Memorial Day weekend seems to be the kickoff to summer events (no matter what the weather), so here's a handy schedule of various summer series events to cut and post on your refrigerator!
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema, now in its 14th season, offers adventure, animation, comedy and live acts in 2013 summer line-up
Movies are shown on the 30-foot screen at the Village Green, behind Village Books in Fairhaven. You can buy Fairhaven Pizza and tasty kettle corn on site, or bring your own treats.
The shows are held rain or shine, with ground seating available on grass and limited chair seating on the surrounding brick areas. Admission is $5 per person; kids 5 and younger get in free.
Each movie starts at dark, so times vary. There's always pre-movie entertainment, too!
June 22: Jasmine Greene Band, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
June 29: One Fine Fool, "Rise of the Guardians"
July 6: Lost at Last, "Moonrise Kingdom"
July 13: The Devilly Brothers, "Back to the Future"
July 20: Strangely & Jeremiah, "Pitch Perfect"
July 27: Amber Darland, "Brave"
Aug. 3: Rattletrap Ruckus, "The Hunger Games"
Aug. 10: Fritz & the Freeloaders, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Aug. 17: The Honeybees, "Singin' in the Rain"
Aug. 24: Quickdraw Stringband, "The Princess Bride"
PICKFORD BRINGS MOVIES TO NEIGHBORHOODS, BAY STREET
Continuing in the genre of movies, Pickford Film Center's Traveling Pickford Show hits the road again.
Pickford Film Center will bring outdoor cinema to two local parks as well as to the Bellingham Bike-In on Bay Street in August. The outdoor cinema events will be co-produced with several organizations and businesses, including everybody-BIKE, Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, the Roosevelt and Cornwall Neighborhood associations, SPARK Museum, and Mount Bakery.
Friday, Aug. 16: Bellingham Bike-In on Bay Street, with "Young Frankenstein." The fifth annual event is touted as a celebration of the bicycle as a mode of transportation and recreation as well as a chance for Pickford, Mount Bakery and SPARK to highlight their area.
In addition to screening "Young Frankenstein," the event will include pre-movie entertainment, including electrical demonstrations by SPARK museum, a beer garden, food by street vendors and a bicycle "show 'n' shine" competition.
Saturday, Aug. 24: Neighborhood Night hosted by Cornwall Neighborhood Association at Broadway Park, with "Shrek."
Saturday, Aug. 31: Neighborhood Night hosted by Roosevelt Neighborhood Association at Roosevelt Park, with "The Amazing Spiderman."
ELDRIDGE SOCIETY HOSTS MUSIC IN ELIZABETH PARK
I'm a bit sad that I won't be able to trek down to Boulevard Park this summer for Saturday night concerts sponsored by Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, due to shoreline construction. (They're coming back next summer.)
But the Eldridge Society for History & Preservation is again partnering with the parks department to present the family-friendly Elizabeth Park Music Series in Columbia neighborhood.
Music is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and is free. Bring a picnic, or buy food from vendors at the park.
June 27: Snug Harbor
July 4: Brian Forsloff
July 11: Dana Lyons
July 18: Amber Darland
July 25: What the Chelm!
Aug. 1: Holmes Shea Band
Aug. 8: The Honeybees
Aug. 15: Bossa 31
Aug. 22: JP Falcon Grady
Aug. 29: Takes All Kinds
DOWNTOWN SOUNDS RETURNS TO BAY STREET
The ever-vibrant Bay Street will again be the scene for the Downtown Sounds series, sponsored by Downtown Bellingham Partnership. There will be a variety of food vendors and booths for local nonprofits each week.
The series runs on Wednesdays; gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Bay Street (by SPARK museum and Pickford Film Center).
July 10: Polecat
July 17: Acorn Project
July 24: The Polyrythmics
July 31: True Spokes
August 7: Juno What?!
Details: downtownbellingham.com, 360-527-8710.