Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.
The First Street Gallery presents “Just Cause,” a two-person exhibition of sculpture, paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by the artists Donovan Clark and Jeremy Hara, through March 6. Their art is a mélange of pop, conceptual, and graffiti approaches that showcase the artists’ craft while gleefully playing with and subverting a variety of popular tropes within our culture.
Three HSU ensembles bring the sounds of drums and marimbas to Fulkerson Recital Hall—along with gongs, tin cans and random radio music—in a Percussion Showcase on Sunday, Feb. 21.
HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents African Masks from the James Gaasch Collection on exhibit Feb. 10 through March 10. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m., with a brief welcome and presentation about the collection at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “I was Born, But…,” a solo exhibition featuring 500 small paintings by Tsuya Pratt. The exhibition runs through New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31.
HSU Madrigal Singers go all a cappella and Mad River Transit jazz singers offer a contemporary Christmas Lullaby on Sunday, Dec. 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Three actresses navigate a precarious production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” in Texas, inside the maelstrom of 21st century American theatre. A satiric comedy that also echoes poignant themes of this classic Chekhov play, “Anton in Show Business” is on the Gist Hall Theatre stage for two weekends beginning Friday, December 4.
A youth group’s return, a marimba classic and some of the Calypso Band’s greatest hits are featured in an all-percussion concert on Saturday, December 5 at the Van Duzer Theatre.
It’s not the new movie, but it is the signature music: HSU Symphonic Band plays two movements of the Star Wars Suite on Friday, December 4 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Ceramic – affordable art for the season,” through Dec. 31. Featured in the show, will be artwork by twelve artists from California’s North Coast who work in diverse styles and mediums. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, with a broad selection of affordable, high-quality ceramic pieces suitable for gift giving during the Holiday Season.
HSU Jazz Orchestra honors Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Orchestra arranger and composer, celebrating the centennial of his birth with an all-Strayhorn program, including a never before-performed arrangement, on Saturday, December 12 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
With a seasonal flavor and a diverse menu of songs, the University Singers and Humboldt Chorale present their shared winter concert on Sunday, December 13 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents its annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair. For two days, the Art Department’s students and studio art clubs will sell paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, mixed media creations and more.
New works by three student composers, including a prize-winner, are presented in the HSU Composers Concert on Friday, November 6, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
From “Claire de Lune” to Ravel, HSU Guitar Ensemble plays with a French accent—including homegrown music in the same spirit—in its concert on Friday, November 13, at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
From opera overture to musical comedy, a Veterans Day tribute to a holiday season preview, Humboldt Bay Brass Band presents its autumn mash-up and its only HSU concert of the school year, “Destiny of Knights and Cossacks,” on Saturday, November 14 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
In two shows with different groups in each, HSU Jazz Combos take the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage on Sunday, November 15.
Violinist Cindy Moyer continues her project of playing all the Beethoven violin sonatas with the stormy Sonata in C Minor, plus a contemporary jazz-influenced sonata by William Bolcom and a lyrical sonata by Gabriel Faure, in concert with pianist John Chernoff on Sunday, November 8, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
A small fishing boat swept into the ocean by the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan washed ashore two years later in the coastal Northern California town of Crescent City, about 350 miles north of San Francisco.
A new statewide traveling exhibition of photographs by artist Dugan Aguilar (Mountain Maidu/Pit River/Walker River Paiute) that depict the diversity, richness and vibrancy of contemporary Native California cultures comes to Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery. lo/Jemez Pueblo) on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
With high-spirited singing and dancing backed by an orchestra of classic Broadway size, HSU evokes the 1948 of Cole Porter’s most applauded musical comedy “Kiss Me, Kate” in Van Duzer Theatre for two weekends beginning Friday October 16.
HSU Music Department presents its 2015 fall semester Faculty Welcome Concert on Saturday, September 12 at 5 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall. A reception follows for all who attend.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU’s Art Department.
How to honor retiring professor Harley Muilenburg after 32 years of teaching Humboldt State students to sing? More than 20 of his former students who were members of his Mad River Transit jazz singers from the 1980s through 2015 return to Fulkerson Recital Hall from all over California. They join HSU Music department faculty performers including pianist Daniela Mineva and violinist Cindy Moyer in a celebratory retirement concert, free and open to the public, on Saturday June 27 at 7 p.m.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2015 on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6 featuring works by recent graduates of HSU’s Art Department.
Humboldt State students teamed up with a local band and record label this semester to learn about the business of making music.
HSU student Michael Donovan was awarded the $1,000 prize in the John W. DeLodder music composition competition on May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Symphonic Band marks Cinco de Mayo with “La Fiesta Mexicana” and the relentless rhythms of “Huapango,” plus a World Music medley by North Coast composer Gregg Moore—and more, 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Calypso Band brings its authentic Caribbean dance rhythms home after a triumphant northern California tour, and the Percussion Ensemble features a work highlighting Hawaiian rhythms at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Madrigal Singers perform a program of love songs, and Mad River Transit sings blues, a jazz waltz, a Martin Luther King tribute and a swinging chili recipe at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt Symphony hosts a guest conductor and guest pianist to join HSU pianist Daniela Mineva on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos on Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Jazz Orchestra plays new tunes by Arcata’s recording artist Nathan Parker Smith and band grad Dan Fair as well as student originals and jazz classics of several eras at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University Singers perform selections from the popular cantata Carmina Burana, and the Humboldt Chorale sings music by Purcell, Mozart and Sondheim in their joint concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 10, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Violinist and HSU Music Department chair Cindy Moyer is joined by pianist Daniela Mineva and other musical friends to explore the dynamic and varied form of the violin sonata through works by Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
Students in Justin Klocke’s Digital Fabrication ART 396b class designed and created art this semester using something you don’t typically associate with art: a 3-D printer.
For Marissa Menezes (’15, Theatre), costume design is more than just dressing actors—it’s about having the opportunity to create an imaginary world out of nothing.
AM Jazz Band performs tunes by contemporary and classic jazz composers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
HSU Percussion Ensemble breaks out all the instruments for classic works by Carlos Chavez, Lou Harrison and John Cage, and the World Percussion Group plays a traditional piece from Ghana that celebrates a woman’s right to drum, at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Four Jazz Combos perform an eclectic assortment of tunes at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
Seven student choreographers and three faculty members present their latest works in this year’s HSU dance concert, Of Breath and Body, for two weekends beginning April 9 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Humboldt State University is now accepting registrants for the Redwood Summer Arts Institute, a series of intensive artists’ workshops held July 10-12 and July 17-19 on the HSU campus.
Humboldt State’s Associated Students will host the Humboldt Rising! music festival, on Saturday, April 25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Special Events Field on campus.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents All or Nothing, an exhibition of paintings, mixed media works and videos by artist Ana Teresa Fernández on display April 1 to May 17. The gallery will present a selection of performance-based paintings and videos including two new works made for this exhibition.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, “Labeled: Uprooting Social Identities,” in the gallery’s South Room from April 1 through May 17. This exhibition features 20 art students and alumni from HSU’s Art Department.
The HSU Guitar Ensemble continues its year-long exploration of Latin American music on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view its latest exhibit, “Cultural Indifferences: The Art of Carl Avery.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs from April 9 through May 7.
Witches and lovers clash when HSU Opera Workshop presents the lively and tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas in Gist Hall Theatre, Thursday through Sunday, March 26-29.
A cellist from Sacramento, a flutist from Venezuela and a pianist from Florida walked into a university in Lincoln, Nebraska. The result is the Lancaster Trio, performing a program at HSU that includes a work inspired by whale songs, on Thursday, March 26.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA), that saying couldn’t be more true for Nicole Hill.
Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. On display at the Goudi’ni Gallery through March 13, “Our People, Our Land, Our Images” presents the works of three generations of indigenous photographers from the North America, South America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. They include newly discovered, nineteenth-century trailblazers, well-established contemporary practitioners, and emerging photographers from the next generation.
HSU filmmakers get their first audience while the public has its first opportunity ever to see new student films at the HSU Film Showcase, a free event scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Humboldt State professors in collaboration with colleagues from College of the Redwoods are highlighting Latin America’s African heritage with the 17th annual International Latino Film Festival, scheduled for 3-5 p.m., March 3, at Arcata’s Minor Theatre. Events take place each night from 6 to 10:20 p.m., and feature a film screening in Spanish with English subtitles followed by a discussion in English. The event is open to the public and admission is $5 per film. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/ HIST/ ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses.
Humboldt State’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents “The Rhythm & the Reason: The Steelpan Tradition of Trinidad & Tobago,” a lecture by music professor Eugene Novotney, the University’s 2013-14 Outstanding Professor of the Year recipient.
HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Vantage Points, an exhibition featuring three artists—local artist Shannon Sullivan, and Bay Area artists Kara Nelson and Joshua Martinez—who critically explore the way we look at landscapes and the natural world. The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. with a free panel discussion by the artists and reception and runs through March 7.
Two “free-range homeboys” create a contemporary utopia – and it’s for the birds.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.” Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 8.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California.
HSU Music’s spring semester Welcome Concert goes big, as a total of 16 faculty, staff and friends perform music from Bach to Gershwin, Schubert to Miles Davis, including a dozen players combining on the playful “Carnival of the Animals,” on Saturday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Internationally renowned pianist Sang Woo Kang performs a concert of contrasts: works by contemporary American composer John Corigliano introducing a Mozart sonata and pieces by Chopin, in an HSU Guest Artist recital on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.