The peer-run Ink People Center for the Arts provides area artists with space, resources and support to create and perform. This week, its multi-talented members bring you Autumn Delight, a variety show featuring all manner of splendor and magnificence at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 p.m. to midnight ($15 to $40 sliding scale).
The show features emcee Kati Texas, Synapsis Aerial Dance with Sharon Hammond and Leslie Castellano, trapeze-suspended bartenders serving up (down?) wine and It's Alive Kombucha from the air during intermission. The dance continues with Te Reo O Te Moana Nui Polynesian dance group, Circus of the Elements illuminated poi spinners, Middle Eastern dancing from Ya Habibi and Shoshanna, and Capoiera Mestre Canguru, a Brazilian martial art form that combines elements of dance and acrobatics.
More performances include Theater of the Dedicated, Trish the Dish and Julian Lang. The evening also includes live music by the Humboldt Ukulele Group, Bandemonium and Jesse Jonathan of Samba Amore on piano. You can also bid in the silent auction featuring handmade items donated from Fire Arts Center, Libby Maynard's personal collection and other local businesses and artists.
Leslie Castellano from Synapsis says, "Autumn Delight is great time to experience the dynamic range of what different performance artists are creating in the area ... and to also see the Ink People's commitment to supporting the diverse backgrounds of the artists."
It's going to be bountiful. Don't miss this one.