Week of November 3, 2019

Sunday, November 3 11 events
  • 4:00pm Spirit Club 
    Drop by a Halloween Pop-Up Bar, Spirit Club, through Saturday at Swim Club Cocktail Bar, 1147 11th St. Through Nov. 2, the bar will feature drink specials like Maggie's Ghost, and a dinner menu inspired by various horror films including The Silence of the Lambs. Get ready to drink your cocktails out of skulls and Halloween-themed glassware, as this is a fully immersive experience.
    Swim Club Cocktail Bar :: http://www.swimclubbar.com
  • 12:00pm Twisted Pairings 
    Join the wineries of the North Sound Wine Trail for a "Twisted Pairings" event from 12pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday at Carpenter Creek, Dusty Cellars, Eagle Haven Winery, Edward Lynne Cellars, Skagit Cellars, and Skagit Crest Vineyard and Winery. The event will challenge the boundaries of traditional pairings using light bites, other wines, recipe suggestions and even your senses. Pick up your passport at any of the participating wineries; get them stamped and be entered into a grand prize drawing. Tasting fees may apply.
  • 7:30pm Pacific Northwest Opera's Mefistofele 
    The Pacific Northwest Opera presents performances of Mefistofele at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The opera is Arrigo Boito’s take on Goethe’s tale of Faust, the aging scholar who bargains his soul to the Devil to regain youth and passion, and will be sun in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets are $25-$75. Additional performances take place Nov. 8 and 10.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm The Witches 
    Blaine Community Theater presents showings of Roald Dahl's classic tale The Witches at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Black Box Theater at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. The dark fantasy tale follows a boy who has come to be in the charge of his grandmother following the tragic death of his parents. She, aware that "horrible things can be exciting," tells him all about real witches who pass as ordinary women seeking to squelch all the children of the world. Tickets are $13-$15.
  • 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
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Ruthie and Morten 
    Hear roots music by Copenhagen guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup and Seattle fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld at a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rt. The performance will feature original music and traditional tunes, drawing inspiration from folk traditions of America, Scandinavia, and beyond. Suggested donation is $18.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm EastWest Quintet 
    New York City-based saxophonist Nick Biello and trumpeter Charlie Porter perform as the EastWest Winds Quintet from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. They'll be playing jazz with Julian MacDonough, Tony Foste
    Blaine Performing Arts Center :: http://www.blaineharbormusicfestival.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jack Straw Writers Group Reading 
    Dianne Aprile, Christianne Balk, Leanne Dunic, Sylvia Byrne Pollack, Rena Priest, and Suzanne Warren will be among the authors sharing their work from the 2019 Jack Straw Writers Anthology at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each year, 12 writers are selected by a curator out of dozens of applicants.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Stories for a Dark Night 
    Students in grades 4-7 are invited to "Stories for a Dark Night" from 4pm-6pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Attendees at the free event will gather around the fire for some scary stories.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Showcase of Student Works 
    Honor the hard work and dedication of burgeoning artists at an opening reception for a "Showcase of Student Works" from 5pm-7pm at Cooper Lanza Gallery and School of Fine Art, 1415 13th St. All are welcome.
    Cooper Lanza Gallery and School of Fine Art :: http://www.cooperlanzagallery.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm House Concert with Joe Jencks and Wes Weddell 
    Attend a House Concert with Joe Jencks and Wes Weddell from 7:30pm-9pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Suggested donation is $5-$10 at the door to hear the two accomplished singer/songwriters with deep Northwest roots.
    Chuckanut Center :: (360) 383-7502
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Monday, November 4 4 events
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Go Solar 
    Join Habitat for Humanity & Ecotech Solar for a free "Go Solar" workshop to learn how solar can work in your home, and how you can help the Telegraph Townhomes Community go solar, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Please register in advance.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Go Solar 
    Join Habitat for Humanity & Ecotech Solar for a free "Go Solar" workshop to learn how solar can work in your home, and how you can help the Telegraph Townhomes Community go solar, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. Please register in advance.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 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, November 5 5 events
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Off the Shelf Book Club 
    Lizz Roberts leads an Off the Shelf Book Club discussion focused on Leif Whittaker's My Old Man and the Mountain from 1pm-2pm in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. All are welcome. The event is presented as part of "Read & Share," Whatcom County Library System’s countywide book group.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org/readandshare
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Meet the Artist 
    Take part in casual discussions with the artist Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman about his installation, "Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee," from 4pm-5:30pm at the Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dog Day Afternoons 
    Choose a half-hour to cuddle up with a good book and read to a canine friend from the Whatcom Humane Society at "Dog Day Afternoons" taking place from 4pm-6pm Tuesdays through Nov. 19 at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All dogs have completed basic obedience and/or participated in WHS education programs. Please register in advance.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 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, November 6 6 events
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Bellingham Music Club Concert 
    Hear tunes and rhythms from Cuba to Germany when the Bellingham Music Club presents a free concert with Trinsic Brass at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas St.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: ww.bellinghammusicclub.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Books and Tea 
    Join an "Afternoon Books and Tea" meeting from 2pm-3:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Contact the library for guest speaker details.
    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 Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Attendees can also hear about upcoming sustainably-oriented events and opportunities while trying out delicious local brews. Please RSVP.
    Aslan Depot :: 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Meeting 
    Learn more about Brian Minter's "Rooted Together" initiative at a Birchwood Garden Club meeting taking place from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The initiative promotes a stronger connection and better understanding of nature. It is also meant to encourage people to seek the peace and tranquility of nature and gardens in order to balance the stresses of work and technology.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.or
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Ryan Keberle's Catharsis Trio 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents a concert with Ryan Keberle's Catharsis Trio at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Elements of chamber music, South American folk, indie rock, and jazz will form a unique and intimate sound of “indie jazz." Entry is $5-$15 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, November 7 17 events
  • 7:30pm The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together and Table Manners at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect. Made up of three interlocking full-length plays following six characters from Saturday night through Monday morning--including Round the Garden--they are ingeniously written to be enjoyed individually or as a trilogy, and can be seen in any order. Directed by WWU's Evan Mueller, the plays will be performed on a rotating schedule through November, and can also be seen all together on two marathon performance days (Nov. 23 and 30). Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Anne of Green Gables 
    The talented thespians of Lynden High School's performing arts program present showings of Anne of Green Gables at 7pm Thursday, 3pm and 7pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Judson Auditorium :: (360) 354-4401
  • 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 :: allerysyre@gmail.com
  • 7:30pm Rabbit Hole 
    Western Washington University's Student Theatre Productions presents showings of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at WWU's Old Main Theater. Tickets are $7-$9 to see the heartbreaking drama focusing on a family attempting to heal after a tragedy.
    Old Main Theater :: ww.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm Whatcom County Library System 75th anniversary celebrations 
    On Nov. 7, 1944, the citizens of Whatcom County said yes to the power of stories by voting to form what is today the Whatcom County Library System. To celebrate, attend WCLS 75th anniversary celebrations throughout the day at most Whatcom County Libraries--including the Blaine, Deming, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Lummi Island, North Fork, Point Roberts, and Sudden Valley libraries. Library history displays, potlucks, live entertainment, 1940s-themed activities, storytelling, scavenger hunts, interactive art, town discussions and more will be part of the free fun.
    Whatcom County libraries :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Tell Edith Goodbye 
    Michael Grimm, author of Tell Edith Goodbye: A True Crime Story of Depravity and Obsession During the Great Depression, will give a talk and sign copies of his book from 11am-2pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the museum.
    Skagit County Historical Museum :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Veterans Stories 
    A panel of veterans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War, and the Iraq War will share their stories and experiences at an event taking place from 2pm-4pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. There will be time for questions. The free event is open to all ages.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity 
    As part of the Western Library Reading Series, Dr. Joy Wiggins, co-author of From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity, will share ideas from the book at 4pm in the Reading Room at Wilson Library. During this talk, Wiggins will examine the intersections of power and privilege, looking at feminist history for milestones as well as missteps, and plotting a course for true inclusion. Entry is free and open to all.
    Wilson Library :: http://www.library.wwu.edu
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Perspectives 
    As part of a Perspectives Series--which is designed to bring together a diversity of local scholars to enhance and activate the exhibition space--Yiddish instructor and Judaica Project archivist David Schlitt will lead an informal tour at 4:30pm at WWU's Western Gallery of "There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather" by Sebastian Mendes, and "Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee" by Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm David Syre New Works Reception 
    View a selection of David Syre's latest paintings and drawings at a "New Works" reception from 5pm-7pm at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. Exploring primarily personal experiences and the emotional responses to them, Syre centers his abstract representations around landscapes, dreams, people and creative visions.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm New Zealand and Australia Eco-adventure 
    Join Jasmine Goodnow, Assistant Professor of Recreation/Ecotourism at Western Washington University, for a "New Zealand and Australia Eco-adventure" Travelogue from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Through stories and images, she'll reminisce about her adventures to the beautiful, natural and scenic spots of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 Reel Rock Film Tour 
    The 14th annual Reel Rock Film Tour makes a stop in Bellingham to screen the best climbing and adventure films of the year at 7pm at Western Washington University's Arntzen Hall. Entry is $6. Come watch the films, meet other members of the local climbing community and get excited about your next outdoor adventure.
    Arntzen Hall :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Swing Connection Big Band 
    Enjoy an evening of big band music while exploring local history when the Swing Connection performs at a 75th anniversary celebration from 7pm-9pm at the Sumas Public Library, 451 W. Second St. Entry is free; donations will be accepted.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Night Beat 
    Bellingham Music Club's monthly "Night Beat" concert will feature a "totally tubular" performance by Trinsic Brass at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Gustavo Camacho (horn), Greg Cox (trombone), and Carla Rutschman (tuba), will get your toes tapping with tunes and rhythms from Cuba to Germany. Tickets are $15-$20 (WWU students free with ID).
    First Congregational Church :: http://www.bellinghammusicclub.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 Standup Comedy set. Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Breaking Bread 
    "Opposites Attract " will be the theme of a bimonthly Breaking Bread series at 7:30pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Julia Lafortune hosts, and as many as eight storytellers will share a personal story relating to the theme. Bread will be provided by Avenue Bread, and drinks will be available for purchase from the lobby bar. Entry is $5-$10.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
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Friday, November 8 16 events
  • 5:00pm Art's Alive! 
    The kickoff for the 35th annual "Art's Alive!" celebration takes place with a reception for the Invitational Exhibition and Open Show from 5pm-8pm Friday at the town's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. From 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday, and 10am-4pm Monday, the exhibits will be open and there will be demonstrations at Maple Hall and at various venues throughout La Conner, live music, merchant art exhibits and much more. Entry is free.
  • All Day The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together and Table Manners at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect. Made up of three interlocking full-length plays following six characters from Saturday night through Monday morning--including Round the Garden--they are ingeniously written to be enjoyed individually or as a trilogy, and can be seen in any order. Directed by WWU's Evan Mueller, the plays will be performed on a rotating schedule through November, and can also be seen all together on two marathon performance days (Nov. 23 and 30). Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Pacific Northwest Opera's Mefistofele 
    The Pacific Northwest Opera present performances of Mefistofele at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The opera is Arrigo Boito’s take on Goethe’s tale of Faust, the aging scholar who bargains his soul to the Devil to regain youth and passion, and will be sun in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets are $25-$75.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day Anne of Green Gables 
    The talented thespians of Lynden High School's performing arts program present showings of Anne of Green Gables at 7pm Thursday, 3pm and 7pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Judson Auditorium :: (360) 354-4401
  • 7:30pm Pray the Gay Away 
    The world premiere of Conrad Askland's new play, Pray the Gay Away, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The "serious musical comedy" takes place in 1980s Minnetonka, Minnesota, and shows the collision course of two boys being subjected to the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod that says "homosexual behavior is intrinsically sinful," a Youth Pride LGBTQ support group fighting for human rights, and the local community caught in the middle. Tickets are $13-$24; additional performances happen through Nov. 24.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 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 :: allerysyre@gmail.com
  • 7:30pm Butterflies and Trios 
    Check out the improvised long form known at "The Butterfly Effect" at 7:30pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, showings of "Tip Top Trios" can be seen. Both formats show weekends through November. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00pm Blush Punch with Bellingham Repertory Dance 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its fall performance, "Blush Punch," at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The professional dance company will feature contemporary works by six recognized choreographers from across the country. Tickets are $15-$28; additional performances happen Nov. 15 and 16.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 12:00pm Style and Inspiration 
    Enjoy an afternoon of fashion, a delicious lunch, and inspiration for living life to the fullest when Anacortes-based designer and fiber artist Anita Luvera Mayer leads "Celebrating Women: An Afternoon of Style and Inspiration" from 12pm-3pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Participants will be inspired to inject new style into their wardrobes. Following lunch, Mayer will present a selection of her handmade garments during a narrated fashion show. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the styles during a trunk show co-hosted by Lori Maul of Fidalgo Artisan Yarn and Clothing. Fees are $85. From 10am-4pm Saturday, sign up for an interactive workshop with Mayer, "How to Dress for Your Shape: Clothing for Real Women." Tickets are $45 ($120 for both events).
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 10:00am Cedar Grove Christmas Bazaar 
    Handmade art, Christmas decor, items for men, women and children, everyday items, jewelry, photos, crafts and more can be found at a Cedar Grove Christmas Bazaar from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Grove Clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way.
    Cedar Grove Clubhouse :: (360) 733-7626
  • 11:00am Library Remodel Info Session 
    Come learn about plans for an interior remodel of the main floor of the Bellingham Public Library at information sessions taking place from 11am-12pm Friday, and 10am-11am Saturday at the SkillShare Space at 210 Central Ave. Changes will include providing additional public spaces and a more open concept, incorporating new, more efficient book-handling technologies, and adding public restrooms. Information sessions will include an overview of the designs and a tour of the public areas that they plan to update.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 7:30pm Rabbit Hole 
    Western Washington University's Student Theatre Productions presents showings of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at WWU's Old Main Theater. Tickets are $7-$9 to see the heartbreaking drama focusing on a family attempting to heal after a tragedy.
    Old Main Theater :: ww.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 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 November at Cornwall Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Holiday Wine Walk 
    Downtown Bellingham Partnership hosts a Holiday Wine Walk from 5:30pm-9pm at 21 locations throughout the urban core. Tickets are $30-$50 and include 12 tasting tickets, a commemorative cup, an event guide and a tote bag containing special offerings. (If you find a bottle you love, head to Vinostrology to purchase bottles to take home.) Advance purchase is recommended.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Kids Night Out 
    Students in grades K-5 can explore a variety of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Math) at Kids Night Out @ Western from 6pm-9pm on the Western Washington University campus. Hands-on activities, engaging lessons and group activity time will be part of the learning experience. Fees are $50. An additional session happens Dec. 13.
    Western Washington University :: youth@wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kangaroo House 
    Larry Crawford reads from his new book of fiction, Kangaroo House, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is set in the 1920s in a close-knit community in the San Juan Islands, where a fatherless youth seeks to explore the fringe beyond his sparse upbringing.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Saturday, November 9 37 events
  • All Day Art's Alive! 
    The kickoff for the 35th annual "Art's Alive!" celebration takes place with a reception for the Invitational Exhibition and Open Show from 5pm-8pm Friday at the town's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. From 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday, and 10am-4pm Monday, the exhibits will be open and there will be demonstrations at Maple Hall and at various venues throughout La Conner, live music, merchant art exhibits and much more. Entry is free.
  • All Day The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together and Table Manners at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect. Made up of three interlocking full-length plays following six characters from Saturday night through Monday morning--including Round the Garden--they are ingeniously written to be enjoyed individually or as a trilogy, and can be seen in any order. Directed by WWU's Evan Mueller, the plays will be performed on a rotating schedule through November, and can also be seen all together on two marathon performance days (Nov. 23 and 30). Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Pacific Northwest Opera's Mefistofele 
    The Pacific Northwest Opera present performances of Mefistofele at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The opera is Arrigo Boito’s take on Goethe’s tale of Faust, the aging scholar who bargains his soul to the Devil to regain youth and passion, and will be sun in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets are $25-$75.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm Bayshore Symphony 
    Works by Brahms, George Butterworth, Francesco Geminiani, Aaron Copland, and Mussorgsky will be on the lineup at Bayshore Symphony concerts at 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.), and 3pm Sunday in Bellingham at Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St. Suggested donation at the door is $15 (free for kids 12 and under).
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church :: http://www.bayshoresymphony.com
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    Approximately 15 artists and craftspeople will show their work at 11 locations during the Lummi Island Artists' Holiday Studio Tour from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Paintings, drawings, prints, notecard, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass, woodwork, stonework and more can be perused and purchased. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; ferry prices are round-trip. Pick up a flyer at the Islander Store or at any of the participating locales.
  • All Day Anne of Green Gables 
    The talented thespians of Lynden High School's performing arts program present showings of Anne of Green Gables at 7pm Thursday, 3pm and 7pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Judson Auditorium :: (360) 354-4401
  • All Day Pray the Gay Away 
    The world premiere of Conrad Askland's new play, Pray the Gay Away, opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The "serious musical comedy" takes place in 1980s Minnetonka, Minnesota, and shows the collision course of two boys being subjected to the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod that says "homosexual behavior is intrinsically sinful," a Youth Pride LGBTQ support group fighting for human rights, and the local community caught in the middle. Tickets are $13-$24; additional performances happen through Nov. 24.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 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 :: allerysyre@gmail.com
  • 7:30pm Butterflies and Trios 
    Check out the improvised long form known at "The Butterfly Effect" at 7:30pm performances Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, showings of "Tip Top Trios" can be seen. Both formats show weekends through November. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00pm Blush Punch with Bellingham Repertory Dance 
    Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its fall performance, "Blush Punch," at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The professional dance company will feature contemporary works by six recognized choreographers from across the country. Tickets are $15-$28; additional performances happen Nov. 15 and 16.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 10:00am Cedar Grove Christmas Bazaar 
    Handmade art, Christmas decor, items for men, women and children, everyday items, jewelry, photos, crafts and more can be found at a Cedar Grove Christmas Bazaar from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Grove Clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way.
