Cultural Season on the Mendocino Coast

The fall cultural season is kickin’ off here in Fort Bragg and all along the Mendocino coast. After enjoying our beaches, rivers, and forests during the daytime, you’ll find plenty of interesting activities to explore, so check out a few of these entertaining local highlights: Cultural Season: 3rd Annual Cajun Zydeco Fest in Gualala Enjoy […]
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The fall cultural season is kickin’ off here in Fort Bragg and all along the Mendocino coast. After enjoying our beaches, rivers, and forests during the daytime, you’ll find plenty of interesting activities to explore, so check out a few of these entertaining local highlights:

Cultural Season: 3rd Annual Cajun Zydeco Fest in Gualala

Cultural Season: Gualala ArtsEnjoy the irresistible rhythms of Lloyd Meadows and the Tri Tip Trio in the redwood grove at the Gualala Art Center on Friday, October 5. Dinner starts at 6:30 with grilled Tri-Tip and a choice of vegetarian or traditional New Orleans gumbo—Soroptomist will supply scrumptious desserts for sale separately, along with beer, wine, and pizza. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. , so get ready for an evening of irresistible rhythms and boot stompin’ tunes for dancing under the stars! Tickets and information.

Cultural Season: Art Explorers presents The Tell-Tale Art
Cultural Season: Art ExplorersWhat keeps you awake at night? Art Explorers’ annual Fall Show at the Mendocino Art Center, The Tell-Tale Art, will feature pieces exploring a darker, more haunting aspect of the dreams and nightmares of this group of unique and incredibly talented local artists. Perfect for the month of October! You’ll be astounded by the heart, soul, and skill of these extraordinarily gifted artists. Art Explorers is a non-profit creative arts therapy program serving adults with developmental disabilities. Thanksgiving Coffee celebrates Art Explorers with a brand new lineup of limited edition labels for purchase at the gallery, too. Opening reception is October 13, and the show continues through October 29. Admission is  free. Details here.
Cultural Season: Pacific Textile Arts Textile Bazaar October 5 – 27
First Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the gallery will provide a sneak peek of a myriad of treasures for the  discriminating textile enthusiast. Saturday, October 6, from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. artist booths will feature new and used textile treasures, yarns, books, equipment, fabric, and all things fiber! There will be a  mini-rummage sale at Pacific Textile Arts, too. 450 Alger St., Ft. Bragg.  Call 707-409-6811 or visit website.
Cultural Season: Gloriana Musical Theatre presents James and the Giant Peach
Cultural Season: Gloriana Musical TheatreJames and the Giant Peach, based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, tells the story of a young orphaned child who finds a loving family when he discovers a magic potion and joins an unlikely crew of characters on a journey of gigantic proportions. See the family-friendly play at Eagles Hall October 5 through 21 with performances at 7:30 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays and Sunday matinees beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Details on the website.
Cultural Season: Kelley House Emporium

Cultural Season: Kelley HouseThe Kelley House Emporium Speakeasy and Cocktail Party on Saturday, October 6  at Crown Hall in Mendocino will feature lavish food, custom cocktails, live music from the Dorian May Quartet, and both silent and live auctions. Generous donations from Mendocino merchants and artisans include an old-growth redwood Farm Table, an antique Wedgewood stove, and Mendocino Experience packages including a romantic beach ride with dinner for two plus two nights lodging, or a 2019 Mendocino Film Festival VIP weekend with dinner and lodging. Tickets at Out of This World, Kelley House, Harvest Market or on Brown Paper Tickets. See some of the amazing auction items here.

Cultural Season: Marjorie Prime at Mendocino Theatre Company
Cultural Season: MTCA thought-provoking finalist for the Pullitzer Prize, this elegant science fiction offering explores mysteries of human identity and memory. It’s a play about what makes us human, and where we are going with artificial intelligence and technology. Marjorie Prime is on stage every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. through October 28. Tickets and information here.
We’ve got culture and so much more on the Mendocino Coast. Come visit in October!
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