Which Way the Wind Festival

  • Dates: 10/7/2022, 10/8/2022, 10/9/2022, 10/10/2022, 10/11/2022, 10/12/2022, 10/13/2022, 10/14/2022, 10/15/2022
  • Location: Synapsis AND Madaket Plaza
  • Address: 1675 Union Street AND 1 C Street
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • Phone: (707) 839-8676
  • Time: Please see "Visit Website" link below
  • Price: Varies, please see website
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The Against the Wind Festival is a week of events that was first created to draw attention to the nuclear threat to life on earth and to fuel a new voyage of the first nuclear protest vessel, the Golden Rule. Today the nexus between global warming, environmental degradation, defense spending and nuclear power has led to addressing broader issues threatening our world.

Opening Night
Date: Oct. 7 
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.
Introduction to the week-long events.
Artists and Songwriters awards.

North Coast Preparatory and Performing
Arts Academy presents Edna St. Vincent Millay's Aria Da Capo. This short play is a fundraiser for NPA. Eureka High Students facilitate Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed techniques under the supervision of Nanette Voss.


Encore Performances
Date: Oct. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.

North Coast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy presents Edna St. Vincent Millay's Aria Da Capo. This short play is a fundraiser for NPA. Eureka High Students facilitate Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed techniques under the supervision of Nanette Voss.

 

Madaket Bay Tour
Date: Oct. 9
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Madaket Plaza, 1 C St., Eureka.

Jerry Rohde and Aldaron Laird lead a tour of Humboldt Bay and a discussion about sea level rise and PG& E’s storage of nuclear fuel rods and potential effects on our Bay communities. Wiyot Cultural Center Manager Marnie Atkins will be the guest speaker on the tour. Attendees are also invited to visit the Cultural Center following the boat tour. Singer-songwriter Lyndsey Battle performs before the tour, beginning at 12:15 p.m. on the Plaza.

 

Where We Are Going
Date: Oct. 11
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.

Discussion items include: Back From the Brink campaign; August’s United Nations (UN) Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference; UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; the new arms race; and defense spending.

Featured Panelists:
Dr. Robert Gould, President, SF Bay Chapter Physicians For Social Responsibility
Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation/Mayors for Peace
Dale Preston of Hirosoft International.

 

Burlesque, Comedy and Song: The Which Way The Wind Cabaret
Date: Oct. 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.

John Heckel creates and directs a cabaret-style performance ensemble. An evening of humor, song (remember Tom Lehrer?) and burlesque examines the absurdities of war and nuclear deterrence strategies. Featured performers: Larry Crist, Bob Morse, Wendy Butler, Mike Murdock, Arnold Waddell and Bernadette Cheyne.  Pianist: Ryan McGaughey

 

Humboldt Bay: Opportunities and Challenges
Date: Oct. 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.

Discussion about local efforts to address global warming, sea level rise and PG&E nuclear fuel rods storage. Featured Panelists: Cal Poly Humboldt Asst. Prof. Jennifer Marlow, Three Degrees Warmer co-director; Alec Brown, graduate student; Jennifer Kalt, Director, Humboldt Baykeeper; and Stephen Kullmann, Commissioner, Division 3, Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation & Conservation District.

 

Poetic Musings: The Capacity To See Beyond the Visible
Date: Oct. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.

An evening of poetry and spoken word. Featured: Jerry Martien, Katy Gurin, Larry Crist, Anne Fricke, David Holper and Vincent Peloso.  Host: Jeff DeMark. Pianist: Lettie Love

 

Songs Of The Wind
Date: Oct. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Synapsis, 1675 Union St., Eureka.

Features performances by the top three winners of the festival’s Songwriter Contest. Also includes performances by a variety of local musicians and special guests Jeff Pevar and Inger Nova.

 

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