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(VIDEO) FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Dent May in Arcata

Arts!Arcata falls on this Friday, so scroll your Lowdown listings below to get a better grasp on various musical encounters and art showings you have a chance to take part in around the downtown. One highlight: Weirdo pop artist Dent May (video above) will distribute some melodies as the headlining act for a night of music at The Miniplex.


For Folk Sake

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Folk, you!

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


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

The Yokels

Fieldbrook Family Market / 7:30-10 p.m. / Free

The Yokels have been Released from Winter Custody. Be on the Lookout for these Three Cool Cats as they Bring their Rockabilly Soul Stew to the Fieldbrook Market and Eatery—the Rockingest Market in World History.

theyokelbrothers@gmail.com /

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $16 / $10 Jan. 25 preview / $14 students/seniors

A modern tragicomedy by the late Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is an unforgettable night with the most toxic marriage ever imagined.

822-1575 / Web site

Caitlin Jemma

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 8-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Caitlin Jemma is a small-town girl with a big country heart. Raised in the high desert of Northern Nevada, her songwriting is influenced by a sense of adventure, reverie, and discovery.

caitlinjemmamusic@gmail.com / Web site

King Lear

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-11 p.m. / $16 / $14 Students/Seniors

Tired of ruling, King Lear divides his empire among his daughters, setting the stage for an epic tale of unchecked ambition, deceit, war and madness. Filled with stunning imagery, subtle word play, and heart-wrenching moments, King Lear is regularly ranked by scholars as one of Shakespeare’s finest

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site

Dent May, Moon King and Mr. Moonbeam

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10 / $8 advance tickets online / 21+

"A self-described "hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host," Dent May has been charming his way into the hearts of music fans since the release of his debut album on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label in 2009."

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site


Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / $7 adv. / 21+

Playing Pink Floyd songs you are aware of. Visuals by Marmalade Sky.

826-2739 / Web site

Summer Farm Shares Available for Purchase

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $450

It’s not too soon to think about securing your Summer Farm Share.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Humboldt Marble Weekend

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon-6 p.m. / Free

Marble makers from around the country will here in Humboldt for three days of marble displays, sales, demonstrations, and hunts.

copiousglass@gmail.com / Web site

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

I, Tonya

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 3-5 p.m. / $8 / $5 online advance tix (matinee) / $7 online advance tix / $6.50 matinee

"I, Tonya" is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Adopt-a-Block Volunteer Appreciation Party - The Northcoast Environmental Center

See Event Description / 5-7 p.m. / Free

Are you an Adopt-a-Block Volunteer?

822-6918 / anne@yournec.org / Web site

I, Tonya

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 online advance tix (matinee) / $7 online advance tix / $6.50 matinee

"I, Tonya" is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

EPIC Membership Mixer

Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) / 6-9 p.m.

822-7711 / epic@wildcalifornia.org / Web site

Photo Exhibition by Bob Doran

RampArt Skatepark / 6-9 p.m.

Rampart Skatepark presents: A Photo Exhibition by Bob Doran. With music by Fhog, Ultramafic, and DJ Vinny DeVaney.

Creamery District Night Market

Arcata Creamery District / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Creamery District is hosting Night Market just in time for Valentines day.

822-1575 / keta3@suddenlink.net /

Hooping!@Arcata Core Pilates

Arcata Core Pilates Studio / 7-8 p.m. / Free

760-793-8495 / arcatacorepilates@gmail.com /

Humboldt Juggling Society Fundraiser Show

Synapsis Nova / 7-8:30 p.m. / $15 / Free 5 and under / $5 Ages 6-10

The 18th Annual Humboldt Juggling Festival Fundraiser show features inspiring new local talent. Come start your weekend off with a bang with our show “Tossed!”

415-283-6678 / Humboldtjugglingsociety@gmail.com / Web site

HSU Guest Artist Series: Thomas Rosenkranz, piano

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

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

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Latin Nights

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

DJ Sonido Pachanguero knows what it takes to get you out on the dance floor moving and Jessica Ayer will be teaching a free salsa lesson.

877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site

Marshall House Project

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

"Marshall House Project is a driving soul-funk outfit with one foot rooted in the deep pockets of the past and the other fearlessly exploring the deep fry of the future."

733-9644 / jeffleahy@bearrivercasino.com / Web site


Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Kingfoot returns to the Logger after having a little too much fun last month so come on out early to get your place on the dancefloor at this most favorite watering hole in cozy Blue Lake.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

DJ D'Vinity

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

444-2017 / Web site

Backstreet Band

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

Rock 'n' roll.

877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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