This weekend brings plenty to do in Whatcom County, including the return of the Easter Bunny Train! And with “No Housework Day” on April 7, you should have plenty of time to get out and play! Here are a few fun Whatcom County weekend events to get you started. Don’t forget to check our full events calendar for all the great local happenings this weekend.
- Check out the Bellingham Music Film Festival which will showcase music-inspired shorts, videos and feature-length films from around the world and here at home, along with bands and live music. Spanning three days and three locations, Bellingham Music Film Festival is a celebration of the convergence of music and film, highlighting the way film conveys the meaning of music.
- Enjoy a lovely night of fine dining with the Vintner’s Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort. Meet Darel Allwine, winemaker, and enjoy the chance to mingle with fellow wine lovers. Chef Bruno Feldeisen will prepare a three-course meal paired exquisitely with the Col Solare and Antinori wines. Cheers!
- Experience the high quality of artists and remarkable variety of venues present in downtown Bellingham with the Downtown Art Walk.
- Be thrilled by the exploits of mountaineer and scientist John All who plunged into a crevasse in the Himalayas, a fall that all but killed him. He recorded a series of dramatic videos as he struggled to climb seven stories back up to the surface with a severely dislocated shoulder, internal bleeding, a battered face and fifteen broken bones—including six cracked vertebrae. The videos became a viral sensation, an urgent and gripping dispatch from one of the least-known extremes of the planet. Yet this climb for his life is only the latest of John All’s adventures in some of Earth’s most hostile climates. “ICEFALL” is a thrilling adventure story and a report from the extremes of the planet, taking you to collapsing Andean glaciers, hidden jungles in Honduras, and the highest points on Earth. In this gripping account, our changing climate is not a matter of politics; it’s a matter of life and death and the human will to survive and thrive in the face of it.
- Laugh out loud with The Upfront Theatre’s rendition of “Baywatch” and “Pirates.” In “Baywatch” improvisers jump into action as lifeguards to save the day from any beach catastrophe imaginable. Slow motion running and waves of laughter are in store for each improvised adventure. “Pirates” follows our protagonist and their exploits with a gritty pirate crew. Every night holds a completely improvised tale of the open seas, mystical creatures, devious pirates and hilarity everywhere in between. Whether they are outrunning the fleet, in search of buried treasure, instigating a mutiny, or wearing water wings – each voyage is completely improvised and inspired by audience suggestions as the characters have ye laughing all the way to the plank.
- Get into the Easter spirit with the Easter Bunny Train at Wickersham Station. The Easter Bunny will lead Lake Whatcom Railway passengers on authentic Pullman Co. passenger cars to a special Easter egg hunt.
- Tour the imagination of one of America’s greatest storytellers, Garrison Keillor at Mount Baker Theatre, enjoying his unique and awarded blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. This beloved writer and humorist is best known for his live radio variety show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” which attracts over four million listeners weekly. Keillor has won Grammy, ACE and George Foster Peabody awards and has been honored with the National Humanities Medal and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Don’t miss this “Booked at the Baker” artist, who has published more than two dozen books and made his captivating voice a part of so many people’s daily lives.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.