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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Mr. Humboldt 2020! Melvin Seals! TK Kelly!

Will the seventh Mr. Humboldt resemble the previous six? Find out Saturday!

Leap day in Humboldt is jam-packed with joy should you seek it out. Scroll your Lowdown below for details on the 2020 Mr. Humboldt Pageant at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, a benefit concert for local homeless at the Eureka Muni featuring Melvin Seals and JGB, and Tosh.0 writer and comedian TK Kelly's appearance at the Savage Henry Comedy Club (assuming his plane finally landed). Boredom is a choice. Get out there. 

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

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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Artists Dismantling Capitalism

Arcata Creamery District / 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / $5

During the conference, 16 participatory workshops will be facilitated by artists, community members and others. Vegan lunch is included, and child care will be provided, on request.

499-0100 / cooperationhumboldt@gmail.com / Web site

42nd Annual Lupine Bash

Pacific Union School / 9:30 a.m.-noon / Free

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / 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

Women in Spirit: Arising Phoenix

Arising Holistic Center / 10-11 a.m. / $7

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

Women in Spirit: Arising Phoenix

Arising Holistic Center / 10-11 a.m. / $7

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

HLOC Auditions for ELF the Musical

HLOC's The Space / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

There are numerous parts available including Jovie, Deb, Michael, Elves and Office workers (Teens and Adults) , and NYC ensemble (all ages).

822-3319 / info@hloc.org / Web site

A Eureka-Themed Art Exhibition

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

In this exhibit, Redwood Art Association artists explore the many aspects of Eureka with art representing its people, architecture, food, natural beauty, the waterfront, murals, parks, the zoo and more.

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

Stop& Sign Art Installation

See Event Description / noon-1 p.m.

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

HC Spiritual Singers (POC Choir)

Arising Holistic Center / noon-2 p.m. / Free

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

Made in Humboldt Film Series: Humboldt County

Humboldt County Library / noon-2:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

Come watch movies that were made in our own backyard! Our movie for February is "Humboldt County": A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

269-1905 / Web site

Playful Movement

Arising Holistic Center / 3-4 p.m. / Free

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

Oceanfront Beach, Bacon & Beer Festival

Gyppo Ale Mill / 3-6 p.m.

Bacon. Check. Beer. Check. Beach. Check. We have got what you want! A Winter 2020 road trip never had such a lineup. Add the breathtaking backdrop of California’s Lost Coast and you are set for a memory maker of a weekend.

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

Food Films Pop-Up Fest

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 4-5:30 p.m. / Free

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

3rd Annual Pop-Up Food Film Fest

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 4-5:30 p.m. / Free

630-5000 / Web site

Abraham-Hicks group

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

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

Lasagne Dinner Fundraiser

Fieldbrook Elementary School / 5-8 p.m. / $10 / $5 kids

616-1006 / jessica_ricker@yahoo.com /

Redwood Region Audubon Society Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / $35

496-6581 / gary@jacobycreek.net / Web site

3rd Annual Pop-Up Food Film Fest

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

630-5000 / Web site

Food Films Pop-Up Fest

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

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

Melvin Seals: A Benefit Concert for Humboldt's Homeless

Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6:30 p.m. / $40 / $45 at the door

Thats right, you can make positive change in the community by joining us for a night of movin and groovin to the sweet tunes of the artist who helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". 100% of proceeds from this event go directly to UPLIFT Eureka programs.

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A festive evening to benefit CR’s Redwoods Room & Board Scholarship Fund

See Event Description / 7-10 p.m. / $25

916-947-0563 / info@indivisibleferndale.org / Web site

Oceanfront Beach, Bacon & Beer Festival

Gyppo Ale Mill / 7-9 p.m.

Bacon. Check. Beer. Check. Beach. Check. We have got what you want! A Winter 2020 road trip never had such a lineup. Add the breathtaking backdrop of California’s Lost Coast and you are set for a memory maker of a weekend.

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

Dancing & Delectables

Sequoia Conference Center / 7-10:30 p.m. / $20

There will be delicious appetizers and desserts, as well as music provided by our very own EHS Jazz Ensemble. There will be dance lessons and a no-host cocktail hour (with non-alcoholic drinks) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., then dancing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

rjohnson1318@gmail.com /

Moon Sick w/ Dead Drift, Pills for Thrills, Wet Spot at Blondies

See Event Description / 7-11 p.m. / $5

ABC Baroque Club: On the Road to Hell!

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $25 sliding / $10 slding scale

834-2479 /

ABC Baroque Club: On the Road to Hell!

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $25 sliding / $10 slding scale

834-2479 /

1 Minute Dances

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8-10 p.m. / $5

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

Anna Hamilton

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 8-10 p.m.

Local fun.

444-3344 / Web site

Mr. Humboldt Pageant

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8-11 p.m. / $30 / 21+

Our favorite fundraiser is back in its 7th season! Get ready to be wowed by a fabulous array of contestants that bare some thigh and also their wit for a good cause.

822-1220 / mrhumboldtpageant@gmail.com / Web site

Buddy Reed and the Rip-It-Ups

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

Welcome back blues and rock band, Buddy Reed and the Rip It Ups to Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.'s Arcata tasting room.

826-7222 / Web site

Kat Edmonson

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $49

An enchanting vocalist who seamlessly works at the intersection of traditional jazz and singer-songwriter pop, Kat Edmonson has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music.

826-3928 / Web site

(CANCELED) Bloomsday

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 Thursdays

Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves.

Karaoke with KJ Leonard

E&O Lanes / 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

825-9160 / Web site

TK Kelly

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

TK Kelly is an LA-based comic and writer originally from New York. He is currently a staff writer on Comedy Central's 'Tosh.0' and has performed at clubs across the country like Gotham, the Improv, Caroline's, the Comedy Store, Laughing Skull and The Stand.

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The Clint Warner Band

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

Rocking all shades of the blues. When Clint relocated to Sacramento, most of the members went on to play in some of Humboldt Counties elite bands like Dr Squid, the Uptown Kings and others.

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

Sexy MF'ing Saturdays at The Griffin w/ L Boogie

The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

djlboogie707@gmail.com / Web site

Soul Party #30

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5

Monthly dance party with DJ's Red, JayMorg, Funky T Rex spinning your favorite tunes.

826-2739 / Web site

Miracle Show

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

Create flashbacks of that indescribable feeling that a great dead show gave us all.

877-252-2946 / Web site

Lumberhunk Queer Dance Party & Hangout

Logger Bar / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free

Present: Kiss Kiss Kiss your heartache away with Cure inspired 80's and 90's beats on streamed playlists supplied by DJ Vulvadon & DJ Myxomycota on the Logger Bar sound system.

668-5000 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre