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.
Email tours@KelleyHouseMuseum.org for information on cost of tickets and to book a tour. 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 own 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.
Caspar Fall Fundraiser
Caspar Community Center’s annual Fall Fundraiser auction has gone virtual this year. It’s the perfect place to find something special or to get a jump on your holiday shopping with over 50 choices, including art, food, wine, jewelry, books and someone who’ll weed your garden or someone who’ll prepare a gourmet dinner. To see the auction items and to place your bids go to Caspar Auction, do it before Nov. 28 when the auction ends. Open to the public and free to join. Benefits the Caspar Community Center. Visit casparcommons.org
‘Holiday Gift Show’ at MAC
The Mendocino Art Center presents the online “Holiday Gift Show,” Nov. 27 through Jan. 4, at MendocinoArtCenter.org. The exhibit features 30 artists from the Mendocino Coast and beyond, and includes great gift ideas with more than 200 works in ceramics, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints and sculpture, as well as art books and Mendocino Art Center apparel items. For more information, visit mendocinoartcenter.org.
Willits Center for the Arts’ Members Small Works Show
The Willits Center for the Arts’ next show will be the Members Small Works Show. A pop-up store of unique gifts and art for the holidays. The show will open on Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve at 2 p.m. Stop in Fridays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will close Christmas eve at 2 p.m. and reopen Saturday, January 2. Be sure to check out the Online Gallery celebrating Mendocino Artists. Fifty artists offer over 400 unique items for sale. To view, visit willitscenterforthearts.org/
Salons with the Symphony: Holiday Songs From Around the World
On Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m., the Ukiah Symphony’s second concert of Salons with the Symphony features Melinda Martinez Becker, vocalist, and Music Director Phillip Lenberg on guitar, performing songs in Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. You are invited to light some candles, enjoy a warm beverage, and get cozy with Holiday Songs from Around the World! Ticket registration is required; 10 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to a local charity. For ticket and virtual concert information, call 707-510-1793, email email@example.com or visit ukiahsymphony.org.
Emmy Lou Packard: Exclusive Sale of Original Works
The Mendocino Art Center presents “Emmy Lou Packard: Exclusive Sale of Original Works,” an online fundraising exhibition featuring 35 of the Mendocino legacy artist’s works. For this limited time, through Jan. 4, all Packard artwork is priced 10 percent off with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Mendocino Art Center. In 2018, Emmy Lou Packard’s estate made a major donation of her work to the Mendocino Art Center, which included more than 400 prints, both originals and reproductions, from her iconic workers series to lesser-known prints. For more information, visit mendocinoartcenter.org.
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 symphonyoftheredwoods.org.
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 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.