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North Coast Stand Down

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

"The Stand Down reaches out to local Veterans and their families and provides them with direct access to service providers and information at a state, federal, and local level."

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Pastels on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free / Free Artists / $225 Sponsor of Large Square / $125 Sponsor of Small Square

Families, farmers, art aficionados and sponsors gather on the Arcata Plaza to draw on the pavement. Benefit for Northcoast Children's Services.

822-7206 / info@ncsheadstart.org / Web site

Medieval Festival of Courage

Christie's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $5 / $3 kids 12 and under

Living history event that offers children of all ages a multi-faceted glimpse into the daily life of a medieval village during the harvest festival time. Play with Ladies, Knights, Elves, Fairies, Farmers, Ogres, Jesters, Royal Horses, Vintners, Famers and much more.

825-8804 / coastalgrovemedievalfestival@gmail.com / Web site

Mad River Brewing 25th Anniversary Party

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Samba Na Chuva is kicking off the day's entertainment at 2:30ish; followed by Steel Standing from 3-5, Miss Massive Snowflake from 5:30-7:30 and Graffiti (featuring MRBCo founder Bob Smith) from 8-10 pm.

668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / noon-8 p.m. / $5 / Free Kids free!

Produced by Mosaic Productions (a non-profit Dream Maker program of The Ink People Center for the Arts), this fun celebration of Middle Eastern Dance welcomes dance fans of all ages. The festival features a full weekend of dance performances, workshops, henna, food and an international bazaar.

616-6876 / dance@shoshannaland.com / Web site

Humboldt Restaurant Week

Various / noon

"Local independent restaurants and farmers in Humboldt County are teaming up for a week of delicious dining." Full roster here.

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Her Own Way

Van Duzer Theater / 2-3:30 p.m. / $5 / Free students

A radio-style version of the first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago.

826-3928 / Web site

Wine by the Sea Benefit

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 3-6 p.m. / $30 / $25 Friends of the Dunes members / 21+

Afternoon gazing out at the ocean, sipping on local wines and nibbling locally made desserts, cheeses, barbecued oysters and other tasty treats. Music by Lemon Lemon Cherry and the Spin Drifters. Benefit for Friends of the Dunes.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

College of the Redwoods 50th Anniversary Party

College of the Redwoods / 4-6 p.m.

Music by the CR Jazz Band, beer and wine, nonalcoholic drinks and delicious finger foods, tours of CR’s new buildings, socializing with CR alumni, community members and past employees.

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

The Addams Family Musical

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical comedy. "Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother."

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Godwit Days Fall Preview

Humboldt County, California / 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. / $25

Explore Humboldt County and parts of Del Norte in search of rare migrant bird species in the region's birding hot spots. New trips added to the line-up.

826-7050 / godwitdaysreg@yahoo.com / Web site

Investing in Real Estate Workshop

College of the Redwoods Real Estate Program / 9 a.m.-noon

An overview of investment goals and pitfalls.

Humboldt Sponsors Rummage Sale

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free

Held in four different buildings at Redwood Acres, this sale features great bargains for the whole family on housewares, furniture, electronics, tools, books, clothing, jewelry, toys and sporting goods, including new items donated by local merchants.

443-1348 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Plein Air At the Lost Coast

Shelter Cove Community Clubhouse / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $45

Five-day outdoor painting event to be held in Shelter Cove. Sponsored by the Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation.

986-7120 / nancynlm@yahoo.com / Web site

Yom Kippur

Chabad of Humboldt / 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / Free

"The holiest day(s) of the year!"

633-8770 / Rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk

Lanphere Dunes / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Join a Friends of the Dunes Naturalist on a guided tour of the Lanphere Dunes. Participants will be eligible for a permit to return to the protected site without a guide.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Excalibur Medieval Tournament & Market Faire

Mad River Community Hospital / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / $8 / Free Under 5 / $5 Kids 5-18

Celebrate the Fall harvest with music, dancing and period entertainments. Sample a variety of fine foods and noble drinks. Stroll the streets of our market town and inspect the wares of dozens of craftsmen and artisans.

rlhltd@suddenlink.net / Web site

Biodynamic Agriculture Demonstrations

Christie's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $5 / $3 kids

825-8804 / coastalgrovemedievalfestival@gmail.com / Web site

Community Drought Event

Arcata Community Center / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free / Free EVERYONE

Event features a tradeshow, kids’ activities and presentations on building a rain barrel, greywater systems, groundwater and wells, groundwater legislation, water diversions, native plants, and permaculture.

498-1072 / doreenhcrcd@yahoo.com / Web site

DIY Drought Solutions Workshop

Arcata Community Center / 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dig in and learn practical “Do-It Yourself” solutions from the experts.

Doug Fir and the 2x4s

Rohner Park / noon-4 p.m. / Free

845-4995 / fbacik@townofscotia.com / Web site

Is Real Estate the Career for You?

MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc / 1-2 p.m.

Am I Too Young to Buy a Home?

MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Art Talk with Joseph Bellacera and Paula Wenzl Bellacera

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 5-6 p.m. / Free

Joseph Bellacera’s exhibition, Disconnecting the Dots: Rearranging the Patterns of Perception and Paula Wenzl Bellacera’s exhibition, Taking Flight: Avian Drawings and Sculptures, run September 27 through November 2.

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

Yom Kippur

Chabad of Humboldt / 5-7:35 p.m. / Free

"The holiest day(s) of the year!"

633-8770 / Rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site

Kids Alive

Discovery Museum / 5:30-8 p.m. / $15

443-9694 / info@discovery-museum.org / Web site

Humboldt Artist Gallery Featured Artist Erin Moore

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 6-9 p.m. / Free

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

Medical Caricatures Exhibit

Eureka Books / 6-9 p.m.

Artists embellished medical conditions, treatments, and lampooned practitioners.

444-9593 / info@eurekabooksellers.com / Web site

Lyndsey Battle and Brian Hennesy

MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc / 6-9 p.m.

he dulcet tones of the lovely Lyndsey Battle and her stand-up bass player buddy Brian Hennessy. Art by Augustus Clark.

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 6-9 p.m. / Free

"Making beautiful music out of a pile of random instruments."

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

I Hate Hamlet

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $16

Dramatic comedy follows the struggles of a young actor who is tackling the role of Hamlet, trying to maintain his relationship and being haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore.

442-6278 / Web site

HSU Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Band

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

HSU Jazz Orchestra directed by Dan Aldag pays tribute to legendary composer and pianist Horace Silver, who passed away this June. Selections include hard bop, Latin rhythms and ballads in big band arrangements.

826-3928 / attentionservices@sbcglobal.net / Web site

The Georgia Handshakers

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Local band The Georgia Handshakers playing 'dirty Georgia jazz and country'.

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

The Georgia Handshakers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 9 p.m.-noon / Free

Swampy prison rock.

826-7222 / Web site


Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.

Tripped-out indie with touches of folk, 60’s style psych-rock, and hazy 90’s pop nostalgia.

733-9644 / booknacosta@gmail.com / 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 /

Safety Orange

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

SoCal rock.

668-9770 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.

Roots & Culture Night

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

The Roots & Culture DJs make a special Saturday Night appearance.

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


Broadway Cinema
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