The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts, and Lincoln Theatre host blues and funk guitarist Ana Popovic at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Bellingham band The Naughty Blokes open. Tickets: $15 to $35 advance, with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre and foundation members, at 360-336-8955. Details: rickeptingfoundation.org, lincolntheatre.org.
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Irish-born Bellingham guitarist and singer Peadar MacMahonon performs with Jan Peters, tenor banjo, bouzouki and harmonica; Richard Scholtz, autoharp; and Aaron Harmonson, upright bass, at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave., in support of their upcoming tour in Ireland. Polecat performs at 9:30 p.m. and is donating a percentage of the door to the trip. Admission to the first event is by donation; Polecat show costs $10.
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“I’ve Lived Many Lives” is among the works showing at “Twins,” an exhibit of works by Cooper Lanza, with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Tillie Lace Gallery and School of Fine Art, 1415 13th St. The exhibit shows through August. Details: 360-223-5352.
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Seattle soul band The Dip kicks off the 2016 Downtown Sounds series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the 1300 block of Bay Street. Austerman File opens. The family-friendly series continues every Wednesday through Aug. 3, with food vendors and a beer garden by Boundary Bay Brewery. Details: downtownbellingham.com. The Dip also plays 9:15 p.m. July 7 at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
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Western Washington University department of theater and dance presents “Commedia in the Park,” directed by theater faculty Rich Brown, 7 p.m. July 1-3 at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Details on the free show: 360-650-3879, wwu.edu/theatre.
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Seattle-based blues trio Lonesome Shack performs in support of their latest recording, “The Switcher,” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, at The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Ben Von Wildenhaus opens. Details: acoustictavern.com.
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Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department hosts the first of four family-friendly summer performances at Boulevard Park with Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme performing funk from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Details: 360-778-7000. Admission: free.
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Curtis Chen shares his novel, “Waypoint Kangaroo,” about a spy about to face his toughest mission — vacation — at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. He’s joined by Claire Humphrey, who will read from her debut novel, “Spells of Blood and Kin.” Details: 360-671-2626.
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Steve Satushek’s “Cascade Blue Sky” is one of the works exhibited at “The Nature of Whatcom County” art show, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Whatcom Land Trust, 412 N Commercial St. The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 15, features print, paint and photographic images, plus fabric art, poetry, and sculpture by 17 artists. Details: 360-650-9470.
Steve SatushekCourtesy to The Bellingham Herald