The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before ChristmasFinished fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds, or just wanting to avoid the nightmare altogether? Desperate to get out of the house after an entire day centered around the gastronomic preparation of Meleagris gallopavo? Missing Halloween, but also can’t wait for Christmas?

Friday November 23rd

What better way to mark the midway point between your two favorite holidays than with the movie that embraces them both? Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas returns for a one-night-only screening, scheduled early to get you home in time for yummy Turkey Day leftovers.

Tickets $5.00 all ages
Doors open 4:00 | Showtime 4:30

Around the World in 80 Days

Dell’Arte: Around the World in 80 Days

Dell’Arte Annual Holiday Show

8 December 7:30

Adapted by Dell’Arte from Jules Verne
Dell’Arte International’s annual holiday show tour, now in its 38th year, ushers in the festive season with an adaptation of the timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and attempting the impossible. Keeping with tradition, admissions for most performances are free thanks to the generous support of local schools, the California Arts Council, Pierson Building Center, Coast Central Credit Union, Stephany Joy of Re/Max Humboldt Realty, Almquist Lumber; as well as, The James Irvine Foundation. The audience is asked to contribute non-perishable food items, which the cast collects and donates to local food banks in collaboration with local non-profit, Food for People.

How big is the world? Or should we ask, how small? In a time before the airplane, Phileas Fogg and his right-hand man set out to prove it’s possible to travel around the world in 80 days. By train, sea, and whatever forms of travel they can find, their adventures reveal the richness of new places and diverse peoples. But the race against time is a hard one to win, and the two travelers will need all the help they can get along the way. Will they make their journey in time, or will they fail in their attempt?

Dell’Arte’s adaptation is directed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields is a robust physical storytelling created and performed by this year’s international cast. Featured are: Alfredo Romero from Mexico, Idit Kischinovsky from Israel and Melanie Schauwecker, Jesse March, Cleo DeOrio, Evan Grande, Kathryn Cesarz and Jordan Rosin from the US.

Check the Dell’Arte website for other times and venues for this epic show!

Please bring a canned food item for donation.
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Humboldt Burlesque Festival 2018

Humboldt Burlesque Festival 2018Friday Nov 2

Welcome to the 5th annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival! Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens are proud to bring you the best in burlesque behind the redwood curtain being held at the historic Eureka Theater. This year we have some of the best local and out of town talent ready to give you not one, but two nights of incredible burlesque performances!

Both nights will be Emcee’d by the 2017 Humboldt Burlesque Festival Princess, and Bay Area’s gender-bending glam-bear Queen Foxxy Blue Orchid!

Join us Friday night for the Mx. Humboldt Burlesque competition. Get ready to watch these amazing performers give their all in front of you and our special guest judges in the hopes of taking home the crown, and bragging rights of being crowned Mx Humboldt 2018!! With a special step down performance by our 2017 HBF Queen Egypt Blaqueknyle!

Please join us again on Saturday night for the big Showcase evening! A night full of some of the best of what burlesque has to offer. We really have a little something for everyone! Local and out of town performers will be gracing the stage all night with acts that will leave you on the edge of your seats! Featuring special performances by HBF’s 2017 Queen Egypt Blaqueknyle and our headliner Frankie Fictitious!

Friday: Doors open at 7:00 | Show begins at 8:00

Saturday Doors open at 7:00 | Show begins at 8:00

General seating is first come first serve. Get there early if you want to get a seat closer to the action!
Tickets can be purchased at Sangha Tattoo Studio, Good Relations, Annex 39, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Show nights are a 21+ event.

Strangebrew Beerfest 11

Strangebrew 2018

Saturday, November 10

Much like the previous 10 years, we want to encourage brewers, and their talents, to be the focal-point of our event. This is exactly what has made Strangebrew Beerfest such a success, and we all look forward to many years of giving props to the local brewers and breweries!
Check out special brews from Humboldt Cider Co., Mad River Brewing, Six Rivers Brewing, Eel River Brewing, Redwood Curtain Brewing, The Booth Brewing, Founders Brewing and the Humboldt Homebrewers.

Judging this year will remain as people’s choice.

Homebrewers will be making an appearance in the lobby. And back by popular demand!: Southside Mike will be offering up some serious BBQ just outside the theater (blocking off the sidewalk, and using the outer lobby). We will also be welcoming Sy of Humboldt Hotdogs to assist in keeping bellies full this year.

6 PM –10 PM
Tickets $35

Live music and classic cover contest courtesy of:
KWPT the Point
We will also be celebrating the The Point’s 12th birthday! Be sure to vote for your favorite cover bands to ensure they play the night of Strangebrew!

Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity film noirFriday Night Noir
November 16th

Pretty much the gold standard of noir. Directed by Billy Wilder, adapted by Raymond Chandler from James M. Cain’s hard-boiled novel, and starring noir goddess Barbara Stanwyck as the most fatale of femmes and Fred MacMurray as the amoral sap that falls for her…in more ways than one.

Insurance salesman Walter Neff begins an affair with Phyllis Dietrichson, and the two plot to murder her husband and benefit from an accident insurance policy. The police accept the determination of the husband’s accidental death. But Walter’s best friend and boss (Edward G. Robinson) doesn’t, and suspects that Phyllis murdered her husband with the help of another man.

Generously sponsored by:

Shaw & Petersen Insurance Inc.

(1944 / b&w / 107 min.)
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime at 7:30
$5.00 all ages

Robo-Cat’s Horror Theater Presents:
The Last Man On Earth (1964)

This Friday, October 26

The Great Razooly returns to the stage of the Eureka Theater in Robo-Cat Productions Horror Theater. This time the dastardly one presents a showing of the chilling 1964 classic Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price.
Prizes, scares and cool retro atmosphere!

Sponsored by:

$5.00 at the door!
Doors Open 7:00 | Show 7:30

Leftovers
Seniors Struggling with Hunger

Leftovers, senior food insecurity

Free community film screening

Saturday Oct 20th, 3:00

1 in 6 seniors struggle with hunger in the United States. California has more hungry seniors than any other state. What policies and institutions perpetuate senior poverty, and what reforms will ensure that our elders get the healthy food they need?

In this independently produced film, photographer Seth Hancock, who rarely thought about getting old or food insecurity, until he was asked to make a documentary about senior hunger and the treatment of senior citizens in America.

Film will be followed by a community discussion with the film’s creator and local individuals sharing their experiences working to reduce senior hunger. For additional information contact Heidi McHugh, Community Education and Outreach Coordinator at Food for People at (707) 445-3166 ext. 308 or hmchugh@foodforpeople.org.

Doors open: 2:30 | Film  3:00 (concession stands will be open)
Free
Sponsored by:

Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the Past 1947 Robert Mitchum and Jane GreerSecond Friday Noir

This Friday October 12th

On the second Friday of every month, come to the Eureka Theater and take comfort in watching men & women in great hats make far worse life choices than your own. Complete the evening with a cocktail from our full bar. Vintage outfits optional, but encouraged–hey, why should they be the only ones to look like a million bucks?

Featuring an ex-private eye (Robert Mitchum) who can’t seem to escape his past, an elegant flashback structure, a doomed hero, a venal gangster (Kirk Douglas) and—of course—Jane Greer playing a femme as fatale as any in cinema, it’s shot by Nicholas Musuraca as if “black is the new black” and boasts an endless stream of quotable, hardboiled dialogue (“Build my gallows high, baby”). Director Jacques Tourneur brings B-movie style and soul to an “A” picture and delivers, perhaps, the archetypal film noir that – like its anti-heroine – is beautiful, seductive and “a little cold around the heart.”

1947 | 97 min.
$5.00 all ages
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater
Doors open 7:30 | Showtime at 8:00 PM.

Mad Max and Apocalyptic Technologies: Lecture & Movie

Mad Max 2 nd Apocalyptic TechnologiesThursday, September 20

7:30 – 10:30 PM

The Eureka Theater presents an evening of “Science on Screen,” in which we pair screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by experts from the world of science and technology.

“Mad Max and Apocalyptic Technologies” will begin with HSU lecturer Lonny Grafman, who will discuss sustainable technologies and the real-world science of how to survive–or maybe even prevent–an apocalypse. This lecture will be followed by a screening of the groundbreaking cult classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981).

Directed by George Miller, The Road Warrior continues the story of Max (Mel Gibson), a loner in a dystopian wasteland where survival relies on scavenging and killing for Earth’s scarce resources. When he stumbles upon a small community in trouble, Max agrees to help them. But he’s just there for the gasoline.

Lonny Grafman is an Instructor of Environmental Resources Engineering and Appropriate Technology at Humboldt State University, Founder and President of the Appropedia Foundation, and the Advisor for the epi-apocalyptic city art projects, Waterpod, Flock House, and WetLand.

Lonny has led teams all over the world assisting communities with sustainability projects including the use of solar power to improve cookstoves, micro-hydro power, rainwater catchment, and constructing plastic bottle schoolrooms. He believes the most vital component to sustainability is community.

$5—Doors open at 7:00 | Lecture 7:30 | Movie 8:30.