This weekend there’s crafts and antiques, stories, sci-fi and real science.
Lynden craft show
Lynden’s 30th annual Spring Craft and Antique Show features a range of vendors — including gifts for children; antiques; collectibles; repurposed and vintage goods; furniture; woodworking and signs; garden decor; quilts and textiles; clothing; paintings; prints; cards; pictures; and books. It’s from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. Admission (with return privileges for all three days) is $6; $5 for those 60 and older; and free for those 12 younger. Free parking. Info: lyndencraftantiqueshow.com.
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Cheap sci-fi thrills
Rocket Donuts’ monthly Sci-Fi Matinees features “When Worlds Collide,” the 1951 classic film about a doomed Earth, at noon Saturday, March 19, at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Admission is $2. Info: pickfordfilmcenter.org.
“Dynamic Earth” planetarium show narrated by the actor Liam Neeson is 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium at Western Washington University. Live talk with astronomer and Q&A before the show. Tickets are $10, available only at the WWU Box Office, online at tickets.wwu.edu. Info: 360-650-6146, wwu.edu/planetarium.
Spinning of yarns
Family Story Night with the Bellingham Storytellers Guild is free at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the Fireplace Room of the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. A free hour of coaching and an introduction to the art of storytelling is at 6 p.m. Appropriate for ages 6 to adult. Info: 360-778 -7188, bellinghamstorytellersguild.org.
Laugh till you cry
“The Heroes — An Improvised Comedy That Saves the Day,” an audience-participation performance for all ages at The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19. Tickets $10 and $12. Info: 360-733-8855, theupfront.com.