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
13
Sun
Portland Cello Project Plays Radiohead, Coltrane, & Bach @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm

Don’t miss this regional treasure filling MBT’s stage with a huge, orchestral ensemble that includes brass, percussion and guest vocals by Patti King of Portland band the Shins. Formed twelve years ago with nine classically trained cellists, Portland Cello Project has a mission to bring cellos to new places, bring new music to cellos and bring to audiences all of the sonic ecstasy that happens in the process. Expect this alternative-classical group to perform an evening of powerful arrangements from unexpected artists, culminating in Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate.

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Jan
18
Fri
Voice Play @ Mount Baker Theatre
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm

VoicePlay is an imaginative and original theatrical experience that takes the timeless sound of vocal music and turns it completely on its head. Great for all ages, this full-blown stage show combines humor, harmonies and “how did they do that?” into a powerfully fun musical experience. Don’t miss this barbershop act turned touring sensation.

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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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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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