Week of July 25, 2021

Sunday, July 25 24 events
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 2:00pm Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 11:00am Cabin Rain Revisited 
    "Cabin Rain Revisited," featuring paintings by the late Northwest master William Slater from 1939-2007, shows from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through July in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 11:00am Pilchuck Glass School Show 
    "The Pilchuck Glass School Show" can be seen from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday (and by appointment) through Aug. 22 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist show also features works by Northwest painters, plus 45 artists in the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 11:00am Signature Member Show 
    Peruse works by NW Pastel Society artists at a "Signature Member Show" from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. More than 50 panels depict various styles of work and methods of craftsmanship.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 10:00am Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 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 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 "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market featuring Deb Dole 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through July 25, mixed-media painter and fiber artist Deb Dole's work will be highlighted. From July 27-Aug. 1, Karen Silvernale's acrylic mixed-media work can be explored.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 11:00am Flags and Monuments 
    Check out award-winning Pacific Northwest artist Sheila Klein's new exhibit, "Flags and Monuments," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 1 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. In the show, Klein remakes the images of flags and monuments with crocheting, stitchery and weaving. This body of work was completed over the past four years.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 10:00am Jacobson and O'Neill 
    View works by ceramicist and mixed-media artist Sara Jacobson and sculptor Brian O'Neill from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 12:00pm Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," 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.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 12:00pm Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Larry Richmond at Good Earth Pottery 
    Ceramic baskets by Larry Richmond will be highlighted from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. A reception will take place from 5pm-8pm Fri., July 23 as part of the return of the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 9:30pm Rollback Weekend and Sand Sculpture Competition 
    The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will present its seventh annual Rollback Weekend and 38th annual Sand Sculpture Competition starting with a showing of La Bamba at the "Dive-In" at the Birch Bay Waterslides at dusk on Friday night. A Bicycle and Golf Cart Poker Run takes place Saturday; the Sand Sculpture Competition takes place Saturday and Sunday, and a Rollback Car Show returns from 8am-1pm Sunday along historic Birch Bay Drive.
  • 10:00am Birch Bay Book Sale 
    As part of the Birch Bay Chamber's Sand Sculpture Competition and Rollback Weekend, attend a Book Sale from 10am-3pm Friday through Sunday at the future site of the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library, 7968 Birch Bay Dr. The Friends of Birch Bay Library will also be talking about the library project and handing out a take-home craft.
    Birch Bay Vogt Community Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 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.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Skagit Valley Farmers Market 
    Attend the new Skagit Valley Farmers Market from 10am-2pm just north of Christianson's Nursery in and around the Vinery, 15612 Best Rd. The weekly market will feature a full range of community farmers and craft vendors every Sunday through Sept. 26.
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Attend "Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum" from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. A volunteer from the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to answer questions about migration, conservation, birds in peril and the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages are welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Audubon at the Museum 
    Attend "Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum" from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. A volunteer from the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to answer questions about migration, conservation, birds in peril and the importance of studying bird specimens today. All ages are welcome. Volunteers and visitors will follow social distancing while interacting in the Hall of Birds. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Incubator Farm Stand 
    Peruse farm-fresh produce and meet the folks who grew it at Cloud Mountain Farm Center's Incubator Farm Stand from 3pm-6pm every Tuesday through Aug. 24 in Everson at 5979 Lawrence Rd.
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Stringband Sundays 
    Hear old-time, honky-tonk, Celtic, and indie rock influences when the Sweater Weather String Band kicks off a family-friendly Stringband Sundays concert series from 3pm-5:30pm at Kulshan Brewing's Trackside Beer Garden, 298 W. Laurel St. Every Sunday through August, bring along the crew for beer, root beer, music, dancing, yard games, food and (hopefully) sunshine. Entry is free.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Jazz on the Bay with Alicia Dauber 
    Alicia Dauber will make beautiful music when Jazz on the Bay returns from 4pm-7pm in the Sunset Lounge or patio at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The concert series continues Sundays through Aug. 29.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Gelato and Poetry Night 
    Attend "Gelato and Poetry Night" from 6pm-7:30pm in the outdoor seating area at All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave., #105. The first half-hour will be devoted to the poetry of a featured local poet, followed by an open mic hour. The event takes place the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: (360) 223-8325
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Monday, July 26 5 events
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Teen Space Open House 
    Teen Services Librarian Jennifer Lovchik leads a Teen Space Open House from 1pm-2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Teens ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend and find out more about the recently opened space. Another open house takes place at 1pm Mon., Aug. 2.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Open Mic in Person 
    At 6pm, Spanish-language writers and poets can share their talents at a Spanish Open Mic taking place at 6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, a traditional Open Mic will ensue. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Emcee and celebrated local author Sean Dwyer will host. Register in advance to read, as spaces are limited. Participants can also take part in the event on Zoom if they're not comfortable meeting in person.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Live Music Mondays with One Lane Bridge 
    As part of a Live Music Mondays series, One Lane Bridge will perform from 6pm-8pm at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St. Entry is free to hear the quartet's rich harmonies as they perform original songs and covers in a variety of genres.
    Kulshan Brewing Company :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Anacortes Library Book Club 
    A monthly Library Book Club meets at 7pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. All are welcome to join the conversation. Call the number below to find out this month's title.
    Anacortes Public Library :: (360) 299-8067
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Tuesday, July 27 6 events
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Vespers and Cities 
    Village Books will partner with the North Cascades Audubon Society to host an online event with Vesper Flights author Helen Macdonald at 2pm on Zoom. In the book, Macdonald gathers her best-loved essays that explore the human relationship with the natural world along with new pieces in a collection both moving and frank, personal and political, meditating on notions of captivity, freedom, immigration, and flight. At 5pm, join Orbit Books and other indie bookstores around the country for a virtual event celebrating the publication of Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin's new book, The City We Became, in paperback. Registration fees include a copy of the book.
  • 6:00pm - 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.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise 
    Locals and visitors alike can procure tickets for the return of Whatcom Museum's annual History Sunset Cruises starting today at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tour guides and historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns hosting the events, tying their knowledge of local history with up-to-date facts about bayside activities. The sailings will be offered at a reduced capacity with protocols in place to ensure visitor safety. Tickets are $35-$40 (free for children ages 5 and under). Additional sailings take place Tuesdays through Aug. 31.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday Truck Show with Lazy Acres 
    Attend a Tuesday Truck Show featuring Lazy Acres from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the upcycled truck stage at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Tickets to hear PNW rock and roll are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. All proceeds will go directly to the artists.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellingham Reads 
    From 6:30pm-7:30pm, discuss Behind the Beautiful Flowers by Katherine Boo at a virtual Bellingham Reads meeting with Bellingham Public Library on Zoom. All adults are welcome to register and take part.
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Wednesday, July 28 11 events
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market featuring Karen Silvernale 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through Aug. 1, Karen Silvernale's acrylic mixed-media work will be highlighted.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    The Good Time Girls will lead free "Bellinghistory" tours at 6pm Wednesday in Fairhaven, and 6pm Thursday in downtown Bellingham. The Wednesday tour will highlight the Fairhaven district's unique evolution and origins as its own town. The downtown outing will explore the evolution of the city through historic buildings and sites, including stories about changes in culture, geology, architecture, transportation and more. Please register in advance for the events, as space is limited.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Party in the Park 
    Bellingham Public Library staff from the Children's Department will be on hand for a "Party in a Park" gathering from 11am-1pm at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. Kids of all ages are welcome to come say hello and enjoy a fun and engaging StoryWalk®, receive a free book and a yard or window sign, talk to staff about what you're reading, and more. Masks will be required for unvaccinated individuals ages 2 and older.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Mars Talk with Bellingham City Club 
    "Are We Alone in the Universe?" will be the topic of an virtual Bellingham City Club presentation at 12:10pm on Zoom. A scientist from Dr. Melissa Rice’s Western Mars Lab will shed some light on what we know about Mars, the challenges of space research, and ultimately whether we’ll ever know if there is life beyond planet Earth. Scientists and students from Western Washington University’s Mars Lab are on NASA’s Perseverance Rover team trying to untangle the history of water on Mars. Entry is free. Please register by July 26.
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Rainbow Reads 
    Students in grades 6-12 can join Whatcom County Library System for a virtual "Rainbow Reads" discussion from 3pm-4pm on Zoom. Do you love reading and stories with LGBTQIA+ characters? No matter your genre, or how you identify, this club is for you. This is a space place for LGBTQIA+ teens, allies and those who are interested in being part of an inclusive reading community. Register in advance, as space is limited.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Attend the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3pm-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 13 at the city's Hammer Heritage Square located at Ferry and Metcalf streets.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday Market at Waypoint 
    Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market takes place from 4pm-7pm weekly through Sept. 29 on the waterfront near the pump track at Waypoint Park, 300 W. Laurel St. Approximately 40 vendors will sell their edible and creative wares each week.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Jam on the River 
    Join the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce for the third "Jam on the River" concert of the summer from 5pm-7pm at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park. Mark Nichols will be sharing some classic tunes, while Outlaw BBQ serves up some of their classic meals. The family-friendly series continues Wednesdays through Aug. 4. Each evening, expect the sounds of a different acoustic musician to fill the air while you enjoy a meal from a local food truck. Entry to the concerts is free.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Jeffrey Slough and Michael Handron 
    Acoustic Americana will be on the musical menu when Jeffrey Slough and Michael Handron perform from 6pm-8:15pm at All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 015 Railroad Ave., STE 105.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: http://www.allthatjazzboutiquegallery.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    San Juan Cruises continues its popular Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise from 6:30pm-8pm every Wednesday through Sept. 22 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $39 and include snacks and beer samples from local and regional breweries. Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruises take place throughout the week, and "unWINEd" on the Bay wine tasting cruises happen Thursdays through Sept. 23. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
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Thursday, July 29 20 events
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 2:00pm Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 11:00am Cabin Rain Revisited 
    "Cabin Rain Revisited," featuring paintings by the late Northwest master William Slater from 1939-2007, shows from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through July in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 10:00am Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 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 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 "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Signature Member Show 
    Peruse works by NW Pastel Society artists at a "Signature Member Show" from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. More than 50 panels depict various styles of work and methods of craftsmanship.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 12:00pm Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," 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.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Larry Richmond at Good Earth Pottery 
    Ceramic baskets by Larry Richmond will be highlighted from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Karen Silvernale 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through Aug. 1, Karen Silvernale's acrylic mixed-media work will be highlighted.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 4:00pm Garden Parties at Boundary Bay Brewery 
    Steve Webb and the Great Mad Swirl perform at a Happy Hour Concert Series taking place every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly happening consists of rotating Stringband musicians selected by Robert Blake. Mix Masala food truck will be on hand. The events are part of a new Garden Parties lineup taking place throughout the summer. Additional events this week include the Super Funks playing as part of Funky Friday at 6pm Fri., July 30; Heron and Crow performing at an After Market show from 1pm-3pm Sat., July 31; and Danned If I Do playing that same day from 7pm-9pm at a Saturday Night Concert. All events are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 11:00am Celebrate Summer Exhibit 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild hosts a "Celebrate Summer" juried show from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 2 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 12:00pm Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Lands Real and Imagined 
    "Lands Real and Imagined" shows from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 31 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. This installment will include landscape-inspired pieces from painters Lori Nelson Clonts and Jennifer Kapnek, photographer John D'Onofrio, Jennifer Kapnek, and ceramic artist Stacy Murphy. Each artist captures nature in a unique and beautiful way.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    The Good Time Girls will lead free "Bellinghistory" tours at 6pm Wednesday in Fairhaven, and 6pm Thursday in downtown Bellingham. The Wednesday tour will highlight the Fairhaven district's unique evolution and origins as its own town. The downtown outing will explore the evolution of the city through historic buildings and sites, including stories about changes in culture, geology, architecture, transportation and more. Please register in advance for the events, as space is limited.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Barkley Market 
    Peruse goods from local vendors, check out food truck options for lunch and listen to live music at the Barkley Market from 11am-3pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The event takes place every Thursday through Aug. 26.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.barkleyvillage.com
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Fluid Formations Docent Tour 
    Get insights into the techniques and processes utilized by glass artists at a Docent Tour of "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest" at 1pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The one-hour tour will focus on specific works in the exhibition. Please register in advance; entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Blues, Brews, and BBQ with the Lowdown Brass Band 
    The Lowdown Brass Band and Chicago Big Brass Band will play at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series taking place from 6pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Upcoming shows include the Dizzy's (Aug. 5), Jasmine Green (Aug. 12 and Sept. 9), Chris Eger Band (Aug. 19), Lemon Creek (Aug. 26), and the Atlantics (Sept. 2). Tickets are $15.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series with Tracy Spring and Jezebel's Mother 
    Tracy Spring and Jezebel's Mother continues the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series with their roots and blues sounds from 6pm-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Reservations aren't required at this time, but attendees are expected to self-regulate and social distance as needed, wear a mask if not fully vaccinated, and stay home if they don't feel well. Additional Thursday night concerts include D'vas and Dudes (Aug. 5), 4TENS Band (Aug. 12), the Sweet Goodbyes (Aug. 19), CraigO's Planet Groove (Aug. 26), and bandZandt (Sept. 2). Entry to all shows is free.
