Watch out everyone! April Fool’s Day is upon us. Whether it’s that crazy co-worker, that plotting spouse, the devious friends or your overly enthusiastic offspring, someone is sure to attempt a prank this weekend. It may even be you! There are no pranks here, however, just the fun, fabulous Whatcom County weekend events that make this beautiful area such a great place to be. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Don’t forget to check our full events calendar for all the fun happenings this weekend.
- Read up on some otherworldly April Fool’s Day pranks courtesy of Mount Baker Theatre’s Ghost Judy.
- Check out the Bellingham Theatre Guild’s “I Hate Hamlet” in which a young and successful television actor relocates to New York where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.
- Or root for the underdog with TUpfront Theatre’s “Against All Odds.” This performance structures the classic underdog tale to create a fully improvised journey of the down and out working their way to victory! From the crazy coach to the nasty rival, to the inspirational training montage, you’ll find all of the great aspects of an underdog story live on stage. There will be sweat, tears and laughs each night with a new story and hero created as they overcome impossible odds!
- And if you have room for even more laughter, stay for “Face Off” a show of competitive improv comedy. In this production, improvisers will enter the proverbial coliseum of comedy to battle against each other with the audience serving as the judge and jury of comedy quality. Your applause will determine the points players receive in their quest for glory in this high stakes, high energy show!
- Explore beautiful and fascinating Pacific Northwest destinations with two fascinating classes at Whatcom Community College.
- Make the world a better place and jump in for a joint planting party with Whatcom Land Trust and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association at Riverstead! They will be planting native trees and shrubs to improve the riparian zone to grow large trees that can one day interact with the river. Learn the story of this unique property and the growing South Fork habitat corridor, as well as about the amazing partnerships that help restoration work here in Whatcom County.
- Attend this presentation by marine mammal expert Victoria Souze on the cultural differences between Puget Sound orca pods.
- Explore and share your formative experiences with Village Books’ Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group or explore a variety of literary genres with the Village Books Reads Book Club.
- Celebrate 25 years of wholesome food and fun at the Bellingham Farmers Market on April 1. Countless local farmers, crafters and artisans have gotten their start at the Bellingham Farmers Market, testing their dreams and ideas with customers who like to support the little guy. Now it’s time to celebrate their successes like only Bellinghamsters can.
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