LOWDOWN LOOKAHEAD!

You love fun! You love community! You love Humboldt!

Thus, in an attempt to make sure you miss zero joy opportunities, LoCO offers you this Lowdown Lookahead, a master list of all the Lowdownred lined” events into the foreseeable future. You’re welcome! Scroll around for info on notable upcoming gatherings. 

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Mojave Green, The Monster Women, Dirt Magic
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $3 no discount
“An evening of kick ass rock n’ roll with three rad local bands.”
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Brews & Bass
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m.
This November we have a stellar lineup! Don’t miss out seeing Treemeista, McG and breakout performance by Webster opening the night!
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band
Arcata Plaza / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free
Last full market of the main season! Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band are a funky, blues band.
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

Bear River Fighting Championship VII
Bear River Casino Resort / 5-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
Must be 18+ to attend fights. Ringside table $1,000.
733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

(CANCELED) Solitary Man
Arcata Playhouse / 8-9 p.m. / $15 / $12 Advanced Sale
(UPDATE, 11/15: This show has been canceled.) An engaging two-person play addressing topics of solitary confinement and the unjust treatment prisoners endure during their incarceration. The play revolves around Charlie Hinton’s experiences from his visit to the Pelican Bay State Prison.
822-1575 / thearcataplayhouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Spiritual
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
“Spiritual’s music transports us to another time, when reggae legends like Bob Marley first took the rebel sound of Jamaica to a worldwide audience.”
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SUNDAY, NOV. 18

Mushroom Fair
Arcata Community Center / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free Under 12 / $1 Ages 12 - 16 / $5 Over 16 yrs old
Between 300–500 species of fungi collected locally, identified and displayed in taxonomic groups on natural habitat materials.
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2-4 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Ulthar, NOFU, Racket, Nan Elmoth, Wet Spot
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7 p.m.-midnight / $8
Metal bands. Dark.
510-708-0871 / Angry.hammer.booking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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MONDAY, NOV. 19

William Toblerone’s Bingo Eruption
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 8-11 p.m. / $10
Benefit for Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fund. William Toblerone’s (small text) BINGO ERUPTION (large text), a crucial infusion of comedy and bingo, $10 includes bingo cards, local celebrities and comedians: Jeff Demark, Nando Molina, Josh Barnes, Alec Cole, Dutch Savage.
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

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THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Trinidad Blessing of the Fleet
Trinidad / 10-11 a.m. / Free
“This is an opportunity for our community to come together and bless the fishermen, fishing families and Coast Guard of our community for their efforts and to provide for their safety on the ocean.”
677-3316 / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, NOV. 23

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, NOV. 24

A Festival of Lights
Arcata Plaza / 3-9 p.m.
“Enjoy the blustery downtown Arcata holiday fair with guest appearances and photo opportunities with The Snowflake Queen in her Winter Wonderland, Elsa and her snowman Olaf, Scrooge as he explores the spirit of Christmas past, present and future!”
822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Soul Party
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
Monthly dance party with DJ’s Red, JayMorg, T Rex.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SUNDAY, NOV. 25

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2-4 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $66
In the topsy-turvy world of Postmodern Jukebox, an ongoing musical project spearheaded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee, contemporary pop and rock hits are reimagined in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing classics.
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Hendrix B-Day Celebration w/ Jimi Jeff and The Gypsy Band
Six Rivers Brewery / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+
Jimi Jeff and The Gypsy Band celebrate the 76th birthday anniversary of Jimi Hendrix.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

The Travelin’ McCourys
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
“No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Diego’s Umbrella
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
“There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1

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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49th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song
Ferndale Community Church / 7:30 p.m.
The Ferndale Community Choir performs an eclectic selection of sacred and inspiring music from across the centuries and around the world, plus readings to inspire your holiday spirit.
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SUNDAY, DEC. 2

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2-4 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

49th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song
Church of the Assumption / 3 p.m.
The Ferndale Community Choir performs an eclectic selection of sacred and inspiring music from across the centuries and around the world, plus readings to inspire your holiday spirit.
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Lighting of America’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree
Ferndale / 5:30 p.m.
“Decked with colored lights by Ferndale’s volunteer firefighters, the radiant spruce at the end of Main Street is visible for miles, a beacon to herald the Christmas season.”
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TUESDAY, DEC. 4

A Celtic Christmas
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $49 / $29
A Celtic Christmas rings in the season with an unforgettable staging of a typical night before Christmas in a remote Irish farmhouse. Tomáseen Foley and his band of musicians and dancers make the rafters ring with music of the fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle, and uilleann pipes.
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FRIDAY, DEC. 7

Victorian Holiday Fridays
Ferndale / 5-9 p.m.
Enjoy a festive atmosphere of holiday shopping, dining, live music, costumes & activities as shops stay open late Fridays until Christmas. Weekly themes include An Old-Fashioned Christmas (Dec. 7), Cowboy/Cowgirl Christmas (Dec. 14) & Hawaiian Christmas (Dec. 21).
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Great White, Slaughter
Bear River Casino Resort / 7-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
Promo: “Are you ready to BE ROCKED?! Saturday December 7th, at the Bear River Recreation Center, witness the electrifying sounds of Great White & Slaughter Live In Concert! Come experience the raw power of these two amazing bands for just $30!”
733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

LDW
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
“In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Loleta 2018 Holiday Craft Fair
Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Featuring over 60 vendors and Famous Indian Tacos made by the Pentecostal Church Youth Group of Eureka to support their Youth Convention in Visalia.
273-7425 / leeannduclo@yahoo.com / View Comments

49th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song
Christ Episcopal Church / 7:30 p.m.
The Ferndale Community Choir performs an eclectic selection of sacred and inspiring music from across the centuries and around the world, plus readings to inspire your holiday spirit.
Web site / View Comments

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Loleta 2018 Holiday Craft Fair
Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Featuring over 60 vendors and Famous Indian Tacos made by the Pentecostal Church Youth Group of Eureka to support their Youth Convention in Visalia.
273-7425 / leeannduclo@yahoo.com / View Comments

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2-4 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
“In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13

The California Honeydrops
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14

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

Poor Man’s Whiskey
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
“High-octane old time/bluegrass music. Poor Man’s Whiskey is an American band originating in the San Francisco Bay Area rooted around the songwriting talents of Josh Brough and Jason Beard.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, DEC. 15

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters
Eagle House Inn / 7:30-11 p.m. / $10 / 21+
With a long history in Humboldt County, Portland songwriter Casey Neill returns to Eureka with his band to conclude a year long tour in support of his acclaimed new album Subterrene.
917-847-0006 / caseyneill@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, JAN. 5

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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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

BoomBox
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock, and a whole lot of soul blast through BoomBox.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Los Lobos
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $66
Over the past 40 years, East L.A.’s Los Lobos has redefined how a rock band—and rock music—can sound. Many musical groups are eclectic, but few are equally as unpredictable and successful as Los Lobos.
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FRIDAY, JAN. 11

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

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THURSDAY, JAN. 17

(SOLD OUT) The Temptations
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m.
“An essential component of the original Motown sound, the Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early ‘60s. An avalanche of now classic hit songs followed including My Girl, Get Ready, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, and Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”
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SATURDAY, FEB. 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, FEB. 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

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SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Mr. Humboldt Pageant 2018
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $29
Balls! The Mr. Humboldt Pageant is back and ready to rock your socks (or or other garments) off! Now in its sixth year, this 18+ charity spoof pageant is VERY DUMB and feature hunks of all shapes and sizes competing in multiple rounds of familiar fun.
822-1220 / Mrhumboldtpageant@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, MAR. 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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MONDAY, MAR. 4

Shook Twins
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
“Critically acclaimed Idaho-born and Portland-based indie outfit Shook Twins draw on the inherent power of the group’s namesake duo—identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals].”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, MAR. 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

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