Week of September 5, 2021

Sunday, September 5 24 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Join Sustainable Connections Eat Local Month through September as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and grocers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The annual event will celebrate Farm Week (Sept. 1-7), Market Week (Sept. 8-14), Seafood Week (Sept. 15-21), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 22-29) with associated events, outings, food specials, prize giveaways and much more. Find a full listings of events online.
    Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month
  • All Day Shakedown Music 
    The Stillvettas, Old Town Scouts, and SixTwoSeven will perform at 9pm Sat., Sept. 4 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other bands this month--including Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep (Sept. 8), Mount Saturn, Melancholia, and Year of the Cobra (Sept. 10), Prism Bitch, Beverly Crusher, and Itchy Kitty (Sept. 12), and Red Elvises (Sept. 15). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show a either a vaccine card, a photocopy or photograph of the vaccine card that proves full vaccination status has been achieved, proof of vaccination via an approved vaccine verification app, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival.
  • All Day Jurassic Empire Dinosaur Drive-Thru 
    Attend the Dinosaur Drive-Thru known as "Jurassic Empire" from 3pm-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot at the Bellis Fair Mall, One Bellis Fair Pkwy. Fees to view the large, realistic menagerie of dinosaurs are $69 per vehicle with one to seven passengers, and $95 for vehicles with eight to 14 passengers. Register in advance, as entry is staggered in two-hour increments.
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours 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. After this weekend, tours will only be offered on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 26.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Fall Crawl 
    In lieu of its annual April Brew's Day fundraiser, the Max Higbee Center will host a Fall Crawl through Sept. 19 at 30 breweries, cideries and tap houses throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties. Participants will purchase "passports" good for two tastings at venues of your choosing. Tickets are $50 general (good for 20 venues), and $75 VIP (good for 30 venues, plus a growler and other special perks).
  • 3:00pm 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.
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  • 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 "Yoshiko's Folly: Shirbori Hats by Fine Gelfand," "Rhythm of Light: Surface Design Association," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Whatcom Art Market 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 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," 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.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am VanZanden and Broersma 
    Peruse multimedia pieces by Pieter VanZanden and paintings by Melissa Broersma from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through September in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 10:00am Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    Twenty-five artists and craftspeople will be sharing their work at 20 locations as part of the Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm throughout the lovely Whatcom County locale. Check out paintings, drawings, prints, notecards, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass, woodwork, pottery, metalwork, stoneworks, quilts, clothing, knitwear and more. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at all indoor and outdoor spaces. Watch for balloons marking each location, and pick up flyers at the Islander grocery store.
    Lummi Island :: http://www.lummi-island.com
  • 12:00pm Pitch Regatta 
    The Bellingham Yacht Club will host the Labor Day PITCH Regatta from Friday through Sunday in Bellingham Bay. Arriving competitors will be greeted by the welcome boat with the traditional six-pack gift on Friday. Friday and Saturday nights there will be parties with live bands, food and drinks. Races will be run Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5. One of the oldest regattas in the North Sound, PITCH stands for Pacific International Tonnage Championships, predating PHRF. The Bellingham Yacht Club is also a member of the North Sound Party Circuit.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.byc.org
  • 5:00pm Lopez Island Artists' Studio Tour 
    The 24th annual Lopez Island Artists' Studio Tour will kick off with a preview party and exhibit at 5pm at the Lopez Community Center, 204 Village Rd. The free, self-guided tour continues from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, featuring 24 studios and 40 artists working in 14 different mediums to create amazing works. Full-color 24-page guidebooks, with samples of each artists' work, detailed map and studio locations make this a fun and easy event to participate in.
  • 11:00am Bowls to Fill at Good Earth 
    "Bowls to Fill," featuring members of Whatcom Artist of Clay & Kiln (WACK), will be featured from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through September at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The show is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Food Bank.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 11:00am Salmon Sightings with NSEA 
    Celebrate the biennial return of Pacific pink salmon by joining Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association naturalists for Salmon Sightings events from 11am-2pm every Friday through Sunday through Sept. 12 in Deming along Thompson Creek, 3057 E. Bakerview. Viewing opportunities are open-house style, fun and family-friendly. Salmon-themed activities and prizes await.
    Thompson Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am Friends of Birch Bay Library Book Sale 
    As part of Discover Birch Bay Days, the Friends of Birch Bay Library will host a book sale and answer questions about the library-building project from 10am-3pm Saturday, and 11am-1pm Sunday on the site. Saturday's activities will also include a pancake breakfast (starting at 10am) a Poker Run table (1pm-3pm), and Dog Days of Summer games.
    Birch Bay :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 8:30am - 3:00pm Forest Bathing with NCI 
    Local practitioner April Claxton will team up with the North Cascades Institute to lead "Forest Bathing" sessions at 8:30am and 1pm in Bellingham's 100 Acre Woods. Claxton will share research on the health benefits of time spent in nature, and principles of Shinrin Yoku before guiding participants on a grounding sensory walk. Fees for the two-hour sessions are $55.
    100 Acre Woods :: http://www.ncascades.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.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner LIve with Joan Penny 
    As part of a summer music series, Joan Penny will perform from 1pm-4pm at La Conner's Gilkey Square. The all-ages event is free; the series concludes with a set by Cascadia Groove on Sun., Sept. 12.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Docent Tour of El Zodíaco Familiar 
    Attend an English-speaking Docent Tour of "El Zodíaco Familiar" at 1pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. At 2pm, a Spanish-language tour will commence. Attendees can learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 Mexican and ChicanX/Chicane artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac. Tours last about 45 minutes, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows. Attendance is included with admission. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status. Tours take place again Fri., Sept. 10.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Stringband Sundays with Crooked Constellation 
    Crooked Constellation will perform as part of a family-friendly Stringband Sundays concert series from 3pm-5:30pm at Kulshan Brewing's Trackside Beer Garden, 298 W. Laurel St. Bring along the crew for beer, root beer, music, dancing, yard games and food. Entry is by donation.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm The Devilies 
    An eclectic mix of originals and traditional tunes and songs made for dancing, crying and laughing can be heard when the Devilies perform from 5pm-7pm at the beer garden at Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St. Entry is free; the band will be playing Sundays through the summer.
    Kulshan Brewing Co. :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Milk Carton Kids and Haley Heynderickx 
    The melodic indie folk duo of Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale--the Grammy Award-nominated band known as the Milk Carton Kids--kick off a month of live music events at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theater, 104 N. Commercial St. The evening will also feature Portland-based folk and jazz musician Haley Heynderickx. Tickets are $40. Please be prepared to follow current health protocols. MBT also requires proof of vaccination for entry to all events. Those individuals unable to be fully vaccinated--including children under 12--must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Music in motion at the Mount Baker Theatre 
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Monday, September 6 7 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Join Sustainable Connections Eat Local Month through September as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and grocers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The annual event will celebrate Farm Week (Sept. 1-7), Market Week (Sept. 8-14), Seafood Week (Sept. 15-21), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 22-29) with associated events, outings, food specials, prize giveaways and much more. Find a full listings of events online.
    Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month
  • All Day Shakedown Music 
    The Stillvettas, Old Town Scouts, and SixTwoSeven will perform at 9pm Sat., Sept. 4 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other bands this month--including Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep (Sept. 8), Mount Saturn, Melancholia, and Year of the Cobra (Sept. 10), Prism Bitch, Beverly Crusher, and Itchy Kitty (Sept. 12), and Red Elvises (Sept. 15). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show a either a vaccine card, a photocopy or photograph of the vaccine card that proves full vaccination status has been achieved, proof of vaccination via an approved vaccine verification app, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival.
  • 3:00pm Jurassic Empire Dinosaur Drive-Thru 
    Attend the Dinosaur Drive-Thru known as "Jurassic Empire" from 3pm-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot at the Bellis Fair Mall, One Bellis Fair Pkwy. Fees to view the large, realistic menagerie of dinosaurs are $69 per vehicle with one to seven passengers, and $95 for vehicles with eight to 14 passengers. Register in advance, as entry is staggered in two-hour increments.
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours 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. After this weekend, tours will only be offered on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 26.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 12:00pm Fall Crawl 
    In lieu of its annual April Brew's Day fundraiser, the Max Higbee Center will host a Fall Crawl through Sept. 19 at 30 breweries, cideries and tap houses throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties. Participants will purchase "passports" good for two tastings at venues of your choosing. Tickets are $50 general (good for 20 venues), and $75 VIP (good for 30 venues, plus a growler and other special perks).
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Live Music Mondays with Katie & Kevin 
    As part of a Live Music Mondays series, Katie & Kevin will perform from 6pm-8pm at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St. Entry is free to hear everything from hoedowns to waltzes to songs old and new.
    Kulshan Brewing Company :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm General Lit Book Group 
    Join bookstore co-owners Kelly Evert and Paul Hanson for a General Lit Book Group to discuss The Living by Annie Dillard at 7pm on Zoom. For now, the group meets virtually on the first Monday of each month.
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Tuesday, September 7 8 events
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 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 new selection of David Syre's paintings made in the spring is also on display.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Join Sustainable Connections Eat Local Month through September as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and grocers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The annual event will celebrate Farm Week (Sept. 1-7), Market Week (Sept. 8-14), Seafood Week (Sept. 15-21), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 22-29) with associated events, outings, food specials, prize giveaways and much more. Find a full listings of events online.
    Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month
  • 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
  • 9:00pm Shakedown Music 
    The Stillvettas, Old Town Scouts, and SixTwoSeven will perform at 9pm Sat., Sept. 4 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other bands this month--including Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep (Sept. 8), Mount Saturn, Melancholia, and Year of the Cobra (Sept. 10), Prism Bitch, Beverly Crusher, and Itchy Kitty (Sept. 12), and Red Elvises (Sept. 15). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show a either a vaccine card, a photocopy or photograph of the vaccine card that proves full vaccination status has been achieved, proof of vaccination via an approved vaccine verification app, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival.
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Incubator Farm Stand 
    Peruse and purchase 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 Oct. 12 in Everson at 5979 Lawrence Rd.
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Theatre Arts for Kids 
    Youth ages 6-12 can get signed up for "Theatre Arts for Kids" classes starting today from 3:30pm-5:30pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. During the four-week class, instructor Taylor Winsett will focus on everything from costumes to storytelling, funny improv games and "world building." Fees for the weekly sessions are $72-$80. Masks will be required for all students and instructors.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 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.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday Truck Show with the Brett Benton Trio 
    Attend a Tuesday Truck Show featuring the Brett Benton Trio from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the upcycled truck stage at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Tickets to hear an evening of southern blues are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. All proceeds will go directly to the artists.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
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Wednesday, September 8 15 events
  • 10:00am U-pick at Bellewood Farms 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. Free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn on the weekends will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am Discovery 
    Catch longtime glass artist Steve Klein's new exhibit "Discovery" from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through September 26 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 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 new selection of David Syre's paintings made in the spring is also on display.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Join Sustainable Connections Eat Local Month through September as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and grocers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The annual event will celebrate Farm Week (Sept. 1-7), Market Week (Sept. 8-14), Seafood Week (Sept. 15-21), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 22-29) with associated events, outings, food specials, prize giveaways and much more. Find a full listings of events online.
    Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    Through September, 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.
    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
  • 8:00am - 1:00pm WNPS Field Trip 
    Sign up in advance to join the Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a field trip to Chain Lakes Loop. The six-mile hike starts at Artist Point. Participants should see several species of late-blooming plants, ripe blueberries, picas, and perhaps marmots and mountain goats. Entry is free.
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Barely Adulting Book Club 
    Do you love young adult books but want to start reading more adult fiction? If so, join Blaine Library staffer Marie Guenette (and special guests) from 6:30pm-8pm for a Barely Adulting Book Club discussion to read and discuss adult titles perfect for YA readers and YA that is perfect for adults. Every other month, participants read a book and discuss it together. Registration is required to get the link to the Zoom meeting.
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Afternoon Book Chat 
    Discuss Paulette Jiles' News of the World from 12pm-1:30pm at the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. This exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor and trust. Everyone is welcome.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 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. Masks or face coverings are again required at the Saturday and Wednesday Bellingham Farmers Markets, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, all food must be taken off site, including prepared hot food. Food sampling is currently suspended until further notice.
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm End of Summer Bash with Yogoman Burning Band 
    Dance along when Yogoman Burning Band performs at an End of Summer Bash taking place from 6pm-10pm at Kulshan Brewing Company's Trackside Beer Garden, 298 W. Laurel St. A face painter, yard games, food vendors, circus juggling and more will also be part of the free festivities.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.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
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Tomatoes for Neela with Padma Lakshmi 
    Village Books partners with the Bellingham Public Library to bring Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Top Chef and Taste the Nation, to the Virtual Readings Gallery at 6:30pm on Zoom. Along with fellow author and celebrity Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lakshmi will be discussing her new picture book, Tomatoes for Neela. The book is a celebration of food and family, and affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food. Please register in advance to attend.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Xavier Lecouturier Quartet 
    The Xavier Lecouturier Quartet joins the Jazz Center of Bellingham for a 7pm concert at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for students, $20 general. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.jazzcenterofbellingham.org
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Thursday, September 9 22 events
  • 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
  • All Day U-pick at Bellewood Farms 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. Free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn on the weekends 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 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
  • 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," a "Whatcom Artist Studio our 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.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Bowls to Fill at Good Earth 
    "Bowls to Fill," featuring members of Whatcom Artist of Clay & Kiln (WACK), will be featured from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through September at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The show is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Food Bank.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm Upfront Back in Front 
    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, enjoy improv comedy via "The Upfront Back in Front"--highlighting short form games using suggestions from the audience. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • All Day Discovery 
    Catch longtime glass artist Steve Klein's new exhibit "Discovery" from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through September 26 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 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 Art Aloft Member Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Art Aloft" Member Art Show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 15 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery, :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 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 will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Anne Martin McCool at Scott Milo 
    Acrylics by Anne Martin McCool will be featured from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 28 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Mixed-media works by Anita Lehmann, pastels by Steven Hill and Donna Nevitt Radtke, and oils by Karen Bakke will also be on display.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 11:00am Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Gallery Showcase 
    View a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Gallery Showcase from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 25 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Presenting a wide range of media, the exhibit will include several Whatcom County artists who will be participating in the annual studio tour Oct. 2-3 and 9-10.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 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 new selection of David Syre's paintings made in the spring is also on display.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 10:00am Choir of the Salish Sea Auditions 
    The 20-voice Choir of the Salish Sea is seeking tenors and basses for the 2021-2022 season. Set up a time to audition on Thursday or Friday, or as arranged. Monday evening rehearsals begin Sept. 13 and concerts will take place Nov. 13, Feb. 26, and May 21. Audition criteria will include vocal technique, music reading and choral experience. Singers must be vaccinated.
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Join Sustainable Connections Eat Local Month through September as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and grocers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The annual event will celebrate Farm Week (Sept. 1-7), Market Week (Sept. 8-14), Seafood Week (Sept. 15-21), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 22-29) with associated events, outings, food specials, prize giveaways and much more. Find a full listings of events online.
    Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    Through September, 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.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Semiahmoo Sips 
    From 3pm-5pm, 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
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm The Moondance 
    Watch kayak guides living and breathing by the dance between the moon and the tide as they experience the bounty of the Salish Sea at a premier showing of The Moondance from 6pm-9pm at Kulshan Brewing Company's Trackside Beer Garden near Waypoint Park. In addition to watching the feature named the Best Kayak Film of 2021 by the Paddling Film Festival, the evening will also benefit the Northwest Straits Foundation; $1 from every pint sold during the event will go to the Salish Sea conservation organization, which raises funds to support locally-driven marine restoration, stewardship and education programs. In addition, the owners of Moondance Kayaks has put together a raffle to benefit the nonprofit.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.nwstraitsfoundation.org
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Blues, Brews and BBQ with Jasmine Green 
    Jasmine Greene will perform at the final "Blues, Brews & BBQ" concert of the season taking place from 6pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Tickets are $15.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Main Street Comedy 
    Bellingham Entertainment hosts a Main Street Comedy event from 7pm-9pm in Ferndale at the Main Street Bar & Grill, 2005 Main St. Cecilee Romano will host the standup comedy event, and Mike Lindsey will be featured. Portland's Jake Silberman will headline the event. Cover is $5.
    Main Street Bar & Grill :: http://www.bellinghamentertainment.com
  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm Twilight Hour with Bryan Bowers 
    Stick around after Thursday Happy Hour for a Twilight Hour concert with Bryan Bowers taking place from 8pm-11pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly happening consists of rotating musicians selected by local musician Robert Sarazin Blake. Suggested donation is $10.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
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Friday, September 10 26 events
  • 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 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 Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," a "Whatcom Artist Studio our 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.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day U-pick at Bellewood Farms 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. Free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn on the weekends will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am VanZanden and Broersma 
    Peruse multimedia pieces by Pieter VanZanden and paintings by Melissa Broersma from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through September in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 11:00am Leaves and Wings 
    View Anacortes-based sculptor Lanny Bergner's new exhibit, "Leaves and Wings," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through September in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Bergner uses butane torches to achieve the iridescent colors that enhance his exquisite metal mesh sculptures. For this exhibit, he has composed a full gallery installation with wall pieces, suspended and table top work.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.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 Bowls to Fill at Good Earth 
    "Bowls to Fill," featuring members of Whatcom Artist of Clay & Kiln (WACK), will be featured from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through September at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The show is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Food Bank.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm Smell of the Kill 
    After the longest rehearsal period in history, Michele Lowe's The Smell of the Kill will open this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The dark comedy focuses on three wives, their miserable and unloving husbands, and a life-or-death decision that could leave the spouses out in the cold. Tickets are $14-$16. Additional showings take place weekends through Sept. 23. Please note that Bellingham Theatre Guild requires all cast, crew, volunteers and audience members to show proof of full vaccination (a vaccination card or photo of card with photo ID) or have a negative COVID test (within 72 hours) prior to entering the building, effective immediately and until further notice.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 11:00am Salmon Sightings with NSEA 
    Celebrate the biennial return of Pacific pink salmon by joining Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association naturalists for Salmon Sightings events from 11am-2pm Friday through Sunday in Deming along Thompson Creek, 3057 E. Bakerview. Viewing opportunities are open-house style, fun and family-friendly. Salmon-themed activities and prizes await.
    Thompson Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 7:30pm 48 Hour Theater Festival 
    Watch what happens when playwrights, directors and actors work to bring new works to life over a 24-hour period--twice--at the 55th iteration of iDiOM Theater's 48 Hour Theater Festival at 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. This fall’s festival is made up of veteran actors, writers and directors as well as some new faces. Each night a random theme is drawn and playwrights have overnight to write 10-minute scripts based on the theme. Directors and actors work all show-day rehearsing and memorizing lines, and six brand new one-act plays take the stage that night. Tickets are $5-$20. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Upfront Back in Front 
    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, enjoy improv comedy via "The Upfront Back in Front"--highlighting short form games using suggestions from the audience. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 7:00pm Peter Ali and La Fever 
    Hear American Indian flute music by Peter Ali from 7pm-9pm Friday at All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave., unit 105. From 7-9pm Saturday, La Fever will play folk and bluegrass music. Both events are free.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: (360) 223-8325
  • 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 Discovery 
    Catch longtime glass artist Steve Klein's new exhibit "Discovery" from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through September 26 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 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 will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • All Day Anne Martin McCool at Scott Milo 
    Acrylics by Anne Martin McCool will be featured from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 28 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Mixed-media works by Anita Lehmann, pastels by Steven Hill and Donna Nevitt Radtke, and oils by Karen Bakke will also be on display.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • All Day Art Aloft Member Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Art Aloft" Member Art Show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 15 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery, :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • All Day Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 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 new selection of David Syre's paintings made in the spring is also on display.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Gallery Showcase 
    View a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Gallery Showcase from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 25 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Presenting a wide range of media, the exhibit will include several Whatcom County artists who will be participating in the annual studio tour Oct. 2-3 and 9-10.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 10:00am Choir of the Salish Sea Auditions 
    The 20-voice Choir of the Salish Sea is seeking tenors and basses for the 2021-2022 season. Set up a time to audition on Thursday or Friday, or as arranged. Monday evening rehearsals begin Sept. 13 and concerts will take place Nov. 13, Feb. 26, and May 21. Audition criteria will include vocal technique, music reading and choral experience. Singers must be vaccinated.
  • 11:30am Eat Local Month 
    Join Sustainable Connections Eat Local Month through September as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and grocers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. The annual event will celebrate Farm Week (Sept. 1-7), Market Week (Sept. 8-14), Seafood Week (Sept. 15-21), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 22-29) with associated events, outings, food specials, prize giveaways and much more. Find a full listings of events online.
    Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties. :: http://www.sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Back to School Story Time 
    New kindergarten students and their friends and family can join Anacortes Public Library staff for a Back to School Storytime at 10am at Causland Memorial Park, 710 N. Ave. Stories, songs and bubbles will be part of the free event.
