Middle of Everywhere

wonderheads.jpgWonderheads Mask Theater (Portland, OR)
Friday, March 13 at 7pm 
Saturday, March 14 at 2pm & 7pm

When two unlikely strangers discover a mysterious device at a bus stop, they are whisked away on a cosmic journey through time and space…but will they claim their place in the universe and find their way home. The Middle of Everywhere is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical it will delight the child in you, whether you’re eight or eighty. Wordless and whimsical, it has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar. See the Wonderheads website.

“Whether you’re a parent with a school-age child or just a grown-up who needs reminding that the universe is awesome, you’ll be delighted by Wonderheads.” – Winnipeg Free Press

The Playhouse Family Fun Series is an annual performance series for children and families at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry and variety performing arts. Since 2006 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Canada and the UK to perform for Humboldt County children and their families.The series strives to bring young people in contact with the performing arts in a safe an intimate setting and host high quality artist in a low cost environment. 

The 2015 series is generously sponsored by Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi and Wildberries Marketplace. Additional funding from WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation). Tickets are available now on this website and at these Arcata locations:  Wildberries Marketplace, Bubbles and Redwood Yogurt. 

Les Yeux Noirs Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm

This six piece Paris based band features two violinist brothers, accordion, guitar, bass and drums.RA-artists-HiRes-LesYeux1_web.jpg Theirs is a sound that ignores the divisions of political maps, sneaks past border patrols and extends the hand of fraternity right across Central and Eastern Europe. Equal parts gypsy and klezmer (with plenty of jazzy flourishes to boot), the band draw on music from right across the region, from Hungary to Armenia. Catch them at the Playhouse! Tickets here

Creamery District Wins Non-profit of the Year

nonprofit.jpgThe 2014 Non-profit of the Year Award was presented to the Creamery District at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.  The award was presented by the Chamber of Commerce on February 21 at the Arcata Community Center.  The Arcata Playhouse is the sponsor of the Creamery District.

The Creamery District was nominated by the Chamber of Commerce membership.  The top three nominees were then voted upon by the Chamber of Commerce membership in an online survey.  Jackie Dandeneau and Louis Hoiland accepted the award on behalf of the Creamery District.

Two other Creamery District members were honored at the Awards Dinner.  Holly Yashi received the new member of the year award and Redwood Raks was nominated for Best Small Business.

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