Friday, May 28, 2021

Kinetic Sculpture in Place Gears up this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2021 at 6:00 AM

PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
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We’re getting closer to the day we can all cram onto the plaza for Memorial Day weekend glory. But this year, we celebrate the spirit of Kinetics while staying safe at home. Grab your favorite beverage and tune in for Kinetic Sculpture in Place, happening Saturday, May 29 at noon on the Kinetic Universe YouTube channel. Teams are there in all their glory, sharing videos of Kinetic challenges. Find them at YouTube.com, channel Kinetic GC.
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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Take a Trip to the Tidepools

Posted By on Thu, May 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM

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Explore, in person, the colorful and diverse tidepools in Trinidad at
Seaweeds and Invertebrates of the Intertidal Zone Walk on Saturday, May 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. Join Allison Poklemba and Michelle Kunst for a fun tidepool experience at Old Home Beach. As COVID-19 precautions are in place, reservations are required. Secure your spot by emailing michelle@trinidadcoastallandtrust.org or calling (415) 717-1838.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Redwood Curtain's Going to St. Ives Returns via Zoom for One Night Only

Posted By on Wed, May 26, 2021 at 2:07 PM

Juanita Harris as May N’Kame - PHOTO BY EVAN WISH PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Juanita Harris as May N’Kame
Lee Blessing’s Going to St. Ives was originally performed on stage at Redwood Curtain Theatre in 2015. Now, through the magic of Zoom, the original cast returns for a one-night-only performance on Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m. ($5-$10 suggested donation). Professional jazz singer, Bay Area performer and Humboldt State University alum Juanita Harris, and long-time Redwood Curtain company member Christina Jioras reprise their roles May N’Kame and Dr. Cora Gage. Sign-up to attend at redwoodcurtain.org.
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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Beans, Linguiça to go in Ferndale

Posted By on Sat, May 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM

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Take a Sunday drive to Ferndale, take in its green pastures and Victorian architecture, then take home a hearty dinner of beans, linguiça, salad and bread from the Holy Ghost Celebration on Sunday, May 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall (donation).  Donations help the Portuguese Hall with repairs and operating expenses for future Holy Ghost celebrations. This is a take-out event only. 
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Friday, May 21, 2021

Remote-A-Baga Returns

Posted By on Fri, May 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM

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Screen Queens are at it again. Catch all the inzanity of the Remote-A-Baga Ball 2021 on Saturday, May 22, when queen contenders show us what they’ve got as they vy for the title of Rutabaga Queen 2021. The event will be streamed live on the Kinetic Universe YouTube channel and features recorded silliness in the usual Ruta categories: formalwear, water crossing and talent. Get into the Kinetic spirit now and come back to the Kinetic Universe channel next weekend for the Kinetic Sculpture in Place 2021. 
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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Dell’Arte Presents Baduwa’t Festival: A Gathering of the People

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Mad River Festival from years past. - FILE
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  • The Mad River Festival from years past.
Dell’Arte International announced today its Mad River Festival has undergone a transformation — one that seeks to honor the ancestral land of the Wiyot Tribe on which the school resides, as well support the tribe's work to revitalize the Wiyot language, Soulatluk, by renaming the annual event.

The Baduwa’t
(original name of the Mad River) Festival will run from July 14-18, and feature live theater, music and speakers. The five-day event is a collaboration between Dell’Arte, the Wiyot Tribe, Circus Nonsense and local organizations and artists.

“We’ve all experienced change this year, and an intention of this year’s festival is to be a reflection of some of those changes — not just for Dell’Arte, but with the broader community. And of course for people to come and have a really good time together,” said Dell’Arte's Collective Leadership Council member Maricela Aceves Wexler in a press release.

Tickets and program information will be available through the Dell’Arte box office and at dellarte.com. Attendance will be by reservation only and attendees and participants will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test result.

For more, read the full press release below:
BLUE LAKE, CA – Dell’Arte International is producing the five-day-and-night outdoor Baduwa’t Festival this summer, featuring live theatre acts, music and speakers. Formerly known as the Mad River Festival, Dell’Arte is partnering with the Wiyot Tribe, Circus Nonsense and other community partners and artists to reimagine and remember what a gathering of the people can be.

The Baduwa’t Festival opens in Dadiqhoughuk (Blue Lake) July 14-18. The lineup includes the Youth Ambassadors from Two Feathers Native American Family Services, Circus Nonsense, music from the Dell’Arte House Band, Red Light Cabaret performers and drag artists and an array of other local musical guests. There will be additional family-friendly activities during the day and community workshops leading up the event. More details will be announced at dellarte.com.

