Best Bets: Beth Israel readies annual Purim carnival in Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 14, 2014 

Purim Carnival

Millie Johnson and Rena Ziegler, right, laugh as they put on chicken hats before performing with the klezmer band What the Chelm during Congregation Beth Israel's annual Purim Carnival at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building on March 23, 2008.

ANDY BRONSON — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Beth Israel Congregation presents its annual community extravaganza on Sunday, March 16, at Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. in Bellingham.

The event starts with a megillah reading at 11 a.m. followed by the annual Purim Shpiel (a humorous skit) at 11:30 a.m.

The carnival will begin at noon and run until 3 p.m. and there'll be fun for everyone.

What the Chelm! will provide lively music for dancing from 1 to 2 p.m. so don't forget your dancing shoes.

Dress in your festive best and join the costume parade. Be sure to sample the hamantaschen and enjoy other scrumptious food selections. And it wouldn't be a carnival without carnival games, a juggler and plenty of prizes.

This event is open to the entire community, and you are welcome to bring your friends and neighbors to join in the fun.

Admission is free, but you'll need to purchase tickets for food and games. Get your costume ready, and prepare to party.

Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected at the event and given to the Bellingham Food Bank.

Details: bethisraelbellingham.org.

"INTO THE NIGHT AND OTHER DANCES"

Combining a few wisps of a story with the emotions of the music and steps, award-winning choreographer John Bishop's "Into the Night and Other Dances" is performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.

Turn back the hands of time, where love once happened, was lost, and was gained again.

The dancers will perform to five intermezzos by Brahms, played on the piano by Judith Widrig.

To round out the performance, original pieces by Josh Deininger, Ryann Lewis and Heather Turner will be performed.

Bishop is artistic director of Northwest Ballet.

Admission is $20 at the door; festival seating.

Details: northwestballet.org, 360-714-1246

CON BRO CHILL IS BRINGING A DANCE PARTY TO THE WILD BUFFALO

The four-piece party-rock band Con Bro Chill is on the road debuting their new EP, "We Came To Party."

The "We Came To Party Tour" will be hitting Bellingham on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Wild Buffalo.

Con Bro Chill is made up of Connor Martin (Party Host/Keytar/Pro Lacrosse Player), Samm (Lead Vox/Producer), Ty Andre (Party/Art Director), and Steve Felts (Party Warrior/Art Demon). The dance rock band's goal is to have a good time with music that can be summed up with one word: Party.

More on the band at conbrochill.com

The show is $10 and starts at 9:30 p.m.

Details: WildBuffalo.net.

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