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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: It's Opening Weekend at NCRT

North Coast Repertory Theatre's first production of 2020 is Life is a Dream, originally written by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca in 1635 and later adapted by the Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. Details on that and other Saturday joys in your Lowdown listings below.


Home Grown Pancake Breakfast

Mattole Grange Hall / 8-11 a.m. / $10 / Free Kids

629-3421 /

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. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader Jude Power in the parking lot at the end of South I Street.

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Gentle Yoga

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

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

Restoration Work Day with Friends of the Dunes

See Event Description / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join Friends of the Dunes in our on going efforts to restore habitat in our rare and precocious Manila sand dunes.

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

Dune Ecosystem Restoration Day

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

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

Dune Ecosystem Restoration Day

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / 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

PAWS to Read

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

Join Rufus, a licensed therapy dog, and his human, Jean Ann to read or tell stories. Reading to a dog is a low-pressure way for children to practice their reading skills, and fun besides!

269-1910 / 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

This Program Could Save Your Life: Self-Defense Skills with Carrie Slack

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / noon-1 p.m. / Free

269-1935 / Web site

Humboldt's Lost Treasures

Redway Elementary School / 1 p.m. / Free

445-4342 / research@humboldthistory.org / Web site

Nature Story Time

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m. / Free

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

Playful Movement

See Event Description / 3-4 p.m. / Free

Fusion movement class by donation.

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

Abraham-Hicks Group

See Event Description / 4:15-5:15 p.m. / Free

Discussion on Abraham Hicks.

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / 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

Live from The Old Steeple

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

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

Milonga! (Tango dance party)

See Event Description / 8-11 p.m. / $10 / $9 Humboldt Tango members

834-3274 / turkfurniture@sbcglobal.net / Web site


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

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

No Big Deal

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

Local acoustic band.

826-7222 / Web site

Humboldt Mediation Services fundraiser at North Coast Repertory Theater - Life is a Dream: Pedro Calderou de la Barca

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20

445-2505 / humboldtmediation@reninet.com / Web site

Rag Doll Revue: New Year. New Dolls.

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.

Rag Doll Revue is ready to rock 2020 with our first show of the year! This show will feature our new lineup of Rag Dolls doing ALL NEW ACTS, and we're bringing back two of our OG members to blow your minds with new material.

826-2739 / Web site


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

Local Northern California longest running Cover Band. Classic Funk/80’s & 90s Pop & Classic Rock. Music that will keep you dancing!

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

Ghost Roast

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

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Almost Dangerous

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

839-2013 /

Former Chimps with The Bored Again

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

668-5000 / Web site

Former Chimps, The Bored Again

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

"The Bored Again opens this show with his solo bass and vocal fun, then Former Chimps will have you dancing to their original rock!"

668-5000 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site

'70s Disco Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / $5 after first 100

Bell bottoms, sequins, pop rocks, & disco balls. Lets take a trip back in time to dance the night away to remastered timeless classics from the 70s. Enjoy the last weekend before school by wearing some of your favorite retro fits... (and don't worry this music will be reminiscent of the 70s.)

822-1220 / info@arcatatheatre.com / Web site

London Underground w/ DJs Dacin & Zanapod

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 10-11:59 p.m. / Free

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


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