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LA-based standup Barry Rothbart headlines a night of comedy at the Arcata Playhouse Friday night.


Creamery District Night Market

Arcata Creamery District / 5-9 p.m. / Free

Creamery District is hosting another Night Market just in time for the holidays.

633-6209 / universalia@yahoo.com /

The Breadwinner

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 6-7:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+

"This gorgeous third feature from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon is based on the novel of the same name, about a young Afghani girl who disguises herself as a boy to try to rescue her father from the Taliban."

630-5000 / Web site

On The Spot #11

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m. / $7

The fastest growing live Improv comedy show in Humboldt County history is back at it again at the amazing and legendary house of local laughs, The Arcata Theatre Lounge.

822-1220 / Web site

The Snow Queen

Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre / 7:30-8:30 p.m. / $12 / $8 Kids Under 12 / $10 Students/Seniors / $12 Adults

"When a magical mirror shatters and two pieces fall into the heart and eye of young Kai, his friend Gerda must embark on a journey of a lifetime to set things right and eventually embrace the power within her."

668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site

The Nutcracker

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $25 / $15 kids

A Humboldt holiday tradition! North Coast Dance stages the classic ballet.

Madeline's Christmas

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” This Christmas, though, a nasty flu works its way though the boarding school, and only Madeline manages to stay healthy.

Barry Rothbart

Arcata Playhouse / 9-11:30 p.m. / $10

Barry Rothbart from ABC's "Downward Dog" and Comedy Central returns to Humboldt for a night of laughs with one of the best. Danny Solomon from LA joins him and Andrea B from Tahoe also comes up for the show. Locals Josh Barnes and Jessica Grant open and Matt Redbeard hosts.

822-1575 / Web site

XMAS JAM at Humboldt Brews

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Fraktal Productions and Humboldt Brews present.

826-2739 / Web site

Pom Pom 101 Workshop

SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-7:30 a.m. / $15

Learn how to make fabulous pom poms to liven up any space. Participants will discover how to create basic and patterned pom poms by reusing everyday, household items.

633-8349 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Salsa Lesson and Social Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 a.m. / $7 / 18+

We offer salsa dance lessons for everyone from no experience to very experienced. No partner required, but be prepared to meet people!

616-6876 / salsaatsix@gmail.com / Web site

Eureka High Schools Christmas Caroling

See Event Description / 8:30 a.m.

Christmas season is approaching us, fast. Our local Limited Edition Choir is getting ready and wants you to pick them to sing at your Christmas party!

362-9669 / youngc@eurekacityschools.org /

Diggin Dirt. The Velvet Touch

The Jam / 9-2 a.m. / $10 / 21+

A farewell to 2017 with some of Arcata's most soulful and funky acts! Shake off the stress and dance your way into the new year in style!

822-4766 / Web site

Baroni & Tomas Warehouse Sale

See Event Description / noon-6 p.m.

800-346-7226 / Web site

Sauna Happy Hour

Om Shala Yoga / 1-5 p.m. / $5

Cheap heat.

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

Atlantis's Fit Club

D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:45 p.m. / $5

Arcata Recreation and Instructor Atlantis Riddle offer classes that are dynamic, music driven focusing on both high and low impact, as well, as high and low intensity taught in a manner that incorporates ALL fitness levels.

822-7091 / atlantiscoral@yahoo.com / Web site

An Evening of Caroling in Sunny Brae

St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Arcata CA / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free

Bring a flashlight, all ages are invited and children are most welcome to join in this joyous holiday tradition.

822-4102 / officesec@stalbansarcata.org / Web site

Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-10 p.m. / Free

Live funky blues.

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

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.

Author Bryan Radzin Book Reading

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Author Bryan Radzin offers this continuation of the synchronistic journey into the heart of politics and what makes us human.

616-8649 / brr5@humboldt.edu / Web site

Queers in Space

Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $5

An all ages queer dance party at Outer Space Arcata featuring queer bands, electronic artists, and DJs.

798-0812 / breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / Web site

HSU Faculty Artist Series: Garrick Woods and Rex Woods

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / $5 HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General

Wind down from a busy week and settle into the holidays with a wonderful father and son concert, a part of the HSU Department of Music Faculty Artist Series.

826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site


Clam Beach Inn / 8 p.m. / $10

Rosewater plays our 2 year anniversary show.

839-0545 /

Signals Presents: Goth Night

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Hosted by DastBunny with guest DJs.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Ugly Sweater Contest

Bear River Casino Resort / 8-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

How ugly is your sweater?

733-9644 / Web site

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Winter Solstice Local Loudness

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

Lashing Out will be rocking the house with other local talent.

Friday Night Function

Club Expression at The Tip Top / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Dr. Squid

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Dr Squid performs the greatest dance music from the last 50 years of rock and roll as well as jazz standards and a bit of country music.

668-9770 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

NightHawk is a Humboldt county rock band, dedicated to creating music that makes you want to dance! From classic rock to R&B to country rock to blues.

733-9644 / Web site

Doug Fir & the 2x4s

Cherae Heights Firewater Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

Multigenerational rock and roll band comprised of fathers and sons playing classic rock and beyond.

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Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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