Week of October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28 16 events
  • 5:30pm Frankenstein 
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller star in a NT Live broadcast of Frankenstein at 5:30pm Sunday, and 7:30pm Monday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The two actors will alternate between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his horrific creation. Tickets are $14-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild hosts its annual "Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom" at 7pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday, and 6pm and 9pm on Halloween Night at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. (shows before 7pm are all-ages, otherwise you must be 21-plus). Hosted by Deanna Fleysher, expect to see hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobats to both spook and amaze you. Tickets are $10-$20.
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "Incantations and Dance" will be the spooky theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday at Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church. Admission is by donation.
    Maple Hall, Anacortes-Westminster Presbyterian Church :: http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
  • 7:30pm La Boheme 
    Pacific Northwest Opera presents showings of La Boheme at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Dr. Tickets are $25-$65 to see one of the most beloved and romantic operas of all time. The cast includes the international tenor Ernesto Ramirez making his United States operatic debut. Additional performances happen Nov. 2 and 4.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Blaine Community Theater comes back to life after a long hiatus with showings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the performing arts space at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. Tickets are $11-$13 to see the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's frightening tale.
  • 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 Fungus Among us 
    Join Wild Whatcom for a "Fungus Among Us" excursion from 10am-12pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 S. Samish Way. Wear your rain gear and bring a snack and a handled basket for collecting the fungus you find. Suggested donation is $8-$12.
    Lake Padden Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Punkin' Run Car Show 
    Attend the 33rd annual Halloween-themed collector car show known as the "Punkin' Run" from 10am-2pm at the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. Entry is free to view the cars, $10 to enter your own vehicle.
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm 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 Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Halloween Costume Open Studio 
    A Halloween Costume Open Studio takes place from 12-4pm at Social Fabric, 1302 Commercial St. Bring in your costume and volunteers will help you make it work. The first-come, first-served event is free.
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Eat Island Grown 
    Head to Friday Harbor to experience the best tastes of the San Juan Islands at an "Eat Island Grown" event happening from 12-4pm at the historic Brickworks, 150 Nichols St. Farmers and chefs from around the islands will showcase locally sourced sweet and savory tastes and honor the people that make the food possible. Come for a bite or make a meal of it. Entry is free. Tickets start at $3, with proceeds benefiting San Juan County farming initiatives.
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 1:30-3:30pm at the new John M. Edson Hall of Birds at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Entry is included with admission fees.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Trunk or Treat 
    All ages are welcome at the third annual "Trunk or Treat" happening from 2-4pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. In addition to amazing decorated trunks, they'll have popcorn, cider, sandwiches and plenty of treats. Entry is free.
    First Congregational Church :: (360) 734-3720
  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm Art of Jazz 
    The Jennifer Scott Quartet will perform at the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" event from 4-6:30pm at BAAY Theater, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $10-$17 (free for Jazz Project members).
    BAAY Theatre :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Living with Autism 
    Kimberly Reeves and Ryan Cunningham share stories from Raising Ryan: Living With Autism at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book chronicles and distills the complexities of autism from the perspective of a parent and her autistic son. Written with caring, loving humor, sadness and experienced guidance, Raising Ryan equally benefits and relates to parents, families and specialized professionals that care for and support spectrum children.
    Village Books :: ww.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Emerald City Music 
    Bellingham Festival of Music hosts a performance by Seattle's acclaimed Emerald City Music ensemble at a "Chamber at Old City Hall" event starting at 5pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to the French-inspired Café Music program, appetizers and wine will be available. Tickets are $75.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
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Monday, October 29 7 events
  • 5:30pm Frankenstein 
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller star in a NT Live broadcast of Frankenstein at 5:30pm Sunday, and 7:30pm Monday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The two actors will alternate between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his horrific creation. Tickets are $14-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Wheelchair Gangball 
    Attend Indoor Wheelchair Gangball from 3:30-5:30pm every Monday through May at Bloedel Donovan, 2200 Electric Ave. Sport wheelchairs will be provided, and able-bodied participants are welcome. Please call or text to RSVP.
    Bloedel Donovan :: (360) 303-2130
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Monday Night Pizza 
    Live music and pizza from a wood stone oven will be part of the monthly Monday Night Pizza starting at 5:30pm at the Ciao Thyme Commons, 207 Unity St. Entry is $35 and includes a seasonal salad, a personal pizza and dessert. The bar will be open, with wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm African Cooking 
    Assefa Kebede, former owner and chef at Vancouver's award-winning Nyala African Cuisine, demonstrates favorite recipes at an "African Cooking" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: : http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Plankton Particulars 
    Dr. Brady Olson presents "An Eye-Opening View of Algae and Plankton" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The free presentation is part of a series of programs focused on water and conservation issues in conjunction with Skagit Reads.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Mic Night 
    Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience as they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic Night starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor, or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, October 30 8 events
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Costume Storytime 
    Kids can come dressed in their Halloween finery at a Costume Party Storytime event at 10:30am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Attendees will listen to not-too-scary stories, sing songs and enjoy tasty treats.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Rainbow Reads 
    Students in 8th grade and up can attend Rainbow Reads, an LGBTQ-plus-centered book group that explores Stonewall Book Award Winners and Honor books, from 3-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Teen readers are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue facilitated by WCLS staff. Refreshments will be provided.
    Ferndale Library :: ww.wcls.org
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Food and Wine Pairing 
    Chef Robert Fong and veteran wine educator Laurent Martel team up for a "Food and Wine Pairing" class from 6:30-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $75 to take part in the feast for the senses.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Co-op Walk, Nutrition Talk 
    Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Michelle Smith for a discussion of healthy eating and a store tour highlighting ways to balance nutritional, budgetary and ecological concerns at a "Co-op Walk, Nutrition Talk" happening from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is free, but registration is required.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Peace Weavers 
    Local author Candace Wellman speaks about her book Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages at 7pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Peace-weaving marriages between Salish families and pioneer men played a crucial role in mid-1800s regional settlement. Wellman illuminates this hidden history and shatters stereotypes surrounding these relationships. The four exceptional women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 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, October 31 14 events
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Fairhaven Trick or Treat 
    Join all sorts of small (and not-so-small) goblins, princesses, wizards, heroes, animals and more at the all-ages Trick or Treat from 3-6pm throughout historic Fairhaven. Shops in Fairhaven will be decorated for the holiday as families parade around, and there will be treats at most of the merchants.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Anacortes Trick or Treat 
    Treats will be handed out to costumed kids at participating businesses from 3-5pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Halloween Costume Parade 
    Join the students of La Conner for a Halloween Costume Parade starting at 3pm on First St. Afterwards, kids can trick or treat at specified businesses.
    Downtown La Conner :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Trick or Treat in Downtown Bellingham 
    Look for balloons when you bring your costumed kids to a Trick-or-Treat event happening from 3-5pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Entry is free. Hundreds of families come downtown for a fun and safe alternative to neighborhood trick or treating.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Halloween Stories 
    When you and your kids are trick-or-treating in historic Fairhaven from 3-6pm, stop by and listen to Halloween Stories by members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild at the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Halloween Kiddies Parade 
    A Halloween Kiddies Parade begins at 4:30pm in downtown Sedro-Woolley. Following the parade, merchants will open their doors to costumed trick or treaters.
    Downtown Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild hosts its annual "Beastly, Frightful, Unbelievably Spooky Circus of Doom" at 6pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (21-plus) on Halloween night at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Hosted by Deanna Fleysher, expect to see hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobats to both spook and amaze you. Tickets are $10-$20.
  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm The Nightmare on Railroad 
    Live performances by Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth zombie dancers, ghouls, ghosts, spooky scenes and much more will be part of the annual "BAAY Haunted House: The Nightmare on Railroad" from 6-9pm (all ages) and 9-11pm (21 and over) Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday at the warehouse and beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $5 at the door; proceeds directly support BAAY's mission to enrich the lives of children through exploration of the arts.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.baay.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Carnival of Terror 
    "Carnival of Terror" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House for the final night from 7-9pm at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Scream Fair's Carnival of Terror 
    "Carnival of Terror" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House from 7-9pm at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Extremely Scary Stories 
    Pros from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will tell "Extremely Scary Stories" from 7-8:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Adults and the brave of heart are welcome at the free event. P.S. These stories are truly scary, so the event is recommended for adults only.
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Halloween Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” shows for the final time at 7:30pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the Halloween-night comedic carnage are $14.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00pm - 11:30pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
    In the tradition of midnight movie showings worldwide, follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget as they encounter the scandalous Dr. Frank-N-Furter, rippling Rocky, and vivacious Columbia at showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 12am at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including “Sweet Transvestite,” “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the pelvic-thrusting “Time Warp,” the event is all about audience participation: callbacks, rice-throwing, and glove-snapping are all part of the tantalizing experience. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Thrillingham 
    Watch local zombies perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at the annual "Thrillingham" from 8-10pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Other area performers will share their talents at the free event, and donations collected during the undead-fest will be go to this year's chosen nonprofit, Brigadoon Service Dogs. Everybody is welcome to join in on the dance party afterward, with some of your favorite Halloween tunes, a taco truck, and the chance to own some of your very own Thrillingham buttons and bags.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.facebook.com/thrillingham
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Thursday, November 1 14 events
  • 7:30pm Fun Home 
    Western Washington University theater arts students present showings of Fun Home at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name sees the author diving deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Tickets are $13-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm Waiting for Godot 
    Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of existentialism, Waiting for Godot, opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20 to see iDiOM Theater's rendition of the play that explores the futility of man’s hope, to absurd results. Additional performances happen through Nov. 17.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The class continues Thursdays through Dec. 6.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711 or http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Lynden History through Google Earth 
    Troy Luginbill, curator of the Lynden Pioneer Museum, leads a "Lynden History through Google Earth" presentation at 1pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Luginbill will explore the growth of Lynden from the top down using satellite images to find the old foundations, paths, and byways used by the people who lived here before us. Glimpse what the pioneers saw and discover how the landscape has changed through the years. Entry is free.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dog Day Afternoons 
    Cuddle up with a good book and read to a canine friend from the Whatcom Humane Society at "Dog Day Afternoons" from 4-6pm today and again Nov. 8 at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Choose your half-hour, and read once a week for two weeks. All dogs have completed basic obedience and/or participated in WHS education programs. Space is limited; registration is required.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 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
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Literacy Council Seeks Volunteers 
    The Whatcom Literacy Council is currently recruiting volunteers to work two to four hours a week with adults who have asked for help to improve their English, reading, writing, math and computer skills. Training and ongoing support from professional staff will be provided.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Fermentation and Sprouting for Health 
    Andy Walton discusses how sprouting and fermenting grains, nuts and seeds can maximize their nutritional benefits and digestibility at a "Fermentation and Sprouting for Health" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Walton will demonstrate these techniques and will serve samples of sunflower seed hummus and whole-oat groat oatmeal with almonds. Attendees will leave with recipes and a guide. Entry is $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Hollywood and the Homefront 
    Humanities Washington speaker John Jensen presents "Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm MVHS jazz and mariachi 
    Come relax and enjoy the music of Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie and more when students from Mount Vernon High School's lauded jazz program perform at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The evening will also feature music from the school's growing Mariachi program. Admission is by donation.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Lessons in Urban Rejuvenation 
    Nicole Oliver focuses on "Copenhagen, Malmo, and Amsterdam—Lessons in Urban Rejuvenation and Connectivity" at a Parks & Rec Travelogue taking place from 7-9pm 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 - 9:00pm Europe on Foot 
    Freelance travel and outdoors writer Cassandra Overby shares tips from her guidebook, Explore Europe on Foot: Your Complete Guide to Planning a Cultural Hiking Adventure, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, she takes readers step-by-step through the process: how to choose the route that’s right for you, what to pack, how to find accommodations and food, how to deal with challenges along the way and much more.
    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. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, November 2 22 events
  • 7:30pm La Boheme 
    Pacific Northwest Opera presents the final showings of La Boheme at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Dr. Tickets are $25-$65 to see one of the most beloved and romantic operas of all time. The cast includes the international tenor Ernesto Ramirez making his United States operatic debut.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Fun Home 
    Western Washington University theater arts students present showings of Fun Home at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name sees the author diving deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Tickets are $13-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm The Female Persuasion 
    Local playwright and director Judith Owens-Lancaster's The Female Persuasion opens this week with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The original Dragon Tales Productions play is described as being a "celebration of the ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness of women when the chips are down." Tickets will be $15 at the door (no credit cards, please). Additional showings take place Nov. 8-11.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 8:00pm Brewgrass! 
    The 15th annual "Brewgrass!" celebrates microbrews and bluegrass music at 8pm Friday and Saturday in downtown Anacortes at the Rockfish Grill and the Brown Lantern Alehouse. Each locale will feature two bands per night. Entry is free (beer isn't).
    Rockfish Grill, Brown Lantern Alehouse :: http://www.anacortes.org/brewgrass
  • 7:30pm Secret Agents, LOL-apalooza 
    Improvisation and spy-related adventures can be experienced at showings of "Double Uh-Oh Seven" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for showings of "Lol-apalooza"—a short-form games show. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Waiting for Godot 
    Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of existentialism, Waiting for Godot, opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20 to see iDiOM Theater's rendition of the play that explores the futility of man’s hope, to absurd results. Additional performances happen through Nov. 17.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Repertory Dance's Frequency 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents performances of "Frequency" at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. "Frequency" represents the rate at which dance evolves over time through a diverse presentation of six choreographic works. Audience members will experience a range of movement qualities, environments, and characters from businesswomen to the valkyrie warriors of Norse mythology. Tickets are $15-$28.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 9:00am Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale 
    Stop by the 31st annual Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale from 9am-8pm Friday, and 9am-4pm Saturday at Ferndale's Good News Fellowship, 1252 W. Axton Rd. Handmade home decor, gifts, baskets, textiles, jewelry, toys, coffee, baked goods, and more will be for sale, and because it's all fair-trade, your purchase makes a difference in the lives of artisans around the world who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.
    Good News Fellowship :: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com
  • 7:00pm An Evening of Broadway 
    Harmony Musical Productions presents its debut event, "An Evening of Broadway," at 7pm Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Unity Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. The performances will feature vocalists Cat Christ, Erin O’Reilly, and Beth Anne El Fattal staging a collection of 30 musical numbers—some iconic, some obscure, and all from a Broadway show. Pianist TJ Anderson, guitarist JP Falcon Grady, and drummer Rob Neeleman will play along. Tickets are $22 (or $40 for two).
  • 9:00am Bake Sale and Bazaar 
    Purchase an assortment of homemade baked goods (including Dutch specialties) at a Bake Sale & Bazaar taking place from 9am-3pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. The event will also feature handmade crafts and holiday decor and gift items. Entry is free.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lydnecommunitycenter.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 every Friday in November 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 - 1:00pm Guemes Mountain Work Party 
    Join Skagit Land Trust for a trail stewardship event from 10am-1pm along the Guemes Mountain Trail on Guemes Island. Volunteers will be helping ready the trail for visitors heading outside for winter hiking. Bring sturdy trail footwear, and dress and prepare for cold, wet weather. Tools will be provided.
    Guemes Mountain Trail :: http://www.skagitlandtrust.org
  • 11:00am - 9:30pm Concrete Boys and Girls Club Opening 
    Legendary Seahawks player Steve Largent will be the keynote speaker at a Grand Opening of the new Concrete Boys & Girls Club, which starts at 11am with a school assembly at Concrete High School, 7830 S. Superior Ave. A ribbon cutting takes place at 12:15pm at Concrete Elementary, and a Great Futures Gala begins at 5:30pm at Burlington's Corporate Air Center, 15452 Airport Dr. Largent's speech begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $200.
    Corporate Air Center :: http://www.skagitclubs.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm The Amazing Recovery of the American Bald Eagle 
    Biologist David Hancock focuses on "The Amazing Recovery of the American Bald Eagle" from 4-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Hancock will talk about how bald eagles in the United States were once endangered in the Northwest but are now thriving, and why this has occurred. He will also discuss his latest project of banding and tracking these majestic birds. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Return from Israel Dinner 
    Experience authentic flavors from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the Galilee at a "Return from Israel Dinner" starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The evening's menu will be inspired by recent travels by owners Jessica and Mataio Gillis, who spent most of October traveling through Israel. Entry is $92.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Babygreens, Bayou on Bay, Boundary Bay Brewery, Bruna Press + Archive, the Community Food Co-op, the Flatiron Building, Goat Mountain Pizza, HappyChap Creative, Ideal, Make.Shift Art Space, Max Higbee Center, Mt. Baker Media House, Old School Tattoo and Piercing, the Racket, Sharon Kingston Studio, Social Fabric, Studio 5, Studio UFO, Vintage 360, WinkWink, Wandering Oaks Gallery, and Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building will be among the venues opening their doors for the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up maps at participating locales for the full lineup of venues.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    The Good Stuff Arts Gallery, Red Salon, Burton Jewelers, Pelican Bay Bookstore & Coffee Shop, Scott Milo Gallery, and the Majestic Inn and Spa will be among those opening their doors for the monthly First Friday Art Walk happening from 6-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Per usual, entry is free and open to all.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Science of Great Food and Wine 
    Join wine educator Steven Gomez as he guides you on a four-course pairing journey into the transformative and eternal relationship between food, wine and good friends at "The Science of Great Food and Wine" from 7-9pm at the banquet room at Sedro-Woolley's Magnolia Grill, 208 Ferry St. Entry is $60 to attend the event, which also includes pairings from the city's Eagle Haven Winery.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Mt. Baker Film & Art Festival 
    View a stellar selection of winter sports clips from local and international filmmakers at the 19th annual Mt. Baker Film & Art Festival starting at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Attendees can also peruse the newest goods from local ski and snowboard vendors at a Winter Expo and enter raffles—one lucky person will win the grand prize of a 2018/2019 Mt. Baker Ski Area season pass. Entry is $8.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Global Spice Series with Seffarine 
    As part of a Global Spice World Music series, Seffarine will perform at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Seffarine's international blend of sound features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their music spans from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, by mixing Arabic Andalusi music with Manuel Gutierrez's explosive flamenco footwork, the grooves of acclaimed bassist Damian Erskine and the exotic instrumentation of Persian master multi-instrumentalist Bobak Salehi. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Together Tour with Daniel Van Kirk and Andrew Youngblood 
    As part of a 14-city "Together" tour across the country, lauded standup comedians Daniel Van Kirk and Andrew Youngblood will make a stop in Bellingham for a 9pm show at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. The special event is hosted by Way North Comedy. Tickets are $14; advance purchase is recommended.
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Saturday, November 3 31 events
  • All Day La Boheme 
    Pacific Northwest Opera presents the final showings of La Boheme at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Dr. Tickets are $25-$65 to see one of the most beloved and romantic operas of all time. The cast includes the international tenor Ernesto Ramirez making his United States operatic debut.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Fun Home 
    Western Washington University theater arts students present showings of Fun Home at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name sees the author diving deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Tickets are $13-$18.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day The Female Persuasion 
    Local playwright and director Judith Owens-Lancaster's The Female Persuasion opens this week with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The original Dragon Tales Productions play is described as being a "celebration of the ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness of women when the chips are down." Tickets will be $15 at the door (no credit cards, please). Additional showings take place Nov. 8-11.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 8:00pm Brewgrass! 
    The 15th annual "Brewgrass!" celebrates microbrews and bluegrass music at 8pm Friday and Saturday in downtown Anacortes at the Rockfish Grill and the Brown Lantern Alehouse. Each locale will feature two bands per night. Entry is free (beer isn't).
    Rockfish Grill, Brown Lantern Alehouse :: http://www.anacortes.org/brewgrass
  • 7:30pm Secret Agents, LOL-apalooza 
    Improvisation and spy-related adventures can be experienced at showings of "Double Uh-Oh Seven" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for showings of "Lol-apalooza"—a short-form games show. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Repertory Dance's Frequency 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents performances of "Frequency" at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. "Frequency" represents the rate at which dance evolves over time through a diverse presentation of six choreographic works. Audience members will experience a range of movement qualities, environments, and characters from businesswomen to the valkyrie warriors of Norse mythology. Tickets are $15-$28.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 7:30pm Waiting for Godot 
    Samuel Beckett's masterpiece of existentialism, Waiting for Godot, opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20 to see iDiOM Theater's rendition of the play that explores the futility of man’s hope, to absurd results. Additional performances happen through Nov. 17.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 9:00am Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale 
    Stop by the 31st annual Ten Thousand Villages Crafts of the World Sale from 9am-8pm Friday, and 9am-4pm Saturday at Ferndale's Good News Fellowship, 1252 W. Axton Rd. Handmade home decor, gifts, baskets, textiles, jewelry, toys, coffee, baked goods, and more will be for sale, and because it's all fair-trade, your purchase makes a difference in the lives of artisans around the world who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.
    Good News Fellowship :: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com
  • 7:00pm An Evening of Broadway 
    Harmony Musical Productions presents its debut event, "An Evening of Broadway," at 7pm Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the Unity Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd. The performances will feature vocalists Cat Christ, Erin O’Reilly, and Beth Anne El Fattal staging a collection of 30 musical numbers—some iconic, some obscure, and all from a Broadway show. Pianist TJ Anderson, guitarist JP Falcon Grady, and drummer Rob Neeleman will play along. Tickets are $22 (or $40 for two).
  • 9:00am Bake Sale and Bazaar 
    Purchase an assortment of homemade baked goods (including Dutch specialties) at a Bake Sale & Bazaar taking place from 9am-3pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. The event will also feature handmade crafts and holiday decor and gift items. Entry is free.
    Lynden Community Center :: http://www.lydnecommunitycenter.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Fall Kids Giant Garage Sale 
    Books, toys, bikes, games, kids clothing, puzzles, dolls and much more can be found at a Fall Kids Giant Garage Sale happening from 9am-12pm at Burlington Parks and Rec, 900 E. Fairhaven Ave. Local kids have cleaned out their rooms, closets, and garages to sell their "kid" stuff. Bring cash, shopping bags and lots of energy.
    Burlington Parks and Rec :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Yule Boutique 
    The Assistance League of Bellingham will host its annual Yule Boutique from 9am-3pm at the Grace Center at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2408 Cornwall Ave. Visit a 15-foot-long table loaded with cookies, candies and cakes. Also featured will be handcrafted gifts, soup mixes, holiday decorations and vintage linens. Admission is free.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: http://www.assistanceleaguebellingham.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Knights Chess Tournament 
    Chess players from K-8 are invited to participate in a Knights Chess Tournament starting at 9am at St. Paul's Academy, 1509 E. Victor St. The state qualifying tournament is open to the public. Entry per player is $20.
    St. Paul's Academy :: http://www.stpaul.academy
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Scandinavian Fair 
    Daughters of Norway will host its 19th annual Scandinavian Fair from 10am-4pm at the Holiday Inn at the Bellingham Airport, 4260 Mitchell Way. Nordic gifts, crafts, entertainment, hourly prize drawings and a cafe and bakery will be part of the day's events. Admission is $2.
    Holiday Inn at the Bellingham Airport :: http://www.daughtersofnorway.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Community Fall Fair 
    Offerings from artisans, artists, crafters and other vendors representing Bellingham's neighborhoods and beyond can be perused and purchased during a Community Fall Fair from 10am-3pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Rd.
