Week of April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23 21 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 11:00am Spring Fest Fine Art Show 
    As a precursor to the Anacortes Arts Festival's upcoming "Spring Fest" happening April 22-23, peruse the fourth annual Fine Art Exhibition from 11am-4pm daily (except Easter) at the city's Depot Art Center, 611 R Ave. From 6-9pm Fri., April 14, attend a free public opening of the non-themed show complete with visits with the painters, photographers, sculptors, glass and woodworkers, and mixed-media artists, wine and refreshments.
  • 10:00am Tulip Festival Street Fair 
    The 33rd annual Tulip Festival Street Fair takes place from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday along First Street in downtown Mount Vernon. Arts & crafts vendors from six states and British Columbia, live music, face painting, street entertainers, artisan demos, food court offerings and much more will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
    Downtown Mount Vernon :: http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
  • 7:30pm Kiss Me, Kate 
    The Opera Studio of Western Washington University's Music Department will present the Cole Porter Broadway hit Kiss Me, Kate at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict between the show's director, producer and star—and his leading lady, who is also his ex-wife. A full live orchestra will play along. Tickets are $10-$16.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 10:00am Lynden Friends Book Sale 
    Adult fiction and nonfiction, religion, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, crafts, cooking, health, old and vintage, romance, biography, movies, music, kids books and more can be found at the Lynden Friends Book Sale taking place from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and 1-4:30pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 10:00am Anacortes Arts Festival's Spring Fest 
    Booths, music, food, a beer garden, youth activities, a Fine Arts Exhibit, the "Do the Bloom" Color Run, and much more will be part of the Anacortes Arts Festival's "Spring Fest" taking place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the city's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Entry to the smaller version of the three-day event in August is free and open to all ages.
    Depot Arts Center :: http://www.anacortesspringfest.com
  • 11:00am Tulip Time 
    Trish Harding, the featured poster artist for this year's Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, will sign posters and talk with visitors from 11am-3pm Saturday at RoozenGarde (15867 Beaver Marsh Rd.) and 11am-3pm Sunday at Tulip Town (15002 Bradshaw Rd.) Harding's original paintings will also be available for purchase.
    RoozenGarde and Tulip Town :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Dirty Dan Harris Festival 
    Live music, selections of food and shop offerings, an all-ages fish toss, a donut-eating contest, a Dirty Dan lookalike contest, period costumes (and costume contests), an uphill piano race, a Chuckanut Chili Cook-off, a Dirty Dan Challenge rowing race and more will be part of the annual Dirty Dan Harris Festival taking place from 10am-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green (1207 10th St.) and beyond. Entry is free; chili cook-off tickets are $5.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Kids Out 
    Kids in grades 1-5 can sign up for a "Kids OUT: Beavers, Salamanders, and Frogs...Oh My!" outing with Wild Whatcom from 11am-4pm starting at Squires Lake trailhead and continuing around the lake and surrounding forest. Entry is $65.
    Squires Lake :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Trail Talk and Walk 
    In honor of National Park Rx Day, join Recreation Northwest for a Trail Talk and Walk from 11am-1pm starting at the upper pavilion at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive N. Attendees at the free event can learn more about the local Parkscriptions program and see and hear more about what’s happening with the stewardship project in Fairhaven Park.
