Week of February 2, 2020

Sunday, February 2 10 events
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 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 Space Trek 
    The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the popular improvised sci-fi show, "Space Trek," returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm performances Fridays and Saturdays through January at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action too--they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the improvised "missions." Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Cocoanuts 
    Skagit Valley College presents performances of The Cocoanuts continuing this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. This vaudeville spectacular starring Groucho, Zeppo, Harpo, and Chico was adapted and restored to the stage by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is sure to please. This is a show for all ages, but there are some adult jokes. Tickets are $7-$17. Additional performances happen Feb. 6-9.
    Phil Tarro Theatre :: http://www.skagit.edu/drama
  • 7:30pm The Good Doctor 
    Watch a Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov collaboration when The Good Doctor continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Jim Lortz directs the "comedy with music," which centers around a writer who speaks to the audience and presents them with a plethora of scenes--some from his childhood, others about his family and friends, and more from his own life experiences. Tickets are $8-$16; additional performances take place Feb. 6-9.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Community Breakfast 
    Attend an all-you-can-eat monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-12pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausages and beverages will be on the menu. Entry is $3 for kids, $7 for adults.
    Rome Grange :: (360) 961-3491
  • 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
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Census Recruitment Information 
    Learn more from a census worker about the 2020 census at Census Recruitment events happening from 1pm-5pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. These time-limited jobs are important to a successful census. Flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training will be discussed. The event repeats Feb. 9, 16 and 23.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Depot Comedy Club 
    The monthly Depot Comedy Club returns at 8pm at Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. The show will feature accomplished comedians Andrew Sleighter, Cameron Mazzuca, and Vanessa Dawn. Travis Nelson will host. Tickets are $15.
    Aslan Depot :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Gateway Show 
    Attend a monthly "Gateway Show" at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The night's entertainment will feature five comics who will do a sober set, get extremely high at an undisclosed location, and then return for a second (stoned) set. Tickets to the 21-and-older show are $15 (general) to $25-$30 (VIP).
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.eventbrite.com
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Monday, February 3 7 events
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 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
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Teen Art Club 
    Bring friends and your creativity to inspire new pieces of art at a weekly Teen Art Club meeting taking place from 3pm-4pm at the Blaine Library, 610 Third St. If you love to draw, sketch, paint or create original characters, this club's for you. Snacks, drinks and basic art supplies will be provided.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Winter Salads 
    Chef Jesse Otero helms a "Winter Salads" course from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. He'll demonstrate a trio of warming winter salads--smoked lentil, orange, and mushroom salad; creamy beet and walnut salad served with pork meatballs; and a roasted sweet potato, cashew, and winter greens salad. Fees are $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Candlemas Service 
    Join Echoes Bellingham for "Indoor Church: Candlemas" from 6:30pm-8pm at the Old Parish Hall, 2116 Walnut St. Come to this casual service that honors the coming light of spring with song, reflection, discussion and a blessing. Bring your candles and lights (wax, paraffin, LE or any other light source) for a special blessing. Entry is free.
    Old Parish Hall :: http://www.echoesbellingham.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm General Literature Book Group 
    As part of Whatcom READS, attend a General Literature Book Group focusing on Eowyn Ivey's To the Bright Edge of the World at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, and new members are always welcome.
    Village Books :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
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Tuesday, February 4 10 events
  • 10:00am Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 6:00am - 10:00pm Ski Bus to Stevens Pass 
    If you're interested in joining a group of adult skiers and snowboarders, join Merry Mountain Ski Club for a Ski Bus to Stevens Pass today with pickup starting at 6am in Bellingham before heading to Burlington, Stanwood, and Monroe. The nonprofit club will have the luxury coach available for the next two Tuesdays--and possibly beyond. Fees vary.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Museum in Mind 
    People with early-stage memory loss or dementia and their care partners are invited to attend a new program designed to engage participants with an art-filled experience, "Museum in Mind," from 1pm-3pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. This two-hour program consists of a conversation-based gallery tour followed by a studio art-making activity. Fees are $25-$30 (covers both participant an caregiver).
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Understanding Conflict 
    A quarterly "Understanding Conflict" workshop takes place from 5pm-8pm at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 206 Prospect St. The event focuses on communication and conflict resolution skills applicable to home, community and work. Fees are $95.
    Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Backcountry Skiing 
    If you're looking to move away from the busy slopes, attend "Backcountry Skiing: Beyond the Groomed" at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The inspirational and educational presentation is designed to make the transition smoother. Please register in advance for the free event.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Winter Soup, Stew and Curry 
    Mataio Gillis and Kraig Halterman will team up for a "Winter Soup, Stew and Curry" class starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Attendees will learn how to dress up their soup repertoire with polenta-mushroom soup, shakshuka stew, and Thai Green Curry. Entry is $48.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chocolate and Spice 
    Prep for Valentine's Day by signing up for a "Chocolate and Spice" course with Isabel Castro and friends happening from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Learn how to make a quick and easy chocolate bark using simple whole ingredients, various spice blends and more. Fees are $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mozart Quartets 
    A Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert begins at 7pm at the Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Rd. Attendees can hear flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinist Carrie Krause, violist Victoria Gunn and cellist Caroline Nicolas on period instruments performing the complete "Mozart Quartets for Flute and Strings." Suggested donation is $15-$25 (free for those 18 and younger).
    Fir-Conway Lutheran Church :: http://www.salishseafestival.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
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Wednesday, February 5 14 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Bellingham Music Club Concert 
    Bellingham Music Club presents the best music students of Whatcom County at a 10:30am concert at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Entry to the family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
    Trinity Lutheran Church :: http://www.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, then show up for a discussion, a warm cup of tea, and a sweet treat.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Teen Writing Group 
    A professional writer will lead aspiring young authors at a Teen Writing Group event from 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Each session there is a new writing prompt and participants have the chance to share their creative writing with the group.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.anacorteswa.gov
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Winter Gardening and Soil Basics 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Organization for Resources and Education) presents a free "Winter Gardening and Soil Basics" workshop from 4pm-6pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Discover what can be “wintered over” in your garden, the effects winter has on your soil, and how to best prepare for a healthy summer season. Planting tables will be available to help guide your seed buying. The class repeats from 10am-12pm Sat., Feb. 8.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Cooking Lit Book Group 
    Join a Cookbooks & Cooking Lit Book Group to discuss Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is a visually stunning collection featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will become mainstays for readers and eaters looking for a brilliant take on vegetables. Members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Green Drinks 
    Network with like-minded environmentally aware citizens at the monthly Green Drinks taking place from 5pm-7pm at Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town, 201 E. Chestnut St. Hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities, and try out delicious local brews.
    Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town :: http://www.re-sources.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Hearty Soups and Breads 
    Karina Davidson will offer three innovative variations on the classic winter pairing of soup and bread at a "Hearty Soups and Breads" class from 6:30pm-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: Karina Davidson will offer three innovative variations on the classic winter pairing of soup and bread at a "Hearty Soups and Br
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm How to Podcast 
    Adam Farnsworth leads a "How to Podcast" workshop at 7pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Farnsworth will share tips and tricks for creating your own podcast, including where to find resources, where to listen to podcasts, and more. Entry is free.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.anacorteswa.gov
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Birchwood Garden Club Meeting 
    A rep from Green Earth Compost will discuss where green recycling is done at a Birchwood Garden Club meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Love Workshop 
    Monique Stefens leads an Excellence NW Workshop on the topic of "Love" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. She'll explore two authors who invite us to identify what gets in our way and how to celebrate individual passions, personalities and other uniqueness. Entry is free.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Menace on the Mic 
    Attend a monthly "Menace on the Mic" Standup Comedy Night night starting at 8pm at Menace Brewing, 2529 Meridian St. The 21-and-older event will feature comedians Brady Secules and Kris Anderson, and Elliott GB, and featured act Chris Mejia. Joel O'Connor will be hosting the show. Entry is free.
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Thursday, February 6 20 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 7:30pm The Good Doctor 
    Enjoy a Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov collaboration when The Good Doctor concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Jim Lortz directs the "comedy with music," which centers around a writer who speaks to the audience and presents them with a plethora of scenes--some from his childhood, others about his family and friends, and more from his own life experiences. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm The Cocoanuts 
    Skagit Valley College presents performances of The Cocoanuts concluding this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. This vaudeville spectacular starring Groucho, Zeppo, Harpo, and Chico was adapted and restored to the stage by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is sure to please. This is a show for all ages, but there are some adult jokes. Tickets are $7-$17.
    Phil Tarro Theatre :: http://www.skagit.edu/dram
  • 7:30pm Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit. Additional performances take place weekends through Feb. 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Henry V 
    Behold timeless scenes of love, war and politics when William Shakespeare's Henry V opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center's DUG Theater. Tickets are $7-$12 to see Western theatre majors bring to life the King of England's classic story of honor and brotherhood Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15.
  • 7:30pm Davis 
    Find out what happens after the tragic death of a cat unleashes a bizarre series of events in the life of his owner Nate at showings of local playwright Dinah Lankerovich's Davis at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $8-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Benny Goodman Presentation 
    "Benny Goodman: The Orchestra and the Groups" will be the focus of a talk and presentation with Seattle-based jazz clarinetist and 1930s enthusiast Jacob Zimmerman from 2pm-3:30pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. The free event will be illustrated with audio and video.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.cityofanacortes.org
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Spine Tinglers Book Group 
    Discuss The Invited by Jennifer McMahon at a Spine Tinglers Book Group meeting happening from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The program will start off with a spooky reading, followed by the discussion of classic and modern horror stories and the sharing of your favorite books about things that go bump in the night. Chocolate treats and warm drinks will be provided.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Poetry Writing Group 
    Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback and assist you with your writing goals at a Poetry Writing Group meeting from 5:30pm-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Avalanche Awareness with NWAC 
    Reps from Northwest Avalanche Center focus on "Avalanche Awareness" for the winter backcountry traveler at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provide a basic approach to managing risk in the back country. Learn to access the Northwest Avalanche Center bulletins and weather reports, recognize basics signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple was to help avoid avalanche danger. Register in advance for the free event.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fish Trivia Night 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for its 10th annual Fish Trivia Night fundraiser at 6pm at 122 West Brewing Co., 2416 Meridian St. Teams can have up to five people, with a $5 donation per person. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. All proceeds support NSEA's community-based programs.
    122 West Brewing Co. :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Fly Fishing Film Tour 
    Anglers of all ages are invited to attend the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour starting at 7pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16-$18.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Is it time for public power in Bellingham? 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Travelogue Talk 
    Mike Powell shares stories and slide focusing on "UHURU 65 Degrees South, or How I Learned to Sail" at a Travelogue taking place from 7pm-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Climate Change and Public Power with Dennis Kucinich 
    "Climate Change and Public Power" will be the focus of a presentation with former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich from 7pm-8:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Kucinich will speak about the importance of publicly owned electric utilities. Kucinich got his start in politics fighting--and winning--a battle to protect the Cleveland municipal electric company, which was on the verge of being privatized. Rep. Kucinich continues to advocate for public ownership of utilities to provide clean and affordable energy for people, not for profit. Entry is free. A Q&A will follow.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.buf.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
  • 7:30pm - 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 "Upfront Standup." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Global Spice World Music Series 
    Haiqiong Deng, a performer of the traditional Chinese instrument zheng (or guzheng), performs at the first Global Spice world music concert of the year at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $8-$12.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Cult Classics Burlesque with Frisky Fandoms 
    "Cult Classics Burlesque" will be the focus of a Frisky Fandoms show at 8pm at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. The variety show will feature routines from four fandoms, so there will be something for everyone. Music, raffle prizes, birthday burlesque and more will be part of the fun. Entry will be $12 at the door.
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Friday, February 7 21 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • 10:00am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Sun., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome--which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools--all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 7:30pm Skagit Community Band 
    "Over the Hills and Far Away" will be the theme of whimsical Skagit Community Band concerts at 7:30pm Friday in La Conner at Maple Hall (104 Commercial St.) and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th St.). Entry is free; donations are gladly accepted.
  • All Day The Good Doctor 
    Enjoy a Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov collaboration when The Good Doctor concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Jim Lortz directs the "comedy with music," which centers around a writer who speaks to the audience and presents them with a plethora of scenes--some from his childhood, others about his family and friends, and more from his own life experiences. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day The Cocoanuts 
    Skagit Valley College presents performances of The Cocoanuts concluding this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. This vaudeville spectacular starring Groucho, Zeppo, Harpo, and Chico was adapted and restored to the stage by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is sure to please. This is a show for all ages, but there are some adult jokes. Tickets are $7-$17.
    Phil Tarro Theatre :: http://www.skagit.edu/dram
  • 10:00am Legendary Banked Slalom 
    The annual snowboarding extravaganza known as the Legendary Banked Slalom takes place Friday through Sunday on the slopes of the Mt. Baker Ski Area. If you're watching the action from the sidelines, stick around for the awards ceremony and the salmon barbecue Sunday afternoon.
    Mt. Baker Ski Area :: http://www.mtbaker.us
  • All Day Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit. Additional performances take place weekends through Feb. 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 7:30pm Serial Killers, Episode Two 
    iDiOM Theater's annual "Serial Killers" continues this weekend at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The five-week tournament of serial plays featuring multiple teams competing for the audience's mercy--and a sizable cash prize. Teams will perform a new episode each weekend, and the audience "votes off" a team until the winners are crowned. Tickets are $7-$12; additional episodes happen weekends through Feb. 29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet 
    The improvised dating game known as "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Fridays and Saturdays through February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, watch "Fifty Shades of Velvet," an improvised romance novel. (Please note this show is recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.co
  • All Day Henry V 
    Behold timeless scenes of love, war and politics when William Shakespeare's Henry V opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center's DUG Theater. Tickets are $7-$12 to see Western theatre majors bring to life the King of England's classic story of honor and brotherhood Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15.
  • All Day Davis 
    Find out what happens after the tragic death of a cat unleashes a bizarre series of events in the life of his owner Nate at showings of local playwright Dinah Lankerovich's Davis at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $8-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 6:00pm Through the Artist's Eye 
    Artists Northwest will host "Through the Artist's Eye" from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The group will be showing and selling paintings, prints and cards. Saturday's event will feature a sale of art supplies and books with proceeds going to fund ANW's speakers' programs.
    Depot Arts Center :: http://www.artistsnw.blogspot.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Interurban Trail :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Beginner Birding 
    Local birding guide Stephanie Fernandez of Skagit Guided Adventures leads a "Beginner Birding" class from 10am-11:30am at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St. She'll provide insights into choosing binoculars and a field guide book to help in the identification process. Entry is $10.
    Anacortes Senior Center :: (360) 474-7479
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 
    Allied Arts, Aslan Brewing Company, Black Sheep, Boundary Bay Brewery, Brazen, Cafe Velo, Fourth Corner Frames, Galleria BHAM BHAM, Icing on the Cake, Imagine It Now, Make.Shift Art Space, Max Higbee Center, Mighty, Tiny Art Gallery, Mt. Baker Media House, Quicksilver Photo Lab, Redlight, Refind Creations, Rock and Rye Oyster House, Sharon Kingston Paintings, Third Planet, Uisce Irish Pub, Wandering Oaks, Waterfront Artists Collective, and Western City Center will be among those opening their doors for the monthly Art Walk taking place from 6pm-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Maps will be provided at participating locales.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Anacortes Art Walk 
    The Good Stuff Arts, Trinity Skate, Burton Jewelers, Johnny Picasso's, Carla's Funky Art and Cathy Schoenberg Studios, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and the Depot Arts Center will be among those opening their doors for the monthly First Friday Art Walk from 6pm-9pm in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free and open to all.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesart.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Farmstrong Comedy Night 
    A quarterly Comedy Night show begins at 7pm at Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Comedians Chase Mayers and Cameron Mazzuca will take the stage, and producer Travis Nelson will host. Entry is free to the 18-and-over gig.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Martin Taylor 
    Multi-award-winning acoustic guitarist Martin Taylor makes his way to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm show at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. His solo performances are known to combine virtuosity, humor, emotion and a strong stage presence, so don't miss out. Tickets are $25-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Georgia on My Mind 
    Hear iconic tunes from the genius who transcended cultural upheaval to spread his music around the world at "Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Emmy-winner Clint Holmes, Grammy-winners Take 6 and Tom Scott, and the incomparable Nnenna Freelon will be part of the all-star cast bringing blues, jazz, country and gospel to life. Tickets are $30-$70.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Jazz Night 
    Join Vancouver-based pianist Miles Black, Portland guitarist John Stowell, and trumpeter Kevin Woods for an evening of jazz standards and originals at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Choir Room. Entry is free and open to all.
    Performing Arts Center Choir Room :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
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Saturday, February 8 44 events
  • All Day Fiction 101 Short Story Contest 
    The Cascadia Weekly is currently accepting submissions from community members for our second annual "Fiction 101" contest. Creative submissions in two age ranges—youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older)—can be sent to the following email through March 1. Winners will be printed in our March 18 edition, and online. Submissions must be 101 words or less; please include your name, the title of your story, contact information, and indicate if you're 18 or younger.
  • All Day A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original poems for inclusion in an annual teen poetry anthology, A Forest of Words, through Sun., March 15. Along with having their poems published in the tome--which is distributed to each Whatcom County library and area schools--all selected poets will receive their own copy of the book. Poems can be submitted online or at local libraries. A panel of library staff and area teens will select poems based on originality, creativity and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Bellingham Cocktail Week 
    Local restaurants, bars and distilleries will take part in the fourth annual Bellingham Cocktail Week happening from Feb. 1-9 at as many as 30 participating locales throughout the city. More than 25 events will take place, including a kickoff event at Temple Bar, Boozy History tours, a bartending competition, games, cider education, brunch events, mocktail hour, a Cocktail Odyssey Tasting Expo, and much more. See a full listing of events online. Prices vary.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghamcocktailweek.com
  • 11:00am Red Wine and Chocolate Tour 
    Sample locally made wine, spirits and chocolates during a Red Wine & Chocolate Tour taking place from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at six tasting rooms on Whidbey Island--including Holmes Harbor Cellars, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Blooms Winery. Whidbey Island Distillery, Spoiled Dog Winery, and Comforts of Whidbey. Tickets are $25-$30 and includes a tasting glass and chocolate, wine or spirits samples at each locale. The event continues Feb. 15-16.
  • All Day Skagit Community Band 
    "Over the Hills and Far Away" will be the theme of whimsical Skagit Community Band concerts at 7:30pm Friday in La Conner at Maple Hall (104 Commercial St.) and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th St.). Entry is free; donations are gladly accepted.
  • All Day The Good Doctor 
    Enjoy a Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov collaboration when The Good Doctor concludes this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Jim Lortz directs the "comedy with music," which centers around a writer who speaks to the audience and presents them with a plethora of scenes--some from his childhood, others about his family and friends, and more from his own life experiences. Tickets are $8-$16.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day The Cocoanuts 
    Skagit Valley College presents performances of The Cocoanuts concluding this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. This vaudeville spectacular starring Groucho, Zeppo, Harpo, and Chico was adapted and restored to the stage by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is sure to please. This is a show for all ages, but there are some adult jokes. Tickets are $7-$17.
    Phil Tarro Theatre :: http://www.skagit.edu/dram
  • All Day Murder on the Orient Express 
    An adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 to see Detective Hercule Poirot figure out whodunnit. Additional performances take place weekends through Feb. 22.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • All Day Legendary Banked Slalom 
    The annual snowboarding extravaganza known as the Legendary Banked Slalom takes place Friday through Sunday on the slopes of the Mt. Baker Ski Area. If you're watching the action from the sidelines, stick around for the awards ceremony and the salmon barbecue Sunday afternoon.
    Mt. Baker Ski Area :: http://www.mtbaker.us
  • 7:30pm Serial Killers, Episode Two 
    iDiOM Theater's annual "Serial Killers" continues this weekend at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. The five-week tournament of serial plays featuring multiple teams competing for the audience's mercy--and a sizable cash prize. Teams will perform a new episode each weekend, and the audience "votes off" a team until the winners are crowned. Tickets are $7-$12; additional episodes happen weekends through Feb. 29.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet 
    The improvised dating game known as "Cupid's Arrow" returns to the stage at 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings Fridays and Saturdays through February at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, watch "Fifty Shades of Velvet," an improvised romance novel. (Please note this show is recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.co
  • 7:30pm Henry V 
    Behold timeless scenes of love, war and politics when William Shakespeare's Henry V opens this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center's DUG Theater. Tickets are $7-$12 to see Western theatre majors bring to life the King of England's classic story of honor and brotherhood Additional showings happen Feb. 12-15.
  • 7:30pm Davis 
    Find out what happens after the tragic death of a cat unleashes a bizarre series of events in the life of his owner Nate at showings of local playwright Dinah Lankerovich's Davis at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $8-$15.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 6:00pm Through the Artist's Eye 
    Artists Northwest will host "Through the Artist's Eye" from 6pm-9pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The group will be showing and selling paintings, prints and cards. Saturday's event will feature a sale of art supplies and books with proceeds going to fund ANW's speakers' programs.
    Depot Arts Center :: http://www.artistsnw.blogspot.com
  • 6:30am - 9:30am Winter Swanrise 
    Join the Skagit Land Trust for a Winter Swanrise from 6:45am-9:30am along Barney Lake in Mount Vernon. In addition to the swans, many other birds winter at Barney Lake and bald eagles nest along the shore, so be sure to bring your binoculars for the best view. Space is limited, so please register in advance.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Winter Farmers Market 
    Peruse and purchase locally sourced food and crafts from area vendors at the Anacortes Farmers Market's second Winter Market of the season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Additional markets happen on the second Saturdays of the month--March 14 and April 11--before the season opens on weekly basis in early May.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm WNPS Work Party 
    Join native plant enthusiasts, lovers of parks and community volunteers when the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and Bellingham Parks and Rec host a work party from 9am-12pm at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Attendees will be removing invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs, cleaning and replacing some of the plant identification signs along the Native Plant Teaching Trail, and more.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.wnpskoma.org/field-trips
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Winter Gardening and Soil Basics 
    Blaine C.O.R.E. (Community Organization for Resources and Education) presents a free "Winter Gardening and Soil Basics" workshop from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Discover what can be “wintered over” in your garden, the effects winter has on your soil, and how to best prepare for a healthy summer season. Planting tables will be available to help guide your seed buying.
    Blaine Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    As part of Whatcom READS, join the Sumas Book Club to discuss Eowyn Ivey's To the Bright Edge of the World from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Coffee and treats will be provided.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.whatcomreads.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Veteran Benefits 
    United States veterans can get free assistance at a "Veteran Benefits" event from 10am-12pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Volunteers for the Whatcom County Veteran Navigator Program are veterans who are experienced with helping other veterans. Entry is free. Bring a copy of your DD 214 if you have it.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Whatcom Falls 5K 
    The Greater Bellingham Running Club hosts its annual Whatcom Falls 5K (formerly Two for the Road) starting at 10am at Whatcom Falls Park. The run will start and finish near the fish hatchery. Entry is $5-$15 (free for members); on-site registration will be available.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.gbrc.net
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Art and Women's Rights 
    Join the American Association of University Women for an "Art and Women's Rights" presentation with arts advocate Diane Martindale from 10am-12pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. AAUW supports equity for women and girls through education, advocacy and philanthropy.
    YWCA :: (360) 392-8856
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Lynden Book Club 
    Amanda Coplin's The Orchardist will be the subject of an Award-Winning Book Club discussion from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. All are welcome to join the friendly and lively meeting--even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 12:00pm - 6:30pm The future is female 
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm National Girls and Women in Sports Day 
    A National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration takes place from 12pm-4pm at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. Participants can connect with local clubs, teams and organizations while enjoying mini skills sessions, an obstacle course, a photo booth, an art wall, inspirational speakers and more. Entry is free and open to all ages.
    Whatcom Middle School :: http://www.primebellingham.com/NGWSD
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Sudden Valley Haiku 
    Local poet CJ Prince will coach participants on form in a new writing workshop, "Sudden Valley Haiku," from 1pm-3pm at the South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. At the free event, find out how much meaning can be packed into three short phrases.
    South Whatcom Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Presentation 
    "The Census of England, 101: The Basics, Tips and Tricks" will be the subject of a Skagit Valley Genealogical Society program with professional genealogist Robbie Johnson from 1pm-3pm at Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. This talk will cover the history and implementation of the census of England from 1841 to 1911; an overview of the differences between villages and parishes; tips and tricks on how to read the census; and a research case study example. Entry is free, and the public is welcome.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Free Laundry Event for Flood Victins 
    Community members who have been affected by the recent flooding are invited to do their laundry for free from 1pm-3pm at the Everson Laundromat, 210 E. Main St. Show up with laundry and any fabric softener you want to use and they will assist you with laundry soap, quaters and help (on location). Nooksack Christian Fellowship will be providing the donation funds on the scene (Everson Market is donating the laundry soap).
    Everson Laundromat :: 360-395-5300
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Meet the 3D Printer 
    A "Meet the 3D Printer" event takes place from 2pm-4pm in the Gentry Family Meeting Room at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. If you've ever wondered about 3D printing, are looking to learn something new or just want to see the printer in action, drop by the free event.
