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EVENTS

Summer Arts and Music Festival 

Benbow Lake State Rec. Area / 9 a.m. / $25 / $15 single day

Beloved local tradition to celebrate the arrival of summer, this favorite family event will again offer the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of arts and culture in Humboldt County, with more than 100 diverse performances on 4+ stages, over 150 handmade craft and food booths.

North Coast Open Studios

Various / 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual showcase of local artists and their art. Features walkthroughs of studios allowing a glimpse into the creative process. List of Artists.

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Up In Smoke Beer and BBQ Tasting

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon-4:30 p.m. / Free / $5 5 tastings of BBQ or beer

Attendees choose the winner with their taste buds as amateurs and professionals compete with each other to see who is King of the Grill. Fundraiser for the Clarke Historical Museum and the Redwood Acres Friends of the Fair.

443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Fairfield Indians

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8 / $4 kids under 12 / $6 students/seniors

Root on your hometown baseball team as they whoop up on some hapless bums.

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The Carlo Finals

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

The students of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre perform a series of 10-minute plays created and performed by the Class of 2014. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Reservations are highly encouraged.

668-5663 / Web site

Savage Henry Presents

Six Rivers Brewery / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Bay Area comics: Brandon Garner, Jesse Hett, Matt Curry and Roman Leo. Local comics: Ray McMillin and Nathan Davis Floyd.

839-7580 / Web site

Cadillac Ranch

Logger Bar / 8:30 a.m. / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

Latour Candidate's Coffee

Starbucks McKinleyville / 9-10:30 a.m. / Free

616-6630 / sharonforsupervisor@gmail.com / Web site

Dyno Day!

Lost Coast Motorsports / 10 a.m. / $65

376-8863 / Web site

Carnival and Safety Fair

Jefferson Community Center / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Humboldt Roller Derby, Making Headway Center and Lost Coast Rotaract present this year's free Jefferson Project Carnival & Safety Fair, offering a variety of fun demonstrations and live entertainment with lots of giveaways! Bring the whole family!

North Coast Learning Academy's 2nd Annual Run/Walk Carnival

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / $20 / $10 carnival only

Horse back rides, clowns, a jump house, games, prizes, food and much more.

496-3093 / tlyons@mattolevalley.org / Web site

North Coast Open Studios

Humboldt County, California / 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Local art of all kinds. Painting to woodworking, printmaking to live theater, young to young-at-heart.

Humboldt Bay Paddle Tour

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 1 p.m. / $35 All Others / $30 HSU Students

Explore the local flora and fauna present seasonally and year round in and on the waters of the bay.

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Book Reading and Art Making

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2 p.m. / $5 / Free MGMA members/ Children 17 and Under / $2 Seniors/Students

Poetry reading by Richard Duning, artist and author of "Raven, You Have Given Up Your Color."

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Beer and Wine Tasting

BevMo! / 2-5 p.m. / $2 / 21+

502-3843 / mulkeyk@bevmo.com / Web site

Raising Grain

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

"More microbe than men, the colonial organisms that make up the humanoid forms of Raising Grain communicate solely through bluegrass rhythms."

442-1177 / Raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site

Redwood Preparatory Charter School Dinner

Fortuna River Lodge / 6-9 p.m. / $40 / $50 For persons buying tickets after May 16 / 18+

Silent and live auction, dinner and dancing.

682-6149 / timberwolf@redwoodprep.org / Web site

Public Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5 Adults 18+ / $4 Children 9-17 / $3 Children 8 & Under

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

Eureka Symphony Season Finale

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $20 / $28 Premium / Free Military veterans

Program celebrates American music with three 20th century composers: Morton Gould, Samuel Barber, and Randall Thompson. Featured guest artist and Humboldt native Clara Lisle will sing the soprano solo in "Knoxville Summer of 1915."

822-2401 / Web site

Random Acts of Comedy

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m.

822-1220 / Web site

Random Acts of Comedy

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $6

Local interactive improv comedy troupe wings it for your enjoyment.

822-1220 / Web site

Les Misérables

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

The North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its 30th Season with the North Coast premiere of the musical Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.

442-6278 / 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 /

Austin Alley and the Rustlers

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

Local country institution.

733-9644 / Web site

Savage Henry Independent Times Stand Up Comedy

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $5 / 18+

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Local blues.

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

Doug Fir and the 2x4s

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

Local classic rock band that deserved more respect in KWPT The Point's Classic Covers Contest. Robbed.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Silver Hammer

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

Local Beatles cover band.

668-9770 / Web site

DJs

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

More Plaza ass shaking.

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

CV, Billions and Billions

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

Heavy rock on the Plaza.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre