Entertainment briefs | ‘Wizard of Oz’ playing at Eureka Theater – Times-Standard

Entertainment briefs | ‘Wizard of Oz’ playing at Eureka Theater – Times-Standard

‘Dance Visions’

The Department of Dance, Music, and Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents “Dance Visions” —an annual spring dance concert featuring 36 dancers and 10 different pieces in the diverse styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap.

The concert runs Thursday through Saturday (April 11 to 13) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (April 14) at 2 p.m. at Van Duzer Theatre on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Arcata.

Concert tickets are $10 general, $10 for children and free for Cal Poly Humboldt students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at centerarts.humboldt.edu

“Dance Visions” presents new works by faculty members Linda Maxwell, Kyleigh Brine, and Carrie Walpole and student choreographers Miriam Allen, Xennia Avendaño, Alli Bush, Autumn Cry-Mark, Bella Virgen and Elaina Wargala. The concert is directed by Kyleigh Brine and Carrie Walpole.

Acoustic evening

An acoustic evening of performance from Red Hot Shame and Laura White will take place Friday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge located in the Historic Eagle House, Second and C streets, Eureka.

There is no charge to attend. For more information, go to https://fb.me/e/1LkAIFY2V.

Bluegrass tunes

Fog Holler will perform an all-ages show Friday at 8 p.m. at the Wrangletown Cider Company, 955 I St., Arcata. Local singer-songwriter Ruby Ruth George will open the show.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at https://www.wrangletowncidercompany.com/.

Innovation meets tradition in bluegrass band Fog Holler of Portland, Oregon. Fog Holler is inspired by a range of influences from The Stanley Brothers to Buck Owens to Primus, Fog Holler breathes fresh life into well-worn forms like the murder ballad and the power waltz. With deeply personal, sometimes tongue-in-cheek lyrics, the band pays homage to its classic country and bluegrass forbears by modernizing these familiar frameworks.

Fog Holler produced its first original EP “Or Else the Sun” in 2018, which featured a broad range of traditional American styles and established the band as a versatile artistic force. In 2021, the band released “Rocking in a Weary Land,” its second self-produced EP, and earlier this year the group released its first full-length studio album, the self-titled “Fog Holler.” Exploring themes of self-reflection and nostalgia, the album evinces a distinct maturity that separates it from Fog Holler’s previous recordings.

Fog Holler has performed throughout the U.S, and in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland, and shared stages with The Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester, The Po’ Ramblin Boys, The Kathy Kallick Band, The Watkins Family Hour, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands and more.

EXIT show

“Origins of Ordinary,” written and performed by Jeff Kelley, will be performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at EXIT Theatre, 890 G St., second floor, Arcata.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at https://origins-of-ordinary.eventbrite.com or with cash at the door (leave a reservation at mail@theexit.org).

Captain Ordinary, McKinleyville resident Jeff Kelley, weaves a journey through story and song to acceptance of a fragmented mind. Part folk concert, part play, part group therapy session of the performer, Ordinary is out to make up his mind. The problem is that he’s not the only one in there.

‘Wizard of Oz’

The classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” — starring Judy Garland as Dorothy — comes to the big screen Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Historic Eureka Theater, 612 F St., Eureka.

Advance tickets are $12.51 for adults and $7.18 for children 12 and under, available at https://eureka-theater.org/. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Percussion music

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music and Theatre presents “Contemporary Music for Percussion” performed by the Cal Poly Humboldt Percussion Ensemble, “Spanish Gypsy and Mexican Folkloric Music” performed by the Cal Poly Humboldt Marimba Ensemble and the “Intricate Rhythms of the Anlo-Ewe of Ghana, West Africa” performed by the World Percussion Group.”

This event, directed by Howard Kaufman, is set for Saturday at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata.

Concert tickets are $10 general, $5 for children and free for Cal Poly Humboldt students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at centerarts.humboldt.edu.

In the first half of the program, the Cal Poly Humboldt Percussion Ensemble will be featuring the North Coast premiere of “Persistence,” a contemporary piece composed by Brian Blume. This quintet features a mixture of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments through ever changing time signatures. The ensemble will also be performing “Clapping Music” by Steve Reich, and “Warthog #3,” a composition by Austin Wrinkle using East Indian rhythms and improvisation.

Next up is the Cal Poly Humboldt Marimba Ensemble performing an arrangement of “La Bamba” and “Espani Cani,” a famous instrumental Spanish piece of pasodoble music by Pascual Marquina Narro (1873–1948).

Following intermission, The World Percussion Group will perform two traditional pieces from the Anlo-Ewe people of South-Eastern Ghana, West Africa. “Vulolo” is a processional piece in 12/8 time and “Gahu” an imported piece from Nigeria that has become part of the standard repertoire of the Anlo-Ewe. The core music is composed of different repeated interlocking patterns, which when combined produce a rich tapestry of complex polyrhythm.

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