Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the 2017 Art Graduates Exhibition from April 20 through May 13. The opening reception and awards ceremony is Thursday, April 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at HSU’s Department of Art Building.
The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents Luminescence, an original dance concert created by students and faculty, in the Van Duzer Theatre on campus for two weekends in April.
Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents “Two Views-Painting From Life,” a two-person exhibition featuring representational paintings by husband and wife Jim McVicker and Theresa Oats, who reside on California’s North Coast. Together, this exhibition explores their long partnership animated by a mutual passion for painting the landscape, still life and portraits. The show runs from April 1 through May 14.
Humboldt State University’s Third Street Gallery presents “Morphic Structures: Ceramic Works by Shannon Sullivan and David Zdrazil,” a two-person exhibition of ceramic sculpture and ceramic vessels by artists Shannon Sullivan and David Zdrazil (pronounced DRAY-zel). The show runs April 1 through May 14. The objects in this exhibit reference a variety of phenomena found in the natural world. Geology, crumbling cliffs, stormy landscapes, and vibrant growth are among the shared references in the works made by Sullivan and Zdrazil.
Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery presents Beyond Traditions: Recent Native Art Alumni featuring work in a variety of media by five HSU Alumni and recent art graduates on display from Apr. 6 to May 6.
Multi-talented singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore will perform a free public concert at the HSU Kate Buchanan Room on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. DeMore’s mission? “To make sure you unlock the key to experiencing yourself in all your glory,” writes the self-described vocal activist.
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.