Here’s a Look at Some Upcoming Events at the Mateel

This is a press release from the Mateel Community Center:

Four Diverse Bands Unite to Perform Benefit for Mateel Community Center

Fraktal Productions and the Mateel Community Center present Mateel Forever a benefit  to raise funds and spirits on Thursday Nov 9, 2017 at 6pm, at the Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway. The evening will include performances from Object Heavy, Cold Blue Water, Altar Tones & Opera Alley Cats with visuals by Marmalade Sky. There will also be a silent auction with items from throughout the business community, vendors and a 215 area. Dinner will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30pm. Support your local community arts center while rocking the night away! Tickets are available at the gate on a sliding scale with a minimum donation of $20.


Loosely based on the vintage 1970’s television game show “Make Me Laugh” in which contestants watched stand up comedians perform earning points for every second that they could make it without laughing. The modern day version has become wildly popular and the Mateel Comedy Cabaret hosts Make Me Laugh with improvisational Jazz duo No Covers opening up the cabaret with their spectacular compositions. Next, the comedians have their turns to show the audience how funny they are. Volunteers from the audience are then brought on stage as contestants to give each of the comedians 60 seconds to try to make them laugh while they try to hold in their laughter. Those who hold out the longest get fun prizes!  It’s a cut throat competition that nobody takes seriously at all.

If you think you have what it takes to hold out or would like to watch other people try, you are in for a wildly funny night. Its comedian vs. contestant in a battle of wit and will and a ridiculous amount of fun! Special guest comedians include Josh Barnes from Eureka, Trevor Rogers from Santa Cruz, and Anica Cihla from Seattle, Jessica Grant and Tony Persico are the hosts for this edition of the Mateel Comedy Cabaret, at Mateel Community Center, Friday, November 10th, doors open at 8pm show starts at 8:30pm, $10 cover at the door.

Collie Buddz Returns to Humboldt for the Good Life Tour

Ineffable Live and the Mateel Community Center present Bermuda-based reggae dancehall artist Collie Buddz on Saturday, December 9th with special guest Jesse Royal in an all ages show. Collie Buddz tours in support of his latest album Good Life, released earlier this year. The show takes place at the Mateel, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway beginning at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now online for $30 through the website.


One comment

  • Nice. I have a few suggestions, Mateel folks, I know your reading…

    How about the Mongolian musicians again this winter? Both Mongolian bands brought out a good crowd. They were awesome. And maybe Salsa/Cumbia nights with a simple menu? Folk/bluegrass nights? Modern Kletzmer/Roma/EE- Like Fishtank? Eastern European choir music? Celtic music? Ska? Surf? Country vocalists (Zoe Muth?), South African Hilife? Grunge with a following (the Sturgeons again?), Chamber music? The hall has excellent acoustics for string quartets I would think.

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