Week of August 20, 2017

Sunday, August 20 31 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:30pm Help! 
    Actress Kimberly Richards of Late Nite Catechism fame stars as a woman who has just survived her 50th birthday and refuses to slide gently into middle age at the final showings of Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I am Having Hot Flashes at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the lauded comedy by Louise Roche are $45.50.
    MBT's Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 9:00am Cascade Days 
    A parade, a "Dump Run," chain saw carving, car and pet shows, a chalk art competition, jam and jelly contests, craft and food vendors, ice carving, a duck race and more will be part of the annual "Cascade Days" taking place from 9am-4:30pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday in Concrete at Veterans Memorial Park and beyond. Many events are free.
  • 7:30pm Bicycle Noir 
    You'll need a two-wheeled conveyance to take part in Bicycle Noir, which hits the streets at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday starting at Cafe Velo (120 Prospect St.) and continuing on a five-mile loop to the South Bay Trail, Boulevard Park, and back to the venue. The free, all-ages comedic mystery led by director and deviser Rich Brown will involve attendees following the action of a lead detective as she solves multiple murders. You’ll stay mounted on your bike as you follow the clues, stopping briefly to check in on the action at various locations.
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 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.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 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.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Dog Days of Summer 
    Whatcom Humane Society will host its annual "Dog Days of Summer" Festival from 10am-3pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. The canine-friendly event will feature interactive games and activities, contests for dogs (with fabulous prizes), dog demos, entertainment, pet-themed booths for shopping and education, an animal caricaturist (by donation), a vegetarian food court, and shelter and adoption information. Entry is free.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Doggie Dash 
    As part of its "Dog Days of Summer" festival, Whatcom Humane Society hosts an annual "Doggie Dash" 5K fun run/walk starting at 10am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Superhero costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes in many categories. Entry is $20 per person; dogs run free.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, Amigos Nobles will perform a mix of world-beat fusion and Euro-Mediterranean music from 1-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free. The series continues Sundays through Labor Day.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Nonfiction and Memoir Writing Group 
    A Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group meets from 3:15-5:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Members bring printed copies of their pieces for others to follow while you read aloud; the group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your printout, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. New members are asked to attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Trivia Night 
    Jeff Zwiers will host a Trivia Night from 5-8pm in the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Teams of up to six people can play; entry per person is $1. The all-ages event will take place Sundays through the summer.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Way North Comedy Showcase #6 
    Headliners Chris Mejia and Bo Johnson will be joined by Chase Roper and Monisa Brown at the monthly Way North Comedy Showcase from 7-9pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Rd. The event will also include an open mic featuring even more local standup comedians. Entry to the 18-and-over event is free.
    Farmstrong Brewing Co. :: http://www.facebook.com/events
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Monday, August 21 20 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Solo 
    Bestselling and award-winning author Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home when he reads from the Young Adult novel Solo—which he co-wrote in poetic verse with Mary Rand Hess—at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome tells the story of 17-year-old Blade Morrison, whose life is bombarded with scathing tabloids and a father struggling with just about every addiction under the sun.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm 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. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, August 22 20 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sunset History Cruise 
    Whatcom Museum continues its "Sunset History Cruise" season at 6pm at San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star—which, in addition to offering stunning scenery, includes stories about the region's fascinating history. Tickets are $30-$35; a final cruise happens Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Hiking Basics 
    Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go at a "Hiking Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free primer.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm BIFT 
    Four Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 29 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    New members are welcome to come and discuss George Elliot's Middlemarch at tonight's Bellingham Reads book discussion group taking place from 6:30-7:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7323
  • 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 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
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TODAY 25 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • 7:30pm The Male Intellect 
    Robert Dubac transforms into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap—all while drinking a beer—at performances of The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? at 7:30pm Wednesday through Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $45.40.
    Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 6:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm America's Opioid Epidemic 
    "America's Opioid Epidemic in Our Own Backyard" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club presentation helmed by Cindy Hollinsworth, RN, and Dr. Adam Kartman from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. A Q&A will follow. Entry is $5-$20 and includes a buffet luncheon.
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more weekly through September.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Stories in the Park 
    Professional tale-tellers will tell delightful, enchanting or just plain hilarious stories at a "Storytellers in the Park" gathering at 1pm at Ferndale's Pioneer Park. Young children are welcome at the free event, which is part of a series of seasonal soirees being put on by the City of Ferndale.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. The market continues Wednesdays through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:30pm The Book of Greens with Chef Jenn Louis 
    Chef Jenn Louis of Portland's acclaimed Lincoln restaurant shares recipe tips and samples from her new tome, The Book of Greens, at 4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. At 7pm, she'll be on hand in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Copies of the cookbooks will be available at both events.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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 and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Music at Maritime Finale 
    As part of a free summertime lineup presented by the City of Bellingham, OSO will perform its "funky improvisational space rock" at a "Music at Maritime" concert taking place from 6-8pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Lawn games, circus entertainment, a beer garden and more will be part of the family-friendly fun.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Family Fun BBQ and S'mores Challenge 
    Attend a Family Fun BBQ and S'mores Challenge at 6pm at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Hot dogs, buns and fixings will be provided; if possible, bring something to share—like salad, chips, fruit, etc.—and your favorite item or items for a twist on traditional s'mores (marshmallows will be provided, as well). Outdoor games for all ages will be part of the fun.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Walking with Penguins 
    Laurie and Vic Kritz lead a "Walking with the Penguins" presentation from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The virtual tour focuses on a cruise the duo took beginning in Punta Arenas, Chile, continuing to the Antarctic Peninsula, and then on to the Falkland Islands. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" starts at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Conservation Cafe 
    Join the Pacific Biodiversity Institute for its "Conservation Cafe"—a monthly event featuring provocative environmental films and paradigm-shifting discussions—at 7pm in Anacortes at ACME Creative, 705 Commercial Ave. Tonight's cinematic journey focuses on the shrinking world of the mountain caribou. Following the short film, naturalist, tracker and educator Marcus Reynerson will speak about his experiences with the project. Entry is $15.
    ACME Creative :: http://www.pacificbio.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Angel Food Cake 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend showings of the West Coast premiere of Kelli Lynn Woodend's Angel Food Cake at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Western Washington University's DUG Underground Theater. Set in a Tennessee trailer on the lot of a drive-in movie theater, one very unusual family wrestles with doubt, love, obsession, and the fine line between faith and fantasy. Tickets are $15.
    DUG Underground Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
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Thursday, August 24 23 events
  • 9:41am Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day The Male Intellect 
    Robert Dubac transforms into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap—all while drinking a beer—at performances of The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? at 7:30pm Wednesday through Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $45.40.
    Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    Power, humor and poetry can be expected when Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao presents Lisa Peterson's and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of the ancient Greek classic An Iliad for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The new version turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-6pm at 324 Front St. Visit the market Thursdays through October 12.
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Aug. 31 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm ANT Benefit 
    Attend an all-ages fundraiser for Animals as Natural Therapy from 4-8pm at Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St. In addition to visiting with a variety of animals in the parking lot, percent of your drink purchases during this time frame will go to the nonprofit that is dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages through honest relationships developed with animal partners.
    Aslan Brewing Co. :: http://www.aslanbrewing.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    The Atlantics will perform at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Sept. 14. Entry is $5.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fiction Writing Group 
    Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Fiction Writing Group meeting from 6-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the free Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, Polecat performs from 6-8pm at Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza. A final concert features Rivertalk on Thurs., Aug. 31.
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
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Friday, August 25 32 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day The Male Intellect 
    Robert Dubac transforms into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap—all while drinking a beer—at performances of The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? at 7:30pm Wednesday through Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $45.40.
    Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 6:00pm Ferndale Street Festival 
    Live music, a "Festival of Fenders" car show, vendors of all trades, a wine and beer tent, activities for families and kids, a pie-eating contest, various food outlets and much, much more will be part of the 14th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6-11:30pm Friday and 10am-11:30m Saturday in downtown Ferndale. Entry to the "rain or shine" event is free.
  • 9:00pm The Heroes 
    Follow a team of heroes as they take on villains to save the world—while battling their own interpersonal problems—when "The Heroes" returns to the stage with 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the improvised action are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day An Iliad 
    Power, humor and poetry can be expected when Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao presents Lisa Peterson's and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of the ancient Greek classic An Iliad for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The new version turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 6:00pm Groovin' and Grubbin' for Good 
    As part of a weekend of fundraising for Work Opportunities—a nonprofit promoting self-determination, self-respect, and valued participation in the community for persons with disabilities through work—attend "Groovin' for Good" from 6-9pm Friday at BAAY Theater (1059 N. State St.) and "Grubbin' for Good" from 9am-8pm Saturday at Cafe Rumba (1140 N. State St.). The former event will feature a night of salsa dancing and lessons, and the latter will feature food and prizes throughout the day. Entry to the BAAY event is $10-$12.
    BAAY Theater, Cafe Rumba :: http://www.facebook.com/workoppwhatcom
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours Friday and Saturday starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Friday, a tour also happens in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House. The final summer outings happen Sept. 1-2.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Lake Padden Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by CJ Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Cemetery Tour 
    "Tree Tour North" will be the focus of a City of Bellingham walking tour with Marilyn Boysen from 2-4pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. At the free, all-ages event, attendees can learn about native and exotic trees on the north side of cemetery creek.
    Bayview Cemetery :: http://www.cob.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Vendors will sell a selection of locally grown produce and handmade crafts at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 3-7pm Fridays through mid-October at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1931 Main St.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Artwood Gallery, Good Earth Pottery, Renaissance Celebration, Current and Furbish, Skylarks, Whatcom Art Market, Stones Throw Brewery, Blessings Salon Spa, Uptown Art, the Lairmont Manor, the Garden Room, Lovitt, Fairy Godmothers and more will open their doors for the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk from 5-8:30pm throughout the historic district. In addition to local art, enjoy appetizers, drinks and, in some cases, live entertainment. Entry is free.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Concert Series Finale 
    The Chris Eger Band performs at the final Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Entry is free. A variety of food vendors will be on hand to sell their edible wares.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farm Tunes 
    The Elopements perform as part of "Farm Tunes" from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The seasonal, bluegrass-focused series features bands, food and drink every Friday through October.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Burlington Summer Nights Finale 
    The Dog Tones will play classic hits at the conclusion of "Burlington Summer Nights" from 7-9pm at the Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Opening activities take place from 5-7pm, and food vendors will be onsite.
    Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
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  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
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  • 8:43pm Look to the skies 
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  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day The Male Intellect 
    Robert Dubac transforms into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap—all while drinking a beer—at performances of The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? at 7:30pm Wednesday through Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $45.40.
    Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 3:00pm U.S. Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble 
    Hear 20 highly trained professional musicians/airmen perform the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Count Basie—as well as contemporary big-band leaders and composers—when the U.S. Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble performs at 3pm Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St.) and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall (2501 E. College Way). Tickets to both events are free, but must be reserved in advance.
    Mount Baker Theatre, McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm Ferndale Street Festival 
    Live music, a "Festival of Fenders" car show, vendors of all trades, a wine and beer tent, activities for families and kids, a pie-eating contest, various food outlets and much, much more will be part of the 14th annual Ferndale Street Festival from 6-11:30pm Friday and 10am-11:30m Saturday in downtown Ferndale. Entry to the "rain or shine" event is free.
  • 9:00pm The Heroes 
    Follow a team of heroes as they take on villains to save the world—while battling their own interpersonal problems—when "The Heroes" returns to the stage with 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the improvised action are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    Power, humor and poetry can be expected when Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao presents Lisa Peterson's and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of the ancient Greek classic An Iliad for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The new version turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 6:00pm Groovin' and Grubbin' for Good 
    As part of a weekend of fundraising for Work Opportunities—a nonprofit promoting self-determination, self-respect, and valued participation in the community for persons with disabilities through work—attend "Groovin' for Good" from 6-9pm Friday at BAAY Theater (1059 N. State St.) and "Grubbin' for Good" from 9am-8pm Saturday at Cafe Rumba (1140 N. State St.). The former event will feature a night of salsa dancing and lessons, and the latter will feature food and prizes throughout the day. Entry to the BAAY event is $10-$12.
