Pick a day



Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

Season of Wonder and Light

Arcata Plaza / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Plaza streets will be closed and all the stores open as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in the vintage Arcata Fire engine, serenaded by the Marching Lumberjacks.

822-4500 / groundsfamily@gmail.com / Web site

Ocean Night Film Screening

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3

Featuring a screening of BoardRoom (2012).

822-1220 / Web site

Pelican Dreams

Minor Theatre / 6:40 p.m.

In this intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species, filmmaker Judy Irving follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Dreamland 11

Veteran's Memorial Building / 7 p.m. / $8

Nighttime flea market and rock and roll party! Performances by The Zermatts, The Lost Luvs and Hungry Cloud Darkening.

Bigfoot Lodge Home for the Holidays

Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $12 / $8 Children 8 and under / $10 Senior / $12 General

Annual holiday show highlights well-known local comedic actors doing their renditions of classic acts such as a Laurel and Hardy tribute by Bob Wells and David Ferney and the "Sisters" duo from White Christmas by Joan Schirle and Jackie Dandeneau.

822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

Plumb Uglies, Chipped Shoulders, Blade, The Mother Vines

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free

A night of blues, folk and rock as we support the Mother Vines with their Kickstarter project.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site


Fieldbrook Market / 7:30-10 a.m. / Free

jeffdemark@gmail.com / Web site

European Christmas Market

Immanuel Lutheran Church / 4-9 p.m. / Free

"Giving Humboldt County a taste of the famous events held throughout Europe during the Christmas Season. Crafts and gifts by local artisans, sweet treats, savory soups, hot foods and choral music performed by the Immanuel Lutheran Choir."

445-8528 / Web site

Dell'Arte's Pippi Longstocking

Orick School / 5 p.m. / Free

"Bound to capture the hearts of audience members at any age, this year’s holiday show delivers original music, lively comedy and a cast of endearing characters in a celebration of spirit and adventure."

668-5663 / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

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

Ocean Night: Stories!

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3 Donation

822-6918 / jsavage@yournec.org / Web site

Dell'Arte's Pippi Longstocking

Trinidad Elementary / 7 p.m. / Free

"Bound to capture the hearts of audience members at any age, this year’s holiday show delivers original music, lively comedy and a cast of endearing characters in a celebration of spirit and adventure."

668-5663 / Web site

The End of History, a Transmedia Event

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU students (limited seating) / $8 seniors, students / 18+

Themes of love and revolution inspired by the earth-shaking happenings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin wall, revolution in eastern Europe, the first same sex civil union, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, rebellion and repression in China’s Tiananmen Square and the Loma Prieta earthquake.

826-3928 / attentionservices@sbcglobal.net / Web site

HSU Symphonic Band

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

The HSU Symphonic Band rides the range with John Williams’ movie music for “The Cowboys,” plus music based on English and Korean folk melodies, and three pieces that feature some unusual percussion.

826-3928 / attentionservices@sbcglobal.net / Web site

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

NCRT / 8 p.m. / $18 / $25 benefit for Redwood Reading Service Nov. 14 / $20 benefit for Children' Author Festival Nov. 15

The story concerns young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company.

442-6278 / NCRT@humboldt1.com / Web site

Channel 707

Mateel Community Center / 8-10 p.m. / $15 / $5 under 19

Back again for another wildly entertaining show, the teenage theatre company Recycled Youth presents its all new original show.

923-3368 / office@mateel.org / Web site

Eureka Symphony Holiday Concert

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-10 p.m. / $29 / Free children under 12 / $10 full-time students / $44 Loge / $39 Orchestra Orchestra Main & Lower Balcony / $34 orchestra rear

Acclaimed English composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Philip Lane provide works to celebrate the Christmas season. Vaughn Williams’ “Fantasia on Greensleeves” is familiar as the familiar Christmastime hymn “What Child is This?”

845-3655 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site


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

Singing in public is easier with beer.

443-3770 / Web site

Liquid Kactus, RXR

The Jam / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

A night of psychedelic rock and roll.

822-4766 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

733-9644 / Web site

Triple Junction

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

Local rock band.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Manilla Groove Machine

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

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

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Liquid Kactus, RXR

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Psych rock night.

822-4766 / Web site

Sagitarrius Rising

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

"Through our collaborative efforts we present California/West Coast house music trailblazers Tim Brown, Higher Conscience 707 and more."

826-2739 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Improv funk.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre