Week of May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6 14 events
  • 7:30pm William Bolcom birthday concerts 
    National Medal of Arts-, Pulitzer Prize-, and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist William Bolcom performs in celebration of his 80th birthday with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $10-$15.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm Into the Woods 
    Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods can be seen when META Performing Arts presents the play starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The popular musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Tickets are $12-$25. Additional showings happen through May 19.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Skagit Valley Chorale 
    "Celebrating in Song: On the Air" will be the theme of Skagit Valley Chorale concerts at 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Be transported back in time to the 1940s with a live “radio” show of the distinctive American music of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. Popular hits of the era, a smattering of movie tunes, and a dash of great American classical music from the period can be heard. Tickets are $16-$25.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm Really Rosie 
    Talented performers ages 9-12 will bring Really Rosie to life starting this weekend at performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The musical follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Tickets are $10. Additional showings happen May 11-13.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:30pm Hello! My Baby 
    The romantic farce known as Hello! My Baby can be seen starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The musical reboots the greatest hits of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Eubie Blake and more, weaving their updated classics and fresh new tunes into a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York at the turn of the last century. Tickets are $10-$14. Additional performances happen through May 20.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Dance in Concert 
    Works by guest artist Rebecca Bryant and Western Washington University faculty Nolan Dennett, Penny Hutchison, and Pam Kuntz can be seen at "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the schools Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $16.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 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 - 3:00pm Organic Plant Sale 
    Peruse and purchase a variety of vegetable starts at a Growing Veterans Organic Plant Sale taking place from 10am-3pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Proceeds will help fund the Growing Veterans dirt therapy program.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.growingveterans.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Whatcom Wedding Tour 
    Tour seven beautiful wedding venues throughout the county from 10am-5pm as part of the Whatcom Wedding Tour. Attendees can also meet with wedding professionals—including photographers, DJs, officiants, floral designers, cake artists, videographers, beauty experts, wedding planners and more—in an intimate setting to discuss their wedding dreams and ask honest questions. Entry is $5 (self-guided) or $20 (bus tour).
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Billy Waples Day 
    Celebrate a founding father at the third annual Billy Waples Day happening from 12-5pm throughout Lynden. The festivities include free chowder and bread from Avenue Bread, giveaways and promotions by Village Books, Drizzle, and Bellingham Baby Company, tours of the Inn at Lynden and live music and a Beer Garden hosted by Overflow Taps. The Lynden Fire Department will also be making an appearance. Mr. Waples owned the Lynden Mill & Light Company, which operated a lumber mill in town and was responsible for bringing electric lighting to the city’s streets.
    Downtown Lynden :: http://www.lyndentribun.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Nell & Jim Band 
    Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally perform with bass fiddler Jim Kerwin and percussionist Jon Arkin at a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation to hear the alt-roots sounds of the band is $15. If you're not on the invite list, call the number below to join it.
    Nancy's Farm :: (360) 739-5651 or http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Repair Cafe 
    Bring your broken "toys, toasters, trinkets and trousers" to get them fixed at the monthly Bellingham Repair Cafe from 3-5pm the Foundry Makerspace, 1000 F St. Entry and repair is free.
    Foundry Makerspace :: http://www.bellinghamrepaircafe.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills 
    Follow the intertwining stories of three women who discover something unexpected—grace when there can be no forgiveness—when Seattle-based author and journalist Jennifer Haupt reads from her new book of fiction, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Take Me to Church 
    The iconic Betty Desire and the Panty Hoes present a weekly "Take Me to Church" drag production starting at 8pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. Entry is by donation; funds raised benefit community charities such as Northwest Youth Services, Safe for Free, and more.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Monday, May 7 6 events
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 5-7:30pm Mondays through May at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7210
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail 
    Sign up in advance for a free "Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Staff members will give you a solid foundation in planning everything from a weekend hike to an extended thru hike.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Healthy Batch Cooking 
    Learn a fast, customizable format for preparing all of your weekday meals in just about an hour when Laura McWilliams helms "Healthy Batch Cooking" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees will go home with recipes and a template to help you come up with new combinations, week after week. Entry is $20.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Island Readers and Writers 
    Readers will share opinions about the books they are reading and/or discuss a book chosen for each month on the theme of "Resistance"-—the subject of this year's Whatcom WRITES publication—at a monthly Island Readers and Writers meeting from 7-8:30pm at Lummi Island's Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Rd. Writers will have the opportunity to offer support for each other’s work.
    Beach Store Cafe :: (360) 758-7145
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Dahlia Planting 101 
    All are welcome to join the Whatcom County Dahlia Society for a "Dahlia Planting 101" presentation at 7pm at Laurel Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. Entry is free.
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Tuesday, May 8 7 events
  • 11:00am - 1:30pm Health, Business, and IT Career Fair 
    Students and community members hunting for jobs are invited to attend today's Health, Business, and IT Career Fair from 11am-1:30pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. This free career fair offer students and job seekers an opportunity to connect with representatives from local and regional businesses and discuss career and employment opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.btc.edu
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child will be the subject of a Ferndale Book Group discussion from 2:30-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All are welcome.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 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.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Indonesian Odyssey 
    Chef Robert Fong leads an "Indonesian Odyssey" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49.
    Community Food Co-o :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm An evening inside the CIA 
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, May 9 8 events
  • 7:30pm Into the Woods 
    Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods can be seen when META Performing Arts presents the play at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The popular musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Tickets are $12-$25. Additional showings happen May 17-19.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Open Data Series 
    "Locating and Using Open Data" will be the subject of the second of four "Connecting with Open Data" presentations from 12-1:30pm at Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Additional events happen May 16 and 23 at the Burlington Public Library. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Smoking Meats for Beginners 
    Heino Sunter explores various types of smoking equipment and the pros and cons of each at a "Smoking Meats for Beginners" presentation from 4-5:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Learn about wood, meat preparation and good recipes to try. Heino will also bring a working smoker and smoked sausage to sample. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Farmer Chef Mixer 
    Local farmers, fishermen, food artisans, chefs, restaurateurs and grocery buyers are invited to a Farmer Chef Mixer from 6-8pm at Sustainable Connections, 1702 Ellis St., suite 221. The facilitated event is meant to better connect these factions and grow local sourcing. Entry is free for Chef's Collective members, $10 otherwise. Please RSVP by Fri., May 4.
    Sustainable Connections :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    Wendy Kendall and Julie Cooper will lead a "Cast Your Brand Online: How to Create a Professional Podcast" presentation at a Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting from 6-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. All are welcome at the free event; please RSVP to guarantee a seat.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tardo Hammer Trio 
    New York City-based pianist Tardo Hammer will be joined by bassist Lee Hudson and drummer Steve Williams for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Scottish Country Dancing 
    Join the Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers to learn about the social dancing of Scotland from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday through May at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner is required. The drop-in fee is $8.
    Fairhaven Library :: http://www.bellinghamscd.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Kyle Kinane 
    On the heels of a recent Netflix release, standup comedian Kyle Kinane returns to Bellingham as part of his national tour at 8pm at the Underground, 211 E. Chestnut St. Tickets are $25 to get up close and personal with one of the best comedians in the business. Bellingham's Ryan Cuddihy opens the show.
    Underground Nightclub :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
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Thursday, May 10 14 events
  • All Day Into the Woods 
    Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods can be seen when META Performing Arts presents the play at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The popular musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Tickets are $12-$25. Additional showings happen May 17-19.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Hello! My Baby 
    The romantic farce known as Hello! My Baby can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The musical reboots the greatest hits of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Eubie Blake and more, weaving their updated classics and fresh new tunes into a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York at the turn of the last century. Tickets are $10-$14. Additional performances happen May 17-20.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm Annie 
    The Sehome High School drama department presents showings of the perennially popular musical Annie at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the SHS Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional performances take place May 10-12.
    SHS Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Spring Food Forum 
    The Whatcom Food Forum invites all organizations and individuals working on positively impacting our local food system to attend a Spring Forum focusing on Whatcom's fishing sector from 9am-12pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Presenters, networking and information about the economic impact of fishing—among other topics—will be part of the event. Entry is free; please register in advance.
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Attend English Country Dancing classes from 1:30-3pm Thursdays at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. No experience or partner is necessary.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: (360) 384-2674
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Bookworms Garden Club 
    If you like learning about growing food and enjoy digging in the dirt with good company, attend a monthly Bookworms Garden Club to plant and harvest from 3-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Each meeting starts with time to share and learn about garden-related topics. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month through September.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Group Run 
    Join a weekly BBay Pub Run starting at 6pm every Thursday. Open to runners of all levels, excursions are 3-5 miles and BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group. Tonight's run starts at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St. Run along Salmon Woods, ending at Wander Brewing. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Basics of a Plant-Based Diet 
    Registered dietitian and wellness coach Michelle Smith covers the "Basics of a Plant-Based Diet" from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Smith will share simple, delicious and healthy recipes and discuss nutrients that need a bit of extra attention when adopting this way of eating—and how to plan to make sure you are meeting your needs. Light snacks will provided. Entry is $10.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. The presentation topic is: “A Tour Through the Electromagnetic Spectrum." Entry is free and open to all.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: http://www.whatcomastronomy.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Gender Revolution 
    Attend a free showing of National Geographic's Gender Revolution with Katie Couric at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Following the film about the issues facing transgender people and their loved ones, there will be a panel afterwards who will share their stories and answer questions. The event is sponsored by PFLAG Skagit and PFLAG Bellingham/Whatcom.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Think & Drink 
    "Back to the Brink: The New Age of Nuclear War" will be the focus of a Think & Drink panel discussion from 7-8:30pm at the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Speakers include Nicholas Mele, former U.S. diplomat and nuclear abolition activist; Dr. Polly Myers, WWU professor; and Lilly Adams, organizer for Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Joy Wiggins moderates. Entry is free; registration is recommended, but not required.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.humanities.org/event
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Friday, May 11 17 events
  • 12:00pm La Conner Guitar Festival 
    Concerts, special events, workshops, exhibits, panel discussions and much more will be part of the annual La Conner Guitar Festival happening Friday through Sunday throughout the Skagit town. Events take place at Maple Hall and a variety of other showcased locations. Entry is $15-$20 for a one-day pass, $40-$50 for all three.
  • 7:00pm The Vagina Monologues 
    Help raise funds for Lydia Place by attending performances of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Directed by Ginny Lang and produced by Jessica Renner, the show will feature local women presenting the acclaimed, outspoken monologues that began 20 years ago when Ensler sparked a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls. Tickets are $25.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • All Day Into the Woods 
    Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods can be seen when META Performing Arts presents the play at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The popular musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Tickets are $12-$25. Additional showings happen May 17-19.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm Really Rosie 
    Talented performers ages 9-12 will bring Really Rosie to life at performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The musical follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Tickets are $10. Additional shows happen May 18-20.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Hello! My Baby 
    The romantic farce known as Hello! My Baby can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The musical reboots the greatest hits of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Eubie Blake and more, weaving their updated classics and fresh new tunes into a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York at the turn of the last century. Tickets are $10-$14. Additional performances happen May 17-20.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm 48-Hour Theater Festival 
    The 48th iteration of iDiOM Theater's 48-Hour Theater Festival happens at 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the new Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Each night's performances will be different, but all will feature hot, fresh batches of world-premiere short plays created in 24 hours. Tickets are $50 for the first show (includes a reception) and $20 for the others.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 8:00pm Baywatch and Brawls 
    "Improvised Baywatch" brings beach adventures onstage at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays through May at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against one another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00pm Awkward Love with the Provocateurs 
    The Provocateurs present "Awkward Love" at 8pm Friday, and 6pm and 9pm Saturday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., #102. The theatrical and empowering dance performances will highlight the trials and tests of finding true love. Tickets are $15. Late shows are 21-and-over. Additional performances happen May 18-19.
