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The Man Who Planted Trees Comes To The Redwood Coast

The Man Who Planted Trees Comes To The Redwood Coast

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES Where:  Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata When:  Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Matinee Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Tickets:  $12 adults/$10 children 12 and under or $40 for a family of four or more; available at Bubbles, Wildberries Marketplace, Redwood Yogurt or brownpapertickets.com (707) 822-1575 arcataplayhouse.org CREAMERY

Increase The Peace This Saturday

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Shocked and saddened not just by recent violent crimes, but the perception of an overall decline in public behavior locally, Jambalaya owner Pete Cioti decided doing something – anything – is better than just complaining. Ciotti and a number of local activists are organizing a Saturday, Feb.

Third Base! Men Bring It Home In Part Deux

SON OF MYTHS OF THE PLASTIC AGE II • Where:  Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata • When:  Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25, 8 p.m. • Tickets:  $10 general/$7 kids, students and seniors. Reservations advised. (707) 822-1575 arcataplayhouse.org CREAMERY DISTRICT – The comic duo Third Base! returns to the Arcata Playhouse with Son of Myths of the Plastic

NPA Double Feature

PYGMALION AND SPRING’S AWAKENING • Where: Gist Hall Theater, HSU Campus, Arcata • When: Thursday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m.; matinee Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. • Tickets: $15 general/$10 students and seniors (for both performances). Available at Wildberries or brownpapertickets.com. GIST HALL, HSU – The Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy’s Young Actor’s Guild decided this year that they wanted


McKinleyville is named after the 25th President. Where horses have the right of way. Oklahoma on the sea. William won the Spanish American War, maintained the gold standard, and kick started the Progressive Age. He was assassinated. So it goes. Not everyone is fond of politics. Arcata has his statue in the square. The only

Together At Last, As They Never Were

GERSHWIN/PORTER FUNDRAISER Where:  Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata When:  Saturday, Jan. 11; Cocktails and desserts at 7 p.m.; Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Tickets:  $20 general/$18 sNPA students and Arcata Playhouse members. $100 table for four with a bottle of champagne. Available at the door, at Wildberries Marketplace, by calling (707) 822-1575 or brownpapertickets.com ARCATA – Parents and supporters

Americana Playhouse

CREAMERY DISTRICT – The Arcata Playhouse kicks off 2014 with a trio of Americana folk performers. American Nomad Jan. 10 American Nomad is an award winning acoustic group in the widely eclectic Bay Area music scene. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, their carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics,

Book Review: Get To Know Hooperman

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union Francis “Hooperman” Johnson is a sensitive soul, a man of few words and those, belabored. The eponymous protagonist of John M. Daniel’s Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery (2013, Oak Tree Press, Hanford, CA) is an unlikely detective at the center of a gentle mystery that focuses not on a murder, but

Book Review: The Lost Coast D.A. Breaks No New Ground

Ryan Hurley Special to the Mad River Union The Lost Coast depicted in James Tressler’s roman à clef is, in real life, a remote but seismically violent expanse of weed-choked hill country. In Humboldt County, whole streets of handsome, redwood-hewn Victorians tilt at comical, quake-damaged angles. In the early-2000s, Humboldt was rocked by a different