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Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

On Friday evenings in summer the City of Eureka closes the streets to traffic and transforms several city blocks of Old Town into THE place to meet up with friends and neighbors- in a friendly, festive atmosphere. Friday Night Market has it all.

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Third Friday Jazz: RLA w/ Matt Wardynski

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m. / $20 sliding scale / $10 to

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Third Friday Jazz: RLA w/ clarinetist Matt Wardynski who is part of a group of young prodigies headed by local great, Gregg Moore.

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Humboldt Crabs vs. West Coast Kings

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9 / $4 under 12 / $6 students/seniors

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

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Fortuna Rodeo Week: Motorsports Night

Rohner Park / 7 p.m.

Motorsports Night features ATV and Rhino racing and, of course, the wow,-someone-thought-of-that spectacle that is Quadiators.


Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7:30 p.m. / $30 / $15 varies

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

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Humboldt Folklife Festival: Barn Dance

Prasch Hall / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10 / $5 HFS members

With the Striped Pig Stringband: "We play old-time string band music. We’re all from the northern Humboldt area. We’ve been playing together for close to 20 years. Along with Humboldt Folklife Society and our caller, Lyndsey Battle, we host barn dances several times a year."

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North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors

No-prisoners over-the-top farce about truth, lies, and one of the most mischievous scoundrels to ever disgrace the stage.

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

Friday Night Market Afterparty Ft. Holus Bolus

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 8-10:30 p.m. / 21+

Referred to as the "One-Man-Psychedelic-Acoustiloop" artist, Holus Bolus is the modern take on what a one-man-band is in this day and age.

444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m.

Whether he's squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd.

826-2739 / Web site

KEET-TV's Story & Lyric Contest

KEET-TV / 1 a.m.-11:59 p.m. / Free / 18+

445-0813 / kwhiteside@keet-tv.org / Web site

Free Latin Dance Practica

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

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

Ken Burns Country Music Contest

KEET-TV / 8 a.m.-midnight / Free / Free For Everyone

Have you ever felt like your life made for an interesting story from all the events and misadventures that have gone into being you? Here’s your chance to step out of the audience and into song!

445-0813 / kwhiteside@pbsnc.org / Web site

Find Waldo Arcata

Northtown Books / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

Waldo will once again be hiding in Arcata throughout the month of July. Pick up a passport at Northtown Books or any participating location and start hunting! Find Waldo in at least 12 places and get a prize.

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

Arcata Community Wellness Garden Drop-In Volunteer Time

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

269-7073 / garden@opendoorhealth.com / Web site

Dark Staffing Solutions Ribbon Cutting

Dark Staffing Solutions / 3 p.m.

"This was an exciting move for us. We outgrew our original space, and we are now located in a convenient location to better serve our clients and associates." Says Dark Staffing Solutions CEO, Jaymi Dark. "Our goal is to be an accessible solution to both job seekers and employers."

630-5090 / Web site

Vacation Bible School

First Presbyterian Church of Eureka / 5:30-8 p.m. / $20 / $10 second child, $30 max. per family

445-1618 / mariejream@gmail.com / Web site

Dominic Romano

Chapala Cafe / 6-8 p.m. / Free

Every third Friday, Dominic Romano plays a two hour set of acoustic music.

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McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

NEC Upcycling Workshop at Arts & Drafts

Arts and Drafts / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

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

The Sound of Music

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7 p.m. / $18 / $14 Matinee special / $14 Kids 12 & under / $16 Students & seniors / $18 Adults

Award Winning Production Comes to Eureka High Auditorium Allstar Theatre Arts is proud to present Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

441-2508 / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Festival

See Event Description / 7-10 p.m. / Free / Free All Day Free Festival / $10 Barn Dance / $12 Bluegrass & Beyond / $16 Under the Stars / $10 Songwriter Night / Free Country Music Documentary / Free Annie & Mary Day / Free Festival Kick-Off

humboldtfolklifefest@gmail.com / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Bobby Zoppi and The Curdoboys

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

Cali country.

572-6495 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

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Rockstar Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

You may sing now.

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Moon Segue

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

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