Week of September 29, 2019

Sunday, September 29 18 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Remaining events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, 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 for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 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
  • 10:00am Boating Center Fall Hours 
    Bellingham’s Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset weekends only through October 13 at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. The Boating Center will be closed for the season beginning October 14. Stay tuned for fall and winter indoor classes.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Climate Action Week 
    Bellingham's Climate Action Week begins at an ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kickoff focusing on progress that has been made toward the city's climate action goals at 7pm Monday at Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 201 Lottie St. Additional events include "Climate Action for Smart Businesses" Tuesday at the Squalicum Boathouse; "Bringing Climate Action Home: An Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair" Tuesday at the Building Performance Center; "Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home" Tuesday at Lairmont Manor; an E-Bike Ride Wednesday starting at Bellingham High School; a Shared Electric Scooter Demo Thursday at the Granary Building; Green Power X (GPX) Thursday at Aslan Depot; Go Solar! events Thursday at Cordata Presbyterian Church at the Firehouse Events Center; a Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus and Climate Action Week Work Party on Friday; "Netse Mot: One Mind for the Salish Sea" Friday at the Blaine Fishing Pier, and more. Check out the full lineup on line.
  • 10:00am Gallery Syre Call for Art 
    Students in grades 6-13 and college freshmen can submit a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme "Wishes and Dreams" through Nov. 20 to Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. This theme is meant to inspire students to envision a future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. An exhibition of the chosen works will open Dec. 7 at Gallery Syre, and run through February 27.
    Gallery Syre :: gallerysyre@gmail.com
  • 9:00am Hagglefest 
    Drop by the annual "Hagglefest" from 9am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at parking lot at the RE Store, 2309 Meridian St. Work on your bargaining skills by naming your own price for tons of furniture and building supplies that will available to haggle over in the parking lot. On Saturday, they'll have a grill set up and will be giving out hot dogs and lemonade to keep your deal-making energy up.
  • 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 concludes this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$16 to see the thrilling murder mystery.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. At 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie. Tickets are $10-$14; the plays show in repertory through Oct. 6.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 12:00pm Bellingham Bay Expo and Marathon 
    The public is invited to peruse exhibitor booths at the Bellingham Bay Marathon Race Expo from 12pm-6pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. From 6:30am-2pm Sunday, the event will feature a variety of lengths of runs, starting on Lummi Nation and finishing in downtown Bellingham. Fees vary.
  • 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 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
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Fall Brunch 
    Celebrate the businesses and individuals that make a difference in the life of Fairhaven at a Fall Brunch taking place from 11am-2pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. In addition to a brunch buffet, there will be mimosas and Bloody Marys , a live auction, silent raffle, and honorary awards. Tickets are $45; funds benefit the Historic Fairhaven Association.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.hfa.fairhaven.com
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Kulshan Community Land Trust Party 
    Kulshan Community Land Trust will host its 20th anniversary Celebration and Community Party from 12pm-3pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. The free event will focus on all that's been accomplished over the past 20 years, and what's to come. The free, family-friendly event will feature both food and fun.
    Squalicum Boathouse :: http://www.kulshanclt.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Dahlia Day 
    Whatcom County Master Gardeners will host a "Dahlia Day" from 1pm-3pm in Ferndale at Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. Dahlia experts will be on hand to answer questions on growing and storing dahlias, and Master Gardeners will also be available to answer your general gardening questions. Attendees will also receive a free bouquet of cut dahlia flowers. Entry is free and family-friendly.
    Hovander Homestead Park :: http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Music in Motion with Bellingham Symphony Orchestra 
    Internationally-renowned pianist Jon Kimura Parker will join the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra for a "Music in Motion" concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The energetic and expressive program will celebrate various styles of dance music, including Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1," Jules Massenet's "Ballet Suite," and Mexican composer Arturo Márquez's "Danzón No. 2." Tickets are $15-$49.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Empires 
    Award-winning poet and translator John Balaban reads from his new collection, Empires, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poems move through time, around the world, and across the United States.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Savor the Symphony Dinner 
    A "Savor the Symphony" Dinner begins at 6pm at the Ciao Thyme Commons, 207 Unity St. The seasonal four-course feast will follow Bellingham Symphony Orchestra's "Music in Motion" concert at the Mount Bake Theatre. Tickets are $58; wine and beer will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
    Ciao Thyme Commons :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
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Monday, September 30 8 events
  • 10:00am Eat Local Month 
    The annual Eat Local Month continues through September. Remaining events include a Find the Fork contest happening through the month, 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 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
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Plant-Based Meal Planning 
    Pick up tips on how to efficiently plan and prep nutritious, tasty meals when nutrition health coach Sara Southerland leads a "Plant-Based Meal Planning" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. You’ll leave with a one-week meal plan featuring delicious plant-based recipes the whole family will love. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creative Church 
    Find out more about the connection between spirituality and the arts when Echoes Bellingham hosts Creative Church from 6:30pm-8pm at the Old Parish Hall, 2116 Walnut St. The event explores this connection, and offers an opportunity to engage your own creativity in a mindful setting. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Old Parish Hall :: http://www.echoesbellingham.org
  • 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 - 8:30pm Open Mic Night 
    Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience as they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic Night starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor, or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Magician John Walton on Penn & Teller 
    Tune in to watch Mount Baker Theatre's resident magician, John Walton, compete on the national television show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, at 8pm PST on the CW. Walton, a Bellingham native, was chosen from magicians all over the world to appear on the episode that will feature four magicians each trying to fool Penn & Teller with their best trick.
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, October 1 4 events
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Candidate Forum 
    Attend a Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum from 5pm-8pm at Options High School, 2015 Franklin St. Attendees will be hearing from candidates as they answer questions about housing affordability and access, ending systemic racism, environmental justice, reducing carbon emissions, and ensuring diversity and equitable decision-making at City Hall. RE Sources, KCLT, HomesNOW, Habitat for Humanity, and others will co-host. Please RSVP online.
    Options High School :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Latino Art Show 
    As part of Latino Heritage Month, attend an Art Show at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The exhibit will feature the work of Latino artists Cecilia Alvarez, Rene Julio, and Brenda Brito. Tonight's event will feature a presentation from the artists, followed by a reception. Their work will be on display through October.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Peruvian Cuisine 
    Antonio Diaz, owner of Bellingham's Cafe Rumba, leads a "Peruvian Cuisine" course from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Classic dishes from Peru will be on the menu, including shrimp ceviche with celery cream, Peruvian-style stir-fry, and quinoa con leche a la maracuya. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, October 2 11 events
  • 7:00am - 9:00am Conservation Awards 
    Whatcom Land Trust will host a breakfast buffet and award the Bob Keller Business Conservation Leadership Award to the Conservation Alliance from 7:15am-9am at the Bellingham Yacht Club, 2625 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Keynote speaker is Hilary Franz, Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. Tickets are $50.
    Bellingham Yacht Club :: http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Bellingham Music Club Concert 
    Organist Wade Dingman will play orchestral transcriptions and opera themes like you’ve never heard at a Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Entry is free and open to the public.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    Join an "Afternoon Books and Tea" event from 2pm-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Call the library for guest speaker details, the show up for a discussion, a warm cup of tea, and a sweet treat.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with likeminded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks taking place from 5pm-7pm at Schweinhaus Biergarten, 1330 N. State St. Hear about upcoming sustainably oriented events and opportunities, and try out delicious local brews.
    Schweinhaus Biergarten :: http://www.re-sources.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 - 10:00pm Jazz Walk 
    Ten bands will play at six venues during Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center's annual "Jazz Walk" taking place from 6pm-10pm in downtown Bellingham at both theaters at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, Brandywine Kitchen, Caffe Adagio, the Cabin, and Camber. The Groover Quartet headlines, and other ensembles include Miles Black with Kevin Woods; Greta Matassa Quartet; Arête with Joe Doria; Jerry Steinhilber Trio; MANTrio; Steve Kaldestad Quartet; Milo Petersen; Mark Taylor Trio, and the Thomas Harris Quartet. Tickets to the fundraiser are $10 for students, $25 general.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Soul Collage 
    Facilitator Heidi Ruth Dittrich leads a "SoulCollage" workshop from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The simple cut-and-paste collage process uses images and intuition to access inner vision, to allow the authentic voice of your soul to speak, and to visually reveal what you didn't know you knew. Entry is free.
    Lummi Island Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Tour de France 
    Karina Davidson will lead a "Tour de France" course from 6:30pm-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Marseille mussels, a trio of tartines, romaine heart salad and molten chocolate cake are on the menu. Fees are $59; includes a choice of wine or non-alcoholic beverage.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Life in Alaska 
    As part of the Nature of Writing series, Adrienne Lindholm reads from It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The memoir takes readers on an intimate, gently humorous, and occasionally adrenalin-spiked journey into adulthood, and into the depth and comfort of wilderness.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Meeting 
    Everett Chu, founder of Azusa Farm and Gardens in Skagit County, will be the guest speaker at a Birchwood Garden Club meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Chu is an experienced landscape designer and will discuss engaging all of our senses in our gardens with sight, texture and fragrance—-in all seasons.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Menace on the Mic 
    Attend a monthly "Menace on the Mic" Standup Comedy Night night starting at 9pm at Menace Brewing, 2529 Meridian St. The 21-and-older event will feature comedians Isaac Novak, Brady Secules, Emmett O'Neill, and featured act Aaron Fishbein. Joel O'Connor will be hosting the show. Entry is free.
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Thursday, October 3 15 events
  • 7:30pm My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In Lerner and Loewe's classic tale, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Cockney working-class girl Eliza Doolittle form an unlikely bond. Tickets are $20; additional performances take place weekends through Oct. 26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    Learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.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.
  • 7:30pm Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons 
    Head inside a world where a new Quietude Law has limited each person’s speech to 140 words per day--a world where people are censored and abbreviated--when Socratic Publics and Stiletto Rosso Productions presents Sam Steiner's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In a time of questionable politics and increasingly censored thoughts, Steiner’s exploration of free speech and democracy encourages appreciation (or recognition) of the past, hope for the future, and our ever-watchful eyes on the present--where every word could count. Tickets are $12-$18; additional performances happen Oct 10-11.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.lemons5x.brownpapertickets.com
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Teen Library Council 
    Build your resume, meet new people and have fun by being part of a Teen Library Council meeting today from 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. To join the dedicated group of teens who create and organize teen programs and assist with library events, download an application or ask for one at the front desk.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org/teens
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Happy Hour by Bus 
    Join Whatcom Smart Trips for a "Happy Hour by Bus" leaving at 5:15pm from the Cordata Bus Station. The trip will take attendees to Goods Local Brews on Northwest Avenue, and a return bus will pick them up. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and help plan future trips. Bus passes will be provided, or use your Gold Card if you have one. Refreshments are on you.
    Cordata Bus Station :: ww.whatcomsmarttrips.org
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Spine Tinglers Book Group 
    A new Spine Tinglers Book Group meets from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The group will focus on books filled with spooky, eerie, ghostly tales. Tonight's program is Reader's Choice, so share your favorite horror or author or book with the group.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm American Institute of Architects Design Awards 
    The American Institute of Architects will host its 2019 Design Awards starting with a social hour at 6pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. In addition to the awards ceremony, Chrysanthe Broikos--a curator of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., will speak about an exhibit she organized, "Making Room: Housing for a Changing America." Entry is $5 for students, $10 general.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.aiaseattle.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    The Good Stuff Arts, Trinity Skate, Burton Jewelers, Red Salon Aveda, Pelican Bay Bookstore & Coffee Shop, Scott Milo Gallery, and the Depot will open their doors for the monthly First Friday Art Walk taking place from 6pm-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Vibrant Veggies 
    Cookbook author and blogger Alissa Segersten focuses on "Vibrant Veggies" at a class taking place from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. She'll present recipes designed to get more vegetables in your life; all will be free of gluten, soy, eggs and grains; one recipe is dairy-optional. Cost is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Sweet Bounty 
    Bellingham-based author E.W. Finke reads from his latest mystery, The Sweet Bounty, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Finke worked for the EPA investigating environmental crimes for almost 35 years, and has now turned that vast experience to writing environmental crime fiction.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm 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 Standup Comedy show. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: : http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Night Beat 
    As part of the Bellingham Music Club's "Night Beat" series, organist Wade Dingman will play orchestral transcriptions and opera themes by Mozart, Bizet, Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi, and more at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Tickets are $15-$20; take a teen for free.
