Week of October 17, 2021

Sunday, October 17 16 events
  • 10:00am 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
  • 11:00am Studio Conversations 
    "Studio Conversations: Short Stories," an exhibit of new works by Anita Lehmann, can be viewed from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St. Masks will be required.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 10:00am 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 Harvest Happens 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31 at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. As part of "Harvest Happens" events on the weekends, there will also be free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, spirits tastings, and cider donuts and kettle corn.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 11:00am Quilt Exhibits in La Conner 
    From 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, visit La Conner's Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St. Currently on display are "Hand-knotted Oriental Style Rugs," "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 Jean Kinney 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Portraits, fine art and wearable art by Jean Kinney will be featured through Oct. 17.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 11:00am Fluid Reflections 
    "Fluid Reflections," an exhibit spotlighting new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane, can be seen from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through October in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 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
  • 2:00pm Harvest Time at Tulip Town 
    Celebrate the season at "The Harvest at Tulip Town" from 2pm-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Rd. Hay rides, a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patches, an apple cannon, gifts, snacks, a pumpkin market, a beer and wine garden, photo opportunities and more will be part of the fall festivities. The family-friendly events continue Fridays through Sundays through October. Entry is $5 (free for kids under 4).
    Tulip Town :: http://www.tuliptown.com
  • 11:00am Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm The Harry and Sam Dialogues 
    Karen Ellison's The Harry and Sam Dialogues concludes 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. 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
  • 12:00pm El Zodíaco Familiar and more at Whatcom Museum 
    View "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," a "Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Trails to Taps Relay 
    Whatcom Events hosts its third annual "Trails to Taps" Relay starting at 9am at Lake Padden. Teams of 5-10 runners comprise this 10-leg relay run highlighting two of Bellingham’s best assets--breweries and trail running. Each leg of the 30-plus-mile course utilizes local trails, parks and streets and then ends at a different brewery to transition to the next leg. From 1pm-4pm, teammates can meet at the Boundary Bay Beer Garden for an After Party to celebrate with all the participating breweries and enjoy food from local trucks. Each runner will receive a complimentary pint glass and beer token to be redeemed for a pint from the brewery/cidery of their choice as part of registration. Fees vary. Please be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be required for entry to the After Party.
  • 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.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Nature of Writing with Molly Hashimoto 
    As part of a collaborative "Nature of Writing" series with the North Cascades Institute, attend an in-person event with award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto at 4pm at Village Books, at 1200 11th St. Hashimoto will share images and stories from her book Mount Rainier National Park: An Artist's Tour. COVID protocol for in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Robert Cray 
    Blues, soul and R&B master Robert Cray returns to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The five-time Grammy Award-winner has been featured in concert with artists like the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, BB King, and Bonnie Raitt. Tickets to the show are $54-$69; a limited number of seats are still available, so don't delay.
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TODAY 2 events
  • 12:00pm Whatcom Housing Week 
    Register for a series of free virtual events meant to build awareness and support innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone as part of Whatcom Housing Alliance's Whatcom Housing Week. Virtual events will focus on "All About ADUs" (Oct. 18); "What Does it Take to Make Affordable Housing Pencil?" (Oct. 19); "Connections: Homelessness, Stability, and Affordable Housing," "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned," and "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned" (Oct. 20); "Density and Climate Change: The Next Generation" (Oct. 21); and "Women Build Day" (Oct. 22).
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Live Music Mondays with Free Harmony 
    As part of a Live Music Mondays series, Free Harmony will perform from 6pm-8pm at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St. Entry is free to hear Chuck Dingée and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals, with Lee Pence on lead guitar.
    Kulshan Brewing Company :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
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Tuesday, October 19 7 events
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Register for a series of free virtual events meant to build awareness and support innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone as part of Whatcom Housing Alliance's Whatcom Housing Week. Virtual events will focus on "All About ADUs" (Oct. 18); "What Does it Take to Make Affordable Housing Pencil?" (Oct. 19); "Connections: Homelessness, Stability, and Affordable Housing," "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned," and "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned" (Oct. 20); "Density and Climate Change: The Next Generation" (Oct. 21); and "Women Build Day" (Oct. 22).
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Fermentation Journeys 
    Self-taught fermentation experimentalist Sandor Katz will join Village Books to discuss his new book Fermentation Journey: Recipes, Techniques, and Traditions at a virtual presentation starting at 6pm on Zoom. Through hundreds of fermentation workshops Katz has taught around the world, he has helped catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. Advance registration is required.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday Concert Series with Cascade Cody 
    Attend a Tuesday Concert Series featuring Cascade Cody from 6pm-8pm on the truck stage or in the taproom at Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. Entry is free to hear the magnetic performer known for spinning mesmerizing original stories atop acoustic folk music.
    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.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Legacy Jazz Experience 
    As part of the new Legacy Jazz Experience Tuesday night music series, hear hard-bop classics from Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Tina Brooks and other when drummer Julian MacDonough, pianist Blake Angelos, bassist Mark Hunter, trumpeter Duncan Lang, and saxophonists Thomas Harris and Matthew Chen perform at 7pm at Makeworth Market, 1201 N. State St. Admission is $5-$10.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Foothills Book Club 
    Discuss Akwaeke Emezi's Pet at a Foothills Book Club meeting starting at 7pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Before coming to the library, attendees are encouraged to check for updates regarding hours or COVID-19 visitation guidelines.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Birch Bay Library Project Info Session 
    From 7pm-8pm, 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.
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Wednesday, October 20 10 events
  • 10:00am Harvest Happens 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through October 31 at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturdays and Sundays, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 10:00am 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 October. 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, Milano's, 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.
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Register for a series of free virtual events meant to build awareness and support innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone as part of Whatcom Housing Alliance's Whatcom Housing Week. Virtual events will focus on "All About ADUs" (Oct. 18); "What Does it Take to Make Affordable Housing Pencil?" (Oct. 19); "Connections: Homelessness, Stability, and Affordable Housing," "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned," and "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned" (Oct. 20); "Density and Climate Change: The Next Generation" (Oct. 21); and "Women Build Day" (Oct. 22).
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    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
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers at a Ferndale Book Group meeting taking place from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Before coming to the library, attendees are encouraged to check for updates regarding hours or COVID-19 visitation guidelines.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Birch Bay Book Club 
    From 4pm-5:30pm, gather at the future home of the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library to discuss The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives, by Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager and Susan Orlean.
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Ecosystem Comparisons 
    At 4:30pm, Dr. Sarah Bois, Director of Research and Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation on Nantucket Island, joins the North Cascades Institute for a virtual presentation titled "From Sea to Shining Sea: Cross-Continent Ecosystem Comparisons." The online discussion will focus on the intriguing similarities and differences in habitats, ecology and land use of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Registration fees are $15.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm A Nicer Kind of Murder 
    At 6pm, author Matthew Sullivan will lead a virtual Humanities Washington presentation, "A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction," on Zoom. He'll explore the shifting role of the victim in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes. From Poe and Sherlock Homes to British cozies and hardboiled pulps, he traces the many influences on the postwar and modern eras of the mystery genre and shows how empathy plays a unique role in contemporary crime novels--especially in today’s literary mysteries. Register in advance through the Anacortes Public Library.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Social Justice Parenting 
    Village Books presents "Dr. Traci Baxley in Conversation with Sara Dean" at 6pm on Zoom. The duo will be discussing Baxley's new book, Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World. The book offers parents everywhere the opportunity to nurture a future generation of humane, compassionate individuals. Please register in advance for the virtual event.
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Seeds of Hope 
    At 7pm, join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a "Seeds of Hope" webinar on Zoom. Two longtime members of the chapter will go over the general classification of fruits, followed by a more in-depth look at mechanisms of seed dispersal, seed dormancy, and seed germination. They will use mostly native species as examples, and you can expect some useful tips on growing native plants from seed. Register in advance for the free virtual event.
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Thursday, October 21 25 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
  • All Day Harvest Happens 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through October 31 at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturdays and Sundays, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 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 Whatcom Art Market featuring Rich Cavnar 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by abstract photographer Rich Cavnar will be featured through Oct. 24.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 12:00pm El Zodíaco Familiar and more at Whatcom Museum 
    View "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," a "Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status. This is the final week to see "El Zodíaco Familiar," so don't delay.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm Good, Bad, Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 7:30pm The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Watch the final showings of a comedic two-actor take on Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. The literary adaptation by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg is directed by Ian Bivins and features local actors Ana Mostovetsky and Tyler Detrick. Tickets are $5-$20. 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.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 8:00pm Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    Vandoliers, Vendovi, and Rob Leines perform at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 21 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including the Stillvettas, Echo Sector, and Duos (Oct. 22); Grace Love, with guests (Oct. 23); Cory Branan and North Country Highway ( Oct. 28); Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 29); No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Gauzey, and Spine Readers (Oct. 30); and Horror Business, Pawn Shop Top, and Kicked in the Zeke (Oct. 31). 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.
  • 11:00am Mindport Exhibits 
    One-hour reservation slots are now open for household groups or pods of up to 10 people from 11am-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. In the months they were closed, they turned 25, engaged in numerous community projects, modified some classic exhibits and added many new ones. Suggested donation is $0-$10 per person.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 11:00am Small Art Works Juried Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Small Art Works" regional juried art show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 13 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, Sat., Nov. 6.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 11:00am 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.
  • 10:00am The Red Chador 
    See Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 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
  • 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 October. 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, Milano's, 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.
  • All Day Whatcom Housing Week 
    Register for a series of free virtual events meant to build awareness and support innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone as part of Whatcom Housing Alliance's Whatcom Housing Week. Virtual events will focus on "All About ADUs" (Oct. 18); "What Does it Take to Make Affordable Housing Pencil?" (Oct. 19); "Connections: Homelessness, Stability, and Affordable Housing," "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned," and "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned" (Oct. 20); "Density and Climate Change: The Next Generation" (Oct. 21); and "Women Build Day" (Oct. 22).
  • All Day Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    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
  • 8:00am - 9:00am Climate Action Book Club 
    As part of Sustainable Connections' Climate Action Book Club, tune in from 8am-9pm for a virtual discussion focusing on All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson. The book is available for purchase at Village Books, or can be reserved at the Bellingham Public Library.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm What We're Reading Book Club 
    From 4pm-5pm, Deming Library staff member Erin Suda will host a virtual What We're Reading Book Club meeting on Zoom. The club is for folks who love to share books they've enjoyed and hear about great new titles from others. Participants share titles and listen to others' recommendations on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Pajama Storytime, Halloween Edition 
    Join Anacortes Public Library for a "Pajama Storytime: Halloween Edition" at 5pm at Causland Park, 710 N. Ave. Kids can wear their coziest pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animals, and settle in for cozy stories with a Halloween twist. Expect possible dragon, fairy and fuzzy monster sightings. (If weather is inclement, tune in online.)
    Causland Memorial Park :: http://www.library.cityofanacortes.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour Returns 
    Join Village Books and the North Cascades Institute for the in-person return of the radio variety show known as the Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. As part of the "Nature of Writing" series, author and biologist Thor Hanson will share his latest book, Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid--which tells the remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate change: adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out. He'll be interviewed by NCI's Christian Martin. Entry is $5. Advance registration is required.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Lookout Sessions with Luca Stricagnoli 
    As part of a "Lookout Sessions" curated concert series, acoustic guitarist Luca Stricagnoli performs at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's intimate Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Stricagnoli is considered one of the most interesting acoustic guitarists in the world--playing from one guitar to two guitars at the same time, a guitar with three necks, guitars played with feet, or with a kitchen knife or laying horizontally. Tickets are $20.50-$25.50.
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm House of the Silverfish 
    As part of Whatcom County Library System's annual Read & Share program--which focuses on author Erica Bauermeister's memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life--local poet Elizabeth Vignali will read from her latest book, House of the Silverfish, at 7pm on Zoom. The tome explores family history through the lens of home as an idea and a physical place. Register in advance for the free program.
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Wild Buffalo Live Music Lineup 
    Opiuo, Lotus Drops, and Frubbles perform at 9pm Thurs., Oct. 21 at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Other upcoming shows this month include on OVO Hip Hop Dance Party (Oct. 28); An Evening with 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
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Friday, October 22 28 events
  • 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 El Zodíaco Familiar and more at Whatcom Museum 
    View "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," a "Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status. This is the final week to see "El Zodíaco Familiar," so don't delay.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 9:00am Fall Book Sale 
    Attend an annual Fall Book Sale from 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, and 1pm-5pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Browse a great selection of fall and winter reads, and show up on Sunday for an all-day bag sale. Proceeds will support the library's programming and furnishing needs.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Harvest Happens 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through October 31 at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturdays and Sundays, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11:00am The Backstory 
    Take in the works of 16 innovative artists with intriguing stories by viewing "The Backstory" from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Masks will be required inside. 4:30pm-7pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The exhibit was curated by Patrica Resseguie and Karla Matzke .
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Rich Cavnar 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by abstract photographer Rich Cavnar will be featured through Oct. 24.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 11:00am Fluid Reflections 
    "Fluid Reflections," an exhibit spotlighting new oil landscapes by painter Lisa McShane, can be seen from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through October in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 8:00pm Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild revives its annual Halloween show, "Circus of Doom," starting this week with showings at 8pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Fairhaven's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Hosted by Sadye Osterloh, this show is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and give you the "heebee geebees" with hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobatic wonderments to spook and amaze you (but not freak you out). Tickets are $12 for kids at the all-ages shows, and $22 general in advance. Proof of vaccination will be required for all attendees 12 and older, and masks will be required. Additional showings happen Oct. 29-31.
  • All Day Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Good, Bad, Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 7:30pm No exit 
    Jean Paul Sarte's existential play No Exit opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The production follows three damned souls in the afterlife who soon discover they've been placed in a locked room in order to make each other miserable for eternity. Tickets are $9-$14; additional performances take place Oct. 27-30. Audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear masks during the show.
    DUG Theater :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • All Day The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Watch the final showings of a comedic two-actor take on Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. The literary adaptation by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg is directed by Ian Bivins and features local actors Ana Mostovetsky and Tyler Detrick. Tickets are $5-$20. 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.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    Vandoliers, Vendovi, and Rob Leines perform at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 21 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including the Stillvettas, Echo Sector, and Duos (Oct. 22); Grace Love, with guests (Oct. 23); Cory Branan and North Country Highway ( Oct. 28); Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 29); No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Gauzey, and Spine Readers (Oct. 30); and Horror Business, Pawn Shop Top, and Kicked in the Zeke (Oct. 31). Tickets prices vary. Prior to entry, all individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • All Day Mindport Exhibits 
    One-hour reservation slots are now open for household groups or pods of up to 10 people from 11am-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. In the months they were closed, they turned 25, engaged in numerous community projects, modified some classic exhibits and added many new ones. Suggested donation is $0-$10 per person.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • All Day Fall Exhibits at Jansen Art Center 
    View a "Fall Juried Show" in Lynden from 11am-7pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Also on display are "From Then 'Til Now" by Antonio Gonzalez, Susan Bennerstrom's "Space and Light," and a Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase Exhibit. See all the works through Nov. 26. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • All Day Keith Sorenson at Scott Milo 
    Oil paintings by Keith Sorenson will be featured 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.
