Week of February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23 20 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" excursions from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March. Prices vary; transportation and binoculars will be provided. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Sun., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome--which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools--all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am The Great Northwest Glass Quest 
    Join the 11th annual Great Northwest Glass Quest from Feb. 14-23 throughout Camano Island and Stanwood. Called the "greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest," the free event sees people searching in local parks and businesses for clues that can be exchanged for handblown glass floats by artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Download a guide, and get searching!
    Camano Island and Stanwood :: http://www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
  • 7:30pm Bayshore Symphony 
    Works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Smetana can be heard at Bayshore Symphony's Winter Concerts taking place at 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.), and 3pm Sunday in Bellingham at Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St.). Suggested donation is $15.
  • 7:30pm Fame 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META opens the musical FAME this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues, such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm Something in the Stars 
    Experience student-devised artistry at it best when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's Creation Lab presents performances of the original musical Something in the Stars at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $12 to the show about destine, love and courage on an early 20th century steamship.
    BAAY Theater :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen through March 1.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm Links at the Library 
    Play miniature golf indoors as part of a "Links at the Library" fundraiser from 7pm-10pm Saturday (adults only) and 12pm-3pm Sunday (family-friendly) at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Appetizers, drinks, and live music from the Savage Blues Band will be part of the first event. Great Gatsby-themed costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $40.
    Anacortes Public Library :: (360) 293-1910
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Snowshoe Walk 
    Learn snowshoe and winter safety basics while gaining knowledge about winter ecology, recreation opportunities, and the cultural history of the North Fork Nooksack drainage at a ranger-guided Snowshoe Walk starting at 10am at Glacier Public Service Center, 10091 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $10 for youth 16 and under, $20 general. Snowshoes and poles are provided. Reservations are required. Programs continue Sundays through March 22.
    Glacier Public Service Center :: http://www.discovernw.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm World Famous Chicken Parade 
    Head to Edison by noon for the Skagit town's annual World Famous Chicken Parade. Wear a costume, cluck and join the throng, or watch from the sidelines. Arrive early to secure a place to park.
    World Famous Chicken Parade :: http://www.facebook.com/edisonbirdfestival
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm A Short History of Birdwatching 
    As part of Whatcom READS, "A Short History of Bird Watching" presentation will kick off the monthly Audubon Fourth Sundays event taking place from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Though people have always had reasons to be interested in birds, over the past century birdwatching has developed from a fringe pastime into one of the most popular hobbies in America. Join Paul Woodcock and learn about that change and how you can take part. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Bellingham's Got Talent 
    Comedy, music and a plethora of other performances can be experienced at "Bellingham's Got Talent" at 1pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $7.50-$12.50 to the family-friendly talent show, with net proceeds going to the Lighthouse Mission Ministries for the Street Connect program. Judges will be local talent.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Skagit Topic 
    "Henry Klein Homes" will be the focus of a Skagit Topic panel discussion facilitated by Brian Poppe and Julie Blazek of HPK Architects from 2pm-4pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Whatcom Writes Reading 
    Inspired by this year's Whatcom READS selection, hear the authors of the top Whatcom WRITES entries read their work at 2pm in Lynden at Village Books, 430 Front St. Listen in, and then start planning your own entry for next year.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Interfaith Coalition Music Festival 
    Enjoy an eclectic and uplifting program of spiritual music from diverse congregations throughout Whatcom County at the annual Interfaith Coalition Music Festival starting at 3pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Adding to individual selections by choirs ranging from intimate to majestic, the grand finale will be the 200-voice festival choir singing “Bright Morning Stars Are Rising,” an Appalachian hymn of hope and promise. Entry is by donation.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Sunday @ 3 concert 
    Local music instructor Jeri Mercer leads a "Sunday @ 3" concert at 3pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The family-friendly concert series is designed as a program to allow young, semi-professional artists to perform work showcasing the advancement of their skills. Entry is by donation; funds raised help the center continue its numerous youth programs.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Art of Jazz 
    Guitarist John Stowell, pianist Miles Black, and trumpeter Kevin Woods will perform at the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" concert from 5pm-7pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Tickets are $10-$17.
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TODAY 13 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" excursions from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March. Prices vary; transportation and binoculars will be provided. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 10:00am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Sun., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome--which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools--all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 9:30am - 11:30am Monday Meander 
    Join Wild Whatcom for a "Monday Meander" from 9:30am-11:30am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 S. Samish Way. If you're curious about our local flora and fauna and would like to taste a licorice fern, this outing is for you. The inquiry-based class is geared for adults, but children are welcome. Suggested donation is $8-$12.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Teen Art Club 
    Bring friends and your creativity to inspire new pieces of art at a weekly Teen Art Club meeting taking place from 3pm-4pm at the Blaine Library, 610 Third St. If you love to draw, sketch, paint or create original characters, this club's for you. Snacks, drinks and basic art supplies will be provided.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Open Mic Night 
    Spanish-language writers and poets--and the general public--are invited to the inaugural Spanish Open Mic Night starting at 6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. At 7pm, the longtime Open Mic Night will continue the action. To read your stories, poems and essays, sign up at the main counter or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Mardi Gras Cooking Class 
    Chef Jesse Otero gets jazzy with the vibrant flavors of New Orleans cuisine at a "Mardi Gras" cooking class taking place from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Enjoy ham-stuffed shrimp with Creole butter sauce, gumbo z’herbes and sausage, and cheddar spoon bread. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cider University 
    Chris Rylands of Renaissance Orchards in Ferndale will talk about the wonderful world of keeved ciders at a "Cider U" event from 6:30pm-8pm Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Fees are $25 and include a lecture and discussion, a tasting of the award-winning ciders, and a coupon for 15 percent off bottles to take home after class.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Anacortes Book Club 
    Discuss Robert Dugon's The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell at 7pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. All are welcome to join the conversation. Please visit our website or stop by the library to see the monthly list of 2020 titles.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.cityofanacortes.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Lake Whatcom 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nefesh Mountain 
    Acclaimed Jewish bluegrass string band Nefesh Mountain performs at 7pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 751 San Juan Blvd. Tickets are $10-$20 to see the ensemble whose mission is to spread the joy and magic of American roots music to the masses.
    Congregation Beth Israel :: http://www.bethisraelbellingham.org
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Tuesday, February 25 10 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 6:00am - 9:00pm Ski Bus to Stevens Pass 
    If you're interested in joining a group of adult skiers and snowboarders, join Merry Mountain Ski Club for a Ski Bus to Stevens Pass today with pickup starting at 6am in Bellingham before heading to Burlington, Stanwood, and Monroe. Fees vary.
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm Farm to Table Trade Meeting 
    Make connections by joining more than 130 farmers, fishers, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors and distributors at Sustainable Connections' annual Farm to Table Trade Meeting from 8:30am-4:30pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Entry is $60-$80 and includes a locally sourced lunch.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.sconnect.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Mardi Gras Party 
    Listen to dixieland music by Josh's Mardi Gras Stompers and the Blaine High School Jazz Band at a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party taking place from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Blaine Community Center, 635 8th St. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family and include a dinner with gumbo, pancakes and more.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6pm-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Natural Fermentation 
    Andy Walton focuses on "Natural Fermentation" from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Learn about the many benefits of fermented foods and how they influence our health. Attendees will make sauerkraut together and take home their own jar to ferment and eat. You will also get to taste a sample of water kefir, a fizzy beverage that is fast and simple to make at home. Fees are $29.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm The History of Tea 
    Traditional Teas owners Laurie and Charles Dawson present "The History of Tea" from 6:30pm-8pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. At the free event, find out how tea shaped the world we know today--expanding empires, starting wars and engaging in international espionage. The presentation includes a tasting of fine teas from around the world.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Insects in Decline 
    Dr. Merrill Peterson of Western Washington University discusses "Insects in Decline: Implications for the Future" at a North Cascades Audubon presentation from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Peterson will discuss vivid examples of these declines, describe how they threaten our lives, and examine evidence that such declines underlie dwindling bird populations. He will also make the case that, as keen naturalists and citizen scientists, birders can make important contributions to monitoring the region’s insects, and that learning about our fascinating insect diversity can be immensely rewarding. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm 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 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, February 26 10 events
  • 7:30pm Fame, the Musical 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META Performing Arts continues its showings of the musical FAME at 7:30pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club Meeting 
    "New Leadership for our City and County: Working Together to Address Our Common Challenges" will be the focus of a monthly Bellingham City Club discussion and luncheon from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The moderated program will seek to draw out how Mayor Seth Fleetwood and County Executive Satpal Sidhu will work together to lead our community and solve our collective issues with regards to social, economic and environmental concerns. Entry is $5-$18 and includes lunch.
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Beginners Welcome 
    Cindy Baldwin reads from her new book of middle grade fiction, Beginners Welcome, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on a girl finding friendship after the tragic loss of her father.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Mapping Mountains 
    Renowned aerial photographer John Scurlock will give a talk entitled, "Mapping Mountains: Aerial Photography in the Remote Western Ranges of North America," at 4pm at WWU's Western Library. This event is free and open to the public. This special talk is offered as part of the Speaking of Maps program, which are quarterly talks designed to highlight the use and value of maps in research, in teaching and learning, and in daily life.
    Western Library :: (360) 650-3272
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Wild Church 
    Join Echoes Bellingham for an Ash Wednesday "Wild Church" at 6pm at Marine Park, 100 Harris Ave. The event is an opportunity to develop spiritual practices that draw us deeper into relationship with the sacred. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm 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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Food and Wine Pairing 
    Chef Robert Fong and guest wine guru Laurent Martel embark on an adventure of gastronomic alchemy at a Food and Wine Pairing class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Enjoy Judd Cove oysters on the half shell, fried ling cod, white bean fusilli soup, roast pork with mushrooms, and egg custard matched with viognier, cabernet sauvignon, gamay, grenache-syrah-mourvedre and late harvest riesling. Entry is $79.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Slacks 
    Local improv trio the Slacks will be joined by special guests Deep Flight Simulator for a free performance at 7pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Entry is open to those 21 and older.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
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Thursday, February 27 24 events
  • All Day Fame, the Musical 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META Performing Arts continues its showings of the musical FAME at 7:30pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm All the Great Books (Abridged) 
    Monty Python meets an English class when drama students present the comedy All the Great Books! (Abridged) at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at school's headquarters at Squalicum High School, 3773 McLeod Rd. Tickets are $5-$10. Additional showings happen March 5-8.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.squalicumdrama.com
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • 8:00pm Typhoon of Tenderness 
    Dennis McSorley, an award-winning master storyteller and monologist, presents his one-man show Typhoon of Tenderness at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Told with both humor and truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Godspell 
    The Burlington-Edison High School Drama program presents the musical Godspell at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the BHS Cafetorium, 301 N. Burlington Blvd. Through a variety of games, storytelling techniques, comedic timing, and an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, the cast will bring their own flavor to the revised version of the original. Tickets will be $6-$9 at the door. Additional showings happen March 5-7.
    Burlington-Edison High School :: (360) 757-4074
  • 7:00pm My Fair Lady 
    Drama students present performances of the classic musical My Fair Lady at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $8-$10 at the door.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: (360) 383-9240
  • All Day Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Exploring Equity 
    Learn more about honoring human diversity, promoting cultural self-awareness and understanding, and examining the historical and institutional power of racism, sexism and classism at an "Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility" workshop from 2pm-5pm at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 13 Prospect St. Fees are $75.
    Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Jazz Lecture Series 
    Award-winning flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny leads a Jazz Lecture Series focusing on jazz in the movies at 2pm at the Anacortes Library, 1220 10th St. Matheny's latest album, Jazz Noir, is a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.cityofanacortes.org
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Keenan's Dinner 
    Fare from the Lyon/Northern Rhone region of France will be offered at a special Keenans's Dinner taking place from 4pm-9pm at Keenan's at the Pier, 804 10th St. Prices vary, and reservations are strongly encouraged.
    Keenan's at the Pier :: (360) 392-5510
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Trivia Night 
    Do you know things? Are you looking to flex your book-related trivia muscles? If so, join a Trivia Night event starting at 6pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Come by yourself or with a team and test your knowledge.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Life Between the Pages Dinner Book Club 
    The monthly "Life Between the Pages" event begins at 6pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, 1200 11th St. (above Village Books). The dinner book club includes food and cocktail pairings related to a book--this month's choice is The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. Tickets are $60; copies of the book can be purchased at the bookstore for a 15 percent discount. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
    Evolve Chocolate + Cafe :: (360) 220-1898
  • 6:30pm - 10:30pm A date with democracy 
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Pasta Party 
    Cindy McKinney pairs a variety of pastas from the grocery store shelves with classic sauces at a "Pasta Party" class taking place from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bottle Club 
    Share and sample ciders from Finnriver, Renaissance Orchards, and Beauchamp Imports/French Cider at an inaugural Bottle Club meeting taking place from 6:30pm-8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Pick your favorites and place your order for pickup in March (on or before the next month’s club tasting). Entry is $15; if you commit to purchasing at least six bottles, the tasting fee will be waived.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm The Woman's Hour with Elaine Weiss 
    Elaine Weiss reads from and signs her new book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, at 6:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Read and share this riveting account of the last push to ratify the 19th Amendment, and help celebrate the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote. Entry and parking is free.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The True Cost 
    To complement the exhibit "The Global Language of Headwear," attend a free screening and discussion of the film The True Cost at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The documentary examines the global industry behind fast fashion.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm An Iliad 
    Professional actor Ben Gorman will present the one-man drama An Iliad at 7pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare is a powerful, dramatic exploration of humankind’s urge to warfare using Homer’s Iliad as the focal point. The text is based on the acclaimed Robert Fagles translation, which is used liberally throughout the play. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jazz and Mariachi Night 
    Students from the nationally-known fine arts department at Mount Vernon High School will perform at an MVHS Jazz and Mariachi Night performance at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Come relax and enjoy the wonderful music of Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie, and more. MVHS Mariachi will also perform. Entry is by donation.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm House Concert with Meghan Yates and Louis Ledford 
    Attend a House Concert with singers and songwriters Meghan Yates and Louis Ledford from 7:30pm-9pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. They will each perform a solo set. Suggested donation is $5-$10 at the door.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm WWU Wind Symphony 
    Hear music from traditional composers such as Henry Fillmore and Dmitri Shostakovitch as well as contemporary composers such as Warren Benson, Aaron Perrine and John Mackey when the WWU Wind Symphony performs at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project," which tonight will feature a monthly Improv Mash-Up. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, February 28 17 events
  • 10:00am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Sun., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome--which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools--all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Fame, the Musical 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META Performing Arts continues its showings of the musical FAME at 7:30pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm The Hobbit 
    Students ages 9-12 will bring Bilbo Baggins and an assorted cast of characters to life when they present performances of The Hobbit at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $12; additional showings take place March 6-8.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day All the Great Books (Abridged) 
    Monty Python meets an English class when drama students present the comedy All the Great Books! (Abridged) at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at school's headquarters at Squalicum High School, 3773 McLeod Rd. Tickets are $5-$10. Additional showings happen March 5-8.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.squalicumdrama.com
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet 
    The improvised dating game known as "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Fridays and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, watch "Fifty Shades of Velvet," an improvised romance novel. (Please note this show is recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Typhoon of Tenderness 
    Dennis McSorley, an award-winning master storyteller and monologist, presents his one-man show Typhoon of Tenderness at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Told with both humor and truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day My Fair Lady 
    Drama students present performances of the classic musical My Fair Lady at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $8-$10 at the door.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: (360) 383-9240
  • All Day Godspell 
    The Burlington-Edison High School Drama program presents the musical Godspell at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the BHS Cafetorium, 301 N. Burlington Blvd. Through a variety of games, storytelling techniques, comedic timing, and an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, the cast will bring their own flavor to the revised version of the original. Tickets will be $6-$9 at the door. Additional showings happen March 5-7.
    Burlington-Edison High School :: (360) 757-4074
  • 12:00pm Cultural Arts Festival 
    Activities and events focusing on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County will be part of the annual Cultural Arts Festival taking place from 12pm-8pm Friday, and 10am-8pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The collaborative event between Allied Arts, Whatcom Artist Guild, Native Arts Collective and many more will also include Fairhaven-based activities such as the Fourth Friday Art Walk an other activities and specials throughout historic Fairhaven. Entry is free to the event whose goal is to promote cultural diversity.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 6:30pm Human Rights Film festival turns 20 
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Interurban Trail :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device--and an open mind--to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1pm-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by local poet and writer CJ Prince. Explore what you think you don't know but already do about writing during the monthly writing group.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Whatcom Art Market, Peter James Photography, Current & Furbish, Tony's Coffee & Tea/Harris Avenue Cafe, Village Books, Paper Dreams, Colophon Cafe, Chuckanut Center, Artwood Gallery, Morgan Block, Good Earth Pottery, Firehouse Arts and Events Center, Stones Throw Brewery, and Blessings Spa will be among those opening their doors for the Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5pm-8pm in historic Fairhaven. Entry is free.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sanford-Hill Piano Series 
    Award-winning pianist Zoltan Fejervari will perform as part of the Sanford-Hill Piano Series at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $18-$44.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Comedy Night at Chair 9 
    Sean Flikke hosts a Comedy Night event at 9pm in Glacier at Chair 9, 10459 Mt. Baker Hwy. Expect adult material and plenty of laughs when standup comedians Brett Emerson, Lisa Curtis, Kris Anderson, and Charlie Myers perform at the free event.
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Saturday, February 29 32 events
  • 10:00am La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The sixth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place through March 31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
  • 6:00pm Wild Womxn Week 
    In honor of International Women's Day--and to highlight the benefits of outdoor recreation and changing societal norms--Shifting Gears presents "Wild Womxn Week" events Feb. 29-March 8 at a variety of outdoor and indoor locales in Bellingham. The fun kicks off with a free Adventure Film Night for womxn at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery Sat., Feb. 29 and ends with a "Dirt to Indulgence" after-party at the same place Sun., March 8. Fees vary, and many events are free. See a full schedule online.
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Sun., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome--which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools--all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Fame, the Musical 
    Follow the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts when META Performing Arts continues its showings of the musical FAME at 7:30pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show does not shy away from complex issues such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances take place through March 7.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day The Curious Savage 
    John Patrick's sentimental comedy, A Curious Savage, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day All the Great Books (Abridged) 
    Monty Python meets an English class when drama students present the comedy All the Great Books! (Abridged) at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at school's headquarters at Squalicum High School, 3773 McLeod Rd. Tickets are $5-$10. Additional showings happen March 5-8.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.squalicumdrama.com
  • All Day The Hobbit 
    Students ages 9-12 will bring Bilbo Baggins and an assorted cast of characters to life when they present performances of The Hobbit at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $12; additional showings take place March 6-8.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet 
    The improvised dating game known as "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Fridays and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, watch "Fifty Shades of Velvet," an improvised romance novel. (Please note this show is recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00pm Typhoon of Tenderness 
    Dennis McSorley, an award-winning master storyteller and monologist, presents his one-man show Typhoon of Tenderness at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Told with both humor and truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Godspell 
    The Burlington-Edison High School Drama program presents the musical Godspell at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the BHS Cafetorium, 301 N. Burlington Blvd. Through a variety of games, storytelling techniques, comedic timing, and an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, the cast will bring their own flavor to the revised version of the original. Tickets will be $6-$9 at the door. Additional showings happen March 5-7.
    Burlington-Edison High School :: (360) 757-4074
  • 7:00pm My Fair Lady 
    Drama students present performances of the classic musical My Fair Lady at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $8-$10 at the door.
    Ferndale High School Auditorium :: (360) 383-9240
  • 12:00pm Cultural Arts Festival 
    Activities and events focusing on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County will be part of the annual Cultural Arts Festival taking place from 12pm-8pm Friday, and 10am-8pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The collaborative event between Allied Arts, Whatcom Artist Guild, Native Arts Collective and many more will also include Fairhaven-based activities such as the Fourth Friday Art Walk an other activities and specials throughout historic Fairhaven. Entry is free to the event whose goal is to promote cultural diversity.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, waffles or French toast with strawberry topping at a fundraising Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8am-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids 8 and under, and $6 general; includes eggs, sausage and beverages.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 8:00am - 3:30pm Children's Literature Conference 
    Award-winning children's and young adult book authors and illustrators Mac Barnett, Jason Chin, LeUyen Pham, and Ruta Sepetys will the be featured speakers at the annual Children's Literature Conference taking place from 8am-3:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Registration is $175. Discounts are available for students, para-professionals, retired teachers and WWU employees.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.wwuclc.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm WNPS Field Trip 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a "Forest Ecology with Marvelous Old Growth" Field Trip at 9am Larrabee Park. The educational and fun event will include two groups--one will ascend 1,200 vertical feet and cover five miles, and one will ascend 400 feet in three miles. Please register in advance; entry is free.
    Larrabee Park :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Attend a Work Party with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to improve riparian habitat from 9am-12pm in Everson along Tenmile Creek, 1016 E. Hemmi Rd. The site is home to a diverse range of plants and animals and also has an incredible view of Mt. Baker.
    Tenmile Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm The Birds of Western North America 
    Learn about more than 150 birds with wildlife photographer and WCC photography professor Ken Salzman at "The Birds of Western North America" presentation at 11am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Enjoy a slideshow of photos set to music, most of which were taken by Salzman from within 100 miles of Bellingham--birds coming from as far north as southern Alaska and from Arizona to the south.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm GEMS Fair 
    Area youth can attend a Girls in Engineering, Math & Science (GEMS) Fair from 12pm-4pm on the campus of Western Washington University. The free event hopes to inspire girls of all ages to explore STEM careers. Please register in advance.
    Western Washington University :: ww.oce.wwu.edu/youth-programs
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Washington Beer Open House 
    From 12pm-5pm, breweries throughout the state will take part in the 10th annual Washington Beer Open House with rare barrel tastings, new seasonal beers, brewery tours, unique beer samples, growler sales, live music and other activities. Among the participants are 122 West Brewing, Boundary Bay Brewery, both Chuckanut Brewery locales, Anacortes Brewery, Bastion Brewing Co., Kulshan Brewery, Stemma Brewing Company, Wander Brewing, Garden Path Fermentation, Stemma Brewing Company, Stones Throw Brewing, Wander Brewing, and more. Get a full list online.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Strait Art 
    Attend a book reading and presentation for Strait Art from 1pm-3pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 1st St. The long-awaited collection of essays compiled by the late Jake Seniuk includes texts written for exhibitions he curated of Northwest artists--including William Morris, George and Gerry Tsutakawa, Lanny Bergner, Ann Morris, Dale Chihuly, Mary Peck, and more. Today's readings will include essays that feature the work of Philip McCracken, Allen Moe, Sheila Klein, Ries Niemi, James Lapp, and C.C. Elian. Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Corsini Wines Tasting 
    Explore Corsini Wines of Piedmont with Sam Kisbye of Cru Selections at a tasting from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Entry to the 21-and-over event is free.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Eagles Here and Around the Globe 
    North Cascades Audubon Society presents "Eagles Here and Around the Globe" at 3pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Find out about these intriguing eagles and learn about our resident Bald Eagles as well as those that migrate here from late November through January to feast on spawning salmon. Entry is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm La Conner Daffodil Festival Poster Reception 
    Attend La Conner Daffodil Festival's Poster Contest Finalist Reception from 4pm-6pm at the Lux Art Center, 603 Morris St. Come meet the 10 finalists for the year's painting contest and vote for your favorite through March 15. A winner will be announced March 31 and will be the "official" image for next's year's festival.
    Lux Art Center :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Ignite the Night Fundraising Gala 
    SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention will host its annual "Ignite the Night!" fundraising gala and auction from 6pm-8:30pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall. Tickets are $100 and include awards fun interactive events, raffle items and much more.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.sparkmuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:30pm Leap 
    Come celebrate the day the calendar forgot with Hot Damn Scandal and members of the Bellingham Circus Guild at "Leap" shows at 6pm and 9pm at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Expect magic, storytelling, music, feats of strength and hilarity, adult beverages and more. Tickets are $15-$20 to the 21-and-over events.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Leap reception 
    Attend an opening reception for "Leap!" from 6pm-9pm at Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery, 311 W. Holly St. The Artist Choice show only happens once every four years, so come see the small-works show that features work by artists who took a "leap of faith" and dropped off unframed art for Fourth Corner to frame. The show runs through March 30.
    Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery :: http://www.fourthcornerframes.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jeffrey Elvis 
    Hear hits like "Blue Suede Shoes," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," and more when Elvis Presley impersonator Jeffrey Elvis makes his way to Whatcom County for a 7pm performance at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. Tickets are $15.
    Lynden Pioneer Museum :: http://www.J5tickets.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Manouche NW Concert Series 
    As part of the Manouche NW Concert Series, violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Jimmy Grant will bring gypsy jazz to life at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $25.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Wildpreneurs 
    Tamara Jacobi shares ideas from her book Wildpreneurs: A Practical Guide to Pursuing Your Passion as a Business at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The presentation will use storytelling and film shorts to explore how wildpreneurs around the globe took the leap and brought passion, purpose, profit and freedom into creating their dream business.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Northern Contraband will provide live tunes and Seattle's Amy Wimmer will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Off the Hill Concert Series 
    "Mozart and Milhaud" will be the theme of Western Washington University's "Off the Hill" concert series at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The evening's program will feature WWU piano professor Milica Jelača Jovanović in an intimate chamber performance of Mozart's radiant "Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488" followed by Darius Milhaud's 1923 ballet La Création du monde. Tickets are $25; proceeds support music department scholarships.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
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