LOWDOWN LOOKAHEAD!

Humboldt, it’s never too early to be planning future fun. Thus, LoCO offers you the Lowdown Lookahead, a master list of all the Lowdown “red lined” events into the foreseeable future. Scroll around for info on notable upcoming gatherings. Major upcoming events include:

SATURDAY, FEB. 28

Perilous Plunge
Foot of F Street / 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For the past 13 years, folks from our generous community have been jumping into the cold Humboldt Bay in wacky costumes to help raise money for the Discovery Museum.
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Sexland: Constellations and Sexplorations, Featuring Sex Nerd Sandra
Kate Buchanan Room / noon-6 p.m. / Free / 18+
“Sexland is a sexual health event that focuses on exposure to new ways of thinking about sex and sexuality while validating sexual experience and diversity through a lens of enthusiastic consent. Sexland is a sex positive, body positive space that aims to be free of guilt shame and fear.”
826-5233 / hsuphe@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Dinner and Dance w/ Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Bayside Grange #500 / 6-10:30 p.m. / $20 / $10 Dance Only / $25 Family Dance Only / Free Under 7 / $10 Kids ages 7-17
Mistwood Educational Center benefit.
826-1150 / www.mistwoodeducationalcenter@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Caravan of Glam
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
“Join Portland’s Premier Variety Troupe for an evening of entertainment, dancing and unmentionables! Justin Buckles Productions and Ecstacy Inferno bring their most sizzling and mind blowing performers to tantalize and tickle your fancies.”
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Cassandra Wilson
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $10 HSU students
“Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday” “Applying her rich, smoky contralto to songs from a diversity of sources, her inspired interpretive gifts transform any material into a sophisticated and deeply personal vision for contemporary jazz.”
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The Delta Nationals, LaPatina Band
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
The Delta Nationals and the LaPitina Band each play a set of rollicking Americana, rock and roll, vintage country, pop and soul music. Dance, drink, socialize and have some fun.
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Annual Mustache Contest
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Prizes awarded in many categories by a panel of distinguished judges. The coveted “Best of Show” award is given to the contestant who best pairs his facial hair, outfit and attitude.
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Lordy Lordy, Soul Night Turns 40
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
DJs Jaymorg, Red and Matt n’ Adam will be spinning all vinyl funk and soul sets dedicated to Victor Mendes of La Barca Taqueria who will be leaving in March to head home to his family.
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Scuber Mountain, Soulsapiens
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Come dance, sweat, put your left foot in, play Words with Friends, and shake with the finest local soul/funk bands.
822-4766 / scubermountain@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, MAR. 3

Les Yeux Noirs
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $18 / $15 Students and Members
Equal parts gypsy and klezmer (with plenty of jazzy flourishes to boot), the band draw on music from right across the region, from Hungary down to Armenia.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 4

The Mighty Diamonds
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / $20 / 21+
“Formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica, The Mighty Diamonds are the most consistent and long-running vocal trio in Jamaican musical history.
826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, MAR. 5

Ocean Night: Nuclear Savage and the Golden Rule Peace Ship
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3
A special Ocean Night fundraiser for the Golden Rule Peace Boat Project. Featured film is Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1, Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marshall Islands in 1986, and was shocked by what he found there.
822-6918 / jsavage@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

The Accident Lab
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7 p.m. / $5
Local poets are invited to sign up and perform and an original piece. We will secure spots on a random lottery basis, due to the high volume of talent that shows up every damn time! This event also features music from our beloved DJ Goldylocks. Featured Slam Master is Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak.
530-448-9458 / areasontolisten@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Sherman Alexie
Van Duzer Theater / 7-10 p.m. / Free
In celebration of the CR and HSU 2014-15 Book of the Year War Dances, author Sherman Alexie will be speaking at HSU.
826-3928 / aet10@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

John Craigie Trio, Anna Tivel
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
Chris Parreira Presents presents two amazing west coast singer/songwriters.
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FRIDAY, MAR. 6

Bowl for Kids’ Sake XXXII: Jungle Bowl
Harbor Lanes / 7 p.m.
Every dollar raised helps to provide professionally supported volunteer mentors for children in our community.
445-4871 / bfks@ncbbbs.org / Web site / View Comments

The Good Body
Humboldt State University Studio Theater / 7 p.m. / $12 / $8 students / 18+
The forbidden pleasure of ice cream, the effects of botox, and the absurdity of the beauty industry all come together in the new work by Eve Ensler.
530-448-9458 / thegoodbody.humboldt@gmail.com / View Comments

24th Almost Annual Pun-off
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $17
Humor releases “feel good” chemicals and, unlike some other well-known chemicals, It’s legal. Humor increases a general sense of well-being even, at times, euphoria. You can laugh (and boo). Benefits Making Headway Center for Brain Injury Recovery.
672-3668 / lornam@mhwcenter.org / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Symphony Winter Concert
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-10 p.m. / $29 / $44 Loge / $34 Orchestra Rear / $39 Orchestra Main and Lower Balcony / Free children 12 and under / $10 students one hour before concert
“Johannes Brahms’ Concerto No. 1—one of the 19th century’s most beloved piano concertos—will be performed by Humboldt State’s talented John Chernoff. The remainder of the program is devoted to 20th century orchestral pieces inspired by dance music.”
845-3655 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The HiLL, The Mother Vines
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
The Hill: Humboldt County’s own blend of outlaw county and honky-tonk punk. The Mother Vines: Local psychedelic surf punk pop experience. You: stoked.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAR. 7

Bowl for Kids’ Sake XXXII: Jungle Bowl
Harbor Lanes / 12:45 p.m.
Every dollar raised helps to provide professionally supported volunteer mentors for children in our community.
445-4871 / bfks@ncbbbs.org / Web site / View Comments

76th Anniversary 1939 Movie Marathon
Eureka Theater / 1-9:30 p.m. / $0.35 / $0.10 kids
The Eureka Theater turns 76 years old with a 9-hour 1939 movie marathon featuring screenings of The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Gone With the Wind.
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McKinleyville Land Trust Annual Dinner
Azaela Hall / 5-9 p.m. / $30 / $15 children under 12 / $25 students and seniors
HSU emeritus geology professor, Don Garlick, will present a lecture and slide show ‘Our Planet of Plants: The Interrelationships of Plants, Oxygen, Climate and Our Place in the Web of Life’. Silent auction, raffle, and no-host wine and beer bar.
839-5263 / Web site / View Comments

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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St. Paddle’s Day Party
See Event Description / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. / $40 / 21+
“Something Different Humboldt Presents a sex-positive, pansexual event guaranteed to titillate and entertain. Delightfully indulge in music, dancing, play & cuddle spaces, dungeon, smoking hot performances, fun games and more!”
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John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 Students and Members
“Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new.”
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $13 Students & Members / $15 General
“Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new.”
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Symphony Winter Concert
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-10 p.m. / $29 / $44 Loge / $34 Orchestra Rear / $39 Orchestra Main and Lower Balcony / Free children 12 and under / $10 students one hour before concert
“Johannes Brahms’ Concerto No. 1—one of the 19th century’s most beloved piano concertos—will be performed by Humboldt State’s talented John Chernoff. The remainder of the program is devoted to 20th century orchestral pieces inspired by dance music.”
845-3655 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rebelution
HSU West Gym / 9 p.m. / $30 / $25 HSU students
Since forming in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Opening the show will be Chili’s Gondwana and Jeremy Loops.
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The Hip Joint
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
They go “boopy boppy.”
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SUNDAY, MAR. 8

HumDOG’s 28th Free Dog Expo
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free / Free all
Watch specially trained dogs display their talents including dog agility, obedience, tricks, dancing with dogs, fisherman’s water dogs, sled dogs and the ever-popular “Parade of Breeds” at 1 pm.
444-3862 / apjohns@aol.com / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, MAR. 9

