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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Madde in Arcata

It's a comparatively low-key weekend in Humboldt as the county braces for the invasion of families coming to town to attend Cal Poly Humboldt's first ever commencement ceremonies. There are a few shows of note in your Lowdown listings below, though. For example: Singer/songwriter Madde is taking a break from fronting various bands for a solo tour stop at Richard's Goat Tavern in Arcata. Sample her sounds above and/or scroll below for more Friday human clusters. 



Cherae Heights Firewater Lounge / 9-2 a.m. / 21+

Come get down with the one and only DJM! Party Rocking Classics from Hip Hop,Funk,Rock,Dance ect. *Live Painter Monica Star

Rediscover Your Vibrant Self

Scrapper's Edge / 10 a.m.-noon / $25 / 18+

Reconnect with your creative wild child as we collage, sketch, and write during this guided two-hour workshop. Led by life coach, Soo Young Lee at the Scrapper’s Edge.

445-9686 / soobeehoney@gmail.com / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Garberville Farmers’ Market offers the freshest fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, crafts and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.

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

Bingo Under the Big Top!

Old Creamery Building (Arcata) / 4-8 p.m. / $5 / $3 Per entry card

Bingo! Bingo! Bingo! Join in on the fun! Come and support the Coastal Grove 8th grade class for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser! 50/50 drawing! Bake sale! The amazing Los Giles food truck! Smiles! Memories! Community!

Madrone Shindig w/ The Yokels

Trinidad Town Hall / 5-10 p.m. / $15

Music by The Yokels. Fundraiser to Re-Elect Steve Madrone as 5th District Supervisor. Beer, wine, food available. Catered dinner by Brett Shuler.

677-0223 / josh@madrone.me / Web site

Reel Genius Trivia

Old Growth Cellars / 6-8 p.m. / Free

General trivia, fun for everyone. Free to play. Win prizes. Max 7 per team.

601-1606 / Partners@reelgeniustrivia.com / Web site

Canary and the Vamp

Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-9 p.m. / $5

Wind it up and let it go! It's vintage and it swings! Summoning forgotten ditties, ballads, and musical numbers from the jazz age is Canary and the Vamp.

508-5175 / wrangletowncidercompany@gmail.com / Web site

Hill Honey and the Wildcats, Singing Nettles

Logger Bar / 7 p.m.

"Just a band of friends making music and having a good time. Come to a live show and see for yourself."

668-5000 / Web site

Rael Raenbird & Queen James

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / Free

Friday the 13th themed live music featuring singer songwriter Rael Raenbird.

599-8986 / sirensongbar@gmail.com / Web site

Friday the 13th 3D (1982)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8-10:45 p.m. / $9

613-3030 / info@arcatatheatre.com / Web site


Synapsis / 8 p.m. / $5 / $20 sliding scale

Local Middle Eastern dance music.

616-3104 / muppet33@gmail.com / Web site

Madde, Life of the Afterparty, Marvin the Fly

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8-11:59 p.m. / $10 / $15 day of show / 21+

This natural-born songwriter's self-produced solo work has independently garnered millions of streams. After prolifically touring her home state pre-pandemic, Madde recorded her third album in the U.K.

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

Rockstar Karaoke

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

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The Tripletones

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

The Tripletones are one of Humboldt's favorite good time bands. Playing country, blues, and classic rock 'n roll. The Tripletones know how to get an audience to its feet and keep them dancing all night.

733-9644 / Web site

Paco Romane

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15 / 21+

Paco Romane is one of those guys who’s done a little bit of everything, from stand-up, acting, writing, and improv to voice-overs and podcasts.

845-8864 / info@savagehenrycomedy.com / Web site

Arcane Artists: Free Creatures

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / $18 General Admission / 21+

"Northwest Hip Hop’s Marv Ellis and his fiancé Emily Turner on Upright Bass and vocals combine to present a high energy set full of vintage jazz samples, shlumpin’ dance beats, and playfully uplifting lyrics and harmonies."

822-5266 / bootyshakinmusicproductions@yahoo.com / Web site


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