Week of November 17, 2019

Sunday, November 17 11 events
  • 7:30pm The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden 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, 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
  • 10:00am Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show 
    Paintings, pottery, glass art, photography, jewelry, fine crafts, weaving, woodwork and much more will be available for perusal and purchase at the annual Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show from 10am-8pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Entry is free. The event continues from 10am-5pm Nov. 23-24.
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" excursions from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March. Prices vary; transportation and binoculars will be provided. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 7:30pm Pray the Gay Away 
    The world premiere of Conrad Askland's new play, Pray the Gay Away, continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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. 22-24.
    Lincoln Theatre :: ww.lincolntheatre.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Community Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 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
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Bellingham Symphony Orchestra 
    Borodin Meets Beethoven" will be the theme of a Bellingham Symphony Orchestra concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Acclaimed Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled will return to town to join the orchestra for Saint-Saëns' iconic "Cello Concerto," which he recently performed at the Kennedy Center. The program will also include Borodin's "Second Symphony" and Beethoven's famous "Egmont Overture." Tickets are $15-$49.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: ww.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Wayne Horvitz Trio 
    Composer, pianist and electronic musician Wayne Horvitz will be joined by longtime collaborators Eric Eagle (drums) and Geoff Harper (bass) for a 4pm concert at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The trio will perform selections for the Snowghost Sessions. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Take Daily as Needed 
    Bellingham-based author and WWU English professor Kathryn Trueblood reads from her new book, Take Daily as Needed: A Novel in Stories, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This is a novel that deals honestly and humorously with medicated American life. Join Trueblood after the reading for a discussion on the challenges of writing about health issues and healing in a culture that prizes novelty and speed. How do we get through dark times and trials? Do you worry you will depress your readers too much? Shock them by laughing? Let’s talk about it.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Take Daily as Needed 
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Cider University 
    "French Ciders with Joan Harkins" will be the focus of a "Cider University" event at 6pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Harkins, owner of Seattle's Beauchamp Imports, will be discussing ciders perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. She's a wealth of knowledge and stories that will be paired with four of her specialty ciders alongside cheese and crackers. Fees are $30.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.eventbrite.com
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Monday, November 18 5 events
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Anything Goes Arts and Crafts 
    Get crafty with a staff-curated project as you engage with community members in a low-pressure environment at a monthly "Anything Goes Arts and Crafts" meeting from 10:30am-11:30am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Today's focus will be on holiday and winter-themed paper crafts; all necessary materials and basic instruction will be provided. Entry is free.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Community Soup Kitchen 
    Volunteers and donations are welcome at a weekly Community Soup Kitchen, which happens from 6pm-7pm every Monday until March 30 at the Little Cheerful Cafe, 133 E. Holly St. The event provides meals to the homeless community in Whatcom County, and all are welcome.
    Little Cheerful Cafe :: (360) 738-8824
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Flea in Conversation with Jonathan Evison 
    Flea, the iconic bassist and cofounder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will discuss his memoir, Acid for the Children, with fellow author Jonathan Evison at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Considered by many to be the best bassist of all time, attendees get to hear his origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. Tickets to the (sold out) event are $35 (includes a copy of the book).
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.villagebooks.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 19 12 events
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking- and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30pm-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes-by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Avalanche Awareness 
    Northwest Avalanche Center will focus on "Avalanche Awareness" at a free presentation from 6pm-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access bulletins and weather reports, recognize basics signs of avalanche danger, and simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger. Please register in advance.
    REI :: (360) 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Author Panel 
    "Does a Word Count Count?" will be the focus of an Author Panel at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Local authors Nicola Pearson, Robert Slater, Becky Mandelbaum, and Carole Lexa Schafer will be discussing the merits of writing to a word count in celebration of November being National Novel Writing Month. Entry is free.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Wild Alaskan Shrimp 
    Chef Robert Fong will be joined by guest Alaskan shrimp fisherman Tom Traibush for a "Wild Alaskan Shrimp" course from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Traibush will be supplying tall tales and shrimp butter, while Fong serves salt and Sichuan pepper shrimp, shrimp cakes with coconut cream sauce, and seared butterflied garlic shrimp. As a bonus, learn the difference between shrimp and prawn. Fees are $59.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour with Rachel Lynn Solomon 
    Rachel Lynn Solomon will read from her Young Adult novel Our Year of Maybe as the featured author at the live taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Performance poet Kevin Murphy, an episode of "As the Ham Turns," groaner jokes and more will be part of the fun. Tickets are $5.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm WAKE Meeting 
    Join the Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts (WAKE) for a 7pm meeting at the NSEA office, 3057 E. Bakerview Rd. John Montgomery will lead a "San Juan River Kayak" presentation.
    NSEA office :: http://www.wakekayak.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mt. Baker Toppers 
    The men's a cappella group known as the Mt. Baker Toppers will be joined by all BHS Choirs for a combined concert at 7pm at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Tonight 
    Be a part of the live studio audience at Bellingham Tonight! from 7pm-9pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The second episode explores the history of Bellingham and who we are as a community. Guests include Brad Lockhart, the designer of the Bellingham Flag, and representatives from the Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Indian Tribe. After the taping, there will be an opportunity for an audience-driven Q&A. Entry is $25.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will lead a discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann at a "Books on Tap" event from 7pm-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    North Fork Brewery :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Rodney Crowell 
    Texas native Rodney Crowell will bring his American roots music to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The two-time Grammy Award winner has five Number One hits of his own and a legacy of songwriting excellence. Tickets are $29-$44.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Wednesday, November 20 8 events
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club Meeting 
    "The Speed of Deceit: Experts Tackle Misinformation in the Digital Age" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club luncheon and panel discussion from 11:30am-1:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Panelists include political science professors Michael Artime and Katya Drozdova and psychology professor Ira Hyman. Entry is $5-$18.
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Discuss Leif Whittaker's My Old Man and the Mountain from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. This event is presented as part of "Read & Share," Whatcom County Library System’s countywide book group.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org/readandshare
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Birch Bay Book Club 
    Bring a book to share and talk about books to discuss at upcoming meetings at Friends of Birch Bay Library Book Club from 4pm-5:30pm at the future home of the library at 7968 Birch Bay Dr.
    (360) 305-3600
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Map talk 
    Cartographer and geographer Stefan Freelan will discuss the process for the "Salish Sea" to be recognized as an official name, and the role that the map “The Salish Sea and Surrounding Basin,” played in that process, at 4pm in the Map Collection at Western Washington University Libraries. Entry is free.
    (360) 650-3272
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music―or simply listen in―at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Clave Gringa 
    The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a concert by Clave Gringa at 7pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Pianist, composer and educator Ann Reynolds leads this band of all-stars, which includes Daniel Barry (trumpet), Kelsey Mines (bass), and Ricardo Guity (percussion) playing original and classic Cuban jazz. Entry will be $5-$10 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Our Wild Calling 
    As part of the Nature of Writing series, journalist and author Richard Louv will share ideas from his book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives--And Save Theirs at 7pm at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. Tickets are $5.
    Whatcom Middle School :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Thursday, November 21 13 events
  • 7:30pm The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday; 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday; and 7:30pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Made up of three interlocking full-length plays following six characters from Saturday night through Monday morning, 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 performances--this Saturday and next Saturday. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Dracula's Daughters 
    View a comic travesty of a classic horror tale at performances of Dracula's Daughters: A Family Comedy at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre. Sean Walbeck directs the production. Tickets will be $3 at the door.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 7:00pm Tartuffe 
    Witness a wild re-telling of Moliere's legendary comedy, Tartuffe, when Constance Congdon's translation shows at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. In the play a con man, Tartuffe, tricks the family patriarch, Orgon, into giving him his fortune and free reign to reside over his family. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 5:00pm Home for the Holidays 
    Handmade items crafted in the Pacific Northwest by talented artisans, home decor, gourmet foods and more can be found at the 38th annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 5pm-8pm Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is free.
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm The Moral Triangle 
    Co-authors Katharina Galor and Dr. Sa'ed Atshan will speak about their book, The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians, at 4:30pm at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. Discussing this book project will offer the Western community new modes of investigating how migration, trauma, and contemporary state politics are inextricably linked. A reception follows at 6pm at the Western Gallery.
    Old Main Theater :: http://www.westerngallery.wwu.edu
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bellwether Premiere Wine Social 
    Taste Northwest-produced, limited-production wines and the finest bites from the restaurant at a Bellwether Premiere Wine Social taking place from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Hotel Bellwether's Lighthouse Grill, One Bellwether Way. Fees are $30; a special prix fixe dinner menu will also be available.
    Lighthouse Grill :: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Monthly Wine Tasting 
    Taste and learn, try wines you wouldn't normally drink and maybe discover something new at an "6 for $10" monthly wine tasting happening from 5:30pm-7pm at Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Featured wines will be offered at a case discount, and tickets for tastes will be entered into a raffle―earning you a chance to win a bonus gift.
    Old World Deli :: ww.oldworldbellingham.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm International Fly Fishing Film Festival 
    Avid anglers will want to show up for an International Fly Fishing Film Festival screening at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The lineup consists of short and feature-length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.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 - 10:00pm Bellingham Drag Awards 
    Wear semi-formal attire and help celebrate the local drag community at the Bellingham Drag Awards starting with a red carpet rollout at 7pm at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. The show starts at 9pm, and there will be appearances by Bertha Baby, Glamazon Prime, and Jack Goff.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Morocco Travelogue 
    Marie Eaton will share stories and pictures at a Travelogue focused on "Morocco: Melting Pot of Cultures" from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The presentation will explore the various “faces” of Morocco, including historical background, the role of Islam, crafts, food, and culture. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm In the End We Met Again 
    Come see a play about life, death, growing up and those who help us along the way at a one-night-only showing of In the End We Met Again at 7pm at Western Washington University's Old Main Theatre. Entry is free to the play that is student-written, student-directed, and student acted.
    Old Main Theater :: http://www.wwu.edu
  • 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 an "Improv Mashup." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, November 22 19 events
  • 10:00am Holiday Festival of the Arts 
    More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will show and sell their creative wares as part of Allied Arts' 40th annual "Holiday Festival of the Arts" starting this week and continuing from 10am-7pm daily (except on Thanksgiving) through Christmas Eve at the former Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Live music, artist demos and workshops and family art projects will also be part of the festive fun. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and art workshops for children on the weekends. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday; 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday; and 7:30pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Made up of three interlocking full-length plays following six characters from Saturday night through Monday morning, 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 performances--this Saturday and next Saturday. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Pray the Gay Away 
    The world premiere of Conrad Askland's new play, Pray the Gay Away, concludes 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.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 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
  • All Day Dracula's Daughters 
    View a comic travesty of a classic horror tale at performances of Dracula's Daughters: A Family Comedy at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre. Sean Walbeck directs the production. Tickets will be $3 at the door.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • All Day Tartuffe 
    Witness a wild re-telling of Moliere's legendary comedy, Tartuffe, when Constance Congdon's translation shows at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. In the play a con man, Tartuffe, tricks the family patriarch, Orgon, into giving him his fortune and free reign to reside over his family. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 7:30pm Climate Change Theatre 
    Skagit Valley College's drama department will present Climate Change Theatre Action readings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way. Featured playwrights are Yvette Nolan (Breathing Space), Caridad Svich (A Letter from the Ocean), Kiana Rivera (Kumu Kukui), and Zainabu Jallo (There Goes My Bowtie with the Storm). The plays will be followed by a talkback with professors and professionals working to raise awareness of climate change.
  • All Day Home for the Holidays 
    Handmade items crafted in the Pacific Northwest by talented artisans, home decor, gourmet foods and more can be found at the 38th annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 5pm-8pm Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am Kale House Art Show and Sale 
    View the juried work of artists from Whatcom and Skagit counties at the 21st annual Kale House Art Show and Sale from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Everson's Kale House, 201 Kale St. The show will include ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, calligraphy, paintings, mixed media, and decor for home and garden, all artistically displayed and sold throughout the 1920s-era home. The event happens again Nov. 29-30.
    Kale House :: http://www.kalehouse.net
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Writers 
    Bring pen and paper or a digital device--and an open mind--to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1pm-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts, and the event is facilitated by local poet and writer CJ Prince. Explore what you think you don't know but already do about writing during the monthly writing group.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Coloring for Health 
    Enjoy quiet contemplation or casual chit-chat with other coloring enthusiasts at a "Coloring for Good Health" event from 3pm-4:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. This gentle activity actually requires the same type of cognitive skills as it does to worry and provides the person coloring with a sense of accomplishment of something beautifully created. Entry is free; all materials will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Music and Art 
    Derek Duffy, Vic Cano, JP Falcon, Andy Bunn, Lisa Temcov, Jeffery Sough, Rob Hutchins, Mey Kumar, and Marcia Anderson will perform at a "A Night of Art and Music" taking place from 5pm-9pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The free event takes place during the district's Fourth Friday Art Walk, and will feature works by Janet Bergstrom, Laura Brown, Vic Cano, Derek Duffy, Harold Niven, Claudia Sampson, Sandie Ledray, Jan Lor, Shelly Stark, and Angela Rose White.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Whatcom Art Market, Peter James Photography, Current & Furbish, Evolve Chocolates, Tony's Coffee & Tea/Harris Avenue Cafe, Village Books, Paper Dreams, Colophon Cafe, Chuckanut Center, Artwood Gallery, Morgan Block, Good Earth Pottery, Firehouse Arts and Events Center, Stones Throw Brewery, and Blessings Spa will be among those opening their doors for the Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5pm-8pm in historic Fairhaven. Entry is free.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Jingle Belles 
    Merchants will stay open late for your shopping convenience for "Jingle Belles: A Ladies Night of Shopping" taking place from 5pm-7:30pm throughout downtown La Conner. Drop by to pick up maps and check in at the La Conner Visitor Center, 413 Morris St.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm GEMS Night Out 
    Girls in grades 3-8 can explore hands-on science activities at GEMS Night Out (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) from 6pm-9pm on the Western Washington University campus. Entry to the empowering evening of events is $50.
    Western Washington University :: youth@wwu.edu
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm The Tripping Hazard Closing Reception 
    A closing reception for "Golden Hour at the Tripping Hazard" takes place from 6:30pm-9pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. The group show uses foraged materials and found objects to transform an area of swampland at Lookout Arts Quarry, shown in a new context through black and white film.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Gloria Steinem 
    Writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem graces Bellingham with her presence during a moderated conversation and Q&A session at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the (sold out) event are $22-$85. Steinem will sign copies of her new book, The Truth WilL Set You Free, But First it Will Piss You Off: A Lifetime of Quotes from 9pm-10pm in the lobby on a first-come, first-served basis. Village Books will also be on site selling the book and Steinem's previous titles.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Off the Hill Concert Series 
    As part of an "Off the Hill" concert series, performers from Western Washington University's scholarship instrumental ensembles will be joined by their artist-faculty mentors to present an exciting and eclectic evening of chamber works at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Capping off the evening will be a performance of Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning ballet, "Appalachian Spring," in its original setting for 13 instruments. A suggested donation of $25 will be collected at the door; all proceeds support WWU music department scholarships.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Saturday, November 23 40 events
  • 7:00am Bazaar by the Bay 
    Find creative displays of art and crafts from Whatcom County artists at "Bazaar by the Bay" from 7am-5pm daily through Nov. 30 (except on Thanksgiving) at Blaine's Semiahmoo Marina Store and Cafe, 9450 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Driftwood furniture, paintings, photographs, knitwear, vintage glassware, blown glass and more will be on display and for sale.
    Semiahmoo Marina Store and Cafe :: http://www.semiahmoomarina.com
  • All Day Holiday Festival of the Arts 
    More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will show and sell their creative wares as part of Allied Arts' 40th annual "Holiday Festival of the Arts" starting this week and continuing from 10am-7pm daily (except on Thanksgiving) through Christmas Eve at the former Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Live music, artist demos and workshops and family art projects will also be part of the festive fun. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and art workshops for children on the weekends. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests continues with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday; 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday; and 7:30pm Sunday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Made up of three interlocking full-length plays following six characters from Saturday night through Monday morning, 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 performances--this Saturday and next Saturday. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 2:30pm Birding for Kids 
    Skagit Guided Adventures hosts "Birding for Kids" excursions from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through March. Prices vary; transportation and binoculars will be provided. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • All Day Pray the Gay Away 
    The world premiere of Conrad Askland's new play, Pray the Gay Away, concludes 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.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm Pointes of View III 
    Northwest Ballet Theater launches into its 21st season with "Points of View III" performances at 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows will feature new works by artistic director and choreographer John Bishop, and the main features will be "Spanish Twilight," "Behind the Curtain," and "Romeo and Juliet" Tickets are $20.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 10:00am Holiday Market 
    Procure holiday produce, stock up on your favorite vendors' good and find that perfect holiday gift when the Anacortes Farmers Market hosts its annual Holiday Market from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commercial St. Live music, door prizes, raffles and more will be part of the festive fun. Entry is free.
    Port of Anacortes Event Center :: http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 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
  • 7:30pm Dracula's Daughters 
    View a comic travesty of a classic horror tale at performances of Dracula's Daughters: A Family Comedy at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theatre. Sean Walbeck directs the production. Tickets will be $3 at the door.
    Heiner Theater :: http://www.whatcom.edu
  • 7:30pm Climate Change Theatre 
    Skagit Valley College's drama department will present Climate Change Theatre Action readings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way. Featured playwrights are Yvette Nolan (Breathing Space), Caridad Svich (A Letter from the Ocean), Kiana Rivera (Kumu Kukui), and Zainabu Jallo (There Goes My Bowtie with the Storm). The plays will be followed by a talkback with professors and professionals working to raise awareness of climate change.
  • 7:00pm Tartuffe 
    Witness a wild re-telling of Moliere's legendary comedy, Tartuffe, when Constance Congdon's translation shows at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. In the play a con man, Tartuffe, tricks the family patriarch, Orgon, into giving him his fortune and free reign to reside over his family. Tickets will be $8 at the door.
    Bellingham High School :: (360) 676-6575
  • 5:00pm Home for the Holidays 
    Handmade items crafted in the Pacific Northwest by talented artisans, home decor, gourmet foods and more can be found at the 38th annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 5pm-8pm Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am Kale House Art Show and Sale 
    View the juried work of artists from Whatcom and Skagit counties at the 21st annual Kale House Art Show and Sale from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Everson's Kale House, 201 Kale St. The show will include ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, calligraphy, paintings, mixed media, and decor for home and garden, all artistically displayed and sold throughout the 1920s-era home. The event happens again Nov. 29-30.
    Kale House :: http://www.kalehouse.net
  • 8:00am - 10:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Enjoy a morning meal of pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, sausage and hash browns at a monthly Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8am-10am in Ferndale at American Legion Post #154, 5537 Second Ave. Entry is $3 for kids 12 and under, $6 for adults.
