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From the Editor In the Moment

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Contributors

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Features 18 Ink in the Blood Henry Krüger of Sailor’s Grave Tattoo 25

Tattoo Humboldt Three Shops for Beautiful Body Art

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Your 90-Day Calendar

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See You Next Season

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Perfect Winter Trips 30

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Punjab to Eureka The hometown flavors of Tandoori Bites

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Passing the Bottle Old Growth Cellars’ roots and new tasting room

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Boot Up Invest in a good pair of boots

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Map of Humboldt

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Humboldt County Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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North of Trinidad Map

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Well, that was fast — we hopped over the line into a new decade in what felt like the blink of an eye. There’s a pull, at times like these, to commemorate milestones and the things that are most important to us. Admit it: You’re thinking about getting a tattoo. You’re definitely in the right place. Not only are tattoos wildly popular in our county but we’ve got some of the most talented hands to wield a needle right here in the redwoods. (And you’ll see lots of redwood tattoos, if you keep your eye out.) In this issue’s Adventure story, we’ll take you to a trio of local shops that do beautiful and varied work, from colorful Japanese designs to black and white portraiture. You’ll also meet artist Henry Krüger, voted Humboldt’s Best Tattoo Artist by North Coast Journal readers for the vintage beauties he creates for customers at his Old Town Eureka shop Sailor’s Grave Tattoo. In Perfect Trips, you’ll see why Humboldt is for the birds — all kinds of birds that draw binocular-toting birders from far and wide. Whether you’re working on your list or newly bird-curious, you can join them on an Audubon-guided walk or for the dawn geese fly-offs at the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. We’ve also got some relaxing pastimes for you, including forest bathing among the tall trees and warming up with a hot stone massage. And there are dance performances and performance art

events to see, though the kids will likely prefer the more active visit to open gymnastics gyms for tumbling time. We’ll show you a great place to treat your palate to some local wine tasting. Old Growth Cellars — with its petite sirah, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and granache rosé — may have just the bottle for you. While walking around Old Town, stop in at the lobby of the historic Vance Hotel building and treat yourself to lunch or an afternoon nibble at Bandit Savory & Sweet. And if you have trouble choosing among the freshly baked snickerdoodles and such, remember that cookies were basically made to keep in your pocket for later. For dinner, you might try Tandoori Bites, where you can warm up with some Northern Indian cooking — meats cooked in clay ovens, warm naan bread and transportive curries. Not gonna lie: It might be a little wet out. Gear up for the weather with a new pair of boots that will actually last you. We’ve gathered some great waterproof and water-resistant ones with genuine Humboldt style. After all, you’ve got a lot of walking to do. — Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

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Breakfast All Day You may be tempted to save your meals out for lunch and dinner, but don’t sleep on breakfast in Humboldt, where we take hearty morning fare seriously. Lucky for you, beloved establishments like Toni’s 24-hour Restaurant serve it all day.

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Sarah Godlin has been writing in Humboldt County for 21 years. She co-created Savage Henry Magazine, but is currently writing a novel about the Dust Bowl migration to California and finishing up her Master of Professional Studies in publishing. She lives in Fieldbrook with her wife, kids and assorted plants and animals.

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Collin Yeo was born in San Francisco and raised in Dow’s Prairie, California. He has also lived in Colorado, New York and New Orleans. He has worked in construction, demolition (deconstruction?), bars and restaurants, and has also been a touring musician and occasional freelance writer.

Erin Young is a local wine educator and consultant. She began her journey into the wine industry in Texas Hill Country and returned home to work on the North Coast. She is currently studying at the Napa Valley Wine Academy and holds a Level 2 WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) certification.

media and marketing director for the Humboldt County Visitors Bureau, has tramped through much of California as a park ranger and freelance travel writer. When not bound to his desk or playing footgolf with his kids, he likes to horse around in the redwoods.

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BLOOD Henry Krüger of Sailor’s Grave Tattoo By Collin Yeo Photographs by Amy Kumler

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“I got my first tattoo in 1987, the day after I turned 17,” the fifth-generation Humboldt native said in a booth in his Eureka shop Sailor’s Grave Tattoo. “My great-grandparents owned a farm on the land that is now Cutten Elementary School. When my great-grandmother got ill, my grandparents rented out her house and the first couple who lived there was from San Diego. The man was a tattoo artist but he didn’t have anyone to work on him, so he taught me. I gave him a dragon on his forearm and he gave me this goat’s head on my shoulder. I was the first one of my friends who got a tattoo. Back then, you’d only see tattoos on World War II vets and old bikers.” Henry grew up as a consummate metal head and a fan of the artwork that accompanied record sleeves and show fliers. Pushead, the singer and artist from the band Septic Death, was a big influence on him. So was the graphic illustrator turned tattooist Greg Irons, due to Krüger’s early obsession with an album that his stepfather owned, Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass outfit Old and in the Way’s first self-titled record. “I didn’t care for the music at all but I just loved the cover art by Irons. It just resonated with me.” Henry didn’t take the idea of tattooing professionally seriously until he moved to Seattle to attend art school and had an epiphany from a class with the brilliant, notorious and iconoclastic artist (and contemporary of Humboldt’s Morris Graves) William Cumming. “I went to art school for two years," said Krüger. “And about a month before I graduated my class, we got a lecture from Cumming.” The teacher was late to the live figure drawing class and in a bad mood and went around the room asking everybody what they wanted to do with their work. “A lot of people said that they wanted to get into commercial work and graphic design. And

Cumming said that the best artists were the original artists, the cavemen who made their paintings without lessons or critics or anything besides their own inspiration. They just did it. After that, a bunch of my classmates just quit school, myself included. I said screw this, I want to be a tattoo artist.” Krüger eventually landed a job at one of Seattle Tattoo Emporium owner Pete Stephens’ shops and spent the next several years honing his craft between gigs in Seattle and Olympia. During that time, he discovered what he liked and disliked about the sometimes grimy world of tattoo parlors, and slowly crafted a vision for a business of his own — one that would blend the ambience of the old school with modern cleanliness and an open layout. On July 4,

2010, he opened Sailor’s Grave with his wife Melissa Krüger. The shop is housed in an old building that has served as everything from a soda bottling plant to a jewelry store and the clean lines of the interior evoke an appreciation of history. Flash art and tools from famous artists of yore like Sailor Jerry and Danny Danzel sit in immaculate display cases amid walls of custom work and paintings. The shop seems to sit astride two eras: Modern and impeccably clean as the place is, it’s also redolent of a proper old parlor, with low-fenced booths lining the floor like stalls in an indoor bazaar from the days of steamships and ironwork. “Melissa makes all of this possible, the shop design, the books, accounting.” Henry says of his wife of 28 years. “I couldn’t do any of this

“A bunch of my classmates just quit school, myself included. I said screw this, I want to be a tattoo artist.”

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138 Second St., Eureka 707-443-0666 www.sailorsgravetattoo.com Open Tuesdays Saturdays 11 AM to 7 PM.

Left: KrĂźger works on longtime friend Shayne Sines. Right: Apprentice James Fulk tracing a flash design.

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“Everyone is welcome here. I have a seriously diverse clientele. I tattoo all types of people.�

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profile without her. She makes it so that I just have to show up and tattoo.” He prefers the traditional styles. “I like to do tattoos that look like tattoos.” He explains, “There are some styles that I would suggest someone else might do better. For instance, there’s a lot being done with hyper-realism. And that’s not my thing personally. I think that it can look cool, but I question the longevity of it. I like longevity.” Thematically, the only things Krüger refuses to do are racist designs: No swastikas or confederate flags. “Everyone is welcome here. I have a seriously diverse clientele. I tattoo all types of people.” His art is often very locally themed, with celebrations of redwoods, crabs and Bigfoot. It’s of-

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ten whimsical and local characters sometimes influence his humorous grotesques of mermaids or boozy bar patrons. He loves the art of yesteryear, from the maritime and military world of the early-to-mid-20th century. The name of the shop itself is taken from the sinking ship motif that sailors would get tattooed as a luck totem a century ago to ward off the dangers of the sea. He has tattooed people from around the world and no two days in his shop are exactly the same. At the height of the cannabis green rush, he was booked three to five months in advance. Now his waiting time is a more reasonable three weeks, even with two other artists working in the shop, but he can also often be found accepting walk-ins.

“I get cancelations all the time so if I have time to get you in, I will. If I wanted to be selective about what I do, I would have a private studio. I love sometimes not knowing what I will be doing that day. I feed off of that. I draw everything that I do so if I don’t know what it is beforehand that’s exciting. I love it.” As a child, Krüger’s third-grade teacher told his mother that “I wouldn’t amount to anything except being an artist because I couldn’t fixate on anything else. All I did was draw.” And after 25 years of professional tattooing and nearly a decade owning his own shop, Krüger is still as enthralled with his art as ever.


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Three shops for beautiful body art By Sarah Godlin • Photographs by Zach Lathouris Your nurse practitioner’s ankle, your personal trainer’s knuckles, the entirety of your contractor’s back; Humboldt is tattooed. To meet the county’s dermal demands, Humboldt has homegrown and imported a copious assortment of artists who can give you a safe, beautiful and skillfully done permanent picture on your body. Area artists have opened shop doors, creating small businesses for themselves and offering work to other artists, leaving a sea of decorated Humboldtians

in their entrepreneurial wake. If your upper arm is aching for your mother’s name written on a banner that’s softly draped around a heart, you have a buffet of folks who can make this happen for you. Photo-realistic heart? Cartoon heart? The exact heart that your 4 year old drew on your Mother’s Day card? Here are three shops you might consider for this important piece of personal art that will probably last longer than the piece over your mantle (maybe by another Humboldt artist). Vive l’art local! →

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adventure Michael Joy, Jeremy La Flamme and Amy and Ted Marks of Nor Cal Tattoo.

Ted, Amy, Alex and Dani Marks, Jeremy LaFlamme, Michael Joy, John Lopez and company at Nor Cal Tattoo 750 16th St., Arcata, 707-630-5077 Find it on Facebook Nor Cal Tattoo is a family joint. Amy and Ted Marks respectively pierce and tattoo alongside their son and daughter, and more than half a dozen other artists who are all like family in this traditional shop with a ’90s retro vibe in Northtown Arcata. Obviously, artists don’t all work in only one style but to give you the broad strokes: Ted enjoys portraits; Michael specializes in black and gray; James is the go-to for wildlife and space art; Jeremy does traditional pieces; Alex gets down with fine line work.  If you’re looking for permanent makeup, like ombre eyebrows or microblading, Marisha Ramerez has you covered — it's a service the shop recently started offering. “We are pretty excited to add

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this service,” says shop owner, Amy Marks. “It seems to be getting popular in bigger cities.” Though they’ve been tattooing in the area since 2007, the members of the Nor Cal Tattoo family are newer on the block in Northtown, around the corner from Stars Hamburgers. Something that isn’t new, though, is their hosting of the Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo in Blue Lake for the past 11 years. “Most say it’s their favorite tattoo convention to work,” says Amy Marks. Nor Cal gladly accepts walkins and would be the perfect place for a matching tattoo with your best friend or a redwood up the forearm — a Humboldt County fave. I don’t have any tattoos by the folks at Nor Cal … yet.

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Dan Rena-Dozier at work on a client.

Luis Lopez and Dan Rena-Dozier at Primal Décor 1908 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, 707-445-2609 www.primaldecor.com Located in the most adorably modified Myrtletown cottage, Primal Decor looks like a tattoo parlor in the evil elven section of a video game. The shop is centered around a gorgeous jewelry collection for stretched ears and piercings, services they also offer. The staff has a passion for extreme cleanliness at Primal and they take their compliance seriously. It’s evident in the framed certificates around the shop. Luis Lopez, voted North Coast Journal’s Best Tattoo Artist of the year in 2017 and 2018, specializes in the black and gray style. His background in photography inspires his tastes. “It used to be harder to make photo-realistic tattoos because there was one color,

black, and you had to try to shade the rest with dots. Now there are color palettes of gray, and it makes detail possible. And more fun to do.” “Dan [Rena-Dozier] also does photo-realistic but in color,” says Lopez. The two are the tattoo portion of the Eureka shop, the longest continually running body art shop in the county, “Making moms cry since 1995,” as they say. But these days it might be because she is so impressed with the gray-scale of her son’s chest rocker of her face. Full disclosure: I have a tattoo by Luis and though it’s just lettering, it’s one of my favorites. →

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Nick Hunt and Brian Kaneko go over designs at True Nature.

Brian Kaneko, Nick Hunt and company at True Nature 1550 G. St., Arcata, 707-826-0456 www.truenaturetattoo.com Art majors don’t all end up in the field but a fair number are being paid for their artistic labor every day in Humboldt County, like the former Humboldt State University art students of True Nature Tattoo in Arcata.  Brian Kaneko is highly skilled in colorful Japanese-style tattoos, for

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which he has been internationally recognized. Brian’s been tattooing in the area since 1997, making carp twist, feathers fan and peonies bloom. And yes, there might be a wait — a small price to pay for a tattoo that will still stun on your 90th birthday.   Kaneko’s talented, bespectacled shop mate Nick Hunt, has an equally cool but different art vibe all together. He took up an apprenticeship under Brian years back after graduating from HSU with a well-deserved studio art degree. If you want a winged cobra, he’s your man. If you want a frog riding a skateboard, he’s your man. If you want to meet your grandpa when your grandpa was

young and cool, he’s your man. “The shop’s homey, welcoming, relaxed but still professional,” says Hunt about the Northtown Arcata house-turned-studio. “Also there’s really nice natural light and a ton of windows. I love tattooing here.” Their frequent guest artist — another HSU art grad — is Hannah Wednesday, originally of San Francisco’s famous Tuesday Tattoo. Her style could be described as Norwegian/Western/carved wood, and her Instagram is busting at the seams with very satisfied customers.  More disclosure: I’m happy to say I have more than a few tattoos from each of these talented artists.


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Don’t be a fool. Do the cool. Season, that is. Late winter and early spring delight the hale, hungry and healthy who harken to Humboldt’s call of the mild. For those seeking birds by land, whales by water and forests by bathing (read on, forest bathing is a thing), we have the guides to take you. Afterward, fuel up with oysters on the Avenue or SpongeBob’s favorite milkshakes. Then land on the dance floor or watch aerial artists dance suspended from the ceiling. No doubt all that moving and eating about will make you pine for a rock solid relaxation stop, which you can take at the neighborhood spa with hot stone massages. And about those children — they need to exercise their minds and bodies. So march them to the Eureka library for story time and drop them off at open gym happy hours, which, as you may notice, gives parents an evening free. Now go forth and gratify.

Outdoorsy Type Birds of all feathers flock to Humboldt County, in particular Humboldt Bay, the second largest such body of water in the state. Our bay serves as the permanent or migratory habitat for some 2 million birds each year. Super fly venues to give the avian experience a lift include the Aleutian Geese Flyoff, when thousands of cackling honkers take off in the morning from the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, where the gates will open 30 minutes before dawn every weekend in March for viewing. Then there’s the Godwit Days bird fest in Arcata (April 15-21), especially the Big Day, when birders often spot more than 100 species. If you can’t make either event, join a free tour hosted by the Redwood Region Audubon Society at the Arcata Marsh each Saturday at 8:30 aM. For a more personalized adventure on the wing, take a private excursion with the aptly named Rob Fowler, a professional wildlife biologist and birder extraordinaire, or ornithologist Ken Burton, another local high in the Audubon pecking order. Whether Humboldt Bay or beyond, local waters beckon those seeking paddle adventures from easy to extreme. Pacific

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Foodies The Avenue of the Giants has become the boulevard of the bivalves, thanks to the Redwood Palace, a family-friendly restaurant in Miranda, which opened in 2018 and features Humboldt Bay oysters on the half shell. Try them with spicy mango mignonette. Or stick to the terrestrial menu with the popular cheese and charcuterie boards, sprinkled with goodies like Humboldt Fog, brie, Manchego, fresh fruit, caper apples, fig jam, Marcona almonds, sopresatta, proscuitto and smoked duck breast. For a full meal, mix and match soup, salad, shrimp, wings, sliders, pasta,

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Art Lovers Art appreciators at galleries and museums tend to suffer from kinetic deficits. Stop. Stare. Shuffle. Stop. Stare. Shuffle. Not so at the Morris Graves Museum of Art at 2 PM on the second Sundays of most months, when Eureka’s cultural flagship institution hosts an Afternoon of Dance. On Feb. 9, Debbie Weist, owner and instructor of Dance with Debbie, will give slow dancing lessons for all levels. On March 15, the Irish Academy of Dance studio will bring beginners to champions of all ages to perform traditional reels, slip jigs, treble reels and ceili dancing. Afternoon with Dance performances are included with general admission ($5, $2 students, seniors and military, free for children under 18). Carl Schneider remembers what started it all: a 1946 Buick Convertible, blue with maroon leather interior, the most beautiful thing in the world, purring into his parents driveway in 1945. That glimpse started a lifelong obsession with auto memorabilia piled so high he finally moved it into a storefront in Old Town Eureka, dubbed Carl’s Car World, which he has opened to the public. Much of it is for sale at prices ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The exhibits include rare vintage race posters, miniature replica cars, “ghost machines” — automobiles that the retired Plymouth and Volkswagen dealer created and then pitched to Plymouth — and race trophies, such as one earned by Arcata legend Lou Brero more than 60 years ago while driving a Curtis Cadillac. James Dean, the favorite to win that event, died on the way to the race. The showroom is open by appointment but, starting in early 2020, it’ll also be open 10 AM to noon and 1 to 5 PM (admission $15, $10 kids, veterans and seniors). For an elevated art encounter, try Synapsis, an experimental performance collective that features silk aerialists dangling about one of the oldest, tallest ceilings in Eureka. Founded in 2004 and led by Eureka City Councilmember Leslie Castellano, the Old Town space is a hub of kinetic surreality many days of the week. Besides the high-in-the-interior-sky artists using silks, trapezes, hammocks and ropes, contemporary dancers, acrobats and physical theater practitioners give earth-bound performances, too. With advance notice and experience, visitors can take advantage of weekly classes and open aerial gym times. For a top treat, stop by during their Arts Alive presentations, the first Saturday evening of each month. →


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Synapsis 212 G St., Suite 102, Eureka, 707-616-3104, www.synapsisperformance.com

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lves Inc. is a general and roof contracting company, family owned and operated since 1979! Throughout the years we would have been known as: Mike Alves Carpentry, West Coast Builders and Alves Roofing. Now we are proud to be Alves Inc.! I originally started this business to support my family. I saw jobs for construction were needed in Humboldt County. This business was created as a source for those in need. Do you know we also do gutters and downspouts, paving and concrete work along with having a flooring and roofing store for the do-it-yourselfer? We are also the only construction and demolition recycler in Humboldt. And we’d like to introduce you to Alves Resale Lumber and Firewood, located between Arcata and Eureka. Come check us out! We love being here to improve our county and our nation.

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With the Kids Walk in the Humboldt County Library, aka the Eureka Main Library, take a hard right and soon one may unleash one’s brood in wing with cushy puzzle chairs, pizza made of felt, computers with brightly colored keyboards, homemade planets dangling from the ceiling, wooden doll houses and smiling wood bear statues. And books, of course. Lots of them, with a friendly children’s librarian usually on hand to help find the perfect one. From out of town? No worries. The express card is a temporary one that visitors can use to check out several items at a time. Check the monthly calendars for story hours

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for children of all ages. No registration or library card required. Have a teen or two? There’s a separate room stacked with YA just for their use near the circulation desk. Added 2020 bonus: The Clara May Berry Park next to the library just reopened after a complete renovation that includes new playground equipment. The main library is open Tuesday through Saturday. Little ones flipping out in the hotel room? Channel their revolutionary antics at Flips For Kids Gymnastic Center, which puts a positive spin on the fight against gravity. Located in Eureka’s Myrtletown, or the Myrtlewood District, as some call it, Flips offers drop-in activities — free play, games, light snacks — from 6 to 9 PM for kids ages 3 1/2 to 14 on Friday and Satur-


The colorful children's section. Sam Leishman.

Eureka Main Library 1313 Third St., Eureka, 707-269-1900, www. humboldtgov.org/1518/Eureka-Main-Library

The cost is day nights ($15 Flips For Kids Gymnastic Center $10 per child for students and and ages 4-12 $18 for non-stu1489 Hoover St., Eureka, 707-445are welcome. dents). Call ahead 0450, www.flipsforkids.com Owner and to reserve your Bow2Toe instructor kid’s spot. To burn Jayme Totten that tot energy 101 Gulliksen Drive, Fortuna, 707-499-0126, prides herself in the daytime, Find them on Facebook on helping Flips welcomes future cheergrownups and leaders and their little walkers athletes improve their tumbling skills, up to age 3 1/2 to sample their Parents & flexibility and strength. She must know Me class, held most weekday mornings at what she’s doing because her shelves various times, for a one-time drop-in fee of overflow with trophies from regional and $12. Check the website for details. national competitions earned by teams For similar kicks a bit farther south, she’s guided. Check the Facebook page Bow2Toe in Fortuna hosts similar dropor call to confirm available dates. → off Friday night open gyms from 6 to 9  PM.

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Essential Elements Spa & Sauna. Anda Ambrosini.

Essential Elements Spa & Sauna 1639 Central Ave. Suite A, McKinleyville, 707-839-7772, www.elementsspa.com

Spa at Personal Choice 130 G St., Eureka, 707-445-2014, www.thespaatpersonalchoice.com

Not Strictly for Tourists Do you like hot baths, hot tubs and traditional Swedish massage? Of course you do, explorer of the Northern California coast in the cool season. In which case, we suggest you treat yourself to a rock solid indulgence: a hot stone massage. The temperature of the stones is safe for a masseuse to hold in hand and rub on your skin, letting the heat penetrate deep into tense tissue, promoting more relaxation and making the muscles easier to work with. While seemingly a modern Euro-luxury, hot stone massage is an ancient practice. Early Egyptians did it, as have Ayurvedic Indians following the system of holistic healing and Native Americans, who also use hot stones in sweat lodge ceremonies for physical and spiritual cleansing. Hot stone massage enthusiasts rave about muscle relaxation, improved circulation, pain relief, stress reduction and increased joint range of motion. The stones are small enough to fit in the palm and smooth to

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the touch. The gushing about practitioner the bonus handTrinidad Massage & Day Spa warms up with held pulsating regular massage water jet. Should 460 ½ Main St. and 529 Trinity St., Trinidad, and then works you add the 707-677-9225, www.trinidadmassage.com in the stones in Vichy? Mais oui. the hands while In McKinmassaging. Many leyville, a few spa clients prefer hot stone to the tradimiles north of Arcata, Essential Elements Spa & Sauna offers an expected oasis tional massage. along a suburban main street. It also To get rocking, consider one of the foloffers an infrared sauna, “rain shower,” lowing Humboldt venues that come highly small yoga classes and complimentary recommended, should you need a break workshop on essential oils. “From the from your vacation. The Spa at Personal moment I walked in, I was in heaven,” Choice has rejuvenated Eurekans since gushed one client. 1983. Located on the ground floor of the historic Vance Hotel, a minty-colored Old In Trinidad, a few miles farther north, Town landmark with a view of Humboldt Trinidad Massage & Day Spa features Bay and Woodley Island, it offers many hot stones, other massage services, like pampering services and pairs massages Swedish, Thai, deep tissue and prenatal, using heated, smooth, polished basalt and more pampering perks such as facials, lava stones with indulgent add-ons like body wraps, scrubs and manicures. The hot stone pedicure, aromatherapy stone practitioners work out of two locations, a facial and spa manicure. Best of all is the studio and cottage, both in the heart of Vichy shower treatment in which a line of the fishing village, with excellent views of six shower heads rain down relaxing hyTrinidad Bay. Call or email for an appointdro-goodness on a tabled client (or clients ment. Out-of-towners appreciate the quick — couples welcome). “The Vichy shower turnarounds, as the spa can often accomis our favorite amenity,” said a spa staffer, modate same-day service.

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climate ensures that beef provided by Humboldt Grassfed Beef is wholesome, healthy, and great tasting. Humboldt County’s long growing season is ideal for raising premium authentic grassfed beef, ensuring our customers a fresh product year round. At Humboldt Grassfed Beef we believe in gaining and maintaining the trust of our customers by providing healthy natural beef using local ranchers who share our values. Values

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FRESH BAKED in the OLD HOTEL Bandit Savory & Sweet CafĂŠ By Jennifer Fumiko Cahill Photographs by Amy Kumler Styling by Lynn Leishman

Built in 1872, the Vance Hotel building is the namesake of a lumber and railroad baron, and it has seen Eureka through

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Previous Page: Barista Michael Rice and cafĂŠ owner Erica Davie. Clockwise from left: ham and Jarlsberg with a pomegranate and chĂŠvre salad, and house lemonade; one of Bandit's charcuterie plates; a hearty cabbage and chicken apple sausage soup; candied pecan banana bread with a latte.

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its days as a bustling port and lumber town stacked with brothels and bootleggers. Now the Italianatestyle landmark is home to shops and businesses, its wild days to be imagined as you sit and people watch from a crushed velvet chair in the lobby and nibble something lovely from Bandit Savory & Sweet Café. Owner Erica Davie’s café rewards a push through the glass and brass doors with the smell of espresso drinks, cookies and scones. First a pop-up in San Francisco, then a farmers market stand, Bandit makes its home in the historic lobby. Before you order your default coffee, consider the options barista Michael Rice has on offer — the cinnamon and raw honey latte, the cardamom mocha — and don’t overlook the specials board. In fact, if you’re not wedded to the idea of coffee, the possibilities expand further with all manner of fragrant loose teas, orange blossom lemonade, rose limeade and the more-casual-than-Champagne “cidermosas." On the savory end, there are charcuterie plates ($16-$20) and deceptively hefty sandwiches with cucumber and shredded carrots, like the honey maple ham and Jarlsberg on locally baked Brio focaccia swiped with Diane’s Sweet Heat jam ($8.50). Add to your mismatched vintage china plate a side of fresh greens with pomegranate, chèvre and can-

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Bandit Savory & Sweet Café 525 Second St., Eureka Open Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, closed Saturday and Sunday (707) 367-1337 Find it on Facebook

died rosemary walnuts, and your lunch is officially fancy ($6.50). Even if it’s not raining, the homemade soups, like the frittata of the day, are the thing to warm you, especially if Davie is ladling out cabbage and chicken apple sausage ($6 cup, $8 bowl). To leave without something sweet is just foolish. Maybe willful. Scan the domed plates on the counter and find your childhood favorites dressed for afternoon tea. Depending on the morning's inspiration, Davie's fat molasses cookies, dark candied pecan banana bread and lemon tea cookies scent-

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ed with rosemary will compete for your attention ($3-$4.50). The gluten-free are not neglected here, either, as the snickerdoodles demonstrate. Just be sure to get a couple of thick chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with sea salt, too ($3). They are tender-crisp and buttery, with hunks of chocolate. You may not be able to look your mother in the eye after taking a bite because, sorry, they are the best chocolate chip cookies. If you make it out the door and down the block before breaking into another one, we’ll be impressed.

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Everything is better with a mimosa! Starting out with only bagels and coffee in 1984, Los Bagels is now considered a staple on the local culinary scene for everything from its bagel selection — jalapeño bagels are a favorite — to offerings such as raisin challah, lime corn cookies, empanadas and smoked salmon spread. The good news is the owners published a cookbook to share many of their popular recipes, which is in its third printing. We picked up the latest version recently and found not only great recipes, but also thoroughly enjoyed the “lore” section of the book that tells the history of Los Bagels and its original founders. We also learned the story of how NBC’s Today Show weatherman Willard Scott named Los Bagels one of the top bagels in the nation (outside of New York, of course).

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup chopped onions 4 cloves garlic ¾ cup chopped celery 1½ quarts water 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen) 1 4-ounce can of chopped green chiles ½ teaspoon oregano 1 tablespoon salt ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon cumin ½ tablespoon chili powder 1 cup milk ¼ cup flour 1/8 cup chopped parsley ¾ cup grated jack cheese Optional garnish as pictured: Green onions, sliced Serrano chili pepper and cilantro.

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Punjab to Eureka The hometown flavors of Tandoori Bites By Jennifer Fumiko Cahill Photographs by Amy Kumler Styling by Lynn Leishman

At lunchtime, the row of 15 brass chafing dishes along the wall at Tandoori Bites glows, brimming with aromatic yellow rice, deep red tandoori chicken, fried clusters of vegetable pakora, dahl and, of course, a bevy of curries. Navigating these alone takes discipline. How many hunks of lamb can you manage from the pot of rogan josh and still have room for the chicken tikka masala? That the restaurant handily wins the North Coast Journal’s Best Buffet is no surprise, especially at a scant $12 for lunch. Grazing from one end to the other and pulling apart the warm, blistered naan bread, curious first-time visitors become loyal regulars. The dinner menu is a tour of popular favorites of Indian cuisine with emphasis on northern dishes,

like garlic naan bread, rice dishes and curries spiced with garam masala. But there is regional and then there is regional, and the flavors at Tandoori Bites, if not the specialties themselves, go back to the Indian state of Punjab, the district of Jalandhar and the village of Athoula, from which the restaurant’s owner Gupreet Sohl and his chef and partner Dalbir Singh hail. Sohl took over and renovated the building six years ago, adding a second tandoor oven. He first

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Clockwise from above: Gurpinder Singh manages the fryer and tandoor, while chef Dalbir Singh cooks a pot of curry; skewers of chicken from the tandoor; cheese pakora in the fryer.

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“They just work super hard ... I admire them. I couldn’t do it without them.”

hired then 19-year-old Singh, who’s a distant cousin, to work in his Bay Area restaurant. Singh waited tables and followed up his shift watching the kitchen staff, learning to make foundational sauces, gravies and dishes. He experimented as he went, working on his own recipes and mastering cooking techniques (sometimes with help from YouTube) until he was satisfied with the results, his own versions of classic dishes. There were (and sometimes still are) phone calls to his mother back in Athoula to ask how to make this or that dish. For example, when he was first learning to make the fresh cheese for saag paneer, “I talk to my mother,” says Singh. Sohl’s mother has had some input, too, helping Singh with his chicken curry, like the chicken kadhai with peppers and onions that is Sohl’s favorite. “Before, I think restaurant food, it’s better than a mother’s cooking. Now I think mother’s is better.” He adds with a shrug that what he cooks professionally will never compare to hers, to the labor and affection Indian women put into cooking for their families. And that’s fine. “They just work super hard,” Sohl says of the kitchen staff. The food is indeed labor intensive, with chicken and goat curries cooking for hours. “I admire them. I couldn’t do it without them.” In fact, he claims he can scarcely boil an egg himself. “I tried to put the naan in the oven and my God, it was hot.” He’s not kidding — 400 F is average temperature for tubular clay ovens in which the slabs of dough bake stuck to the interior walls. “The hook is for removing … You have to stick [the raw dough] in with your hand — that’s the only way.” To his dismay, the bread slipped from the side of the tandoor and plummeted to the bottom. Singh grins a little at the story and says that while it takes quite a bit of practice, Sohl is being modest. “He can do it,” he says. “Just not for customers.”

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food&drink A solid plan of attack on the menu is to start with a fried appetizer, sample from the tandoor and then order some biryani and something with a rich sauce in which to dip your naan. Give Mrs. Singh’s cheesemaking lessons their due with an order of cheese pakora, fried in a spiced chickpea batter ($4.99). The tandoori chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked on skewers in the dedicated meat tandoor, emerges exceptionally juicy 1735 Fourth St., Eureka ($9.99 half, $13.99 whole). 707-443-2080 The chicken biryani is antandooribitesindianeureka.com other of Sohl’s favorite dishOpen Monday – Saturday es — tender chicken and 11:30 AM to 3 pM, 5-9:30 pM basmati rice fragrant with ginger, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon, turmeric, cashews, almonds and cilantro ($10.99). The butter chicken, creamy and sweet with onion and tomato, offers contrast in both its sauce and marinated meat charred in the tandoor ($10.99). The sweets are few but mighty. A deep orange mango lassi with its yogurt tang may be exactly the thing to cool your palate with a hot vindaloo. (Truly, does India get half enough credit for inventing the smoothie in its perfected form?) But by all means, end your meal like a celebration with the caramel-colored gulab jamun ($2.99). The fried balls of milk and cheese, soaked in rosewater syrup and sprinkled with coconut, are lovely with a cup of chai.

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The bar at Old Growth Cellars' tasting room.

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Old Growth Cellars’ roots and new tasting room By Erin Young • Photographs by Amy Kumler

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food&drink was welcome. Matt Garrett poured me wines from Old board affirming that there is indeed wine ahead. But Growth Cellars and shared with me how he had inonce you’ve followed the signs and walked through herited his partnership in the winery from his father, the front door, you find yourself in a beautifully stylSteve Garrett. ized tasting room. Wood and iron accents embrace Steve began Old Growth Cellars with his friend Jim the industrial surroundings while also making for Pastori in 1999 as a hobby. The two eventually gradua warm and inviting feeling. Local art hangs on the walls and metal letters spell out “Old Growth Cellars” ated to making wine they were confident enough to share, working with family-owned vineyards to proon the back bar. duce zinfandel and petite sirah, building relationThe tasting room is open for regular service Tuesships that have continued to grow with every step of day through Saturday from 1 to 7 PM, when you can taste the wide array of wines the winery now offers. the business. When Steve passed away in 2010, Matt stepped Of course, Old Growth still makes its flagship petite into his position as partner alongside Pastori. Shortsirah and zinfandel, which are both big, fruit-forly after Matt and I met, he moved on to explore new ward, easy drinkers that any red lovers would enjoy. adventures and Pastori’s longtime But now there’s also sauvignon friend Bob Lima stepped into the blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and position as his new partner. even a granache rosé named after 1945 Hilfiker Ln., Eureka Pastori and Lima continued to Pastori’s granddaughter Dawsyn. Open Tuesday-Saturday 1-7 PM 707-499-5308 expand the business, increasing The winery, with barrels lining production until they eventually the walls, also doubles as an event outgrew the 1,900-square-foot shop they had been usspace. The room is available to rent for private paring as their winery. In hunting for a new space, they ties. Old Growth also hosts events that are open to found an old truck terminal on Hilfiker Lane in 2017. the public, like comedy and magic shows. The larger space suited their winemaking needs and, On the wooden bar top sits a bottle with Old after a year of renovations, what was the truck termiGrowth’s original label and the name “Steve’s Good nal’s customer service office became the perfect space Red.” Though they lost a founding partner, the origfor a tasting room. inal priorities of making quality wine to share and Turning onto Hilfiker Lane, the last thing you maintaining lasting relationships have always rewould expect to find amid the industrial lots is a wine mained the same. The new tasting room is the perfect way to continue the tradition. tasting room. In fact, it’s easy to think maybe Google Maps has made a mistake until you see a huge bill-

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Invest in a good pair of boots By Lynn Leishman

In Humboldt County, we’re serious about our winter footwear. It’s often rainy and cool here on the coast and nothing keeps one warm like a good pair

of boots. We’ve selected some of the best styles from local retailers to keep your feet warm and dry. So go ahead. Jump in a puddle.

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90-Day Calendar 15 Wednesday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. Work by RAA members judged by Tim Clewell, fine art teacher at Arcata High School. Free. info@ redwoodart.us. www.redwoodart.us. 268-0755.

LECTURE Conservation Lecture Series: On Fishers and Squirrels. 7 PM. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Andria Townsend, recent graduate with a MS in Wildlife from Humboldt State University presents. Meet the speaker and join a reception beginning at 6:30 PM at the Zoo with the lecture at 7 PM. Free. www.sequoiaparkzoo.net.

MUSIC Tech N9ne. 9 PM. Sapphire Palace, Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. Hip-hop. Plus Krizz Kaliko and 1Ton. 21+. $39$49. www.bluelakecasino.com.

16 Thursday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

COMEDY Comedy Sing Along w/Jessica Grant. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Jessica Grant’s award-winning comedy and karaoke mash up. Every third Thursday. Free. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

17 Friday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

COMEDY Butch Escobar Does a Weekend at the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Escobar has performed his furious rants at San Jose Improv, Cobb’s and the SF and Sacramento Punchlines, and on tour with Bobby Lee, Joey Diaz and Last Comic Standing Felipe Esparza. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

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edy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Escobar has performed his furious rants at San Jose Improv, Cobb’s and the SF and Sacramento Punchlines, and on tour with Bobby Lee, Joey Diaz and Last Comic Standing Felipe Esparza. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. An easy, 45-minute stroll with a story of hope, struggle and future presidents. Explore the historic buildings and enjoy views of the Humboldt Bay. Meet at the small flag pole at the north end of the parking lot. Free. ryan.spencer@parks. ca.gov. 445-6568.

FOR KIDS Nature Story Time. 2-3 PM. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Join Friends of the Dunes naturalist Daisy Ambriz for a simple craft project, props and fun movement activities focused on local wildlife. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. www.friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. Followed by crafts at noon. Now with a Spanish and English story every first and third Saturday. Free. blkhuml@ co.Humboldt.ca.us. 668-4207.

FOOD Breakfast and Flea Market. Third Saturday of every month, 8:30 aM. Dow’s Prairie Grange Hall, 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville. Enjoy pancakes, eggs and browsing knickknacks. Flea market ends at 3 PM. $5, $3 for kids, free for first responders. dowsgrange@ gmail.com. www.dowsprairiegrange. org. 840-0100.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Meet leader Ken Burton for a 90-minute walk focusing on birds, plants and/or ecology of the Marsh. Loaner binoculars available with photo ID. Free. 826-2359. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. Bring your binoculars and meet in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata, rain or shine. Free. www.rras.org/calendar. 826-7031.

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MUSIC Sweet Honey In The Rock. 7 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Award-winning a cappella group celebrating the culture and history of African Americans and women. $66. Wine and Jazz. Third Sunday of every month, 3-5 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Sip and listen. After every performance, audience members with instruments can jam with the band. $5, $2 students/seniors, free to HAC members and children 17 and under. alex@humboldtarts.org. www.humboldtarts.org. 442-0278.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. For ages 4 and up. Free w/museum admission. www.discovery-museum.org.

OUTDOORS Geology of Trinidad State Beach. 2-4 PM. Trinidad State Beach, Trinidad State Beach. Learn the stories rocks can tell on this TCLT guided low-tide walk led by Danny O’Shea, Humboldt State University geology and oceanography lecturer. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Memorial Light House across from Trinidad State Beach. Reservations required. info@trinidadcoastallandtrust.org. www.trinidadcoastallandtrust.org. 677-2501.

