The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Willie Nelson deserves the $86 ticket price he can command. I however, cannot afford it. I bet you can. Here's the deal front row, call me collect and let me listen to the show through your phone.


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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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

Annual Truckers' 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. / View Comments

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 / 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

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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.
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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. / 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

MGC Stocking Stuffer Boutique
The MGC / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hand-crafted items from our creative community members.
725-3300 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

This Wonderful Life
Faith Center / 1 p.m. / $10 / $5 Children 12 and under
Faith Center’s annual Christmas dessert theater.
442-1784 / / Web site / View Comments

Be Inspired Playshop
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 1-4 p.m.
Whole body-mind games, movement, play, and laughter.
616-6876 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Hardcourt Bike Polo
Jefferson Community Center / 2-4 p.m. / Free
Bring a helmet, they have plenty of mallets. / Web site / View Comments

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.
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Youth Driven Saturday Nights
McKinleyville Activity Center / 7-9:30 p.m. / Free
Video games, board games, snacks, music and a place to just "hang-out" with your friends.
839-9003 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / 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

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.
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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." / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / / View Comments

'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 / View Comments

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local classic rock.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Dead Man's Tale, Imperial Destructo
Clam Beach Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Get down at The Digger.
839-0545 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...
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Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Mill Creek Cinema
  • DELIVERY MAN: 4:00, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 1:00, 4:35, 8:10
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 2:05, 5:25, 8:45
  • PHILOMENA: 1:15, 3:40, 6:05, 8:30