancy Grigsby Reception: Painter Nancy Grigsby will be on hand to talk about her works at a reception from 1-4pm at Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Ave. The gallery is also features jewelry and jewelry boxes through February. http://www.artwoodgallery.com
    1:00pm
  • Valentine’s Day Dance: The Swing Connection Big Band will host its fourth annual "Valentine's Day Dance" from 2-4pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. As in previous years, the band will back up six soloists chosen from the Bellingham Sings vocal ensemble. Entry to the all-ages event is free. http://www.swingconnection.org
    2:00pm
  • Valentine’s Tasting Event: Attend a "Valentine's Tasting Event" from 5-8pm at Perfectly Paired, 1143 11th St. Entry is $12 and includes samples of five red wines paired with single-origin dark chocolates by Lynden's Fresco Chocolate, presented by chocolate maker Rob Anderson. Please reserve a spot in advance. 671-0203 or http://www.perfectlypairedgourmet.com
    5:00pm
  • P.S. I Love You: New works by Trish Harding will be on display for perusal and purchase at a "P.S. I Love You" gathering from 6-9pm at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St. In addition to the original art, the event will also feature music by Tom Harding, Craig Ostrom, JD Sinclair, and Ranger Kidwell Ross, and refreshments. Entry is free. http://www.studio-ufo.net
    6:00pm
  • Heart, Wine, Chocolate: Taste the region's finest chocolate, cheese, wine, beer and spirits at a "Hearts, Wine, Chocolate" fundraiser for the Lynden Kiwanis from 6:30-9:30pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The event will also include art displays, vendors, a raffle, live music from the Mark Kelly Quartet and more. Tickets are $30. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com or www.lyndenkiwanis.org
    6:30pm
  • A Musical Evening: Annette Richardson, the Honey Bees, Harmony Northwest, the Special Blend, and the Elations will perform at "A Musical Evening" fundraiser for KidSight at 7pm at VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. Appetizers and a silent auction will be part of the festivities. Entry is $5; additional donations are welcome. (360) 510-7716
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: "The Magic of Motown" will be the theme of a Whatcom Symphony Orchestra concert at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The show features the dynamic Seattle Rock Orchestra teaming up with members of the WSO for rousing program of Motown music live you've never heard it before. Tickets are $25. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: The Alpha Beats will provide live music and Morna Leonard will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Serial Killers, Round Four: Three remaining teams will present short episodic plays as part of the annual "Serial Killers" competition at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Per usual, each week the audience votes to kill off one of the plays, with the remaining teams fighting to stay alive—and win $1,000—at weekly shows through Feb. 20. Entry is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. (P.S. If you miss a week, a recap team will get you up to date.) http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: Dance to the music of classic Argentine Tango and more modern moves at USA Dance's monthly "Tango by the Bay" from 8-10pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $7-$10; beginners, singles, couples, seniors and students 18 and over are welcome. (360) 734-5676
    8:00pm
  • Valentine’s Salsa Dance: Both singles and couples can join Rumba Northwest for a Valentine's Salsa Dance from 8-11pm at Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N. Garden St. The fun starts with a beginning salsa lesson, and line dances will be led throughout the evening. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Nite All-Stars: "Love, Laugh & Dance #2" will be the theme of a Comedy Nite All-Stars show starting at 8:30pm at the Grand Ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. The event features three headlining comedians—Nikki Carr, Ralph Porter, and Brian Smith—as well as drink specials, a special performance by Cedd Dogg, host Boe Blast, and more. tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:30pm

 

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