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Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival opens Thursday night

“In February The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival returns for its 20th year of presenting films, hosting speakers and dialogue promoting human rights and advocacy on issues that affect us globally, nationally and locally. This award-winning community event is free and features 28 films held at venues throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County. The opening night films are “Salmon …

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Whatcom Reads to host a flurry of book events

Every year, Whatcom County’s public and academic libraries, and Village Books, join forces to organize Whatcom Reads, a community reading experience centered on one book. This year’s pick is “To the Bright Edge of the World,” by Alaska native and Western Washington University graduate Eowyn Ivey. Events around the county will zoom in on various …

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Rebirth Brass Band

Downtown Sounds update -location change for Rebirth Brass Band

Last week’s Downtown Sounds show got doused by a summer downpour. Taking no chances, organizers have moved this week’s show, featuring New Orleans legends the Rebirth Brass Band, to the drier, but still outside-ish, environs of the Depot Market. The aptly named Raincity opens. Downtown Sounds will be back on Bay Street as usual next …

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off kicks off Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema season on June 22

Here’s the summer lineup for the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema. Movies are shown behind Village Books on the Fairhaven Village Green, 10th and Mill. Live entertainment starts at 8:15, movies at dark. BYO chair or blanket. Admission is $5, free for kids under five. June 22: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Strangely and Bellowing open June 29: …

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Barkley Village Wednesday Market starts today

by June Hathaway I’m going to miss the Fairhaven Wednesday Farmer’s Market. The walk along the bay from downtown to Fairhaven is lovely in the summer. I enjoyed wandering among the market stalls, people watching, and stretching out on the grass to catch some rays while half-listening to the buskers. I must admit, however, that …

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Dazed and Confused, 1993 movie still

Aslan Depot outdoor movies

Aslan Depot on North State Street is kicking off its Monday Movies series tonight with Richard Linklater’s 1993 stoner comedy Dazed and Confused. Monday Movies will be screened in the beer garden at sunset. June 10: Dazed and ConfusedJuly 8: Jurassic ParkAugust 12: Wayne’s WorldSeptember 9: Beetlejuice Aslan Depot is located at 1322 N. State …

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Catch them while you can: the markets of summer’s end

by June Hathaway Never mind the thermometer – the truth is, summer is slip-slidin’ away. Fortunately for those of us who spent the past couple of months hiding in darkened rooms, there’s still time to experience Bellingham’s seasonal outdoor markets (the OG Downtown Farmers Market at Chestnut and Railroad runs year-round). Find our local markets …

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