Week of July 9, 2017

Sunday, July 9 27 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • 7:00pm Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • All Day Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a Beethoven-focused concert at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, "Chamber by the Bay" at 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schubert at 7:30pm Thursday at the PAC. Tickets prices vary. Additional concerts happen July 16 and 21.
    Performing Arts Center, Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 7:30pm Pandit Deobrat Mishra Concerts 
    Eleventh-generation Indian sitar master Pandit Deobrat Mishra will perform at 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse PAC (1314 Harris Ave.) and 7:30pm Sunday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St.). Soundings of the Planet's Dean Evenson will accompany with his flute. Tickets to each show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
    Firehouse PAC, the Majestic :: http://www.soundings.com/mishra-concert
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival 
    A book sale, food vendors, barbecues, basketball and softball tournaments, a parade, games for kids, live music and more will be part of the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival happening Friday through Sunday at Everson City Park. Many events are free.
  • 11:00am Tour of Private Gardens 
    Tour six sensational city and country spaces at the Whatcom Horticultural Society's 31st annual Tour of Private Gardens from 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday in Whatcom County. Along the way, you'll see a Mediterranean garden with a view, a mosaic artist's collection, hundreds of day lilies, roses and clematises in bloom, a charming garden greenhouse and guesthouse, elegant ponds, several collectors' gardens and a large country display garden and nursery. Tickets are $10-$22.
  • 9:00am Skagit Valley Highland Games 
    Bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics, Scottish Highland dancing, a beer and whisky garden, sheepdog trials, live music and much, much more will be part of the 23rd annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival happening from 9am-7pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millet Rd. Entry is $12-$15 for day passes, $16-$20 for weekend passes.
    Edgewater Park :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm Madagascar the Musical 
    Find out what happens when a lion, a giraffe, a zebra, a hippo and a waddle of penguins escape from the Central Park Zoo to explore the world when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students ages 9-14 present Madagascar the Musical! at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Watch the adventure unfold in the unique costume designs of the BAAY student costuming club. Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.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
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, Janie Cribbs & the T Rust Band will present a mix of blues, rock and funk from 1-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free. The series continues Sundays through Labor Day.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concert Series 
    Fiddlin' Fox's summer concert series continues today with gypsy Balkan music by RTW from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, all-ages gatherings feature live dance music from around the world, dance instruction and more. Additional events happen Sundays through July.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 752-1845
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Trivia Night 
    Jeff Zwiers will host a Trivia Night from 5-8pm in the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Teams of up to six people can play; entry per person is $1. The all-ages event will take place Sundays through the summer.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
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Monday, July 10 23 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • All Day Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a Beethoven-focused concert at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, "Chamber by the Bay" at 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schubert at 7:30pm Thursday at the PAC. Tickets prices vary. Additional concerts happen July 16 and 21.
    Performing Arts Center, Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm Treasure Island Camp 
    Area youth can join pros from the Missoula Children's for a Treasure Island theater camp from 10am-2:30pm Monday through Friday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. At 3pm and 7pm Sat., July 15, audiences can see the original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's epic novel. Cost is $185 for the camp, or $170 if your kid is signing up for more than one. Additional camps happen July 17-21 (Beauty Lou and the Country Beast) and July 31-Aug. 4 (The Tortoise Vs. the Hare).
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Garden Work Party 
    Bring your gardening gloves and the desire to dig in the dirt, learn and have fun at a monthly Garden Work Party from 5-6pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All levels of gardening expertise are welcome.
    Deming Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager, Brian Hulsey, will lead a "Books on Tap" discussion from 6:30-8pm at Tino's Pizza & Pasta Co., 2275 Lake Whatcom Blvd. The book to read for this month is Jon Vaillant's The Jaguar's Children.
    Tino's Pizza & Pasta Co. :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Malaysia Memories 
    Local resident and world traveler, Lawrence Pang, will take you on a virtual "Travel to Malaysia" tour from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, and Langkawi will be among the locales covered. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Beer Tasting 101 
    Taste hefeweizens, lagers, fruit beers, and more when Coco Ryan helms "Beer Tasting 101: Beers of Summer" from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Attendees will also learn about food pairings, proper glassware and the history of the styles. Entry is $35 (please be 21 or older).
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Brazilian Night 
    Beautiful and profound melodies, inspired interpretations and deep musical interactions can be expected when Grammy-nominated musicians Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon) and Jovino Santos Neto (piano) join forces to interpret a selection of lyrical pieces by Brazilian composers at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $20.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. Each week, the event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, July 11 21 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • All Day Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a Beethoven-focused concert at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, "Chamber by the Bay" at 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schubert at 7:30pm Thursday at the PAC. Tickets prices vary. Additional concerts happen July 16 and 21.
    Performing Arts Center, Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Read Denise Kiernan's The Girls of Atomic City for an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting taking place from 1-2pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct., Gate 2.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Discuss Re Jane, Patricia Park's fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre, at a Ferndale Book Group meeting from 2:30-4:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. (360) 384-3647
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Run Like Water 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight's "Run Like Water" outing will feature Nathan demos, GY Hydration Mix samples, door prizes and post-run treats.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:30pm Camping Washington 
    Join the authors of Camping Washington for a talk on the latest revision of their book at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Steve Giordano and Lynn Rosen will share details about campground locations, facilities, fees, reservations, coordinates and more at the free event. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sunset History Cruise 
    Whatcom Museum hosts its first "Sunset History Cruise" of the season tonight starting at 6pm at San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star—which, in addition to offering stunning scenery, includes stories about the region's fascinating history and how they relate to contemporary issues. Tickets are $30-$35; additional cruises happen every Tuesday through Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm BIFT 
    Four Upfront Theatre improvisors will present two sets of short-form improv comedy games at Beer + Improv + Food Truck (BIFT) shows at 6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 29 at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets to the interactive, family-friendly performances are $5 (free for those 12 and under).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pika Monitoring Training 
    Hikers, scramblers and climbers interested in helping monitor a climate indicator species can sign up in advance for a Pika Monitoring Training with the Bellingham Mountaineers from 6:30-8pm at the Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Please RSVP.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.mountaineers.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Power of Vulnerability 
    Excellence Northwest facilitator Pete Johnson leads a workshop focusing on "The Power of Vulnerability" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Johnson has an extensive background in personal growth seminars and is strongly rooted in a lifetime of meditation modalities. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
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Wednesday, July 12 19 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • All Day Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a Beethoven-focused concert at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, "Chamber by the Bay" at 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schubert at 7:30pm Thursday at the PAC. Tickets prices vary. Additional concerts happen July 16 and 21.
    Performing Arts Center, Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    The Wednesday Farmers Market takes place from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. More than 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more weekly through September.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Cultural Traditions Community Meeting 
    Bellingham-area residents are invited to learn about and discuss cultural traditions in the city and statewide at a community meeting asking "What Cultural Traditions Are Alive in Bellingham?" at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The feedback will inform a new Center for Washington Cultural Traditions—a statewide program being built as a partnership between the nonprofits Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission. The center will support tradition-bearers through the stage, conduct meaningful research, interpret the state's rich cultural heritage and create a range of innovative media and programming. Entry is free, and no registration is required.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.humanities.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 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
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Skagit Swing 
    The 18 musicians of Skagit Swing will perform at the Port of Anacortes' Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Entry is free.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds 
    The Naughty Blokes and Dirty Revival continue Downtown Bellingham Partnership's annual "Downtown Sounds" free summer concert series from 6-9pm on the 1300 block of Bay Street and Prospect St. In addition to the dance-worthy tunes, there will be local food vendors, a 21-and-over beverage garden and more. Additional concerts happen July 19 (Polecat, Hot Damn Scandal), July 26 (Swatkins & the Positive Agenda, Snug Harbor), and Aug. 2 (Naughty Professor, Deadly D).
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Luscious Lemons 
    Chicken picatta with capers and lemon, lemon and chive risotto, and orzo salad with roasted vegetables in a lemon vinaigrette will be among the offerings when Cindy McKinney leads a "Luscious Lemons" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Schooner EXACT Brewing Company, and Icicle Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 13.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 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, July 13 27 events
  • 9:41am Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a Beethoven-focused concert at 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, "Chamber by the Bay" at 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and works by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schubert at 7:30pm Thursday at the PAC. Tickets prices vary. Additional concerts happen July 16 and 21.
    Performing Arts Center, Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00pm BHS 1940s Class Reunion 
    The Bellingham High School Class of 1947 is inviting all graduates of the 1940s to a "Sentimental Journey Down Memory Lane" reunion from 11:30am-3pm Sun., Aug. 13 at Northside Hall. Please contact the number listed here by July 20 to make your reservation.
    Northside Hall :: (360) 733-8581
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm Texture Clothing Pop-Up Shop 
    Find locally made clothing when you attend a one-day-only Pop-Up-Shop from 11am-6pm at Texture Clothing, 1425 N. State St. Handmade La Conner and artist Shanni Welsh's Fat Dragonfly Collection will also be onsite.
    Texture Clothing :: http://www.textureclothing.com
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-6pm at 324 Front St. Visit the market Thursdays through October 12.
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Aug. 31 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    Baby Cakes performs at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer concert series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Sept. 14. Entry is $5.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Teas of China 
    Learn more about traditional Chinese tea practices and explore a diverse variety of high-end tea from Fujian at a "Teas of China" presentation at 6pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series 
    The folk-pop duo known as the Sweet Goodbyes perform from 6-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free summer concert series features live music every Thursday through Aug. 17.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    Chris Eger Band and the Powerhouse Horns will kick off the annual Riverwalk Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza. The events offer a free, family-friendly, fun atmosphere to entertain residents and attract visitors. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Aug. 31.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    Chris Eger Band and the Powerhouse Horns will kick off the annual Riverwalk Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza. The events offer a free, family-friendly, fun atmosphere to entertain residents and attract visitors. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Aug. 31.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Concerts in the Columbia 
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Bastille Day Celebration 
    Celebrate French independence with a festive spread of French food when Karina Davidson leads a "Bastille Day Celebration" class from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $45.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Off the Cliff 
    Becky Aikman shares stories from Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge at 6:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. In the book, Aikman draws on 130 exclusive interviews with the key players of this remarkable cast of actors, writers and filmmakers to tell an inspiring and important narrative of fully realized heroines who transformed the movie-making industry. The event includes a screening of the iconic film. Tickets are $7.50-$10.75.
    Pickford Film Center :: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
  • 6:30pm - 11:00pm Hollywood on the edge 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The event will include a discussion of local astronomy events and outreach projects, and a presentation.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.org
  • 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
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Friday, July 14 27 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • 7:30pm Sandcastle 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents world premiere performances of Bellingham-based playwright Teague Parker's Sandcastle at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dark comedy from the award-winning WWU graduate focuses on a married couple who decide to break up—the only problem is, they're stranded on a desert island when they come to this conclusion. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center, :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 7:00pm The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Celebrated Bellingham High School director Teri Grimes teams up with choreographer Tabetha Clark, musical director Steve Barnes, and BAAY Pro students ages 14-17 for performances of The Drowsy Chaperone starting this week at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the "meta-musical about musicals" are $12; a roaring ’20s "Almost" Dinner Theater fundraiser prior to Sunday's show is $30. Additional performances happen July 21-23.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Blast of Birds Quilt Show 
    More than 250 quilts, demos, bed turning, vendors and more will be part of the Woolley Fiber Quilter's annual show and sale, "Blast of Birds," from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Sedro-Woolley at Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Rd. Admission will be $3.
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage at 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Each night, the ensemble will debut a new musical, including plot, lyrics, music, choreography and, of course, the ensuing hilarity. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of the format show through July 29. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest kicks off its 16th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday (Edward II), and 7pm Saturday (The Comedy of Errors) at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Saturdays, tours happen in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 1:00pm NW Raspberry Festival 
    Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at annual Northwest Raspberry Festival happening from 1-8pm Friday and 10am-8pm Saturday in downtown Lynden. Festivities include activities for kids, food, raspberry ice cream sundaes, a pancake breakfast, live music, crafts, a beer garden, a walk/run, berry sales, a car show, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and more. Many activities are free.
    Downtown Lynden :: http://www.lynden.org
  • 5:00pm People of the Sea and Cedar 
    Members can attend a preview reception for "People of the Sea and Cedar: The Story of the Coast Salish Tribes" from 5-7pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The exhibit featuring the art, history and culture of the Northwest Coast people opens to the public from 12-5pm Saturday. From 1-3pm, Nooksack storyteller Tamara Cooper-Woodrich will share tales.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Vendors will sell a selection of locally grown produce and handmade crafts at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 3-7pm Fridays through mid-October at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1931 Main St.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the Port of Anacortes' free Summer Concert Series, Seattle's Dusty 45s will share country, blues, surf, R&B tunes and more from 6-8pm Friday at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Library Scavenger Hunt 
    Students in grades 5-8 can take part in "Luigi Lemoncell's Library Scavenger Hunt" from 6-8:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The evening's events are based on Chris Grabenstein's book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. A pizza party, prizes and entertainment will end the night's festivities.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at "Dancing on the Green" from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Kickin' A Saloon will provide live country, bluegrass and honky-tonk tunes, and local instructors will teach a variety of social dance styles. The free events put on by Bellingham Parks and Rec, Rumba Northwest, and Bellingham Dance Company will continue Fridays through Aug. 18. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
  • 8:30pm - 11:00pm Flicks in the Park 
    View the original Freaky Friday and get free hot dogs (while supplies last) at a "Flicks in the Park" gathering from 8:30-11pm at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Entry to the community outdoor movie is free.
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Saturday, July 15 53 events
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Sounds by the bay 
  • 8:43pm Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day The soundtrack of summer 
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am 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.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual "Skagit Tours," Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours and Newhalem tours Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other tours range from $15-$42.
  • All Day Sandcastle 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents world premiere performances of Bellingham-based playwright Teague Parker's Sandcastle at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dark comedy from the award-winning WWU graduate focuses on a married couple who decide to break up—the only problem is, they're stranded on a desert island when they come to this conclusion. Tickets are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center, :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Celebrated Bellingham High School director Teri Grimes teams up with choreographer Tabetha Clark, musical director Steve Barnes, and BAAY Pro students ages 14-17 for performances of The Drowsy Chaperone starting this week at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the "meta-musical about musicals" are $12; a roaring ’20s "Almost" Dinner Theater fundraiser prior to Sunday's show is $30. Additional performances happen July 21-23.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Labor Day from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am NW Art Beat Open Studio Tour 
    Skagit Artists Together will host its 14th annual "NW Art Beat" Open Studio Tour from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at locales in or near Alger, Anacortes, Bow, Burlington, Conway, La Conner, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley. The free, self-guided tour will feature 27 different artists and their creations—from oil to acrylic, watercolor paintings, pastels, collage, jewelry, ceramic art, woodwork, glass art, functional art, fiber art, 2D and 3D collage and photography, transfer photography, sculptures, and mixed media. Demos, talks with the artists and more will be part of the fun.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwartbeat.com
  • All Day Plover Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Blast of Birds Quilt Show 
    More than 250 quilts, demos, bed turning, vendors and more will be part of the Woolley Fiber Quilter's annual show and sale, "Blast of Birds," from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Sedro-Woolley at Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Rd. Admission will be $3.
  • 10:00am Lavender Festival 
    Attend the 16th annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Friday Harbor's Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane. Tours, workshops and demos, lavender crafts, u-pick lavender, activities for kids, music, food, art and much more will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
    Pelindaba Lavender Farm :: http://www.pelindabalavender.com
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tour at 12pm or 2pm Saturday and Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees can learn about agricultural practices, cider-making and the distillation process. Entry is $10 and includes samples and a private tasting. Please make reservations in advance.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage at 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Each night, the ensemble will debut a new musical, including plot, lyrics, music, choreography and, of course, the ensuing hilarity. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of the format show through July 29. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest kicks off its 16th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with performances at 7pm Friday (Edward II), and 7pm Saturday (The Comedy of Errors) at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Tickets are $10-$13. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 7:00pm Drayton Harbor Music Festival 
    World-class musicians will come together to teach young musicians ages 12-19 as part of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival happening July 9-15 throughout Blaine. Student and faculty showcases, a Big Band Benefit, an Art of Jazz Street Fair and more will be part of the weeklong event. Concert prices vary; some events are free.
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.draytonharbormusic.org
  • 4:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours every Friday and Saturday through August starting at 4pm at Bellingham Tourism's Downtown Info Center, 1306 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 and include a spirits tasting at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. At 7pm Saturdays, tours happen in historic Fairhaven, with a post-tour cocktail at Archer's Ale House.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 1:00pm NW Raspberry Festival 
    Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at annual Northwest Raspberry Festival happening from 1-8pm Friday and 10am-8pm Saturday in downtown Lynden. Festivities include activities for kids, food, raspberry ice cream sundaes, a pancake breakfast, live music, crafts, a beer garden, a walk/run, berry sales, a car show, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and more. Many activities are free.
    Downtown Lynden :: http://www.lynden.org
  • 5:00pm People of the Sea and Cedar 
    Members can attend a preview reception for "People of the Sea and Cedar: The Story of the Coast Salish Tribes" from 5-7pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The exhibit featuring the art, history and culture of the Northwest Coast people opens to the public from 12-5pm Saturday. From 1-3pm, Nooksack storyteller Tamara Cooper-Woodrich will share tales.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00am - 7:00pm Kill Bill's Oyster Dome Challenge 
    Northwest Endurance Events will host "Kill Bill's Oyster Dome Challenge" starting at 7am at the lower trailhead to Blanchard Mountain. Entry to the 25K or 50K run is $50-$65; registration closes Thurs., July 13.
    Blanchard Mountain :: http://www.nwenduranceevents.com
  • 7:00am - 11:00am Raspberry Pancake Breakfast 
    As part of the Northwest Raspberry Festival, attend a Raspberry Pancake Breakfast from 7-11am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids, $6 for adults.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
  • 7:00am - 1:00pm Lake Whatcom Triathlon 
    A 1,500-meter swim on Lake Whatcom, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer trail run will be part of the Lake Whatcom Triathlon starting at 7am at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry to take part in official timed event is $75-$150.
    Bloedel Donovan Park :: http://www.lakewhatcomtriathlon.com
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Shipwreck Day 
    More than 200 vendors will show and sell their wares at the massive community garage sale known as Shipwreck Day from 8am-5pm along Commercial Street in downtown Anacortes. The family-friendly event will also feature flea market and antique vendors, food stands and more.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.shipwreckfest.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids, $6 for grownups.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 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.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the parking lot at Nugents Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library, Nugents Corner :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 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 weekly through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm Art 2 Jazz Street Fair 
    As the culmination of the annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival, attend the "Art to Jazz Street Fair" from 10am-7pm at Blaine's H Street Plaza. In addition to the arts and crafts vendors showing and selling their wares at the street fair, there will be farm produce, free musical performances, a chalk art contest for kids and more.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Produce sales, entertainment, games and more will be part of a Lummi Island Market taking place from 10am-1pm Saturdays through Sept. 2 next to the Islander grocery store, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. (across the street from the ferry terminal).
    Lummi Island :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Public Sail 
    Help raise the sails and take a turn at the sails when Sound Experience hosts a public sail aboard the 104-year-old schooner Adventuress starting at 10am in Anacortes at Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. While enjoying the beauty of the local waterways, attendees can also learn more about emerging issues in Puget Sound. No experience is required, and all ages are welcome. Entry is $35-$65.
