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Old Town/Downtown Holiday Open House

Fri., Nov. 16, 5-9 p.m.
Old Town F Street between First and Third streets, Eureka Eureka


Join Downtown and Old Town Merchants for a Holiday Open House. Browse all holiday merchandise and enjoy a night of fun and festivities.

Third Friday Jazz: RLA Trio w/Doc Stull

Fri., Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Westhaven Center for the Arts 501 S. Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Westhaven

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Performances by Doc Stull, Don Baraka and Jon Lewis. With original music by Tim Randles and a literary discussion on KHSU. Refreshments available. 834-2479

Second Friday Noir: Double Indemnity (1944)

Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Eureka Theater 612 F St., Eureka Eureka


Billy Wilder's classic noir starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. 442-2970

Into the Woods

Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.


AllStar Theatre Arts presents the award-winning Stephen Sondheim’s dark, comedic musical based on several fairytales.

Wine and Jazz

Third Sunday of every month, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31


Sip and listen. After every performance, audience members with instruments can jam with the band. 442-0278

Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk

Walk leader is Jude Power.
Saturdays, 8:30-11 a.m.


Bring your binoculars and meet in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata, rain or shine. 707 -268-0262

Arcata Marsh Tour

With leader Leslie Scopes Anderson.
Saturdays, 2 p.m.


Meet a trained guide for a 90-minute walk focusing on the ecology of the marsh. 826-2359

A Christmas Story

Wed., Nov. 21, 8-10 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16
Ferndale Repertory Theatre 447 Main St., Ferndale Ferndale

Buy Tickets$18, $14 Seniors 60+/Youth 3-15


See the holiday season through the eyes of Ralphie Parker: the boy-next-door who’ll do anything for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Produced in collaboration with Humboldt Light Opera Company. All ages. 786-5483

The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

Sun., Nov. 25, 3 p.m.


Performing classical masterpieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, folk-inspired favorites by Antonin Dvorak and Edvard Grieg, and arrangements of Scandinavian folk-songs. The musicians will also tell stories, sharing the history of the music, the composers, and highlighting moments to listen for in the performance. 707-442-0278

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Tue., Nov. 27, 7 p.m.


Contemporary pop and rock hits are re-imagined in the style of jazz, ragtime and swing classics. 442-1956

Margaret Kelso Short Play Festival

Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2, 2 p.m.
Gist Hall Theatre Humboldt State University, Arcata Arcata

Buy Tickets$10/$8


Six playwrights, six directors, six world premieres. A rare opportunity to see a fascinating variety of work from talented young playwrights. Call 826-3928 for tickets. 707-826-3928

Arcata High School Artisan Faire

Fri., Nov. 30, 4-7 p.m.
Arcata High School 1720 M St., Arcata Arcata


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. Dinner will be available for purchase from the AHS Culinary program. The opening for a photography show entitled, “The World The Way We See It”, organized by the Foreign Language Department, will also be featured. 707-825-2401

Ferndale Hospitality Night

Fri., Nov. 30, 5-9 p.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


A festive Christmas block party. Main Street merchants stay open late. Free beverages and goodies 786-4477

Eureka Symphony The Trumpet Shall Sound

Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.


Handel’s Messiah. Featuring the Eureka Symphony Chorus. 442-1956

Santa Claus in the Victorian Village

Sat., Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


St. Nick and his jolly elf arrive by gleaming red fire truck with bags of goodies for youngsters. 786-4477

Arts Alive

First Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Historic Old Town Eureka Second Street, Eureka Eureka


Art, and a heap of it. All around Old Town, Eureka. 442-9054

Christmas Tree Lighting

Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


Ferndale's volunteer firefighters deck the tallest living lighted Christmas tree. Free hot cocoa and homemade cookies. A tradition since 1934. 786-4477

Robin Hood Knight of the Stars- A Space-capade

Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Arcata Playhouse 1251 Ninth St., Arcata Arcata

Buy Tickets$12 General, $10 Students and Members, $8 Kids 12 and under


The Playhouse annual holiday show goes to space in this Holiday Panto for the family! Across the planetary systems, The Sherriff of Not-again is getting richer while the poor are getting poorer – if only there was someone to come to the rescue?!?! Enter Robin Hood Space Knight! Join the Blue Lake Community Choir and special guests with live music by Tim Randles and featuring Alex Blouin as Robin Hood and David Powell as Omar Sherriff of Not-again with Jackie Dandeneau, Ben Clifton, James Peck, Jeff Kelly, Benjamin Shaeffer and Introducing “the Binarians” Halla Kramer and Béla Randles. 707-822-1575

Victorian Holidays: Old-fashioned Christmas

Fri., Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


Dress up for holiday shopping, dining, live music and activities as shops stay open late from 5-9 pm Fridays until Christmas. 786-4477

Willow Creek Christmas Tree Lighting

Fri., Dec. 7, 5-6 p.m.
Willow Creek State Route 299, Willow Creek Willow Creek


Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and cookies. Visit with Santa. (530) 629-2693

KEKA Trucker’s Christmas Parade

Sat., Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m.
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds 3750 Harris St., Eureka Eureka


Watch the truckers, tractors and other vehicles festooned with Christmas lights. A Eureka tradition for 38 years. 445-3037

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Holiday Concert

Sat., Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m.
Arcata Presbyterian Church 670 11th St., Arcata Arcata

Buy Tickets$15, $12 seniors/students, free for kids 5 and under

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​The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir will perform joyous songs that go to the heart of the holiday season at our Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Presbyterian Church. The AIGC Youth Choir will open the show. The adult choir is directed by Kristin Kirby and accompanied by a full band. Lorenza Simmons-Phillips directs the youth choir. Tickets available at Wildberries in Arcata, The Works in Eureka, online, and at the door. 707-633-8781

Robin Hood Knight of the Stars A Space-capade

Thu., Dec. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Arcata Playhouse 1251 Ninth St., Arcata Arcata

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In space no-one can hear you scream with laughter in this fun Holiday Panto for all the family. Across the planetary systems, The Sheriff of Not-again is getting richer while the poor are getting poorer – if only there was someone to come to the rescue?!?! Enter Robin Hood Space Knight! Join him and his Starry men as they romp through space meeting various local stars along the way. 707-822-1575

Victorian Holidays: Cowboy/Cowgirl Christmas

Fri., Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


Dress up for holiday shopping, dining, live music and activities as shops stay open late from 5-9 pm Fridays until Christmas. 786-4477

Arts! Arcata

Second Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Arcata Plaza Ninth and G streets, Arcata Arcata

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Art, music and more art. Downtown Arcata and surrounding area. 822-4500

Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade

Sun., Dec. 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


Local farmers and ranchers parade decorated tractors and wagons. Ferndale Community Church will be open during the parade, serving free cookies with cocoa and cider. Their restrooms will also be accessible. 786-4477

Victorian Holidays: Hawaiian Christmas

Fri., Dec. 21, 5-9 p.m.
Ferndale Main Street Ferndale, Ferndale Ferndale


Dress up for holiday shopping, dining, live music and activities as shops stay open late from 5-9 pm Fridays until Christmas. 786-4477

The Temptations - SOLD OUT

Thu., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.


Legends of the original Motown sound perform. 442-1956

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.


The heir to country music royalty performs. 442-1956
Henderson Center Holiday Open House

Henderson Center Holiday Open House @ Henderson Center

Thu., Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m.

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