Arts and Music
Opening September 18th, The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to present Conor McPherson's gripping and intimate Irish play, Shining City. The production is directed by prominent Ashland, Oregon based Director, Peter Alzado. This thrilling and engrossing ghost story is performed just in time for the Halloween season.
When a therapist in Dublin, Ireland named Ian meets his first patient after leaving the Priesthood, the lives of both men are changed forever. In the course of treating John, a recent widower, Ian must confront his own burdens when he learns that the man is being visited by the ghost of his wife.
Shining City features hauntingly poetic language that is the hallmark of Irish playwrights. This stunningly moving and beautiful ghost story is sure to be a sophisticated theatrical treat for audiences.
Shining City features notable Mendocino Theatre Company performers Penuel Corbin, Carter Sears, Felicia Freitas, and Adam David Jones.
Playing at the Mendocino Theatre Company at 45200 Little Lake St. in Mendocino September 18th through October 26th, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. on selected Sundays.
For tickets or more information, please contact the Mendocino Theatre Company Box Office at 707-937-4477, or go to mendocinotheatre.org.
First Friday Reception for MEMORIES
ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BY JOAN BURLEIGH
5-8pm. Through Nov 2
Burleigh's acrylic abstract paintings are based on memories of dream fragments, landscapes and recollected art pieces and powerful emotional experiences.
9/19, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at the Grey Whale Bar - Spend a night out on the town enjoying the eclectic rhythms of "dynamic duo" Jack Braet & David Brown. Show begins at 8 PM but our bar opens early at 5 PM to serve you local beer, fine wines, artisanal cocktails and gourmet coffee drinks.
9/26, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at the Grey Whale Bar - Kick back and enjoy some farmhouse pop performed by Nancyjoy Evans & Friends. Show starts at 8 PM and we hear the best way to listen is with a cold brew in hand - TGIF!
10/3, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at the Grey Whale Bar - Please join us for a special appearance by Dan Miller on acoustic guitar at 8 PM. Come early for dinner and make a night of it at the Mac!
10/10, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at the Grey Whale Bar - Sing along to Bob Dylan & the Beatles with local hero Jimmy Yang. Show starts at 8 PM so there's plenty of time to grab dinner beforehand; dinner service starts at 5:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you!
10/17, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at the Grey Whale Bar - Interested in sipping a smooth drink while listening to smooth sounds? Stop by for a spicy Strawberry Ginger Drop and the eclectic rhythms of Jack Braet & David Brown starting at 8 PM.
North Coast Brewing's Jazz at the Sequoia Room
On Thursday, September 18, from 6 to 9 pm, North Coast Brewing's Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents Max "The Piano Player" Forseter performing Jazz, Jazz Standards, Show Tunes, Comedy, Bossa Nova, elegant dinner music. He'll include music by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill and possibly the Beatles. He might even sing and lead a sing along or two. Come and join the musical fun with Max!
Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20 from 6 to 9 pm, North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents Richard Cooper on piano and Francis Vanek on tenor sax in a relaxing evening of jazz standards and originals.
Friday, September 26, from 6 to 9 pm North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents David Brown, guitar and Corwin Zekley, violin in an evening of Gypsy Jazz, Jazz & Celtic Music and Songs
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 27 North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents two extraordinary musicians from the New York Jazz Scene, Grammy-nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro and celebrated pianist Mark Soskin in an exclusive West Coast appearance, premiering their just released CD, Clarity - The Music of Clare Fischer.
Dinner seatings for the Saturday, September 27 performance begin at 5:00 for the 6:00 pm show and 7:30 for the 8:00 pm show. Reservations are highly recommended. 707 964-1286 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and 707 964-3400 after 4:00 pm -
All Dinner Jazz performances take place in North Coast Brewing Company's Sequoia Room at the Brewery Taproom at 444 N Main Street, corner of Main & Pine, in Fort Bragg. For more information, go to North Coast's Jazz Calendar at http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/jazz_schedule.php
Partners Gallery: "Amazonas"- Inkjet and Encaustic Collage by Karen Fenley; Reception Friday Sep 5, 5-8pm; Through Sept 29. 335 N. Franklin St, Fort Bragg; 707 962-0233; www.partnersgallery.com
INKJET AND ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE BY KAREN FENLEY,
Based on a trip in the Amazon Basin rainforest, Fenley recorded on film images that she printed as negative and positive on mulberry paper, drew and painted on and sealed with encaustic.
Two nights of hilarious improvised comedy, two unique shows.
Not every artist lives with his muse, but for several years in the 90's, Elk artist and Edgewater Gallery member Stephen Garner lived and shared an artistic lifestyle with Airika Lindsay, who has recently passed away. His September show at Edgewater will reflect on an intense time and the work that came out of that relationship. Show opening will be First Friday, September 5, from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 356 N. Main St. near the Laurel Street intersection. Light refreshments will be served.
From September 6th through November 8th, workshops will take place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mendocino Theatre Company rehearsal room in the Community Center of Mendocino on School St. next to the baseball field. The workshops will be a flexible drop-in format; no reservations or pre-payment necessary. The cost of each workshop will be $10.00 per each Saturday session.