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California Coastal Cleanup Day Marsh Work Day

Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Celebrate California Coastal Cleanup Day by pulling aggressive spartina grass and other invasive plants at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.

826-2359 / amic@cityofarcata.org /

2017 Coastal Cleanup Day

Northcoast Environmental Center / 9 a.m.-noon / Free

38 years ago, Northcoast Environmental Center created Coastal Cleanup to combat against the vast amount of trash entering our oceans, and now it has become an international event held worldwide.

822-6918 / coastalcleanup@yournec.org / Web site

North Country Fair

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.

The two-day event, now in its 44th year, will feature even more local crafts and foods, plus its usual abundance of music and entertainment, but with a message for the present times.

The Endangered Art Show

Northcoast Environmental Center / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Free

"The Northcoast Environmental Center is hosting its first ever Endangered Species Art Show and it needs you to tell Washington D.C. why the Endangered Species Act matters, through art!"

822-6918 / nec@yournec.org / Web site

Coastal Cleanup Day

Indian Island / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Humboldt Baykeeper has partnered with the Wiyot Tribe and the HSU Aquatic Center to provide you with all the necessaries (kayak, lifevest, wetsuit, trained guide) for free to get you out to the island.

All Species Parade

See Event Description / 1 p.m. / Free

Want to be part of the parade? Bring a costume, mask, make-up, sign, banner, or some other way to celebrate!

822-6918 / nec@yournec.org / Web site

Whose Streets?

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 5-6:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+

When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

630-5000 / Web site

Hoop House Hoedown

MRC Native Plant Nursery / 5-10 p.m. / Free

Join the Mattole Restoration Council for our 2nd Annual Hoop House Hoedown! We’re celebrating 34 years of watershed restoration with an outdoor summer evening of delicious BBQ, live music, kids’ activities, nursery tours, auction, and more.

629-3514 / mrc@mattole.org / Web site

Naming Ceremony

See Event Description / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free

The community is cordially invited to join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 24 to witness and participate in the Naming Ceremony. The Naming Ceremony is an annual ritual held each fall within the ancient redwood forest sanctuary of the Mattole River headwaters.

986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site

Artist Talk and Demo: Claire Iris Schenke

The Black Faun Gallery / 6-7 p.m. / Free

Eureka’s Black Faun Gallery presents live iPad painting and digital art by local artist, Claire Iris Schencke. There will be an artist talk with painting technique demonstration by Schenke, with musical accompaniment by the Gregg Moore Quintet.

798-6207 / contact@blackfaunart.com / Web site

Football: Humboldt State vs. Simon Fraser

HSU Redwood Bowl / 6 p.m. / $10

Big time college football amongst the redwoods. Come experience the excitement – band, cheers, food.

826-3666 / kelly.kime@humboldt.edu / Web site

7th Annual (recurring) DREAMS

The Sanctuary / 7-10 p.m. / $10

Eight local bands perform a live score to Akira Kurosawa's 1990 film Dreams. featuring: Opossum Sun Trail, Five Minutes Alone, Ghoul Hand, Die Geister Beschwören, The Gritty Kitties, Kit Lamb, Deep Dark Light, Crowey.

503-395-4151 / bpbsartsandmedia@gmail.com / Web site

Sotomayor & Calafia Armada

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $10

"Sotomayor is the electronic music project of siblings Raul and Paulina Sotomayor based in Mexico City that rescue rhythms like Cumbia and Peruvian chichi and fuses them with cutting edge beats."

826-3928 / Web site


North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10:30 p.m. / $16 / $13 Students / Seniors

"A comedy about chaos, mathematics, sex, and the death of the universe."

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site


Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10 / $22 Gala Opening Night (9/9) / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Previews and Thursdays / 18+

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of princesses in this hilariously risqué musical that’s anything but Grimm.

443-7688 / boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site

The Wailers

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-midnight / $25

"The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make history."

668-9770 / Web site

Absynth Quartet, Kingfoot

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+

"Absynth and Kingfoot together again. Keep the Fair energy rolling with more fun from your two favorite local dance bands."

826-2739 / Web site

Ladies Day Out 2

Lost Coast Brewery Brewing Facility / midnight / Free

Dozens of vendors will be on-hand showcasing their services and products.

267-9639 / nburrow@lostcoast.com / Web site


Humboldt County / midnight

Humboldt County’s very own scavenger hunt. Teams compete to solve riddles, follow clues and carry out fun tasks in this creative community-building event dedicated to the spirit of Hobart Brown.

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Zero Waste Effort at the North Country Fair!

See Event Description / 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

With the North Country Fair just around the corner, we are beginning to look for some awesome volunteers to help make our Zero Waste Effort a success!

Arcata Marsh and Widlife Sanctuary Bird Walk

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free

Meet leader Alexa DeJoannis in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine.

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Southern Humboldt Community Park Bird Walk

Southern Humboldt Community Park / 8:30-11:30 a.m. / Free

All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate on this easy 2-to 3-hour walk.

943-1504 / owlsperch@asis.com /

Free Electronic Waste Collection Event

Rio Dell City Hall / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

The City of Rio Dell and Humboldt Waste Management Authority are hosting a free collection event for electronic waste and auto batteries.

