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Cultural Calendar: March 2020, Emerald Triangle

Stories Nora Mounce and emwebadmin

Dodge the rain showers this March to enjoy a packed calendar of cultural events and music. From world-class performances at Humboldt State University to belly laughs at the Savage Henry Comedy Club to whale watching in Mendocino, there’s a good reason for everyone to emerge from hibernation this month. Pack the umbrella and get out there! 


March 3, 8 p.m. 
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata
The alter ego of Stephen Bruner, Thundercat is drawing accolades for his recent outstanding contributions to jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s The Epic and hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly.

Andy Frasco and the UN

Mar. 3, 9 p.m.
Humbrews, Arcata

Jerry Douglas w/ M. Walker Trio

Mar. 6, 7:30 p.m. 
The Old Steeple, Ferndale 
Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, reinventing the instrument in countless ways.

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Mar. 6, 7 p.m. 
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is an irreverent romp through all 37 of the Bard’s plays. It was London’s longest running comedy, having logged nine years in London’s West End.

Erik Escobar

Mar. 6, 9 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka

Arts Alive Eureka

Mar. 7, 6 p.m.
Monthly Arts Walk, Old Town

Weaverville Art Cruise

Mar. 7, 5 p.m.
Monthly Arts Walk, Weaverville

Allison Mick and Aviva Siegel

Mar. 7, 9 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka 

Mendocino Whale Festival

Mar. 7–8
Various locations, Mendocino
There are plenty of whales to view from the surrounding Mendocino Headlands State Park. Chowder, beer, and wine options can be found on pedestrian-friendly lanes, while you explore art exhibits, local shops, and inns. Join MendoParks on Big River Beach for sandcastle building and whale lore.

The Escher String Quartet

Mar. 8, 4 p.m. 
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala

The Wood Brothers with special guests, Birds of Chicago

Mar. 8, 8 p.m. 
Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, Eureka 


Mar. 11, 7 p.m. 
Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, Eureka

Thunder from Down Under

Mar. 11, 8 p.m.
Blue Lake Casino, Blue Lake 
Australia’s hottest export is back with chiseled bodies, cheeky humor, and boy-next-door charm. 

Arts! Arcata

Mar. 13, 6 p.m.
Monthly Art Walk, Arcata

Shane Torres

Mar. 13–14, 9 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka 

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Mar. 16, 7 p.m. 
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata 

The Underwater Bubble Show

Mar. 17, 7 p.m. 
Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, Eureka 


Mar. 18, 9 p.m.
Humbrews, Arcata 

Jake Silberman

Mar. 20, 9 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka 

Fort Bragg Whale Festival

Mar. 20–22
MacKerricher State Park Fort Bragg
The whale-watching fun continues at the headlands of Laguna Point. Trained docents present whale walks with the use of binoculars and a spotting scope to help visitors study whales and other marine wildlife.

Perilous Plunge

Mar. 21, 11 a.m.
Boardwalk, Old Town Eureka
In this annual fundraiser for the Redwood Discovery Museum, wacky costumed plungers jump into Humboldt Bay to the sound of the Marching Lumberjacks and cheers of the crowd.

Drive-By Truckers

Mar. 22, 8 p.m. 
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata

Mikey McKernan

Mar. 27, 9 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka 

Ascend Wilderness Experience Mountain Prom

Mar. 28, 7 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Hall, Weaverville 
This all-ages community shindig will raise funds for summer local youth backpack trips and day hikes in the Trinity Alps. 

Pimps of Joytime “Bang It On” Tour

Mar. 29, 8 p.m. 
Arcata Theatre Lounge, Arcata 

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