  • 9:00am Spring Bazaar 
    Find Mother's Day gifts such as arts, crafts and Greek treats at a Spring Bazaar taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr.
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church :: http://www.saintsophias.org
  • All Day Annie 
    The Sehome High School drama department presents showings of the perennially popular musical Annie at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the SHS Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional performances take place May 10-12.
    SHS Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.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 May at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 3:00pm - 8:00pm Corsetry Trunk Show 
    Attend a one-of-a-kind trunk show featuring the work of San Francisco’s own DarkGarden Unique Corsetry from 3-8pm at Social Fabric, 1302 Commercial St. This is the perfect opportunity to order a corset for waist training, bridal foundation or back support. They’ll have samples of all their corset styles, and can take Personalized Fit of Personalized Design orders for those looking for something special.
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Tasting 
    Attend a weekly coffee tasting from 3-3:30pm at Camber Cafe, 221 W. Holly St. Entry is free, and no RSVP is needed to come in and enjoy a small tasting flight of the venue's single-origin coffees.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan dishes when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Spring Wine Walk 
    Sample unique wines from near and far at the fourth annual Spring Wine Walk happening from 5:30-9pm at 20 different shops throughout downtown Bellingham—including Backcountry Essentials, Bellingham Frameworks, the Atomic Kitten, the Community Food Co-op, Downtown Emporium, the Greenhouse, Spruce, Ideal, Social Fabric, Novato, Third Planet, Sojourn, and beyond. Tickets are $30 (general) to $45 (VIP). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sea of a Thousand Words 
    Christine Wallace reads from her new book of fiction, Sea of a Thousand Words, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book takes place in the not-so-distant future, when resources are scarce and land is disappearing and begs the question "Who deserves to inherit our earth?"
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 11:30pm Salsasere Salsa Night 
    Spend the evening dancing to salsa, bachata, merengue, cha-cha-cha and more when Cubasere presents a "Salsasere" Salsa Night from 7:30pm-12am in the Bard Loft at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Entry is $10 and includes a half-hour Introduction to Cuban Salsa lesson. The event is all-ages until 11pm.
    Conway Muse :: http://www.cubasere.com
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Saturday, May 12 36 events
  • All Day La Conner Guitar Festival 
    Concerts, special events, workshops, exhibits, panel discussions and much more will be part of the annual La Conner Guitar Festival happening Friday through Sunday throughout the Skagit town. Events take place at Maple Hall and a variety of other showcased locations. Entry is $15-$20 for a one-day pass, $40-$50 for all three.
  • All Day The Vagina Monologues 
    Help raise funds for Lydia Place by attending performances of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Directed by Ginny Lang and produced by Jessica Renner, the show will feature local women presenting the acclaimed, outspoken monologues that began 20 years ago when Ensler sparked a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls. Tickets are $25.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • All Day Hello! My Baby 
    The romantic farce known as Hello! My Baby can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The musical reboots the greatest hits of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Eubie Blake and more, weaving their updated classics and fresh new tunes into a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York at the turn of the last century. Tickets are $10-$14. Additional performances happen May 17-20.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Into the Woods 
    Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods can be seen when META Performing Arts presents the play at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The popular musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Tickets are $12-$25. Additional showings happen May 17-19.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Really Rosie 
    Talented performers ages 9-12 will bring Really Rosie to life at performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The musical follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Tickets are $10. Additional shows happen May 18-20.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 8:00pm Baywatch and Brawls 
    "Improvised Baywatch" brings beach adventures onstage at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays through May at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against one another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm 48-Hour Theater Festival 
    The 48th iteration of iDiOM Theater's 48-Hour Theater Festival happens at 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the new Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Each night's performances will be different, but all will feature hot, fresh batches of world-premiere short plays created in 24 hours. Tickets are $50 for the first show (includes a reception) and $20 for the others.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 8:00pm Awkward Love with the Provocateurs 
    The Provocateurs present "Awkward Love" at 8pm Friday, and 6pm and 9pm Saturday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., #102. The theatrical and empowering dance performances will highlight the trials and tests of finding true love. Tickets are $15. Late shows are 21-and-over. Additional performances happen May 18-19.
  • 9:00am Spring Bazaar 
    Find Mother's Day gifts such as arts, crafts and Greek treats at a Spring Bazaar taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr.
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church :: http://www.saintsophias.org
  • 7:00pm Annie 
    The Sehome High School drama department presents showings of the perennially popular musical Annie at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the SHS Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional performances take place May 10-12.
    SHS Little Theatre :: http://www.sehomedrama.com
  • 7:00am - 9:00pm Ride the Long Wander 
    The inaugural Ride the Long Wander takes place from 7am-9pm in Whatcom County. This group mountain bike ride is an opportunity to raise money for a cause while exploring riding opportunities around Lake Whatcom. By participating, you will be part of a movement to increase the connections between the biking community and issues of local social justice. The ride will cover 50 miles and climb more than 10,000 vertical feet, so come prepared. An after-party begins at 6pm at Wander Brewing.
    Lake Whatcom :: http://www.lawadvocates.org
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm Lost Lake Ultras 
    The 10th annual Lost Lake 50K and 25K start at 8am and 10am at Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr. There are several challenging, leg-burning, steep ascents, slow, technical, rolling ridges, and a limited supply of fast “free speed” on the descents, but the view will be worth it. Entry is $60-$70.
    Larrabee State Park :: http://www.lostlakeultras.com
  • 8:00am - 2:00pm Skagit Master Gardeners Plant Fair 
    The Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation hosts its annual Plant Fair from 8am-2pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds. In addition to offering gardener-grown plants—including organic veggie starts, shrubs and trees, herbs and more—there will also be garden art, kitchen accessories, handmade items, farm produce, food, a 4-H small animal fair, educational booths and more.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.extension.wsu.edu/skagit
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Grow a Homestead-Style Food Garden 
    Local author and gardener Susan Colleen Browne leads a "Grow A Homestead-Style Food Garden" class from 9am-12pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The workshop covers sustainable food gardening and backyard farming essentials. Entry is $45.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Master Gardener Plant Sale 
    The 27th annual Master Gardener Plant Sale takes place from 9am-2pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park. Choose from more than 20 varieties of tomatoes, vegetable starts and herbs, unique perennials and shade plants, native trees and shrubs, dahlia tubers, a 4-H and much more. Don’t miss the table of gift flower plants just for Mother’s Day. Entry is free.
    Hovander Homestead Park :: http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and more when the Anacortes Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The event continues Saturdays through Oct. 27.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Prepping for the Hovander Plant Sale 
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Skagit Spring Classic 
    Skagit Bicycle Club hosts its 28th annual "Skagit Spring Classic" from 9am-4pm starting at Burlington's Bayview Elementary School, 15241 Josh Wilson Rd. The supported ride features 25-, 45-, 62-, and 100-mile rides through northern Skagit and southern Whatcom counties. Entry is $10-$55.
    Bayview Elementary School :: http://www.skagitbicycleclub.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sea Skills Boating Festival 
    The Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron will host a Sea Skills Boating Festival from 10am-5pm at the Blaine Marina, 235 Marine Dr. The free day of family-friendly boating education will include demos, boat tours, workshops on various aspects of boating, harbor rides on the historic Plover ferry (by donation), food trucks, face painting. The event will include all kinds of boats—from stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes, to sailboats and power boats both large and small.
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Small Boat Messabout 
    Small boat enthusiasts are invited to the annual "Pull and Be Damned" Small Boat Messabout from 10am-4pm in Anacortes at Seafarers Park, 601 Seafarers Way. Bring your own boat if you have one, or check out all sorts of small craft and meet their owners. Vessels attending will include gigs, whitehalls, kayaks, skin-on-frame boats, various sailing craft and more. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Smoking Meats for Beginners 
    Heino Sunter explores various types of smoking equipment and the pros and cons of each at a "Smoking Meats for Beginners" presentation from 10-11:30am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Learn about wood, meat preparation and good recipes to try. Heino will also bring a working smoker and smoked sausage to sample. Entry is free
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to offering locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, upcoming events include Demo Days, Chef in the Market, and a Wednesday Market starting in June at the Fairhaven Village Green.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    A discussion focusing on Jeannette Walls' Half Broke Horses will be part of a Sumas Book Club meeting from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Discuss Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist at an Award-Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome, even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Bokashi Basics 
    Nicole Styles helms a "Bokashi: Indoor Food Waste Composting" class from11am-12:30pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Bokashi is a fermentation process which pickles your food waste (including meat, cheese, dairy and citrus) indoors, year-round, without turning, or requiring much space. Entry is free.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Fishboy Spring Show 
    View new works by painter and folk artist R.R. Clark at an annual Spring Show taking place from 2-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's). Entry is free.
    FishBoy Gallery :: http://www.fishboygallery.com
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Kulshan Chorus presents Breaking Silence 
    The Kulshan Chorus teams up with Kuntz and Company's Pam Kuntz and Keefe Healy to present "Breaking Silence" at 2pm and 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The artistic representation of the underlying ground of the #MeToo movement will use choreography, spoken word and stage design alongside a collection of 21st century choral pieces that will evoke empathy, resilience and clarity between right and wrong. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.kulshanchorus.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Teen Art Showcase Reception 
    Attend a Deming Teen Art Showcase reception from 3:30-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The artworks can be viewed at the library's meeting room through May 19.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Whatcom Land Trust Benefit Dinner 
    "Stories from the Great Outdoors" will be the theme of a Whatcom Land Trust Benefit Dinner from 5-9pm at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Tickets to celebrate and support work to conserve our magnificent lands are $100.
    Settlemyer Hall :: http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bellingham Roller Betties Bout 
    Home Team F.L.A.S.H. will skate against the Dockyard Derby Dames from Tacoma and the Cog Blockers will face-off against Tough Love at the Bellingham Roller Betties' home team semifinal bout at 5pm at the Whatcom Community College Pavilion, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Tickets are $6 for kids, $14 for adults.
    Whatcom Community College Pavilion :: http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Come play in the band, call some dances or simply dance along when the Bellingham Country Dance Society hosts an Open Band Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $8-$10 ($6 for students).
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm What's Your M.O.? 
    Bestselling author Jennifer Worick shares ideas from What's Your M.O.? Live Your Best Life the Michelle Obama Way at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Worick shares what Michelle said or did in a particular situation and then shows how you can use her example in your own life. The book also includes the former First Lady’s most inspiring quotes and fun and helpful lists. The event will include a trivia game and reading.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bellingham Chamber Music Society 
    "Out of this World! A Tribute to David Maslanka" will be the focus of a Bellingham Chamber Music Society concert at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5-$15.
    First Congregational Church of Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Kathy Kallick Band 
    Hear hot bluegrass and cool originals when the lauded Kathy Kallick Band makes a stop in Lynden for a 7:30pm Firefly Series concert at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ensemble's powerful mixture of original and classic material, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities, promises to have great appeal. Tickets are $25.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Collegium Musicum 
    Western Washington University's Department of Music presents a free concert by the classical/baroque ensemble Collegium Musicum at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The theme for the concert is the "Sturm und Drang," featuring the minor key works by Johann Christian Bach, Johann Baptist Vanhal, and Joseph Martin Kraus.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Haynie Opry 
    "Hotrods and High Heels" will be the theme of a Haynie Opry concert at 7pm at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. The performance will feature Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band performing classic songs from the 1950s and ’60s, plus special guest Bill DeGroot and his astonishing tribute to Roy Orbison. Tickets are $10 at the door. Tickets to a 3pm Old-Time Gospel Matinee will be $5.
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
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