Friday, April 18th

Time Event Title
All day

Empowerment Through Music

HSU Campus
As F.R.E.E. we have noticed that there is a lack of artists of color in our local culture of Humboldt County, disproportionate to the demographics of the area. F.R.E.E.'s goal is to showcase performers who resist the mainstream music industrial complex, using their music to perpetuate culture and resistance through various artistic expressions. Music is a powerful tool for expressing ideas of change, active resistance, community accountability, and mutual aid. Consequently, this event will contribute to the development of supportive communities, both on and off campus, highlighting the power of bridging differences and acknowledging similarities.
1:00 pm

Softball vs. UCSD

HSU Softball Field
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Jean O'Hara Book Reading

Library Fishbowl
Lecturer Jean O’Hara of the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality and the Humboldt State Library will host a reading of Two-Spirit Acts: Queer Indigenous Performances, a collection of short plays edited by O’Hara, in the Library Fishbowl, room 209, on April 18 from 2 p.m. to 3.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality and the HSU Library. Along with O’Hara, Kerri Malloy, Marissa Lopez, and Everardo Cuevas will deliver the readings.

In this collection of short but powerful two-spirit plays, characters dispel conventional notions of gender and sexuality while celebrating Indigenous understandings. With a refreshing spin, the plays touch on topics of desire, identity, and community, and they humorously tackle colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people.

O’Hara, who also is a lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department, has been directing and teaching theatre for 15 years, intertwining her research interests of Indigenous theatre and representation, and queer performance. The primary focus of her work is devised ensemble-based theatre that addresses socio-political issues.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

HSU Campus
Dr. Roel Nusse, Stanford University School of Medicine, presents: “Wnt Signaling and Stem Cell Control”.

Dr. Nusse studies the role of stem cells in the regulation of growth, development and integrity of animal tissues. Work from
many laboratories has shown that Wnt signals are involved in
self­‐renewal of stem cells. How this is achieved is far from clear, and this question is the subject of studies in his lab, both in vivo and in cell culture. The laboratory studies multiple different organs and stem cell types. They extend these investigations to cancer and injury repair.
5:00 pm

Trumpet Studio Recital

Fulkerson Recital Hall
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Bedtime Stories

Arcata, CA
When pillow talk meets politics. Bedtime Stories follows four people exploring what turns them on and what gets them off. It is an act asking questions like, 'What is intimacy?' and 'What is sexuality?'. This show is entirely student driven. Performances will be on April 18th and 19th. The performances are free, and are held in Studio Theatre (TA 115). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a start time of 6:00p.m. There will be no late admittance. 18+ Event unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
7:00 pm

Humboldt Film Festival

Van Duzer Theater
We are the world's longest running international film festival coordinated entirely by students. The students of Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA carefully select films to be showcased at the festival. Industry-renowned judges select winners from each category, announced on the final night.

April 16 - Animation & Experimental
April 17 - Documentary
April 18 - Narrative
April 19 - Best of Fest
8:00 pm

Guitar Ensemble

Fulkerson Recital Hall
HSU Guitar Ensemble continues this year’s world music tour with tunes from all seven continents (sort of, if you count the Metallica tune played in Antarctica.) The concert includes a complex work from France for eight guitars. “This may also be the last concert for this talented group of guitarists, since several will be graduating, and a few of the alumni performing with us may be moving on as well,” said Ensemble director Nicholas Lambson. “I think this piece is a great way to culminate their time here.”
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Come Party with the Unscripted Sutras

Gist Hall Theater
In 'Come Party with the Unscripted Sutras', Humboldt State University's Improv Club will provide an improvised theatrical experience that is entirely interactive.

Enjoy live entertainment, music, food, and mingling with awesome people in the student community.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Apr 1st-Apr 30th

College of Professional Studies Showcase Month

Apr 1st-May 18th

The Spider and the Fly: Works by Gail Wight

First Street Gallery
Apr 1st-May 18th

Laughter in Darkness

First Street Gallery
Apr 17th-May 8th

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast

Goudi'ni Gallery

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