    American Legion Post #154 :: (360) 201-1109
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Salmon Sites 
    Join NSEA, Whatcom Conservation District and BBWARM to help restore a forest for salmon at a Work Party taking place from 9am-12pm along Terrell Creek (park at the former Birch Bay Bible Community Church to sign in). From 12-3pm, attend a Salmon Sighting event at along Chuckanut Creek at Arroyo Park. NSEA naturalists will be onsite to answer any questions and facilitate activities centered around viewing spawning salmon.
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Turkey Trot with GBRC 
    Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual "Turkey Trot" starting at 9am at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. Entry to the 5K run and walk is $5-$20; 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 9:30am - 11:30am Girls on the Run 5K 
    All are welcome at the YMCA'S "Girls on the Run 5K" starting at 9:30am at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry to the run/walk is $15; funds raised benefit the after-school program for girls in grades 3-5 that is designed to increase physical activity and emotional health.
    Bloedel Donovan Park :: http://www.whatcomymca.org
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm South Fork Winterfest 
    Check out arts and crafts from local artisans, partake of refreshments, listen to live music and enjoy holiday fun for the entire family at the South Fork Winterfest happening from 10am-4pm in Deming at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Harvest Market 
    Stock up on Thanksgiving supplies and experience an integral part of the urban/farm linkage when Mount Vernon Farmers Market hosts its annual Harvest Market from 10am-2pm at the city's Carnation Building, 117 N. First St. The event will combine fare from local farmers, artisans, food trucks and a variety of other local vendors. Entry is free.
    Carnation Building :: ww.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Holiday helpers at Bellingham Farmers Market 
  • 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 - 12:00pm Putting Your Garden to Bed 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) hosts a workshop on "Putting Your Garden to Bed (or NOT!)" from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. If you didn't put in a winter garden--yes, we can grow veggies year-round in our climate!--here are some things that you can do now to prepare your garden for next year that will help build good soil and prevent weeds. This workshop will provide guidelines for creating a healthier garden next year, as well as the benefits of starting a winter garden. Learn about how to plant fruit trees/bushes, divide perennials, and provide winter protection.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Holiday Craft Market 
    Check out quality handmade goods by local artisans at a Holiday Craft Market taking place from 10am-4pm in Ferndale at Meadows Montessori School, 2377 Douglas Rd. Delicious baked goods, live music, a photo booth, crafts, junior busking and more will be part of the fun.
    Meadows Montessori School :: http://www.pmmontessori.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show 
    Paintings, pottery, glass art, photography, jewelry, fine crafts, weaving, woodwork and much more will be available for perusal and purchase at the annual Rexville Grange Holiday Art Show from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Entry is free.
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Holiday Open House 
    Wine, chocolate and creative shopping opportunities will combine at a Holiday Open House taking place in La Conner from 10am-5pm at the Museum of Northwest Art Gift Store, 2345 Blanche Way. Door prizes and refreshments will also be provided.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard 
    Join North Cascades Audubon Society member Pam Borso for a presentation on "Native Plants and Birds: Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard" from 10:30am-11:30am in Sudden Valley at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Your backyard is your outdoor sanctuary. With some careful plant choices, it can be a sanctuary for nesting and overwintering birds, as well as a recharge station for migrating birds. Entry is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm JaponTex Quilt Exhibit and sale 
    Attend "JaponTex: Quilt Exhibit, Talk and Sale" from 11am-4pm at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 Second St. The event features an exhibit of Patricia Belyea’s "Inserted Curves Quilts," and a 1:30pm talk by the artist. Japanese textiles and more will be on sale. Participants include Okan Arts, Quilting Foxes, Indigo Stitch, and Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Entry is free.
    La Conner Civic Garden Club :: http://www.okanarts.com/japontex
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Skagit Artist presentation with Milo White 
    Skagit Artists will host an educational presentation with Milo White from 11am-2pm at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview Edison Rd. White works predominately in the medium of metal and will discuss why he chose that medium. He will also speak about some of the work he has created and about his Sedro-Woolley gallery and workshop, Trinky Busiu. There will be a question and answer period. Entry is free.
    Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve :: http://www.skagitartists.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Celebrating Beaujolais for Thanksgiving 
    "Celebrating Beaujolais for Thanksgiving" will be the focus of a wine tasting event from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Find out more about one of the hottest regions in the wine world right now, and pick out your favorite ones to serve on the holiday. Entry to the 21-and-over event is free.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Conversation Cafe 
    Engage with your community in a thoughtful way through meaningful dialogue at a "Conversation Cafe: Can We Talk About It?" event from 3pm-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Using the Conversation Cafe format, table hosts facilitate small group conversations which value a diversity of opinion, respectful listening, and whole-hearted connection. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Honey, I Shrunk the Art Reception 
    An opening party and potluck for the 30th annual "Honey, I Shrunk the Art" Small Works Show takes place from 4pm-9pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The exhibit featuring more than 250 paintings, sculptures and glasswork by 40 artists can be seen from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Jan. 11.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Confessions of a Preacher's Kid 
    Karl Petersen reads from Reformed: Confessions of a Preacher's Kid at 4pm in Lynden at Village Books, 430 Front St. Without self-pity, nostalgic sentiment, or indictment of his past, Petersen's stories--vivid, candid and humorous--draw us into his quirky family of ten 10 a time before iPads.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Skagit Beer & Wine Festival 
    Enjoy fare from wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries and food, chocolate and cheese providers at the Skagit Wine & Beer Festival taking place from 4pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at Eaglemont, 4800 Eaglemont Dr. Tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple; VIP tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple.
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Roller Betties Bouts 
    Take part in a crazy night of roller derby when the Bellingham Roller Betties take on the Grunge City Rollers at an event taking place from 5pm-9pm at Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St. A second bout will feature Bellingham All-Star Trainees take on Grunge City's B Team. Entry to the fundraiser is $7-$12 (free for children 7 and under).
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Festival of Tiny Trees 
    Enjoy a festive evening of good cheer while supporting the new La Conner Swinomish Library at the Festival of Tiny Trees from 6pm-8:30pm at the Swinomish Yacht Club, 310 N. First St. Twenty decorated trees created by individuals, organizations and local businesses will be available in a silent auction, followed by a live auction of 15 small canvas artworks contributed by local artists. Guests can vote for their favorite tree, and the winning tree’s designer will be presented with a People’s Choice Award. Tickets are $30 and include savory and sweet bites, and beverages.
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Faux Paws will perform and George Marshall will do the calling at Bellingham Country Dance Society's special Contra Dance taking place from 7pm-10:30pm at Sacred Heart Social Hall, 1110 14th St. Suggested donation is $10 for students, $15-$20 general. A beginner's workshop will kick off the action.
    Sacred Heart Social Hall :: http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A'Town Big Band 
    The A'Town Big Band presents "An Evening of Jazz" for all ages from 7pm-9pm at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd St. Dance along to your favorites, or sit back and enjoy the music. Light refreshments will be served.
    Anacortes Senior Activity Center :: http://www.anacorteswa.gov
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Jesse Cook 
    Thrill at the vast and virtuosic talent of Juno-winning master guitarist Jesse Cook at a 7:30pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Dubbed "Canada's King of the rumba flamenco," Cook has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. Tickets are $20.50-$49.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm A Light in the Darkness 
    Western Washington University's Concert Choir performs at an annual concert, "A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort" at 7:30pm at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. . Celebrate the season and welcome new WWU choral faculty member Dr. Angela Broeke in a delightful Bellingham choral musical tradition. Tickets are $12-$15.
    Church of the Assumption :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Family Dinner 
    Join the Dead Parrots Society, Western Washington University's resident improv troupe, for a Thanksgiving-themed "Family Dinner' performance at 8pm at Miller Hall 138. Entry will be $2 at the door.
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