  • All Day Small Art Works Juried Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Small Art Works" regional juried art show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 13 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, Sat., Nov. 6.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • All Day 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
  • All Day The Red Chador 
    See Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 10:00am 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 October. 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, Milano's, 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.
  • 12:00pm Whatcom Housing Week 
    Register for a series of free virtual events meant to build awareness and support innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone as part of Whatcom Housing Alliance's Whatcom Housing Week. Virtual events will focus on "All About ADUs" (Oct. 18); "What Does it Take to Make Affordable Housing Pencil?" (Oct. 19); "Connections: Homelessness, Stability, and Affordable Housing," "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned," and "Inclusionary Zoning: Examples and Lessons Learned" (Oct. 20); "Density and Climate Change: The Next Generation" (Oct. 21); and "Women Build Day" (Oct. 22).
  • 11:00am Paintings of My Life at Gallery Syre 
    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
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" community program exploring local trails and parks from 9:30am-11am every Friday. Please bring a simple, healthy snack, dress for the weather, register in advance and follow all COVID-19 safety precautions. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Park, meeting location and directions will be revealed after registration.
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Attend the Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5pm-8pm at galleries and venues throughout historic Fairhaven. Meet artists, see demos, enjoy entertainment and celebrate local creative spirit at the free event, which is currently scheduled to take place on the fourth Friday of every month—except December.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetic Trio 
    Western Washington University professor Jane Wong will read from her new poetry collection, How to Not Be Afraid of Everything, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. She'll be joined by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest and former student, Samia Saliba. Register in advance for the in-person event, as space is limited. COVID protocol requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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  • 8:00pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
    Katie Ginther directs showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm Saturday and Sunday at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In this cult classic based off of the movie of the same name, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, the duo meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation--a muscular fella named “Rocky.” Additional showings happen Oct. 30-31. Online pre-sale has sold out, but 15 tickets will be available at 7pm at the door on the night of each show. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 10:00am Community Boating Center Fall hours 
    Book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat from 1:30pm-6:30pm Wednesdays and 10am-6:30pm Saturday and Sunday through October at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 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 El Zodíaco Familiar and more at Whatcom Museum 
    View "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," a "Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase" and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. Entry fees are $5-$10. Currently, the museum is requiring masks for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status. This is the final week to see "El Zodíaco Familiar," so don't delay.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 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 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
  • 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 The Backstory 
    Take in the works of 16 innovative artists with intriguing stories by viewing "The Backstory" from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Masks will be required inside. 4:30pm-7pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The exhibit was curated by Patrica Resseguie and Karla Matzke .
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • All Day 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
  • All Day Fall Book Sale 
    Attend an annual Fall Book Sale from 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, and 1pm-5pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Browse a great selection of fall and winter reads, and show up on Sunday for an all-day bag sale. Proceeds will support the library's programming and furnishing needs.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • All Day Harvest Happens 
    Choose from 22 varieties of apples located on 62 acres at U-pick events taking place from 10am-5pm Wednesdays through Sundays through October 31 at Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. On Saturdays and Sundays, free apple bin train rides through the orchard, a free corn maze, educational opportunities, and cider donuts and kettle corn will be part of the fun.
    Bellewood Farms :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day Whatcom Art Market featuring Rich Cavnar 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm daily at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Works by abstract photographer Rich Cavnar will be featured through Oct. 24.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • All Day Circus of Doom 
    Bellingham Circus Guild revives its annual Halloween show, "Circus of Doom," starting this week with showings at 8pm Friday, 6pm and 9pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at Fairhaven's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Hosted by Sadye Osterloh, this show is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and give you the "heebee geebees" with hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials and acrobatic wonderments to spook and amaze you (but not freak you out). Tickets are $12 for kids at the all-ages shows, and $22 general in advance. Proof of vaccination will be required for all attendees 12 and older, and masks will be required. Additional showings happen Oct. 29-31.
  • All Day Rat City Studios at Good Earth Pottery 
    Check out an exhibit of works by the Rat City Studios crew past and present from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through October at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • 7:30pm Good, Bad, Hellingham 
    Catch the Upfront Theatre's long-running show "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at 7:30pm Thursday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. At 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage. Tickets to all shows are $13. Audience members must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the show. Masking will also be required.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.theupfront.com/shows
  • 7:30pm The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Watch the final showings of a comedic two-actor take on Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St. The literary adaptation by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg is directed by Ian Bivins and features local actors Ana Mostovetsky and Tyler Detrick. Tickets are $5-$20. 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.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm No exit 
    Jean Paul Sarte's existential play No Exit opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The production follows three damned souls in the afterlife who soon discover they've been placed in a locked room in order to make each other miserable for eternity. Tickets are $9-$14; additional performances take place Oct. 27-30. Audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear masks during the show.
    DUG Theater :: http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
  • 8:00pm Shakedown Live Music Lineup 
    Vandoliers, Vendovi, and Rob Leines perform at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 21 at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The show will be followed by a number of other upcoming gigs--including the Stillvettas, Echo Sector, and Duos (Oct. 22); Grace Love, with guests (Oct. 23); Cory Branan and North Country Highway ( Oct. 28); Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 29); No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Gauzey, and Spine Readers (Oct. 30); and Horror Business, Pawn Shop Top, and Kicked in the Zeke (Oct. 31). 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.
  • 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 Small Art Works Juried Art Show 
    Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild's "Small Art Works" regional juried art show can be viewed from 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 13 at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW. An opening reception takes place from 5pm-7pm, Sat., Nov. 6.
    A Guilded Gallery :: http://www.stanwoodcamanoart.com
  • 11:00am 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.
  • 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 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
  • 10:00am The Red Chador 
    See Anida Yoeu Ali’s "The Red Chador: Genesis 1" from 10am-4pm Mon.-Fri., and 10am-4pm Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the Western Gallery on Western Washington University's campus. Ali’s installation and performance work investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. In particular, her recent works directly confront the misrepresentation of Muslim women in an era of heightened Islamophobia. “The Red Chador” series continues the artist’s thematic use of religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Numerous events and performances will be featured as part of the exhibition. Entry is free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm WNPS Work Party 
    Join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and the City of Bellingham Parks Department for Make a Difference Day and Arbor Day Work Party from 9am-12pm at Whatcom Falls Park. Volunteers will be planting trees and shrubs, removing invasive species, and maintaining social trail closures. This event will follow current health department guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols; please register in advance.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wnpskoma.org/field-trips
  • 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. 30.
    Depot Arts and Community Center :: http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.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 - 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 market, regardless of vaccination status.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Growing Anemones and Ranunculus 101 
    Anne Long of the Dahlia House will lead a workshop on "Growing Anemones and Ranunculus 101" from 10am-11am in Mount Vernon inside the schoolhouse at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Entry is $10; register in advance as space is limited.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Beach Cleanup with RE Sources 
    As part of World Make a Difference Day, join RE Sources and Surfrider to volunteer for a Beach Cleanup starting at 10am at Bellingham's Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Attendees will be divided up into groups to clean nearby pocket beaches, wetlands and Padden Creek. Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, organizers ask masks be worn wherever volunteers cannot safely social distance--even outside--in order to reduce potential transmission of the virus.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Fire Shut p in My Bones 
    The Met Live in HD presents Fire Shut Up in My Bones starting at 9:55am in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. Tickets to the screening are $17-$23.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Whatcom Historical Places 
    As part of Whatcom County Library System's Read & Share program, register for an online "Whatcom Historical Places" presentation at 11am on Zoom. Lynden Library Assistant Manager Wendy McLeod will share images and videos as she describes a bit of the history and architecture of Whatcom County. She will explore local state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation sites that are near WCLS libraries or bookmobile stops, and viewers can learn about some of the interesting places that you can visit such as Pioneer Park in Ferndale or the Judd Porter Barn in Everson. Why is the Lynden Post Office significant? What is unique about the U.S. Border Station in Sumas? Find out here.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm 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
  • 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.
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Clean Water Happy Hour 
    Attend a monthly Clean Water Happy Hour from 12pm-2pm at Overflow Taps, 2930 Newmarket St. 117. The 21-and-older event benefits charity: water, a nonprofit organization that has funded and coordinated more than 64,000 water projects in 29 countries. Everyone's first drink is sponsored; there are also giveaways. Please RSVP, and be prepared to wear a mask when you are not actively eating or drinking. Get in the Halloween spirit by wearing a costume.
    Overflow Taps :: (360) 205-9873 or http://www.facebook.com/events
  • 1:00pm - 8:00pm Haunted Camp at Fire Mountain 
    Celebrate Halloween early at "Haunted Camp at Fire Mountain" from 1pm-4pm (Spooky Camp, which is less frightening) and 5pm-8pm (Scary Camp) in Mount Vernon at 26027 Walker Valley Rd. Trick-or-treat through the Spooky Forest, participate in Eerie Field games, walk through a Haunted Fort, and more. Entry is $5 per person, or $20 per family (up to six people). Pre-pay for a $4 meal at registration. There will also be a modest fee for carnival games.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Meet & Greet with Beth Anna Margolis at Gallery Syre 
    To celebrate the extension of Beth Anna Margolis' "Paintings of My Life" exhibit and draw attention to Down Syndrome Awareness Month, attend a Meet & Greet with the local artist (pictured) from 3pm-7pm at Gallery Syre, 465 W. Stuart Rd. The exhibition features a selection of more than 60 works that include originals and beautiful Giclee print reproductions, plus Margolis' newly published book of the same name. The artworks and the book offer an incredible insight on Beth Anna’s world view, nurtured by her personal experiences and creative vision. 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. See both exhibits through Feb. 23.
    Gallery Syre :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Rebel Artists of Whatcom County 
    A variety of artists and artisans sell their creative wares at the Rebel Artists of Whatcom Art Market from 3pm-7pm every Saturday at downtown Bellingham's Commercial Street Plaza, 1315 Commercial St. A rotating roster of vendors takes part in each week's event--check the collective's Facebook page beforehand to find out who will be in attendance.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Haunted Town Tour 
    Explore local legends and lore at a Haunted Town Tour starting at 7pm at the Concrete Town Center. The walking tour will include some indoor visits to haunted buildings. Please be aware that masks are required, social distancing in encouraged and the Town Center will be closed to through traffic to give everyone more space to explore safely. Attendees will be walking, standing, listening to stories and end the excursion with either a visit to the haunted museum, or entering into the Maze of Madness. Tickets are $20, and the event happens again Sat., Oct. 30.
    Concrete Town Center :: http://www.concrete-wa.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Halloween Spooktacular 
    Skagit's Theatre Arts Guild presents a one-night-only showing of its "Halloween Spooktacular" at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The musical revue follows the story of two trick-or-treaters who come across a fun and spooky variety of well-known holiday characters who will serenade them through the night. Entry to the family-friendly show is by donation; all funds raised go to the Lincoln and keeping their doors open. Proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID test will be required for those 12 and older. All patrons will also be required to wear masks.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm "The City of Lights" with Skagit Symphony 
    Experience "The City of Lights" through the music of the masters who knew it best when Skagit Symphony performs at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. Collee Way. Along with guest vocalist Natalie Buickians, hear works by Ravel, Berlioz, Satie, Debussy, and Saint-Saens. Tickets are $10-$45. Please review COVID-19 protocols for the venue, which include masking and being able to provide proof of vaccination or of a negative test.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
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