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Every Good Thing Happening in Humboldt Friday Night

Hmm. Wow. Pertaining to this Humboldt Friday, we would like to highlight the sentiments of LoCO Fun Committee member Jessica McGuinty below since it matches ours exactly:

"Ok, ok, I see how it is. It’s one of those “We’re trying to show off to those people who say there’s nothing to do here” nights, is it? Jeez, Humboldt. Why you gotta cram everything into one night?! Figure it out yourself, my head just exploded." -JM

Yes. There is too much good here. Just to briefly highlight a few of 'em:

Oodles more Friday night human clusters for those not afraid to scroll the Lowdown below. Too many, we reckon.

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt Folklife Society Barn Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7

Humboldt Folklife Society asks you kick up your heels as Blake Ritter and Sam McNeill play sizzling tunes and Sue Moon calls the dances.

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

The Wailers

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $22 / $5 HSU students

On the 30th anniversary of its release in 1984, Bob Marley's band will be touring the US in 2014, performing the iconic album Legend in its entirety.

826-3928 / Web site

Motherlode CD Release

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.

New CD All in Good Time features legendary Trombonist Fred Wesley as well as DJ Logic and Bill Summers.

822-1575 / Web site

Making God Laugh

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15

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.

Daniel and the Blonde

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.

"Daniel is a modern day traveling folk singer. The blonde fair skinned Turkish Princess Ms. Venus keeps the rhythm locked down with her washboard and Porchboard kick drum."

668-5000 / Web site

Soul Night 28

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

"Sweatiest good-time in town. This month our special guest, celebrating his 30th year behind the turntables, DJ Red!"

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

Four Shillings Short

Garberville Library / 4 p.m.

"Around the World in 30 Instruments." Celtic, world and folk music duo perform.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Jazz guitar duets.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Boujie Baking Co. Beer/Dessert Pairing

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / $12 / $10 adv.

Decadent desserts paired with award-winning beer, and live music by The Good Homosapians.

668-4151 / Web site

Papa Paul

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Welcoming Shabbat

Chabad of Humboldt / 6:30 p.m.

There is a mysterious moment when time fades away as we transcend the mundane and experience Shabbat. Learn about our timeless Jewish tradition, sing, and share stories and inspiration.

Public Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5 Adults / $4 Kids - ages 9-17 / $3 Kids - 8 & under

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

Buddy Reed and the Rip It Ups

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m. / $10 / $5 sliding scale

Part of the WCA Blues Series. Cafe Style setup with snacks and drinks.

677-9493 /

Cypress String Quartet

Calvary Lutheran Church / 7 p.m. / $30 / $5 students

Eureka Chamber Music Series event featuring the works of Haydn, Schubert and more.

The Georgia Handshakers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

"Dirty Georgia jazz and country."

826-7222 / Web site

Heavy Metal (1981)

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

Inspired by stories from the fantasy graphics magazine Heavy Metal, this five-part animated feature combines the talents of hundreds of artists and animators from 17 different countries.

822-1220 / Web site

The Distance of The Moon

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / Free

Theatrical adaptation of the short story by Italo Calvino, performed by our second-year M.F.A. class.

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

The Vagina Monologues

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $12 online sales at vdayhumboldt.org / $10 seniors and students / $15 general

Based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and lives.

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


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Electric Gravy

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Open mic poetry jam.

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

Bar-Fly Karaoke

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

Be brave.

443-3770 / Web site


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

'70s funk to '80s rock. Two great decades, if I do say so.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks

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


668-9770 / Web site

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band

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

Blues, rock and more.

733-9644 / Web site

Papa Houli and the Fleas

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

Caribbean style steel drum band playing reggae and island style jams.

839-7580 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local rock 'n' roll.

839-2013 /

'80s Night w/ Zephyr

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

The decade when dancing bad was invented.

822-4766 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

DJ Jsun

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

Get down in Old Town.

444-2017 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


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