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Theatre Review: Spring’s Awakening

Suzanne Blais Ed. note: NPA presented Spring’s Awakening on the Gist Hall stage in late January. The geese are back! Once again the Greater Canadas can be viewed in numbers, overhead this year searching for delinquent water here on the north coast. Along with this annual arrival comes another dramatic miracle from the Young Actor’s

Quoth The Raven

ARCATA – Richard Duning will read his new book of paintings and poetry, Raven, You Have Given Up Your Color, at Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata, at 7 p.m., this Friday, Feb. 1.   For millennia, human beings have looked to wild birds and animals for meaning and often guidance. Duning remembers very clearly when ravens, or

Film: HSU Produces Environmental Docs

CALIFORNIA’S CHANGING PLACES When: Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.  BECOMING CALIFORNIA When: Saturday,March 8 at 7 p.m. FOR BOTH FILMS Location: Van Duzer Theater Tickets: Free but tickets are required. Visit the HSU Ticket Office, call CenterArts at (707) 826-3928 or e-mail carts @ humboldt.edu. humboldt.edu/centerarts HSU – Humboldt State University presents a free screening of two

Seeks Poetry, Prose

CR – Poets & Writers, College of the Redwoods’ literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions of original poetry and fiction from community members as well as staff, faculty, and students. The submission period closes March 26. Submissions must be typed and sent electronically. A writer may send up to four pieces of work whether poetry

Good Vibes

FULKERSON RECITAL HALL – Renowned jazz vibraphonist and composer Ted Piltzecker comes to Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU for a solo performance on Saturday February 8.  With three successful solo albums and another with his group Steppe Forward, Piltzecker has won praise for his originality and flair.  One jazz magazine described his solo album Standing Alone

Siren Of The Sierras

Where:  Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata When:  Saturday, Feb. 8; doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets:  $15 general/$13 Playhouse and Humboldt Folklife Society members; available at Wildwood Music, Wildberries Marketplace or (707) 822-1575 arcataplayhouse.org CREAMERY DISTRICT – Fourth generation Californian Corinne West has been described as “the Siren of the Sierras” for good

Side Effects Of Love

ARCATA – Mixed-media artist Gigi Floyd is currently showing a series of melted beeswax collages at Renata’a Creperie, 1030 G St. in Arcata. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the pieces in this show celebrate some of the myriad expressions and side effects of love – lust, longing, romance, affection, and a love sent from other


BLUE LAKE – Charivari! is a show that celebrates Commedia dell’Arte; a lively comic form that has bold physical play, masks, topical humor and virtuosic improvised performance as its hallmarks.  Archetypical characters are overtaken by mayhem and madness in this parade of human folly that knows few bounds yet requires precision and discipline from its ensemble performers.

Zappa Plays Zappa… Later

Union Staff Report HUMBOLDT STATE – If you have tickets to the Zappa Plays Zappa show at Humboldt State tonight, the show has been delayed until 10 p.m. due to a traffic delay. If you can’t make it, CenterArts will refund your tickets or give you credit to another show this season.