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Calendar March 7 – 14, 2019

7 Thursday ART

Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery, 272 C St., Eureka. Chip in for the live model and hone your artistic skills. Go into the courtyard on C Street to the room on the right. $5. 442-0309.

DANCE Redwood Fusion Partner Dance. 7-10 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Contemporary partner dance with an improvised, lead-follow approach. A 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. dancing. $5, first time free.

LECTURE The Killers


The Eureka Theater’s Friday Night Noir series continues with The Killers (1946) showing Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. ($5). Burt Lancaster stars as a former boxer trying to live an unassuming life after leaving a shady past behind. But as it goes with noirs, we see his fate sealed in the form of a knockout (Ava Gardner) who lays him down for the count.

Enjoy a fun, family run through Ferndale’s farmlands at the Foggy Bottom Milk Run, Sunday, March 10. The certified 4and 10-mile runs kick off at noon starting on Main Street and the 2 mile starts at 2 p.m. All races start/finish on Main Street at Ocean Avenue, ($45-$10 to participate, free to watch).


Carbo load at the Spaghetti FUN(d)Raiser for the Northcoast Environmental Center on Saturday, March 9 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Bayside Community Hall ($20, $10 in advance; $25, $15 at the door). Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Coastal Cleanup Day by dancing to music by Kingfoot, enjoying a delicious dinner and a bidding to take home local goodies from the silent auction.

MPAs Along the Northern California Coast. 7-8:15 p.m. HSU Natural History Museum, 1242 G St., Arcata. HSU professor Sean Craig, a marine ecologist discusses the assessment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in rocky reefs, kelp beds, intertidal zones and sandy beaches. Donations appreciated. www. 826-4480.

MOVIES Book Club (PG-13). 6-8 p.m. Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. A racy comedy about four best friends (Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen) whose lives change after they read Fifty Shades of Grey together. Free. Let’s Talk About the Middle East Film Series. 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Miniplex, 900 Samoa Blvd., Arcata. HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Born in Deir Yassin (2017). Free. Ocean Night. 6:30-9 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Hosted by the Arcata High School Surfrider Club. Watch the feature film Nervous Laughter, learn about the club’s activism and support the next generation of ocean stewards. $5 suggested donation. www.


Photo by Keenan Hinz, Submitted

Your Dance Card is Full


Plunge Bath

There’s a dance born every minute. At least that’s the case this weekend at the eighth annual 1 Minute Dances, happening Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio ($5). The event brings artists from California, the larger U.S. and around the world together to share their love for movement and sound with an audience sitting in the round. Pared down to 60 seconds, each dance tells a succinct story. Don’t miss this fast-paced showcase of dancers, actors, musicians and performance artists playing pieces that last just one minute. Dancing Stars of Humboldt returns to the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts for its fourth year on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ($15). Watch Humboldt’s finest dancers put their best foot forward in an evening of tapping, leaping, poppin’ and more. This year’s lineup is impressive, with more dancers than ever performing diverse dance styles including hip-hop, tap and jazz numbers. Catch Cuban Salsa troupe Arcata Rueda, Boogie-Woogie duo Cailan Halliday and Julia Clark, solos by Bizou Massias, Clairese Mayo and Jackson Rankin and company, apprentice dancers from North Coast Dance and more, with former anchorman and musical theatre performer Brad Curtis emceeing the show. In addition to giving young dancers a place to spread their wings and show their skills, the Dancing Stars program also raises money and awards scholarships. High-quality entertainment and philanthropy for a mere $15. Nice move. — Kali Cozyris

Jump on in, the water’s … 50 degrees. Pshhht. That ain’t no thing. Especially when there’s a hot tub, heated dressing room, catered lunch and Bloody Mary waiting for you on the other side. What’s this madness? The long-running (off a short pier) Humboldt County tradition, the Discovery Museum’s 18th annual Perilous Plunge, of course, happening Saturday, March 9 at the foot of F Street Dock in Eureka at 11:15 a.m. The annual event sees dozens of “plungers” who raise cash to splash ($150 to qualify), then dress in wacky thematic costumes and jump into the chilly Humboldt Bay for a very good cause: Supporting the area’s only interactive museum for kids during its largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the Plunge allow the Discovery Museum to continue providing services to more than 14,000 of the region’s youth annually. The money raised helps provide field trips to the museum for local school children, Campership Awards for Pal Camp children of low-income families, free programs to the community and educational drop-off programs at the museum. Before things get wet on Saturday, the Plungers will meet at the parklet by the Clarke Museum and then at 11 a.m. parade through Old Town to the foot of F St. joined by the Marching Lumberjacks. See who wins the award for Best Jump, Best Costume (individual and team) and the King and Queen who raised the most money. And start planning your outfit for next year. — Kali Cozyris

Humboldt Folklife Society Sing-along. First Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Sing your favorite folk, rock and pop songs of the 1960s with Joel Sonenshein. Songbooks are provided. Free. Ings, Cowtown Serenaders, Cicada Song. 7-10 p.m. Outer Space, 1100 M St., Arcata. Lullaby rock, cosmic cow country, songwriting collaboration. $5-$20. 510-439-7766.

THEATER Adoration of the Old Woman. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. HSU Theatre, Film and Dance presents José Rivera’s magical realist film. $10, $8. 826-3928. Everybody. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. This finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize is a modern, riff on the 15th century play, Everyman. It follows Everybody (chosen from the cast each night by lottery) on a journey to find the meaning of life. $20-$10. Now What? By Jane Hill, performed by Peggy Metzger. 12-1 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. An elderly woman discovers her super powers. $10, includes light lunch. 822-1575. Sandman: A Murderous Musical. 8-9 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Written, directed and performed by teenagers, the play is set in a 1980s college town, where a murderer is running loose and love is in the air. $10, $5 students. 822-1575. Continued on next page » • Thursday, March 7, 2019 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 


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