FILM

10.23 TUESDAY

Based on the Book Film Series presents “Lady in the Lake” (1947), based on Raymond Chandler's novel of the same name, 6:30 p.m., main branch of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, free admission, starring Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter and Lloyd Nolan. Host Michael Logan.

10.24 WEDNESDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night presents “The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra” (2004) and “The Eye Creatures” (1965), 6 to 10 p.m., free with a $5 minimum food/beverage purchase, all ages.

10.28 SUNDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., presents “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993), doors open at 5:30 p.m., film at 6 p.m., $5, rated PG.

THEATER

10.25 THURSDAY

Redwood Curtain presents the satirical comedy “Dusty and the Big Bad World,” 8 p.m., $10, based on a popular PBS children's program in which Dusty visits a family with two daddies. For tickets, email boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com, call 443-7688 or visit redwoodcurtain.com. The theater is located at 220 First St., Old Town Eureka (between C and D streets), main entrance is through Snug Alley.

10.26 FRIDAY

Redwood Curtain presents the satirical comedy “Dusty and the Big Bad World,” 8 p.m., $10 (see Friday's listing).

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27 SATURDAY

Redwood Curtain presents the opening night of the satirical comedy “Dusty and the Big Bad World,” 8 p.m., $17, a reception follows the show (see Friday's listing).

Arcata Playhouse's “Women of the Northwest,” 8 p.m., Mattole Community Center, Petrolia, $10, tickets available at the door.

10.28 SUNDAY

Arcata Playhouse's “Women of the Northwest,” 2 p.m., Beginnings, Briceland, $10, tickets available at the door.

CONCERTS

10.25 THURSDAY

Arcata-McKinleyville High School Orchestra will play a live soundtrack to “The Black Pirate” (1926), 7 p.m., Arcata High School, $5, a classic silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks, all ages, tickets available from orchestra members, at Wildberries Marketplace or at the door. Proceeds will help fund the orchestra's trip to participate in a Carnegie Hall music festival in March in New York City.

10.26 FRIDAY

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Cher-Ae Heights Casino, Trinidad, $49 premium seats, $39 house seats. For more information, call 1 (800) 684-2464.

CenterArts presents acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang, 8 p.m., HSU Fulkerson Recital Hall, $45 general, $22 HSU students. Tickets are available at the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at humboldt.edu/centerarts.

Arcata-McKinleyville High School Orchestra will play a live soundtrack to “The Black Pirate” (1926), 7 p.m., (See Thursday's listing).

10.27 SATURDAY

Humboldt Symphony concert focusing on three student soloists and a piece by a student composer, 8 p.m., HSU Fulkerson Recital Hall, $7 general, $3 student/seniors and free to HSU students with ID. Tickets are available from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door.

Arcata-McKinleyville High School Orchestra will play a live soundtrack to “The Black Pirate” (1926), 2 and 7 p.m. (See Thursday's listing).

DANCE

10.25 THURSDAY

The North Coast Environmental Center presents the All Species Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight, Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., come dressed as your favorite animal, plant, fungi or microorganism, dance to the tunes of Sour Mash Hug Band, Kindred Spirits and Missing Link deejays Matt and Adam, beer, wine and refreshments, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available from The Works, Missing Link Records and the North Coast Environmental Center. For more information, call 822-6918.

10.27 SATURDAY

Companion Animal Foundation presents Fur Ball 2012, 7 to 11 p.m., Arcata Community Center, dance to the tunes of St. John and the Sinners, cash bar and desserts, Beast-ro awards, silent auction and more, $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Companion Animal Foundation, Sunny Brae Animal Clinic, McKinleyville Animal Care Center, The Farm Store, Arcata and Fin and Feather.

COMEDY

10.27 SATURDAY

Random Acts of Comedy, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., $6, improv comedy at high speed, all ages but parental guidance is suggested as some suggestive material is possible.

EVENTS

10.26 FRIDAY

The Mischief Lab presents “The Sea of Flames,” a fire arts festival , 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Blue Lake Casino, includes fire art sculptures, fire puffers, fire dancers, aerial silk performers, stilt walkers, live music, interactive art, a kids village, vendors, refreshments, a children's Halloween parade and more, $10 adults, free for kids under 12. Proceeds benefit Coastal Grove Charter School's Parent Teacher Organization. For more information, visit mischieflab.org.

Humboldt Mediation Services Fourth annual Peacemakers Raffle, join supporters for a no-host drinks and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Avalon Restaurant & Bar in Old Town Eureka followed by the raffle ticket drawing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25, with a variety of prizes.

Special Friends of the Redwood Library book pre-sale for members only, but memberships are available at the door, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., main branch of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka.

10.27 SATURDAY

McKinleyville First Baptist Church annual Harvest Festival, 2 to 4 p.m., 1490 Murray Road, games, a cake walk, juggling, a bounce house, pony rides, candy and more. Free Admission.

Friends of the Redwood Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., main branch of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka.

The Mischief Lab presents “The Sea of Flames,” a fire arts festival, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. (See Friday's listing).

Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross' Disaster Fair, noon to 6 p.m., Bayshore Mall, Eureka, all sorts of information to prepare for earthquakes as well as an opportunity to donate blood and, for Halloween, a few zombies as well as prizes, free admission. For more information, call 443-4521.

10.28 SUNDAY

Eureka Lodge of the Sons of Italy's polenta feed, 5 p.m., St. Bernard High School, 222 Dollison St., Eureka, $14 adults, $7 children 12 and under. Proceeds go to bocce ball court maintenance at Redwood Ballfields, the North Coast Stand Down and the lodge's scholarship program for local students. For reservations, call Richard at 443-8669.

OUTDOORS

10.27 SATURDAY

Redwood Region Audubon Society is leading a free field trip to the Arcata Marsh, meet leader Pat Bitton at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot at the end of South I Street, bring binoculars, held rain or shine.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh is leading a free 90-minute tour of the marsh focusing on plants and ecology, meet leader Erica Stephens at 2 p.m. at the Interpretive Center on South G Street, free admission. For more information, call 826-2359.

10.29 MONDAY

Friends of the Arcata Marsh member Megan McCue will lead a sunset jogging tour of the marsh, meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Klopp Lake parking lot at the end of South I Street, the pace will be adjusted to accommodate participants, bring water and be prepared to sign a waiver of liability. For more information, call McCue at 633-6226.

SPORTS

10.29 MONDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge presents Monday Night Football on the giant screen, doors open at 5:15 p.m., San Francisco 49ers vs. Cardinals at 5:30 p.m., free with a $5 minimum food/beverage purchase.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

10.23 TUESDAY

Hydesville Church is hosting a “Great Dads Seminar” featuring author and seminar leader Bob Hamrin, 5 p.m., Fortuna River Lodge, includes a tri-tip barbecue, gator chili, information on the six basics of being a great dad along with practical examples. Tickets are $20 and available at Strombeck Properties, Arcata; Vern's Furniture, Eureka; Becker Insurance, Ferndale; U.S. Bank, Fortuna; Wildwood Saw, Fortuna; Grundman's, Rio Dell or online at www.hydesvillechurch.org. Admission includes the seminar and a book. Dinner is free. For more information, call 768-3767 or visit greatdads.org.

10.25 THURSDAY

Eureka Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents soil scientist Sam Polly explaining “The Details of Cutting-edge Edible Landscaping and Wildlife Habitat Design,” 7 p.m., Eureka Woman's Club, 1531 J St., free admission.

10.27 SATURDAY

Communities in Motion 2012 Forum, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 W. Waterfront Dr., Eureka, focusing on the success of residents making a difference in the health of their communities and discussing transportation, healthy food access, youth recreation and more, skill-building workshops, free admission, lunch, childcare and translation provided. To sign-up for lunch, call Joan Levy at 441-5545 or visit www.surveymonkey.com/s.RLG2HGS by Tuesday, Oct. 23.

10.28 SUNDAY

Art Talk Sunday with Claire Iris Schencke, Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka, 2 p.m., Schencke will discuss her passion for finger painting on the iPad, includes a docent-led tour of the museum and a cup of tea, $2 suggested donation.

FARMERS MARKETS

10.23 TUESDAY

The Old Town Eureka Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., F Street between Second and Third streets.

Weekday Farmers Market, Wildberries Marketplace, 747 13th St., Arcata, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Fortuna Farmers Market, 3 to 6 p.m., 10th and Main streets.

10.25 THURSDAY

Henderson Center Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., F Street between Henderson and Russ streets, Eureka.

McKinleyville Farmers Market, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., McKinleyville Shopping Center.

10.27 SATURDAY

Arcata Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Arcata Plaza.

UPCOMING

Tickets are now on sale for North Coast Dance's “The Nutcracker” which will be staged at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka, Dec. 15, 16, 18 and 19, $20 adults, $12 children. For tickets, call 442-1956 or visit www.arkleycenter.com.

THEATER

10.26 FRIDAY

Dell'Arte's “The Macabre Cabaret,” 8 p.m., $15, Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake, a little horror, a little music and lots of laughs. For tickets, call 668-5663 ext. 20 or visit dellarte.com.

10.27 SATURDAY

Dell'Arte's “The Macabre Cabaret,” 8 p.m. (see Friday's listing).

10.28 SUNDAY

Dell'Arte's “The Macabre Cabaret,” 8 p.m. (see Friday's listing).

CONCERT

10.27 SATURDAY

The Sequoia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents “A Monster Music Concert,” 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets, Eureka, featuring Halloween favorites performed on the pipe organ, piano and brass quintet, free admission. For more information, call 443-2583.

DANCE

10.27 SATURDAY

Redcrest Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Halloween Dance fundraiser at the Redcrest Grange, 7 to 11 p.m., live music, dancing, refreshments, no-host bar and prizes for best costumes. Tickets are available in advance at $10 per person or $20 per couple by calling Roberta at 722-1951 or at the door, $15 per person, $25 for couples.

10.29 MONDAY

Friendship Circle Dance Club is hosting a Halloween theme dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Eureka Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, $4, live music from the 1930s, '40s and 50s, refreshments. Visitors 50 years of age or older are welcome. For more information. call Gloria at 725-5323.

EVENTS

10.24 WEDNESDAY

Duffy Hudson presents “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe,” 6:30 p.m., main branch of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, a theatrical performance telling the story of the author's mysterious death and more, recommended for older children and adults, free admission.

10.26 FRIDAY

Kinetic Lab of Horrors, 7 p.m. to midnight, Eighth and N streets, Arcata, $10, recommended for those 13 and older.

The Science Fiction Club of Humboldt presents “Something Wicked Comes Again,” a halloween celebration of author Ray Bradbury, 7 p.m., Old Town Coffee & Chocolates, 211 F St., Eureka, storyteller Carpathian presents “The October Game,” “The Black Ferris,” and “Homecoming,” free admission, all ages. For more information, call 445-8600.

10.27 SATURDAY

McKinleyville Shopping Center's 28th annual Halloween Costume Parade, 11 a.m., meet by the kiosk, all ages, lots of candy.

Trick or Treat in Henderson Center, Eureka, noon to 2 p.m.

15th annual Boo at the Zoo, Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka, noon to 4 p.m., games, crafts, animal encounters, costume parade and contest and watch the animals enjoy their Halloween treats, all activities included in the Zoo's general admission $5 adults, $4 seniors & active military, $3 children 3 to 12, free for zoo members and children under 3. For more information, call 441-4263 or visit sequoiaparkzoo.net.

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's Halloween Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside, featuring the king and queen of Halloween, singing, dancing, a guiding light tour of the garden, fairy tales acted out and refreshments, $5 per person. Advance tickets only for specific time slots available at The Garden Gate in Arcata. For more information, contact Sandy at sandy5527@sbcglobal.net.

Kinetic Lab of Horrors, 7 p.m. to midnight, Eighth and N streets, Arcata, $10, recommended for those 13 and older.

10.28 SUNDAY

”Grave Matters & Untimely Departures III”, 2 to 5:30 p.m., Fortuna's Sunrise Cemetery, actors take on the personas of some who rest there providing entertaining glimpses into Humboldt County's past, park at Newburg Park parking lot and take the shuttle to the Cemetery. Tickets are $15 and available at the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce office or at the door.

Kinetic Lab of Horrors, 7 p.m. to midnight, Eighth and N streets, Arcata, $10, recommended for those 13 and older.

10.31 WEDNESDAY

Eureka Recreation Halloween Carnival, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, dress in your favorite costume and enjoy carnival games and ghoulish delights, for children 12 and under, $2 for kids accompanied by an adult, free for adults. For more information, call 441-4244.