Week of July 23, 2017

TODAY 37 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 Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • 7:00pm Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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.
  • 7:00pm Mousetrap Auditions 
    Can you master a British accent? If so, consider auditioning for upcoming performances of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap from 7-9 Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. See more guidelines online.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.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 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.
  • 3:00pm Pop-Up Beer Garden 
    Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery, and Outbound will host a Pop-up Beer Garden to support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk Project from 3-9pm in the recently renovated garden "Behind the Bus" of Fairhaven Fish and Chips, 1306 11th St.
  • 12:00pm Mission Folk Music Festival 
    The 30th annual Mission Folk Music Festival takes place from Friday through Sunday at Mission, BC's Fraser River Heritage Park. The festival is renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness, shaded day stages and some of the finest folk, world, roots, blues and brilliantly un-categorizable music from across Canada and around the world. Prices vary. See the full lineup online.
    Fraser River Heritage Park :: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca
  • 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.
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with performances of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Friday and 4pm Sunday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II shows at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13. The two plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 10:00am Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition 
    The annual Birch Bay Sandcastle Competition starts at 10am Saturday at Birch Bay Community Park. At 10am Sunday, there will be a Labyrinth Building Competition. Through the weekend, there will be awards presentations, food trucks, market tents and more. Pre-registration is free; onsite registration is $10.
    Birch Bay Community Park :: ww.birchbaychamber.com
  • 7:30pm I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14; additional performances happen through July 30. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 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 for the final week at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to see the "meta-musical about musicals" are $12.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 12:00pm North Cascades Vintage Fly-In 
    Attend the 35th annual North Cascades Vintage Fly-In from Friday through Sunday in Concrete. Aircraft competitions, arrivals and departures, a classic car show, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, a fundraising breakfast, museum tours, activities for kids, exhibits and more will be part of the weekend's events. Entry is free.
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 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
  • 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
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Vietnam Veterans Car Show 
    Attend the seventh annual Vietnam Veterans Car Show from 10am-2pm at Barkley Village, 2211 Rimland Dr. Fees are $15 to display your car, truck or motorcycle; spectators can attend for free. Breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase.
    Barkley Village :: http://www.oldride.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Forest Walk 
    Join Recreation Northwest for a tour of the Chuckanut Community Forest (100 Acre Woods) and get to know your way around this trail network starting at 11am at the trailhead near the upper pavilion in Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. N. Walks are free; donations will help support the organization's stewardship work in the park. An additional walk happens Aug. 27.
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Brewers by the Bay 
    Sample more than 80 craft microbrews from approximately 40 breweries at Bellingham Bay Rotary's 11th annual "Brewers by the Bay" from 1-5pm at the Depot Market Square, 11000 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and include tasting scripts, a keepsake glass and live music. Proceeds benefit DVSAS (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services), Lydia Place, and other family-focused charities in Whatcom County. Local food trucks will also be in attendance.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, Swingnuts will perform a mix of jazz and folk music 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 MBT Open House 
    Attend an "Open House and On-Sale" event from 2-5pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Come learn about 29 exciting, world-class events—and purchase tickets for them—tour the building, have your picture taken like a star on the main stage, identify different elements in the building for prizes, compete in trivia contests, take part in kids’ face painting in the dressing room, enjoy video and audio of upcoming performances, hear the pipe organ and potentially win a series package of four shows. Entry is free; please reserve a spot online.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Angels in America 
    Attend a NT Live screening of Angels in America, Part One at 2pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, watch New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Tickets are $14-$18. Part Two shows at 2pm Sun., July 30.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concert Series 
    Fiddlin' Fox's summer concert series continues today with Latin music from Alma Villegas 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
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 2-4pm at the New John M. Edson Hall of Birds at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Entry is included with admission fees.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 24 25 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 Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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.
  • 7:00pm Addams Family Auditions 
    Auditions for upcoming performances of The Addams Family will take place at 7pm Monday and Tuesday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The musical comedy will be onstage Sept. 21-Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.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 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.
  • 7:00pm Mousetrap Auditions 
    Can you master a British accent? If so, consider auditioning for upcoming performances of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap from 7-9 Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. See more guidelines online.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 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 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.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Emerging Artists Teen Camp 
    Students ages 11-18 can gain a broad knowledge of the principles of art and design while engaging with the Whatcom Museum's ongoing exhibitions at an Emerging Artists Teen Camp from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday at the Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Cost is $155-$175; please register in advance.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: 778-8960 or ejdieleman@cob.org
  • 10:00am - 3:30pm Lion King Camp 
    Kids ages 7-14 can sign up for META Performing Arts' "The Lion King Experience" summer camp from July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4 at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The two-week class is designed to introduce students to a wide range of theatrical skills including: performance, design, directing, writing and technical theater. Performances will happen at 1pm and 4pm Sat., Aug. 5. Tuition is $520. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Kids Can Cook 
    Youth ages 7-13 can take part in "Kids Can Cook: Global Fusion Finger Food" classes from 12-2pm Monday and Thursday (July 27) at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Annalee Dunn will lead the classes. Entry is $59.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm Nature in Your Neighborhood 
    "Awakening Your Senses in the Garden" will be the focus of a Nature in Your Neighborhood Family Adventure from 12:30-3:30pm at the Oasis, 901 22nd St. The event is geared toward kids ages 6-10 and their families. Suggested donation is $7-$20 per family. Please RSVP.
    The Oasis :: (562) 233-3211 or wildefoods@yahoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dig Into Fall 
    Skagit County Master Gardeners will lead a "Dig Into Fall: Fall and Winter Gardens Start in Summer" presentation at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Learn why a fall garden must be started in the summer, which varieties are best for late-season harvest, and strategies for protecting your garden from frost and cold. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Eat Your Weeds 
    Organic farmworker, forager and wild foods educator Terri Wilde helms an "Eat Your Weeds" course from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees can learn to identify local edible weeds and get recipes for preparing them. Samples will be provided. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 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 25 22 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 Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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.
  • 7:00pm Addams Family Auditions 
    Auditions for upcoming performances of The Addams Family will take place at 7pm Monday and Tuesday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The musical comedy will be onstage Sept. 21-Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 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.
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Teens Can Cook 
    Jean Layton, ND, helms a "Teens Can Cook: Stir It Up" course from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Youth ages 13-18 can sign up for the stir-fry-focused class. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Readers Theatre Shakespeare Camp 
    Teens can sign up for a Readers Theatre Shakespeare Camp taking place from 12-2pm Tuesday through Friday at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. There will be three days of rehearsals followed by one performance for friends and family on the final day. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm The Art of Rappelling 
    Rock climbers can join Baker Mountain Guides for a free evening of skills and discussion at "The Art of Rappelling" from 6-7:15pm at REI, 400 36th St. Learn how to "rap" like a pro and how to get down both safely and efficiently. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Float Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight's Hoka- partnered "Float Run" will include demos, giveaways, a raffle for store gift certificates and post-run root beer floats.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sunset History Cruise 
    Whatcom Museum continues its "Sunset History Cruise" season 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. Tickets are $30-$35; additional cruises happen every Tuesday through Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    New members are always welcome at the Bellingham Reads book discussion group, which takes place from 6:30-7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Tonight's meeting will focus on Molly Guptill's When Books Went to War.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7323
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Improv 
    Attend a free workshop focusing on play, creativity, storytelling and fun at a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please register in advance.
    Improv Playworks :: 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
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Wednesday, July 26 23 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 Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.org
  • 10:00am Kids' Craft Fairs 
    Purchase homemade crafts and treats made by children at a Kids' Craft Fair from 10am-12pm Wednesday at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct. Similar fairs happen from 2-4pm Wednesday at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.) and 2-4pm Thursday at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.). From 11am-1pm Friday, attend the 49th annual Children's Craft Fair on the lawn at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave). At all of the events, everything will be on sale for $5 or less.
  • 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.
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Election Forum 
    Join the Bellingham City Club for an Election Forum and luncheon from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Bellingham Port Commissioner candidates for both District 1 and District 2 will be in attendance. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Entry is $5-$20 and includes lunch.
  • 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
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Bread Lab Grand Opening 
    From 12-1:30pm, Washington State University and the Port of Skagit invite residents to a grand opening of Burlington's Bread Lab, 11768 Westar Lane. Attendees can enjoy refreshments and tour the facility to explore the science behind the bread.
  • 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 A Town Big Band 
    Skagit County's A Town Big Band will perform as a part of the Port of Anacortes' Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Entry to the family-friendly concert is free.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds 
    Swatkins & the Positive Agenda and Snug Harbor continue Downtown Bellingham Partnership's annual "Downtown Sounds" free summer concert series from 6-9pm on the 1300 block of Bay and Prospect streets. In addition to the dance-worthy tunes, there will be local food vendors, a 21-and-over beverage garden and more. An additional concert with Naughty Professor and Deadly D happens Aug. 2.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Berry Bonanza 
    Cindy McKinney will show participants how to make the most of the Pacific Northwest's bountiful berries at a "Berry Bonanza" 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, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, and Postdoc 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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Classical on Tap 
    Whatcom Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform classical music selections and talk about the genre at a "Classical on Tap" event at 7pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is free. An additional event happens Wed., Aug. 30.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Midnight 
    Brooke Williams shares stories from his new book, Open Midnight, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome weaves two parallel stories about the great wilderness—Williams’s year alone with his dog, ground-truthing backcountry maps of southern Utah, and that of his great-great-great-grandfather, William Williams, who in 1863 made his way with a group of Mormons from England across the ocean and the American wild almost to Utah, dying a week short.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.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 27 24 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 Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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 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.
  • 7:30pm I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Graffiti Dance Theater 
    Western Washington University's theater and dance department presents its annual Graffiti Dance Theater at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Choreographer and artistic director Nolan Dennett says the show is "not story ballet or hip-hop funk. It is mysterious at times, breathtaking at others, and has appeal for the whole family." Tickets are $6-$10.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with a performance of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Thursday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II shows at 7pm Friday, and the annual "Iron Man"—featuring both these plays, plus the original Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale—happens from 1-9pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13 for single shows, $35 for Iron Man. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day Kids' Craft Fairs 
    Purchase homemade crafts and treats made by children at a Kids' Craft Fair from 10am-12pm Wednesday at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct. Similar fairs happen from 2-4pm Wednesday at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.) and 2-4pm Thursday at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.). From 11am-1pm Friday, attend the 49th annual Children's Craft Fair on the lawn at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave). At all of the events, everything will be on sale for $5 or less.
  • 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 
    The Naughty Blokes perform 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 - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the annual Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, the Stacy Jones Band performs 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 Greek Summer Menu 
    Enjoy fabulous Greek dishes prepared with fresh local produce when Karina Davidson leads a "Greek Summer Menu" 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
  • 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 28 33 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 Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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 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.
  • 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.
  • 12:00pm Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic 
    Celebrate the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home at the 121st annual "Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic" taking place Friday through Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park—and beyond. Happenings at this year's "Harvest Time of Years Gone By"-themed event include parades, a 5K run, live music, lass reunions, a classic car show, a barn dance, local food and craft vendors, activities for kids, tours of the historical structures and much more. Entry is free.
  • All Day I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 9:00pm An Improvised Musical 
    Watch epic improvised productions worthy of Broadway when performances of "An Improvised Musical" conclude this weekend 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.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Cemetery Club 
    Show up for the "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The plot follows three Jewish widows who meet regularly for tea before visiting their husband's graves. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Aug. 19.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Graffiti Dance Theater 
    Western Washington University's theater and dance department presents its annual Graffiti Dance Theater at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Choreographer and artistic director Nolan Dennett says the show is "not story ballet or hip-hop funk. It is mysterious at times, breathtaking at others, and has appeal for the whole family." Tickets are $6-$10.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with a performance of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Thursday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II shows at 7pm Friday, and the annual "Iron Man"—featuring both these plays, plus the original Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale—happens from 1-9pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13 for single shows, $35 for Iron Man. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.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 :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:00pm Lion King Jr. 
    As part of a "Summer Spotlight," watch kids in grades 2-8 perform The Lion King Jr. at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The young actors have been enrolled in the theater's first-ever summer theater camp, and are eager to show off what they've learned. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 10:00am Kids' Craft Fairs 
    Purchase homemade crafts and treats made by children at a Kids' Craft Fair from 10am-12pm Wednesday at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct. Similar fairs happen from 2-4pm Wednesday at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.) and 2-4pm Thursday at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.). From 11am-1pm Friday, attend the 49th annual Children's Craft Fair on the lawn at the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave). At all of the events, everything will be on sale for $5 or less.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Boulevard Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Quilt Project 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a Deming Community Quilt Project gathering from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Quilt squares have been created by community members and pieced by local quilters. This is your opportunity to stitch the finished quilt top with your neighbors. A quilting helper will be available.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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
  • 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 Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the Port of Anacortes' free Summer Concert Series, the Naughty Blokes will perform from 6-8pm Friday at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 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. West Coast Swing will provide the music, 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Burlington Summer Nights 
    Skagit's Whiskey Fever performs as part of "Burlington Summer Nights" from 7-9pm at the Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Opening activities take place from 5-7pm, and food vendors will be onsite. Additional concerts happen Fridays through August.
    Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm American Portraits 
    New York City-based concert pianist Jonathan Levin will team up with Bellingham's Angelo Rondello for an "American Portraits" concert at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The concert includes Levin’s virtuosic arrangements of popular American Songbook tunes, as well as spirituals and folk melodies. Rondello will also be performing the popular “Adagio” from “Spartacus” by Khachaturian. Tickets are $4.50-$10.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: (360) 739-2388
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Saturday, July 29 44 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 Sounds by the bay 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Look to the skies 
  • All Day Marrowstone Music Festival 
    Orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the public will be part of the 74th annual Marrowstone Music Festival taking place July 23-Aug. 6 at Western Washington University. Students ages 14-25 come from more than 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty, and public concerts take place July 27, 29 and 30, and Aug. 3-6 at various venues on campus, and at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$40.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.marrowstone.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 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 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.
  • All Day Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic 
    Celebrate the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home at the 121st annual "Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic" taking place Friday through Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park—and beyond. Happenings at this year's "Harvest Time of Years Gone By"-themed event include parades, a 5K run, live music, lass reunions, a classic car show, a barn dance, local food and craft vendors, activities for kids, tours of the historical structures and much more. Entry is free.
  • All Day I and You 
    Lauren Gunderson's "astonishing" drama, I and You, concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play directed by Sean Walbeck focusses on two teens who form an unexpected connection, and is described as an "ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness." Tickets are $8-$14. Warning: The play contains adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 12:00pm Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 
    Attend Farm to Glass Distillery Tours 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 performances of "An Improvised Musical" conclude this weekend 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.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Cemetery Club 
    Show up for the "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The plot follows three Jewish widows who meet regularly for tea before visiting their husband's graves. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Aug. 19.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Graffiti Dance Theater 
    Western Washington University's theater and dance department presents its annual Graffiti Dance Theater at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Choreographer and artistic director Nolan Dennett says the show is "not story ballet or hip-hop funk. It is mysterious at times, breathtaking at others, and has appeal for the whole family." Tickets are $6-$10.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with a performance of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Thursday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II shows at 7pm Friday, and the annual "Iron Man"—featuring both these plays, plus the original Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale—happens from 1-9pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13 for single shows, $35 for Iron Man. The plays will show in repertory at various dates through Aug. 19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.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 :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 7:00pm Lion King Jr. 
    As part of a "Summer Spotlight," watch kids in grades 2-8 perform The Lion King Jr. at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The young actors have been enrolled in the theater's first-ever summer theater camp, and are eager to show off what they've learned. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
  • 7:30am - 2:30pm Tour de Whatcom 
    Choose from scenic 22-, 44-, 62- or 100-mile bicycle rides as part of the annual "Tour de Whatcom" starting at 7:30am in front of the Farmers Market at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $75-$85. All proceeds benefit local charities. A special ride will honor Whatcom Community College's 50th anniversary by linking several of the college's early county locations in a 50-mile charity bike ride. Entry is $60.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.tourdewhatcom.com
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Old Settlers 5K 
    The Ferndale Old Settler's L.E.F.T. 5K begins at 9am at the city's Pioneer Park, 2000 Cherry St. The family-friendly event features either a 5K run or a two-mile walk. Entry is $10-$30. Funds raised benefit local volunteer programs, youth-oriented events and more.
    Pioneer Park :: http://www.active.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.
  • 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 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 - 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 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. An additional sail happens Sat., Aug. 5.
    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 - 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
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Cold Brew Coffee Class 
    Hayley Forney leads a "Cold Brew Coffee" class from 10:30am-12pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Forney demonstrates this method, as well as a couple of different drinks to make with the cold brew. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 12:00pm - 8:00pm Rockin' the Park 
    Lust Punch, the Motown Cruisers, and Blondetourage will perform at "Rockin' the Park" from 12-8pm at Mount Vernon's Lake Associates Recreation Club, 21700 SR 9. Tickets are $20-$25. LARC is a family-friendly, clothing-optional park.
    Lake Associates Recreation Club :: http://www.larcnudists.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
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Rocks the Farm 
    Local dance and party band the Dagwoods will perform at a Meals on Wheels fundraiser dubbed "Rocks the Farm" from 4-7pm at Bellingham Country Gardens, 2838 Kelly Rd. Tickets to the family-friendly event are $20 in advance and $25 onsite and include a barbecue meal and strawberry shortcake. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and there will be games, face painting and more.
    Bellingham Country Gardens :: http://www.wccoa.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Seabear Sounds 
    Local band Three-ish and Hamilton/Cox will perform as part of SeaBear Wild Salmon's 60th anniversary celebration from 5-9pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Suggested donation is $10; proceeds benefit the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, a nonprofit with a mission of restoring fish habitat in the region.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.seabear.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Salish Stories 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s River Steward volunteers for an interactive community event, Salish Stories, from 7-9pm at the fire pit outside of Glacier's Chair 9, 10459 Mt. Baker Hwy. Volunteers will be reading salmon-themed books, sharing laughs and providing s’mores. All ages are welcome at the free event. An additional gathering happens Aug. 19.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers 
    As part of a summer concert series sponsored by Bellingham Parks and Rec, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers will perform feel-good reggae and rock from 7-9pm at Boulevard Park. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Brian Regan National Tour 
    Celebrated standup comedian and actor Brian Regan returns to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Regan is on a nonstop theater tour, visiting 39 cities through December; he recently finished filming the first of a two-special deal with Netflix, joining Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Louis CK in multi-special deals with the leader in worldwide streaming. Tickets are $50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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