FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Holiday Burlesque! Winter Aerial Delights! Jesus Christ!
Your Humboldt Friday is overflowing with shiny objects, many of them tied to the festive season at hand! Scroll your Lowdown listings below for details on SCRAP Humboldt’s Tease the Season, Synapsis’ Winter Wonderland Aerial Cabaret and NCRT’s continuing Jesus Christ Superstar, to name but a few. Spend your entertainment dollar wisely.
Humboldt Artisans Crafts and Music Festival
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon-9 p.m. / $3 / Free After 5pm / Free Seniors / Free Kids
The 40th annual! 100+ craft vendors, 100+ hours of live music, food, libations.
444-8817 / email@example.com / Web site
4th Annual Black & White Ocean Night
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30-11 p.m. / Free / $10 Suggested donation
1036 G St., Arcata
Surfrider Humboldt’s annual holiday party and fundraiser! This classy evening features live music with pianist Katie McGourty, Ben Stoeck & the West Coast Rhythm, and Tyger Byle!
822-1220 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Tease the Season w/ VaVaVoom Burlesque Vixens
The Booth Brewing Company / 7-11:30 p.m. / $15 / $120 VIP table for 4 people / $20 Week of the Event / $12 Student / 21+
123 West Third St., Eureka
The VaVaVoom Burlesque Vixens will perform finely crafted holiday performances inspired by creatively reused holiday materials & themes.
822-2452 / email@example.com / Web site
Wandous of the Twelfth Moon: Plantrae
Forever Found / 7 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
109 Fifth Street, Eureka
We invite you to climb out of your winter caves to kindle our inner fires to a roaring fogata and remind our selves what it means to move through this life together as human creatures. Coming to us from the Cascadian north is Plantrae to bring us deep into our sensuous rhythms!
617-413-2666 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Scouts Honor: The Whichever Scouts vs. The Energy Monster
Arcata Playhouse / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $12 / $15 Soroptimist Night Dec 6th / $10 stu/sen/mem / $8 kids
1251 Ninth St., Arcata
If there was a motto for the Arcata Playhouse panto process, it might be, “Artists who play together stay together.”
822-1575 / email@example.com / Web site
Dreamers: Aquí y Allá
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students/seniors / 18+
“Dreamers” features stories and characters based on DACA recipients who got to travel to Mexico to visit family and reconnect with their roots. The people at the heart of this play are Americans who have suddenly found themselves vulnerable to expulsion, job loss, and deportation.
826-3928 / Web site
Winter Wonderland Aerial Cabaret
Synapsis Nova / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10
212 G St., Eureka
Synapsis and Humboldt Aerial Collectives present an all-aerial show featuring an array of local performers. Come delight in winter and be dazzled by acrobatic feats. Two nights of shows. Each show is unique.
616-3104 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
AJ Lee and Blue Summit
The Sanctuary / 8-10 p.m. / $10 / $25 $10 - $25 sliding scale
1301 J Street, Arcata
Freshgrass 2019 Band Contest Winner, IBMA 2019 Momentum Vocalist of the Year, 2nd Place at the 2019 Winfield Guitar Competition, and numerous awards in Northern California illustrate the kind of recognition this bluegrass/americana band has been getting recently.
822-0898 / email@example.com / Web site
Jesus Christ Superstar
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
300 Fifth St., Eureka
From the spectacular minds of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a hard-hitting, radical, rock-opera re-telling of the last fivedays in the life of Jesus Christ.
442-6278 / Web site
HSU Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit Singers
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / $10 General / $5 Child / Free HSU Students with ID
, Humboldt State University
The HSU Department of Music and choral conductor Rachel Samet are excited to present “Night in the City,” an eclectic program of choral music ranging from the Renaissance through contemporary jazz.
826-3928 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Dell’Arte’s The Character Project
Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre / 8-9 p.m. / $5 / $20 Suggested Donation / $15 Suggested Donation / $10 Suggested Donation
131 H Street, Blue Lake
Expect a funny, poignant, and surreal evening in the theater, as these brand new characters encounter their fates, and everyday life opens its doors to the unexpected.
668-5663 / Web site
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors / $10 youth 3-14
Directed by Leira V. Satlof. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey.
Eureka Symphony’s Celestial Celebrations
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-10 p.m. / $19
412 G St., Eureka
Enjoy a sumptuous feast of music with this holiday concert. From the familiar and sparkling “Nutcracker Suite” to the magnificent choral works by Randall Thompson, listeners will be delighted by the rich mix of music.
845-3655 / email@example.com / Web site
Sue & The Namies, Los Dune Bums, Blood Hunny
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+
401 I Street, Arcata
A free night of local music and the World Premiere of the Sue & the Namies music video “No Way,” featuring claymation and live-action beach party antics (directed & animated by Violet Crabtree).
630-5000 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Josh Barnes and Friends
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11:59 p.m. / $5
415 Fifth St., Eureka
An evening with Josh Barnes and Friends! What better way to celebrate my upcoming album release? Or how about an early Birthday present for me? That present, would be your presence at this show! Come see these good friends of mine!
834-0690 / email@example.com / Web site
See Event Description / 9 a.m.
Coastal Grove Charter School’s Class of 2021 is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser between November 1 - December 13 to raise funds for their 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
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Live From Downtown: it’s First Friday!
Crescent City / 4-7:30 p.m.
Partners such as the Del Norte Child Care Council and the Del Norte Library provide activities and crafts for children and families.
954-2260 / email@example.com / Web site
45th Annual Rock Auction
See Event Description / 5-9 p.m. / Free
It’s that time of year again where we do our annual charity rock auction - formal attire requested! (but not required, we just think it would make for a great time!) With the help of Dr. Bud Burke and Mr. David Munoz, we will be auctioning off various rocks, minerals, and other things to any.
530-312-7074 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Arts & Crafts Night Market
See Event Description / 5-8:30 p.m. / Free
Shop your community this year! Two fun and festive market nights with over 25 local vendors and a huge variety of handcrafted goods!
Veggie Stocks & Broths
Foodwise Kitchen / 6-7:30 p.m. / $45 / $40 HSU Students
Learn to create a healing, mineral rich vegetable stock plus an anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense lemony turmeric broth.
826-3357 / email@example.com / Web site
Mug Club Only: White Elephant Exchange
Gyppo Ale Mill / 6:30-7:30 p.m. / Free
Twas two (three 🤷🏻♀️) week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except… a big white elephant at the Gyppo Ale Mill.
986-7700 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Into The Unknown
Kimtu Cookhouse / 7-9 p.m. / $5
Camp Kimtu, Willow Creek, CA
Dream Quest Drama Club presents “Into The Unknown.” This musical adaptation from “Over the Garden Wall” is a show for all ages! The show is at the historic Kimtu Cookhouse in Willow Creek.
530-629-3564 / email@example.com / Web site
The Blackout Poets
Morris Graves Museum of Art / 7-9 p.m. / Free
636 F St., Eureka
College of the Redwoods will present The Blackout Poets (creative writing students from English 32, the poetry class) reading their original poetry from this semester.
467-4370 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site
Community Singing Circle
Ink People Center for the Arts / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free
525 7th St., Eureka
Come sing with us! We (Humboldt SINGS, project of Ink People) host community singing events where we learn simple songs and chants from various traditions, easy enough to learn in the moment—no printed music, a capella.
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- 21 BRIDGES: 9:40
- BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: 12:30, 3:05, 5:50, 8:35
- DARK WATERS: 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
- DOCTOR SLEEP: 8:40
- FORD V. FERRARI: 11:40, 2:55, 5:45, 9:00
- FROZEN II (2D): 11:30, 12:20, 1:10, 2:05, 3:45, 4:40, 5:30, 6:20, 7:15, 8:55
- FROZEN II (3D): 2:55, 8:05
- KNIVES OUT: 11:25, 12:25, 2:20, 3:25, 5:20, 6:25, 8:20, 9:25
- MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL 2D: 11:55, 2:40, 5:55
- PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
- QUEEN & SLIM: 11:50, 2:50, 6:15, 9:20
- ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP: 12:00, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:45
Mill Creek Cinema
- BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: 1:00, 3:35, 6:15, 9:00
- DARK WATERS: 12:00, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
- FORD V. FERRARI: 2:00, 5:25, 8:45
- FROZEN II (2D): 11:30, 12:50, 2:05, 4:40, 6:00, 7:15, 8:30
- FROZEN II (3D): 3:25
- KNIVES OUT: 12:10, 3:10, 5:20, 6:10, 8:20, 9:10
- PLAYING WITH FIRE: 1:25, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40
- PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE: 12:20, 2:50
- FROZEN 2: 2:30, 6:00, 9:00
- JOJO RABBIT: 5:30
- KNIVES OUT: 1:30, 4:45, 8:30
- PARASITE: 2:00, 8:00