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Will the Rain Steal Our Samba?

UPDATE, 11:42 a.m.: Well, the sun is really trying for you, HumCo. There is reason to feel optimistic about Samba today. The photo below shows the North Country Fair scene at roughly 11:30 a.m. Stay tuned. 

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Original Post: Well, your Saturday fun really hinges on whether or not God cries all over Humboldt, now doesn't it?

The weather has already caused one event to turn its back on the great outdoors. Friday afternoon, your Lost Coast Outpost received a note that Movies in the Park would now be (kinda traditional) Movies in the Theater -- you can see The Gnome Mobile at the the Eureka Theater tonight, rain or shine.

But of course the big question is if the show will go on in Arcata with the 40th Annual North Country fair set to take over the Plaza for the next two days. Will we get our Saturday Samba Parade? How about our Sunday All Species Parade? Look to the heavens, Humboldt. There you shall find your answer.

One thing we know: Soul Night is indoors. You can always rely on soul.

-Andrew Goff


40th Annual North Country Fair

Arcata Plaza / 10:30 a.m.

Saturday features the Samba Parade, musical performances on three stages and is a gathering of craftspeople, artisans, musicians, dancers and community groups.

John Craigie

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $12 / $7 sudents

Itinerant singer-songwriter who has spent most of the decade continuously touring across the U.S. Moon Pine and Caitlin Jemma open

822-1575 / Web site

Naive Melodies

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Talking Heads tribute band.

822-4766 / naivemelodies@gmail.com / Web site

And Always Take The Garbage Out!

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7:30 a.m. / $10 / $8 WCA Members / 18+

Evening of songs, poems and stories authored by the incomparable Uncle Shelby performed by the talented trio of Steven Hexx, Bob Beideman and Paul Woodland.

677-9493 / plw3@humboldt.edu /

Coastal Cleanup Day

Northcoast Environmental Center / 9 a.m.-noon

The Northcoast Environmental Center sponsors a day to make trash extinct.

822-6918 /

Fourth Annual People for Pickleweed

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fun day of invasive Spartina densiflora removal. Gloves and shovels will be provided. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, bring drinking water and wear closed-toed shoes.

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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Community Media Center Orientation

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

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

Water Dance Art Exhibition/Benefit

Mattole Valley Community Center (Petrolia) / 1-8 p.m. / Free

New free flowing hand carved bay laurel sculptures by local wood artist John McAbery.

629-3549 / johnmcabery@gmail.com / Web site

Headwaters Forest Activism: 1986 to 1999

Headwaters Forest Reserve / 2-4 p.m. / Free

Learn about the grassroots efforts leading up to the designation and protection of Headwaters Forest Reserve in 1999. With Cecilia Lanman and Greg King.

825-2300 / headwaters@blm.gov / Web site

Movies in the Park

Eureka Theater / 6:15 p.m. / Free


825-7600 / info@filmhumboldtdelnorte.org / Web site

The Sacred Sound and Movement Project

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-9 p.m. / $40 / $25 Students / Low Income

Ecstatic dance and vocal harmonization to livemMusic with Sarasvati.

616-6876 / info@sarasvati-music.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

Becky's New Car

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Becky Foster, is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.

Guest Artist Zhu De-Hai

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $10 / $5 students, seniors

Chinese vocalist and educator explores contrasts and common ground in western and traditional Chinese songs. Accompanied by pianist Daniela Mineva.

826-3928 / Web site

Lisa C. Sharry

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8-10 p.m. / Free


442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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

King Corduroy

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Southern soul music.

826-7222 / Web site

LaPatina Band

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

The "House Band" slides in for it's monthly musical ride in the beautifully refurbished house of saws, polished wood and booze.

668-5000 / jeffdemark@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 /

Maria Muldaur

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m.-12:30 p.m. / 21+

Maria recorded the 1974 hit song "Midnight at the Oasis," and continues to record albums in the folk traditions.

943-1766 / loreen@riverwoodinn.info / Web site

Fire Pony EP Release Party

The Pine Cone Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

California rock and roll party in Brookings.

541-813-1551 / pctavern101@gmail.com / Web site

Vintage Rock N' Soul

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

668-9770 / Web site

Oak Street Blues

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

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

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Alibi / 11 p.m. / 21+

A tribute to Weezer.

822-3731 / Web site


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