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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Apr
22
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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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NSEA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NSEA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Mount Baker Theatre

Every day is Earth Day at NSEA. This year we were inspired by our belief statement to put together a film festival to celebrate the environment with you.

NSEA is proud to present the First Earth Day Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Mount Baker Theater. Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, these films combine beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for us all.

COME FOR THE FILMS ONLY OR ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH A $10 MEMBERSHIP DONATION AND RECEIVE A KLEAN KANTEEN PINT GLASS.

Visit the Walton Theatre to see what a dozen of our non-profit partners are doing to shape the culture of Whatcom County. Plus, there are prizes to be won! 20 of our economic partners have donated over $1,600 in prizes to the raffle!

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Apr
23
Tue
Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre

This show marks David Syre’s first personal exhibition in his hometown Bellingham, WA.

After years of silent work in his personal studio, and a number of exhibitions abroad (Nice, France, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Buenos Aires, Argentina) Syre has developed an artistic maturity that deserves full public attention.

The exhibition, curated by Ana Palacio, features a selection of works that span his artistic career so far, from one of his very first paintings he made at age 7 to the most recent large-scale canvases that show a complex mastery of painting techniques and visual translation of spiritual, personal and collective experiences.

David Syre’s art is closely related to his inner voice and is inspired by daily meditation sessions and research about topics such as the commitment to universal peace, love, compassion and forgiveness. To him, color means “expression” and symbols “discourse”, and he plays with the emotional response each one triggers.

His early paintings are rich in forms, lines and numbers which represent a system of symbols to which the artist attributes specific meanings. The complex backgrounds often blend with the main figures. Progressively, his works evolved to simpler aesthetics where the backgrounds are reduced to almost monochrome color fields allowing the main figures to stand out and to assume the leading role of the visual narrative. The thoughtful installation of the works in the gallery will offer to every visitor a journey through Syre’s life as an artist and as an observer of the many facets of our current societies.

A culminating aspect of the exhibition will be the introduction to his latest three-dimensional works and mixed media sculptures. This exhibition represents a life-long journey and the artist’s commitment to push against any art practice related boundaries in the future.

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Tuesday Night Trivia at Twin Sisters @ Twin Sisters Brewing Company
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Trivia at Twin Sisters @ Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Did your mother frown at you for studying the encyclopedia in third grade? Did she tell you that your obsessive knowledge of The Who would never pay off?

Join us Tuesday nights to make some dolla dolla bills and prove her wrong!**

Cash prizes for FIRST and LAST place teams AND gift card giveaways for the following categories:

1. Best Team Cheerleader
2. Best Dance Moves
3. The Devil’s Advocate

**If your mother was a loving and supportive parent that didn’t loath your love of random facts, you should still come to our trivia to make new friends, get some good laughs, and have a helluva time!

The Deets

* This is a three-round general trivia game with music, visuals, and friendly wagers.

* Teams of 2 to 4 people (maybe 5 people if you’re really nice, but definitely DEFINITELY not 6 people…okay maybe 6 people.)

* Buy in is $2 per person (that’s $12 total for the special snowflake 6 person teams)

* Trivia starts at 7:00PM, but don’t be afraid to get here early and scope the competition (or maybe just grab dinner)

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Apr
24
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
Apr 24 @ 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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Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Syre Roots and Wings Exhibition @ Gallery Syre

This show marks David Syre’s first personal exhibition in his hometown Bellingham, WA.

After years of silent work in his personal studio, and a number of exhibitions abroad (Nice, France, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Buenos Aires, Argentina) Syre has developed an artistic maturity that deserves full public attention.

The exhibition, curated by Ana Palacio, features a selection of works that span his artistic career so far, from one of his very first paintings he made at age 7 to the most recent large-scale canvases that show a complex mastery of painting techniques and visual translation of spiritual, personal and collective experiences.

David Syre’s art is closely related to his inner voice and is inspired by daily meditation sessions and research about topics such as the commitment to universal peace, love, compassion and forgiveness. To him, color means “expression” and symbols “discourse”, and he plays with the emotional response each one triggers.

His early paintings are rich in forms, lines and numbers which represent a system of symbols to which the artist attributes specific meanings. The complex backgrounds often blend with the main figures. Progressively, his works evolved to simpler aesthetics where the backgrounds are reduced to almost monochrome color fields allowing the main figures to stand out and to assume the leading role of the visual narrative. The thoughtful installation of the works in the gallery will offer to every visitor a journey through Syre’s life as an artist and as an observer of the many facets of our current societies.

A culminating aspect of the exhibition will be the introduction to his latest three-dimensional works and mixed media sculptures. This exhibition represents a life-long journey and the artist’s commitment to push against any art practice related boundaries in the future.

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Young Artist’s Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Apr 24 @ 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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Open Craft Night @ Ragfinery
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Craft Night @ Ragfinery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Now you can shop at Ragfinery after work/school! Join us at Ragfinery every 4th Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m for after hours shopping and crafting. Bring your projects, supplies and creativity, and shop and craft to your heart’s content. Note that no sewing support is provided for crafting.

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Apr
26
Fri
North Cascades Community Orchestra Spring Concert @ Central Lutheran Church
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
North Cascades Community Orchestra Spring Concert @ Central Lutheran Church

Classical Music Concert. Music includes Downton Abbey Suite by John Lunn, Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius, For Horns and Strings by Arthur Frakenpohl, and First Symphony by Ludwig an Beethoven. Free Admission. Donations Welcome. NCCO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contact kokapelli85@gmail.com for further information.

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Apr
27
Sat
Artrageous @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

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!

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Apr
28
Sun
Contemporary Dance Class @ Firehouse Arts & Events Center
Apr 28 @ 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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