Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Jan
20
Sun
7 Comedians @ The Upfront Theatre
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7 Comedians @ The Upfront Theatre

7 comedians – 7 minute sets – 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by Sean Fliike

*Raffle prizes
*Live music

$10 Online
$15 Door (10 tickets reserved for door)

Video by Glen Nelson Bristow
Photography by Matt Benoit

Interested in performing stand up at The Upfront Theatre?
Contact Upfrontstandup@gmail.com

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Jan
21
Mon
“Accommodation” Performance Dates January 16, 21 and 25 @ Bellingham Theatre Guild
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

Why would someone not want to “fix” being deaf? This question arises, even in Deaf families.
(Spoiler alert, this play will not answer that question.)
Tickets will be sold at the door. $4 for the single show, or buy a BOAT pass for $10 and see every show in the festival! For more info on the festival (Ignore the “Buy Tickets” button until further notice.
To ensure all performances of ACCOMMODATION as part of the Bellingham One Act Theater (BOAT) Festival will be accessible to Deaf and Hearing audience members alike, all performances of ACCOMMODATION will be simultaneously voiced and signed.

Written and directed by Marla Bronstein.

Featuring James Christianson, Dawn Stoyanoff, Stephanie Chrest Blankers, Kathryn Murray, Christopher Wright, Christine Griffin, Jacob Merz, Ken Gunning, Gavin Grant and Marissa Oesterling.

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Jan
25
Fri
“Accommodation” Performance Dates January 16, 21 and 25 @ Bellingham Theatre Guild
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Why would someone not want to “fix” being deaf? This question arises, even in Deaf families.
(Spoiler alert, this play will not answer that question.)
Tickets will be sold at the door. $4 for the single show, or buy a BOAT pass for $10 and see every show in the festival! For more info on the festival (Ignore the “Buy Tickets” button until further notice.
To ensure all performances of ACCOMMODATION as part of the Bellingham One Act Theater (BOAT) Festival will be accessible to Deaf and Hearing audience members alike, all performances of ACCOMMODATION will be simultaneously voiced and signed.

Written and directed by Marla Bronstein.

Featuring James Christianson, Dawn Stoyanoff, Stephanie Chrest Blankers, Kathryn Murray, Christopher Wright, Christine Griffin, Jacob Merz, Ken Gunning, Gavin Grant and Marissa Oesterling.

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STOMP @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. This international percussion sensation has garnered awards, rave reviews and numerous national television appearances. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—such as matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters or hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

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Feb
8
Fri
The Choir of Man @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm

Join in on a night of indisputable joy with this pint-filled, interactive party of a concert on its premier US tour! Set in a working pub, The Choir of Man combines live music, dance and percussion with the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Will you be one of the audience members chosen to sit amongst the guys on stage? Come ready to drink in the music!

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Feb
16
Sat
Los Vivancos: Born to Dance @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm

Los Vivancos are, unbelievably, seven brothers. Educated in different world cities, each speaks a minimum of four languages, plays at least two instruments and many have been solo artists in major ballet and contemporary dance companies. Reunited, they have channeled their passion into their own eclectic style that dares to unify flamenco, ballet, martial arts, street dance, theatre and acrobatics. Born to Dance brings together the artistic collaboration of Daniele Finzi Pasca (Director of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo), with Music Director Fernando Velazquez. Expect charisma, physicality, showmanship, dramatic effects and the exceptional sense of rhythm that is setting audiences ablaze around the world.

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Feb
17
Sun
Sprite Night Comedy @ The Upfront Theatre
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sprite Night Comedy @ The Upfront Theatre

Sprite Night Stand Up Comedy

Hosted by Sean Flikke

*Free Sprite for all
*Raffle prizes
*Live music

$10 online
$15 door (10 tickets reserved)

Video by Glen Nelson Bristow
Photos by Matt Benoit

Interested in performing stand up at The Upfront Theatre?
Contact Upfrontstandup@gmail.com

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Feb
23
Sat
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. In this unique show, Natalie and Donnell share the musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, as well as the talents of some of their six children! Come prepared for dancing, singing and—of course—world-class music-making with these international stars.

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Feb
28
Thu
Kinky Boots @ Mount Baker Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

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Mar
10
Sun
Spamalot @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm

Embark on a quest alongside King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in this outrageous musical comedy. “Lovingly ripped off” from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot delivers first-rate hilarity with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

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Mar
16
Sat
Ladies of Laughter: Funny and Fabulous @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous is back for its third hilarious showing on our Main Stage. This year promises three more current standouts from the comedy circuit, including Leighann Lord and her unique brand of “thinking cap comedy.” This highly awarded comedian has performed around the world, including London’s Comedy Store, the BBC, the NYC Underground Comedy Festival, ABC’s The View and for US troops abroad. She’ll be joined by the winner of the 2018 Professional Division Championship from New York (still to be announced as of this posting), and a well-suited third member from the Ladies of Laughter competition crew to round out a perfect evening of big laughs.

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Apr
27
Sat
Artrageous @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Be here to wish MBT a happy 92nd birthday at the event that leaves its mark … on giant canvases! Imagine an artist creating a beautiful work before your eyes with a palette of captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction. The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres, culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

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May
4
Sat
Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Neil Berg shares the 50-year history of the phenomenon that changed the world forever! Using mostly music to tell the story are five singers and a five-piece band that recreates rock’s greatest stars. Berg adds into the mix his own narrative of little-known and surprising stories. Enjoy this celebration of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, the Who, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and more!

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May
12
Sun
Live from Laurel Canyon @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 12 @ 3:00 pm

Immerse yourself in this ninety-minute musical retrospective of some of the most influential artists who lived in Laurel Canyon between 1965 and 1975. Similar to other legendary rock and roll neighborhoods of the same era—like Haight Ashbury in San Francisco or Greenwich Village in NYC—Laurel Canyon was a community of artists who would forge the new genre of folk rock. Enjoy the music of bands like the Mamas and the Papas; the Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; the Doors; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; James Taylor; Carole King; Joni Mitchell; Jackson Browne; Linda Ronstadt; and America.

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May
18
Sat
Anat Cohen Tentet @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

With her acclaimed “Tentet” ensemble, woodwind virtuoso Anat Cohen brings audiences an evocative and exciting experience brimming with her infectious charisma. As JazzTimes says, “With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing—musically—with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus.” The Tentet’s repertoire draws on Anat’s diverse musical loves, and the new album, Happy Song, is a synergistic collaboration between Anat and co-producer/co-arranger Oded Lev-Ari. Delight in this eclectic and masterful performance.

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Jun
1
Sat
Michael Feinstein: “Shaken & Stirred” with Special Guest Storm Large @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

Pull out your evening wear for a top-notch night when Mount Baker Theatre welcomes one of music’s major forces to our Main Stage! Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career as a singer and pianist bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. Expect musical greatness from this powerhouse artist who has garnered five Grammy Award nominations; Emmy-nominated PBS TV specials; an acclaimed NPR series and appearances at the White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

Then add Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author and awe-inspiring songstress! Locally-loved for her appearances with MBT favorite Pink Martini, Large has been performing with symphonies all over the US for the past two years. She and Feinstein make a truly dynamic duo for this one-night engagement. Don’t miss it!

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