    Cedar Grove Clubhouse :: (360) 733-7626
  • 12:00pm Style and Inspiration 
    Enjoy an afternoon of fashion, a delicious lunch, and inspiration for living life to the fullest when Anacortes-based designer and fiber artist Anita Luvera Mayer leads "Celebrating Women: An Afternoon of Style and Inspiration" from 12pm-3pm Friday at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Participants will be inspired to inject new style into their wardrobes. Following lunch, Mayer will present a selection of her handmade garments during a narrated fashion show. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the styles during a trunk show co-hosted by Lori Maul of Fidalgo Artisan Yarn and Clothing. Fees are $85. From 10am-4pm Saturday, sign up for an interactive workshop with Mayer, "How to Dress for Your Shape: Clothing for Real Women." Tickets are $45 ($120 for both events).
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Library Remodel Info Session 
    Come learn about plans for an interior remodel of the main floor of the Bellingham Public Library at information sessions taking place from 11am-12pm Friday, and 10am-11am Saturday at the SkillShare Space at 210 Central Ave. Changes will include providing additional public spaces and a more open concept, incorporating new, more efficient book-handling technologies, and adding public restrooms. Information sessions will include an overview of the designs and a tour of the public areas that they plan to update.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Kids Garage Sale 
    Books, toys, bikes, games, kids clothing, puzzles, dolls and much more can be found at a Kids Giant Garage Sale happening from 9am-12pm at Burlington Parks and Rec, 900 E. Fairhaven Ave. Local kids have cleaned out their rooms, closets, and garages to sell their "kid" stuff. Bring cash, shopping bags and lots of energy.
    Burlington Parks and Rec :: http://www.burlington-chamber.com
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Work Party, Salmon Sighting 
    Join NSEA to restore stream-side habitat on private property with the Roybal family at a Work Party taking place from 9am-12pm at along Squalicum Creek. Parking and a shuttle to the site will be available an NSEA's campus at 3057 E. Bakerview Rd. From 12pm-3pm, celebrate the return of Pacific salmon by joining NSEA naturalists along local streams near Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Dr. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Fall Faire 
    Peruse wares from artisans and crafters and suss out the baked goods at a Community Fall Faire happening from 10am-3pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Rd. Raffles, free coffee and cider will also be part of the family-friendly affair.
    Faith Lutheran Church :: ww.faithbellingham.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Fowl Fun Run 
    Choose from a 5K or a 10K at Skagit Runners' 41st annual "Fowl Fun Run" starting at 10am at Mount Vernon Christian School, 820 W. Blackburn Rd. Entry is $15-$30 (free for youth ages 12 and under, and adults 70 and older). Pumpkin pie, brownies, refreshments, awards and lots of random prizes will be available after the race in a warm gymnasium.
    Mount Vernon Christian School :: http://www.fowlfunrun.com
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm Cherry Point Science Forum 
    "Climate Challenges in the Salish Sea" will be the focus of a Cherry Point Science Forum from 10am-2:30pm at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindberg Ave. Communicating about climate change causes and effect, Puget Sound kelp in a changing climate, and forage fish and their role in the southern Salish Sea will be among the topics discussed. Entry is free. Bring a sack lunch, or pay $5 for a pizza lunch.
    Bellingham Technical College :: ww.re-sources.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    Discuss Kate Moore's The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women at a Sumas Book Club meeting taking place from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. The group meeting on the second Saturday of every month.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:30am - 4:30pm Creative Mark Making 
    Learn how to develop a visual vocabulary by exploring how marks convey information and how to "read" marks at a "Make Your Mark: Creative Mark Making" workshop from 10:30am-4:30pm in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First St. Fees are $45.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Lynden Book Club 
    Discuss Varina by Charles Frazier at an Award Winning Book Club gathering from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Refreshments will be provided. Come for a lively discussion--even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: 360) 354-4883
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Veterans Day Parade 
    Attend the 24th annual Veterans Day Parade at 11am in downtown Burlington. The route will start on E. Fairhaven Avenue from its intersection with Walnut Street to Skagit Street. Additionally, a pancake breakfast will take place from 8am-10am at the American Legion Hall, and there will be a military display, cookies and coffee starting at 10am at the Burlington Visitory Center.
    Downtown Burlington :: http://www.burlington-chamber.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Ciderfest 
    Hard cider tastings from cideries across the state, a home brewing competition, community carboy refills, delicious food and live music from the Prozac Mountain Boys will be part of the eighth annual Ciderfest taking place from 12pm-5pm at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. Tickets are $25 and get you 10 tastings and a take-home sipping glass.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm Patsy Cline Tribute Concert 
    Marcia Kester presents a Patsy Cline Multi-Media Tribute Concert at 2pm and 7pm in Sedro-Woolley at Magnolia Hall, 214 Ferry St. The show will take you on a journey and touch you with beautiful vocals, delightful audience interactions and moving snippets of story and facts about the life of the inspiring performer. Tickets are $15-$20.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Sudden Valley Jazz Series 
    Ron Jones' Jazz Forest performs as part of the Sudden Valley Jazz Series from 3pm-5pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Jones is a Los Angeles jazz arranger who has worked extensively in television and movies and has recently moved to Stanwood and set up a recording studio. He'll be joined by his 12-piece orchestra. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Sudden Valley Dance Barn :: http://www.fswl.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Veteran Exhibit Reception 
    Attend a reception for a "Veteran" group show exhibit from 3pm-5pm at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St. The paintings on display were all inspired by the word "veteran," contain the color red, and have both personal and universal components. Military veterans and the general public are invited to the show, and refreshments will be provided.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Legacy, Keeper of the Lost Cities 
    Bestselling author Shannon Messenger reads from her middle-school work of fiction, Legacy--the eighth installment in her Keeper of the Lost Cities series--at 4pm at the new theater at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The book follows Sophie, a girl who discovers she’s from another world that exists side by side with ours--and one that has given her amazing abilities. Tickets are $25 and include a copy of the tome.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Coming Back Home 
    Join Reconnect Earth for an event celebrating and supporting the next generation of environmental leaders at "Coming Back Home: Stories That Re-imagine Environmentalism" from 6pm-8pm at Bruna Press and Archives, 221 Prospect St. Suggested donation to attend the fundraiser $15-$40 at the door.
    Bruna Press and Archives :: ww.reconnectearth.org/fundraiser
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Poetry Cafe 
    Join your neighbors for a delightful autumn evening of conversation and entertainment with poets, musicians and storytellers at the Deming Library's annual "Poetry Cafe" starting with a dessert potluck at 6:30pm and performances at 7pm at Van Zandt Hall, 4106 State Route 9. Entry is free.
    Van Zandt Hall :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance with the Alphabeats 
    The Alphabeats will provide live music and Judy Zeidel will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance taking place from 7pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hanneke Casse 
    Musician, teacher and composer Hanneke Cassel performs at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave. Her style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. Tickets are $20-$25.
    Littlefield Celtic Center :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Herbcrafter's Tarot 
    Latisha Guthrie and Joanna Powell Colbert share ideas from The Herbcrafter's Tarot at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book celebrates the handicrafts, tools and time-honored folk skills related to herbs, trees, flowers and other plants that share their gifts with us. This deck and book set explores the relationship between herbs and how people use them for medicine, creativity, ceremony, magic, and spiritual guidance.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Quists and Cowboys 
    Rob Quist and Halladay Quist, two of the West's premiere singer-songwriters and dynamic performers, share their country, bluegrass, folk, pop and blues and original songs at 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Also appearing will be the Tango Cowboys, a duo that delights audiences with vocal tangos and cowboy songs. Jan Peters will join on harmonica. Tickets are $20.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Warren Miller's Timeless 
    Kick off the impending snow season by attending Warren Miller Entertainment's 70th annual ski and snowboard film, Timeless, at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This year, travel from the mountains of British Columbia, across the steeps of the Colorado rockies, to the rooftop of the European alps and beyond. Tickets are $22.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Quists and Cowboys 
    Rob Quist and Halladay Quist, two of the West's premiere singer-songwriters and dynamic performers, share their country, bluegrass, folk, pop and blues and original songs at 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Also appearing will be the Tango Cowboys, a duo that delights audiences with vocal tangos and cowboy songs. Jan Peters will join on harmonica. Tickets are $20.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Winter with Warren 
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