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The Wiyot Tribe's Special Saturday Night

After spending a day out in the beautiful Humboldt Saturday sun (you did that, right?) there's no shortage of fun to be had once darkness falls. Scroll your Lowdown below for more on the high profile shows -- to name the few visually referenced above, hemp-hoppers Los Marijuanos at the Mateel Community Center, Roma roots music group Fishtank Ensemble at the Arcata Playhouse and Whose Line Is It Anyway? alum Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at the Van Duzer Theatre. Be not bored, HumCo.

Also of note, this evening the Wiyot Tribe will hold its final annual Candlelight Vigil remembering ancestors massacred on Indian Island back in 1860, an event held each February since 1992. The discontinuation of the gathering coincides with plans to resurrect the tribe's World Renewal Ceremony this coming March. The event has not been held since the infamous slaughter occurred.

Should be a pretty special night.

-Andrew Goff


The Last Wiyot Candlelight Vigil

Woodley Island Marina / 5 p.m. / Free

"This weekend, the Wiyot Tribe will be hosting its final Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the 1860 Massacre that interrupted the World Renewal Ceremony and had a devastating impact on the culture of the tribe. This will be replaced in March with the restoration of the World Renewal Ceremony."

Tanzanian Dinner Benefit

Manila Community Center / 6-8:30 p.m. / $15

Traditional Tanzanian dinner with entertainment from the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and Taiko Drumming. Fundraiser to provide scholarships for Redwood Coast Montessori students to attend the Montessori Model United Nations.

832-4194 / info@redwoodmontessori.org /

Los Marijuanos and Camo Cowboys

Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / Free

“Did your pot kill a hawk?” Benefit to raise awareness about the use of rat poison in marijuana grows.

822-7711 / dc@asis.com / Web site

Bayside Grange Benefit

Bayside Grange / 7:30-11:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 students

An evening of music with Lyndsey Battle, Kingfoot and LaPatinas.

822-9998 / Web site

Silk Road Junction 101

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 students & seniors

East Meets West when the Fortuna duo performs a program of Japanese, Middle Eastern and South Asian music played on eastern and western instruments.

826-3928 / 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.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $15 HSU students

"Join two stars of the hit television show Whose Line is it Anyway? for a hilarious evening of improvisational comedy based entirely on audience feedback."

826-3928 / Web site

Fishtank Ensemble

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students

Eccentric membersvocalist Ursula Knudson, violinist Fabrice Martinez, guitarist Doug "Douje" Smolens, and bassist Djordje Stijepovic share a vibrant passion for unbridled creativity and music with Roma roots.

822-1575 / Web site

Strix Vega, Cliff Dallas and The Death Valley Troubadours, Companion Animal

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

Three of Humboldt's finest bands.

Fresh Like Cadaver

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $10

Monthly horror themed, live movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

822-1220 / Web site


Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $12 / 21+

"BUMPITY THUMPITY WACKA-DOODLE CHANK is careening out of a boom box strapped to a shopping cart." No Good Redwood Ramblers open.

826-2739 / Web site

King Salmon Field Trip

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8:30 a.m.

Arcata Winter Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

North Coast Growers Association event featuring nutritious, high quality, non-GMO foods

441-9999 / outreach@humfarm.org / Web site

Eureka Tree-Planting Volunteer Work Day

Redwood Community Action Agency / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Plant trees to line the streets of Eureka with fellow volunteer.

269-2059 / natalie@nrsrcaa.org /

Humboldt School of Woodworking Sign Up

Humboldt Hardware / noon-6 a.m.

444-2717 / patrickmurphy@humboldthardware.com / Web site

Nature Journal Workshop

Friends of the Dunes / 1-3 p.m.

Join naturalist and artist Julie Clark to learn some of the skills needed to make a nature journal.

Blue Lotus Jazz

The Wine Spot / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Jazz and wine flights.

davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com /

The Attics

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Acoustic Americana band.

668-4151 / Web site

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

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / 21+

Local eclectic duo.

826-7222 / 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

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

Rock 'n' Bowl

E & O / 8 p.m.-midnight / $5

deadmanstale@outlook.com /

Dance Lab

The Community Yoga Center / 8-11 p.m.

Fire Pony

101 Bar and Grill / 9 p.m. / 21+

"Drinking, dancing, hooting and some hollering."

541-469-6037 /


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


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

Funk improv.

826-9463 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Wild Otis

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

"Warning: Spontaneous shaking of your booty is a potential side effect," says this Humboldt rock band.

839-7580 / Web site

Savage Henry Open Mic Comedy

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

"People from Eureka can be funny too."

442-8778 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site


Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

A little rock 'n' tonk for your Saturday night.

668-5000 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

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

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...

Buddy Reed and th' Rip It Ups

SpeakEasy / 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

"Sticky, muddy, sexy, smelly, BLW lovin', booty shakin' blues."

444-2244 / Web site


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Gaytheist, Drunk Dad

Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+


822-3731 / Web site


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