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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May
24
Fri
ALL IN THE TIMING: Benefit for Youth Acting Program @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
ALL IN THE TIMING: Benefit for Youth Acting Program @ Sylvia Center for the Arts

iDiOM Theater proudly presents ALL IN THE TIMING by David Ives.

Two nights only: Fri May 24 & Sat May 25 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $25, available at https://sylviacenterforthearts.org/events, benefiting Sylvia Center’s Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program.

David Ives’ collection of short comedies, described by The New York Times as “surprisingly substantial in its silliness,” first premiered in 1993, and quickly became the most-produced non-Shakespeare play in the nation.

Its status as one of the most popular plays of the last 30 years helped usher in a new era of one-act theater which was highly influential on iDiOM Theater and its founders.

“Witty, irreverent, absurd, and inventive—these plays are exactly the type of work iDiOM was built on,” says Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao.

The ensemble cast will be joined by student actors, and proceeds from the show will support Sylvia Center’s Youth Acting Program, which gives students age 13–17 the opportunity to take acting classes and perform in theater productions.

The Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program begins this June and offers student scholarships and sliding scale tuition in order to make the program as accessible as possible to any students/families who wish to participate.

This year’s summer youth program will be taught by theater educator (and iDiOM ensemble member) Michael Morgen along with the creative staff of iDiOM Theater, at Sylvia Center for the Arts, and will culminate in a free outdoor production of Aristophanes’ THE BIRDS in Maritime Heritage Park in July.

ALL IN THE TIMING includes the much-loved short plays Sure Thing; Variations on the Death of Leon Trotsky, Unamunda, the Universal Language; and Words Words Words.

iDiOM Theater, “the hardest-working theater in the known world,” has been one of the most prolific producers of new work in the nation since 2002, and is the in-house production company at Sylvia Center for the Arts since 2016.

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May
25
Sat
ALL IN THE TIMING: Benefit for Youth Acting Program @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
ALL IN THE TIMING: Benefit for Youth Acting Program @ Sylvia Center for the Arts

iDiOM Theater proudly presents ALL IN THE TIMING by David Ives.

Two nights only: Fri May 24 & Sat May 25 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $25, available at https://sylviacenterforthearts.org/events, benefiting Sylvia Center’s Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program.

David Ives’ collection of short comedies, described by The New York Times as “surprisingly substantial in its silliness,” first premiered in 1993, and quickly became the most-produced non-Shakespeare play in the nation.

Its status as one of the most popular plays of the last 30 years helped usher in a new era of one-act theater which was highly influential on iDiOM Theater and its founders.

“Witty, irreverent, absurd, and inventive—these plays are exactly the type of work iDiOM was built on,” says Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao.

The ensemble cast will be joined by student actors, and proceeds from the show will support Sylvia Center’s Youth Acting Program, which gives students age 13–17 the opportunity to take acting classes and perform in theater productions.

The Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program begins this June and offers student scholarships and sliding scale tuition in order to make the program as accessible as possible to any students/families who wish to participate.

This year’s summer youth program will be taught by theater educator (and iDiOM ensemble member) Michael Morgen along with the creative staff of iDiOM Theater, at Sylvia Center for the Arts, and will culminate in a free outdoor production of Aristophanes’ THE BIRDS in Maritime Heritage Park in July.

ALL IN THE TIMING includes the much-loved short plays Sure Thing; Variations on the Death of Leon Trotsky, Unamunda, the Universal Language; and Words Words Words.

iDiOM Theater, “the hardest-working theater in the known world,” has been one of the most prolific producers of new work in the nation since 2002, and is the in-house production company at Sylvia Center for the Arts since 2016.

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May
26
Sun
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
May 26 @ 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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Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo @ Tha Outlet
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo @ Tha Outlet

Seattle-based Flamenco artist, Savannah Fuentes presents her latest her work, Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo. The water-themed presentation will feature singer/percussionist Jose Moreno and guitarist Pedro Cortes. Both musicians are third generation Spanish Flamenco artists and reside in New York City. The all-ages performance is the first engagement of a 29-date that tour kicks off at Tha Outlet in Bellingham and will continue on to be presented to diverse communities in Washington, Oregon, and California.
tickets are available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4235890
www.brownpapertickets.com

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May
27
Mon
Weekly Swing Dance Classes @ Presence Studio
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekly Swing Dance Classes @ Presence Studio

B’ham Hop is back, in an all-new space, with all-new classes. Learn the basics in a friendly environment with Swing Dancing for Everyone, or improve your Lindy Hop with our Intermediate class.
But when?
Every Monday, with four week series starting the first Monday of each month.
5-6pm: Swing Dancing for Everyone
6-7pm: Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop
But where?
Presence Studio – 1412 Cornwall Avenue
Who me?
Yes you. And me. And jazz.
How now?
$50 for the month. $15 drop-in. $40 for students. Student drop in? Alright, the ayes have it: $12.
Whyyyy?
For the fun!
Register by going to https://bhamhop.com/classes

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Teen Swing @ ABCDance
May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 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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May
29
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm