You probably should have already clued into the fact that Humboldt's most fabulous annual weekend is imminent. We are in the midst of Humboldt Pride Week which has already included a flash mob, softball games, benefit dinners and a boat party. Woot.
Of course you don't have to wait 'til tomorrow to be proud. There are a pair of Pride pre-parties occurring after Arts!Arcata Friday:
Take pride, Humboldt.
/ 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
/ 8 p.m.
/ $8 students/members
Short form adult puppetry performance featuring live music by Tim Gray and Marla Joy and puppeteers David Ferney, Sean Powers, Mark Dupre, James Hildebrandt and special guests Mookie Cornish and Xstine Cook from the Calgary International Festival of Animated Objects!
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works
/ 8 p.m.
Formerly Anna and the Underbelly. "Entranced by the sound of her grandfather's violin, Anna started learning in the first grade and never put it down."
Six Rivers Brewery
/ 9 p.m.-midnight
Local psychedelic jazz band High Crimes will be teaming up with fellow musicians and friends Wrecks Goliath.
/ 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Where’s Queer Bill and featuring DJ Razorburns.
/ 5:30-9 p.m.
Jazz on the patio.
/ 6-10 p.m.
Skaters and BMXers are invited to bring their boards and bikes to session the new bowl.
Arcata Presbyterian Church
/ 7 p.m.-noon
/ Free 12 and under
/ $10 Sat. Workshop - 13 and up
/ $25 All Sat. Pass - 13 and up
/ $10 Sat. Night - 13 and up
/ $10 Sat. - 13 and up
/ $30 All Fest. Pass - 13 and up
/ $10 Friday Night - 13 and up
The North Coast Storytellers' present acclaimed storyteller Elizabeth Ellis, the warm and welcoming Mary Lawrence and the celebrated American Indian storyteller Frank Lake. Two day event.
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 Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $10 Thursdays
England, 1605: Shagspere is commissioned by the prime minister to write the “true historie” of the Gunpowder Plot. And it must have witches! A witty and high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, this intriguing play gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London.
/ 10 p.m.
Plaza ass shaking.