Pick a day

[ ADVERTISE WITH US ]

FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Gift of Gab in Arcata

You have successfully navigated yourself to another Friday. Perhaps reward yourself with a night of hip hop at The Jam headlined by Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab. Details on that show in your Lowdown below, or choose some other way to spend your evening. It's your life, sheesh!

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

HSU Graduation Weekend Celebration

Arcata Plaza / 4-8 p.m.

Every year to honor our Humboldt State Graduates we work with community partners to put together a celebration on the Arcata Plaza, and this year is better than ever! Join us for plenty of live music, family fun and enjoying the communities coming together to relax and enjoy the splendor of downtown

822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site

RLA Trio w/ James Zeller

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

The RLA Trio, with trombonist/ vocalist James Zeller, an Oregon native, who spent the last 17 years in New York City.

677-9493 / jeinem@humboldt1.com / Web site

The Elderberry Rust String Band

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 8-11 p.m. / 21+

Folk/bluegrass/blues with a little Humboldt County thrown in for good measure.

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

Cabaret

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-11 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors / 18+

The Musical That Redefined Broadway! American author Cliff Bradshaw discovers the seedy underbelly of 1931 Berlin when he finds himself in a relationship with British dancer Sally Bowles, performer at the Kit Kat Klub. Suggested for ages 18+

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@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?

Mamma Mia!

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

Sophie and Sky’s Greek island wedding sounds like absolute perfection, but there’s only one thing missing: a father to give away the bride. Mom had three suitors back in the day, so what’s a daughter to do but invite all three exes to the wedding and do a little light sleuthing?

Web site

Thesis Festival 2019

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

The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents Thesis Festival 2019, featuring four groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class.

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Bad Girls of Comedy Tour

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

Eugene Oregon's Bad Girls of Comedy tour comes through the club featuring Cienna Jade, Jane Malone and Gabby Jesus. Opening is local Jessica Grant.

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

Gift of Gab

The Jam / 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+

Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) with Hiway, Nac One, Little Kidd Lost, DJ Just One, DJ Goldylocks and Live Art by Jullia Finkelstein.

822-4766 / Web site

Preschool Storytime

Fortuna Library / 10:30-11 a.m. / Free

725-3460 / Web site

Free Diabetes Self Management Workshops

Humboldt Senior Resource Center / 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. / Free / 18+

267-9606 / kescudero@humboldtipa.com /

HSU Graduation Recital

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 4-5 p.m. / Free

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

Bachata Dance Lessons

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 5-6 p.m. / $10 / 18+

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

Laughy Hour

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 6-8 p.m. / Free / 18+

Evening comedy open mic.

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

Gift Of Gab Meet and Greet

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m. / Free

840-6035 / fatbolclothing@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.

Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

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.

Grand Opening--McK Pop-up Museum

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 6-9 p.m. / Free

497-4376 / kelleybrookgarrett@gmail.com / Web site

Hail Satan?

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

"Laugh-out-loud funny, but also the one cinematic civics lesson you need to see this year." - Movie Nation.

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

KEET-TV's Live Auction

KEET-TV / 6:30-9 p.m. / $30

445-0811 / sperkins@keet-tv.org / Web site

KEET-TV's Live Auction

KEET-TV / 6:30-9 p.m. / $50

445-0811 / sperkins@keet-tv.org / Web site

Shattering Silence: A play by NPA Young Actors Guild

Bayside Community Hall / 7 p.m. / $12 / $10 Seniors and students

Inspired by the students’ energy in questioning the silences that contribute to injustice. Performed by the NPA Young Actors Guild, Freshman/Sophomore Cast. Directed by Jean Heard Bazemore.

825-1186 / aking@northcoastprep.org / Web site

Ghost House

Arcata Playhouse / 8-9 p.m. / $7

498-8099 / actuallyitsdoctorwhom@gmail.com / Web site

Ghost House- A Play in One Act

Arcata Playhouse / 8-9 p.m. / $7

498-8099 / actuallyitsdoctorwhom@gmail.com / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Rockstar Karaoke

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

You may sing now.

839-2013 /

Nighthawk

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

NightHawk is a Humboldt County Rock Band, dedicated to creating music that makes you want to dance! From classic rock to R&B to country rock to blues.

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

Dr. Squid

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

Local dance rock.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Dr. Squid

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

Local dance band.

668-9770 / Web site

DJ Rickshaw

The Griffin / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

"It’s real funky like the set of a seventies movie."

darrenrick@djrickshaw.com / Web site

DJs

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.

"What?"

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre