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June 2019

ReForge: Metal Arts Guild

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild presents ReFORGE! Bring your unwanted, unworn, excess jewelry! Bham Metal Arts Guild will process the donations back into raw materials to create more metal art. Come out for the day, meet the project participants, and listen to some tunes by Josie Wails and more!

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure: The Musical

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8:00pm $15 General; $10 Student Discount Admission supports the artists and the AltLib! The future of the world is in peril unless the two excellent ones, Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan, can pass their History report. With the help of Napoleon, Socrates, Billy the Kid and others, Bill and Ted travel through time most triumphantly in this musical adaptation of the most bodacious movie of the 1980’s. Be a part of history,…

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11:11 Writer’s Communion

June 16 @ 11:10 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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IWW Meeting

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

International Workers of the World unite! Whatcom-Skagit IWW host a monthly communion of comrades

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Poetrynight ft Oliver Amatist

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Another Monday, another featured poet! As usual the open mic portion will begin around 7. Born and raised throughout the Pacific Northwest, Oliver Amatist is a free verse spoken word poet emerging in the performance art community. With his surprise debut performance speaking at the Bite of Seattle 2017, in front of hundreds, he aims to bring that same mentality to his tour at Washington cafés, book stores, and poetry venues. Come join in on his spoken word set, Messages…

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Volunteers’ Meetin’

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every Wednesday is our weekly volunteer meeting, where we discuss the goings on and future of the AltLib!

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Supermissive / Mobilites / Bird & Shooter

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$6-10 supports the artists and the AltLib Mobilities is a four-piece experimental rock / progressive indie rock band based in Portland, OR. On tour this summer to bring their upcoming EP, "Something’s Right”, to the American West. Drawing influence from bands like The Mars Volta, Incubus, White Denim, Wand, Queens of the Stone Age, Portugal. The Man, Tame Impala, Thee Oh Sees. They bring with them an energetic show that takes twists and turns, as it flows through dynamic ranges…

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$6 - $10

Laughingstock / Laundry / Apology Wars

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm $6-10 supports the artists and the AltLib Laundry Funk-punk from our dear neighbors to the south, Eugene, Oregon. Laughingstock Bellingham Based Boy Band. Sometimes it's folky, sometimes it's emo. Apology Wars Vocal-driven, high-energy indie rock band out of Bellingham. Formed in 2017, first studio LP set to release in June 2019. ------ AltLib is always ALL AGES NOTAFLOF

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Open Floodgates: Ad-hoc Orchestral Jam

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

OPEN FLOODGATES - A drop-in park-style mutual-improv jam highlighting melodic story-building dialogue. Winding bridges, scale altercations, rhythm permutations, evolving narrative continuity, in microtonal jazz blues, ragtime, surf, gamelan etc. Musicians free / $5-15 suggested donation from audience members WHAT TO BRING: * An outside snack (it's a long event). * Any instrument you can sit on, hold in/over your lap, hold standing, or keep under your feet. (2.5' x 3.5' per person) RSVP and more info:

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Poetrynight ft Savannah Sloane

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As usual, signups for the open mic will start around 7 and our feature will read about halfway through. Savannah Slone is a queer writer who recently completed her M.F.A. and dwells in the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in or will soon appear in Glass: A Poetry Journal, Crab Creek Review, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, decomP magazinE, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, Crab Fat Magazine, TERSE, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Homology Lit, a literary magazine for…

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