Humboldt State University's Center Arts program brings diverse, world-renowned performers to the area to entertain and dazzle. This season's offerings have been impressive so far with Michael Franti and Spearhead, Emmylou Harris and Andrew Bird gracing area stages. With more on tap for the rest of the season (Bill Murray, David Rawlings, Pink Martini, anyone?) 2017-2018 is already one for the books. This week, the worlds of imagination and dance come alive with two awe-inspiring shows suitable for all ages. First up is the illusionist dance troupe, Momix, bringing its latest offering Opus Cactus to the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. ($25-$49). The world and wonder of the desert come alive as creatures slither and fire dance their way across the stage in a multimedia spectacle.
Next up is Flip FabriQue on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Van Duzer Theatre ($25-$39, $10 HSU). This crowd-pleaser features the athletic and gravity-defying talent of performers from Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize out of Quebec. It's an enchanting evening of storytelling, high-flying aerialist techniques and acrobatics sure to delight audience members of all ages.