Arts + Entertainment – Fort Bragg Advocate-News
Fort Bragg Quilt Show
The Fort Bragg Quilt Show in June 2021 will no longer be held indoors this year due to the COVID pandemic. However, Ocean Wave Quilters will be hosting an “On the Fence” outdoor quilting exhibit on Saturday, June 26 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, corner of Laurel and Harrison streets, Fort Bragg.
They will be displaying quilts on both sides of the fence and selling tickets for their Opportunity quilts and raffle baskets! They will also have vendors selling fabric, jewelry, and other wonderful items. Contact [email protected] for more information.
The Willits Center for the Arts presents three artists
Nancy New tells us: “Pottery has always fascinated me. The process of transforming wet clay into every imaginable form, from submitting to extreme heat and turning into a stone capable of withstanding the passage of time has been going on for thousands of years. Each piece is new, with endless choices and creative possibilities.
Anita Elliott-Wagenet is originally from Malibu and has now resided in Willits for a long time. Since retiring from registered nursing, she can now devote more time to her artistic hobbies, music and pottery. His ceramic pieces are often created with an unconventional touch, incorporating sand from his favorite beaches or magical herbs, directly into the clay, giving each bowl, dish or mug a certain subtle essence. With hand-carved butterflies, bees or dragonflies surrounding bowls, most pieces will have art deco textures and patterns, as well as seascapes, moonscapes, flowers, cats, horses and llamas.
Suzi Long will present Feathered Feet, a delightful show of watercolors, birds and shoes. Suzi was born in Santa Cruz and before calling herself “Artist” she was a Xerox technician, word processor and writer, and started her life 9 to 5 as an executive secretary after graduating in 1966 from Katharine Gibbs School, New York.
In Honolulu after Xerox, Suzi studied art at UH, painted panels and murals, and started her mural business Whimsy Walls in 1978. She returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987 and made painted hundreds of residential and dining murals from Palm Springs to Squaw Valley. . Suzi has a knack for sharing her visions, and when she learned at the age of 50 that her biological grandfather was a decorative painter and muralist, she finally understood her purpose.
The exhibition opens Friday, June 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and runs until July 25. The gallery is located at 71 E. Commercial St. (next to the Noyo Theater). They are open from Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flynn Creek Circus Breaks Out of Containment!
Experience a “Fairy Tale” comic circus. Emotionally funny, deeply moving and dangerously inspiring, this charming all-human circus will be pitching its vintage marquee tent this summer and fall 2021.
Driven by an original story, high caliber artists and powerful imagery, the show is daring, daring and hilarious. This year’s story, “Fairy Tale,” is an irreverent fable featuring a bombastic unicorn and its distant hindquarters on a quest to bring back the youth from the void. Thwarted by the mischievous weaver and thief crows, and eclipsed by its own backdrop at every turn, our Unicorn’s journey takes a bumpy path to redemption. Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, comedians and acrobats are some of the exciting acts in this year’s presentation.
Flynn Creek Circus provides maximum public safety during live events. Booking ‘social bubble’ seats, an outdoor atmosphere, frequent sanitation, mask requirements and social distancing in the marquee space are some of the measures that ensure a fun and comfortable experience for all audiences . Complete descriptions of preventing the spread of pathogens are available at flynncreekcircus.com.
The Flynn Creek Circus shows and children’s camp will take place at Friendship Park in Mendocino under the marquee, 998 School St, Mendocino. Tickets can be purchased in advance at flynncreekcircus.com
Performance and ticket information:
Thursday July 1 at 7 p.m. – Opening of the 2021 season; Friday July 2 at 5 p.m. Friday July 2 at 8 p.m. – Adults only 21 and over; Saturday July 3 at 1 p.m. Saturday July 3 at 5 p.m. Saturday July 3 at 8 p.m. – Adults only 21+; Sunday July 4 at 1:30 p.m.
In conjunction, Flynn Creek Circus will offer a circus camp for 7-15 year olds: Session 1, Matins, June 28-30; Session 2, afternoon, June 28-30; Registration information on flynncreekcircus.com.
Outdoor fun physical activity! Children will have room to play and learn in the colorful marquee with guidance from professional circus staff. This limited registration workshop will train students in aerial arts, tightrope, pole vault and acrobatics while maintaining comprehensive safety protocols.
Reserved tables can be purchased in advance at flynncreekcircus.com. We recommend that you buy early to guarantee your place. Beer, wine and light concession available for purchase at the marquee and in advance.
WCT presents ‘The Viewing Room’
The Willits Community Theater will open on Friday, July 2 with live theater for a three-week broadcast of “The Viewing Room,” a fun two-act play about a stern and very dead patriarch who comes back to life for a show. chance to make amends with his family. The performances will take place from July 2 to 18. Tickets are available online at wctperformingartscenter.org. The Willits Community Theater is located at 37 West Van Lane. For more information, call 707-459-0895.
Mendocino Music Festival. Save the dates!
The Mendocino Music Festival recently announced that its 2021 festival will run from Friday July 16 through Sunday July 25. For more information on tickets and schedule, please visit mendocinomusic.org.
Symphony of the Redwoods. Save the dates!
Symphony of the Redwoods announces that four outdoor concerts will take place on July 25, August 1, August 8 and 15 at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Mendocino Presbyterian Church. For more information and reservations, visit symphonyoftheredwoods.org and gardenbythesea.org.
Art in the gardens. Save the dates!
Art in the Gardens 2021 will be held August 6-8 at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. For more information, visit gardenbythesea.org.
Grace Hudson Museum “Postcards from Mecca” exhibition
The fascinating exhibition of the Grace Hudson Museum “Postcards from Mecca” runs until Sunday 22 August. Welcome to the physical and in-person exhibitions at Grace Hudson. They are now open Wednesday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. The museum is located at 431 S. Main St., Ukiah. For more information, call 707-467-2836 or visit gracehudsonmuseum.org.
2nd annual Art Under Twenty exhibition: Virtual show
The Visual Arts Department at Willits High School is pleased to present the 22nd Annual Art Under Twenty Exhibition. Their virtual show features talented young performers from Willits and Laytonville and runs until August 31. For more information, visit willitscenterforthearts.org.
Mendocino Theater Company
The long intermission is drawing to a close and the Mendocino Theater Company is preparing to welcome you back to the theater in September. For more information, visit mendocinotheatre.org.
Chant du vin 2021! Save the dates!
Winesong 2021 Live and Virtual will be held on Friday and Saturday September 10-11, 2021. It will be a series of safe events, both in-person and virtual. For more information and to RSVP to let them know you are planning to be a part of the celebration, visit wineong.org.
Linda Pack’s “For the Love of Reading”
A new edition of “For the Love of Reading” airs monthly on Mendocino County Public Radio, KZYX & Z (times and dates may vary.) If you missed hearing any or all of the most recent shows, or if you want to share the program with others, you can find the links to all podcasts and audio files of the program on lindapack.net. For more information about the program, visit kzyx.org/programs/love-reading.
MTC One Minute Radio Theater
Take a minute to enjoy the Mendocino Theater Company’s One-Minute Radio Theater, every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. on the local public radio station KZYX. For more information, visit mendocinotheatre.org.
Up close and classic
Up Close and Classical is a podcast series that takes a close look at the lives of classical composers and musicians. Each episode focuses on a composer, theme, or collection of works that have recently been presented in concert by the Symphony of the Redwoods and the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra. Through musical snippets, historical context, and insightful conversations with musicians, Up Close and Classical invites you to lean in and listen intently to the music you love. From Bizet to Ravel, Dr Philip Lenberg’s podcast focuses on some of the most influential French composers of the late 19th century. For more information, visit symphonyoftheredwoods.org.
Sequoia room video archive
Presented by North Coast Brewing Co., The Sequoia Room Video Archive includes over 60 hours of musical performances from sold-out shows at The Sequoia Room. You will find many different genres including; Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and more on The Sequoia Room Facebook page.
Updates from the California Arts Council
The latest updates from the California Arts Council, as well as important links and resources for California artists, cultural workers and creatives on the coronavirus pandemic can be found by visiting their website at cac.ca.gov/.
Send arts and entertainment listings by noon on Friday to [email protected] Openings are listed the week of the first Friday at Fort Bragg and the second Saturday in Mendocino. Please contact us for information on how to publicize paid courses and workshops.