Upcoming Live Events

Ticket outlets include:
Gualala: Four-Eyed Frog Books and The Sea Trader
Point Arena: Arena Market and The Pier Chowder House and Tap Room
Mendocino: Twist

Point Arena Post-Fireworks Party
Selector Science & Energy Alchemist
Are you ready to dance until your legs wiggle off your torso?
Are you ready for bone-rattling bass and beats thick as country gravy?
Then you need to be at the post-fireworks party at Arena Theater!

Selector Science will heat up the dance floor with his dreamy, glitchy creations featuring dance floor whompers with fat beats, monster bass lines and engaging textures.

Selector Science is the alter ego of Ian Stinson, once a producer of reggae and hip hop acts. In those days, his clients called him "Science," because his studio was like a laboratory full of equipment only he fully understood. When he began performing, he added the Jamaican term for disc jockey, "selector," and Selector Science was born.

Stinson has been recording and producing his own beats under Selector Science for the past decade, first gaining attention with his breakthrough tracks "The Scientifical" and "Simon Says," which garnered praise from the underground press. He tours extensively up and down both the West and East Coasts as a one-man show.

A background as a musician and knowledge of music theory comes in handy often. "You gotta learn the rules to break the rules," he says. Spontaneous and intense, his music keeps listeners on their toes.

Energy Alchemist live on stage: the Northern California band will bring their brand of electronic, metal, funk, and multi-genre bass music to the stage performing complex rhythms, fat basslines, and intricate melodies.

Energy Alchemist are Bill Hankins - guitar/production/vocals, Julian Sterling - guitar/vocals, Erik Koski - bass, and Matt Heath - drums/vocals, who spend their days and nights concocting a mix of industrial, tribal, psychedelic, glitchy dubstep, mid-tempo and ambient beats, filtering them through their instrumentalist minds calling the result alchemy.

For Energy Alchemist's debut 11-track LP, they teamed up with contributors Tommy Shannon, Jared Gordon, Top Shelf, Selector Science, Kiran Notez, and Dove from Black Rock City Allstars and a new album, "Ghost in the Machine," was released in 2016.

Energy Alchemist will take you on a sonic journey like no other: Close your eyes, open your mind, and watch the alchemy take place.

Full bar for everyone 21 and over.

Post Fireworks Show

Saturday, July 1
Show Starts: 10 p.m.

$12 at the door only

Mendocino Quartet
The North Coast's Multigenerational String Band

Billed as the "North Coast's multigenerational string band ", four accomplished Mendocino County-based musicians will travel down the coast to Point Arena to bring their sound and a good time to the historic Arena Theater. Featuring beautiful 4-part harmonies, the quartet includes long-time collaborators Steven Bates, Gwyneth Moreland, David Hayes, and Gene Parsons performing contemporary and traditional folk music.

Steven Bates is a superb vocalist, a gifted songwriter, and extraordinary guitar-hero whose live performances leave audiences exhilarated, rejuvenated and clamoring for more.

During his career, Bates has played with a revolving lineup of musicians including members of The Van Morrison band, Sons of Champlin, Frank Zappa, the Byrds and others, serving up original, searing, guitar-driven roots rock music. When he plays acoustic, he delivers a fast paced strumming technique that has a rock and roll vibe unto itself.

Gwyneth Moreland is an acclaimed songwriter whose tours have taken her to stages all across the U.S. and a featured spot on television shows such as NPR- Nashville's "Music City Roots: Live at the Loveless Café," her hauntingly beautiful vocals are winning her invitations to collaborate with numerous recording artists.

David Hayes is a veteran of The Van Morrison Band, Jesse Colin Young's band, Southside Johnny, the Asbury Jukes and more. He has played in hundreds of sessions and on stages around the world with Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Bobby Bland, John Lee Hooker, Joan Baez and dozens more.

Gene Parsons is a multi-instrumentalist who played with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He has performed on stage and in-studio with many artists including Arlo Guthrie, Everly Brothers, and Randy Newman. Parsons was also chosen as musical Artist-In-Residence by Mendocino College.

The Arena Theater bar and snack stand will be open.

Mendocino Quartet

Saturday, July 8
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 7 p.m.

$20 General Admission at Door
$2 off for Arena Theater members at:

  • Arena Market, Point Arena
  • Four-Eyed Frog, The Sea Trader, Gualala
  • Twist, Mendocino

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San Francisco's legendary theater company, the Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe, now in its 58th season, will bring their new play, "WALLS" to Arena Theater on Wednesday, July 12.

The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a 30-minute music set with Patrick Byers, Andrew Niven, and Daniel avio, and the play will start at 8 p.m. The Arena Theater Bar and the snack stand will be open.

Support the show, avoid standing in line, get a reserved seat: buy a sponsor ticket!

Inspired by true events, WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR!

L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here.

As a foreigner in a land where her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?

WALLS written by Michael Gene Sullivan.
Music by Michael Bello. Lyrics by Ira Marlowe.
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. Ass't. Director Rotimi Agbabiaka.
Music Director Michael Bello.
Mime Troupe performers Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, Lizzie Calogero and Marilet Martinez.
Musicians: Patrick Byers, Andrew Niven, and Daniel Savio.

About the Troupe

The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do silent pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We talk, we sing, we make a lot of noise. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life and at the same time, see their causes. We've done shows about most of the burning issues of our time, generally shows that debunked the official story. We perform everywhere from public parks to palaces of culture, aiming to reach the broadest possible audience.

We do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.


Wednesday, July 12
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 7 p.m.

$20 General Admission
$2 off for members at outlets
$10 youth (18 and under)
$30 sponsor tickets with reserved seating


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