The festival name change was given final approval by Wiyot Tribal Chair Ted Hernandez, with input and advising from Wiyot Linguist Lynnika Butler, Wiyot Cultural Center Manager Marnie Atkins, Tribal Administrator Michelle Vassel and Wiyot Filmmaker Michelle Hernandez. Dell’Arte is honored to, in this small way, support the work of the Wiyot Tribe to revitalize the Wiyot language Soulatluk by using the original name of the Mad River, Baduwa’t, for the festival’s name.

Dell’Arte's Collective Leadership Council (CLC) members said changing the name of the festival had been proposed for many years. “It was clear that this was the year to embrace those ideas and put them into action,” said CLC member Elizabeth Colón Nelson.

“We’ve all experienced change this year, and an intention of this year’s festival is to be a reflection of some of those changes—not just for Dell’Arte, but with the broader community. And of course for people to come and have a really good time together,” said CLC member Maricela Aceves Wexler.

Tickets and program information will be made available through the Dell’Arte Box Office and website. Festival attendance will be by reservation only; tickets will be available June 7.

Safety related to COVID-19 remains among the highest priorities for Dell’Arte. As such, festival attendees and participants will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to attend. “These enhanced measures are out of respect and an abundance of caution for the health, safety and wellbeing of the community and our guests,” said Managing Director Alyssa Hughlett. Other enhanced safety measures and event management will be in place according to California Department of Public Health guidelines.
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FOAM Otter Lecture

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM

PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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What’s new with Humboldt State University’s Citizen Science river otter study? Tune in for an update with HSU graduate student Karlee Jewell at Merging Citizen Science and Art: A Year in Review + A Year Ahead on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. Jewell will share project updates and findings, and talk about her graduate research on our playful pals. This lecture, sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM), will be delivered via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89934694851#success.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Photos: Flying Fish and a Jolly Giant

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 5:28 PM

Next time you're in Arcata, head for the Creamery District (Ninth and L streets) and check out the two new "Homeward Leaping" stainless steel sculptures that evoke coastal cutthroat trout and the ecosystem of Jolly Giant Creek. Walk the L Street Bike Path between Eighth and Ninth streets to catch a close-up view of the permanent 14-foot sculptures designed and created during the past year by artist James Hildebrandt of the Arcata Playhouse. See the slideshow below for highlights.
A view looking up from near the base of one of the two new "Homeward Leaping" stainless steel sculptures. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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  • A view looking up from near the base of one of the two new "Homeward Leaping" stainless steel sculptures.

While you're there, also check out the new 4-by-72-foot mural featuring paintings on the fence along the L Street Bike Path south of Eighth Street. The mural depicts the diverse plants and wildlife in Jolly Giant Creek and is made of 70 individual 2-by-2-foot paintings by local grade school students. It’s part of a project organized by the Playhouse Education team of Sarah McKinney, Mackenzie Ridgewood and Haley Davis, who worked via Zoom with Fieldbrook Elementary and Redwood Coast Montessori students at home this past year.

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Dell'Arte Thesis Festival, May 13-23

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 10:22 AM

"As the World Rises and Falls" with Laura Jill Murillo Hart and Mark Farrell
  • "As the World Rises and Falls" with Laura Jill Murillo Hart and Mark Farrell
Been waiting for the curtain to rise on live theater again? Dell’Arte’s got the green light and is thrilled to present The Cauldron of Destiny Thesis Festival — four original works by the school’s graduating MFA class. Catch the performances May 13 through 16 and May 20 through 23 at 8 p.m. in either the Carlo Theatre or the Big Top Revival Tent. Seats will be limited to 25 per night and reservation tickets and masks are required (it’s Dell’Arte, you’ll fit right in). Get tickets through www.dellarte.com or by calling 668-5633 during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).
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Friday, May 7, 2021

Mother's Day Market at HC Fairgrounds

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Waited until the last minute to get Mom something this year? Fear not, you have plenty of options and all in one stop at the Mother's Day Market, happening Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds ($3, kids free). 
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Browse local vendors for just the right gift or make a trip to the market with your mom the gift itself. Handmade goodies include jewelry, fashion, home and garden goods and more. Social distancing and masks required. Approved by the county of Humboldt.

Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-market-tickets-150390378671.
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