Dec
22
8:30 PM20:30

Tyrant Flycatchers

Tyrant Flycatchers is a B'ham acoustic/electric guitar duo featuring Tropical Victor and Jason Sands. Dark/dreamy/experimental - vaguely punky, kinda goth, & a hint of folk in the mix. Introducing a whole bunch of brand-new, never-before performed material at this show! Find them on Facebook and bandcamp.

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Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

Gather Round - True Stories Told Live

Join us for a new installment of Gather Round - Bellingham's monthly forum for people who love a good story.

If you haven't been with us before, here's the scoop: Gather Round is inspired by The Moth, the New York based non-profit dedicated to "true stories told live." We believe that nothing binds a community together like shared stories. Our format is Open Mic: prospective tellers prepare a story based on the evening’s theme and submit their names before the show starts. Our rules are simple: 

1. Stories must be true and personal, that is, they must relate something that actually happened, and that directly affected the teller. 
2. Stories must be told, not read -- they must be performed without notes.
3. Stories last approximately 5-8 minutes. 

We're committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all sorts of stories to be shared. Funny stories, sad stories, stories about small triumphs or epic defeats; stories about friends, about families, about the search for love or justice; stories about the human condition and how we cope with it on any given day. Come tell us a story, or just sit back and listen as others share theirs.

One more thing: our space is small and seating is limited -- come early to get a good spot!

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Strangely's Epic Birthday Party XXX

"I'm turning 30! Oh my goodness, we made it! No more twenties! Started as a toddler now we here! This is gonna be a pile of all my favorite musos from around the country that I could convince to come perform for my birthday. There will also be some music from me, as well as lots of other fun surprises. I shaved off my beard, come see what that looks like!

There will maybe be a brand new album from me, or maybe not, I will be doing some live reccordion during the show so that's good. Come celebate all the good things in life, and maybe some of the bad ones that have ended. Let's get warmed up for solstice!

Cheers!" - Strangely

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Dec
7
8:30 PM20:30

Not Creepy Gathering for People who are Single and Want to Fall in Love

Are you a nice person who just wants to meet another nice person? This event is for you!

Do you ever look around at all of your fabulous single friends and think, “You're all so great! Why can't I get you all in a room together?” Well, here's your chance!

What if I'm gay? 
That's great! 
This event is not just for straight people.

Aw, I do want love, but I'm too old. 
No you're not!!! 
This event draws adults of all ages.

Are you scared? 
It's okay. Me, too.
Let's be scared together.

This structured event is all about connection. It's fun. And surprising. And playful. And real. People come not to judge or be judged, but to be open.
Bring a notebook!

http://www.thenotcreepygathering.com/

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Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening of Songs

Fritz Ridenour, voice and guitar, will be performing his original songs. He will be joined by Julian MacDonough on drums, Steve Jones on percussion, and Roger Yamashita on bass. This will be a great evening of music, food, and drink!

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Dec
1
8:30 PM20:30

Tad Kroening/Rachel Gauthier/Ivan Sandomire (Art Walk)

Join us to start the month off right with a specially-curated bill featuring three distinctly beautiful sounds first shared at our long-running Wednesday open mic. Tad, Rachel, and Ivan will take turns sharing songs of hope and heartbreak with humor thrown in for good measure. 

Free and all ages welcome as always! Please tip your band and bartender.

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Nov
30
8:30 PM20:30

Nine Lives Later: A Dead Cat Anthology

Join us for the reading and release party for  Nine Lives Live: a Dead Cat Anthology. Local writer Dee Dee Chapman presents this unique collection of poetry and fiction from across the county which embraces the unusual motif with sincerity, honest grief, humor, and love. Featuring readings by local writers Jessica Lee, Rena Priest, Duncan Shields, Luther Allen, Malcolm Kenyon, Nancy Canyon, and Dee Dee Chapman.

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Gather Round Storytelling

If you haven't been with us before, here's the scoop: Gather Round is inspired by The Moth, the New York based non-profit dedicated to "true stories told live." We believe that nothing binds a community together like shared stories. Our format is Open Mic: prospective tellers prepare a story based on the evening’s theme and submit their names before the show starts. Our rules are simple: 

1. Stories must be true and personal, that is, they must relate something that actually happened, and that directly affected the teller. 
2. Stories must be told, not read -- they must be performed without notes.
3. Stories last approximately 5-8 minutes. 

We're committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all sorts of stories to be shared. Funny stories, sad stories, stories about small triumphs or epic defeats; stories about friends, about families, about the search for love or justice; stories about the human condition and how we cope with it on any given day. Come tell us a story, or just sit back and listen as others share theirs.

One more thing: our space is small and seating is limited -- come early to get a good spot!

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Nov
18
8:30 PM20:30

Meghan Yates and The Reverie Machine

Meghan has been singing and writing songs for a very long time, but her solo career started in 2002 in Portland, ME -- walking past a local club on Congress street, apparently humming loud enough for the club owner to run out, grab her by the arm and ask her to sing right there on the spot for his guests. Stunned and unprepared, she sang an a'capella tune she had finished writing earlier that day. The club owner asked if she would be willing to play a real set sometime, so she returned about a month later and sang all of the a'capella tunes she could fit into thirty minutes. Eventually, she picked up the guitar and through the support of the local scene in a small port city in Maine, Meghan developed a distinctive guitar playing, songwriting style and performance that captures and often stuns her audiences. She recorded a few solo albums before she met her husband and bassist, Mordechai Rosenblatt, and together they started The Reverie Machine in 2009. Meghan and Mordechai relocated to Bellingham for the milder winters and the mystic landscape. Whether solo, as a duo, or when other players join, the music created often uplifts, penetrates and inspires the listener

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Nov
17
8:30 PM20:30

Fritz and the Freeloaders

Acoustic-based rock, pop, country and much more. Great vocals. All eras: Elvis to Eve 6, Johnny Cash to Jimmy Eat World. Toe-tapping originals, too!

Fun tidbit:

Who is Fritz? He was our original bass player's lovable guide dog. When Dave left the name stuck, and Fritz evolved from a flesh-and-blood presence to logo and mythological spirit.

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Nov
14
8:30 PM20:30

Tom Bourne and Rich Heinrichsen

Rich (vocals) and Tom (guitar) began performing together over 30 years ago in Ellensburg, Washington, doing country western songs. They have reunited to share music from many genres: tangos in the style of Argentine singing legend Carlos Gardel, boleros, jazz and a set of traditional cowboy songs, all featuring Rich’s rich vocal expressiveness and Tom’s nylon and steel fingerpicking. These are familiar song favorites as well as a tradition of tango you may not of heard!

 

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