22 Wednesday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

MUSIC The Wardens. 7:30 PM. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Mountain music blending folk, roots and western styles.

23 Thursday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

THEATER Fun Home. 8 PM. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-ofa-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Through Feb. 16. www.ferndalerep.org.

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2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

Bowl of Beans Benefit. 5-8 PM. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your community. Enjoy a beans and rice dinner with performances to follow. $6. rec@cityofarcata.org; hschmidt@ cityofarcata.org. www.cityofarcata.org/ rec. 822-7091.

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COMEDY Invasive Species w/Santa Cruz’s Sam Weber. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Weber has performed across the West Coast, most often producing, hosting or just performing on Santa Cruz shows. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

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Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. Live music. All ages. $6. www. facebook.com/humboldt.grange. 725-5323.

Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

MOVIES Swashbucklers: The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). 6:30 PM. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. The Humboldt County Library - Based on the Book Film Series presents the adaptation of Anthony Hope’s tale of a royal look-alike starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Hosted by Journal columnist Gabrielle Gopinath. Free. www.humlib. org.

MUSIC Morgan Heritage. 8 PM. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Grammy-winning reggae band. Local reggae group Irie Rockerz opens. All ages. $25. www.mateel.org.

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Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

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Craft Time. Fourth Saturday of every month, 2-5 PM. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. Join us on the fourth Saturday of the month for a fun craft appropriate for all age levels, with some help. Drop in and create.

Plush and Barrio Caleidoscopio. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Teatro de la Vuelta (France – Ecuador) in co-production with Dell’ Arte International and Arcata Playhouse, present: “Plush” at 7 PM and “Barrio Caleidoscopio” at 8:30 pm. Written and performed by Carlos Gallegos. Directed by Gerson Guerra $10 one show, $15 both.

Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

SPORTS Humboldt Roller Derby. 6 PM. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. Racing action. www. humboldtrollerderby.com.

26 Sunday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

28 Tuesday DANCE Cirque Flip FabriQue - Blizzard. 7 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Featuring performers from Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize, this Quebec-based troupe presents its latest gravity-defying production. $25-$39. Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

MOVIES Swashbucklers: The Thief of Bagdad (1940). 6:30 PM. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. The Humboldt County Library - Based on the Book Film Series presents the fantasy adventure starring Sabu. Hosted by Charity Grella, editor at KEET-TV. Free. www.humlib.org.

01 Saturday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing. Arts Alive. First Saturday of every month, 6-9 PM. Historic Old Town Eureka, Second Street. Art, and a heap of it. All around Old Town, Eureka. Free. www.eurekamainstreet.org. 442-9054. Arts Alive at the MGMA. First Saturday of every month, 6-9 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Live music, exhibition receptions and a wine bar. Free. alex@humboldtarts.org. humboldtarts.org/arts-alive. 442-0278.

COMEDY Ryan Goodcase Headlines the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Midwesterner Goodcase was named one of the “Bay Area Comedians on the Rise” and the youngest winner of the World Series of Comedy. He’s a regular at the Punchline San Francisco, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, and performed at the Motor City and Santa Cruz comedy festivals. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

MUSIC Joey Alexander Trio. 8 PM. Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata. The jazz piano wunderkind earned a Grammy nomination for his debut album My Favorite Things. $66.

THEATER Plush and Barrio Caleidoscopio. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. See Jan. 31 listing.

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Downton Abbey Ball. 6-11 PM. The Inn at 2nd & C, 139 2nd St., Eureka. Enjoy dancing to the music of Nice ‘n Easy, appetizers by Uniquely Yours Catering and a no-host bar at this KEET fundraiser. Enter the costume contest and raffle for a trip to England. $100.

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Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. Drop-off program for ages 3-12 during Arts Alive. $20 per child, $15 per child for members. www.discovery-museum.org. Mini Masters Reading Program at the MGMA. First Saturday of every month, Noon-2 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Carrying on the mission of the long running program, PBSNC Kids Club, this monthly workshop includes story time, tours of current exhibitions, literacy games and art activities. Designed for families of children ages 2-8, but all ages are welcome. Free. alex@humboldtarts.org. www.humboldtarts.org/mini-masters. 442-0278. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing. Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 aM-1 PM. Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a tour of the dunes. Meet at the school to carpool to the protected site. RSVP required. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. www. friendsofthedunes.org/. 444-1397.

SPORTS Trinidad to Clam Beach Run. 7 aM-2 PM. Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. Race and fun run with 3-mile, 5 3/4-mile and 8 3/4-mile courses. Start in the town of Trinidad, cross over the Little River on Moonstone Beach and end on Clam Beach with a bowl of hot chili and HSU’s Marching Lumberjacks. Benefits scholarships and other Trinidad community events. Register online before Jan. 29 for an official T-shirt. $40. trinidadtoclambeach@gmail.com. 677-1610.

02 Sunday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing. Sunday Afternoon Art Talk at the MGMA. 2-3 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Learn from professional visiting and local artists as they share their inspiration, techniques and the meaning behind their work. Included with regular admission. Jan. 5 features the Humboldt Open Air Watercolor Painters. $5, $2 students/seniors, free for children and members. alex@ humboldtarts.org. www.humboldtarts. org/art-talks. 442-0278.

MUSIC Eureka Symphony’s Chamber Music Benefit Concert. 3-5 PM. Eureka Woman’s Club, 1531 J St. Temporary Resonance trio’s Terrie Baune on violin, Carol Jacobson on cello and John Chernoff on piano. $30. eurekasymphony@ gmail.com. www.eurekasymphony.org. 845-3655.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

04 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

MOVIES Swashbucklers: The Three Musketeers (1973). 6:30 PM. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. The Humboldt County Library - Based on the Book Film Series presents the adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas adventure starring Michael York. Hosted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill, arts and features editor for the North Coast Journal. Free. www.humlib.org.

05 Wednesday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

OUTDOORS Guided Nature Walk. First Wednesday of every month, 9 aM. Richard J. Guadagno Visitor Center, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Familiarize yourself with local flora and fauna on a 2-mile walk. Binoculars available at the visitor’s center. Free. www.fws.gov/refuge/ humboldt_bay. 733-5406.

06 Thursday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

MUSIC Iris DeMent. 7:30 PM. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St., Ferndale. Folk, country singer. The unique folk and country artist has been featured in film (True Grit 2010) and television (The Leftovers ), and been nominated for a Grammy for her duets with John Prine. $45. ferndalemusic@yahoo.com. www. ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar/2020/2/6/iris-dement. 786-7030.

EVENTS Humboldt Marble Weekend 2020. Countywide. Marble hunts, marble show at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, marble makers ball and more. Through Feb. 9. Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo. 11 aM-10 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. Hosted by Ted and Amy Marks of Nor Cal Tattoo. Featuring artists Liz Cook, Tye Harris and Joshua Carlton, along with more than 30 other artists present and tattooing on-site, plus contests and live entertainment. $10. www. bluelakecasino.com/. (877)252-2946.

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COMEDY Andrew Holmgren Headlines the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Based out of San Francisco, Holmgren is a regular at the SF Punchline, has appeared on VICELAND and was named SF Weekly’s “Best Comedian” in 2014. With Luisa Isbell, Evan Vest and host Baseball Robby. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

EVENTS Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo. 11 aM-10 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. See Feb. 6 listing.

08 Saturday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

BOOKS Story Time. Second Saturday of every month, 11:30 aM-noon. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. Join us on the second Saturday of the month for stories and songs.

COMEDY Saul Trujillo and Friends. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Trujillo won the 2018 Sacramento Comedy Competition and has performed all over California, Arizona, Montana, Washington and Oregon. With Scott Powers, Connor Martin and Jessica Grant. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

MUSIC Led Kaapana. 7:30-10 PM. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St., Ferndale. Kaapana brings his Grammy-winning slack key guitar, baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices to Humboldt from Hawaii. $25. ferndalemusic@yahoo.com. www. ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar/2020/2/8/led-kaapana. 786-7030.

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OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

09 Sunday ART 2020 New Year Exhibition. Noon-5 PM. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

DANCE An Afternoon of Dance at the MGMA. 2-3 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. $5, $2 for seniors/ students, free for children and members. alex@humboldtarts.org. www. humboldtarts.org/afternoon-of-dance. 442-0278.

MUSIC Dweezil Zappa. 8 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Performing his father Frank Zappa’s entire Hot Rats album with his own “rocking teenage combo.” $55, $25.

EVENTS Red Carpet Gala: Oscar Viewing Party. 5-9 PM. Eureka Theater, 612 F St. The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission’s annual Oscar viewing party features live entertainment, live music, local awards, catered food and a no-host bar. $25 presale/$30 at the door. www. filmhumboldt.org. Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo. 11 aM-6 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. See Feb. 6 listing.

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OUTDOORS A Snowy Seminar. 6-7 PM. Center Activities, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Learn about Humboldt’s snow locations, basics on what to wear and more. Register online or call. Free. cntract@humboldt. edu. centeractivities.humboldt.edu. 826-3357.

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OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

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Arts! Arcata. Second Friday of every month, 6-9 PM. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Art, music and more art. Downtown Arcata and surrounding area. Free. arcatamainstreet@gmail. com. www.arcatamainstreet.com. 822-4500.

Wine and Jazz. Third Sunday of every month, 3-5 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

COMEDY Savage Dating. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Speed dating with stand up comedy! If you’re lonely on Valentines, come out here and at least laugh. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

MUSIC The Killer Queens. 9 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. The world’s only all-female tribute to Queen. $20, $25. www.bluelakecasino.com. (877) 252-2946.

15 Saturday COMEDY Eric Fitzgerald’s 30. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. The angry, frustrated, gluten-intolerant favorite son of Appleton, Wisconsin, performs his first headlining set at the club. With Josh Barnes, Baseball Robby, Mark Jacques and host Evan Vest. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine. com.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

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SPOKEN WORD David Sedaris. 7 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Satirist and author of best-sellers Me Talk Pretty One Day and Naked, and his latest, Calypso, Sedaris brings the sardonic wit and social critique he’s contributed to NPR’s This American Life and The New Yorker. $66, $15 HSU.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

18 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing. STOMP. 7 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with rhythms. $66, $25 HSU.

19 Wednesday MUSIC Silver Anniversary. 7 PM. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. A musical celebration honoring Rabbi Naomi Steinbergs’ 25 years at Temple Beth-El. Featuring music by Sam Reider and the Human Hands and Beyond the Pale. Boundary blurring acoustic music rooted in Klezmer, Balkan, jazz, bluegrass, classical and folk music. $25.

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Steel Pulse. 9 PM. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Reggae giants from the U.K. $40, $30 advance. www.mateel.org.

Comedy Sing Along w/Jessica Grant. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. See Jan. 16 listing.

FOR KIDS Nature Story Time. 2-3 PM. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. See Jan. 18 listing. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

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Grupo Corpo: Brazilian Dance. 8 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Modern movement with the complexity of Afro-Brazilian dance, physicality, dynamic staging and the wonders of Brazilian rhythms. $66, $25 HSU.

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Audubon Society Birding Trip. Second Sunday of every month, 9 aM. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a two- to three-hour birding walk. Beginners welcome. Meet at the visitor center at 9 aM. Contact Ralph Bucher. Free. thebook@reninet.com. 499-1247.

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo. 11 aM-10 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. See Feb. 6 listing. Second Saturday Family Arts Day at the MGMA. Second Saturday of every month, 2-4 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. An afternoon of learning, art-making and exploring the museum with hands-on projects and activities inspired by current exhibitions. Designed for families and youth 5-12, but all ages are welcome. $5, $2 for seniors and students, free for children and members. alex@humboldtarts.org. www.humboldtarts.org/ family-arts-day. 4420278.

Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 15 listing.

THEATER Bloomsday. 8 PM. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before its past. Through March 14. www.redwoodcurtain.com.

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Keith Lowell Jensen Headlines the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Jensen is the non-pot smoker performing at pro-marijuana legalization benefits, the straight host of The Gay and Lesbian Comedy Show, the non-disabled founder/host of The Comedians With Disabilities Act and the atheist member of the multi-faith comedy show The Coexist? Comedy Tour. $10. www. savagehenrymagazine.com.

Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

22 Saturday COMEDY Pat Sievert and Robert Jenkins - Face/Off. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. The Lansing, Michigan-based comic has performed at Whiskey Bear, Motor City and Savage Henry festivals and won the Funniest Person in Grand Rapids Competition. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

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Craft Time. Fourth Saturday of every month, 2-5 PM. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. See Jan. 25 listing. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

OUTDOORS Knots Tying. 6-7 PM. Center Activities, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Learn essential outdoor knots, including hitches, bends, loops and more. Free. cntract@ humboldt.edu. 826-3357.

27 Thursday EVENTS Eagle House Psychic Fair & Community Market. 4-9 PM. The Historic Eagle House, 139 Second St., Eureka. Local and international spiritual mediums, tarot card, palm readers, massage therapists and spiritual healers, as well as local artisans and vendors. $5-$10 sliding.

28 Friday COMEDY TK Kelly Does a Weekend at the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Kelly is an LA-based comic and writer originally from New York who writes for Tosh.0 and has performed at Gotham, the Improv, Caroline’s, the Comedy Store, Laughing Skull and the Stand. With Dutch Savage, David Eubanks and host Evan Vest. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

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COMEDY

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Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing.

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Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

SPORTS Humboldt Roller Derby. 6 PM. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. See Jan. 25 listing.

23 Sunday MUSIC International Guitar Night. 7 PM. Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata. The UK’s Mike Dawes and his two-hand contemporary style is joined by Cenk Erdogan from Turkey, jazz guitarist Olli Soikkeli from Finland and Hawaiian slack key player Jim Kimo West. $49, $10 HSU.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

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Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. Join us for a two-hour landbased whale watching tour among the bluffs of Trinidad. Offered on Sundays Feb. 23 through May 31. $25. reservations@kayaktrinidad.com. www. kayaktrinidad.com. 329-0085.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

MOVIES Made in Humboldt Film Series: Humboldt County. Noon-2:30 PM. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. In this Humboldt-filmed movie, a disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers. Rated R. Free. 269-1905.

MUSIC Kat Edmonson. 8 PM. Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Jazz, singer/songwriter vocalist. $49.

FOR KIDS Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.


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Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

Arts Alive. First Saturday of every month, 6-9 PM. Historic Old Town Eureka, Second Street. See Feb. 1 listing.

OUTDOORS

Arts Alive at the MGMA. First Saturday of every month, 6-9 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 1 listing.

Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. See Feb. 23 listing.

03 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

MUSIC Thundercat. 8 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. The alter ego of bassist, singer and band leader Stephen Bruner who’s worked with Kamasi Washington and Kendrick Lamar, plays funkadelic grooves and smoothed-out jazz/soul. $49, $10 HSU students.

04 Wednesday OUTDOORS Guided Nature Walk. First Wednesday of every month, 9 aM. Richard J. Guadagno Visitor Center, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. See Feb. 5 listing.

06 Friday COMEDY Erik Escobar Headlines the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Escobar performs at clubs, colleges and festivals independently and with the Almost Asian Comedy Tour, and has opened for WWE’s Rob Van Dam and Jerry Seinfeld. Amaber Heidinger and Trevor Lockwood open, David Eubanks hosts. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

MUSIC Eureka Symphony’s “Rhythms from Far and Near.” 8-10 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Edvard Grieg’s “Lyric Suite” opens, followed by Turina’s “Ritmos” and Russian pianist Alexander Tutunov performing “Piano Concert in F” by George Gershwin. $19-$49. eurekasymphony@gmail.com. www.eurekasymphony.org. 845-3655. Jerry Douglas. 7:30-10 PM. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St., Ferndale. The dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic music into his distinctive vision. $40. ferndalemusic@yahoo.com. 786-7030.

THEATER Reduced Shakespeare Company. 7 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. All 37 plays in 97 minutes. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. $49, $10 HSU.

COMEDY Allison Mick and Aviva Siegel Headline the Club. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Mick is an Oakland-based comedian and writer who has performed at SF Sketchfest, Out of Bounds Fest and Bird City Comedy Festival. She draws on her upbringing and personal experiences to address race, gender and serial killers. $10. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

MUSIC Eureka Symphony’s “Rhythms from Far and Near.” 8-10 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. See March 6 listing.

FOR KIDS Kids Alive. First Saturday of every month, 5:30-8 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Feb. 1 listing. Mini Masters Reading Program at the MGMA. First Saturday of every month, Noon-2 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 1 listing. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

FOOD Northcoast Environmental Center Spring Dinner and Dance. 5-9 PM. Bayside Community Hall, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Fundraiser with music by Kingfoot, a loaded baked potato bar dinner and dessert (vegetarian and gluten-free options). Beer, wine, cider and cocktails available. Call to donate to the silent auction or volunteer, or for more information. $20. chelsea@ yournec.org. www.yournec.org/springdinner2020. 822-6918.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing. Lanphere Dunes Wallflower Guided Walk. 10 aM-1 PM. Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Join Friends of the Dunes naturalist Lisa Hoover for a tour of the dunes and see the rare and endemic Humboldt Bay wallflower in bloom. Meet at the school to carpool to the protected site. RSVP required.

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08 Sunday ART Sunday Afternoon Art Talk at the MGMA. 2-3 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 2 listing.

MUSIC The Wood Brothers With Special Guests Birds of Chicago. 8 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Grammy-nominated Americana band. Opening act is acclaimed indie folk duo Birds of Chicago. $40.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

OUTDOORS Audubon Society Birding Trip. Second Sunday of every month, 9 aM. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. See Feb. 9 listing. Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. See Feb. 23 listing.

09 Monday MUSIC Reverso: A Chamber Jazz Ensemble. 8 PM. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Keberle traces the intersection of jazz and classical back to Ravel, Debussy and their contemporaries. Featuring Frank Woeste (piano), Ryan Keberle (trombone) and Vincent Courtois (cello). $15, $10.

10 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

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11 Wednesday THEATER Mummenschanz. 7 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. The famed Swiss theatrical troupe uses props, giant set pieces and masks to transform inanimate objects into fantastical creatures. $39, $25, $10 HSU.

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LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

FOR KIDS Second Saturday Family Arts Day at the MGMA. Second Saturday of every month, 2-4 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 8 listing. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

15 Sunday DANCE An Afternoon of Dance at the MGMA. 2-3 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 9 listing.

MUSIC Wine and Jazz. Third Sunday of every month, 3-5 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

OUTDOORS Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. See Feb. 23 listing.

16 Monday MUSIC Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. 7 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. The Humboldt debut under director Vladimir Lande with a program of great Russian classics. $66.

17 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

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Arts! Arcata. Second Friday of every month, 6-9 PM. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. See Feb. 14 listing.

The Underwater Bubble Show. 7 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Using optical illusions, cutting-edge laser technology, snow cannons and bubbles in a highly interactive performance for all ages. $94, $39 HSU.

THEATER Hamlet. 8 PM. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. Shakespeare’s tragedy about a man’s quest to avenge his father, the king of Denmark. Through April 12. www.ncrt.net.

14 Saturday BOOKS Story Time. Second Saturday of every month, 11:30 aM-noon. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. See Feb. 8

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THEATER Clue: The Musical. 8 PM. Ferndale Rep-


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20 Friday MOVIES Napoleon Dynamite Screening and Conversation with Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez. 9 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. The cult comedy is followed by a moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Ramirez (Pedro). $30-$75. www.bluelakecasino. com/. 877-252-2946.

MUSIC On A Winters Night: A Festival of Folk. 8 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. A one-ofa-kind showcase from acclaimed, veteran singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt. $49.

