Week of September 8, 2019

Sunday, September 8 22 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: : http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:00pm La Vent du Nord 
    The award-winning band Le Vent du Nord--a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement and an iconic name in their traditional music revival--performs at 7pm Sunday and Monday in Mount Vernon at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 12:00pm Sh'Bang! A Festival of Ideas 
    Dozens of performances and scores of live bands will bid farewell to summer as part of the 12th annual "Sh'Bang: A Festival of Ideas" from 12pm Friday to 12am Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Hwy 99N. The event will also feature an off-road Daredevil Soapbox Derby race, a sunrise floating dock dance party, marching band parades, swimming, kid-focused performances and activities, mermaids, pirates and so much more. Admission is $110-$160 for a weekend pass; daily rates can also be had. Children are encouraged, but dogs will not be admitted.
    Lookout Arts Quarry :: http://www.shbangfest.com
  • 4:00pm Thousand Acre Cider House Grand Opening 
    Attend Grand Opening Weekend Friday through Sunday at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite 101. Flight and food specials, a top shelf takeover, music, a book and game drive, a swag raffle, a shuffleboard tournament and more will be part of the festivities.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: : http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 11:00am Greek Festival 
    Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free; prices for food vary.
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church :: http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
  • 7:00pm Pippin 
    View Stephen Schwartz's Pippin when students ages 15-17 present showings of the iconic musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 to watch what happens when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 12:00pm Dahlia Flower Show 
    See bunches of beautiful blooms at the Whatcom County Dahlia Society's annual Dahlia Flower Show from 12-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The event provides a way for dahlia enthusiasts to see what they'd like to have in their garden next summer. Entry is free.
  • 7:00am - 12:00pm Mt. Baker Hill Climb 
    Whatcom Events hosts the Mt. Baker Hill Climb starting at 7am at Chair 9 in Glacier (on the Mt. Baker Hwy). Bicyclists will ascend more than 4,500 feet to Artist's Point during the approximately 22-mile ride. There will be three divisions to choose from—social, recreational and competitive. Entry is $80-$100; a portion of the funds will benefit Shifting Gears.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Wander to Wander 
    Sign up in advance or in person for the fifth annual "Wander to Wander 1K" starting at 11am at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 206 Prospect St. The start whistle will blow sharply at 11:30am and participants will "wander" along the marked route to Wander Brew Hall. A complementary pint of beer or root beer, food trucks, raffles, and fanfare will be waiting for participants at the finish. Costumes are encouraged. Entry is $5-$25; funds raised benefit WDRC.
    Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 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 - 10:00pm Two decades and counting 
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dahlia Festival 
    See more than 120 varieties of approximately 13,000 dahlias in bloom at a Dahlia Festival taking place from 12pm-5pm in Ferndale at Triple Wren Farms, 2424 Zell Rd. A tuber pre-sale, fresh bouquets and more will be part of the flowery festivities.
    Triple Wren Farms :: http://www.triplewrenfarms.com
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Women on the Water 
    On-water sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and outrigger canoeing lessons will be part of a "Women on the Water" event taking place from 12pm-6pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Hear from experienced lifelong female boaters, and build a strong foundation from which you can launch into all things maritime. All experience levels are welcome. Entry is $45.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Family Promise Bed Race 
    Help childhood homelessness by taking part in the third annual "Family Promise Bed Race" from 2pm-4pm at Civic Field Stadium, 1355 Civic Field Way. After the opening ceremony and Parade of Beds, the audience will vote for the best themed bed. Entry is free for spectators, $100 for teams of racers (four pushers and one rider).
    Civic Field Stadium :: http://www.familypromisebedrace.com
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Del Rey, Adam Franklin 
    Fingerpicking guitar legend Del Rey joins forces with instrumentalist and vocalist Adam Franklin for a "Hot Jazzy Blues" house concert at 2:30pm at 2829 Lynn St. Entry is $15; please make reservations in advance.
    (360) 733-6867 or pngmac@gmail.com
  • 3:30pm - 7:00pm Herb's Cider Txotx 
    Dig into a seven-course traditional Basque Txotx meal paired with Herb's Cider selections from 3:30pm-7pm at the production Cider House, 3155 Mercer Ave. The Txotx (pronounced Choch) is a traditional Basque cider dinner event that occurs once a year during harvest season. It serves the same basic menu--chorizo, cod omelet, roasted cod with green peppers, medium- rare steak, and Basque cheese served with walnuts and quince paste. The food will be prepared by Evolve Chocolate + Cafe. Tickets are $125 and include a meet-and-greet with cider maker Chris Weir, a VIP tour of the facility, and exclusive specialty cider releases.
    Cider House :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dancing Between Bamboo Poles 
    Dancing Between Bamboo Poles author Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor will be joined by local musicians Swil Kanim and Peter Ali for a 4pm event at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Mabanglo-Mayor--whose Filipino parents did not teach to speak or understand their native Tagalog language--uses redaction and disclosure to explore what has been hidden, even within herself, as she navigates a world where skin color, heritage, and language exert powerful and often divergent claims on identity.
    Village Books :: : http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, September 9 8 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: : http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:00pm La Vent du Nord 
    The award-winning band Le Vent du Nord--a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement and an iconic name in their traditional music revival--performs at 7pm Sunday and Monday in Mount Vernon at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Doctors Without Borders Traveling Speaker Series 
    As part of a Doctors Without Borders Traveling Speaker Series, MSF aid worker Karen Stewart will discuss the challenges of bringing lifesaving medical care to the most dangerous and remote areas of the globe at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. "On the Road: A Voice from the Field" will see Stewart talking about her experiences in the field and provide attendees with an opportunity to find out more about MSF’s programs across the globe. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Books on Tap 
    South Whatcom Library manager Lizz Roberts leads a "Books on Tap" discussion focusing on Kate Moore's i>The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women from 6:30pm-8pm at El Agave 2, 4 Clubhouse Circle, Gate 2.
    El Agave 2 :: (360) 305-3632
  • 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
  • 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, September 10 8 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: : http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Bear Bags and Backcountry Food Storage 
    Join expert guides to learn the basics of bear canisters and bear bags, and when and where to use them, at a "Bear Bags and Backcountry Food Storage" workshop taking place from 5:30pm-7pm at Bellingham's REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will get a hands-on chance to practice bear bag hanging skills, and learn bear awareness to keep your food (and your campsite) bear-free. Fees are $15 for members, $35 general.
    REI :: (360) 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Foothills Book Club 
    Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things will be the focus of a Foothills Book Club discussion from 6:30pm-8pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. No registration is required and the group is open to everyone. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the North Fork Community Library.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Community Chorus Rehearsal 
    Rehearsals for the Bellingham Community Chorus begin tonight from 7pm-9pm at St. James Presbyterian, 910 14th St. BCC is a non-auditioned chorus, performing SATB selections. Tuition is $80 per semester.
    St. James Presbyterian :: http://www.bellinghamcommunitychorus.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Margaret Atwood, Live in Cinemas 
    "Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas" begins at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Filmed live from the National Theatre in London, BBC journalist and New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed will interview Atwood about her remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to her handmaid story, 34 years later. Tickets are 414-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Wednesday, September 11 12 events
  • 8:00am Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include an "Eat Local Gala" with Unity Care Northwest at 6pm Fri., Sept. 6 at the Ciao Thyme Commons; the 13th annual Whatcom County Farm Tour taking place at 13 farms throughout the county from 10am-4pm Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8; related Farm Tour events at Cosmos Bistro, Camber, and Aslan Brewing Co.; a Find the Fork contest happening through the month; and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants.
    Throughout Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: : http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market from 2pm-6pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3pm-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 200 Metcalf St. Vendors will offer a selection of produce, crafts and more through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Simply Sauerkraut 
    Learn how to turn cabbage into a delicious, healthy dish at a free "Simply Sauerkraut" workshop presented by Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. With simple, everyday supplies you can have probiotic-packed homemade sauerkraut to enjoy for just pennies per serving. Handouts and samples will be available.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Whatcom Literacy Council Volunteer Recruitment Party 
    Whatcom Literacy Council will celebrate its wonderful volunteers at a Recognition and Recruitment Party at 5pm at the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Join them as volunteers share their stories and experience with neighbors who are interested in becoming volunteers. This event is open to the public and no registration is required to attend.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Homebuyer Education Class 
    Habitat for Humanity will host a Homebuyer Education class from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Farmers Insurance, 104 Prospect St. This is an opportunity to learn about what to expect after you are approved for a mortgage, including how a mortgage works, what you can expect to see on your mortgage statement, and what kind of insurance you need for your new home.
    Farmers Insurance :: http://www.hfhwhatcom.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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" features liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other local or regional breweries at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 18.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Meeting 
    Dianne Gaine Van Noort from Van Noort Bulbs LTD will be the guest speaker at a Birchwood Garden Club meeting taking place from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. She will be exploring the basics bulbs, (daffodils, hyacinths, snow drops and tulips) and expanding into lesser-known bulbs and unique examples of the older standbys.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jerry Steinhilber Trio 
    The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a concert by the Jerry Steinhilber Trio at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. The trio interweaves a variety of impactful tunes from classic and newer jazz masters that have been inspirational compositions for all serious jazz fans. Entry will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, September 12 12 events
  • 10:00am Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 10:00am Whatcomics Call for Art 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their artwork for consideration for publication in Whatcomics, an annual teen art book, through Oct. 31. The rules are simple: submit original two-dimensional artwork to any public library on or before Halloween. Accepted artists receive a copy of the book to keep. Everyone is invited to the Whatcomics Art Reception in January to celebrate this year's published art and artists. Submissions will be accepted at Whatcom County libraries or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset daily through Saturday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. The venue will be open Sept. 21-22 and 28-29 before pulling in their boats for the season. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm 25 Years of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
    Whatcom Museum Advocates host a panel discussion focusing on "25 Years of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour" at 12pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The discussion and slideshow will feature local artists Brian O’Neill, R.R. Clark, Karen and Vernon Leibrant, and Joy Olney--artists who are participating in the tour taking place the first two weekends of October. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    The Bow Farmers Market is open from 1pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. The market will be in operation Thursdays through Sept. 13.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Community leaders who inspire labors of love 
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Downton Abbey Celebration 
    In advance of the new Downton Abbey movie, attend a Downton Abbey Celebration starting at 5pm at Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Watch the pilot episode, learn about life in 1920s England, enjoy tea and refreshments, take part in post-Victorian themed activities and more. Entry is free, but registration is required.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: (360) 336-6209
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews Finale 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series concludes with music by Space Band from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.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 Many Hands Make Light Work 
    Freelance journalist and Bellingham-based author Cheryl McCarthy reads from Many Hands Make Light Work: A Memoir at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tale is the rollicking true story of a family of nine children growing up in the college town of Ames, Iowa in the 1960s and ’70s. Inspiring, full of surprises, and laugh-out-loud funny, this real-life family champions diversity and inclusion long before such concepts become cultural flash points.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Astronomy Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers will meet from 7pm-9pm at Ferndale’s Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Rd. Use I-5 exit 262. Local astronomy events will be discussed and a presentation is scheduled. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Whatcom Educational Credit Union :: info: http://www.whatcomastronomy.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"--which tonight will feature a monthly "Improv Mash-up." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, September 13 17 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Whatcomics Call for Art 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their artwork for consideration for publication in Whatcomics, an annual teen art book, through Oct. 31. The rules are simple: submit original two-dimensional artwork to any public library on or before Halloween. Accepted artists receive a copy of the book to keep. Everyone is invited to the Whatcomics Art Reception in January to celebrate this year's published art and artists. Submissions will be accepted at Whatcom County libraries or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset daily through Saturday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. The venue will be open Sept. 21-22 and 28-29 before pulling in their boats for the season. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:30pm And Then There Were None 
    Find out what happens after 10 strangers with wicked pasts and big secrets are summoned to a remote island when Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None opens this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery. Additional showings happen through Sept. 29.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 12:00pm Imagine Music and Arts Festival 
    Live music from around the world, a variety of performers, visual artists, workshops and more will be part of the annual Imagine Music and Arts Festival kicking off at 12pm Friday and continuing until Sunday afternoon at Orcas Island's Doe Bay Resort, 107 Doe Bay Rd. Tickets are $50-$225.
  • 7:30pm Murder at the Manor 
    Anacortes Community Theatre presents Murder at the Manor at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. The two act murder-mystery play is audience-interactive, and features a different “murderer” for each performance. “Detectives” from the audience will be selected to ask the eight “suspects” questions. The event is rated PG-13, and tickets are $10.
  • 7:30pm 48 Hour Theater Festival 
    Attend showings of the 53rd iteration of iDiOM Theater's 48 Hour Theater Festival at 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday in the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Audiences will see six brand-new short works brought to life each night; watch both nights for the full experience. Tickets are $6-$12.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 9:00pm Improv Evolution 
    What is the next step in performance improvisation? Find out during showings of "Improv Evolution" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12. Additional showings of the format happen Sept. 20-21.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 6:00pm WNPS Field Trip 
    Join the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society from 8am-6pm for a "Plant ID at Chain Lakes Loop in Heather Meadows" field trip today. Meet to carpool at the southeast corner of the Sunset Square Safeway parking lot, then head to Artist Point and beyond. Be prepared to hike six miles, with an elevation gain of 600 feet.
    Heather Meadows :: http://www.wnpskoma.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 9:30am-11am every Friday in September at Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond). Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Find fare from local farmers and artisans at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 2pm-6pm Fridays through Oct. 11 at a new locale next to the Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food at the final "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" of the season tonight aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes 
    Pickled Okra performs at the final Farmtunes Concert Series from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for a monthly "Ladies Night Out: Moon of the Harvest" excursion from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Whatcom County (locale will be divulged after you register). Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Secrets 
    Diana Dodds reads from Secrets: Family, Friends, and Mental Illness, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Dodds, who was diagnosed as bipolar 40 years ago, uses her life’s story and the story of her father’s extended family to shed light on this common dilemma, and express hope in exposing it to light.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Saturday, September 14 46 events
  • 10:00am Whatcom Water Week 
    Tours of local water and waste water treatment plants, a "Run with the Chums," self-guided stormwater discovery tours, salmon-sighting with NSEA, coastal cleanups at Locust Beach and Semiahmoo Spit, a screening of Mr. Toilet, neighborhood stream tours, work parties, SeaFeat and more will be part of the annual Whatcom Water Week from Sept. 14-21 at venues throughout Whatcom County. Most events celebrating our local water resources are free; some require pre-registration. See a full listing online.
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Sustainable Connections hosts its annual Eat Local Month through September. Upcoming events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, SeaFeast (Sept. 21-22), and locally-focused specials at nearly 20 area restaurants. Community members are also encouraged to share their local food stories and experiences and submit them to social media throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show with the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Whatcomics Call for Art 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their artwork for consideration for publication in Whatcomics, an annual teen art book, through Oct. 31. The rules are simple: submit original two-dimensional artwork to any public library on or before Halloween. Accepted artists receive a copy of the book to keep. Everyone is invited to the Whatcomics Art Reception in January to celebrate this year's published art and artists. Submissions will be accepted at Whatcom County libraries or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset daily through Saturday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. The venue will be open Sept. 21-22 and 28-29 before pulling in their boats for the season. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 3:00pm Willie Wonka iin Smell-O-Vision 
    Forte Chocolates will team up for viewings of Willie Wonka in Smell-O-Vision at 3pm Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $8-$10.50 to the annual screening of the 1971 family-friendly musical.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day And Then There Were None 
    Find out what happens after 10 strangers with wicked pasts and big secrets are summoned to a remote island when Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None opens this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery. Additional showings happen through Sept. 29.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Murder at the Manor 
    Anacortes Community Theatre presents Murder at the Manor at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the ACT Annex, 1020 11th St. The two act murder-mystery play is audience-interactive, and features a different “murderer” for each performance. “Detectives” from the audience will be selected to ask the eight “suspects” questions. The event is rated PG-13, and tickets are $10.
  • All Day Imagine Music and Arts Festival 
    Live music from around the world, a variety of performers, visual artists, workshops and more will be part of the annual Imagine Music and Arts Festival kicking off at 12pm Friday and continuing until Sunday afternoon at Orcas Island's Doe Bay Resort, 107 Doe Bay Rd. Tickets are $50-$225.
  • 7:30pm 48 Hour Theater Festival 
    Attend showings of the 53rd iteration of iDiOM Theater's 48 Hour Theater Festival at 7:30pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday in the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Audiences will see six brand-new short works brought to life each night; watch both nights for the full experience. Tickets are $6-$12.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 9:00pm Improv Evolution 
    What is the next step in performance improvisation? Find out during showings of "Improv Evolution" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $12. Additional showings of the format happen Sept. 20-21.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Community Energy Fair 
    All are welcome at the Anacortes Community Energy Fair taking place from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Meanwhile the Anacortes Farmers Market will be in full swing. Entry is free.
  • 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
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Cheese Class 
    A "Let's Make Mozzarella + Burrata" class takes place from 9am-10:30am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Enjoy samples as you learn how to make these varieties from scratch in your own kitchen. Call the number below for ticket information.
    Blaine Senior Center :: (360) 332-8040
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 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 Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    Coffee and treats will be provided when the Sumas Book Club meets to discuss Sun-mi Hwang's The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Fall Book Sale 
    Stock up on books for all ages and tastes for $5 a bag today at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale from 10am-4pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Warbird Weekend 
    Peruse multiple museum exhibits, watch display flights of historic warbirds, enjoy food from local vendors and more at the September Fly Day, "Warbird Weekend," from 10am-4pm in Burlington at the Heritage Flight Museum, 15053 Crosswind Dr. The event commemorates the history and legacy of multiple warbirds and the crews that operated and flew them.
    Heritage Flight Museum :: http://www.heritageflight.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Run With the Chums 
    As part of Whatcom Water Week, sign up for the Chums of Terrell Creek's annual "Run with the Chums" starting at 10am at Blaine's BP Highlands, 5042 Grandview Rd. The free event will feature a 1K "Smolt Sprint" for kids and a 5K run or walk on a scenic loop, watershed information exhibits, water conservation prizes, guest speakers, activities for kids and more. Please register in advance, if possible.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Writing to Become an Author 
    Abbe Rolnick leads a workshop focused on "Writing to Become An Author: The Art of Story Telling" from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Using excerpts from her three novels, memoir and essay collection, Rolnick will share the behind-the-scenes of story development. The free event is open to writers of all levels.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Fermented Vegetables 
    Learn how easy it is to preserve your produce using an age-old technique at a free "Fermented Vegetables" workshop with Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Attendees will also enjoy free samples.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm End of Summer Cornhole Tournament 
    People ages 10-100 can attend an End of Summer Cornhole Tournament from 10am-2pm on the lawn at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry to the double-elimination tournament is $30 for a team of two; receive a $10 discount if you have a Senior Center member on your team, and have at least one team member be 50 years old or up. Fees include lunch, and prizes will be given.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: (360) 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Lynden Book Club 
    Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls will be the focus of an Award-Winning Book Club discussion from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome to attend the friendly event--even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 11:00am - 5:30pm Blaine Surf and Turf by the Sea 
    Experience incredible food and live music as you dine and unwind at a "Blaine Surf and Turf by the Sea" event taking place from 11am-5:30pm at the city's G Street Plaza, 601 Peace Portal Dr. Pit Master Christopher McBride will be serving crab, salmon, oysters, pulled pork and more for $20 a plate (includes two proteins).
    G Street Plaza :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Bellingham Traverse 
    Celebrate the journey of wild salmon by signing up for the annual relay race known as the Bellingham Traverse, which starts at 12pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM (relay teams) and then run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways. Entry fees vary.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bellinghamtraverse.com
  • 12:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtoberfest 
    Two special beer releases, an Oktoberfest menu from Double Barrel BBQ, live music from Mama Dirty Skirt, cake, game challenges, limited-edition steins, cake, balloon art and more will be part of a "Farmtoberfest" and fourth anniversary event taking place from 12pm-9pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Rd.
    Farmstrong Brewing Co. :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 1:00pm - 10:00pm Oktoberfest 
    Traditional German-style beer, brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, sodas and cider will be on the menu at an Oktoberfest celebration happening from 1pm-10pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Bier garden games, face painters, German music and fun contests--such as yodeling--will also be part of the festivities. Entry is $2 (kids are free).
    Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen :: http://www.chuckanutbrewery.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm DIY Pop Can Wreaths 
    Local artist Karen Weber will lead a "DIY Pop Can Wreaths" workshop from 1pm-4pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Entry is free, and all materials will be provided.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Genealogy Talk 
    The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society will host their monthly program from 1pm-3pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Today's program will be an introductory tutorial about using a new software program called DNA Painter.
    Burlington Library :: http://www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Jesse Otero Reception and Talk 
    Attend an opening reception for Jesse Max Otero's "Terms, Conditions, and Futures" exhibition from 3pm-5pm in Mount Vernon at Bitters Co. Barn, 14034 Calhoun Rd. At 4pm, Otero will also helm an Artist Talk. This is the first of a two-part installation, and can be viewed through Sept. 28.
    Bitters Co. Barn :: http://www.bittersco.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 21.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Buying Your First Home 
    Attorney Brian Brunkow leads a free "Buying Your First Home" workshop from 3pm-4pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Brunkow will clear up common misconceptions about the home-buying process: Where to find buyer protections in the purchase agreement and addendums; how to understand and use key investment ratios; questions to ask potential lenders for due diligence; and the importance of having a strategy to handle buyer’s remorse.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 10:00pm Of moths and flames 
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Light and Animals 
    Bestselling author Sara Donati reads from her new book of fiction focusing on two trailblazing female doctors in 19th century New York, Where the Light Enters, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Fred Brown shares The City is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle. The event is part of the Nature of Writing series run in partnership with the North Cascades Institute.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner 
    "Keep Making History" will be the theme of the Whatcom Democrats' annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner starting at 5:30pm at the Silver Reef Casino Resort, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $60 to attend the campaign fundraiser and celebration.
    Silver Reef Casino Resort :: http://www.whatcomdemocrats.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance Season Kickoff 
    Join the Bellingham Country Dance Society for a Contra Dance, potluck and season kickoff from 6pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Tonight's event will feature a newcomers workshop at 7pm, followed by an open band and open mic for calling. Please refrain from wearing fragrances, and bring a reusable water bottle for hydration. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $15 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Gothard Sisters 
    Siblings Greta, Willow, and Solana--the Gothard Sisters--will perform at 7pm at the Guemes Island Community Center, 7549 Guemes Island Rd. With violins, guitar and mandolin, bodhran, djembe, whistles, stunning vocal harmonies and Irish dancing, these multi-instrumentalists with wow you with their charisma. Suggested donation is $15 at the door.
    Guemes Island Community Center :: http://www.myguemes.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm J's Concert Series with Ibidunni Ojikuta and Rebecca Manalac 
    Celebrated soprano Ibidunni Ojikuta and award-winning pianist Rebecca Jordan Manalac will perform when the J's Concert Series continues at 7:30pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. From Libby Larsen’s setting of the last words of the wives of Henry VII ("Try Me Good King"), to Nailah Nombeko’s searing commentary of what it is like to be a young black woman ("Nobody Knows"), the concert will feature all-female composers while speaking to women's experiences in the past and present. Tickets are $25.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm WinkWink, YesYes 
    Burlesque performances by Ms. Briqhouse (founder of Shuga Shaq), Rainbowglitz and Ruthe Ordare (of Virago Nation), Fanny Bluebird, and Sugar Cabaret will be part of a "WinkWink, YesYes" event celebrating WinkWink's first anniversary of sexing up Bellingham at 9:30pm at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Kinky rope demos, a dance party with DJ J, raffles and more will be part of the night's festivities. Suggested donation is $5; 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood.
    Wild Buffalo :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
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