Some glory before The Glory.
Humboldt enters the Kinetic Kalendar's high season Saturday with the return of the Rutabaga Ball, taking place this year at the Arcata Kommunity Center. What the hell is a Rutabaga Ball? Look, if you are not versed in a half-century's worth of Kinetic Grand Championship lore, then there's little hope a krash kourse at this point will do you any good. In short, the winner of the ball's kurious kompetion will be krowned the 2018 Rutabaga Queen who is charged with overseeing next weekend’s Kinetic Grand Championship festivities.
Old Town Eureka
/ 10 a.m.
Bounty by the Bay is a replacement event for the Eureka Crab Celebration. Due to the unstable crab harvest and unpredictable weather in January the decision was made to move the festivities to May and open up the focus to include all the natural and cultural resources that Humboldt has to offer.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
/ 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us for a fun family-friendly day with boating activities, safety tips and more at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center as we promote the wearing life jackets and being safe on the water, and more!
/ 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
This Saturday at the Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market enjoy the Afro-Cuban, African, and Caribbean styles of Timbata combined with funk, rock, and jazz.
/ 5:30-9 p.m.
/ $10 kids
Join us for a family friendly evening of good food and great entertainment. The ATA Allstars are putting on a fundraising dinner to help send them to Southern California to take workshops and perform at Disneyland.
/ 6-8 p.m.
We are excited to host another music video premiere by the incomparable clay-mator and Comix Stripster Violet Crabtree. This latest video is for a Bigfoot themed song song by Lyndsey Battle, from her children's album Growing Up Humboldt.
/ 7-10 p.m.
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Redwood National Park. We'll have two great local bands: Ghost Train and The Gatehouse Well, a silent auction with a selection of local items, and beer and wine donated by Mad River Brewing and Barefoot Wines.
Arcata Community Center
/ 7 p.m.
/ $10 adv.
Witness the creative antics and jaw-dropping zaniness as contestants try to prove that they’ve got what it takes to be crowned the 2018 Rutabaga Queen.
/ 7-10 p.m.
Come out and help Lord Ellis celebrate their badass new release, Mouth of the Mad and support Outer Space.
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte)
/ 8 p.m.
Featuring five groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class. The festival marks the culmination of three years of graduate study by an international ensemble of theatre artists.
Redwood Curtain Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $22 5/5 Gala Opening
/ $10 Thursdays
New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana’s “free people of color” are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of color, has become one of the city’s wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $10 5/3 preview
/ $16 students/seniors
"Winner of both the Tony Award for Best Revival and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Chicago is the bold, sexy musical about notoriety, celebrity, and human passion."
/ 9:30 p.m.
This May join Who Is She Productions for the return of W.B.O.D ! Joined by Dosage and Oblio with πr8, Get ready for an eclectic night of bass music!
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/ 5:30-7:30 a.m.
You're invited to the 1 Degree Consulting office in McKinleyville to learn about the Humboldt Herbarium Project.
/ 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Long-time birders Allan Ridley and Helen McKenna will introduce you to meadow, shore, and forest birds, and talk about their nesting and parenting habits.
Bayside Park Farm & Garden
/ 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
It’s time to think about securing your summer Farm Share, and the City of Arcata Parks and Recreation Division offers Farm Shares grown at Bayside Park Farm!
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
/ 9:30-11 a.m.
Coffee? Donuts? Helping the environment? Count us in! Join Humboldt Pet Suppy for coffee and donuts before a fun walk throughout the Arcata Marsh cleaning dog waste!
HSU Natural History Museum
/ 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
/ $2 children and seniors
Explore gravity, moons, rockets, telescopes and more through a host of fun and exploratory hands-on activities designed by the National Institute For Science Education (NISE).
Northcoast Horticulture Supply
/ noon-5 p.m.
Northcoast Horticulture Supply, Dirty Business Soil & Analysis, 1 Degree Consulting and the Canndor Herbarium Project will be presenting a lecture and discussion at NHS - Fortuna Feed providing education about genetics and integrated pest management.
/ noon-2:30 p.m.
/ $25 single-class price
/ $50 Synapsis Members / DAI Students
This workshop series is open to complete beginners as well as those with an existing basic practice looking to advance.
/ 1-2 p.m.
We will be reading 'Oh, the Places You'll Go! and doing a related activity. Treats, prizes and books!
Fortuna River Lodge
/ 5-8 p.m.
/ $270 Table of 6
/ $90 Couple
/ $40 Students & WSP Alumni
Join the Eel River Watershed Improvement Group as we celebrate 20 years of restoring the Eel River watershed! We will have a grilled wild salmon and vegetarian lasagna dinner with beer, wine, and Clendenen's cider.
Red Lion Hotel
/ 5-9:30 p.m.
Breweries may include Lost Coast Brewery, Redwood Curtain Brewing, Six Rivers Brewery and Mad River Brewing company while transported aboard our open air, glass top van.
RJ Grin's Lounge
/ 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
/ 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
He’s back and better than ever here at Central Station this Saturday Night Come see Humboldt’s rockin blues maestro Jimmy Jeff and his band of gypsies.
Bear River Casino Resort
/ 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Bring all of your friends and party like Gods and Goddesses.
/ 10 p.m.
Plaza ass shaking.