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Non-Huck Flint Ways to Spend Your Saturday Night

Well, if you aren't already clutching Huckleberry Flint tickets close to your chest, you will not be going to their annual Christmas show at the Arcata Playhouse tonight. Sucks to be you. 

But your Saturday Lowdown is flush with other options to occupy you on the longest night of the year. C'mon, it's Soul Night … let's see, what else? Oh! It's your last chance to see Dell'Arte's annual holiday show Babes in Toyland. Or, geez, you can see the guy from House of Pain … in Scotia. That's pretty special, right there. You can do this.



Huckleberry Flint (SOLD OUT)

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15

Chris Parreira presents.

822-1575 / 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

Soul Night: Ho Ho Ho Lot of Soul

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Christmas is a time for many things: candy canes, tinsel, the smell of chestnuts on an open fire and of course, Matt Jackson's infamous holiday funk and soul set.

826-2739 / Web site

HCNC Trails Stewards Work Day

Friends of the Dunes / 9 a.m.-noon

Combined Trail Stewards training and work party at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.

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

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

Raising Grain

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

String band from Arcata to tantalize with stringy goodness.

442-1177 / Web site


Crush / 7 p.m.

Local folk.

Darren Raser and Michael Dayvid

The Wine Spot / 7 p.m. / Free / 21+

Tunes while you sip.

497-6236 / Web site

In The Deep Midwinter: A Ghostly Christmas Celebration

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

The Lost Coast’s own wandering spectre and storyspinner Carpathian will be hosting his holiday celebration of macabre merriment and seasonal spookery.

445-8600 / carpathian@patientcreatures.com / Web site

Babes in Toyland

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 7:30 p.m. / $12 / $8 children / $10 student/senior

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 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Random Acts of Comedy

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $6

Local interactive improv comedy troupe wings it for your enjoyment.

822-1220 / Web site


Winema Theater / 8 p.m. / $28

Former House of Pain frontman and hit-making "What It's Like" singer sneaks behind the Redwood Curtain. With special guests Angels Cut and Redwood Blue. Some proceeds go to the Volunteer Fire Benefit Organization to help local fire departments and help victims of fire disaster.

764-4211 / Web site

LaPatinas at the Logger

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

The Logger’s “house band” plays the solstice and the price has never been better.

668-5000 / jeffdemark@gmail.com / Web site

Shuffle and Shake

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.-midnight

Selector Rotten spins his all-vinyl, Jamaican oldies.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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 /

Jenni and David's Sweet Soul Band

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

"High energy funky blues and soul band."

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

River Valley Mud

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9-11:59 p.m. / $4 / 21+

Killer blues and funk.

Web site

Midnight Sun Massive

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5


822-4766 / Web site

Triple Junction

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Local classic rock.

668-9770 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site


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

More Plaza ass shaking.

Winter Wonderland Party

Nocturnum / 10 p.m. / $17 / 21+

With Wick-it the Instigator, Stylust Beats and Razle Dazle.

499-0163 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre