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Live End o' Semester Finals in Blue Lake

While all you college students are hunkering down and stressing about finals, we'll remind you that it could be worse: You could have to perform in front of a captive audience to graduate.

That's the process that will be playing out all weekend out at Dell'Arte. Thursday through Sunday, second-year graduate students enrolled in the Blue Lake theatre school's MFA program will be performing their Character Projects, the culmination of two months of in-depth physical study. The performances are pay-what-you-can and take place in the Carlo Theatre.

Also Thursday, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason (he was in Traffic) will make good on an event he had to cancel back almost two months ago at the Garberville Theatre. Do you remember his big '70s hit "We Just Disagree"? Either way, the show benefits the Southern Humboldt Schools Foundation. We can all agree that's a good thing.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Dave Mason

Garberville Theater / 7 p.m. / $38 / $35 adv.

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer and legendary singer-songwriter makes good on concert canceled last month. Proceeds benefit Southern Humboldt Schools Foundation.

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

The Music Man

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

(FINAL WEEKEND) Con man Harold Hill poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

KHUM Wants Your Food

KHUM Radio 104.3/104.7 / 6-10 a.m.

All week long, KHUM will broadcast live from area grocery stores in an effort to gather funds and foods for Food For People. Click for a list of times and locations.

HSU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Trees for your house. You clean up the needles.

forclub@humboldt.edu /

Holiday Dinner and Craft Fair

Bridgeville Community Center / 4:30 p.m.

Potluck and gifts made by local artisans.

Winter Craft Fair

McKinleyville Middle School / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Free

Crafts made by McKinleyville Middle School wood shop and art students.

839-1508 / Web site

Claire Bent

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

825-7596 / Web site

Mihael Kavanaugh

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Guitar/flute/poetry.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7:30-10 p.m.

Bluegrass and barbecue.

407-3550 / Web site

Sirens Song Slam

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.

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

Babes in Toyland

Winema Theater / 7:30 p.m. / Free / Free w/ a canned food donation

Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show returns for its 33rd year with a mad-cap adaptation of Victor Herbert’s classic family tale.

Web site

Anna Hamilton

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

"Shake out yer blues with some fantastic brews!"

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.

442-6278 / Web site

The Character Projects

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free / 18+

"Share the evening with nine actor-poets as they transform into lively characters in a moving kaleidoscope of richly imagined worlds."

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

AM Jazz Band

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, children

Playing “Green Dolphin Street,” made famous when Miles Davis recorded it and “Lester Leaps In” by Lester Young for the Count Basie Band. A hard bop tune by Cannonball Adderley, a modal tune by Freddie Hubbard, and “Killer Joe.”

826-3928 / Web site

Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Jimi Jeff

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

www.jimi-jeff.com

839-7580 / Web site

Shugafoot

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Fort Knox Five

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.

World Famous Productions presents DC-based producers. Love & Light and JPOD The Beat Chef open.

822-1220 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre