Calendar Nov. 9 – 16, 2017
9 Thursday ART
Keep the Eureka Theater beautiful and have a good time while doing it. The 10th annual Strangebrew Beerfest is going down Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Eureka Theater ($35). Taste the strange and sumptuous creations of local brewers, listen to live music by the Point Classic Cover Contest finalists and keep yourself steady with eats from Southside Mike’s BBQ.
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The Mateel needs a little help from its friends. Make sure the beat goes on at Mateel Forever, a fundraiser at the Mateel Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight ($20). Dance to tunes by Object Heavy, Cold Blue Water, Altar Tones and Opera Alley Cats, take part in the silent auction, browse vendors and chill out in the 215 area.
Because of the Brave Nov. 11 is a day when we pause to reflect and salute the service and sacrifice of veterans on all fronts. Locally, there are several observances and tributes. Here are few where you can pay your respect. The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka and the city of Eureka host the annual Veterans Day Observance and Program on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Adorni Recreation Center (free). This year’s featured speaker is retired U.S. Army Mjr. Thinkstock Eddie A. Morgan. The ceremony also includes performances by the Eureka High School Symphonic Band, Eureka High School Limited Edition, the Humboldt Harmonaires and Humboldt Highlanders Pipe Band. Also honoring veterans are the Humboldt Sheriff’s Office Color Guard, Mad River Community Veterans Honor Guard, the United States Coast Guard (which will provide a flyover after the event and present the “Missing Man” ceremony) and William F. Honsal Jr., who will play “Taps.” In Fortuna, the 13th annual Veterans Day Tribute takes place Nov. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Fortuna Veterans Hall/Memorial Building (free). Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Crystal Morse-Maffei presents, This Side of the Uniform. There will also be a color guard, patriotic songs, service branch anthems and refreshments. And there will be a special showing of the film Letters Home on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at Ferndale Repertory Theatre ($10, $5 children, WWII vets free). The award-winning World War II film produced by the Ferndale Museum tells the stories of men and women serving in the armed forces in their own written words. —Kali Cozyris
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Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta reminds us that sí, se puede (yes, we can), when she speaks Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Van Duzer Theatre ($15). Alongside Cesar Chavez, Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers, she’s the recipient of two presidential medals of honor and her UFW slogan inspired Obama’s very same for his 2008 presidential bid.
Honoring Elders and Veterans November heralds the season of thanksgiving and celebrating the bounty of the harvest. It’s a time when families gather to cook, share meals and traditions, and express gratitude. November is also National American Indian Heritage Month and a time for honoring veterans. For the past 36 years, the Northern California Indian Development Council has sponsored the Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering & Elders Dinner, beautifully combining all these things Photo by Mark Larson while offering a special glimpse into the Native and tribal customs that make our area so rich. This year the gathering takes place Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds (free admission). The community event is an opportunity to honor all elders and veterans. For all elders, regardless of ethnicity, there’s a free harvest dinner beginning at noon (with dinner available to all others for a nominal fee) followed by a veterans honoring ceremony and an Elders’ Gifting Ceremony at 3 p.m. If you miss out on the turkey feast, fear not: There’s fry bread and buffalo burgers a-plenty. Throughout the day, visitors can peruse the many American Indian arts and crafts booths while taking in intertribal performances of Native singers and tribal dance demonstrations that include: Brush, Tolowa Honoring, Aztec, Hoop Dancers, a drum group and Pow Wow demonstrations. This year’s emcee is Bruce Kaye (of the Navajo Nation) and the theme is “Continuing the Healing after 157 Years.” For more information about the event, visit www.ncidc.org. —Kali Cozyris
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The Art of Japanese Braiding: Kumihimo. 6:45 p.m. Wharfinger Building Bay Room, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. The Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild presents local weaver, Connie Anderholm demonstrating kumihimo on various looms and providing hands-on practice for attendees. All materials will be provided. 599-2729. 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.
BOOKS Trinidad Library Book Buddies Club. Second Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon. Trinidad Library, 380 Janis Court. This casual community gathering discusses books, shares recent reads and offers new suggestions of titles to read. No mandatory reading, just a love of books. Free. email@example.com. 677-0227.
MOVIES Ocean Night: Under An Artic Sky (2017), Chasing Coral (2017). 6:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. All ages. $3 donation. www.arcatatheatre.com.
MUSIC MaMuse, Fula Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. MaMuse will play a stirring set of folk/ gospel/harmony inspiration, then Fula Brothers will light the dancefloor with a West African-California groove experience. $25, $20.
THEATER Good People. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of their Southie neighborhood in Boston might be her ticket to a fresh new start. $10-$22. Pippin. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. A spectacle-filled musical quest in which wayward prince Pippin tries to discover his own little “Corner of the Sky” in a Bob Fosse-choreographed show. Through Dec. 9 $18, $16.
EVENTS Arcata High Madrigal Choir Dessert Night. 6:30-8 p.m. Arcata High School, 1720 M St. Enjoy the Madrigal singers performing movie-related songs while enjoying an all-you-can-eat dessert bar of homemade goodies. $15, $5 under 10 yrs/seniors. firstname.lastname@example.org. 599-5414. Mateel Forever Benefit. 6 p.m.-midnight. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Fraktal Productions and Mateel Forever present a benefit performance for the Mateel Community Center. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, and the music of Object Heavy, Cold Blue Water, Altar Tones and Opera Alley Cats with visuals by Marmalade Sky. $20. www. mateel.org. 923-3368.
FOR KIDS Trinidad Library Toddler Storytime. 10-11 a.m. Trinidad Library, 380 Janis Court. Toddler storytime at the Trinidad Library. Free. email@example.com. 677-0227. Young Discoverers. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. A unique drop-off program for children ages 3-5. Stories, music, crafts, yoga and snacks. $8, $6 members. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.discovery-museum.org. 443-9694.
Published on Nov 9, 2017