    BAAY Theater, Cafe Rumba :: http://www.facebook.com/workoppwhatcom
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours Friday and Saturday starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Friday, a tour also happens in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House. The final summer outings happen Sept. 1-2.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Half-Marathon Preview 
    Join Bellingham Bay Marathon race director Ben Twig and Fit School's Carol Frazey for a "relaxed and fun" preview run of the BBM's half-marathon course starting with a pre-run huddle at 8am at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Three pace leaders will be on the course to help guide people along the way. Be sure to bring your own water and fuel for the run. Entry is free.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Lynden Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or waffles with berries at a Community Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3-$6 and includes eggs, sausage and beverages.
    Lynden Community Center :: (360) 354-4501
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Ferndale Breakfast 
    Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave. All ages are welcome.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Summer Fun Rod Run 
    See cars of all makes, models and years when the 4th Corner Elites Car Club opens its 37th annual "Summer Fun Rod Run" to the public from 9am-3pm at the Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Entry is $3. Car owners may enter the one-day show-and-shine for $15, or the three-day show for $45. Proceeds benefit Project Santa Claus.
    Deming Log Show Ground :: http://www.fourthcornerelitescarclub.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The 30th season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market continues from 9am-2pm Saturdays through mid-October at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market takes place from 11am-4pm weekly through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the parking lot at Nugents Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library, Nugents Corner :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Conquering all obstacles 
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem—come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Salmon Sighting 
    Join NSEA naturalists for "Salmon Sighting" from 10am-12pm at Thompson Creek Bridge (off the Mt. Baker Hwy). Attendees will witness pink salmon—who only spawn on odd years—fighting their way upstream. The free event takes place again Sat., Sept. 2.
    Thompson Creek Bridge :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Produce sales, entertainment, games and more will be part of a Lummi Island Market taking place from 10am-1pm Saturdays through Sept. 2 next to the Islander grocery store, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. (across the street from the ferry terminal).
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm This Old House 
    Listen to or tell stories about old homes in Point Roberts at a "This Old House" gathering at 2pm at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Rd. Attendees can see or bring photos and memorabilia.
    Point Roberts Community Center :: (360) 945-6545
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    Selections spanning the swing era, traditional concert band favorites, and contemporary show and film tunes can be heard when the Skagit Community Band performs at an annual summer concert from 2-3:30pm at La Conner's Gilkey Square. Bring a chair, a cool drink, and friends and family.
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers Saturdays through Sept. 23.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Ann Morris Artist Talk 
    Lummi Island-based sculptor Ann Morris will discuss her "Bronze, Boats & Shadows" exhibit at an Artist Talk from 4-5pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The show closes tomorrow.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Harvest Moon Festival 
    Party to the hits of the 1980s when Fantasy Band and Sunset Superman perform at the third annual Harvest Moon Festival, "Retro on the River," from 5-10pm at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Mount Vernon. Local microbrews, wine and food will be part of the festivities. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $20-$25 and include two beverages.
  • 5:00pm - 11:00pm Summer Fun in the Park 
    All are invited to a "Summer Fun in the Park" gathering from 5-11pm next to the pirate-themed playground at Blaine's Marine Park, 272 Marine Dr.). Live music by Trouble at the Henhouse, a beer garden, food, activities for kids and a viewing of Lego Batman at dusk will be part of the fun. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Separation and Sea 
    Irish poet, architect and mediator John James Reid will read from his new collection, Mid-Atlantic: Poems of Separation and Sea, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The pieces by the Bellingham-based scribe use the sea as a metaphor for the journey through the emotional waves of personal transition from the Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poems of separation and the sea 
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Circus on the Water 
    As the culmination of the Lookout Circus Campout, attend a "Circus on the Water" performance at 8pm at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Hwy 99 N. The outdoor show will feature circus talents from near and far presenting juggling, acrobatics, comedy and aerials on a floating dock or suspended above the reflecting lake at the quarry (terraced seating will be provided onshore). Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate (kids 12 and under are free).
    Lookout Arts Quarry :: http://www.lookoutarts.com
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