Arts and Music
Enhance Your Blues Guitar Technique, 11 am-12:30 pm
How to Jam the Blues, 1:30-3 pm.
How to Jam the Blues is open to all levels and all acoustic instruments including guitar, harmonica, ukulele, flute, piano, drums, etc. Bernie will offer pointers on when to play what and how to play with the group. Followed by a jam session from 3-4 pm.
"Pearl's the real deal and then some ... the ace guitarist turns in a set of performances riveting the listener with their technical finesse, jaw-dropping chops, and ungodly authenticity ... I guarantee there won't be many times in your life you'll hear blues like this." Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Fame.com
Workshops are $25 each and pre-registration is requested. Concert/$15 suggested donation, no charge when you pre register for the two Saturday workshops. CCM is located at 998 School Street, corner of Pine in Mendocino. For further information call the Community Center at 707 937-4133.
Acoustic Blues Guitar Concert & Workshops with Bernie Pearl
Enjoy an evening of back-porch Delta blues and old time Mississippi tunes with guitarist Bernie Pearl, performing with bassist Mike Barry at Community Center of Mendocino, Friday, September 5th at 7 pm. The concert will be followed on Saturday September 6th with two workshops:
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.
Jazz at the Sequoia Room
Friday, September 5 North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents two extraordinary guitarists, Finger-Style Master Alex de Grassi and Jazz Virtuoso Mimi Fox in an evening of solos, duos and improvisation. The two musicians are up for anything and everything in a set covering original compositions, unlikely arrangements of folk and pop melodies and jazz standards. It promises to be an exceptional evening of music when these two world-class guitarists perform together.
This Dinner Jazz performance is in North Coast Brewing Company's Sequoia Room at the Brewery Taproom at 444 N Main Street, corner of Main & Pine, in Fort Bragg. Dinner seatings 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 - For more information, go to North Coast's Jazz Calendar at
Saturday, September 6 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.
9/5 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. We look forward to seeing you!
Mendocino Stories and Music Series Presents:
A Singer Songwriter Showcase with Steven Bates and Sheila Fetzer
Friday September 12th, acoustic concert with original tunes
Doors open at 6PM, show 7:30PM. Full bar and Bistro Menu
$20 Reserved seat at a table, General Admission$15 at the door.
FREE Event - Saturday, September 13th
Film screening of "The Byrd Who Flew Alone"
A documentary about Gene Clark
Some was filmed in Mendocino, with interviews of Mendocino residents
Doors open at 2:30, Film screening at 3PM
On Saturday evening, the 13th, StellarBaby dance band will open with an acoustic set, then go full-tilt boogie, playing music that points to Gene Clark's influence on folk rock.
Doors open at 6PM, show at 7:30PM. Full bar and Bistro Menu
$20 Reserved seat at a table, General Admission $15 at the door.
The Return of Tracy Burns & Friends - Improv Comedy Weekend
Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20
Two nights of hilarious improvised comedy, two unique shows.
$20 for reserved seating, $15 general admission
All these events are at Hill House Inn, 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino
Call Pattie 707-937-1732 for more info and tickets
September 8-13. Mendocino Art Center's Mendocino Open Paint Out. Over 70 participating watermedia, oil, and pastel artists, plus 8 celebrity artists, paint en plein air. Daily wet sales, demonstrations, and presentations. Saturday, September 13, a Quick Draw Competition (11am-1pm), Quick Draw Sale, (2pm-5pm), and a reception, awards presentation and celebration (5pm-8pm). The public is welcome at all events, including watching the artists paint. Free. 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino, 707-937-5818. www.MendocinoArtCenter.org/pleinair
'Death of a Muse' tells Garner's artistic story at Edgewater Gallery
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.
Dan Kozloff's Saturday Actors' Workshop Returns!
The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to announce the return of the Saturday Actors' Workshop (SAW), a weekly training session for beginning or experienced actors.
This workshop is a tremendous opportunity for those who may be curious about acting, but aren't sure they're ready for the commitment of auditioning for a play. The class will also feature more challenging work for experienced actors who would like to deepen and expand their skills.
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.
The Mendocino Art Center gallery presents the Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit, August 1 through September 5, featuring woodcraft, ceramics, glass and textile art. Both shows feature all-media artwork. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Reception: August 9, 5pm-8pm. Free admission. Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino. 707-937-5818, ext. 14. http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org
The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to present the stage adaptation of
The Graduate, based on the classic film of the same name. The play, which received world-wide acclaim, was adapted by original Director Terry Johnson, based on the film by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, and the original novel by Charles Webb.
The Graduate plays at the Mendocino Theatre Company at 45200 Little Lake St. in Mendocino July 31st through September 7th, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. on selected Sundays.
Upcoming at The Highlight Gallery in September . . .
Artist Reception Second Saturday September 13
Upcoming at The Highlight Gallery in October . . .
Artist Reception Second Saturday October 11
American Craft Week Artist Talks
Second Saturday October 11
1 pm into the evening