Andrea Gibson
Humboldt State University - Kate Buchanan Room / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free
Nationally-acclaimed spoken word poet and activist, Andrea Gibson, will perform a 60 spoken word set. “Be prepared for a heart-wrenching, politically-necessary, culturally-conscious and gender-questioning experience.”
826-3776 / clubs@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $10 HSU students
Best known for his Grammy-nominated single “Grazing in the Grass,” legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela’s hit song, “Bring Him Back Home” became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement.
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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 11

Marco Benevento
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“In the live setting, his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy, which has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Brooklyn, Newport Jazz to Bonnaroo.”
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THURSDAY, MAR. 12

Moon Hooch
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves.”
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FRIDAY, MAR. 13

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
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Henry Diltz and Friends
Eagle House Inn / 7-9 p.m. / $10 / 21+
An evening of music and storytelling with world-renowned music photographer Henry Diltz and lifelong Americana singer/songwriter Peter Blachley. Features slideshow of images and stories as told by Mr. Diltz who was on the scene for some of the most memorable music artists of the 1960s and ‘70s.
917-239-9229 / susan@morrisonhotelgallery.com / Web site / View Comments

Pistachio
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
“Pistachio hails from Oakland, California and specializes in 1970’s disco/soul with a nutty rock and roll flair.”
839-7580 / mgmt@pistachiotheband.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAR. 14

Down The Rabbit Hole
Arcata Community Center / 5 p.m.-midnight / $75
Join the Arcata Rotary Club Sunrise for another spectacular event. This year’s theme is “Down The Rabbit Hole.” A delicious dinner will be feature along with eye-popping entertainment and fun. Dress in your best “Alice in Wonderland” finery and support the great causes.
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Huayllipacha
Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students and seniors
Playing a blend of traditional and contemporary music from their homeland are Peruvian brothers Fredy, David and Juan Salazar-Quispe.
768-3231 / fortunaconcert@live.com / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, MAR. 15

The Good Body
Eureka Woman’s Club / 4 p.m. / $40 / $40 General / 18+
The forbidden pleasure of ice cream, the effects of botox, and the absurdity of the beauty industry all come together in the new work by Eve Ensler.
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MONDAY, MAR. 16

Kyle Kinane
Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $14 / 21+
Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Also, farts. Opening the show is Dutch Savage and Matt Redbeard hosts. Presented by Savage Henry.
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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 18

State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65 / $10 HSU students
“Founded in 1971 by Maestro Enrique Batiz and the State Government of Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico) aims to promote music as a means of cultural expression and identity.”
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THURSDAY, MAR. 19

The Good Body
Garberville Theater / 7 p.m. / $15 / $8 Students / 18+
The forbidden pleasure of ice cream, the effects of botox, and the absurdity of the beauty industry all come together in the new work by Eve Ensler.
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FRIDAY, MAR. 20

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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The Good Body
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $12 / $8 Students / 18+
The forbidden pleasure of ice cream, the effects of botox, and the absurdity of the beauty industry all come together in the new work by Eve Ensler.
530-448-9458 / thegoodbody.humboldt@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Cirque Mechanics
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $35 / $25 children / $10 HSU students
“A jaw-dropping stage spectacular perfect for audiences of all ages, Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk is a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels. The mad geniuses at Cirque Mechanics have applied their mechanical wizardry to all things pedal-powered.”
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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 25

Second City
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU students
“Instigators behind SCTV and the original inspiration for Saturday Night Live, Second City is a “comedy empire” (The New York Times). With a superstar alumni list of comic masters; Mike Myers, Steve Carell and Tina Fey to name a few, the company has been the springboard for generations of comedians”
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SATURDAY, MAR. 28

Seed and Plant Exchange
Arcata Community Center / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Farmers and gardeners are invited to get ready for spring by swapping locally grown and locally appropriate seeds, starts and plants. Live music, free workshops taught by local experts, and a locally sourced lunch available.
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SUNDAY, MAR. 29

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick featuring Tom Rozum
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $18 / $15 Students and Members & HFS members
“Lewis and Kallick share and swap the lead and harmony vocal parts, and are ably assisted by some of the west coast’s finest musicians including Tom Rozum. For those crying out for honest bluegrass music like it used to be…”
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, MAR. 30

Yonder Mountain String Band
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $25 HSU students
“Alongside other neo-bluegrass friends, such as Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, and The Travelin’ McCourys, YMSB has thoroughly revitalized and contemporized bluegrass, introducing the sound to countless new fans.”
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SATURDAY, APR. 4

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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Blue Lotus, Liquid Kactus
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $7 / 21+
Blue Lotus features original songs that take your from rock and roll to spaced out intergalactic madness. Liquid Kactus is quickly gaining recognition as one of the top jam bands in Humboldt County they fuse together many elements of music.
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FRIDAY, APR. 10

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
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SATURDAY, APR. 11

Spectacular! Spectacular! Wanderlust in Wonderland
Arcata Community Center / 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Vaudevillian tribe, complete with 10-piece bohemian swing band, acrobats, aerialists, burlesque, jugglers, contortionists, acting as the full cast of Wonderland characters will lead the audience through the looking glass in this eclectic dinner theatre experience.
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SUNDAY, APR. 12

The Tallis Scholars
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $10 HSU students
“The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred Renaissance vocal music as one of the great repertoires of the Western classical cannon.”
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TUESDAY, APR. 14

Neil deGrasse Tyson (SOLD OUT)
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65
Host of the 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series COSMOS, Tyson’s work delves into big subjects from exploding stars and dwarf galaxies to the structure of our Milky Way.
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FRIDAY, APR. 17

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, APR. 18

California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day
Patrick’s Point State Park / 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Individuals, groups or businesses interested in volunteering on Earth Day should register at calparks.org/earthday.
677-3109 / earthday@calparks.org / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, APR. 28

The Handsome Family
Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $15 Students & Members / $18 General
The Handsome Family is a 20-year songwriting collaboration between husband and wife, Brett (music) and Rennie Sparks (words). “
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SATURDAY, MAY. 2

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, MAY. 8

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
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David Sedaris
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55
With sardonic wit and incisive social critique, Sedaris serves up the comic relief with equal doses of clear-eyed honesty and brilliant eloquence. A favorite contributor to NPR’s This American Life and a regular at The New Yorker, his latest book is Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.”
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SUNDAY, MAY. 10

Atalanta Victory Run and Walk
Arcata Co-Op / 10 a.m. / $10 / $15 After April 12 / $5 12 & under
Six Rivers Running Club, North Coast Co-op, and The Breast and GYN Health Project invite all women to a flat course for the 2 mile run-walk or the 8K run-walk. Proceeds will be shared with The Breast & GYN Health Project and local running teams.
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TUESDAY, MAY. 12

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU students
“Reclaiming the rich history of the African American string band. With a sound that reveals the celebratory, interconnected currents running through blues, country and bluegrass, they bring brash, youthful energy to music rooted in the red soil of the southern Piedmont region.”
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FRIDAY, MAY. 15

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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Coventry and Kaluza (Family Fun Series)
Arcata Playhouse / 7-9 p.m. / $10 Students & Members / $12 General
Award-winning physical theater and circus duo from San Francisco. They bring a variety of skills and thrills to their unique circus show which features multiple characters, juggling, extreme acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula-hooping and ridiculousness.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAY. 16

Coventry and Kaluza (Family Fun Series)
Arcata Playhouse / 2-4 p.m. / $10 Students & Members / $12 General
Award-winning physical theater and circus duo from San Francisco. They bring a variety of skills and thrills to their unique circus show which features multiple characters, juggling, extreme acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula-hooping and ridiculousness.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Coventry and Kaluza (Family Fun Series)
Arcata Playhouse / 7-9 p.m. / $10 Students & Members / $12 General
Award-winning physical theater and circus duo from San Francisco. They bring a variety of skills and thrills to their unique circus show which features multiple characters, juggling, extreme acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula-hooping and ridiculousness.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, JUN. 6

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, JUN. 12

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, JUN. 19

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, JUN. 20

Arcata’s 25th Anniversary Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Free
Shucking and tasting, sipping and savoring, listening and dancing, buying and selling.
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TUESDAY, SEP. 1

“Weird Al” Yankovic
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m.
“Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales.”
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