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¡Viva el Dia de los Muertos!

Does Humboldt have to stop dressing up in costumes now that Halloween is over? The members of Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens answer that question with a resounding "nuh uh" on Saturday night with their annual Dia De Los Muertos Show at Nocturnum. There will be plenty of eye candy as all your beloved favorites -- Blowtorch Bettie, Kitty Cox, Ophelia Cox and Richard Rumblepack, to name a few -- tease and tantalize you. 

The costume-wearing isn't limited to the performers. Attendees have the chance to compete in multiple costume contest. So go all out.

Plenty of less titillating options in your Saturday Lowdown below. 



CR Community Open House

College of the Redwoods / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Showcasing its four brand-new buildings opened in the last year. Followed by free admission to a CR football game vs. Los Medanos College, beginning at 1 p.m. in Community Stadium.

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

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

Far East

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays

"Deliciously wry and poignant play centers on three US Navy personnel, and one Navy wife, stationed at a base in Japan in the mid 1950’s – a little bit Kabuki, a little bit From Here to Eternity."

Melvin Seals and JGB

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $25 / 21+

Keyboardist Seals is best known for his time playing with Jery Garcia. Performing two straight nights.

826-2739 / Web site

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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Soulsapiens, DJ Red

The Jam / 10 a.m. / $5 / 21+

Nine-piece throwback soul outfit.

822-4766 / Web site

Book Signing with The Enigma

Northtown Books / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

The world's most famous tattooed man, with his partner Serana Rose, signs 2013 Ripley's Believe It or Not.

845-5842 / freelovecircus@yahoo.com / Web site

Independent Business Owner's Boutique

Rio Dell Fire Hall / 10-3 a.m.

764-3329 / liswil7@aol.com /

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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Video Pre-Production Workshop

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $20 / $40 Non-members / 18+

Workshop focusing on video production planning, assembling crews, scouting locations, creating budgets and gathering the resources to make your next video a successful one.

476-1798 / matt@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

NCRT Auditions

North Coast Repertory Theatre / noon

Wanna be in Les Miserables?. This would be the place to try for that.

442-6278 / Web site

KEET’s Kids Club

Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon

Monthly workshop, led by Jackie Hamilton from KEET-TV, includes viewing a segment of PBS Kid’s programming, reading a short story, and doing art activities

442-0278 / Web site

Learn to Homebrew

Humboldt Beer Works / noon

442-6258 / info@humboldtbeerworks.com / Web site

Journey to Planet Possible

The Jefferson Project / 1-6 p.m. / $5

Get your imagination caps on, and jump into a rocket ship with the artists and puppeteers from the Ink People Center for the Arts. Guided tours leave every few minutes to other worlds where travelers will talk to robots, crawl through an underwater maze, pet strange aliens and more.

442-8413 / marzers@gmail.com / Web site

Video Lighting Workshop

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 1-3 p.m. / $20 / $40 Non-members / 18+

Focusing on basic lighting principles,

476-1798 / matt@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Open Greenhouse

Humboldt Aquaculture Innovation Center / 2-5 p.m.

Open House

Humboldt Aquaculture Innovation Center / 2-5 p.m.

Humboldt Hash House Harriers

Eureka / 3 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Local drinking club with a running problem.

humboldth3@gmail.com / Web site

Halsey Ray

Bollywood Indian Cuisine / 6-9 p.m.

Hardest working man in Humboldt show business goes solo.

304-0208 / halseyjray@gmail.com / Web site

Small town: BIG ART Collaborative Art Show

MikkiMoves / 6-9 p.m.

Featuring photography by Monica Topping and art from 12 local artists.


Crush / 7-9 p.m.

Harmonized vocals, ukelele and guitar.

The Humboldt Circus' 28 Clubs Later

Gist Hall, HSU / 7:47-10:30 p.m. / $8 / 18+

Adults only (18+) Circus Show full of weird and wacky juggling, clowning, prop manipulations, burlesque, and much much more.

Humboldt Symphony

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

Performing Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite, Copland’s “John Henry” and Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango” plus selections by Gluck and Bartok.

826-3928 / Web site

Our Town

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the very first production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

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

499-0163 /

Hookah Stew

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


800-684-2464 / Web site

Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens' Dia de Los Muertos Show

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / $13 / $10 adv. / 21+

From spooky to sexy, funny to classy, the Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens have put together a great show featuring all your favorite performers

499-0163 /

Liquid Kactus

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

668-9770 / 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 /

Minnesota, G Jones, Hypha

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+

World Famous Productions presents Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party crushing alter ego Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, CA.

822-1220 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Show Devils

Synapsis / 10 p.m. / $10

Globally renowned, gold medalists of stunt shows, unrolls the 1920's glory of vaudeville with an intense mix of traditional routines, modern performances, and strange music.

616-3104 / muppet33@gmail.com / Web site


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

More Plaza ass shaking.

Black Queen, Lord Dying

Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+

A fabulous evening of doom metal.

822-3731 / Web site


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