The Arête Quartet, a groove-oriented acid jazz ensemble, performs funk, contemporary jazz and Brazilian-influenced tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road, hosted by Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center. The WJMAC Combo Class students, who will be moving on to bigger and better things to study music in college next fall, will perform tonight’s opening set.
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Bellingham’s Candace Wellman shares her recently published book, “Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Coast and Interior Salish families arranged cross-cultural marriages throughout the mid-1800s. These strategic alliances played a crucial role in regional settlement and spared Puget Sound’s upper corner from tragic conflicts. Although accounts of the men exist in a variety of records, the contributions of their native wives remain unacknowledged. The four women profiled in her book exhibited exceptional endurance, strength and adaptability.
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Bainbridge Island’s Claire Dederer shares her memoir, “Love and Trouble,” at the Chuckanut Radio Hour on Thursday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road. The book explores what happens when a happily married mom rediscovers the troublesome, wild, melancholy girl she used to be. Musical guests are The Sweet Goodbyes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and you must be seated by 6:45 as the show begins promptly at 7 p.m.
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Mount Vernon author Craig Romano shares his newest guidebook, “Urban Trails: Bellingham,” at 7 p.m. Friday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on the trails and parks in and around Bellingham, including the Chuckanut Mountains and Skagit Valley and that are perfect for families, first-time trail users, or athletes looking for a quick fix after work.
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The Dance Studio, now in its 38th year, presents “Off the Charts!” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., featuring dancers from tiny tots, tweens, teens, and the life-experienced, bringing to life your favorite Billboard hits from the past and present from the Andrews Sisters to Lady Gaga.
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Fiona Cohen, a former outdoors reporter at The Bellingham Herald, talks about her new book, “Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest,”at 4 p.m. Saturday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Aimed at ages 5 through 9, the books is filled with full-color illustrations and fun facts about the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest and encourages kids to discover and explore nature in their own backyards and beyond.
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Rachel Baiman’s “Shame,” the new album from the Nashville Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is an exploration of growing up female in America. She performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Adam Chaffins opens.
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The Revelers combine swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a danceable tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana. They play at 7 p.m., The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St
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