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Eureka Symphony's The Trumpet Shall Sound

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / midnight / $19 / $49 LOGE / $15 Adults (RUSH) / $10 Students (RUSH)

"Religious or not, concert-goers will appreciate the incredible vocal range, from soaring soprano to the richest bass, featured in Handel’s “Messiah” performed by the Eureka Symphony and the Eureka Symphony Chorus."

845-3655 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Ice Rink

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-10 p.m. / $12 / $5 school skate / $8 kids

The Humboldt County Fair is proud to announce our new ownership of the Humboldt Ice Rink! We are excited to provide a new indoor home for the rink in Belotti Hall at the Fairgrounds in Ferndale.

humboldticerink@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon-9 p.m. / $3 / Free with a toy for toy drive / Free seniors / Free kids

The festival features over 100 booths of handmade gifts by north-coast artisans and craftspeople. Four buildings are decorated in a holiday theme with four stages of live holiday and dance entertainment that will showcase local musicians throughout all hours of the festival daily.

444-8817 / humartscraftsmusic@gmail.com / Web site

Aretha Franklin Tribute Show

The Jam / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10

"This evening of song will feature on vocals: Leah Crenshaw-Pepke, Yemaya Kimmel, Jenni Simpson, Lorenza Simmons-Phillips, Nola Pierce, and Paula Jones, with an opening funk and soul set by Madi Simmons, all backed up by The Sweet Inspiration Band."

822-4766 / Web site

Pity Party, Wet Spot, Blood Honey

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30-11:30 p.m. / $7

Much punk.

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

HSU Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Matt Wilson

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

Please join the Humboldt State University Department of Music and band leader Dan Aldag for a superb night of music featuring the HSU Jazz Orchestra and special guest drummer Matt Wilson.

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

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

Produced in collaboration with Humboldt Light Opera Company, A Christmas Story is a sure-fire holiday hit for the whole family.

786-5483 /

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors

"In this charming and irreverent musical comedy, six awkward and neurotic spelling prodigies give it their all, so that one will be the final victor of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Parental guidance suggested for ages under 13."

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


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

Lively Americana trio comes back to play the Logger. Bring your dancing shoes!

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

Savage Burlesque

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9 p.m. / $10

Savage Henry welcomes our community's vibrant burlesque scene in for a tasteful sassy event over a year in the making.

peter@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Diego's Umbrella

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.

"There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own."

826-2739 / Web site

The Humrights Bar Debate

See Event Description / 6-7 a.m. / Free

Humrightscenter@gmail.com / Web site

The Spindrifters

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


668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.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

Coastal Grove Winter Craft Fair

Coastal Grove Charter School / 3-6 p.m. / Free

We'll be celebrating the season Waldorf-style with fine-crafted, handmade goods of all types! There will be wonderful gifts to fill your homes, bellies, and stockings with a wide range of goodies and prices available.

825-8804 / Web site

DJ D’Vinity: After Work Sessions

Six Rivers Brewery / 4-7 p.m.

Come unwind at the end of your work week with DJ D’Vinity in the mix with old school throwbacks and dance hits!

839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Arcata High School Holiday Artisan Faire

Arcata High School / 4-7 p.m. / Free

A variety of handmade, one of a kind items will be for sale including evergreen holiday wreaths made by FFA, laser engraved items made in our Maker Space, woodworking and blacksmith items, art, photography, stickers, and buttons made by Arcata Arts Institute students.

825-2400 / jmauro@nohum.k12.ca.us / Web site

Thanksgiving Maze Adventure

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5-10 p.m. / Free 4 yrs and younger / $10 Adult (13 + yrs) / $5 Child (5 - 12 yrs)

Nature Joe is hosting a Thanksgiving celebration at the new Humboldt Nature School in Redwood Acres! Explore the maze of doors themed for Thanksgiving!

601-5637 / naturejoe@gmail.com /

Drop-In Gymnastics

Arcata Judo Hut / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $5 / $10 Friday Night Flips

Drop-In Gymnastics for youth, ages 15 months to 4 years.

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Jerry Martien with Fred Neighbor and Gary Davidson

North Of 4th / 7-9 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Jerry Martien reading poems from the wave slope out to the desert, from the forest down to Eureka's waterfront.

267-8383 /

Margaret Kelso Short Play Festival

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students. seniors / 18+

HSU Theatre, Film and Dance presents the Margaret T. Kelso Short Play Festival Six playwrights, six directors, six world premieres! A rare opportunity to see a fascinating variety of work from talented young playwrights.

Web site

Fall Beer Tasting

Papa Wheelies Pub / 8 p.m.-midnight / $10 / 21+

Fall is a season that has the word "beer" written all over it. Cool nights unleash a craving for hearty beers, whose colors mirror those of the turning leaves.

630-5084 /

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Band O' Loko

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

Classic rock, country, pop, oldies, surf and Monica.

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

Rockstar Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

You may sing now.

839-2013 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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