Between our sanctuary stage and connected classroom space, we host a wide array of events including, but not limited to film screenings, concerts, theater, festivals, rituals and readings. If you're interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.
The second longest running Bellingham poetry group – Poetrynight. All people are invited to join the group any Monday night at 7pm. You don’t have to be a writer to participate as readers of all ages are always invited to sign up to read between 7-7:30. Not all works must be originals. Poetrynight got its start in Stuart’s Coffeehouse in 1995, when a group of poets gathered around a table to share their current work. It has grown over the…Find out more »
Join us for a night of boundary crossing folk music, featuring songs from three innovative players ~ Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm $10-20 supports the artists and the AltLib Kristin Allen-Zito - Kristin Allen- Zito is an indie-folk singer from Bellingham, Washington, well-known for being the lead singer of the electro-punk band The Trucks. She uses captivating story telling to create unique and compelling records. http://www.kristinallenzitomusic.com/ Alec Stone Sweet - Alec Stone Sweet is a professor of law,…Find out more »
com·mun·ion kəˈmyo͞onyən noun 1. the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.Find out more »
The Alternative Library returns in a new incarnation ~ Our new space is still under construction, and we're excited to host a spontaneous performance with local friends and artists on tour from Germany! Doors at 7:00pm $6-10 supports the artists and the AltLib Lettuce Inn is the improvisational ambient expression forged out of collaboration between Gabriel Seaver (of the band WEEED), David Schnitzler & Elias Foerster (of the German band Sea Moya!). The band was spontaneously formed after spending three…Find out more »
We're hosting the first meeting of S.U.B. (Synthesist Union of Bellingham)! This is intended as a monthly workshop and group jam for folks with synthesizers and electronic instruments to plug in and play together, to encourage and grow the electronic music scene in Bellingham! Come show us what you got! Synthesizers / Circuit Bending / Pedal Building / ETC! The first meeting will open with an hour or so of synth-related workshop followed by two hours of open play. We…Find out more »
Surf-infused psych-rock with Portland group, The Shivas! $6-10 supports the artists and the AltLib Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm For The Shivas, the show has always been the thing. That thing being a bombastic, explosive and thoroughly communal live rock and roll experience where barriers between the performers and their audience seem to dissolve into the sweat and sound. The band is releasing its fifth album, Dark Thoughts, but it’s the stage—or the basement, or the living room—that’s The…Find out more »