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EVENTS

Holiday Craft Bonanza

SCRAP Humboldt / 6-5 p.m.

633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / 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

HFS Barn Dance w/ Striped Pig Stringband

Rohner Park Fireman's Pavilion / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7 / Free Kids under 12 / $6 HFS members, students and seniors

Called by Lyndsey Battle with tunes from Striped Pig Stringband. All dances will be taught with no partner or experience needed.

269-2061 / emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com / Web site

The Nutcracker

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 children under 12

North Coast Dance presents their annual holiday tradition. Features guest choreographers Ikolo and Sarah Griffin, a fantastic cast of local dancers, and world class guest performers.

442-7779 / northcoastdance@sbcglobal.net / Web site

Dell'Arte Character Projects

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

"Share the evening with 10 actor-poets (Dell'Arte’s 2nd year graduate students) as they transform into lively characters in a moving kaleidoscope of richly imagined worlds."

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Robert Cray Band

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $10 HSU students

When it comes to modern roots music, Robert Cray has been the indispensable bridge between the trailhead of tradition and the blues-soul-R&B mix heard throughout contemporary music.

826-3928 / Web site

Holiday Concert at HSU

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

It’s the biannual holiday concert by three large ensembles: Humboldt Symphony plays Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and other works, the Humboldt Chorale community singers perform sacred music from Europe and America, and the University Singers perform contemporary composer John Rutter’s “Gloria.”

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

Wild Rabbit

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Award-winning string band on tour from Bellingham, WA.

668-5000 / Web site

Diggin Dirt CD Release Party

The Jam / 9:30 p.m.

"This is gonna be our last show for a while ... so were gonna leave you with something good ... our first official EP! Liquid Kactus will be opening for us."

822-4766 / Web site

Poor Man's Whiskey

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+

"Emerging from the San Francisco bay area music scene this quintet has developed a sound that is eclectic and engaging. PMW has been winning over national audiences with their upbeat performances, zany stage antics, and infectious songs."

826-2739 / Web site

Brae Lewis and Friends

T's Cafe North / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Bluegrass and folk music.

826-2133 / tscafenorth@gmail.com / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

The Garden Gate / 6-9 p.m.

Bluegrass.

Holiday Craft Bonanza

SCRAP Humboldt / 6-5 p.m.

Plus, treats and mimosas!

633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Holiday Craft Bonanza

SCRAP Humboldt / 6-9 p.m. / Free

822-2452 / info@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Membership Mixer

Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) / 6-9 p.m.

Meet board and staff and hear about new programs for 2015.

822-7711 / epic@wildcalifornia.org / Web site

Rainwater Catchment Workshop

See Event Description / 6-7:30 p.m. / $50 / $10 Fri. Only, sliding scale / $30 Full wkshp, sliding scale

Learn how to construct a rainwater catchment and storage system through hands-on installation on an Arcata home.

845-9344 / radiowalker@gmail.com /

Christmas Dessert Theater

Faith Center / 7 p.m. / $10 / $5 12 and under

Featuring “Buddy the Elf,” an adaptation.

442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / 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

The Mother Vines EP 7" Vinyl

Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m. / $20

822-3453 / batdogzmail@gmail.com / 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

Make Me Laugh!

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 8-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

"We bring audience members on stage one at a time and give our comedians each 60 seconds to make that contestant laugh. Those who hold out the longest get ridiculously fabulous prizes! (Well, they're ridiculous.)"

502-9656 / Web site

Skate Photo and Film Festival

RampArt Skatepark / 8-11 p.m. / Free

826-0675 / info@rampartskatepark.org / Web site

Karaoke

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

Singing in public is easier with beer.

443-3770 / Web site

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks

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

Rock 'n' roll.

733-9644 / Web site

NightHawk

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

Local classic rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Anna Hamilton Trio

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

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

Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

In Love With You

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

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

DJ Benjamin Andres

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

Everything good from the Golden Era of hip-hop.

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

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre