This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
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.
Please join us for an evening of beer, wine, & cider tasting from Lost Giants Cider Co., Twin Sisters Brewery, La Chanterelle Winery, Dunham Cellars & more! Enjoy gourmet appetizers and dancing with live music from The Walrus. There will also be a chance to enter fabulous raffles to help support the Whatcom Humane Society and the animals in our care!
This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $55 per person. Space is limited!
If you have questions about this event, please contact Dana Browne at email@example.com or 360-733-2080 x 3014.
MIKEY AND NICKY (1976)
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.
The NOAH Center’s Laugh Your Tail Off benefit comedy show and auction at the Tulalip Resort and Casino is gaining steam, and for our 6th year we are thrilled to have booked comedian Steve Trevino. This year’s show is shaping up to be the best yet, and would love to have you be a part of it! Doors open at 6pm and we will take our seats at 7:15 for dinner when the silent auction closes.
The NOAH Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats. Since opening in 2003, we have conducted over 103,025 spay/neuter operations and have helped more than 37,000 animals find their forever home. The average cost per animal rescued through NOAH is $650. Events like Laugh Your Tail Off ensure we have the funds to continue saving animals in need.
The Great Love A-Fair – A Vendor, Artisan, Craft Event
Children’s Program Fundraiser!!
The Great Love A-Fair – A Vendor, Artisan Craft Event
**A Juried Vendor Event**
Saturday, APRIL 6, 10am-6pm
Blaine Pavilion – 635 8th St (entrance on H St)
Enter to win raffle prizes donated by each vendor on site!
All Proceeds Go Toward our Children’s Programing
$1 per ticket, 12 for $10, or 25 for $20
31 interior booths plus a couple food trucks…
Vendor Booth Decorating Contest… Decided on by the customers!
For more information and vendor highlight posts, please check our event page:
Barkley Village and DVSAS – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County are teaming up again for the second annual Barkley Village Wine Walk being held Friday, April 12th, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Participants can stroll through 12 Barkley Village shops and restaurants as they taste regional wines in pop-up tasting rooms.
All attendees will receive a keepsake wine glass, 8 wine tasting tickets, and a goodie bag provided by Haggen Food & Pharmacy for only $30!
The fun begins at 5:00 pm with check in locations at both John L. Scott or Country Financial. From there participants can make their way through the village to taste delicious wine.
As a bonus this year, Overflow Taps will be hosting an outdoor beer garden throughout the event with a VIP after party from 8pm-10pm. The after party will feature gourmet cheese platters and a full glass of wine included in a $20 VIP add-on ticket.
Participating businesses offering tasty wines:
1. John L. Scott Real Estate Bellingham
2. Country Financial The Barkley Team at Country Financial
3. THE BLUE ABODE BAR
4. Gies Associates LLC
6. Barkley Massage & Chiropractic
7. Umpqua Bank – Bellingham – Barkley Village
8. Urban Collective / Olio – flowers & plants
9. Bob’s Burger and Brew
10. Pak Mail Bellingham
11. Statement Apparel
12. Hamann’s Gallery and Gift
End the night by taking home your favorite wines to enjoy throughout the spring in our retail wine store located at John L. Scott Real Estate Bellingham until 8 pm.
Hungry while you’re wine walking? In addition to over 10 restaurant options throughout Barkley Village, the food truck Sage Against The Machine 360 will be parked in the middle of the action from 5:00-8:00 pm offering their delicious eats.
A huge thank you to our sponsors: Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC), The Barkley Team at Country Financial, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, and John L. Scott Real Estate Bellingham
For tickets or additional information to this 21+ event, please visit: www.BellinghamWineWalk.com or https://bpt.me/4100596
Women Sharing Hope is operated entirely by volunteers, therefore 100 percent of net event proceeds are donated directly to local women and children. Women Sharing Hope events are managed and operated by members, effectively keeping expenses down, so that a significant percent of event proceeds are donated.
This Year’s Beneficiaries:
Blue Skies for Children, “Little Wishes”
Hope House, “Children’s Corner”
On Saturday, April 13th, the Social & Environmental Justice Committee of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship will sponsor songwriter Linda Allen, daughters Jen and Kristin Allen-Zito, and a host of special musical friends in a concert in celebration of Linda’s arriving at the half century mark as a working musician. In addition to an evening of wonderful music, every dime after expenses will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank.
