Week of January 10, 2021

Sunday, January 10 6 events
  • All Day Lost in Space 
    Through Jan. 14, support Bellingham-based actor and playwright DK Reinemer and get entertained by tuning into the Orlando Winter Mini-Fringe Festival to watch the intergalactic comedy, "DK: Lost in Space." In the one-man virtual show, "a heroic Space Force astronaut wakes from cryogenic sleep on a return flight to Earth, then everything goes to shit." The PG-13 show includes adult language, mature themes and violence. Tickets are $10 to stream the pre-recorded performance on demand. Purchase an all-access pass and see all 26 shows for $75 (a $260 value).
  • 10:00am From Where They Are 
    Help raise funds for Fairhaven's Firehouse Performing Arts Center by watching Kuntz and Company's virtual performance of from where they are online as part of the Firehouse Studio. The focus of the 20-minute piece explores how area youth ages 7-16 have adapted to life under the continued threat of COVID-19. Fees are $5 to view the collaboration between Kuntz and Co., Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, and the Firehouse. Additional donations to help keep the venue alive are welcome.
  • 10:00am A Forest of Words Poetry Competition 
    Teens in grades 6-12 can submit their original writing for consideration in Whatcom County Library System's annual poetry competition, "A Forest of Words," through March 15. All styles of poetry are encouraged; a panel selects poems based on originality, creativity and craft, and accepted poets receive a copy of the collaborative book--and bragging rights. Submissions will be accepted online, via mail, or at one of the WCLS libraries.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Daniel Boshoy and the BSO 
    At 1pm, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra presents "At Home with Daniel" at a virtual concert. The livestreamed show will feature noted classical guitarist Daniel Bolshoy and include a number of BSO chamber musicians sharing their talents remotely. The event is part of the local orchestra's "Second Sundays: At Home with the BSO" series. All concerts in BSO's virtual season are free or by donation on concert day through the organization's website, and then move to a subscription model.
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Motherhood by the Book 
    At 2pm, Ruth Bader Ginsberg's memoir, My Own Words, will be the topic of discussion at a virtual Motherhood by the Book meeting hosted by Village Books. The group meets on the second Sunday of every month for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations and rewards of motherhood and includes both fiction and nonfiction books. Please register in advance for the online event.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Kitchen Table Tunes with Robert Blake 
    Bellingham-based singer and songwriter Robert Sarazin Blake presents his weekly "From the Kitchen Table" concert from 5pm-7pm on Facebook Live. This week, he'll be joined remotely by the duo the Mammals. Suggested donation to the virtual tip jar is $10, but feel free to give more.
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Monday, January 11 2 events
  • All Day Lost in Space 
    Through Jan. 14, support Bellingham-based actor and playwright DK Reinemer and get entertained by tuning into the Orlando Winter Mini-Fringe Festival to watch the intergalactic comedy, "DK: Lost in Space." In the one-man virtual show, "a heroic Space Force astronaut wakes from cryogenic sleep on a return flight to Earth, then everything goes to shit." The PG-13 show includes adult language, mature themes and violence. Tickets are $10 to stream the pre-recorded performance on demand. Purchase an all-access pass and see all 26 shows for $75 (a $260 value).
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Armchair Historians 
    Village Books' monthly Online Historians Book Group meets online from 7pm-8:30pm to discuss Kevin Peraino's A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949. The gripping narrative focuses on the Truman Administration's response to the fall of nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's communist forces in 1949. Advance registration is required to take part.
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Tuesday, January 12 1 event
  • All Day Lost in Space 
    Through Jan. 14, support Bellingham-based actor and playwright DK Reinemer and get entertained by tuning into the Orlando Winter Mini-Fringe Festival to watch the intergalactic comedy, "DK: Lost in Space." In the one-man virtual show, "a heroic Space Force astronaut wakes from cryogenic sleep on a return flight to Earth, then everything goes to shit." The PG-13 show includes adult language, mature themes and violence. Tickets are $10 to stream the pre-recorded performance on demand. Purchase an all-access pass and see all 26 shows for $75 (a $260 value).
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Wednesday, January 13 3 events
  • All Day Lost in Space 
    Through Jan. 14, support Bellingham-based actor and playwright DK Reinemer and get entertained by tuning into the Orlando Winter Mini-Fringe Festival to watch the intergalactic comedy, "DK: Lost in Space." In the one-man virtual show, "a heroic Space Force astronaut wakes from cryogenic sleep on a return flight to Earth, then everything goes to shit." The PG-13 show includes adult language, mature themes and violence. Tickets are $10 to stream the pre-recorded performance on demand. Purchase an all-access pass and see all 26 shows for $75 (a $260 value).
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Barely Adulting Book Club 
    Do you love young adult books but want to start reading more adult fiction. If so, register in advance for a new "Barely Adulting" Book Club taking place from 6:30pm-8pm on Zoom. Every other month, the group will read a book and discuss it together. At the other meetings, attendees will talk about the books (and media) they have been enjoying recently. The book for February will be Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Blaine Library staff member Marie Guenette hosts the free events .Registration is required to receive the link to the meeting.
    Virtual :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Elevate your Fiction 
    Village Books and Whatcom Writers and Publishers join forces to present a monthly virtual supper club starting at 7pm with bestselling author Doug Walsh. Tonight's subject of discussion, "Research Travel: Elevate Your Fiction While Seeing the World," will focus on teaching writers how to incorporate their love of travel--real or virtual, local or far-flung--into their fiction. Please register in advance.
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Thursday, January 14 5 events
  • 10:00am Grow Your Groceries 
    Registration is currently open for an online "Grow Your Groceries Winter 2021" series starting Feb. 2 with WSU Skagit. The 12-week series will cover all aspects of home gardening for food production as well as seed saving, perennial food forests and fruit production, eco-cooking/waste reduction, and four classes devoted to preserving the food after harvest. Fees for all 12 workshops are $140, which includes a binder with all print materials as well as free seeds. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please register in advance, as the popular course typically sells out quickly.
  • 10:00am Lost in Space 
    Through Jan. 14, support Bellingham-based actor and playwright DK Reinemer and get entertained by tuning into the Orlando Winter Mini-Fringe Festival to watch the intergalactic comedy, "DK: Lost in Space." In the one-man virtual show, "a heroic Space Force astronaut wakes from cryogenic sleep on a return flight to Earth, then everything goes to shit." The PG-13 show includes adult language, mature themes and violence. Tickets are $10 to stream the pre-recorded performance on demand. Purchase an all-access pass and see all 26 shows for $75 (a $260 value).
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm A Literary Conversation 
    Becky Mandelbaum, the award-winning author of The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals, will be joined by fellow writer Jessica Gigot at 6pm for a Village Books Virtual Readings Gallery conversation. Gigot is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician with a small farm in Bow that makes artisan sheep cheese and grows organic herbs. Her second book, Feeding Hour, was published in November. Advance registration is required for the online event.
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Robert Lashley Poetry Reading 
    As part of Whatcom READS, local poet Robert Lashley will share his words from 7pm-8pm on Zoom. As part of a Northwest population with people from the deep South and a survivor of the Hilltop gang wars of the early 90's, Lashley's poetry makes sense of the multitude of voices that have surrounded him over the years. "His passion joins high lyric poetry burnished by narrative structure, with a language attuned to the ear and the complexities of the human voice." Register in advance for the free event.
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm History of Dirty Dan Harris 
    From 7:30pm-9pm, painter and muralist Lanny Little will join Whatcom Museum for a virtual "History of Dirty Dan Harris" presentation. Learn more about the beloved icon and his influence on Bellingham--and specifically Fairhaven. Suggested donation is $5 to register for the entertaining event, which will be broadcast on YouTube livestream.
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Friday, January 15 2 events
  • 5:00pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference 
    Whatcom Human Rights Task Force presents its 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference from Fri., Jan. 15 to Sun., Jan. 17. "Recapturing the Revolutionary Spirit: Dangerous Unselfishness" will be the theme of this year's virtual event, which will feature a range of presentation formats including performance art, films and caucuses in addition to standard workshop fare. As always, the conference will be free and open to all. Clock hours will be available for educators and continuing education units will be available for social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
  • All Day Grow Your Groceries 
    Registration is currently open for an online "Grow Your Groceries Winter 2021" series starting Feb. 2 with WSU Skagit. The 12-week series will cover all aspects of home gardening for food production as well as seed saving, perennial food forests and fruit production, eco-cooking/waste reduction, and four classes devoted to preserving the food after harvest. Fees for all 12 workshops are $140, which includes a binder with all print materials as well as free seeds. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please register in advance, as the popular course typically sells out quickly.
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TODAY 5 events
  • All Day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference 
    Whatcom Human Rights Task Force presents its 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference from Fri., Jan. 15 to Sun., Jan. 17. "Recapturing the Revolutionary Spirit: Dangerous Unselfishness" will be the theme of this year's virtual event, which will feature a range of presentation formats including performance art, films and caucuses in addition to standard workshop fare. As always, the conference will be free and open to all. Clock hours will be available for educators and continuing education units will be available for social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
  • 10:00am Grow Your Groceries 
    Registration is currently open for an online "Grow Your Groceries Winter 2021" series starting Feb. 2 with WSU Skagit. The 12-week series will cover all aspects of home gardening for food production as well as seed saving, perennial food forests and fruit production, eco-cooking/waste reduction, and four classes devoted to preserving the food after harvest. Fees for all 12 workshops are $140, which includes a binder with all print materials as well as free seeds. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please register in advance, as the popular course typically sells out quickly.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Winter Farmers Market 
    A variety of vendors will have edible and homemade offerings for sale from 10am-2pm at the first Winter Market of the season at the Bellingham Farmers Market's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Additional monthly events take place Feb. 20 and March 21 before the market opens on a weekly basis in April.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Share Spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hosts a Share Spot from 12pm-2pm Saturdays in the parking lot of the Industrial Credit Union, 3233 Northwest Ave. Thanks to a collaboration with the Miracle Food Network, the weekly event featuring the sharing of free food will likely continue through the winter. Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays, and during the week. COVID safety protocols are in place.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Family Book Group 
    Kids in grades K-5 and their families are invited to register for a Family Book Group from 4pm-5pm via Zoom. The monthly event is led by Whatcom County Library System youth staff, and features a story read aloud and story-related discussions. Make some snacks and come prepared to tell them what you think. Space is limited, and registration is required.
    Virtual :: http://www.wcls.org
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