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Arcata Wins Friday By Default

Much of your Humboldt Friday vibrance will center around Arcata thanks to the calendar aging dictating that tonight be Arts Arcata. It's your monthly meander, Humboldt! 

After you’ve taken in the sights and sounds on and around the Plaza, perhaps stumble down to the Arcata Playhouse where tonight singer/songwriter/violinist-led string trio Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards will peddle their aural wares. Sample their atmosphere below and/or stroll through Friday’s Lowdown listings farther down.

--Andrew Goff


Bermuda, Ænimus, Aechoes, As Death Comes Calling, Burning Hash, This Weeks Leader

D Street Neighborhood Center / 5-10 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.

There are metal shows in Humboldt. Benefit for the Placebo All Ages Humboldt.

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


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

Humboldt Symphony

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

Humboldt Symphony performs Alexander Borodin’s most popular symphony (Symphony #2), a festive work by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina and Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, featuring piano soloist Ryan McGaughey, winner of this year’s HSU student concerto competition. Conducted by Kenneth Ayoob.

826-3928 / Web site

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

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

Singer-songwriter violinist with cello and violin, the group "welds the propulsive grace of ancient fiddle styles to disarmingly open-hearted original pop songs."

822-1575 / Web site

For Folk Sake

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local folk.

668-4151 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

The Garden Gate / 6-9 p.m.

Local bluegrass.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free

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

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

The Movers and The Shakers

Fieldbrook Market / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Live dance music; rock, funk, blues.

HollandHomes@gmail.com / Web site

Duncan Burgess

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local guitar virtuoso works out while you sip.

825-7596 / Web site

The Silver Ring Thing

Arcata Community Center / 7-10 p.m. / $8 / $6 pre sale online

"Speaking to teens honestly about Gods plan for sex. Sex, its an incredibly vibrant and important part of what it means to be human. What does God have to say about it?"

Web site

Humboldt Bee Festival

Bayside Grange / 7-10 p.m. / Free

A celebration of all things to do with the honeybee.

822-9998 / germanedesign@suddenlink.net / Web site

Monthly Program

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 7:30 p.m.

Pablo Elizondo will speak on "Conservation & Science of Costa Rican Birds." Elizondo is an accomplished photographer and executive director of the Costa Rica Bird Observatories.


Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Americanagrass trio.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

I Love You Because

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays

This musical love story, a co-production with Humboldt Light Opera Company, is a modern-day twist on Jane Austen’s Price and Prejudice, set in New York City.

Web site

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

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

American action horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino.

822-1220 / Web site

The Last Minute Men

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m. / Free

Local world music.

822-2228 / Web site

EHS Players Present Super Mario Musical

Eureka High School / 8 p.m.

Parody musical for serious gamers. Written and directed by Madeira Seaman, a senior at Eureka High School.


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

The Trouble

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

"The Trouble bring a literate, lyrical edge to their roots-rock foundation; fusing Americana sensibility with a visceral blend of driving rhythms, snarling guitars, sharp melodic hooks and intuitive country harmonies."

733-9644 / Web site


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

443-3770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Peeping Thomas

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

One of the most localest local bands evah.

668-5000 / Web site

Encore 5

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


800-684-2464 / Web site

Friday Night Mixology

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

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Triple Junction

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Local classic rock.

668-9770 / Web site


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

Jazz/funk improvisation quintet.

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

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre