Week of November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 11 18 events
  • 7:00pm Charlotte's Web, the Musical 
    The drama clubs at Meridian High School and Meridian Middle School team up to present showings of Charlotte's Web, the Musical at 7pm Friday through Sunday at the Meridian High Auditorium, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Entry is $6-$8.
    Meridian High Auditorium :: (360) 483-7078
  • 8:38pm Art's Alive! 
    The kickoff for the 34th annual "Art's Alive!" celebration takes place with a reception for the Invitational Exhibition and Open Show from 5-9pm Friday at the town's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial. From 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday, the exhibits will be open and there'll be demonstrations at Maple Hall and at various venues throughout La Conner, live music, merchant art exhibits and much more. Entry is free.
  • 5:00pm Lighting up La Conner 
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Chamber Chorale Concerts 
    "Radiance" will be the theme of Bellingham Chamber Chorale concerts at 7:30pm Saturday, and 4pm Sunday at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The events are the first opportunity for community members to see the new BCC artistic director in action. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Church of the Assumption :: http://www.bellinghamchamberchorale.org
  • 7:30pm Bayshore Symphony 
    Hear classical works by Brahms, Grieg, and Saint-Saens at the Bayshore Symphony's Fall Concerts at 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.), and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St.) Suggested donation will be $15 at the door (free for children 12 and under).
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Central Lutheran Church :: http://www.bayshoresymphony.com
  • 10:00am Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show 
    Paintings, pottery, glass art, photography, jewelry, fine crafts, weaving, woodwork and much more will be available for perusal and purchase at the Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show from 10am-8pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Entry is free. The event continues from 10am-5pm Nov. 17-18.
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Holiday Studio Tour 
    More than 22 artists and craftspeople will show their work at 14 locations during the Lummi Island Artists' Holiday Studio Tour from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Paintings, drawings, prints, notecard, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass, woodwork, stonework and more can be perused and purchased. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; ferry prices are round-trip. Pick up a flyer at the Islander Store or at any of the participating locales.
    Lummi Island :: http://www.lummi-island.com
  • 7:00pm The Female Persuasion 
    Local playwright and director Judith Owens-Lancaster's The Female Persuasion concludes this week with performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The original Dragon Tales Productions play is described as being a "celebration of the ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness of women when the chips are down." Tickets will be $15 at the door (no credit cards, please).
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Pre-Holiday Open House 
    A Pre-Holiday Open House happens from 10am-5pm at Paper Dreams and Village Books, 1200 11th St. The free event will feature games, product demos, samples and chances at many discounts and prizes. "Book Walks" will be taking place through the day, with a chance to win even more goodies.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Armistice Day Commemoration 
    Help Bellingham’s Veterans For Peace Celebrate Armistice Day at 10:30am across the street from the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The event focuses on the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, and will see supporters of peace standing in solemn commemoration. Armistice Day was born and designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated." Join them in silent tribute, with worldwide millions, in commemoration of the Armistice centennial.
    Church of the Assumption :: (253) 653-4423
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Pickett House Tour 
    Check out the oldest wooden structure in Washington state still at its original location at a monthly Open House from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. The Second Sunday tours are offered by Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Entry is by donation.
    Pickett House :: (360) 733-5873 or daughtersofpioneers@hotmail.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm How Sweet the Sound auditions 
    Actors of varying ages can audition for upcoming performances of Bellingham TheatreWorks' production, How Sweet the Sound, from 1-3pm at 1657 Shady Lane. Showings take place in early January at the Sylvia Center. Please sign up for an audition time in advance.
    (360) 510-2587 or Mark.Kuntz@wwu.edu
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Old Growth Quartet 
    Hear soulful acoustic music when the Old Growth Quartet performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation at the door is $18.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Veterans Day Ceremony 
    The American Legion Kulshan Post 154 and the City of Ferndale will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 2pm at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St. The ceremony will commemorate the end of World War I and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the American Legion.
    Pioneer Pavilion Community Center :: http://www.cityofferndale.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nookchat 
    Neil and Clarice Solvik will share family memories of pioneer days, Mount Baker High School, the old Everson Drug store, and their own lifetime of adventures in Europe, Liberia, and Nepal at a "NookChat: Community Storytelling" event from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Join the Solviks and NookChat host Marv Fullner to "Explore the Past; Enrich the Present" in this informal, interactive gathering.
    Everson Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Vox Antiqua 
    Works by Byrd, Tallis, Durufle and more will honor the spirit of St. Martin when Vox Antiqua performs at 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Entry is by donation.
    First Congregational Church of Bellingham :: http://www.voxantiqua.com
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Out of the bedroom 
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Monday, November 12 5 events
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Wheelchair Gangball 
    Attend Indoor Wheelchair Gangball from 3:30-5:30pm every Monday through May at Bloedel Donovan, 2200 Electric Ave. Sport wheelchairs will be provided, and able-bodied participants are welcome. Please call or text to RSVP.
    Bloedel Donovan :: (360) 303-2130
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Snowshoeing Basics 
    Learn more about appropriate gear as well as what you need and where to go to get started at a "Snowshoeing Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free clinic.
    REI :: 647-8955 of http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Pinot Noir Class 
    Join wine educator Laurent Martel in an around-the-world pilgrimage when he focuses on "Pinot Noir" from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Attendees will sample pinots from Oregon, New Zealand, California, Northern Italy, and Burgundy (the home of pinot noir). Entry is $39; you must be 21 or older to enroll.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager Brian Hulsey leads a "Books on Tap" discussion from 6:30-8pm at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle, Sudden Valley Gate 2. The book to read for this month is When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II, by Molly Guptill Manning.
    El Agave 2 :: http://www.wcls.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, November 13 10 events
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Join the Ferndale Book Group to discuss Saroo Bierley's book Lion from 2:30-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The tome follows the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pizza and Pages 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can join a monthly "Pizza and Pages" book club meeting to talk about what they're reading from 4-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Attendees at the free event can learn about new books, get book recommendations, and enjoy delicious pizza.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Bellingham at Home Informational Meeting 
    Find out about membership, services, and volunteer opportunities offered by Bellingham's virtual village at Bellingham At Home presentation from 5:30-7pm at the Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The program empowers seniors to stay active and engaged while living in their own homes and neighborhoods.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.bellinghamathome.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Ski and Snowboard Tuning Basics 
    Learn how to sharpen edges, detune contact points, wax, make minor repairs and adjustments and more at a "Ski and Snowboard Tuning Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. No experience is necessary. Entry is free; register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Talking Turkey 
    Learn how to make the most of your organic heirloom turkey with tips from an expert. when Robert Fong helms "On Roasting Turkey" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. In addition to learning how to cook a 14-pound bird to crispy-skinned, moist-flesh perfection in an hour and a half, attendees will enjoy a full-on feast with turkey accompanied by seared Brussels sprouts, fluffy mashed potatoes, mushroom barley dressing, and pumpkin pie. Fees are $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Archenemies Celebration with Marissa Meyer 
    Bestselling author Marissa Meyer makes her way to Bellingham for an Archenemies Celebration at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Archenemies is the second installment in The Renegades Trilogy. In the first book, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. At the party, the author will be reading and signing books; attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from any of Meyer's novels.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Recompense 
    Western Washington University's Palliative Care Institute hosts an "Alternative Body Disposal" presentation by Recompose CEO Katrina Spade from 7-9pm at the Fairhaven College Auditorium. Recompose is developing a process that gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die. Their goal is to offer recomposition as an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial. Entry is free and open to the community.
    Fairhaven College Auditorium :: http://www.pci.wwu.edu
  • 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
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, November 14 9 events
  • 7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast of Champions 
    Join Recreation Northwest for a "Breakfast of Champions" fundraiser from 7-8:30am at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. In addition to celebrating outdoor recreation champions, the event will raise money for the a new Parkscriptions program, a partnership with health practitioners to get more people outdoors to enjoy the increased physical, mental, emotional and community health benefits of time spent in nature. Entry is $40 (includes a mimosa)
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm A Plastic Ocean 
    Follow a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there at a showing of the film A Plastic Ocean at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The documentary investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is affecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fall Food Forum 
    Join the Whatcom Food Network for an exploration of Washington and Whatcom employment data, worker health and wellness, and what it's like from the inside at an annual Fall Forum from 2-5pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free. Please RSVP, as space is limited.
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Colonizing Space 
    Whether they want to be an astronaut or are just interested in the future of space exploration, kids in grades K-5 can attend a "NASA: Colonizing Space" with NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Matthew Borghese from 3:15-4:15pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Kombucha Class 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) focuses on "Kombucha" at a workshop taking place from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Attendees at the free event can sample different flavors, learn how to make their own and leave with their own starter culture. The class repeats from 10am-12pm Sat., Nov. 17.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3646
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    Author John Hoyte will discuss “Finding the theme of Light for my Memoir” at a monthly Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting happening from 6-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. All writers are welcome; please RSVP to guarantee a seat.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Awakening the Soul 
    Michael Meade, a renowned mythologist, storyteller and author, brings his unique blend of timeless and timely tales, unifying songs and unique perspectives on the issues of the day to Bellingham at a "Truth and the Living Soul" presentation at 7pm the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave.. The evening will highlight some of the themes from Meade’s latest book, Awakening the Soul, which explores the impact of great cultural and environmental upheaval on the human soul. Tickets are $15.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.mosaicvoices.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wine, Women, and Song 
    As part of the annual "Wine, Women, and Song" event celebrating women in the musical arts, Marina Albero will headline a concert with the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers at 7pm at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldstone Rd. Wine from Samson Winery and confections by Evolve Chocolate will be part of the fundraiser. Tickets are $22.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Emmet Cohen Trio 
    World-renowned jazz pianist Emmet Cohen and his NYC-based trio will make memorable music at a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm in the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry will be $5-$20 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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TODAY 20 events
  • 7:30pm 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Come see three strong and dedicated women of character turn their lives—and everybody’s elses’s—around for the better when Squalicum High School Drama presents performances of 9 to 5, the Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the SQHS Auditorium, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.sqhsdrama.weebly.com
  • 7:30pm Seven Supermans 
    Sean Walbeck directs Whatcom Community College students in performances of Rinne Groff's Seven Supermans— a spoof of the movies Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven—at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Heiner Theatre. Tickets will be available for $3 at the door.
    Heiner Theatre :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 7:30pm Waiting for Godot 
    Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of existentialism, Waiting for Godot, concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20 to see iDiOM Theater's rendition of the play that explores the futility of man’s hope, to absurd results.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm You Can't Take It With You 
    Bellingham High School Drama Club presents Hart and Kaufman’s heartwarming classic, You Can’t Take It with You, at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $8 at the door; all ages are welcome.
    BHS Performing Arts Center :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 5:00pm Home for the Holidays 
    Handmade items crafted in the Pacific Northwest by talented artisans, home decor, gourmet foods and more can be found at the 37th annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 5-9pm Thursday, 9:30am-9pm Friday, and 9:30am-5pm Saturday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is free.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Birding Adventures 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" and "Birding for Seniors" excursions from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm on a daily basis through March. Prices vary; binoculars will be provided.
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Free Appliance Pickup 
    In celebration of National Recycle Day, Appliance Depot will pick up large appliances today for free if you live within the city limits of Bellingham or Ferndale. Arrange a pickup in advance to get unwanted get washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, hot water tanks or any other large metal appliance out of your way. As a program of ReUse Works, Appliance Depot has been refurbishing used appliances and saving money for Whatcom County residents for more than 12 years.
    Bellingham and Ferndale :: (360) 527-2646 (call) or (360) 201-5244 (text)
  • 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 Dec. 6.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711 or http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 12:30pm - 3:00pm Hattie Strother Chapter 1514 Meeting 
    All are welcome at a Hattie Strother Chapter 1514 meeting from 12:30-3pm at the Pickett House Museum, 910 Bancroft St. Attendees will learn about the variety of irons that are part of the sewing room that was created to honor Hattie Strother, a seamstress. The group is part of the International Questers and one of 11 chapters in the state. Entry is free.
    Pickett House Museum :: (360) 733-5873 or http://www.questers1944.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Teen Tech Tutors 
    The first "Teen Tech Tutors" event of the season takes place from 4-6pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The monthly gathering connects adults with teen volunteers for drop-in, one-on-one sessions for help with tablet and smartphone basics, email, social media and basic computer questions. Please bring your own device.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.burlingtonwa/gov
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join BBay Running for a Pub Run starting at 6pm at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr. 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 Bay to Baker Trail, ending back at the brewery. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Bistro Classics 
    Join Karina Davidson in an exploration of iconic dishes of the French food canon at a "Classics of the Bistro" course taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Class fees are $49 and include a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Devil's Slide 
    Western Washington University Master of Geology candidate Geoffrey Malick leads a presentation on "The Devil's Slide: Catastrophic Landslides in the South Fork Valley" at 7pm in Deming at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Proceeds support the maintenance and renovation of the historic community hall.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, “Vaudevillingham,” at 7pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (anything goes) performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bhutan Travelogue 
    Psychologist Anne Marie Tietjen and anthropologist John Barker will present images and stories from six months in Bhutan at a "Health and Happiness in Bhutan" Travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Tietjen and Barker will share their insights into  health care  and culture in the “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm An Evening with Anne Lamott 
    As part of a "Booked at the Baker" series, bestselling author Anne Lamott presents her latest book, Almost Everything: Notes on Joy, at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In the book, Lamott  calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Tickets are $25, and include a signed copy of the book.
  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm An evening with Anne Lamott 
  • 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 - 11:00pm The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, November 16 25 events
  • 10:00am Holiday Festival of the Arts 
    More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will show and sell their creative wares as part of Allied Arts' 39th annual "Holiday Festival of the Arts" starting this week and continuing from 10am-7pm daily through Christmas Eve at the former Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Live music, artist demos and workshops and family art projects will also be part of the festive fun. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and art workshops for children on the weekends. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 7:30pm A Chorus Line 
    Skagit Valley College's Drama Department kicks off its season with showings of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The storyline follows the lives of 17 dancers auditioning for a new Broadway show. One by one, each Broadway “gypsy” tells their life story through powerful ballads written by Marvin Hamlisch. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances happen Nov. 16-18.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Come see three strong and dedicated women of character turn their lives—and everybody’s elses’s—around for the better when Squalicum High School Drama presents performances of 9 to 5, the Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the SQHS Auditorium, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.sqhsdrama.weebly.com
  • 7:30pm A Chorus Line 
    Skagit Valley College's Drama Department kicks off its season with showings of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The storyline follows the lives of 17 dancers auditioning for a new Broadway show. One by one, each Broadway “gypsy” tells their life story through powerful ballads written by Marvin Hamlisch. Tickets are $18-$28.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Secret Agents, LOL-apalooza 
    Improvisation and spy-related adventures can be experienced at showings of "Double Uh-Oh Seven" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for showings of "LOL-apalooza"—a short-form games show. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Waiting for Godot 
    Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of existentialism, Waiting for Godot, concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20 to see iDiOM Theater's rendition of the play that explores the futility of man’s hope, to absurd results.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Seven Supermans 
    Sean Walbeck directs Whatcom Community College students in performances of Rinne Groff's Seven Supermans— a spoof of the movies Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven—at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Heiner Theatre. Tickets will be available for $3 at the door.
    Heiner Theatre :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • All Day You Can't Take It With You 
    Bellingham High School Drama Club presents Hart and Kaufman’s heartwarming classic, You Can’t Take It with You, at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $8 at the door; all ages are welcome.
    BHS Performing Arts Center :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • All Day Home for the Holidays 
    Handmade items crafted in the Pacific Northwest by talented artisans, home decor, gourmet foods and more can be found at the 37th annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 5-9pm Thursday, 9:30am-9pm Friday, and 9:30am-5pm Saturday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm Romeo and Juliet 
    View a reimagined Shakespearean classic when Romeo and Juliet concludes this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play will feature fight choreography from alumni Carly Williams and post-show discussions about the message of the play. Tickets are $8-$10.
    Sehome High School Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in November 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
  • 10:00am - 12:30pm Where science meets winter 
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a lively conversation focused on Julia Clairborne's Be Frank with Me at a "Books and Bites" meeting from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3646
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan dishes when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the Peace Vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm Peace Builder Awards Gala 
    Join the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center for its annual Peace Builder Awards Gala starting at 5pm at Settlemyer Family Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. In addition to honoring winners, the event will include a chef-inspired dinner, live music, Youth Peace Poetry Contest readings, a silent auction, grand prize raffle, wine wall, and a dessert dash. Tickets are $60.
    Settlemyer Family Hall :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Novmeber Knockout 
    The Bellingham Roller Betties All Stars team kicks off its season at a "November Knockout" at 5pm at the Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St. This exciting evening of derby starts off with a bout between the BRB All Stars and Queer Squad WA, followed by two hour-long junior roller derby scrimmages hosted by the Subdued City Rollers. Entry is $10.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Rising Reception 
    An opening reception for "Rising" takes place from 6-9pm at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly St. The exhibit features works by 13 women, ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde, from fiber to clay and all mediums in between. See it through Dec. 31.
    Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery :: http://www.fourthcorner
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a lively conversation focused on Julia Clairborne's Be Frank with Me at a "Books and Bites" meeting from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3646
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Incognito Thanksgiving 
    Sign up now for an "Incognito: Thanksgiving" dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The unconventional dinner series features seasonal fare; the details of the menu are concealed until mealtime, as the name implies. Entry is $92.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Gratitude Stew 
    Crave Catering will host a "Gratitude Stew" benefit for the Opportunity Council at 6:30pm at Peter James Studio, 1211 Mill Ave., #202. Attendees can sample five unique, chef-inspired stews, listen to gratitude stories and take part in interactive art activities. Entry is $20.
    Peter James Studio :: http://www.cravecatering.net
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Desert Journey 
    Local author Zanne Alder reads from her memoir, Lost & Found in Kuwait: One Woman's Spiritual Journey in the Desert, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Western Symphony Orchestra 
    All are welcome when the Western Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ryan Dudenbostel open their 2018/2019 season with masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Britten, and Shostakovich at a free concert starting at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Kuinka 
    Hear genre-defying music featuring several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion when Kuinka returns to their hometown of Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $25-$30.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 8:00pm - 12:30am You can go home again 
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Peace Portal Podcast Anniversary Party 
    KZAX hosts a Peace Portal Podcast Anniversary Party from 9pm-2am at Studio B, 202 E. Holly St. Join in the celebration with a night of Pacific Northwest house and techno music featuring artists EMUH, ZOF, traffic., and Feu du Camp as well as live visual projections from Charlie Christenson. Peace Portal Podcast is a monthly show bringing light to underground West Coast DJs and is one of KZAX’s longest running programs.
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Saturday, November 17 37 events
  • All Day Holiday Festival of the Arts 
    More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will show and sell their creative wares as part of Allied Arts' 39th annual "Holiday Festival of the Arts" starting this week and continuing from 10am-7pm daily through Christmas Eve at the former Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Live music, artist demos and workshops and family art projects will also be part of the festive fun. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and art workshops for children on the weekends. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Wine and Shop Weekend 
    Enjoy a glass of wine, peruse the fare of various vendors and find the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer at a "Wine and Shop Weekend" happening from 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Sedro-Woolley at Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd.
    Eagle Haven Winery :: http://www.eaglehavenwinery.com
  • 10:00am Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show 
    Paintings, pottery, glass art, photography, jewelry, fine crafts, weaving, woodwork and much more will be available for perusal and purchase at the Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Entry is free.
  • All Day A Chorus Line 
    Skagit Valley College's Drama Department kicks off its season with showings of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The storyline follows the lives of 17 dancers auditioning for a new Broadway show. One by one, each Broadway “gypsy” tells their life story through powerful ballads written by Marvin Hamlisch. Tickets are $18-$28; additional performances happen Nov. 16-18.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day A Chorus Line 
    Skagit Valley College's Drama Department kicks off its season with showings of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The storyline follows the lives of 17 dancers auditioning for a new Broadway show. One by one, each Broadway “gypsy” tells their life story through powerful ballads written by Marvin Hamlisch. Tickets are $18-$28.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 10:00am Holiday at the Port Farmers Market 
    Anacortes Farmers Market hosts its annual "Holiday at the Port" Market from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial St. The event will feature two days of fresh produce, hot food and your favorite farmers market vendors. Live music and door prizes will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
  • All Day 9 to 5, the Musical 
    Come see three strong and dedicated women of character turn their lives—and everybody’s elses’s—around for the better when Squalicum High School Drama presents performances of 9 to 5, the Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the SQHS Auditorium, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.sqhsdrama.weebly.com
  • 7:30pm Seven Supermans 
    Sean Walbeck directs Whatcom Community College students in performances of Rinne Groff's Seven Supermans— a spoof of the movies Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven—at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Heiner Theatre. Tickets will be available for $3 at the door.
    Heiner Theatre :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 7:30pm Secret Agents, LOL-apalooza 
    Improvisation and spy-related adventures can be experienced at showings of "Double Uh-Oh Seven" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for showings of "LOL-apalooza"—a short-form games show. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Waiting for Godot 
    Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of existentialism, Waiting for Godot, concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20 to see iDiOM Theater's rendition of the play that explores the futility of man’s hope, to absurd results.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm You Can't Take It With You 
    Bellingham High School Drama Club presents Hart and Kaufman’s heartwarming classic, You Can’t Take It with You, at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets will be $8 at the door; all ages are welcome.
    BHS Performing Arts Center :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 5:00pm Home for the Holidays 
    Handmade items crafted in the Pacific Northwest by talented artisans, home decor, gourmet foods and more can be found at the 37th annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 5-9pm Thursday, 9:30am-9pm Friday, and 9:30am-5pm Saturday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm Romeo and Juliet 
    View a reimagined Shakespearean classic when Romeo and Juliet concludes this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday and 2pm Saturday at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play will feature fight choreography from alumni Carly Williams and post-show discussions about the message of the play. Tickets are $8-$10.
    Sehome High School Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scramble eggs, ham or sausage and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Turkey Trot with GBRC 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual "Turkey Trot" starting at 9am at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. Entry to the 5K run and walk is $5-$30; 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Remove invasive vegetation with NSEA and City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation at a Work Party taking place from 9am-12pm along Willow Creek. Parking will be available at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. Tools and gloves will be provided, as will snacks and beverages.
    Willow Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Gardenview Montessori Holiday Bazaar 
    Offerings by local artist and craft vendors, a silent auction, a bake sale and activities for kids will be part of the 12th annual Holiday Bazaar happening from 9am-3pm at Gardenview Montessori, 2117 Walnut St. Entry is free; attendees will also receive a free ticket at the door for each child to use for a kid's craft, game or raffle entry.
    Gardenview Montessori :: http://www.gardenviewbazaar.com
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Christmas in the Woods Open House 
    Attend a "Christmas in the Woods" Open House from 9am-4pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The garden will be decorated for winter with evergreens, holiday gifts and plenty of surprises. Entry is free.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Poetry Workshops 
    As part of a fundraiser for the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, Jane Wong will teach "Revisiting the Ode" from 10am-12pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. From 1-3pm, Bruce Beasley will focus on "Dreams and the Work of Poetry." Entry is $30 for one workshop, $50 for both. Space is limited, and registration is required.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to offering locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, ongoing events include Demo Days and Chefs in the Market.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Stuff the Trunk 
    From 10am-2pm, representatives from Meals on Wheels and More and Dewey Griffin Subaru will be at the Barkley, Fairhaven, Ferndale, Meridian, and Sehome Haggen stores for a "Stuff the Trunk" event. Donate nutritious, shelf-stable emergency food supplies to the cause, and the food will be delivered to the more than 250 homebound senior Meals on Wheels participants in early December.
    Haggen stores :: http://www.haggen.com
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm South Fork Winterfest 
    Check out arts and crafts from local artisans, partake of refreshments and enjoy holiday fun for the entire family at the South Fork Winterfest happening from 10am-4pm in Deming at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Anything Goes Arts and Crafts 
    Bring your own project to work on—and maybe teach others your skill—or work on a craft selected by library staff at an "Anything Goes Arts and Crafts" gathering from 10:30-11:30am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. This month, necessary materials will also be provided to make place cards and holiday cards. Entry is free.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Gnocchi Class 
    Culinary wizard Suzanne Butler will focus on "Gnocchi: A Delicious Winter Meal" at a workshop happening from 11am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Butler will demonstrate making two kinds of savory gnocchi that will inspire a delicious winter meal. Entry is $15; reservations are required.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Needle Felting Workshop 
    Skagit County Historical Museum hosts a "Needle Felting" workshop with Amy Green from 1-5pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit City School, 17508 Moore Rd. Attendees will create a bird or small during this fascinating class. Entry is $35.
    Skagit City School :: (360) 466-3365 or http://www.co.skagit.wa.us
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee and Conversation with Surge Artists 
    Have coffee and chat with some of the artists and scientists who contributed to the "Surge" exhibit from 1:30-3pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. There will be presentations on the integration of art and science by Rachel Lodge and Cynthia Camlin, as well as a Q&A with other contributing artists and scientists—including Suze Woolf, Clarissa Callesen, Alice Dubiel, Dave Peterson, and Roger Fuller. Entry is free; please RSVP.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm A Local Treasure 
    The North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS) will speak about the lives of eagles, how to observe these majestic birds without disturbing them, and eagle-watching field trips to take this winter at a presentation dubbed "The Bald Eagle: A Local Treasure" from 2-3pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Beatles Sing-Along and Jam 
    Wear your favorite Sergeant Pepper regalia and bring your voices, guitars and even ukuleles to a Beatles Sing-Along and Jam taking place from 2-5pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Suggested donation is $5-$25; proceeds will go to the Bellingham Folk Festival.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Fishboy Holiday Show 
    Peruse new and classic works by folk artist R.R. Clark, sip wine and get started on your seasonal shopping at a FishBoy Holiday Show taking place from 2-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's).
    FishBoy Gallery :: http://www.fishboygallery.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific NW Insects 
    Merrill A. Peterson, Professor and Chair of Biology and Insect Collection Curator at Western Washington University, shares his book Pacific NW Insects at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The regional field guide sets a new standard for insect identification, featuring the region’s commonly encountered insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes and kin, as well as some of its most unusual and interesting species.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Welcome to the 20th century 
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Skagit Wine & Beer Festival 
    The Skagit Wine & Beer Festival happens from 4-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Eaglemont Golf Club, 4800 Eaglemont Dr. Visitors can sample wine, beer and spirits from area purveyors, as well as explore food from COA, Taste of India, Fireweed Terrace, Gothburg Farms, and beyond. Entry is $55 per person, $100 per couple.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Light in the Darkness 
    The Western Washington University Concert Choir performs at annual "A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort" at 7pm at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The concert will feature choral music that reflects themes of nostalgia and loss, gratitude and hope. Tickets are $8-$15.
    Church of the Assumption :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Last Call Group Reading 
    James Bertolino will emcee a group reading of works from Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine, & Spirits Poetry at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Poets Jeanne Yeasting, Richard Widerkehr, Karen Vande Bossche, Aaron Silverberg, Carla Shafer, Rena Pries, Betty Scott, C.J. Prince, Andy McBride, Shannon Laws, David Laws, Judy Kleinberg, Steve Hood, Susan Erickson, Victoria Doerper, Nancy Canyon, Anita K. Boyle, and others will read from their works during the "jaunty and intemperate" event.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Buddy System will provide live music when the Bellingham Old-Time Country Dance Society hosts a special Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Sacred Heart Social Hall, 1110 14th St. George Marshall will do the calling. Suggested donation is $15.
    Sacred Heart Social Hall :: http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
  • 8:00pm - 11:30pm Seattle International Comedy Competition 
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Childsplay 
    More than two dozen virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music from across the United States and Europe will perform at a Childsplay concert at 8pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $25-$40.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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