FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Arcata Does Christmas

Events

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Arts! Arcata: Holiday Open House!
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
During the Open House, 6pm-8pm on the Plaza please join us for Art, complimentary horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and cider, stilt walking elves, caroling, theatrical performance and a very special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students, Seniors / 18+
“An “unauthorized parody,” this dark comedy imagines beloved child characters from a popular comic strip as teenagers facing the fact that they must someday grow up and deal with the harsh realities of finding their place in the world.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

The Grasshopper and the Aunt
Arcata Playhouse / 7:30 p.m. / $12 / $10 students & members
The Arcata Playhouse annual holiday show returns with comedy, music, song and special guests galore.
822-1571 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Dell’Arte Character Projects
Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre / 8-9:45 p.m. / Free
Share an evening with 9 actor-creators as they transform into striking new characters in a moving kaleidoscope of richly imagined worlds.
668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Kingfoot
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages
Modern Americana.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Pippin: Extraordinary Musical Adventure
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m.
A spectacle-filled musical quest of epic discovery — Join wayward prince Pippin as he tries to discover his own little “Corner of the Sky.” Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, Pippin is an adventurous examination of life, death, passion, and the purpose of existence.
268-0175 / ncrt@sonic.net / Web site / View Comments

Madeline’s Christmas
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” This Christmas, though, a nasty flu works its way though the boarding school, and only Madeline manages to stay healthy.
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Gunsafe, The Bandage, Snake Oil Lullaby
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+
“Call it a Christmas miracle, Gunsafe is back in town for a holiday show. We sure do miss the Palm Lounge, and we have had some great times there.”
497-6093 / twang4strings@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Poor Man’s Whiskey
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
“Poor Man’s Whiskey plays “High Octane Hootenanny” music … dance, laugh, sing. Emerging from the San Francisco bay area music scene this quintet has developed a sound that is eclectic and engaging.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Sambamonium!
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Join us after Arts Arcata for our monthly night of sweaty dance therapy with DJ Pandemonium Jones and live samba drumming by Samba Floresta.
630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site / View Comments

Salsa Lesson and Social Dance
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 a.m. / $7 / 18+
We offer salsa dance lessons for everyone from no experience to very experienced. No partner required, but be prepared to meet people!
616-6876 / salsaatsix@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka High Schools Christmas Caroling
See Event Description / 8:30 a.m.
Christmas season is approaching us, fast. Our local Limited Edition Choir is getting ready and wants you to pick them to sing at your Christmas party!
362-9669 / youngc@eurekacityschools.org / View Comments

Camp SCRAP Registration
SCRAP Humboldt / noon / $100
Pre-registration is required. Experiment, problem solve, and create inventions from your imagination! We will spend this winter break camp firing up our imaginations and creating prototypes of inventions.
822-2452 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Sauna Happy Hour
Om Shala Yoga / 1-5 p.m. / $5
Cheap heat.
825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site / View Comments

All Ages Drag Show and Workshop
Synapsis / 5-10 p.m.
All ages exploration of creative gender expression and movement with Tucker Noir & Tigger AKA Mantrikka Ho!
616-3104 / muppet33@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

A Night of Many Stars Dinner and Show
Eureka Woman’s Club / 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Come hear some of the county’s best voices while enjoying a beautiful prepared dinner.
442-3458 / View Comments

Atlantis’s Fit Club
D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:45 p.m. / $5
Arcata Recreation and Instructor Atlantis Riddle offer classes that are dynamic, music driven focusing on both high and low impact, as well, as high and low intensity taught in a manner that incorporates ALL fitness levels.
822-7091 / atlantiscoral@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Arts Arcata at Om Shala: “Toad”
Om Shala Yoga / 6-7:30 p.m.
825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site / View Comments

Loving Vincent
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6-7:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+
“The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. All 65,000 frames of the film were hand-painted after being shot first as a live action film.”
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Robert, Tobe and DeAnna Trio
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.-10:30 a.m. / Free
Tropical music.
668-4151 / mike@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Arts Institute Presents Quietest Place
Redwood Yogurt / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Artists were encouraged to go on a walk to find this place and represent it somehow in their piece.
825-2400 / tclewell@nohum.k12.ca.us / Web site / View Comments

Arts! Arcata & Holiday Open House!
See Event Description / 6-9 p.m.
The Holiday Open House is a feature of Arcata Main Streets Season of Wonder and Light.
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Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Caring for the Wild, One Patient at a Time
Six Rivers Masonic Lodge / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free
Join the Redwood Region Audubon Society for a potluck followed by a presentation by Monte Merrick, co-director of Bird Ally X.
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Ken DeCamp: Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
Ken DeCamp, co-author of the new book “Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps: Including the Marble Mountain Wilderness, Russian Wilderness, & Trinity Divide” will present a short slideshow and sign books during Arts Arcata!
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Faith Center Foursquare Church / 7-9 p.m. / $5 Children / $10 Adults
Faith Center’s Christmas Dessert Theater is back this year with Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, an adaptation based on the novel by C.S. Lewis. This is a kid-friendly play and families are encouraged to attend.
442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site / View Comments

HSU University Singers and Humboldt Chorale
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / Free HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $8 General
The title of this concert is “How Can I Keep from Singing?” because the program reflects on why we need to sing - to deal with life, death, love, spirit, struggle, and of course - celebration!
826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Ghost Program
SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Gettin’ down in Opera Alley.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

Uptown Band
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Classic funk/‘80s and ‘90s pop and classic rock. Music that will keep you dancing!
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.
“What?”
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • COCO 2D: 12:25, 3:05, 5:45, 8:20
  • DADDY’S HOME 2: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40
  • DISASTER ARTIST: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40
  • JUST GETTING STARTED: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE 2D: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
  • LADY BIRD: 1:55, 4:25, 7:00, 9:25
  • MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS, THE: 12:20, 2:55, 5:35, 8:10
  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:15
  • THELMA: 12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45
  • THOR: RAGNAROK 2D: 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: 11:50, 2:40, 5:30, 8:20
  • WONDER: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • COCO 2D: 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • JUST GETTING STARTED: 1:40, 4:00, 6:20, 8:40
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE 2D: 12:50, 6:30, 9:20
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE 3D: 3:40
  • LADY BIRD: 1:50, 4:15, 6:40, 9:05
  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: 12:25, 3:15, 6:00, 8:50
  • THOR: RAGNAROK 2D: 12:05, 3:10, 6:15, 9:10
  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: 12:40, 3:25, 6:10, 8:55
  • WONDER: 12:15, 3:00, 5:50, 8:35
Minor Theatre
  • COCO: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
  • LADY BIRD: 3:30, 6:30, 9:00
  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: 2:30, 5:30, 8:30