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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: The Calendar Demands Arts be Alive

Saturday's Lowdown reveals quite a bit going on in Humboldt. Much of the ruckus, of course, will be centered around Old Town for regular Arts Alive festivities -- take the free show by Claire Bent and Citizen Funk at The Palm Lounge as one example.


Arcata Marsh Bird Walk

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

Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Wildlife Tracking Field Workshop

HSU Natural History Museum / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $25 / $15 seniors and students / $20 museum members / 18+

A new series of wildlife tracking workshops with professional tracker extraordinaire Phil Johnston, mountain lion biologist, are beginning this Saturday and will convene every other Saturday until May 8th.

826-4480 / natmus@humboldt.edu / Web site

Gentle Yoga

Om Shala Yoga / 9:15-10:15 a.m. / $10

825-9642 / Info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

Can We Have A World Without Waste?

Red Lion Hotel / 9:30 a.m.-noon / $20 / $8 Beverage Only / 18+

Linda Wise, general manager of Recology Humboldt County will present a program title, “Can We Have a World Without Waste?"

442-4643 /

Bernie Barnstorm w/ Bernie 2020 NorCal Regional Director!

Eureka Labor Temple / 10-11:15 a.m. / Free

Join Community members and local grassroots volunteers to hear directly from Bernie 2020 campaign staff about our strategy to win, find out how to get involved with the Bernie 2020 campaign, and help build our people-powered movement!

ua@Bernie2020Humboldt.org / Web site

Humboldt Rose Society

Humboldt Botanical Garden / 10-11:30 a.m. / Free

Do you grow roses? Now is the time to prune. Learn how on Saturday, February 1 at 10 am at Humboldt Botanical Garden in Eureka.

764-5778 / dawcooper@gmail.com / Web site

Arcata Plaza Winter Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

The bounty of Humboldt County keeps going all Winter long at the North Coast Growers’ Association’s Winter Farmers’ Market on the Arcata Plaza, every Saturday, rain or shine.

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

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk

Pacific Union School / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

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

Trinidad to Clam Beach Run

See Event Description / 10:30 a.m. / $35

That’s right, it’s that time again for the Trinidad to Clam Beach RUN: The TCBR! Never heard of it? It’s been going on up in Trinidad for over 50 years!

677-1610 / trinidadtoclambeach@gmail.com / Web site

2020 New Year Exhibition

Redwood Art Association / noon-5 p.m. / Free

You are invited to enjoy this large art exhibition by Redwood Art Association members. The exhibition is judged with monetary awards. The judge was Tim Clewell, fine art teacher at Arcata High School.

268-0755 / info@redwoodart.us / Web site

Awakening the Dreamer

Humboldt Area Foundation / 1:30-4:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

Want to empower yourself and your community to take action towards a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world? Come to the transformative symposium, Awakening the Dreamer and explore in-depth, where we are, how we got here, and where we might go from here.

497-4287 / erin@equitymatters.today /

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

Feel the Bern February Kick Off Party!

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Including performances from Humboldt’s first people of color choir: The HC Spiritual Singers & BE Dance Troupe, guest DJ L Boogie, and Bernie inspired artwork by local artist Pat Kanzler.

us@Bernie2020Humboldt.org / Web site

Thundercloud, Blacksage Runners

The Siren's Song Tavern / 6-11 p.m. / Free

Live rock music by local bands Thundercloud and Blacksage Runners.

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

King Range Unplugged

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

Come explore the Lost Coast and join us for live music both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday night we have an extra special treat, indie-rock band King Range will play an intimate unplugged set inside the Gyppo Ale Mill.

986-7700 / family@gyppo.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.

The Lost Dogs

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free

Come out and dance to local. Blues and Rock band, The Lost Dogs!

668-4151 / Web site

Pete Ciotti Quartet

The Eagle House Inn / 7-10 p.m.


Plush and Barrio Caleidoscopio

Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $10 / $15 both shows

Two shows! Teatro de la Vuelta (France/Ecuador) in co-production with Dell’ Arte International and Arcata Playhouse. “Plush” at 7 p.m. and “Barrio Caleidoscopio” at 8:30 pm. Written and performed by Carlos Gallegos.

822-1575 / Web site

Claire Bent & Citizen Funk

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m. / 21+

Enjoy a fun night of dancing with Humboldt County’s own “Princess of Soul”. Claire and her band will get you on your feet a dancin!

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Joey Alexander Trio

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $66

Born in Bali in 2003, jazz piano wunderkind Joey Alexander’s meteoric rise has already yielded a Grammy Award nomination for his debut album, My Favorite Things.

826-3928 / Web site

Fun Home

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

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

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The Hamlet Question

Gist Theater at HSU / 8-11 p.m. / $15 / $10 Seniors / $10 Students

The Young Actors Guild of Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy presents The Hamlet Question, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play, directed by Dr. Jean Heard Bazemore.

267-5300 / bqcataldo@gmail.com /

Live from The Old Steeple

KEET-TV / 8-9 p.m. / Free

Reider is the leader of a “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of bluegrass and jazz musicians based in Brooklyn called The Human Hands.

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

Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Life is a Dream

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Convinced that his son will bring about his downfall, King Basilio seals him away in a tower. When two strangers stumble upon his prison they accidentally set in motion a tale of love, revenge, and ultimately redemption.

442-6278 / Web site

Mojave Green, Canary and the Vamp

North Of 4th / 8:30 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Enjoy some post Art’s Alive shenanigans with live music from Mojave Green (Spaghetti Western Rock n’ Roll) and Canary and the Vamp (Jazz manouche meets Banshee flapper).

DJ Steal

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

DJ Steal playing your best hits in the Thirsty Bear Lounge! Make your way down and enjoy a drink or two while jamming out to DJ Steal!

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

REEDiculous Open Mic

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

Bring your talents to the Logger Bar the first Saturday f every month with Reed Tutor! Music, comedy & spoken word.

668-5000 / Web site

Eyes Anonymous

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

80's music all night with Eyes Anonymous!

877-252-2946 / Web site

Ryan Goodcase

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

From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, Ryan Goodcase has since taken to the mic to make his quiet, awkward voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan was recently recognized by the Bay Area guide 7x7 as one of the “Bay Area Comedians on the Rise.”

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