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On the Calendar: Emerald Triangle, February 2020

Stories Nora Mounce

Get out on the town for a jam-packed month of creative and entertaining activities throughout the Emerald Triangle. Along with world-class performers, arts and crafts, and reggae, February is bookended by two iconic events. During the Humboldt Marble Weekend, hunt for glass marbles in the redwoods and learn from master glassblowers from all over the world. To wrap up the month (it’s a leap year!), make sure to snag tickets to the sixth annual Mr. Humboldt Pageant, the ultimate contest in smoldering lumber-sexual hotness. As you slingshot those panties on stage for your favorite bro, remember, it’s all for charity folks.

Joey Alexander Trio

February 1, 2020 8 p.m.
Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU, Arcata

Bali-born jazz piano wunderkind Joey Alexander is on a meteoric rise and, at 16, has already earned a Grammy Award nomination for his debut album, My Favorite Things.

Arts Alive Eureka

February 1, 2020 6–9 p.m.
Monthly Arts Walk, Old Town

Ryan Goodcase

February 1, 2020 9–11 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka


Crab Feast

February 1–2, 2020
Various locations, Mendocino County

Humboldt Hardcourt Bike Polo

February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2020
Community Park, Manila

Yes, it’s just like traditional polo but on wheels instead of horses. Players use a street hockey ball and mallets, and your feet can’t touch the ground. Beginners and women encouraged! Helmets are mandatory (spare helmets and gear like mallets are available for loan).

Rude Lion Sound’s Dancehall Mondays

February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020
9:30 p.m.
Ocean Grove Lodge, Trinidad

Reggae/dancehall night

Black Uhuru

February 4, 2020 10 p.m.
Humboldt Brews, Arcata


Minnesota Exit/Reality Tour with Thelem, EastGhost, and Thook

February 5, 2020 Doors open at 8 p.m.
Arcata Theatre Lounge, Arcata

Humboldt Marble Weekend

February 6–9, 2020
Redwood Acres, Eureka
Humboldt Marble Weekend brings together dozens of artists and thousands of collectors for a weekend celebration of contemporary marbles and marble hunting.

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo

February 6–9, 2020 11 a.m. –10 p.m.
Blue Lake Casino & Hotel, Blue Lake
The expo is hosted by Ted and Amy Marks of NorCal Tattoo, with featured artists Liz Cook, Tye Harris, and Joshua Carlton. More than 30 incredible artists will be tattooing on-site.

Iris DeMent

February 6, 2020 7:30–10 p.m.
The Old Steeple, Ferndale

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

February 6, 2020 8:30 p.m. –12 a.m.
Arcata Theatre Lounge, Arcata

Andrew Holmgren

February 7, 2020 9–11 p.m.
Savage Henry Comedy Club, Eureka

Gyppo Beer Pairing Dinner

February 7, 2020
Gyppo Ale Mill, Shelter Cove
Chef Robert Mason and Head Brewer Jared Smith join forces for a four-course beer pairing dinner.

Still Life Painting Workshop with Jim McVicker

February 7–9, 2020 9 a.m. –4 p.m.
Redwood Art Association, Eureka


Led Kaapana

February 8, 2020 7:30–10 p.m.
The Old Steeple, Ferndale
Led Kaapana’s mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo kiekie (Hawaiian falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend.

Dweezil Zappa

February 9, 2020 8 p.m.
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata

Ekali: A World Away Tour

February 12, 2020 8:30 p.m.
Arcata Theatre Lounge, Arcata

Arts! Arcata

February 14, 2020 6–9 p.m.
Monthly Art Walk, Arcata

Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance

February 15, 2020 8 p.m.
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata

David Sedaris

February 16, 2020 7 p.m.
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata
One of America’s wittiest, most irreverent voices and the author of the best-sellers Me Talk Pretty One Day and Naked, David Sedaris is an undisputed master of satire. A favorite contributor to NPR’s This American Life and a regular at The New Yorker, his latest book Calypso was released in 2018.


February 18, 2020 7 p.m.
Van Duzer Theatre at HSU, Arcata

Craft Night: Mosaic Mirrors

February 20, 2020 6 p.m.
Arts & Drafts, Eureka
Craft a unique mirror choosing from the studio’s hundreds of different tiles and stones—or bring your own. RSVP to save your spot.

Lion Dance

February 22, 2020 11 a.m. –1 p.m.
Joss House State Historic Park, Weaverville
Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Chinese Taoist Temple. It’s the year of the Metal Rat!

Hayfork Rotary Prime & Prawns Dinner

February 22, 2020
Trinity County Fairgrounds, Hayfork

Anderson Valley White Wine Festival

February 22–23, 2020
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville
Experience a 40-year tradition of celebrating Alsace-style and white wines.

Kat Edmonson

February 29, 2020 8 p.m.
Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU, Arcata

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