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Animal Blessings and Open House 
    Farm tours, a petting zoo, face painting, demos and more will be part of Animals as Natural Therapy's annual Blessing of the Animals and Open House from 12-3pm at Windy Acres Farm, 721 Van Wyck Rd.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Walk for Water 
    Join the Brownies of Troop #44278 as they take action to bring clean water to others in need at a "Walk for Water" starting at 1pm at Lake Padden Park, 2244 Samish Way. Bring a jug to fill at the lake and carry on the walk to symbolize the struggle others must go through for the basic necessity of water. Suggested donation is $10 per person or $35 per family; funds raised will help build a deep water well in a disadvantaged African community.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Good Earth Demos 
    View featured artist Shelly Stark's "From the Ground Up" and watch demos from several artists during Dirty Dan Days from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Chuckanut Chili Cook-Off 
    As part of the annual Dirty Dan Harris Festival, attend the annual Chuckanut Chili Cook-Off from 1:30-3:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Tickets are $5 and will cover a taste of each recipe prepared and served up by area restaurants, plus a bowl of your favorite and a piece of Great Harvest bread. Ticket-holders can vote for their favorite for a People's Choice Award.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Singer Songwriter Showcase 
    Sam Chue, Maddy Smith, Boris Budd, and Maddie Pritchard will perform at a Singer Songwriter Showcase from 3-6pm at the Cooper Lanza Gallery, 1415 13th St. Suggested donation is $5-$15.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery :: http://www.cooperlanzagallery.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Parisian Delights 
    The Fifth Inversion Quintet and Victoria and Dan Sabo will be part of a "Parisian Delights" concert at a Bellingham Chamber Music Society concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Works by Mozart, Martinu, and more are on the bill. Tickets are $5-$15.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Sunday at 3 youth concert series 
    The young artists concert series known as "Sunday at 3" continues with a 3pm concert at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Today's performance will feature Lynden High School's advanced choir, Mane Event, 9-year-old solo pianist Maria Horja, the Clarinette Trio, and top performers from the recent Martha Helder Honors Recital. Admission to the show is by donation.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Into the Green 
    Illustrator, graphic designer and interpretive writer Sandra Noel reads from her poetry collection, Into the Green at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. These poems represent a journey through the natural world as the Noel has experienced it, from her home on Vashon Island to Sulalwesi Island in Indonesia.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Standup with Kyle Kinane 
    Lauded standup comedian Kyle Kinane brings his talents to town for an 8pm performance at the Underground Night Club, 211 E. Chestnut St. Bellingham's Lee Cox will open the show, and Guffawingham producer Timmy Riney will host. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door.
    Underground Night Club :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
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Monday, April 24 10 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Mountain Biking Bellingham 
    "Ride the Chuckanuts and Galbraith: Mountain Biking Bellingham" will be the focus of a free presentation with Kristian Duft at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will discover when and where to ride, get the skinny on setting up their ride, and learn how to get involved with the Whatcom Mountain Bike Association. Please register in advance, as space is limited.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Wine Tasting 101 class 
    Laurent Martel will lead sessions dedicated to component, aroma and comparative tastings of the world's major grape varieties starting tonight at the first of a three-session "Wine Tasting 101" series from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Novices can develop confidence in their palates as they learn to discern the man flavors in a glass of wine. Entry is $95, and you must be 21 or older.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Mic 
    Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience when they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor or call the number listed here to do so.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm WWU Orchestra 
    Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Brahms' "Serenade No. 2 in A Major" will be part of the lineup at a free WWU Orchestra concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm Swing Dance 
    All ages and experience levels are invited to a weekly Swing Dance starting with a beginner drop-in class from 8-8:30pm at Eagles Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. From 8:30-10:30pm, all levels are invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed due to the friendly, community atmosphere swing dancing is known for. Entry is $3-$5.
  • 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, April 25 8 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Discuss Denise Kiernan's The Girls of Atomic City at a Bellingham Reads book discussion from 6:30-7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. This group is open to all and new members are very welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7323
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Beyond Cod 
    Robert Fong teams up with guest Tim Shea, owner of the new Hundred North, for a "Black Cod and Beyond" class from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The event will feature black cod chimichurri, vegetarian spring fennel consommé, and vanilla Basque torte—and Fong and Shea will have fun collaborating on a surprise entrée. Entry is $55.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Ferndale Library staff member Stacy Paull will lead a "Books on Tap" gathering at 7pm at Maggie's Pub, 2030 Main St. Tonight's selection is Jason Reynolds' All American Boys.
    Maggie's Pub :: (360) 384-3647
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tides Talk 
    North Cascades Audubon Society will host a 'Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean" presentation with Jonathan White at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. White will recount a 20-year journey across five continents, gathering mussels in Arctic Ocean cavities left behind by a dropping tide, learning how noted scientists have been captivated and befuddled by the tide’s mystery, and understanding the tides importance to bird migration. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
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Wednesday, April 26 10 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 10:00am Bellingham Beer Week 
    A beer tasting panel, beer dinners, anniversary parties, brewers nights, "Walk for Paws," a Tap Trail Challenge, trivia night, a block party, a pop-up "sip and shop," and April Brews Day are among the remaining events taking place Wednesday through Saturday as part of Bellingham Beer Week. Head to the website for the frothy particulars.
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Cuisine Culture 
    "Creating a Cuisine Culture: How the Wine Industry Ignited Walla Walla's Economy" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club discussion and buffet luncheon from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Van Ausdale and Kenneth Lawson will discuss the job-producing energy that draws creative entrepreneurs to our northwest corner, where an emerging "cuisine culture" wets the appetites of locavores and foodies alike—including the region's surging microbreweries. Entry is $5-$20.
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Washington Goes Solar 
    RE Sources, in partnership with Ecotech Solar and Itek Energy, will host a "Washington Goes Solar!" workshop from 4:30-6:30pm (find out where when you register in advance). Attendees can find out how to take advantage of state and federal incentives to install solar arrays on their homes or businesses.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Fried Chicken Three Ways 
    Join Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen for a "Fried Chicken Three Ways" 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. Space is limited, so reserve in advance.
    Pierside Kitchen :: 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kevin Woods Quintet 
    Local trumpeter Kevin Woods will be joined by drummer Julian MacDonough, sax man Steve Treseler, guitarist Cole Schuster, and bassist Greg Feingold will play works by Canadian composer Kenny Wheeler at a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Entry is $5-$10.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Radio Trivia Night 
    Attend a Radio Trivia Night hosted by KMRE Spark Radio at 7pm at Goat Mountain Pizza, 211 W. Holly St. Test your wits on diverse subjects such as electricity, classic radio and modern milieu at the pub-style trivia contest. Entry is $5. Riley Sweeney will host.
    Goat Mountain Pizza :: http://www.kmre.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Panty Hoes 
    Aruba Sterling and Mahogony Night host a weekly drag queen production, "Panty Hoes," at 9pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. The duo—who are joined by other talented performers every Wednesday—have been performing for decades, and promise to deliver a great show. Suggested donation is $3; proceeds raised go to various LGBTQ-supported organizations.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Thursday, April 27 19 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 7:30pm Butt Kapinski 
    For the final weekend of the Mia Solo Festival, Butt Kapinski (played by Deanna Fleysher) brings "clown noir" to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The one-woman show featuring a decidedly different kind of private eye is described as a "full-on immersive comedic experience" and promises to "kick reality to the curb." Tickets to the adults-only show are $12.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    A beer tasting panel, beer dinners, anniversary parties, brewers nights, "Walk for Paws," a Tap Trail Challenge, trivia night, a block party, a pop-up "sip and shop," and April Brews Day are among the remaining events taking place Wednesday through Saturday as part of Bellingham Beer Week. Head to the website for the frothy particulars.
  • 7:00pm Twelfth Night 
    Expect to see twins, cross-dressing, love triangles, live music and more when drama students at Sehome High School present showings of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the adaptation set on a beach pier in the 1970s are $8-$10; additional performances happen May 4-6.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The class continues Thursdays through June 1.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm Law Day 
    Free legal advice and consultation regarding everything from bankruptcy to divorce to debt collection, immigration, criminal law, adoption, child custody and much more will be part of "Law Day" from 10am-4:30pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit Transit Center, 105 E. Kincaid St. Spanish interpreters will be available, and there will also be a divorce seminar.
    Skagit Transit Center :: (360) 416-7585
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Skagit Writers League Meeting 
    "My Worst Job and Other True (or False) Confessions" will be the topic of Skagit Valley Writers League workshop with Carolyne Wright from1-3pm at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave. Please register in advance for the free event.
    Mount Vernon Senior Center :: http://www.skagitwriters.org
  • 3:00pm - 6:30pm Family Service Party and Gear Swap 
    Join Wild Whatcom and Bellingham Parks and Rec for a Family Service Party and Gear Swap start starting from 3-5pm with weeding and mulching projects at Squalicum Creek Park. From 5-6:30pm, there will be music by Kuungana, a potluck and a gear swap where you can borrow, exchange and upcycle unused or outgrown outdoor gear. Entry is free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Uptown Arts Open House 
    Attend an Open House from 3-7pm at Uptown Art, 800 Harris Ave., #101. The new studio—which recently left the Bellwether area to move to Fairhaven—is a "paint-and-sip" venue where people of all painting skill levels and interests are encouraged to get creative. Food, refreshments, prize drawings and more will be part of the fun.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Ensembulele 
    Enjoy ukulele tunes when Ensembulele performs at a "Music in the Library" concert from 4-5pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7217
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Walk for a Paws 
    As part of Bellingham Beer Week, take part in "Walk for a Paws" starting at 5pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Humans will get a complimentary root beer and celebrate Boundary's new dog-friendly beer garden before setting out at 5:30pm to take a scenic walk with your dog (or cat) along Boulevard Park to Fairhaven's new Paws for a Beer. Upon arrival, pets will receive a Paws for a Beer swag bag, and humans can choose to enjoy beverages and food truck fare. Entry is $10.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Incognito 
    Enjoy a minimum of six seasonally inspired courses at the bimonthly "Incognito" dinner beginning at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Conviviality is encouraged and reservations are essential. Entry is $68.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Mexican Kitchen 
    Ana Jackson teaches students how to create a spring fiesta menu with recipes suitable for Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, or any festive occasion at a "Mexican Kitchen: Fiesta!" class from 6:30-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Celtic Fiddle Festival 
    Hear masterful string music when the Celtic Fiddle Festival performs from 7-9pm in Mount Vernon at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. The band features Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, and Charlie McKerron on fiddle and Nicholas Quemener on guitar. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center, :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dance 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm movie trivia 
    Test your cinematic knowledge with the monthly installment of Movie Trivia from 7-9pm at the Bayou Annex Bar, 1300 Bay St. It's free to play, and there will be many prizes and raffles in-between rounds.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Viking Economics 
    Author and social change activist George Lakey shares ideas from his book Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and We Can Too at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Lakey, 79, recently retired from Swarthmore College.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm FAME Fundraiser 
    Amber Darland and Andrea Rackl will perform at Bellingham Sings' annual fundraiser, FAME (Female Artists for Music Education), at 7:30pm at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Allegra Women's Choir and the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers will host the event, which raises money for adult community music education. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and refreshments.
    Lairmont Manor :: http://www.bellinghamsings.org
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Friday, April 28 20 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "I'll Remember April" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band's annual Spring Swing Concerts at 7:30 Friday in La Conner at Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. The ensemble will be joined by vocalist Lynette McCormack. Admission is by donation.
    Maple Hall and Brodniak Hall :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • 7:30pm Celebrating in Song 
    Skagit Valley Chorale's "Celebrating in Song" concerts take place at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan will be part of the lineups. Tickets are $14-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 4:00pm Northwest Wine Encounter 
    A wine-tasting reception will kick off the "Northwest Wine Encounter" Friday night at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Through Sunday, winemakers from DeLille Cellars, Gehringer Brothers, Leonetti Cellar, Northstar, Panther Creek, and Red Willow Vineyard will be in attendance to pour some of their feature wines, as well as host enlightening wine- tasting seminars. Weekend packages are sold out, but there are still a limited number of gala dinner tickets ($175) and passes to the seminars ($100).
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:30pm Celebrating in Song 
    Skagit Valley Chorale's "Celebrating in Song" concerts take place at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan will be part of the lineups. Tickets are $14-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00pm Lifeguards and Pirates 
    Improvisers will jump into action as lifeguards to save the day from any beach catastrophe imaginable when "Improvised Baywatch" shows for the final weekend at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Pirates," which promises epic tales of the open sea, mystical creatures, devious pirates and more. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Butt Kapinski 
    For the final weekend of the Mia Solo Festival, Butt Kapinski (played by Deanna Fleysher) brings "clown noir" to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The one-woman show featuring a decidedly different kind of private eye is described as a "full-on immersive comedic experience" and promises to "kick reality to the curb." Tickets to the adults-only show are $12.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Twelfth Night 
    Expect to see twins, cross-dressing, love triangles, live music and more when drama students at Sehome High School present showings of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the adaptation set on a beach pier in the 1970s are $8-$10; additional performances happen May 4-6.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • All Day Bellingham Beer Week 
    A beer tasting panel, beer dinners, anniversary parties, brewers nights, "Walk for Paws," a Tap Trail Challenge, trivia night, a block party, a pop-up "sip and shop," and April Brews Day are among the remaining events taking place Wednesday through Saturday as part of Bellingham Beer Week. Head to the website for the frothy particulars.
  • 6:00pm Aristokittens 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's Pixie Theatre students will share their singing and dancing talents at showings of Aristokittens at 6pm Friday and Saturday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry will be by donation at the door.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Spring Book and Bake Sale 
    Browse a wide selection of great reads and find something sweet to eat at a Spring Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and again May 6, at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The sale will also be open May 1-5 for self-serve during library open hours.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 8:00am Student Veteran Conference 
    Student veterans from throughout the West Coast will gather for the Western Regional Student Veteran Conference from 8am-8pm Friday and 8am-12pm Saturday at Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College. The conference is an opportunity for student veterans from all over the region to come together to create a stronger veteran community and discuss issues that affect their college campuses. The conference is open to all student veterans as well as college advisors. Registration costs $25.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Suggested donation is $5.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Suggested donation is $5.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Spanish Storytime 
    Families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish can attend "Spanish Storytime" for kids ages 3-5 at 10:30am most Fridays through May 19 at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Glassbaby pop-up shop 
    Peruse and purchase one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass votives and drinkers when glassbaby hosts a pop-up shop from 4-8pm at Spruce Stationary & Design, 1422 Cornwall Ave. Ten percent of the sales from the event will be donated to Whatcom Hospice Foundation.
    Spruce Stationary & Design :: http://www.glassbaby.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Killer Whale Who Changed the World 
    As part of the "Nature of Writing" series, journalist, filmmaker, playwright, and author Mark Leiren-Young shares the fascinating and heartbreaking account of Moby Doll—the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale—through rare film footage and stories from The Killer Whale Who Changed the World at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Moby Doll changed public perception of whales but also inspired a whole generation of scientists to learn more about how these creatures live and communicate in the wild.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Saturday, April 29 42 events
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster of events, and remember that bloom dates take place "according to Mother Nature."
    Skagit County :: http://www.tulipfestival.org
  • All Day Skagit Community Band 
    "I'll Remember April" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band's annual Spring Swing Concerts at 7:30 Friday in La Conner at Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. The ensemble will be joined by vocalist Lynette McCormack. Admission is by donation.
    Maple Hall and Brodniak Hall :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • 12:00pm Citizen Scientists 
    Become a citizen scientist by joining the North Sound Stewards for a free beach survey training from 12-4:30pm Saturday at the Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park. From 12-4:30pm Sunday, training will happening at the Interpretive Center at the Padilla Bay Reserve. At both events, attendees can learn how to help protect our marine species and habitats. Please register in advance.
    Birch Bay State Park, Padilla Bay Reserve :: 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
  • All Day Celebrating in Song 
    Skagit Valley Chorale's "Celebrating in Song" concerts take place at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan will be part of the lineups. Tickets are $14-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Celebrating in Song 
    Skagit Valley Chorale's "Celebrating in Song" concerts take place at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan will be part of the lineups. Tickets are $14-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Northwest Wine Encounter 
    A wine-tasting reception will kick off the "Northwest Wine Encounter" Friday night at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Through Sunday, winemakers from DeLille Cellars, Gehringer Brothers, Leonetti Cellar, Northstar, Panther Creek, and Red Willow Vineyard will be in attendance to pour some of their feature wines, as well as host enlightening wine- tasting seminars. Weekend packages are sold out, but there are still a limited number of gala dinner tickets ($175) and passes to the seminars ($100).
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 8:00pm Lifeguards and Pirates 
    Improvisers will jump into action as lifeguards to save the day from any beach catastrophe imaginable when "Improvised Baywatch" shows for the final weekend at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Pirates," which promises epic tales of the open sea, mystical creatures, devious pirates and more. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Butt Kapinski 
    For the final weekend of the Mia Solo Festival, Butt Kapinski (played by Deanna Fleysher) brings "clown noir" to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The one-woman show featuring a decidedly different kind of private eye is described as a "full-on immersive comedic experience" and promises to "kick reality to the curb." Tickets to the adults-only show are $12.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 10:00am Bellingham Beer Week 
    A beer tasting panel, beer dinners, anniversary parties, brewers nights, "Walk for Paws," a Tap Trail Challenge, trivia night, a block party, a pop-up "sip and shop," and April Brews Day are among the remaining events taking place Wednesday through Saturday as part of Bellingham Beer Week. Head to the website for the frothy particulars.
  • 7:00pm Twelfth Night 
    Expect to see twins, cross-dressing, love triangles, live music and more when drama students at Sehome High School present showings of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sehome Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets to see the adaptation set on a beach pier in the 1970s are $8-$10; additional performances happen May 4-6.
    Sehome Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 6:00pm Aristokittens 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's Pixie Theatre students will share their singing and dancing talents at showings of Aristokittens at 6pm Friday and Saturday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry will be by donation at the door.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Join the Good Time Girls for their sixth "Sin & Gin" tour season every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. From the rise and fall of downtown Bellingham’s former Red Light District to the subcultures of prohibition, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Spring Book and Bake Sale 
    Browse a wide selection of great reads and find something sweet to eat at a Spring Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and again May 6, at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The sale will also be open May 1-5 for self-serve during library open hours.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 8:00am Student Veteran Conference 
    Student veterans from throughout the West Coast will gather for the Western Regional Student Veteran Conference from 8am-8pm Friday and 8am-12pm Saturday at Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College. The conference is an opportunity for student veterans from all over the region to come together to create a stronger veteran community and discuss issues that affect their college campuses. The conference is open to all student veterans as well as college advisors. Registration costs $25.
  • 8:00am - 10:30am Community Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults and features pancakes (regular or blueberry) French toast, blueberry sauce, eggs, sausage and beverages.
    Lynden Community Center :: (360) 354-4501
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Have a Heart Run 
    Help raise funds for Community Action of Skagit County by taking part in the eighth annual "Have a Heart Run" starting at 8:15am at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park, 600 Beherens Millet Rd. Entry is $15-$25 (a kids run is free). Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome.
    Edgewater Park :: http://www.haveaheartrun.org
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Plant Sale 
    Annuals, perennials, indoor plants, veggie starts, pots, books and other garden-related goods will be available at the Birchwood Garden Club's 25th annual Plant Sale from 9am-2pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm Art in the Garden 
    Container garden artist Nancy Elvebak will show off her gallery of planted containers made of stone and repurposed material, as well as Italian pottery, at "Art in the Garden" from 9am-6pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Containers selected for this event will be designed with plants for shade, for hot sun and for patio privacy.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Putting the ‘happy’ in Happy Valley 
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm Independent Bookstore Day 
    As part of the nationwide Independent Bookstore Day, be the first in line starting at 9am Village Books stores in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.) for exclusive, limited-edition items. Treats, prizes, games and giveaways will happen throughout the day. At 4pm, lauded author Tom Robbins will read an essay at the Bellingham locale about why Village Books is his favorite indie bookstore to browse, read and shop. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Anacortes Spring Vintage Show 
    Sassy Frass Company hosts an "April in Paris" Spring Vintage Show from 9am-4pm in Anacortes at the Port Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. All vendors will be fully stocked with home decor, garden goodies, antiques, repurposed and upcycled items ready to find a new home. Entry is $7 ($5 if you bring two cans of food for donation). For $20, sign up for a "Evening in Paris" event from 6-9pm Friday (includes beverages and treats).
    Port Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortesvintagemarket.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Backyard Habitat & Native Flora Fair 
    Experts from the Whatcom Native Plant Society and the Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand to answer questions at the annual Backyard Habitat & Native Flora Fair happening from 10am-3pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. In addition to the native plant sale featuring trees, shrubs and native flowering plants, there'll be displays, children's activities, a native plant walk with the WNPS, and more. Entry is free and open to all ages.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.wnps.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm WWU Queer Comics Convention 
    Thirty-plus artists, authors and vendors from throughout the United States and Canada will share their work at today's Queer Comics Convention taking place from 10am-5pm at in the Academic West Building on Western Washington University's campus. Panels, a costume contest and a focus on queer comics, sci-fi, fantasy and pop culture will be part of the inclusive event. Entry is $10 for students, $15 general.
    Academic West Building :: http://www.wwuqueercon.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 1:00pm Issaquah Singers 
    Expect to hear joyful, uplifting and inspirational music when the Issaquah Singers perform songs like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “His Eye is on the Sparrow” from 10:30am-1pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry to the all-ages concert is free.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.wccoa.org
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Run for the Bees 
    The third annual "Run for the Bees" 5K takes place from 11am-3pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. In addition to running through a blooming orchard, attendees can learn about bees, experience a working farm and help support WSU bee research. Live music, snacks and drinks will be part of the fun. Entry is $12 for kids, $24 for adults or $40 per family. Please register in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Landscape Planning 
    Learn how to make your landscape functional, inviting and sustainable at a free "Planning for a Successful Landscape" presentation from 11am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 State Route 20. Please RSVP in advance.
    Azusa Farm & Gardens :: http://www.azusafarm.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm People's Climate March 
    Attend the People's Climate March from 11am-3:30pm starting at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The event co-hosted by Community2Community, Bellingham NoDAPL Coalition, Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition, and 350Bellingham will feature tabling, a noontime rally with speakers and a 12:30pm march to Boulevard Park, where kayaktivists and tribal canoes can join the final leg. Stick around at Boulevard Park for a picnic and to listen to speakers talk about the next steps for climate justice.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Landscape Staging 
    Accredited staging professional Karri Street will lead a presentation focused on "Landscape Staging for Selling or Living" at 11am at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The free event will teach you how to boost your curb appeal and enhance your backyard’s beauty to add value to your property through “staging” your outdoor spaces.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Community Art Museum Day 
    Celebrate the variety of "identities" that make up our diverse multicultural community at "Community Art Museum Day" from 12-4pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Open to all ages, visitors are invited to take a guided tour of the "Images of Resilience: Chicana/o Art and Its Mexican Roots" exhibit and participate in various art-making projects offered throughout the museum. Entry is $3 (free for members).
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Images of resilience 
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm Twelfth Night 
    Show up for a National Theatre Live screening of Twelfth Night at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tamsin Greig plays Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. Tickets are $14-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Skagit Topic 
    "Blast Open the Pass: Tales of the North Cascades" will be the focus of a "Skagit Topic" presentation from 2-4pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. At the event, Randy Rankin will share his firsthand experiences logging and working in what is now North Cascades National Park.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Artists Talk 
    Painters Gregg Laananen and Rob Vetter will discuss their work and their "On the Road to Heavy Mountain" exhibit at an Artist Talk at 4pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. Entry is free.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvallee.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Crush Cancer Fundraiser 
    The inaugural "Crush Cancer" Silent Auction & Dance Fundraiser takes place from 6-10pm at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Live music by Midnight Legend, a silent auction, light appetizers and other surprises will be part of the fun. Entry is $10-$15; proceeds from the event will go to the Relay for Life of Whatcom County in support of the American Cancer Society.
    Hampton Inn's Fox Hall :: http://www.jonesnjones.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Giant's Causeway 
    The local five-piece Irish music group, Giant's Causeway, will perform at a fundraiser for the next Bellingham Folk Festival at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is $5-$20 in advance, $10-$15 at the door.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Painting Party 
    Create your own "Down by the Bay" masterpiece at a Painting Party taking place from 6:30-9pm at Stoneycreek Glassware, 4833 Guide Meridian. Entry is $35 and includes painting supplies, one canvas and a flight of wine for a blind wine tasting.
    Stoneycreek Glassware :: (360) 306-8252
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Heliotrope will provide live tunes and Bellingham's Abigail Hobart 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. Suggested donation is $6 for students, $8-$10 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Sweet Goodbyes 
    Attend an album preview and Kickstarter concert for the local harmony-based indie folk duo, the Sweet Goodbyes, from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Suggested donation is $10-$20; funds raised will go toward the $7,000 they need to finish their album.
    Center for Spiritual Living :: http://www.thesweetgoodbyes.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Skagit Symphony's Classics Concert 
    The Skagit Symphony will close out its 37th season with a "Classics Concert" at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Pianist Angela Kraft Cross will join the symphony for a performance of works by Haydn, Grieg, Schubert, and more. Tickets are $20-$40.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's weekly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $5.
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