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What is Humboldt Doing For Halloween?

The bad news, as you've surely determined by this point, is that Halloween falls on a Thursday this year. (Hopefully your boss is "cool" with a low-productivity Friday.) The good news: Thus far PG&E has not threatened to cut our power for two whole days -- subject to change -- so, hey, rage it up, HumCo! Be sure to scroll the Lowdown below to get some idea of where Humboldt's ghouls will be a-clustered. And a fine boo to you. 


Wess Vega's House of Horror

Forever Found / 8 p.m.-3 a.m. / $25 / $50 VIP Lounge / 18+

You are invited to Wess Vega's House of Horror! In celebration of Halloween we present a ghoulish night of Halloween fun! A horrific night filled with frightening fun, blood thirsty dancing and a chilling thrill you won't forget!

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

Just Joshin'

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $5 / 18+

Josh Barnes runs his Comedy Extravaganza the last Thursday of every month. Variety shows, late night talk shows, stand-up showcases....whatever he feels!

845-9964 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Object Heavy: Heavy Halloween

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.

Heavy Halloween featuring the Oh So Heavy Horns and B Swizlo's funky-ass birthday.

826-2739 / Web site

Rio Dell Trunk-or-Treat

Rio Dell Community Resource Center / 4:30-6:30 a.m. / Free

There will be goodies for the kiddos along with games and treats.

764-5239 / sara.faught@stjoe.org /

Kids' Karnival

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5:30-8:30 a.m. / Free

You are invited to this FREE annual event for free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, tons of games and prizes, and a cake walk!

442-1784 / asnider@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site

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Arcata City Hall / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $150

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

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the Henderson Center farmers’ market on F Street!

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

Trick or Treat!

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Eureka / noon-10 p.m. / $None All Ages

Bring your kiddos to our Myrtletown tasting room between 12 PM and 10 PM in costume and get some candy!

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

Eureka Natural Foods-McKinleyville / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the McKinleyville farmers’ market!

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

Trick or Treat on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza / 4-7 p.m. / Free

Arcata Plaza Downtown's Main street is the center of Trick or Treat fun on Halloween Day. Set Up and Street Closures start around 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m. opening of the event.

Lifehouse Mckinleyville Trunk or Treat

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

Along with being able to trick or treat at the different "houses", weather permitting there will be hay rides, a bounce house and an outdoor movie. This is event is free and open to the public!

442-3736 / jaime@bssdhumboldt.com / Web site

Too Cute to Spook! Dog Costume Contest

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5-7 p.m. / Free

Bring your cute pooch all dressed up!

668-4151 / assistmgr@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Trunk or Treat

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

The kids can trick or treat in the parking lot where each "house" is actually someone's car trunk. Weather permitting we will have a bounce house and hay rides and a children's outdoor movie.

442-3736 / info@bssdhumboldt.com / Web site

Carnival: A Haunted Theatre Experience

Eureka High School Auditorium / 5:30-11 p.m. / $5 / $3 students

The EHS Players is putting on their 6th annual Haunted Theatre. Stop by Eureka High School for a good Halloween scare, Carnival style. Tours are tailored for the audience, so all ages are welcome.

476-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org /

(POSTPONED) Monitoring ecotechnologies at the nexus of energy, water and food systems

Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

826-4345 / serc@humboldt.edu / Web site

Dead Acres

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 6 p.m.-midnight / $12

Welcome to Dead Acres Brace yourself for a spine-tingling experience. Upon entering our fear farm, you must navigate through a labyrinth of despair with frightful twists and turns.

668-9770 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site

Dinner Music

Humboldt Bay Provisions / 6 p.m.

Each Thursday a local musician comes and serenades the crowd!

Celtic: Trippin the Dew!

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

Trippin the Dew with Seabury Gould (bouzouki, etc), Banjovi (banjo) & Artemisia (bodhran, etc) play Irish Trad/Celtic Music for a celebration of Samhain! Halloween had its beginnings in Samhain, an ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead, also a harvest festival.

845-8167 / seaburygould@hotmail.com / Web site

Halloween Bouldering Competition

HSU Student Recreation Center / 6-8 p.m. / $8

Grab your climbing shoes, throw on a costume and join us for a bone shaking bouldering bash! A relaxed bouldering competition with prizes for the best costume as well as for the winners in each bracket.

826-4197 / src@humboldt.edu / Web site

College Night/Thirsty Thursday

E&O Lanes / 6 p.m.-midnight / $2.50

825-9160 / Web site

Nintendo Night/Thirsty Thursday

E&O Lanes / 6 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

825-9160 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Mayhem at Macktown - Haunted House

McKinleyville High School / 6:30-10 p.m. / $6

driddle@nohum.k12.ca.us /

Dream Quest Haunted House

See Event Description / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5

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


See Event Description / 6:30-11:30 p.m. / $5

442-7668 / info@mhwcenter.org / Web site

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

(UPDATE) Haunted Kinetic Lab of HORRORS!

Arcata Kinetic Lab / 7-11:59 p.m. / $13

(UPDATE: Saturday’s lab has been canceled due to the power outage. But additional tours will be given on Friday, Nov. 1!) The BEST, most CLEVER, yet HORRIFYING Halloween event is back! Live music by the Dead Drops. Recommended for ages 13 and over.

822-4805 / jdubdeluxe@yahoo.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Halloween Punk!: Subhumans, Bad Breeding, Neighborhood Brats

RampArt Skatepark / 7-11:59 p.m. / $15

English punk band formed in the Warminster and Melksham area of Wiltshire in 1980. Dick Lucas joined later in the year, having formerly been in another local band, The Mental.

826-0675 / disbeatcrasher@gmail.com / Web site

Halloween Party

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 7-10 p.m. / 21+

Join us this Halloween for music, fun, and fantastic cider! This year we are hosting a costume party and CONTEST at the Tap Room.

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Eureka Theater / 7 p.m.

Dark and stormy night? Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab when the 1975 cult classic of all cult classics returns to the big screen: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, accompanied by a live shadow cast!

442-2970 / Web site

FREE! Kid's Halloween Carnival

See Event Description / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Laidback Lounge

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7:30 p.m.

Fraktal Productions and The Historic Eagle House present Laidback Lounge every Thursday featuring local DJs playing jazz, soul, funk, Latin and more.

444-3344 / 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.

Web site

Wess Vega's House Of Horror: Halloween Event

Forever Found / 8 p.m.-3 a.m. / $25 / $50 VIP Lounge / 18+

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

The Trouble, Strix Vega, Electro Saloon

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8-11 p.m. / $10

A night of weird Americana and rock.

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

The Mystical Creatures Ball

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 8 p.m.-3 a.m. / $30 / $50 VIP / $35 Door / 18+

Its time to prepare to get your party on at the only truly Haunted House in Humboldt! Join all those who live in the other realms for the: MYSTICAL CREATURES BALL

444-3344 / Web site

LBoogie's Halloween

The Griffin / 8-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

Get your boo on.

GOAT Karaoke Nights 🎤🐐🎵

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Sing at The Goat!

630-5000 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site

Steam Punk Halloween Ball

Gyppo Ale Mill / 9-11:59 p.m. / $10

Don your top hat and waistcoat or corset and bustle, because the Gyppo Ale Mill is throwing a Halloween par-tay! This time the theme is steampunk, combining the elegance and beauty of the Victorian era with whimsical clockwork and steam-based technology.

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

Absynth Quartet, Belles of the Levee Halloween Ball

Logger Bar / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

Few things are better than a costume party at the Logger! The Belles of The Levee open the show at 9 pm!

668-5000 / Web site

Latin Nights

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

Sonido Pachanguero knows what it takes to get you out on the dance floor!

877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site

World Famous Halloween

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $20 / $25 GA / $15 Limited Online / 21+

Featuring Machinedrum, Danny Corn, PRSN, and Zanapod

822-1220 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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