Week of August 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13 43 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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 7:30pm Help! 
    Actress Kimberly Richards of Late Nite Catechism fame stars as a woman who has just survived her 50th birthday and refuses to slide gently into middle age at showings of Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I am Having Hot Flashes at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the lauded comedy by Louise Roche are 45.50.
    MBT's Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 11:00am Rollback Weekend 
    A classic car show featuring cool rides from the 1950s and ’60s will be part of the third annual "Rollback Weekend" taking place from 11am-7pm Saturday and Sunday at Beach Park, 7930 Birch Bay Dr. A cruising car show, live music, food and craft vendors, prizes and more will be part of the free fun, so dust off those poodle skirts and leather jackets and join the festivities.
    Birch Bay Beach Park :: http://www.birchbaychamber.com
  • 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 Swinomish Days 
    Canoe races, a salmon dinner feed, stick games, activities for kids, powwows, a drum contest, a community showcase of vendors and artists and more will be part of the Swinomish Tribe’s annual “Swinomish Days” happening Friday through Sunday at La Conner’s John K. Bobb Ball Field, 16966 Reservation Rd. All are welcome.
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival 
    Shakespeare Northwest continues its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of The Comedy of Errors at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Christopher Marlowe's Edward II can be seen at 7pm Friday, and 4pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$13. The final showings of the plays takes place Aug. 17-19.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.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.
  • 10:00am Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival 
    The annual Coupeville Arts & Craft Festival takes place from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The juried show features both regional artists and those from around the country. In addition to the art, there'll be live music, activities for kids, wine and beer gardens, and more. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am Summer Acting and Directing Classes 
    iDiOM Theater's Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao leads a three-session "Directing for the Stage" workshop ideal for actors, playwrights and directors starting today from 10am-1pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Cost is $140-$180. From 1-4pm Sunday, a nine-session "Summer Acting" ideal for actors who have some years of experience acting on stage or screen begins. Cost is $200-$250.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm I Love You, You're Perfect…Now Change 
    As part of Western Summer Theatre, attend performances of I Love You, You're Perfect...Now Change at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at WWU's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets to see the perennially popular musical comedy revue by Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro celebrating the joys and pitfalls of dating, love and marriage are $15-$18. FYI: Mature themes and language will be part of the shows.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm The Cemetery Club 
    Show up for the "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club continuing this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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
  • 7:00pm The Sword and the Stone 
    Watch the fantastical tale of King Arthur, Merlin, and a legendary sword when Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students present showings of The Sword in the Stone at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Director and choreographer Lisa Markowitz brings her modern magic to this ancient story, resulting in an all-adventure play. (Robin Hood may be involved.) Tickets are $10.
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.baay.org
  • 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
  • 10:24am Teenage dreams 
  • 10:11am Home sweet home 
  • 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 - 12:00pm Modern Dance Master Class 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance will host a Master Class in contemporary dance technique with Velocity Dance Center's Michele Miller from 10am-12pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $12-$15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Show and Shine Car Show 
    Corvettes Unlimited will host its 20th annual Open Class Show and Shine Car Show from 10am-2pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. As part of the fun, an Elvis impersonator will also be performing. Entry is free; fees are $15 to show your car.
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Indivisible Rising 
    Connect with local activist, advocacy, faith-based, environmental and educational groups at "Indivisible Rising: A Celebration of Community Activism" from 12-4pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The free, all-ages event will focus on creating meaningful civic engagement, as participants will have an opportunity to network with one another and the people who can help them get involved further. Community speakers, a poetry-making area, food trucks, live music, a proposed public art project and more will be part of the afternoon's events.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.indivisiblebellingham.com
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm A celebration of community activism 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    As part of a summer-long "La Conner Live!" concert series, a local youth jazz orchestra will perform 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 - 4:00pm Sunday Jazz with Bob Storms 
    Anacortes Public Library and the Manieri Endowment host a free "Jazz 2nd Sunday" concert featuring Bob Storms and the Dixieland All-Stars at 2pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.jazzatthelibrary.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Motherhood by the Book 
    Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior—about a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain—will be the subject of a Motherhood by the Book discussion from 2-3pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group meets on the second Sunday of every month for a spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood, and what it means to be a mother. This group is by no means exclusive to moms with kids still at home, but much of the selection may be geared toward issues those moms face.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Kevin DallaSanta Solo Concert 
    Pianist Kevin DallaSanta will present "Cowboy Influences on American Composers" at a 3pm solo concert at the chamber hall Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $12-$15; proceeds will support the city's Project Hope Food Bank.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nookchat 
    Pam Ames will reminisce about the history of the Everson Festival Parade and other local stories with Jim Berg at a "NookChat: Community Storytelling" event from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 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, August 14 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 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 
  • 9:00am Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Night Ranger, Scotty McCreery, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm Neighborhood Family Adventures 
    Nature in your Neighborhood Family Adventures presents “Nature’s Perspective and Song”for families of kids ages 6 to 10 from 12:30-3:30pm at the Cattail Commons, 901 22nd St. Suggested donation is $7-$20 per family. Please register in advance.
    Cattail Commons :: (510) 926-0468 or wildefoods@yahoo.com
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Garden Work Party 
    Planning, planting and harvesting will be part of a monthly Garden Work Party from 5-6pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All levels of gardening expertise welcome. Bring your gardening gloves and the desire to dig in the dirt, learn and have fun.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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, August 15 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 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 Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Night Ranger, Scotty McCreery, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 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 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.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Read Green 
    A special guest from the Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) will read a story on the bus at a Read "GREEN" event for kids in K-5 from 10:30-11:30am at the parking lot of the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Chasing Heroin 
    In honor of National Community Health Center Week, Unity Care NW and Sea Mar will host a viewing of Chasing Heroin: Investigating an American Crisis at 5:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. A reception begins at 5pm, and a panel discussion with local experts about the opioid crisis sweeping the nation and affecting our community will follow. Entry is free, but tickets must be obtained prior to the film to secure a spot.
    Pickford Film Center :: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.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
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 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 Tuesdays through Aug. 29.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will lead a "Books on Tap" discussion about Molly Gloss' Hearts of Horses from 7-8:30pm at Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy.
    Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park :: (360) 592-2422
  • 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 - 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.
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TODAY 21 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 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 
  • 7:30pm Bicycle Noir 
    You'll need a two-wheeled conveyance to take part in Bicycle Noir, which hits the streets at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday starting at Cafe Velo (120 Prospect St.) and continuing on a five-mile loop to the South Bay Trail, Boulevard Park, and back to the venue. The free, all-ages comedic mystery led by director and deviser Rich Brown will involve attendees following the action of a lead detective as she solves multiple murders. You’ll stay mounted on your bike as you follow the clues, stopping briefly to check in on the action at various locations.
  • All Day Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Night Ranger, Scotty McCreery, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 4:00pm 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Rodeo Dreams Reception 
    A reception for Elizabeth Wonnacott's "Rodeo Dreams" exhibit takes place from 5-7pm at the Inn at Lynden, 101 5th St. The painter will be in attendance at the event, and the show can be viewed through Sept. 20. Entry is free.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Music at Maritime 
    As part of a free summertime lineup presented by the City of Bellingham, Down North will perform at a "Music at Maritime" concert taking place from 6-8pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Lawn games, circus entertainment, a beer garden and more will be part of the family-friendly fun. An additional concert with OSO happens Aug. 23.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.cob.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" starts 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
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Thursday, August 17 30 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 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 
  • 6:00pm 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
  • 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.
  • 7:30pm Help! 
    Actress Kimberly Richards of Late Nite Catechism fame stars as a woman who has just survived her 50th birthday and refuses to slide gently into middle age at the final showings of Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I am Having Hot Flashes at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the lauded comedy by Louise Roche are $45.50.
    MBT's Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day Bicycle Noir 
    You'll need a two-wheeled conveyance to take part in Bicycle Noir, which hits the streets at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday starting at Cafe Velo (120 Prospect St.) and continuing on a five-mile loop to the South Bay Trail, Boulevard Park, and back to the venue. The free, all-ages comedic mystery led by director and deviser Rich Brown will involve attendees following the action of a lead detective as she solves multiple murders. You’ll stay mounted on your bike as you follow the clues, stopping briefly to check in on the action at various locations.
  • All Day Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Night Ranger, Scotty McCreery, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival Finale 
    Shakespeare Northwest concludes its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The final showing of The Comedy of Errors can be seen at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    Power, humor and poetry can be expected when Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao presents Lisa Peterson's and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of the ancient Greek classic An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The new version, which turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost, can also be seen Aug. 24-26. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm The Cemetery Club 
    The "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm First Tee Golf Tournament 
    The second annual "First Tee" Golf Tournament will begin with a 10am shotgun start in Anacortes at the Swinomish Golf Links. The tournament will be hosted by the Kiwanis Sunrisers and features exciting hole contests, putting and chipping contests and great raffle items. Entry is $100; guests are welcome to post-tournament festivities for $20. All proceeds will benefit the First Tee youth golf program of Skagit County.
    Swinomish Golf Links :: http://www.kiwanissunrisers.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
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm The Art of Adaptation 
    Adults and school-age children are invited to "The Art of Adaptation: Skill Sharing" with local artist Ben Mann at 2pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. At the free event, Mann will talk about the balancing act of painting, promotion, production and more.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    The Chris Eger Band 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 - 8:00pm Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 
    As part of the free Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, Whiskey Fever performs from 6-8pm at Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza. Additional concerts happen Aug. 24 (Polecat), and Aug. 31 (Rivertalk).
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series Finale 
    Hear bluegrass by the Quickdraw String Band from 6-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Entry to the final free summer concert series of the season is free.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Concerts in the Columbia 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Brave Deeds 
    Montana-based author David Abrams reads from his new book of fiction, Brave Deeds, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of their leader, Staff Sergeant Rafe Morgan.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dance 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
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Friday, August 18 38 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 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 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.
  • All Day Help! 
    Actress Kimberly Richards of Late Nite Catechism fame stars as a woman who has just survived her 50th birthday and refuses to slide gently into middle age at the final showings of Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I am Having Hot Flashes at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the lauded comedy by Louise Roche are $45.50.
    MBT's Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 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 Bicycle Noir 
    You'll need a two-wheeled conveyance to take part in Bicycle Noir, which hits the streets at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday starting at Cafe Velo (120 Prospect St.) and continuing on a five-mile loop to the South Bay Trail, Boulevard Park, and back to the venue. The free, all-ages comedic mystery led by director and deviser Rich Brown will involve attendees following the action of a lead detective as she solves multiple murders. You’ll stay mounted on your bike as you follow the clues, stopping briefly to check in on the action at various locations.
  • All Day Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Night Ranger, Scotty McCreery, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 9:00pm The Heroes 
    Follow a team of heroes as they take on villains to save the world—while battling their own interpersonal problems—when "The Heroes" returns to the stage with 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the improvised action are $10-$12. Additional showings of the format take place Aug. 25-26.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day An Iliad 
    Power, humor and poetry can be expected when Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao presents Lisa Peterson's and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of the ancient Greek classic An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The new version, which turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost, can also be seen Aug. 24-26. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day The Cemetery Club 
    The "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Skagit River Shakespeare Festival Finale 
    Shakespeare Northwest concludes its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The final showing of The Comedy of Errors can be seen at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13.
    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, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in August at Lake Padden Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join a lively conversation about Howard Exelrod's The Point of Vanishing at a "Books and Bites" gathering from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 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 - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm t the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. Entry is free.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farm Tunes 
    Hear straight-up Americana tunes when the Broken Bow String Band performs as part of "Farm Tunes" from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The seasonal, bluegrass-focused series features bands, food and drink every Friday through October.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Commercial Street Night Market 
    Numerous artisans, food vendors, entertainment, music and more will be part of the monthly Night Market taking place from 6-10pm on the 1300 block of Bellingham's Commercial Street. Entry is free. The final Commercial Street Night Market of the season takes place Fri., Sept. 15.
    Commercial Street :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59-$79. Additional sails happen Sept. 1 and 15.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    Mojo Cannon performs as part of a Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series from 6-8pm at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Entry is free. A variety of food vendors will be on hand to sell their edible wares. The final concert of the season features the Chris Eger Band on Fri., Aug. 25.
    Seafarers Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Burlington Summer Nights 
    Listen to family-friendly rock by the Naughty Blokes 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. The series concludes with classic hits by the DogTones Fri., Aug. 25.
    Burlington Visitors Center Amphitheater :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm USA Dance 
    The Prawns will perform at a USA Dance Bellingham event taking place from 7:15-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Mary Evans will start things off with a rumba lesson, followed by live music and public dancing. All are welcome including beginners, singles, students and seniors. Entry is $7-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Participle Poetry 
    Bellingham-born poet Wayne Lee reads from his new collection, Googling a Present Participle, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Lee is now married to poet and painter Alice Lee and lives in New Mexico.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Dancing on the Green 
    Learn new dances and enjoy music while the sun sets at the final "Dancing on the Green" event from 7-9:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. A mystery guest will provide tonight's music, and local instructors will teach a variety of social dance styles. Entry is free. No partner or experience is necessary.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Art of Rappelling 
    Baker Mountain Guides staff will lead an "Art of Rappelling" clinic from 7:30-9pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Attendees will learn how to "rap like a pro" and get down from the mountains both safely and efficiently. Entry is free.
    Backcountry Essentials :: http://www.backcountryessentials.net
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Saturday, August 19 50 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 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 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.
  • All Day Help! 
    Actress Kimberly Richards of Late Nite Catechism fame stars as a woman who has just survived her 50th birthday and refuses to slide gently into middle age at the final showings of Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I am Having Hot Flashes at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the lauded comedy by Louise Roche are $45.50.
    MBT's Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 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.
  • 9:00am Cascade Days 
    A parade, a "Dump Run," chain saw carving, car and pet shows, a chalk art competition, jam and jelly contests, craft and food vendors, ice carving, a duck race and more will be part of the annual "Cascade Days" taking place from 9am-4:30pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday in Concrete at Veterans Memorial Park and beyond. Many events are free.
  • All Day Bicycle Noir 
    You'll need a two-wheeled conveyance to take part in Bicycle Noir, which hits the streets at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday starting at Cafe Velo (120 Prospect St.) and continuing on a five-mile loop to the South Bay Trail, Boulevard Park, and back to the venue. The free, all-ages comedic mystery led by director and deviser Rich Brown will involve attendees following the action of a lead detective as she solves multiple murders. You’ll stay mounted on your bike as you follow the clues, stopping briefly to check in on the action at various locations.
  • 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
  • 9:00am Northwest Washington Fair 
    Performances by Night Ranger, Scotty McCreery, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be a few of the highlights of the annual Northwest Washington Fair taking place from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Other activities and events include the Demolition Derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, thousands of exhibits from local farms, residents and FFA youth, a wide variety of carnival rides and games, acts from area performers and much, much more. General admission is $8-$13; ticket prices vary for special events.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 9:00pm The Heroes 
    Follow a team of heroes as they take on villains to save the world—while battling their own interpersonal problems—when "The Heroes" returns to the stage with 9pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to see the improvised action are $10-$12. Additional showings of the format take place Aug. 25-26.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Skagit River Shakespeare Festival Finale 
    Shakespeare Northwest concludes its 15th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival this weekend with showings of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at 7pm Thursday and Saturday at the Rexville Grange Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The final showing of The Comedy of Errors can be seen at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $10-$13.
    Rexville Grange Amphitheater :: http://www.shakesnw.org
  • 7:30pm An Iliad 
    Power, humor and poetry can be expected when Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao presents Lisa Peterson's and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of the ancient Greek classic An Iliad at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The new version, which turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost, can also be seen Aug. 24-26. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm The Cemetery Club 
    The "life comedy" play The Cemetery Club concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 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
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Ferndale 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 and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Lynden Breakfast 
    All are welcome at a Community Breakfast from 8-11am at Lynden's VFW Hall, 7011 Hannegan Rd. Entry is $6 (kids 5 and under are free) and includes pancakes or French toast, eggs, sausage and beverages.
    VFW Hall :: http://www.lynden.org
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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 - 4:00pm Rummage Sale 
    Collectibles, tools, children’s items, furniture, books, sporting items, bedding, clothing, dishes and lots of miscellaneous items can be found at a large Rummage Sale happening from 10am-4pm at Everson's Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Rd. Early birds will pay double.
    Immanuel Lutheran Church :: http://www.immanuellutheraneverson.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Boots & Brews 
    Lynden Line Dancers will team up with Heroes and Horses to host a "Boots & Brews" fundraiser featuring live music, an auction, barbecue goods, brews, a 50/50 raffle and line dancing (with a free lesson) from 10am-3pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry to the all-ages event is free. Funds raised will benefit Heroes & Horses' equine and backcountry experience programs serving veterans.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 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 - 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 - 3:00pm Lummi Art & Small Business Fair 
    Shop for authentic tribal art and support local Native businesses at a Lummi Art & Small Business Fair from 10am-3pm at the Lummi Te'Ti'Sen Center, 4920 Rural Ave. Artists will be on hand at the quarterly event.
    Lummi Te'Ti'Sen Center :: (360) 306-8554
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Summer Garden Party 
    Enjoy fun in the sun and food samples from local farmers and producers at the final Summer Garden Party of the season taking place from 11am-3pma at the garden center at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Bow Hill Blueberries, Fidalgo Coffee Roasters, Siggi's, the Jasmine Pearl Tea Company, and Patagonia Provisions will be among those sharing their goods. Entry is free.
    Skagit Valley Food Co-op :: http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 11:30am - 10:00pm Skagit Woodstock 
    The Jimmy Wright Band, Bucula, Never Cry, Expertease, and High Voltage will perform at the eighth annual "Skagit Woodstock" Festival and Rockin' Car Show taking place from 11:30am-10pm at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millet Rd. In addition to the music and classic cars, there will be food and craft vendors, a beer garden, raffles and more. Entry is $10 (kids 12 and under are free). All proceeds benefit the Skagit Valley Hospital's Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.
    Edgewater Park :: (360) 202-0884
  • 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 - 11:00pm Kulshan Chorus Variety Show 
    Musical performances by Yesterday’s Playboys, the Sonja Lee Band, Summer Jam, Geoff Morgan and Friends, Mhondoro Marimba, and the Atlantics will be part of a Kulshan Chorus Variety Show and silent auction from 4-11pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The event is all-ages until 10pm. Suggested donation to the fundraiser is $5-$10.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.kulshanchorus.org
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Cooked 
    View the second showing of the Netflix Original series Cooked, with Michael Pollan, at 5:15pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The free event also features raffle prizes and light refreshments.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020 '
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Summer of Love 
    Wear ’60s-era duds and listen and dance to the classic rock sounds of the Walrus at a "Summer of Love" fundraiser hosted by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts from 5-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. A silent auction, raffle, costume contest and more will be part of the fun. Entry is by donation.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.theheartofanacortes.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.
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Joke-Telling Contest 
    The Friends of the Point Roberts Library will host its annual Joke-Telling Contest from 7-9:30pm at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Rd. Win and get your name on the prestigious Ha--Ha Cup! The event is for adults only (no kids in attendance), and no bad words or ethnic slurs will be allowed.
    Point Roberts Community Center :: (360) 945-6545
  • 7:30pm - 11:30pm Comedy and country in Lynden 
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $5.
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