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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Arcata Does Christmas


All Ages Drag Show and Workshop

Synapsis / 5-10 p.m.

All ages exploration of creative gender expression and movement with Tucker Noir & Tigger AKA Mantrikka Ho!

616-3104 / muppet33@gmail.com / Web site

Arts! Arcata: Holiday Open House!

Arcata / 6-9 p.m.

During the Open House, 6pm-8pm on the Plaza please join us for Art, complimentary horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and cider, stilt walking elves, caroling, theatrical performance and a very special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

822-4500 / Web site

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students, Seniors / 18+

"An "unauthorized parody," this dark comedy imagines beloved child characters from a popular comic strip as teenagers facing the fact that they must someday grow up and deal with the harsh realities of finding their place in the world."

826-3928 / Web site

The Grasshopper and the Aunt

Arcata Playhouse / 7:30 p.m. / $12 / $10 students & members

The Arcata Playhouse annual holiday show returns with comedy, music, song and special guests galore.

822-1571 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

Dell'Arte Character Projects

Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre / 8-9:45 p.m. / Free

Share an evening with 9 actor-creators as they transform into striking new characters in a moving kaleidoscope of richly imagined worlds.

668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site


Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages

Modern Americana.

826-7222 / Web site

Pippin: Extraordinary Musical Adventure

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.

A spectacle-filled musical quest of epic discovery — Join wayward prince Pippin as he tries to discover his own little “Corner of the Sky.” Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, Pippin is an adventurous examination of life, death, passion, and the purpose of existence.

268-0175 / ncrt@sonic.net / Web site

Madeline's Christmas

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” This Christmas, though, a nasty flu works its way though the boarding school, and only Madeline manages to stay healthy.

Gunsafe, The Bandage, Snake Oil Lullaby

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

"Call it a Christmas miracle, Gunsafe is back in town for a holiday show. We sure do miss the Palm Lounge, and we have had some great times there."

497-6093 / twang4strings@yahoo.com / Web site

Poor Man's Whiskey

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

"Poor Man's Whiskey plays "High Octane Hootenanny" music … dance, laugh, sing. Emerging from the San Francisco bay area music scene this quintet has developed a sound that is eclectic and engaging."

826-2739 / Web site


The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+

Join us after Arts Arcata for our monthly night of sweaty dance therapy with DJ Pandemonium Jones and live samba drumming by Samba Floresta.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Salsa Lesson and Social Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 a.m. / $7 / 18+

We offer salsa dance lessons for everyone from no experience to very experienced. No partner required, but be prepared to meet people!

616-6876 / salsaatsix@gmail.com / Web site

Eureka High Schools Christmas Caroling

See Event Description / 8:30 a.m.

Christmas season is approaching us, fast. Our local Limited Edition Choir is getting ready and wants you to pick them to sing at your Christmas party!

362-9669 / youngc@eurekacityschools.org /

Camp SCRAP Registration

SCRAP Humboldt / noon / $100

Pre-registration is required. Experiment, problem solve, and create inventions from your imagination! We will spend this winter break camp firing up our imaginations and creating prototypes of inventions.

822-2452 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Sauna Happy Hour

Om Shala Yoga / 1-5 p.m. / $5

Cheap heat.

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

A Night of Many Stars Dinner and Show

Eureka Woman's Club / 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Come hear some of the county's best voices while enjoying a beautiful prepared dinner.

442-3458 /

Atlantis's Fit Club

D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:45 p.m. / $5

Arcata Recreation and Instructor Atlantis Riddle offer classes that are dynamic, music driven focusing on both high and low impact, as well, as high and low intensity taught in a manner that incorporates ALL fitness levels.

822-7091 / atlantiscoral@yahoo.com / Web site

Arts Arcata at Om Shala: "Toad"

Om Shala Yoga / 6-7:30 p.m.

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

Loving Vincent

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 6-7:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+

"The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. All 65,000 frames of the film were hand-painted after being shot first as a live action film."

630-5000 / Web site

Robert, Tobe and DeAnna Trio

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.-10:30 a.m. / Free

Tropical music.

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

Arcata Arts Institute Presents Quietest Place

Redwood Yogurt / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Artists were encouraged to go on a walk to find this place and represent it somehow in their piece.

825-2400 / tclewell@nohum.k12.ca.us / Web site

Arts! Arcata & Holiday Open House!

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m.

The Holiday Open House is a feature of Arcata Main Streets Season of Wonder and Light.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Arts Arcata - Marceau Verdiere

Upstairs Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Caring for the Wild, One Patient at a Time

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free

Join the Redwood Region Audubon Society for a potluck followed by a presentation by Monte Merrick, co-director of Bird Ally X.

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Ken DeCamp: Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

Ken DeCamp, co-author of the new book "Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps: Including the Marble Mountain Wilderness, Russian Wilderness, & Trinity Divide" will present a short slideshow and sign books during Arts Arcata!

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Faith Center Foursquare Church / 7-9 p.m. / $5 Children / $10 Adults

Faith Center's Christmas Dessert Theater is back this year with Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, an adaptation based on the novel by C.S. Lewis. This is a kid-friendly play and families are encouraged to attend.

442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site

December Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band

Om Shala Yoga / 8-10 p.m.

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

HSU University Singers and Humboldt Chorale

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / Free HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $8 General

The title of this concert is "How Can I Keep from Singing?" because the program reflects on why we need to sing - to deal with life, death, love, spirit, struggle, and of course - celebration!

826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

The Undercovers at The Logger Bar

See Event Description / 9 p.m.-noon

Uptown Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Classic funk/'80s and '90s pop and classic rock. Music that will keep you dancing!

733-9644 / Web site

Rocker-T's Dubsmashers w/ Altar Tones & DJ Livingearth

The Jam / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

822-4766 / Web site


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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