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Dosey-doe, HumCo! The 40th annual Humboldt Folklife Festival continues Friday night with its annual Barn Dance up at the Arcata Veterans' Memorial Building. The Striped Pig String Band will score the hoe down while Lyndsey Battle commands your body's movements with merely the power of her voice.

More Friday joy in your Lowdown below.


Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.

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Ask Sophie

Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Coming together over an affinity for expensive whiskey, cheap beer and a mutual admiration for storytelling, delivering fringe Americana from Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley to the world, Ask Sophie is given to fits of purposeful songs regarding truth, lies, drinking, and prison.

508-5175 / wrangletowncidercompany@gmail.com / Web site


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

Humboldt Crabs vs. PUF Capitalists

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9

Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.

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The Bandage, No Pardon

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

"The Bandage return with their exciting blend of rock, soul, county and funk along with the ripping folk trio, No Pardon."

444-3344 / emuell.design@gmail.com / Web site

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Live Comedy

Eureka Theater / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Catch this rare theatrical screening, preceded by LIVE comedy sets from local favorites Jessica Grant, Josh Barnes, and Dutch Savage!

442-2970 / info@eureka-theater.org / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Festival: Barn Dance

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 members

Come kick your heels up at the Festival Barn Dance! Music by Striped Pig Stringband and calling by Lyndsey Battle.

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays / $22 7/7 gala opening

"Beginning immediately after Henrik Ibsen’s classic ends, this hilarious romp finds Hedda Gabler mired in an alternative hell: a place where death is only possible when a fictional character is forgotten by the real-life public."

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Mary Poppins: The Musical

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-11 p.m. / $16 / $14 Balcony Child / $16 Balcony Adult / $20 Loge (Rows AA-DD) Child / $25 Loge (Rows AA-DD) Adult / $14 Orchestra Side Rows Child / $16 Orchestra Side Rows Adult / $16 Orchestra Center Rows Child / $18 Orchestra Center Rows Adult / $20 Orchestra Front Rows Child / $25 Orchestra Front Rows Adult

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

infomainstage@gmail.com / Web site

The Importance of Being Earnest

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $16 / $13 Student/ Senior

Algernon lives in the city. Jack lives in the country. Both of them live double lives. But when Algernon pretends to be Jack's imaginary brother Ernest in order to meet an eligible young lady, comedic mayhem breaks loose.

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

Life During Wartime

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+

"In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music."

826-2739 / Web site

Enrollment is Open for Arcata Recreation Gymnastics Summer Classes

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $33 / $43 non-resident

Enrollment is now open for Summer Gymnastics through City of Arcata Recreation Division.

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

Owl in the Steeple Summer Music Camp

The Old Steeple / 10 a.m.-noon / $125

Looking for some Summer Fun? This is a great opportunity to learn Guitar or Ukulele!

786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site

Where's Waldo in Arcata?

Arcata / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

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

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site

Children's Summer Lunch Program

See Event Description / noon-2 p.m. / Free / $None Children 18 years and under

June 18th marks the start of Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program, providing a free lunch’s for children on summer weekdays at different county-wide sites.

445-3166 / csmith@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

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

Sounds of the Sanctuary Listening Party

The Sanctuary / 6 p.m. / Free

During Arts Arcata this Friday, the Sanctuary will be hosting a listening party of eclectic music, all recorded in-house as part of a project called Sounds of the Sanctuary.

822-0898 / nanieldickerson@gmail.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

The Yokels

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

Rockabilly soul!

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

Wine Pour with Friends of the Dunes & Plaza: Be Inspired

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m.

Friends of the Dunes will be pouring wine and serving refreshments at Plaza: Be Inspired during Arts! Arcata.

822-2250 /

Friday Night Magic Draft

Nugames Eureka / 7-10 p.m. / $15

Come and show off your deckbuilding abilities in our FNM draft event!

497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site

Signals Presents: Goth Night

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free

Come out and grab some webs, conjure some magic, and dance your booty off!

559-760-7554 / dastbunnyenlacasa@gmail.com / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


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

Local Northern California longest running Cover Band. Classic Funk/80's & 90s Pop & Classic Rock. Music that will keep you dancing!

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Tyger Byle

See Event Description / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

Acoustic prog-jug music.

908-337-9921 / jw2311@humboldt.edu / Web site


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / Free

It's a cover band!

668-9770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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