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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: If You Care, Love is in the Air!

Oh, man. It's actually Valentine's Day and you're just now coming here to try and figure out where you can aim your arrow? Not your best effort, but scroll the Lowdown below to get some hint of where Humboldt's lonely hearts may cluster on this silly holiday. Best of luck.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Valentunes

Arcata High School / 8 a.m.-10 p.m. / $15

Musical Valentines to send to your loved ones friend and colleagues! Valentunes will be delivered in person by ensemble groups from the ARMACK orchestra and AHS MADRIGAL CHOIR.

845-9662 / Web site

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate Valentine's Pop Up Shop

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

For two days only Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate will be hosting a Valentine's Day Pop Up Shop! We will be offering chocolate dipped strawberries, single stem roses & flower bouquets by Blossoms Florist, Chocolate Gift Collections, Cards and MORE!

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

Cupcakes for Conservation 2020

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $10

Redwood Coast Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers is excited to announce the launch of this year's Cupcakes for Conservation event!

redwoodaazk@gmail.com / Web site

Valentine's Day Free Efficiency Kits at RCEA

Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Energy Advisors would *LOVE* to discuss which items would be most useful in your home.

269-1700 / info@redwoodenergy.org / Web site

Free Community Yoga

Arising Holistic Center / 11 a.m.-noon / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@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

Donation Meditation

Arising Holistic Center / 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

One Billion Rising

Arcata Plaza / 1 p.m.

The time to get out and rock the Plaza is here again. Join us and the global community to rise up in dance to say no to violence and injustice in our community and around the world.

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50 Minutes of Yoga

Arising Holistic Center / 4:15-5:05 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Valentines Dinner for Two

Eel River Brewing Company / 5-11 p.m.

St. Valentine's Day is nearly here and our Pub's kitchen is preparing an amazing Dinner for Two menu!

725-2739 / marketing@eelriverbrewing.com /

Vegan Valentines & Gluten-Free Ganache

See Event Description / 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy vegan and gluten-free entrees and desserts, heart-shaped Wild at Hearth pizzas, and delicious meat, cheese, and vegan appetizer boards, plus beer and wine in the cozy Beachcomber Cafe or in the courtyard with around a warm fire.

677-0106 /

Valentines Day Dinner

Logger Bar / 5-7 p.m. / $20 / 21+

Set menu, $20/plate, prime rib with all the fixings'.

668-5000 / Web site

Explore 'A Course in Miracles'

Arising Holistic Center / 5:15-6:15 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Explore 'A Course in Miracles'

See Event Description / 5:15-6:15 p.m. / Free

This is a free group but donations are always welcome.

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Self Defense Classes

Humboldt Jiu Jitsu / 5:30 p.m. / Free / $18 Drop in after first two free classes

No Experience Needed. Men & Women. All ages.

822-6278 / info@humboldtjiujitsu.com / Web site

Jenni and David & The Sweet Soul Band

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 5:30-10 p.m.

Valentine’s Day! Jenni & David and The Sweet Soul Band Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band has five seasoned musicians that have played with numerous groups in Humboldt county as well as internationally over the years.

444-3344 / Web site

Arts Arcata-Valentine's Day

Arising Holistic Center / 6-9 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

BEer My Valentine!

Gyppo Ale Mill / 6-9 p.m. / $85

Forget the candles and flowers! Whether you're showing how much you appreciate and care for a spouse, a significant other, a grandparent, or even a dear friend, nothing says “I Love You” quite like locally made craft beer paired with a from scratch food made with true passion!

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

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance!

Fieldbrook Winery / 6-10 p.m. / $50

Come join us for our Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at the winery! We’ll be serving dinner and drinks in the main winery building, joined by Claire Bent and Citizen Funk.

839-4140 / fieldbrookwinery@gmail.com / Web site

Dominic Romano

Arts and Drafts / 6-8 p.m. / 21+

Join us for a night of acoustic music with Dominic Romano. Grab a drink, make a craft, play a game, and enjoy yourself!

dominicstuartromano@gmail.com / Web site

Visions of the Eel

Plaza Grill / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Large canvas photographs of views throughout the Eel River will be displayed during Arts! Arcata. Come help us celebrate and share your love for the Eel River this Valentine's Day.

223-7200 / eelrecovery@gmail.com / Web site

(CANCELED) Arts!Arcata

Arcata / 6-9 p.m.

Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.

822-4500 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Laughy Hour

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 6 p.m.

From 6 to 8 every Friday we do a dollar off most drinks and provide and earlier time to enjoy stand-up.

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Valentine's Day Barn Dance

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 7-10 p.m. / $10 / Free Vets & Children 12 and under / $5 members, seniors, students

humfolklife@gmail.com / Web site

Valentine’s Open Heart Harp Flow

Om Shala Yoga / 7:15-9 p.m. / $22

Join us for a special celebration of love in all of its beautiful forms on Valentines day! This event will include a restorative and heart opening gentle yoga series, a candlelight metta mediation, live harp music and will be followed by a time to celebrate with tea and sweet treats.

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

A Valentine's Evening of Coastal Country Americana Music

Trinidad Town Hall / 7:30-10 p.m. / $15 / 18+

Enjoy listening or dancing to the “The Tidepool High Divers,” featuring Bryce Kenny, Tim Breed, Tom Marquette and Tonio Skweir, with guest violinist Bill Hunter.

677-3655 / tcc@trinidadcivicclub.org / 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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Love in the Underworld

See Event Description / 8 p.m. / $15 / $20 Door Price / $12 Students

510-988-7475 / samantha.eden.church@gmail.com / Web site

Artist Residency Showcase

See Event Description / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10

Visiting from Ithaca New York, Matthew Puleo and Jessie Gray weave electronic ambience and jazzy folk into a tapestry that draws inspiration from the natural world, the political climate and the spiritual realm.

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

DJ Statik

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

Come jam out to DJ Statik who will be playing all of your favorite hip-hop & R&B hits in our Thirsty Bear Lounge from 9pm-1am!

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

Stone Hearts

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

Rock on with The Stone Hearts LIVE on the coast!

877-252-2946 / Web site

Savage Dating

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

Speed dating with stand up comedy! If you're lonely on Valentines, come out here and at least laugh.

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The Killer Queens

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / $20 / $25 Day of / 21+

The world’s only all-female tribute to Queen, The Killer Queens evoke all the glam, sparkle, power, and soaring melodies of Freddie, Brian, John, Roger, and Spike (Queen's unofficial 5th member) performing onstage in the ’70s and ’80s, while at the height of their musical and commercial dominance.

877-252-2946 / Web site

The Break Up Song Sing-a-long

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

It's ok, let it out. Laugh with members of Eyes Anonymous, Silver Hammer, Röcktöpüs, Miracle Show, the Stallions, 3 Legged Dog and Triple Junction in a fun evening of sad songs in honor of the monument to disappointment, Valentine's Day.

601-2244 / erikvonrabenau@gmail.com / Web site

Karaoke en Español: Dia del Amor y la Amistad

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

¡Ven a cantar todas tus canciones favoritas en español! Gratis.

630-5000 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre