Your Friday Night in Arcata

Arcata wins this week's Friday. The most obvious draw is, of course, Arts Arcata and all that goes with it. But since you're already on The Plaza ... :

  • The Humboldt State University College Democrats are hosting an evening of wonky trivia they're calling Politics and Pints tonight at HumBrews. If you have $3 and think your know jack about politics they would appreciate the funds which they'll use to take a joyous trip to 2014 California Democrats State Convention in LA.
  • Over at Jambalaya, it's a night full of musician's musicians: The Mike Keneally Band. The band's namesake dropped jaws for a spell in no less than Frank Zappa's band. Note: If you'd like to know more about this impressive lineup, head over to the Mad River Union site. Your Lost Coast Outpost cannot even pretend to be as enthusiastic about these guys as fanboy Kevin Hoover is.
  • If you're looking to get a pop/punk history lesson, the Arcata Theatre Lounge is screening Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/ALL. View the trailer below.

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

River Valley Mud at the Logger Bar in Blue Lake. [$5 and under award]


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Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

Politics and Pints!
Humboldt Brews / 6-8 p.m. / $5
Politics themed Jeopardy. Hosted by Humboldt State University College Democrats and North Coast Young Democrats.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Sagittarius Dance Party
Beginnings Octagon / 7 p.m.-midnight / $15 / Free under 12 / $5 teens
Benefit for Beginnings featuring local bands The Funnicators and Crossroads.
923-3617 / View Comments

Barn Dance
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7 / $6 HFS members
Humboldt Folklife Society dance. Blake Ritter and Sam McNeill will play sizzling tunes and Sue Moon will call the dances, a mix of contras, squares, English and Irish Ceilidh dances.
502-1678 / Web site / View Comments

The Nutcracker
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 children under 12
North Coast Dance presents their annual holiday tradition. Features guest choreographers Ikolo and Sarah Griffin, a fantastic cast of local dancers, and world class guest performers.
442-7779 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

Raising Grain
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
"More microbe than men, the colonial organisms that make up the humanoid forms of Raising Grain communicate solely through bluegrass rhythms."
442-8778 / / Web site / View Comments

HSU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Trees for your house. You clean up the needles. / View Comments

KHUM Wants Your Food
KHUM Radio 104.3/104.7 / 2-7 p.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.
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Babes in Toyland
Orick Community Hall / 5-6 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.
488-5741 / Web site / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Solutions / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Acoustic Americana trio playing songs of heartbreak, malaise and tsunamis.
839-5090 / / View Comments

The Art of Patricia Rose
SCRAP Humboldt / 6-9 p.m.
Tarnished silver bowls, silverware and teapots are transformed into whimsical creatures, people, and sculptures.
633-8349 / / Web site / View Comments

Community Christmas Movie Night
The MGC / 6:30 p.m. / Free
Featuring The Grinch followed by Elf.
725-3300 / / Web site / View Comments

Potluck & Lecture on Christmas Bird Count
Humboldt County Office of Education / 6:30 p.m.
Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a presentation by RRAS officer and bird guide author Ken Burton, who will lead this interactive workshop. Ken will discuss any bird ID problems presented by the audience.
445-7065 / View Comments

This Wonderful Life
Faith Center / 7 p.m. / $10 / $5 Children 12 and under
Faith Center’s annual Christmas dessert theater.
442-1784 / / Web site / View Comments

The Georgia Handshakers
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m. / 21+
Live dirty Georgia jazz and country.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

HSU Centennial Concert
Van Duzer Theater / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, children
Performances by the combined chorus of the University Singers and Humboldt Chorale together with the Humboldt Symphony, a new work for the occasion by Gilbert Cline and the Humboldt Bay Brass Band, and a new arrangement of the HSU Alma Mater by Brian Post performed by the Symphonic Band.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.
"The story of some of the most over-achieving and under-documented people in music history."
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Hit the dance floor at 6RB.
839-7580 / / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

River Valley Mud
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Funky originals and rare covers.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 2:20, 5:40, 9:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DELIVERY MAN: 4:00, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • PHILOMENA: 3:40, 6:05, 8:30