Beer, music, games, all for charity
The third annual Bellingham Beer and Music Festival at North Bellingham Golf Course is from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at North Bellingham Golf Course, 205 W. Smith Road. KGMI radio will broadcast live from the event. Participants can enjoy a variety of outdoor games and buy a limited edition festival t-shirt.
There will be up to 25 different breweries pouring up to 75 different beers, with live music throughout the day.
The event is produced by Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation, a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. The foundation promotes the Northwest’s beer and wine industries while raising funds for local health and social/human service agencies. The 2017 fund-raising beneficiaries include Lydia Place, Our TreeHouse, Growing Veterans, and Brigadoon Service Dogs Veteran’s Programs.
Tickets, $25, are available through Eventbrite; admission is $30 at the door. Ticket price includes full access to beer tasting, a barbecue lunch and a souvenir glass.
Participating breweries are:
▪ Helles Lager
Musical entertainment is provided by The Heebie-Jeebies at 2 p.m.; Sonia Alexis at 2:30 p.m.; Eve Samson at 3 p.m.; The Sam Ben-Meir Band at 3:30 p.m.; The Step Dads at 4:30 p.m.; Three Legged Dog at 5 p.m. and The Katie Gray at 5:30 p.m.
The Bellingham Beer and Music Festival is a 21-and-over event; certified service dogs are welcome, pet dogs are not.
Azma Khan, a native of Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrates how to prepare authentic home-style versions of roast chicken with yogurt and spices, peas pulao, mixed vegetable curry, and mango lassi from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Community Food Co-op Bakery Cafe, 405 E. Holly St. Pakistani cuisine is similar to classic North Indian with a stronger Persian influence. Cost is $39. Details: 360-383-3200, whatcom.edu/academics/community-continuing-education.
Classical and Jazz on Tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Are you interested in joining a live community of Django Reinhardt jazz lovers? All levels of musicians can join a jam session hosted by Bellingham jazz ensemble Nuages at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. This is not a performance but a welcoming jam session that plays and celebrates the genre inspired by the Belgian-born French jazz guitarist and composer. Bring your instrument, join in where you feel comfortable or sit back when you just want to listen. The cost is one purchase from the brewery.
Have you ever wondered about some of the history behind the writing of classical music or the different ways to listen to classical music? Here’s an opportunity: Members of Whatcom Symphony Orhcestra have partnered with Chuckanut Brewery, and will be on hand to talk and play classical music for those that attend at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month throughout the summer . Several members of the symphony will talk about their love of classical music, how and why they became musicians, the history of the pieces they will play and more info related to classical music. Whatcom Symphony has been around for four decades and is comprised of more than 80 volunteer musicians performing in the Bellingham community eight times a year. There will also be an opportunity to join in the raffle to raise funds for the symphony during the evening. Prizes will include Chuckanut schwag and tickets for some of the symphony concerts. No reservations required, the event will take place in Chuckanut’s back covered patio where food and beverages will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Details: chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.
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