    Causland Memorial Park :: http://www.cityofanacortes.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Docent Tour of El Zodíaco Familiar 
    Attend an English-speaking Docent Tour of "El Zodíaco Familiar" at 1pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. At 2pm, a Spanish-language tour will commence. Attendees can learn more about George Rodriguez and the 13 Mexican and ChicanX/Chicane artists who collaborated on this exhibition to create a reimagined “Mexican” zodiac, inspired by the traditional Chinese zodiac. Tours last about 45 minutes, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated as space allows. Attendance is included with admission. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.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.or
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtunes with Mark Wagner 
    Mark Wagner performs at the final "Farmtunes" of the season from 6pm-9pm at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. The family-friendly outdoor music series is free.
    Bellewood Farms & Distillery :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
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Saturday, September 11 42 events
  • 9:30am Whatcom Water Week 
    Celebrate our local water resources when Whatcom Water Week kicks off with a "Run With the Chums" event Saturday at the BP Highlands in Birch Bay. Events continue through Sept. 19 and include beach cleanups, educational kids events, self-guided walks and tours, a photo contest and more. Most events are free. (Check the website before attending events, as COVID-related health concerns have caused some events to be cancelled.)
  • 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 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 U-pick at Bellewood Farms 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. Free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn on the weekends will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day VanZanden and Broersma 
    Peruse multimedia pieces by Pieter VanZanden and paintings by Melissa Broersma from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through September in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • All Day Leaves and Wings 
    View Anacortes-based sculptor Lanny Bergner's new exhibit, "Leaves and Wings," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through September in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Bergner uses butane torches to achieve the iridescent colors that enhance his exquisite metal mesh sculptures. For this exhibit, he has composed a full gallery installation with wall pieces, suspended and table top work.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.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," a "Whatcom Artist Studio our 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.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 Bowls to Fill at Good Earth 
    "Bowls to Fill," featuring members of Whatcom Artist of Clay & Kiln (WACK), will be featured from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through September at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The show is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Food Bank.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Smell of the Kill 
    After the longest rehearsal period in history, Michele Lowe's The Smell of the Kill will open this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The dark comedy focuses on three wives, their miserable and unloving husbands, and a life-or-death decision that could leave the spouses out in the cold. Tickets are $14-$16. Additional showings take place weekends through Sept. 23. Please note that Bellingham Theatre Guild requires all cast, crew, volunteers and audience members to show proof of full vaccination (a vaccination card or photo of card with photo ID) or have a negative COVID test (within 72 hours) prior to entering the building, effective immediately and until further notice.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 26 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.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Salmon Sightings with NSEA 
    Celebrate the biennial return of Pacific pink salmon by joining Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association naturalists for Salmon Sightings events from 11am-2pm Friday through Sunday in Deming along Thompson Creek, 3057 E. Bakerview. Viewing opportunities are open-house style, fun and family-friendly. Salmon-themed activities and prizes await.
    Thompson Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 7:30pm 48 Hour Theater Festival 
    Watch what happens when playwrights, directors and actors work to bring new works to life over a 24-hour period--twice--at the 55th iteration of iDiOM Theater's 48 Hour Theater Festival at 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. This fall’s festival is made up of veteran actors, writers and directors as well as some new faces. Each night a random theme is drawn and playwrights have overnight to write 10-minute scripts based on the theme. Directors and actors work all show-day rehearsing and memorizing lines, and six brand new one-act plays take the stage that night. Tickets are $5-$20. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Upfront Back in Front 
    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, enjoy improv comedy via "The Upfront Back in Front"--highlighting short form games using suggestions from the audience. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 7:00pm Peter Ali and La Fever 
    Hear American Indian flute music by Peter Ali from 7pm-9pm Friday at All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave., unit 105. From 7-9pm Saturday, La Fever will play folk and bluegrass music. Both events are free.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: (360) 223-8325
  • 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 Discovery 
    Catch longtime glass artist Steve Klein's new exhibit "Discovery" from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through September 26 in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 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 will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Anne Martin McCool at Scott Milo 
    Acrylics by Anne Martin McCool will be featured from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 28 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Mixed-media works by Anita Lehmann, pastels by Steven Hill and Donna Nevitt Radtke, and oils by Karen Bakke will also be on display.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 11:00am Art Aloft Member Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Art Aloft" Member Art Show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 15 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW.
    A Guilded Gallery, :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 11:00am Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Gallery Showcase 
    View a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Gallery Showcase from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 25 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Presenting a wide range of media, the exhibit will include several Whatcom County artists who will be participating in the annual studio tour Oct. 2-3 and 9-10.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 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 new selection of David Syre's paintings made in the spring is also on display.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    Check out a variety of produce, flowers and artisan wares at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. First St. The market takes place Saturdays through Oct. 9.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    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
  • 9:30am - 12:30pm Run with the Chums 
    Join the Chums of Terrell Creek for its annual "Run With the Chums" 5K starting at 9:30am, 10am and 10:30am at the BP Highlands in Birch Bay. The event celebrates "healthy water, healthy habitat and healthy people." A Kids 1K Smolt Sprint will start 15 minutes before each start time. Registration is free.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    The Lynden Farmers Market operates from 10am-2pm at the city's Centennial Park, located at the corner of 4th and Grover streets. Procure fresh produce and more at the market Saturdays through Sept. 25.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    Discuss Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America by Linda Lawrence Hunt at a Sumas Book Club meeting taking place from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 Second St.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.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 Street Plaza :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    Discuss Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America by Linda Lawrence Hunt at a Sumas Book Club meeting taking place from 10am-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 Second St.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Summer Market Series 
    As part of a Summer Market Series, walk the acreage, visit a farm stand, pick berries or veggies, visit the sunflower field, take photos, listen to live music and peruse fare from local vendors at the final Farm Market of the season taking place from 10am-4pm at Birch Bay Home Farm, 8020 Kickerville Rd. COVID restrictions may apply.
    Birch Bay Home Farm :: http://www.homefarm.farm
  • 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. Masks or face coverings are again required at the Saturday and Wednesday Bellingham Farmers Markets, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, all food must be taken off site, including prepared hot food. Food sampling is currently suspended until further notice.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Sarah Weinman's book The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World will be the topic of a monthly Award Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Join in for a lively discussion--even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Sarah Weinman's book The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World will be the topic of a monthly Award Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Join in for a lively discussion--even if you didn't finish the book.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm - 9:00pm Farmtoberfest 
    Costume competitions, Bavarian food specials, a new beer release, stein-hoisting competitions, and much more will be part of a Farmtoberfest event taking place from 12pm-9pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Live music starts at 6pm with sets by Lazy Acres and Whiskey Fever. Tickets must be purchased for the concert.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 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 Babycakes Charity Concert 
    Help raise money for Bellingham students when the Dave Nelson Foundation hosts a charity concert with Babycakes at 2pm at Kulshan's Trackside Beer Garden, 298 W. Laurel St. Games, raffles, auctions, giveaways and more will take place throughout the afternoon. Entry is free.
    Trackside Beer Garden :: http://www.davenelsonfoundation.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Westlot Readers Theater 
    As part of a Westlot Readers Theater Series, attend an outdoor staged reading of Anne Nelson's The Guys at 2pm in the west parking lot of the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Entry is by donation to the reading directed by Sean Walbeck to recognize the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Bring your own chair, snacks and beverages and be prepared to sit in the sun.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm Pearl Django 
    Seattle-based jazz masters Pearl Django will return to Lynden for a 3pm concert at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. At 7:30pm, they'll be joined by jazz vibraphonist Susan Pascal for a second show. Tickets are $25 per person; attendees will be required to wear masks while inside the center.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 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.
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Brigadoon Service Dogs' Annual Gala 
    Attend Brigadoon Service Dogs' annual gala starting at 5:30pm at the ballroom at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Dinner, a program and a live auction will be part of the fundraising festivities. Tickets are $90 per person or $650 for a table of eight. If you don't plan on attending the in-person event, you can still participate in an online auction from Sept. 6-11.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.brigadoondogs.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Pig and Swig Festival 
    The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce hosts its inaugural "Pig & Swig" Festival starting at 7pm at the city's Pioneer Park. General admission tickets are $25 and include entry to a concert by local southern hard rock legends Southbound and access to a beer garden and food trucks. VIP tickets are $50 and include a barbecue dinner, spirit tastings, live music and stories of resilience and bravery by eight 9/11 first responders. Funds raised during the event will go to the NW 9/11 Memorial Fund, which supports first responders and their families. Please be prepared to follow current COVID-19 guidelines.
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