21 Saturday LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

EVENTS Perilous Plunge. 8 aM. F Street dock, Eureka. Volunteers in wacky costumes jump into the bay to raise money for the Discovery Museum at the 19th annual event. Free to watch. plunge@discovery-museum.org. www. discovery-museum.org/plunge.html. 443-9694. Humboldt Wine Festival. 5-8 PM. Kate Buchanan Room, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Tickets include unlimited wine tastings from over a dozen Humboldt County and Trinity County wineries, savory and sweet treats, live music, wine pull, raffle and more. $70, $60 advance.

22 Sunday MUSIC All Seasons Orchestra Spring Concert. 5-7 PM. D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St., Arcata. Free, donations appreciated. Drive-By Truckers. 8 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Alt. country/Southern rock band. $39. Wine and Jazz at the MGMA. 3-5 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

OUTDOORS Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. See Feb. 23 listing.

24 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

25 Wednesday MUSIC Sebastian Bach. 8 PM. Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way. Bachl celebrates the 31st anniversary of Skid Row’s self-titled album performing the entire record and more. $30- $40. www. bluelakecasino.com/. 877-252-2946.

26 Thursday MUSIC Terry Robb. 7 PM. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St.

28 Saturday LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

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MOVIES

Nature Story Time. 2-3 PM. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. See Jan. 18 listing.

Made in Humboldt Film Series: After Earth. Noon-2:30 PM. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. This Humboldt-filmed sci-fi follows a father and son stranded on Earth a millennium after events forced humanity’s escape. PG-13. Free. 269-1905.

Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

FOOD Breakfast and Flea Market. Third Saturday of every month, 8:30 aM. Dow’s Prairie Grange Hall, 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville. See Jan. 18 listing.

OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

SPORTS Humboldt Roller Derby. 6 PM. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. See Jan. 25 listing.

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FOR KIDS Craft Time. Fourth Saturday of every month, 2-5 PM. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. See Jan. 25 listing. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

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OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

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29 Sunday FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

OUTDOORS Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. See Feb. 23 listing.

31 Tuesday DANCE Let’s Dance. 7-9:30 PM. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. See Jan. 21 listing.

01 Wednesday MUSIC Yamato: Taiko Drummers of Japan. 7 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. In their new production Passion, the artists offer a thrilling program that celebrates the unbridled emotion and boundless energy of traditional Japanese drumming. $67, $26 HSU.

Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Bird Walk. 8:30-11 aM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. See Jan. 18 listing.

03 Friday MUSIC Laurence Juber. 7:30-10 PM. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St., Ferndale. The Grammy-winning guitarist and former lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney’s Wings fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles. $20. ferndalemusic@yahoo.com. www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar/2020/4/3/ laurence-juber. 786-7030.

04 Saturday ART Arts Alive. First Saturday of every month, 6-9 PM. Historic Old Town Eureka, Second Street. See Feb. 1 listing. Arts Alive at the MGMA. First Saturday of every month, 6-9 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 1 listing.

LECTURE Fort Humboldt Historic Tour. 11 aMnoon. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka. See Jan. 18 listing.

FOR KIDS Kids Alive. First Saturday of every month, 5:30-8 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Feb. 1 listing. Mini Masters Reading Program at the MGMA. First Saturday of every month, Noon-2 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 1 listing. Storytime and Crafts. 11:30 aM. Blue Lake Library, 111 Greenwood Ave. See Jan. 18 listing.

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OUTDOORS

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 aM-1 PM. Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a free guided tour of the dunes. Meet at the school to carpool to the protected site. RSVP required. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. www.friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397.

Get Outside Gear Sale. Noon-2 PM. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Shop outdoor equipment of every kind at this annual fundraiser. Open to Friends of the Dunes members from 11 aM to noon, and to everyone at noon. Prices drop at 2 PM. Call to make donations. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. www. friendsofthedunes.org/. 444-1397.

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MUSIC Eureka Symphony’s “Evening of Enchantment”. 8-10 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Lucy Fitz Gibbon interprets the “Songs of Auvergne” by Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret. The concert starts with “Russian Easter” and ends with a surprise from Music Director Carol Jacobson. $19-$49. eurekasymphony@ gmail.com. www.eurekasymphony.org. 845-3655.

25 Saturday MUSIC Eureka Symphony’s “Evening of Enchantment”. 8-10 PM. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. See April 24 listing.

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Sunday Afternoon Art Talk at the MGMA. 2-3 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 2 listing.

Audubon Society Birding Trip. Second Sunday of every month, 9 aM. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. See Feb. 9 listing.

An Evening with John Leguizamo. 8 PM. Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata. The multi-faceted Latino performer and Emmy and TONY award winner brings his humor and keen social commentary to the stage. $49, $15 HSU.

FOR KIDS Lego Club. 12:30-2 PM. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

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OUTDOORS Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 PM. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. See Jan. 18 listing.

Whale Watching Walking Tour. 8-10 aM. Kayak Trinidad, 385 Stumptown Road. See Feb. 23 listing.

07 Tuesday MUSIC Camerata RCO. 7 PM. Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata. Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam’s renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. $66.

10 Friday ART Arts! Arcata. Second Friday of every month, 6-9 PM. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. See Feb. 14 listing.

11 Saturday BOOKS Story Time. Second Saturday of every month, 11:30 aM-noon. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. See Feb. 8 listing.

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Comedy Sing Along w/Jessica Grant. 9-11 PM. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. See Jan. 16 listing.

Craft Time. Fourth Saturday of every month, 2-5 PM. McKinleyville Library, 1606 Pickett Road. See Jan. 25 listing.

18 Saturday FOR KIDS Nature Story Time. 2-3 PM. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. See Jan. 18 listing.

FOOD Breakfast and Flea Market. Third Saturday of every month, 8:30 aM. Dow’s Prairie Grange Hall, 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville. See Jan. 18 listing.

SPORTS Humboldt Roller Derby. 6 PM. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. See Jan. 25 listing.

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9 to 5: The Musical. 8 PM. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St. Based on the 1980 movie, this musical comedy tackles real issues of “women who work” and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Through May 31. www. ferndalerep.org.

MUSIC Wine and Jazz at the MGMA. 3-5 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Jan. 19 listing.

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THEATER

Made in Humboldt Film Series: The Majestic. 12-2:30 PM. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a longlost son. Rated PG. Free. 269-1905.

Intimate Apparel. 8 PM. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. Award-winning drama about a black seamstress working for a range of customers in 1905 New York City. Through May 16. www.redwoodcurtain.com.

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Second Saturday Family Arts Day at the MGMA. Second Saturday of every month, 2-4 PM. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. See Feb. 8 listing.

Humboldt International Film Fest. 6:30-8:30 PM. Minor Theatre, 1013 H St., Arcata. The 53rd annual four-night event features screenings of short indie film’s from around the world in narrative, animation, experimental and documentary genres. Vote for the People’s Choice awards in each category. $5 and $10. filmfest@humboldt.edu. hsufilmfestival.com/. 826-3566.

HOLIDAY EVENTS Easter Egg Hunt. 10 aM. McKinleyville Shopping Center, Central Avenue. The event is open to all children to enjoy

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OUTDOORS Ferns of the Dunes. 10 aM-noon. Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. At the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, naturalist Carol Ralph introduces common ferns on an easy walk of about 1/4 mile. Bring a hand lens if you have one and prepare for mosquitoes. Meet at the school to carpool to the protected site. Call or email to reserve your space. Free. info@friendsofthedunes.org. www.friendsofthedunes.org/. 444-1397.

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SEE YOU NEXT SEASON MAY Brew at the Zoo First week of May, TBA Go wild at this thirsty fundraiser among the animals with music and refreshments from a bevy of breweries. Redwood Coast Music Festival May 7-10 The 30th annual weekend of jazz, blues, zydeco and swing sprawls across Eureka. Warm up with a stroll and samples during Taste of Main Street the night before. Kinetic Grand Championship May 23-25 The amphibious, human-powered race across the county on giant sculptures is a thing to behold.

JUNE North Coast Open Studios First two weekends in June, TBA Pick up a guidebook and visit the workspaces of artists all over the county — maybe buy some art straight from the makers. Keep an eye out for the 100 painted North Coast Otters sculptures on display and up for auction to benefit watershed projects. Arcata Bay Oyster Festival June 20 (TBA) Feast on the bounty of Humboldt Bay while you listen to all-day music performances and soak up sun on the Arcata Plaza. Trinidad Fish Festival June 21 Need more seafood? Head to the little fishing village to catch some of the local catch, hear music and browse vendors.

Otter sculpture painted by Annie Reid. Mark Larson.

JULY Fortuna Rodeo July 12-19 The 99th annual week of roping, racing and wrangling also boasts barbecue, a parade, motorsports, music performances and an old-fashioned carnival. Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo July 24-26 Whistle at all the sweet vintage rides as they pass in the parade and get an up-close look on the street while you browse and graze the vendors. Blackberry Festival Last Sunday of July, TBA If berries are your jam, don’t miss this little pie, preserve and cobbler party with live music and vendors.

