Arts & Entertainment Archive

Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.

Week of: Apr 06, 2014
HSU’s 2014 Graduates Exhibit Their Art »

The “2014 Art Graduates Exhibition, on display in the Reese Bullen Gallery April 24 through May 17, showcases the work of current students receiving art degrees from HSU and concludes the gallery’s Humboldt State University Centennial Year Exhibition Series. A public reception and brief awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. A closing reception will held be May 17 following the HSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Commencement Ceremony.

Traveling Native Exhibit Visits Humboldt State »

Filled with historic and contemporary photographs, food specimens, memoirs, and recipes, baskets, and other artifacts, “Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast” is a new statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy. Included in this exhibit are artifacts from Native Tribes in Humboldt County and throughout California. Humboldt State University in conjunction with the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Class invites the community to attend the opening reception on Thursday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating Century of Creativity with Composers Centennial Concert »

The HSU Music Department celebrates 100 years of the university as crucible of creativity with compositions by HSU faculty, staff and alumni in the Composers Centennial Concert Friday, April 25.

Jazz Combos at Fulkerson: Traditional and Unusual »

With instrumental lineups both traditional and unusual, four HSU Jazz combos perform classic and contemporary tunes plus their own originals April 19 at 7 p.m.

Stringing the Continents Together with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

HSU’s Guitar Ensemble continues this year’s world music tour with tunes from all seven continents (sort of) in their spring concert April 18 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

First Actresses Ever Are “Playhouse Creatures” at HSU »

Confronted by Puritan disapproval and royal lust, they pioneered a new profession as the first women actors ever to appear on the English stage. Their story is told in “Playhouse Creatures,” performed for two weekends at HSU beginning April 24.

Week of: Mar 30, 2014
San Francisco Rising Stars at HSU »

San Francisco’s popular Farallon Quintet showcases the clarinet of rising star Natalie Parker in concert at HSU on Monday April 7.

Getting Physical in Spring Dance Concert at HSU »

Whether it’s Alice in Wonderland or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the dynamics of a relationship or of deflecting molecules, it’s dance that can give them physical reality.

Week of: Mar 23, 2014
Legends of Brass with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

With the brass band classic “California Legends” as its centerpiece, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band’s April 5 concert continues its romp through musical history during Humboldt State’s centennial year.

HSU Hosts California Big Time on April 5 »

Humboldt State University will host its seventh annual California Big Time and Social Gathering on Saturday, Apr. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the West Gym.

Week of: Mar 16, 2014
HSU Opera Workshop’s Musical Discoveries »

Audiences for this spring’s HSU Opera Workshop concerts on March 28 and 29 will be among the first to experience recently rediscovered music from Portugal, including excerpts from a satirical opera never before heard on the West Coast.

Laughter in Darkness: Paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Laughter in Darkness, a group exhibition featuring paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel. All three artists currently reside on California’s North Coast.

The Spider and the Fly: Works by Gail Wight »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Spider and the Fly, a collection of prints and mixed media drawings by artist Gail Wight on display April 1 to May 18. Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Wight’s work has earned her national and international recognition in solo and group exhibitions.

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
HSU Battle of the Orchestras on March 8 »

The Humboldt Symphony plays jazz, the HSU Jazz Orchestra plays classical, and together they play an orchestral work by Duke Ellington: is it blurring musical boundaries or HSU’s orchestra slam? You be the judge at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday March 8.

California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Feb 16, 2014
At HSU, Award-Winning Drama Explores Unconscious Bias »

It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control.

Chilean Movies Anchor Latino Film Festival »

A trio of Chilean movies will be screened at the 16th annual International Latino Film Festival, cosponsored by Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods, Tuesday through Thursday, March 4-6, at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

Week of: Feb 09, 2014
“Through the Eyes of an Eagle” Exhibit Encourages Children to Make Healthy Choices »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view original watercolors from books illustrated by Native American artists, Patrick Rolo (Bad River Ban of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe, Wisconsin).

East Meets West in Fortuna Duo Concert at HSU »

According to two Fortuna musicians, the place that East meets West is Highway 101. On Saturday February 22, East and West will meet musically when their duo, Silk Road Junction 101, performs at Humboldt State’s Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Feb 02, 2014
“Ten Years Out” Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Alumni »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
HSU Music Students Perform in Annual Honors Recital »

A Bach partita, an Offenbach aria, a composition for marimba and John Cage sonatas are among the musical selections on the program for the 2014 HSU music student Honors Recital Friday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Good Vibes at HSU with Vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker »

Renowned jazz vibraphonist and composer Ted Piltzecker comes to Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU for a solo performance on Saturday, February 8.

HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Jan 19, 2014
Nightwatch: Works by Ellen Garvens »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.

The Universe Unfolded Works by Ananda Oliveri »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Universe Unfolded, an exhibition of art featuring a variety of mixed media works by Ananda Oliveri. The exhibition will run from January 31st through March 2, 2014.

Week of: Dec 15, 2013
A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Week of: Dec 08, 2013
Humboldt Symphony Performs The Nutcracker Suite »

In its only concert this December, the Humboldt Symphony performs a holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite on Sunday December 15 at 3 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Blurring Boundaries with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

HSU Jazz Orchestra blurs musical boundaries from country to Cuban pop, plus big band jazz classics on Saturday, December 14 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Ceremonies and Carols with University Singers and Humboldt Chorale »

HSU University Singers capture the holiday spirit with Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and the Humboldt Chorale sings a liturgical work in their shared concert on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Dec 01, 2013
HSU Symphonic Band Features Guest Conductor »

A guest conductor for a wind band masterwork highlights the HSU Symphonic Band concert on Friday, December 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Oops! Can’t Miss Percussion and Calypso Concert at HSU »

HSU Percussion Ensemble presents the North Coast premiere of “Oops,” the World Percussion Group pounds out exciting rhythms of the Brazilian Samba and the HSU Calypso Band does their Caribbean thing on Saturday, December 7 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Madrigal Singers and MRT Give Voice to Winter Holidays »

HSU’s 22-member Madrigal Singers perform their annual winter holiday concert in period costume, with the Mad River Transit jazz singers on Sunday, December 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Glass, Color and Light: Paintings by Demetri Mitsanas »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Glass, Color, and Light,” a solo exhibition by painter and Art Professor Emeritus Demetri Mitsanas on display through December 23rd. The exhibition features mixed media paintings of colorful still lifes that depict colored glassware and explore the relationship between light, color, and the transparent nature of glass.

Ceramic Invitational at First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “A Ceramic Invitational Exhibition,” featuring artwork by nine North Coast artists through December 23rd. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, which features a broad selection of affordable, high quality ceramic pieces and paintings suitable for holiday gifts.

Double Play of Jazz at HSU »

HSU turns a double play of jazz with ensemble concerts on Thursday, December 12 and Saturday, December 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Large Ensembles Celebrate Centennial and the Holidays »

It’s a big weekend for large ensembles at HSU with three events, beginning with a Centennial Concert on Friday December 13 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Fall Art & Artisans Fair Features Student Artwork »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents its annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair in the Reese Bullen Gallery on Wednesday, December 11, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, December 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Week of: Nov 10, 2013
A Full Night of Jazz Combos »

It’s a full night of small group classic jazz and originals as two different sets of HSU Jazz Combos perform in separate shows on Saturday November 16 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

Week of: Oct 27, 2013
A Fiery Start for the Humboldt Symphony »

Humboldt Symphony performs the climactic movements of Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite and other selections in its first concert of the school year Nov. 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary” »

The Indigenous Arts Coalition from the San Francisco Bay Area, an evolving group of culturally and artistically diverse artists identifying as indigenous, are featured at Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery in Artists from The Indigenous Arts Coalition present: “post contemporary,” November 8 through December 5. The exhibit opens with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8. The public is invited to attend this free, public event.

Exploring the Wonder in “Humboldt Unbound” »

Who in the world was Alexander von Humboldt? During Humboldt State University’s centennial year, this original play about the school’s namesake attempts to capture the spirit of his life as visionary explorer, scientist, godfather of ecology and champion of diversity and freedom.

Around the World with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

The HSU Guitar Ensemble explores the world in concert on Friday, November 8 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

A Musical Century with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

Many events celebrate the HSU centennial but few will have this authentic touch: a locally created tune from the era of the school’s founding, played on the actual instrument of one of its founders.

Week of: Oct 13, 2013
REVISIT: Art by Former Faculty at the Reese Bullen Gallery »

The Reese Bullen Gallery celebrates Humboldt State University’s Centennial, with the final exhibit of a three-part art faculty exhibition series. REVISIT: Art by Former Faculty highlights artwork from faculty that began teaching at HSU in the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s. The exhibit runs from November 1 through November 21, with an opening reception on Friday, November 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

It’s A Scream—Young Frankenstein the Musical at HSU »

The HSU production of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein is onstage for two weekends in Gist Hall Theatre beginning Thursday, October 17.

Week of: Sep 29, 2013
Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra Joint Concert »

HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra perform a joint concert on Saturday October 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

First Street Presents ‘Forest Invisible: Photographs by Young Suh’ »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Forest Invisible, a solo exhibition by photographer Young Suh, on display from Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 3. The exhibition will feature photographs that examine the tradition of landscape as a subject in art as well as our culture’s dissociative relationship to nature.

Jane Fonda to Narrate Films on California’s Environment »

Academy-Award winner Jane Fonda has joined a California team of distinguished scientists, educators and media producers, including Humboldt State University specialists, to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment.

Week of: Sep 22, 2013
First Street Presents ‘A Moment in Time: Eight Photographers from California’s North Coast’ »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present, A Moment in Time, a group exhibition featuring eight photographers from California’s North Coast, on display from Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 3. The exhibition will feature photographers working in diverse media and subjects and is meant as a sample snapshot of some of the artistic work being made in photographic media, currently, in the region of California’s North Coast.

Eureka’s Clarke Museum Hosts Special HSU Historical Exhibit »

More than 100 years have passed since Gov. Hiram Johnson signed the bill into law establishing Humboldt State Normal School. To mark the occasion of Humboldt State’s centennial year, Eureka’s Clarke Museum is highlighting the university’s history.

Week of: Sep 08, 2013
A Musical Welcome to HSU »

HSU Music faculty members welcome students back to campus for the new school year with their annual potpourri of performances called the Welcome Concert on September 14.

Humboldt Bay Brass Performs Centennial ‘Sound-off’ Sept. 27 »

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band, the brass ensemble led by Humboldt State Music Professor Gil Cline that employs British instrumentation, will perform in the guise of the “Humboldt Bay Bugle Mob” in the university’s Centennial Parade on Friday, Sept. 27, departing from the campus at 4:15 p.m. via Harpst Street to the Arcata Plaza. Fans last enjoyed the Bugle Mob in last spring’s Rhody Parade in Eureka.

Week of: Aug 25, 2013
Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Founding Faculty »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, a exhibition featuring the art of emeriti faculty who began teaching in Humboldt State’s Art Department between 1914 and 1966 will be on exhibit at HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery. The exhibit will run from September 12 through October 5, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Week of: Aug 04, 2013
First Street Gallery Hosts Centennial Art Exhibit through Sept. 15 »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, HSU’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka presents a faculty and staff exhibition showcasing artists who currently teach and work in Humboldt State’s Art Department. The exhibit will display a wide range of themes, styles and media August 20 through September 15.

HSU Celebrates 100th Birthday Festival August 24 »

Humboldt State University’s family-geared 100th Birthday Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4-7 p.m. on the Arcata Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Week of: Jun 23, 2013
A World Marimba Festival Finds its Way to HSU »

Once upon a time in the mid-1980s, a total stranger knocked on the office door of Humboldt State Music Professor Eugene Novotney.

HSU Hosts World Marimba Festival June 30-July 13 »

The international Zeltsman Marimba Festival comes to the Pacific Northwest for the first time June 30 – July 13, featuring eight evening concerts open to the public at Humboldt State University’s Native Forum and the Arcata Playhouse.

Week of: Jun 16, 2013
Young Alumni at HSU’s First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni-2013, on exhibit from July 2nd through August 4th, 2013. This exhibition celebrates the diversity and skills acquired by Humboldt State Art majors during their enrollment at the university.

Week of: Jun 09, 2013
‘Ear-Opening!’ Marimba Festival Comes to HSU »

Boston-based marimba master Nancy Zeltsman, founder of the international Zeltsman Marimba Festival, promises that Humboldt State and Arcata Playhouse audiences will hear “absolutely ear-opening percussion” at her concert series June 30-July 13.

Week of: Jun 02, 2013
HSU Hosts Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 30 – July 13 »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Music and Music Professor Eugene Novotney will host the international Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 30 – July 13 with multiple concerts open to the public.

Week of: May 12, 2013
International Marimba Festival Comes to HSU »

Humboldt State will host the Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 30 to July 13 on the HSU campus.

Week of: May 05, 2013
Bassist Millie Martin in HSU Faculty Artist Series Concert »

String bassist Millie Martin performs a Faculty Artist Series concert in Fulkerson Recital Hall at noon on Sunday, May 12.

Brian Post Composes Original Music for Centennial Celebration »

Part of an occasional series on HSU’s 2013-14 centennial celebration.

Week of: Apr 28, 2013
Reassembling the Horizon with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

From the most famous Mexican bolero and a 1950s torch song to a Stevie Wonder classic, the HSU Jazz Orchestra reassembles jazz horizons in its May 11 concert at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Sacred Music and a Children’s Choir at HSU »

The HSU University Singers and the Humboldt Chorale perform an evening of sacred music, including the Mass of the Children, on Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Fiddling Around with the Humboldt Symphony »

Humboldt Symphony will perform its well-planned and rehearsed final concert of the year on May 10 and 12, with classics ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries. But there will also be a surprise—even to conductor Paul Cummings.

Art Professor Kris Patzlaff and Students Design New Ceremonial Mace »

Part of an occasional series on HSU’s 2013-14 centennial celebration.

Week of: Apr 21, 2013
From Dowland to the Beatles with Madrigal and MRT Singers »

Songs from the Renaissance to the Beatles are given voice in the Madrigal and Mad River Transit Singers spring concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Calypso Band and HSU Percussion Spring Concert »

The most important work in the percussion ensemble repertoire, Bantu music from Cuba and calypso dance rhythms are all featured in the shared HSU Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group and Calypso Band concert 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Rossini, a Little Bling and Some Led Zep »

The clarinet is a versatile instrument—but can it really sound like an electric guitar? Blake McGee, visiting clarinetist from the University of Wyoming, will put it to the test in a solo concert 8 p.m. May 2 and an HSU Symphonic Band performance 8 p.m. May 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Art Professor Prints Woodcut of Founders to Commemorate Centennial »

This is the second story in an occasional series on HSU’s 2013-14 Centennial celebration.

When art professor Sarah Whorf first learned of HSU’s 2013-14 centennial celebration last year, she knew she had to get involved.

Week of: Apr 14, 2013
The “Proof” Is On the Stage at HSU »

Is it love or ambition? Is it genius or madness? And what is the proof?

Two Bands for the Price of None »

The visiting University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and the HSU Symphonic Band share a free concert on Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

Centennial Play Brings Alexander Von Humboldt to Life »

He traveled around the world and is considered the founder of modern geography. Charles Darwin once called him the “greatest scientific traveler who ever lived.”

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