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MTC Reading Series continues with ‘A Second Heart’

Mendocino Theatre Company’s Reading Series continues “on the air.” A new take on the familiar legend of Joan of Arc, “A Second Heart” is written and performed by Susan Maeder. This brilliant one-woman play will be broadcast on KZYX, 90.7 FM on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Tune in on the radio, or stream online at kzyx.org. For more information, visit mendocinotheatre.org.

Mendocino Open Paint Out online reception

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mendocino Art Center decided not to host the in-person Mendocino Open Paint Out event but you can see the Art Center’s Open Paint Out Retrospective Online Exhibition online.  A free live reception will be held on the Mendocino Art Center’s Facebook page, Saturday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m., spotlighting the top award-winning paintings – Best in Show, Overall Consistency and Featured Artwork – from the first seven years of the annual plein air festival. In all, 11 artists’ paintings are featured with many also exhibiting new paintings at MAC Facebook

Hit & Run Theater Under House Arrest IV

Hit & Run Theater is back with Zoom for another Improv comedy show. “Hit & Run Under House Arrest! IV” will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Zoom.  Please click the link here to join the show/webinar on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y3mj8r9o. Starring Janet Atherton, Mindy Ballentine, Ken Krauss, Jill Lemos, Doug Nunn, Kathy O’Grady, Dan Sullivan, and Robin Warman, with Joshua Raoul Brody from BATS Improv supplying the music. Techmeister will be Marshall Brown of the SnapSessions! podcast. The Zoom link opens at 5:45 p.m. You can be either an attendee and supply suggestions, or you can live stream our show. If you have questions on how to connect, please write doug@thesnapsessions.com or marshall@thesnapsessions.com or ken@thesnapsessions.com.

Mendocino Music Festival Zoom concert with Spencer Myer

Pianist Spencer Myer has wowed, inspired and touched Mendocino Music Festival audiences many times, and is a warm-hearted and engaging conversationalist. Live from his living room in New York, on Friday, Sept. 25, at noon, he’ll give you a glimpse into his insights and process, including the nitty-gritty of practice, and he’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have. You’ll see and hear him perform Chopin, Beethoven, Gershwin, and more. For more information and to reserve your Zoom tickets, call 707-937-2044, email info@mendocinomusic.org or visit mendocinomusic.org.

Willits Center for the Arts

Willits Center for Arts is proud to present Laura Fogg’s Art Quilts and Marjo Wilson’s paintings of Covelo. Both artists excel at their crafts and bring their work to the WCA for residents and people from the surrounding areas. The Willits Center for the Arts is located at 71 E. Commercial St. Open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This show is open through Sept. 27. Please contact Gary Martin Curator for more information at 707-972-3326 or gtm1950@gmail.com.

Mendocino Film Festival Virtual Cinema Series

The Mendocino Film Festival Virtual Cinema Series will be featuring more films through Dec. 31. MFF receives 50 percent of every ticket sold. More information and trailers can be found at https://mendocinofilmfestival.org/virtual-cinema-series/.

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 info@mendocinomusic.org or visit mendocinomusic.org.

MTC Radio Theatre

Got a minute? Mendocino Theatre Company’s latest project is short and sweet!  MTC’s One-Minute Radio Theatre is a two-minute spot that will be broadcast bi-weekly on local community radio station KZYX.  All are invited to collaborate by submitting an original one-minute radio play.

Mendocino Theatre Company’s One-Minute Radio Theatre is a project for the community and they want all voices to be heard.  Plays can be in English or Spanish. There’s NO fee for submission, there is no cash award if your play is chosen; all their actors and directors give their time free of charge.

Please submit your one-minute play* (app. 150-170 words, for 1-3 actors) in the body of an email (no attachments, please) to mtc@mcn.org with the subject MTC One-Minute Play: [Title of your play.] Include your full name, contact information, and a brief, 50-word bio. You may submit as many one-minute plays as you wish, but only one submission per email, please.

*NB: Play may not contain the “seven dirty words,” which are prohibited by the FCC. Play must be totally original and the author’s own work.

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.

Stream Mendocino Dance Project’s Online Youth Dance Classes

Mendocino Dance Project is a dynamic and athletic dance company that is making dances inside theaters and in outside spaces, on and off the ground. It is committed to helping art thrive in small communities, bringing inspired and original work to its audiences.

The company’s thought provoking work addresses what it is like to be human from many different angles. The dancers are dedicated to their community, working as professional artists, living in a beautiful, rural environment. For more information, contact mendocinodanceproject@gmail.com or visit mendocinodanceproject.com.

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 events@advocate-news.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.

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