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Winter Arts Faire

Mateel Community Center / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / $5 / Free Kids 12 and under, seniors over 65

Festive 2-day event features nearly 60 handmade artisan booths. Food by local chef Courtney Gossett.

923-3368 / office@mateel.org / Web site

The Nutcracker

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 4 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

Annual Truckers' Christmas Parade

Eureka / 6 p.m.

Annual local tradition we're really proud of featuring big rigs covered in Christmas lights. Starts at Redwood Acres and makes a Harris Street to I Street to Seventh Street to Myrtle Street loop before ending where it began.

truckersparade@keka101.com /

Willie Nelson

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $86 / $76 HSU students

"Iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession."

826-3928 / Web site

The Siren's Saturnalia

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / 21+

One year anniversary. Special brews on tap and some special bottles. Fire show at 9:30 p.m., dancing, aerial, music.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Restoration

Friends of the Dunes / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tools and gloves provided, bring water and wear work clothes.

Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair

Manila Community Center / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

See guest speakers and participate in workshops covering a wide range of topics like fighting back for your rights at work and union organizing presented by the Bay area branch if the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World). Presented by Humboldt Grass Roots.

humboldtgrassroots@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 /

MGC Stocking Stuffer Boutique

The MGC / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hand-crafted items from our creative community members.

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

Arcata Winter Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

North Coast Growers Association event featuring nutritious, high quality, non-GMO foods

441-9999 / outreach@humfarm.org / Web site

Holiday Craft Market

Arcata Community Center / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $1

Featuring over 50 local artisans. Put on the City of Arcata's Recreation Division.

822-7091 / cmull@cityofarcata.org / Web site

This Wonderful Life

Faith Center / 1 p.m. / $10 / $5 Children 12 and under

Faith Center’s annual Christmas dessert theater.

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

Be Inspired Playshop

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 1-4 p.m.

Whole body-mind games, movement, play, and laughter.

616-6876 / Web site

Humboldt Hardcourt Bike Polo

Jefferson Community Center / 2-4 p.m. / Free

Bring a helmet, they have plenty of mallets.

john@eurekaprinting.com / Web site

Nature Story Time

Friends of the Dunes / 2-3 p.m.

Geared for ages 3-6, story time will focus on local wildlife and a simple craft project.

Daddy Issues DVD Recording

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:15-10 p.m. / $5

Comedian Matt Gubser records his first full length album in front of a thankful Humboldt comedy crowd.

822-1220 / Web site

Babes in Toyland

Eureka Theater / 7:30-8:30 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.

668-5663 / 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

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

Anarchist Bookfair Afterparty

The Ink Annex / 8 p.m.-11 a.m. / $5 everyone / 21+

"Bands playing, yummy libations, and a special chance to smash patriarchy with baseball bats."

humboldtgrassroots@riseup.net / Web site

HSU Jazz Orchestra

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, children

Blurs musical boundaries with jazz arrangements of a 60s pop tune (“Wichita Lineman”), a 50s country song (“I Can’t Stop Loving You”) and an obscure funk tune recorded by James Brown.

826-3928 / Web site

'80s Winter Wonderland

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

Where's Queerbill and DJ Razorburns are at it again! Come out and deck the halls!

499-0163 /


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / 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 /

Dead Man's Tale, Imperial Destructo

Clam Beach Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Get down at The Digger.

839-0545 /


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

Local classic rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site

The Monster Women, Dubais, Mattress

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

Indie rock.

Pressure/Anya DJs

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre