Masks, recitals and return of the Naked Bike Ride

This month, Wednesday on the Waterfront opens, Whatcom Museum offers tours of its exhibits, Studio UFO presents masks created during the pandemic, Whatcom County farmers and Scots celebrate their heritage and Bellingham Symphony closes its season. Plus, there are ballet, music, theater and dance performances by local artists and the return of Bellingham’s Naked Bike Ride takes place after a two-year hiatus.

Jaclyn Backhaus’ historical play is based on an 1869 expedition when a one-armed Captain John Wesley Powell and a crew of insane, yet loyal, volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Reimagined with female and nonbinary actors playing the roles of these historic men, Western Washington University presents the play June 3–5 at Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $16 general, $8 students. Details: