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Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Featuring live music by Ju Drum. This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

See Event Description / 2 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors

Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers—Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean—to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. The production features a diverse cast of twelve HSU students.

826-3928 / Web site

Bear River Fighting Championship 9

Bear River Casino Resort / 5-11 p.m. / $38 / $48 Premium / 18+

Bear River Fighting Championship 9, in partnership with Hardfought Productions, is back at it on May 4th at the Bear River Recreation Center; Humboldt's Largest Entertainment Venue.

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

North Coast Open Studios 2019: Art Show & Reception

Brenda Tuxford Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Your first opportunity to see art from many of the participants of the 21st annual North Coast Open Studios, and pick up your 2019 guidebook!

442-8413 / contact@northcoastopenstudios.com / Web site

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

See Event Description / 7 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors

Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers—Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean—to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. The production features a diverse cast of twelve HSU students.

826-3928 / Web site

Che Malambo

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $49 / $29 child

A percussive dance and music spectacle, this powerhouse company of 14 performs the thrilling South American gaucho traditions of Argentina.

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Chris Webster and Nina Gerber

Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $16 Arcata Playhouse Members / $18 General

"Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents. Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they’re magic."

822-1575 / thearcataplayhouse@gmail.com / Web site

Prodigal Son

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 Thursdays

It is the 1960’s and a 17 year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?

'May the 4th Be With You' Cabaret

Synapsis Nova / 8-10:30 p.m. / $5 / Free if you can't afford it / $10 if you can afford it

"Join your favorite intergalactic band of performers as we embark on a battle between good and evil. Will we save the universe?? Cabaret featuring original performances: aerial dance, drag artists, live music, theatre, clowning..."

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

Paula Jones Band

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

Local blues and jazz.

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

Comedian Danny Minch

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Comedian based out of Fresno but does extensive performing either Clean or Blue.

845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Sansfü (Absynth Trio)

North Of 4th / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Sansfü (aka the Absynth Trio) melds a reverent treatment of time-honored acoustic music with a reckless, virtuosic and often zany approach to innovation.

Latin Peppers

Stone Junction Bar / 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / $5 / 18+

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Party. The Peppers always bring irresistible, high energy salsa and Latin dance music with an Afro-Cuban feel. Led by Jimmy Durchslag on trombone.

923-2562 / jimmydur@asis.com / Web site

Global Big Day: Bridgeville-Kneeland Road Birdwatching Tour

Bayshore Mall / 8 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

David Juliano will once again be leading this exciting trip. Of the over 50 species seen last year, highlights included Lazuli Bunting, Chipping Sparrow, Western Kingbird and Sooty Grouse.

601-2389 / villosus1971@gmail.com / Web site

Arcata Marsh Bird Walk

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

Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader Cindy Moyer in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata.

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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Introduction

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 8:30-11 a.m. / $42 / $35 HSU Students

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

Introduction to Sailing at Big Lagoon

Big Lagoon / 9 a.m. / $190 / $175 HSU Students

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

Power Brunch

Blondies Food and Drink / 9-10 a.m. / $12

If you're constantly struggling between making Brunch plans and hitting that mat on weekend mornings? We got you! Come move with us first and cheers after, to start your Saturday morning right!

347-685-0567 / info.verandasocial@gmail.com / Web site

Sea Kayak Rescue & Safety

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $55 / $45 HSU Students

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

The Goat Down

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

For over 20 years DJM has practiced the art of DJing. You will be Rocking with the best!

616-4596 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Trails Summit

Kate Buchanan Room / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

Join trail supporters and local agencies for the third Humboldt Trails Summit.

269-2061 / info@humtrails.org / Web site

Finding Happiness: Walking the Bodhisattva Path

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. / $20 / 18+

The Ancient Forest Sangha of Humboldt Bay invites you to a day of mindfulness in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

AFHBsangha@gmail.com /

Women in Trades

College of the Redwoods / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Come see demos and talk to women who work in trades like construction, manufacturing, woodworking, automotive, forestry, drafting and welding! This all ages event is free and open to the public.

476-4254 / molly-blakemore@redwoods.edu / Web site

Moseying Along the Migrating Mouth of the Mad Bike Ride

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

Hop on your bike! Bring the whole family to join us for this slow pace, kid-friendly bike ride! Hear and see the story of the migrating mouth of the Mad River as told by the Mckinleyville Community Pop-up Museum.

268-2132 / Acupp@co.humboldt.ca.us /

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk

Lanphere Dunes (HBNWR) / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Join a Friends of the Dunes Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Native Plant Sale

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Native Plant Sale Presented by the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

826-0259 / thegang7@pacbell.net / Web site

Spring Wildflower Show

Freshwater Farms Reserve / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Spring Wildflower Show Presented by the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

822-2015 / theralphs@humboldt1.com / Web site

Mad River Youth Spring Soccer Drop in

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-noon

683-6006 / coachcoord@mrysl.net /

Share the Beach Training

BLM Arcata Field Office / 10 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free

Volunteers are needed to assist with outreach efforts at local beaches through the Share the Beach program.

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

North Coast Big Brew Day 2019

Humboldt Beer Works / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / $5 / 21+

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day.

442-6258 / pr@humboldthomebrewers.org / Web site

Mothers Day Card Making

The MGC / 10-11:30 a.m. / $5 / 18+

Mothers Day Card Making.

725-3300 / ecooper@ervmgc.com / Web site

Free Comic Book Day 2019

The Scruffy Nerd Herder / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / Free

Save the date and come into the shop and get your free comic books! Over 200 free comics from various titles available, kid's titles included!

798-5274 / thescruffynerdherder@gmail.com / Web site

Vines by the Sea

Pierson Park, McKinleyville / 1-5 p.m. / $40 / $35 pre-sale / 21+

441-1030 / office@bgcredwoods.org /

Fun with Food

D Street Neighborhood Center / 2-3:30 p.m. / $18 / $71 non-resident All 4 classes / $65 All 4 classes / $20 non-resident

Through a variety of themes, students will learn how the culinary arts incorporates science and nature, exploration and even cultural connections.

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

Kid's Comedy Open Mic

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 3 p.m. / Free

Kids under 12 are welcome to our stage to practice, write, and rehearse their 5 minute set.

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

Author Visit: Graphic Novelist Box Brown

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 3-4:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

269-1900 / Web site

Historical Eureka Bike Tour

Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 3-5 p.m. / Free

Do you know a cornice from a cupola? On this casual bike ride, members of the Eureka Heritage Society and the Historic Preservation Commission will share their knowledge of the city’s architectural styles, defining features, and local history.

498-0536 / alexis.kelso@gmail.com / Web site

Experience the Sound of Soul!

Arcata Redwood Park / 4-5 p.m.

You are warmly invited to a sound of soul event. Learn a sacred, ancient mantra or learn or chant for peace, balance and wisdom. First Saturday of each month. Family friendly!

798-1868 / eureka.arcata.eck@gmail.com / Web site

Pre-Arts Alive Microbatch Release Party

Dick Taylor Chocolate Factory / 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy perfectly paired bites and spiced beverages with our new Microbatch chocolate bar. As always we’ll have drinking chocolate on tap to keep you nice and warm!

798-6010 / info@dtchocolate.com / Web site

Pre-Arts Alive Microbatch #7 Release Party

Dick Taylor Chocolate Factory / 5-7 p.m. / Free

Enjoy perfectly paired bites and spiced beverages with our new Microbatch chocolate bar.

798-6010 / info@dtchocolate.com / Web site

"Don't Forget the Magic"

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

Eureka's Hidden Talent Presents: Don't Forget the Magic A group show featuring art from unexpected places.

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

Chuck Mayville

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

442-1177 / Web site

The Elderberry Rust Stringband

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 6-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

ALSO: Art By Daniel McCauley.

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

RainbowMaker Art Exhibit and Raffle

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m.

specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

Milonga! Argentine Tango Dance Party

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8-11 p.m.

Come and dance, socialize, nibble on snacks meet delightful people....or just sit and watch for free!

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

Milonga (Tango Party)

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8-11 p.m. / $10

Join us for an evening of social Argentine tango. Dance to music from the Golden Age of Tango. Beginners welcome. Spectators free.

834-3274 / tangoredwoods@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt State Calypso Band

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

Please join the Humboldt State University Department of Music as they present the thrilling and festive dance music of the Humboldt State Calypso Band, led by Professor Eugene Novotney.

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

The Stellar Jays

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

826-7222 / Web site

Lightning Boom Production DJ

See Event Description / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Come out and dance the night away with DJ music from a wide variety of genres!

572-6495 / karlmsanchez20@icloud.com / Web site

Maya Band

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

Free live music in The Wave Lounge!

668-9770 / Web site

Bump Foundation

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9:30 p.m.

Featuring several members of the local music scene with DJ Rickshaw.

822-4766 / Web site

DJ Statik

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m.


444-2017 / Web site


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