Week of March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17 15 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • All Day Regional High School Art Show 
    Students, parents, teachers and members of the public can peruse a Regional High School Art Show from 8am-4:30pm March 13-15 and 18-22 in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service District, 1601 R Ave. An opening reception happens from 6-9pm Fri., March 15. Winners from the region will be chosen for the 46th annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
    Northwest Educational Service District :: http://www.nwesd.org/artshow
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.cob.org
  • 11:00am Fine Art Trunk Show 
    Artists in various mediums will be selling small, unique bodies of work—from jewelry to mixed-media, photography, fiber and more—at a Fine Art Trunk Show happening from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in La Conner at the Lux Art Center, 603 Morris St.
    Lux Art Center :: http://www.luxlaconner.com
  • 7:00pm Newsies, the Musical 
    Attend an ebullient, joyful and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice at performances of Newsies, the Musical at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Lynden High School's Judson Hall, 516 Main St. Tickets will be $5-10 at the door.
  • 5:00pm Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival 
    The 17th annual "Wings Over Water" Northwest Birding Festival begins with an opening dinner and featured artist reception from 5-7pm Friday at Blaine's Vault Wine Bar (277 G St.). Saturday's events include a Birding Expo from 10am-5pm at Blaine Middle School (975 H St.), guided birding trips, a photography workshop, activities for kids, wildlife cruises, live raptor presentations, keynote speakers and more. Sunday brings a Birder's Breakfast, speakers, guided walks, workshops and more. Prices vary for events (many are free, including entry to the Expo).
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:30am - 11:30am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am 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 - 2:00pm Leprechaun Daze Classic Car Show 
    The Fourth Corner Elites Car Club hosts its annual "Leprechaun Daze" Classic Car Show from 10am-2pm in the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. Entry is $10 to enter your car, free to view.
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:00pm - 2:30pm Purim Carnival 
    Activities for all ages and a costume parade and dance will be part of an annual Purim Carnival happening from 12-2:30pm at Congregational Beth Israel, 751 San Juan Blvd. Tickets for activities and food will be two for $1.
    Congregational Beth Israel :: (360) 733-8890
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm History Tour 
    Attend a History Tour from 12:30-1:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The museum's trained guides will take participants to the basement to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Fifth Inversion with Whatcom Wind Ensemble 
    Western Washington University's faculty wind quartet, Fifth Inversion, will be featured with the Whatcom Wind Ensemble at a 2pm performance at WWU's Performing Arts Center. Entry is free and open to all.
    Performing Arts Center :: (360) 650-3133
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Chorale's Lest We Forget 
    "Lest We Forget" will be the theme of a Whatcom Chorale concert beginning at 3pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. The event includes the first performance of award-winning composer Sarah Mattox’s “Heart Mountain Choral Suite," based on the diaries of World War II Japanese internment camp survivor Kara Kondo. The role of Kara will be sung by Metropolitan Opera Guild mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka, whose grandparents were also interned at Heart Mountain War Relocation Center in Wyoming. A multimedia exhibit about the Japanese internment, Heart Mountain, and Kondo will be available for viewing after the concert. Tickets are $5-$20.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.whatcomchorale.org
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Monday, March 18 8 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • All Day Regional High School Art Show 
    Students, parents, teachers and members of the public can peruse a Regional High School Art Show from 8am-4:30pm March 13-15 and 18-22 in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service District, 1601 R Ave. An opening reception happens from 6-9pm Fri., March 15. Winners from the region will be chosen for the 46th annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
    Northwest Educational Service District :: http://www.nwesd.org/artshow
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.cob.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Community Soup Kitchen 
    Volunteers and donations are welcome at a weekly Community Soup Kitchen, which happens from 6-7pm every Monday until April 1 at the Little Cheerful Cafe, 133 E. Holly St. The event provides meals to the homeless community in Whatcom County, and all are welcome.
    Little Cheerful Cafe :: (360) 738-8824
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Salish Sea Early Music Festival 
    As part of the Salish See Early Music Festival series, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and harpsichordist Hans-Jurgen Schnoor will present "Bach Flute Sonatas" at a 7pm performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Suggested donation is $15-$25 (free for those 18 and under).
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.salishseafestival.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, March 19 11 events
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day Regional High School Art Show 
    Students, parents, teachers and members of the public can peruse a Regional High School Art Show from 8am-4:30pm March 13-15 and 18-22 in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service District, 1601 R Ave. An opening reception happens from 6-9pm Fri., March 15. Winners from the region will be chosen for the 46th annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
    Northwest Educational Service District :: http://www.nwesd.org/artshow
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.cob.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free. The event repeats Tues., March 26.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Flavors of the Philippines 
    Enjoy dishes of traditional Filipino-style home cooking enhanced with fragrant Chinese spices when Robert Fong helms a "Flavors of the Philippines" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will lead a Books on Tap discussion focusing on Jessica Shattuck's Women in the Castle from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. The group meets on the third Tuesday of most months.
    North Fork Brewery :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Imar 
    Irish and Scottish instrumental super-group Imar bring their big sounds to the stage at a 7pm show at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. As Glasgow's hottest new folk property, the five-piece band features members of Manran, RURA, Talisk, and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Punch Up Comedy Showcase and Open Mic 
    The Punch Up Comedy Showcase and Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The bimonthly event features 5-7 open mic comedians, followed by a feature and a headliner doing longer sets. Entry is free.
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Wednesday, March 20 14 events
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day Regional High School Art Show 
    Students, parents, teachers and members of the public can peruse a Regional High School Art Show from 8am-4:30pm March 13-15 and 18-22 in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service District, 1601 R Ave. An opening reception happens from 6-9pm Fri., March 15. Winners from the region will be chosen for the 46th annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
    Northwest Educational Service District :: http://www.nwesd.org/artshow
  • 10:00am Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.cob.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Lynden Front Streeters 
    Join Village Books staffers Gaye and Kristin for a Lynden Front Streeters meeting to discuss M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans at 2pm at the Waples Room at the Inn at Lynden, 100 5th St. (Please note the group is meeting on a new day and time—the third Wednesday of the month.)
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Join the Ferndale Book Group to discuss Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists from 2:30-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Ferndale Books on Tap 
    Join Ferndale Library staff to discuss Robin Sloan's Sourdough at a Books on Tap gathering from 6:30-8pm at DownTime Taps, 1730 LaBounty Dr. The book is described as being a "delicious and funny novel about an overworked and under-socialized software engineer discovering a calling and a community as a baker."
    DownTime Taps :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music-or simply listen in-at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Balanced Plant-Based Living 
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Michelle Smith focuses on "Balanced Plant-Based Living" at a workshop happening from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Smith will describes the basic of plant-based eating, as well as other lifestyle changes that support and deepen the transition to a more plant-based diet. Exercise, keeping your stress in check, and why sleep is essential to healthy living will also be discussed. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Moon Walk 
    Join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night: Moon of the Chinook Wind" excursion from 6:30-8:30pm in Whatcom County (the locale will be revealed upon registration). Explore what springs means to you and discover what's so magical and irritating about pollen. Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Grain by Grain 
    Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle share ideas from Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, & Healthy Food at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on how Quinn went from being a true believer in better farming through chemistry to a leading proponent of organics. Along the way, readers learn how ancient wheat can lower inflammation, how regenerative agriculture can bring back rural jobs, and how combining time-tested farming practices with modern science can point the way for the future of food.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Milo Petersen Quartet 
    Seattle guitarist, drummer, composer and educator Milo Petersen will be joined by Steve Griggs (sax), Michael Glynn (bass), and Brad Boal (drums) for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Burlington-Edison Choir Concert 
    Middle school and high school students will perform at the Burlington-Edison Choir Concert happening at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is by donation; arrive early to avoid lines at the box office.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
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Thursday, March 21 19 events
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • 12:00pm Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • 12:00pm Imagine Convergence on Orcas Island 
    Changemakers, intellectuals, innovators and cultural creatives are invited to explore cross-disciplinary solutions to global complexities at the "Imagine Convergence" happening from Thursday through Sunday on Orcas Island at the Rosario Resort, 1400 Rosario Rd. The mission of the event is to nourish the holistic evolution of society by showcasing emerging ideas and stewarding networks of awareness. Entry fees vary.
  • 7:30pm Dyo Festival Plays 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's monthlong Dyo Festival—a five-week celebration of plays and stories for two performers—attend showings of Lojo Simon's One Foot, and Harold Pinter's The Lover and The Dumb Waiter, at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at both theaters at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $12-$20; additional showings of of Pinter's plays happen March 28-30.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival 
    As part of World Puppetry Day, attend Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival events at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media. Thursday will feature an Open Stage (by donation), and Friday and Saturday will see Puppetry Cabarets ($10/sliding scale).
    Alternative Library :: http://www.whatcompuppet.org
  • 7:00pm Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure 
    Meridian Middle School Drama Club students will bring Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure to life at performances at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the auditorium at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Tickets will be $5 on Thursday, and $6-$8 at the door otherwise (free for children ages 10 and under).
    Meridian High School :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • All Day Regional High School Art Show 
    Students, parents, teachers and members of the public can peruse a Regional High School Art Show from 8am-4:30pm March 13-15 and 18-22 in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service District, 1601 R Ave. An opening reception happens from 6-9pm Fri., March 15. Winners from the region will be chosen for the 46th annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
    Northwest Educational Service District :: http://www.nwesd.org/artshow
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Enjoy gentle English Country Dancing to beautiful music from 1:30-3pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 15 Halleck St. Newcomers age 50 and up are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Entry is by donation; if you decide you want to continue the activity, then BSAC membership is required.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.becd2.wordpress.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dig Deep 
    Share growing tips and get your gardening questions answered at a "Dig Deep" gathering from 3-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Participants plan, plant,and harvest the library's garden monthly through September. Some of the plans for this growing season include creating a living willow structure, planting a pollinator garden, and a sunflower patch. No experience is necessary; tools and gloves will be provided.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Happy Hour Thursdays 
    Find amazing happy hour specials throughout downtown Bellingham when "Happy Hour Thursdays" returns from 4-7pm every Thursday through March. RSVP to keep updated on the deliciously discounted beverages and snacks at participating locales including Bellingham Bar & Grill, Black Sheep, Brandywine, Cosmos Bistro, Culture Cafe, El Capitan's, the Firefly Lounge, Goat Mountain Pizza, Herb's Cider, Horseshoe Cafe, Jack's, Miller's Back Door, MIX, Old World Deli, the Orion, the Racket, Rook & Rogue, Rumors Cabaret, the Shakedown, and Uisce.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join BBay Running for a Pub Run starting at 6pm at Stone's Throw Brewery, 1009 Larrabee Ave. At the weekly event, BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group during the 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion follows the Padden Creek Trail and Interurban Trail, ending back at the brewery. Entry is free.
    Stone's Throw Brewery :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Ancient Beauty 
    Celebrate the Persian New Year by a visit to Iran through photographs when Kendall resident Devin Connolly presents "Iran: Ancient Beauty and Modern Splendor" from 6:30-8pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Connolly spent nearly a decade leading travelers on overland tours across Iran, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Native American Flute Workshop 
    Peter Ali will share the haunting melodies and rich lore of the Native American cedar flute at a workshop taking place from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest. Ali, whose heritage is of the Yaqui tribe of Sonora, Mexico, is a self-taught flutist whose music comes straight from the heart. Peter will bring cedar flutes (key of A) for students to play, or you can bring your own. Entry is by donation; please register in advance.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cross-Country Bicycling Travelogue 
    Katy Heriford will share stories and images from her 3,800-mile journey by bike from coast to coast at a "Just Keep Spinning" Travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wild Mercy 
    In celebration of Women's History Month, Mirabai Starr will read from Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11tt St. In the book, Starr inspires you to awaken your own inner mystic as you immerse yourself in the guidance of sages such as Teresa of Ávila, Mary Magdalene, Hildegard of Bingen, the ecstatic poet Mirabai, and the Sufi saint Rabia Basri.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Asleep at the Wheel 
    Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel bring their country music sounds to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm show at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Since their 1970 inception, the group has released more than 20 albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Tickets are $30-$45.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Asleep at the Wheel 
    Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel bring their country music sounds to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm show at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Since their 1970 inception, the group has released more than 20 albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Tickets are $30-$45.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Friday, March 22 18 events
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • All Day Imagine Convergence on Orcas Island 
    Changemakers, intellectuals, innovators and cultural creatives are invited to explore cross-disciplinary solutions to global complexities at the "Imagine Convergence" happening from Thursday through Sunday on Orcas Island at the Rosario Resort, 1400 Rosario Rd. The mission of the event is to nourish the holistic evolution of society by showcasing emerging ideas and stewarding networks of awareness. Entry fees vary.
  • 7:30pm The Pageturners 
    Watch six friends in a book group bare their souls and discover their own stories at showings of The Pageturners at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes Community Theatre's ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. Tickets are $10 to the play written and directed by Regina Zaheer.
  • 11:00am SICBA Home & Garden Show 
    Attend the 39th annual SICBA Home & Garden Show from 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Seminar presenters, bands, food trucks and more than 120 vendors will point the way to everything for your new home, remodel or garden projects. Entry is $5-$7.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.sicba.ticketspice.com
  • 7:30pm Tarnation, Ryan Stiles 
    The improvised Western known as "Tarnation" returns to the stage at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. At 9:30pm, attend "A Night of Improv with Ryan Stiles." Tickets are $27.50 for the (likely to sell out) show featuring the world-famous actor and improviser.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival 
    As part of World Puppetry Day, attend Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival events at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media. Thursday will feature an Open Stage (by donation), and Friday and Saturday will see Puppetry Cabarets ($10/sliding scale).
    Alternative Library :: http://www.whatcompuppet.org
  • All Day Dyo Festival Plays 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's monthlong Dyo Festival—a five-week celebration of plays and stories for two performers—attend showings of Lojo Simon's One Foot, and Harold Pinter's The Lover and The Dumb Waiter, at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at both theaters at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $12-$20; additional showings of of Pinter's plays happen March 28-30.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure 
    Meridian Middle School Drama Club students will bring Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure to life at performances at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the auditorium at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Tickets will be $5 on Thursday, and $6-$8 at the door otherwise (free for children ages 10 and under).
    Meridian High School :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 8:00am Regional High School Art Show 
    Students, parents, teachers and members of the public can peruse a Regional High School Art Show from 8am-4:30pm March 13-15 and 18-22 in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service District, 1601 R Ave. An opening reception happens from 6-9pm Fri., March 15. Winners from the region will be chosen for the 46th annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
    Northwest Educational Service District :: http://www.nwesd.org/artshow
  • 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 March at Whatcom Falls Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm World Water Day Beach Cleanup 
    In celebration of World Water Day, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and the Port of Bellingham, along with Northwest Straits Surfrider chapter, will be hosting a trash and marine debris Beach Cleanup from 12-1pm south of Squalicum Beach in Bellingham. Join them on your lunch break! Please RSVP
    Squalicum Beach :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Peace Vigil 
    All people of goodwill are invited to join the weekly Peace Vigil from 4-5pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (in front of the Federal Building). Started by Howard and Rosemary Harris more than 50 years ago, the vigil has seen more than four generations.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.whatcompjc.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    More than a dozen venues will open their doors for the monthly Fourth Friday Arts Walk taking place from 5-8pm throughout historic Fairhaven. With the exception of December, each month a new group of artists is featured; each event celebrates the unique character of the district with local art, appetizers, beverages and live entertainment.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Barry Lopez and Horizon 
    As part of a "Nature of Writing" series, Barry Lopez will read from his new book, Horizon, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Lopez gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves through his travels to six regions of the world—a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sierra Hull 
    Grammy Award-nominated mandolin player and vocalist Sierra Hull performs at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Hull will be joined by a special guest, accordionist and pianist Sam Reider. Tickets are $25-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles 
    Legendary guitarist Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, will perform at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of the Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones—including co-writing "Hotel California," "Victim of Love," and "Those Shoes." Tickets are $28-$60.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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  • All Day Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest 
    Single-poem submissions for the 14th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will be accepted through March 31. Residents from throughout Whatcom County can submit their works; 25 winners will be invited to read their poems at a free awards ceremony in mid-May. Ten Walk Award-winners will be displayed in front of Bellingham Public Library, and on WTA buses— along with 15 Merit Award winners.
  • All Day La Conner Daffodil Festival 
    The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival takes place March 1-31 at more than 450 acres in and around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Check online, or drop by the La Conner Visitor Information Center for a daffodil bloom map. Daffodil-related events and a photo contest will take place through the month.
    La Conner and the Skagit Valley :: http://www.lovelaconner.org
  • 11:00am Skagit Beer Week 
    A Skagit Farm to Pint Beer Run on Sat., March 23 will kick off the second annual Skagit Beer Week. Beer dinners, tours, tap takeovers, educational events and more will take place through Skagit Valley through Sat., March 30. The event ends with the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest—a grand finale featuring 13 breweries paired with Skagit Valley restaurants and farmers showcasing their local bounty. Live music and more will be part of the fun. Tickets for the finale are $25-$75; proceeds benefit Viva Farms. See a full lineup of related events online.
  • All Day Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition 
    Residents of Whatcom County can submit images to the City of Bellingham's annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition starting today and continuing through May 1. See submission guidelines online.
  • All Day Imagine Convergence on Orcas Island 
    Changemakers, intellectuals, innovators and cultural creatives are invited to explore cross-disciplinary solutions to global complexities at the "Imagine Convergence" happening from Thursday through Sunday on Orcas Island at the Rosario Resort, 1400 Rosario Rd. The mission of the event is to nourish the holistic evolution of society by showcasing emerging ideas and stewarding networks of awareness. Entry fees vary.
  • All Day The Pageturners 
    Watch six friends in a book group bare their souls and discover their own stories at showings of The Pageturners at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Anacortes Community Theatre's ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. Tickets are $10 to the play written and directed by Regina Zaheer.
  • All Day SICBA Home & Garden Show 
    Attend the 39th annual SICBA Home & Garden Show from 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Seminar presenters, bands, food trucks and more than 120 vendors will point the way to everything for your new home, remodel or garden projects. Entry is $5-$7.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.sicba.ticketspice.com
  • 7:30pm Tarnation, Ryan Stiles 
    The improvised Western known as "Tarnation" returns to the stage at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. At 9:30pm, attend "A Night of Improv with Ryan Stiles." Tickets are $27.50 for the (likely to sell out) show featuring the world-famous actor and improviser.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival 
    As part of World Puppetry Day, attend Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival events at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media. Thursday will feature an Open Stage (by donation), and Friday and Saturday will see Puppetry Cabarets ($10/sliding scale).
    Alternative Library :: http://www.whatcompuppet.org
  • 7:30pm Dyo Festival Plays 
    As part of iDiOM Theater's monthlong Dyo Festival—a five-week celebration of plays and stories for two performers—attend showings of Lojo Simon's One Foot, and Harold Pinter's The Lover and The Dumb Waiter, at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at both theaters at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $12-$20; additional showings of of Pinter's plays happen March 28-30.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure 
    Meridian Middle School Drama Club students will bring Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure to life at performances at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the auditorium at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Tickets will be $5 on Thursday, and $6-$8 at the door otherwise (free for children ages 10 and under).
    Meridian High School :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Honeywagon Runs 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual "Honeywagon Runs" starting at 8am (half-marathon walkers), 9am (half-marathon runners), 9:15am (kid's fun run), and 10am (four-mile runners) at Everson's Riverside Park. Entry is $5-$10 for GBRC members, $25-$40 general (the kids race is free).
    Riverside Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am at Ferndale's American Legion Post #154, 5537 Second Ave. Admission is $3 for kids 12 and under, and $6 for adults.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm Nordic Roots Seminar 
    Skagit Valley Genealogical Society will host a Nordic Roots seminar from 9am-3:30pm in Mount Vernon at the United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division St. Genealogist Evelyn Roehl will discuss Swedish-American and Sweden-based records and research methods. Viking historian Torolf Torgerson will discuss the cultural influences of the Vikings and Norse naming patterns. Entry is $60.
    United Methodist Church :: http://www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm WNPS Field Trip 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a field trip to Kukutali Reserve and Breazeale Interpretive Center from 9am-3pm day leaving from the Fairhaven Parkway Park & Ride (off 32nd Street on the west side of I-5). Attendees will be exploring trails on 84-acre Kliket Island before heading to the Breazeale Interpretive Center to explore the lookout over Padilla Bay, the Center itself, and an upland trail.
    Breazeale Interpretive Center :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Community Work Party from 9am-12pm along Squalicum Creek. Volunteers will be planting native trees to restore salmon habitat. Park at at NSEA's campus at 3057 E. Bakerview Rd. and catch a shuttle to the site.
    Squalicum Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Native Plant Sale 
    Whether you are a native plant enthusiast, backyard gardener, farmer, landscape professional, conservationist or are just looking for a fun way to welcome spring, attend Whatcom Conservation District's 26th annual Native Plant Sale from 9am-2pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Find more than 40 species of native, bare-root trees, shrubs and perennials on-site, or pre-order online. The family-friendly event also features local nurseries offering even more plant choices and community education groups enlightening you about local issues. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcomcd.org/plant-sale
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Make It and Take it 
    Kim Swanson will lead a "Make It and Take it: Hypertufa" workshop at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. These lightweight concrete planters have been used in Old-English gardens for centuries and they can become a part of your garden. Fees are $39.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 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 - 5:00pm Quilt Museum Annex Open House 
    Celebrate a recent bequest by Norada Shanafelt at an Open House taking place from 10am-5pm in La Conner at Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum's new Education & Conservation Annex, 112 Morris St. Check out the new space, peruse pictures and quilts to remember Norada by, and then head up the street to the museum to view the current exhibits on display—including "Paper & Ink," a book art exhibit by Brenna Joel that closes the following day.
    Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Spring Studio Seconds Sale 
    Attend an annual Spring Studio Seconds Sale from 10am-8pm at Blue Water Pottery, 2521 Vallette St. (behind the house, with alley access). The studio will be selling pottery seconds by Jeremy Noet and others area artists for $6 per pound, and live music will be part of the festivities.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Youth Ag Day 
    Games, tours, hands-on activities, prizes and more will be part of "Youth Ag Day" from 10am-12pm at Burlington's Skagit Farmers Supply, 12939 Avon Allen Rd. The free event is perfect for 4H and FFA groups, or anyone interested in learning more about farming, agriculture and technology.
    Skagit Farmers Supply :: http://www.skagitfarmers.com
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Dahlias Made Easy 
    John and Kathy Willson, the former owners of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm, will focus on "Starting, Planting and Staking Dahlias Made Easy" at an 11am workshop in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Attendees will learn how to to grow floriferous dahlias from tubers, cuttings and seedlings using inexpensive grow lights and propagation mats. Class fee is $8.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Free My Heart 
    Author Gwen Overland will sign copies of her latest romance, Free My Heart: A Salmon Run Novel, from 12-2pm in Lynden at Village Books, 430 Front St. The tome is the sequel to Love's Harvest, Free My Heart. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 12:30pm - 4:00pm Tax Help Available 
    The AARP Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation services from 12:30-4pm Saturdays at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Through mid-April, the service will also take place from 3:30-6:30pm Mondays through Thursdays, and by appointment at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. See guidelines on the Bellingham Public Library's website.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Fidalgo and Mount Baker Youth Symphonies 
    The Fidalgo Youth Symphony teams up with the Mount Baker Youth Symphony for a spring concert, "Romantic Russians," at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. More than 120 young performers will grace the stage. Tickets are $5-$15.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Forest Bathing 
    Attend a "Forest Bathing" event from 1-4pm at Rockport State Park, 51905 Hwy 20. This is a special opportunity to experience shinrin-yoku in the environs of an ancient forest; guide Michael Stein-Ross will give a short overview of the concept and then you'll venture outside to learn how to use all five senses to move through the trees without a particular destination or goal aside from mindfulness. Entry is free; a Discovery Pass is required to park.
  • 1:00pm - 5:30pm A Family Immigration Story 
    "From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story" will be the topic of a Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program at 1pm at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.), and 4pm at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.). At the free events, cultural experts will discuss history, politics, music, philosophy and everything in between.
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Cheese Classes 
    A "Let's Make Gouda!" class takes place from 1 3:30pm Saturday at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive North. From 5-6:30pm Wed., March 27, attend "Let's Make Mozzarella and Burrata!" Fees vary.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm PechuKucha Night 
    Join your community for a fun, fast-paced PechuKucha Night in La Conner from 5-7pm at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The theme will be "Creative Response to Challenge." Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Giovanni & the Camino of St. Francis 
    Bestselling author and musician James Twyman reads from his new book of fiction, Giovanni & the Camino of St. Francis, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Known as the Peace Troubadour, Twyman has been invited by world leaders and peace organizations to perform his Peace Concert in countries such as Iraq, Croatia, Bosnia, and South Africa—often while wars or conflicts raged around him.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Manouche NW Concert Series 
    As part of the "Manouche NW" concert series, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform swing standards, Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, original tunes and more at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Nuages Jazz Quintet will host the show. Tickets are $20.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Contra Dance with the Alphabeats 
    The Alphabeats will perform at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. A workshop will kick o ff the fun. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Skagit Symphony's Masterpiece Concert 
    A "Masterpiece Concert" will continue Skagit Symphony's season at 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Guest conductor Michael Wheatley will lead the orchestra with Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel Overture" and Dvorak’s "Symphony No. 8."" Talented violin soloist Laura Camacho returns in a performance of Mendelssohn’s "Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64." Tickets are $10-$45.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Gabriel and Rebecca Manalac 
    Pianists Gabriel and Rebecca Manalac present an exciting program of four-hands piano music at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Works by Mozart, Faure, Ravel, and Copeland will span a wide variety of styles that will take full advantage of the piano's tonal capabilities. Tickets are $25.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
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