The concert will be held at the Bellingham Unitarian Church, 1207 Ellsworth in Bellingham. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15.00 and are available at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please consider bringing non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. Dessert will be served after the concert.
Linda has been a working musician beginning in 1969, writing and singing powerful songs of hope and history, spirituality and death, love and whimsy in a style the writer Studs Terkel once referred to as “true and delightful”. In this concert, she will be celebrating the release of her eleventh and twelfth recordings as well as sharing a retrospective of her life’s work…so far.
Linda’s special guests, in addition to daughters Jen and Kristin, to date include Janet Stecher and Susan Lewis (Rebel Voices), Phil Heaven, Jeff Wilson, Tom Rawson, Jan Peters, Laura Smith, Chad Petersen, Kitty King, Sonny Lowe, Scott Slaba, Meryle Korn, Marie Eaton and Ellen van der Hoeven.
Whatcom Literacy Council will be hosting the 23rd Annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center.
Join co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings and match wits with other members of the community. 32 teams, sponsored by local businesses, will compete against each other in four qualifying rounds leading up to the final round with eight teams. The winner goes home with the traveling “Totten Trophy.” There is an award for the best CHEER section of the audience.
The evening begins with a silent auction at 6:00 p.m., with items donated by local businesses, and the Trivia Bee competition starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. This year there will be a cash bar with beer and wine, as well as cookies, coffee and slices of pizza available for donation.
All proceeds go to support the Whatcom Literacy Council’s free literacy programs for adults here in Whatcom County.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to register a team($750 for a Corporate Team, $375 for a Self-Sponsored team.) CHEER tickets cost $15 per person, and will be available at Village Books, or at the door.
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness for a night of dance and music! “Time For a Change” is a collection of more than 60 of Bellingham’s best local performers, including both professionals and amateurs. The event will feature contemporary dance, A Capella songs, and chamber string and wind ensembles. In addition, several guest speakers (including a pediatric psychiatrist from PeaceHealth) will be giving presentations as part of the event with information about eradicating stigma and promoting mental health awareness.
All proceeds go to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Bellingham’s 18th annual April Brews Day brings 65 PNW craft breweries, 12 food trucks, 3 local bands, and thousands of people together to celebrate beer and raise funds for Max Higbee Center in Downtown Bellingham.
Max Higbee Center offers community-based recreation programs for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. The money you spend at April Brews Day helps continue their programs. Thank you for your support!
Be here to wish MBT a happy 92nd birthday at the event that leaves its mark … on giant canvases! Imagine an artist creating a beautiful work before your eyes with a palette of captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction. The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres, culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!
Come on down and join us on Friday, May 17th, for the 3rd annual benefit show Rockin’ for The RE Store at the Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden. There will raffle prizes, live music, and a silent auction to support the community jobs training program. This event is free for all ages.
This event includes performances by The Legendary Chucklenuts and the High Mountain String Band, an informal auction with wonderful items donated by generous local businesses, and raffling off big prizes worth over $5,000. All of the proceeds from the evening go to support The RE Stores efforts to reduce barriers to employment in Whatcom County.
The Community Jobs Program strengthens Whatcom County by investing in those who need help the most. By giving displaced workers the skills and confidence to support themselves, we’re helping to increase local jobs and prevent homelessness.
Before you come to this fun filled event, make sure to pick up advanced raffle tickets at The RE Store. Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at The RE Store on Meridian and Broadway St starting in April.
Join Whatcom Land Trust for our 2019 Spring Benefit Dinner! We’ll be sharing stories from the great outdoors and celebrating stewards of our land. Spend the evening support and celebrating Whatcom Land Trust. Enjoy a cocktail hour with live music, raffle items, and a chance to bid on unique experiences from the land you love.
Tickets are $100 and can be reserved at www.whatcomlandtrust.org, (360)650-9470, or email@example.com.
The Hamster Crawl is a walking tour of eateries, bars, and breweries in downtown Bellingham, Washington on Saturday, June 1st 2019 from 3pm-10pm. During the Crawl, participating businesses will offer food and drink specials to individuals wearing our signature T-shirts/sweatshirts or lanyards. There will be an Ending Party at the ending location from 8pm-10pm with raffle drawing and awesome p