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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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Music Tonight: Friday, December 14

(December 14, 2018) Psych, jazz and raga ramblers Ms. God are puttin' on The Jam tonight 9 p.m. ($3 suggested donation). Expect cyclical riffs and saxophonic passages with drums and rhythmic vocals....

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Lady in the Lake

(December 14, 2018) Change your point of view at Friday Night Noir: Lady in the Lake (1946), Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eureka Theater ($5). Audrey Totter stars as...

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Tractor Beams

(December 14, 2018) Ferndale at Christmastime is small-town America at its finest. Its charming shops are decorated with wreaths, ribbons and lights, and the tall, tall tree at the end of Main...

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'Tis the Ugly Sweater Season: Photos from Sunday's Run

(December 13, 2018) The third annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Run on Sunday had runners and walkers in the1-mile and 5-km races wearing examples of taste-deficient knitted nightmares. The races began and ended...

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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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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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