    Faith Lutheran Church :: (360) 733-3970
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Kids' Math and Science Expo 
    Elementary school kids can expect to be amazed and enthralled during the second annual Kids' Math and Science Expo happening from 10am-3pm at the Expo Building at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. In all, 18 organizations will be leading explorations, with nearly three dozen activity centers. Additionally, astronaut Wendy Lawrence will be demonstrating a wind tunnel in the fashion that rocket
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndenkiwanis.com
  • 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, ongoing events include Demo Days and Chefs in the Market.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm A Visionary Industrialist 
    "J.D. Ross: Visionary Industrialist" will be the topic of a presentation by Jesse Kennedy from 1:30-3pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Kennedy will talk about how Ross believed access to electricity was a right of all people, and share the story of the development of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Traditional Jazz 
    The Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6 students, $10 members, $12 general
    VFW Hall :: 371-7030 or http://www.bellinghamjazz.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Peace Weavers 
    Local author Candace Wellman speaks about her book Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages at 2pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Peace-weaving marriages between Salish families and pioneer men played a crucial role in mid-1800s regional settlement. Wellman illuminates this hidden history and shatters stereotypes surrounding these relationships. The four exceptional women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm A Local Treasure 
    The North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS) will speak about the lives of eagles, how to observe these majestic birds without disturbing them, and eagle-watching field trips this winter at "The Bald Eagle: A Local Treasure" presentation from 3-4pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Chowder by the Channel 
    Sample chowder from more than a dozen area restaurants at the 17th annual "Chowder by the Channel" competition and dinner from 3-6pm at La Conner Middle School, 305 N. 6th St. Entry is $8 and includes samples of all chowders, a bowl of your favorite, a beverage and dessert. Funds raised go to Kiwanis projects that help the children of La Conner.
    La Conner Middle School :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Crown Jewel Wilderness 
    Writer and historian Lauren Danner will be on hand to read from her book Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park from 3:30-4:30pm at Concrete's Upper Skagit Library, 45770 B Main St. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Upper Skagit Library :: (360) 708-8491
  • 3:30pm - 7:00pm Ten Mile Moon Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for oil painter Lisa McShane's and wood and bronze sculptor Andrew Vallee's new exhibit, "Ten Mile Moon," from 5-7pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. Show up for an Artist Talk at 3:30pm. Peruse the exhibit until Nov. 25.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 4:30pm - 8:00pm Glow Walk and Run 
    A Miles for Memories 5K "Glow Walk/Run" takes place from 4:30-8pm at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Bring your glow-in-the-dark gear, or get it from vendors who will be on site. Games, food, a beer garden, a raffle and more will be part of the festivities. Entry is $30-$40; proceeds help raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Society, who offer support groups, education and hope to those with dementia.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.alzsociety.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Hands for Hope Gala 
    Honor victims and survivors reclaiming their lives from violence when DVSAS hosts its "Hands for Hope" Gala from 5-9pm at Ferndale's Silver Reef Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $100 and include a champagne cocktail hour, appetizers, entry to a silent auction, games, a plated dinner, a dessert dash and more.
    Silver Reef Event Center :: http://www.dvsas.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Historical Museum Anniversary Party 
    Dust off your bell bottoms, miniskirts and Nehru jackets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum from 6-10pm at the town's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial. Tickets are $50 and include a catered dinner, silent and live auctions, live ’60s music and dancing to DJ Heidi, and more.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mentalist Brian Ledbetter 
    Ace Mentalist Brian Ledbetter will make jaws drop with his amazing and uncanny displays of mind reading from 6-8pm in Sedro-Woolley at Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd. This is an interactive show that combines comedic elements and audience participation, so bring a friend and allow Ledbetter to guide you through a remarkable evening. Tickets are $8-$10.
    Eagle Haven Winery :: http://www.eaglehavenwinery.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Pearl Django 
    As part of the Manouche NW Jazz Series, Pearl Django will perform at 7pm the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The band's roots are firmly planted in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, but its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Nuages Jazz Quintet hosts. Tickets are $25.
    Walton Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cowboy Poetry with Dick Warwick 
    Lauded cowboy poet, author and musician Dick Warwick brings his talents to the area for a 7pm gig at the Guemes Island Community Center, 7549 Guemes Island Rd. The sought-after bard has performed throughout the United States and Australia for more than 20 years. His honors include winning the Cowboy Idol poetry competition, being all-around champion at the Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, and featured poet multiple times at Nevada’s and Colorado’s Cowboy Poetry Gatherings and Australia’s National Folk Festival. Suggested donation is $15 at the door.
    Guemes Island Community Center :: http://www.myguemes.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Double Header 
    Poet Rennee Saklikar reads from Listening to the Bees—a book she co-wrote with scientist and essayist Mark Winston—and Hawaii-based author Kristiana Kahakauwila shares This is Paradise: Stories at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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