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All Things Arcata at the Upstairs Gallery at Umpqua Bank, Arts Arcata December 2018

(December 13, 2018) The plein-air paintings in the All Things Arcata exhibition hold up a mirror to the city of Arcata, and the city looks good in this light. There can't have been...

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Black & White Ocean Night

(December 13, 2018) Put a bow on it and celebrate with Surfrider Humboldt at the organization's third annual Black & White Ocean Night, Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Arcata Theatre...

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Sugar Plum Dreams

(December 13, 2018) A magical holiday North Coast tradition comes to life this weekend when North Coast Dance's The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage at Arkley Center for the Performing Arts Friday,...

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Music Tonight: Thursday, December 13

(December 13, 2018) The purveyors of crowd participation-honed, horn-based dance music The California Honeydrops return to Humbrews tonight for what is certain to be a dynamic live show at 9 p.m. ($25,...

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Walking the Marsh

(December 13, 2018) An ancient redwood barn</p> Leans in all directions</p> As we begin to talk</p> Of the inexplicable:</p> Where we are,</p> How we got here,</p> When these geese</p> Found their way,</p> Why...

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Space Force

Robin Hood's holiday panto at the Playhouse

(December 13, 2018) As a Brit, I'm a sucker for a good pantomime and this year's offering at the Arcata Playhouse is up there with the best. Robin Hood - Knight of the...

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Music Tonight: Wednesday, December 12

(December 12, 2018) Ahtziri Ramirez Quintana will be performing her senior flute recital at 8 p.m. at Fulkerson Hall. In the interest of promoting the burgeoning artists who are being molded into...

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Photos from the Arcata Playhouse Holiday Show

(December 11, 2018) The spirit of holiday panto (British traditional winter musical comedy theater) is alive and well at the Arcata Playhouse again this year with Robin Hood - Knight of the...

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Music Tonight: Tuesday, December 11

(December 11, 2018) It's Taco Tuesday at Richard's Goat, which means that next door at the Miniplex you will find the salsa and cumbia dance party curated by DJ Pachanguero. Come dance...

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Music Tonight: Monday, December 10

(December 10, 2018) Dell'Arte has a free show for you this evening, you lucky critters. At 7:30 p.m. Arcata High School will host the Dell'Arte adaptation of Jules Verne's classic Around the...

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Music Tonight: Sunday, December 9

(December 9, 2018) Louisiana is in Eureka tonight as Baton Rouge/New Orleans DIY metal act THOU rolls through the Siren's Song. This band has an interesting personal legacy for me because even...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m.

(December 13, 2018) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit www.arcatamainstreet.com, Arts! Arcata on Facebook, or call 707-822-4500 for more information....

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Dec. 1, 6-9p.m.

(November 29, 2018) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 442-9054 or go to www.eurekamainstreet.org 707...

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in our blogs...

North Coast Night Lights: The Tower

(December 13, 2018) The tower once stood silent sentinel in the quiet fields near the Marsh in Arcata, lonely and abandoned when I discovered it. Long disused, it rose above the tall...

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North Coast Night Lights:The Covered Bridge of Elk River

(December 8, 2018) Humboldt County is home to a number of noteworthy bridges, two of which are wooden covered bridges built in the 1930s. Both of these are still in service out...

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North Coast Night Lights: Milky Way over South Fork Eel River — Painting with Light

(November 29, 2018) The word “photography” literally means “light painting” and there is something about taking that idea and actually adding my own strokes of light that appeals to me. Nighttime gives...

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