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Humboldt's Big Gay Weekend

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.

Tomorrow is the main event. The Humboldt Pride Revolution Parade and Festival will dominate Eureka all day. The sure-to-be colorful parade starts at 11:30 at First and C streets and will be led by Grand Marshall'd by Queer Humboldt's Todd Larsen. The procession will make its way to Halvorsen Park for the festival portion of the day which features your standard booths, food and beverage as well as sights and sounds by Caravan of Glam and Pressure/Anya.

Two Saturday after parties of note:

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.

--Andrew Goff



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

Professor Willikers Puppet Slam

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $10 / $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!

822-1575 / Web site

Anna Tivel

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m. / $10

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."

826-9463 / Web site

High Crimes, Wrecks Goliath

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

Local psychedelic jazz band High Crimes will be teaming up with fellow musicians and friends Wrecks Goliath.

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

Pride Kick Off Party

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Hosted by Where’s Queer Bill and featuring DJ Razorburns.

826-2739 / Web site

Artist Dana Ballard

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

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Piet Dalmolen

Humboldt Brews / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Local guitarist/looper.

826-2739 / Web site

Artist Lucian Moon

RampArt Skatepark / 6-10 p.m. / Free

Skaters and BMXers are invited to bring their boards and bikes to session the new bowl.

826-0675 / info@rampartskatepark.org / Web site

Clean Livin'

T's Cafe North / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Local bluegrass.

826-2133 / tscafenorth@gmail.com / Web site

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Back to School Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Present your student ID and receive $1 off admission.

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

Distinguished Speaker Series

Humboldt State University Native American Forum / 7-9 p.m.

: Dr. Ignacio Chapela on “GMOs: Who Wins, Who Loses?”

Storytelling Festival by the Sea

Arcata Presbyterian Church / 7 p.m.-noon / $30 / 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.

441-9424 / plw3@humboldt.edu / 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.

Stand Up! Comedy

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 8-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

Featuring up and coming Bay Area star Ivan Hernandez who will be bringing some friends along.

502-9656 / Web site


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


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Triple Junction

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

839-0545 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre