Sep
1
to Sep 30

Making History: Art from the Archive

Make.Shift Gallery and the Whatcom Museum are joining forces for a juried exhibition this September called “Making History: Art from the Archive.” We have invited both professional and emerging artists to submit original works incorporating, or inspired by, images from the Whatcom Museum Photos Archives.

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The Second Hand Suits, Dryland, Slow Code, Vellichor
Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Second Hand Suits, Dryland, Slow Code, Vellichor

Friday September 29th

The Second Hand Suits
https://thesecondhandsuits.bandcamp.com/
Dryland
https://drylandheavyband.bandcamp.com/
Slow Code (Seattle)
https://slowcodewa.bandcamp.com/
Vellichor

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Illogicians, Baleen, Heptagon, Nocuer
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Illogicians, Baleen, Heptagon, Nocuer

Sunday October 1st

Illogicians
https://illogicians.bandcamp.com/
BALEEN (Los Angeles)
https://baleenla.bandcamp.com/
Heptagon (Los Angeles) 
https://heptagon.bandcamp.com/
Noceur

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

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For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Oct
6
to Oct 28

Aerial Divisions: Artworks by Ashley Olason and Hannah L. Rivers

Through vividly textured multimedia paintings, Aerial Divisions is a study in borders and mapmaking. These abstract works source visuals from aerial views of naturally created land and society’s dark impact. They explore the idea that one cannot truly map the earth, for it is always changing, largely due to our imprints. Both artists use sewing as a method to manipulate. Their use of lines and various depths demonstrate the time, construction and intricacy of humanity’s alterations on the landscape.

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Asterhouse, Palatine Trio, The Kitchen, Barnacle Party
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Asterhouse, Palatine Trio, The Kitchen, Barnacle Party

Saturday October 7th

Asterhouse
https://asterhouse.bandcamp.com/
Palatine Trio
https://palatinetrio.bandcamp.com/
the kitchen (Missoula, MT)
https://andthekitchen.bandcamp.com/
Barnacle Party

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

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For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Thee Unsound, The Landmarks, Eastsound
Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Thee Unsound, The Landmarks, Eastsound

Friday October 13th

Thee Unsound

The Landmarks (Seattle)
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO3SGdtpY_o
Listen: thelandmarks.bandcamp.com

Eastsound

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

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For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Tetrachromat / Slow No / ibtbwyn
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Saudade Sisters Dog Sister Kristin Allen-Zito I Love You Avalanche
Sep
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Saudade Sisters Dog Sister Kristin Allen-Zito I Love You Avalanche

Sunday September 24th

Saudade Sisters (Seattle)
https://saudadesisters.bandcamp.com/
Dog Sister (Seattle)
http://dogsister.bandcamp.com/
Kristin Allen-Zito
https://kristinallenzito.bandcamp.com/
I Love You Avalanche
https://iloveyouavalanche.bandcamp.com/

8pm $6 (cash at door)
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No jerks please!
For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Kung Foo Grip, Juiceboxxx, Remember Face
Sep
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kung Foo Grip, Juiceboxxx, Remember Face

Friday September 22nd

Kung Foo Grip (Seattle)
https://kungfoogripbbj.bandcamp.com/
Juiceboxxx (Milwuakee)
http://juiceboxxx.com/
Remember Face (Seattle)
https://rememberface.bandcamp.com/releases

ALL AGES No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks, please!
Doors 8pm / music 8:15
$10 (cash at the door)

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Limanjaya / Sea, As Promised / JNAII
Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Limanjaya / Sea, As Promised / JNAII

Friday September 15th

Sea, As Promised
https://soundcloud.com/layeringseason
JNAII
https://www.facebook.com/JNAII95/
Limanjaya
https://www.facebook.com/limanjaya.lim/

8pm $6 (cash at door)
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No jerks please!
For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Mr. Wrong, The Wednesdays, Cat Valley
Sep
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mr. Wrong, The Wednesdays, Cat Valley

Monday September 11th

Mr. Wrong
https://mrwrongwitches.bandcamp.com/releases
The Wednesdays
https://thewedns.bandcamp.com/
Cat Valley
https://catvalley.bandcamp.com/releases

8pm $6 (cash at door)
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No jerks please!
For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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WMD 'Reminisce' Album Release Show
Sep
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

WMD 'Reminisce' Album Release Show

Come help celebrate the release of WMD's new album 'Reminisce' with a night of chill vibes and good times.

WMDwmd-music.com
HimeHimehimehime.bandcamp.com
Kotori: https://soundcloud.com/imkotori

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Lawn Chairs, Maee, The Blood Capsules
Sep
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lawn Chairs, Maee, The Blood Capsules

Sunday September 3rd

Maee
maee.bandcamp.com
Lawn Chairs (Oakland)
https://lawnchairsoakland.bandcamp.com/
The Blood Capsules
https://bloodcapsules.bandcamp.com/


ALL AGES $6 (cash at the door)
Doors at 8pm, music 8:30
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks!

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Mega Ran, Sammus, Thee Unsound
Aug
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mega Ran, Sammus, Thee Unsound

Thursday August 31st

Mega Ran (Phoenix, AZ)
Arguably the world's most well known video-game influenced performance artist, and his nerdy persona has led to world tours, festivals and video game tournament performances.
LISTEN: http://megaranmusic.com/
with locals

S▲MMUS (Philidelphia, PA)
Sammus has made waves as an MC among feminists, punks, self-proclaimed geeks, and activists particularly since signing to Don Giovanni Records in 2016. 
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/sammusmusic

Thee Unsound

ALL AGES No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks, please!
Doors 8pm / music 8:15
$10 (cash at the door)

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Shimmertraps, Harley Small, Club Mage
Aug
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Shimmertraps, Harley Small, Club Mage

Saturday August 26th

Shimmertraps
https://shimmertraps.bandcamp.com/
Harley Small
https://harleysmall.bandcamp.com/
Club Mage
https://clubmage.bandcamp.com/

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

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For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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KZAX Presents: jo passed, roy rogers, truck race, local ghost
Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

KZAX Presents: jo passed, roy rogers, truck race, local ghost

$6-10 // All Ages // 7pm

jo passed
Roy Rodgers
Truck Race
Local Ghost

A benefit for KZAX 94.9 Community Radio! KZAX 94.9 is a non profit local radio station that's mission is to serve the Bellingham community by providing locally created content and eclectic music programming.

No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

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For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Ghost Mice, Adam Gnade, Morgan Eldridge, Chris Clavin, Porch Cat, Old Growth, Pluto
Aug
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ghost Mice, Adam Gnade, Morgan Eldridge, Chris Clavin, Porch Cat, Old Growth, Pluto

Words & Music Tour! Featuring Chris Clavin, Morgan Eldridge, Adam Gnade, Ghost Mice (solo)

Tickets at the door: $6

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Order of events:

Readings!

Adam reads from Locust House and the DIY Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad.

Morgan reads from Omen Amen.

Chris reads from Free Pizza for Life and Cursed in Cairo

Then:

Live music!

Adam plays his "talking songs" which feature characters from his books.

Chris plays Ghost Mice songs solo.

With locals Porch Cat, Old Growth, and Pluto Eolande

Traveling bookfair featuring titles from Secret Sailor Press, Hello America, Eternia Press, and Pioneers Press

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Adam Gnade is the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad and Caveworld, Locust House Locust House And many more. Adam is also a musician and spoken word performer. He lives in Kansas on a farm and helps out with Pioneers Press.

Morgan Eldridge is a poet, spoken word performer and artist from Bloomington, Indiana. So far she only has a few chapbooks published, but working on a book.

Chris Clavin is the author of Free Pizza For Life and Cursed In Cairo. He is also a musician and plays in the DIY folk punk band Ghost Mice.

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Make.Shift Summer Party!
Aug
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Make.Shift Summer Party!

 

 

Make.Shift is excited to work with The Hub Community Bike Shop to host SUMMER PARTY,

Saturday August 5th from Noon-8pm at the HUB 903 State Street

Saturday August 5th
10 AM: Bike Scavanger Hunt
Team or Incividual check-in at Make.Shift between 10-11a.m. 
Team will receive a list of clues at check-in. Designate one team member to take pictures for the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the best scores & completion times!

Noon-8.
MUSIC:
Emma Lee Toyoda (Seattle indie pop)
Memory Boys (Whidbey Island Pop/Punk)
Heavy Weather (Calgary emo/punk/indie)
balance (Vancouver post hardcore punk)
The Wednesdays
Redwood Sol
Virgo Virgo
Boris Budd and The Bonquistidors

Beer Garden
Bellingham Play Lab/Kidz Zone
Food by Buenos 'Dillas Quesadillas

MORE TBA

This event is a fundraiser for Make.Shift, a 501C Non Profit who aims to engage the community by providing a space for all ages art and music in Bellingham, WA. We are asking for $10 at our donation stations. ALL AGES weclome.

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Aug
4
to Aug 26

Make.Shift Family: Appreciating Those Who Make.Shift Happen

For the First Friday Art Walk in August, Make.Shift Gallery will host our first annual appreciation night for the tremendous volunteers, tenants, and staff that make this space possible. We’ve invited all those involved behind the scenes at Make.Shift to display works depicting unique interpretations of community to celebrate our chosen family in the Bellingham arts & music scene. “Make.Shift Family: Appreciating those who Make.Shift happen” ill feature new visual art by James Mey, Steeb Russell, Jess Flegel, Brad Lockhart, Renee Shepherd, Jabez Richard, Jessyca Murphy and more!

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All Ages Rock and Roll Lottery!
Jul
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

All Ages Rock and Roll Lottery!

What's an all ages rock lotto?

Band Lottery started in Bellingham in 2010 at the former Jinx Art Space. Bringing it back it's original basement home, we will select thirty-five people and randomly group them together with five other musicians to from a band, write three songs, and play a show within a two week period. The results often make for fun, hilarious, and chaotic results. The lottery has moved around a bit and now has a permanent home every January at Wild Buffalo who graciously benefits the proceeds to our humble all ages space. 

To get involved please read, and fill out the google form below. We will contact you before the draft date to let you know if you have been selected. 

This event will be a benefit for Make.Shift and we thank you for participating! This event is sponsored by Casa Que Pasa. There sponsorship pays for the admission of the 1st 20 people at the door. 

Sign up here:
https://goo.gl/forms/tYPlSGxkaY7OGvdj2

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Mom Jeans, The Co Founder, Graduating Life, Iffy Comma
Jul
28
8:00pm 8:00pm
Itemfinder, Andy's Room, Old Notes
Jul
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Itemfinder, Andy's Room, Old Notes

All ages!

Itemfinder (Seattle, WA)
https://itemfinderwa.bandcamp.com/ 

Old Notes (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
https://oldnotesband.bandcamp.com/ 

Andy's Room (Fullerton, CA)
https://andysroom.bandcamp.com/ 

$6 at the door
8 pm doors / 8:15 music
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks!

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Jul
7
to Jul 29

Gender Trouble: A Queer Art Showcase

For the First Friday Art Walk in July, Make.Shift Gallery presents “Gender Trouble: A Queer Art Showcase.” This exhibition will highlight recent works from both professional and emerging LGBTQ+ artists from Bellingham and Seattle. Featured artists will include Clyde Peterson, Nika Feline, Kat Varela, Jess Weaver, Oliver Ray Sebren and more.

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Tummy Fest 2017
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Tummy Fest 2017

Event Page

Tummy Rock Records presents:
Tummy Fest 2017
June 30th and July 1st!

Tummy Rock once again hosts a weekend festival to promote DIY music and to raise money for DVSAS. This year a quarter of the proceeds will be donated to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. Another quarter will help Make.Shift with operating costs and the remaining half will compensate the bands for their excellent performances! 

2 days, 2 stages, 20 bands and other activities!

Friday June 30th
Dead Bars (No Idea records)
Bobby's Oar (Seattle)
Dumb Luck (Corvalis, OR)
Maneken Hand 
SCUMEATING
MORE TBA...

Doors at 6pm Music at 7pm $10 cash at the door
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks

Saturday July 1st
Afternoon activities TBA

Cumulus (Seattle)
Whitney Ballen (Seattle)
Antonioni (Seattle)
ratbath (Missoula)
Cairns (Missoula)
Mossmouth (Missoula)
Girl Teeth
Cat Positive
MORE TBA...

Doors at 6pm Music at 7pm $10 cash at the door
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks

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KZAX Grand Opening
Jun
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

KZAX Grand Opening

Saturday June 3rd

Celebrate your community radio station!

ALL AGES // $6-10 cash at the door// 

Cat Valley
Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band
Mhostly Ghostly
Step Dads
Nodalus 
SouthLvnder

Plus a photobooth and facepainting! 

KZAX 94.9LP FM serves the Bellingham community by providing locally created content and eclectic music programming. 

*No booze, no drugs, no jerks* EVENT PAGE: click here

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