Events

The Third Annual Make.Shift Block Party!

 

Get pumped for our favorite annual wet-and-weird fundraiser: The Make.Shift Block Party on Saturday Aug. 2 from noon-9 p.m.

Is it totally crazy to only charge $5 for…

*All-day live local music
*Inflatable gladiator joust (yes, you too can bash your friends in the head)
*Climbing wall by Vital Climbing Gym – Bellingham
*New, improved, and relocated Slip ‘N Slide of Doom
*Punk Rock haircuts by Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy – Bellingham, WA
*Skate Jam by Unknown Board Shop
*Beer garden featuring beer by PBR, Aslan Brewing CompanyKulshan Brewing CompanyWander Brewing, and Boundary Bay Brewery
*Mysterious and thrilling kinetic sculpture!
*Duke of Bellingham gender-neutral pageant-style competition
*Food trucks!
*Bike and water shenanigans
*Kid Zone + bounce house
*Dunk Tank
*Live screen printing by Iron Street Printing
*Info tables by awesome orgs like Bellingham Girls Rock CampZAPPSigned MagazineThe Good Time Girls – sin, gin, gore & loreBellingham Books to PrisonersInky Spokes, and more.
*Killer raffle!

…? We think so.

Come on down. Wear something weird. Bring a shirt to get screen printed.

Check out the Block Party on Facebook.

Remembering Gunther: Bellingham Music Photography

Gunther Jose Frank was a photographer in Bellingham between 1996 and 2009. During those years, he photographed performances by hundreds of musicians and bands. The subjects and settings varied widely, but they all contained a sense of spontaneity, excitement, and raw emotion.

This show will feature Gunther’s photographs of live music in Bellingham. This is a chance for people who miss Gunther to remember him together, and a chance for musicians, photographers, and those who didn’t know Gunther to be inspired by his photography.

Check out Gunther’s Flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guntherjosefrank/sets/

Nightmare on Railroad Ave.: A Haunted House

Empty your bladder and put on your game face — Make.Shift is taking over the Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden for two nights of terror! 

Be prepared for a full-blown haunted house full of live actors, chilling detail, and unbelievable scares. This event is ALL AGES, but be warned that this may be too scary for little ones. MUAHAHA.

7-11 p.m. Wed. Oct. 30
7-11 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 31
$5

Boundary Bay beer available for purchase for those 21+.

Forgot a costume or wanna jazz yours up? Let our makeup artists paint your face while you wait in line!

The BIG FAT Benefit Breakfast!

Join us at Boundary Bay Sunday, June 30 for an epic breakfast with proceeds benefitting Make.Shift.

 

YES, THIS EVENT IS ALL-AGES!

Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. and will help Make.Shift raise funds to get our all-ages, drug-free music venue up to fire code.

No cover charge; breakfast is $10.

Polecat: Stomp-Grass Americana!

Hot Damn Scandal: Tipsy American Gypsy Blues, End of the World Love Songs, Whiskey Bottle Yodeler Folk, Aviator Earball Shades, and much much more!!!

The 2nd Annual Make.Shift Block Party!

It’s back! After the incredible success of our first Block Party in 2012, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting the 2013 Make.Shift Block Party on Saturday , July 27.

Expect all-day live, local music, delicious food, uncouth water sports, upgraded kid’s station, bouncey house, bike shenanigans, circus preformery, beer garden, family fun, and SO MUCH MORE!

Thursday Benefit at The Shakedown

Help Make.Shift raise the funds needed to get our building up to fire code so we can host all-ages live shows again!

 

Thursday 5/23/13 $5-$10 suggested donation, door at 9, music at 10

Dog Shredder
“Dog Shredder are quantum physics. No space left untouched. Garage insanity? The soundtrack to M.I.T.? Blistering connections that were impossible to predict. If you took a bottle of narcotics and got pushed out of an airplane flying to Naked City without a parachute by No Means No and land on John Zorn, you may end up as a Dog Shredder.”
–Examiner.com
https://www.facebook.com/dogshredder
http://dogshredder.blogspot.com/
http://dogshredder.bandcamp.com/
http://www.myspace.com/dogshredder
http://www.goodtodierecords.com/

The Narrows
http://www.narrowsmusic.com/

Orcco
(With Charlie, John, Alec, and Ben – members of Sloths, Livingston Seagull, Swine, and Chambers)
https://www.facebook.com/orccoband

YELLINGHAM IS HERE!

That’s Right, it’s finally Yellingham weekend. More info over at Yellingham’s website. Full Lineup:

Photo by Tommy Calderon

Pick up a show map at any Make.Shift show to find out the addresses of the house shows

APRIL 12th

7:30 pm, Make.Shift
Unnatural Helpers
The Exquisites
Wild Moth
Lee Corey Oswald
Your Rival

APRIL 13th

11am PANCAKE BREAKFAST HOUSE SHOW
The Shadies
Camp Wisdom
Nick Duncan
Juniper Stills

1pm HOUSE SHOW
italics
manatee commune
ig88
heatsink

3pm HOUSE SHOW
duck little brother duck
Walter and Perry
Ship to Ship
The Sky Above and Earth Below

7pm at Make.Shift
Kithkin
Special Explosion
Seacats
Chastity Belt

7pm HOUSE SHOW
Grenades
Carrion Spring
Honduran
Earth Control
Wrath

APRIL 14TH

12pm PANCAKE BREAKFAST HOUSE SHOW
Stephen Steen (Violins, Specters)
Learning Team
June Madrona

3pm HOUSE SHOW
Swamp Meat
Creech
Leatherdaddy

7pm at Make.Shift
Shook Ones
The Grizzled Mighty
So Adult
Cower
Sloths

In The Gallery: Viva La Analog!

Our January gallery show opens with Art Walk on Friday January 4, from 6-10 p.m. FREE!

What do Steve Jobs and Dr. Frankenstein have in common? Bellingham artists BJ Ott and Jarod Faw explore our relationship with and pursuit of technology in “Viva La Analog,” a multimedia show celebrating the simpler things in life.

Live music by:
Robert N Paulson
& Creech

Join us for Green Drinks at Make.Shift

Head over to Make.Shift when you get off work to check out the new gallery show, have a drink with friends, and make some new ones.

Bellingham Green Drinks is a big monthly gathering of environmentally-minded people — This is your chance to network, collaborate and find out what’s going on in our community.

Everyone’s welcome; Beer and wine available to those 21+. A big thanks to our beer sponsor Ninkasi Brewing Co.