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. 

MONDAY, FEB. 27

Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy
Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 6-8 a.m. / Free
Over five million Syrians have fled their country seeking safety and freedom, away from the horrors of the civil war. As the world copes with the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, the US has played a small part in the efforts to relocate and resettle refugees. Learn about the situation.
ld1145@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Angel Food, Dosidicus, Smilebright
Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Bands, bands, bands.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, FEB. 28

Comedian Keith Bergman
The Jam / 9-11:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Keith Bergman has been swilling coffee and driving around the country telling stories for six years. Before that, he spent a long time playing drums in rock and roll bands. He hasn’t bought any new clothes since then. Hosted by James Stephen.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 1

Pints for Non-Profits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Benefits Society for Northwest Vertebrate Biology, group studying vertebrate biology in the Pacific Northwest. Music by Kentucky Warblers.
668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, MAR. 2

Fingal
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Folky fiddle tunes from the band formerly known as Blake Ritter and Friends.
668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Ocean Night Film Screening
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30-9 p.m.
“This month Surfrider Humboldt is partnering with Save the Waves, by having Ocean Night be part of their film festival tour! We will be screening “The More Things Change” as our feature film, and a number of shorts from their film festival tour.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

John Jorgenson Quintet
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $35 / $40 At the door
“Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti, and Bob Dylan.”
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10 / $22 Gala Champagne Opening Night / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Thursdays and Previews
“Romantic. Dramatic. Comic. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart?”
443-7688 / info@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAR. 3

For Kid’s Sake: A Carnival Masquerade Bowl
Harbor Lanes / 7-10 p.m. / Free
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast invites individuals, businesses, and community organizations to form bowling teams and raise money to help local children who are facing adversity.
445-4871 / events@ncbbbs.org / Web site / View Comments

Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10 / $22 Gala Champagne Opening Night / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Thursdays and Previews
“Romantic. Dramatic. Comic. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart?”
443-7688 / info@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site / View Comments

Kingfoot
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
Lively Americana trio playing all original material.
839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAR. 4

Hike and Bike the Newton B Drury Parkway
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park / 5 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free
“All day Saturday the ten mile scenic Newton B. Drury Parkway will be free of motorized vehicles yet open to hikers, bikers, skateboards and anyone else without a motorized vehicle.”
488-2039 / Web site / View Comments

For Kid’s Sake: A Carnival Masquerade Bowl
Harbor Lanes / 12:45 p.m.-10 p.m. / Free
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast invites individuals, businesses, and community organizations to form bowling teams and raise money to help local children who are facing adversity.
445-4871 / events@ncbbbs.org / Web site / View Comments

CASA Big Night Auction
Sequoia Conference Center / 5-10 p.m.
The event includes a catered dinner by Uniquely Yours and live and silent auctions, complete with local artwork, wine, getaways, and numerous unique packages. Funds raised at this event support CASA’s work to speak up for children in foster care.
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Barry Evans: Revenge of Field Notes
Eureka Books / 6-9 p.m. / Free
“The latest installation of the popular Field Notes anthology will be signed by local author Barry Evans at Eureka Books during Arts Alive!”
444-9593 / info@eurekabooksellers.com / Web site / View Comments

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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Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Dan St. Paul
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $16 / $18 At the door
Dan has been a national headlining comedian at some of the top comedy clubs in the country. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central, A&E, and VH-1. Dan has also opened for such celebrities as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Ringo Starr and more.
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10 / $22 Gala Champagne Opening Night / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Thursdays and Previews
“Romantic. Dramatic. Comic. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart?”
443-7688 / info@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site / View Comments

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-midnight / 21+
“Night after night, Tommy Castro, a fierce and fiery road warrior, fervently delivers his driving, blues-soaked, soul-baring music to fans all over the world.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Strix Vega, Opposum Sun Trail
Alibi / 11 p.m.-1 a.m. / $3 / 21+
“Strix Vega (sex-groove alt. country from Humboldt) join friends Opossum Sun Trail (Arcata primitive country) at the center-of-it-all, The Alibi.”
822-3731 / andybobpowell@hotmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, MAR. 5

30th Dog Expo: Humboldt Dog Obedience Group
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Meet over 20 breeds of dogs. See exhibits and demonstrations of dog agility, obedience, tricks, sled dogs, dancing with dogs, police K9s. Talk to owners, trainers, vendors and rescue groups.
444-3962 / info@humdog.org / Web site / View Comments

Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 2 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

McKinleyville Land Trust 16th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
Azaela Hall / 5-8:30 p.m. / $15 Children / $25 Students & Seniors / $30 Adults
This year we welcome Jennifer Wheeler, a local Botanist with the Bureau of Land Management who will be discussing restoration of native coastal grasslands using locally sourced, native grasses. Jennifer will discuss her efforts and successes, in partnering with local environmental groups.
839-5263 / info@mlandtrust.org / Web site / View Comments

Dirtwire, Lapa
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / 21+
“World Famous Productions presents an evening of eclectic, world music.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, MAR. 6

NAACP The Power of Song
Arcata Playhouse / 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Power of Song is a vocal history of the Negro Spiritual, developed by HSU Professor Emeritus, Nathan Smith. It highlights the importance of the Negro Spiritual from slavery to today in providing a vehicle for safety, solace and spiritual fellowship through song.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, MAR. 7

Trevor Lockwood’s 30 Minutes!
The Jam / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5 / 21+
“Trevor Lockwood headlines the Jam. One of the 7,000 Humboldy comedians from the Fresno area, Trevor has been blazing stages for 2 years. Jessica Grant, Matt Redbeard and Jeff Ward open. James Stephen hosts.”
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 8

Between Heaven and Earth: Music and Tales for the Soul
Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m.
“Listeners are transported to another reality as this captivating mother and son team share original mystical stories, interwoven with exquisite traditional melodies and new songs.”
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Pimps of Joytime, MarchFourth Marching Band
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+
“Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feeling—it’s that moment when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when the wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the band’s tangible energy.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, MAR. 9

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series
Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
Michelle Medley Daniel will present “Harnessing the Power of Generative Networks to Improve Society’s Relationship with Fire.” Michelle is co-lead for the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, a nationwide network of fire adaptation practitioners.
826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The 2017 Convivial Symposium: In the Style of Plato
Arcata Playhouse / 6-10 p.m. / $10 / $20 sliding scale
Convivial is “of or relating to social events where people can eat, drink, and talk in a friendly way with others.” This convivial event hosted by the Arcata Playhouse will be a casual evening of food, fun, drinks, and lively conversation oriented to females.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Cascade Crescendo, Thursday Night Bluegrass
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
“Cascade Crescendo is making their California debut in McKinleyville at Six Rivers Brewery! We’re excited to bring our high energy, jam-inspired, bluegrass to your ears! Come join us! We’ll be joined by local band Thursday Night Bluegrass!”
839-7580 / cascadecrescendo@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAR. 10

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

Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

One-Minute Dances
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8-9 p.m. / $5
Eclectic, fast paced, bare-bones production, where the audience sits on chairs around the stage and experience theatrical pieces that last 1 minute!
616-6876 / Web site / View Comments

Mateel Comedy Cabaret
Mateel Community Center / 8-11 p.m. / $10
March features two titans of Bay Area comedy, Mean Dave and FC Sierra, plus Humboldt’s own James Stephen, Pat Dylan and Nathan Davis-Floyd. Tony Persico hosts.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

The California Honeydrops
Humboldt Brews / 9:30-11:30 p.m. / 21+
“The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. 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 to their live shows.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

No Good Redwood Ramblers
The Logger Bar / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+
The No Good Redwood Ramblers return to the Logger Bar. Expect to hear Songs off their latest album “Shoot from the Hip Straight to the Heart” as well as some bluegrass favorites.
633-3028 / thenogoodredwoodramblers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAR. 11

02F World Cafe and Market
Arcata Playhouse / 1 p.m.-4 a.m.
An ecclectic mix of food, fun, and fine art. Come wander through art installations, vendors, a knittery, and a fashion-for-the-resistance show
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Julius Caesar
See Event Description / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students, seniors
The play follows the story of both the rise to power of Julius Caesar and of the death of the ancient Roman republic. The central drama of the play focuses on the struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Annika Bäckström
Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students/seniors
“The Fortuna Concert Series presents soprano Annika Bäckström accompanied by pianist Shaunna Eberhard. Annika Bäckström, Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal performance, has a wide vocal repertoire from art songs and folk songs to concerts and operas.”
845-5652 / fortunaconcert@live.com / Web site / View Comments

One-Minute Dances
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8-9 p.m. / $5
Eclectic, fast paced, bare-bones production, where the audience sits on chairs around the stage and experience theatrical pieces that last 1 minute!
616-6876 / Web site / View Comments

2017 Animal Party feat. Sir Mix-a-lot
Portuguese Hall / 8 p.m.-4 a.m. / $30 / $27 students
Back to put you in beast mode, this year will feature beats by well known hip hop master: Sir Mix-a-lot, who brought us legendary music like: Baby Got Back, Posse on Broadway and Buttermilk Biscuits!
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J.Phlip (Dirtybird)
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-3 a.m. / $18 / $13 adv. / 21+
Fraktal Productions presents. Hosted by Deep Groove Society
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

02F Cabaret
Arcata Playhouse / 9:30-11:30 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
Featuring emcee Jacqueline Dandeneau, with a variety of local acts and shenanigans, including Joanne Rand, Shoshanna, Kaitlen Osburn, Sarah McKinney, Jan Bramlett, Therese FitzMaurice, and MashLAB from Portland, Oregon.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, MAR. 12

Full Moon Meditation
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-8 p.m. / $5
Hosted by Rob Diggins. Part of the Healing Arts at WCA, and a global meditation community.
677-9493 / View Comments

Shades, Ivy Lab, Onhell
The Jam / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / 21+
“A night of cerebral bass.”
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 15

Pints for Non-Profits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m.
Fundraiser for Godwit Days. Live bluegrass tunes by the Kentucky Warblers.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, MAR. 16

Laurence Juber
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $20 / $25 At the door
As a young working musician in London, England in the 1970s, Laurence Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney picked him to become Wings’ lead guitarist.
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAR. 17

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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The Gatehouse Well!
Six Rivers Brewery / 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“You can expect foot-stomping, riotous fun with Celtic (and Celtic-inspired) music with the hottest fiddler around, as well as his two lackeys who can sing I guess.”
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

The Undecovers
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt’s hardest working cover band BETTER play some Green Day.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Wreckage, Muppet Hunter, Lashing Out
Little Red Lion / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
St. Patty’s day fuckery.
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Meat Puppets
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / 21+
Kurt likes these songs.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

St. Paddy’s Day Party
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
With local cover pros The Undecovers.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAR. 24

Fourth Friday Flix: Stop Making Sense
Eureka Theater / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $5
“If you Google “greatest concert movies of all time,” this Talking Heads performance film consistently ranks in the top three, and is more often than not at the very top of that list.”
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAR. 25

Roy Rogers and The Delta Rythm Kings
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $25 / $30 At the door
“Roy Rogers means the modern master in the art of slide guitar…His versatility with the technique is nothing short of astonishing.” ~ All Music Guide
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 29

Rebel Souljahz, Eli Mac
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Reggae from Waipahu, Hawaii.
826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, APR. 1

Hike and Bike the Newton B Drury Parkway
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park / 5 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free
“All day Saturday the ten mile scenic Newton B. Drury Parkway will be free of motorized vehicles yet open to hikers, bikers, skateboards and anyone else without a motorized vehicle.”
488-2039 / Web site / View Comments

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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Diggin Dirt End of Tour Party
The Jam / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / $10 / 21+
Last show of the “Full Season” album release tour. The Apiary open.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, APR. 4

Pat Dylan’s 30 Minutes!
The Jam / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5 / 21+
“Pat Dylan is Humboldt’s comedian comedian. If you haven’t seen him yet, this is your chance. He’s headlining The Jam! Nando Molina, Tom Connors and Kim Hodges open. Trevor Lockwood hosts.”
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, APR. 8

Get Outside Gear Sale
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Find great deals on new and gently used outdoor gear at the Friends of the Dunes Get Outside Gear Sale! Donate or consign your gently used gear for this fundraiser supporting coastal education and conservation programs. For more information, contact Friends of the Dunes.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, APR. 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

SATURDAY, APR. 15

Rio Dell Community Egg Hunt
See Event Description / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free
Yummy food, egg hunt, prizes and local resource tabling.
764-5239 / lleath@rcaa.org / View Comments

Cannifest
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.
“The world is changing and Cannabis culture is changing with it. This festival is a celebration of one of our most cherished agricultural crops, which at this tremendous point in history gives us a chance to build a future for sustainable cannabis agriculture in our community.”
443-3140 / info@gohumboldtgreen.com / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, APR. 16

Cannifest
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.
“The world is changing and Cannabis culture is changing with it. This festival is a celebration of one of our most cherished agricultural crops, which at this tremendous point in history gives us a chance to build a future for sustainable cannabis agriculture in our community.”
443-3140 / info@gohumboldtgreen.com / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, APR. 20

John Craigie, Cygne
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $20 / $25 At the door
“If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie.”
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Dubadubs, Woven Roots
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Local reggae bands celebrate a very Humboldt Holiday.
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Dubadubs, Woven Roots
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
An appropriate day for Humboldt-grown reggae bands, no?
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, APR. 21

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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Poor Man’s Whiskey
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-midnight / 21+
It’s a Humboldt hoedown!
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAY. 6

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, MAY. 12

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

FRIDAY, MAY. 19

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, JUN. 3

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, JUN. 9

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

FRIDAY, JUN. 16

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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