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YOUR ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION GUIDE TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN SKAGIT COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS

Inside Out & About........................... 4-9 On Stage....................................10 Tuning Up.................................11 Get Involved.............................12 ‌

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Jason Bateman (from left), Rachel McAdams and Kyle Chandler star in “Game Night.”

“Game Night”: There’s no question the undisputed winner in the comedy is the generally dependable Rachel McAdams. The infectious energetic and unfiltered exuberance she brings to the role of the super competitive Annie — one of a group of best friends who get together on a regular basis to play parlor and board games — turns what was little more than an extended episode of a television comedy series into more of a winning effort. Overall, the direction by John Francis Daley (“Vacation”) and Jonathan M. Goldstein (“Vacation”) is pedestrian except for the computer graphics used to make many of the locations look like game boards. That element provides a spark but never ignites anything else original from the pair. “Game Night” is like playing Monopoly and the only properties are the four railroads. The players can go through the motions, but without more elements the overall result is good but far from as great as it could have been. “Early Man”: Aardman Animations star Nick Park, the brilliant mind behind

the adventures of “Wallace & Gromit,” tries to outdo the Flintstones in his latest comedy “Early Man.” The film, set at the exact moment the Stone and Bronze Ages collide, milks humor out of primordial playfulness and primitive puns. On that level it scores big, but the film slightly misses the goal when it comes to the kind of humanity Park has presented over the years through the “Wallace and Gromit” offerings. It’s only a minor miss, leaving the movie overall one of the most delightful tales of men in animal pelts in film or TV history. Much of the humor in the script by Mark Burton and James Higginson (based on a story by Park) relies heavily on anachronisms for comedy. Playing a game of soccer between early man and not-quiteas-early man is the biggest bit of twisting of history, but it continues from the use of a weird bug as an electric razor to giant black-and-white bugs worn as if they were soccer shoes. ALSO NEW ON DVD MAY 22 “Red Sparrow”: Russian intelligence agent trained as a seductress struggles when she

starts having feelings for the target of her mission. Jennifer Lawrence stars. “I Kill Giants”: Teenager (Madison Wolfe) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. “The 15:17 to Paris”: Three American soldiers stop a terrorist attack on a train. Clint Eastwood directed this story based on true events. “The Patriot”: Mel Gibson’s 2000 film about a legendary war hero who is put in the middle of the American Revolutionary War is being released on 4K Ultra HD. “Mile Marker”: Two-tour veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars travels 7,000 miles across the U.S. to interview veterans. “Call the Midwife: Season Seven”: Nurses and nuns help deliver and protect newborns in an effort to make the world better for the women who come to them for help. “Swung”: Film based on Ewan Morrison’s novel that takes a no-holds-barred look at sex in the modern world. “Masterpiece: Little Women”: The four March sisters go on a journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war.

“The Party”: Guests at a party must deal with their secrets and lies. Patricia Clarkson stars. “Of Unknown Origin”: The 1983 film featuring Peter Weller as a man facing a massive rat problem is available on Blu-ray for the first time. “Wonderstruck”: Lives of a girl in New York and a boy living in the Midwest become intertwined. “A Fantastic Woman”: Daniela Vega stars in the story of a transgender singer who must deal with her older lover’s family when he dies unexpectedly. “Fury”: The 2014 Brad Pitt war movie is being released on 4K Ultra HD. BEING RELEASED ON DIGITAL HD MAY 22 “Death Wish”: Bruce Willis stars in the remake of the tale of a man who becomes a vigilante. Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 5. “Annihilation”: Biologist (Natalie Portman) and her elite team must enter a deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures to discover how save Earth. Will be available on DVD and Blu-ray May 29. – Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service

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Dailey & Vincent bring top-shelf bluegrass to Bellingham By Skagit Valley Herald staff

BELLINGHAM — Bluegrass royalty comes to the region this week as Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, two of the most honored musicians in the genre, will per- The duo form at 7:30 p.m. has been Saturday, hailed May 19, throughout at Mount the music Baker industry Theatre. as one of The pair have the most been exciting lauded by Country and elite Music bluegrass Telebands in vision America (CMT) as “The Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” according to a news release. The duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting and elite bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their music, including 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time Entertainer of the Year, three-time Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and IBMA Award for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. The group has won four Dove Awards for Bluegrass Album of the Year and Bluegrass Song of the Year, and has been nominated for three Grammy awards, including for the 2014 Bluegrass Album of the Year. They’ve performed and recorded with some of the most celebrated

DAILEY & VINCENT What: Bluegrass musicians Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 Where: Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham Tickets: 360-734-6080 or mountbakertheatre.com.

and fleet-fingered players in bluegrass, such as Bela Fleck and Steve Martin. The Bellingham appearance is part of a short West Coast mini-tour, Vincent said. “We’re flying out there Wednesday of next week,” Vincent said Friday, as he was taking a break from recording the band’s upcoming Christmas-themed album in Nashville. “It’s pretty quick — we’ll do about four shows up in the Seattle

area, then fly back home to where we usually are.” Vincent said he has fond memories of the Northwest where he has performed several times, including when he spent 11 years with singer/ multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs. “We’ve played some festivals and all kinds of places, but we haven’t been there for two or three years,” Vincent said. “We always look forward to coming up there.”

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Dailey & Vincent will perform Saturday, May 19, at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham.


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OUT & ABOUT

ART

NORTHWEST TALENT: The art of Northwest artists Philip McCracken and Kris Ekstrand is featured through May 27 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison. McCracken’s iconic sculptures and Ekstrand’s studied range of work represents their shared inspiration derived from the Skagit County. www. smithandvalleegallery. com. ART TOUR, LUNCH AND BOUTIQUE: Turkey sandwich lunches and boutique shopping will be available during the artists’ studio tour from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, at Utsalady Ladies Aid, 78

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Utsalady Road, Camano Island. Lunch: $12. “PROMISING FUTURES”: “Promising Futures: Whatcom County High School Art” is on display through May 31 at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. jansenartcenter.org/exhibit/ promising-futureswhatcom-county-highschool-student-art/ SIP & CREATE: Live at the Opera House and Sip & Create bring wine and art together from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, May 17, at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live music while creating a canvas tree design. $35, with additional $5 material cost. Ages 21 and older. marysvillewa.gov/762/ Opera-House. ARTIST TALK: Join artists Rebecca Parker and Ben Vanderwerff for a discussion about art from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Hadrian Stone Design Studio & Gallery, 5717 Gilkey Ave., Bow. 360722-9438. “THE RIVER AND THE ROAD”: The exhibit pens May 19 at the Sedro-Woolley Museum, 727 Murdock St, Sedro-Woolley. It will highlight two important transportation features of Skagit County history: the Skagit River, including dugout canoes, ferries, steamboats, tugboats and fishing boats; and Highway 20 (the North Cascades Highway), including early efforts, support process, construction and the dedication. 360-

McCracken, Ekstrand featured in exhibit at Smith & Vallee EDISON — Work by Skagit County artists Philip McCracken and Kris Ekstrand are on display through May 27 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. McCracken is known for using strong imagery of nature in his work, something he shares in common with Ekstrand. McCracken was born in Anacortes and now resides on Guemes Island. Ekstrand is a Skagit Valley local with a penchant for Skagit-inspired creations, often resembling recognizable features of Skagit Valley’s natural landscape. Her collection in the gallery is a range of monotypes, paintings on canvas and large-scale drawings. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. smithandvalleegallery. com. 855-2390 or sedro-woolleymuseum.com. QUINTRALL’S ACRYLIC PAINTINGS: Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, is hosting Mary Quintrall’s acrylic paintings in May. Also showing: pastels by LaDonna Kruger, oils by Keith Sorenson, oils by Jane Wallis, watercolors by Peggy Woods and ceramic pieces by Orcas Island artist Mary Jane Elgin. The gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment. gallery@scottmilo.com, scottmilo.com or Facebook/Scott Milo Gallery. “FLOWER POWER”: The Good Stuff Arts Gallery, 604 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, presents “Flower Power” during May, celebrating the beauty of Skagit County’s daffodil and tulip Festivals, fields and

7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 Fifth St., Anacortes. $25. anacortesartsfoundation.org.

THEATER

”ALL MY SONS:” Burlington-Edison High School will present the play “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller for one weekend only, at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, May 17-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the high school, 301 N. Burlington Blvd. Tickets at the door: $9 adults; $6 students, senior citizens, school district employees and military; $27 family of four. ‌

“Reflections” by Philip McCracken

artwork. View paintings, sculpture, glass, wood, metal sculpture, quilted sculptures, ceramic sculptures, jewelry. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. “SPRING HAS SPRUNG”: Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, is hosting “Spring has Sprung” through June 17. Artists include Liana Bennett, Deb McCunn, Mark Eaton, Dan Freeman, Ruth Hesse, Sharon Kingston, Janie Olsen, Donna Watson, Leon White and Hiroshi Yamano. There are also new sculptures by Josh Henrie, Kentaro Kojima, Dale Reiger and Leon White. “VISIONS OF SOUL”: Roger Small’s “Visions of Soul” takes

place through May at Forum Arts, 721 S. First St., La Conner. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through and Sunday. ART EXHIBIT: Paintings by Snohomish County artist Jackie Cort are on display through May 25 in the lobby of the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. snocoarts.org.

MUSIC

BIRCH PEREIRA AND THE GIN JOINTS: Birch Pereira and The Gin Joints will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, May 17, at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. $5. BACH AND VIVALDI: Baroque instruments in an acoustic environment will be featured in a concert at

LECTURES & TALKS

OPEN DATA: The last of a four-part series on data equity presented by the Mount Vernon City Library and Burlington Public Library, “Answering Real World Questions,” will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington. DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATE: Western Washington University in Bellingham will host talks by noted disability rights advocate Keith Jones from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Miller Hall room 138, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in Fraser Hall room 102. Jones is a hiphop artist and president of Soul Touchin’ Experiences, an organization focused on issues related to inclusion, civil rights and empowerment of people with disabilities. Free. wce.wwu.edu.


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OUT & ABOUT THE GREAT JAZZ CLARINET PLAYERS: Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St., will host a talk covering the historical development of jazz clarinet style and technique, illustrated with audio and video recordings, at 7 p.m. today. The speaker will be Barry Erb, local jazz musician and leader of Anacortes’ A’Town Big Band.

yet little is understood about its population. Dr. Cindy Elliser has conducted marine mammal research for over 15 years and will present a talk on photo-ID surveys on porpoises from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St., Mount Vernon. mountvernonwa.gov/186/Events

SCIENCE ON THE BAY: The Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee will host a forum connecting people in Skagit County to the science happening in Fidalgo Bay, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Northwest Education Services District 189, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Free, all ages. RSVP: NatalieL@re-sources. org, or 603-553-8200.

VILLAGE BOOKS AUTHOR SERIES: Events take place at Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, unless otherwise noted. n Today: Joy Passanante — “Through A Long Absence: Words From My Father’s Wars,” 7 p.m. n May 19: Marian Exall & Richard Little — “Road Trips in Fact & Fiction,” a dual reading. 4 p.m. 430 Front St., Lynden. n May 24: Kai Carlson-Wee & Kristiana Kahakauwila — “Rail & This Is Paradise: Stories,” 7 p.m. n May 31: Elizabeth Fournier — “Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial,” 7 p.m.

THE FOUR HISTORIES OF CAMA BEACH: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. The speaker will be Jeff Wheeler, chief park ranger at Cama Beach State Park. FINDING ADVENTURE: Marysville native and adventure travel company owner Kyle Bingham will take you on a journey around the world in search of big adventure with an entertaining mix of stories, short videos, photos and more, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. $5. MAKING A MARK: The harbor porpoise is one of the most abundant species in the Salish Sea,

MORE FUN

POETRY FESTIVAL: The 10th biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival will be held from Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20, in La Conner. The four-day event includes performances, readings, workshops and discussions. Tickets: $40-$120 at skagitriverpoetry.org. CASA CAT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: Learn how you can cre-

Anacortes team preps for Seventy48 race The four-member “Team Old Anacortes Winning and Celebrating Society” team will be among those competing in the Seventy48, an event in June in which boaters have 48 hours to make a 70-mile trip from Tacoma to Port Townsend using only human-powered vessels. Old Anacortes will be making the journey in a four-oared fast gig. The team describes itself as having been “winning and celebrating since the day we were founded, three weeks ago.” The race will start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the head of the Tacoma Thea Foss Waterway and continue until teams make it to the City Dock in Port Townsend by 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 13. The rules are simple and sparse: no motors, support or wind to aid ate a happier, richer life for your cat at 7 p.m. today, May 17, at the Island County multipurpose room, 141 Southeast Camano Drive, Camano Island. Free. camanoanimalshelter.org ANACORTES BOAT AND YACHT SHOW: May 17-20, Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina. The event will feature 300 boats on display. $10 adults; $15 unlimited pass; ages 17 and under are free; half off for veterans every day of show; and Yacht Club members get in free on Thursday and Friday. anacortesboatandyachtshow.com RUMMAGE SALE: Central United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 1819, at 1013 Polte Road,

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OUT & ABOUT POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL: A powderpuff flag football game fundraiser to support Mount Vernon Youth Sports will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Mount Vernon High School football stadium, 314 N. Ninth St. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. $5 per person, $10 per family, free for ages 14 and under. Drawings and raffles, food concessions and vendors. Tickets: contact Mount Vernon Pitbull Warriors on Facebook or email debbie.mvpw@gmail.com. BEACHSIDE BEERFEST & BBQ: Semiahmoo Tent Pavilion, 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, will host the event from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Sample beers from local breweries and enjoy a BBQ dinner, live music and games. 360318-2000. TAIKO PERFORMANCE & FUNDRAISER DINNER: Anacortes Sister Cities Nikaho Student Exchange presents “Taiko Performance & Fundraiser Dinner” at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the American Croatian Club, 1202 Seventh St., Anacortes. Meet OKK Chijinsuu Taiko performers, exchange students, Mayor Laurie Gere and a representative from the office of the Japanese Consulate General. $20. 360-262-5080 or anacortessisterca@gmail.com. PAINE FIELD AVIATION DAY: Cascade Warbirds members will exhibit their aircraft at Paine Field Aviation Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 9689 Airport Road, Everett. $15 individu-

al, $35 family of four. painefield.com. CLUSTER DOG SHOW: An all-breed dog show and obedience and rally trial will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Monday, May 18-21, at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. BACK2BELLINGHAM: Western Washington University invites alumni back to Bellingham for a weekend of events, filled with opportunities to reconnect with classmates, friends, faculty, staff and students, from May 18-20. wwu.edu/ back2bellingham.

LOOKING AHEAD

SUMMER ARTWALK: In conjunction with the First Friday Gallery Walk, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Summer Artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. “LITTLE GEMS”: Plein Air Washington Artists will present 75 paintings in their third annual “Little Gems” Invitational Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. scottmilo. com. FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Skagit Valley Camera Club will present a group showing at the First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1. The art walk will take place in downtown Anacortes, and the camera club showing

is in the second-floor Banquet Room inside Village Pizza, 807 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. skagitvalleycameraclub. “A WALK ALONG THE GARDEN PATH”: The opening reception for Laurie Potter’s mixed-media original works show will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly St., Bellingham. The show will run June 1-30. CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL: The event will take place June 2223 in Fairhaven in Bellingham. The Fairhaven Village Green will be the main hub for booths and performances with activities throughout Fairhaven. Activities and events will focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity. SUMMER QUARTERLY CEILIDH: The Celtic Arts Foundation will host a benefit concert for the North Stars Chamber Orchestra to raise funds for young musicians performing in Ireland this summer. The concert will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. EAGLE HAVEN CONCERT SERIES: The Eagle Haven Winery presents its 2018 summer concert series at the winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. Events begin at 7 p.m. unless

otherwise noted. 360856-6248 or eaglehavenwinery.com/events. n June 16: Prozac Mountain Boys, Queen’s Bluegrass, Rural Delivery, Birdsview Bluesgrass, 2 p.m. n June 29: Westwind n July 14: Troy Fair Band n July 20: Austin Jenckes n Aug. 3: Jumbled Pie n Aug. 10: Margaret Wilder Band n Aug. 17: Whiskey Fever nAug. 31: CC Adams Band n Sept. 8: Birdsview Bluegrass n Sept. 15: Jill Newman Blues Band FALLETTA & GOULD: Early jazz and blues guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Albanie Falletta teams up with string bassist Ryan Gould for a reunion concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the YWCA ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St., Bellingham. $18. ROCK THE DEPOT: Local bands Buffet, Allyson Foster & Friends and Platonic Bondage will play a charity concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue, Anacortes. The event will feature food and drink vendors with proceeds benefiting the Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care fund. $10. “THE WOLVES”: Bellingham TheatreWorks will present Sarah DeLappes “The Wolves,” the 2017 Pulitzer finalist, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 31-June 10, at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. $15.

It’s a Bike Party on Bay Street

The annual Tricycle Races will take place at noon outside City Hall and at 5:30 p.m. on Bay Street.

BELLINGHAM — Downtown Bellingham will host a big bicycle bash in honor of Bike to Work and School day on Friday, May 18. Bikers are invited to join the festivities from 4 to 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Bay Street. In the morning, cyclists on their way to school or work may pass by Celebration Stations set up by schools and businesses along popular biking routes to cheer on the participants. In the afternoon, food trucks and a beer garden will be set up on Bay Street to celebrate. There will be a reprisal of the annual Tricycle Races which pit teams four against each other and tests their skills at picking up speed on three wheels. The Tricycle Race will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Bay Street with an earlier race at noon outside of City Hall. Competitive Bike Polo and stationary bike races will also be offered for the more competitive cycle enthusiasts. There will be demonstrations on using U-Locks and registering bikes. Those who register their bike will be entered in a drawing to win a set of Ortlieb bike bags. Bike to Work and School Day is an annual event that encourages people to leave the car at home and hop on a bike for the day. All year, Whatcom County residents can log their trips with Smart Trips. Any trip they make that eliminates a drive-alone vehicle by biking, walking or sharing a vehicle can be recorded. Prizes, rewards and discounts are given to those who keep track. Learn more at biketoworkandschoolday.org.


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OUT & ABOUT SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: Village Books’ summer challenge will take place June 1 through Aug. 31. Challenge forms can be picked up at either the Fairhaven, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, or Lynden, 430 Front St., Lynden, locations. TALL SHIPS RETURN TO BLAINE: The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip to Blaine Harbor Marina on June 1-6. The tall ships, part of the Aberdeen-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and sailing excursions. Prices range from $5 for a tour to $49 for a sail. 800-200-5239 or historicalseaport.com.

THE ART OF BEER, BRATS, BIZ & MORE: Stanwood and Camano Chamber businesses invite the public to the free event featuring live music, local business vendors, beer, brats and more, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Freedom Park, 973 Lawson Road, Camano. discoverstanwoodcamano.com SALISH SEA NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION: Join the 13th annual celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island. The event will feature canoe rides and native singers, drummers and weavers along with a salmon and fry bread lunch for purchase. parks.state. wa.us/folkarts.

SATURDAY STORY TIME: Village Books will host a story time in the Kids’ Section on Saturday, June 2: 10:30 a.m. at the Bellingham location, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, and 2 p.m. at the Lynden location, 430 Front St., Lynden. CASABLANCA FLOWER WORKSHOP: Learn the essential skills of basic floral design with Maura Whalen from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Workshop $75. christiansonsnursery. com or 360-466-3821. BLAST FROM THE PAST: Celebrate the year 1968 at the annual Blast From the Past festival Friday through Sunday, June 1-3, in downtown

Saturday June 2

10 AM START BLAST OF COLOR!

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10 am start 8 am registration $20 ENTRY FEE (MINORS UNDER 8 ARE FREE) includes white T-shirt, 100 gram bag of color, a pair of sunglasses and a race bib. $30 “DAY OF” REGISTRATION www.databarevents.com/blastofcolor5K

Sedro-Woolley. The event will feature the a 5K Family Run and Walk, craft and food vendors, live music, beer garden and car show. Free to attend. Complete schedule: sedro-woolley.com. OUR VALLEY, OUR FUTURE BREAKFAST: Join Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland for the fourth annual celebration of past, present and future Skagit Valley agricultural leaders from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1515 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Free breakfast, donations suggested. RSVP required: LindaT@skagitonians.org or 360-336-3974. RUSTY RELICS VINTAGE MARKET: Rusty Relics Vintage Market invites the public to join in shopping, food, music and homemade and vintage goods from 3 to 8 p.m Friday, June 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe. $10, kids under 12 enter for free. rustyrelicsmarket.com A ROSY DAY OUT: Christianson’s Nursery will host its 15th annual Rose Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. christiansonsnursery.com. 360-466-3821. IMAGINE THIS! HOME & LANDSCAPE TOUR: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, attendees can tour sustainable properties in Whatcom County. A self-guided tour costs $10; a VIP Bus Tour, with catered lunch, costs $45. whatcomhomeandlandscapetour.org.

Commercial Street Night Market kicks off Friday

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Dancers at the Commercial Street Night Market in Bellingham.

BELLINGHAM — A sure sign of winter’s departure is the return of the Commercial Street Night Market. From 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 18, the 1300 block of Commercial Street, between Holly Street and Magnolia Avenue, will be closed off, and vendors and performers will take over the street. This warm-weather market, which runs monthly from May to September, hosts over a dozen local and artisan vendors selling anything from caramels to hand-crafted baby clothes to organic tinctures. May’s market will include stilt walkers from the Bellingham Circus Guild as well as a live chalk muralist. The night will close out with a dance party hosted by DJ Tru-ah. For more information, visit downtownbellingham.com/events/#night-market. SPLISH SPLASH SUMMER BASH: The family event featuring games, face painting and a kids’ concert will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. 360-363-8400 or marysvillewa.gov. FAIRHAVEN OUTDOOR CINEMA: Movies return to Fairhaven’s Village Green, 1207 10th St, Bellingham, this summer. $5, free for kids under age 5. fairhavenoutdoorcinema. com or 360-733-2682. n June 23: “The Goonies” with banjo entertainment by Aaron J. Shay n June 30: “Wonder

Woman” with Kuungana marimba n July 7: “Ferdinand” with live music by The Sweet Goodbyes n July 14: “Jumanji” with cirque entertainers Wren & Della n July 21: “The Greatest Showman” with Jules the Juggler n July 28: “Coco” with cirque performer Strangely n Aug. 4: “Thor: Ragnarok” with cirque performer Clay Mazing n Aug. 11: “The Sandlot” with Improv Playworks n Aug. 18: “Black Panther” with touring musician Brian Ernst n Aug. 25: “The Princess Bride” with special guests


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OUT & ABOUT MOVIES IN THE PARK: Burlington Parks and Recreation presents outdoor movies in the park at Skagit River Soccer Fields, 1100 S. Skagit St., Burlington. Bring camping chairs and blankets. Free. 360755-9649. n June 16: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG-13) on a 40-foot screen, 9:45 p.m. n July 27: “Spider-Man Homecoming” (PG-13) on a 20-foot screen, 9:30 p.m. ERIC HERMAN & THE PUPPY DOGS: Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation’s first event in its Children’s Summer Concert Series will take place at noon Wednesday, July 11, at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Free. POPCORN IN THE PARK: Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation’s Popcorn in the Park Outdoor Movies return beginning on Saturday, July 14. Movies begin at dusk and vary in length and rating. Free. Jennings Park Ballfield, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. n July 14: “Despicable Me 3” (PG) n July 21: “Jumanji” (PG-13) n July 28: “Cars 3” (G) n Aug. 4 “Wonder Woman” (PG-13) n Aug. 11: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (PG-13) 24TH ANNUAL SKAGIT VALLEY HIGHLAND PARK GAMES: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon. Festival highlights include piping and drumming, Highland

dance, athletic competitions, sheepdog trials, beer and whisky tent, culture and clan booths, children’s activities and live music. Tickets: $50, discounts available at celticarts.org/celticevents/2018-games. SHADES OF THE NORTHWEST: Woolley Fiber Quilters will present their ninth annual quilt show, “Shades of the Northwest,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 1315, at Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Road, Sedro-Woolley. Admission: $3. woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot. com. CRUISE INTO THE SKAGIT: The first Skagit Casino Resort Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at The Skagit Casino Resort, 5984 North Darrk Lane, Bow. The family-friendly event will feature music, raffle and prizes. Free registration; registered participants receive T-shirts and prizes. 360-724-0106 or theskagit.com. SHIPWRECK DAY: The 38th annual Shipwreck Day, featuring vendors selling everything from garage sale items to antiques, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, in downtown Anacortes. 360-299-9390. FIDALGO SCHOOL REUNION: A reunion to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Old Fidalgo School on March Point will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the new Fidalgo School, 13590 Gibralter Road, Anacortes.

BURLINGTON SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays in July and August at the Burlington Visitor Center Downtown Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. Free. 360-755-9649. n July 6: Michelle Taylor Band n July 13: Prozac Mountain Boys n July 20: Market Street Dixie Jass Band n July 27: Gin Gypsy n Aug. 3: Marlin James Band n Aug. 10: Mama Dirty Skirt SEA, TREES, & PIE BIKE RIDE: The event on Whidbey Island will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22. Choose between three scenic loops of varying length that start and finish at the state park near the Coupeville ferry terminal. Registration: $30 adult, $15 ages 6-16. Register at wclt.org/bikeride. ANNUAL NUBIAN JAM: The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee will host The Nubian Jam from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Enjoy attractions, food, entertainment and vendors at Forest Park, 820 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. nubianjameverett.com.

‘Catalina Sunshine’ set for May 17-19 at Sylvia Center BELLINGHAM — The locally written musical “Catalina Sunshine” will run today to Saturday, May 1719, at Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. “Catalina Sunshine” tells the story of a young girl thrown by her brother and sister into a new world. It was written by Lantz Simpson and Victoria McCallum, who first put on a staged reading of the script at a class taught by the theater’s artistic director. Director Linnea Groh describes “Catalina Sunshine” as a show within a show and hinted toward the inspiration of some of the characters. “The evil pirate horde is not explicitly based off current political figures antiques and vintage treasures on Aug. 10-11. Times: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,

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ART BY THE BAY: The 26th anniversary of Art By the Bay will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, in Stanwood. To apply: stanwoodcamanoarts. com/art-by-the-bay. CHRISTIANSON’S ANTIQUE FAIR & VINTAGE MARKET: Four shopping locations within Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon, will sell

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ON STAGE in the Skagit Valley and surrounding area May 17-24 Thursday.17 THEATER ”Into the Woods”: 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. $12-$25. 360-336-8955 or lincolntheatre.org.

”String”: 8 p.m., Village Theatre, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. $27-$67. 425-257-8600 or villagetheatre.org. ”A Midterm Eve’s Phantasm”: 7 p.m., Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Road, Sedro-Woolley. $5.

”The Gun Show”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $15. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org.

”Hello! My Baby”: 7:30 p.m., Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St., Lynden. $10-$14. 360-354-4425 or theclaire.org.

”Catalina Sunshine”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $20. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org.

”Really Rosie”: 7 p.m., BAAY, 1059 N. State St., Bellingham. 360-306-8531 or baay.org.

”String”: 7:30 p.m., Village Theatre, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. $27-$67. 425-257-8600 or villagetheatre.org. ”Hello! My Baby”: 7:30 p.m., Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St., Lynden. $10-$14. 360-354-4425 or theclaire.org. ”All My Sons”: 7 p.m., Burlington-Edison High School, 301 N. Burlington Blvd., Burlington. $6-$9, $27 family of four. 360-757-4074. COMEDY The GBU: 8 p.m., The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $8. 360-733-8855 or theupfront.com.

Friday.18 THEATER ”Into the Woods”: 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. $12-$25. 360-336-8955 or lincolntheatre.org. ”It Can’t Happen Here”: 7:30 p.m., Philip Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. $12. 360-416-7727 or facebook.com/SVCdrama. Skagit Valley College students free with ID. ”The Gun Show”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $15. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org. ”Catalina Sunshine”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $20. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org.

MUSIC The Weepies: 7:30 p.m., McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. $30-$40. 360-416-7727 or mcintyrehall.org.

”All My Sons”: 2 and 7 p.m., Burlington-Edison High School, 301 N. Burlington Blvd., Burlington. $6-$9, $27 family of four. 360-757-4074. COMEDY Whitty Bits: 8 p.m., Penn Cove Brewing Co., 103 S. Main St., Coupeville. Ages 18-plus. penncovebrewing.com. Baywatch: 8 p.m., The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $10. 360-733-8855 or theupfront.com. Backyard Brawl: 10 p.m., The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $10. 360-733-8855 or theupfront.com.

Saturday.19 THEATER ”Into the Woods”: 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. $12-$25. 360-336-8955 or lincolntheatre.org. ”It Can’t Happen Here”: 7:30 p.m., Philip Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. $12. 360-416-7727 or facebook.com/SVCdrama. Skagit Valley College students free with ID. ”The Gun Show”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $15. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org. ”Catalina Sunshine”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $20. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org. ”String”: 2 and 8 p.m., Village Theatre, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. $27$67. 425-257-8600 or villagetheatre.org.

Sunday.20 THEATER ”String”: 2 p.m., Village Theatre, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. $27-$67. 425-257-8600 or villagetheatre.org. SCOTT TERRELL / SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

FRIDAY-SATURDAY.18-19 ”IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE” 7:30 p.m., Philip Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. $12. 360-4167727 or facebook.com/SVCdrama. Skagit Valley College students free with ID. Pictured: Emily Hall and Luis Aragon

”A Midterm Eve’s Phantasm”: 7 p.m., Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Road, Sedro-Woolley. $5. ”Hello! My Baby”: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St., Lynden. $10-$14. 360-354-4425 or theclaire.org. ”Really Rosie”: 2 and 7 p.m., BAAY, 1059 N. State St., Bellingham. 360-3068531 or baay.org. ”All My Sons”: 7 p.m., Burlington-Edison High School, 301 N. Burlington Blvd., Burlington. $6-$9, $27 family of four. 360-757-4074. DANCE ”She Walks in Beauty”: 7 p.m., Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St., Blaine. $10. daytodaydance.com ”Around the World”: 7 p.m., Anacortes High School Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. $12-$17. fidalgodanceworks.org.

”Hello! My Baby”: 2 p.m., Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St., Lynden. $10-$14. 360-354-4425 or theclaire.org. ”Really Rosie”: 2 p.m., BAAY, 1059 N. State St., Bellingham. 360-306-8531 or baay.org. DANCE ”Around the World”: 2 p.m., Anacortes High School Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. $12-$17. fidalgodanceworks.org. COMEDY Western’s Stand Up Comedy Klub for Planned Parenthood: 7 p.m., Old Main Theater, Western Washington University, 516 High St., Bellingham. Way North at Farmstrong: 7 p.m., Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Road, Mount Vernon. Ages 18-plus. farmstrongbrewing.com.

Tuesday.22 COMEDY Shakedown Punch Up: 7:30 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St., Bellingham. Ages 21-plus. shakedownbellingham.com.

Thursday.24

COMEDY Baywatch: 8 p.m., The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $10. 360-733-8855 or theupfront.com.

THEATER ”The Gun Show”: 7:30 p.m., Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. $15. 360-305-3524 or sylviacenterforthearts.org.

Backyard Brawl: 10 p.m., The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $10. 360-733-8855 or theupfront. com.

COMEDY The GBU: 8 p.m., The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham. $8. 360-733-8855 or theupfront.com.


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TUNING UP Playing at area venues May 17-24 Thursday.17

Skyzoo the Writer, Landon Wordswell: 9 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 State St., Bellingham. $12. 360-77-1067 or shakedownbellingham.com. Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints: 5:30 p.m., Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. $5. 360-363-8400. marysvillewa.gov. Harold Belskus: 7 p.m., Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage, 513 S. First St., La Conner. aneliaskitchenandstage. com. Raquel Rodriguez x Moorea Masa Release Tour + Mōtus: 8 p.m., Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St., Bellingham. thefireflylounge.com or facebook.com/TheFireflyBham. Wayne Hayton and Old 99 Band: 7:30 p.m., Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce/ Main, Conway. 360445-3000 or conwaymuse.com. Paul Klein: 6 p.m., Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. 360354-3600 or jansenartcenter.org.

Friday.18

Cascadiacs: 8:30 p.m., Big Lake Bar & Grill, 18247 Highway 9, Mount Vernon. 360422-6411.

Cover to Cover: 9 p.m., Winner’s Lounge, The Skagit Casino Resort, 5984 Darrk Lane, Bow. 877-2752448 or theskagit.com.

Sunday.20

Moon Daddy Band: 7:30 p.m., Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce/ Main, Conway. $8. 360445-3000 or conwaymuse.com.

Jenny & The Tomcats: 5:30 p.m., The Old Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Bow. 360-7666266 or theoldedison. com.

Polecat, Sisters: 9 p.m., Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., Bellingham. $10. 360-7468733 or wildbuffalo.net.

La Luz, Sálvia: 8 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 State St., Bellingham. $12-$14. 360-7701067 or shakedownbellingham.com.

Adrian Clarke: 6 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. 360-392-3100 or hotelbellwether.com.

Carmina Burana: 3 p.m., Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. $22-$50. 360-734-6080 or mountbakertheatre. com.

Lee Howard: 6:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Elks Lodge, 2120 Market St., Mount Vernon. Members and signed-in guests only. 360-848-8882. Joel Astley and Jesse Weston: 7:30 p.m., Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage, 513 S. First St., La Conner. aneliaskitchenandstage.com.

DERRINGER DARLINGS

Thomas Harris: 4:30 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. 360392-3100 or hotelbellwether.com.

7 to 9 p.m., Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. 360-856-6248 or eaglehavenwinery.com/events.

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Saturday.19

Hillstomp: 9 p.m., Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St., Bellingham. thefireflylounge.com or facebook.com/TheFireflyBham.

Derringer Darlings: 7 to 9 p.m., Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. 360-8566248 or eaglehavenwinery.com/events.

Twin Sibling, Noceur, Cromwell, The Sheen: 8 p.m., Make. Shift Project, 306 Flora St., Bellingham. $6. 360933-1849 or makeshiftproject.com.

Cover to Cover: 9 p.m., Winner’s Lounge, The Skagit Casino Resort, 5984 Darrk Lane, Bow. 877-2752448 or theskagit.com.

Fritz and the Freeloaders: 8:30 p.m., Honey Moon, 1053 N. State St. Alley, Bellingham. 360-734-0728 or honeymoonmeads.com.

Pygottapalooza: Dead Hexers, Kömmand, Fuschia Groan, Overwrought: 8:30 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 State St., Bellingham. $7. 360-77-1067 or shakedownbellingham.com.

Saturday.19

Yogoman Burning Band: 8:30 p.m., The Old Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Bow. 360-766-6266 or theoldedison.com.

Bun B: 9:30 p.m., Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., Bellingham. $20. 360-746-8733 or wildbuffalo.net.

Daily & Vincent: 7:30 p.m., Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. $22-$50. 360-734-6080 or mountbakertheatre. com. Adrian Clarke: 6 p.m., Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham. 360-392-3100 or hotelbellwether.com. Heart by Heart: 8 p.m., Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. $15-$30. 425-258-6766 or historiceveretttheatre.org. Skyhook: 8:30 p.m., Big Lake Bar & Grill, 18247 Highway 9, Mount Vernon. 360422-6411.

The Weepies: 7:30 p.m., McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. $30-$40. 360-416-7727 or mcintyrehall.org. Hot House Jazz Band: 9 p.m., Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St., Bellingham. thefireflylounge.com or facebook.com/TheFireflyBham. XOfenders: 7:30 p.m., Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce/ Main, Conway. $7. 360445-3000 or conwaymuse.com. Troy Fair Band: 9 p.m., Loco Billy’s, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. $8. 425-7375144, 360-629-6500 or locobillys.com.

Janette West: 6 p.m., Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery, 320 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Free. 360588-1720 or anacortesrockfish.com.

Thursday.24

Paul Klein: 7:30 p.m., Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce/Main, Conway. $7. 360-445-3000 or conwaymuse.com.

Scott Pemberton Band: 8 p.m., Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St., Bellingham. thefireflylounge.com or facebook.com/TheFireflyBham.


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GET INVOLVED

ART

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Friends of the Anacortes Library’s Art Committee is launching a new art exhibit program in the community room of the Anacortes Public Library. Artists from the 98221 ZIP code may submit digital photos of their two-dimensional art for consideration. Email folartcommittee@gmail. com for details. The first exhibition will be May 10-Sept. 13.

ART CLASSES

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES: For beginners to advance. Classes: $150 for series of three classes with Logan Fox. Art supply list available. Classes at The Good Stuff Art, 604 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. the goodstuffarts.com, 360-7553152 or kpeterson@ thegoodstuff.com. PACIFIC NORTHWEST QUILT AND FIBER ARTS MUSEUM: Varied exhibits and classes are available to the public at 703 S. Second St., La Conner. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $7, $5 students and military, free for members and children ages 11 and under. 360-466-4288 or laconnerquilts.org. Fiber Fridays: bring any type of fiber art project, quilting, knitting, embellishing, etc., to work on while visiting with other fiber artists from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday. Free and open to all. GAIL HARKER CENTER: Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts offers a variety of art

classes and workshops for artists of every level at 12636 Chilberg Road, Mount Vernon. Online courses are also available. For information and a complete schedule: 360-466-0110 or gailcreativestudies.com. PACIFIC NW SCHOOL: Choose from painting, photography, fiber and 3D art workshops taught by professional artists at the Pacific NorthWest Art School, 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville. For information and a complete schedule: 360-678-3396 or pacificnorthwestartschool.com. DAKOTA: Dakota Art Center offers a variety of art classes and workshops at 17873 Highway 536, Mount Vernon. 360-416-6556, ext. 5, or dakotaartcenter.com. STANWOOD CAMANO ARTS GUILD: A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW, Stanwood, offers a variety of art classes and workshops. For information or to register: 360-6292787 or stanwoodcamanoarts.com.

AUDITIONS

DISNEY’S “LITTLE MERMAID JR.”: Ages 8 to 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Star Studio at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. 360-679-2237 or office@whidbeyplayhouse.com.

BOOKS

GREAT BOOKS READING GROUP MEETING: The Great

Books Reading Group examines passages from important writings in history from 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. 360-941-1437 and shunji.asari@gmail.com.

DANCE

BEGINNING LINE DANCING: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Burlington Community Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington. $6 dropin, $25 for five classes. Adults and teens 13 and older. Register: burlingtonwa.gov/recreation or 360-755-9649. FOLK DANCING: Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers meet Tuesdays at Bay View Civic Hall, 12615 C St., Bay View. Learn to folk dance to a variety of international music. Instruction begins at 7 p.m., followed by review and request dances until 9:30. First session free, $5 thereafter. No partners needed. Gary or Ginny, 360766-6866. SCOTTISH DANCING: Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fairhaven Library auditorium (upstairs), 1117 12th St., Bellingham. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes without heels. $8 per class. For information, call Mary Anderson at 360-933-1779 or visit bellinghamscd.org. JOLLY TIME CLUB: Dance to live music from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon. For

information, contact Gisela at 360-424-5696.

MUSIC

UKULELE FUN & SONG CIRCLE: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Free. Beginners welcome and loaner ukuleles available. Song sheets provided. 206-790-4862 or yogaheartspace0@ gmail.com. BARBERSHOP HARMONY: Join the An-OChords, a four-part barbershop harmony group that meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 18th St., Mount Vernon. No experience necessary, no auditions required. Learn by rote, you don’t have to read music. All ages welcome. anochords.org. 360-466-0109. TIME FOR FIDDLERS: The Washington Old Time Fiddlers play at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland. St. Free; donations accepted. 360-630-1156. SHELTER BAY CHORUS: Practices are held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Shelter Bay Clubhouse, 1000 Shoshone Drive, La Conner. New members welcome. No need to be a Shelter Bay resident. 360-223-3230. SING IN HARMONY: Join the women of Harmony Northwest Chorus from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401

Cleveland Ave. Seeking women who like to sing a cappella music. All skill levels welcome. 360-201-5861 or harmonynorthwest.org. ANACORTES OPEN MIC: 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Brown Lantern Ale House, 412 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. 360-293-2544. OPEN MIC: Jam Night, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursdays, Conway Pub & Eatery, 18611 Main St., Conway. 360-445-4733.

PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES, TALKS

SOCRATES CAFE: Join a moderated philosophical conversation on “What role do myths play in our society?” at Socrates Cafe from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Free. Contact Ben McBroom at 360-299-0415.

RECREATION

ALL-COMER TRACK MEETS: The meets will take place each Wednesday night, May 30 through June 27, for all ages and abilities at Burlington-Edison High School. The track will open at 5 p.m. for registration. Field events begin at 5:30 p.m. with running events beginning at about 6 p.m. Cost is $5 for a single day or $25 for a season pass and a free shirt. recassistant@ burlingtonwa.gov or 360-755-9649. NORTH PUGET SOUND DRAGON BOAT CLUB: The organization is looking

for new members. Two teams practice in the Oak Harbor Marina: n Team Stayin’ Alive practices from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; its season runs from April through October. Contact Norma Lisherness at njlish@gmail. com. n Team Tsunami practices year-round from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Cathie Harrison at cathieanne@aol.com. First three paddles are free. WOMEN’S RUN & WALK: The 36th annual Bay View Women’s Run & Walk will take place Saturday, May 19, at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road. The event supports Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services and Women’s Health. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 10 a.m. bayviewwormensrun. com. More information: 360-757-4815. TUNNELS, TRAILS AND ALES: Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation will offer a trip to British Columbia from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. The trip will go on a three-mile loop through Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park through the Othello Tunnels and stop for lunch at a bistro. $112. Registration deadline: May 16. Must have proof of citizenship to cross border. 360-3366215 or apm.activecommunities.com/ mvparks.


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WWU Alumni Weekend set for May 18-20 By Skagit Valley Herald staff

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University alumni are invited back to Bellingham for a weekend full of events and reconnecting with old friends and professors from Friday to Sunday, May 18-20. The weekend will kick off with a presidential welcome from President Sabah Randhawa, complete with mimosas. Among the events featured throughout the weekend: a movie night on Old Main lawn, a party in the library, planetarium shows, a zipline going over Old Main lawn and more. Children in grades K-5 can get a Junior Viking

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Blast Pass and explore the campus under the guidance of current students in the Compass 2 Campus program, with activities designed just for them. Alumni can take a walk down memory lane

with guided tours of the campus, Sehome Arboretum, outdoor sculpture collection and the recently renovated Carver gym. Graduates are encouraged to register at alumni. wwu.edu/wwualumniweekend.

Eco-friendly and sustainable designs highlight Home & Landscape Tour By Skagit Valley Herald staff

Eco-friendly and sustainable designs will be on display during the 16th annual Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in Whatcom County. The tour will take participants to seven properties that have unique sustainable features in the home or landscape. This year’s tour will feature a cob cottage built among a Christmas tree forest that used salvaged materials for building. Other stops include tiny homes, a large community garden and a sustainable remodel of an existing home. There are two touring options: self-guided and VIP bus tour. The self-guided tour costs $10 and can be bought online or day-of at any of the sites. The VIP Bus Tour provides a catered

Inside the Craftsman-era kitchen of one of the homes on the 2018 Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour.

lunch, refreshments and experts that will guide participants around the eco-properties. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased by Wednesday, June 20. For a map and ticket options: sustainableconnections.org/events/imagine-thishome-and-landscape-tour-2.


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FA M I LY T R AV E L FI V E

Taking the grandkids on an adventure By LYNN O’ROURKE HAYES

It’s that time of year when grandparents embark on travel adventures with the grandkids. Here are five ideas to consider if you’re planning a “skipgen” (leaving the parents home alone) getaway with the younger generation:

2. Pow wow with the parents before departure: Of course, you know your grandkids. But are you are up to speed on any food allergies and preferences, anxieties about travel, the need for a certain stuffed animal at bedtime or a teen’s recent breakup? Will the kids have their own money to spend and should it be monitored? Talk through family rules about everything from social media to wardrobe selections (Are you allowed to wear that?) so you’ll know how things operate on their home front. Walk

FOR THE BIRDS: Skagit Guided Adventures offers a variety of birding tours daily around Skagit Valley and surrounding areas. Reservations required: 360-474-7479 or skagitguidedadventures.com. WHATCOM SENIOR TOURS: Whatcom Senior Tours hosts a series of trips for seniors. Sign up by calling 360-733-4030, ext. 1015 or visiting the tour office at 315 Halleck St., Bellingham.

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1. Where to go?: It makes sense to include the kids in choosing a destination. But remember they don’t know what they don’t know. Begin by discussing big-picture options. City or country? Beach or mountain? Neighboring states or beyond our borders? Would the kids like to see the Santa Monica Pier or to send selfies with the Liberty Bell as backdrop? Or is a sandy beach at a swanky resort more up their alley? Depending on the number and the ages of the grandkids who will be in tow, be sure the adventure is one you can handle without additional adult support. Check the weather forecast shortly before departure and be sure everyone is properly prepared for what’s on the horizon. visitcalifornia.com; destinationresorts.com; nps.gov

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RECREATION WITHOUT BORDERS: The organization offers recreational trips, tours and adventures throughout the Northwest and British Columbia. 360766-7109 or recreationwithoutborders. com. OAK HARBOR DAY TRIPS: The Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St., offers day trips for members. For details, call the travel desk at 360-279-4587. STATE VISITOR CALL CENTER: The Washington Tourism Alliance’s ExperienceWA Call Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 1-800544-1800 or tourisminfo@watourismalliance.com.

through the final itinerary with the parents to uncover any additional insights they might have for making the trips as stellar as possible. 3. Set clear expectations: Consider discussing the itinerary and the rules of the road in a group phone or video chat. If the children are old enough, talk about topics such as bedtime, dining decisions and safety measures so it will be clear who is in charge once the trip is underway. If you’ll be traveling with older children get three-way clarity on guidelines regarding shopping, social media, phone and computer time and options for independent outings. Upfront discussion can help avoid conversations that include “but my mom always lets me!” 4. Planning for alone time:

Depending on the length of your trip, a little alone time may be in everyone’s best interest. Many dude ranches, resorts and cruise ships have safe and compelling programs for children of every age group that make independent time possible and appealing. While the youngsters are in camp, on a ride or on a tour especially designed for teens, the grandparents can recharge their own batteries. Later, there will be even more to share over dinner or at bedtime. duderanch.org; camelbackinn.com; ncl.com 5. Share stories, preserve memories: Traveling with your grandkids provides an opportunity for you to know them and them you without the filter of their parents. Use the time to share your knowl-

edge, interests and expertise and to learn more about their personal priorities. Your destination or adventures can serve as ideal conversation starters for longer discussions while driving, over dinner or during other down time. Be sure to take plenty of pictures and consider journaling during your time together, recording scraps of conversation and your own observations about the trip. Once you’ve returned home, keep the connection by sharing photos, a scrapbook from the trip or discussing aspects of the adventure that mattered most to you. – Lynn O’Rourke Hayes (www.LOHayes.com) is an author, family travel expert and enthusiastic explorer. Gather more travel intel on Twitter @lohayes, Facebook, or via FamilyTravel.com

PASSPORT APPLICATIONS: Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St., Anacortes, accepts new passport applications and applications for passports that have been expired for more than five years by appointment from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Passport forms and information on fees and how to apply are available at travel.state.gov, or pick up an application and passport guide at the library. Burlington Municipal Court accepts passport applications from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 311 Cedar St., Suite A, Burlington. New and renewal forms are available. 360-755-0492. Post offices in Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Oak Harbor accept passport applications by appointment. Contact individual offices for available days and times. Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor, accepts passport applications Monday through Friday. Appointments are recommended. 360279-4580.


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META Performing Arts presents “Into the Woods,” the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, reacquainting us with “Brother’s Grimm” folklore and characters. $12-$25. — The Lincoln Theatre is located at 712 S. First St., downtown Mount Vernon. lincolntheatre.org or 360-336-8955.

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HOT TICKETS MADELINE PEYROUX: May 17-20, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle. 206441-9729 or jazzalley. com. PAUL SIMON: May 18, KeyArena, Seattle. 360745-3000 or ticketmaster. com. CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY: May 23, McCaw Hall, Seattle. 844-827-8118 or uniquelives.com. BOBBY CALDWELL: May 24-27, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle. 206441-9729 or jazzalley. com. SUGAR RAY: Tulalip Resort Casino Orca Ballroom, Tulalip. 360716-6000 or ticketmaster. com. SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL: with Bon Iver, David Byrne, Modest Mouse, The National and more, May 25-27, Gorge Amphitheatre, George. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. KANSAS: May 27, Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie. snocasino.com or tickets. onelivemedia.com/ event/kansas-vip-packages-snoqualmie-casino-ballroom/listing. MAROON 5: May 30, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. SPYRO GYRA: May 31June 2, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle. 206-4419729 or jazzalley.com. TOM JONES: June 1, Paramount Theater, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. TODD RUNDGREN’S UTOPIA: June 1, Moore Theatre, Seattle. 360745-3000 or ticketmaster. com. STEELY DAN & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: June 5, KeyArena, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. KEVIN HART: June 14, KeyArena, Seattle. 360-

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HARRY STYLES July 7, KeyArena, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. 3000 or livenation.com ALICE COOPER: Aug. 19, Angel of The Winds Area, Everett. 866.332.8499 or angelofthewindsarena.com. LADY ANTEBELLUM, DARIUS RUCKER, RUSSELL DICKERSON: Aug. 15, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. STYX: Aug. 23, Tulalip Resort Casino Amphitheatre, Tulalip. 360-7166000 or ticketmaster. com. SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT: Aug. 23, Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre, Ridgefield. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. SMASHING PUMPKINS: Aug. 24, KeyArena, Seattle. 360-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT: Aug. 24, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-745-3000 or kiswpaininthegrass.com. ALICE IN CHAINS, THE CULT, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BUSH: Aug. 25, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-7453000 or kiswpaininthegrass.com. AVENGED SEVEN-

FOLD, PROPHETS OF RAGE, THREE DAYS GRACE: Aug. 26, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-745-3000 or kiswpaininthegrass.com. ZAC BROWN BAND: Aug. 31, Safeco Field, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Gorge Amphitheatre, George. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. FOO FIGHTERS: Sept. 1, Safeco Field, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. ROD STEWART: Sept. 1, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-7453000 or livenation.com. GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Sept. 6, KeyArena, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. EVANESCENCE, LINDSAY STERLING: Sept. 7, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-7453000 or livenation.com. DWIGHT YOAKAM, JOE NICHOLS: Sept. 8, Tulalip Resort Casino Amphitheatre, Tulalip. 360-716-6000 or ticketmaster.com. TOBY KEITH, NED LEDOUX: Sept. 15, Washington State Fair,

Puyallup. 888-559-3247 or thefair.com. AVETT BROTHERS, THE HEAD & THE HEART: Sept. 15, Gorge Amphitheatre, George. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, CHEAP TRICK: Sept. 19, Washington State Fair, Puyallup. 888-559-3247 or thefair.com. BRETT ELDREDGE, RUNAWAY JUNE, DEVIN DAWSON: Sept. 20, Washington State Fair, Puyallup. 888-559-3247 or thefair.com. GABRIEL IGLESIAS: Sept. 22, Washington State Fair, Puyallup. 888-559-3247 or thefair. com/fun/details/gabriel-fluffy-iglesias. JOURNEY, DEF LEPPARD: Sept. 29, Gorge Amphitheatre, George. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com. CHILDISH GAMBINO: Sept. 29, KeyArena, Seattle. 360-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. WAR: Oct. 12, Tulalip Resort Casino Orca Ballroom, Tulalip. 360716-6000 or ticketmaster. com. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER: Oct. 5, Paramount Theatre, Seattle. 360745-3000 or ticketmaster. com. LUKE BRYAN: Oct. 12, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn. 800-7453000 or livenation.com. GOO GOO DOLLS: Nov. 13, Paramount Theatre, Seattle. 360-7453000 or ticketmaster.com. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Nov. 12-13, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma. 800-7453000 or livenation.com. RON RON WHITE: Nov. 17, Tulalip Resort Casino Orca Ballroom, Tulalip. 360-716-6000 or ticketmaster.com.


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‘Deadpool 2’s’ women: Don’t mess with these three By FRANK LOVECE Newsday

It’s not easy being a friend to Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, the costumed Marvel Comics mercenary with super-enhanced healing abilities and preternatural patter. That’s especially true for the women of the superhero sequel “Deadpool 2,” opening Friday, who have to put up with his wisecracks, not-so-wise cracks, idiotic cracks, and cracks in walls and furniture where bullets hit and knives get lodged. Fortunately, they give as good as they get. Whether it’s Wade’s love Vanessa (“Gotham” star Morena Baccarin), or his septuagenarian roommate, the aptly named Blind Al (screen and theater icon Leslie Uggams), or the sorta-superhero Domino (Zazie Beetz of “Atlanta”), “They can all, under the right circumstances, kick some serious (butt),” says Baccarin, 39. “Including,” she adds, “Blind Al.” “These women are all bada,” echoes Uggams, 74, using a word she never uttered in her Emmy-nominated role in the miniseries “Roots” (1977) or her Tony-winning turn in the Broadway musical “Hallelujah, Baby!” (1967). Even Blind Al proves highly handicapable with an automatic pistol. “She may not be running around with them” as Deadpool and his X-Force team try to protect — and protect themselves from — a fire-throwing teen (Julian Dennison) targeted by a time-traveling soldier named Cable (Josh Brolin), “but she can still kick some butt.”

Yet for all that Pam Grier/Sarah Connor/“Atomic Blond” machisma, there’s also a surprisingly feminine energy to a movie spilling Grand Guignol buckets of blood, and with a sneer by Josh Brolin that could curdle whatever’s left. “It’s obviously very masculine in the sense of all the action stuff,” Baccarin says. “But it’s not dude humor” like in a “Jackass” movie. “It’s everybody humor. It’s funny, and this movie ultimately has a very sweet message to it. We talk a lot about family and where your heart belongs. So in that way, it’s feminine and maternal.” True enough. When Deadpool literally is ripped in two in the film, he still finds a safe haven and a comfy couch with Blind Al as he waits for his self-regenerative powers to regrow his bottom half. And then his friends come over, including bar owner Weasel (T.J. Miller) and cabdriver Dopinder (Karan Soni). But it’s this unholy trilogy of women that serves as Deadpool’s id, ego and superego. The adventuress Domino goes toe-to-toe with his high-caliber carnage and nonsequitur nuttiness (id). Vanessa reflects his sense of truest self (ego). And wise Blind Al provides a sounding board along with subtle and sometimes insulting encouragement that Wade heed his conscience and become a better person (superego). “That makes a lot of sense,” muses Beetz, 26, when presented with this theory. “That really does, absolutely.” But what do the women get out of their respective relationships

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with Deadpool? “I think he brings out in Vanessa a fierce protectiveness and a possibility for a future,” Baccarin believes. “And I think what they see in each other gives them hope in a very sort of grim world.” Blind Al, says Uggams, “had been a pretty good spy in her day,” a part of her back story not made explicit in the movie but which informed the actress’ performance. “But then she became blind and that ended the spy work. So she kind of lives vicariously through Deadpool’s adventures. I don’t believe she has any family, so he is her family — he’s like the son she never had.” As for Domino, Deadpool’s the brother she never had. Beetz says she “did a bunch of research on who she was”

in the comics, where the character is a decade older and more hard-bitten that her own devil-may-care Domino. “She had a very dark past. She was part of this government program where they did a bunch of testing on this group of children, and she was the only one who survived.” Because of that extreme only-child syndrome, “I think Domino and Deadpool have a sibling sort of relationship,” she says. “They have that back-and-forth banter where she is not dealing with his!” “For me, Deadpool is an incredibly flawed man who desperately seeks to do the right thing, except he rarely knows what the right thing is,” says writer Fabian Nicieza, 56, who with artist Rob Liefeld created the character for Marvel Comics, and went

on to write years of his adventures. “The Deadpool we get in the movie really is trying to grow up a little bit — trying to, in some strange way, be a functioning member of society. I’ve always described him as Bugs Bunny meets the Frankenstein monster: You need the Bugs Bunny aspect for the humor, but you also need the monster because the humor, when it’s borne out of tragedy, only becomes deeper and stronger. And the tragedy allows you to do realistic drama and emotion — within the context of the fact,” he says, laughing, “that he could lapse into Bugs Bunny at any moment!” Yeah, but Bugs never had a trio of strong women watching his back — or, if need be, watching his back grow back.

Iron Man! Spider-Man! Captain America! You know them, you love them. Bedlam! Shatterstar! Zeitgeist! You have no idea who they are. In fact, neither do a lot of comics fans. But they’re in “Deadpool 2” and it’s our sacred task to tell you of them — for we are … The Explainer! BEDLAM (Terry Crews): He can project and disrupt electromagnetic fields. Plus, he’s Terry Crews — that’s gotta be a superpower in itself. DOMINO (Zazie Beetz): In the comics, she’s a genetically engineered mercenary and covert government agent, and there’s intimation of that here. FIREFIST (Julian Dennison): Like the name says — his fists shoot fire. Unlike in the comics, he’s plus-sized in the movie — so kudos to the movie for body diversity. PETER (Rob Delaney): When Deadpool placed an ad for superheroes to take down soldier-from-thefuture Cable (Josh Brolin), Peter thought it’d be fun to audition. He doesn’t have powers, but since when should that stop someone from pursuing their dreams? SHATTERSTAR (Lewis Tan): In the comics, he’s an alien who can produce shock waves as well as teleportation portals. In the movie, he’s an alien from a planet where everyone’s just better than us. ZEITGEIST (Bill Skarsgård): That’s a better name than the Hurler. Or the Barfer. Or the Cookie Tosser. Or … you get the idea. I mean, there’s a twist — and believe it or not, that’s his actual power in the comics, too.

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Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint By MARK KENNEDY Associated Press

At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real “Deadpool” fans know to stick around until the ushers toss them out. That’s because the filmmakers aren’t content with containing their sprawling, anarchic and subversive hero in any conventional box. No, in the world of Deadpool, even the boring end credits are studded with jokes and teases. So hold onto your seats as Ryan Reynolds once more dons the red suit and katana swords for this saucy, overstuffed and very entertaining sequel to the 2016 massive hit “Deadpool,” which became the second-highest grossing R-rated film domestically after “The Passion of the Christ.” How do we know that? Deadpool happily brags about it in the new film, continuing his breakingthe-fourth-wall humor. Just some of the other things that get derided this time are “Yentl,” ‘’Frozen,” ‘’Stranger Things,” Wolverine, Jared Kushner, cultural appropriation, Brad Pitt, the Norwegian band A-ha, “Basic Instinct,” ‘’Robocop,” fanny packs, “Say Anything,” dubstep, “Sharknado” and Reynolds himself, who mocks his disastrous earlier decision to play Green Lantern.

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Ryan Reynolds stars in “Deadpool 2.”

“Deadpool 2” is as gruesome and violent as the first, but perhaps the biggest victim is the very concept of superhero movies. Our anti-hero adores mocking the moral clarity, earnestness and predictable stunts of his distant cousins. And, as a Marvel property, he especially delights in lampooning D.C. Comics. “So dark,” Deadpool says to another superhero. “Are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?” In this film, which reunites the original writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Warnick, we begin by finding our unkillable mercenary in the same domestic bliss where we left him. But if “Deadpool” was an origin story, “Deadpool 2” is a quest tale and our hero this time encounters the time traveling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin), a motley crew of mutants he calls X-Force — “Isn’t that a little derivative?” someone asks snarkily — and various superheroes and mutants, all set to a lively soundtrack that includes Air Supply, Peter

Gabriel, “Annie” and an original song with filthy lyrics. If something can be oddly sweet while heads are being decapitated, it’s this film. Some favorites from the first film are back — some only briefly — such as housemate Leslie Uggams, girlfriend Morena Baccarin and cab driver Karan Soni. The new characters don’t have time to make much of an impression, except for Zazie Beetz from “Atlanta” who has a great turn as Domino, a strong, sardonic superhero who relies on luck. (Someone please write her own film.) Deadpool, of course, helps us along the film’s convoluted plot with such postmodern cracks as “Big CGI fight coming up!” or the put-down, “That’s just lazy writing” or, after a cool sequence, “Tell me they got that in slow motion.” Director David Leitch replaces Tim Miller but there’s been no noticeable change in tone or corrosion in the franchise’s terrific special effects. If anything, the surprising success of the original has

resulted in more money and more insane sequences, like a chase sequence with a truck convoy and a bizarre scene when Deadpool’s legs regrow after he is cut in half, giving him baby limbs for a time. Reynolds is once again at his arch and nihilist best here, while acting and jumping in so much facial prosthetics that it makes him look like he’s inside melted cheese — or, as the first movie put it, an avocado that had relations with an older avocado. To really appreciate “Deadpool 2” you have to have seen the original and probably every other Marvel superhero film, too. And be up on pop culture, from Cher to Broadway musicals. (It’s a good thing there’s no quiz at the end.) Speaking of ends, don’t embarrass yourself by getting up to leave when it seems to be over. And get ready to happily sit through “Deadpool 3,” too. — 1:59. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material. HHH

Compiled from news services. Ratings are 1 to 4 stars. “Life of the Party” — Absolutely zero new ground is broken in the story of a mom (Melissa McCarthy) joining her daughter at college that owes a debt to “Back to School” (1986). And yet I give “Life of the Party” a solid B on the strength of at least a half-dozen laugh-out-loud moments, some truly sharp dialogue, a tremendously likable cast, and the sheer force of its cheerful goofiness. Comedy, PG-13, 105 minutes. HHH “Terminal” — This highly stylized neon-noir is a dark and bloody and mind-bending trip, alternately fascinating and ridiculous, featuring juicy performances from one of the more eclectic casts you’ll see in a film in 2018. Starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Matthew Lewis and Mike Myers as one of the sickest sickos of recent memory. Crime thriller, not rated, 90 minutes. HHH “Measure of a Man” — In this sweet and knowing coming-of-age movie, a teenage boy spends the summer of 1976 at a woodsy resort, doing chores for a Wall Street wizard (Donald Sutherland) and enduring bullying by a townie (Beau Knapp). This is a film that has us caring about the main characters from the get-go. Comedy drama, PG-13, 100 minutes. HHH½ “Disobedience” — A London rabbinical scholar married to an English teacher (Rachel McAdams) invites a New York photographer (Rachel Weisz) to be their guest, knowing she once had an affair with his wife. The story of forbidden love comes across as a challenging but also deeply respectful and thoughtful meditation on traditions and mores that date back thousands of years. Drama, R, 114 minutes. HHH “Tully” — Charlize Theron reteams with the director and writer of “Young Adult” to play a harried mom who gets a hand from a New Agey “night nanny.” It’s a crackling good domestic comedy/drama with smart, often hilariously spot-on dialogue, expertly crafted performances, and some unexpected detours. Comedy drama, R, 94 minutes. HHH½ “Avengers: Infinity War” — This massively enjoyable and just plain massive candy-colored thrill ride adventure brings the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy together to help hold off a villain with a richly dramatic background and actual dialogue. It’s the biggest and most ambitious Marvel movie yet, but it’s not the best. Sci-fi action, PG-13, 156 minutes. HHH½ “Kings” — How did the makers of this terribly uneven film set during the acquittal of the cops who beat Rodney King in 1991, think it was a good idea to intersperse realistic scenes of the surrounding tension and violence with a wacky, rom-com subplot starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig? Drama romance, R, 92 minutes. HH “Super Troopers 2” — In this sequel, 17 years after the original, the hapless lawmen patrol a piece of Quebec newly transferred to America. While there’s something kind of endearing about the disjointed chaos behind the comedy, there are simply too many dead spots and cheap jokes and flat gags to carry a full-length feature. Comedy, R, 100 minutes . HH


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MOVIES “I Feel Pretty” — A blow to the head deludes a cosmetics company staffer (Amy Schumer) into thinking she’s supermodel beautiful, enhancing her confidence. Schumer is clearly in her comfort zone and she eventually wins us over in this uneven, hit-and-miss, broad comedy, but here’s hoping the next time around, she tries something new. Comedy, PG-13, 107 minutes. HHH “You Were Never Really Here” — Joaquin Phoenix has never been shy about going big, but his performance here as a hitman with a disturbing past ranks as one of his best because of what happens between the outbursts. He’s hired to rescue a senator’s daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov, hauntingly good) from sex traffickers in this feverish and gripping and disturbing drama. Thriller, R, 90 minutes. HHH½ “Rampage” — In this really loud, extremely dumb and consistently predictable CGI showcase, an evil corporation loses its samples of an experimental growth and aggression serum. It’s extremely bad luck for America that these samples are discovered by a wolf, a crocodile and a silverback gorilla whose human buddy is played by Dwayne Johnson. Sci-fi action, PG-13, 107 minutes. H½ “Blockers” — On the night of the senior prom, parents of three teens try to thwart the girls’ vow to lose their virginity. Despite the best efforts of John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz, “Blockers” becomes less interesting and less funny as the onscreen hijinks grow more outlandish and stupid and demeaning and crotch-oriented. Comedy, R, 102 minutes. HH “Chappaquiddick” — Thanks to director John Curran and a powerfully effective ensemble cast, this flashback to the night in 1969 when Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car off a bridge, killing a young woman (Kate Mara), reminds us the real regret and outrage should be directed toward the privileged scion of an American political dynasty and everyone else who helped him minimize and excuse his unforgivable actions on that fateful night. Historical drama, PG-13, 101 minutes. HHH½ “Paterno” — With the title role in HBO’s unsettling, riveting and scathing biopic, Al Pacino reminds us why he’s a singular talent. He captures the complexities and contradictions in a man who was considered a football god — until the questions about his actions (or lack thereof) in reaction to the sex abuse allegations against his former assistant. Biographical drama, not rated, 125 minutes. HHH½ “Andre the Giant” — This meticulously constructed look at one of the truly unique sports/entertainment figures of the 1970s and 1980s is a wonderful reminder of what we already knew about the legendary wrestler and creates a fuller, richer and more insightful portrayal of the man. Documentary, not rated, 85 minutes. HHH½ “A Quiet Place” — John Krasinski is the director, co-writer and co-star (with his wife, Emily Blunt) of this neatly spun and well-crafted thriller about a family that must maintain complete silence to avoid stirring deadly monsters. That’s a pretty nifty setup to keep the tension going from moment to moment. Horror, PG-13, 90 minutes. HHH “Final Portrait” — Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush gets to have all the fun playing the great Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, a charismatic and infuriating genius trapped in a static, stagey, talky period piece. Armie Hammer co-stars as a young writer sitting for a portrait in this well-made film that nonetheless feels thin and inconsequential. Historical drama, R, 90 minutes. HH

REVIEW

Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone comedy falls short By RAFER GUZMÁN Newsday

Few movie stars of the moment are as likable on screen as Melissa McCarthy. She has Tom Hanks’ innate niceness, John Belushi’s physicality, Robin Williams’ ability to switch from laughter to tears. As Paul Feig discovered in “Bridesmaids” and Judd Apatow learned in “This is 40,” put McCarthy in your movie for even one scene and she’ll steal it away. Why, then, have her own movies been so bad? A case in point is “Life of the Party,” the third film McCarthy has written with her husband, Ben Falcone, who directs her. McCarthy plays Deanna, a housewife who, dumped by her husband of 24 years (Matt Walsh), decides to go back to college — the very same one her daughter, Maddie (Molly Gordon), attends. It’s a perfect premise for McCarthy, a near-copy of Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 classic “Back to School,” only with a heart-

of-gold female at its center rather than a male boor. “Life of the Party” ought to afford McCarthy ample opportunity for the aforementioned laughs, tears and physical pratfalls, but those moments are scarce. As with previous McCarthy-Falcone outings, this one suffers from vague writing and poorly structured jokes that stretch even McCarthy’s abundant talent to the breaking point. For starters, how does popular senior Maddie feel about her overbearing, fashion-challenged mom? Slight mortification turns instantly to loving acceptance, which is neither believable nor amenable to comedy. Maddie’s sorority sisters include a few oddballs (Gillian Jacobs plays an older student sidelined by an eight-year coma), but mostly they’re a bunch of Hollywood hotties, a lopsided mix that prevents Deanna from fully playing either the feminist den-mother or the misfit Braveheart.

As with previous McCarthyFalcone outings, this one suffers from vague writing and poorly structured jokes that stretch even McCarthy’s abundant talent to the breaking point. The film’s best subplot involves Deanna repeatedly sleeping with a handsome student, Jack (a very sweet Luke Benward), only to insist that it can never, ever happen again. McCarthy’s Deanna is so kind and confident in these scenes that our heart actually goes out to the guy. It might be time, three films in (following 2016’s passable comedy “The Boss” and 2014’s best-forgotten “Tammy”), to ask whether McCarthy and her husband are really her best advocates. “Life of the Party” is arguably their weakest effort yet, but it might have been a hit in someone else’s hands. – 1:45. Rated PG-13. H½

At area theaters CONCRETE THEATRE May 17-20 I Feel Pretty (PG-13): Thursday: 7 p.m. Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13): Friday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 5 p.m. Dirtbag: Saturday: 5 p.m. 360-941-0403 ANACORTES CINEMAS May 18-24 Deadpool 2 (R): Friday-Saturday: 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 9:35; Sunday-Thursday: 12:50, 3:50, 7:00 Life of the Party (PG-13): FridaySaturday: 12:40, 3:40, 6:45, 9:40; SundayWednesday: 12:40, 3:40, 6:45; Thursday: 12:40, 3:40 Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13): FridaySaturday: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10; SundayThursday: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13): Thursday: 7:00 360-293-7000 * Times are subject to change

STANWOOD CINEMAS May 18-24 Deadpool 2 (R): Friday-Saturday: 12:10, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 6:30, 7:00, 9:30, 10:00; Sunday-Wednesday: 12:10, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 6:30, 7:00; Thursday: 12:10, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 7:00 Show Dogs (PG): Friday-Saturday: 12:20, 3:30, 7:10, 9:25; Sunday-Thursday: 12:20, 3:30, 7:10 Life of the Party (PG-13): FridaySaturday: 12:30, 3:45, 6:50, 9:20; SundayThursday: 12:30, 3:45, 6:50 Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13): FridaySaturday: 12:00, 3:15, 6:40, 9:15; SundayThursday: 12:00, 3:15, 6:40 Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13): Thursday: 7:00 360-629-0514 CASCADE MALL THEATERS Burlington For showings: amctheatres.com/showtimes/all/2017-06-23/amc-loews-cascademall-14/all

OAK HARBOR CINEMAS May 18-24 Deadpool 2 (R): Friday-Saturday: 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 9:35; Sunday-Thursday: 12:50, 3:50, 7:00 Life of the Party (PG-13): FridaySaturday: 12:40, 3:40, 6:45, 9:40; SundayWednesday: 12:40, 3:40, 6:45; Thursday: 12:40, 3:40 Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13): FridaySaturday: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10; SundayThursday: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13): Thursday: 7:00 360-279-2226 BLUE FOX DRIVE-IN Oak Harbor May 17-20 Deadpool 1 and 2 (R): Thursday; Deadpool 2 (R) and Super Troopers 2 (R): FridaySunday. First movie starts at approximately 9 p.m. 360-941-0403


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Arts, entertainment and recreation for Skagit Valley and beyond

360 May 17, 2018  

Arts, entertainment and recreation for Skagit Valley and beyond