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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Ack! It's the Final Friday Night Market of 2018!

Eureka was arguably made greater in 2018 on a number of fronts, but none of those changes were quite as celebrated as the addition of the Friday Night Market which brought much-craved community and vibrance to Old Town to end the grueling work week. Congrats to all that made that happen. That worked well. 

Well, you might have noticed it’s damn near winter ‘round Humboldt now, so its time to call it a year. Tell you what: we’ll allow you one more Friday Night Market before they pack it in until 2019. That happens tonight with music you know provided by The Undercovers. Also, food. Also, local crafts. (You know how this works at this point.) Last call! 

But that’s not all! Details on lots of other Friday night joys in your Lowdown listings below.


Final Eureka Friday Night Market of 2018

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Join us for the grand ending of our first Eureka Friday Night Market season. For twenty-three weeks this market has featured local artisan booths, locally made products, farmers market booths, live music, family-friendly activities, food vendors and more.

Bang! Bang! Vintage Halloween Costume Fashion Show/Creamery District Nights

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Handmade costumes by "Me Jane" of Bang! Bang! modeled in courtyard by local models.

633-6209 / universalia@yahoo.com / Web site

Dream Lab

Synapsis Nova / 7 p.m.-midnight / $20

Come to experience, participate and share in the sensations of this collective dream interpreted through multiple layers of art: circus, dance, visual spectacle, music, food and drink. Performance by Molécula, Aluna del Mar and Humboldt Aerial Collective.

672-4002 / dmolecula@gmail.com / Web site

Cinder Well, Hollan, Big Dumb Swede, Knot They're

Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $6

"Cinder Well is a haunting folk project chartered by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Baker. The music features Baker’s cathartic poetry, uplifting melodic lines, rattling drones, and eerie harmonies."

510-439-7766 / breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / Web site

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 students

"I saw Goody Osburn with the devil!" Get ready for the epitome of witch hunts with the EHS Players production of The Crucible. It's dark. It's emotional. It's still relevant. Come on out and support these incredible young performers as they delve into serious issues of faith, love and reputation.

476-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org /

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+.

Macabre Cabaret

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / $15 / $12 Stu/Sen / $15 Adults / 18+

It’s the season of spook and The Macabre Cabaret promises to thrill, fright and excite all those who dare to venture into the hollowed Carlo theatre (rumoured to be haunted).

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

Purchase a "You Pick" Winter Farm Share Today!

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $150

Once you purchase your farm share, contact our Farmer to schedule your 15-minute orientation on harvesting (if needed).

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

Book Sale

Eureka Main Library / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Non-fiction, children’s books, and media will be in the Library’s meeting room.

269-1995 / friends@eurekafrl.org / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

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

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site

U Pick Organic Pumpkin Patch

Organic Matters Ranch / noon-6 p.m.

Come enjoy this beautiful fall weather while searching for the perfect pumpkins.

407-3276 / smosser12@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

CCAT Harvest Festival

See Event Description / 2-8 p.m. / Free

This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Come listen to live local bands and participate in crafts and actives while eating delicious food grown in our community.

ccat@humboldt.edu / Web site

Pumpkin Patch

See Event Description / 2:45-5 p.m. / Free

A ride can be provided for you from the RAVEN Project, a youth drop in center ages 10-21, to the Arcata Bottoms Pumpkin Patch.

443-7099 / ysbraven@gmail.com / Web site

Huge Rummage Sale!

Coastal Grove Charter School / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

The amazing Coastal Grove Charter School Rummage sale is coming up! Items from over 100 families - housewares, clothing for everyone, movies, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, shoes, something for everyone!

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

Science Night

College of the Redwoods / 5-9 p.m. / Free

Participants have described this family event as Humboldt County’s “Disneyland of Science.” This educational and fun evening of free activities will be held on the CR’s Eureka main campus.

476-4211 / cr-communications@redwoods.edu / Web site

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

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.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

West African Drumming

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 6-8 p.m. / $50 / $45 HSU Student

Learn traditional West African rhythms in a relaxed and casual environment.

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Chuck Mayville

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Come on down to Gallagher's to eat, drink and be merry while Chuck plays and sings some classic tunes.

442-1177 / Web site

Rex White

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7 p.m.

Acoustic music.

444-3344 / Web site

'Beyond the Teeth, Fossil Cartilage and Shark Evolution'

HSU Natural History Museum / 7-8:15 p.m. / Free

Sharks are often mis-characterized as primitive, yet they are a highly specialized group of fish. Join Dr. Allison Bronson as she takes you on a journey through time from the ancient oceans and swamps of the paleozoic era to the miocene period.

826-4479 / mjb11@humboldt.edu / Web site

Third Friday Blues: Blues Through the Years!

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m.

"Prepare yourself for an evening of acoustic/electric blues!"

834-2479 / Web site

Pianist Daria Rabotkina

Calvary Lutheran Church / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $30 / $5 Students / $10 Seniors

The Eureka Chamber Music Series welcomes back pianist Daria Rabotkina. Join us in our wonderfully intimate and acoustically dynamic setting. A meet and greet the author with refreshments follows the performance.

Web site

Which Way the Wind?

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 advance

The revival of a 1960 anti-nuclear pro-peace play, part of the Against the Wind Festival Directed by John Heckel, featuring local performers. A powerful and historically important theatre work re-mounted to fundraise for the voyage of the "peace boat" the Golden Rule.

822-1575 / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


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

Featuring a vast range of hit covers in a wide variety of genres, including Rock, Pop, Country, Funk, RnB and more, that are sure to keep you dancing!

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

Eugene Invasion! Live Comedy

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+

"Eugene Oregon's best comedians come through the new Savage Henry Comedy Club for a night of laughs."

845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

DJ Rickshaw

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

Funk for your sole.

825-1755 / vanessa@griffinarcata.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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