Week of October 3, 2021

Sunday, October 3 18 events
  • All Day Virtual Candidate Forums with the League of Women Voters 
    The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host virtual Candidate Forums starting this week and continuing through Oct. 16. Forums happen for the Port of Bellingham Commissioners at 6pm, Fri., Oct. 1; for Whatcom County Council positions Tues., Oct. 5; for Ferndale City Council and Ferndale School District at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 7; for Bellingham City Council and Bellingham School District Fri., Oct. 8; for City of Lynden council, Lynden School District 504, and Blaine School District at 6pm Wed., Oct 13; for Blaine City Council at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 14; and a pro-and-con debate on four Bellingham ballot initiatives happen at 9:30am Sat., Oct. 16. Many of these will be broadcast live on BTV Bellingham, or you may join via Zoom which you can access on your phone or computer.
  • 1:30pm Community Boating Center Fall hours 
    Book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat from 1:30pm-6:30pm Wednesdays and 10am-6:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 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
  • 10:00am Whatcom Artists Studio Tour 
    More than 30 artists working in a variety of mediums will open their creative spaces to the public for the 27th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. The event continues from 10am-5pm Oct. 10-11. Please be prepared to follow protocols concerning COVID-19, including wearing masks in indoor spaces, socially distancing, and checking with each venue to see if they have additional safety directives.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • 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 "Color is my Second Language: Paper Quilts by Kelly Cook," "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," a "Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Lisa McShane at Smith & Vallee 
    View new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through October in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 2:00pm Harvest Time at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. The family-friendly events continue Fridays through Sundays through October. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • 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 through Oct. 20 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 Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks will be required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 9:00am Lynden Lions Club Model Train & Toy Show 
    Drop by the 36th annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train & Toy Show from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at the Henry Jansen Agricultural Building at the NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The show will feature more than 50,000 square feet of model train layouts, exhibits and vendors. Toy vendors will also be on site. Admission is $5-$7 (free for youth under age 6). All profits go to Lions Club community projects.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndentrainshow.com
  • 10:00am Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms 
    Harvest markets, farm tours, free samples, educational exhibits, gardening demos, kids activities, corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patches, animal exhibits, scenic tours and more will be part of the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms taking place from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at 10 locales in Bow, Concrete, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley. Entry and parking at each farm is free; become a Festival VIP by donating $25 or more, and you'll receive a swag bag filled with Skagit goods and coupons, access to exclusive activities and other goodies.
  • 7:30pm Proof at the Claire 
    David Auburn's Proof concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Lynden at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The drama tells the story of a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, a world-famous mathematician, and must deal with her new reality after he dies. Tickets are $11-$15. Due to recent changes/guidance from the CDC, everyone who enters the theater will be asked to mask up regardless of vaccination status.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.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 - 3:00pm Clay Creatures Come Alive Workshop 
    In the spirit of the astounding ceramic creatures featured in the "El Zodíaco Familiar" exhibit, youth ages 7-12 can register for a "Clay Creatures Come Alive" workshop from 1pm-3pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. During the workshop, ceramic artist and owner of Good Earth Pottery, Ann Marie Cooper, will introduce clay hand-building techniques. Students will have the opportunity to bring a creature from their imagination into reality. Fees are $20-$25.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Laura Kalpakian in Conversation with Cami Ostman 
    Village Books hosts a virtual event, "Laura Kalpakian in Conversation with Cami Ostman," from 4pm-5pm on Zoom. The two master craftswomen of writing will be discussing Kalpakian's new book, Memory into Memoir. With a broad exploration of technique and development, and a range of reference, the essays include examples, extensive resources, and animating prompts. The seasoned writer, the aspiring writer, and the reluctant writer looking for a knowledgeable, encouraging companion will find it the go-to guide for a successful, fulfilling writing experience. Register in advance.
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Depot Comedy Club 
    Attend the monthly Depot Comedy Club at 8m at Aslan Depot, 1322 N. State St. Expect stellar standup with Portland-based comedians Arlo Weierhauser and Jake Silberman--who was voted "Portland's Funniest Person" by the Willamette Week in 2018--and the perennially popular Travis Nelson. Tickets are $20.
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Monday, October 4 1 event
  • All Day Virtual Candidate Forums with the League of Women Voters 
    The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host virtual Candidate Forums starting this week and continuing through Oct. 16. Forums happen for the Port of Bellingham Commissioners at 6pm, Fri., Oct. 1; for Whatcom County Council positions Tues., Oct. 5; for Ferndale City Council and Ferndale School District at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 7; for Bellingham City Council and Bellingham School District Fri., Oct. 8; for City of Lynden council, Lynden School District 504, and Blaine School District at 6pm Wed., Oct 13; for Blaine City Council at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 14; and a pro-and-con debate on four Bellingham ballot initiatives happen at 9:30am Sat., Oct. 16. Many of these will be broadcast live on BTV Bellingham, or you may join via Zoom which you can access on your phone or computer.
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Tuesday, October 5 8 events
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 6:00pm Virtual Candidate Forums with the League of Women Voters 
    The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host virtual Candidate Forums starting this week and continuing through Oct. 16. Forums happen for the Port of Bellingham Commissioners at 6pm, Fri., Oct. 1; for Whatcom County Council positions Tues., Oct. 5; for Ferndale City Council and Ferndale School District at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 7; for Bellingham City Council and Bellingham School District Fri., Oct. 8; for City of Lynden council, Lynden School District 504, and Blaine School District at 6pm Wed., Oct 13; for Blaine City Council at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 14; and a pro-and-con debate on four Bellingham ballot initiatives happen at 9:30am Sat., Oct. 16. Many of these will be broadcast live on BTV Bellingham, or you may join via Zoom which you can access on your phone or computer.
  • 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.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday Concert Series with Dr. Sweets and Ireland Woods 
    Attend a Tuesday Concert Series featuring Dr. Sweets & Ireland Woods from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the taproom at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Entry is free.
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Lindy at the Leo 
    B'ham Hop and Pace Trumpet host a weekly "Lindy at the Leo" swing dance from 6:30pm-8pm at the Crystal Ballroom at Hotel Leo, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Show up at 6pm for a drop-in beginner lesson with Damian Cade and Stephanie Lee Demetreon; no partner or experience is necessary. General admission is $8-$10, and proof of vaccination will be required at the door. Mask wearing is also required at this time.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Intro to Pottery Courses 
    Jesse Rasmussen teaches two "Intro to Pottery" courses starting this week from 6:30pm-9pm Tuesday, and 2pm-4pm Wednesday in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The six-week classes are for beginners and for those who have taken beginning pottery classes in the past. The course will cover basic and intermediate level workings in clay--mainly focused on wheel-thrown vessels (centering, pulling walls, shaping and trimming). Topics on cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and aesthetics related to these shapes will be covered. Fees are $175-$195 and include 23 hours of free open studio time per week for extra practice. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:00pm - 11:30pm Legacy Jazz Experience 
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Diamonds in the Rough 
    As part of Whatcom County Library System's annual "Read & Share" programs, a virtual presentation on "Diamonds in the Rough: The Gentrification of Rural Washington" takes place from 7pm-8pm on Zoom. Jennifer Sherman, professor of sociology, will discuss both the glaring and the hidden effects of rural gentrification. A Humanities Washington event.Register in advance for the free Humanities Washington event.
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Wednesday, October 6 7 events
  • 8:00am Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 22. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • All Day Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Birch Bay Library Project Info Sessions 
    From 2pm-3pm, Whatcom County Library Systems Executive Director Christine Perkins will share information and answer questions about the proposed Birch Bay Library project on Zoom. Voters within the boundaries of the Library Capital Facility Area will vote on the project Nov. 2. Pre-registration is required; a similar event takes place at 2pm on Sat., Oct. 9.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Attend the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3pm-7pm Wednesdays through Oct. 13 at the city's Hammer Heritage Square located at Ferry and Metcalf streets.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm A Wilderness Puzzle 
    At 5:30pm, author and historian Lauren Danner joins the North Cascades Institute for a virtual presentation, "A Wilderness Puzzle: The Creation of North Cascades National Park," on Zoom. Danner traces the fascinating narrative of Washington’s third national park--a tale of politics, passion, and people that reveals how one of the most wild regions in the United States came to be carved up into such disparate pieces. Registration fees are $15.
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm Tango Class and Practica 
    Larry Kalb and Rebecca Niemer will being a four-week class series focused on Beautiful Back Ochos--a movement unique to Argentine tango--starting tonight from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N. Forest St. Fees are $60 for the series, which is open to beginners and up. From 7:30pm-9:30pm, all are welcome to attend a Tango Practica. Fees are $10. COVID-19 vaccination card or digital photo must be shown at the door for initial BeTango registration to attend practica and/or classes. Masks must be worn inside per state guidelines.
    Majestic Ballroom :: http://www.bellinghamtango.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Teton Gravity Research presents Stoke the Fire 
    Teton Gravity Research will stop by Bellingham for one-night-only premiere of its new ski and snowboard film, Stoke the Fire, at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to watching the action on the big screen, there will be giveaways from YETI, the North Face, Sierra Nevada, Atomic, Volkl, Tincup, and more. Tickets are $10-$15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Thursday, October 7 26 events
  • 11:00am Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks will be required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 7:30pm The Harry and Sam Dialogues 
    Karen Ellison's The Harry and Sam Dialogues continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. On the surface, the play appears to be philosophical discussions between two blue-collar types who are way out of their league, but their discussions are surprisingly lively as they use what they can from their own lives to make sense of what everything means. The production was BTG's entry at the AACTFest'21, and won the Outstanding Acting Ensemble award. Tickets are $14-$16; additional showings take place through Oct. 17. Please note that audience members will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or have a negative test (within 72 hours) prior to entering the building.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 22. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 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 through Oct. 20 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 Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "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 featuring Patty Ramsay 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Stained glass master Patti Ramsay's hangings and freestanding pieces will be featured through Oct. 10.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.or
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Rhythm of Light: Surface Design Association," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.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 Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 8:00pm Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    Joshy Soul and thom.ko take the stage at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 7 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including Anna Arvan, Sweet Creature, and Cat Positive (Oct. 8); Elias Alexander and Countercurrent (Oct. 9); Scott Pemberton and guests (Oct. 14); LipStitch, Always Naked, and Green Daze (Oct. 15); Asema, Bystander, and Dioghaltas (Oct. 16); Vandoliers and Rob Leines (Oct. 21); and Grace Love, with guests (Oct. 23) Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 8:00pm Sugar Cabaret 
    American Theater Northwest and Sadi Girl Productions present "Sugar: A Cabaret Show" performances at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the intimate Walton Theatre and the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For the first time since before the pandemic, Brie Turoff Mueller will lead dancers, actors, singers and the infamous Sugar Band in a fun-filled, sexy and sassy evening of music and dance. Tickets are $30; VIP tickets are $50. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required, as will indoor masking.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Beauty and the Beast Jr. 
    Ferndale High School Theatre presents showings of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the FHS Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to the musical are $8 for seniors and students, $10 general, and can be purchased at the door. Masks are required indoors and on campus.
    Ferndale High School :: http://www.ferndaleschools.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 are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • All Day Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 11:00am Fleeting Faces 
    View "Fleeting Faces" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit includes a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Winer.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30 at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Also showing are a new series of “Quiet” paintings in oil by Dederick Ward; bold yet whimsical floral paintings in oil by Cathy Schoenberg; a selection of sculpted oil paintings by Michael Clough and a variety of trees, tidal pools and mountains in oil pastel by Kathleen Faulkner.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 6:00pm Virtual Candidate Forums 
    The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host virtual Candidate Forums continuing through Oct. 16. Forums happen for Ferndale City Council and Ferndale School District at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 7; for Bellingham City Council and Bellingham School District Fri., Oct. 8; for City of Lynden council, Lynden School District 504, and Blaine School District at 6pm Wed., Oct 13; for Blaine City Council at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 14; and a pro-and-con debate on four Bellingham ballot initiatives happen at 9:30am Sat., Oct. 16. Many of these will be broadcast live on BTV Bellingham, or you may join via Zoom, which can be accessed on your phone or computer.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Docent Tour of Fluid Formations 
    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. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm The Red Chador Opening Reception 
    Attend an opening reception for Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" at 5pm at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness.  The gallery will host the exhibition from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Raise the Roof Auction 
    Habitat for Humanity will host its 19th annual "Raise the Roof" Auction to raise funds for the construction of affordable housing from 6pm-8pm under the tent at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Expect a casual cocktail evening of hearty hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, cider, games, bidding, music and Trashion Show. You do not have to be present at the cocktail party to participate in the auction, or the raffle, but all are welcome. Tickets are $50. Registrations for the online auction are open now, with more than 100 items up for view. Bidding starts on Oct. 4.
    Lairmont Manor :: http://www.hfhwhatcom.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Main Street Comedy 
    Bellingham Entertainment presents "Main Street Comedy" at 7pm in Ferndale at the Main Street Bar & Grill, 2005 Main St. The standup show will be hosted by Cecilee Romano. Les Milton will be featured, and Olympia's Sam Miller will headline the show. Tickets are $5.
    Main Street Bar & Grill :: http://www.bellinghamentertainment.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Nixon's War at Home 
    Dan Chard discusses his new book, Nixon's War at Home: The FBI, Leftists Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Registration is required, and your $5 ticket can be used as a voucher toward a purchase at the event. COVID protocol will require masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival.
    Village Books :: : http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Queens of Cider with Betty Desire 
    The one and only Betty Desire hosts a bimonthly "Queens of Cider" event at 8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. She'll be bringing some guest queens along for the fun and will fill the bar with live songs, sassy humor and a loud and proud performance. Entry is $5-$40, depending on how many people will be seated at your table. Bring along extra dollar bills to tip your queens. Reservations are recommended. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all indoor events.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
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Friday, October 8 32 events
  • 12:00pm Lynden Music Festival 
    Established talent from the local, national and international stage will play everything from country to classical, flamenco, jazz, bluegrass, a cappella, barbershop, pop and programs for kids as part of the Lynden Music Festival taking place from Oct. 8-16 at a variety of venues in Lynden--including the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, Dutch Village Mall, the Inn at Lynden, the Mll Bistro & Lounge, the Thirsty Badger, NW Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden Pioneer Museum, and more. Ticket prices vary. Many events are free.
  • All Day Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks will be required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day The Harry and Sam Dialogues 
    Karen Ellison's The Harry and Sam Dialogues continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. On the surface, the play appears to be philosophical discussions between two blue-collar types who are way out of their league, but their discussions are surprisingly lively as they use what they can from their own lives to make sense of what everything means. The production was BTG's entry at the AACTFest'21, and won the Outstanding Acting Ensemble award. Tickets are $14-$16; additional showings take place through Oct. 17. Please note that audience members will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or have a negative test (within 72 hours) prior to entering the building.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 22. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 4:00pm Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Restaurants, concert halls, stores, bars and community spaces within a six-block radius of each other in will take part in the Bellingham Irish Festival happening from Friday through Sunday in the downtown core. All ages and abilities can partake in the fun and educational workshops and sessions, or simply enjoy the inspiring performances. Each event has a separate charge (or no charge), so you can pick and choose which you want to spend your money on. All of the workshops and concerts are $20 or less. See the full schedule online, and be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols--including providing proof of vaccination or a negative test. Masks will be required when you are not eating or drinking.
  • 12:00pm PNW Quilt & Fiber Art Museum's Virtual Symposium 
    "Honoring Cultural Traditions in Fiber Arts" will be the focus of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum's Virtual Symposium taking place Friday through Sunday. The online event will feature speakers representing four different cultural backgrounds, mini-workshops, networking and discussion groups. Speakers include Chickasaw textile artist/weaver, Margaret Roach Wheeler, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Dolores Mercado, renowned Japanese quilters, Miwako Kimura and Noriko Koyama, and quilter and curator of African American fiber arts exhibitions, Torreah "Cookie" Washington. Fees vary. Some events are free.