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7 Valley Green Camp Rd, Orick (866) 733-9637

2 Elk Country RV Park - $

216 Idlewood Ln, Trinidad (707) 488-2181

3 Sylvan Harbor RV Park & Cabins - $

875 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad (707) 677-9988

4 Trinidad Library - $

Humboldt County Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

380 Janis Ct, Trinidad (855) 900-7584

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5 Trinidad Bay Bed & Breakfast - Guests only 560 Edwards St, Trinidad (707) 677-0840

6 The Lighthouse Grill - 1 hour free for patrons 355 Main St, Trinidad (707) 677-0077

7 HSU Schatz Energy Research Center - Free

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1 Harpst St, Arcata (707) 826-3773

8 McKinleyville Shopping Center - $

1505 Central Ave, McKinleyville (855) 900-7584

9 BMW of Humboldt Bay - Free

1795 Central Ave, McKinleyville (707) 839-4269

10 Days Inn & Suites - $ Free for guests

4701 Valley West Blvd, Arcata (707) 826-2827

11 Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - Free 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside

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12 Blue Lake Casino - $

777 Casino Way, Blue Lake (888) 758-4389

13 Blue Lake City Hall - $

111 Greenwood Rd, Blue Lake (888) 758-4389

14 Willow Creek China Flat Museum - $

38949 CA-299 Willow Creek (855) 900-7584

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20 Carter House Inn - $

301 L St, Eureka (707) 444-8062

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21 North Coast Unified AQMD - $ 707 L St, Eureka (855) 900-7584

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1209 4th St, Eureka (707) 443-1601

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22 Quality Inn Eureka - Free for guests 23 Town House Motel - Free for guests 933 4th St, Eureka (707) 443-4536

24 Caltrans - Free

1656 Union St, Eureka (707) 445-6600

25 Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership - Free for customers

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4320 Broadway St, Eureka (707) 382-3208

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26 Bayshore Mall - Free

3300 Broadway, Eureka (707) 444-3855

27 St. Joseph Hospital - $

2700 Dolbeer St, Eureka (855) 900-7584

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28 St. Joseph Hospital - Evergreen Lodge - $ 2711 Dolbeer St, Eureka

29 Bear River Casino Hotel - Free

11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta (707) 733-9644

30 Humboldt County Fairgrounds - $

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1250 5th St, Ferndale (707) 786-9511

31 Ferndale Public Parking - $

4th St, Ferndale (855) 900-7584

32 Redwoods Suites - Free for guests

332 Ocean Ave, Ferndale (707) 786-5000

33 Victorian Inn - Free for guests

400 Ocean Ave, Ferndale (707) 786-4949

34 Super 8 Fortuna - Free for guests

1805 Alamar Way, Fortuna (707) 725-2888

35 Public Parking Lot - $

600-638 11th St, Fortuna (855) 900-7584

36 Fortuna Open Door Community Health Clinic - $ 3750 Rohnerville Rd, Fortuna (707) 725-4477

37 Best Western Country Inn - Free for guests

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2189 Riverwalk Dr, Fortuna (707) 725-3359

39 Public Parking Lot - $

203-235 Wildwood Ave, Rio Dell (855) 900-7584

40 Giant Redwoods RV & Camp - Free for guests of electric campsites 400 Myers Ave, Myers Flat (707) 943-9999

41 Persimmons - Free

1055 Redway Dr, Redway (707) 923-2748

42 Organic Grace - $ Free with purchase

906 Redwood Dr, Garberville (707) 923-1296

43 Benbow Historic Inn - Free

445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville (707) 923-2124

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Head east to Willow Creek for "river fun in the mountain sun." Cool off at Camp Kimtu Beach, raft, kayak or find a quiet spot along the Trinity River and fish. Located in the Six Rivers National Forest, the area's natural beauty beckons campers, hikers and bird watchers, alike. Drive scenic State Route 96 through Bigfoot Country, the region with the the most Sasquatch sightings in the nation. Swing into the China Flat Museum to explore the lore and take a selfie with Bigfoot's 25-foot redwood likeness.

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Trinidad In the charming town of Trinidad, Humboldt County’s fishing past lives on. Every day, the boats that dot the small harbor’s moorings scour the sea among dramatic, rocky outcroppings. For a look back, tour the Trinidad Museum, then stop at the replica 1949 Memorial Lighthouse honoring those lost or buried at sea, and take in the view and the sea air. You can tour the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse (a working navigational aid) from 10 AM. to noon on the first Saturday of every month. In summer, the annual Fish Festival and Blackberry Festival bring in folks from all over.

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McKinleyville The sign says horses have the right of way, which should give you an idea of McKinleyville’s vibe. Some of its biggest attractions are outdoors. Play with the kids in Hiller Park and hike or bike the paved Hammond Trail. Ditch your shoes and spend the day at Clam Beach (yup, there are clams out there for the digging) kayaking, paddleboarding or just relaxing among the dunes. There’s a course if you’re itching for a round of golf, and there’s even a sweet, little waterfall tucked along the road into town. Already visited the world’s biggest ball of string? Swing by the world’s tallest totem pole. And on McKinleyville Arts Night, the third Friday of each month, you can tool around town and see what local artists, artisans and musicians young and old are up creating — maybe even take a piece home.


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Humboldt residents socked in by summer fog know that they can find warm refuge in Blue Lake, a picturesque town whose motto is “sunshine and sea air.” On the shores of the Mad River, locals enjoy fishing, sunbathing and swimming in the summer, and fun hikes and bike trails anytime. In addition to fun outdoor adventures, Blue Lake is a hub for music and the arts. The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre imports students from around the world, producing shows throughout the year, including the annual five-week Mad River Festival. You can also sing along at Humboldt Folklife Festival in July, a weeklong celebration with live music, dancing and workshops. With the little ones? Check out photos and artifacts from Blue Lake’s pioneer, indigenous, logging and railroad histories at the Blue Lake Museum or visit Perigot Park, where you can play baseball or soak up picturesque views.

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Fortuna In the heart of the redwoods, just 18 miles south of Eureka on U.S. Highway 101, sits “the friendly city” of Fortuna. Enjoy a hike to the headwaters or a peaceful stroll along the Eel River on Fortuna’s riverwalk. Did you bring the dog? Fortuna’s got you covered with a brand new dog park for your traveling companion. How about the kids? Hit the Depot Museum for vintage train fun and lace up your roller skates at the Firemen’s Pavilion. Save room in your suitcase for souvenirs — Fortuna’s historic Main Street offers a unique shopping experience. Peruse shops and art galleries for jewelry, housewares, clothing and lots more.


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South of the Avenue of the Giants lies Garberville, where you can escape the coastal fog, enjoy warmer temperatures and hit the farmers market for a treat. The little town has a surprisingly robust nightlife scene and a wild and beautiful landscape of hills and forest that you can sample in Tooby Memorial Park. Check the calendar and see what’s playing at the Mateel Community Center in neighboring Redway — the venue regularly brings in major musical acts and puts on some of Humboldt’s biggest festivals, including Reggae on the River.

The Southern Humboldt Business and Visitor Bureau invites you to experience the magic in Southern Humboldt. Check out www.shbvb.org for more information.

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Heritage in the Loyalty Tour, Saturday January 25, 2020. Local reggae group Irie Rockerz will perform as a support act. This all ages show takes place at the Mateel, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway beginning at 8pm, tickets are on sale now for $25 at mateel.org. 2020 Super Bowl At The Gyppo Ale Mill February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Gyppo Ale Mill Brewery, 1661 Upper Pacific Dr., Whitethorn

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Gyppo Ale Mill Brewery, 1661 Upper Pacific Dr., Whitethorn

Open for Lunch and Dinner 1-9 pm 707.223.5749

6735 St Hwy 254, Miranda | RedwoodPalaceMiranda.com

Here at the Gyppo Ale Mill we LOVE dogs! Dogs are the best. That's a non-negotiable fact. To celebrate this, Primal K-9 and the Gyppo Ale Mill are hosting our first EVER dog show! Join us Saturday February 8th from Noon to 4pm for the Lost Coast Barks & Brews. Steel Pulse at the Mateel in 2020 February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway STEEL PULSE AT THE MATEEL IN 2020 The Mateel and Ineffable Live present Grammy winning UK-based roots reggae band Steel Pulse. The show takes place Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway. The event is all ages, doors are at 8pm, show time is 9pm. Tickets are on sale now for $30 in advance, $40 day of show at mateel.org.

SOUJI HOUSE asian soul food

436 Church St, Garberville 707-923-1115 tues-fri 11am-7pm SAT 11am-4pm 100

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Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt is now Vocality Community Credit Union

Growing Communities One Voice at a Time Traveling through Humboldt? Refill your wallet with our ATM! Come visit us in Garberville.

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707.923.2012 www.vocalityccu.org


MAKE YOUR NEXT VISIT HISTORIC. The Benbow Historic Inn has recently gone through some exciting renovations while still offering the timeless elegance visitors to Humboldt County’s Redwood Coast expect. Recent renovations include a 5-stop elevator from the new ground floor lobby to the 4th floor with new guest suites offering soaking tubs, fireplaces, and beautiful views of the Historic Stone Bridge and the Eel River. The new cocktail lounge features ADA compliant public restrooms. There is much to see and appreciate. We invite you to make your next visit Historic.

707.923.2124 • benbowinn.com • Garberville confirmations@benbowinn.com

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award Winner • Complimentary wireless internet • Complimentary High Tea & Scones daily • Adjacent to Benbow KOA, offering seasonal pool & Jacuzzi • 8,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting and event space • All-inclusive wedding packages • Full service lounge, offering classic cocktails, and acclaimed single-malt whiskey selections • Electric Vehicle charging station


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Shelter Cove Aptly named the “lost coast,” Shelter Cove is nestled in a stretch of beach that offers a natural retreat tucked away in its own world. Accessible by sea and air, the town has one road in and one road out. Once there, enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, golf, excellent lodging and camping options. Settle in for winter storm watching, whale watching or a hike along a unique, 24-mile stretch of black sand beach. A natural coastline unfettered by highways and the normal coming and goings of humanity make Shelter Cove a singular American destination.

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Timeless mementos to remember your love ones

Ash Beads Custom made memorial glass beads

Custom made glass beads incorporate the ashes of your loved ones or pets. Each bead is hand made with care and respect, one at a time, in my Eureka studio.

You can order through Talisman Beads, 214, F. Street, Old Town Eureka; Ayres Family Cremation, 2620 Jacobs Ave, Eureka; or online at http://www.AshBeads.com

(707) 616-8808 Ashbeads@yahoo.com

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