Art Events: Community Center of Mendocino Coastal Storytellers
All kinds of art events are happening on the coast! The Community Center of Mendocino will hold another fascinating Coastal Storytellers Event, Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Come hear another round of true tales from local storytellers! Eight storytellers will share autobiographical pieces on the topic of “food.” These stories will explore memories, experiences, and ideas connected to one of the most important aspects of life: food, glorious food, and the life lessons we learn from it. Extra special snacks, beer, and wine will all be for sale at the event. Admission is $5.00 and proceeds benefit the Community Center of Mendocino and the After School Enrichment Program. People from up and down the coast are invited to share their stories. Find them on Facebook for upcoming themes and dates. We’ve attended these events and they are truly a wonderful evenings entertainment.
Mendocino Film Festival Artists Reception Thursday, May 31st, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the creative spirit at Oddfellows Hall art event in Mendocino, featuring two eclectic local artists, Spencer Brewer and Larry Fuente, and the official festival photographers. Spencer Brewer is a renowned musician who also creates sculptural pieces from “found art” materials, or re-purposed vintage objects. Larry Fuente’s creations have been on the cover of National Geographic, and in galleries across the country. This is a good chance to meet and greet other festival goers and get familiar with what the Mendocino Film Festival is all about. Don’t forget Coast Cinema’s festival showings all three days June 1-3!
The Rhinoceros Project fiber art event returns to Pacific Textile Arts the first week of June for a series of final sewing circles! The Rhinoceros will be installed in the Tapestry Studio from June 1 to June 8 for a drop-in sewing circle to finish embroidering the Rhino, and to mend some particularly tangled stitches. Join the intrepid stitchers on First Friday, June 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and then daily from Noon-4:00 p.m. through June 8. Or, call 707.202.5094 to make a special appointment. A traditional art in modern times!
13th Annual Nor Coast Rodders Classic Car and Bike Show and Sock Hop June 16
This Nor Coast Rodders annual event takes place right in the heart of downtown Fort Bragg, with great raffle prizes, concessions, and a poker walk. After the show, hop on over to the Eagles Hall on Corry Street for a Saturday night Sock Hop with live music by “The Coast Rangers” featuring Tommy Brown. This is a 21 & over event, with a no-host wine and beer bar. Free swing dance lessons begin at 7:15, and the dance starts at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund.