MTC’s One-Minute Radio Theatre
Take a minute every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 8 p.m. (through Oct. 22) to enjoy 60 seconds of theatrical fun on KZYX radio station. Mendocino Theatre Company’s One-Minute Radio Theatre features new (and sometimes old) plays written by playwrights of all ages, from Mendocino county and beyond. October’s line-up features plays by Anthony Bartke, Nancy Bartke, Raven Deerwater, Sharmon J. Hilfinger, Phannarai Inkun, Lorry Lepaule, Holly Tannen, and Philip Zwerling. Find out more at http://mendocinotheatre.org/one-minute-radio-theatre/.
‘For the Love of Reading’
A new edition of this radio program “For the Love of Reading” airs on the third Thursday of every other month on Mendocino County Public Radio, KZYX&Z. (times and dates may vary). The following link connects to the program’s website page and has the audio for all the programs Linda Pack has recorded so far this year. kzyx.org/programs/love-reading.
Mendocino County poet book launch at Gallery Bookshop
The public is invited to a virtual book launch of Mendocino County poet Karen Lewis’ new collection of poetry, “Peace Maps” at Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino on Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. This free event is suitable for all ages. Pre-registration is required. To get the Zoom link, call Gallery Bookshop at 707-937-2665. Her new book of poetry explores real and imaginary landscapes at the crossroads of ecology and disaster. Karen leads workshops with California Poets in the Schools and the Arts Council of Mendocino County GASP project. She is the former Executive Director of the annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference and has been sheltering in place this year near Albion.
Halloween Circus Camp
Flynn Creek Circus announces a COVID safe children’s camp this Halloween! Fun, challenging, physical activity with all safety protocols incorporated. Kids will have room to play and learn in the colorful big top with the guidance of the professional circus staff. This limited enrollment workshop will train students in aerial arts, tight-wire and acrobatics while working to each student’s level. Two sessions will be held at Friendship Park in Mendocino from Oct. 26 to Oct. 31 under the Flynn Creek Circus big top tent. For more information and to register, visit flynncreekcircus.com.
Erin Dertner exhibits this month
Throughout October, Highlight Gallery is featuring Erin Dertner’s oils and watercolors, including views of the Mendocino Coast and of Sonoma County as well. Erin’s warmth and vision shine through them all. Highlight is open every day, noon to 5 p.m. Highlight Gallery is located at 45094 Main St., Mendocino. For more information, call 707-937-3132.
Art Explorers presents its 14th Annual November show, Inside / Out, virtually this year at artexplorers.org beginning on Nov. 1. The show features work from 36 artists, focused around the things we have been dealing with throughout the pandemic –being inside, longing for what is outside. Finding joy in small places, creating a fantasy world to escape to, missing our friends and favorite things. Artwork will be for sale online and in our studio—all sales benefit the artist and Art Explorers directly. The Art Explorers studio at 333 N. Franklin St., Fort Bragg, will be open Sundays in November from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with safety protocol of masks and social distancing in place. Visit their Facebook page or Instagram @artexplorersfb for live videos and updates. Art is good for your immune system!
Mendocino Film Festival Virtual Cinema Series extended
There will be no regular Mendocino Film Festival this year, so they are offering a Virtual Cinema Series with a selection of new, independent documentaries and narratives now extended through the end of the year (Dec. 31, 2020). To see the line-up of films and to get your tickets, go to Mendo Film Fest at https://mendocinofilmfestival.org/virtual-cinema-series/. The Mendocino Film Festival receives a percentage of every rental sold – by renting a film you can help the festival through this challenging time.
Mendocino Music Festival virtual courses
Mendocino Music Festival offers more silver linings: new virtual courses available from anywhere this Fall. Masterclasses, singing basics, sight-singing, a course in German Lieder and more. For Music Lover virtual classes information, schedule and tickets, call 707-937-2044, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mendocinomusic.org.
Willits Community Theatre online lineup
Willits Community Theatre will be presenting a selection of its popular shows from the past through an online streaming platform. The streaming lineup is scheduled to run through December, according to Producer Mike A’Dair. Unless otherwise noted, all selections will be available indefinitely for streaming. For more information on the schedule of shows and how to subscribe for viewing, visit wctperformingartscenter.org.
Mendocino Art Center
While the MAC campus is currently closed due to COVID-19, they remain open online for classes, workshops and the gallery store. Please visit the Mendocino Art Center online at mendocinoartcenter.org.
Sequoia Room Video Archive
Presented by North Coast Brewing Co., The Sequoia Room Video Archive includes more than 60 hours of music performances from sold-out shows at The Sequoia Room. You will find many different genres, including; Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and more at The Sequoia Room’s Facebook page.
From Arts Council of Mendocino County
Did you know that the Arts Council of Mendocino County has a COVID-19 Resources and Response Page? If your inbox is like ours, it’s full of reflections, news, responses, pleas, surveys, CARES ACT information — and the list goes on. We are gathering the links and information that may be of use and organizing everything in one place at the ACMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Response Center. The Mendocino County Arts Council can be reached at 707-463-2727 or artsmendocino.org.
California Arts Council updates
The latest California Arts Council updates, plus 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@example.com, 690 S. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437. Art openings are listed the week of First Friday in Fort Bragg and Second Saturday in Mendocino. Please contact us about how to publicize paid classes and workshops.