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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 ... :



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

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

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 /

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

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 / northcoastdance@sbcglobal.net / 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

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 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

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 /

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.

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

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site


Solutions / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Acoustic Americana trio playing songs of heartbreak, malaise and tsunamis.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com /

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 / director@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Community Christmas Movie Night

The MGC / 6:30 p.m. / Free

Featuring The Grinch followed by Elf.

725-3300 / ervmultigen@gmail.com / Web site

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 /

This Wonderful Life

Faith Center / 7 p.m. / $10 / $5 Children 12 and under

Faith Center’s annual Christmas dessert theater.

442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site

The Georgia Handshakers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m. / 21+

Live dirty Georgia jazz and country.

826-7222 / 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


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / 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

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


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

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Hit the dance floor at 6RB.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

River Valley Mud

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Funky originals and rare covers.

668-5000 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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