Week of February 5, 2017

Sunday, February 5 12 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 7:00pm I Hate Hamlet Auditions 
    Cold readings from the script will be part of open auditions for upcoming performances of the comedic play I Hate Hamlet at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. See more guidelines online.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 10:00am Arlington Eagle Festival 
    Guided nature walks, river rafting expeditions, an eagle photography contest, a wildlife show, a petting farm, a Birds of Prey Open House, educational booths, a chainsaw carving show, live music, hands-on art project, bird viewing, food vendors and more will be part of the 10th annual Arlington/Stillaguamish Bird Festival taking place Friday and Saturday in and around Arlington. Many events are free, but some have fees and require registration.
  • 7:00pm You Can't Take it With You 
    The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) presents showings of a madcap comedy about two very different families when You Can't Take It With You continues this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Ln. Tickets to the Jan. 27-28 shows are $12-$14 and include dessert, and Sunday's matinee is $10. Additional performances happen through Feb. 12.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Of Mice and Men 
    What does it mean to be human? Find out when John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men highlights a parable on the subject continuing this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, friends George and Lennie's ambition to own their own ranch and the obstacles that stand in the way reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness and sacrifice. Tickets to see the classic drama—which is being directed by ACT veteran Billy Hendrix—are $$20. Additional performances happen weekends through Feb. 18.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm A Shayna Maidel 
    The aftermath of the Holocaust as seen through a deeply affecting portrait of a divided family can be experienced when A Shayna Maidel continues this weekend at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the "powerful" and "haunting" production are $8-$14. Additional showings take place through Feb. 12.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 4:00pm Hello and Goodbye 
    Attend a Hello and Goodbye Party from 4-5pm Saturday at Village books in Bellingham and 1-2pm Sunday at Village Books in Lynden. The event bids farewell to Chuck and Dee Robinson—owners of Village Books and Paper Dreams for the past 36 years—and offers residents a chance to meet the new owners (and longtime employees) Sarah, Kelly, and Paul. Raise a glass of cider and enjoy some cake in acknowledgment of all that these folks have done, and continue to do for our community. Entry to both events is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Super Bowl Viewing Party 
    A special $8 game day menu will be available at a Super Bowl Viewing Party taking place at the Discovery Theater at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9564 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Beer will be available for $4. Entry is free.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Erotica Opening 
    An opening reception for "Erotica: Nudes and Interpretations" takes place from 4-7pm at Fairhaven's Tillie Lace Gallery, 1415 13th St. This show of nude works by local and regional artists presents a smattering of images and ideas that break the taboo of the nude in art. View the works through Feb. 28.
    Tillie Lace Gallery :: http://www.tillielacegallery.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm THe Gateway Show 
    Attend "The Gateway Show" at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The night's entertainment will feature five comics who will do a sober set, get extremely stoned at an undisclosed location and then return for a second (stoned) set. Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Monday, February 6 13 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 7:00pm I Hate Hamlet Auditions 
    Cold readings from the script will be part of open auditions for upcoming performances of the comedic play I Hate Hamlet at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. See more guidelines online.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Make Monday Matter 
    Students in grades 6-12 can show up for "Teens Make Monday Matter: Cook It" from 4-5pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The library will provide the supplies for the recipes, which range from cupcakes in the cupcake-maker to mug cakes in the microwave.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Avalanche Awareness 
    Register in advance for a free "Know Before You Go: Avalanche Awareness" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. This class introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provide a basic approach to managing risk. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basics signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Pakistani Cuisine 
    Azma Khan, native of Lahore, Pakistan, prepares authentic and delicious versions of chicken tikka masala, lamb pulao, red dal masoor and masala chai at a "Pakistani Cuisine" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dahlia Intros 
    The Whatcom County Dahlia Society hosts a "New Introductions for 2017" from the American Dahlia Society from 7-9pm at Lynden's Laurel Community Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. New members are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
    Laurel Community Grange :: http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Rick Steves 
    Acclaimed guidebook author and travel TV and radio host Rick Steves will review the most important practical travel skills to help turn your European travel dreams into smooth and affordable reality this coming season at a 90-minute presentation starting at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Freshly back from lots of travels, he'll explain the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. Entry is $5.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Swing Dance 
    All ages and experience levels are invited to a weekly Swing Dance starting with a beginner drop-in class from 8-8:30pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. From 8:30-10:30pm, all levels are invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed due to the friendly, community atmosphere swing dancing is known for. Entry is $3-$5.
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, February 7 11 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 9:30am Maple Alley Inn 
    Hot, home-cooked meals are served as part of the Opportunity Council's Maple Alley Inn from 9:30-10:30am Tuesdays at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (2117 Walnut St.) and 11:30am-1:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays at Faith Lutheran Church (2750 McLeod Rd.). Entry is free and open to all.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.oppco.org/maple-alley-inn
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train will be the focus of an Off the Shelf Book Club discussion from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. New members are always welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Teen Book Talk 
    Middle and high school students can join "Teen Tuesdays: Book Talk" from 3-4pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The group gets together on the first Tuesday of every month to talk about books―and select a book for the following month. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Home Item Repair Workshop 
    Bring your broken household items to a Home Item Repair Workshop taking place from 5-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. You'll work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Love is In the Air Cooking Class 
    "Love is in the Air" will be the theme of an intimate cooking class with Chef Shawn Tolliver from 5-8pm at Semiahmoo Resort's Blue Heron Grill, 8720 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Classmates will learn how to make shrimp scampi, rack of lamb and poached pear in red wine and taste the fruits of their labor. Entry is $65 and includes a glass of wine or tastings, an apron and keepsake recipe cards.
    Blue Heron Grill :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Ski and Snowboard Waxing Basics 
    Base preparation, structure and minor repair will be covered at a "Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. An expert technician will go into an in-depth examination of how and why waxes work. You do not need to bring your personal skis or snowboard to this class. Register in advance for the free primer.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Happy Hoka 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. Tonight's "Happy Hoka Run" features Hoka shoe demos, a haiku contest, a post-run raffle and light food and beverages.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm On Sushi 
    Sushi chef Seiji McCoy of Blue Fin Sushi lends his expertise as he shares the stage with Robert Fong at an "On Sushi" course taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Participants can learn how to roll their own spicy tuna temaki sushi, while tasting albacore, avocado maki sushi, grilled musubi and Seiji’s surprise futomaki sushi. Entry is $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
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Wednesday, February 8 13 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 7:30pm Arms and the Man 
    George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man concludes this weekend with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The classic "anti-romance" tale pokes fun at the futility of war and the conventions of romantic love with the focus on an immature young lady and a war fugitive at the height of the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Tickets to see the unconventional love story that was first produced in 1884 and tackles a number of social conventions are $7-$16.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • All Day Maple Alley Inn 
    Hot, home-cooked meals are served as part of the Opportunity Council's Maple Alley Inn from 9:30-10:30am Tuesdays at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (2117 Walnut St.) and 11:30am-1:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays at Faith Lutheran Church (2750 McLeod Rd.). Entry is free and open to all.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.oppco.org/maple-alley-inn
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Community Coffee and Tea 
    All are are invited to a free "Community Coffee & Tea" event from 9-10:30am in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. The free weekly event features snacks from the Co-op Bakery, hot beverages and the company of your friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome.
    East Whatcom Regional Resource Center :: (360) 499-3944 or http://www.oppco.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Fandom Club 
    Students in grades 6-12 can share their passion for Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock and more at Fandom Club gathering taking place from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Every month will focus on a different fandom. Attendees will talk, share their favorite episodes, play games, eat snacks and more
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pruning 101 Workshop 
    Discover which tools to use, why to prune, what decisions are needed depending on the growth habits of your trees/bushes and more when Blaine C.O.R.E. hosts a "Pruning 101" workshop from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The free class repeats from 10am-12pm Sat., Feb. 11.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm All About PNW Oysters 
    Join Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen for an "All about Pacific Northwest Oysters" class from 5:30-7:30pm at Pierside Kitchen at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $79 and includes food, a glass of wine or tastings, an apron and keepsake recipe cards.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Snowshoeing Basics 
    If you're looking for a fun winter sport, sign up in advance for a free "Snowshoeing Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The appropriate selection of gear, the basics of what you need and where to go to get started will all be covered.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Matt Jorgensen Trio 
    Sit in on an evening of fine jazz when the Matt Jorgensen Trio performs at 7pm at the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) stage at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Entry is $5-$10.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Solutionary Rail 
    Activist, author and artist Bill Moyer shares ideas from Solutionary Rail at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book describes a people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future. Because electricity is increasingly coming from clean sources such as sun and wind, rail has the potential to serve as a clean and reliable form of transportation while invigorating communities along the way.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, February 9 13 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 7:30pm Of Mice and Men 
    What does it mean to be human? Find out when John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men highlights a parable on the subject continuing this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, friends George and Lennie's ambition to own their own ranch and the obstacles that stand in the way reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness and sacrifice. Tickets to see the classic drama—which is being directed by ACT veteran Billy Hendrix—are $20. Additional performances happen weekends through Feb. 18.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Arms and the Man 
    George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man concludes this weekend with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The classic "anti-romance" tale pokes fun at the futility of war and the conventions of romantic love with the focus on an immature young lady and a war fugitive at the height of the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Tickets to see the unconventional love story that was first produced in 1884 and tackles a number of social conventions are $7-$16.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 9:30am Maple Alley Inn 
    Hot, home-cooked meals are served as part of the Opportunity Council's Maple Alley Inn from 9:30-10:30am Tuesdays at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (2117 Walnut St.) and 11:30am-1:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays at Faith Lutheran Church (2750 McLeod Rd.). Entry is free and open to all.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.oppco.org/maple-alley-inn
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Foundry History 
    Join the Museum Advocates for a "110 Years of Local Family History at the Union Foundry" presentation with Mike Hood at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Hood will describe the workings of a foundry, share some of the unique products that he’s produced over the years, and tell interesting local lore. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: wwww.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook it and Book It 
    Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to "Cook It and Book It" from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The monthly event focuses on conversations about great books and the cooking of something yummy to eat. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm The New Cold War 
    “The New Cold War: NATO, Russia, and the Re-division of Europe” will be the focus of a public presentation by former United States ambassador John M. Koeni from 5-6:30pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Koenig will discuss the current state of relations among Russia, the United States and Europe. He will present the idea that a new Cold War is underway between Russia, on the one hand, and the U.S. and EU on the other.  Koenig will consider how we arrived at this point, the dangers of the present situation, and if the new Cold War will have the global reach of the last one.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Public/Private 
    Western Washington University Dance students will share their talents at a "Public/Private" event at 5:30pm at the Western Gallery. The live performance by dance faculty and students was inspired by Arne Swenson's "The Neighbors," an exhibit currently on display at the gallery that deals with issues of surveillance and privacy. Entry is free.
    Western Gallery :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Washington Remembers World War II 
    Attend an opening reception for "Washington Remembers World War II: The Skagit Home Front" at 6pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. The photos and memorabilia will be on display through June 25.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Nourishing Feast 
    Join Alissa Segersten, author of The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals, and mother of five, for a "Nourishing Winter Feast" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. One-pot Thai chicken ad vegetable curry, leftover rice and veggie breakfast stir-fry, smoked salmon and potato chowder and more will be on the menu. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The event will include a discussion of local astronomy events and outreach projects, and a presentation. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Food's On 
    Historian and author Janet Oakley will join the Whatcom County Historical Society to present "Food's On: Eating and Preserving in Early Whatcom County" from 7:30-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Oakley churned her first batch of butter while teaching in the woods for the Bellingham School District. Since then, she has presented 19th century food ways at San Juan Island Historical National Park and in schools for 20 years. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
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Friday, February 10 21 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • 7:00pm You Can't Take it With You 
    The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) presents showings of a madcap comedy about two very different families when You Can't Take It With You concludes this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Ln. Tickets to the Jan. 27-28 shows are $12-$14 and include dessert, and Sunday's matinee is $10.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • All Day Of Mice and Men 
    What does it mean to be human? Find out when John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men highlights a parable on the subject continuing this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, friends George and Lennie's ambition to own their own ranch and the obstacles that stand in the way reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness and sacrifice. Tickets to see the classic drama—which is being directed by ACT veteran Billy Hendrix—are $20. Additional performances happen weekends through Feb. 18.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Into the Woods 
    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and a plethora of other enchanted characters will all make appearances when Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into the Woods, opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets to the musical are $20. Additional showings happen through March 5.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • 8:00pm Cupid's Arrow 
    An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings happen weekends through February (and on Valentine's Day).
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Arms and the Man 
    George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man concludes this weekend with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The classic "anti-romance" tale pokes fun at the futility of war and the conventions of romantic love with the focus on an immature young lady and a war fugitive at the height of the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Tickets to see the unconventional love story that was first produced in 1884 and tackles a number of social conventions are $7-$16.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Always…Patsy Cline 
    The Theater Arts Guild presents a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline opens this weekend with 7pm performances at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A seven-piece country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen Fridays and Saturdays through April 1.
  • 9:39am New Year, same you 
  • 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 February on the Interurban Trail. Suggested donation is $5.
    Interurban Trail :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Free HPV Vaccines 
    Whatcom Community College (WCC) nursing students will partner with the Whatcom County Health Department to provide free HPV vaccines for Whatcom County residents ages 19-26 from 10am-2pm at the school's Syre Student Center, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. There is no fee for qualified adults who meet the age requirement and are un-insured or under-insured. No appointments are necessary; participants should expect registration and vaccination to take 30 minutes.
    Syre Student Center :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Spanish Storytime 
    Families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish can attend "Spanish Storytime" for kids ages 3-5 at 10:30am most Fridays through May 19 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 1:30pm - 6:00pm Bake Sale and Cupcake Wars 
    Pick up something in advance for your sweetheart and support your local library at a "Feel the Love Bake Sale" happening from 1:30-5:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. From 2-5pm, bring your own sweet surprises to a "Cupcake Wars" competition. Judging will begin at 5:15pm, and someone will take home a Cupcake Crown.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Truffle Workshop 
    Take the mystery out of truffle-making in a pre-Valentine, hands-on "Handmade Chocolate Truffle Workshop" taught by Cindy McKinney from 3:30-5:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The free event will focus on three different flavors and techniques, and all ingredients will be provided. Please register in advance, as space is limited.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free. Volunteers are often needed to help cook, serve and transport donations.
    Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm KMRE broadcaster receives citizen journalism award 
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Vintner Dinner 
    Enjoy regional wines masterfully paired with seasonally inspired menus at a Vintner Dinner Series event with Greg Lill of DeLille Cellars taking place from 5:30-9pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $135 per person. Advance reservations are recommended, as seating is limited.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Ron Funches 
    Comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches—a cast member and writer on the Kroll Show, among other notable accomplishments—will share his standup at a 7pm performance at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $15.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 
    The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band performs at a benefit Swing Dance from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Twenty-four students from nine area schools will play a selection of jazz and swing music with big band and combo instrumental and vocal arrangements. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Los Cenzontles 
    Latino traditions promoting dignity, pride and cultural understanding will be part of a concert with Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for “The Mockingbirds”) at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The group has pioneered revivals of Mexican roots music in California, bringing traditions to new generations. Tickets are $20-$30.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Guitar Trios Combine 
    Four countries and more than 40 years of combined performing experience will be represented when the six players of the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio team up to perform original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the unique "phenomensemble" are $20-$35.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 9:35pm - 10:35pm Make America love again 
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Saturday, February 11 36 events
  • All Day New Year, same you 
  • All Day You Can't Take it With You 
    The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) presents showings of a madcap comedy about two very different families when You Can't Take It With You concludes this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Ln. Tickets to the Jan. 27-28 shows are $12-$14 and include dessert, and Sunday's matinee is $10.
    Alger Community Church :: http://www.altatheatre.com
  • All Day Of Mice and Men 
    What does it mean to be human? Find out when John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men highlights a parable on the subject continuing this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In the play, friends George and Lennie's ambition to own their own ranch and the obstacles that stand in the way reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness and sacrifice. Tickets to see the classic drama—which is being directed by ACT veteran Billy Hendrix—are $20. Additional performances happen weekends through Feb. 18.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Into the Woods 
    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and a plethora of other enchanted characters will all make appearances when Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into the Woods, opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets to the musical are $20. Additional showings happen through March 5.
    Whidbey Playhouse :: http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
  • 7:00pm Rhythm Parties 
    Regional percussionist Mary Ellen Hodges will lead a free, informal drum circle for adults focusing on African rhythms, elements of music, and basic drum techniques at a Rhythm Party at 7pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. At 2pm Sunday, children ages 7-12 are invited to a "Sundae Drumdae" workshop with Hodges. Entry is $5 and includes a sundae.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00pm Cupid's Arrow 
    An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings happen weekends through February (and on Valentine's Day).
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Arms and the Man 
    George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man concludes this weekend with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The classic "anti-romance" tale pokes fun at the futility of war and the conventions of romantic love with the focus on an immature young lady and a war fugitive at the height of the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Tickets to see the unconventional love story that was first produced in 1884 and tackles a number of social conventions are $7-$16.
    DUG Theater :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Always…Patsy Cline 
    The Theater Arts Guild presents a musical tribute to a beloved country western star when Always...Patsy Cline opens this weekend with 7pm performances at the Conway Muse, 1844 Spruce St. Ria Peth Vanderpool plays the title role and co-star Kelly Visten plays Cline's longtime fan and friend, Louis Seger. A seven-piece country band will play along during the musical, which weaves 27 songs into the storyline. Tickets are $28. Additional performances happen Fridays and Saturdays through April 1.
  • 7:00am - 10:00am Swan Watch 
    The Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park will host the annual "Swan Watch" from 7-10am at Ferndale's Tennant Lake, 5236 Nielsen Ave. Participants can view as many as 300 trumpeter and tundra swans form into small groups, bob their heads simultaneously, then lift of the water for the day's forage. A guest speaker will be on site in the Interpretive Center after the swans leave. Entry is free.
    Tennant Lake Interpretive Center :: http://www.fotlhp.org
  • 8:30am - 1:00pm Fragrance Lake Half Marathon 
    Bellingham Trail Running Series hosts a "Fragrance Lake Half Marathon," 10K and Kid's Race starting at 8:30am at Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr. Entry is $70-$80 (the kid's race is free).
    Larrabee State Park :: http://www.bellinghamtrail.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Winter Farmers Market 
    Peruse seasonal produce and handmade crafts when the Anacortes Farmers Market presents a Winter Market from 9am-2pm Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Additional markets take place March 11 and April 8 before the event reopens on a weekly basis in May.
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Make it, Take It 
    If you're looking for a perfect gift for your Valentine, sign up for a "Make It and Take It: Pussy Willow Heart Trellis Planter" workshop starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Entry is $39 and covers all supplies and plants.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Hearty Party 5K Run, Walk & Roll 
    This Valentine's Day weekend, grab a pal, furry friend or someone special and take part in the Max Higbee Center's "Hearty Party! 5K Run, Walk & Roll" starting at 10am at the center's headquarters at 1210 Bay St. Entry is $25-$35 and includes entrance to an after-party at Boundary Bay Brewery. For those not in the know, the nonprofit provides recreational services to teens and adults living with developmental disabilities.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.maxhigbee.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    Stuart McLean's Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe will be the subject of a Sumas Book Club discussion from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month, and is open to all.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 1:30pm Stimpson Hike 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a Stimpson Nature Preserve hike today. Meet at 10am at the parking lot of the reserve on Lake Louise Rd. After the hike, attendees can swing by Kulshan Brewery for a brew and bite.
    Stimpson Nature Preserve :: http://www.mountbakerclub.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Two for the Road 
    Run solo or with a partner (teams must finish together) at the Greater Bellingham Running Club's annual "Two for the Road" 5K Run starting at 10am at Whatcom Falls Park, 1401 Electric Ave. Entry is $5 for youth, $10 for solo runners and $15 for teams.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Intro to Ancestry 
    Learn how to research your family tree using the free library version of Ancestry.com at an introduction to the program from 10-11am at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Some individual help may be available in the 30 minutes after class.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Discuss Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at an Award-Winning Book Club meeting happening from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Fortuitous Fruit Trees 
    If you're interested in growing apples or pears, learn about growing conditions, basic pruning methods and more at a "Fortuitous Fruit Trees" class happening from 11am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Entry is free.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Guitar Center Open House 
    Meet instructors, take a free lesson, tour studios and learn about upcoming programs and events at an Open House taking place from 1-4pm at Guitar Center Bellingham, 3960 Meridian St., suite 101. Lessons are offered in guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, ukulele and cello.
    Guitar Center Bellingham :: http://www.guitarcenter.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm Tax Help 
    AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation services from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Mondays through Thursdays through April 15.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm National Theatre's Amadeus 
    Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play Amadeus at a "National Theatre Live" screening at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the play about a musical prodigy determined to make a mark on history are $14-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Winter Brother Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for "Winter Brother: The Art of Douglas Allen Clark" from from 2-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's). The paintings by FishBoy R.R. Clark's sibling will show through March 24.
    FishBoy Gallery :: http://www.fishboygallery.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Learn to Grow Fruit Trees 
    Learn about the easiest varieties of fruit trees to grow, how to decide which rootstock to plant, where and how to plant, and what initial pruning and training are needed when staff from the Cloud Mountain Farm Center lead a "Learn to Grow Fruit Trees" workshop from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Cupid's Folly Family Valentine Party 
    Carnival booth activities, crafts, face painting, card-making supplies, treats and more will be part of a "Cupid's Folly" Family Valentine Party from 3-5pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. The free event is geared toward families with kids in grade 3 and younger.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Building :: 778-7000
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm An Affair to Remember 
    The Alzheimer Society of Washington will host its sixth annual "An Affair to Remember: Take it to Heart" fundraiser from 5-10pm at Windows on the Bay, 2625 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Tickets to the masquerade gala are $75 and include dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.
    Windows on the Bay :: http://www.alzsociety.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for the first "Ladies Night Out" of the season at a "Moon of Deep Snow" outing from 5-7pm in Whatcom County (the locale will be disclosed when you register). Suggested donation to take part is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Best Buy Reds 
    If you love red wine, don't miss the fourth annual "Best Buy Reds" event taking place from 5-7:30pm at Vinostrology, 120 W. Holly St. Entry is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes tastings of 20 red wines (nearly all for under $20), plus some cheese, meats and bread for snacking on.
    Vinostrology :: http://www.vinostrology.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm High School Showcase 
    Expect to see everything from standup comedy to storytelling, improv, music, spoken word poetry and more at a monthly High School Showcase from 6-9pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments; signup is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry to the show is free.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Hearts for Housing 
    Celebrate the work of Lydia Place and its history as a harbor of safety and security for homeless parents and their children in Whatcom County at the 16th annual "Hearts for Housing" Gala and Auction taking place from 6-9pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. The Valentine-themed event will feature a cocktail hour, plated dinner, auctions, entertainment, sweet-themed delights and a chocolate bar. Tickets are $100.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: http://www.lydiaplace.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Vegas Night 
    A magic show by John Walton, a visit by Elvis, a circus act, food, games, auctions, prizes and more will be part of the Rotary Club's "Vegas Night" from 6-10pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 and include access to the shows, games, one drink ticket, food and gaming chips.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Romance the Night for Sight 
    Bellingham Harborview Lions will host a "Romance the Night for Sight" to raise funds for Kids SIGHT from 6-8:30pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Admission is $10 and includes musical entertainment, finger foods, silent auction baskets and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the cause.
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Ben Schreiber and Scott Leach will provide live music and Jacqui Ann Grennan will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All are welcome. Suggested donation is $8-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Lake Samish Reflections 
    Members of the Lake Samish History Group will share their book Lake Samish Reflections at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on the events and people that have transformed the Lake Samish area from the time of Native American encampments through the 20th century.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm Hell on Hooves Rodeo 
    Watch some of the region's toughest cowboys and fastest cowgirls compete for up to $20,000 in prize money at Laurel Farm & Western Supply's "Hell on Hooves" Rough Stock Rodeo at 7pm at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center, 1775 Front St. Music in the beer garden will be offered until 11pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the gates.
    Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 9:35pm - 10:35pm Make America love again 
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