Saturday, June 19

Arts + Entertainment – The Mendocino Beacon

Pacific Textile Arts’ Online Members’ Holiday Sale

Pacific Textile Arts’ Online Members’ Holiday Sale is now up on the website, offering beautiful and unique handmade items for holiday shoppers! and help support our member artists while bringing something special into your life or surprising someone with a one-of-a-kind gift. Pacific Textile Arts is a 501(C)(3) educational non-profit existing to support, share, and celebrate the fiber arts. Although the gallery remains closed, they are located at 450 Alger St., Fort Bragg. Visit them at

Drive-in movie night fundraiser

The Community Center of Mendocino is having a series of fundraising drive-in movie nights, on Friday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 20; they’ll be showing” Bring The Family.”  Tickets are limited, to get yours by going to Eventbrite Tickets website and be sure to read the rules before you purchase your tickets.

Winter, Waves & Wine

Winter, Waves & Wine Zoom art/science silk screening workshop for adults will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Join Noyo Center’s Sue “Magoo” Coulter and local artist Sally Rodriguez for the first in a series of art and science virtual workshops for adults. This month is silk screening. Grab a glass of your favorite wine, beer or cup of tea and learn how to make your own silk screen using simple materials. They will help inspire marine images, but bring your design for cards, bags, T-shirts and more. Great for holiday gifts. There is a fee for the class plus some materials you will need to purchase ahead of time. Go to to register and for questions, email

Mendocino Music Festival virtual courses

Mendocino Music Festival offers more silver linings: new virtual courses available from anywhere this Winter. In December and January, Jenny Mattecucci and Daniel Lockert will present two workshops for singers. A Taste of IPA: Not Just a Beer (International Phonetic Alphabet) will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information on this two-day workshop, 707-937-2044, email or visit

Santa Rosa Symphony celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday

Santa Rosa Symphony celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his Third Symphony on Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. on its YouTube channel. This virtual concert, conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong, the third in the Symphony’s SRS @ Home series. Visit for more information and many ways to watch.

Two special holiday programs

Treasures of the season to share with family and friends — no matter where they are. The first one, Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol” will be on Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. An original one-hour radio adaptation brought to life with music and special effects. Read by Mendocino County theatre luminaries, R. Bobby, Lindy Peters, Nichole Phillips, and Linda Pack. The second treasure will be presented on Monday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. “Tales of the Winter Solstice,” stories from around the world will be read by Linda Pack and special guests, R. Bobby and Ricci Dedola. Also, a new edition of Linda Pack’s “For the Love of Reading” airs every month. All of these treasures can be heard at

Inviting Oscar to Dinner: Poets and Authors Transitioning to Screen

Redwood Writers Club is pleased to invite everyone for an online Zoom event Saturday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., featuring Indigo Moor.

Indigo Moor is a former faculty member at the Stonecoast MFA Program, where he graduated in 2012 with an MFA in poetry, fiction, and scriptwriting. Three of his short plays debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre’s Spring Playwright’s festival. Indigo continues to consult for independent filmmakers ae scriptwriter and advisor. Poet Laureate Emeritus of Sacramento, Indigo Moor’s fourth book of poetry, Everybody’s Jonesin’ for Something, took second place in the University of Nebraska Press’ Backwater Prize. Jonesin’—a multi-genre work consisting of poetry, short fiction, memoir pieces, stage plays—will be published in spring 2021. For more information about Indigo Moore, visit To learn more about the Redwood Writers Club and to register for the Indigo Moore event, visit

Northcoast Artists Gallery’s Holiday Show

This holiday season Northcoast Artists Gallery will be featuring the work of its member artists. The gallery is filled with wonderful offerings and unique gifts for that someone special on your holiday gift list. The gallery will be featuring jewelry, photography, ceramics, paintings, garden art, drawings, textiles, assemblage, encaustic, wood working and more. Each artist will have extra display space for the month of December, and the display committee is working hard to make the gallery more beautiful than ever. Northcoast Artists Gallery is open Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are located at 362 N. Main St., Fort Bragg. For more information, call 707-964-8766 or visit

Mendocino Music Festival Encore 2020

Mendocino Music Festival is delighted to announce Encore! This new feature makes available to you, free of charge (and freed of Zoom glitches), all 18 of the virtual events they’ve presented since last spring—everything from behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Festival, to the richly varied Lunchtime series produced by Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert, to chats with Lucia Micarelli and Kim Nalley. Music includes Susan Waterfall’s explorations of the Debussy Préludes Book I, the best of Stephen Sondheim, some extraordinary jazz singers, and Spencer Myer playing Chopin. Ticketing for Encore! programs works the same as their other virtual events: “buy” a free ticket; receive a link via email at

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.

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 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

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. From Bizet to Ravel, Episode 3 of Dr. Philip Lenberg’s podcast focuses on some of the most influential French composers of the late 19th century.  For more information, 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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