Lowdown! for Saturday, Dec. 11
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Because People Seem to Forget Every Year, Here is a Map to Help You Either Enjoy or Avoid Eureka’s Trucker’s Christmas Parade

Nothing aggressively solidifies the return of the holiday season in Humboldt quite like a good ol’ monotone “HONK HONK HONK… HONK HONK HONK… HONK HONK HONK, HUH-HONK.” Yes, happy Eureka Trucker’s Christmas Parade to all who celebrate. 

This year’s Rex Bohn-sponsored event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will as always feature an impressive, endless stream of colored light-bedecked big rings slithering their way through Eureka. And because every year we see numerous comments online inquiring about the parade’s route, we’ll just go ahead and prominently visually feature that most-important bit of information below while also reminding you that this will be an impossible night to drive through large swaths of Eureka.

Merry Honk-mas to you and yours. Other less-diesel-fume-engulfed events in your Saturday Lowdown farther down.

Harris to I to Seventh to Myrtle. Got it?


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Purchase the freshest Humboldt-grown and GMO-free produce along with plants, meats and more. Educational materials including a seasonal eating guide, recipes and merchandise available at market for your convenience. Always open rain or shine!
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The Nutcracker
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 2 p.m.
North Coast Dance’s magical holiday tradition is back, LIVE on stage! Join us for an exciting ballet full of familiar favorites and fresh new twists. This year’s production features a cast of local dancers, and world class guest performers.
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Annual Trucker’s Christmas Parade
Eureka / 6 p.m.
Thousands of people line the streets of Eureka and delight at the evening spectacle of huge trucks adorned in holiday lights. A Eureka tradition for over 30 years, the Christmas convoys range in size from 50 to 100 rigs.
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The Jig and Thistle Radio Hour Holiday Show
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $10 / $25 Family Ticket / $5 Kids
A radio show with a live studio audience, set in the wintery wonderland of Alberta, Canada, this festive performance features variety acts, community guests, local music, and blowing snow galore!
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Waiting for Godot
Synapsis / 7:30 p.m. / $15 / $8 discount
“Limited tickets per show to allow for social distancing between audience members. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Ticket sales will go to benefit the Synapsis Collective and the opening of the new theater arts and community center in Eureka.”
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Sebastian Bach
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8:15-11 p.m. / $30 / $40 Day of / 21+
Sebastian Bach performs “Slave to the Grind” in its entirety LIVE in the Sapphire Palace! SEBASTIAN BACH is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980’s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act SKID ROW.
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Tropiqueno and Makenu
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+
“Puro Pinche Party!” An evening of live salsa and cumbia music with Tropiqueno and Makenu with DJ’s Amaru Shia and Kombina Soundsystem!
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Alex Hooper
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Alex Hooper is a stand-up comedian, actor and professional roaster. He delights crowds by blending dark humor with silly positivity. His joke writing is clever and fearless. Onstage he bursts with energy. Alex shines just like his sparkly wardrobe. He’s headlined clubs all over the world.”
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Jerry Paper, Sitcom, Conman Bolo
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9-11:59 p.m. / $20 / $15 advance tickets online / 21+
“Simultaneously of this reality and not… Fans of Matt Maltese, Mac DeMarco and Alex Turner’s lounge suits will probably appreciate the wonky, cocktail bar stylings… even as Jerry Paper messes with the form.” -Loud & Quiet.
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Sebastian Bach
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8:15-11 p.m. / $30 / $40 Day of / 21+
Sebastian Bach performs “Slave to the Grind” in its entirety LIVE in the Sapphire Palace! SEBASTIAN BACH is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980’s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act SKID ROW.
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All Events!
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The Humboldt Grace Fire Recovery Auction
Online / midnight-noon / Free / 21+
Humboldt Grace, Synapsis, and The Ink People Center for The Arts today announced The 2021 Fire Recovery Project Auction, an online art and collectibles auction to raise money for a Disaster Relief Project
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Arcata Marsh Birding Tour
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society leader Jude Power at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata where many shorebird, waterbird, and terrestrial species will have settled in for the winter.
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Habitat Improvement Team Volunteer Workday
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge / 9 a.m.-noon / Free
Help restore habitat by removing invasive, non-native plants and also by planting natives. Bring drinking water and wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and long sleeves.
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Women Behind the Curtain: An homage by local artists
Herb & Market / 10 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free
An art exhibit, “Women behind the curtain: an homage by local artists” is showing 30+ portraits of women in cannabis.
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Dune Restoration Work Day
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Join us as we restore the dune ecosystem of the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. COVID-19 safety practices will be in place. We ask that you wear masks while gathered and continue social distancing.
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Homemade Holiday Market & Snowfall
Coastal Grove Charter School / 11 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free
Join us for handmade & homemade gifts presented by a wide variety of local craft and art vendors as well as music, food, beverages, holiday baked goods and pies.
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A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play
KHUM Radio 104.3/104.7 / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free / Free 0
Ferndale Repertory Theatre returns this Holiday Season with a live radio adaptation of the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play!
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No Big Deal’s Farewell Performance
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 8-11:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
It is what it is.
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HSU Jazz Orchestra Concert
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / Free HSU Students with ID / $5 Child / $10 General
The Humboldt State University School of Dance, Music, and Theatre presents the exciting Big Band sounds of contemporary jazz and favorite jazz standards when the HSU Jazz Orchestra, led by Dan Aldag, takes the stage.
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The Undercovers
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
The Undercovers bring you all of your favorite rock and dance songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2k, and today!
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Nighthawk
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
“Nighthawk Rocks the Thirsty Bear Lounge.”
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