Mendocino Stories

Navigation$

 

Mendocino Stories & Events

3 Still Standing: Live on Stage

A special live performance by three San Francisco comedians who are also featured in a documentary film is happening at the Festival tent on Saturday, May 30 at 8PM. Join Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, and Johnny Steele for a night of laughter, as the legendary comedians take to the stage. See the comedians perform live as they riff on clips from 3 Still Standing, weaving together film and stand-up comedy for a hilarious and memorable journey into the lives of three gifted comedians. Local comedian Doug Nunn of Hit and Run Theater hosts this one-night-only event.

The film, “3 Still Standing” will be shown during the Mendocino Film Festival. Friday’s screening is at 8PM in the festival tent in Mendocino and Saturday’s screening is Saturday morning at 10AM at Coast Cinema in Fort Bragg.


Celebrate 150 years at Captain Fletcher's Inn

A full day of events at the historic Captain Fletcher's Inn (ca 1865) on Saturday, June 6 culminates with live musical performances by three local groups. Music starts at 7PM at Captain Fletcher's Inn, at the mouth of the Navarro River, just west of Hwy 1.

After a short talk about the various restoration projects, Goforth and Kroll will take the stage. Joey Goforth and Ryan Kroll are half of the Mendocino coast bluegrass band Lafe Crick.  Playing as a duo provides them an opportunity to further explore the deep well of American roots music.  They will be followed by The Ukeholics, seasoned veterans of the stage who recently appeared at Caspar UkeFest. They have expanded musically since their initial introduction to the ukulele.

Closing the evening is "All About Sally" - David Alden, Sally Graney and Jessie Lee Van Sant. They feature tight vocal arrangements of a wide selection of traditional and modern Americana music, ranging from songs of the Appalachia and the Civil War era, through the mid 20th century classics to songs of contemporary singer/songwriters.
https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutSally.

All proceeds benefit Navarro-by-the-Sea nonprofit organization and their efforts to save and reopen this historic building at Navarro Beach in Navarro River Redwoods State Parks. Bagpipes will serenade visitors from the cliffs above Navarro Beach during dinner starting at 5:30, in honor of Captain Fletcher, a Scottish Seaman.  Suggested donation for dinner varies with entree.  $15 cover for evening concert.

For more information go to www.navarro-by-the-sea-center.org or Jim Martin at 707-877-3477


Hit and Run Theater & Friends Improv Comedy Weekend

Mendocino Stories and Events presents Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House Inn of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20. Each show is unique, so plan on coming both nights! The shows will start at 7:30PM.

Hit and Run Theater first came together in the late 1970s, with Kathy O’Grady one of its charter members. Steady Jill Jahelka has been with the group for more than 10 years and is a veteran of many Gloriana shows before that.  Long-time Hit and Runner Steve Weingarten not only performs and designs the group’s sets, he also makes ceramics and rock sculptures outside “Weinchester Cathedral”. Doug Nunn coaches the Mendocino High School Improv Club each winter and migrates in the summer to Germany to work with theatre groups.

The delightful Christine Samas has charmed Hit and Run fans for the past six years with her voice and smile. Dan Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing and directing gig on the web’s “Fandom Workshop”. Rounding out the cast is voiceover artist Ken Krauss, who has also worked with the Mendocino Theatre Company as an actor/sound tech. Special treat for us - Laura Derry returns as improv keyboardist

All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for casual and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows call Pattie at 937-1732


Hit and Run Theater & Friends Improv Comedy Weekend


Hit and Run Theater & Friends Improv Comedy Weekend

Mendocino Stories and Events presents Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House Inn of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20. Each show is unique, so plan on coming both nights! The shows will start at 7:30PM.

Hit and Run Theater first came together in the late 1970s, with Kathy O’Grady one of its charter members. Steady Jill Jahelka has been with the group for more than 10 years and is a veteran of many Gloriana shows before that.  Long-time Hit and Runner Steve Weingarten not only performs and designs the group’s sets, he also makes ceramics and rock sculptures outside “Weinchester Cathedral”. Doug Nunn coaches the Mendocino High School Improv Club each winter and migrates in the summer to Germany to work with theatre groups.

The delightful Christine Samas has charmed Hit and Run fans for the past six years with her voice and smile. Dan Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing and directing gig on the web’s “Fandom Workshop”. Rounding out the cast is voiceover artist Ken Krauss, who has also worked with the Mendocino Theatre Company as an actor/sound tech. Special treat for us - Laura Derry returns as improv keyboardist

All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for casual and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows call Pattie at 937-1732
 
Sherry Lea Jones, Denny Lunsford, Marcus McCallen, Sue Sisk, Jeffrey Walsh, and more.

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. Suggested donation at the door $20.


Mendocino Stories & Events with Hit and Run Theater in March

Mendocino Stories and Events presents Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House Inn of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14. This weekend is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors. The shows will start at 7:30PM.



Hit and Run Theater first came together in the late 1970s, with Kathy O’Grady one of its charter members. Steady Jill Jahelka has been with the group for more than 10 years and is a veteran of many Gloriana shows before that.  Long-time Hit and Runner Steve Weingarten not only performs and designs the group’s sets, he also makes ceramics and rock sculptures outside “Weinchester Cathedral”. Doug Nunn coaches the Mendocino High School Improv Club each winter and migrates in the summer to Germany to work with theatre groups.

The delightful Christine Samas has charmed Hit and Run fans for the past six years with her voice and smile. Dan Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing and directing gig on the web’s “Fandom Workshop”. Rounding out the cast is voiceover artist Ken Krauss, who has also worked with the Mendocino Theatre Company as an actor/sound tech. And Joshua Raoul Brody of Bay Area Theatresports returns to provide musical accompaniment for both evenings’ shows.


Special feature for this weekend’s engagement is another Song Improvisation Workshop for beginners … and the terrified!” led by Joshua Raoul Brody, music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv. Every workshop has been a great hit, with rave reviews and students returning. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon at the Hill House from 1 – 4PM. Says Joshua, “Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!” Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Workshop cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door.



All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for casual and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows call Pattie at 937-1732


Song Improvisation workshop on March 14 at Hill House

Mendocino Stories and Music Series will present a workshop on Saturday, March 14 led by Joshua Raoul Brody - “SONG IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS ... AND THE TERRIFIED! Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Many have taken this workshop in Mendocino and returned to take it again and again, because “It is so much fun”. The workshop will be held at the Hill House of Mendocino, from 1 – 4PM. This workshop is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

Want to sing? Think you can't? Or do you just want to learn another way to make music? Making up songs provides an excellent end-run around the whole notion of singing a song "right" or "wrong" -- when you're making it up, the way you're singing it is the only way it could possibly go! Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!

Joshua Raoul Brody is music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv and accompanies innumerable other improv groups (including many of the previous Hit & Run Theater shows). He is also an accomplished composer, sound designer for theater and multimedia, and accompanist for performers ranging from Robin Williams to Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits to Florence Henderson to Pee-Wee Herman and beyond.

Advance reservation required to guarantee a spot. Cost of the 3-hour workshop is $30 in advance, $40 the day of workshop. For more information about the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html


Mendocino Stories & Events on March 22

Mendocino Stories & Events will feature a Singer/songwriter Showcase in an acoustic concert at Little River Inn’s Abalone Room on Sunday, March 22. Sheila Fetzer and Teresa Tudury, two powerful performers, have pleased, teased and delighted local audiences several times in recent years. They will each perform a solo set starting at 7:30PM. Net proceeds to benefit Albion/Little River Fire Department.

Covelo resident Sheila Fetzer grew up playing music inspired and influenced by Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Dylan and Neil Young. Says Sheila, "My words and songs are just my reflective response to life's experiences. Subconsciously they may be a need to get a little closer to those experiences, and then let them go." Sheila’s focus is sharing music to influence and connect people in a positive way.

An absolute original with a deep sultry voice and a scathing comedic wit, Teresa Tudury is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, passion, and disarming humor. Teresa's voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly) with vocal stylings that perfectly complement her bluesy guitar playing.

Throughout her career, Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Charlie Musselwhite, Stevie Coyle and Bonnie Bramlett. Visit her website and listen to her music at
http://www.teresatudury.net/
http://www.reverbnation.com/teresatudury

Doors open at 7:00 PM with refreshments. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Little River Inn front desk or by phone 937-5942; Moore Used Books in Mendocino; and Music Merchant in Fort Bragg. For event info call 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events.html
 

Mendocino Stories & Events Cancer Resource Centers Benefit

Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events. A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com/ And on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll: Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple: Bass; Lee Rider: Dobro and guitar.

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833 and online
https://saraodo.wufoo.com/forms/r1vsyjov0ezivsu/

"Sweetwater String Band seems to pluck the very soul of the Sierra when they hit the stage with their innovative take on string music...this string quartet gives new meaning to a string quartet. With 5 years of hardcore plucking under their belts, these guys are true professionals, blending the power of string music to enlighten and invigorate us with the kind of high energy that gets us all moving."
- Tahoe Mountain News, Sept. 2013

 
Cancer Resource Centers Benef
Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events. A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe Crick with special guest Gene Parsons, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com/ And on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll: Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple: Bass; Lee Rider: Dobro and guitar. Filling in for Joey Goforth on banjo - Gene Parsons. What a treat for us!

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833.

"Sweetwater String Band seems to pluck the very soul of the Sierra when they hit the stage with their innovative take on string music...this string quartet gives new meaning to a string quartet. With 5 years of hardcore plucking under their belts, these guys are true professionals, blending the power of string music to enlighten and invigorate us with the kind of high energy that gets us all moving."
- Tahoe Mountain News, Sept. 2013

Benefit for Cancer Resource Centers with Sweetwater String  Band

Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events.  A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe Crick with special guest Gene Parsons, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com
And on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll:  Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple:  Bass; Lee Rider:  Dobro and guitar. Filling in for Joey Goforth on banjo - Gene Parsons. What a treat for us!

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833.








Mendocino Stories 2006 <:> P.O. Box 432 - Comptche, CA 95427<:>site design by James Maxwell
 


The Home PageContact Us HereSubmit Your StoryPurchase Items Here