Week of April 30, 2017

TODAY 16 events
  • 10:00am Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 10:00am Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "I'll Remember April" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band's annual Spring Swing Concerts at 7:30 Friday in La Conner at Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. The ensemble will be joined by vocalist Lynette McCormack. Admission is by donation.
    Maple Hall and Brodniak Hall :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • 12:00pm Citizen Scientists 
    Become a citizen scientist by joining the North Sound Stewards for a free beach survey training from 12-4:30pm Saturday at the Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park. From 12-4:30pm Sunday, training will happening at the Interpretive Center at the Padilla Bay Reserve. At both events, attendees can learn how to help protect our marine species and habitats. Please register in advance.
    Birch Bay State Park, Padilla Bay Reserve :: 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
  • 7:30pm Celebrating in Song 
    Skagit Valley Chorale's "Celebrating in Song" concerts take place at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan will be part of the lineups. Tickets are $14-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Celebrating in Song 
    Skagit Valley Chorale's "Celebrating in Song" concerts take place at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan will be part of the lineups. Tickets are $14-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 4:00pm Northwest Wine Encounter 
    A wine-tasting reception will kick off the "Northwest Wine Encounter" Friday night at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Through Sunday, winemakers from DeLille Cellars, Gehringer Brothers, Leonetti Cellar, Northstar, Panther Creek, and Red Willow Vineyard will be in attendance to pour some of their feature wines, as well as host enlightening wine- tasting seminars. Weekend packages are sold out, but there are still a limited number of gala dinner tickets ($175) and passes to the seminars ($100).
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.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
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Tire Recycling Event 
    Households can recycle up to 15 auto or small truck tires from 9am-4pm today and again May 7 at the Birch Bay-Lynden Box Facility & Recycling Center, 4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Please bring proof of Whatcom County residency; no commercial, business, semi-truck or tractor tires will be allowed.
    Birch Bay-Lynden Box Facility & Recycling Center :: (360) 778-6033
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Children's Day/Book Day 
    Attend "El día de los niños/El día de los libros" (Children's Day/Book Day) from 1-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The annual celebration of children, books and the Latino community will features food, entertainment, crafts and free books for kids.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Mockingbird 
    The longtime Pacific Northwest trio, Mockingbird, will perform at a free concert at 2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. All ages are welcome.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm Art of Jazz 
    The Marina Albero Group will perform at the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" concert from 4-6:30pm at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 for students, $16 general.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Tanka Poetry 
    Poet, essayist and Zen Buddhist priest Norman Fisher reads from his new poetry collection, Any Would Be If: Tanka, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome includes "moments of thought, moments of action, moments of light, moments of language, moments through which 'we pull ourselves into now.'"
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Spring Beer Dinner 
    Chef Jeremy Weizenbaum will serve a five-course dinner paired with brews at the annual Spring Beer Dinner starting at 6:30pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 600 W. Holly St. Tickets are $62 and include food, beer, gratuity and tax. Please reserve a seat in advance, as the event always sells out.
    Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen :: http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm King's Men of Song 
    Help raise funds for the Lighthouse Mission at a King's Men of Song benefit concert from 7-8:30pm at Hope in Christ Church, 710 E. Sunset Dr. In addition to listening to this talented men’s coral group, attendees can hear from Hans Erchinger-Davis, Lighthouse Mission Executive Director. Entry is by donation.
    Hope in Christ Church :: http://www.thelighthousemission.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Help! I'm American! 
    Improviser, actor and Upfront alum DK Reinemer presents his one-man sketch comedy show, Help! I'm American!, at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Topics in the "only slightly political" show will include love, the sinking of the Titanic, and musings about moving to Canada. Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Monday, May 1 6 events
  • 9:00am Children's Book Week 
    As part of Children's Book Week, attend readings and events from May 1-7 at Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Village Books donates 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries, so stock up on reading material.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Poetry Workshop with Tod Marshall 
    Current Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall leads a Poetry Writing Workshop for those 13 and older from 6-7:30pm in the resources room at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dahlia 101 Presentation 
    The Whatcom Dahlia Society will host a free "Dahlia Planting 101" presentation from 7-9pm at Laurel Community Grange, 6174 Guide Meridian Rd. Refreshments will be provided.
    Laurel Community Grange :: http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
  • 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
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Swing Dance 
    All ages and experience levels are invited to a weekly Swing Dance starting with a beginner drop-in class from 8-8:30pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. From 8:30-10:30pm, all levels are invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed due to the friendly, community atmosphere swing dancing is known for. Entry is $3-$5.
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Tuesday, May 2 7 events
  • All Day Children's Book Week 
    As part of Children's Book Week, attend readings and events from May 1-7 at Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Village Books donates 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries, so stock up on reading material.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00am - 10:00pm Dine Out for Maple Alley Inn 
    Prepare to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at your favorite area eatery as part of the Opportunity Council's annual "Dine Out for Maple Alley Inn" fundraiser taking place throughout the day and into the night at dozens of restaurants throughout Bellingham. A portion of the funds raised today will go to the program, which helps feed area residents who are in need of a hot, home-cooked meal. See a full list of participating restaurants at the website listed here.
    Bellingham :: http://www.oppco.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Carl Hiasson's Razor Girl will be the subject of discussion at an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Transportation Information Session 
    Community members interested in training for a career in the automotive industry can learn more about Bellingham Technical College's automotive programs at a Transportation Information Session happening from 5:30-7:30pm at the school's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. The free event will feature speakers, tours and an opportunity to talk with faculty. Please sign up in advance.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Arts Washington Reception 
    Join Allied Arts to welcome Karen Hanan—executive director of the Washington State Arts Commission—and commissioners and staff to Bellingham at an ArtsWA Reception from 7-8:30pm at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 4040 Northwest Ave. They will be giving a brief overview of the work of the commission, as well as discuss updates on funding for the arts on the state and federal levels. Entry is free; there will be a no-host bar.
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott :: http://www.alliedarts.org
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Wednesday, May 3 9 events
  • All Day Children's Book Week 
    As part of Children's Book Week, attend readings and events from May 1-7 at Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Village Books donates 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries, so stock up on reading material.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Dynamic Duo 
    The Bellingham Music Club continues its "Dynamic Duo" series featuring power couples from WWU Music Department faculty when Laura and Gustavo Camacho (violin, horn) and Victor Cayres (piano) present a one-hour long concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Entry is free.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 2:00pm - 8:30pm Books and Tea 
    Join in to talk about cozy mysteries surrounding gardens, bees and honey from 2-3:30pm for "Afternoon Books and Tea" and 7-8:30pm for "Evening Books and Tea" at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Bring your favorite tea cup and share a dessert from your book if you would like.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Tea and Books 
    Bring your favorite tea cup and share a brief selection from your book if you like at an "Afternoon Books and Tea" gathering from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The theme for May is stories about springtime or life-changing events.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Ancient Chinese Mariners 
    Lecturer and author Peter Gray presents an enlightening look at ancient Chinese mariners, as well as some inventions that have come from China—including the first seismograph device and mechanical clock—at an "Ancient Chinese Mariners and Inventions" presentation from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Meeting 
    Gwen Odermatt of Langley's Petals and Butterflies Garden will present "Treasures of the Shade Garden" at Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is free, and membership is open to gardeners in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Helen Sung Quartet 
    Lauded jazz pianist Helen Sung—a Thelonious Monk Institute graduate—will be joined by John Ellis (saxophone), Boris Kozlov (bass), and Terreon Gully (drums) for a Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center concert from 7-9pm at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Community Memory Talk 
    Steve Jordan shares stories of his family's experience with the early growth of Sumas and the establishment of the railroad, along with fascinating historical facts regarding surveying and growth of the community, at a Sumas Community Memory Talk at 7pm at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, May 4 12 events
  • All Day Children's Book Week 
    As part of Children's Book Week, attend readings and events from May 1-7 at Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Village Books donates 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries, so stock up on reading material.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm Godspell 
    Members of the Lynden Performing Arts Guild present showings of the inspiring, biblically driven musical Godspell at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Shawn Fuller directs the telling of a series of parables based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. The musical numbers use a wide range of styles with lyrics that are primarily traditional hymns. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen through May 21.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Dance in Concert 
    View Afro-Cuban salsa by guest choreographer Antonio Diaz and new works by Western Washington University faculty Nolan Dennett, Pam Kuntz, and Rick Merrill at "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Twelfth Night 
    Expect to see twins, cross-dressing, love triangles, live music and more when drama students at Sehome High School present showings of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the adaptation set on a beach pier in the 1970s are $8-$10.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 9:00am Indie Web Camp 
    Graphic artists, designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers and other independent web creators can sign up for IndieWebCamp 2017 from 9am-5pm Thursday and Friday at the Foundry, 1000 F St. Attendees at the free event can share ideas and actively work on creating their own websites and building upon each other's creations. Please register in advance.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The class continues Thursdays through June 1.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Texture Clothing Pop-Up 
    Texture Clothing will unveil its spring collection at a Pop-Up event from 5-8pm at its former headquarters at 1425 N. State St. Enjoy light refreshments while you check out the new colors and designs.
    Texture Clothing :: http://www.textureclothing.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Children's Art Walk 
    Attend a Children's Art Walk from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. The pieces by artists ages 15 and younger can be seen at Miss May's Creative Learning Store, Tri Dee Arts, Kids Stuff, Skagit Running Company, and more. Entry is free.
    Downtown Mount Vernon :: http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Promising Futures Opening Reception 
    View works by Whatcom County high school students at an opening reception for "Promising Futures" from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, ceramics and digital art from Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Lynden Christian, Meridian, Mount Baker, Options, Sehome and Squalicum schools. See it through May 26.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Pad Party 
    Donate feminine hygiene products to be donated to DVSAS and the Lighthouse Mission at a "Pad Party" taking place from 6-8pm at the SpringHill Suits by Marriott, 4040 Northwest Ave. Food and drinks will be provided, and people of all ages and genders are invited.
    SpringHill Suits by Marriott :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Know Your Neighbor 
    The South Fork Valley Community Association hosts its final "Know Your Neighbor" panel discussion pf the season from 6:30-8pm at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Way. "Our Valley's Public Servants" will feature folks who give their time and energy to educate, inform, counsel and help improve life in the valley. Food will be provided by the Acme Diner. Entry is free.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Night Beat 
    Laura and Gustavo Camacho (violin, horn) with Victor Cayres (piano) perform Brahms' "Horn Trio, Op. 40," John Harbison's "Twilight Music" and more at a the Bellingham Music Club's "Night Beat" concert series at 7:30pm the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
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Friday, May 5 25 events
  • All Day Children's Book Week 
    As part of Children's Book Week, attend readings and events from May 1-7 at Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Village Books donates 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries, so stock up on reading material.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm You Can't Take it With You 
    ALTA Theatre (Alger Lookout Thespian Association) presents the madcap comedy about two very different families, You Can't Take It with You, starting this week with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 for the later shows (includes dessert), and $10 for the matinee. Additional showings happen through May 14.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • All Day Godspell 
    Members of the Lynden Performing Arts Guild present showings of the inspiring, biblically driven musical Godspell at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Shawn Fuller directs the telling of a series of parables based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. The musical numbers use a wide range of styles with lyrics that are primarily traditional hymns. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen through May 21.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • All Day Dance in Concert 
    View Afro-Cuban salsa by guest choreographer Antonio Diaz and new works by Western Washington University faculty Nolan Dennett, Pam Kuntz, and Rick Merrill at "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 3:00pm Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament 
    The Society for Creative Anachronism will host "Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament" from 3pm Friday to 3pm Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Championships on heavy fighting, archery, arts and sciences, rapier and more, and there will be a merchants row, a silent auction, a "torchlight tourney," a feast, a pancake breakfast, food trucks, a dessert auction and more. Tickets to take part in the medieval fun are $15 per day or $20 for the weekend (age 17 and under are free).
    Deming Logging Show Grounds :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 8:00pm Genre Legends 
    Fairy tale princesses, teenager issues, Western outlaws and members of the mob may make appearances at "Genre Legends" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the "coolest movie ever made" are $10-$12. Additional performances of the format happen through May.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm New Works Festival 
    View a preview of Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao’s new translation of Aphra Behn’s 1687 comedy, The Emperor of the Moon, at New Works Festival performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $12. On May 11-12, view WWU student Teague Parker's award-winning dark comedy, Smooth Smooth Jazz.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Get Smart 
    Quirky characters, timeless cliches and impossible gadgets will be part of Get Smart performances at 7pm Friday, and 3pm and 7pm Saturday at Lynden Middle School's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. Tickets to see the satirical secret agent spoof inspired by the 1960s television show will be $7-$9 at the door.
    Judson Hall :: (360) 223-5663 or http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Spring Plant Sale 
    Browse a wide selection of plants for your garden or flower beds at great prices at a Spring Plant Sale taking place from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Deming Library.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • All Day Twelfth Night 
    Expect to see twins, cross-dressing, love triangles, live music and more when drama students at Sehome High School present showings of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the adaptation set on a beach pier in the 1970s are $8-$10.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 6:00pm One by Two 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission hosts a dual challenge exhibit, "One By Two," from 6-9pm Friday (during Art Walk), and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The project started with a photo provided by nine fabric artists who used the image as inspiration to produce a small, wall-hanging-size quilt.
  • 9:00am Indie Web Camp 
    Graphic artists, designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers and other independent web creators can sign up for IndieWebCamp 2017 from 9am-5pm Thursday and Friday at the Foundry, 1000 F St. Attendees at the free event can share ideas and actively work on creating their own websites and building upon each other's creations. Please register in advance.
  • 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 every Friday in May at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Spanish Storytime 
    Families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish can attend "Spanish Storytime" for kids ages 3-5 at 10:30am most Fridays through May 19 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Cheers to 90 Years Community Celebration 
    Birthday cake, historical information from tour docents, two screenings of a video project about MBT's history and a short presentation by local dignitaries will be part of a "Cheers to 90 Years" Open House and Birthday Party starting at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry to the event celebrating nine decades of having the performance hub in downtown Bellingham is free and open to all.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 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 - 7:30pm Design Drinks 
    Designers, artists, architects, cartographers, programmers, writers, curators and any others engaged with and interested in design questions and problems are all welcome to meet with one another, exchange ideas, and develop connections at "Design Drinks" from 5-7:30pm at Localgroup Studio, 221 Prospect St. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Localgroup Studio :: http://www.localgroup.studio
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Empty Bowls 
    Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln (WACK) hosts "Empty Bowls" from 5:30-9:30pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $15 and includes a portion of soup and a locally handmade bowl to keep; proceeds go to the Maple Alley Inn and the Bellingham Food Bank. Additionally, check out and place bids on platters up for auction in advance at the Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St.
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Renee Hartig Reception 
    Check out oil paintings by Portland-based artist Renee Hartig at an opening reception from 6-10pm at the Allery Fine Art, 1319 Cornwall Ave., #104 (in the alley). See the bold landscapes and seascapes through May.
    Allery Fine Art :: http://www.thealleryfineart.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Children's Art Walk 
    Approximately 60 venues will show the work of area students in their windows as part of Allied Arts' 17th annual Children's Art Walk taking place throughout downtown Bellingham. Additionally, other venues such as Make.Shift Art Space, Whatcom Musem's Lightcatcher Building, the Bellingham Public Library, Fourth Corner Frames, Mindport, and Allied Arts will feature related displays.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Landcapes Reception 
    "Landscapes all Mediums" will be the theme of a show opening tonight from 6-10pm at the new Gallery Pegasus, 301 W. Holly St. (in the old Blue Horse Gallery space). The exhibit will feature works by both new and established artists.
