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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Anna Tivel Returns! Earl Thomas! Friday Night Market! More!

Even as Humboldt prepares for Oysterfest weekend, it's a packed Friday night with many of your standard fun distractions -- Friday Night Market, the Humboldt Crabs, etc. For a more subdued scene consider Richards' Goat Tavern, where siger/songwriter Anna Tivel is set to make a sweet return. Check out her recent Tiny Desk Concert scroll your Lowdown below for details on her show and other joys. 


The OoOoh! Friday Mornings on Humboldt Hot Air

Humboldt Hot Air / 7-9 a.m. / Free

Hosted by Comedian Pete Nelson and Local expert Jesse Katz and featuring rotation guests.

382-1398 / Web site

Wrangling with Daddy Issues: A Burlesque Hoe-Down

Crisp Lounge / 8-10 a.m. / $15 / 21+

Break out your sexiest chaps and step into your cowboy boots, The Renegade Revue is hosting Humboldt's hottest hoe-down!

renegaderevue@gmail.com /

Whomp 6.7

The Jam / 9:30-2 a.m. / $15 / $15 public / 21+

We are excited to welcome Layer from Texas alongside Devstep, Ezekeal Zion, and sub_aura.

822-5266 / Web site

Tarot Readings

Azila's Cauldron / 1-4 p.m. / $60

Over fifteen years of experience, the Manga deck was gifted to Yaga and has traveled on her for the past seven years guarded by a quartz crystal and a hand-painted cloth.

336-2023 / littlelostforestart@gmail.com / Web site

Tiempo de Cuentos en Español

Fortuna Library / 3:30-4 p.m. / Free

Cultiven la alfabetización temprana en sus niños con cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión.

725-3460 /


The Summitt / 4-8 p.m. / Free / 21+

PRIDE centered games and trivia throughout the night.

613-0732 / thesummittsportsbook@gmail.com / Web site

Alchemy Distillery Pop Up

Alchemy Distillery / 4-9 p.m.

This time it's the awesome husband and wife dream team Jesse and Jessica with their Spanish inspired cuisine. DJs Red and Nicholas Talvola will be spinning vinyl.

822-8013 / alchemydistillery@gmail.com / Web site

Language Exchange Meetup

Richards' Goat Tavern / 5-7 p.m.

Speak your native language! Teach someone a language!

925-214-8099 / wetravelconnectusa@gmail.com /

Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

"Friday Night Market has it all; farmers market, arts and craft vendors, bar featuring the best of Humboldt produced beverages, a wide variety of food vendors and of course, live local music for dancing."

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

Ray Raphael: A Life in History

Northtown Books / 5:30-7 p.m.

For half a century, in twenty books, Ray Raphael has explored societal and historical themes by highlighting unsung individuals, from Revolutionary War farm wives to back country woodsmen in California.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Buddy Reed and His Fabulous Rip it Ups

Old Town Eureka / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Buddy Reed and His Fabulous Rip it Ups are playing at the Eureka Friday Night Markets. This will be quite the show. Appearing with Buddy Reed will be the Bella Vita Fire Dance Co., the Humboldt Hotties, and the Pin Up Girls.

909-435-7596 / lostmindranch@gmail.com / Web site

Coffee House

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 7-8 p.m. / Free

Sing a song, tell a joke, or blow something up. This is a chance to share your special talent with your friends and fellow UU’s. Or, you can just watch and enjoy.

822-3793 / electricmcgetrick@gmail.com / Web site

Opera Alley Cats

SpeakEasy / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Long-running Old Town musical institution featuring some of the region's best jazz players.

444-2244 / jessdancer.speakeasy@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Novato Knicks

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $10 / $4 kids (3-12)

Sponsor Appreciation Night! Music by Crab Grass Band! Watch your hometown heroes whoop up some lesser team! Founded in 1945, the Humboldt Crabs are the oldest, continuously-operated, collegiate, independent, wood-bat, summer baseball team in the country.

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International Folk Dance Party

Synapsis / 7-10:30 p.m. / $7 / $10 generous folks

The Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public to a live music Balkan Folk Dance Party.

496-6734 / kurumada@humboldt.edu / Web site


Savage Henry Comedy Club / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Comedias get 10-minute sets to stretch their legs.

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Humboldt Comedy Show

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 7 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Featuring Tina San Lucas, Chico's Pistol Packin' Jessy Jaymes, Medford's Nick Meier, Humboldt's Jessica Grant, and Pete Nelson.

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The Prom

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30 p.m. / $18 / $16 Student / Senior / $18 General

"The Prom is a heartfelt and hilarious musical comedy that’s been turning heads from Broadway to Netflix!"

786-5483 / tickets@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Anna Tivel {quartet}, Sam Weber

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $15 / $18 day of show / 21+

One of our favorite songwriters returns to The Miniplex with an expanded group, adding further richness to the already brilliant and heart wrenching tunes.

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

Earl Thomas, Brett McFarland

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $25 / 21+

Earl Thomas parlayed a unique voice and style into blues stardom at the beginning of the ‘90s.

826-2739 / Web site

Humboldt Comedy Show

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 8 p.m. / $10

Featuring Pistol Packin' Jessy Jaymes from Chico, Humboldt's Pete Nelson, Medford's Nick Meier, Tina San Lucas and Jessica Grant.

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Flashback Friday! '70s Edition

The Basement / 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+

It’s another Flashback Friday at The Basement! This time, DJs Anya Slayer and Zero One are spinning the vinyl back to the 1970s.

230-6451 / Info@basementarcata.com / Web site


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

Every Friday night sing your favorite songs!

839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

Latin Night with DJ Pachanguero

Blue Lake Casino Hotel / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

"Have one of the best nights of your life with the passion of Latin Rhythms! DJ Pachanguero brings the heat to the Wave Lounge with all of the best reggaeton, moomba, cumbia, and all your favorite remixes en Español."

668-9770 / Web site

Parnell O'Mooney's 30 Minutes!

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

Prepare to be entertained by Parnell O'Mooney, a comedic genius known for his quick wit and side-splitting humor.

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the Lost Dogs Band

Logger Bar / 9-11 p.m.

Come out and dance to local Blues and Americana band The Lost Dogs!

668-5000 / Web site

Fuego Reggaeton Party

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $10 / 18+

Fuego is the hottest party in Arcata representing Latin music and culture. From Reggaeton, Cumbias, and Dembow to Latin House, Tropical Bass and beyond. All walks of life invited.

613-3030 / Web site


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