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You're Going to Arcata

Like Saturday, much of Friday's out-and-about HumCo action is centered in Arcata. Set your DVRs. 

Of course the calendar dictates that it will be Arts Arcata. One stop on that circuit you're gonna wanna make is into the Garden Gate where local uke-slinger Lyndsey Battle and friends will be playing music and auctioning off some unique choice items to raise funds for recording her new album.

Since it always sells out we will not mention that the awesomeness of Missing Link Records' monthly Soul Night will again flood HumBrews' boogie den. Tonight's event carries a prom theme so dress accordingly -- that is, if you had tickets which, statistically speaking, you don't. Which is why we aren't mentioning Soul Night. Wait ...

And up at the Arcata Theatre Lounge things will get a little trippy thanks to "mushroom jazz" inventor Mark Farina. (Translation: low key acid jazz over urban beats. And lights.) 

Don't party too hard Friday if you're going to test the fortitude of your stomach Saturday at Oyster Fest. If you're one of the souls boycotting that thing though, go nuts.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Thrill of the Grill BBQ and Benefit

North Coast Co-Op in Eureka / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. / $5

Your choice of Humboldt Grassfed Beef hamburger or Tofu Shop tofu burger. Music by Dogbone. Proceeds benefit Food For people.

56th Annual Garberville Rodeo

Greycliff Rodeo Grounds / 3 p.m.

"Rodeo In the Redwoods." See event description for the weekend's full schedule.

223-1046 / Web site

Arts!Arcata

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

Lyndsey Battle Kickstarter Party for 'All Ways In A Good Way'

The Garden Gate / 6-9 p.m.

Music by Lyndsey Battle, Cory Goldman and Brian Hennesy and auction to raise funds for a new album.

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Humboldt Crabs vs. Menlo Park Legends

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Soul Night 20: Soul Prom

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

Who will be selected to Soul Prom's royal court?

826-2739 / Web site

Mark Farina

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $29 / $24 adv. / 21+

Oyster Festival weekend kickoff with Farina's mushroom jazz and deep Chicago house. Opening set features DJ Piece vs. DJ Cactus.

822-1220 / LucidDreamLabProductions@gmail.com / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Pressure/Anya DJs

Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.

Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.

839-7580 / Web site

DJ Pressure / Anya

Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Dr. Cheryl and Mr Jay

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9:30 p.m. / Free

Acoustic duo.

822-5622 / Web site

Lisa Baney

Libation / 7 p.m.

Jazz vocalist.

825-7596 / Web site

Steller's Jay Lecture

Humboldt County Office of Education / 7:30 p.m.

HSU grad student Will Goldenberg will describe how he monitored jays at campground and non-campground sites at the Redwood Parks

445-7065 /

Steller's Jay Lecture

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 7:30 p.m.

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Next to Normal

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

442-6278 / Web site

The McBride Brothers Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock 'n' roll.

733-9644 / Web site

Michael Osborn Band

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

Classic rock band.

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

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

Accurate Productions

Angelina Inn / 9:30 p.m.

725-5200 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre