Entertainment Calendar Dec. 4-10, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Music

Aber Miller 6 p.m., Larrupin Cafe, 1658 Patrick’s Point Dr., Trinidad

Open Mic 8 p.m., Logger Bar, 510 Railroad Dr., Blue Lake

Buddy Reed 8 p.m., Blondies Food and Drink, 420 E. California Ave., Arcata

Rude Lion Sound 10 p.m., Toby & Jack’s, 764 Ninth St., Arcata

Film

Sci-Fi Pint & Pizza Night 6 p.m., Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata • Featuring The Galazy Invader (1985). 

Lecture

I Wanna Like Jazz, But I’m Not Sure How 5 p.m., Van Duzer Theatre, HSU, Arcata • Free presentation and reception in honor of professor Dan Aldag’s 2012/13 Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Other

Pints for Non-Profits, all day, Mad River Brewing Co., 101 Taylor Way, Blue Lake • $1 of each pint benefits Food for People.

WRAPP Clothing Swap 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Goodwin Forum, HSU, Arcata • Bring clothes you no longer wear and swap them for something you want.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

Music

Fred and Jr., 6 p.m., Mad River Brewing Co., 101 Taylor Way, Blue Lake 

Open Mic 7 p.m., Blondies Food and Drink, 420 E. California Ave., Arcata

Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band 8 p.m., The Forks, Willow Creek

Tofu’s Birthday Bash with The Hip Joint and The Blackberry Bushes 8 p.m., Logger Bar, 510 Railroad Dr., Blue Lake

Karaoke with KJ Leonard 8 p.m., Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake

Karaoke with DJ Marv 9 p.m., Central Station, 1631 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Keller Williams 9  p.m., Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata

MRA and Diggin Dirt 9 p.m., Six Rivers Brewery, 1300 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Kindred Spirits 9 p.m., Clam Beach Inn Digger Bar, 4611 Central Ave., McKinleyville

S.I.N. and Service Night 9 p.m., Cher-Ae Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Dr., Trinidad

Rude Lion Sound 9:30 p.m., Sidelines, 732 Ninth St., Arcata

Books 

Book-tique 4 to 7:30 p.m., near the Totem Pole, McKinleyville Shopping Center,  McKinleyville • Friends of the McKinleyville Library offers nearly new and older collectable books suitable for gift giving: cookbooks,  art books, almost perfect condition books for children and books of nearly every genre for adults.

Three Local Authors 5 to 7 p.m., Blake’s Books, McKinleyville Shopping Center, McKinleyville • John Daniels, author of Hooperman, Muriel Wills, author of Like a House on Fire and Janine Volkmar, author of France with My Father will discuss and sign books.

Other

WRAPP Clothing Swap 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Goodwin Forum, HSU, Arcata • See Dec. 4 listing. 

Christmas Celebration 4 to 8 p.m., McKinleyville Shopping Center, McKinleyville • The free, kid friendly annual Christmas Celebration kicks off the holiday season in McKinleyville. From 4 to 8 p.m., there is a craft fair in the old Blockbuster building. At 5 p.m., the Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus & Alumni Singers present Christmas music. Santa Claus comes to town on a fire truck at 5:30 p.m. and lights a giant Christmas tree on the front lawn, thanks to the McKinlevyille Chamber of Commerce. Visit with Santa from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the old Plaza Design location. There will be carriage rides in the parking lot, free Christmas treats and activities for the kids, plus shops will stay open late with special sales. As a special addition to this year’s event, there is a city wide open house from 5 to 7 p.m., with specials events throughout McKinleyville.

Theatre

Babes in Toyland 7 p.m., Trinidad Elementary School, Trinidad • The Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show is a madcap adaptation of Victor Herbert’s classic family tale. Free. Canned food donations welcome.

Bigfoot Lodge Holiday Jamboree 8 p.m., Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata • Featuring live music and song, a collection of comic characters and special guests galore, all with a focus on Humboldt’s furry friend. $12 general/$10 students.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Music

Claire Bent and Aber Miller 7 p.m., Libation, 761 Eighth St., Arcata

HSU Symphonic Band 8 p.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU, Arcata • See p. B3.

707 9 p.m., Central Station Cocktail Lounge, 1631 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Doug Fir & The 2x4s 9 p.m., Firewater Lounge at Cher-Ae Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Dr., Trinidad

Soul Night 9 p.m., Logger Bar, 510 Railroad Dr., Blue Lake

DJ Pressure Anya 9 p.m., Six Rivers Brewery, 1300 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Liquid Kactus and Diggin Dirt 9:30 p.m., Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata

Rude Lion Sound 9:30 p.m., Toby & Jack’s, 764 Ninth St., Arcata

DJs 10 p.m., Sidelines, 732 Ninth St., Arcata

Books

Jim Dodge 7 p.m., Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata • Jim Dodge will not read from Fup at Northtown Books. But he will read other things.

Comedy

David Gborie and friends 9 p.m., Mazzotti’s, 773 Eighth St., Arcata • A handful of comedians for five bucks.

Film

Ocean Night 6:30 p.m., Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata • Featuring Tuluwat: Restoring a Culture, with a presentation by Wiyot tribal members and staff and more. Admission is $3 donation, and free for Ocean Conservancy, Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper members and is all ages.

Lecture

Who Owns Community? 1:30 p.m., Goodwin Forum, HSU, Arcata • Free keynote address by Larry Roper, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Professor of Ethnic Studies at Oregon State University since 1995. 

Naomi Klein 7 p.m., Van Duzer Theatre, HSU, Arcata • Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

Other

EPIC Meeting and Mixer 5 p.m., Environmental Protection Information Center, 145 South G St., Arcata • Learn about EPIC’s biodiversity conservation strategies. Free; refreshments and live music by Jan Bramlett.

Holiday Open House 6 to 9 p.m., Jacoby’s Storehouse, 791 Eighth St., Arcata • Santa arrives at the Plaza on a fire truck at the Plaza accompanied by Bandemonium. Free; live music, special window displays, the great tree in Jacoby’s Storehouse, local merchants providing sweets, treats and much more.

Theatre

Bigfoot Lodge Holiday Jamboree 8 p.m., Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata • See Dec. 5 listing.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Music

TubaChristmas 2013 3 p.m., McKinleyville Shopping Center, McKinleyville

Tommy Castro with Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band 5 p.m., Simon LeGrees, Hwy 299, Hawkins Bar

HSU Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group and Calypso Band 8 p.m., Van Duzer Theatre,  HSU,  Arcata •  See page B3.

Swinging Country 9 p.m., Central Station Cocktail Lounge, 1631 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Silver Hammer 9 p.m., Logger Bar, 510 Railroad Dr., Blue Lake

Doug Fir & The 2x4s 9 p.m., Firewater Lounge at Cher-Ae Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Dr., Trinidad

Mike Dillon Band 9 p.m., Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata

Band Behind Your Hedge 9 p.m., Six Rivers Brewery, 1300 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Poor Man’s Whiskey 9:30 p.m., Humbrews, 856 10th St., Arcata

The 4th Wall Tour 9:30  p.m., Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata • Featuring RunDMT, SPL and Geno Cochino.

DJs 10 p.m., Toby & Jack’s, 764 Ninth St., Arcata

DJs 10 p.m., Sidelines, 732 Ninth St., Arcata

Art

StewArt Open Studio 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., StewART Studios, 1125 16th St., Arcata

Wesa Open House 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1255 Creek Ct, McKinleyville

Books

Tricia Riel 1 to 2 p.m., Moonrise Herbs, 826 G St., Arcata • The author signs copies of her book Zephrum Gates & The Strange Magical Treasure.

Other

AAUW Holiday Gala, 9 a.m. to noon, Baywood Golf and Country Club, 3600 Buttermilk Ln., Arcata • Annual event by the Humboldt Branch of the American Association of University Women to raise money for its HSU Re-Entry Women’s Scholarship Fund. (707) 445-2924.

Holiday Gift Boutique 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Studio 299, 75 The Terrace, Willow Creek • Over 20 local artists presenting photography, ceramics, glasswork, woodworking, jewelry, cards and more. Free admission and complimentary coffee, cider and hot chocolate.

Holiday Craft Bonanza 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Arcata • Find truly unique items, many handcrafted of re-used materials.

Santa at the Storehouse noon to 4 p.m., Jacoby’s Storehouse, 791 Eighth St., Arcata • Visit with Santa and snap some pix.

Seasons’ Greetings Card Signing 2 p.m., Couple Cups, 1603 G St., Arcata • Send greetings and words of solidarity to prisoners locked away from loved ones.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Music

McKinleyville Community Choir Winter Concert, 2:30 p.m. in Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd., McKinleyville • “Christmas Around the World” offers a musical smorgasbord. Admission is free. Refreshments provided and donations accepted. A carol sing-along brings everyone in on the musical fun. 

Messiah Choral Arts Academy Combined Choirs, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1200 Central Ave., McKinleyville • “Voices of Christmas” Concert. A free will offering will be taken.  All are invited!

Tim Breed 5 p.m., Lighthouse Grill, Saunders Shopping Center, Trinidad

Open Mic 7 p.m., Mosgo’s, 180 Westwood Center, Arcata

Pink Martini 8 p.m., Van Duzer Theatre, HSU, Arcata

Madrigal Singers 8 p.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU, Arcata

Karaoke with KJ Leonard 8 p.m., Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake

Karaoke with Chris Clay 8 p.m., Cher-Ae Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Dr., Trinidad

Sundaze with Deep Groove Society 9 p.m., Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata

Art

StewART Open Studio 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., StewART Studios, 1125 16th St., Arcata

Wesa Open House 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1255 Creek Ct, McKinleyville

Dance

Belly Dance and Decadent Dessert Party 7 p.m., Redwood Raks 824 L St., Arcata • A gala fundraiser for the Ya Habibi Dance Co. with dancing by Ya Habibi and friends, dessert, silent auction and fun! $20

Film

Toy Story 3 (2010) 6 p.m., Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata

Other

Holiday Gift Boutique 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Studio 299, 75 The Terrace, Willow Creek • See Dec. 7 listing.

Holiday Craft Bonanza 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Arcata • See Dec. 7 listing. 

Santa at the Storehouse 2 to 4 p.m., Jacoby’s Storehouse, 791 Eighth St., Arcata • See Dec. 7 listing.

Historical Society Holiday Tea and Tour 2 p.m., Phillips House Museum, 7th and Unions streets, Arcata

Reputation of Christians Considered 7 p.m., Lifetree Café, corner of Union and 13th streets, Arcata • A filmed interview with Gabe Lyons, author of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, followed by discussion. Free.  

Theatre

Bigfoot Lodge Holiday Jamboree 2 p.m., Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata • See Dec. 5 listing.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

Music

Karaoke with DJ Marv 8 p.m., Six Rivers Brewery, 1300 Central Ave, McKinleyville

Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson 8 p.m., Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth Street,  Arcata

Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band 8 p.m., Simon LeGrees, Hwy 299, Hawkins Bar

Humboldt Music Showcase Toy Drive 9 p.m., Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata • Music by Farmhouse Odyssey, Liquid Kactus, Naive Melodies, Hip Hop Lounge, The GetDown and more. $5 or an unwrapped toy gets you in.

Roots and Culture Night 9 p.m., Robert Goodman Winery, 937 I St., Arcata

Rude Lion Mondayz 9:30 p.m., Ocean Grove Cocktail Lounge, 480 Patrick’s Point Dr., Trinidad

Dance

Swing Dance Night 7 p.m., Redwood Raks, 824 L St., Arcata

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Music

Community Music 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Room 9, Trinidad School, Trinidad • Class with Gregg Moore. Bring your instrument, music stand and notebook. $7 suggested donation.

Buddy Reed 7 p.m., Libation, 761 Eighth St., Arcata

Sunny Brae Jazz 8 p.m., Six Rivers Brewery, 1300 Central Ave., McKinleyville

Karaoke with Chris Clay 8 p.m., Cher-Ae Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Dr., Trinidad

Good and Evil Karaoke 8 p.m., Silver Lining, California Redwood Coast–Humboldt County Airport, McKinleyville.

 

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