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FRIDAY LOWDOWN! Friday Night Market Returns! Forest Moon Festival Kicks Off! More!

Old Town Eureka enters its summer bustle season with the first Friday Night Market of 2024. Details on that and other Friday distractions in your Lowdown listings below.



Dazey's Arcata Smokeout

Dazey's Supply / 8 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

Join Dazey's as we celebrate 50 years in business with our annual Smokeout Sales event!

408-1822 / david.thrasher@dazeys.com / Web site

Forest Moon Festival

Humboldt County / 9 a.m.-11 p.m. / Free

All things Star Wars! During the festival weekend there will have Movie screenings, music, food, costumes, obstacles courses, art, film museum, saber combat, and so much more!

443-4488 / rebelalliance@forestmoonfestival.org / 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 /

NCAA Softball World Series

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

Live women's sports all weekend.

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

Buddy Reed's Juke Joint Experience

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5-7 p.m.

"Buddy Reed brings his Juke Joint Experience featuring the Fabulous Rip it Ups."

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

Tidepool High Divers

Six Rivers Brewery / 5-7 p.m. / Free

839-7580 / office@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

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

Fortuna Library Movie Night

Fortuna Library / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Free

Enjoy a FREE family movie night at the library!

725-3460 / Web site

Alchemy Distillery Pop Up

Alchemy Distillery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Join us for two nights of Brazilian food and dance! Chef Maria is taking over our kitchen to serve modern Brazilian cuisine. This is a benefit for Samba do Mar Humboldt.

822-8013 / amy@alchemyinc.com / Web site

Reel Genius Trivia

Mckinleyville Moose Lodge / 6-8 p.m. / Free

Last Fri monthly. Free, fun, with prizes for the winners.

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

Hirs Collective, Deaf Club, Racket, Malicious Algorithm

The Siren's Song Tavern / 6:30 p.m.

It's metal night in Old Town!

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Eureka Skate Night

Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6:30-9 p.m. / 18+

Looking for a groovy way to spend your Friday night?? Come on down to Skate Night at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium!

441-4248 / Web site


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

Comedias get 10-minute sets to stretch their legs.

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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

Eureka Symphony: A Study in Contrasts

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10 Rush tickets available at 6p.m. night of. / Free Children 12 and under with an adult ticket

The season finale opens with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 129 played by the Eureka Symphony’s incomparable concertmaster, Terrie Baune.

845-6139 / ticketing@eurekasymphony.org / Web site

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

Forest Moon Ball

The Historic Eagle House / 8-11 p.m. / $10

"Rockin' blues, bring yer dancin' shoes! Eat, drink, dance, and let the Energy of the forest Moon be with you."

444-3344 / events@historiceaglehouse.com / Web site

Rooster McClintock, The New Pelicans

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Rooster's Foot-stomping honky-tonk and the Pelicans Americana, Southern soul, alt-country rock and roll.

826-2739 / Web site

Shiny Eyes

Papa Wheelies Pub / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Music for your head. Live chillout jams with synths, turntables, tape decks, and more.

shiny.eyes.contact@gmail.com / Web site

A New Brain

NCRT / 8-10 p.m. / $18 Students/Seniors / $20 General

"A New Brain is a musical journey of healing and inspiration with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by William Finn and James Lapine."

442-6278 / ncrtboxoffice@gmail.com / Web site

The Undercovers

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

"The Undercovers are a four piece group of multi-instrumentalists that formed together in 2014 with the like mind to start a different kind of cover band."

668-9770 / Web site


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

Every Friday night sing your favorite songs!

839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

The Craig Woods Band

The Basement / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5 / 21+

Country, rock, and pop hits.

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

Savage Henry Game Show Night

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

Classic 70s and 80s era game shows played live on stage by comedians and you, the crowd, as contestants competing to win REAL prizes.

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Monument Road

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

Members of local dance rock cover band 'Under The Influence' have united to start a 2nd band called 'Monument Road.'

683-5872 / booking.utiband@gmail.com / Web site

Synthetic: DJs Unseelie and Kreepeeo

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / $5 / Free before 10 pm / $10 sliding scale / 21+

Join DJ Unseelie and DJ Kreepeo for a pumping mix of synth-based music from the early 80s to the present day. Expect to hear tunes from Gary Numan, Ladytron, Dark Chisme, Hante, New Order and more.

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


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