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Smooth Kiwi 
    Expect groove-centric jams with sensual vocals, funky bass lines, tasteful drumming and an exploration of atmospheric guitar tones when Smooth Kiwi performs from 8pm-10pm at Kulshan Brewing's Trackside Beer Garden, 298 W. Laurel St. Entry is free.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
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TODAY 27 events
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Cabin Rain Revisited 
    "Cabin Rain Revisited," featuring paintings by the late Northwest master William Slater from 1939-2007, shows from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through July in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 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 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 "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Signature Member Show 
    Peruse works by NW Pastel Society artists at a "Signature Member Show" from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. More than 50 panels depict various styles of work and methods of craftsmanship.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 11:00am Pilchuck Glass School Show 
    "The Pilchuck Glass School Show" can be seen from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday (and by appointment) through Aug. 22 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist show also features works by Northwest painters, plus 45 artists in the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 11:00am Flags and Monuments 
    Check out award-winning Pacific Northwest artist Sheila Klein's new exhibit, "Flags and Monuments," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 1 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. In the show, Klein remakes the images of flags and monuments with crocheting, stitchery and weaving. This body of work was completed over the past four years.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 10:00am Jacobson and O'Neill 
    View works by ceramicist and mixed-media artist Sara Jacobson and sculptor Brian O'Neill from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," 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.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Larry Richmond at Good Earth Pottery 
    Ceramic baskets by Larry Richmond will be highlighted from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 9:00am Quilt Museum Porch Sale 
    Shop a gigantic selection of "fabrics, fibers and fancies" at a Porch Sale taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-2pm Sunday in La Conner at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Karen Silvernale 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through Aug. 1, Karen Silvernale's acrylic mixed-media work will be highlighted.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • All Day Garden Parties at Boundary Bay Brewery 
    Steve Webb and the Great Mad Swirl perform at a Happy Hour Concert Series taking place every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly happening consists of rotating Stringband musicians selected by Robert Blake. Mix Masala food truck will be on hand. The events are part of a new Garden Parties lineup taking place throughout the summer. Additional events this week include the Super Funks playing as part of Funky Friday at 6pm Fri., July 30; Heron and Crow performing at an After Market show from 1pm-3pm Sat., July 31; and Danned If I Do playing that same day from 7pm-9pm at a Saturday Night Concert. All events are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • All Day Celebrate Summer Exhibit 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild hosts a "Celebrate Summer" juried show from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 2 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • All Day Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • All Day Lands Real and Imagined 
    "Lands Real and Imagined" shows from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 31 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. This installment will include landscape-inspired pieces from painters Lori Nelson Clonts and Jennifer Kapnek, photographer John D'Onofrio, Jennifer Kapnek, and ceramic artist Stacy Murphy. Each artist captures nature in a unique and beautiful way.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 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.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Public Market 
    The Ferndale Public Market takes place from 2pm-6pm in the parking lot of the Ferndale Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr. They'll be on hand to punctuate the end of your work week with fresh fare every Friday through Oct. 8.
    Ferndale Grocery Outlet parking lot :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    The Port of Anacortes brings back its free summer concert series starting tonight with a show from the Chris Eger Band and the Powerhouse Horns from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The Wednesday and Friday shows include the Jerry Steinhilber Jazz Explosion (Aug. 4), Herding Kats Jazz (Aug. 11), Shaggy Sweet (Aug. 13), Skagit Swings (Aug. 18), Sway (Aug. 20), A'Town Big Band (Aug. 25), and the West Coast Feed (Aug. 27).
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes with the High Mountain String Band 
    The High Mountain String Band perform at a revived "Farmtunes" series taking place from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. The free, family-friendly music series continues with the Elopements (Aug. 6), Great American Trainwreck (Aug. 13), Sweater Weather (Aug. 20), Queen's Bluegrass (Aug. 27), Handsome and Gretyl & Weak Sheep (Sept. 3), and Mark Wagner (Sept. 10). While you're there, enjoy a burger and beer from the Ten Mile Cafe, and check out the free tasing room for farm-made spirits.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm LaFever Dream 
    The up-and-coming acoustic folk/bluegrass trio, the LaFever Dream, will make music from 6:45pm-8:45pm at All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave., STE 105.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: http://www.allthatjazzboutiquegallery.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm The Comeback 
    Watch Hockey Teeth, Northwest Hip Hop Collective, and India Glover with Lilyplayscello perform at a livestream taking place from 7pm-10pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. The streamed event will be the first music to grace Make.Shift's stage since the "before times."
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Cory Vincent 
    "Grunge blues" can be heard when Cory Vincent performs from 8pm-10pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Entry is $5-$40 (depending on how many people will be at your table). All cover proceeds for pre-sale tickets go directly to the artist.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Afterglow Comedy Hour 
    Attend a monthly Afterglow Comedy Hour from 9pm-10pm at Stemma Brewing Company, 2039 Moore St. The recipe is simple--add seven comedians, give them one hour to fit in their funny business, and reap infinite laughs. Tickets to the PG-16 show are $10 and must be purchased in advance. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
    Stemma Brewing Company :: http://www.stemmabrewing.com
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Dive-In Movies at the Waterslides 
    The film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? continues a "Dive-in" Movies at the Waterslides series at 9:30pm in the parking lot of the Birch Bay Waterslides, 4874 Birch Bay Lynden Rd. The series continues with Rogue One (Aug. 13), Remember the Titans (Aug. 27), Uncle Buck (Sept. 3), and Back to the Future (Sept. 17). These events will follow current local health department guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Tickets are $20 per vehicle, and advance registration is required. Popcorn will be free. Each night will feature a raffle for a one-day family pass for the 2021 season to the Birch Bay Waterslides.
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  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Cabin Rain Revisited 
    "Cabin Rain Revisited," featuring paintings by the late Northwest master William Slater from 1939-2007, shows from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through July in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display at One Bellwether Way through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Pilchuck Glass School Show 
    "The Pilchuck Glass School Show" can be seen from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday (and by appointment) through Aug. 22 on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist show also features works by Northwest painters, plus 45 artists in the 10-acre sculpture park.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Oct. 10 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 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 "Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., " "Rhythms of Light," and "Whirlwinds & Whirlpools: New Work by Larkin Van Horn."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Signature Member Show 
    Peruse works by NW Pastel Society artists at a "Signature Member Show" from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. More than 50 panels depict various styles of work and methods of craftsmanship.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • All Day Flags and Monuments 
    Check out award-winning Pacific Northwest artist Sheila Klein's new exhibit, "Flags and Monuments," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 1 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. In the show, Klein remakes the images of flags and monuments with crocheting, stitchery and weaving. This body of work was completed over the past four years.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day Jacobson and O'Neill 
    View works by ceramicist and mixed-media artist Sara Jacobson and sculptor Brian O'Neill from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," 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.
    Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Larry Richmond at Good Earth Pottery 
    Ceramic baskets by Larry Richmond will be highlighted from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Quilt Museum Porch Sale 
    Shop a gigantic selection of "fabrics, fibers and fancies" at a Porch Sale taking place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-2pm Sunday in La Conner at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Karen Silvernale 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through Aug. 1, Karen Silvernale's acrylic mixed-media work will be highlighted.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 4:00pm Garden Parties at Boundary Bay Brewery 
    Steve Webb and the Great Mad Swirl perform at a Happy Hour Concert Series taking place every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly happening consists of rotating Stringband musicians selected by Robert Blake. Mix Masala food truck will be on hand. The events are part of a new Garden Parties lineup taking place throughout the summer. Additional events this week include the Super Funks playing as part of Funky Friday at 6pm Fri., July 30; Heron and Crow performing at an After Market show from 1pm-3pm Sat., July 31; and Danned If I Do playing that same day from 7pm-9pm at a Saturday Night Concert. All events are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 11:00am Celebrate Summer Exhibit 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild hosts a "Celebrate Summer" juried show from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 2 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 12:00pm Summer Juried Exhibit and More 
    A "Summer Juried Exhibit," Seiko Purdue's "Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times," Gregory Kammer's "New Terrain," and "Quilting Forward: New Works by the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild" can be seen from 12pm-4:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 26 at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The ninth annual "Cup Show" can also be perused on the Jansen's website through that date.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Lands Real and Imagined 
    "Lands Real and Imagined" shows from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 31 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. This installment will include landscape-inspired pieces from painters Lori Nelson Clonts and Jennifer Kapnek, photographer John D'Onofrio, Jennifer Kapnek, and ceramic artist Stacy Murphy. Each artist captures nature in a unique and beautiful way.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    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. The cooperative markets continue Saturdays through October.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Attend the 32nd annual Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R. Ave. The event takes place Saturdays through Oct. 31.
    Depot Arts and Community Center :: http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Art Dash 
    In advance of the Anacortes Arts Festival, sign up for an "Art Dash" starting at 10am at Anacortes City Hall, 904 6th St. The 16th annual event will have a 'Think Nautical" Costume Contest, obstacles, music, water features, art and a scenic waterfront course for your 5K or 10K run, walk or stroll. A one-mile Kids Fun Run will also be part of the action. Entry is $25. Proceeds from the event will help fund public art projects.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Stop by the Lummi Island Saturday Market from 10am-1pm in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. The market will feature produce, art and good works from island nonprofits Saturdays through Sept. 4.
    Islander Grocery :: (360) 758-2815 or http://www.ourlummisland.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    The Concrete Saturday Market takes place from 10am-1pm at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Ave. The longtime event continues Saturdays through Sept. 4.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    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.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Market by the Sea 
    Peruse high-quality arts and crafts with the Blaine Harbor as the backdrop at the weekly "Market by the Sea" taking place from 10am-3pm at Blaine's H and G street plazas.
    H and G street plazas :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    The Lynden Farmers Market operates from 10am-2pm at the city's Centennial Park, located the corner of 4th and Grover streets. Procure fresh produce and more at the market Saturdays through Sept. 25.
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm Youth Book Bonanza 
    In recognition of the great reading that has taken place during the summer, kids and teens can head to their local library today during open hours to choose a free paperback book to keep. From board books to teen tomes, they have a huge variety, thanks to the generous support of the Whatcom County Library Foundation and Library Friends Groups.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Share Spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hosts 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.
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm Community Meal 
    Hot lunches in to-go containers will be provided as part of a monthly Bellingham Community Meal from 12:30pm-2:30pm at Assumption Gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham Community Meal has been in existence for decades and provides a warm, nutritious meal for those who need them. During COVID, the event is operating as a to-go meal service. This month's menu includes a pulled pork sandwich, chuckwagon beans, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Book Sale Afternoon2331 
    Friends of the North Fork Library will host a "Book Sale Afternoon" from 1pm-4pm in the backyard of the North Fork Community Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Attendees can browse a fabulous selection of used books at budget prices.
    North Fork Community Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Paintings of My Life Opening Day 
    Attend opening day of Beth Anna Margolis' first solo exhibit, "Paintings of My Life," from 2pm-5pm 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. Gallery Syre will also introduce a new selection of David Syre's paintings made in the spring. Both exhibits will be on display from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 23.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm 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-6pm 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.
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm 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-6pm 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.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Heart of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    After taking a year off, the City of Anacortes is hosting another round of free summer concerts taking place from 6pm-8pm Saturdays at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Remaining concerts at the open-air covered stage at the art and music venue include tonight's concert with the Atlantics, Broken Banjo (Aug. 14), Cascadia Groove (Aug. 21), and the Enthusiasts (Aug. 28). The shows are all-ages affairs, so bring along the kids, and mask up when necessary.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
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