    Burlington Public Library :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Wine Tasting 
    Stop by for a "Forgeron Tasting" from 2pm-4pm at Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. Forgeren rep Jeff Peda will be in house pouring the lineup from the Walla Walla-based winery. Entry to the 21-and-over event is free.
    Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants :: http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm All About the Hummingbird 
    Chris Brewer from North Cascades Audubon presents "All About the Hummingbird" from 2pm-3:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. He'll share information about interesting species around the world, but especially about our Washington hummingbirds. Find out how to support them during winter and how to create a hummingbird-happy backyard environment. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Valentine's Day Party 
    Families are invited to play and be silly together at a Valentine's Day Party happening from 3pm-5pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2114 Electric Ave. Games, crafts and fun will be part of the fun. Suggested donation is $3.
    Bloedel Donovan :: http://www.cob.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm K. Paul Birthday Reception 
    Attend a 60th Birthday Reception for Swinomish tribal member and master carver K. Wa lee hub Paul from 4pm-7pm in La Conner at the Lux Art Center, 603 Morris St. Works by Paul and painter, printmaker, basket-maker and weaver Camas Logue can be seen at the space through Feb. 23.
    Lux Art Center :: http://www.luxlaconner.com
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night Out: Moon of Deep Snow" excursion from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Whatcom County (locale will be revealed upon registration). Suggested donation is $12 per person.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:30pm Hearts for Housing 
    Lydia Place hosts its annual "Hearts for Housing" fundraiser from 5pm-9:30pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets to the 1920s-era gala and auction are $130 and include a champagne welcome, appetizers, a three-course meal and complimentary wine. Fundraising games and a live and silent auction will be part of the evening celebrating hope, housing, community and hearts.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: http://www.heartsforhousing.com
  • 6:30pm - 10:00pm Guts and glory on the mat 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm C.W. Stoneking 
    A 1920s pre-war blues sound and helpings of New Orleans jazz, jug band music, hokum, country, calypso, jump jive, early rock and gospel will be part of a show with C.W. Stoneking and His Own Shadow at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. The Shadies and Hot Damn Scandal will open the night. Tickets are $25.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Chocolate Friendzy 
    Taste chocolate samples, vote for your favorites, participate in a silent auction and take home your delicious wins at a "Chocolate Friendzy" Fundraiser happening from 7pm-8:30pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Prizes will be awarded for top entries. If you think you are an adult, you are invited! A suggested donation of $5 supports the Friends of the Sumas Library.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nick Taylor and Friends 
    Hybrid guitarist Nick Taylor--owner of Bellingham School of Music--will be joined by Asa Morris on drums, Matt Ambrose on tenor saxophone, Conner Helms on keyboard, and Lee Pence on guitar for a "Collaborations" concert at 7pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. Some of Taylor's students will be sitting in for a couple of tunes. Tickets are $10.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    Bellingham Country Dance Society will host an Open Band Contra Dance from 7pm-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Bailey Starkey will be doing the calling. Suggested donation is $7 for students, $10-$15 general. Please refrain from wearing fragrances and bring a reusable water bottle for hydration.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Sweet Goodbyes 
    The indie folk duo known as the Sweet Goodbyes will weave play both personal and political songs at a Backstage @ the Border concert at 7pm in Blaine at Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St. Suggested donation is $7; proceeds after expenses will go to Loads of Love laundry ministry.
    Christ Episcopal Church :: http://www.backstageattheborder.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Seeing is disbelieving 
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Treasure and Tragedy 
    "McCarthy, Alaska: Treasure and Tragedy" will be the focus of a talk and slideshow with Nancy Simmerman at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. A professional photographer covering the entire state of Alaska from 1959 to 1989, Simmerman will share her views of McCarthy during this slide show presentation.
    Lummi Island Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Contest of Crowns 
    Join Hamlet, Ophelia, Polonius, Mercutio, Juliet, Iago, Puck, Katherine, Isabella, Rosalind, Helena, Cobweb, Benedict, Brutus, and Cleopatra when Shakespeare Northwest presents "Contest of Crowns,"--a PG-13, Shakespearean twist on Game of Thrones--at 7:30pm at the Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door. An additional showing takes place Fri., Feb. 21 at Bellingham's Sylvia Center for the Arts.
    Concrete Theatre :: http://www.concrete-theatre.com
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