441-2005 / cchavez@hwma.net / Web site

Rafting The North Coast

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m. / $115 / $99 HSU Students

Join us for a day of exhilarating adventure on one of the North Coast’s premier stretches of Class III whitewater, intermixed with serene, relaxing sections ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing.

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

First Aid with Adult CPR/AED

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $90 / $75 HSU Students

Learn to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults. Includes the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and how to deal with sudden illnesses, wounds, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints.

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

The Miracle Show

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

The Miracle Show is serious about reproducing the complexities and joys of a Grateful Dead show.

877-252-2946 / Web site

Arcata Marsh Walk and Clean-up

Humboldt Pet Supply / 9-11 a.m.

Join us for a walk throughout the Arcata Marsh and a morning of reducing our environmental paw print by cleaning up dog waste! We will be providing all clean-up materials!

633-6216 / Web site

All Seasons Orchestra Fall Season

D Street Neighborhood Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $25 / $30 non-resident

The Arcata Recreation Division and the All Seasons Orchestra invites you to get involved with this community orchestra. All Season Orchestra, open to all ages, offers seasonal performance opportunities throughout the year which are a pivotal part of this orchestra.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Introductory Backpacking Trek

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 10:30 a.m. / $115 / $99 HSU Students

This course is designed to learn the basics of backpacking while being out in the outdoors.

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Curious George Storytime

Northtown Books / 1-2 p.m. / Free

Join us at Northtown Books for a Curious George storytime and meet Curious George himself!

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

Friends of the Arcata Library - Org Info Meeting

Arcata Library / 1-2 p.m. / Free

FOAL is looking for new board officers (to be elected at the September 23 meeting), as well as committee members who are interested in youth programming, elders and in-home outreach, and volunteering for the seasonal book sales.

822-5954 / arcatalibraryfriends@gmail.com / Web site

Beer + Yoga

Humboldt Brews / 2-3 p.m. / $12 / 21+

826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site

Nature Story Time

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m. / Free

Our next Story Time will be focused on Sea Turtles and will include fun props, movement activities and a simple craft for both guardians and children to enjoy. Come prepared to explore the trails on your own after the program.

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

Blended Learning First Aid/ Adult and Child CPR/AED (Online & In-Class)

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 2-3 p.m. / $90 / $75 HSU Students

Learn to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults and children. Includes the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and how to deal with sudden illnesses, wounds, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints.

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Emergence: Women Poets Rise

Trinidad Library / 2-3 p.m. / Free

The library will be hosting “Emergence: Women Poets Rise” on Saturday, September 16th at 2PM. Four women poets- Jacqueline Elizabeth Letalien, Pat McCutcheon, Lori Cole, and Suzanne F. Moore will be reading their original poetry. All ages welcome.

677-0227 / trihuml@co.humboldt.ca.us / Web site

Doug Fir & the 2x4s

Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe / 3 p.m.

Multigenerational rock and roll band comprised of fathers and sons playing classic rock and beyond.

442-2562 / info@blmcafe.com / Web site

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin

Bear River Casino Resort / 5-11 p.m. / $12 / 21+

"Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, billed as Supremacy, is an upcoming professional boxing superfight to be contested for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, Ring magazine, and lineal middleweight championship."

733-9644 / Web site

Kunle Centre Warm line

See Event Description / 6 p.m.-midnight / Free / 18+

Non-crisis talk line for everyone living in Humboldt County, aged 18+, who is experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, emotions, thoughts, etc. or is just having a hard day, and would like to connect with a peer who has been trained in running the warm line.

599-2381 / kunle.centre@gmail.com / Web site

Redwood Region Audubon Society Board Meeting

See Event Description / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) for its annual board meeting in Del Norte County. All bird lovers who wish to learn about upcoming Audubon programs and projects are welcome to attend.

465-6191 / Web site

For Folk Sake

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Acoustic trio.

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

Uncorked and No Forks BBQ After Party

Papa Wheelies Pub / 7 p.m.-midnight / 21+

"We will be firing up our grill in the newly created outdoor BBQ area."

630-5084 / papawheeliespub@gmail.com / Web site

Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

HSU Faculty Artist Series: Arcata Bay String Quartet

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 7-9 p.m. / $5 HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General

Even in a tiny jewel of a place like Humboldt County the stars align and a new artistic force emerges. Please join the members of the Arcata Bay String Quartet for their inaugural concert on the HSU campus on Saturday evening, September 16th.

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

The Girl Without Hands

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 7:30-9 p.m. / $8 / 21+

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil for an endless stream of gold. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands.

630-5000 / Web site

Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers

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

A fun, danceable mix of rhythm and blues.

826-7222 / Web site


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight


839-7580 / 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 /

DJ Ray

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


733-9644 / Web site

Rockstar Karaoke

Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.

This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.

923-3188 /


Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Claire Bent & Citizen Funk

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Get funky with Claire Bent & Citizen Funk. Claire's soulful funky voice will get you on your feet. Come hang out with your friends for a fun night of dancing and conversation. Optional freewill cover.

Pressure/Anya DJs

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

Grateful Dead tunes.

822-4766 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre