Dancing into 2019
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be less sloth-like and move your physical structure on a more regular basis, get an early start on your life goals at a number of events taking place on New Year’s Eve that focus on dancing your way into 2019. Come Tues., Jan. 1, you’ll be ahead of the game—and your body will thank you.
At Rumba Northwest’s annual New Year’s Eve Salsa Dance, Antonio Diaz and crew will be on hand to start the night off with a lesson on the heat-inducing Cuban art form at Cafe Rumba. The all-ages event will continue until after midnight, so prepare to shake your moneymaker to Latin rhythms until the year ends. Entry will be $10 at the door, and wine and beer will also be available for purchase. When: 8pm-1am. Where: 1140 N. State St. Info: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
Do-Si-Do-ing away from their regular event venue at Fairhaven Library, Bellingham Country Dance Society will host a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Contra Dance at the Sacred Heart Social Hall. At the booze-free event, you can not only learn more about allemandes and circling, but can also make connections with fellow community members. Countercurrent will provide live tunes, and longtime member Marlin Prowell will do the calling. Festive attire is welcomed, and guests are encouraged to bring finger food to share. Entry is $10-$15 (free for those 12 and under) and includes sparkling cider, punch and noisemakers. When: 8pm-1am Where: 1110 14th St. Info: http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
At a Bellingham New Year’s Eve Dance hosted by Interweave, attendees 21 and older will be moving and grooving in the name of both diversity and love at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. DJ Char will be spinning tunes throughout the evening, so bring your significant other, groups of friends and family and an open mind. Entry is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and includes champagne or cider at midnight, plus a raffle ticket to win a stay at TownPlace or SpringHill Suites. Proceeds will support Interweave’s LGBTQ outreach services. When: 8:30pm-12:30am. Where: 1207 Ellsworth St. Info: http://www.bhamnye.brownpapertickets.com
It won’t be a typical Monday night at Boundary Bay Brewery, where a New Year’s Eve Bash will transform the tap room and bistro into a line-dancing hall. Attendees are instructed to dress like classy cowboys and cowgirls and join the Western-themed party, where Char of Lynden Line Dancers will be leading the way. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and include barbecue-style cuisine sure to knock your boots off. If you’re smart, you make a move to procure tickets in advance of the action. When: 9pm-12am. Where: 1107 Railroad Ave. Info: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
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