Week of May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5 17 events
  • All Day Community Conversations 
    Learn how to better understand people's hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference at "Community Conversations" at 3pm and 7pm Thurs., May 2, 10:15m Tues., May 7 at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St.), and 7pm Wed., May 8 at Birchwood Elementary School Library (3200 Pinewood Ave.). The events are hosted by Bellingham Public Library, and are part of planning for the library's future. The goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 10:00am Children's Book Week 
    Celebrate the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country at Children's Book Week events happening from Mon., April 29 to Fri., May 5 at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.). Additionally, 10 percent of all kids' book purchases made during this time frame will benefit the children's departments at city and county libraries. This year, National Scree-Free Week coincides with CBW to create the perfect pairing. Find the event schedule online.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm Cantabile Chamber Choir 
    "Coming Home" will be the theme of Cantabile Chamber Choir performances at 7:30pm Friday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 7:30pm at Christ the King Lutheran in Snohomish, and 5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Tickets are $14-$18 to hear songs that ranges from the turmoil of natural devastation to the safety, comfort and belonging of a home.
  • 7:30pm Pacific Northwest Opera's Ring of the Nibelung 
    Richard Wagner's epic allegory of Norse legends featuring gods and men, giants and dwarfs, dragons and birds comes to life when Pacific Northwest Opera presents an adaptation of Ring of the Nibelung starting this weekend at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The 18-hour opera has been condensed into three-hour performances and is designed to appeal both to experienced Wagner fans and to those who have never seen the opera. Tickets are $25-$65; additional performances take place May 10 and 12.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Seussical the Musical 
    The fantastical, magical extravaganza known as Seussical the Musical opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play is based on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who! (while incorporating many other stories). Tickets are $10-$14; additional performances happen through May 19.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:00pm Eurydice 
    Squalicum Drama presents performances of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Squalicum High School, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Ticket prices vary.
    Squalicum High School :: http://www.squalicumdrama.com
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Country Breakfast 
    Attend a monthly Country Breakfast from 8am-12pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausages and beverages will be on the menu. Entry is $2 for kids, $6 for adults. The event happens on the first Sunday of the month from September to June.
    Rome Grange :: (360) 961-3491
  • 8:30am - 11:30am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am 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
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Doggy Dash 
    If you love animals, running or both, sign up for a "Doggy Dash" 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 9am at Harrington Field on the Western Washington University campus. The event is free, but small donations, which can be given when registering, are highly appreciated and will be donated to the Whatcom Humane Society.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.housing.wwu.edu
  • 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
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Billy Waples Day 
    Celebrate a founding father who once operated the Lynden Department Store out of the landmark building that is now home to the Inn at Lynden at the annual "Billy Waples Day" happening from 12-5pm in the city's downtown core. The festivities will include free chowder and bread from Avenue Bread, giveaways and promotions, property tours of the Inn at Lynden, fire truck tours, a beer garden, live music, activities for kids and more. You can also find out more about Waples, a pioneer with his eye firmly set on the future who was a driving force in establishing the railroad to Lynden and one of the creators of the Lynden Fair.
    Downtown Lynden :: http://www.lynden.org
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm History Tour 
    Attend a History Tour from 12:30-1:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The museum's trained guides will take participants to the basement to see the historic jail rooms, including a padded cell from the days of prohibition. They will also share insights into the early use of the basement as the city jail, as well as tell unique stories. Tours include an overview about the architecture of the venerable building and the history of the early days of Bellingham. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Cabin Fever NW 
    Bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, pop and gospel can be heard when Cabin Fever NW performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $18 at the door. (Please find out how to get on the mailing list before arriving.)
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Chorus Girls Academy Spring Dance Series 
    If you've ever dreamed of dancing like the women of vintage Hollywood, attend a Chorus Girls Academy five-week spring dance series beginning today from 3pm-4pm at LaVida Dance Studio, 1417 Cornwall Ave. Attendees will learn a jazzy 1930's-style dance routine under the instruction of dancers from the Rhythm Belles. You will also have the option to perform what you've learned learned at Vintage Rhythm’s annual Speakeasy Cabaret. Entry is $45-$50.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Depot Comedy Club 
    Longtime standup comedian Rodger Lizaola will be the featured performer at the monthly Depot Comedy Club show at 7pm at Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Chase Mayers will return to emcee, and Casey McClain of the podcast The Casey McClain Show will also perform. Tickets are $10.
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Alan Doyle 
    Hear one of Canada's most treasured musicians and storytellers when Alan Doyle of the iconic band Great Big Sea performs at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $30-$40 to hear the singer-songwriter, bestselling author and actor do his thing.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Monday, May 6 11 events
  • All Day Community Conversations 
    Learn how to better understand people's hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference at "Community Conversations" at 3pm and 7pm Thurs., May 2, 10:15m Tues., May 7 at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St.), and 7pm Wed., May 8 at Birchwood Elementary School Library (3200 Pinewood Ave.). The events are hosted by Bellingham Public Library, and are part of planning for the library's future. The goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Homeschool Huddle 
    Adults can share resources and personal experiences while kids and teens will have an opportunity to socialize at a "Homeschool Huddle" event taking place from 2pm-3pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Books and other materials will be on display, with optional activities available for kids and teens. The free event is open to both current homeschoolers as well as those exploring possibilities. Refreshments will be provided.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 4:30pm - 7:00pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 4:30pm-7pm 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 to the library, where Master Gardeners will offer advice.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Swing Dancing Classes 
    Learn the basics in a friendly environment at Swing Dancing for Everyone classes at 5pm Mondays at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. At 6pm, attend Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop, and, at 7pm, Strong and Mighty Solo Jazz. Drop-in fees are $12-$15; $40-$50 pays for a month of classes.
    Presence Studio :: http://www.bhamhop.com/classes
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Knife Skills 
    Mataio Gillis will host a hands-on "Knife Skills" class at 5:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. In this beginning course, you'll learn fundamental knife skills including safety, knife mechanics and maintenance, and classical cutting techniques. Entry is $58.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Old World Breads 
    Learn to bake classic European bread from a master when Bruno Feldeisen focuses on "Old World Breads" at a hands-on class happening from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Feldeisen will create savory focaccia with garlic and potato; a sweet focaccia with sour cherries and organic chocolate; and finally, a beer sauerkraut dark rye bread. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bilingual Storytime 
    Families with young children can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early reading skills in English and Spanish at a Bilingual Storytime event at 6:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Las familias o adultos al cuidado de niños pequeños disfrutarán una gran variedad de historias, canciones, rimas y actividades corporales mientras desarrollan habilidades que preparan a los niños para la lectura en inglés y español.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Dahlia Planting 101 
    Members of the Whatcom County Dahlia Society will host a "Dahlia Planting 101" presentation at 7pm at Laurel Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. Attendees at the free event will learn more about planting their tubers.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Salish Sea Early Music Festival 
    "Baroque Trio JEST" will be the focus of a Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert at 7pm at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Rd. Performers include viola da gambist Susie Napper, harpsichordist Elisabeth Write, and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan. The trio has been performing together for 40 years, and will feature a program of music by French baroque composers. Suggested donation is $15-$25 (18 and under are free).
    Fir-Conway Lutheran Church :: http://www.salishseafestival.org/skagit
  • 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, May 7 3 events
  • All Day Community Conversations 
    Learn how to better understand people's hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference at "Community Conversations" at 3pm and 7pm Thurs., May 2, 10:15m Tues., May 7 at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St.), and 7pm Wed., May 8 at Birchwood Elementary School Library (3200 Pinewood Ave.). The events are hosted by Bellingham Public Library, and are part of planning for the library's future. The goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Janelle Brown's Watch Me Disappear will be the focus of an Off the Shelf Book Club meeting from 1pm-2pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct., Gate 2.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 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
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Wednesday, May 8 8 events
  • 3:00pm Community Conversations 
    Learn how to better understand people's hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference at "Community Conversations" at 3pm and 7pm Thurs., May 2, 10:15m Tues., May 7 at the Fairhaven Library (1117 12th St.), and 7pm Wed., May 8 at Birchwood Elementary School Library (3200 Pinewood Ave.). The events are hosted by Bellingham Public Library, and are part of planning for the library's future. The goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Split Rock Dedication 
    New York City artist Sarah Sze will be on the campus of Western Washington University for a dedication of her newest work, "Split Rock (Northwest)," today on the lawn in front of Old Main, Western's oldest building. The piece joins the university’s acclaimed Outdoor Sculpture Collection, joining important works from such artists as Richard Serra, Isamu Noguchi, Anthony Caro, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Beverly Pepper, Mark di Suvero and Do-ho Suh.
    WWU Lawn :: http://www.wwu.edu
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Kombucha Class 
    Sample different flavors, learn how to make your own, and leave with your own starter culture when Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) leads a "Kombucha" class from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free; no registration is required.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Writers and Publishers Meeting 
    Village Books' publishing team will talk about how authors can publish their works at the local bookstore at a Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting happening from 6pm-8:30pm at Nicki's Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is free; please RSVP to guarantee a seat.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Farmer Chef Mixer 
    Get to know your fellow farmers, chefs, fishermen, grocery pros and food artisans when Sustainable Connections hosts a "Farmer Chef Meet & Greet" from 6pm-8pm at their headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. The networking event will be focused on connecting business to business for more sales of specialty crops. Local libations and tasty bites will be provided. Please reserve a spot in advance.
    Sustainable Connections :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Co-op Walk, Nutrition Talk 
    Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Michelle Smith for a discussion of healthy eating at a "Co-op Walk, Nutrition Talk" from 7pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The event will highlight ways to balance nutritional, budgetary, and ecological concerns—and, of course, the need for deliciousness. Entry is free, but registration is required.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The drummer will be joined by Andy Coe (guitar), Farko Dusomov (bass), Cliff Colon (sax), and Jacques Willis (vibes). Tickets will be $5-$15 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, May 9 19 events
  • 7:30pm Dance in Concert 
    Western Washington University dance students will share their talents at annual "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Art Center Mainstage. The shows will feature a suite of dances staged by Bulgarian dance and music artist Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg, PhD. Please note that a piece by guest artist Anya Cloud will include nudity. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Performing Art Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 10:00am Cascadia Poetry Festival 
    Writers, artists, scientists and activists are invited to collaborate, discover and foster a deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself at the Cascadia Poetry Festival happening from Thursday through Sunday in Anacortes at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th St. This year's event is a tribute to poet and editor Sam Hamill, and will include anthology launches, poetry readings, music, panel discussions, workshops and more. Single events are $10, and $25 gold passes will provide admission to all events except master workshops.
    Croatian Cultural Center :: http://www.cascadiapoetryfestival.org
  • 7:30pm Seussical the Musical 
    The fantastical, magical extravaganza known as Seussical the Musical continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play is focused on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who! (while incorporating many other stories). Tickets are $10-$14; additional performances happen through May 19.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm Orlando 
    Experience a meditation on time, gender and sexuality when Sarah Ruhl's Orlando continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $16-$20 to see the adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, which uses narrative and a chorus to enact lyrical, instant and whimsical transformations as the audience follows Orlando through countless epochs. Additional showings happen May 16-18.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Damn Those Bastards 
    Local playwright Lantz Simpon's Damn Those Bastards shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Expect to find out what happens when you mix together Bull Durham tobacco, oxygen tanks, piano tuning, orgone boxes, ostrich eggs and new Cadillacs at the clever comedy. Tickets are $12-$15; additional performances happen May 16-18.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Monty Python's Spamalot 
    Be a part of history by seeing the first production in the new Sehome Theater when Monty Python's Spamalot concludes this week with performances at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the newly renovated Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10 to see the adaptation of the movie retelling the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table via classic characters, cows, killer rabbits and French people.
    Sehome High School :: http://www.sehome.booktix.com
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 11am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The classes continue Thursdays through June 6.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711 or http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Reefnet Fishing Origins 
    The Museum Advocates present "Origins, Sustainability, and Current Application of Reefnet Fishing" at a free program starting at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Come hear how the Salish People were using an advanced technique to catch sockeye salmon hundreds of years ago from local fisher Riley Starks and author Mark Shintaffer.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Enjoy gentle English Country Dancing to beautiful music from 1:30-3pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 15 Halleck St. Newcomers age 50 and up are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Entry is by donation; if you decide you want to continue the activity, then BSAC membership is required.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.becd2.wordpress.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm STEM Carnival 
    Families, children, teens and adults can learn about science, technology, engineering and math at a free "STEM Carnival" from 3pm-6pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Interactive demos led by WCC faculty and students, hands-on activities and games and more. Activities are meant for all ages. Attendees can also learn about WCC’s STEM programs and degree options. Food and prizes will be provided.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Stories Deployed 
    Join local veterans as they use their skills in creative writing to share their personal and raw experiences within the military in a spoken performance at the annual "Stories Deployed" event happening from 4pm-6pm at Western Washington University's Wilson Library Reading Room. This event serves as an outlet for participating veterans from Western's Campus and the Bellingham community to share their stories in a cathartic manner, while simultaneously giving their civilian peers an insight into the complicated and profound experience of military service. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.
    Wilson Library Reading Room :: as.veterans@wwu.edu
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Makers of Democracy 
    As part of a Western Libraries Reading Series, Professor A. Ricardo López-Pedreros of WWU’s History Department will provide an overview of his new book at 4pm at Western Library. The tome, Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia, focuses on the changing nature of democracy in 20th-century Colombia, explaining how the Colombian middle class created a model of democracy based on free-market ideologies, private property rights, material inequality, and an emphasis on a masculine work culture. Entry is free.
    Western Library :: http://www.wwu.edu
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Spring Makers Market 
    Screen printing by KLT Works, pottery by Briggs Ceramics, Textiles by Heather, flowers and hanging baskets by Pozie by Natalie, jewelry by Heidi Hull Designs and more can be perused just in time for Mother's Day at a Spring Makers Market from 4pm-9pm at the Ciao Thyme Commons, 207 Unity St.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Understanding PNW Weather 
    The Community Boating Center offers an "Understanding PNW Weather" class from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the community room at REI, 400 36th St. The format of this class is a presentation on what influences our weather plus where to find resources followed by a question and answer session. Fees are $20.
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Mexican Kitchen 
    Ana Jackson will helm a "Mexican Kitchen: Tamales" class from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees will learn to make chicken tomatillo tamales, potato red chile tamales, and Yucatan-style tamales with achiote and citrus juice. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry Duo 
    Regional poets Laura Da' (Instruments of the True Measure and Martha Silano (Gravity Assist read from their respective collections at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fairhaven Development History 
    "Fairhaven Development History as An Indicator of the Local Economy" will be the focus of a Whatcom County Historical Society presentation by urban planner Jackie Lynch at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The fast-moving presentation’s goal is to provide people interested in Fairhaven and local history with the greater stories told by wood, brick and mortar. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, 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, May 10 19 events
  • 7:30pm Pacific Northwest Opera's Ring of the Nibelung 
    Richard Wagner's epic allegory of Norse legends featuring gods and men, giants and dwarfs, dragons and birds comes to life when Pacific Northwest Opera presents an adaptation of Ring of the Nibelung for the final weekend at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The 18-hour opera has been condensed into three-hour performances and is designed to appeal both to experienced Wagner fans and to those who have never seen the opera. Tickets are $25-$65.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 12:00pm La Conner Guitar Festival 
    Concerts, special events, workshops, exhibits, panel discussions and much more will be part of the third 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.
  • 8:00pm Aerial Showcase 
    Local performers and guest artists will share their varied talents at the Bellingham Circus Guild's seventh annual "Aerial Showcase" at 8pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite 102. For the show, aerialists are invited to perform an act already created and are then encouraged to refine, polish or completely retool it to suit their individual artistic expressions. Tickets are $10-$25; Friday's show and Saturday's late show are 21-plus, and alcohol will be available to purchase.
  • All Day Cascadia Poetry Festival 
    Writers, artists, scientists and activists are invited to collaborate, discover and foster a deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself at the Cascadia Poetry Festival happening from Thursday through Sunday in Anacortes at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th St. This year's event is a tribute to poet and editor Sam Hamill, and will include anthology launches, poetry readings, music, panel discussions, workshops and more. Single events are $10, and $25 gold passes will provide admission to all events except master workshops.
    Croatian Cultural Center :: http://www.cascadiapoetryfestival.org
  • 7:00pm Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical opens this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Over four weeks of performances of the adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book, different casts of junior and senior performers ages 9-16 will bring the tale to life. Tickets are $10.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Seussical the Musical 
    The fantastical, magical extravaganza known as Seussical the Musical continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play is focused on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who! (while incorporating many other stories). Tickets are $10-$14; additional performances happen through May 19.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Dance in Concert 
    Western Washington University dance students will share their talents at annual "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Art Center Mainstage. The shows will feature a suite of dances staged by Bulgarian dance and music artist Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg, PhD. Please note that a piece by guest artist Anya Cloud will include nudity. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Performing Art Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm Improvised Musicals, LOL 
    Mainstage performers will come up with new plots, lyrics, music and choreography for each "Improvised Musical" show happening at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through May at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, attend "LOL-apalooza," a short form games show. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day Damn Those Bastards 
    Local playwright Lantz Simpon's Damn Those Bastards shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Expect to find out what happens when you mix together Bull Durham tobacco, oxygen tanks, piano tuning, orgone boxes, ostrich eggs and new Cadillacs at the clever comedy. Tickets are $12-$15; additional performances happen May 16-18.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Orlando 
    Experience a meditation on time, gender and sexuality when Sarah Ruhl's Orlando continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $16-$20 to see the adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, which uses narrative and a chorus to enact lyrical, instant and whimsical transformations as the audience follows Orlando through countless epochs. Additional showings happen May 16-18.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Monty Python's Spamalot 
    Be a part of history by seeing the first production in the new Sehome Theater when Monty Python's Spamalot concludes this week with performances at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the newly renovated Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10 to see the adaptation of the movie retelling the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table via classic characters, cows, killer rabbits and French people.
    Sehome High School :: http://www.sehome.booktix.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 9:30am-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
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Peace Vigil 
    All people of goodwill are invited to join the weekly Peace Vigil from 4-5pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (in front of the Federal Building). Started by Howard and Rosemary Harris more than 50 years ago, the vigil has seen more than four generations.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.whatcompjc.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Spring Wine Walk 
    Downtown Bellingham Partnership hosts its annual "Spring Wine Walk" from 5:30pm-9pm throughout the urban core. Ticket-holders can taste a variety of wines from local and regional wineries while shopping at more than 20 venues. Tickets are $30 and include 10 tasting tickets, a commemorative cup, an event guide and a tote bag. VIP tickets are $50 and include a reception at Vinostrology, early check-in, a complimentary glass of wine and three additional tasting tickets.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Dark Garden Unique Corsetry Trunk Show 
    A Dark Garden Unique Corsetry Trunk Show happens from 5:30pm-9pm at Social Fabric, 1302 Commercial St. The special event will feature handmade ready-to-wear pieces, as well as individual fittings to create a personalized corset for anyone and any occasion. Samples will be available in all sizes and styles.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farm to Table Dinner 
    Help raise funds for the tuition assistance program at Pioneer Meadows Montessori School at the ninth annual Farm to Table dinner at 6pm at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. Entry is $65 and includes soup, salad, intermezzo, entrees and two drink ticket. Each course will be prepared by a local chef, and there will also be a silent auction and "dessert dash."
