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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Step Into the Papaya Lounge

Keep your Saturday classy at the Arcata Playhouse with the return of Papaya Lounge, Humboldt's underground cabaret extravaganza. Details on that and other weekend joys in your Lowdown listings below.


Casa Cabra

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 10 p.m.

Every Saturday the Goat turns up the music of one of Humboldt's best DJs. All Inclusive, High-Energy, Tropical Bass, and beyond, feel-good weekly!

630-5000 / Web site

Arcata Marsh Bird Walk

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

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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

Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday

Bayshore Mall / 9-11 a.m. / Free

214-605-7368 / jeremy.cashen@yahoo.com / Web site

18th Annual Craft Faire

Fortuna River Lodge / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Shop for unique, locally handmade gifts from over 30 crafters. Free Admission. Bring a friend and stay for lunch!

725-7572 / riverlodgepc@ci.fortuna.ca.us / Web site

Holiday Artisans Fair

Portuguese Hall / 10 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free

Creative Escape, presents 4th Annual Holiday Artisans Fair. Beautiful hand made items by many local Artist/ Crafters. Food & libations, face painting for children. A visit from Santa on Saturday, so bring your cameras.

599-9030 / creativeescapeartisans@gmail.com / Web site

My Bernie Story Workshop

Eureka Labor Temple / 10-11:30 a.m. / Free

What inspired you to join our revolution? Learn to share your story.

us@bernie2020humboldt.org / Web site

Lichens of the Dunes (RSVP Required)

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

Join Friends of the Dunes naturalist, Loriel Caverly, for a Lichens of the Dunes Walk at the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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

26th Annual Shelter Cove Holiday Boutique

Shelter Cove Community Clubhouse / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Beginning American Sign Language Classes

Humboldt County Library / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free / 18+

College of the Redwood Adult Ed will be offering FREE classes on American Sign Language at the Humboldt County Library in Eureka!

269-1900 / Web site

Open Lab

The Sanctuary / noon-6 p.m. / $5

Open Lab is a time for community access to art-making resources, tools and facilities. Sanctuary Lab Techs offer feedback and direction to participants, who are invited to use the Sanctuary’s many different studio spaces to create artwork and repair goods.

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

Canvass for Bernie 2020 in Eureka

Eureka Labor Temple / noon-5 p.m. / Free

Join other local grassroots volunteers from Bernie 2020 Humboldt to talk to voters in your community about the election.

us@bernie2020humboldt.org / Web site

Gyppo Gratitude Tree

Gyppo Ale Mill / noon-9 p.m. / Free

We invite you to share these little tidbits and moments with our community by participating in our Gratitude tree.

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

Disney's Frozen Jr.

Eureka High School Auditorium / 2 p.m. / $10 / $8 Kids

441-2508 / Web site

Danksgiving Harvest Celebration

Forever Found / 4:20 p.m.-noon / $24.20 / $20 bring canned food / 18+

Forever Found Productions, in association with Hopper and Boldt Bags, is excited to present the 1st Danksgiving Harvest Celebration with performances by Kottonmouth Kings, UnderRated and Garth Vader, Mendo Dope, Chucky Chuck, Gorangutang, and other performers to be announced.

877-450-2247 / roy@humboldtcountygrown.com / Web site

Community Game Night

See Event Description / 5-10 p.m. / Free

Community Game Night! At Dows Prairie Grange in Mckinleyville!

Live Music :: Second Son & The Rain Dogs

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

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

GIFT (2019 art documentary)

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 6-7:30 p.m. / $8

Inspired by Lewis Hyde's beloved classic "The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World," GIFT is an intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, a reflection on the creative process, and a celebration of the imagination. ​

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

Alpha Season Fight Exhibit

See Event Description / 6-10 p.m. / $15 / $25 VIP / 21+

Featuring slap competitions, slap boxing, jello wrestling, tire boxing, live music, food and beverages!

382-9218 / AlphaSeasonFightExhibit@gmail.com / Web site

On the Spot #27 Improv Comedy

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m. / $7

The fastest growing live Improv comedy show in Humboldt County history is back at it again with a 4th SEASON at the amazing and legendary house of local laughs, the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

377-3937 / Web site

Hannah Dandelion and the Troublemakers

HLOC's The Space / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10

Join Hannah and her band for a little jazz, a little blues, and a lot of great music. James and Fiona Gadd will join the trio with a little Surf Rock music.

822-3319 / info@hloc.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

Rabbit Hole

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $20 11/2 gala opening / $10 previews/Thursdays

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back.

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Jim Lahman Band

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / $None All Ages

Local funk, jazz, rock band.

826-7222 / Web site

Dog Night

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

798-0846 / ambereyesofblue@gmail.com / Web site

Cosmic Bowl

E&O Lanes / 9 p.m.-midnight / $15

825-9160 / Web site


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

Celebrating more than 30 years of Celtic Rock! Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements.

877-252-2946 / Web site

The Nash Brothers

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

Nash Brothers Comprised of Joe Nash on lead vocals/guitar, Tristen Nash on bass/back up vocals and Jesse Curths on drums.

499-6538 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Papaya Lounge

Arcata Playhouse / 9 p.m. / $20 / $15 students / $18 members / $25 table seats / 21+

Humboldt’s favorite underground lounge is back with a fervor promising to be the year’s most outrageously lit night on the town! Join Papaya Lounge’s Velvet Q Jones, her assistant/non-sexual life partner Nancy, and her bartender/enabler Musty.

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

Black Plate, Former Chimps, Clean Girl & the Dirty Dishes

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9-11:55 p.m. / $5

Live local music.

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

Mojave Green

Logger Bar / 9:30 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Mojave Green brings their dusty, spaghetti western Rock n’ Roll to the World Famous Logger Bar.

845-6652 / btbeetle@gmail.com / Web site


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