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EVENTS

Chanukah on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza / 5 p.m. / Free

Lighting of a giant menorah. Free raffle for a Silver Menorah. Enjoy delicious hot potato latkes, chocolate gelt and dreidels for all. Lively Chanukah music.

633-8770 / Rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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

An excuse to rock that knitted one-of-a-kind gift from Nana? Yes!

725-2739 / staff@eelriverbrewing.com / Web site

Sci Fi Night Xmas Extravaganza

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Brace yourselves for this year’s barrage of winter madness with a variety of 20 – 60 min wacky, kooky, freaky, and bizarre holiday related films.

822-1220 / Web site

The Nutcracker

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 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

2014 Winter Concert

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m.

Join the ArMack Orchestra, Arcata High School Madrigal Choir and Concert Choir under the direction of Maestra Carol Jacobson for an evening of orchestra and madrigal music for the season; traditional carols and so much more. Delectable homemade concessions available.

826-3928 / Web site

Family Music for Babies

Arcata D St. Neighborhood Center / 3-3:30 p.m. / $60 / $11 Drop-In / $70 non-residents

Join Anna of Redwood MusikGarten.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Cycle of the Seasons Family Music

D Street Neighborhood Center / 4:30-5 p.m. / $60 / $11 Drop-In / $70 non-residents

Family music time (for kids 3-5 years) with Anna of Redwood MusikGarten.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Truck Driver Training-Informational Meeting

College of the Redwoods Downtown Site / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

476-4500 / sarah-connelly@redwoods.edu / Web site

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

Volunteer Orientation

SCRAP Humboldt / 6:30-7:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

As a nonprofit creative reuse center, volunteers are essential to the services that SCRAP Humboldt offers.

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

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Pelican Dreams Film

Minor Theatre / 6:40 p.m.

Made by internationally acclaimed film maker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) and featuring Humboldt County's own Monte Merrick (Humboldt Wildlife Care Center/Bird Ally X), and footage by local film maker ishan Vernallis.

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Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization, No Covers

SpeakEasy / 7-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

949-525-1624 / tsm36@humboldt.edu / Web site

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

The Mike Dillon Band w/ Norwood and Ween's drummer

Northern Delights, Hayfork / 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / $15

"Mike Dillon of Les Claypool's Frog Brigade will combine his extraordinary percussion skills with Norwood from Fishbones' bass, and Claude Coleman Jr. of Weens drums. Gonna be sweet!"

530-628-5246 / Web site

Karaoke

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

Singing in public is easier with beer.

443-3770 / Web site

Karaoke

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Salsa Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

Comedy Open Mikey

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

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.

Whomp

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.

822-4766 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre