GALLERY PEGASUS RE-OPENING: Heidi Wood will re-open her Gallery Pegasus, 301 W. Holly St., Bellingham, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 7, in conjunction with the Bellingham Art Walk.
ASK A QUILTER: Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will be in the Modern Quilts exhibition gallery to field questions at the Whatcom Museum, 250 Flora St., Bellingham, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 24. They will informally discuss modern quilt design, methods and answer questions and demonstrate techniques.
BIOME: Hadrian Art Gallery, 5717 Gilkey Ave., Bow Edison, presents the new show “Biome” featuring a collection of local artists who create works with animals as subjects until June 30.
CARBON DIALOGUE: The work of David Eisenhower is featured at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison, until June 30. The collection continues the conversation about the country‘s reliance on fossil fuels and responsibility to engage in the carbon dialogue, according to a news release.
MODERN QUILTS: The Modern Quilt Guild is curating a new show, “Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century,” at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building, 250 Flora St., Bellingham. The exhibit runs until Aug. 25.
LITTLE GEMS: The fourth annual “Little Gems” Invitational Show featuring 75 paintings by Plein Air Washington Artists will take place from June 7-29 at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes.
MARCEL SCHWARB: The work of oil and acrylic artist Marcel Schwarb is featured at The Good Stuff Arts Gallery, 604 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, during June.
ART AT THE ROOM: Friends of the Anacortes Library Art Committee presents a three-month exhibit of artwork by local artists to be held in the Friends Community meeting room in the library, 1220 10th St., Anacortes. Public viewing hours are 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5 and 19, July 3 and 17, Aug. 7 and 21; 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24; and 2 to 3 p.m. Sundays, June 15, July 20 and Aug. 20. All artwork is for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library.
LECTURES & TALKS
DECEPTION PASS SPEAKER SERIES: Experts on marine wildlife, bats, birds and more will be speaking at Deception Pass State Park at 7 p.m. Saturdays from June 8-29.
MATERIAL MEN SPEAK: A panel of four male Pacific Northwest quilters will discuss their work, quilting backstories and the current state of the art from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Old City Hall Rotunda Room in the Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Included with museum admission, free for museum and quilt guild members.
MEG TILLY: Academy Award-nominated actress and romance author Meg Tilly will reading excerpts from her new novel “Cliff’s Edge” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham.
WOMEN IN AVIATION: Leslie Czechowski of the Seattle Museum of Flight Speakers Bureau will talk about the important roles women have played in aviation history from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Free.
17TH CENTURY CANZONAS: Listen to the sounds of the 17th century at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Road, Conway. Suggested donation $15-25. salishseafestival.org/skagit.
BYRON SCHENKMAN: The Anacortes Arts Foundation will present a concert with Byron Schenkman at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 Fifth St., Anacortes. $25, students and kids free. anacortesartsfoundation.org.
ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT: The Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes. $10 at the door.
EAGLE HAVEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays, Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. $12-$15.
n June 14: Lazy Acres.
n June 22: Bluegrass Festival.
n June 29: Tighty Whities.
n July 13: Jumbled Pie.
n July 20: Gin Gypsy.
n July 26: Troy Fair Band.
n Aug. 16: Whiskey Fever.
”ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH”: Anacortes Community Theatre’s production of Roald Dahl’s classic story about the adventure of a young man and a magical peach will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. every Sunday until June 30, at 918 M Ave., Anacortes. $20. acttheatre.com.
”SWAN LAKE”: Northwest Ballet Theater will present “Swan Lake” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St., Bellingham. It will also play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. $15.
”DISORDERLY PEOPLE”: The play, written by Spring Street International School history students, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, June 7-10, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 9, and an 11 a.m. matinee Tuesday, June 11, at the San Juan Community Theatre, 100 Second St., Friday Harbor. Free, donations accepted. sjctheatre.org.
SYLVIA CENTER SUMMER REP: The Sylvia Center for the Arts will present five new adaptions and translations of classic Greek plays to debut over the summer, playing both inside the theatre and in the neighboring park’s amphitheatre. The plays are “Briseis” by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, Sophocles’ “Ajax,” Aristophanes’ “The Birds,” a new telling of “The Odyssey” and “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. Performances are either free at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St., Bellingham, or $9-$15 at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. For more information, call 360-305-3524.
SALISH SEA NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION: The Swinomish and Samish Canoe Families will present this annual celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Bowman Bay picnic area on the Fidalgo side of Dception Pass State Park, 41020 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Join a canoe ride, share a traditional meal and engage with tribal music, storytelling and art.
ANIMAL BENEFIT: Skagit Animals in Need will host a benefit from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Birdsview Brewery, 38302 Highway 20, Concrete. The event will feature local bands Undecided and Jumbled Pie.
TRANSPORTATION FAIR: Learn about new bus routes, van pool, riddling, guided tours and the new Navy shuttle at the Oak Harbor Transportation fair at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Join an outdoor, lunch-hour workout on the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza, 735 Mount Vernon Terminal Railroad. Each Wednesday in June will feature a class taught by a local wellness business from noon to 12:45 p.m.
n June 12: Skagit Valley Academy of Dance.
n June 19: Yoga with July.
n June 26: Riverside Health Club.
CAMANO ISLAND WILDLIFE GARDEN TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Pick up maps at the Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 N East Camano Drive, on the day of the event. Free.
FAIRHAVEN OUTDOOR CINEMA: The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema brings live entertainment and big-screen movies to the Village Green, 1207 10th St., Bellingham. Tickets are $5, ages 5 and under are free. Showings are on Saturday evenings at dusk, subject to weather. fairhavenoutdoorcinema.com. Next up:
n June 22: Cirque variety with Strangely and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
n June 29: Cirque variety with Wren & Della and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
n July 6: Music by The Sweet Goodbyes and “Top Gun.”
n July 13: Entertainment by DJ Westwood and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
n July 20: Music by Talia Keys “Mary Poppins Returns.”
n July 27: “10 Things I Hate About You.”
n Aug. 3: “Jurassic Park.”
n Aug. 10: Music by Havilah Rand and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
n Aug. 17: Music by Brian Ernst and “Grease.”
n Aug. 24: Music by Psychedelic Cowboys and “The Princess Bride.”
HISTORIC PICKETT HOUSE MUSEUM: Tour the historic home of Captain Pickett, built in 1856, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at 910 Bancroft St., Bellingham. Free admission, donations accepted.
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Mount Vernon and Burlington chambers of commerce will compete in the “Battle of the Bridge Golf Tournament” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Eaglemont Golf Course, 4800 Eaglemont Drive, Mount Vernon. $400 for a team of four, $110 for single players. Includes lunch, golf cart and goodie bag. Proceeds support the chambers. Register or sponsor the event: 360-770-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A ROSY DAY OUT: Christianson’s Nursery will host its 16th annual Rose Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. There will be authors and garden experts from around the region to offer gardeners information on the latest gardening trends and more. christiansonsnursery.com.
SUMMER SOLSTICE PARADE: Celebrate the summer solstice on Orcas Island with a parade at noon Saturday, June 22, along Main Street and North Beach Road, finishing at the Village Green in Eastsound. There also will be music and dance celebrations on the stage at the Village Green. Those who wish to participate in the parade should gather no later than 11:30 a.m. on Haven Road. Foot parade, no signs, livestock or motorized vehicles.
ORCA SING: Gather for an evening of music dedicated to the recovery of the endangered Souther Resident community of orca whales at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Lime Kiln State Park, Friday Harbor. A Discover Pass is required for parking at the park.
TEDXSANJUANISLAND: TEDxSanJuanIsland will host speakers with ideas to share on the theme “origins” beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the San Juan Community Theatre, 100 Second St. N., Friday Harbor. tedxsanjuanisland.org.
SPLISH SPLASH SUMMER BASH: The family event featuring games, face painting and a kids’ concert from Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. 360-363-8400 or marysvillewa.gov.
SMALL GRAINS FIELD DAY: Join a tour of The Bread Lab’s research fields and discuss the production of small grains such as wheat, rye, barley, buckwheat and dry beans from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the WSU Northwest Extension Center, 16650 Highway 536, Mount Vernon.
RUSTY RELICS VINTAGE MARKET: Shop or browse through hundreds of antique, handmade and repurposed items from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (VIP), June 28, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Evergreeen State Fairgrounds Events Center, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. $15 VIP, $8 general.
ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN TOUR: Visit five gardens on Orcas Island offering interesting plants, unique features and creative design ideas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. $20. orcasislandgardenclub.org.
WATER SPORTS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. There will be demonstrations and information about all kinds of water sports. free. skagitsquadron.org.
FREE CHAMBER CONCERTS: Attend two free community chamber concerts by the Festival of Music Orchestra from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 and 17, at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham.
LA CONNER LIVE: The La Conner Live 2019 Sunday concert series features local and regional bands from 1-4 p.m. at Gilkey Square, Morris Avenue and First Street, downtown La Conner. Free. facebook.com/LaConnerLive.
n July 7: Skagit Swings All-Star Band.
n July 14: Janine Cribbs & the TRust Band.
n July 21: Mary McPage Band.
n July 28: Three youth jazz bands from Skagit County and Bellingham.
ROCK FOR A CURE: The first ever Deborah Hodge memorial concert to raise money for the fight against cancer at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. There will be several local bands, food, drinks, auction items and more. $15 and up.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER CONCERT: Marysville Parks, Culture and recreation presents children’s artist Eric Haines’ one-man band and juggling performance at noon Wednesday, July 10, at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Free.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER CONCERT: Marysville Parks, Culture and recreation presents the Brian Waite Band at noon Wednesday, July 10, at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Free.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Boulevard, Monroe. Free.
n July 5: Michelle Taylor.
n July 12: Creme Tangerine.
n July 19: Jessica Lynne.
n July 26: The Machine.
MUSIC AT THE MARINA: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Port Gardner Landing, 1700 Marina View Drive, Everett. Free.
n July 11: Aaron Crawford.
n July 18: Stacy Jones Band.
n July 25: Dusty 45s.
BURLINGTON SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Burlington Visitor Center Downtown Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Free. 360-755-9649.
n Aug. 2: Gin Gypsy.
n Aug. 9: Michelle Taylor Band.
n Aug. 16: Lazy Acres.
n July 12: Birdsview Bluegrass.
n July 19: File Gumbo.
n July 26: Stacy Jones Band.
MARYSVILLE SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Free. 360-363-8400.
n July 12: Harvey Creek Band.
n July 19: Chris Eger Band.
n July 26: School of Rock (Lynnwood).
n Aug. 2: Jukehouse Hounds.
n Aug. 9: Jimmy Wright Band.
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC SERIES: 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, West Beach Amphitheater, Deception Pass State Park:
n July 6: Meshugga Daddies — Klezmer, Yemenite, and Arabic music.
n July 13: Ruže Dalmatinke — Croatian folk music & dance.
n July 20: Unexpected Brass Band — New Orleans street music.
n July 27: Squirrel Butter — Old time music and clogging.
n Aug. 3: Bays Family Irish Band — Irish reels, jigs and airs.
n Aug. 10: Whozyamama — Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music.
n Aug. 17: The Juan Manuel Barco Conjunto — Tejano and conjunto music.
n Aug. 24: Lisa Ornstein and Dan Compton — Quebecois and Acadian music.
ROCK THE BLOCK: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Tulip Amphitheater, 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip. Bands include Chris Eger Band, The West Coast Feed and Platinum Spandex. $75-$95, ages 21 and over. tulalipresortcasino.com.
FAIRHAVEN SUMMER REPERTORY THEATRE: Bellingham TheatreWorks will presents three plays performing in repertory six nights a week for four weeks in July at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. The plays are “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl, “Wit” by Margaret Edson and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennesee Williams. Tickets for each show are $20, $50 for a seasons pass to see all three. Schedule and tickets at bellinghamtheatreworks.org.
”THE LION KING JR.”: Whidbey Playhouse will present “The Lion King Jr.” from July 12-28 at the theater, 730 SE Midway Boulevard, Oak Harbor. whidbeyplayhouse.com.
MODERN WITH A HINT OF VINTAGE: Award-winning quilter Marla Varner will share slides of a selection of her work from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Old City Hall. 121 Prospect St., Bellingham.
ART QUILT TEXTURE: Join modern quilt artist Luke Haynes as he provides an educational tour of his art background from architect to quilter over the span of several years from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Included with museum admission.
MARYSVILLE FOURTH OF JULY: Join the festivities and watch a firework presentation on Thursday, July 4, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville.
POPCORN IN THE PARK OUTDOOR MOVIES: Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Movies begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). Free.
n July 13: “ A Dog’s Way Home.”
n July 20: “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”
n July 27: “Bumblebee.”
n Aug. 3: “The Incredibles.”
n Aug. 10: “The Karate Kid.”
LAVENDER FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorn Lane, Friday Harbor.
FEAST & FROLIC: Join Viva Farms for an evening to celebrate the preservation of sustainable farming from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Viva Farms Ag Park, 15366 Ovenell Road, Burlington. Farm-to-table dinner prepared by Ecolibrium with ingredients from Viva farmers, attendees must be over 21. $100 each or $800 for a table of eight.
CIDER AND MEAD FESTIVAL: The ninth annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Village Green, 225 North Beach Road, Eastsound. $15, ages 21-plus.