Week of October 24, 2021

Sunday, October 24 20 events
  • 8:00pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
    Katie Ginther directs showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm Saturday and Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In this cult classic based off of the movie of the same name, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, the duo meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation--a muscular fella named “Rocky.” Additional showings happen Oct. 30-31. Online pre-sale has sold out, but 15 tickets will be available at 7pm at the door on the night of each show. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 10:00am Community Boating Center Fall hours 
    Book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat from 1:30pm-6:30pm Wednesdays and 10am-6:30pm Saturday and Sunday through October at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 11:00am Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks will be required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 10:00am Harvest Happens 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through October 31 at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturdays and Sundays, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am Stone & Light 
    Portland-based painter Jef Gunn's "Stone & Light" exhibit of oil and encaustic works can be viewed from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 31 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The show of Gunn's oil and encaustic paintings.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 10:00am Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Fluid Reflections 
    "Fluid Reflections," an exhibit spotlighting new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane, can be seen from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through October in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 2:00pm Harvest Time at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. The family-friendly events continue Fridays through Sundays through October. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • 11:00am The Backstory 
    Take in the works of 16 innovative artists with intriguing stories by viewing "The Backstory" from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Masks will be required inside. 4:30pm-7pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The exhibit was curated by Patrica Resseguie and Karla Matzke .
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 9:00am Fall Book Sale 
    Attend an annual Fall Book Sale from 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, and 1pm-5pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Browse a great selection of fall and winter reads, and show up on Sunday for an all-day bag sale. Proceeds will support the library's programming and furnishing needs.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm El Zodíaco Familiar and more at Whatcom Museum 
    View "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," a "Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status. This is the final week to see "El Zodíaco Familiar," so don't delay.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market featuring Rich Cavnar 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by abstract photographer Rich Cavnar will be featured through Oct. 24.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 8:00pm Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild revives its annual Halloween show, "Circus of Doom," starting this week with showings at 8pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Fairhaven's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Hosted by Sadye Osterloh, this show is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and give you the "heebee geebees" with hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobatic wonderments to spook and amaze you (but not freak you out). Tickets are $12 for kids at the all-ages shows, and $22 general in advance. Proof of vaccination will be required for all attendees 12 and older, and masks will be required. Additional showings happen Oct. 29-31.
  • 11:00am Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and more from as many as 10 growers and producers from 9am-2pm at the Birchwood Farmers Market in the neighborhood's former Albertsons parking lot, 1538 Birchwood Ave. The event takes place Sundays through October.
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm 5K on the Bay 
    Choose your watercraft and compete against others in your fleet for the best time and the best costume at "5K on the Bay" taking place from 12pm-3pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. There will be two fleets--wind-powered and human-powered--and the race will take place in front of Taylor dock and end at the north end of Boulevard Park. Prizes will be given to the winners, including swag and season passes. Fees are $20 and include the rental of a CBC boat; BYOB (bring your own boat) and enter for $10.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Catapult 
    Watch world-class dancer/athletes create ever-changing shadow illusions using only their bodies when Catapult comes to Bellingham for a 3pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Humor, music and engaging storytelling will be part of the family-friendly show. Tickets are $21.50-$45.50. Please be prepared to follow COVID protocols, including providing proof of vaccination or of a negative test.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Sounding for Harry Smith 
    Local historian Brett Lunsford will share his new book Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Smith, an underground influencer of 20th century music, art and film, grew up in Anacortes and Bellingham, then left in the late 1940s with little trace. Smith’s impact on American culture continues, and has accelerated since his death in 1991, with numerous books, all-star music events, albums and documentaries devoted to his work. Please register in advance. COVID protocol for in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Witches the Musical 
    At 5pm, go back in time and watch the Theatre Arts Guild's October 2012 premiere of Witches the Musical at an online viewing of the original play directed by Jane Skinner, with book, music, lyrics and orchestrations by Conrad Askland. Filmed at the Lincoln Theatre, the story goes back to 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, where a group of young girls formed a circle of trust and unleashed unspeakable terror onto a small village. Based on the true story and historical record of the Salem Witch Trials, there is also a good dose of musical theater fantasy. Viewing is free, but donations to the Lincoln are strongly encouraged.
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Spooky Trivia 
    In honor of Halloween and other local happenings, attend a Spooky Trivia at 6:30pm at Artivem Mead Company, 1211 Granary Ave., Ste. 117. Come enjoy a glass of mead and test your knowledge. Entry is $2 per person.
    Artivem Mead Company :: http://www.artivem.com/events
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Tuesday, October 26 3 events
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday Concert Series with Chase Rabideau 
    Attend a Tuesday Concert Series featuring Chase Rabideau from 6pm-8pm in the taproom at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Entry is free to hear the collection of haunting originals and beautiful takes on classic rock, folk and country tunes.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Fight for Our Future 
    At 6pm, Alec Ross, a New York Times bestselling author and former senior advisor to the secretary of state, will share his new book The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People--and the Fight for Our Future during a virtual presentation on Zoom. Through interviews with the world’s most influential thinkers and stories of corporate activism and malfeasance, government failure and renewal, the book examines the economic and political forces that brought us to where we are today and looks at the trends shaping the decade to come. Advance registration is required.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Lindy at the Leo 
    B'ham Hop and Pace Trumpet host a weekly "Lindy at the Leo" swing dance from 6:30pm-8pm at the Crystal Ballroom at Hotel Leo, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Show up at 6pm for a drop-in beginner lesson with Damian Cade and Stephanie Lee Demetreon; no partner or experience is necessary. General admission is $8-$10, and proof of vaccination will be required at the door. Mask wearing is also required at this time.
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Wednesday, October 27 7 events
  • 12:00pm Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 31. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
  • 10:00am Harvest Happens 
    Attend "Harvest Happens" and U-pick events from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturday and Sunday, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:30pm No Exit 
    Jean Paul Sarte's existential play No Exit concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The production follows three damned souls in the afterlife who soon discover they've been placed in a locked room in order to make each other miserable for eternity. Tickets are $9-$14. Audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear masks during the show.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Bellingham City Club on Washington's New Law Enforcement Reforms 
    "Washington's New Law Enforcement Reforms: Did We Get it Right...Yet?" will be the focus of a virtual Bellingham City Club program starting at 12:05pm online. The panel discussion will be focused on the new laws requiring changes in several law enforcement practices providing guardrails to protect both public safety and the rights of citizens of all backgrounds. This program will feature a panel of experts that will present perspectives of law enforcement, tribal leadership, crisis responders and many in the State Legislature as to where we are with implementation. Please register in advance to take part.
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Virtual Career and Internship Fair 
    Register in advance for Western Washington University's Virtual Career and Internship Fair taking place from 12pm-4pm on Handshake. Participation is best suited for employers interested in promoting part/full-time opportunities to graduates or hiring for part/full time internships. WWU enrolls 16,000 students and offers 160-plus degree programs. Students and graduates of all class levels and majors participate, seeking opportunities to utilize their degree, acquired skills and experience.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Full Ecology 
    As part of a "Nature of Writing" speaker series, psychologist Mary M. Claire and nature writer Gary Ferguson will share their new book, Full Ecology: Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Breaking with the modern impulse to see humans as separate from nature, Clare and Ferguson encourage us to learn from the “supremely methodical and highly improvisational” natural systems that touch our lives." Please register in advance. COVID protocol for in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Thursday, October 28 21 events
  • 9:00pm Wild Buffalo Live Music Lineup 
    An OVO Hip Hop Dance Party starts at 9pm Thurs., Oct. 28 at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Other upcoming events include An Evening with Twiddle (Oct. 29); SkiiTour (Oct. 30); Flowmotion (Oct. 31); Gus Dapperton with Spill Tab (Nov. 2); Champagne Drip and Sully (Nov. 4); Manatee Commune (Nov. 5); and Kuinka (Nov. 6). Ticket prices vary. All concertgoers will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
    Wild Buffalo :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
  • 8:00pm Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    North Country Highway opens for Cory Branan at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 28 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 29); No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Gauzey, and Spine Readers (Oct. 30); Horror Business, Pawn Shop Top, and Kicked in the Zeke (Oct. 31), Wild Powwers Bham Release Party (Nov. 5); and Pace Trumpet Hamiversary, which will feature 13 acts, four emcees, two dance performances, and one trumpet (Nov. 6). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • All Day Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 31. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
  • 11:00am Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks are required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 12:00pm Up Close & Personal at Whatcom Museum 
    View "All Dressed Up," and "People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the Tribal Cultures and History of the Northwest Coast" from 12pm-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. On Sat., Oct. 30, a new exhibit, "Up Close & Personal," opens at the Lightcatcher. The exhibit examines questions about the body through the expressive lens of each artist. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market featuring Deborah Willison 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by acrylic painter Deborah Willison will be featured through Oct. 31.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • All Day Harvest Happens 
    Attend "Harvest Happens" and U-pick events from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturday and Sunday, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 10:00am Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm Good, Bad, Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • All Day No Exit 
    Jean Paul Sarte's existential play No Exit concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The production follows three damned souls in the afterlife who soon discover they've been placed in a locked room in order to make each other miserable for eternity. Tickets are $9-$14. Audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear masks during the show.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 11:00am Mindport Exhibits 
    One-hour reservation slots are now open for household groups or pods of up to 10 people from 11am-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. In the months they were closed, they turned 25, engaged in numerous community projects, modified some classic exhibits and added many new ones. Suggested donation is $0-$10 per person.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Dia de los Muertos: A Day of Remembrance," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Also showing are a new series of “Quiet” paintings in oil by Dederick Ward; bold yet whimsical floral paintings in oil by Cathy Schoenberg; a selection of sculpted oil paintings by Michael Clough and a variety of trees, tidal pools and mountains in oil pastel by Kathleen Faulkner.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 11:00am Small Art Works Juried Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Small Art Works" regional juried art show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 13 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, Sat., Nov. 6.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 11:00am Fleeting Faces 
    View "Fleeting Faces" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit includes a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Winer.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 10:00am The Red Chador 
    See Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Roving Fitzgeralds 
    Writer and musician M.E. Rostron shares his latest book The Roving Fitzgeralds: The Memoirs of Roy Madison Fitzgerald at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book by the Whatcom County author focuses on a member of one of Montana's prominent pioneer families, and a stagecoach driver and saddle horse guide in early Yellowstone Park. Please register in advance. COVID protocol for in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm MVHS Jazz & Mariachi Night 
    Students from Mount Vernon High School's nationally known music program will perform at "Jazz & Mariachi Night" at 7pm at the city's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Come relax and enjoy the music of Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie, and much more. Entry is by donation. Be prepared to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test take within 72 hours of the performance. Masks will also be required. The concert will also be available to stream live on the Lincoln's YouTube channel.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Friday, October 29 38 events
  • 12:00pm Whatcom Museum's Virtual Gala and Auction 
    An online auction for Whatcom Museum's "Vintage Hollywood Gala & Auction" takes place from Oct. 29-Nov. 4. The virtual auction will be open for bidding through 6pm Thurs., Nov. 4, when a livestreamed program will feature Whatcom Museum staff and supporters, fun Hollywood stories, entertainment and more. Entry is by donation to walk the virtual red carpet.
  • All Day Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    North Country Highway opens for Cory Branan at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 28 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 29); No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Gauzey, and Spine Readers (Oct. 30); Horror Business, Pawn Shop Top, and Kicked in the Zeke (Oct. 31), Wild Powwers Bham Release Party (Nov. 5); and Pace Trumpet Hamiversary, which will feature 13 acts, four emcees, two dance performances, and one trumpet (Nov. 6). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • All Day Wild Buffalo Live Music Lineup 
    An OVO Hip Hop Dance Party starts at 9pm Thurs., Oct. 28 at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Other upcoming events include An Evening with Twiddle (Oct. 29); SkiiTour (Oct. 30); Flowmotion (Oct. 31); Gus Dapperton with Spill Tab (Nov. 2); Champagne Drip and Sully (Nov. 4); Manatee Commune (Nov. 5); and Kuinka (Nov. 6). Ticket prices vary. All concertgoers will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
    Wild Buffalo :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
  • 6:00pm Nightmare on Railroad Haunted House 
    Ghosts, ghouls and plenty of surprise scares can be found when "Nightmare on Railroad" returns to the "Fear Garden" from 6pm-11pm Friday through Sunday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The seasonal event sees the brewery warehouse and beer garden transformed into a spooky set thanks to students of the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, who work behind the scenes to perfect their acts--which also include the BAAY Haunted Dancers. The event is all-ages until 9pm, when more mature content is highlighted. Entry is $5-$10. All proceeds raised go to BAAY's scholarship program.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.baay.org
  • 8:00pm Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild revives its annual Halloween show, "Circus of Doom," continuing this week with showings at 8pm Friday, and 6pm and 9pm Saturday and Sunday at Fairhaven's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Hosted by Sadye Osterloh, this show is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and give you the "heebee geebees" with hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobatic wonderments to spook and amaze you (but not freak you out). Tickets are $12 for kids, and $22 general in advance. Proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test will be required for all attendees 12 and older, and masks will be required.
  • 7:00pm Scream Fair 
    "Nightmare at the Museum" will be the theme of an annual Scream Fair haunted house continuing this weekend from 7pm-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7pm-9:30pm Sunday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The event promises visitors will not only encounter "relics abandoned and left to rot in the dark," but also "the ghosts of space, history and time" who have awoken and are out for revenge. Needless to say, parental discretion is strongly advised. Entry will be $10-$12 at the door (make a return trip for $5). Please be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Frightmare Haunted House 
    Whatcom Frightmare's Haunted House can be visited from 5pm-11pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm-9pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. If attending with young kids, you'll want to show up for the "light scare," while more intrepid visitors can opt for the "full scare" alternative. On Friday, the event will be taking place during Downtown Trick-or-Treat and an all-ages interactive whodunnit, "Mystery in the Park." Entry is $8 per person or $25 per group of four (children under 7 can be scared for free).
  • All Day Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 31. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
  • 4:00pm Halloween Fun House 
    Youth ages 3-12 are invited to walk through a Halloween Fun House from 4pm-6pm Friday through Sunday in Lynden at USTA Martial Arts, 8132 Guide Meridian Rd. Costumes, candy, obstacle courses, games and more will be part of the festivities. Entry is $5 per child (free for parents and kids 2 and under).
    USTA Martial Arts :: http://www.ustalynden.com
  • All Day Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks are required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 7:30pm La Traviata with Pacific Northwest Opera 
    The Pacific Northwest Opera performs Verdi's iconic La Traviata at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Rd. Telling the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the younger, passionate Alfredo Germont, the opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $25-$75. Additional performances take place Nov. 5 and 7. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for all persons, as are masks.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 11:00am The Backstory 
    Take in the works of 16 innovative artists with intriguing stories by viewing "The Backstory" from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 14 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The exhibit was curated by Patrica Resseguie and Karla Matzke.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 11:00am Fluid Reflections 
    "Fluid Reflections," an exhibit spotlighting new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane, can be seen for the final weekend from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 11:00am Stone & Light 
    Portland-based painter Jef Gunn's "Stone & Light" exhibit of oil and encaustic works can be viewed for the final week from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 10:00am Harvest Time at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • All Day Harvest Happens 
    Attend "Harvest Happens" and U-pick events from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturday and Sunday, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Deborah Willison 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by acrylic painter Deborah Willison will be featured through Oct. 31.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • All Day Up Close & Personal at Whatcom Museum 
    View "All Dressed Up," and "People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the Tribal Cultures and History of the Northwest Coast" from 12pm-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. On Sat., Oct. 30, a new exhibit, "Up Close & Personal," opens at the Lightcatcher. The exhibit examines questions about the body through the expressive lens of each artist. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Good, Bad, Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • All Day No Exit 
    Jean Paul Sarte's existential play No Exit concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The production follows three damned souls in the afterlife who soon discover they've been placed in a locked room in order to make each other miserable for eternity. Tickets are $9-$14. Audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear masks during the show.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • All Day Mindport Exhibits 
    One-hour reservation slots are now open for household groups or pods of up to 10 people from 11am-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. In the months they were closed, they turned 25, engaged in numerous community projects, modified some classic exhibits and added many new ones. Suggested donation is $0-$10 per person.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • All Day Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • All Day Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Also showing are a new series of “Quiet” paintings in oil by Dederick Ward; bold yet whimsical floral paintings in oil by Cathy Schoenberg; a selection of sculpted oil paintings by Michael Clough and a variety of trees, tidal pools and mountains in oil pastel by Kathleen Faulkner.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Dia de los Muertos: A Day of Remembrance," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Small Art Works Juried Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Small Art Works" regional juried art show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 13 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, Sat., Nov. 6.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • All Day Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Fleeting Faces 
    View "Fleeting Faces" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit includes a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Winer.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day The Red Chador 
    See Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" community program exploring local trails and parks from 9:30am-11am every Friday. Please bring a simple, healthy snack, dress for the weather, register in advance and follow all COVID-19 safety precautions. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Park, meeting location and directions will be revealed after registration.
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Great Lynden Dutch Treat 
    Ghouls and goblins ages 12 and under are invited to take part in the Great Lynden "Dutch Treat" from 2pm-5pm throughout Lynden. Get some scary good treats from your local Lynden Chamber of Commerce members by keeping your one good pirate-eye out for the "Lynden "Dutch Treat" signs in front of participating Lynden Chamber of Commerce member businesses at Fairway Center, Lynden Towne Plaza, downtown Lynden, and other locations.
    Downtown Lynden :: http://www.lynden.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat 
    The Bellingham Bells will partner with local businesses for a Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat event happening from 3pm-5:30pm at the front gates of Joe Martin Field, 1220 Civic Field Way. The first 500 kids will receive a full-size candy bar and an activity bag, which will include a 2021 Bellingham Bells team photo. Special treats, a costume contest and more will be part of the contactless and socially distanced event. Participants will be asked to stay in their cars and to wear a facial covering.
    Joe Martin Field :: http://www.bellinghambells.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Disney Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru 
    Bring the kids along for a Disney Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru taking place from 3pm-5pm in Burlington at HomePlace Memory Care, 210 N. Skagit St. Entry is free.
    HomePlace Memory Care :: (360) 755-7000
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Downtown Bellingham Trick-or-Treat 
    From 3pm-5pm, head to downtown Bellingham for a family-friendly and safe alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating. Families and their costumed kiddos will stroll around to grab goodies from participating downtown businesses. All Trick-or-Treat activities will be held outdoors with masks and social distancing encouraged and requested in congested areas, regardless of vaccination status.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Boo at Depot Market Square 
    Families with kids in preschool through second grade are invited to a "Boo at Depot Market Square" event from 3pm-5pm at 1100 Railroad Ave. The candy-free event will feature game booths and more. Suggested donation is $3. Please wear a mask while attending this event.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.cob.org/event
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Halloween Parade 
    Kids and adults can dress up and take part in a La Conner Halloween Parade starting at 3pm at the South Basin parking lot on State Street. Entry is free.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Don Coppock Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for a one-man show with Mount Vernon-based artist Don Coppock from 5pm-8pm in Stanwood at Cassera Gallery, which is located in the Designs Northwest Architects Building, 26915 102nd Drive NW. This will be the first solo exhibit for the 88-year-old sculptor, painter and former Seattle resident. See the works through Nov. 26.
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  • All Day Whatcom Museum's Virtual Gala and Auction 
    An online auction for Whatcom Museum's "Vintage Hollywood Gala & Auction" takes place from Oct. 29-Nov. 4. The virtual auction will be open for bidding through 6pm Thurs., Nov. 4, when a livestreamed program will feature Whatcom Museum staff and supporters, fun Hollywood stories, entertainment and more. Entry is by donation to walk the virtual red carpet.
  • All Day Wild Buffalo Live Music Lineup 
    An OVO Hip Hop Dance Party starts at 9pm Thurs., Oct. 28 at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Other upcoming events include An Evening with Twiddle (Oct. 29); SkiiTour (Oct. 30); Flowmotion (Oct. 31); Gus Dapperton with Spill Tab (Nov. 2); Champagne Drip and Sully (Nov. 4); Manatee Commune (Nov. 5); and Kuinka (Nov. 6). Ticket prices vary. All concertgoers will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
    Wild Buffalo :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
  • All Day Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    North Country Highway opens for Cory Branan at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 28 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 29); No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Gauzey, and Spine Readers (Oct. 30); Horror Business, Pawn Shop Top, and Kicked in the Zeke (Oct. 31), Wild Powwers Bham Release Party (Nov. 5); and Pace Trumpet Hamiversary, which will feature 13 acts, four emcees, two dance performances, and one trumpet (Nov. 6). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • All Day Nightmare on Railroad Haunted House 
    Ghosts, ghouls and plenty of surprise scares can be found when "Nightmare on Railroad" returns to the "Fear Garden" from 6pm-11pm Friday through Sunday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The seasonal event sees the brewery warehouse and beer garden transformed into a spooky set thanks to students of the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, who work behind the scenes to perfect their acts--which also include the BAAY Haunted Dancers. The event is all-ages until 9pm, when more mature content is highlighted. Entry is $5-$10. All proceeds raised go to BAAY's scholarship program.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.baay.org
  • All Day Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild revives its annual Halloween show, "Circus of Doom," continuing this week with showings at 8pm Friday, and 6pm and 9pm Saturday and Sunday at Fairhaven's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Hosted by Sadye Osterloh, this show is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and give you the "heebee geebees" with hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobatic wonderments to spook and amaze you (but not freak you out). Tickets are $12 for kids, and $22 general in advance. Proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test will be required for all attendees 12 and older, and masks will be required.
  • 8:00pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
    Katie Ginther directs showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm Saturday and Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In this cult classic based off of the movie of the same name, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, the duo meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation--a muscular fella named “Rocky.” Additional showings happen Oct. 30-31. Online pre-sale has sold out, but 15 tickets will be available at 7pm at the door on the night of each show. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • All Day Scream Fair 
    "Nightmare at the Museum" will be the theme of an annual Scream Fair haunted house continuing this weekend from 7pm-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7pm-9:30pm Sunday in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The event promises visitors will not only encounter "relics abandoned and left to rot in the dark," but also "the ghosts of space, history and time" who have awoken and are out for revenge. Needless to say, parental discretion is strongly advised. Entry will be $10-$12 at the door (make a return trip for $5). Please be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • All Day Whatcom Frightmare Haunted House 
    Whatcom Frightmare's Haunted House can be visited from 5pm-11pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm-9pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. If attending with young kids, you'll want to show up for the "light scare," while more intrepid visitors can opt for the "full scare" alternative. On Friday, the event will be taking place during Downtown Trick-or-Treat and an all-ages interactive whodunnit, "Mystery in the Park." Entry is $8 per person or $25 per group of four (children under 7 can be scared for free).
  • All Day Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 31. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
  • 10:00am Boating Center Closing Weekend 
    Book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat for the final weekend from 10am-6:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Halloween Fun House 
    Youth ages 3-12 are invited to walk through a Halloween Fun House from 4pm-6pm Friday through Sunday in Lynden at USTA Martial Arts, 8132 Guide Meridian Rd. Costumes, candy, obstacle courses, games and more will be part of the festivities. Entry is $5 per child (free for parents and kids 2 and under).
    USTA Martial Arts :: http://www.ustalynden.com
  • All Day Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks are required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day La Traviata with Pacific Northwest Opera 
    The Pacific Northwest Opera performs Verdi's iconic La Traviata at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Rd. Telling the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the younger, passionate Alfredo Germont, the opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $25-$75. Additional performances take place Nov. 5 and 7. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for all persons, as are masks.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • All Day The Backstory 
    Take in the works of 16 innovative artists with intriguing stories by viewing "The Backstory" from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 14 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The exhibit was curated by Patrica Resseguie and Karla Matzke.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • All Day Fluid Reflections 
    "Fluid Reflections," an exhibit spotlighting new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane, can be seen for the final weekend from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Stone & Light 
    Portland-based painter Jef Gunn's "Stone & Light" exhibit of oil and encaustic works can be viewed for the final week from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day Harvest Time at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • All Day Harvest Happens 
    Attend "Harvest Happens" and U-pick events from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturday and Sunday, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Deborah Willison 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by acrylic painter Deborah Willison will be featured through Oct. 31.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • All Day Up Close & Personal at Whatcom Museum 
    View "All Dressed Up," and "People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the Tribal Cultures and History of the Northwest Coast" from 12pm-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. On Sat., Oct. 30, a new exhibit, "Up Close & Personal," opens at the Lightcatcher. The exhibit examines questions about the body through the expressive lens of each artist. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Spooky Scavenger Hunt 
    Puzzles, pumpkins and potions will be part of a Spooky Scavenger Hunt from 11am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. Explore the museum while decoding hidden messages and solving challenges. While on your adventure, you can watch the MegaZapper show featuring one of the largest TeslaCoils in the Country. The hunt is included with general admission and great for all ages. Entry is $5-$12.
    Spark Museum of Electrical Invention :: http://www.sparkmuseum.org
  • All Day Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm Good, Bad, Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 7:30pm No Exit 
    Jean Paul Sarte's existential play No Exit concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The production follows three damned souls in the afterlife who soon discover they've been placed in a locked room in order to make each other miserable for eternity. Tickets are $9-$14. Audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear masks during the show.
    Performing Arts Center :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 11:00am Mindport Exhibits 
    One-hour reservation slots are now open for household groups or pods of up to 10 people from 11am-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. In the months they were closed, they turned 25, engaged in numerous community projects, modified some classic exhibits and added many new ones. Suggested donation is $0-$10 per person.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Small Art Works Juried Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Small Art Works" regional juried art show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 13 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, Sat., Nov. 6.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Dia de los Muertos: A Day of Remembrance," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured for the final week from 11am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Also showing are a new series of “Quiet” paintings in oil by Dederick Ward; bold yet whimsical floral paintings in oil by Cathy Schoenberg; a selection of sculpted oil paintings by Michael Clough and a variety of trees, tidal pools and mountains in oil pastel by Kathleen Faulkner.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 11:00am Fleeting Faces 
    View "Fleeting Faces" for the final week from 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit includes a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Winer.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 10:00am The Red Chador 
    See Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market Season Ending 
    Attend the final week of the 32nd annual Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R. Ave. Find everything from fresh produce to eggs, mushrooms, dairy, baked goods, sweet treats, meat, flowers, preserves, coffee, arts and crafts, and more.
    Depot Arts and Community Center :: http://www.facebook.com/anacortesfarmersmarket
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets Closing Day 
    From 9am-3pm, stop by the Twin Sisters Farmers Market's Nugents Corner Market in the parking lot of the Bluebird Building, 3833 Mt. Baker Hwy. From 10am-3pm, the Kendall Market will take place in the parking lot of the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. This is the final week of the cooperative markets for the season.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm WNPS Work Party 
    Join the Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Work Party from 9am-12pm starting from the Larrabee Avenue right of way between 21st and 22nd streets. Wear weather- and work-appropriate clothing, as well as a shovel, spading fork, trowel, pruners, etc. if you have them. This site is an undeveloped Right of Way (ROW). It is a forested wetland ecosystem with both native and nonnative plants, including invasive species. Participants will tour the site and learn about restoration strategies, and examine how the project has progressed in the last year and the results so far, and continue to plant, weed and mulch.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Market by the Sea 
    Peruse high-quality arts and crafts with the Blaine Harbor as the backdrop at the final "Market by the Sea" of the season taking place from 10am-3pm at Blaine's H and G street plazas.
    H Street Plaza :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market Spooktacular 
    The Bellingham Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 10am-2pm Saturdays through December at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Attendees can expect about 60-70 vendors per market day, including farmers, food producers and artisans offering locally grown and produced goods. Today's "Spooktacular" market will feature free pumpkins scattered around the marketplace. Take them home for carving or decorating, then tag @bhamfarmersmkt. Costumes are encouraged. Swing by the info booth to show them off and receive a free BFM Halloween sticker. Masks or face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Halloween at the Library 
    From 11am-3pm, attend "Halloween at the Library" at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Visit the Dr. Sylvia Maxson Children's Library in costume to read silly and spooky books with your family, get a photo taken at the photo booth, and procure a special holiday surprise to take home.
    Anacortes Public Library :: http://www.library.cityofanacortes.org
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Seafeast 
    From 11am-4pm. the annual Bellingham SeaFeast will return to Zuanich Point Park and throughout Squalicum Harbor. At the waterfront and seafood festival, celebrate Bellingham's rich maritime culture, thriving working waterfront, enjoyment and conservation of our water resources, commercial fishing and seafood industries, and the culinary bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Live entertainment, a "Brews with a View" beer garden, Dockside Market, Lummi Nation salmon grilling, a Halloween-focused Harvest Harbor Walk, and the grand opening of the new Fisherman's Pavilion will be part of the festivities. Entry is free. Please follow COVID-19 protocols.
    Squalicum Harbor :: http://www.bellinghamseafeast.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Share Spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters host a Share Spot from 12pm-1:30pm offering free food to take or share in the parking lot of the Industrial Credit Union, 3233 Northwest Ave. Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays, and during the week. COVID safety protocols are in place.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Director Soiree 
    Attend a Director Soiree from 2pm-4pm in the Reception Room at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. If you're interested in directing a show at the BTG, find out more about the proposal process, what kind of things they're looking for in terms of building a season, and what makes for a strong submission. They will also (try to) answer any questions you may have about what directing at BTG involves. Don’t let the word “soiree” fool you, this is a strictly casual affair (although light refreshments will be served).
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Semiahmoo Sips 
    From 2pm-4pm every Saturday, attend "Semiahmoo Sips" in Blaine at the wine cellar at Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. A sommelier will pour samples of four different wines from a rotating menu while you snack on charcuterie and cheeses. Feel free to walk around the resort and mingle, and then come back to grab your favorite bottle. Attendees will receive 15 percent off their cellar bottle of choice. Entry is $20. No reservations are necessary.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Mystery in the Park 
    Local actors will help bring an interactive mystery to life at "Mystery in the Park" from 3pm-5:30pm in Ferndale at Pioneer Park. Jump into 1927 Ferndale as the actors interview suspects, examine a crime scene and solve the Halloween-themed crime. Entry is free to all amateur gumshoes, detectives, wannabe Sherlocks and investigators. The event will happen in conjunction with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Trick-or-Treat.
    Pioneer Village :: http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Ferndale Trick or Treat 
    From 3pm-5pm, the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce will host a Downtown Trick-or-Treat. The candy route begins at 4th and Main streets, with trick-or-treating along Main Street on either side of the street, at participating businesses displaying the Downtown Trick or Treat poster. (Crossing guards will be at each intersection.) Once at 1st Avenue, guests can cross the street to head to the Riverwalk and visit all the candy stops of businesses without a storefront on Main Street. From there, visit Pioneer Park for the annual event, "Mystery in the Park." The Haunted Barn will also be open, with tickets for purchase at the door. 
    Downtown Ferndale :: http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Rebel Artists of Whatcom County 
    A variety of artists and artisans sell their creative wares at the Rebel Artists of Whatcom Art Market from 3pm-7pm every Saturday at downtown Bellingham's Commercial Street Plaza, 1315 Commercial St. A rotating roster of vendors takes part in each week's event--check the collective's Facebook page beforehand to find out who will be in attendance.
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Haunted Forest Storytime and Walk 
    Anacortes Parks & Recreation and Anacortes Public Library will team up for a "Haunted Forest" Storytime & Walk from 5pm-6pm at Washington Park. Library staff will be hosting a story time from in the group campground area and families are welcome to walk through the forest during that time frame. Ghouls and goblins will pass out candy in a lighthearted haunted walk more suitable for younger children--when there is more light and less fright. Entry is free.
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Haunted Town Tour 
    Explore local legends and lore at a Haunted Town Tour starting at 7pm at the Concrete Town Center. The walking tour will include some indoor visits to haunted buildings. Please be aware that masks are required, social distancing is encouraged and the Town Center will be closed to through traffic to give everyone more space to explore safely. Attendees will be walking, standing, listening to stories and end the excursion with either a visit to the Haunted Museum, or entering into the Maze of Madness. Tickets are $20.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concrete-wa.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Bassoon Apocalypse 
    Hear the WWU Bassoon Ensemble play their favorite tunes--from Danse Macabre to Cantina Band from Star Wars--at "Bassoon Apocalypse IV: Once Upon a Reed" at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Audience members are invited to dress up in their favorite costume for a chance to participate in a costume competition. Entry is free; please register in advance and review COVID protocols.
    PAC Concert Hall :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Scarin' Up a Cure Glow 5K 
    Join Team Gagam's Cancer Crushers and Team Plumeria Breezes Travel for a spooky adventure through the trails and around barns and buildings as part of a "Scarin' Up a Cure" Glow 5K run starting at 7pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Northern State Recreation Area, 25625 Helmick Rd. Fees are $15.
    Northern State Recreation Area :: http://www.runsignup.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bellingham Music Club's lasting legacy 
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Rastrelli Cello Quartet 
    Bellingham Music Club will host the world-famous Rastrelli Cello Quartet for its only West Coast engagement at 7:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Auditorium, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Their program will cover a wide and exciting repertoire, from Russian folk tunes to the Beatles song book, by way of favorite classical works and film scores. Tickets are $30 general, $10 for those 12 to 18 and students with ID.
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm House of Wax Halloween Celebration 
    Attend "House of Wax: An All-Vinyl Halloween Celebration" from 9pm-12:30am at the Taproom at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The vinyl-focused collaboration between Black Noise Record and Boundary will feature five DJs performing throughout the night, beer, wine, cocktails and more. Entry to the 21-and-over events is $5. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at the door.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com/events
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