  • 11:00am Stone & Light 
    Portland-based painter Jef Gunn's "Stone & Light" exhibit of oil and encaustic works can be viewed from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 31 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The show of Gunn's oil and encaustic paintings.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Rhythm of Light: Surface Design Association," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Patty Ramsay 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Stained glass master Patti Ramsay's hangings and freestanding pieces will be featured through Oct. 10.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.or
  • 2:00pm The Harvest at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. The family-friendly events continue Fridays through Sundays through October. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Rhythm of Light: Surface Design Association," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day 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 through Oct. 20 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 Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day 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 Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • All Day Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    Joshy Soul and thom.ko take the stage at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 7 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including Anna Arvan, Sweet Creature, and Cat Positive (Oct. 8); Elias Alexander and Countercurrent (Oct. 9); Scott Pemberton and guests (Oct. 14); LipStitch, Always Naked, and Green Daze (Oct. 15); Asema, Bystander, and Dioghaltas (Oct. 16); Vandoliers and Rob Leines (Oct. 21); and Grace Love, with guests (Oct. 23) Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • 9:00pm Wild Buffalo Live Music Lineup 
    Pedro the Lion performs a solo show at 7pm Fri., Oct. 8 at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Other upcoming live shows this month include Flamingosis (Oct. 9); Great Dane (Oct. 14); Sol & Sam Lachow (Oct. 15); Opiuo (Oct. 21); Twiddle (Oct. 29); SkiiTour (Oct. 30); and Flowmotion (Oct. 31). Ticket prices vary. All concertgoers will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
    Wild Buffalo House of Music :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
  • All Day Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • All Day Sugar Cabaret 
    American Theater Northwest and Sadi Girl Productions present "Sugar: A Cabaret Show" performances at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the intimate Walton Theatre and the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For the first time since before the pandemic, Brie Turoff Mueller will lead dancers, actors, singers and the infamous Sugar Band in a fun-filled, sexy and sassy evening of music and dance. Tickets are $30; VIP tickets are $50. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required, as will indoor masking.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day Beauty and the Beast Jr. 
    Ferndale High School Theatre presents showings of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the FHS Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to the musical are $8 for seniors and students, $10 general, and can be purchased at the door. Masks are required indoors and on campus.
    Ferndale High School :: http://www.ferndaleschools.org
  • All Day Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • All Day 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 Fleeting Faces 
    View "Fleeting Faces" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit includes a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Winer.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 6:00pm Funk and Blues at Boundary Bay 
    As part of Funky Friday, the Bellingham-based band ELK will perform at 6pm Friday at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 1pm-4pm Saturday, Andy Koch & Badd Dog Blues Society will take the stage at an After Market concert. Both all-ages shows are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • All Day Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • All Day Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30 at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Also showing are a new series of “Quiet” paintings in oil by Dederick Ward; bold yet whimsical floral paintings in oil by Cathy Schoenberg; a selection of sculpted oil paintings by Michael Clough and a variety of trees, tidal pools and mountains in oil pastel by Kathleen Faulkner.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 6:00pm Virtual Candidate Forums 
    The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host virtual Candidate Forums continuing through Oct. 16. Forums happen for Ferndale City Council and Ferndale School District at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 7; for Bellingham City Council and Bellingham School District Fri., Oct. 8; for City of Lynden council, Lynden School District 504, and Blaine School District at 6pm Wed., Oct 13; for Blaine City Council at 6pm Thurs., Oct. 14; and a pro-and-con debate on four Bellingham ballot initiatives happen at 9:30am Sat., Oct. 16. Many of these will be broadcast live on BTV Bellingham, or you may join via Zoom, which can be accessed on your phone or computer.
  • 10:30am - 9:00pm Bellingham Music Club Concerts 
    Bellingham Music Club hosts a free concert with oboist Bhavani Kotha and pianist Rebecca Manalac at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas St. A longer program takes place at 7:30pm; tickets for that show are $20 (take a teen along for free). COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Be prepared to wear a mask and bring proof of vaccination.
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Fluid Reflections 
    "Fluid Reflections," an exhibit spotlighting new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane, can be seen from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through October in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Final Ferndale Public Market 
    The final Ferndale Public Market of the season takes place from 2pm-6pm in the parking lot of the Ferndale Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
    Ferndale Grocery Outlet parking lot :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Brothers Four 
    Hear folk music at its finest at "An Evening with the Brothers Four" at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the newly reopened McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The quartet are known for being pioneers in the musical movement that came to be known as the "folk revival," and today their all-acoustic presentation continues with guitars, banjo, upright bass, and the trademark rich blend of their four voices. Tickets are $35-$45. Masks will be required for all audience members regardless of vaccination status. Additional COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of the performance.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Duffy Bishop 
    Northwest blues icon Duffy Bishop makes her way to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. As an inductee into the Washington Blues Society, the Cascade Blues Association, and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Bishop is right at home here in her beloved Northwest. Although now living in Florida, when she comes back to play, it's an event. Tickets are $20-$35. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the performance will be required, and masking is required inside the theater.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
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Saturday, October 9 48 events
  • All Day Lynden Music Festival 
    Established talent from the local, national and international stage will play everything from country to classical, flamenco, jazz, bluegrass, a cappella, barbershop, pop and programs for kids as part of the Lynden Music Festival taking place from Oct. 8-16 at a variety of venues in Lynden--including the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, Dutch Village Mall, the Inn at Lynden, the Mll Bistro & Lounge, the Thirsty Badger, NW Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden Pioneer Museum, and more. Ticket prices vary. Many events are free.
  • All Day Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks will be required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • All Day The Harry and Sam Dialogues 
    Karen Ellison's The Harry and Sam Dialogues continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. On the surface, the play appears to be philosophical discussions between two blue-collar types who are way out of their league, but their discussions are surprisingly lively as they use what they can from their own lives to make sense of what everything means. The production was BTG's entry at the AACTFest'21, and won the Outstanding Acting Ensemble award. Tickets are $14-$16; additional showings take place through Oct. 17. Please note that audience members will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or have a negative test (within 72 hours) prior to entering the building.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Dine Out for Peace 
    In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, more than 20 local restaurants, brewpubs and coffee houses will take part in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's "Dine Out for Peace" fundraiser through Oct. 22. Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds to support the efforts of the WDRC to achieve its mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Venues include Bellingham Cider Company, the Black Cat, Boundary Bay Brewery, Cafe Velo, Calypso Kitchen, Elizabeth Station, Lettered Streets Coffee House, Menace Brewing, Nelson's Market and Marlin's Cafe, Milanos, the North Fork Brewery, Pepper Sisters, Grand Avenue Alehouse, Stemma Brewing Co., the Annex, the Cabin, Culture Cafe, the Local, the Orion, Waterfront Seafood and Bar, Wander Brewing, Zeeks Pizza, and Diamond Jim's.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • All Day Bellingham Irish Festival 
    Restaurants, concert halls, stores, bars and community spaces within a six-block radius of each other in will take part in the Bellingham Irish Festival happening from Friday through Sunday in the downtown core. All ages and abilities can partake in the fun and educational workshops and sessions, or simply enjoy the inspiring performances. Each event has a separate charge (or no charge), so you can pick and choose which you want to spend your money on. All of the workshops and concerts are $20 or less. See the full schedule online, and be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols--including providing proof of vaccination or a negative test. Masks will be required when you are not eating or drinking.
  • All Day PNW Quilt & Fiber Art Museum's Virtual Symposium 
    "Honoring Cultural Traditions in Fiber Arts" will be the focus of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum's Virtual Symposium taking place Friday through Sunday. The online event will feature speakers representing four different cultural backgrounds, mini-workshops, networking and discussion groups. Speakers include Chickasaw textile artist/weaver, Margaret Roach Wheeler, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Dolores Mercado, renowned Japanese quilters, Miwako Kimura and Noriko Koyama, and quilter and curator of African American fiber arts exhibitions, Torreah "Cookie" Washington. Fees vary. Some events are free.
  • 10:00am Community Boating Center Fall hours 
    Book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat from 1:30pm-6:30pm Wednesdays and 10am-6:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day The Harvest at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. The family-friendly events continue Fridays through Sundays through October. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Rhythm of Light: Surface Design Association," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Stone & Light 
    Portland-based painter Jef Gunn's "Stone & Light" exhibit of oil and encaustic works can be viewed from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 31 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The show of Gunn's oil and encaustic paintings.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Patty Ramsay 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Stained glass master Patti Ramsay's hangings and freestanding pieces will be featured through Oct. 10.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.or
  • 10:00am Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
    More than 30 artists working in a variety of mediums will open their creative spaces to the public for the second and final weekend of the 27th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Please be prepared to follow protocols concerning COVID-19, including wearing masks in indoor spaces, socially distancing, and checking with each venue to see if they have additional safety directives.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • All Day Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "Rhythm of Light: Surface Design Association," and "Minding Color: Studio Art Quilt Association."
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum :: http://www.qfamuseum.org
  • All Day Future Artifacts at MoNA 
    "Future Artifacts" shows from 10am-5pm daily through Nov. 14 in La Conner at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The exhibit features work by Lummi Nation glass artist Dan Friday, who draws from cultural themes and uses modern processes--while still maintaining basic Native American qualities.
