Clam Beach Run – annual event Feb 1, Sat. – Trinidad: Annual scenic run crosses the Little River that ends with a warming bonfire at Moonstone Beach. See website for times and cost: http://www.trinidadtoclambeach.com/index.htm
Taiko Swingposium Feb 1, Sat. – Bayside: San Jose Taiko and the HSU Jazz Orchestra combines taiko drumming, jazz, swing dance, and immersive theatre. Two shows: 2:30 & 6:30pm. $10. Bayside Community Hall, 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. See website for tickets: https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/whats-happening
Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop Feb 1, Sat. – Arcata: All-day wildlife tracking field workshop with Phil Johnston. 9:00am – 4:30pm. $15-$25. Call 707.826.4479 to register. Space is limited. Meet at 1242 “G” Street. www.humboldt.edu/natmus
Redwood Parkway Opens to Bikers & Hikers Feb 1, Sat. – Orick: Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to motor traffic. Bike or hike along the ten-mile road, which meanders among impressive old growth in Prairie Creek Redwoods SP. 707.465.7765
Arts Alive Feb 1, Sat. – Eureka: In Old Town & downtown galleries & businesses host local & regional artists & musicians. 6-9pm. FREE. 707-442-9054
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk Feb 1, Sat. – Arcata/Manila: Explore a beautiful and diverse dune system. 10am-1pm. FREE. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. Arcata. Call to reserve. 707.444.1397 https://www.friendsofthedunes.org/calendar
Mini Masters Kids Reading Club Feb 1, Sat. – Eureka: Literacy workshop, art project and a take home book for kids 2-8 years old, all ages welcome. Sponsored by PBS North Coast. 12-2pm. FREE. 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 https://humboldtarts.org/mini-masters
Humboldt Flea Market Feb 2, Sun. – Eureka: 180 tables of antiques, toys, jewelry and more! 8am-3pm. Adults $2, kids under 13 FREE. 3750 Harris Street. Art Talk Sunday Feb 2, Sun. – Eureka: Visiting & local artists. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St.
Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo – annual event Feb 6 – 9, Thurs.-Sun. – Blue Lake: Featuring many renowned tattoo artists, tattoo contests and live music at Blue Lake Casino. 11am-10pm. 777 Casino Way. See website for tickets http://www.inkedheartstattooexpo.com/
Iris DeMent Feb 6, Thur. – Ferndale: Iris has performed world over with her unique blend of folk and country. 7:30-10pm. $45. 246 Berding. 707.786.7030 http://www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar
The Humboldt Poetry Show Feb 6, Thur. – Eureka: Open mic sign ups 7pm, Show 7:30pm. Music by DJ Goldylocks. $5. The Siren's Song Tavern, 325 Second St. 707-496-9404
Led Kaapana Feb 8, Sat. – Ferndale: Led’smastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend.246 Berding. 707.786.7030 http://www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar
Family Arts Day Feb 8, Sat. – Eureka: Art projects for families and youth 5-12 years. 2-4pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 https://humboldtarts.org/family-arts-day
Fortuna Concert Series Feb 8, Sat. – Fortuna: Garrick Woods & Daniela L. Mineva, a concert cello and piano duo. 6:45pm door, 7:30pm show. $10. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092. www.fortunaconcertseries.com
Academy Awards Red Carpet Gala – annual event Feb 9, Sun. – Eureka: The annual Oscar Party. Walk the red carpet and watch televised awards on the big screen. Awards for the best dressed! 4:30pm $25/$30. Eureka Theatre, 612 "F" St. See website for tickets https://2020rcg.bpt.me/
Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge Feb 9, Sun. – Loleta: Guided bird hike with Audubon Society leaders, beginners welcome. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Afternoon of Dance Feb 9, Sun. – Eureka: Learn some new steps. 2pm. $5/$2, kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St.
Arts! Arcata Feb 14, Fri. – Arcata: Galleries & businesses show local artists. 6-9pm. Start at Arcata Plaza. https://www.arcatamainstreet.com/arts-arcata
Valentine’s Day Barn Dance Feb 14, Fri. – Arcata: Music by Striped Pig Stringband. Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary, all dances will be taught. Doors 6:30, dance 7pm. $10, $5 for students, seniors and members. 12 and under FREE. Veterans Hall, 1425 “J” St.
Steel Pulse at the Mateel Feb 15, Sat. – Redway: Grammy winning UK-based roots reggae band Steel Pulse. All ages. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $30/40. 59 Rusk Lane. http://mateel.org/steel-pulse-at-the-mateel-january-15th/
Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop Feb 15, Sat. – Arcata: All-day wildlife tracking field workshop with Phil Johnston. 9:00am – 4:30pm. $15-$25. Call 707.826.4479 to register. Space is limited. Meet at 1242 “G” Street. www.humboldt.edu/natmus
Fireman's Games – annual event Feb 16, Sun. – Ferndale: Volunteer firemen compete in old fashioned firefighting techniques on Main St. Noon-3pm rain or shine. 707.786.4477
Art & Nature at the Refuge Feb 16, Sun. - Loleta: Art & nature exploration activities for all ages and abilities. FREE. drop-in 1pm -4pm. Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Wine & Jazz at MGMA Feb 16, Sun. – Eureka: After performance, audience is invited to bring their instrument and jam with the band. 3-5pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 Ft St. 707.442.0278. https://humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz
Conservation Lecture – Sequoia Zoo Feb 19, Wed. – Eureka: Shorebird Surveys Highlight the Conservation Importance of Humboldt Bay, by Mark Colwell, HSU Dept of Wildlife. Reception 6:30pm, Lecture 7pm. FREE. 3414 “W” St. (707) 441-4227
Humboldt Roller Derby Feb 22, Sat. – Eureka: Door 5pm, game at 6pm. $12-$15, kids under 10 FREE. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St. http://humboldtrollerderby.com/
Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour Feb 25, Tue. – Arcata: Walk the marsh at a slow pace, across even, level ground. 2pm. FREE. From Samoa Blvd, take “I” Street South approx. ½ mile and park where the road turns sharply to the right. 707.826.2359 – Please call if you wish to attend.
Eureka Chamber Music Series Feb 28, Fri. – Eureka: The Horzowski Trio. Doors 7:00, Music 7:30, artist reception 9pm. $10-$30. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave.https://www.eurekachambermusic.org/preiew
·Ferndale Repertory Theatre – FUN HOME Jan 23 – Feb 16, Ferndale: A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.Winner of five Tony Awards. Adult subject matter.Times and ticket prices vary. 447 Main St. 707.786.5483 www.ferndalerep.org
·North Coast Repertory Theatre – Life Is a Dream Jan 17 – Feb 9, Eureka: A prince chained in a tower and a case of mistaken identity set the scene for this classic Spanish masterpiece. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. $16-$20. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278 https://ncrt.net/
·Dell’ Arte International 131 “H” Street. 707.668.5663. https://dellarte.com/shows-and-events/2019-2020-season/ Feb 6 – 8, Blue Lake: Commedia Dell’Arte is a lively comic form featuring bold physical play, masks, bawdy humor, and virtuosic improvised performance. 8pm. $5-$20. Feb 20 – 23, Blue Lake: The Adaptation Project is An evening of original, vibrant stage adaptations of short stories and poems, adapted and performed by Dell’Arte’s 2nd Year MFA Ensemble. 8pm. $5-$20.
·Arcata Playhouse 1251 9th St. 707.822.1575. https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/ Feb 1, Arcata: Plush & Barrio Caleidoscopio The right balance of humor and pathos produced by Teatro de la Vuelta (France – Ecuador) and Dell’Arte International. 7 & 8:30pm $10-$15. Feb 14 & 15, Acata: Love in the Underworld is an occult musical cabaret that explores the quest for love when you live in a cynical, Orwellian hellscape. Funny, moving and a little absurd. 8pm. $12-$20.
QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Thursday Night Out – Eureka: Weekly extended happy hour drink and/or food specials in Downtown and Old Town. eurekamainstreet.org/thursday-night-out-0
Countywide Farmers Markets: Fresh food, flowers, live music and community. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour: Every Saturday 8:30am. Klopp Lake, parking lot at the end of South “I” Street.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk Every Saturday, rain or shine. 2pm. Interpretive Center, 569 South “G” Street.
Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta: Download “Discover Nature Apps” to your phone & find wildlife on the trails. 1020 Ranch Rd.
Humboldt State University Campus Tours – Arcata: 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri / Noon Sat. Student Business Services building. 707.826.6270
HSU Marine Lab – Trinidad: Call for hours 707.826.3671. 570 Ewing St.
Outdoor Fun for Kids EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the parks throughout the county. www.redwood-edventures.org
Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka: 1st & “F” St. Book a ride at 646.591.2058 or www.oldtowncarriageco.com
Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka: Mon 12-4pm, Tues–Sun 10–5pm. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4263
Chocolate Factory Tour– Eureka: Dick Taylor Chocolate 4w. 4th St. 707.798.6010 dicktaylorchocolate.com
Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka: Reserve 36hrs in advance. 707.836.3168 205 “G” St. humboldtbayoystertours.com
Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka: 24hrs in advance to schedule a free tour. 707.267.9651 1600 Sunset Dr.
Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art Tours – Arcata: Mon-Fri 11am and 2pm. 1300 Ninth St. 800.274.2714
Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: 1000 Drydens Rd. 707.499.2943 RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com
HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka: Tours and rentals on Humboldt Bay, SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock. 707.443.5157
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle board rentals. 921 Waterfront Dr. 707.443.4222
Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group (up to 10 people) hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, on a ropes course, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse county has to offer. 707. 986.9895
Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking and surfing. 844.926.6566
Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 “E” St. Eureka, Open Tues - Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm 707.798.6411
VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Arcata Artisans Arcata - Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm. 883 “H” St. 707.825.9133 (Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts! Arcata)
Clarke Historical Museum Eureka - Art showcase, in addition to an ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. 240 “E” St. 707.443.1947
Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum Fortuna - The Chapmans have traveled to all 50 States and every continent to acquire this vast collection of fossils, rocks & gems. 10am-5pm every day. 4 miles South of Fortuna on Hwy 101. 707.725.2714
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Samoa - Learn about the seafaring heritage of the area. From the first ship to enter the bay to the interesting lives of lighthouse keepers. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm. 77 Cookhouse Rd. 707.444.9440
Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka - Exhibitions from artists, both local and from around the world, as well as a permanent collection of work by Morris Graves. In the historic Carnegie building. Wed-Sun 12-5pm. 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 humboldtarts.org/visit
Natural History Museum Arcata - Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. 1242 “G” St. 707.826.4479 humboldt.edu/natmus/index.html
Old Town Art Gallery Eureka - The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County showing local artist. 10am-5pm every day. 417 2nd St. 707. 445.231. eurekaoldtownartgallery.com/ (Reception during Arts Alive – 1st Sat. 6-9pm)
Redwood Art Association Eureka - A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed – Sun, Noon-5 pm. 603 “F” St. 707.268.0755
Trinidad Art Gallery Trinidad – Local artist cooperative. 10am-5pm every day. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770 www.trinidadartgallery.com