Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Looks in the Lobby: Photos from Oscar Night in Eureka

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:49 PM

How did you do on your Oscar pool? At the Eureka Theater and Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission's red carpet night, smart predictions (and luck with the raffle) won folks chocolate Oscars. But the real competition was in the lobby, where volunteers served drinks, Michael Dayvid served tunes and attendees served looks. 
Jessica King, Carly Robbins and Klark Swan dressed for an action movie we would absolutely watch. - PHOTO BY ZACH LATHOURIS
  • Photo by Zach Lathouris
  • Jessica King, Carly Robbins and Klark Swan dressed for an action movie we would absolutely watch.
NCJ photographer Zach Lathouris caught some of their shine in the slideshow below. Gawk along with us at the evening's fashion moments.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Skin Deep: Photos from Inked Hearts

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 4:45 PM

The 11th annual Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo wrapped up four days of tattooing last Thursday-Sunday in the Sapphire Palace and Kinetik Lounge at Blue Lake Casino and Hotel. Organizers Ted and Amy Marks, owners of the local Nor Cal Tattoo shop, brought in more than 30 local and visiting artists for on-the-spot "ink" opportunities for tattoo lovers. See the slideshow below for highlights.
Los Angeles-area tattoo artist Isela Vasquez wrapped up a black and gray portrait for "Slowpoke," another tattoo artist from Southern California. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
  • Los Angeles-area tattoo artist Isela Vasquez wrapped up a black and gray portrait for "Slowpoke," another tattoo artist from Southern California.
Attendees found more than just tattooing and the usual vendors at this very social event, with Friday's King and Queen of Hearts Beauty contest, Saturday's sushi-eating contest and Sunday's Little Paws Pageant, as well as late evening live music performances next door. Tattoo contests for a mix of tattoo styles and Best of Day were also held Friday through Sunday.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Swing Time Travel: Photos and Video from the Taiko Swingposium

Posted By on Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 11:41 AM

Last weekend, the San Jose Taiko Swingposium Immersive Theater Experience's On the Road show transformed the Bayside Community Hall into a World War II-era dance hall in a Japanese-American incarceration camp. While under armed guard and having lost their homes, possessions and rights as Americans, those in the camps played music and held dances like these within their barbed-wire confines to maintain a sense of hope and community.
Members of San Jose Taiko brought ensemble Japanese drumming to the music/dance/immersive theater/living history event. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
  • Members of San Jose Taiko brought ensemble Japanese drumming to the music/dance/immersive theater/living history event.

The "immersive" part of the show? Audience members and performers mingled and danced throughout the evening within a living-history portrayal of a teenage love story in the camp retold by actors playing prisoners.  Music for the three sold-out weekend performances was provided by the taiko drummers and the Humboldt State University Jazz Orchestra. See the slideshow and video below for highlights of the event.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Running Wild: Photos from the Clam Beach Run

Posted By on Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 11:39 AM

The weather gods delivered a calm, dry Saturday morning for around 700 participants in the 55th annual Trinidad to Clam Beach Run Honoring Ford Hess. The race and fun run featured 5 3/4-mile and 8 3/4-mile options starting north of Trinidad โ€” the "fun" for the longer races includes a wet crossing of Little River along the scenic route. A 3-mile race/walk option ended in Trinidad. Check out the slideshow below for highlights of the day.
Andrea Carby, of McKinleyville, and a crowd of runners splashed their way across Little River. - MARK LARSON
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  • Andrea Carby, of McKinleyville, and a crowd of runners splashed their way across Little River.

The finish line on Clam Beach featured music by the Humboldt State University Marching Lumberjacks and a tent with hot chili for runners along with the usual snacks. The race raises money for Chamber of Commerce scholarships and other Trinidad community events. See the race results here.


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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
  • Photo by Mark Larson
  • 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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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Photos: Dell'Arte's 'Return to Oz'

Posted By on Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

The 39th annual Dell'Arte 2019 Holiday Show: Return to Oz is now at one of the many traveling and free venues coming up before its return to Blue Lake in two weeks. The storyline of Dorothy as an angst-ridden, friendless, guitar-playing teenager (you likely know one or used to be one) begins with her unhappiness at being back in Kansas, missing her Oz friends. The creative twists on the original plot are in good hands with director Michael Fields and an international cast. Cleo DeOrio, James Hildebrandt and others created an amazing production and set that now has to go on the road for multiple shows. Enjoy a slideshow of the highlights below.
Princess Langwidere (Marguerite Boissonnault), Billina the Chicken (H. Veenadari Lakshika Jayakody), the Tin Man (Hannah Shaka) and Scarecrow (Andrew Lupkes) in Return to Oz. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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  • Princess Langwidere (Marguerite Boissonnault), Billina the Chicken (H. Veenadari Lakshika Jayakody), the Tin Man (Hannah Shaka) and Scarecrow (Andrew Lupkes) in Return to Oz.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

A Harry Potter Party at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio

Posted on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Are you Sirius? Make sure to show off your house pride (calm down, Gryffindor) on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. as Redwood Raks World Dance Studio hosts an all-house, all-schools kids' party with music, themed activities, treats and a splendor of Hogsmeade. Kids ages 5 and up are welcome but must be signed in and out by an adult. $8 per child. Bring on the butterbeer.

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Electric Vehicle Parade and Expo and Tree Lighting at Blue Lake Casino

Posted on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Didn't hear that coming? It's probably an electric vehicle heading over to the Electric Vehicle Parade and Expo and Tree Lighting at Blue Lake Casino on Saturday Nov. 30 from 1 to 8 p.m. (TBA). The expo includes demos, incentives, rides, drives and more. All full electric and people-powered vehicles (sorry, no gas or hybrids) roll at 5:30 p.m., with awards and tree lighting at 7 p.m.

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Christmas Yet to Come

Posted By on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Forget the eager retail beavers of early October, the holiday season is now officially here. You've got Thanksgiving leftovers to fuel you as you strongarm shopping crowds or bake up batches of snowflake-shaped cookies to take to the office. Not feeling it? Could be impeachment hearing glut or that second round of the Humboldt crud. Or maybe it's a bout of "How in Santa's sack are we in December already?" Whatever the reason, here's a sampler of seasonal events to help get you in the spirit.

Santa rolls into Eureka in a Humboldt Bay Fire truck on Friday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Old Town Gazebo. Bring the kids and snap pics with the jolly old elf while they tell him what they'd like to see under the tree this year. Speaking of, Santa would like you to make local businesses your target when looking for that perfect gift. Shop downtown and old town businesses for all your goodies during Eureka's Small Business Saturday, happening Nov. 30. The Snowball Drop at the Old Town Gazebo can help you with that by raining little gifties down on you in the form of ping pong balls good for discounts, gifts and/or giveaways at local shops. Don't be late. Despite what it says in our Gift Guide calendar (one in the naughty column), the blizzard starts promptly at 11:30 a.m.

How about some Rockefeller Center Christmas magic right here in Humboldt? For five glorious weeks, the Humboldt Ice Rink is open at Belotti Hall at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale (Nov. 27 - Jan. 5). The Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon cutting is Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. with live music, holiday treats, drinks and, of course, ice skating. Grownups, the Zamboni Lounge at the rink will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. selling beer, wine and hot buttered rum.

Arcata Main Street kicks off the holidays on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 from 3 to 9 p.m. in and around Arcata Plaza (free) with music, shopping, popcorn, cocoa and carriage rides (from 5 to 8 p.m.). The event is part of Arcata's Season of Wonder and Light, which also includes a Holiday Open House, Arts! Arcata and a Winter Solstice Celebration all later in the month. Keep an eye on the Journal's calendar for those dates.

And back in the picturesque town of Ferndale, it's America's Tallest Living Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. (free). Join the community for cookies, cocoa, carols and the illuminating of the bright beautiful tree — a tradition since 1934. While in town, stop by the Ferndale Portuguese Hall for the annual Beans & Linguica Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. ($12, $6 children 6-12). That feeling in your chest? It's your heart growing three sizes. And that's just this week's calendar.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Annie the Musical at the Arkley Center

Posted on Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Madisyn Wood as Annie. - SUBMITTED
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  • Madisyn Wood as Annie.

Leaping lizards! What could be more fun than taking the kids to see Main Stage Musical's production of Annie the Musical? See it Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts ($15-$35). Sing along to all the Tony Award-winning songs with Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the wicked Mrs. Hannigan.

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