Mentalist Richard Green will present “Completely Mental” Friday, Oct. 1
Mentalist Richard Green of Portland will perform his special show “Completely Mental” Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Admission will be $10 per person.
Green uses psychological secrets to explore the illusions of the mind. He will pluck a random word from the mind of a spectator one letter at a time without making a single wrong guess. He will ascertain one phrase in a million randomly chosen from a number of books. He will demonstrate mathematical mastery, cure a voodoo curse, control freewill and predict the future. He will even read the thoughts of eight people simultaneously.
Best of all, he does it all with class, humor and in under one hour.
Green launched his career at the age of five after watching a simple magic show. From that day on, he studied the history and secret techniques of the magical arts, including those of the major classical magicians.
Green’s appearance is another offering of the Hoffman Center’s new “dell’Arte Series” program. The series features appearances by a wide variety of performers, including musicians, magicians, comedians, clowns, and just about anything else.
The Manzanita Film Series is proud to present “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” on September 25th at 7p.m. at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. This fast moving documentary looks at the uncanny life of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Fueled by Wild Turkey and superhuman doses of drugs, we are shown Thompson’s major touchstone moments such as his ill-fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his involvement in George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign and much more through clips of never-before-seen home movies, audiotapes and passages from unpublished manuscripts.
The Manzanita Film Series is a program of the Hoffman Center in Manzanita, Oregon. Films will be screened on the 4th weekend of the month throughout the year. Admission is $6 and theater concessions, as well as beer and wine, will be available for purchase.
Please contact Franz Hasslacher, email@example.com for volunteer opportunities.
Author Stephanie Kallos
Stephanie Kallos will read from her book Sing Them Home at the Manzanita Writers’ Series at 7 pm on Saturday, September 18th, at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.
Before coming out of the closet as a writer, Kallos had a varied work history which included many years as a musician and a long career in the theatre as an actress and teacher of voice, speech, and dialects. Her short fiction has received a Raymond Carver Award and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her first novel, Broken for You, was published in 2004; it was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as a “Today Show” book club selection, and received the Washington State and PNBA Book Awards. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was published in 2009. A Pacific NW Independent Booksellers bestseller, it was selected as a January ’09 IndieNext title.
As Nancy Pearl, Seattle head librarian, author of Booklust, and NPR Book reviewer says: “Sing Them Home is simply wonderful. It’s a welcome tonic to those of us who look back with great longing to Anne Tyler’s early novels. . . . that is, those of us hungry for books with quirky, flawed, yet realistic and beloved characters who leap off the page into our arms and refuse to leave. I didn’t want Sing Them Home ever to end.”
Following the author reading and Q&A, the popular Open Mic session will provide opportunities for the audience to hear nine local writers read from their original work. Interested writers sign up at the door to read; first come, first to read.
Writers interested in reading should check out the Open Mic guidelines and come prepared to read your original piece of work in five minutes or less.
The series is a program of the Hoffman Center and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) The building will be set up in a café style with coffee/tea and snacks available. Admission fee is $5
Is it time for a new look in your guest bedroom? Is there a bare spot above the dining table? Then, check out the second annual Transplant Your Art sale. The Hoffman Center will hold the Sale on Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main building on 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. Community members have donated their unwanted, but still wonderful, art pieces to the Center. All types of media will be for sale—original or reproduction–, including paintings, photography, posters, prints, textiles, and sculpture. Selected items will be sold via silent auction and the remainder will be available for outright sale. All of the sale’s proceeds will go to the Hoffman Center’s remodeling fund.