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Arts + Entertainment – The Mendocino Beacon

Mendocino Film Festival presents ‘ruth weiss, the beat goddess’

The Mendocino Film Festival is proud to present a three-day online screening of the new documentary “ruth weiss, the beat goddess,” directed by Melody C. Miller. Visit for more information. The film has garnered praise as a loving portrait of a pioneering woman of the beat generation, who was able to persevere and create art despite many challenges. Tickets will be available to purchase from Friday, Nov. 13-Saturday, Nov. 15 at

Beat goddess ruth weiss, who passed away in late July at her home in Albion, was a beloved member of the Mendocino Coast community. Mendocino Film Festival is honored to bring this film to audiences who will remember ruth weiss or who will discover a great new artist. For more details, visit to view the trailer. Tickets will be available to purchase at

Hit and Run Theater Under House Arrest 5

Hit and Run Theater is back with Zoom for another Improv comedy show Saturday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. If you have questions on how to connect, please email, or The virtual online show is a gift in these hard times to the audience that has supported them for so many years. The Zoom link is at

Join Historic Walking Tours

Join Kelley House Museum’s local history experts on a lively two-hour walk through Mendocino’s famous Historic District. Find out why movie directors have used its distinctive architecture as a shooting location in dozens of films. Understand the importance of the lumber industry here on the coast. Discover the reason Mendocino has been known as the city of Water Towers. Ask your questions and learn more. For information on cost of tickets and to book a tour, email Include the number in your party (maximum six), as well as the date and times you prefer. Saturdays and Sundays are regularly available, although scheduling can often accommodate your itinerary. Face coverings required. You may bring along your well-beloved dog, but it will need to remain outside some of the places you’ll visit.

Santa Rosa Symphony presents virtual concert

Santa Rosa Symphony presents an enhanced concert experience on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. on its YouTube channel. This concert will be preceded by a live pre-concert talk at 2 p.m. and followed by a live post-concert Q&A with Lecce-Chong—all on YouTube. All three elements of this event will be free, though donations to support the ongoing music and outreach programs of the Symphony will be gratefully received during the event. For more information, call (707) 546-8742 or visit

‘The Long Intermission’

Due to the pandemic, performing arts organizations have found themselves in the midst of what seems like an endless break from their usual production cycle. To mark these unusual times, the Mendocino Theatre Company is offering its first virtual event, “The Long Intermission.” A celebration of the company’s past, present, and future, this free event will be broadcast live on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 PM via YouTube, and is accessible through the theatre’s website.

Hosted by actors Dan Kozloff and Lisa Norman, “The Long Intermission” will also offer a look at the company’s “One-Minute Radio Theatre”; a visit with founding member Sandra Hawthorne; a peek at the costume and scenic design storage facility; and a montage of some of MTC’s favorite recent productions.

To find out more, please go to Mendocino Theatre Company’s website,  Don’t miss the fun!

Up Close and Classical

Up Close and Classical is a podcast series which takes a close look at the lives of classical composers and musicians. Each episode focuses on a composer, a theme, or a collection of works that have recently been presented in concert by Symphony of the Redwoods and the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra. Through musical excerpts, historical context, and insightful conversations with musicians, Up Close and Classical invites you to lean in and listen closely to the music you love. Dr. Phillip Lenberg’s latest Podcast is “Tchaikovsky, The Troubled.” For more information, visit

Northcoast Artists Gallery

Northcoast Artists Gallery is pleased to present their November show, featuring the work of gallery members, Sarah Logan and Kyoko Hirota. Sarah will be showing sculptural ceramics and mixed media drawings.  Kyoko will be showing mixed media paintings of coastal landscapes. Sarah describes her work: “I use the sculptural vessel as an overture and expression of time, memory, and place; creating intimate objects based on my negotiations through life. With the pace of life accelerating, we forget to take time to examine and be aware of our surroundings. My work focuses on the still moments, and exaggerates the overlooked details of a busy existence. The work of these two artists really complements each other. The show runs from through Nov. 30. Northcoast Artists Gallery is open Fridays through Mondays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 707-964-8266 or vsit them at 362 N. Main St., Fort Bragg or

Partners Gallery

In November Partners Gallery is exhibiting Visual Metaphors, the gallery’s third online show, featuring Pamela Hahn, Virginia Sharkey and Mina Cohen. Reflecting the theme of the primacy of the visual in our understanding of our world, each artist explores her individual experience of seeing and knowing.

In her large acrylic paintings Sharkey focuses on the energy and presence of noon, while Hahn’s new encaustic work is inspired by her immediate surroundings and imagination created while sheltering in place. As the election looms Cohen incorporates snakeskin as a metaphor in her mixed media musings on the hegemony of the powerful.

Visitors to the website at can also view the work of all 12 gallery artists as well the Partners Blog and News. For more information, email or call 707-962-0233.

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 Mendocino Film Festival at 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 or visit

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

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

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

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

Send Arts and Entertainment listings by noon on Friday to, 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.

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