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LOWDOWN LOOKAHEAD!

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 and/or click “More _____” for full day listings.

SATURDAY, APR. 20

Because weed. Yes, it’s Humboldt’s favorite holiday and a quick scroll of your Lowdown reveals that there’s plenty of events vying for your stoned attention. Some high(!)lights:

  • Arguably the most day-appropriate event is going down at Forever Found in Eureka, namely the Prohibition is Over! 420 Celebration featuring music by Don Carlos, Object Heavy and Woven Roots.
  • There may come a point in the day when you fancy a giggle. Good news! The Savage Henry Comedy Club has cobbled together one of their more impressive lineups to date including headliner Billy Wayne Davis.
  • Why yes, there is a jam band with Dead ties! Melvin Seals and JGB make their return to HumBrews for some extended soloing on at least a few songs Jerry wrote.
  • Or perhaps you’d like to spend your Saturday indulging in Humboldt’s second favorite drug. Halvorsen Park will act as the starting line for the first ever Eureka Beer Mile, which will see fine citizens chugging local brews whilst attempting athletic feats. What could go wrong?

Details on those gatherings and much more in your Lowdown below. —AG

Godwit Days 2019
Humboldt County / 5 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April.
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Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Featuring live music by Huayllipacha. This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

The Adventure of T.P. Man and Flusher
Fortuna Theatre / noon / $10
14-year-old filmmaker Griffin Loch raised funds to write, produce and direct his second feature length film focusing on the haunting and tragic epidemic of teen suicide. The talented cast in “The Adventure of T.P. Man and Flusher” tell a true story of deep depression, love, laughter, and friendship.
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RedWoodStock Festival
Blondies Food & Drink / noon-midnight / $5
9 live bands! The all day event will be taking place at the newly added outdoor back section at Blondie’s Food & Drink in Arcata, from noon to midnight.
gutierrez.e95@gmail.com / View Comments

Eureka Beer Mile
Halvorsen Park / 2-6 p.m. / Free / $30 To run
The Humboldt Bay Marathon, in partnership with local breweries, presents Eureka’s first-ever ‘Beer Mile’ at Halverson Park. Participating breweries include The Booth Brewing Co, Mad River Brewery, Six Rivers Brewery, Eel River Brewery, and Lost Coast Brewery.
599-0638 / events@visiteureka.com / Web site / View Comments

Prohibition is Over! 420 Celebration
Forever Found / 3 p.m. / $25
With music by Don Carlos, Object Heavy and Woven Roots.
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Humboldt Roller Derby Double Header
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
FEATURING: Root Force vs. Sonoma County Roller Derby and Redwood Rollers vs. Sacramento Roller Derby
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The 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
See Event Description / 6:30 p.m. / $5
Friday is Narrative Night, Saturday is Experimental/Animation Night, Sunday is Documentary Night, and Monday night is the Best of the Fest with an encore screening Tuesday.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Sassafras Revue
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 7-9 p.m. / $13
Catch this special anniversary show featuring choreography from the past 5 years of The Sassafras Bellydance Company!
510-520-6130 / AyllonDance@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

House of Floyd
Eureka Theater / 8 p.m. / $25
“The Bay Area’s tribute to Pink Floyd. Screen projection along with many original Pink Floyd videos, moving lights and state of the art laser show along with this highly talented group of seven musicians celebrates 4/20 in the best way possible.”
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

Hoodslam
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 8-11:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+
The City of Eureka’s Cape program is bringing professional wrestling in the form of Hoodslam back to the Eureka Municipal Auditorium. Be ready for some high flying intense action.
441-4127 / sfrank@ci.eureka.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

4/20 Comedy Extravaganza
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $14.20 / 18+
Billy Wayne Davis, Dave Ross and Chris Charpentier come through Humboldt to celebrate the high holy holiday with the Savage Henry Comedy Club! Evan Vest opens and Jessica Grant hosts.
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Melvin Seals and JGB
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $30 / $25 adv.
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SUNDAY, APR. 21

Godwit Days 2019
Humboldt County / 5 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April.
Web site / View Comments

The 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
See Event Description / 6:30 p.m. / $5
Friday is Narrative Night, Saturday is Experimental/Animation Night, Sunday is Documentary Night, and Monday night is the Best of the Fest with an encore screening Tuesday.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

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MONDAY, APR. 22

Godwit Days 2019
Humboldt County / 7 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April.
Web site / View Comments

The 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
See Event Description / 6:30 p.m. / $5
Friday is Narrative Night, Saturday is Experimental/Animation Night, Sunday is Documentary Night, and Monday night is the Best of the Fest with an encore screening Tuesday.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Anoushka Shankar
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $49
Expanding on the ancient Indian classical form handed down from her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar, Anoushka’s new show reflects on her journey so far.
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Mike Love
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
“Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i, Love was brought up in an environment surrounded by musical influence and the inspiring natural landscape of his island home.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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TUESDAY, APR. 23

Godwit Days 2019
Humboldt County / 7 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April.
Web site / View Comments

Redwood Pride Cider for Nonprofits
Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 2-10 p.m.
This event will feature DJ Pandemonium Jones, Queer History Trivia, and a raffle.
redwoodpride@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
See Event Description / 6:30 p.m. / $5
Friday is Narrative Night, Saturday is Experimental/Animation Night, Sunday is Documentary Night, and Monday night is the Best of the Fest with an encore screening Tuesday.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Bumpin’ Uglies
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams - a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock - all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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WEDNESDAY, APR. 24

Fur Dixon, WTFUKUSHIMA!
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10 / $15 At the door
“Legends of surf music join forces with Fur Dixon of The Cramps for a night of rock ‘n’ roll and reverb, including a tribute to Dick Dale.”
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

The Grant Farm
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+
“Boulder, Colorado-based Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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THURSDAY, APR. 25

Tribal Seeds
Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / $29 / $24 adv.
Reggae rockers with special guests Raging Fyah and Nattali Rize.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Chicano Batman, Brainstory
Arcata Community Center / 8 p.m. / $25
Chicano Batman came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Ángeles Negros.
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FRIDAY, APR. 26

Post-Capitalism Conference: Building the Solidarity Economy
Humboldt State University / 7-8:30 p.m. / $50 Sliding scale - what can you afford? / $20 Sliding scale - what can you afford? / Free Students
A solidarity economy is defined as efforts to create an economy based on cooperation rather than exploitation, and that prioritizes the welfare of people and planet over profits.
362-0333 / cooperationhumboldt@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Horror Theater: The Fog and Jaws
Eureka Theater / 7-11:30 p.m. / $8
Robo-Cat Productions teams up with the Eureka Salt and Fog Fish Fest to present a watery double feature of the John Carpenter classic The Fog followed by Jaws.
442-2970 / robocatproductions@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, APR. 27

Post-Capitalism Conference: Building the Solidarity Economy
Humboldt State University / 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. / $50 Sliding scale - what can you afford? / $20 Sliding scale - what can you afford? / Free Students
A solidarity economy is defined as efforts to create an economy based on cooperation rather than exploitation, and that prioritizes the welfare of people and planet over profits.
362-0333 / cooperationhumboldt@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Soul Party #23
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
DJ’s Red, Funky T Rex, and JayMorg spin your favorite soul tunes at our monthly party.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Del The Funky Homosapien
The Eagle House Inn / 10 p.m.-4 a.m. / $25 / $45 VIP / $30 Door / 21+
Booty Shakin’ Music Productions presents.
367-5949 / bootyshakinmusicproductions@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

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SUNDAY, APR. 28

Far out! Sunday night the Arcata Playhouse is hosting a benefit show for Camp Winnarainbow, Wavy Gravy‘s youth performance camp in Mendocino County. The evening features performances by local ???grass faves Absynth Quartet and Grateful Dead tribute band Dead On. Oh! And the wavy one himself will emcee!

10th Annual Spamley Cup Cook-off
Redwood Fields / 1-4 p.m. / $10 / Free 12 and under
20 teams will compete to make their best dish incorporating the famous canned meat SPAM at the 10th annual cook-off! Sample their creations and vote for the People’s Choice Winner!
619-300-4440 / spamleycup@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Camp Winnarainbow Benefit w/ Wavy Gravy
Arcata Playhouse / 6:30 p.m. / $20
Music by Absynth Quartet and Dead On. Wavy Gravy, “Hippie icon, flower geezer, temple of accumulated error and certified old guy”, will be the night’s emcee.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

No Pardon Whisper Album Release Show
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7-9:30 p.m. / $8
Three friends make their rhythm & rhyme in songs about life, heartache, mystery, and introverted love. Guitar, fiddle, & upright bass form the foundation of their sound, with original & thoughtful vocal lines interweaving melodies throughout.
442-8778 / nopardonmusic@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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THURSDAY, MAY. 2

Humboldt Literacy Project’s 14th Annual Trivia Challenge
Eureka Woman’s Club / 5:30 p.m. / $15 / $100 team registration / $10 adv.
The Trivia Challenge is an evening of friendly, cutthroat trivia competition. Teams that don’t have the correct answers may compete for funniest wrong answer and be awarded prizes by the Humor Judge.
442-3458 / View Comments

The Humboldt Poetry Show
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $5
A Reason to Listen Poetry Collective presents: The Humboldt Poetry Show! There will be live music by DJ Goldylocks, and Live Art by Carly Robbins. We have a special guest performance from David Holper. Dave will be performing his poetry from his newly released book, The Bridge.
496-9404 / vp24@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Sepiatonic
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
“Sepiatonic is a live and electronic music and dance experience from Portland, Oregon! Brass, bass, beats, belly dance, and burlesque: We are Electro-Vaudeville!”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, MAY. 3

Matt the Electrician
See Event Description / 7 p.m. / $20
House Concert on D Street in Eureka. (Address will be revealed after ticket purchase). Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows.
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Garcia Birthday Band
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland, Oregon, is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. But this isn’t a “tribute band!”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, MAY. 4

Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Featuring live music by Ju Drum. This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

Bear River Fighting Championship 9
Bear River Casino Resort / 5-11 p.m. / $38 / $48 Premium / 18+
Bear River Fighting Championship 9, in partnership with Hardfought Productions, is back at it on May 4th at the Bear River Recreation Center; Humboldt’s Largest Entertainment Venue.
733-9644 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.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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North Coast Open Studios 2019: Art Show & Reception
Brenda Tuxford Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Your first opportunity to see art from many of the participants of the 21st annual North Coast Open Studios, and pick up your 2019 guidebook!
442-8413 / contact@northcoastopenstudios.com / Web site / View Comments

Che Malambo
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $49 / $29 child
A percussive dance and music spectacle, this powerhouse company of 14 performs the thrilling South American gaucho traditions of Argentina.
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SUNDAY, MAY. 5

Tom Rush
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $40 / $45 At the door
“Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become.”
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

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TUESDAY, MAY. 7

John Hammond
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $40 / $45 At the door
“Multi Award winning Bluesman John Hammond stands as one of the world’s premier acoustic blues artists. A Blues Hall Of Fame inductee with 33 + albums to date, he is one of a handful of artists who can say they have been steadily working and recording for 50 + years.”
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

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WEDNESDAY, MAY. 8

Keb’ Mo’
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $66
Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total.
Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, MAY. 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

Y La Bamba
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
Y La Bamba has been many things, but at the heart of it is singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self. Their fifth record, Mujeres, carries on the Portland-based band’s affinity for spiritual contemplation, but goes a step further in telling a story with a full spectrum
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, MAY. 11

Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Featuring live music by Maddi Simmons. This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

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MONDAY, MAY. 13

Not-So-Trivial Trivia Night
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 8-10 p.m. / Free
Compete in a unique trivia night relevant to current events and seasonal happenings. Original questions displayed via projector will feature some multimedia identification such as songs, TV/movie scenes, comedians, and more.
444-3344 / jmetz@historiceaglehouse.com / Web site / View Comments

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WEDNESDAY, MAY. 15

Mac Demarco
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m. / $39
The world’s favorite Canadian wild-child, Mac Demarco has won over fans with his touching songwriting and enigmatic off stage personality.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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THURSDAY, MAY. 16

Science on Screen: Jurassic Park and How to Clone a Dinosaur
Eureka Theater / 7-10 p.m. / $5
“Samantha del Campo reveals the science behind the gene-editing technology used in Jurassic Park.”
442-2970 / info@theeurekatheater.org / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, MAY. 17

Bad Girls of Comedy Tour
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+
Eugene Oregon’s Bad Girls of Comedy tour comes through the club featuring Cienna Jade, Jane Malone and Gabby Jesus. Opening is local Jessica Grant.
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, MAY. 18

Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Featuring live music by Latin Peppers! This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

Soul Party #24
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
Celebrate HSU graduation with our monthly DJ’s Red, Funky T-Rex, and JayMorg spinning your favorite soul tunes.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, MAY. 25

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Open during Kinetics! This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

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SUNDAY, MAY. 26

Riders in the Sky
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $45 / $50 At the door
Riders In The Sky are truly exceptional. By definition, empirical data, and critical acclaim, they stand “hats & shoulders” above the rest of the purveyors of C & W - “Comedy & Western!”
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, MAY. 31

Rag Doll Revue: Glitz & Glam
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
Featuring your favorite Rag Dolls and a variety of fun guest performers, this show will also feature local artists selling their fabulous wearable fashions so you can leave more sparkly than you came!
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, JUN. 1

North Coast Open Studios 2019, Weekend One
Humboldt County, California / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
Weekend one of the 21st annual North Coast Open Studios! Artists all over Humboldt County open their studios to the public, sharing their inspiration (and creative messes).
442-8413 / contact@northcoastopenstudios.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.
View Comments

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SUNDAY, JUN. 2

North Coast Open Studios 2019, Weekend One
Humboldt County, California / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
Weekend one of the 21st annual North Coast Open Studios! Artists all over Humboldt County open their studios to the public, sharing their inspiration (and creative messes).
442-8413 / contact@northcoastopenstudios.com / Web site / View Comments

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FRIDAY, JUN. 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

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SATURDAY, JUN. 15

The 29th Annual Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza / 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
“It really is all about the Oysters, and you will not have a fresher or more fanstic Oyster experience than at the Oyster Festival.”
822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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SATURDAY, JUL. 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, JUL. 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

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SATURDAY, AUG. 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, AUG. 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

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