    Museum of Northwest Art :: http://www.monamuseum.org
  • All Day 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 through Oct. 20 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 Fall Festival 
    Attend a Fall Festival from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Blaine's Home Farm, 8020 Kickerville Rd. A pumpkin patch, vendors, hot beverages, tractor train rides, pig pen visits, photos ops galore and more will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
  • All Day Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day 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 Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 9:00pm Wild Buffalo Live Music Lineup 
    Pedro the Lion performs a solo show at 7pm Fri., Oct. 8 at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Other upcoming live shows this month include Flamingosis (Oct. 9); Great Dane (Oct. 14); Sol & Sam Lachow (Oct. 15); Opiuo (Oct. 21); Twiddle (Oct. 29); SkiiTour (Oct. 30); and Flowmotion (Oct. 31). Ticket prices vary. All concertgoers will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
    Wild Buffalo House of Music :: http://www.wildbuffalo.net
  • 8:00pm Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    Joshy Soul and thom.ko take the stage at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 7 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including Anna Arvan, Sweet Creature, and Cat Positive (Oct. 8); Elias Alexander and Countercurrent (Oct. 9); Scott Pemberton and guests (Oct. 14); LipStitch, Always Naked, and Green Daze (Oct. 15); Asema, Bystander, and Dioghaltas (Oct. 16); Vandoliers and Rob Leines (Oct. 21); and Grace Love, with guests (Oct. 23) Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 8:00pm Sugar Cabaret 
    American Theater Northwest and Sadi Girl Productions present "Sugar: A Cabaret Show" performances at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the intimate Walton Theatre and the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For the first time since before the pandemic, Brie Turoff Mueller will lead dancers, actors, singers and the infamous Sugar Band in a fun-filled, sexy and sassy evening of music and dance. Tickets are $30; VIP tickets are $50. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required, as will indoor masking.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:00pm Beauty and the Beast Jr. 
    Ferndale High School Theatre presents showings of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at the FHS Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets to the musical are $8 for seniors and students, $10 general, and can be purchased at the door. Masks are required indoors and on campus.
    Ferndale High School :: http://www.ferndaleschools.org
  • 11:00am Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am 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 Paintings of My Life, and In Dialogue 
    View Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The show features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and Giclee print reproductions by the local painter, poet and writer. Also on display will be Margolis' new book, Paintings of My Life, which includes excerpts of poetry and paintings from her previous book, Uplifted Down Syndrome, along with new essays, poems and artwork that hasn't yet been seen. A selection of David Syre's paintings, "In Dialogue," features both new and existing paintings which are in direct dialogue with Margolis' work, and also aim to initiate conversations about pressing contemporary topics such as climate change, the BLM movement, and faith.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 6:00pm Funk and Blues at Boundary Bay 
    As part of Funky Friday, the Bellingham-based band ELK will perform at 6pm Friday at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 1pm-4pm Saturday, Andy Koch & Badd Dog Blues Society will take the stage at an After Market concert. Both all-ages shows are free.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 11:00am Fleeting Faces 
    View "Fleeting Faces" from 11am-4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The exhibit includes a variety of interesting and unique pieces from Frank Frazee, Susan Cohen Raphael, Jan Murphy, and Ken Winer.
    Allied Arts :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 11:00am Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30 at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. Also showing are a new series of “Quiet” paintings in oil by Dederick Ward; bold yet whimsical floral paintings in oil by Cathy Schoenberg; a selection of sculpted oil paintings by Michael Clough and a variety of trees, tidal pools and mountains in oil pastel by Kathleen Faulkner.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 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
  • 9:00am - 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 - 12:00pm Fall Work Party 
    Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association teams up with the City of Bellingham for a Fall Work Party taking place from 9am-12pm at Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. Volunteers will be removing invasive vegetation from the Squalicum Creek stream bank. Tools and gloves will be provided. Please register in advance, and be prepared to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
    Cornwall Park :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Book Club 
    From 10am-11am, the Sumas Book Club will discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover at the Sumas Library, 451 Second St. Before heading to the library, check for updates regarding hours or visitation guidelines.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Bellingham Maker Faire 
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Maker Faire 
    Artists, crafters, engineers, students and scientists will share what they do at a Maker Faire taking place from 10am-5pm at the Bellingham Makerspace at Bellis Fair Mall. The family-friendly event is a great way to get inspiration for future projects, and entry is free.
    Bellingham Makerspace :: http://www.makerfairebellingham.org
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Stoney Ridge Fall Festival 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, fresh cider, a corn maze, wagon rides, farm animals, visits by Cicchitti's pizza truck and more will be part of the annual Fall Festival taking place from 10am-5pm in Everson at Stoney Ridge Farm, 2092 VanDyk Rd. Entry is $3 per person (2 and under are free). The event continues Oct. 16 and 23.
    Stoney Ridge Farm :: http://www.stoneyridgefarm.com
  • 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 - 5:00pm Bellingham Maker Faire 
    Artists, crafters, engineers, students and scientists will share what they do at a Bellingham Maker Faire taking place from 10am-5pm at a popup adjacent to Bellingham Makerspace at Bellis Fair Mall (in the southwest corner of the mall next to Dick's Sporting Goods). Whether they are presenting a clever new way to make ink, a robotic arm, a robot that can draw or the science behind conductive ink, the Makers at this event will captivate and inspire all—regardless of age, gender or skill level. The Faire will also showcase Bellingham Makerspace’s tool collections and workshops, which are open for classes and members to use. Tours of the Makerspace, along with membership applications, will also be available. Entry is free and open to all ages. Please be prepared to follow current COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask.
    Bellingham Makerspace :: http://www.makerfairebellingham.org
  • 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.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Kim Michele Richardson's The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek will be the focus of an Award-Winning Book Club meeting from 10:30am-12pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Before coming to the library, check for updates regarding hours or visitation guidelines.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Share Spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters host a Share Spot from 12pm-1:30pm offering free food to take or share in the parking lot of the Industrial Credit Union, 3233 Northwest Ave. Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays, and during the week. COVID safety protocols are in place.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Semiahmoo Sips 
    From 2pm-4pm every Saturday, attend "Semiahmoo Sips" in Blaine at the wine cellar at Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. A sommelier will pour samples of four different wines from a rotating menu while you snack on charcuterie and cheeses. Feel free to walk around the resort and mingle, and then come back to grab your favorite bottle. Attendees will receive 15 percent off their cellar bottle of choice. Entry is $20. No reservations are necessary.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Birch Bay Library Project Info Session 
    From 2pm-3pm, Whatcom County Library Systems Executive Director Christine Perkins will share information and answer questions about the proposed Birch Bay Library project on Zoom. Voters within the boundaries of the Library Capital Facility Area will vote on the project Nov. 2. Pre-registration is required.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Birch Bay Library Project Info Session 
    From 2pm-3pm, Whatcom County Library Systems Executive Director Christine Perkins will share information and answer questions about the proposed Birch Bay Library project on Zoom. Voters within the boundaries of the Library Capital Facility Area will vote on the project Nov. 2. Pre-registration is required.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Rebel Artists of Whatcom County 
    A variety of artists and artisans sell their creative wares at the Rebel Artists of Whatcom Art Market from 3pm-7pm every Saturday at downtown Bellingham's Commercial Street Plaza, 1315 Commercial St. A rotating roster of vendors takes part in each week's event--check the collective's Facebook page beforehand to find out who will be in attendance.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Kellor and Miller 
    From 4pm-5pm, Seattle-based author Anne Liu Kellor reads from her new book Heart Radical and Western Washington University professor Brenda Miller reads from A Braided Heart at a virtual presentation with Village Books on Zoom. Please register in advance.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Poetry and Music for the Trees 
    Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest and local poet Kevin Murphy will read from tree-focused works at a Happy Valley Street Tree Fundraiser taking place from 6:30pm-9pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. There will also be performances from musicians Geof Morgan, Paul Klein, and the Atlantics, and a silent auction. Entry is $10; proceeds will benefit Happy Valley neighborhood's urban forest for future generations by funding street tree planting.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.happyvalleyna.org
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Low-Pass Trio 
    Hear funk, hip-hop and rock music with Seattle's Low-Pass Trio performs from 7:30pm-10:30pm in Anacortes at the Rockfish Grill, 320 Commercial Ave. Expect an exciting performance with innovative grooves and colorful improvisation. Entry is free.
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