Lowdown! for Saturday, Feb. 18
Top Events!
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Never After Happily
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m.
“Once Upon A Time” never looked like this. A fun-filled, family-friendly, delightful and poignant comedy about what happens to our favorite fairy tale characters AFTER happily ever after.
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Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 2-3 p.m. / $20 / $15 12 y/o and under
Shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Please “be our guest” and join HLO KidCo for an enchanting performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”
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The Elephant Man
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.
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Thunder Rolls
Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / $10
“Thunder Rolls” is a tribute to the iconic music of Garth Brooks featuring young and energetic musicians from Northern California.
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Chad Opitz
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15 / 18+
Chad has been a featured guest on the Doug Loves Movies Podcast and The Benson Interruption. He was a featured performer at the 2016-2019 San Francisco Sketchfests.
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Hot Buttered Rum
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $30
Hot Buttered Rum, a souped-up, left-coast string band, is the brainchild of five uniquely gifted musicians who weave their love of bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul into a riveting strain of Americana.
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Sarge One Wise
Mazzotti’s / 10 p.m. / $10 / $25 VIP
Classic reggae, dancehall and Afro beats music.
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Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Celebrating more than 30 years of Celtic Rock! Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements.
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Audubon Guided Birding Tour
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Michael Morris at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, a possible otter sighting, and a diverse range of overwintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons and egrets and raptors.
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Sequoia Park Ivy Removal
Sequoia Park / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
We have our own Ivy League in town and it’s not what you think. Instead of hitting the books hard to get that college degree, we are hitting the park hard to eradicate ivy from our beloved Redwood forest. This dedicated group of volunteers would love for YOU to join!
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Samoa Dunes & Wetlands Guided Walk
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Explore the wonders of Samoa Dunes & Wetlands Conservation Area. Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a free guided tour of this recently conserved area.
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Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
The Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, year round, offering the freshest produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.
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Mad Scramble
Blue Lake / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / $40 / Free kids’ race / $40 all racers
This is a cyclocross race! There will be 2 timed races, 30 minutes and 60 minutes on a course, with a couple kids races in between.
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Pre & Postnatal Pilates Circuit Class
Vida Sana Studio / 11 a.m. / $50 / $60 Pay each class
This series of five is specifically designed for the pre and postnatal body and will be in accordance with ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise.
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Arcata Library Book Sale
Arcata Library / 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Book Sale! Kids books are free!
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TTRPG Social!
See Event Description / 4-6 p.m. / Free
Looking for an adventuring crew? Dandar’s Boardgames and Books is hosting a casual social event just for you.
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Black Family BBQ & House Party
The Sanctuary / 4-11 p.m.
Black Family exclusive event - Come kick it old school we having a “house” party! BBQ, music, dominoes and more!! Everything’s FREE!!
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The Lost Dogs
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5-7 p.m. / Free
Come out for a fun night of Blues, R&B and Rock n Roll with local band, The Lost Dogs!
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Arcata Chamber Leadership Awards Dinner & Auction
Arcata Community Center / 5-8:30 p.m. / 18+
Enjoy an evening of wine, dining, and entertainment as you recognize the outstanding contributions your peers have made to the Arcata Community.
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Redwood Region Audubon Society Annual Banquet and Auction
D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-8 p.m. / $35
Dr. Vitek Jirinec will present a talk entitled “Climate Change is Transforming the Bodies of Birds!” Vitek will talk about his studies of Amazonian birds, including their quickly evolving responses to climate change, and his other recent bird studies and adventures.
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Canary and the Vamp
Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-9 p.m. / $5
An evening of swing, and latin and everything else that the Canary can conjure up.
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Buddy Reed and His Fabulous Rip it Ups
Old Growth Cellars / 7-10 p.m.
Buddy Reed and His Fabulous Rip it Ups are back at Old Growth Cellars. Buddy is as authentic as one can get puttin’ out blues and real roots rock. Come on out, it time to dance!
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Sonic Dream Yoga Nidra
See Event Description / 7-9 p.m. / $35
Trippy Wholesome Restful Yoga Slumber Party Concert. Yoga Nidra + Soundbath. Local legend Shemaia Skywater and Yogi Jeffrey Balinsky team up in this recurring monthly event. Comfort enhancing props, mats, and blankets provided.
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Jeff DeMark and Friends
Exit Theatre / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10
Two nights of original stories music and great poems by Larry Crist. Performers are Paul Bressoud, Michael Crowley, Janine Volkmar and Paul DeMark.
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Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Celebrating more than 30 years of Celtic Rock! Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements.
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DJ M tonight @ The Jam
The Jam / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+
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Rhinestoner Cowboiz: a Queer Costume Party
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / $5 / $10 w/o costume / 21+
“I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me”…like a rhinestoner cowboi! Dress up in your best interpretation of queer cowboi vibes, giddyup, and line-dance the night away with DJs Rosé, Anya Slayer, and Blancatron!
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See Event Description / 9-11 p.m. / $5 / 18+
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Under The Influence
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Please join us for a night filled with hard-hitting classic rock, blues, 90’s alternative and old school metal covers that will have you dancing, singing and even head banging all the way to 1am… or until they kick us out! See you there!
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Farm to Table: Late Night Comedy Showcase
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 11-11:59 p.m. / $5 / 18+
Baseball Robby curates this small batch artisanal stand-up comedy showcase.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 80 FOR BRADY: 11:40, 2:00, 4:20, 6:40
  • A MAN CALLED OTTO: 12:40, 6:10
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA 2D: 11:20, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:20, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 5:20, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:20, 9:00, 9:30
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA 3D: 1:40, 4:40, 7:40
  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER 3D: 11:30, 7:30
  • KNOCK AT THE CABIN: 1:10, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50
  • M3GAN: 9:00
  • MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE: 12:20, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30
  • MARLOWE: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50
  • PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 80 FOR BRADY: 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA 2D: 11:10, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 8:50
  • KNOCK AT THE CABIN: 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20
  • MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE: 11:50, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
  • PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH: 11:00, 4:30
  • TITANIC 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 3D: 11:30, 3:30, 7:40

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