    Broadway Hall :: http://www.pmmontessori.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Inside India 
    Travelers Dana and Rand Jack will present photos and stories focusing on "Falcons, Tigers, and One-Horned Rhinos: A Trip to India" at 7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Photos will feature the Amur falcons and other unusual wildlife found in India's national parks, as well as some scenes of rural villages. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hilo Bay Mysteries 
    J.L. Oakley reads from The Hilo Bay Mysteries Collection at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In this collection of cozy mystery novellas set in Hawaii, the award-winning local author brings history to her mysteries. Oakley writes historical fiction that spans the mid-19th century to WW II with characters standing up for something in their own time and place.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Salish Sea Early Music Festival 
    "Baroque Trio JEST" will be the focus of a Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert at 7pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Performers include viola da gambist Susie Napper, harpsichordist Elisabeth Write, and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan. The trio who has been performing together for 40 years will feature a program of music by French baroque composers. Suggested donation is $15-$25 (18 and under are free).
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.salishseafestival.org
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Saturday, May 11 36 events
  • 12:00pm Upper Skagit Library Photo Contest 
    Through May 31, residents of the Upper Skagit Library district can celebrate National Photography Month by entering their photos for a chance at some great reading-related prizes. There are three age groups and three forms of photography to enter your photos. Public judging will be from June 1-14, with the winners announced Sat., June 15.
  • All Day Pacific Northwest Opera's Ring of the Nibelung 
    Richard Wagner's epic allegory of Norse legends featuring gods and men, giants and dwarfs, dragons and birds comes to life when Pacific Northwest Opera presents an adaptation of Ring of the Nibelung for the final weekend at 7:30pm Friday, and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The 18-hour opera has been condensed into three-hour performances and is designed to appeal both to experienced Wagner fans and to those who have never seen the opera. Tickets are $25-$65.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 9:00am Mother's Day at Christianson's Nursery 
    Bring the women in your life along for a Mother's Day Weekend celebration happening from 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Take in the sights of the English-styled rose garden, stroll through the greenhouses to select a hanging basket, enjoy complimentary coffee and chocolate-chip cookies, and more.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • All Day La Conner Guitar Festival 
    Concerts, special events, workshops, exhibits, panel discussions and much more will be part of the third 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 Aerial Showcase 
    Local performers and guest artists will share their varied talents at the Bellingham Circus Guild's seventh annual "Aerial Showcase" at 8pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite 102. For the show, aerialists are invited to perform an act already created and are then encouraged to refine, polish or completely retool it to suit their individual artistic expressions. Tickets are $10-$25; Friday's show and Saturday's late show are 21-plus, and alcohol will be available to purchase.
  • All Day Matilda the Musical 
    Meet an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny when Matilda the Musical opens this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Over four weeks of performances of the adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book, different casts of junior and senior performers ages 9-16 will bring the tale to life. Tickets are $10.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Seussical the Musical 
    The fantastical, magical extravaganza known as Seussical the Musical continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The play is focused on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who! (while incorporating many other stories). Tickets are $10-$14; additional performances happen through May 19.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Dance in Concert 
    Western Washington University dance students will share their talents at annual "Dance in Concert" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Art Center Mainstage. The shows will feature a suite of dances staged by Bulgarian dance and music artist Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg, PhD. Please note that a piece by guest artist Anya Cloud will include nudity. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Performing Art Center Mainstage :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • All Day Cascadia Poetry Festival 
    Writers, artists, scientists and activists are invited to collaborate, discover and foster a deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself at the Cascadia Poetry Festival happening from Thursday through Sunday in Anacortes at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th St. This year's event is a tribute to poet and editor Sam Hamill, and will include anthology launches, poetry readings, music, panel discussions, workshops and more. Single events are $10, and $25 gold passes will provide admission to all events except master workshops.
    Croatian Cultural Center :: http://www.cascadiapoetryfestival.org
  • 10:00am Public Sails 
    Join the Schooner Adventuress for a Public Sail from 10am-1pm Saturday, and 11am-2pm Sunday leaving from Squalicum Harbor, 722 Coho Way. Excursions on the 105-year-old watercraft are designed to get everyone involved; you'll be invited to help raise the sails or take a turn at the wheel as you explore the Salish Sea and learn more about its unique marine environment. No sailing experience is required. Tickets are $35-$65. Additional sails in Bellingham happen May 26-27.
    Squalicum Harbor :: http://www.soundexp.org
  • 7:30pm Improvised Musicals, LOL 
    Mainstage performers will come up with new plots, lyrics, music and choreography for each "Improvised Musical" show happening at 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through May at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, attend "LOL-apalooza," a short form games show. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Damn Those Bastards 
    Local playwright Lantz Simpon's Damn Those Bastards shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Expect to find out what happens when you mix together Bull Durham tobacco, oxygen tanks, piano tuning, orgone boxes, ostrich eggs and new Cadillacs at the clever comedy. Tickets are $12-$15; additional performances happen May 16-18.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Orlando 
    Experience a meditation on time, gender and sexuality when Sarah Ruhl's Orlando continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $16-$20 to see the adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, which uses narrative and a chorus to enact lyrical, instant and whimsical transformations as the audience follows Orlando through countless epochs. Additional showings happen May 16-18.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Monty Python's Spamalot 
    Be a part of history by seeing the first production in the new Sehome Theater when Monty Python's Spamalot concludes this week with performances at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday at the newly renovated Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10 to see the adaptation of the movie retelling the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table via classic characters, cows, killer rabbits and French people.
    Sehome High School :: http://www.sehome.booktix.com
  • 8:00am - 2:00pm Skagit Master Gardeners Plant Fair 
    Select tomatoes, veggie starts, annuals, perennials, herbs and other plants lovingly raised by WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners at a Plant Fair from 8am-2pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Many vendors with exceptional plants, garden art and food round out the shopping options. Bring your questions to ask the Master Gardeners.
    Skagit County Fairgrounds :: http://www.extension.wsu.edu
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Whatcom County Master Gardeners Plant Sale 
    The 28th annual Master Gardener Plant Sale takes place from 9am-2pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. Choose from more than 20 varieties of unique and heirloom tomatoes, vegetable starts and herbs, unique perennials and shade plants, native trees and shrubs, dahlia tubers, a 4-H and much more. A table of gift-related potted succulents for Mother’s Day, local vendors, demo gardens and advice from Master Gardeners will be part of the event.
    Hovander Homestead Park :: http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Skookum Cornhole Classic 
    Teams of two will compete for one of three grand prizes and branded cornhole sets at a "Skookum Cornhole Classic" happening from 10am-2pm in Lynden at Overflow Taps, 106 5th St. Live music, food trucks, raffles and craft beer and wine will be part of the fun. Team registration is $30 (attendance is free for your cheerleaders). Proceeds will benefit Skookum Kids.
    Overflow Taps :: http://www.skookumkids.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Discuss The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck at an Award-Winning Book Club gathering from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome—even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Artist Talk with Don Haggerty 
    Multi-medium artist Don Haggerty will join Skagit Artists for a talk from 11am-2pm at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview Edison Rd. Haggerty will be sharing key insights he has learned during his journey as an artist, and that have served as guiding lights, both in the making of his work and in the living of his life as an artist. There will be time for questions and answers. All are welcome. Entry is free.
    Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve :: http://www.skagitartists.com
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Cheese Class 
    A "Let's Make Feta!" class takes place from 11am-12:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45 and includes plenty of samples and a how-to on how to make your own cheese from scratch in your own kitchen.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm How to Read a Cemetery 
    Join Skagit Valley Genealogical Society and Sylvia Ammons to learn "How to Read a Cemetery" from 1pm-3pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Attendees will lean how to gather the information found on local cemetery tombstones.
    Burlington Public Library :: ww.skagitvalleygenealogy.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm A passion for plants 
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Tour en Espanol 
    Dr. Martha Lopez will lead an engaging tour of current exhibits at a Spanish Tour at 1pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The tour is free, family-friendly and geared for native speakers as well as students of Spanish. Please RSVP. Participe en una discusión interesante con nosotros acerca de las exhibiciones en curso del museo. Los tours son favorables a las familias y dirigidos a hablantes nativos—así como estudiantes—de español. Gratis.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Native Plants and Birds 
    Members of the North Cascades Audubon Society will share their knowledge about "Native Plants and Birds" at a 2pm presentation at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Attendees at the free event can discover more about the benefits of native plants in your yard for birds, bees, bugs and beauty.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Fishboy Spring Show 
    Find the perfect work of art at a Spring Show happening from 2pm-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's). Both new and classic works by folk artist R.R. Clark will be on display and for sale.
    FishBoy Gallery :: http://www.fishboygallery.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Wines of Scarpetta 
    Chris Zimmerman leads a "Wines of Scarpetta" tasting event focusing on Italian wine from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Entry is free; please be 21 or older.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Fearless Squid, Field Notes 
    Prolific local author Barbara Davis-Pyles shares her first picture book, Stubby the Fearless Squid, at a 4pm reading at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Ana Maria Spagna reads from Uplake, and Heather Durham shares Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust. Both books feature the women adventuring beyond their comfort zones.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm The Makedonians 
    Listen to the village music of Greece, Macedonia, and the Balkans when the 15-piece ensemble known as the Makedonians perform at a dinner show from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Cafe Akroteri, 1219 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free, but the purchase of Greek food and drink from the menu is encouraged.
    Cafe Akroteri :: (360) 676-5554
  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm Spring Dance with the Walrus 
    Help raise funds for the Community Boating Center by attending a Spring Dance from 7pm-11pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Entry is $20-$25 and includes live music by the Walrus, dancing and great food (beer, wine and soft drinks will be available to purchase). Proceeds will support youth scholarships that enable local youth to learn the boating skills necessary to access our incredible marine environment.
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Contra Dance 
    The Electrodes will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7pm-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general. Please refrain from wearing fragrances and scented products.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Vox Pacifica 
    "Our Stories Go On" will be the theme of a Vox Pacifica concert at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The spring performance celebrates Mother's Day by honoring and acknowledging the strength and selflessness of women who came before us. Tickets are $10-$15.
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.voxpacifica.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz 
    Devin Naar, the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies at the University of Washington, presents "From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz: The Mediterranean Jewish Experience of the Holocaust" at 7:30pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 751 San Juan Blvd. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Congregation Beth Israel :: (360) 650-7737
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Manouche NW Concert Series 
    Nuages & Friends will perform as part of the Manouche NW jazz series starting at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Nuages is Bellingham’s local modern Gypsy jazz quintet, specializing in blending the music of Django Reinhardt and other Romani composers with modern jazz other musical concepts. Tickets are $20.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Folk Dance Party 
    Balkanrama will play along at the final Folk Dance Party of the season from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Squalicum Harbor Loop Rd. Suggested donation is $15 to help pay the band and for the venue.
    Squalicum Yacht Club :: (360) 380-0456
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