• Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Cirque Schwazee!


    Tickets The magic of the circus comes to the Arcata Playhouse in Cirque Du Schwazee', an evening of family entertainment to benefit the Playhouse youth programs.  Taking place on Saturday, April 21, the event combines elements of theater, outdoor spectacle, circus and general merriment to create a fun experience for kids and adults alike.

    This family friendly evening will feature guest appearance from David Ferney, Jamie Coventry, Dell’Arte students and the hilarious Spring Break Workshop Kids from the Arcata Playhouse youth workshops all hosted by the great Schwazee’. Live music provided by Gregg Moore and his band of merry musicians this event is sure to tickle your funny bone.

    Come early (5:30-6:45) and catch the Sideshow Midway with carnival characters, puppetry, short films, a fortune teller, portrait artist, face painting, and more. Giant puppets, stilt walkers and live music outside. 

    The show starts at 7 p.m. with the grand entrance of the Great Schwazee' performed by Tushar Mathew.  

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    TBAM Festival reprise


    Tickets Presenting the TBAM Festival Strings and a  reprise performance of Michael Kibbe's "Trinidad Tapestry," written especially for the group and premiered last August, as well as  Edward Grieg's "Holberg Suite," and Bartok's "Romanian Dances."  Added to this concert will be Mozart's "Divertimento #1."

    Leading the conductor-less group from the concertmaster position is Terrie Baune, with Carol Jacobson as principal cellist.  
    All the players are local talent and they bring their varied experiences and background to this ensemble.  Educators, professionals, retired people, students -- all bring their musical talents to the Festival Strings!

    Call 707-845-1125 if you have questions or to make a reservation by phone.

    Stay tuned to next year’s Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival 2018 concerts. 

    We have added a second weekend. August 10-12 and 17-19. go online here to see some of our performers. More to come but take a peek here at TBAMFest.com

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 at 08:00 PM

    A Women's Place is in Her Home


    Tickets 
    The Arcata Playhouse presents  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County. Whether living rough on the street, traveling, or couch surfing, housing instability takes its toll and comes with long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and community.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” is a theatrical event, fusing storytelling, dance and music, performed by professionals alongside community members on stage for the first time. Ruthi Engelke directs the play featuring Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle, performing original compositions inspired by stories of the houseless. Over the past year, our creative team, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. Many of the cast and crew have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, we’ve shared life stories, prepared meals, laughed, cried and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Playhouse Arts has a rich history of producing theatre addressing serious societal issues while bringing joy and connection to the forefront and encouraging empathy for all. “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” aims to highlight challenges homeless women encounter, bring perspective, and perhaps bridge the divide between those with places they can call home and those who do not. We are dedicated to giving voice to their stories and hope to enable our community to connect homelessness to actual people, providing fertile ground for communication and understanding.

    After each show, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a talk- back session with performers, the creative team, and representatives from our partners, Arcata House and Food for People.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” premieres Friday, April 27 at 8pm and runs Saturday April 28 at 8pm with a matinee on Sunday April 29th at 2pm, at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street in Arcata. (www.arcataplayhouse.org)  Advance tickets $15 and can be purchased at Wildberries Marketplace, Brown Paper Tickets or reserve seats at 707-822-1575 with sliding scale at the door. (no one turned away for lack of funds).

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 08:00 PM

    A Women's Place is in Her Home


    Tickets The Arcata Playhouse presents  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County. Whether living rough on the street, traveling, or couch surfing, housing instability takes its toll and comes with long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and community.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” is a theatrical event, fusing storytelling, dance and music, performed by professionals alongside community members on stage for the first time. Ruthi Engelke directs the play featuring Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle, performing original compositions inspired by stories of the houseless. Over the past year, our creative team, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. Many of the cast and crew have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, we’ve shared life stories, prepared meals, laughed, cried and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Playhouse Arts has a rich history of producing theatre addressing serious societal issues while bringing joy and connection to the forefront and encouraging empathy for all. “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” aims to highlight challenges homeless women encounter, bring perspective, and perhaps bridge the divide between those with places they can call home and those who do not. We are dedicated to giving voice to their stories and hope to enable our community to connect homelessness to actual people, providing fertile ground for communication and understanding.

    After each show, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a talk- back session with performers, the creative team, and representatives from our partners, Arcata House and Food for People.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” premieres Friday, April 27 at 8pm and runs Saturday April 28 at 8pm with a matinee on Sunday April 29th at 2pm, at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street in Arcata. (www.arcataplayhouse.org)  Advance tickets $15 and can be purchased at Wildberries Marketplace, Brown Paper Tickets or reserve seats at 707-822-1575 with sliding scale at the door. (no one turned away for lack of funds).

     

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    A Women's Place is in Her Home


    Tickets The Arcata Playhouse presents  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County. Whether living rough on the street, traveling, or couch surfing, housing instability takes its toll and comes with long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and community.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” is a theatrical event, fusing storytelling, dance and music, performed by professionals alongside community members on stage for the first time. Ruthi Engelke directs the play featuring Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle, performing original compositions inspired by stories of the houseless. Over the past year, our creative team, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. Many of the cast and crew have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, we’ve shared life stories, prepared meals, laughed, cried and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Playhouse Arts has a rich history of producing theatre addressing serious societal issues while bringing joy and connection to the forefront and encouraging empathy for all. “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” aims to highlight challenges homeless women encounter, bring perspective, and perhaps bridge the divide between those with places they can call home and those who do not. We are dedicated to giving voice to their stories and hope to enable our community to connect homelessness to actual people, providing fertile ground for communication and understanding.

    After each show, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a talk- back session with performers, the creative team, and representatives from our partners, Arcata House and Food for People.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” premieres Friday, April 27 at 8pm and runs Saturday April 28 at 8pm with a matinee on Sunday April 29th at 2pm, at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street in Arcata. (www.arcataplayhouse.org)  Advance tickets $15 and can be purchased at Wildberries Marketplace, Brown Paper Tickets or reserve seats at 707-822-1575 with sliding scale at the door. (no one turned away for lack of funds).

     

  • Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 08:00 PM

    Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters


    Grammy nominated and Visiting Scholar at Berklee College of Music, Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) presents his new group and self-titled debut album “Molsky’s Mountain Drifters” featuring two of the best next gen trad players, Allison de Groot (The Goodbye Girls) and Stash Wyslouch (Deadly Gentlemen). Bruce’s previous collaborations include recordings with Anonymous 4, Mark Knopfler on Tracker, Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik, BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions with Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas, and “David Holt’s State of Music” airing nationally.

    Allison de Groot is known for her great clawhammer banjo technique, exquisite tone, timing, and taste. She has deep roots in the old time tradition and yet she's fearless when it comes to breaking new ground.

    Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.  Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus superb guitar and vocal chops.

    These striking musicians have come together for a new sound within the traditional music genre through their audacious approach. “I was looking for a new voice,” says Molsky, “a new avenue of expression using old time mountain music as the jumping-off point, but not being constrained by hard core traditionalism. Allison and Stash are showing me the way, just where the music is headed, in directions I never would have imagined when I started my own journey into the mountains a long time ago.”

    Tickets $22 general & $20 members and students at Wildberries Marketplace,online at arcataplayhouse.org or call 822-1575 to reserve.

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