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 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 - 4:00pm Children's Art Festival 
    Family-friendly, hands-on art activities will be part of a free Children's Art Festival from 10am-4pm at Mount Vernon's Hillcrest Park, 1717 S. 13th St. The event is sponsored by the Museum of Northwest Art, and will be led by teaching artist Stephany Vogel.
    Hillcrest Park :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Summer Seersucker Social 
    Dress in vintage wear from the 1920s and ’30s (think seersucker suits, leather lace-up shoes and flat caps) and take part in the Summer Seersucker Social starting at 11am with check-in at the La Conner Channel Lodge. The event will continue with a self-paced tour of the town on bike or by foot, a scavenger hunt, an ice cream social and an after-party at Hellam's Vineyard. Entry is $15.
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm Red Barn Lavender Festival Fundraiser 
    Help raise funds for Brigid Collins Family Support Center by attending the second annual Red Barn Lavender Festival from 11am-7pm at Ferndale's Red Barn Lavender, 3106 Thornton Rd. Art and lavender products, live music, a book singing, U-pick lavender, refreshments and more will be part of the all-ages fun. Entry is $5-$10.
    Red Barn Lavender :: http://www.brigidcollins.org
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Weaving Indra's Net 
    Drop in and help local artist Debra Goldman create a collaborative net from recycled and donated fabric at a "Creating Communities, Weaving Indra's Net" event from 12-3pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The net will be knotted by community members throughout Whatcom County with the end result being a beautiful piece of community generated artwork that will be exhibited to the public.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Bass workshop 
    Local bass and guitar instructor Larry Barnard will lead a free workshop exploring slap bass in the styles of Victor Wooten and Les Claypool at 1pm at the Guitar Center, 3960 Meridian St, #101. No registration is necessary, and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring an electric bass, or borrow one at the store.
    Guitar Center :: http://www.guitarcenter.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers Saturdays through Sept. 23.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm No Bake Summer Desserts 
    Register in advance for a free "No Bake Summer Desserts" course from 3-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The demo class is suitable for ages 13 and up (children attending with a parent must also be registered).
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm Treasure Island 
    Watch area youth share the stage with pros from the Missoula Children's Theatre at performances of Treasure Island at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the entertaining adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's epic novel are $6-$10.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Story Queen 
    Barbara Jean Hicks—also known as the "Story Queen"—will give a reading and performance of her newest children's book, Once Upon a Parsnip, from 3:30-5pm at Concrete's Upper Skagit Library, 45770 Main St. The Ferndale-based author will get kids excited about healthy eating during the summer gardening season and beyond. Event partner Concrete Farm to School Program will share a taste test and provide program information. Entry is free and open to all.
    Upper Skagit Library :: http://www.upperskagit.lib.wa.us
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Dingy Raft-Up Concert 
    Bring your dingy, kayak, canoe, paddle board or whatever you can float to the second annual "Dingy Raft-Up Concert" taking place from 5-6:30pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Marina. Raft up inside the breakwater on the south side of the marina and savor great tunes from yesterday and today by the E Dock Band.
    Semiahmoo Marina :: http://www.semiahmoomarina.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Pulpwood Queen 
    Attend "An Evening with Kathy L. Murphy, the Pulpwood Queen" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Murphy is the founder of the Pulpwood Queen Book Clubs that started with six complete strangers and have since grown to more than 700 chapters throughout the United States and in 15 foreign countries. Murphy is also the author of The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara Wearing and Book Sharing Guide to Life.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Boulevard Park Summer Concert 
    Listen and dance to Latin and African grooves when the Bilongo Quartet and Sabrina Gomez perform from 7-9pm at Bellingham's Boulevard Park. The free event is part of a Bellingham Parks and Rec summer concert series. Additional concerts happen at the waterfront park July 29 (Mr. Feelgood & the Firm Believers) and Aug. 12 (Spaceband).
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