Saturday, April 5th

Time Event Title
All day

Introduction to Windsurfing

With some of the world’s greatest windsurfing spots right here in Humboldt County, this is an opportunity to learn one of the most versatile forms of sailing. This course is designed for beginners, combining both a classroom pre-trip session as well as an outdoor lesson with an optional second day (level II) for practice. Participants will get familiar with the sport by learning the basic knots, equipment and weather considerations needed to enjoy windsurfing.
All day

Introduction to Stand Up Paddling

As the ancient Hawaiian form of surfing, Stand Up Paddle Surfing has reemerged as a popular and fun fitness form. The introduction course provides the essential information and skills needed to enjoy paddling on flat water. Enjoy the sights of our local waterfront, while getting a fun workout at the same time. Topics covered will include equipment, basic paddling technique and board maneuvering as well as health benefits.
9:00 am

Women of Color Conference

Kate Buchanan Room
Gamma Alpha Omega- Pi Chapter will host its 12th annual Women of Color Conference (WOCC), highlighting topics that impact women, especially those of color. This year's theme is Women and Health.
11:30 am-7:30 pm

California Big Time & Social Gathering

West Gym
Come join HSU's American Indian community at the 7th annual California Big Time & Social Gathering. There will be traditional cultural sharing of songs, dance, and art. If you are interested in being a vender that this event, please contact Leo Canez at 707.826.3571.
5:00 pm

Neville Mattinson, Percussion, Senior Recital

Fulkerson Recital Hall
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Laughter in Darkness Reception

First Street Gallery
Laughter in Darkness will run from April 1 through May 18. The opening reception for the artists coincides with Eureka's Arts Alive program on Saturday April 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Laughter in Darkness is a group exhibition featuring paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel. All three artists currently reside on California's North Coast.

Each artist uses contrasting elements of familiarity and imagination in order to create thought-provoking, humorous experiences for the viewer. A common thread tying their work together is the mash-up approach of blending imagery drawn from direct observation, contemporary media, traditional landscape and fictional spaces. The artists often combine realistic approaches with dream-like passages that yield images that are at once familiar yet unsettling.

Seana Burden's paintings address two subjects, sometimes blending the two: romance as portrayed in Pop Culture and the dichotomous role of women and how they are portrayed in contemporary and traditional society. Her romantic and socially conscious paintings have a folk-art quality that is enthusiastically detailed. With the use of glitter in her paint, storybook references exemplifying our culture's attachment to stereotypical female ideals and consumer culture, she makes paintings that project trenchant, yet whimsical social commentary.

Jeff Jordan is widely known for his charged imagery on the album covers of numerous bands, such as Mars Volta, Protest The Hero, and Leprous. His surrealist style humorously celebrates the human condition within a broad context of politics, history and technology. He blends everyday subject matter and absurd imagery, realistically rendered, to create a thought-provoking dialogue between the work and the viewer. Jordan's craft incorporates a sophisticated, complex use of color and his allusions to Art History emphatically underscore his life-long devotion to painting.

Jesse Wiedel's paintings expose the unsettling, stranger-than-fiction feeling that can be evoked by the mundane. In using quotidian settings from California and the American West and populating them with vividly rendered depictions of people at the margins of society, living in the streets, meth addicts and the lumpenproletariat, his works arouse shock but also laughter in the viewer. Within his narrative scenes, a grotesque, often humorous, yet uncannily familiar rendition of street life resides.
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Spider and the Fly Reception

First Street Gallery
A reception for the artist will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, April 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during Eureka's monthly Arts Alive program.

The Spider and the Fly, a collection of prints and mixed media drawings by artist Gail Wight, is on display April 1 to May 18. Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Wight's work has earned her national and international recognition in solo and group exhibitions.
7:30 pm

HSU Dance Concert: “Physical Reality”

Van Duzer Theater
More than 40 dancers perform 10 colorful new dances ranging from ballet to modern, traditional Middle Eastern to hip-hop. Whether it’s Alice in Wonderland or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the dynamics of a relationship or patterns of molecules, it’s dance that can express their physical reality.
Includes original music by Tim Gray. Produced by HSU Theatre, Film & Dance, directed by Sharon Butcher.
8:00 pm

Humboldt Bay Brass Band

Fulkerson Recital Hall
“Legends of Brass”: After 5 separate brass quintets perform familiar tunes from Hoagy Carmichael to Brubeck and the Beatles (including a Humboldt-centric song), the full 25 member Humboldt Bay Brass Band plus three percussionists play Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture,” Broughton’s “California Legends” (conducted by recent HSU grad Audrey McCombs) and another local composer’s work, Frank Flowers’ “Redwood Highway.” The evening ends with a blast from brass past—a tune by the legendary 1970s band Chicago. Humboldt Bay Brass Band is directed by Gil Cline.
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

The FusterCluck Show

Founders Hall
Come join the Unscripted Sutras in one of their last shows of the semester! We can guarantee laughter will be found in the chaos of this new show.

The Unscripted Sutras are Humboldt State's Improv Club. Their mission is to bring laughter to the masses through improvised theater, which is a fun experienced shared between the performers and audience members.

Arrive at 7:30 to find a seat.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Mar 13th-Apr 11th

Future Four Business Concept Contest

HSU Campus
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

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