    Gallery Pegasus :: http://www.gallerypegasus.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Scottish Concert 
    Alan Reid and Rob van Sante of Scotland's Battlefield Band will perform at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. The folk duo will present a lively show rooted in the music of Scotland, its rich history, and varied landscape, providing much of the inspiration for their material. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fish Tales 
    As part of North Cascades Institute's "Nature of Writing" series, Joshua Stilts shares historic photos and stories from Whatcom Fish Tales: A Historical Look at the County's Seafood Industry at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Stilts is a Bellingham native and the son of a commercial fisherman.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Caravan of Creeps and Freaks 
    Philadelphia's Squidling Brothers present a "Caravan of Creeps and Freaks" performance at 8pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., #102. The collective of freaks, weirdos and clowns will share talents such as sword-swallowing, flame-devouring, juggling, body suspension and much more. Tickets to see the "dark-hearted horror burlesque" show are $10.
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Saturday, May 6 41 events
  • All Day Of genius and madness 
  • All Day Children's Book Week 
    As part of Children's Book Week, attend readings and events from May 1-7 at Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Village Books donates 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries, so stock up on reading material.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm Cantabile Chamber Choir 
    Hear healing songs like “Sure On This Shining Night,”“Only in Sleep,” and “Amazing Grace" when the Cantabile Chamber Choir presents "Dream: Songs of Hope and Healing" at 7:30pm Saturday in Anacortes at the United Methodist Church (2201 H Ave.), and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (425 18th St.). Tickets will be $8-$15 per person at the door, or $40 per family.
  • All Day You Can't Take it With You 
    ALTA Theatre (Alger Lookout Thespian Association) presents the madcap comedy about two very different families, You Can't Take It with You, starting this week with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14 for the later shows (includes dessert), and $10 for the matinee. Additional showings happen through May 14.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • 10:00am Book, Bake and Plant Sale 
    Find great prices and a large selection of used books, baked goods, and plants for your garden at a "Book, Bake and Plant Sale" from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • All Day Godspell 
    Members of the Lynden Performing Arts Guild present showings of the inspiring, biblically driven musical Godspell at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Shawn Fuller directs the telling of a series of parables based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. The musical numbers use a wide range of styles with lyrics that are primarily traditional hymns. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen through May 21.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • All Day Dance in Concert 
    View Afro-Cuban salsa by guest choreographer Antonio Diaz and new works by Western Washington University faculty Nolan Dennett, Pam Kuntz, and Rick Merrill at "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament 
    The Society for Creative Anachronism will host "Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament" from 3pm Friday to 3pm Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Championships on heavy fighting, archery, arts and sciences, rapier and more, and there will be a merchants row, a silent auction, a "torchlight tourney," a feast, a pancake breakfast, food trucks, a dessert auction and more. Tickets to take part in the medieval fun are $15 per day or $20 for the weekend (age 17 and under are free).
    Deming Logging Show Grounds :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 8:00pm Genre Legends 
    Fairy tale princesses, teenager issues, Western outlaws and members of the mob may make appearances at "Genre Legends" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the "coolest movie ever made" are $10-$12. Additional performances of the format happen through May.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm New Works Festival 
    View a preview of Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao’s new translation of Aphra Behn’s 1687 comedy, The Emperor of the Moon, at New Works Festival performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $12. On May 11-12, view WWU student Teague Parker's award-winning dark comedy, Smooth Smooth Jazz.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Get Smart 
    Quirky characters, timeless cliches and impossible gadgets will be part of Get Smart performances at 7pm Friday, and 3pm and 7pm Saturday at Lynden Middle School's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. Tickets to see the satirical secret agent spoof inspired by the 1960s television show will be $7-$9 at the door.
    Judson Hall :: (360) 223-5663 or http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Spring Plant Sale 
    Browse a wide selection of plants for your garden or flower beds at great prices at a Spring Plant Sale taking place from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Deming Library.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm Twelfth Night 
    Expect to see twins, cross-dressing, love triangles, live music and more when drama students at Sehome High School present showings of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the adaptation set on a beach pier in the 1970s are $8-$10.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 6:00pm One by Two 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission hosts a dual challenge exhibit, "One By Two," from 6-9pm Friday (during Art Walk), and 10am-2pm Saturday at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The project started with a photo provided by nine fabric artists who used the image as inspiration to produce a small, wall-hanging-size quilt.
  • 8:00am - 1:00pm Sedro-Woolley Plant Sale 
    Geraniums, tomato starts and plenty of surprises will be part of a Plant Sale from 8am-1pm at Sedro-Woolley's Bingham Park Loop. Come early, as the fundraising event for the Sedro-Woolley Alumni and Schools Foundation often sells out by noon.
    Bingham Park Loop :: http://www.swhsalumni.blogspot.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Haggen to Haggen 5K 
    There will be no onsite registration, so sign up in advance for the 24th annual "Haggen to Haggen" Fun Run starting at 8am at the Sehome Haggen and ending at the Meridian Haggen. Entry to the 5K is $10; proceeds support the Greater Bellingham Running Club’s Whatcom County high school scholarship program.
    Sehome Haggen :: http://www.haggen.com
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Community Garage sale 
    Buy or sell secondhand treasures at the annual Community-wide Garage Sale taking place throughout the day throughout Ferndale. Entry to the sales is free.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market Opening 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors, live music by Eric Miller, a game tent, party favors, a visit by Clover the Balloon Fairy, photo-ops and much more will be part of the 27th annual Anacortes Farmers Market Opening Day Celebration from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Attendees can also meet new vendors, say hello to old friends and find all the fixings for dinner. The market continues Saturdays through October.
  • 9:30am - 5:00pm Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament 
    Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will host its 15th annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament fundraiser from 9:30am-5pm at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. All ages are invited to come cheer on the teams; in addition to the tournaments, there'll be a beer garden, a salmon barbecue lunch, local food trucks, live music and entertainment, raffle drawings, a kids' area and more. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Sportsplex :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Trail Work Party 
    Volunteers can join a Work Party from 10am-12pm at Fairhaven's 19th Street Trail. Restoration in this area directly benefits the recent Padden Creek Daylighting Project. Bellingham Parks and Rec will provide gloves, tools and direction.
    19th Street Trail :: (360) 778-7105 or http://www.cob.org
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm Community Boating Center Opening 
    Starting at 10am, rent a boat, register for a class, buy your season pass and more at opening day of the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. From 10am-2pm, the WAKE kayak club will also host a gear swap. The CBC will be open every Saturday and Sunday through May, until the third week of June—when the schedule shifts to seven days a week.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm WAKE Swap Meet 
    Join the Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts (WAKE) for its annual Swap Meet from 10am-2pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. From 9-9:45am, members and the general public can bring outdoor adventure gear to be sold or just come to shop for great deals on gear. Boats for sale can be tried out on the water that day, as well.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.wakekayak.org
  • 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
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Sudden Valley Garden Club Sale 
    The Sudden Valley Garden Club will sell unique and beautiful things to put in the ground at its annual Plant Sale from 10am-3pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Dr. The event will also feature pot-planting by donation, a supervised kids garden craft area, professional advance and great prices.
    Sudden Valley Dance Barn :: http://www.suddenvalley.com
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Spring Book and Bake Sale 
    Browse a wide selection of great reads and find something sweet to eat at a Spring Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 10:00am - 10:00pm Comic Book Day 
    Free comic books, storewide discounts, free refreshments, a raffle, a photo booth and costumed fun will be part of a Free Comic Book Day celebration from 10am-10pm at the Comics Place, 105 E. Holly St. Adults and children of all ages are invited to get in on the fun.
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Spring Plant & Book Sale 
    Locally grown and donated plants of all types—including outdoor shrubs and flowers, house plants, berry plants, hanging baskets, as well as some yard art and outside decor bric-a-brac—can be found at a Spring Plant & Book Sale from 10am-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The sale will also feature books for both adults and children.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm 3-D Art Exhibit 
    Original jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture, basketry and woodworking can be seen at a "Dimensionality" 3D art exhibit and sale from 1-5pm at Affinity Bellingham, 3930 Affinity Lane. The curated event is a joint exhibit with Whatcom Art Guild. Come to buy the special lady in your life a gift for Mother’s day or find a treasure for your home.
    Affinity Bellingham :: http://www.affinityatbellingham.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Homesteading Burlington 
    The City of Burlington will unveil its first history exhibit, "Homesteading Burlington: The Garl Family Pioneers" at 1pm at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Living history storyteller Margie Wilson will portray Clara Garl-Morrison, Burlington's first school teacher. An exhibit of photographs and Garl family heirlooms will highlight the exhibit. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Burlington Chamber of Commerce :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Bellingham Bay Boat Parade 
    As part of the Bellingham Yacht Club's boating season opening, they will host an Opening Day Ceremony at 11am at their digs at 2625 S. Harbor Loop Dr. A Boat Parade starts at 1:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal that will continue into Bellingham Bay. All are welcome to come watch.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.byc.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm La Conner Boat Parade 
    "The Pirates of the Caribbean" will be the theme an opening day of Boating Season Parade starting at 3pm at La Conner's Swinomish Yacht Club, 310 N. First St. At 1pm, show up in front of the clubhouse for opening ceremonies.
    Swinomish Yacht Club :: http://www.swinomishyachtclub.org
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm 10th Anniversary Show Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for a "Tenth Anniversary Show" from 4-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The group show will feature pieces from more than 80 established and emerging local and regional artists who have contributed their works to exhibits in the gallery over the past decade. The expansive exhibit will be up through May 28.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvallee.com
  • 4:00pm - 9:30pm Procession of the Species 
    Celebrate community, creativity and our connection with nature at the 14th annual Procession of the Species starting at 4pm in front of Bellingham City Hall (210 Lottie St.) and continuing to Maritime Heritage Park (501 W. Holly St.). Show up costumed as your favorite species at 3:30pm to line up, and remember the three rules: no live animals, no motorized vehicles, and no words (written or spoken). A post-parade celebration will include music and dancing.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.bpots.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Cinco de Mayo Celebration 
    Help raise funds for residents of the Sean Humphrey House and programs that support it a 10th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration and fundraiser from 5:30-9:30pm at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 4260 Mitchell Way. Entry is $60 and includes a Mexican-themed fiesta offering a traditional dinner, live and silent auction packages and interactive raffles and activities.
    Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites :: http://www.seanhumphreyhouse.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Black and White Night 
    Gourmet appetizers, a silent auction, music by DJ "Killer Audio" and more will be part of a "Black and White Night" fundraiser for the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network from 7-10pm at the Birch Bay Village Club House, 8181 Cowichan Rd. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
    Birch Bay Village Club House :: http://www.wmmsn.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cabin Fever NW 
    Dianne Bochsler, Tara Caldwell, Ed Johnson, and Cary Black will perform as Cabin Fever NW at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Known for gorgeous vocal harmonies, compelling songwriting and masterful instrumentation, the homegrown quartet performs modern and traditional folk influenced by gospel, rock, blues, country and pop. Suggested donation is $15-$20 at the door.
    YWCA Ballroom :: http://www.cabinfevernw.com
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Folk Dance Party 
    Balkanarama will play high-energy Balkan and Rom (Gypsy) dance music at the First Saturday Folk Dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner or experience is necessary. Suggested donation is $15.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Manouche NW Jazz Series 
    Violin virtuoso Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble will perform as part of the Manouche NW concert series at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Nuages will open the night and the BUF will serve craft beer, wine, and concessions, with proceeds funding the choir’s Transylvania pilgrimage next month.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.manouchenw.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm The Island 
    Lummi Island storytellers Isaac Colgan and Tamia Sorensen will share the first chapter of The Island at 7:30pm at the Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The book is described as a "sweeping tale of tectonic thrusts, lithic lifeways, Coast Salish heritage, European explorers, forests, fishing and the last frontier."
    Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm Prom Night with USA Dance 
    The band Napu will provide live music at USA Dance's "Prom Night' starting with a foxtrot lesson at 7:15pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. All are welcome at a dance party from 8-10pm, including beginners, seniors, singles, couples and students. Entry is $7-$10.
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