Week of November 24, 2019

Sunday, November 24 12 events
  • All Day 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Join experts from North Cascades Audubon Society for a monthly "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the John M. Edson Hall of Birds at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to displays of more than 500 mounted birds, the exhibit provides opportunities to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. Entry is included with admission fees.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Want to fall in love 
    Adults of all ages can attend a "Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Want to Fall in Love" led by multi-disciplinary performing artist Jenna Bean Veatch from 2pm-4pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The gathering provides an opportunity for people to meet each other in an environment that is not smarmy and includes face-to-face interactions missing from online dating. These carefully crafted, structured events are quirky and moving, playful and powerful. Attendees are asked to bring a notebook. Entry is $5-$20; please register in advance.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Community Thanksgiving Dinner 
    Dine on turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy with all the fixings and more at a Community Thanksgiving Dinner taking place from 3pm-7pm in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post 43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is free and open to all.
    American Legion Post 43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Horsin' Around with ANT 
    Attend "Horsin' Around with ANT" at 7pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The fundraiser featuring improv comedy will support equine therapy programs for youth and veterans helped by Animals as Natural Therapy. Show up at 6pm to meet miniature therapy horses. Tickets are $25.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
Back To Top
Monday, November 25 9 events
  • All Day 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
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Baker Backcountry Basics 
    Necessary gear, common mistakes, best practices and places to ride will be part of a free "Baker Backcountry Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The Mt. Baker area of the North Cascades offers endless backcountry ski and snowboard lines for those with the right tools, experience and time. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    Discuss Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower at a Bellingham Reads meeting taking place from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Mic Night 
    Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience as they share their stories, poems and essays at a monthly Open Mic Night starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor, or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Composers of Western 
    Hear original works from Western Washington University students at a "Composers of Western" concert at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 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.
Back To Top
Tuesday, November 26 9 events
  • All Day 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
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creative Church 
    Join Echoes Bellingham for its monthly Creative Church gathering from 6:30pm-8pm at the Old Parish Hall, 2117 Walnut St. The event explores the connection between spirituality and the arts, and offers an opportunity to engage your creativity in a mindful setting. This month attendees will be making Advent wreaths with locally gathered greens. Bring greens of your own if you wish and learn about this enduring winter tradition. Suggested donation is $5.
    Old Parish Hall :: http://www.echoesbellingham.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Audubon Society Meeting 
    Audubon Washington's Christi Norman discusses the Sagebrush Songbird Survey at a meeting from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Prepare to be inspired by a community science partnership that moves the conservation needle and shares the wonders of the shrub steppe ecosystem. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm MVHS Fall Concert 
    Members of the award-winning Mount Vernon High School instrumental music department perform at a Fall Concert at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is by donation to attend the performance of varied works for band and orchestra. Arrive early to avoid the lines at the box office.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books and Brews 
    A representative from Village Books will lead a monthly "Books and Brews" gathering to discuss Jim Lynch's Border Songs at 7pm in Lynden at Overflow Taps, 106 5th St. As you're talking about the book, enjoy a paired pint.
    Overflow Taps :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Comedy Night at McKay's 
    A monthly "Comedy Night at McKay's" will kick off at 8pm at McKay's Taphouse and Pizzeria, 1118 E. Maple St. The evening's events feature an open mic for the first half of the show, followed by sets from four local comedians. Entry is free; come in 30 minutes early to sign up for a spot at the mic.
    McKay's Taphouse and Pizzeria :: http://www.mckaystaphouse.com
Back To Top
Wednesday, November 27 5 events
  • 7:30pm The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests concludes with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Wednesday and Friday, and 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday 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 can be seen all together at Saturday's marathon performance. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day 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
  • 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
  • 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 Histories & Mysteries Book Club 
    Share your thoughts on this month's read and enjoy games, book recommendations, yummy treats and a hot cuppa with friends at a "Histories & Mysteries" Book Club meeting from 6:30pm-8pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Drop by the library or call to find out more about the book selection.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
Back To Top
Thursday, November 28 10 events
  • 10:00am Giving Tree 
    Through December, take part in the annual "Giving Tree" at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.) Choose an angel ornament from the tree in the store and purchase a book for a recipient. You will be offered a 20 percent discount for your Angel book purchase, which will be distributed to kids, through community organizations, in the weeks before Christmas.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests concludes with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Wednesday and Friday, and 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday 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 can be seen all together at Saturday's marathon performance. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day 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
  • 8:00am - 10:00am La Conner Turkey Trot 
    Get some pre-feast exercise by signing up for the 13th annual La Conner Turkey Trot starting at 8am at La Conner High School, 307 N. 6th St. Entry to the 5K is $15-$30. Prizes will be available for the top three overall finishers, and costumes are encouraged. Thanksgiving-inspired attire is encouraged. The event also includes a free Kids Dash--a shorter course for young children.   
    La Conner High School :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Ferndale Turkey Trot 
    Take part in the Almost Annual, Fairly Flat, Thanksgiving Day Ferndale Turkey Trot starting at 9am at Cascadia Elementary, 6175 Church Rd. Entry is by donation; all proceeds will be split equally between the Ferndale Food Bank, the Giving Store, and the Ferndale Senior Center. Attendees can run, walk, waddle, trot or just come to donate.
    Cascadia Elementary :: http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Give Thanks 5K 
    A Thanksgiving-themed "Give Thanks 5K" begins at 9am at the Barkley Haggen, 2900 Woburn St. The course will follow the scenic Railroad Trail to Rhododendron Way and back. Packet pickup will the day-of only from 7:45am-8:45am at the Barkley Haggen Gazebo. Fees are $25.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Old Town Thanksgiving Dinner 
    Enjoy a festive feast prepared with food donated by local farmers, churches, unions, businesses and individuals and served by an army of volunteers at the 47th annual Thanksgiving Dinner taking place from 10am-3pm at Bellingham's Old Town Cafe, 316 W. Holly St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all.
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Boundary Bay Thanksgiving 
    Craft beer, soup, homemade snacks and dessert will be on the menu from 11am-4pm in the tap room and bistro at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Show up to watch football on the big screen and enjoy fresh beer on tap. Drunkin' pumpkin pies will also be available for pickup while supplies last.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Five Columns Thanksgiving Dinner 
    Senior citizens in the community are welcome to enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings from 12pm-2pm at Five Columns Restaurant, 1301 E. Maple St. Please call in advance to reserve a spot.
    Five Columns Restaurant :: (360) 676-9900
  • 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
Back To Top
Friday, November 29 12 events
  • 4:00pm Miracle Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar 
    From 4pm-1am daily through New Year's Eve, a Miracle Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar can be visited at Swim Club, 1147 11th St. At the international event that started and continues in New York City, patrons can enjoy festive "Sippin' Santa" concoctions such as the Snowball Old Fashioned, Christmas Carol Barrel, Kris Kringle Colada, and much more.
  • 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 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. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 7:30pm Narnia the Musical 
    Experience a musical presentation of the first and most famous story of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia when Narnia the Musical opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14 to enter a unique, enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable, both good and evil, demonic and transcendent. Additional showings of the musical adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe happen through Dec. 15.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Giving Tree 
    Through December, take part in the annual "Giving Tree" at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.) Choose an angel ornament from the tree in the store and purchase a book for a recipient. You will be offered a 20 percent discount for your Angel book purchase, which will be distributed to kids, through community organizations, in the weeks before Christmas.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 12:00pm Deck the Old City Hall 
    Get in the holiday spirit when the annual "Deck the Old City Hall" opens this week from 12-5pm Friday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to viewing the decorated trees and seasonal splendor that will be on display Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 29, this weekend's events will also feature a visits with Santa from 12:30-2:30pm Saturday and Sunday (photo opportunities are self-serve). Entry is by donation.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm Crazy for You 
    Judith Owens-Lancaster directs showings of the musical Crazy for You starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. In the zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, hear memorable Gershwin tunes such as "I Got Rhythm," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," and more. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings take place through Dec. 15.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.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. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests concludes with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Wednesday and Friday, and 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday 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 can be seen all together at Saturday's marathon performance. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day 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
  • 7:00pm The Nutcracker with Fidalgo Danceworks 
    Fidalgo DanceWorks presents their annual production of The Nutcracker at 7pm Friday, and 2pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The two-act ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky will feature both emerging and advanced students. Tickets are $18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 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 Bed & Breakfast, 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.
    Kale House Bed & Breakfast :: 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
Back To Top
Saturday, November 30 21 events
  • All Day Miracle Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar 
    From 4pm-1am daily through New Year's Eve, a Miracle Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar can be visited at Swim Club, 1147 11th St. At the international event that started and continues in New York City, patrons can enjoy festive "Sippin' Santa" concoctions such as the Snowball Old Fashioned, Christmas Carol Barrel, Kris Kringle Colada, and much more.
  • 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 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. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Market :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day Narnia the Musical 
    Experience a musical presentation of the first and most famous story of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia when Narnia the Musical opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$14 to enter a unique, enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable, both good and evil, demonic and transcendent. Additional showings of the musical adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe happen through Dec. 15.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • All Day Giving Tree 
    Through December, take part in the annual "Giving Tree" at Village Books locales in Bellingham (1200 11th St.) and Lynden (430 Front St.) Choose an angel ornament from the tree in the store and purchase a book for a recipient. You will be offered a 20 percent discount for your Angel book purchase, which will be distributed to kids, through community organizations, in the weeks before Christmas.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day Deck the Old City Hall 
    Get in the holiday spirit when the annual "Deck the Old City Hall" opens this week from 12-5pm Friday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to viewing the decorated trees and seasonal splendor that will be on display Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 29, this weekend's events will also feature a visits with Santa from 12:30-2:30pm Saturday and Sunday (photo opportunities are self-serve). Entry is by donation.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Women's Work International Market 
    Find handmade, fair-trade gifts from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Nepal, Africa, and local artisans at a Women's Work International Market taking place from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Live music, food offerings, folkloric dancers and more will be part of the action. Admission is free.
    Mount Vernon Senior Center :: (360) 424-5854
  • 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
  • 7:00pm The Nutcracker with Harper&I Dance Center 
    Harper&I Dance Center brings The Nutcracker to life at annual performances at 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Professional guest artists Rachel Stonedahl and Coreyonté Caudle from Oregon Ballet Theatre will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Dancers ages 3 and up will round out the cast. Tickets are $18-$22.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day Crazy for You 
    Judith Owens-Lancaster directs showings of the musical Crazy for You starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. In the zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, hear memorable Gershwin tunes such as "I Got Rhythm," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," and more. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings take place through Dec. 15.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.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. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Norman Conquests 
    Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests concludes with showings of Living Together, Table Manners, and Round and Round the Garden at 7:30pm Wednesday and Friday, and 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday 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 can be seen all together at Saturday's marathon performance. Tickets are $10-$25 for individual shows, $24-$60 for the trilogy.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 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
  • 7:00pm The Nutcracker with Fidalgo Danceworks 
    Fidalgo DanceWorks presents their annual production of The Nutcracker at 7pm Friday, and 2pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The two-act ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky will feature both emerging and advanced students. Tickets are $18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 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 Bed & Breakfast, 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.
    Kale House Bed & Breakfast :: http://www.kalehouse.net
  • 9:00am - 9:00pm Indies First! 
    As part of Small Business Saturday and Indies First!, two celebrated authors will be hand to support their local bookstore between 11am-1pm at Fairhaven's Village Books, 1200 11th St. Get a great book recommendation, try new holiday fudge flavors at Paper Dreams, and see what neighboring businesses have in store for you at the annual event.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Holiday Market Sip & Shop 
    As part of Small Business Saturday, local entrepreneurs and crafters will gather to share their creations at a Holiday Market Sip & Shop from 12pm-5pm in La Conner at the Waterfront Cafe, 128 S. First St. Mimosas, wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase.
    Waterfront Cafe :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Fairhaven Winterfest Kickoff 
    Stroll among glimmering lights under winter sky, enjoy holiday window displays, listen to music, ride a horse-drawn carriage, visit Santa, hunt for treasures and peruse unique shops when Fairhaven Winterfest kicks off today from 12pm-5pm throughout the historic district--including a Holiday Market at the Fairhaven Village Green. Seasonal events will continue Saturdays and beyond through Dec. 21.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenwinterfest.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Uruguay Wine Tasting 
    "Garzon Winery, Uruguay Tasting" will be the focus of a wine tasting event from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Mele Sosa, a rep from the winery, will be the guest server and wine expert. Entry to the 21-and-over event is free.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Webb and Friends 
    Award-winning singer and songwriter Steven Webb will be joined by his band Unomanband for a 7:30pm performance at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The ensemble will perform songs from Webb's upcoming album, The Great Mad Swirl. Expect to hear a collage of folk, Americana, reggae and soul. Ticket prices are TBA.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center, :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Va Va Variety Show 
    Members of the Bellingham Roller Betties show their off-track talents at a "Va Va Variety!" Show at 8pm at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. The event will showcase the skaters' hilarious, glamorous and unique talents during the full-length revue. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Enjoy tasty treats from a bake sale and drink specials all night.
Back To Top