This month's Ocean Night will feature two films about the intersection of art and nature: Angel Azul and What the Sea Gives Me.


Shorebreak by Matt Beard

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start at 7 p.m. Ocean Night features an awesome raffle so don't forget to grab your tickets at the door. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G Street, Arcata.

Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them. Peter Coyote generously provides insightful narration that leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.


What the Sea Gives Me featuring Humboldt artist Matt Beard, who considers both art and surfing wonderful problems to have and stopped trying to quit either of them years ago.


Ocean Night is a monthly, all-ages event sponsored by Surfrider Humboldt, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3-5 dollar donation at the door, free for kids.