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:

SUNDAY, FEB. 1

Awkward Family Photos
Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon / $5 / Free kids/members / $2 students/seniors
“200 ridiculous and hilarious Awkward Family Photos are on display now through March 1st for your amusement.”
442-0278 / jemima@humboldtarts.org / Web site / View Comments

Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

Puff, Puff, Pass Tour
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $20 / 21+
With performances by Junior Reid, Natty Vibes and Karloz Paeza.
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MONDAY, FEB. 2

Golden Gate Wingmen
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $20 / 21+
Features John Kadlecik (DSO, Further, Phil & Friends), Jay Lane (Primus, Ratdog), Jeff Chimenti (Further, Ratdog), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey).
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TUESDAY, FEB. 3

Adrian Legg
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 Students and Members
“World-class fingerstyle guitarist based in the U.K. His solo performances are marked by their technical brilliance, evocative melodies and adventurous spirit.”
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Particle
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Combining elements of electronica, funk and rock with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and sonic exploration, and their influence can still be felt and heard in many of today’s top touring Jam and EDM/Funk bands.
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4

Awkward Family Photos
Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon / $5 / Free kids/members / $2 students/seniors
“200 ridiculous and hilarious Awkward Family Photos are on display now through March 1st for your amusement.”
442-0278 / jemima@humboldtarts.org / Web site / View Comments

The Devil Makes Three
HSU West Gym / 8 p.m. / $30 / $25 HSU students
With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly.
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Con Brio
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+
“The band’s sound traces a clear lineage from the dirty funk, blues, and psychedelic legacy of Bay Area legends like Sly and the Family Stone, with a nod toward ‘90s neo-soul trailblazers like D’Angelo.”
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THURSDAY, FEB. 5

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo 2015
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Bringing some of the best tattoo artists from around the world to Humboldt.
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Novelist Bryan Radzin
Trinidad Library / 7 p.m.-8:30 a.m. / Free
Radzin, an HSU graduate in creative writing and journalism, will read from his first novel, Search for Truth: The Seeker.
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Keller Williams, The Motet
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $30 / $25 adv. / 21+
Loops and loops and loops. Plus, The Motet, “a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

An Evening of Commedia
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8 p.m. / 18+
“Laughter abounds in this weekend of performance by Dell’Arte International’s first year students celebrating the lively comic form of Commedia dell’Arte known for its bold physical play, masks, topical humor and virtuosic improvised performance.”
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FRIDAY, FEB. 6

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo 2015
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Bringing some of the best tattoo artists from around the world to Humboldt.
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Eureka Crab Crawl Festival: Friday
Old Town Eureka / 5-9 p.m.
Crab Crawl throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka to bars and restaurants serving crab-themed drink and food specials
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Bob Marley’s 70th: A Global Call to Love
Mateel Community Center / 6 p.m. / $35 / $30 adv,
“Live performances by many conscious roots artists including Luciano, Harrison “Professor” Stafford, Prezident Brown, Sister Carol, iKrnoik and more.
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An Evening of Commedia
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8 p.m. / 18+
“Laughter abounds in this weekend of performance by Dell’Arte International’s first year students celebrating the lively comic form of Commedia dell’Arte known for its bold physical play, masks, topical humor and virtuosic improvised performance.”
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Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

Miracle Show
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+
Top shelf Grateful Dead. Come relive the magic.
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SATURDAY, FEB. 7

Annual Health, Wellness and Resource Fair
Bayshore Mall / 10-3 a.m. / Free
Free testing including bone density, blood pressure, body fat and more. Free fingerstick testing for cholesterol and blood glucose levels while supplies last.
442-5239 / brian.olson@stjoe.org / Web site / View Comments

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo 2015
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bringing some of the best tattoo artists from around the world to Humboldt.
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Eureka Crab Crawl Festival: Saturday
C Street Market Square / 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Inaugural festival features food, beer/wine garden, entertainment, crab education and activities.
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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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T Sisters
The Sanctuary / 7-9 p.m. / $15
Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen captivate audiences with tight harmonies, inventive arrangements, and plenty of sass.
822-0898 / thesanctuary.arcata@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
Eureka Theater / 7 p.m.
A screening of Roger Corman’s sci-fi “classic.” Part of the inaugural Eureka Crab Crawl Festival.
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Front Country
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students and members
Bay Area “newgrass” Americana group formed in 2011 featuring locally known singer Melody Walker and her partner Jacob Groopman.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

An Evening of Commedia
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8 p.m. / 18+
“Laughter abounds in this weekend of performance by Dell’Arte International’s first year students celebrating the lively comic form of Commedia dell’Arte known for its bold physical play, masks, topical humor and virtuosic improvised performance.”
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Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, FEB. 8

Awkward Family Photos
Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon / $5 / Free kids/members / $2 students/seniors
“200 ridiculous and hilarious Awkward Family Photos are on display now through March 1st for your amusement.”
442-0278 / jemima@humboldtarts.org / Web site / View Comments

Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

Four Shillings Short
Fortuna Library / 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments. Free show.
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Tommy Emmanuel
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU students
“Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians, and one of the world’s most impressive guitar players. Rather than relying on a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays it all—and more—on one guitar simultaneously.”
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11

Awkward Family Photos
Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon / $5 / Free kids/members / $2 students/seniors
“200 ridiculous and hilarious Awkward Family Photos are on display now through March 1st for your amusement.”
442-0278 / jemima@humboldtarts.org / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, FEB. 12

Valentunes
From Eureka to Trinidad / 4-10 p.m.
Have a singing Valentine delivered to your sweetie, co-worker, friend or relative by a talented ensemble of musicians and singers from the ArMack Orchestra and Arcata High School Madrigal Choir.
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No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie
Minor Theatre / 6:30-8:10 p.m. / $10
The local deaf and hard-of-hearing community and sign language professionals will present “No Ordinary Hero,” a film about SuperDeafy and how he came to be.
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Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, FEB. 13

VDay Humboldt: One Billion Rising
Arcata Plaza / 4-3:30 p.m. / Free
Make a statement through movement that you won’t tolerate any more violence against women or girls in our local community or around the world. No previous dance experience needed.
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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

Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

Free Rain CD Release
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Mind-expanding rock ‘n’ roll and visuals. Farmhouse Odyssey opens.
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Free Rain
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Local supergroup consisting of Piet Dalmolen (guitar), Aaron Drago (bass/Moog), Tomek Zajaczkowski (keyboards/synths), Tommy Fitzmaurice (drums) and Jesse Jonathon (percussion).
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SATURDAY, FEB. 14

FunkHouse of Love
Portuguese Hall / 7:45 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 18+
Do you like love? Receive it from bands Jelly Bread, Liquid Kactus, Farmhouse Odyssey and more.
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Countdown to Carnaval w/ Samba na Chuva
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Enjoy new high energy choreography. Dance to new percussion arrangements based on the work of Marcus Santos, Brian Davis and Jimmy Biala.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Macbeth
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.
In a savvy marketing move, NCRT is billing this as “The Original Game of Thrones.”
442-6278 / Web site / View Comments

Brownout presents ‘Brown Sabbath’
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Brown Sabbath” is the alter ego of Austin-based psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalog of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath.
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SUNDAY, FEB. 15

Celtic Fiddle Festival
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $5 HSU students
“The Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles.”
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MONDAY, FEB. 16

The Avett Brothers
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65
“Delivering their rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and even a jab of punk-style dynamics here and there, the Avett Brothers have built up a sizable following based on their rowdy, infectious stage shows.”
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18

Brett Dennen
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 / $15 HSU students
“Acclaimed singer-songwriter whose soulful, unique voice and feel-good compositions reflect the influences of his humble origins growing up in the Northern California foothills.” Solo acoustic. Special guest Willy Tea Taylor opens the show.
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THURSDAY, FEB. 19

Zap Mama with Antibalas
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU student
“From Afrobeat to Afro-pop, Zap Mama offers a crazy kaleidoscope of sound encompassing everything from Pygmy dialects to urban French jazz and hip hop, while Antibalas effortlessly fuses Afrobeat with New York City Latin funk and traditional drumming of Cuba and West Africa.”
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Zion I
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $20 / $18 adv. / 21+
ATL and World Famous Productions present the boom bap hip hop artist along with guests Los Rakas and Locksmith
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FRIDAY, FEB. 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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SATURDAY, FEB. 21

Ganjier Spring Kickoff
Mateel Community Center / 11 a.m.-7 p.m. / $25 / $50 VIP/215 + Entry / $25 General Admission
“Getting ultivators prepared with the seeds, tools and knowledge they’ll need in 2015.”
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

An Evening with Josephine Johnson
Arcata Playhouse / 7:30 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
Formerly local singer/songwriter performs on a night also featuring Therese Keslin, Electro Saloon, live art by Matt Beard. A portion of the proceeds from the evening goes to support Food for People, Humboldt’s primary food bank.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Ryan Montbleau and Cris Jacobs
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Montbleau’s transcendent songcraft and powerful, uplifting voice can tackle intense topics just as easily as expressing life’s simple, everyday joys.”
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SUNDAY, FEB. 22

Oscar Night Red Carpet Gala
Eureka Theater / 5 p.m. / $30 / $25 adv.
The 76th Academy Awards will be aired live on the big screen and participants can win prizes for correctly guessing the winners of the main award categories. The evening will be catered by Brett Shuler’s Fine Catering. No host bar.
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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He came under the spell of Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield and other blues rock players early on. As he got older, Castro moved forward by investigating the past, falling in love with the blues guitar work of Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
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Slaid Cleaves
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 Students and Members
“Cleaves is a rootsy singer-songwriter who’s made his bed in the folk world. He spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart.”
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MONDAY, FEB. 23

T Bird and The Breaks
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Playing a style of dance music that has it’s most basic and obvious roots in the funk and soul music of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

Howlin’ Rain, The Blank Tapes
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Described as “classically soulful”[3] Howlin’ Rain are currently signed with Rick Rubin to the Columbia Records subset American Recordings.”
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FRIDAY, FEB. 27

The Compass in Her Blood Book Release Celebration
Northtown Books / 7 p.m. / Free
The Compass in Her Blood is a series of poems and short stories written by local slam master, Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak. This celebration will mark the publication of the book. A Reason To Listen Poetry Collective will join Vanessa in her performance that evening.
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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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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.”
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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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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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THURSDAY, MAR. 5

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.
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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.
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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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SATURDAY, MAR. 7

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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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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MONDAY, MAR. 9

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.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

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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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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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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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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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.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

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, 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.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

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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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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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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