Now in its 17th year, the Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival showcases the talents of Hot Tuna, Guitar Shorty, The Fat Tones, the Chris Eger Band, Harper & the Midwest Kind and many others Aug. 3-5 at the Deming Logging Showgrounds, 3295 Cedarville Road, near Nugents Corner. Camping and RV hookups are available at the festival.
Tickets are on sale at bakerblues.com and at Avalon Music in Bellingham and Hugo Helmer Music in Burlington. Accessible parking provided at the festival.
MARK TWAIN RETURNS TO FAIRHAVEN
Bellingham playwright and historian Joseph Lenz's musical "Mark Twain in Fairhaven," based on the famed author's visit to our city in 1895, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 9-26, at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.
Christopher Key, who appeared in the original production at Bellingham Theatre Guild in 2002, will direct the Fairhaven production. Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors, available at Village Books and Brown Paper Tickets.
ENJOY 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM' OUTDOORS
Stone Town Theatre Works presents William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of the company's inaugural Harvest Festival at the Carrot and Stick Community Workshop and Farm, 4104 Y Road, seven miles from downtown Bellingham.
Shows are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 17-18, and include live music, earth-oven baked pizza, local wines and fresh produce. Performances will be "in the field and under the stars," so bring lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets are $10. Details: stonetowntheatreworks.com, 360-201-5922.
BAND TO REPRISE JOHNNY CASH'S SAN QUENTIN PRISON CONCERT
Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band perform songs that Johnny Cash recorded live at San Quentin State Prison in 1969, in a concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Road, near Blaine. The show opens with music by Vicky Jo Bock and Connie Holtzheimer.
Doors open 6 p.m.; tickets are $10. Details: 360-366-3321, thehaynieopry.com.
LYNDEN ALIVE WITH NORTHWEST WASHINGTON FAIR
From the demolition derby to the cutest baby goats you've ever seen, the Northwest Washington Fair has thrills for everyone. The fair, which runs Aug. 13-18 at the Northwest Washington Fair and Events Center, 1775 Front St., in Lynden, offers carnival rides, animal exhibits, equipment displays, farm lore and much more. This year's grandstand entertainers include Heart, the Oak Ridge Boys, Billy Currington and Chris Tomlin. Many people come for the poffertjes, funnel cakes and moowiches.
Restooms are accessible for people with disabilities, wheelchairs available for rent inside Gate 1, and handicapped parking available in the Mount Baker Rotary parking lot just east of Gate 1.
Details: nwwafair.com or 360-354-4111.
Reach MARGARET BIKMAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-2273.