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This week: Crafts and antiques, storytellers and sci-fi

This still from "Dynamic Earth," a planetarium show to be shown at Western Washington University on Thursday, March 17, shows sea ice on Earth.
This still from "Dynamic Earth," a planetarium show to be shown at Western Washington University on Thursday, March 17, shows sea ice on Earth. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

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.

Lynden craft fair
Beverly Lafeen, left, and her daughter Shirley Obermeier browse a display of license-plate birdhouses during the annual Craft & Antique Show at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden in 2014. PHILIP A. DWYER pdwyer@bhamherald.com

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.

Ever-changing Earth

“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.

What are you going to get out and do next weekend? Share with Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty, facebook.com/bellinghamherald.

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