Pick a day



It feels like we're on the tail end of piratemania. It's been ten years since Captain Jack Sparrow first charmed his way into the public's consciousness in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Great memories. But we've moved on to zombies now. 

But that is not to say that it isn't still fun to dress up like a pirate (way less labor intensive than zombie makeup)! Thus, North Coast Repertory Theatre is inviting you to do just that for their 2013 Pirate Ball Saturday night at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka.

The event is a fundraiser for NCRT building upkeep and features music and dancing with Donna Landry and Swing Set, food, drink, belly dancing by Ya Habibi Dance Company, swashbuckling sword fights, silent auction, prizes, and surprises -- no zombies though. Maybe next year.

Other Saturday options below in today's Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt Crabs vs. Top Speed Baseball

Arcata Ball Park / 4 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

The Comedy of Errors

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / $18

Set in a place much like the Arcata Plaza, at an event much like the Farmers Market, Dell’Arte puts an original twist on Shakespeare’s outrageous farce.

Jazz and More Faculty Concert

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $10

Part of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

822-1575 / Web site

Pirate Ball 2013

Wharfinger Building / 8 p.m.

Dance to Swing Set with Donna Landry, food, drink, belly dancing by Ya Habibi Dance Company, swashbuckling sword fights, silent auction, prizes, and surprises.

442-6278 / Web site

Late Night with Sherae

Eureka Inn / 10 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's first late night talk show hosted by Sherae O'Shaughnessy, co-host Nando Molina and house band, No Covers! Sherae will be interviewing international Playboy and local legend, DrFoxmeat Foxmeats and the The Hill will be closing the night out with gritty, grungy country.

497-6093 / Web site

Red Light in Blue Lake

Dell'Arte / 10:30 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv.

Saucy, late-night cabaret for adults featuring wild acts, burlesque, music and more.

Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)

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Ferndale Farmers' Market

Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

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Wanna Write a Song? Do It!

Mantova's Two Street Music / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / $125

Saturday songwriting workshops for kids ages 9 to 17.

267-8792 / josephine.jhnsn@gmail.com / Web site

KEET’s Kids Club

Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon-2 p.m.

Providing youth ages 2 to 8 years old with critical reading and comprehension skills. Each family receives a free book.

442-0278 / Web site

A Star-Spangled Sixth

Fern Cottage / 2-4 p.m. / $25

With Eureka Symphony's Brass and Woodwind Ensemble, ice cream social, hot dogs, lemonade and historic tours of pioneer homes. Reservations encouraged.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Café Waterfront / 6-9 p.m. / Free

443-9190 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Ask Sophie

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Americana/folk band.

668-4151 / Web site

The Soulful Sidekicks

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 6 p.m.

442-0278 / Web site

Brian Oberlin

Main Street, Ferndale / 7-9 p.m. / $10 / Free Children 12 and under

Solo mandolin.

786-3022 / darrenjweiss@yahoo.com / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt DJ duo's regular Arts Alive gig gets you jigglin'

499-0163 /

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Ira Walker

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Americana, blues, soul.

668-9770 / Web site

The Last Match

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Local hard rock.

443-3770 / Web site


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

Rock/hip hop band.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Buckle Rash

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

Country/rock/blues band out of Ashland, Oregon

839-7580 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre