The Mendocino Music Festival is hosting an interview with soprano Hope Briggs

Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert inspire the audience again and again with their lively, informative and entertaining interview style. Working out the personality of the guest artist and at the same time having a stimulating musical conversation.

Join our Mendocino Music Festival community on Friday April 9th ​​from 12pm to 1.15pm for an inspiring hour with Daniel Lockert and Jenny Matteucci as they interview internationally renowned soprano Hope Briggs and perform recordings of her wonderful singing . A critically acclaimed Verdi soprano, Hope is hailed as an “artist of vocal sensitivity, theatrical wisdom and integrity” who gives the world of opera a new perspective. Her career choice has brought her onto the concert stage as well as a deep and personal connection with Negro Spirituals. Hope will share her experiences on and off stage and tell us about her COVID project, which makes hearts beat faster in this difficult time.

Find out more and secure your free ticket at mendocinomusic.org.

The Grace Hudson Museum Presents “Yosemite People”

The Grace Hudson Museum is hosting the Yosemite People online exhibition through April 11th. The exhibition shows photographs of the award-winning Jonas Kulikauskas, who brings his sensitivity for street photography into the wilderness. The Grace Hudson Museum is located at 431 S. Main St. in Ukiah. For more information, see the website at gracehudsonmuseum.org.

The tangueros of the west

The Ukiah Community Concert Association season finale will take place on Sunday April 18 at 2pm with an online performance by Los Tangueros del Oeste and world-class Argentine tango dancers. Tickets for available online at Ukiah Concerts, ukiahconcerts.org. After the performance, the program will be uploaded to UCCA’s YouTube channel and will be available to subscribers and individual ticket buyers for 30 days. For more information, please call 707-463-2738.

The online exhibition at the Mendocino County Museum immerses you in the world of the albatross

Albatross: Life on Wind and Sea is the Mendocino County Museum’s online exhibit until April 30th and reflects the latest discoveries about these seabirds. This exhibit is combined with stories of albatross sightings in Mendocino County. Museum collection highlights and virtual programs will inspire exploration and management of the Mendocino coastline. https://fortbragglibrary.org/albatross/

Willits Center for the Arts April Exhibition

The Willits Center for the Arts is proud to exhibit paintings by Margaret Pirrouette and redwood handicrafts by Juliet and Erwin Ludwig until April 30th. The gallery is located in the E. Commercial St. Gallery. The opening times are Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Gary Martin at gtm1950@gmail.com or 707-972-3326.

Pati Gloria Breed can be seen at the Edgewater Gallery

The Edgewater Gallery will present Pati Gloria Breed’s acrylic and fine oil paintings through May 5th. The paintings Pati shows in April are visual explorations of mystical poetry. One such painting shows the foam of a wave reaching into the sky at the moment before the wave folds into the sea. It’s about the longing for the ephemeral for the eternal. Don’t miss this inspiring show. The Edgewater Gallery has hosted dozens of great artists since it was founded in 2003. It is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 356 N. Main St., Fort Bragg. Admission is free. Visit the website at edgewatergallery.com.

Linda Packs “For the love of reading”

A new edition of For the Love of Reading is broadcast each month on Mendocino County’s public radio, KZYX & Z (times and dates may vary.) For program information, visit kzyx.org/programs/love-reading.

Mendocino Music Festival Encore 2020

Mendocino Music Festival is excited to announce Encore! This function makes all 18 virtual events that you have presented since last spring available to you free of charge (and free of zoom glitches) – from a look behind the scenes of the festival to the varied lunchtime series produced by Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert to chat with Lucia Micarelli and Kim Nalley. The music includes Susan Waterfall’s explorations of the Debussy Preludes Book I and II, the best of Stephen Sondheim, some extraordinary jazz singers, and Spencer Myer who plays Chopin. Ticketing for Encore! Programs work just like their other virtual events: “buy” a free ticket; You will receive a link by email at https://mendocinomusic.secure.force.com/ticket/#/

One Minute Radio Theater from MTC

Take a minute to enjoy the Mendocino Theater Company’s One Minute Radio Theater every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. on the local public radio station KZYX. More information is available at mendocinotheatre.org.

Very close and classic

Up Close and Classical is a podcast series that takes a close look at the lives of classical composers and musicians. Each episode focuses on a composer, theme, or collection of works recently performed by Symphony of the Redwoods and the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra. Through musical excerpts, historical context, and insightful conversations with musicians, Up Close and Classical invites you to lean in and listen to the music you love. From Philip Bizet to Ravel, Dr. Philip Lenberg on some of the most influential French composers of the late 19th century. More information is available at symphonyoftheredwoods.org.

The Mendocino Art Center will continue online classes in April

While the MAC campus is currently closed due to COVID-19, they will remain open online for classes, workshops, and the gallery shop. Please visit the Mendocino Art Center online at mendocinoartcenter.org for more information.

Sequoia Room video archive

The Sequoia Room video archive presented by North Coast Brewing Co. includes more than 60 hours of music from sold-out shows at The Sequoia Room. You can find many different genres including; Jazz, blues, bluegrass and more on The Sequoia Room Facebook page.

From the Arts Council of Mendocino County

Did you know that Mendocino County’s Arts Council has a COVID-19 resource and response page? If your inbox is ours, it’s full of reflections, messages, replies, requests, polls, and CARES ACT information – and the list goes on. We collect the links and information that may be of use and organize everything in one place Resource and Response Center for ACMC Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mendocino County Arts Council can be reached at 707-463-2727 or artsmendocino.org.

California Arts Council updates

For the latest updates from the California Arts Council, as well as essential links and resources for California artists, cultural professionals and creatives on the coronavirus pandemic, please visit their website at cac.ca.gov/.

Send art and entertainment offers to events@advocate-news.com by midday on Friday. Art openings are staged the week of the first Friday in Fort Bragg and the second Saturday in Mendocino. Please contact us to learn how to publish paid courses and workshops.