Arts And Entertainment

dancer suspended in air

Dance Visions

The Department of Dance, Music & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents Dance Visions—an annual spring dance concert featuring 36 dancers and 10 different pieces in the diverse styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and tap.

Shobe Britton (right), a double major in Child Development and Native American Studies and a member of the Covelo Round Valley Tribe at the 2023 Big Time.

14th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt California Big Time and Social Gathering

According to California Native American cultural traditions, Tribes would gather over multiple days to strengthen bonds and make significant decisions about their families and the future. Although there is no direct English translation of the Native word for these gatherings, the term “Big Time” was adopted to mean significant, decision-making, or major importance.

Meyo Marrufo, Power and Strength, 2023, digital drawing

Wa Hinthil Come North

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents the Wa Hinthil Come North group exhibition, curated by Meyo Marrufo. The exhibition runs March 28 through May 11.

Baile Folklorico dancers practice.

Cal Poly Humboldt 2nd Annual Fiesta Folklórica

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music & Theatre presents the second annual “Fiesta Folklórica,” a celebration of the diverse cultures, music, and dances of Mexico.

Nina Platte, Nida Deal, Sis Heaton, Ruth Dunbar, and Nina Platte, 1913, collected by Lora Webb Nichols

Trailblazing Photographer Captures Wyoming Frontier

The Reese Bullen Gallery at Cal Poly Humboldt showcases an exhibition curated by professor and Art + Film Department Chair Nicole Jean Hill. Through research and collaborative preservation with the archive located in Wyoming, the exhibition features works by photographer Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) who created and collected thousands of negatives over the course of her lifetime in the mining town of Encampment. The images chronicle the domestic, social, and economic aspects of the sparsely populated frontier of south-central Wyoming.

A photo of students at last year's Umoja's Black to the Land Paddle Out

Umoja Center Holds Black Liberation and History Month Events

The Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence will host several campus events to celebrate Black Liberation and History Month. Activities will feature a movie screening, trivia night, karaoke, paddle boarding, and conversations about this year’s theme: Black Joy, Uninterrupted.

A photo collage of Lucinda and Gary Jensen and Jayda and Taiden Partlow

Lumberjacks in Love

Those who attend Cal Poly Humboldt often discover their love for the outdoors, their community, or a particular discipline—some even find the love of their lives.

A photo of musicians holding percussion instruments.

Cal Poly Humboldt Music Spring Welcome Concert

The Department of Dance, Music & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents “The Cal Poly Humboldt Recital Series: Welcome to Spring Semester Faculty Concert.” Join the department for classic and contemporary performances on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Close up of tree in front of Library

Recital Series: Daniela Mineva and Wenqing Bouche-Pillon

Longtime friends and music partners Daniela Mineva and Wenqing Bouche-Pillon will come together for a four-hands, two-pianos concert-extravaganza consisting of a wide range of styles on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Jose Moreno coordinated the 2SLGBTQ+ gallery with works from local 14-24 year olds.

Giving Native Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Communities a Voice

Many Native communities throughout the world historically recognize and honor gender diversity. In some communities, LGBTQ+ individuals and those who embrace masculinity and femininity are revered as Two-Spirit.

ideaFest 2018 poster presentations at the Library

Here’s to a Decade of Ideas!

What began 10 years ago as an idea turned into ideaFest. Cal Poly Humboldt’s annual extravaganza showcases hundreds of research and creative projects from students, staff, and faculty over the past year.