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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Action! (With Some Distance)

Posted By on Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 6:25 PM

The city of Eureka posted on its Facebook page that sections of Sequoia Park and its trails will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 6, when one of two film crews — it's not stated which — will be shooting at the location. The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission had previously announced Humboldt would be hosting a couple of crews and that they would be following COVID-19 safety protocols, including working in pods, isolated from the community. Read more about it here
The crew of "A Wrinkle in Time" filming at Sequoia Park in 2016. - FILE
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  • The crew of "A Wrinkle in Time" filming at Sequoia Park in 2016.
One of the films being shot locally is Afterward, based on the true local story of the Quigley family, whose 9-year-old daughter, Nicole, was killed in an accident caused by street racing in 2008 on State Route 299. It stars Terence Howard, Aaron Eckhart and George Lopez.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Mill Creek Theater Closes, Arcata Theater Lounge Opens

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 9:24 AM

Last week, in accordance with county reopening steps, Coming Attractions Theaters announced it was opening its doors at its Broadway and Mill Creek locations, while Arcata Theater Lounge's website declared it would remain closed. A week later, Mill Creek has shuttered and the ATL is showing vintage sci-fi and animated features.

According to James Sandberg of Coming Attractions, the Mill Creek theater will not be showing films due to low attendance. Its opening over July 4 weekend simply didn't draw enough of an audience for, among other options, Bloodshot, The Hunt and Goonies.
Arcata Theatre Lounge. - FILE
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  • Arcata Theatre Lounge.
Despite a confusing notice on the website that's since been updated, the Arcata Theatre Lounge had reopened for movie nights that first weekend. Co-owner Joe Ostini says he and partner Timmothy Overturf could have started serving food and drink when restaurants reopened, but decided, "It wasn't monetarily smart to reopen at the beginning because of everything we needed to have done." Instead, they waited until movie theaters were approved to open and opened their doors to an audience of around 40 for a sci-fi night on July 1.

The ATL website lists safety measures, including masking, temperature checks, limited and assigned seating for a maximum of 100 people. It also states the theater has the right to refuse anyone not following the rules. Ostini says so far that hasn't been necessary. 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Eureka's Clarke Historical Museum to Reopen July 8

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 2:20 PM

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Humboldt County's distinguished history will be back on display at the Clarke Museum starting July 8. Tucked into the Bank of Eureka within the city's Old Town, the museum features exhibits on Native American art ans cultures, the Gold Rush and the county's lumber, agricultural and fishing industries.

The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with a few procedural changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks must be worn by visitors and staff while inside the museum. Visitors must stay on a marked route and at least 6 feet away from others who are not part of their group. "High traffic" surfaces will be cleaned regularly and hand sanitizer will be ubiquitous.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dell’Arte to Operate at Reduced Capacity Over the Summer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Dell’Arte International announced Wednesday that due to the impact of COVID-19 and the cancelations of the school's Mad River Festival, Summer Intensive and other events, it will be operating at a reduced capacity over the summer in an effort to remain financially viable.

In a press release from the school, Managing Director Alyssa Hughlett says, “We hope that by dimming our lights these next few months we’ll be in a stronger position to welcome our students and community back to our studios, stages and all the spaces that have come to signify Dell’Arte.” The release states the school is not ceasing operations entirely and will be offering summer workshops over digital platforms.
Performers at the Turning Gray Skies Blue show last June. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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  • Performers at the Turning Gray Skies Blue show last June.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.: Photos

Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 6:14 PM

A large crowd of all ages gathered in the Adorni Center for a "Celebration of Service in our Community" at the Eureka NAACP's Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was co-sponsored by the City of Eureka.
Dejanai Dunn, a soloist from the Healing and Compassion Spiritual Singers and Black Empowerment Dance Troupe. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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  • Dejanai Dunn, a soloist from the Healing and Compassion Spiritual Singers and Black Empowerment Dance Troupe.
Sharrone Blanck and Lorna Bryant emceed the event, with Paula Jones, Tina Okoye and Donna Landry leading off the music. Long-time local NAACP members Leslie Price, John Lee Lyons and Donna McQueen were honored with special presentations. See the slideshow below for highlights of the event.

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