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💕The Queen💕

Before RuPaul’s Drag Race or even Paris Is Burning this newly restored, pre-Stonewall film documented 1967’s Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant, a drag competition that introduces us to those who would become pioneers of the LGBTQ+ movement just a few short years later.

Presented as part of Pickford Film Center‘s LGBT+ film series The Queens’ Vernacular, with introduction by series curators Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans. Drag attire welcome!

Doctober 2019

Doctober 🎥

Each October, Pickford Film Center presents Doctober, a month long celebration of the art of the documentary featuring some of the most diverse and varied programming offered all year. With over 50 films in the lineup for 2019, something for everyone is hardly an exaggeration!

Times vary, please visit for more information

Whatcom Housing Week 2019

Be a part of the housing solution — join us for Whatcom Housing Week October 21-26! Housing Week is an opportunity for community members, civic leaders, and industry professionals to come together for a dialogue about creative housing solutions for all. With presentations from national experts, deep-dive workshops, and tours, there’s something for everyone at Housing Week this year!

Paint B’ham Blue for WWU💙

Come to downtown Bellingham and cheer on our newest Vikings as they march from Red Square on campus to the iconic Herald Building downtown. You’re invited to join WWU for free beer from Boundary Bay Brewery and heavy appetizers at the Western City Center. Pick up a cowbell and head out to N. State Street to cheer the on students as they pass! When they arrive, you’ll gather with them in Depot Market Square to enjoy food trucks, music, and a Sensebellum light show on the side of the Herald Building. After dark, the Herald sign will turn blue, and they’ll shoot fireworks high into the sky!

Bellingham SeaFeast 2019🍤

Catch the wave of excitement at Bellingham SeaFeast – fun and folly, music and demonstrations, competitions and entertainers, and seafood, seafood, seafood – on the shores of Bellingham Bay! The waterfront has defined Bellingham from its very beginnings, and Bellingham SeaFeast represents every facet of the area’s seaborne charm.

From sea-to-plate you will experience why the Salish Sea and its bounty set Bellingham apart as a place you will always remember fondly.

Make.Shift Sept Art Walk: This Little Piggy 🎨🐷

For September Art Walk Make.Shift Gallery has teamed up with Ketchup + Mustard to host “This Little Piggy…” Ketchup + Mustard is a kick-ass team of branding, graphic design, and marketing pros who appreciate, encourage, and support art & artists throughout Bellingham. It’s likely you’ve seen some of their work around town and you can learn more about them at

The wonderful folks at Ketchup + Mustard provided Make.Shift with 40 ceramic piggy banks and then invited local artists to bring new life to the classic Mother Goose poem about those crazy pigs who went to the market and ate roast beef.

The opening will be on Art Walk Friday, September 6th from 6-10pm​. ​For more information about the Art Walk or Make.Shift please visit or contact Gallery Director, Jessyca Murphy, at