Arts And Entertainment

HSU Presents “Dreamers: Aquí y Allá”

The Department of Theatre, Film & Dance presents the Humboldt County premiere of “Dreamers: Aquí y Allá” by Andrea Caban beginning Friday, Dec. 6. The production at HSU marks only the third time the play has been presented to audiences.

The Calypso Party Returns

The Humboldt State University Department of Music and percussion directors Eugene Novotney and Howard Kaufman present the HSU Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group & Calypso Band in concert on Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater.

Music Faculty Welcomes Campus with Concert

Humboldt State University Music faculty members welcome back students, faculty, staff, and the greater Humboldt community for what has become a fine musical tradition, the Fall Semester Welcome Concert, on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Eclectic Mix of Music in HSU Graduation Recital

Graduating seniors from the HSU Department of Music present the 2019 Graduation Recital, a brand new event envisioned by a group of music students for the enjoyment of their families, friends, and the entire Humboldt County community, on Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Opens at HSU

The Theatre, Film & Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents Fantastic Mr. Fox by David Wood, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, beginning Friday, May 3.


The Alumna Who Wrote HSU's Official Song

Fun fact: Humboldt State has an alma mater, and it was written in 1943 by an alumna named Joyce Bruner (‘45, Music Education). HSU’s “official” song, the alma mater is a piece of University music tradition that generations of students have heard, though probably without realizing what they were listening to in the first place.

Surrenderings, a Dance Concert

The Theatre, Film, & Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents Surrenderings, a dance concert created by students and faculty, in the Gist Hall Theatre on campus for two weekends in April.

HSU String Quartet to Blend Old and New

The HSU Department of Music presents the Arcata Bay String Quartet for a Sunday afternoon Faculty Artist Series concert featuring three masterpieces for the string quartet on March 31, at 2 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Professor, Alumnus Join for Piano Recital

The HSU Department of Music presents a special duo piano recital featuring HSU Director of Keyboard Studies Daniela Mineva and HSU Alumnus Ryan MacEvoy McCullough on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

‘Evil Dead’ Students Honored for Makeup Design

Humboldt State University Theatre Arts students and their production of “Evil Dead the Musical” were a huge hit at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 7 (KCACTF) in Eugene, Oregon last month.

25th Annual Indigenous Peoples Week at HSU

Humboldt State University American Indian faculty, staff, and students will host the 25th Annual Indigenous Peoples Week October 8-12. HSU events and activities are focused on Indigenous issues, ideologies, and methods.

Five-time Grammy Nominated Pianist Ursula Oppens to Perform at HSU

Humboldt State University's Department of Music is presenting a special solo piano recital featuring the legendary American pianist Ursula Oppens on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall. Her performance is part of a three-day residency at HSU, where she’ll work with students and offer a free public piano master class on Sept. 27, noon - 2 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.


Exhibit Examines Injustices to Indigenous Women

_Sing Our Rivers Red_, a traveling earring exhibit aimed at bringing awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and colonial gender-based violence across North America, opens Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Goudi’ni Gallery.

Poetic, Vivid Exploration of North Coast History

Local author, poet, and educator Zev Levinson explores the colorful history, rich diversity, and stunning geography of the North Coast through a blend of lyrical poetry and archival photography in his new book, _Song of Six Rivers_, published by Humboldt State University Press.