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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Lost Coast Fest Starts Today; Three-Days of Music for Ears of Any Age

Options! On this Humboldt Friday don’t forget that the Savage Henry Comedy Festival isn’t the only three-day, multi-venue event vying for your weekend entertainment dollar. No, human. The fine folk at Breakfast All Day Collective are attempting one of their most ambitious feats to date with the inaugural Lost Coast Fest which, if you’re hungry, serves you up more bands than you can shake a drumstick at.

A benefit for Centro del Pueblo and The RAVEN Project, the fest packs 30+ bands into multiple shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Outer Space, Arcata Theatre Lounge and the Arcata Veterans Hall. So many bands! Scope the full lineup here and/or snag tickets here and support DIY joymaking. 

Lots else going on this Friday, but you’ll need to scroll your Lowdown below for the deets. I am done talking.



Lost Coast Fest

Outer Space / 2-11:45 p.m. / $20 Sunday at Outer Space / $15 Saturday Evening at Arcata Vets Hall / $6 Saturday Afternoon at Outer Space / $15 Friday Evening ATL / $5 Friday Afternoon at Outer Space

Music festival with five different shows over three days, 30+ touring and local bands including Screaming Females, August Eve, Ehiorobo, and Choked Up! Lost Coast Fest is a benefit for Centro Del Pueblo and The Raven Project.

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

Huckleberry Flint

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Humboldt favorites take the stage at the Eureka Night Market stage for a rare public performance.

798-6411 / info@visiteureka.com / Web site

7th Annual Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival: Friday

See Event Description / 5 p.m. / $10

More than 80 comedians from all over the country come peek inside the Redwood Curtain with stand up, comedy games and live podcasts. Multiple shows on multiple nights. All-show bracelets gain you entry to every show.

Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.

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Jeff Kelley

Trinidad Coastal Land Trust / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Jeff Kelley will perform solo at the office of the The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust for Trinidad Arts Night Jeff Kelley sings songs of life, death, and silliness.

677-2501 / info@trinidadcoastallandtrust.org / Web site

Kaiju-palooza! 怪獣

Eureka Theater / 6:30 p.m. / $10

Kaijū (怪獣 kaijū) (from Japanese “strange beast”): a Japanese film genre that features giant monsters, usually attacking major cities and engaging the military and other monsters in battle. Three days, eight city-stompin’ bystander-chompin’ kaiju movies!

442-2970 / Web site

The James Zeller Trio

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7-10 p.m. / $5

The trio's repertoire is an exciting mix of swinging Jazz and timeless American Songbook classics from the 1920's-50's, New Orleans and Trad Jazz, classic country, blues and folk.

646-245-6865 / JamesZellerTrio@yahoo.com / Web site


Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $49

A thoroughly unique quartet from Kiev, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected music at the intersection of folklore, the avant-garde, and theatre.

826-3928 / Web site

Eliza Gilkyson, Nina Gerber

Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $26 / $24 Humboldt Folklife and Playhouse Members / $30 Day of Show Purchase

Veteran Austin-based singer/songwriter performs.

822-1575 / David@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

Dial M for Murder

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10:30 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors

A wealthy socialite, a tennis pro, a torrid affair and a massive fortune on the line – murder returns to the NCRT stage with a tale of greed, jealousy, revenge, and best laid plans gone awry.

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

Young Frankenstein

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 9/27 preview / $14 seniors/youth

Adapted from the classic Mel Brooks film that you’ve probably already seen, Young Frankenstein is brilliant parody of classic horror cinema. Appropriate for ages 14+.

A Higher Love: Dance Music for the Soul

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.

As founder of Dark Star Orchestra and guitarist and vocalist for Furthur, Kadlecik is known for his love for playing the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, along with Lane who also played and sang in Furthur and RatDog.

826-2739 / Web site

Beer Release-Battle Rap IPA

Eel River Brewing Company / 5:30-11 a.m.

764-1772 / marketing@eelriverbrewing.com /

Friday Night at the Refuge

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge / 8 a.m.-8 p.m. / Free

Come enjoy a walk during the evening hours. At 7 p.m. at the Visitor Center, enjoy a presentation entitled "The Wonderment Continues: Chapter 3.” David F.

733-5406 / denise_seeger@fws.gov / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.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

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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


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

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

Lida Penkova and Donvieve Artist Reception

Trinidad Art Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

The Trinidad Art Gallery, a cooperative group of fine artists and craftspeople, is pleased to honor Lida Penkova, printmaker and painter, and Donvieve, mask maker and painter.

677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com /

The Apollo Era

Little Red Lion / 8 p.m. / 21+

444-1344 / Events.littleredlion@gmail.com /

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Rockstar Karaoke

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

You may sing now.

839-2013 /

Dr. Squid

Bear River Casino Resort / 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.

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

Sign of the Times

The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

825-1755 / vanessa@griffinarcata.com / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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