Week of May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21 22 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2017 season from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. In the third week of June, the schedule will shift to seven days a week.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Back2Bellingham 
    Reunions, tours, educational discussions, athletic events, recreational outings, entertainment opportunities, and live music will be among a smattering of the many events taking place during Western Washington University's annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community from Thursday through Sunday on campus and beyond. Many events are free. See a full roster of events online.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.back2bellingham.com
  • 7:30pm North Cascades Concert Band 
    Washington DC-based Staff Sergeant Hiram Diaz will be the featured performer when he shares his euphonium talents at North Cascades Concert Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at the Syre Auditorium at Whatcom Community College, 7:30pm Saturday at Arlington High School, and 3pm Sunday at Brodniak Hall in Anacortes. Entry to "Sousa on Tour" concerts is by donation.
    Syre Auditorium :: http://www.nccband.org
  • 10:00am Camano Island Studio Tour 
    Check out a variety of creative spaces as part of the encore weekend of the 19th annual Camano Island Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday through the lovely land mass. Entry to the self-guided tour put on by the Camano Arts Association is free.
  • 2:00pm Public Sails 
    Help raise the sails, take a turn at the helm and explore the beauty of Bellingham Bay while learning more about emerging issues in the Puget Sound at three-hour Public Sails with Sound Experience aboard the 104-year-old schooner Adventuress starting at 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. All ages are welcome. Entry is $25-$65. Another sail happens Sat., June 3.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 7:00pm Something Wonderful 
    Bellingham Circus Guild artists will take you on an enchanting aquatic adventure at performances of "Something Wonderful: Circus of the Sea" at 7pm Friday, 3pm and 7pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Flying fish, a seahorse carousel, electric eels, rope-swinging pirates, acrobats, jugglers and more will be part of the fun. Tickets are $10 for kids and $20 for adults (kids 5 and under are free).
  • 7:30pm Older But Not Wiser 
    Dragon Tales Productions—a new community theater company featuring veterans of the Bellingham Theatre Guild stage—presents Older But Not Wiser performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets to the revealing musical play about family are $15 in advance at Village Books, or at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm School of Rock 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth junior performers present showings of School of Rock at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The musical is based on the famous film of the same name and follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Tickets are $10; additional showings happen May 26-28.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Godspell 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents showings of the inspiring, biblically driven musical Godspell for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Shawn Fuller directs the telling of a series of parables based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. Tickets are $8-$12.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 9:00am Springfest Art Show and Sale 
    More than 20 local and regional artists and artisans will show and sell their work as part of the annual "Springfest" Art Show from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at the Blaine Pavilion, 635 H St. Local music will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am Spring Used Book Sale 
    Celebrate the season with some great finds for all ages at a Spring Used Book Sale from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd.
    Point Roberts Library :: (360) 945-6545
  • 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
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs made to order, omelets, hash browns, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a Community Breakfast from 8-11am at Sedro-Woolley's American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Altra Trail Run 
    Get a chance to hit the trail in a pair of Altra demo shoes at an "Altra Trail Run" starting at 9am at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. After being fitted for shoes, runners will head to some nearby, but lesser known, places off the Interurban Trail. A post-run gathering will include Rocket Donuts, fruit, beverages and giveaways and raffle prizes. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Seaside Exploration 
    Students in grades 1-5 can join Wild Whatcom for "Seaside Exploration" from 9am-2pm at Larrabee State Park. Opportunities for exploration and discovery will take place throughout the day. Entry is $65.
    Larrabee State Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Skagit Wedding Society Tour 
    Explore eight beautiful wedding venues in Skagit County from 10am-5pm at the Skagit Wedding Society Tour. Venues will showcase area wedding vendors and much more. Tickets are $5. VIP tickets are $30 and include transportation to all venues, lunch, and special gifts throughout the day.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.wedinskagit.com
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Garden Swap 
    Attend the Alger Community Seed/Plant and Everything Garden Swap and Sale from 12-4pm at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane.
    Alger Community Hall :: (360) 724-0340
  • 12:30pm - 4:00pm Brain Cancer Walk 
    An opening ceremony for the non-competitive Bellingham Brain Cancer Walk begins at 12:30pm at Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. At 1pm, the walk begins. Entry is $25-$35. All proceeds benefit the EndBrainCancer Initiative/Chris Elliott Fund, whose mission is enhancing lives and empowering patients by closing the existing gap from initial diagnosis to immediate and expanded access to advanced treatment, clinical trials and critical care. An after-party takes place from 2:30-4pm and includes refreshments.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm The Sylvia Herold Ensemble 
    The Sylvia Herold Ensemble performs "vintage songs" at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Herold’s discovery of Irish and British traditional songs more than two decades ago sparked in her an obsession for songs and singing. Suggested donation is $15.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Symphony Orchestra 
    World-renowned cellist Joshua Roman joins the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra for a 3pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Now in the prime of his solo career, Roman returns to Whatcom County for the third time, having previously performed with the Bellingham Festival of Music. Tickets are $15-$49.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Symphony Orchestra 
    World-renowned cellist Joshua Roman joins the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra for a 3pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Now in the prime of his solo career, Roman returns to Whatcom County for the third time, having previously performed with the Bellingham Festival of Music. Tickets are $15-$49.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm Seattle Walks 
    David Williams shares stories and slides from Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome weaves together the history, natural history and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex, nuanced and fascinating story. He shows us Seattle in a new light so we can see how the city has changed over time, how the past has influenced the present, and how nature is all around us.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, May 22 4 events
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nutrition for Fertility 
    Learn how what you are eating now can have implications on your ability to conceive, the long- and short-term health of your baby as it ages, and your own health when registered dietary nutritionist Selva Wohlgemuth helms "Nutrition for Fertility and Healthy Conception" from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 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 bimonthly 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, everybody is invited to dance the night away. No partner is needed. 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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TODAY 8 events
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Downtown Walk with WNPS 
    Join anthropologist Allan Richardson of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Downtown Walk starting at 6pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. (meet at the park pavilion building). The free excursion will follow the Native Plant Teaching Trail in the park along Whatcom Creek and focus on the plants, their names, and uses in native Salish tradition.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.wnpskoma.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. raffle.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Amy Parker's Beasts and Children will be the focus of a Bellingham Reads book discussion from 6:30-7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    Ferndale Library staff member Stacy Paull leads a "Books on Tap" gathering from 7-8pm at Maggie's Pub, 2030 Main St. This month's discussion will focus on Naomi Novik's Uprooted.
    Maggie's Pub :: (360) 384-3647
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm MVHS Jazz 
    Musicians from Mount Vernon High School's award-winning jazz program will perform at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. These bands, directed by Jacob Scheer, are part of the nationally-known Fine Arts department at the school. Musicians of all levels are given the opportunity to learn, play, perform and compete at local venues and festivals. Entry is $5-$10. All proceeds benefit the MVHS jazz program.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Audubon Talk 
    Bats Northwest's Kathleen Bander leads a North Cascades Audubon Society presentation, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No, It's a Bat," from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. She will talk about the biology, feeding, reproduction, life cycle and the benefits of bats to humans. Information about bats around the world will be given, with emphasis on bats of the Northwest. Good places to see them will also be discussed. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm University Choir 
    Musicians from Mount Vernon High School's award-winning jazz program will perform at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. These bands, directed by Jacob Scheer, are part of the nationally-known Fine Arts department at the school. Musicians of all levels are given the opportunity to learn, play, perform and compete at local venues and festivals. Entry is $5-$10. All proceeds benefit the MVHS jazz program.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
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Wednesday, May 24 9 events
  • 10:00am Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    The annual Ski to Ski Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, tables are continuously stocked, and the final day everything will be available for $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Blaine Marina Tour 
    Join RE Sources for Sustainable, the DOE, and the Port of Bellingham from 2-4pm for a tour of the cleanup site at the Blaine Marina starting at the Marine Park Playground, 298 Marine Dr. The event will highlight the ongoing cleanup and the successful eelgrass restoration project that happened in conjunction with a past expansion. Entry is free.
    Blaine Marina :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Spring Tea 
    Enjoy tea with savory and sweet treats, delicious tea sandwiches and dessert items at a Spring Tea from 2-3:30pm at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Live music by Marcia Wilcox, door prize drawings and chance to get dressed up will be part of the fun. Entry is $10. Reserve a spot in advance, as space is limited.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market Opening 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the first Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market of the season from 3-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. The market continues Wednesdays through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.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
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewers Cruise Kickoff 
    The first "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" of the season will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Structures Brewing, and Wander Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Just Halibut 
    Robert Fong prepares the prized big fish of the North three ways at a "Just Halibut" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Thomas Marriott Quartet 
    Seattle-based trumpeter extraordinaire Thomas Marriott will bring NYC jazz stars Orrin Evans and Eric Revis to join him and drummer Ted Poor for a Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center concert at 7pm at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Unity Spiritual Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 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, May 25 15 events
  • 9:00am BC Morgan Horse Show 
    Attend the BC Morgan Horse Show from 9am-8pm Thursday through Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Exhibitors from near and far, horses performing in competitive classes and more will be part of the all-ages event. Entry is free.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.bcmorgan.com
  • 7:30pm Twelfth Night 
    Unforgettable characters will engage in cross-dressed love affairs and Mardi Gras highbrow hijinks in one of Shakespeare's most loved romantic comedies when Skagit Valley College's drama department presents showings of Twelfth Night at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Philip Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Julius Caesar 
    Western Washington University's Student Theatre Productions present a primarily female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. Tickets are $5.
    Miller Hall :: (360) 650-2829
  • All Day Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    The annual Ski to Ski Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, tables are continuously stocked, and the final day everything will be available for $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 7:00pm What-A-Sho! 
    The annual "What-A-Sho!" begins at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Directed and hosted by students, the annual variety show features the talents of the entire student body—who will dance, sing, juggle and much, much more. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 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 final class in the series takes place Thurs., June 1.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Whatcom Food Network's Spring Forum 
    "Past, Present & Future of Dairy in Whatcom County" will be the focus of Whatcom Food Network's Spring Forum taking place from 1-4pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Reps from Appel Farms, Twin Brook Creamery, and MyShan Dairy will be among the panelists. Entry is free, but attendees must RSVP, as space is limited.
    Squalicum Boathouse :: (360) 647-7093 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/foodnetwork
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Experience Ireland 
    Local author and traveler Susan Colleen Browne leads an "Experience Ireland: Along the Atlantic Coast" workshop from 6-9pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The class will include a slideshow along with Irish history, culture and travel tips. Entry is $45.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Red Light to Starboard 
    Angela Day, author of Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster, will discuss the 1989 oil spill and similar risks facing Salish Sea communities at a book reading, presentation and Q&A from 6:30-8:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Elimination Diet Cooking 
    Alissa Segersten explains the premise and health benefits of following an elimination diet, while sharing delicious recipes to use in your weekly meal planning, at an "Elimination Diet Cooking" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Movie Trivia 
    Test your cinematic knowledge when Jen Castaldo hosts the monthly "Movie Trivia" from 7-9pm at the Bayou Annex Bar, 1300 Bay St. It's free to play, and there will be lots of prizes.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Adventure Awaits! 
    Celebrated authors Kevin Emerson, Garth Stein, and Suzanne Selfors read from their works for young readers at an "Adventure Awaits!" gathering at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    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
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Crevasse Rescue Clinic 
    Baker Mountain Guides will lead a Crevasse Rescue Clinic at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Attendees at the free event can brush up on their skills for the summer; concepts will include relevant knots and hitches, transferring loads, mechanical advantage and hauling systems. All skill levels are welcome.
    Backcountry Essentials :: http://www.backcountryessentials.net
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Golden Goose Preview 
    The Western Washington University Opera Studio presents an on-campus preview of The Golden Goose at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center. The new children's opera by Bellingham-based composer Evan Ingalls is an adaptation of the beloved folktale, and will tour for elementary-aged audiences. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Friday, May 26 16 events
  • All Day BC Morgan Horse Show 
    Attend the BC Morgan Horse Show from 9am-8pm Thursday through Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Exhibitors from near and far, horses performing in competitive classes and more will be part of the all-ages event. Entry is free.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.bcmorgan.com
  • All Day Twelfth Night 
    Unforgettable characters will engage in cross-dressed love affairs and Mardi Gras highbrow hijinks in one of Shakespeare's most loved romantic comedies when Skagit Valley College's drama department presents showings of Twelfth Night at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Philip Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm School of Rock 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth junior performers present showings of School of Rock at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The musical is based on the famous film of the same name and follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 8:00pm Genre Legends 
    Fairy tale princesses, Western outlaws and members of the mob may all make appearances at the final "Genre Legends" shows of the month at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the "coolest movie ever made" are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Julius Caesar 
    Western Washington University's Student Theatre Productions present a primarily female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. Tickets are $5.
    Miller Hall :: (360) 650-2829
  • 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, 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.
    Whatcom County Tourism :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    The annual Ski to Ski Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, tables are continuously stocked, and the final day everything will be available for $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 7:00pm What-A-Sho! 
    The annual "What-A-Sho!" begins at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Directed and hosted by students, the annual variety show features the talents of the entire student body—who will dance, sing, juggle and much, much more. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 9:30am - 2:00pm Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Seconds Sale 
    Peruse and purchase "lonely" pots, experimental pots and not-quite-perfect pots at the annual Ski to Sea Seconds Sale happening from 10am-5pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The popular event takes place during the Fairhaven Festival.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Seaweed Beach Ramble 
    Join herbalist and seaweed expert Dr. Ryan Drum for a "Seaweed Beach Ramble" from 10am-2pm leaving from Living Earth Herbs, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Attendees will progress the a nearby beach during low tide to learn to identify the myriad benefits of local sea vegetables, find out how to safely prepare seaweed, and ask questions. Entry is $30. Please register in advance.
    Living Earth Herbs :: (360) 734-3207
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm Book Trailers 
    Students in grades 6-12 can attend "Light! Camera! Book Trailers!" from 12:30-2:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. To make a trailer, all that's required is to bring a few favorite book titles you would love to see on the big screen. All equipment will be provided.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by C.J. Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:00pm - 11:00pm Ski to Sea Block Party 
    Sip on Ski to Sea ESB, dance to the music of Jasmine Green and the Atlantics, partake of a barbecue and try your luck at giant raffle prizes at the annual Ski to Sea Block Party from 5-11pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry to the all-ages event celebrating the 45th iteration of the race is free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm WWU Orchestra 
    The 80-member Western Washington University Orchestra will present a free concert of masterwork compositions featuring winners of the WWU Concerto Competition and Stravinsky’s "The Firebird" at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. All are welcome.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Saturday, May 27 20 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2017 season from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. In the third week of June, the schedule will shift to seven days a week.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day BC Morgan Horse Show 
    Attend the BC Morgan Horse Show from 9am-8pm Thursday through Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Exhibitors from near and far, horses performing in competitive classes and more will be part of the all-ages event. Entry is free.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.bcmorgan.com
  • All Day School of Rock 
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth junior performers present showings of School of Rock at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The musical is based on the famous film of the same name and follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Twelfth Night 
    Unforgettable characters will engage in cross-dressed love affairs and Mardi Gras highbrow hijinks in one of Shakespeare's most loved romantic comedies when Skagit Valley College's drama department presents showings of Twelfth Night at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Philip Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 8:00pm Genre Legends 
    Fairy tale princesses, Western outlaws and members of the mob may all make appearances at the final "Genre Legends" shows of the month at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the "coolest movie ever made" are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Julius Caesar 
    Western Washington University's Student Theatre Productions present a primarily female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. Tickets are $5.
    Miller Hall :: (360) 650-2829
  • 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, 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.
    Whatcom County Tourism :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    The annual Ski to Ski Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, tables are continuously stocked, and the final day everything will be available for $4 per bag.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7250
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave. The breakfasts happen on the fourth Saturday of most months.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The 30th season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market continues from 9am-2pm Saturdays through mid-October at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market takes place from 11am-4pm starting June 7 and continuing through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem—come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Lummi Island Artists Studio Tour 
    More than three dozen artists and craftspeople will be showing and selling their work at 23 locales as part of the of the Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; maps will be available at the Islander grocery store (directly to your left when you depart the ferry) and at each studio.
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-2190
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Low Tide Picnic 
    Take a daytime tour of the surprising diversity of marine life in your neighborhood when Wild Whatcom leads a "Low Tide Picnic" with folks from the Marine Life Center and Doug "Waterman" Stark from 11:30am-1:30pm at Marine Park, 200 McKenzie Ave. Today's predicted minus tide of -3.3 will set the stage for exploration. Entry is $8-$12; please register in advance.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Blossomtime Parade 
    Floats, marching bands, firetrucks and horses can all be expected at the annual Ski to Sea Blossomtime Parade beginning at noon in downtown Bellingham. The route will begin at the corner of Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue and finish at North State and York streets.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.skitosea.com
  • 12:00pm - 9:00pm Stones Throw Block Party 
    Live music, food trucks, games and (of course) beer will be part of a pre-Ski to Sea Block Party from 12-9pm at Stones Throw Brewery, 1009 Larrabee Ave. Entry to the family-friendly event is free.
    Stones Throw Brewery :: http://www.stonesthrowbrewco.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Project Connection 
    The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center hosts "Project Connection: Curiosity, Culture and Conversation" from 1-4pm in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. The free event will engage and empower participants to grow and engage in activities that honor human diversity, promote cultural self-awareness and understanding, engage in cross-cultural learning activities and more.
    East Whatcom Regional Resource Center :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm We Are WWU 
    Live music from local bands Simple Minded Symphony and Snug Harbor, Mallard ice cream, raffles, a silent auction and recognition of various WWU-related programs will be part of a "WeAreWWU" fundraiser from 6-11pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The campaign hopes to raise $15,000 for education enrichment opportunities for WWU students.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 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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