Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Mar
1
Fri
Women Artists of the Northwest Series, Katherine Eva Houlahan @ Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery
Mar 1 – Mar 30 all-day
Women Artists of the Northwest Series, Katherine Eva Houlahan @ Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

Our Women Artists of the Northwest returns March 2019, featuring Katherine Eva Houlahan. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, raised in Pasadena, California, Houlahan came to Seattle to study at the University of Washington, 1902-1906. She went on to study in New York and Paris before returning to the Northwest. Her esthetic sense was captured as many Northwest artists by the boats and the mountains. Her dominant themes were northwest landscapes, floral watercolors, and portraiture. Her works can be found in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, the Frye Museum, and the Seattle Museum of History and Industry.

This show will open with an Art Walk reception March 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will hang in the gallery through March 30th. The Gallery is located at 311 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225, in the heart of Old Town. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:30pm, Monday through Saturday. For more information visit our website www.fourthcornerframes.com or give us a call at 360-734-1340.

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Mar
18
Mon
Teen Game Night @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open play games: SSB Brawl, Just Dance, board games and more. Pizza and soda. Ages 12 to 23.

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center

Come dance every Monday from 6-7:30 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center! These intermediate-level classes assume some background in modern, ballet, contemporary, or jazz however all are welcome. A structured and accessible warm-up is followed by skill building and phrase work. Classes taught by current Bellingham Repertory Dance members and occasional guest instructors. $15 drop-in, $65 for a 5-class card, or $10 with valid student ID.

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Wanda @ Limelight Cinema
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm
Wanda @ Limelight Cinema

WANDA (1970)
Limelight Cinema
Monday, Mar 18, 2019 6:00 PM
The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

With her first and only feature film, Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape and shot in an intimate verite style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children, and now finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and motels, and callously mistreated by a series of men – including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme.

“At that moment in the early 1970s, the feminist movement was split over whether its political imperative was to secure the liberty of all women or, more practically, to throw its weight behind the talented, the ambitious, the already privileged. There was—and continues to be—discomfort around Wanda because the central character is not a role model.” Amy Taubin for Criterion.

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WANDA (1970) @ Limelight Cinema
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm
WANDA (1970) @ Limelight Cinema

The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

With her first and only feature film, Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape and shot in an intimate verite style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children, and now finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and motels, and callously mistreated by a series of men – including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme.

“At that moment in the early 1970s, the feminist movement was split over whether its political imperative was to secure the liberty of all women or, more practically, to throw its weight behind the talented, the ambitious, the already privileged. There was—and continues to be—discomfort around Wanda because the central character is not a role model.” Amy Taubin for Criterion.

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Mar
20
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Music  @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Wednesday for Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge. Support local artists while enjoying a delicious lunch from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu.

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Young Artist’s Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Young Artist's Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Do you love to draw? Do you love creating new artwork? Join us for an awesome art club where you can meet new friends, work on your art style and just be yourself! Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12. Meets weekly.

 

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Mar
21
Thu
World Puppetry Day @ Alternative Library
Mar 21 all-day

Bellingham is celebrating World Puppetry Day 2019 with a mini-festival from March 21st through March 23rd. The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media.

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Mar
22
Fri
Bellingham Puppetry and Mask Festival @ Alternative Library
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 10:30 pm

The Festival continues on Friday and Saturday evenings with a Puppetry Cabaret featuring performers from Olympia, Portland, Seattle, and Bellingham. Friday’s show features String and Shadow Puppet Theatre of Olympia. They’ll tell how “Esperus: The Janitor” saves the old world. Saturday’s show features author GennaRose with a folktale of mythical and magical revelations illustrated with art on a “crankie” scroll . Winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series competition. Local author Pheobe Wahl, String and Shadow, Andrea Love, and more will attend.

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Mar
24
Sun
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center

Come dance every Sunday from 12-1:30 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center! These intermediate-level classes assume some background in modern, ballet, contemporary, or jazz however all are welcome. A structured and accessible warm-up is followed by skill building and phrase work. Classes taught by current Bellingham Repertory Dance members and occasional guest instructors. $15 drop-in, $65 for a 5-class card, or $10 with valid student ID.

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Classy Comedy @ The Upfront Theatre
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Classy Comedy @ The Upfront Theatre

A formal evening of classy stand up comedy
Black tie optional

Interested in performing stand up at The Upfront Theatre?
Contact Upfrontstandup@gmail.com

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Mar
25
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center

Come dance every Monday from 6-7:30 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center! These intermediate-level classes assume some background in modern, ballet, contemporary, or jazz however all are welcome. A structured and accessible warm-up is followed by skill building and phrase work. Classes taught by current Bellingham Repertory Dance members and occasional guest instructors. $15 drop-in, $65 for a 5-class card, or $10 with valid student ID.

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Mikey and Nicky @ Limelight Cinema
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm
Mikey and Nicky @ Limelight Cinema

MIKEY AND NICKY (1976)
Limelight Cinema
Monday, Mar 25, 2019 6:00 PM
The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their mutual nastiness and pressing financial concerns. Directed by Elaine May.

“[May’s] genius for finding the squirmy humanity within toxic characters finds its purest and most heartbreaking expression in Mikey and Nicky, which filming began in 1973 but which wasn’t released till 1976, following all manner of ill will and out-and-out warfare between May and Paramount, the studio that financed the film. At one point, May even hid reels of her own footage so that Paramount could not wrest it from her and release the movie in a bastardized form.” Nathan Rabin for Criterion.

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MIKEY AND NICKY (1976) @ Limelight Cinema
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm
MIKEY AND NICKY (1976) @ Limelight Cinema

MIKEY AND NICKY (1976)
Limelight Cinema
Monday, Mar 25, 2019 6:00 PM
The Distaff Side: Women Directors of the 70s. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their mutual nastiness and pressing financial concerns. Directed by Elaine May.

“[May’s] genius for finding the squirmy humanity within toxic characters finds its purest and most heartbreaking expression in Mikey and Nicky, which filming began in 1973 but which wasn’t released till 1976, following all manner of ill will and out-and-out warfare between May and Paramount, the studio that financed the film. At one point, May even hid reels of her own footage so that Paramount could not wrest it from her and release the movie in a bastardized form.” Nathan Rabin for Criterion.

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Mar
26
Tue
Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group @ Bellingham Public Library
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the library sponsored book discussion group for adults to talk about Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month. New members are very welcome! For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

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Mar
27
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Music  @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Wednesday for Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge. Support local artists while enjoying a delicious lunch from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu.

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Young Artist’s Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Young Artist's Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Do you love to draw? Do you love creating new artwork? Join us for an awesome art club where you can meet new friends, work on your art style and just be yourself! Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12. Meets weekly.

 

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