Pick a day


It is Valentine's Day in Humboldt


Your loved one has one of these ^ that needs a-warmin'.

Perhaps the key is to get 'em something from here.

Then take 'em somewhere local and romantic (see below).

K. Get to work.




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

A Valentine Day Blues Ball

Eureka Theater / 7-11:30 p.m. / $25 / 18+

Featuring dancing and music with Spence Brother's Blazin Bluz, Dennis Jones Band and Laurie Morvan

407-0712 / glenn@glennmaxon.com / Web site

Annual Black and Red Ball

Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m.

Valentine's Day concert with reggae superstar Tarrus Riley and Blak Soil. A beloved Mateel tradition where attendees and the hall are decked out in the ball's namesake colors.

923-3368 / Web site

Valentine's Night Show

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 8-11:55 p.m. / $5

Join Blood Gnome, the Comix Trip, and an as-yet-unnamed-band (filled with members of rad bands of yore) for a good ol' time in celebration of love.

442-0278 / Web site

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5

Does your loved one love movies? Spolier: Of course they do. Snuggle up while Michael Cera attempts to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends.

822-1220 / Web site

Oedipus The King and Women in Congress

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 students/seniors

NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.

442-6278 / Web site

Absynth Quintet Valentine's Day Celebration

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

What is more romantic than Humboldt's own fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass?

826-2739 / Web site

Spring Acrylic Painting

College of the Redwoods Community Education / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $99 / 18+

CR courses for your life-long learning.

269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / Web site

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / 21+

Featuring artists Liz Cook, Tye Harris, Shotsie Gorman, Joshua Carlton, and Daniel Rocha.

668-9770 / Web site

Ditched or Hitched

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m. / 21+

Bring in either your wedding or divorce certificate dated 2/14/13-2/14/14. Wedded couples get $1 off each beer. A divorcee gets $2 off each beer.

668-4151 / Web site

One Billion Rising for Justice

Arcata Plaza / 1-3 p.m. / Free

Second annual flash mob style dance in which Arcata joins a global anti-violence movement, One Billion Rising. Make a statement through movement that you won't tolerate any more violence against women or girls in our local community or around the world.

200-8329 / vdayhum@gmail.com / Web site

Valentine's Dinner

Cafe Nooner / 5-9 p.m.

Jazz by local songstress Anna Hamilton.

443-4663 / Cafenooner@gmail.com / Web site

Dirty Business Divas Workshop

Dirty Business Soil / 5-6 p.m. / Free

When visual symptoms of a nutrient deficiency appear, yields have already decreased.

633-8885 / info@dirtybusinessdivas.com / Web site

Art and Oysters

T's Cafe North / 5-8 p.m. / Free

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

For the Love of Robots

SCRAP Humboldt / 6-9 p.m.

The human fascination and fondness for metal machines is at the heart of SCRAP Humboldt’s February exhibit titled ‘For the Love of Robots’ by local artist Michelle Remy. Using found materials, she transforms pieces of metal and wood into small machines that look like they're alive.

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

Valentine's Evening of Music

Trinidad Town Hall / 6-11 p.m.

822-5693 / coitinly@gmail.com /

A Valentine's Evening

Trinidad Town Hall / 6-11 p.m. / Free

"Will Willis will perform his beautiful, profound originals with Richard Louis MacKenzie on haunting flute, and Will's wife may join him on the tenor sax."

362-1150 / coitinly@gmail.com / Web site

Higher Ground’s Premiere Opening Celebration

Higher Ground / 6-9 p.m.

Opening of men's clothing store at 1360 G St.

707higherground@gmail.com / Web site

Salsa at Six

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7 p.m. / $5

464-3638 / salsaatsix@gmail.com / Web site

Harpist Lonni McGillin

Scotia Inn / 6:30 p.m.

764-5338 /

V-Day w/ Lemon Lemon Cherry

Crush / 6:30-9 p.m. / $45

Special holiday menu with music by local eclectic duo of Chris Parreira and Anwyn Halliday.

Valentine's Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Come dressed in red or pink and receive $1.00 off entry.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Richard Duning's Raven, You Have Given Up Your Color

Northtown Books / 7 p.m.

Richard Duning will show new paintings and read from his new book of poetry.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Psychedelvis! The Elvis Illusionist

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+

Valentine's Day extravaganza featuring love songs by Terrapin Breeze, Midnight Flock, Belles of the Levee and ELVIS!

668-5000 / Web site

Making God Laugh

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

A family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.

Valentine's Day Cabaret

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $5

Live music from local artists, including musicians from Arcata High School and the AAI music dept.

822-1575 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Bar-Fly Karaoke

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

Be brave.

443-3770 / Web site

No Covers and Friends

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

Jazz/classical and funk improv to lovingly caress your soul.

826-9463 / Web site

The Uptown Kings

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.

Local blues masters hit you hard.

733-9644 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Black Hearts Friday w/ Kaseem Bentley

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / 21+

No date for Valentine's Day? Laugh it off with stand up comedians Kaseem Bentley, Scott Simpson and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan.

839-7580 / Web site

The Ferguson Brothers

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

Classic rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
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