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Jan
27
Sat
Coaches vs. Cancer: WWU and SPU @ Western Washington University- Carver Gymnasium
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm
Coaches vs. Cancer: WWU and SPU @ Western Washington University- Carver Gymnasium | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come out and support WWU Men’s Basketball and help make a difference for patients and families affected by cancer. This annual game raises money for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center.

Riding a current eight-game winning streak and standing atop the #GNACMBB standings at 8-0, the Vikings have moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 in the D2SIDA West Region Rankings.

Can’t make it to the game to cheer on our Vikings? The event will be televised on Root Sports Northwest.

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Jan
31
Wed
BAM! Percussion-eXplosion @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
BAM! Percussion-eXplosion @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Compelling rhythms inspiring collective communication

Invigorate students with this truly universal production. The pulsating energy created by the artists of BAM is contagious: through drumbeats and laughs, it overwhelms the audience in an exploration of nonverbal and cross-cultural communication.

Using the arts of comedy and percussion combined, eXplosion electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches.

Core Explorers: All ages

Curriculum Connections: Music: Theatre, Pre-history and Geography, Language, Visual Art

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BAM! Percussion-eXplosion @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 31 @ 12:15 pm
BAM! Percussion-eXplosion @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Compelling rhythms inspiring collective communication

Invigorate students with this truly universal production. The pulsating energy created by the artists of BAM is contagious: through drumbeats and laughs, it overwhelms the audience in an exploration of nonverbal and cross-cultural communication.

Using the arts of comedy and percussion combined, eXplosion electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches.

Core Explorers: All ages

Curriculum Connections: Music: Theatre, Pre-history and Geography, Language, Visual Art

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Feb
3
Sat
Disenchanted! @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Disenchanted! @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Adult Musical Parody: Storybook Princesses Set the Record Straight

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. These royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you—and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!

MBT Field Guide Insights:

Laugh and sing along with storybook princesses who come to life to set the record straight in Disenchanted! Broadway Box says, “This sidesplitting adult parody of the Disney princess posse and its mega-talented cast will make you blush and feel nostalgia all at once.”

“Irreverent and great fun!” – NBC New York

“A girls’-night-out rebellion” – The New York Times

Adult humor & themes

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Feb
7
Wed
My Father’s Dragon @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am
My Father’s Dragon @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Intriguing world based on the stories of Ruth Stiles Gannett.

Send kids on a bigger-than-life adventure with nine-year old Elmer Elevator on his quest to save a baby dragon from the animals of Wild Island. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need and makes his way to the island where he saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home?

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

Core Explorers: K-5

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Music, Dance, Puppetry, Literature (book based), Visual Arts and Drawing, Language Arts (Reading and creative writing with a focus on the concepts of imagination, creativity and problem-solving)

Dates
Wed. Feb 7th, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Wed. Feb 7th, 2018 12:15 p.m.

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My Father’s Dragon @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 7 @ 12:15 pm
My Father’s Dragon @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Intriguing world based on the stories of Ruth Stiles Gannett.

Send kids on a bigger-than-life adventure with nine-year old Elmer Elevator on his quest to save a baby dragon from the animals of Wild Island. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need and makes his way to the island where he saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home?

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

Core Explorers: K-5

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Music, Dance, Puppetry, Literature (book based), Visual Arts and Drawing, Language Arts (Reading and creative writing with a focus on the concepts of imagination, creativity and problem-solving)

Dates
Wed. Feb 7th, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Wed. Feb 7th, 2018 12:15 p.m.

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Feb
10
Sat
Laurel Farm & Western Supply Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo @ Washington Tractor Arena at the Northwest Washington Fair Grounds
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm

The Laurel Farm & Western Supply Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo is back in Lynden!

  • Bareback Riding
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding
  • Mutton Bustin’ for Kids

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket cost:

  • $18 in advance
  • $23 at the door
  • Kids 5 & under FREE

Get your tickets in advance at:

Laurel Farm & Western Supply
325 W Laurel Rd
Bellingham, WA
360-398-1216

Check out the Wild West Events Facebook page for more info!

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Mar
12
Mon
Pete the Cat @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am
Pete the Cat @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Musical adventure based on the books of Kimberly and James Dean.

Immerse students in the groovy escapades of Pete the Cat. This musical theatre presentation finds Pete helping young Jimmy Biddle, an extraordinarily organized second grader who is having trouble with creativity. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art and they both learn a little something new about inspiration along the way. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship – all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

Core Explorers: Pre-K-3

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Music, Visual Art, Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Relationships and Family.

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Pete the Cat @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 12 @ 12:15 pm
Pete the Cat @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Musical adventure based on the books of Kimberly and James Dean.

Immerse students in the groovy escapades of Pete the Cat. This musical theatre presentation finds Pete helping young Jimmy Biddle, an extraordinarily organized second grader who is having trouble with creativity. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art and they both learn a little something new about inspiration along the way. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship – all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

Core Explorers: Pre-K-3

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Music, Visual Art, Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Relationships and Family.

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Mar
17
Sat
Northwest Ballet Theater Presents: Celtic Legend @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm
Northwest Ballet Theater Presents: Celtic Legend @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The excitement of Irish music and dancing will fill the air as Northwest Ballet Theater presents Celtic Legends on Saturday March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day). With the influence of Irish Step Dance and music from the wildly popular River Dance, there will be a balletic twist to the choreography that varies from upbeat and dynamic to free flowing and lyrical. When music and the artists of NBT are put together like this you can expect entertainment of the highest degree.

This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

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Mar
26
Mon
Frindle @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am
Frindle @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Best-selling tale by Andrew Clements brought to life.

Light up an interest in language in your students with this quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words. Follow Nicholas Allen as he hatches his best idea ever: to create his own word, “Frindle.” When his word grows in use from Mrs. Granger’s language arts class to his school, his town and then spreads all around the country, it causes a power struggle with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word “Frindle” win?

Core Explorers: Grades 3-7

Curriculum connections: Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary, Spelling, Creative Writing

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Frindle @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 26 @ 12:15 pm
Frindle @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Best-selling tale by Andrew Clements brought to life.

Light up an interest in language in your students with this quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words. Follow Nicholas Allen as he hatches his best idea ever: to create his own word, “Frindle.” When his word grows in use from Mrs. Granger’s language arts class to his school, his town and then spreads all around the country, it causes a power struggle with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word “Frindle” win?

Core Explorers: Grades 3-7

Curriculum connections: Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary, Spelling, Creative Writing

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Mar
29
Thu
A Chorus Line @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
A Chorus Line @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Broadway Legend: Song, Dance and the Gusto for Glory

A Chorus Line is the sixth-longest-running Broadway show of all time thanks to its showstopping songs and dances. The touching stories of gusto for glory are set to the sounds of “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “What I Did for Love,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” and more. This wonderful staging makes the audience become a part of the story as hopes soar to be the “One” chosen at the end of the audition.

MBT Field Guide Insights:

Be swept away by this masterpiece of musical theatre, with a top-notch cast delivering wave after wave of spectacular standards. TV talent shows stand aside—A Chorus Line and its original story of the struggle to make it on Broadway stands supreme.

“I hope I get it!” – Cast

“How many people does he need?” – Cast

Mature language

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Apr
8
Sun
Cabaret @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm
Cabaret @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bawdy Broadway: Sensational Standards Pack a Punch

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through dangerous times? Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Cabaret invites you to “come blow that horn, start celebrating . . . .“

MBT Field Guide Insights:

Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony Award-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

“One of musical theater’s greatest triumphs” – The Houston Chronicle

“Bawdy and electrifying” – The Greenville News

Strong sexual themes

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Apr
14
Sat
Classic Chaplin with Live Score! @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm
Classic Chaplin with Live Score! @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Take the whole family on a trip back in time to the movies with star film historian and accompanist Dennis James.

Take a trip back in time to the movies when the biggest of the big from the silent film era meets our mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. Expect hilarity, history and also harmony with four Chaplin shorts on the Main Stage screen and world-renowned film historian and organist Dennis James at MBT’s beautifully-preserved organ. Experience Mount Baker Theatre as it was meant to be enjoyed and introduce the whole family to the brilliance of a bygone era of vaudeville.

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Apr
16
Mon
My Heart in a Suitcase @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am

Impactful theatre based on memoir by Anne Lehmann Fox.

Offer a path to empathy for the perils of persecuted people through this gripping and poignant production about a hard decision, the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of a family’s love.

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. In order to protect their daughter in 1938 Germany, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever and send her on the Kindertransport. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence.

Core Explorers: Grades 4-8

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Family Relationships, History, Literature-Based, Values-Based.

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My Heart in a Suitcase @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 16 @ 12:15 pm

Impactful theatre based on memoir by Anne Lehmann Fox.

Offer a path to empathy for the perils of persecuted people through this gripping and poignant production about a hard decision, the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of a family’s love.

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. In order to protect their daughter in 1938 Germany, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever and send her on the Kindertransport. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence.

Core Explorers: Grades 4-8

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Family Relationships, History, Literature-Based, Values-Based.

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Apr
23
Mon
The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am
The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Small space theatre about giant historic endeavors.

Be in MBT’s Walton Theater when actor Patrick Garner casts your students in the role of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Witness historic events, hair’s-breadth escapes, chance reunions, ferocious animals, comic mishaps, scenic splendor, newborn babes and ancient natives in this audience-interactive performance of one of America’s greatest real-life adventures!

Core Explorers: Grades K-5

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, History, Civics, Geography, Life Sciences, World Languages, World Cultures.

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The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 23 @ 12:15 pm
The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Small space theatre about giant historic endeavors.

Be in MBT’s Walton Theater when actor Patrick Garner casts your students in the role of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Witness historic events, hair’s-breadth escapes, chance reunions, ferocious animals, comic mishaps, scenic splendor, newborn babes and ancient natives in this audience-interactive performance of one of America’s greatest real-life adventures!

Core Explorers: Grades K-5

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, History, Civics, Geography, Life Sciences, World Languages, World Cultures.

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May
1
Tue
Twelfth Night @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Twelfth Night @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Ninety-minute exploration of the brilliant bard with actor talk-back.

Introduce students to the live experience of Shakespeare in this treasured comedy brimming with wild infatuations, delightful antics and beloved comic characters.

Love has everyone unglued in Illyria. When a castaway disguises herself as a boy to find work she gets caught in a compromising love triangle. Another household tricks a stuffy steward into believing his mistress has fallen for him.

Core Explorers: Grades 6-12

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Communication, Language Arts (Literature-based, Reading and Literacy)

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May
7
Mon
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 7 @ 10:00 am
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whimsical musical movements with poetic verses by Ogden Nash

Symphonies are anything but stuffy at this enchanting performance. A humorous musical suite of fourteen short movements will come to life with special Bellingham student features of poetry, dance, art and the winner of the high school concerto competition. The music is interspersed with humorous verses written by Ogden Nash. Join Whatcom Symphony Orchestra on a trip to the zoo where you “see” the animals through the hugely expressive sounds.

Core Explorers: K-5

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