• Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 09:00 PM

    Flynn Creek Circus "Out of Hat"

    Down the rabbit hole we go with Amelia Van Brunt as the magician's rabbit...Join us for an original comic tale told from the rabbit's perspective as she explores the physics of magic and the magic of physics.  Revolutionist bunnies, a sinister magician, a two headed girl and animal control agents collide in a hilarious quest to get the rabbit back in the hat.   Fundamentally, Flynn Creek Circus' 2019 show, 'Out of Hat' is  just a flimsy plot line built to deliver explosively entertaining acrobatics, aerial stunts and feats of skill that require decades of passionate dedication .  In true Flynn Creek Circus style, 'Out of Hat'  is charmingly self aware, raw, edgy, sometimes profound  and yet entirely family friendly (except that adult showing).   'Out of Hat' brings Internationally award winning performers to an intimate setting for a truly authentic theater experience.  This year's show features  Kris and Harrison Kremo from Switzerland.   These world famous 'gentlemen jugglers' will charm your socks off....speaking of  'off'... Las Vegas acrobatic troupe, Off Axis, will return with an  all new, jaw dropping act for 2019.  All flippedness aside, 'Out of Hat' will blow your mind!  

    No host bar available at all showings.  Proceeds benefit Circus Mentors Inc 501c3 and Arcata Playhouse.

    TICKETS

    Showtimes:

    Thursday, Aug 15 at 7pm- Opening night special price, all seats $11/child, $22/adult,  NO FRONT ROW RESERVE!

    Friday, Aug 16 at 7pm

    Saturday, Aug 17 at 2pm

    Saturday, Aug 17 at 5pm

    Saturday, Aug 17 at 9pm- Adult 21+ only version, and gather at the circus tent at7:30pm to see Elemental: an outdoor spectacle (free)

    Sunday, Aug 18 at 2pm- family day special, 1/2 price children's ticket with adult ticket purchase, *online purchase only * promotion ends Aug 16, 2019*

  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Flynn Creek Circus "Out of Hat"

    Down the rabbit hole we go with Amelia Van Brunt as the magician's rabbit...Join us for an original comic tale told from the rabbit's perspective as she explores the physics of magic and the magic of physics.  Revolutionist bunnies, a sinister magician, a two headed girl and animal control agents collide in a hilarious quest to get the rabbit back in the hat.   Fundamentally, Flynn Creek Circus' 2019 show, 'Out of Hat' is  just a flimsy plot line built to deliver explosively entertaining acrobatics, aerial stunts and feats of skill that require decades of passionate dedication .  In true Flynn Creek Circus style, 'Out of Hat'  is charmingly self aware, raw, edgy, sometimes profound  and yet entirely family friendly (except that adult showing).   'Out of Hat' brings Internationally award winning performers to an intimate setting for a truly authentic theater experience.  This year's show features  Kris and Harrison Kremo from Switzerland.   These world famous 'gentlemen jugglers' will charm your socks off....speaking of  'off'... Las Vegas acrobatic troupe, Off Axis, will return with an  all new, jaw dropping act for 2019.  All flippedness aside, 'Out of Hat' will blow your mind!  

    No host bar available at all showings.  Proceeds benefit Circus Mentors Inc 501c3 and Arcata Playhouse.

    TICKETS

    Showtimes:

    Thursday, Aug 15 at 7pm- Opening night special price, all seats $11/child, $22/adult,  NO FRONT ROW RESERVE!

    Friday, Aug 16 at 7pm

    Saturday, Aug 17 at 2pm

    Saturday, Aug 17 at 5pm

    Saturday, Aug 17 at 9pm- Adult 21+ only version, and gather at the circus tent at7:30pm to see Elemental: an outdoor spectacle (free)

    Sunday, Aug 18 at 2pm- family day special, 1/2 price children's ticket with adult ticket purchase, *online purchase only * promotion ends Aug 16, 2019*

  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Creamery Festival 2019

    Arcata’s Creamery Festival returns August 15-18, 2019

     The historic Creamery Building is gearing up for its biennial celebration with pageantry, art, food and drink, live music, and a big top circus!

    The Creamery Festival, presented by the Arcata Playhouse, returns to Arcata’s historic Creamery District August 15-18, 2019 with four days of events for the whole family. There’s always something for everyone at the Creamery Festival – here’s just a sampling of what’s in store this year:


    Festivities open on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. with the first of six performances from Mendocino County’s own Flynn Creek Circus. Returning to Humboldt County for a 4th year, the popular nostalgic yet always fresh animal-free circus brings gasp-inducing top-quality acts to the Creamery District’s vintage big top tent. Be amazed by tightrope walkers, aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, and comedians in this year’s all-new Out of Hat show. More details and tickets are available from their website at www.flynncreekcircus.com.  

     Friday, August 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Creamery District will be abuzz with Third Friday fun, highlighting local artisans, cider, food, and music in a family-friendly market atmosphere. Music from the four-piece group, Frogbite will grace the Creamery Courtyard. Hopping from the depths of a murky pond on the side of a high hill in the heart of Humboldt county, Frogbite’s style varies from funky-jazzy to rock with a little retro thrown in for good measure.

    On Saturday, Aug 17, the Creamery Courtyard will host music from 3-7 pm. Come browse the artisan shops and listen to tunes from Oyster Baes, Blood Hunny, and Sue and the Namis and then get ready for Elemental.

    Saturday, August 17 sees the return of the Playhouse’s signature outdoor performance spectacle Elemental, complete with giant puppets, dancers, stilt walkers, live music, and community-created paper lanterns. This free family-friendly event takes place all around the Creamery Building and features the Playhouse’s own Elemental Pageantry workshop students, Fairies from Redwood Raks, as well as professional performance artists from around Humboldt County. Meet at the Big top at 7:30 pm. The procession begins at 8 pm.

    This year we are offering the people a chance to pre-order balloon lanterns, to raise money for the free festival and for participants to take a little bit of Elemental home with them.

     The festivities conclude on Sunday, August 18 at 2 pm with a final performance from the Flynn Creek circus.

    More details on these and other events are on the web at www.creamerydistrict.org

    Carried forward from previous years is local artist Lush Newton’s specially-commissioned outdoor art exhibit “California State Creamery; The Land of Milk and Honey”. Inspired by the 100thanniversary of the Creamery Building, the artwork showcases Newton’s unique, whimsical style in multiple oversized art pieces placed around the building, including representations of a historical train and train station, a family of Portuguese farmers, and a special ode to Creamery Building architect Franklin Georgeson.

    Also continuing this year is Tim Gray’s Footfall, an audio installation created to accompany a stroll around the Creamery District. While Tim’s health prevents him from participating live in this year’s event, his perspective on the Creamery District has not changed: “The world is quite a noise-filled place, so much so that most of us screen out much of this sound. This piece is designed to envelop the listener in another aural world, an alternative universe in sound”. Footfall can be found at www.creameryfestival.org/foot-fall

    Support for the Creamery Festival comes from the California Arts Council, Footprint Foundation, local business sponsors Wildberries Marketplace, Lost Coast Communications and many individual donors in the community at large.

    Arcata Playhouse/Playhouse Arts 1251 9th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 www.arcataplayhouse.org

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 08:00 PM

    Crooked Jades

    Tickets The Crooked Jades are a Bay Area string band who have created an innovative modern sound drawing from the roots of American traditional music. Founded in 1996 by Jeff Kazor (vocals, guitar and ukulele) and Lisa Berman (vocals/slide guitar/banjo/harmonium), the band also includes Erik Pearson (vocals, banjo, ukulele, harmonium, slide guitar), fiddler Emily Mann, and adjunct Jade Charlie Rose, who plays bowed bass. The Crooked Jades have performed at rock clubs, festivals and concert halls across the US and Europe and have released 8 critically acclaimed albums, including 2019’s “World’s On Fire”, drawn from their collaboration with modern dance choreographer Kate Weare.

    "This San Francisco quintet keep true to their old-time string band heart, yet in subtle, weird ways, they exaggerate the slightly-crazed aura of the rural pre-radio era music. It makes for a haunting, sophisticated trip to Appalachia. Mixing originals and traditional songs flawlessly, this might be the finest band to come out of the string-band resurgence."  – Boston Herald

    Tickets $18 general and $16 Playhouse members available at Wildberries Market Place online or reserve at 822-1575.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 08:35 PM

    Abbie Gardner with Eli West

    Tickets Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, the band decided to take an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie is striking out on her own! If you missed her at Kate Wolf this summer with Red Molly catch her at the Playhouse.

    “Abbie Gardner shows her prodigious writing chops in her album, Hope. Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by-now familiar, formidable slide guitar licks. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie.” – Richard Cuccaro, Publisher, Acoustic Live

    Tickets are $18 general & $16 Playhouse and Folklife Society members at Wildberries Marketplace, online or reserve at 822-1575.

     

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME

    Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME

    In their latest endeavor PARLOUR GAME, violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller dig into the rootsier elements of jazz along with the formidable pianist Carmen Staaf and bassist Tony Scherr. The repertoire explores swing, gogo, backbeats and ballads. Scheinman and Miller are both artists with eclectic backgrounds having collaborated with such diverse musicians as Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Ron Miles, Nels Cline, Jason Moran, Lucinda Williams, Natalie Merchant, Toshi Reagon, and Rene Rosnes. In PARLOUR GAME they explore the classic format of the piano quartet and strive for excellence in simplicity -  the perfect groove and a melody that sticks.

    This two evening engagement is hosted by Redwood Jazz Alliance and the Arcata Playhouse. With RJA hosting Monday, October 21 (tickets will be available thru RJA starting Sept. 1) and the Arcata Playhouse hosting the Tuesday, October 22 performance (tickets available here tickets). Tickets will be available at local outlets starting Sept. 1.

    Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace, online or reserve at 822-1575.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3aw-9lkXDY

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME

    Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME

    In their latest endeavor PARLOUR GAME, violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller dig into the rootsier elements of jazz along with the formidable pianist Carmen Staaf and bassist Tony Scherr. The repertoire explores swing, gogo, backbeats and ballads. Scheinman and Miller are both artists with eclectic backgrounds having collaborated with such diverse musicians as Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Ron Miles, Nels Cline, Jason Moran, Lucinda Williams, Natalie Merchant, Toshi Reagon, and Rene Rosnes. In PARLOUR GAME they explore the classic format of the piano quartet and strive for excellence in simplicity -  the perfect groove and a melody that sticks.

    This two evening engagement is hosted by Redwood Jazz Alliance and the Arcata Playhouse. With RJA hosting Monday, October 21 (tickets will be available thru RJA starting Sept. 1) and the Arcata Playhouse hosting the Tuesday, October 22 performance (tickets available here tickets). Tickets will be available at local outlets starting Sept. 1.

    Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace, online or reserve at 822-1575.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3aw-9lkXDY

  • Monday, November 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Scott Amendola vs. Will Blades with Cyro Baptista, Skerik & Jeff Parker

    Tickets Celebrating the release of our new record "Everybody Wins" (released Oct. 2019) drummer Scott Amendola and Organist Will Blades come to the Playhouse with some very special friends!  Scott Amendola-drums/electronics/percussion, Wil Blades-Hammond B3/ Clavinet. Special guests: Cyro Baptista-percussion/voice, Jeff Parker-guitar, Skerik-saxophone/EFX

    “Masters of improvisation, these gentlemen take a composed piece of music and bring it to the outer reaches and back” (East Bay Express). Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album. Don't miss this all-star line up showcasing their new release. It will be HOT!

    Tickets are $20 general & $18 Playhouse members and are available at Wildberries Marketplace, online or reserve at 822-1575.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Hanneke Cassel Band

    Tickets Performing with the Hanneke Cassel Band which features Mike Block on cello and guitarist Keith Murphy. Fusing influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, this group creates a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition.  Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century," Mike is part of the Grammy-award winning Silk Road Ensemble, a graduate of the Juilliard School, and an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music.

    Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is a performer, teacher and composer whose career spans over two decades. Her style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. Hanneke’s music is a blend of the contemporary and traditional, described by the Boston Globe as “exuberant and rhythmic, somehow wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness.”

    Tickets are $20 general, $18 Playhouse and Folklife Society and $16 for youth 12 and under. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, online or reserve at 822-1575.

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