I‘m not sure what it is about the transition from January to February that fills me with hope. Maybe it’s the progression toward the warmer days of summer (by far my favorite season) or the red and pink hearts popping up in store windows everywhere. Perhaps it’s something else entirely. All I know is that February has arrived and it brings with it many fun and fascinating new events in Whatcom County. Here are a few ideas on fun Whatcom County and Bellingham weekend events but remember to check our full events calendar for all the fun happenings.

  • Stretch your legs and take a stroll through Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk. You’ll be amazed by the high quality of artists and the remarkable variety of venues. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night.
  • Bust out and break loose with a night of live music courtesy of the High Mountain String Band at Stone’s Throw Brewery. Their up-tempo and foot-stomping progressive bluegrass music is what makes them one of Bellingham’s favorite local string bands. The whole family is welcome to attend.
  • Enliven your senses with the wonders of kung fu mastery as performed by the Shaolin Warriors. In this fully choreographed theatrical production, kung fu masters bring remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial arts prowess to the stage. You’ll be thrilled as you perform feats once thought only possible in the movies.
  • Dive into George Bernard Shaw’s classic anti-romantic comedy “Arms and the Man.” Set against the backdrop of the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian war, the play pokes fun at the futility of war and the conventions of romantic love.
  • Indulge your senses at this Handmade Chocolate Truffle Workshop. You’ll learn three different flavors/techniques and each one can be varied to create more flavors: milk chocolate with chai spices, white chocolate with Grand Marnier and dark chocolate with raspberry-chocolate filling. What a heavenly way to spend a day.
  • While it may not classify as fun, it is definitely important- If you’re caring for someone who is suffering from a prolonged illness, be sure to attend Caregiving and the Art of Living During a Prolonged Illness by author Abbe Rolnick. You’ll learn how to maneuver through the emotional and physical aspects of giving care to a loved one; handle changing relationships and roles; redefine possibilities; face financial burdens; prepare oneself and one’s family to live with the end in sight and to flourish with a new intimacy.
  • Bust a gut at Dying Laughing at the Pickford Film Center. Directors Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood achieve a startling level of intimacy in a series of riveting interviews with Gary Shandling, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Billy Connolly, Amy Schumer and many other masters of the comedy universe; allowing in-depth access to the emotional and psychological highs and lows of answering the call to become a comic.
  • Watch the Superbowl in style at Semiahmoo Resort’s Discovery Theater. With 50 plush seats and a 156” screen, you’ll have the best seats for the game!

WhatcomTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and throughout Whatcom County. If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at submit@whatcomtalk.com. For more events and to learn what’s happening in Bellingham and the surrounding area, visit our events calendar. To submit an event of your own, visit our events calendar and click on the green “Post Your Event” button.

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