Tag Archives: Arcata Playhouse

This year’s OysterFest kicks off Saturday with a party at the Vets Hall

Arcata Main Street ARCATA VETS HALL – Join Arcata Main Street for Oysters! Oysters! and more fresh Oysters at the Oyster Festival Kick Off Party Saturday, May 5 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St.  A fresh oyster reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.  Local oyster

Annual Business Leadership Awards dinner set for Feb. 24 at Arcata Community Center

Joellen Clark-Peterson Arcata Chamber of Commerce ARCATA – Arcata’s personality is defined by its number of colorful, local businesses. From grocery stores to the movies, restaurants and manufacturers, Arcata businesses are dedicated to the community and making sure it thrives. It’s not easy being geographically isolated, and now that we’re feeling the stress of our

Plaza reform ideas aired, more to come

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Their backs turned to an uncaring sea of empty seats in Council Chamber at City Hall, members of Arcata’s Parks and Rec Committee worked through issues at their Dec. 13 meeting. Noting the upcoming Plaza-specific City Council meetings – one on Jan. 8 about downtown conditions, and

Holiday and other events coming up

Mad River Union NOHUM – The Holiday Open House is a feature of Arcata Main Street’s Season of Wonder and Light. During the Open House, Friday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Plaza, enjoy art, complimentary horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and cider, stilt-walking elves, caroling, theatrical performance and a very

Shout, sisters, shout! Belles of the Levee serves up vintage tunes with a side of charm

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union Sure, the Belles are beautiful women. Sure, their voices are as sweet as songbirds in a flowering tree. Sure, their songs are so old they sound new. But that’s not what makes their music so compelling and addicting. No. It’s the close and intricate harmonies that they weave so expertly

Movie Review: ‘Asquatchalypse Now’ a tart, trippy trail tale

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAYHOUSE– A confession: all things Bigfoot induce in me a coma-grade boredom. I know, Sasquatch is our very own corny local monster, lighten up. But it’s also just a somewhat overachieving version of the many fleabitten regional legends nurtured by the rural chambers of commerce and gift shops

A decade of play at the Arcata Playhouse

Bob Doran Mad River Union ARCATA – It was in February, 10 years ago that the Arcata Playhouse opened its doors for a grand cabaret, the first of many such shows mixing theatre, music and comedy. To mark that anniversary this weekend they’ve planned — you guessed it — another star-filled cabaret, plus a roll-back-the-rugs

Ian Harris’s critically thinking comedy at Arcata Playhouse Saturday

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union OLD CREAMERY – If you’re  exasperated with  credulous cranks and pandering politicians who pretend there’s no climate change, that sea level rise is bogus, that evolution is a hoax, that religion should be taught in school, or that you can pray the gay away, there’s good news and bad

Calling all angels: Jane Siberry in Arcata

Arcata Playhouse CREAMERY DISTRICT – More than 30 years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music’s most creative and innovative artists – with 11 major recordings, her own independent label and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists,