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Thursday July 30, 2015
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Contact  Mari Kemper
Location  Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, 601 W Holly St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price0

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Contact  info@peacearchpark.org 360-332-7165

18th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibit: A self guided tour brochure featuring the exhibition and park history accompanies the six month long exhibit. Each year, the Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition is featured in 10,000 full color brochures that are distributed free to the public during the exhibition.
LOCATION: The international park is located on the US Canada boundary 100 miles from Seattle, WA, and 35 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Peace Arch was dedicated in 1921 to celebrate the history of peace between the United States and Canada. The 40 acre peace park that surrounds the Peace Arch is the location of this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.

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Contact  206-362-2300
Location  Western Washington University, 516 High St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map

Marrowstone Music Festival, founded in 1943, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer over 200 musicians, aged 14 to 25, come from over 30 states and several countries to study with our internationally acclaimed faculty at the beautiful campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham. During this intense two-week program students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the Bellingham public.For all inquires about any aspect of the Marrowstone Music Festival, please call 206-362-2300 or email marrowstone@SYSO.org.

7:00 AM Bookmark and Share
Contact  PSATandMA@gmail.com

 2015 Puget Sound Antique Tractor Show & Pull featuring Gibson Tractors, Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson. Show Hours:  7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Wednesday thru Friday) 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (Saturday)Swap Meet Hours:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Friday night until 7:00 pm) Quilt Display:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the log cabin.
Admission Adults: $7.00; Ages 8-12 $3.00; Seniors (60+): $5.00 Season Pass: $20.00.
Note: No cash machine on site. Show Grounds located at: 8837 Berthusen Rd. Lynden, WA-
The purpose of the PSAT&MA shall be to promote the collection, restoration, preservation, and exhibition of gas and steam tractors, gas and steam stationary engines, and farm machinery of early local industries.

12:00 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Bellingham's parks have always been a locally loved and widely admired part of the city. This exhibition from the Whatcom Museum's Photo Archives, and the second with a parks-theme, features a dozen "new" historical views of Bellingham parks including images of Cornwall, Fairhaven, Whatcom Falls and Elizabeth parks, among others. It's a celebration of the community green in glorious black and white, perfect inspiration for getting outside in the summer months ahead.

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Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Bellingham National 2015 is a juried exhibition featuring artworks in a variety of media, including video, photography, ceramics, mixed media, paintings and more. Representing artists from 16 states, including Washington, the exhibition will include 101 pieces from more than 60 artists. Juried by Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, the exhibition attracted more than 600 artists who submitted works to be considered. 

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Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Featuring 25 large-format, framed color prints by Seattle photographer and author Paul Bannick, The Owl & the Woodpecker introduces museum visitors to the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America. Using spectacular photos, informative text, and evocative audio recordings to illustrate how these birds define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend, the exhibition highlights the critical importance of conserving those habitats. Bird calls and woodpecker drumming sounds are provided by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart, who has recorded more than 200,000 bird sounds worldwide.

Exhibit runs through August 30. Open Thursdays-Sundays Noon-5pm. Admission includes all exhibits in both buildings. $10 / $8 seniors / $4.50 children 3-5 years old.

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Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

Helmi’s World: Symbol, Myth, Fantasy presents 65 artworks—paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics—drawn from the Whatcom Museum’s collection of her work, which numbers 250 objects. Some of her finest pieces are highlighted, including paintings of petroglyphs from Central Washington; and prints based on
the Makah Wolf Dance experienced at Neah Bay. The exhibition suggests the complexity of Helmi’s vision by displaying some or her most unusual artworks, where images and symbols from a variety of cultures converge. The influences of Mark Tobey, Pablo Picasso, Scandinavian Folk Art, and Judeo-Christian and Buddhist iconography are also explored. The exhibition shows through October 11, 2015.

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Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price10

It’s summertime and we’re ready to celebrate 5th Thursday with beer and brats in the Lightcatcher Building courtyard. Join us after work for socializing, a bite of brats paired with local beer donated by Wander Brewing, and the chance to explore our exhibitions through a bingo game. We’ll have giveaways, prizes, and did we mention the beer? Bring your co-workers and friends. The more the merrier! $10 general; $5 members.

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Contact  Hotel Bellwether
Location  Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham - Map

Clear your calendars for Thursday nights throughout the summer, and your friends in Bellingham at the Hotel Bellwether’s Waterfront Terrace for the much anticipated series of, ‘Blues, Brews & BBQ.’ The weekly event begins on June 18 and continues through August with a variety of bands and a delicious BBQ menu. You won’t want to miss the live music, local beer and delicious food from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.A full schedule is listed below, including the Saturday, July 4 Fireworks Celebration featuring live music by Baby Cakes from 7 to 10 p.m.

Featured Talent:

June Thursday, June 18: Midnight Legend,Thursday, June 25: Jasmine Greene

July,Thursday, July 2: Adrian Clark Band,Saturday, July 4: Baby Cakes 7-10 pm,Sunday, July 9: The Atlantics,Thursday, July 16: Baby Cakes,Thursday, July 23: Chris Eger Band,Thursday, July 30: Stacey Jones Band.

 August, Thursday, August 6: Gin Creek,Thursday, August 13: The Atlantics, Thursday, August 20: Mr. Feelgood & the Firm Believers,Thursday, August 27: Adrian Clark Band

5:30 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Christina Claassen
Location  Island Mariner Cruises, 2621 South Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price35

Climb aboard the Island Caper for the Whatcom Museum’s annual summertime Sunset History Cruises, hosted by long-time Bellingham historian Brian Griffin. You’ll enjoy beautiful scenery and hear stories about the region’s history. Pack a picnic, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket (or raincoat). Wine and beer sold on board. Tickets go on sale June 1 and are available on BrownPaperTickets.com, by phone 800-838-3006 ext. 1, or at the Museum Store. $35 general; $30 members.

6:00 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Drew Scmidt
Location  San Juan Cruises, 355 Harris Ave, Suite #104 Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map

See Bellingham's waterfront take shape from the sea. Enjoy an evening on the bay and discover how Bellingham's past has opened the door for it's future. View the current status of the city from the water while representatives from the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham offer details of the planned redevelopment and the vision of what our waterfront could look like in the future. Depart from the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat leaves at 6:00 pm - please check in about 30 minutes prior to pick up your tickets. For more information and reservations, please give us a call at 1-800-443-4552, or book online.
July 16 & 30, August 13 & 27 Depart Bellingham: 6:00pm, Arrive Bellingham: 8:00pm
Rates Adult: $25, Child (6-17):$12.50

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Contact  parks@cob.org 360-778-7000

Elizabeth Park Concert Series, Hosted by The Eldride Historical Society. Thursdays from 6-8pm at Elizabeth Park....June 25th Offshoots, July 2nd, Divas and Dudes. July 9th, Joy Ride. July 16th, Kuungana. July 23rd, Rattletrap Ruckus. July 30th, bandZandt. August 6, Nuages. August 13th, Bellingham Dixieland Allstars. August 20th, Happy Valley Sluggers and August 27th, Atlantics.

6:30 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  San Juan Cruises
Location  Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price35.00

Join San Juan Cruises this summer for one of their popular "unWINEd On The Bay" wine tasting cruises aboard the Victoria Star 2. They'll feature wines from around the world, as well as locally produced wines from the Pacific Northwest. Snacks and hors d'oeuvres that complement the wines will also be served during the cruise. There is a total of eleven cruises throughout the summer - a different region showcased each week. The cruises will have 15-20 different wines to taste, served by winery representatives and knowledgeable wine experts.Wine tasting cruise tickets may be purchased in advance by https://reservations.whales.com/res(L10!group=c)?" reserving online, or by calling 1-800-443-4552 or (360) 738-8099.

7:30 PM Bookmark and Share
Contact  Chris Caquilho

Inspired by a range of personal  and poetic subjects and set to music from Arvo Part Kronos String Quartet.  Sunday's performance will be at 2pm. Our work is impressionistic in nature. It is lovely to watch and is best appreciated if audience members allow the experience to wash over them without trying to 'figure it out'. This is not story ballet or hip-hop funk. It is mysterious at times, breathtaking at others and has appeal for the whole family.  Come closer.  Join us. And we will show you something beautiful. Choreographers include:  Nolan Hoppe-Leonard, Tara Reiter, Eli Madsen, Cassandra Howlet and Artistic Director, Nolan Dennet. Tickets for students are $6, $10 for the general public.

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Contact  360-734-6080
Location  Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St Bellingham, WA 98225 - Map
Ticket Price25

America’s premier comic playwright, Neil Simon, makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis. Prompted into both real and imagined conversations with the ladies in his life, Jake finds the wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks playing in his mind are occasionally interrupted by visitations from actual females. Sweet and spunky, a affectionate and antagonistic, Jake’s women propel him down a path of self-refection both witty and wise.  All evening performances are at 7:30pm, Sundays performance is at 3pm .