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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Holiday Burlesque! Winter Aerial Delights! Jesus Christ!

Your Humboldt Friday is overflowing with shiny objects, many of them tied to the festive season at hand! Scroll your Lowdown listings below for details on SCRAP Humboldt's Tease the Season, Synapsis' Winter Wonderland Aerial Cabaret and NCRT's continuing Jesus Christ Superstar, to name but a few. Spend your entertainment dollar wisely.


Shoe Drive!

See Event Description / 9 a.m.

Coastal Grove Charter School’s Class of 2021 is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser between November 1 - December 13 to raise funds for their 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

bellawaters@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Artisans Crafts and Music Festival

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon-9 p.m. / $3 / Free After 5pm / Free Seniors / Free Kids

The 40th annual! 100+ craft vendors, 100+ hours of live music, food, libations.

444-8817 / humartscraftsmusic@gmail.com / Web site

Live From Downtown: it's First Friday!

Crescent City / 4-7:30 p.m.

Partners such as the Del Norte Child Care Council and the Del Norte Library provide activities and crafts for children and families.

954-2260 / downtowndivascc@gmail.com / Web site

45th Annual Rock Auction

See Event Description / 5-9 p.m. / Free

It's that time of year again where we do our annual charity rock auction - formal attire requested! (but not required, we just think it would make for a great time!) With the help of Dr. Bud Burke and Mr. David Munoz, we will be auctioning off various rocks, minerals, and other things to any.

530-312-7074 / dwk100@humboldt.edu / Web site

Arts & Crafts Night Market

See Event Description / 5-8:30 p.m. / Free

Shop your community this year! Two fun and festive market nights with over 25 local vendors and a huge variety of handcrafted goods!

Salsa Dance Lessons

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

No experience or partner required!

816-2809 / SalsaAtSix@gmail.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Veggie Stocks & Broths

Foodwise Kitchen / 6-7:30 p.m. / $45 / $40 HSU Students

Learn to create a healing, mineral rich vegetable stock plus an anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense lemony turmeric broth.

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

Steve Mitchell

Gyppo Ale Mill / 6-8 p.m. / Free

He’s back! Shelter Cove legend, Steve Mitchell is coming back to Gyppo to play some live music.

986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site

4th Annual Black & White Ocean Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30-11 p.m. / Free / $10 Suggested donation

Surfrider Humboldt's annual holiday party and fundraiser! This classy evening features live music with pianist Katie McGourty, Ben Stoeck & the West Coast Rhythm, and Tyger Byle!

822-1220 / humboldt@surfrider.org / Web site

Mug Club Only: White Elephant Exchange

Gyppo Ale Mill / 6:30-7:30 p.m. / Free

Twas two (three 🤷🏻‍♀️) week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except… a big white elephant at the Gyppo Ale Mill.

986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site

Into The Unknown

Kimtu Cookhouse / 7-9 p.m. / $5

Dream Quest Drama Club presents "Into The Unknown." This musical adaptation from "Over the Garden Wall" is a show for all ages! The show is at the historic Kimtu Cookhouse in Willow Creek.

530-629-3564 / office@dqwc.org / Web site

Tease the Season w/ VaVaVoom Burlesque Vixens

The Booth Brewing Company / 7-11:30 p.m. / $15 / $20 Week of the Event / $120 VIP table for 4 people / $12 Student / 21+

The VaVaVoom Burlesque Vixens will perform finely crafted holiday performances inspired by creatively reused holiday materials & themes.

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

Wandous of the Twelfth Moon: Plantrae

Forever Found / 7 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.

We invite you to climb out of your winter caves to kindle our inner fires to a roaring fogata and remind our selves what it means to move through this life together as human creatures. Coming to us from the Cascadian north is Plantrae to bring us deep into our sensuous rhythms!

617-413-2666 / thrive@collectiverising.life / Web site

The Blackout Poets

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 7-9 p.m. / Free

College of the Redwoods will present The Blackout Poets (creative writing students from English 32, the poetry class) reading their original poetry from this semester.

467-4370 / david-holper@redwoods.edu / Web site

Scouts Honor: The Whichever Scouts vs. The Energy Monster

Arcata Playhouse / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $12 / $15 Soroptimist Night Dec 6th / $8 kids / $10 stu/sen/mem

If there was a motto for the Arcata Playhouse panto process, it might be, “Artists who play together stay together.”

822-1575 / haley@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

Community Singing Circle

Ink People Center for the Arts / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free

Come sing with us! We (Humboldt SINGS, project of Ink People) host community singing events where we learn simple songs and chants from various traditions, easy enough to learn in the moment—no printed music, a capella.

404-229-1812 / tjsapunar@gmail.com /

Dreamers: Aquí y Allá

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students/seniors / 18+

"Dreamers" features stories and characters based on DACA recipients who got to travel to Mexico to visit family and reconnect with their roots. The people at the heart of this play are Americans who have suddenly found themselves vulnerable to expulsion, job loss, and deportation.

826-3928 / Web site

Winter Wonderland Aerial Cabaret

Synapsis Nova / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10

Synapsis and Humboldt Aerial Collectives present an all-aerial show featuring an array of local performers. Come delight in winter and be dazzled by acrobatic feats. Two nights of shows. Each show is unique.

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

AJ Lee and Blue Summit

The Sanctuary / 8-10 p.m. / $10 / $25 $10 - $25 sliding scale

Freshgrass 2019 Band Contest Winner, IBMA 2019 Momentum Vocalist of the Year, 2nd Place at the 2019 Winfield Guitar Competition, and numerous awards in Northern California illustrate the kind of recognition this bluegrass/americana band has been getting recently.

822-0898 / info@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

From the spectacular minds of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a hard-hitting, radical, rock-opera re-telling of the last fivedays in the life of Jesus Christ.

442-6278 / Web site

HSU Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit Singers

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

The HSU Department of Music and choral conductor Rachel Samet are excited to present "Night in the City," an eclectic program of choral music ranging from the Renaissance through contemporary jazz.

826-3928 / mus@humboldt.edu / Web site

Dell'Arte's The Character Project

Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre / 8-9 p.m. / $5 / $20 Suggested Donation / $15 Suggested Donation / $10 Suggested Donation

Expect a funny, poignant, and surreal evening in the theater, as these brand new characters encounter their fates, and everyday life opens its doors to the unexpected.

668-5663 / Web site


Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 youth 3-14 / $16 students/seniors

Directed by Leira V. Satlof. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey.

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Every Brilliant Thing

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10

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Eureka Symphony's Celestial Celebrations

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-10 p.m. / $19

Enjoy a sumptuous feast of music with this holiday concert. From the familiar and sparkling "Nutcracker Suite" to the magnificent choral works by Randall Thompson, listeners will be delighted by the rich mix of music.

845-3655 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site

Front Ear!

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.

Blue Rhythm Revue

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

BRR’s R&B-based funk ensemble has a distinctive and soulful sound that any age group can enjoy, exploring soul, funk, Motown, disco, and rock to get you dancing!

877-252-2946 / Web site

Sue & The Namies, Los Dune Bums, Blood Hunny

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

A free night of local music and the World Premiere of the Sue & the Namies music video "No Way," featuring claymation and live-action beach party antics (directed & animated by Violet Crabtree).

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

Josh Barnes and Friends

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11:59 p.m. / $5

An evening with Josh Barnes and Friends! What better way to celebrate my upcoming album release? Or how about an early Birthday present for me? That present, would be your presence at this show! Come see these good friends of mine!

834-0690 / peter@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Humboldt Jam Collective

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

A benefit for HSU Recreation Dept with Humboldt Jam Collective featuring members from Diggin Dirt, Object Heavy, Moo Got 2, Dan and The Americans, and Farmhouse Odyssey.

826-2739 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre