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FEBRUARY 2020

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.

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Feb 5, Wed. – Loleta:
Two mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

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.

California Native Plant Society Lecture
Feb 12, Wed. – Arcata:
New topic each month. 7pm refreshments, 7:30pm program. FREE. Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd. 707.407.7686

Natural History Museum Lecture
Feb 13, Thur. – Arcata:
Topics vary each month. 7pm. Donations appreciated. 1242 “G” St. www.humboldt.edu/natmus

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

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Feb 16, Sun. – Eureka:
Elk River trail guided bird walk. 9am. FREE. Meet at foot of W. Del Norte St. 707.499.1247

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

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary Lecture
Feb 21, Fri. – Arcata:
Topics vary. 7:30pm. Free. Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. “G” St. Call 707.826.2359 to reserve a seat.

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

Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Feb 29, 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


ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS

·         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 Coastal Nature Center – Arcata/Manila:  220 Stamp Lane. 707.444.1397  www.friendsofthedunes.org/
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. 707.442.5139  www.hbgf.org/
  • 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

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