Week of May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20 19 events
  • 3:00pm Microtonal Adventures Festival 
    Concerts and lectures devoted to historical tunings, non-Western music, contemporary chamber, electroacoustic, and pop music, and microtonal theory will be part of a Microtonal Adventures Festival happening Friday through Sunday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Also planned are two hands-on workshops and a roundtable discussion. Lectures and workshops are free. Entry to concerts happening at 3pm and 7:30pm each day are $7-$10.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 10:00am Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show 
    Peruse in-water displays of new and brokerage boats, accessory displays and much more at the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show happening from 10am-6pm Thursday through Sunday at Cap Sante Marina and various boat yards. In all there will be space to display 300-plus boats, which will make it the largest boat show ever held in Anacortes. Entry is $10 (day pass) to $15 (unlimited).
    Cap Sante Marina :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 12:00pm Skagit River Poetry Festival 
    The 10th biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival takes place from Thursday through Sunday throughout La Conner. The four-day event features performances, readings, workshops, and discussions with some of the most renowned and diverse names in poetry, including Robert Pinsky, who is a former national Poet Laureate and award-winning poet, and teacher and author Ellen Bass. Entry fees vary; four-day passes are available.
  • 5:00pm Camano Island Studio Tour 
    Check out a variety of creative spaces as part of the encore weekend of the 20th annual Camano Island Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday through the lovely land mass. Entry to the self-guided tour put on by the Camano Arts Association is free.
  • 10:00am Book, Bake, and Plant Sale 
    Find great prices and a large selection of used books, baked goods, and plants for your garden and home at a Book, Bake, and Plant Sale happening from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. All proceeds will go toward maintenance of the library.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm Really Rosie 
    Talented performers ages 9-12 will bring Really Rosie to life for the final week 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
    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 for the final 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.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit RIde 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly breakfast happening from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Public Sail 
    Sign up now for a Public Sale taking place on the Schooner Adventuress from 9am-12pm, starting at the Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. Sails on the 105-year-old boat are designed to get everybody involved, and no sailing experience is required. As you explore the Salish Sea, the crew will explain its unique marine environment and share the history of the watercraft. Entry is $35-$65.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am The next target for tar sands oil: Is it us? 
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Edison Farmers Market 
    Purchase fresh produce and art at the Edison Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Edison Granary, 14136 Gilmore Ave. The event continues Sundays through September.
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at Langar events from 11am-2pm Sundays through May in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food—which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwar :: (360) 398-1184
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday Waltz 
    Bellingham USA Dance Company hosts a monthly Sunday Waltz Tea starting with a waltz lesson at 2pm at ballroom at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Admission is $10-$12 and includes beverages and treats.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Family Concert with Pam Sinnett 
    Bring the kids long for a Family Concert with Pam Sinnett from 2-3:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Attendees can sing familiar folk tunes, learn new ones, croon along to lullabies and more. Suggested donation is $10-$15 per family at the door.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Whatcom Symphony Orchestra 
    For its 42nd season finale, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra presents Carmina Burana at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The scenic cantat was composed by Carl Orff and based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name. The poems cover timeless themes, such as the fickleness of fate, the fleeting nature of life, and the joy of spring’s arrival. Tickets are $15-$54 (the show is sold out, but a ticketed dress rehearsal happens at 6pm Fri., May 18).
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nookchat 
    As part of an "Explore the Past; Enrich the Present" series, attend "NookChat: Community Storytelling" from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. At the free event, Pat (Earl) Hickey, fourth generation Whatcom County resident, will share stories about his family’s potato farm, which was located across from the Auction Barn, and other entertaining historical tales.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Spring Family Fest 
    All-ages activities like face painting, crafts, cornhole, hoola hooping and more will be part of a Spring Family Fest from 5-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Live music by Sarah Goodin and Kickabout Hearts and a silent auction are also on the agenda. Entry is $7 (free for kids 12 and under). All proceeds will fund the Sunnyland Elementary PTA.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: (360) 647-5593
  • 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 21 5 events
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Plant Diagnostic Clinic 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 5-7:30pm 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 - 7:30pm Paddling Whatcom County 
    Learn about some local gems you can explore on day trips and overnight adventures by boat or board at a free "Paddling Whatcom County" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cookbook Club 
    Read, cook and share your dish at a Ferndale Cookbook Club gathering from 6:30-8pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. May’s theme is savory baking. Come ready to discuss the cookbook you used. Suggested titles include Savory Baking by March Cech, Savory Baking from the Mediterranean by Anissa Helou, and The Sono Baking Company Cookbook by John Barricelli. All are welcome.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Eating for Adrenal and Hormonal Balance 
    Registered dietician and nutritionist Selva Wohlgemuth focuses on "Eating for Adrenal and Hormonal Balance" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees can learn how diet and lifestyle can affect fertility, and also trigger hormone-related symptoms such as weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, menstrual cramps, irregular periods and more. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
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Tuesday, May 22 7 events
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Backpacking Basics 
    Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear and more at a free "Backpacking Basics" class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Harbor Porpoises in the Salish Sea 
    Dr. Denise Herzing, a longtime marine mammal researcher, leads a presentation focused on "Making a Mark: Photo-ID of Harbor Porpoises in the Salish Sea" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Come learn about the marine mammals of the Salish Sea—specifically harbor porpoises, and why they are important. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Chinese Home Cooking 
    Chef Robert Fong leads a "Best Chinese Home Cooking" class featuring a few of his favorite homestyle dishes from 6:30-9m at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $55.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Discuss Beryl Markham's West with the Night at a Bellingham Reads meeting from 6:30-7:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The group is open to all, and new members are always welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Avian Evolution 
    Master birder and author Connie Sidles joins the North Cascades Audubon Society to present "Avian Evolution: How Birds Got to be Birds" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 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 23 8 events
  • 10:00am Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find used books, DVDs, CDs and much more at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and tables will be restocked throughout the sale.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm City Club Panel Discussion 
    The Bellingham City Club presents the second of a two-part discussion exploring questions on the timely topic of "#MeToo: A Moment in Time or a Cultural Shift?" at 11:30am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Part one focused on the female perspective, and today's event will focus on "#MeToo: The Evolving Perspective of Men." Entry to attend the panel discussion and luncheon is $5-$18.
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Business Management Degree Info Session 
    Check out Bellingham Technical College's new degree in Business Management at a free info session happening from 5:30-6:30pm at Haskell Center, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. With the two-year Business Management degree, you'll train for jobs in industry, government and nonprofit organizations as you learn the foundations of accounting, business law, marketing, economics and practical supervisory skills.
    Haskell Center :: http://www.btc.edu/infosession
  • 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.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm The Fight Agains Human Trafficking 
    Sue Ann Heutink focuses on "The Fight Against Human Trafficking" at a presentation from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Heutink will share current information about trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. Attendees can learn about the fight against trafficking in Whatcom and Skagit counties, and how busy people with busy lives can help.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Au Printemps 
    Karina Davidson presents a French menu in celebration of the season at an "Au Printemps" class from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $49. The course fee includes the choice of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Harold Mabern and Terrel Stafford 
    Legendary pianist Harold Mabern will be joined by celebrated trumpeter Terrel Stafford for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Cory Weeds (tenor sax), Michael Glynn (bass), and Julian MacDonough (drums) will play along. Tickets are $5-$20.
    Sylvia Center :: 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
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Thursday, May 24 12 events
  • 9:00am BC Morgan Horse Show 
    Attend the BC Morgan Horse Show from 9am-8pm Thursday through Sunday at the Equine Event Center at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Exhibitors from near and far, horses performing in competitive classes and more will be part of the all-ages event. Entry is free.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.bcmorgan.com
  • 7:30pm The Gun Show 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Gun Show at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The one-man show featuring actor Ian Bivins reprising his role "jumps into the middle of the gun control debate with poignant stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always brutally honest." Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm The Aliens 
    Western Washington University's Rich Brown directs showings of Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's The Aliens at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $15-$20 to see the play about music, poetry, silence and a band called the Aliens. Additional showings happen May 31-June 1, and June 7-9.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find used books, DVDs, CDs and much more at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and tables will be restocked throughout the sale.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 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
  • 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 Pub 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. Runs start either at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St., or at area breweries. Entry is free.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Nurturing Your Inner Artist Panel Discussion 
    As part of a "Project Neighborly" series, attend a panel discussion focusing on "Nurturing Your Inner Artist" from 6:30-8pm at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. The free event enables neighbors from various walks of life and locales in the eastern Whatcom County Foothills to share their expertise and learn from one another while enjoying a bountiful buffet. Tina Bixby, Kandi Buckner Persson-Tiphareth, and Candice Leonard will be the featured panelists, and the Road House Bar & Grille will provide dinner. Entry is free.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry and Fiction 
    Kai Carlson-Wee will read from his debut collection of poetry (Rail), and Kristina Kahakauwila will read from her new short story collection (This Is Paradise) at a dual reading 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm WWU Wind Symphony 
    Western Washington University's Wind Symphony will perform both standard and contemporary wind band pieces at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Additionally, the 80-plus players of the WWU Symphonic Band will perform. Entry is free and open to all.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm James Higgins 
    Contra-dance reels, jigs, jazz, blues, rock and old timey music can be heard when multi-instrumentalist James Higgins performs at 7:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Suggested donation is $5-$10 at the door.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
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Friday, May 25 14 events
  • All Day BC Morgan Horse Show 
    Attend the BC Morgan Horse Show from 9am-8pm Thursday through Sunday at the Equine Event Center at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Exhibitors from near and far, horses performing in competitive classes and more will be part of the all-ages event. Entry is free.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.bcmorgan.com
  • 8:00pm Baywatch and Brawls 
    "Improvised Baywatch" brings beach adventures onstage at 8pm Friday and Saturday 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 It Can't Happen Here 
    The Skagit Valley College drama department presents showings of Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Philip Tarro Theatre. Additional showings of the dramatization of the fictional rise of the first fascist dictator in the United States take place June 1-3. Tickets are $12. Pre-show lectures on the tenants of fascism happen an hour before curtain, and a discussion follows each show.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day The Gun Show 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Gun Show at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The one-man show featuring actor Ian Bivins reprising his role "jumps into the middle of the gun control debate with poignant stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always brutally honest." Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day The Aliens 
    Western Washington University's Rich Brown directs showings of Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's The Aliens at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $15-$20 to see the play about music, poetry, silence and a band called the Aliens. Additional showings happen May 31-June 1, and June 7-9.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find used books, DVDs, CDs and much more at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and tables will be restocked throughout the sale.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find a wide selection of books for all ages at a Ski to Sea Book Sale taking place from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday behind Peoples Bank, across from the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Bring your Friends of the Everson Library tote, and fill it for $5, or purchase one for $10 and fill it up. Funds raised support the library's programs and services.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by CJ Prince. All adults are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 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
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Artwood, Village Books, Current and Furbish, Whatcom Art Market, Morgan Block Studios, Cooper Lanza Gallery, Stones Throw Brewery, and Good Earth Pottery will be among the more than 14 venues opening their doors for the monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5-8pm throughout historic Fairhaven. With the exception of December, each month a new group of artists is featured; each event celebrates the unique character of the district with local art, appetizers, drinks and, in some cases, live entertainment.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Ski to Sea Block Party 
    Attend an annual Ski to Sea Block Party from 5-9pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Live music, barbecue fare, beer and live music will be part of the festivities. Everyone who attends the all-ages event celebrating the 45th annual race will receive a free raffle ticket for prizes generously donated by local restaurants, breweries and businesses.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pulled pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
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Saturday, May 26 19 events
  • All Day BC Morgan Horse Show 
    Attend the BC Morgan Horse Show from 9am-8pm Thursday through Sunday at the Equine Event Center at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Exhibitors from near and far, horses performing in competitive classes and more will be part of the all-ages event. Entry is free.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.bcmorgan.com
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    Peruse paintings, glass art, jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, sculpture, photography and much more during the self-guided Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at multiple creative spaces located throughout the lovely land mass. Entry is free; fees aboard the Whatcom Chief are $13 for car and driver, $7 for each additional passenger (round trip). Maps can be picked up at the Islander grocery store.
    Lummi Island :: http://www.lummi-island.com
  • 10:00am Birch Bay Kite Festival 
    Families can celebrate the end of spring and the start of summer at the annual Birch Bay Kite Festival happening from 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday at Birch Bay State Park, 7930 Birch Bay Dr. The event features free kites for kids (while supplies last), kite-building stations, vendors, music and a pet show.
    Birch Bay State Park :: http://www.birchbaychamber.com
  • 8:00pm Baywatch and Brawls 
    "Improvised Baywatch" brings beach adventures onstage at 8pm Friday and Saturday 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 The Gun Show 
    Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Gun Show at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The one-man show featuring actor Ian Bivins reprising his role "jumps into the middle of the gun control debate with poignant stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always brutally honest." Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm The Aliens 
    Western Washington University's Rich Brown directs showings of Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's The Aliens at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $15-$20 to see the play about music, poetry, silence and a band called the Aliens. Additional showings happen May 31-June 1, and June 7-9.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm It Can't Happen Here 
    The Skagit Valley College drama department presents showings of Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Philip Tarro Theatre. Additional showings of the dramatization of the fictional rise of the first fascist dictator in the United States take place June 1-3. Tickets are $12. Pre-show lectures on the tenants of fascism happen an hour before curtain, and a discussion follows each show.
    Philip Tarro Theatre :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 10:00am Ski to Sea Book Sale 
    Find used books, DVDs, CDs and much more at the annual Ski to Sea Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and tables will be restocked throughout the sale.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    All ages are welcome at a Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Post #154, 5537 Second Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, $6 for adults. The event happens on the fourth Saturday of each month.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will feature more than 55 vendors from throughout the Skagit Valley from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 13 at the city's Riverwalk Park. From 11am-4pm June 9-Sept. 26, visit a Wednesday Market at Skagit Valley Hospital (on Kincaid Street).
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much 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.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem-come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: 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
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Public Sail 
    Sign up now for a Public Sale taking place on the Schooner Adventuress from 1-4pm, starting at the Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. Sails on the 105-year-old boat are designed to get everybody involved, and no sailing experience is required. As you explore the Salish Sea, the crew will explain its unique marine environment and share the history of the watercraft. Entry is $35-$65.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Mark Twain Bench Dedication 
    Attend an unveiling and dedication of the "Mark Twain Bench" at 3:30pm in front of Village Books, 1200 11th St. The program will include a "Mark Twain in Fairhaven" presentation by author and historian Brian Griffin, bookstore co-owner Kelly Evert talking about "Mark Twain's Contribution to Literature," a focus on "The Bellingham Art Scene" by City Council member Gene Knutson, "The mark Twain Bench's history in Bellingham" by sculpture donator Michael Botwin, and a talk by world-famous sculptor Gary Lee Price—who will also be on had for a meet-and-greet inside Village Books after the dedication ceremony.
    Village Books :: http://www.garyleeprice.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Artist Talk with Sheila Klein and Ries Niemi 
    Spouses Sheila Klein and Ries Niemi will discuss work from their latest show, "Making Up Stories and Looking at Things Sideways," at an Artist Talk at 4pm at Edison's i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Entry is free.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm The cutting edge 
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with prawns, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil starting tonight from 5:30-8:30pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
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