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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Savage Henry Comedy Festival Yuks Commence; Full Schedule Here

You have been warned. Over the next few days there is ample chance that one of the normally respectable Humboldt establishments you’re fond of frequenting could be overrun by attention-seeking comedians hoping to extract laughter from your face. That’s because, once again, the Savage Henry Comedy Festival is set to takeover the county with over 100 comedians and a ludicrous 40-odd shows. Seriously, it can be hard to wrap your brain around the scope of this thing. Luckily, your LoCO Lowdown has cobbled together a day-by-day schedule that you can peruse at the following links — Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 

If you’re unfamiliar with how this thing works, sure, you could buy tickets to the individual shows. But the folks at Savage Henry would really rather prefer you purchase an All-Fest Wristband for total access to the frivolity and what have you. Your call. Details in the event listing below or choose an event less hilarious from your Lowdown listings. 


Fortuna Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

Located at 1813 Eel River Drive in Fortuna, this year we’ve even got a CORN MAZE! Lots of pumpkin varieties for decorating, carving, and cooking! There will also be pigs and goats to pet.

890-6699 / Info@tableblufffarm.com / Web site

11th Annual Savage Henry Comedy Festival: Thursday

Humboldt County / 5 p.m.

Three days and 140 or so comedians from all over the country descend on Humboldt County at more than 10 venues for more than 40 shows. FULL THURSDAY LINEUP HERE.

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Best of the Wurst

The Lodge on Herrick Avenue / 5-7 p.m. / $25 / $30 tickets bought after 9/30

The Best of the Wurst is back! The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka is--again--hosting its annual bratwurst dinner. Grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, giant pretzel.

845-3459 / denbo@sbcglobal.net / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / Free

It's true, it's legendary. Come be legendary. Speak, sing, yodel, tap, didgeridoo.... come be heard.

822-3453 / Web site

Reel Genius Trivia at Scotia Lodge

Scotia Lodge / 6-8 p.m. / Free

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

Paul Beatie Live at The Boardroom Ferndale

The Boardroom, Ferndale / 6-8 p.m. / Free

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Our Lady of Fatima Celebration Weekend: Arraial Game & Silent Auction

Portuguese Hall / 6-11 p.m. / Free

Events change daily so please read the details below, end times vary. The Arraial white ticket game & silent auction will be running all weekend as well as various live auction items.

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Wine Benefit for North Country Fair

Septentrio Winery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

822-5320 / director@northcountryfair.org / Web site

Humboldt Beekeepers Special Guest

See Event Description / 6-8 p.m. / Free

humboldtbeekeepers@gmail.com / Web site

Reel Genius Trivia

Humboldt Brews / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

General trivia the 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly. Fun for everyone. Free to play, win prizes. Max 7 players per team.

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

Humboldt Homebrewers Club Meeting

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Eureka / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Come join us for our next monthly homebrew club meeting! This month's club meeting venue had a last minute change and will now be held at Redwood Curtain Brewery in Eureka.

humboldthomebrewers@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Latin Dance and Music Festival

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-11 p.m. / $18 / $55 Advanced Pass / $125 All Workshop Pass / $75 Beginners Pass / $20 Sat Party / 18+

This event features award winning instructors traveling to Arcata to teach 20+ workshops in Salsa, Bachata, and Cuban dances suitable for beginners through advanced dance enthusiasts!

816-2809 / latindancehumboldt@gmail.com / Web site

The Siren's Open Mic

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

"Our stage is open and our mic is on. Add your performance to our open mic."

798-1030 / sirensongbar@gmail.com / Web site


Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20 / $15 Students/Seniors

"A very free, jukebox musical, adaptation of MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM with all of the lovers over the age of 60, set in a nursing home during a pandemic with the staff of the home like Cirque on steroids (don’t expect any Shakespearian verse)."

269-355-0819 / nanettevoss@gmail.com / Web site

GOAT Karaoke

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Voted best Karaoke night in Humboldt- get your Goat on every Thursday and Sunday!

630-5000 / Web site

Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson Radio Hour

See Event Description / 10-11 p.m. / Free

826-7567 / rybopp@suddenlink.net / Web site


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