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Humboldt's Gonna Try Oktoberfest

Fact one: Plane tickets to Germany cost a lot of bread. Fact two: The gas to get you to Fortuna costs significantly less. Why do you care? Because Oktoberfest.

Humboldt Beer Week rolls on Friday night with a local, slightly less extravagant homage to the world's largest bender. Eel River Brewery will be serving a special German dinner with music in the beer garden by Guy Smith and the German Band and waitresses in their finest dirndls.

Remember to moderate for Humboldt's big day Saturday (and driving and stuff). Or there's less sudsy events in your Friday Lowdown below.



Friday's Humboldt Beer Week Events

Humboldt County / 10 a.m.

Highlights include Oktoberfest Night at Eel River Brewery and Rorschach V Release at Mad River Brewery. Click for complete county-wide list of events.

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Oktoberfest Night

Eel River Brewery / 5-11 p.m. / Free

Chef Dave Bourne has prepared a special German dinner menu, Guy Smith and The German Band take the Beer Garden Stage and beer. Servers and bartenders dressed in authentic Oktoberfest garb.

725-2739 / eelriverbrewingevents@gmail.com / Web site

Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

KWPT Classic Cover Contest First Round

100.3/102.7 FM / 9 a.m.

Click for the complete schedule of matchups.

Garberville Farmers' Market

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

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

The Humboldt Corner Grand Opening

The Humboldt Corner / 11-8 a.m.

Incense, tapestries, clothing, safe cans, all american made glass. Featuring Artists Jed Stoll and Matt Cascio with in-store glassblowing demonstrations.

726-7838 / Web site

Off The Wall Sale

Six Rivers Brewery / 11:30 a.m. / 21+

839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Harvest Fiesta

Garberville Town Square / 4-10 p.m. / Free / $20 Dinner, drinks, desserts

Show your gratitude for another bountiful harvest Barbeque, local beers and wines, music by Twango Macallum and Lost Coast Marimbas.

923-2879 /

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

The Hill

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Cafe Brio / 6:30 p.m.

822-5922 /

David Kirton

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.


923-2748 / Web site

Parker String Quartet

Calvary Lutheran Church / 7:30 p.m. / $30 / $5 students

Part of the Eureka Chamber Music Series

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Mateel Comedy Cabaret

Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Rick Pulido headlines with Diego Curiel opening. DJ Bada Boon closes out the night.

923-3368 / Web site

Chris Clay Karaoke

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.

Are you a star?

822-1220 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

You Can't Take It With You

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 student/senior

NCRT production of the comedy awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937. Directed by Mack Owen.

442-6278 / Web site

Barfly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

DJs Pressure/Anya

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

They bring the beats you can't not dance to playing throwbacks and top 40 tracks alike.

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

Hip Hop Open Mic

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

With Electric Gravy.

499-0163 /


Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country punkgrass.

668-5000 / Web site

Vintage Rock 'N' Soul

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.


Ocean Grove Lodge / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

677-3543 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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