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Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Music by Ghost Train. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.

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Rhododendron Parade

Eureka / 10 a.m.

The whole town comes out to watch a festival of floats and marching bands parade by as they pay homage to the rhododendron.

Finding Bigfoot Festival

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

"Finding Bigfoot Festival! Kids Zone and Bounce Houses. Tiny Tot Bounce house and crafts. Competitions, prizes, parade, and oh yeah, special guest Bob Gimlin of PGF fame, and Animal Planet's FINDING BIGFOOT show is filming their Series Finale!"

Tall Ships

Bonnie Gool Dock / 11 a.m. / $3 Walk on tour

Lady Washington the official tall ship of Washington State and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain will visit the Bonnie Gool Dock and offer family-oriented Adventure, Evening and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience.

800-200-5239 / Web site

Redwood Rollers vs. Bakersfield Diamond Divas

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6-9:30 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.

"The first game will be a shortened expo game featuring our junior team the Redwood Saplings! The second game will be a full length, WFTDA sanctioned game featuring HRD's Redwood Rollers vs. the Bakersfield Diamond Divas from Bakersfield."

Jeff DeMark and LaPatinas

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 7-9 p.m. / $10

To benefit Arcata High's Safe and Sober, Jeff DeMark and the LaPatinas will play in a bar...and tell stories with musical back up, play songs and in general, have a good time.

630-5000 / Web site

Free the Beasts Choreogrpahy Showcase

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-9 p.m. / $12 / $5 kids 12 and under / $8 students with ID/seniors

New works from 555 Contemporary Dance Company (directed by Stephanie Carter), Shoshanna's Ya Habibi Dance Company, and the Rockin' Rubies from Garberville.

616-6876 / SCarPOt85@gmail.com / Web site

Real Women Have Curves

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., the play is a humorous and poignant story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who talk about their lives, loves and deepest desires while attempting to meet impossible production deadlines.

826-3928 / Web site

Barn Dance

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 7:30-11 p.m. / $10 / Free children under 12 / $5 students

Lyndsey Battle and Nigella Mahal call the dances, and the Striped Pig String Band plays. No dance experience necessary, and all dances are taught and called. Come by yourself, with a friend or in a group for a fun night of family-friendly music, dancing and community.

tclaws35@yahoo.com / Web site


Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Believing that a jock’s sophisticated essay on King Lear could not possibly have been written by such a student, Professor Jameson reports his plagiarism to the college’s Committee of Academic Standards. But is her accusation justified?

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Paul Simon Tribute Show

Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m.

Humboldt musicians have joined together to bring you our favorites. Joel Sonenshein, organizer, Marcia Mendels, Morgan Corviday, Chris Manspeaker, Jeff Kelley, Marla Joy, Leslie Quinn, Jan Bramlett, Kate Juliana, Mango, Mark Weston, Julie Froblom, Russ Cole, tofu mike schwartz and more.

822-1575 / Web site

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors / $10 General

This groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle and commissioned by V-Day for the first V-Day: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS festival, which took place June 2006 in New York City.

442-6278 / vdayhum@gmail.com / Web site

Claire Bent and Citizen Funk

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Local funk/soul/R&B band.

839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Strix Vega

Logger Bar / 9:30 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

This local band plays music.

668-5000 / strixvega@hotmail.com / Web site

Melvin Seals and JGB

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $30 / $25 advance sales / 21+

Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band.

826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site

Absynth Quartet

The Jam / 10-5 p.m.

Two shows, one stage, one night, one afternoon. Join us at The Jam in Arcata with our friends The Belles of the Levee. We will play Saturday night, and then do a kid-and-early-bird-friendly afternoon show at 1 p.m. the next day.

822-4766 / Web site

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Coaches Meeting

Faith Center Foursquare Church / 8-9 a.m.

"The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is expanding its outreach to coaches in Humboldt County with a four-month series on “Transformational Coaching” starting on the last Saturday of the month."

832-461-3888 / nslosted@fca.org / Web site

Alderpoint Natural History Field Trip

Ray's Food Place / 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a natural history trip around the Alderpoint area. Enjoy the birds, plant life, and reptiles of the Eel River canyon on this full-day trip.

559-333-0893 / tonyk_71220@hotmail.com / Web site

Medicinal Cannabis Conference 2017

Arcata Community Center / 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $350

Huge weekend-long symposium on medical cannabis, with tons of expert speakers.

Communication and Conflict Management Workshop

Mad River Community Hospital / 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Would you like to face situations like these with a toolkit of skills and strategies for success?

Explore North Coast Social 'Thingy'

Trinidad, California / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free / 18+

The purpose of the Social is for kayakers to meet other sea kayakers and sea kayaking clubs from Northern California and beyond -- to connect, learn and broaden the kayaking experience.

839-3553 / info@explorenorthcoast.net / Web site

Intermediate Surfing

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $80 / $65 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

RWP's Place-Based Learning Series

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. / $35 / $130 for all 4 sessions / 18+

RWP’s new placed-based learning series discusses the theoretical reasoning for incorporating place-based learning into the classroom, and demonstrates how to apply this concept by taking participants on various place-based learning field trips.

826-5109 / rwp@humboldt.edu / Web site

STEM Curriculum Mini-Conference

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon / Free / 18+

Each curriculum unit has a integrated focus on Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) and are fully developed for implementation in 5th-12th grade classrooms across northwest California.

407-7686 / mkauffmann@fortunaesd.com / Web site

Humboldt Bay Stand Up Paddle Tour

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / $40 / $25 HSU Students

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Bioswale Workshop with Kyle Keegan

Lost Coast Education Center and Garden / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ferns of the Dunes

Lanphere Dunes / 10 a.m.-noon

Ferns are distinctive and popular for the exotic texture they add to vegetation.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Finding Bigfoot Festival Parade

See Event Description / 10-10:30 a.m.

Mini-parade at 10 a.m. on Hwy 299 starting at the Willow-Creek China Flat Museum. (Bigfoot Museum) and ending at Veteran's Park.

Soroptimist Spring Fling Shopping and Bingo

Redway Elementary School / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

Over 30 local vendors to shop for Mother's Day. Bingo games start at 2pm and will benefit the Healy Senior Center.

223-8882 / siredwoods@sorooptimist.net / Web site

Book Sale

Humboldt County Library / 10-3:30 a.m. / Free

The library meeting room is filled with non-fiction, large type, and a great selection of children’s books, including home schooling selections.

269-1995 / friends@eurekafrl.org / Web site

Sea Kayak Rescue & Safety

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / $50 / $40 HSU Students

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Introduction to Archery

Recreation and Wellness Center, HSU Campus / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / $40 / $35 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Humboldt Pie #10

First Presbyterian Church of Eureka / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free

Humboldt Pie is a fun, family-friendly event with Pie-baking and pie eating contests, live music, pizza, pie and ice cream for sale.

445-8404 / aa@tilinet.org / Web site

North Coast Mensa Forum

Samoa Cook House / noon-1 p.m. / Free

Stilson Snow will talk about programs and advice for small business at the Northcoast Mensa Forum. He has an extensive background in business and has been a Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center for Humboldt and Del Norte Counties since 2002.

jakable5@gmail.com /

Human Trafficking Awareness Event

McKinleyville High School / noon-3 p.m.

This event will feature tables by local organizations, survivor presentations and a self defense demonstration.

Mayday Fest 2017 at CCAT

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology / 1-6 p.m. / Free

826-3551 / ccathsu@gmail.com / Web site

DJ J Dub

Six Rivers Brewery / 2-7 p.m. / Free

Spinning records from his personal vinyl collection DJ J Dub spins Bob Marley to Bob Dylan. A Saturday every month.

839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

String Chickens

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Funky folky fiddle tunes with the String Chickens.

668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Murder Mystery Dinner

Oberon Grill / 6:30 p.m. / $50

There will be a murder in the Ruby Room! Take a step back to the 1920's prohibition era and help solve a mystery, as you dine on the fabulous cuisine of the Oberon Grill.

443-3668 /

On The Spot #6

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m.

Come join the gang for a night filled with unpredictable, unhinged and completely hilarious skits plus much much more.

822-1220 / Web site

Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

Girls Night Out The Show

Bear River Casino Resort / 8-10:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+

Male revue featuring abs, abs, abs.

733-9644 / Web site


Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All ages

Reggae DJ.

826-7222 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Mix Tape Rap Show

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

707 Band

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Classic rock.

839-2013 /

Uptown Kings

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

Local blues.

733-9644 / Web site

Rockstar Karaoke

Brass Rail / 9 p.m.

This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.

923-3188 /


Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Dread Daze

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

"Raise the vibe with LA based Dread Daze!"

668-9770 / Web site

Dread Daze

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

"Raise the vibe with LA based Dread Daze!"

668-9770 / Web site

Smith & Lewing, The Kids Play

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9:30-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

Keven Smith (guitar) & Zach Lewing (drums) are an improvisational experimental duo, ranging from wild to mellow.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Lighting Boom Productions

Bear River Casino Resort / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

After-party with DJ music in the Tish-Non Ballroom! No cover charge!

733-9644 / Web site


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre