Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.
In 1967 Lyndon Johnson was president, a movie ticket cost $1.25, and Humboldt State College students were organizing the campus’s first film festival. Half a century later, the festival is the oldest student-run film festival of its kind and even though the tickets have gone up (slightly) in price, it’s still one of the best deals going for moviegoers.
The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history.
The Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents “Transportraits,” a traveling solo exhibition of photographic portraits of transgender men by Lorenzo Triburgo. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Sunday, March 5.
Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents, Just Kids: Tender Forever, an exhibition of photography, mixed media and video installations by the artist couple Megan May and Marval A Rex, from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Sunday, March 5.
Humboldt State University’s Spring Semester will begin with a week celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kathrin Burleson presents paintings from The Creation Series beginning Nov. 25 at Humboldt State University’s Third Street Gallery. The series features a selection of vibrant watercolor paintings inspired by “The Book of Genesis,” the Bible’s creation story.
The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents “columbinus,” a play that looks at issues of alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools and was inspired by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Int’l Film Fest has announced a call-to-entry for local films.
A faculty and staff exhibition featuring artists working in Humboldt State University’s Art Department opens at the Reese Bullen Gallery with a reception for the artists on Thursday, October 27 from 4-6 p.m., and runs through November 17. The public is invited to attend.
HSU presents “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award-winning play that upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. This production opens on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Van Duzer Theatre and is the first fully staged production of the 2016-17 Season at HSU.
One of America’s most respected and prolific composers kicks off a week-long artist’s residency with a special concert tonight, Monday, Oct. 3, in the Fulkerson Recital Hall (download HSU map here).
Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents George Blake: A Retrospective, Oct. 6 to Dec. 3. The exhibit features works spanning the art career of George Blake (Hupa-Yurok), from traditional carvings to more contemporary pieces.
The community is invited to a ceremony and reception for distinguished Hupa-Yurok artist George Blake, who is receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University.
During the past summer, HSU’s First Street Gallery closed its doors, moving two blocks south to a new location. Along the way, the gallery changed its name to the Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery.
Humboldt State’s Reese Bullen Gallery hosts a special event with a renowned California-based printmaker and local poets.
Capturing the beauty of the California coast through exquisite woodcut prints and prose, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History is a new traveling exhibition appearing at HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery from Sept. 1 to Oct. 8.
CenterArts proudly announces another astounding performing arts season for 2016-17. Humboldt State University will host some of the leading performers and thinkers in the worlds of comedy, music, dance, science, and theater, beginning this August through May, 2017.
AS Presenters a number of great events for the coming academic year.
An orchestral suite from the opera “Carmen,” favorites by Rachmaninoff and Copland, and a tribute to Louis Armstrong highlight two combined concerts by the Humboldt Symphony and the ArMack Orchestra of Arcata and McKinleyville high schools, in a home-and-home Mother’s Day weekend series on Friday evening May 6 at HSU and Sunday afternoon at Arcata High School.
HSU Jazz Orchestra cooks “Awful Coffee” and exudes “Positive Sweat” in its adventurous concert of contemporary big band jazz, with originals by current and recent HSU students, on Saturday May 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt Chorale revives a favorite in John Rutter’s “Gloria” and the University Singers celebrate the blessings of nature in the music of seven cultures, on Sunday May 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Marie Campfield’s recent painting, “Child’s Skull, Kandahar Province,” is part of the prestigious Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in May. Campfield is the first Humboldt State student to have work accepted in the competition.
Humboldt State Calypso Band ends its 30th-anniversary celebration in the place where the band began—Fulkerson Recital Hall—with a concert featuring a guest artist, the legendary steel pan player Andy Narell, on Thursday, May 5.
If the blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” got you nostalgic (or curious) about the Star Wars that started it all, you’re in luck. The HSU Symphonic Band performs the original Star Wars Suite, plus a world premiere by HSU composer Brian Post, Copland’s “Promise of Living” and a trombone piece featuring student Craig Hull, on Friday April 29 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
It’s all about rainbows at the Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit concert on Sunday May 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2016-2017 at award ceremonies on April 14.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the “2016 Art Graduates Exhibition” from April 21-May 14. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event in celebration of HSU’s emerging artists.
She doesn’t fall down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass. Instead a young woman enters her self-made Wonderland by answering the cell phone of a strange man she soon realizes is dead. That’s the beginning of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” the imaginative comedy and surprising love story by famed American playwright Sarah Ruhl, which opens at HSU on Friday April 22 for two weekends.
Morris Graves Museum of Art
April 23rd, 2016 • 8PM
All Ages • 5 dollars
For the April 2016 Constellation Series at the Morris Graves Museum, students and faculty of the HSU Composition Studio will be giving electro acoustic performances of original minimalist works as well as performing the classic minimalist composition, “In C” by Terry Riley. At times performers will be located in different parts of the museum while performing at the same time. Four of the pieces performed will be collaborative compositions written by everyone in the studio. Improvisation will be an important element of all of the pieces being given throughout the evening. The goal of each piece will be to spontaneously create a musical and electronic soundscape through the use of precomposed and improvised material.
Three HSU percussion groups lead a rhythmic tour from Bali to West Africa and the Cuban Carnival in their shared concert on Sunday April 17 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Humboldt State Music Department—an integral part of the local arts community—recently received over $100,000 that will enable the next generation of gifted students to pursue their musical ambitions.
The Associated Students of HSU are set to host the 49th Humboldt International Film Festival at the reopening of Arcata’s historic Minor Theatre on April 20-23.
Four bands playing jazz classics, newer jazz and HSU originals perform in the HSU Jazz Combos concert on Friday, April 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Student choreographers and two faculty members present their latest work—including a recent regional prize-winner—in the HSU spring dance concert, “Soma Spiritu,” opening Thursday, April 7 for two weekends in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Guitar Ensemble proceeds from 20th century France to contemporary Arcata and five pieces by student composers, in its spring concert on Saturday April 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
A piece for full orchestra evoking a lost Aztec city, and variations for symphonic band based on hip hop tunes highlight the spring HSU Composers Concert of new works on Friday April 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
A queen’s romance, a gypsy’s passion, a show of force, and the legend of a cathedral emerging from the sea are all evoked in music performed by the Humboldt Symphony in an afternoon concert on Sunday April 3.
Humboldt State University hosts a one-of-a-kind concert featuring music both historic and fun. Much of the concert will be played on historic instruments; the real deal—not reproduction, brass of the 19th century. Included is a tuba once owned by one of HSU’s “Founders.”
Steampunk Girl, Panic Attack, Lives at Home and Love Me, Love My Cats! are a few of the characters enacting a frantic contemporary mating ritual in the comic opera “Speed Dating Tonight!” performed by the HSU Opera Workshop for four performances beginning Thursday March 24 in Gist Hall Theatre.
Cellist Elizabeth Grunin performs two works by 20th-century composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg in an intimate Guest Artist lecture and recital on Saturday March 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
New work—including an overture by composer and North Coast resident Michael Kibbe—plus band classics and an anniversary tribute characterize the shared concert of the HSU Symphonic Band and the Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, February 27, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The gym teacher—a big bear of a man—surveys his fourth and fifth graders at recess, inert and buried in smart phones and laptops on their battered schoolyard. He challenges them to enter a jungle of imagination, to take on the roles of animals and the young human foundling raised by wolves who faces life and death decisions, and the future.
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.