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Horror Classics Burlesque with Frisky Fandoms 
    Be part of an evening of spooky stories and old-school scares when Frisky Fandoms presents Horror Classics Burlesque at 8pm at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. There will also be beloved tunes, raffle prizes and the ensemble's famous birthday burlesque. The "fabulously frightening" event will feature burlesque routines from four fandom, so expect something for everyone. Tickets will be $12 at the door.
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Friday, October 4 23 events
  • 10:00am Wishes and Dreams Call for Art 
    Students in grades 6-13 and college freshmen can submit a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme "Wishes and Dreams" through Nov. 20 to Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. This theme is meant to inspire students to envision a future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. An exhibition of the chosen works will open Dec. 7 at Gallery Syre, and run through February 27.
    Gallery Syre :: gallerysyre@gmail.com
  • 4:00pm Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Multiple restaurants, concert halls, stores, bars and community spaces will host Bellingham Irish Festival concerts and workshops Friday through Sunday within a central six-block area in the downtown core. (Check out the details accompanying each happening for specific addresses.) Each event has a separate charge (or no charge), so you can pick and choose which you want to spend your money on. Workshops and concerts will be $15 or less.
  • All Day Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    Learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In Lerner and Loewe's classic tale, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Cockney working-class girl Eliza Doolittle form an unlikely bond. Tickets are $20; additional performances take place weekends through Oct. 26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.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.
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Thurs., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. ). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror--think unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes--at "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Friday in historic Fairhaven, and 6:30pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham. Entry to the PG-13 events is $20. Tours continue in the two districts through Oct. 31.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:00pm Bier on the Pier 
    Attend the 10th annual Anacortes Bier on the Pier from 5pm-9pm Friday, and 12pm-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. More than 40 breweries, cideries and food trucks will be available, and live music will be part of the fun. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $25-$35 ($50 for both days, $7 for designated drivers) and include six tasting tickets. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
    Anacortes Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 6:00pm 98221 Studio Tour Preview 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission will host a Preview Show for the upcoming 98221 Studio Tour from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Many of the more than 40 artists that will be on the studio tour Oct. 19-20 will provide a sampling of their art during the exhibit. Expect a wide variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paintings, many styles of jewelry, textiles and fiber arts, ceramics, stone sculpture, photography, metal arts, printmaking, assemblage art and more.
  • 7:30pm Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons 
    Head inside a world where a new Quietude Law has limited each person’s speech to 140 words per day--a world where people are censored and abbreviated--when Socratic Publics and Stiletto Rosso Productions presents Sam Steiner's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In a time of questionable politics and increasingly censored thoughts, Steiner’s exploration of free speech and democracy encourages appreciation (or recognition) of the past, hope for the future, and our ever-watchful eyes on the present--where every word could count. Tickets are $12-$18; additional performances happen Oct 10-11.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.lemons5x.brownpapertickets.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 October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 11:00am - 4:30pm Harvest Tea 
    Enjoy delicious sandwiches, soup, sweet cream scones, tea and more at Harvest Tea events taking place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in Sedro-Woolley at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Rd. Fees are $35.
    Willowbrook Manor :: http://www.teaandtour.com
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm Community Write-In on Peace and Justice 
    Adults should come prepared to write at a World Peace Poets: Community Write-In on Peace and Justice from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Writers will create a poem, short essay or artwork for their own use. A notebook with a few poems and writings on peace and justice for people to read and use as stimulus for their own writing will be provided, and writers will also be able to post up to 20 words on the topic of peace and/or justice as part of a spontaneous collaborative poem. The free event takes place again Oct. 11, 18 and 25.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.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.
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sippin' on Cider Festival 
    Attend "Sippin' on Cider," a Bellingham Cider Festival, from 5pm-10pm at Lost Giants Cider Co., 1200 Meador Ave. The event will feature liquid fare from Lost Giants, Tieton Cider Works, Herb's Cider, Schwilling Cider, and more, as well as food trucks, live music, field games, photo booths, outdoor living rooms, and more. Entry is $25-$30; fees raised will support Shifting Gears' recreation programs that empower womxn through the outdoors.
    Lost Giants Cider Co. :: http://www.bigtickets.com
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Community to Community celebrates 15 years 
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Aslan Brewing Co., Bayou on Bay, the Bellingham Yoga Collective, Brazen Shop + Studio, Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery, Kay Cake Designs, Limelight Cinema, Make.Shift Art Space, Max Higbee Center, Old School Tattoo, Pepper Sisters, Phoebe Bird, Plum Hair Studio, Quicksilver Photo Lab, Redlight, the Reverie, Saltadena Bakery, Sharon Kingston Studio, Topaz Salon, Uisce Irish Pub, Wandering Oaks Gallery, and Western City Center will be among those participating in the monthly Art Walk from 6pm-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Find a full roster at participating venues, and online.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Fresh Hop Fridays with the Pilchuck Boyz 
    The Pilchuck Boyz will kick off a "Fresh Hop Fridays" concert series from 6pm-10pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Rd. The event pairs live local music with fresh hop guest taps from friends in the industry. Entry to the all-ages events taking place through October are free.
    Farmstrong Brewing Co. :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Camptoberfest 
    Beer, cider, brats, music, gift baskets, door prizes and more will be part of a "Camptoberfest" party from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Bow at Camp Kirby, 4734 Samish Point Rd. Entry to the 21-and-over event is a suggested donation of $20. If you don't want the fun to stop, register for an overnight stay.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Quest for Tears 
    Local author Sean Dwyer reads from A Quest for Tears at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The memoir focuses on what happened after a car accident left Dwyer unable to read, write coherent sentences, or even cry. The book is designed to help Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and their caregivers understand how to cope with healing and change.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Sanford-Hill Piano Series 
    Award-winning pianist Benjamin Hochman will kick off the annual Sanford-Hill Piano Series at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $18-$36.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Los Lobos 
    An acoustic set will be followed by an electric set when Los Lobos shares five decades of music starting at 8pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the masters of American music are $39-$69 (the show is sold out, but you may be able to get on a waiting list).
    Lincoln Theatre :: fo: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Squawktober 
    Western Washington University's resident improv troupe, the Dead Parrots Society, presents the first of its monthlong "Squawktober" performances at 8pm at the school's Old Main Theater. The shows will range from silly to spooky and back again. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Additional shows happen Oct. 11, 18, 19, 25 and 26.
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  • All Day Wishes and Dreams Call for Art 
    Students in grades 6-13 and college freshmen can submit a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme "Wishes and Dreams" through Nov. 20 to Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. This theme is meant to inspire students to envision a future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. An exhibition of the chosen works will open Dec. 7 at Gallery Syre, and run through February 27.
    Gallery Syre :: gallerysyre@gmail.com
  • 10:00am Boating Center Fall Hours 
    Bellingham’s Community Boating Center will be open 10am until sunset weekends only through October 13 at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. The Boating Center will be closed for the season beginning October 14. Stay tuned for fall and winter indoor classes.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Multiple restaurants, concert halls, stores, bars and community spaces will host Bellingham Irish Festival concerts and workshops Friday through Sunday within a central six-block area in the downtown core. (Check out the details accompanying each happening for specific addresses.) Each event has a separate charge (or no charge), so you can pick and choose which you want to spend your money on. Workshops and concerts will be $15 or less.
  • 10:00am 25th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
    Meet the region's finest artists in their own creative spaces at the 25th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at more than 40 venues throughout Whatcom County. Attendees of the self-guided tour can expect to view an eclectic mix of finished art and works-in-progress in a relaxed atmosphere, with a chance to talk with artists. Entry is free; tickets are $30 to register for an expanded Brew Bus Tour--which travels from studio to studio during morning and afternoon sessions. The tour repeats Oct. 12-13.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • All Day Tuesdays with Morrie and On Approval 
    Learn more about a weekly pilgrimage that leads to a class in the meaning of life at showings of Tuesdays with Morrie at 7:30pm Thursday and 2pm Saturday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. View On Approval, a comedy of manners involving a widow and a man who's been in love with her for years, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-$14.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day My Fair Lady 
    Sam Guzik directs the beloved musical My Fair Lady, which continues this weekend with 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. In Lerner and Loewe's classic tale, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Cockney working-class girl Eliza Doolittle form an unlikely bond. Tickets are $20; additional performances take place weekends through Oct. 26.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms 
    Farm tours, educational exhibits, harvest markets, activities for kids, corn and hay mazes, animal exhibits, scenic tours, garden demos, pumpkin patches, scenic tours, free samples and more will be part of the 21st annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms taking place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at a variety of locales in Bow, Concrete, Mount Vernon, Rockport, and Sedro-Woolley. Attendees at the free, self-guided tour can also get hands-on experiences learning what it takes to run a farm—from growing crops to feeding animals. Entry to the self-guided tour is free.
    Bow, Concrete, Mount Vernon, Rockport, and Sedro-Woolley :: http://www.festivaloffamilyfarms.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.
  • 10:00am Fall Fruit Festival 
    Tastings of more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables will be part of the 30th annual Fall Fruit Festival taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Live music, cooking demos and samples, Pizza'zza and Mallard Ice Cream fare, sales of pumpkins, expert advice from plant nerds, squash, cider and more, and nursery specials will be part of the two-day festival. Entry is $15 per carload. Funds raised during the festival will go to support the center's farmer internship program and community education workshops.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 9:00am Model Train Show 
    The 35th annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show will be held from 9am-5pm on Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The show features more than 50,000 square feet of running model train layouts, exhibits and vendors. Entry is $5-$7 ($22 for families up to six people).
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndentrainshow.com
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Thurs., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. ). Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror--think unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes--at "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Friday in historic Fairhaven, and 6:30pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham. Entry to the PG-13 events is $20. Tours continue in the two districts through Oct. 31.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:00pm Bier on the Pier 
    Attend the 10th annual Anacortes Bier on the Pier from 5pm-9pm Friday, and 12pm-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Transit Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. More than 40 breweries, cideries and food trucks will be available, and live music will be part of the fun. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $25-$35 ($50 for both days, $7 for designated drivers) and include six tasting tickets. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
    Anacortes Transit Event Center :: http://www.anacortes.org
  • 6:00pm 98221 Studio Tour Preview 
    The Anacortes Arts Commission will host a Preview Show for the upcoming 98221 Studio Tour from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Many of the more than 40 artists that will be on the studio tour Oct. 19-20 will provide a sampling of their art during the exhibit. Expect a wide variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paintings, many styles of jewelry, textiles and fiber arts, ceramics, stone sculpture, photography, metal arts, printmaking, assemblage art and more.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Salmon Fest Ride 
    Join Whatcom Backcountry Horsemen for its annual Salmon Fest Ride from 9am-2pm starting in Sumas at Heady Trails. After an autumn ride, settle in for a delicious salmon lunch between 12:30pm-2pm. Fees for the fundraiser are $10-$15.
    Heady Trails :: ww.whatcom-bch.com
  • 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 - 1:00pm Run Like a Girl 
    Sign up for the annual "Run Like a Girl" half-marathon and 10K starting at 9am at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. The noncompetitive event is for those (male or female) who want to get out and have some fun; go as far as you feel comfortable and go as slow as fast as you'd like. Entry is $60-$80. All proceeds will donated to Girls on the Run, a program designed to increase physical activity and emotional health by providing girls with the tools to make healthy decisions and form healthy self-images.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm My Old Man and the Mountain 
    My Old Man and the Mountain author Leif Whittaker presents a multimedia presentation with more than 80 stunning photographs and several film clips from modern and historic expeditions to Mt. Everest at 10:30am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. He combines stories from his own adventures in the Himalaya and his father's legendary climb in 1963 to illustrate an inspiring and humorous talk about family, teamwork, risk, and perseverance. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Green Burial 
    Brian Flowers, Managing Funeral Director with Moles Farewell Tributes, and the founder of the Meadow Natural Burial Ground in Ferndale, discusses "Green Burial: Emerging Natural Alternatives" from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Flowers' discussions and engaging presentation style draw on more than a decade of experience in death care and more than 20 years as a professional storyteller.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Watercolor Painting Class 
    Learn several techniques at a "Watercolor Painting" class with instructor N. Naoj from 11am-1pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Fees are $5; please register in advance.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Eve Deisher, Portland Artists Opening 
    Attend an opening reception for the retrospective exhibit "Eve Deisher: Indicator" and "Portland Artists from the Permanent Collection" from 2pm-5pm in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Both exhibits will be on display through Jan. 11.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Traditional Jazz 
    The Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2pm-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6 students, $10 members, $12 general.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Salish Sea Celebration 
    Attend "20 Years of Salish Sea Protection: North Sound Baykeeper" starting at 3pm with a beach cleanup at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. At 5pm, there will be a social hour and remarks from Waterkeeper Alliance and more at Chuckanut Brewery, 601 W. Holly St. RE Sources’ North Sound Baykeeper has been a driving force for change since 1999-- stopping projects that pollute our waters and endanger our communities, cleaning up beaches, training volunteer citizen scientists, conducting on-the-water pollution patrols, and keeping a close watch over the Salish Sea's health. Raise a glass to past and present Baykeepers and celebrate two decades of community successes. Please RSVP.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Juliana Heyne Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for Juliana Heyne's "High Prairie" from 4pm-6pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Heyne exhibits her recent series of work based on a spring road trip through the prairie lands of the midwest. Sketching and photographing along the way, she then produced a series of larger oils, monotypes, and pastels.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Art Auction 
    View and bid on more than 95 paintings, glass pieces and sculptures as part of a 10th annual Art Auction starting at 4pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery, 2345 Blanche Way. Tickets will be $25 at the door and include food and wine. Come earlier to walk the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Joules Martin, Brian O'Neill Opening 
    See new paintings by Julia "Joules" Martin and ceramic works by Brian O'Neill at an opening reception from 5pm-7pm in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. Show up at 3:30pm for an Artist Talk. The exhibit shows through Oct. 27.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Concrete Ghost Walk 
    Purchase tickets in advance for the "Concrete Ghost Walk," which kicks off tonight at 6pm at the historic (and haunted) Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Learn about the characters and events that have shaped the spirited community, hear from local residents (living and otherwise) and enjoy a tour along the haunts of Main Street. The event takes place every Saturday in October. Entry is $15.
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Observe the Moon Night 
    As part of International Observe the Moon Night, join the Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers for moon viewing from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Dr. Members will have telescopes on hand for use at the free event, and all ages are welcome. P.S. The gathering is weather-dependent.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fiction and Dance 
    Author, speaker and dance teacher Mary Lou Sanelli reads from her new book of fiction, The Starstruck Dance Studio of Yucca Springs, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In addition to hearing more about a story that explores the wide range of human emotion as if from behind the intimate curtain of a dance studio, the event will also feature dancers from the Northwest Ballet Theater.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Speakeasy 26 
    All are welcome at a "Speakeasy 26: Reading Bertolino" event at 7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The free event will feature readings of poems by local writer Jame Bertolino--a scribe who has been published internationally in hundreds of magazines, scores of anthologies and dozens of books over the past 50-plus years.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fred Morrison 
    One of the world's most skilled and celebrated bagpipers, Fred Morrison, returns to Mount Vernon for a 7pm concert at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Morrison’s mastery of the great Highland bagpipes, reelpipes, Uilleann pipes, and low whistle is legendary, so purchase a seat ASAP. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jazz Forest 
    Hear an eclectic mix of new compositions and arrangements that have deep roots in tradition while exploring the best of today’s sounds when Jazz Forest and special guest Doug Webb perform at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Folk Dance Party 
    Fourth Corner Folk Dancers will host its First Saturday Dance Party from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Suggested donation is $15.
    Squalicum Yacht Club :: (360) 920-5952
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a combination of Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The night will begin with an intro lesson, followed by an evening of dancing. Entry to the all-ages event is $5.
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