There’s a little something for everyone happening Valentine’s Day weekend: Family-friendly circus shows, delicious options for a romantic dinner and drinks, a Craftyhour to celebrate your best friends, and even a goth dance party for those who prefer to dwell in the darkness. Misery does love company, after all. No matter your interests, you’ll have plenty of options to celebrate (or commiserate) with the ones you love this Valentine’s Day, right here in Whatcom County.

Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort

greenhouse logoLove is in the air! Head to the Stars Dining Room at Semiahmoo Resort for a romantic and secluded Valentine’s Dinner, perfectly paired alongside piano music from Jon Mutchler. Two seatings will take place February 14 at 5:30 p.m. and again at 8:00 p.m.

Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy
Blaine, WA 98230

Valentine’s Day Cover Show at Make.Shift

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Spend Valentine’s Day weekend rocking out to your favorite cover songs at Make.Shift.

Local musicians have assembled cover bands to celebrate break-up songs from the past at this annual, all-ages show at Make.Shift. Tickets are just $6 and include performances on two stages, featuring covers ranging from Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry to Nirvana and R.E.M.

Two shows: Friday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 p.m.

Make.Shift Art Space
306 Flora St
Bellingham, WA 98225

My Circus Valentine at The Bellingham Circus Guild

Featuring performances by Bellingham Circus Guild artists and dazzling special guests, gravity-defying aerial mischief, and the kind of hilarity only the circus can provide. The events take place February 13 and 14 at 6:00 p.m. (family friendly) and 9:00 p.m. (21+). Advance tickets are recommended.

Bellingham Circus Guild
1401 6th Street, Suite 102,
Bellingham, WA 98225

Temple Bar

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Enjoy dinner, live entertainment and a cocktail or two for Valentine’s Dinner at the Temple Bar.

Bring your sweetheart to the Temple Bar for a special prix fixe meal featuring Moroccan and Middle Eastern inspired small plates. Live belly dancing adds to the ambiance. Two seatings are set for February 14 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Temple Bar
306 W Champion St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Galentine’s Day Sale and Craftyhour at The Bureau

Celebrate your favorite lady friends at The Bureau during this “Parks and Recreation” inspired sale and party. The event features live music from The Elopements, Galentine’s Day card crafting with Kendall (The Hive), tasty refreshments, and shopping specials — plus free goodie bags for the first 25 guests! Round up your best gal pals and head to The Bureau February 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Bureau of Historical Investigation
217 W Holly
Bellingham, WA 98225

Daphne’s in Fairhaven

Colorful cocktails and romantic Parisian macaroons (macarons) will delight your sweetheart at Daphne’s. Photo credit: Thomas Grayling.

Indulge with your sweetheart at Daphne’s in Fairhaven on February 14 with cocktail and dessert specials such as cheesecakes and Parisian macrons. Reservations can be made via Daphne’s Facebook page:

Daphne’s Fairhaven
1200 10th St, Ste 102
Bellingham, WA 98225

*Editor’s Note: Daphne’s closed their doors in December of 2016.*

Love is Cold: A Goth Dance Party at The Swillery

Prefer to avoid the candied joy of Valentine’s Day weekend? Put on your best black platforms and head to The Swillery where you can dance your angst out to goth, industrial and post-punk music provided by DJ cold/love. Misery loves company (and whiskey). February 13, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Swillery Whiskey Bar
118 W Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen

Bring your valentine to Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen for their sweetheart dinner for two. Dinner includes your choice of one appetizer to share with your sweetheart, two entrees, and a shared dessert from the prix fixe menu. February 14, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
601 W Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Evolve Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge

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Evolve Chocolate Truffle’s Floral Collection is perfectly paired with champagne and other sparkling beverages. Photo courtesy: Evolve Chocolate Truffles.

Enjoy daily happy hour shopping and chocolate tastings at Evolve Chocolate Truffles from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by acoustic open mic from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., February 1 through 14. Try the Lovers Flight of Cacao, which boasts three confections served in a beautifully carved wood platter pair with sipping chocolate for two for ($13).

Evolve Chocolate Truffles
1313 N. State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Redlight Bar

Valentine’s Day wine and cocktail specials include The Redlight’s own house made Parfait d’Amour liqueur: A delicately sweet blend of raspberry, rose, hibiscus, vanilla bean, bergamot and more. Yum! Don’t forget a slice of gluten-free Belgian Chocolate Torte from Pure Bliss or a handful of heart-shaped dark chocolate candies from Chocolate Necessities. The sweetness ensues February 14, 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Redlight Bar
1017 N State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Cupid’s Arrow — An Improvised Dating Game

Laugh your heart out during Cupid’s Arrow, The Upfront Theatre’s take on “The Dating Game.” Photo courtesy: The Upfront Theatre.

The Upfront Theatre presents Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game inspired by the classic 1960s and 70’s show “The Dating Game.” Cupid’s Arrow runs every Friday and Saturday in February at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. with a special added Valentine’s Day performance on Sunday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets available online.

The Upfront Theatre
1208 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA

Woman of Tokyo (Ozu Yasujiro) with Wayne Horvitz Live

The Pickford Film Center and WWU present the 1933 film “Woman of Tokyo,” featuring a live music score by Wayne Horvitz, giving the audience a new cinema experience. The performance will be held Sunday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Concert Hall (PAC 155) on Western Washington University Campus. Advance tickets are available online or via the WWU and Pickford Film Center box offices.

WWU Performing Art Center
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
WWU Box Office: 360-650-6146
Pickford Film Center Box Office: 360-738-0735

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