FILM

12.15 SATURDAY

Kids' Free Holiday Movies, 10 a.m., Fortuna Theater, for children 12 and younger, featuring “Puss in Boots,” tickets available from participating merchants. For a complete list of participating businesses, visit FortunaBusiness.com. Due to the program's popularity, organizers ask that only one adult accompany young children to allow more seats for kids. For more information, call 725-9261.

THEATER

12.13 THURSDAY

Dell'Arte's holiday show “The Fish In My Head,” 7:30 p.m., Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake, $10 general, $8 seniors and students.. For more information, call 668-5663.

12.14 FRIDAY

Dell'Arte's holiday show “The Fish In My Head,” 7:30 p.m., Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake, $10 general, $8 seniors and students. For more information, call 668-5663.

12.15 SATURDAY

Murder by Dessert presents “Murder on the 12th Day of Christmas,” an interactive murder mystery at a local company's Christmas party, doors open at 7:50 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Hotel Arcata, 708 Ninth St., advance tickets $30, at the door $35, $5 discount for those with student ID. For tickets or more information, call 223-4172 or visit MurderByDessert.com.

Dell'Arte's holiday show “The Fish In My Head,” 7:30 p.m., Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake, $10 general, $8 seniors and students.


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For more information, call 668-5663.

12.16 SUNDAY

Dell'Arte's holiday show “The Fish In My Head,” 7:30 p.m., Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake, $10 general, $8 seniors and students. For more information, call 668-5663.

CONCERTS

12.11 TUESDAY

Fiddler, piper and storyteller Kevin Carr will perform in a house concert, “My Grandfather's Fiddle - Stories for the Solstice,” at 7:30 p.m. featuring fiddle tunes, bagpipe melodies, songs and stories from Ireland, Quebec, Galicia and Scandinavia. A workshop will precede the concert at 4:30 p.m. For location and reservations, call 499-8516 or email gregg@relevantmusic.org.

College of the Redwoods Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m., Forum Theatre, playing Christmas music.

12.14 FRIDAY

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir's holiday concert, 7 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka, 819 15th St., featuring special guests the McKinleyville Community Choir and the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Youth Choir, a suggested donation of $10 per person or $30 for a family of four, children under 5 are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at The Works, Wildberries, People's Records and at the door. For more information, call 822-4444.

12.15 SATURDAY

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir's holiday concert, 7 p.m., Arcata Presbyterian Church, 11th and G streets, (See Friday's listing).

Christmas Brass Bands, a saxophone quartet and a brass ensemble, playing traditional Christmas favorites along Ferndale's Main Street, 2 to 4 p.m.

Humboldt Light Opera Women's Chorus (AKA Babes) Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Arcata United Methodist Church, 1761 11th St., donations accepted at the door.

12.16 SUNDAY

Beau & Belles Third annual Christmas Now and Then in Stories and Songs, 3 p.m., Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St., Victorian-costumed performers singing familiar carols and modern-day songs interspersed with poems and stories about Christmas, a benefit for Fortuna Senior Services' programs, free admission but donations welcome. For more information, call 726-9203.

DANCE

12.14 FRIDAY

North Coast Dance presents “The Nutcracker,” 8 p.m., Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G. Street, Eureka, includes opening night reception, $20 adults, $12 children. Tickets available at the Arkley Center box office, 442-1956 or online at arkleycenter.com.

12.15 SATURDAY

North Coast Dance presents “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

12.16 SUNDAY

North Coast Dance presents “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

EVENTS

12.12 WEDNESDAY

Tri-County Independent Living holiday open house, 2822 Harris St., Eureka, 1 to 3:30 p.m., refreshments and more. For more information, call 445-8405.

Fortuna Garden Club's 42nd annual Christmas Home Tour and Holiday Tea, 1 to 8:30 p.m., featuring tours of four homes plus the Fortuna Depot Museum in Rohner Park. Tea, hot cider, coffee, cookies and homemade Christmas candy will be served throughout the day at the decorated Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St. Tickets are available the day of the event at the Monday Club or in advance at Green's Pharmacy and Fortuna Feed and Garden. Admission is $15 adults, $10 children 6 to 18 and free for children 5 and under.

12.14 FRIDAY

Humboldt Crabs 2012 MVP Spencer Duggan will be signing autographs at Jacoby's Storehouse from 6 to 9 p.m. during Arts! Arcata. Crabs board members will be selling gift certificates redeemable for 2013 season tickets and Crusty the Crab and Santa Claus will be available for holiday photos by the Storehouse's big Christmas tree.

12.15 SATURDAY

”A Nostalgic Christmas,” Christmas gourmet banquet, dessert and live harp and flute music, 6 p.m., Campbell Creek Connexion, Union and 13th streets, Arcata, $15 per person. All proceeds go to support the people of Haiti. For tickets or more information, call 672-2916.

Trinidad Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Ball, 6 p.m., Trinidad Town Hall, featuring music by Joe Garceau, DJ dancing, dinner, raffle and door prizes.

College of the Redwoods Agriculture Students' Christmas Tree and Poinsettias Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the CR main campus greenhouse, featuring noble firs, classic nobles and Nordmanns ranging from 6 to 9 feet.

Arcata Firefighters collect donations of new, unwrapped toys for this year's Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the McKinleyville Kmart, hours aren't set, the volunteers expect to be there most of the day.

Visit with Santa Claus, noon to 4 p.m., Jacoby's Storehouse, 780 Seventh St., Arcata.

12.16 SUNDAY

Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade, 7 p.m., Main Street, Ferndale. For more information, visit victorianferndale.org or call 786-4477.

Eighth Annual Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner, a hot dinner of baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, beverages and dessert, 4 to 7 p.m., Ferndale Community Center (south end of Main St.), $12, a benefit for the Assumption Church Building Fund. For reservations call 786-9717 or e-mail mimib3@suddenlink.net.

Christmas in Trinidad, a variety of live music in Trinidad Town Hall, 1 to 9 p.m., and at the Trinidad Art Gallery, 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 616-4590.

College of the Redwoods Agriculture Students' Christmas Tree and Poinsettias Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the CR main campus greenhouse, featuring noble firs, classic nobles and Nordmanns ranging from 6 to 9 feet.

Arcata Firefighters collect donations of new, unwrapped toys for this year's Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the McKinleyville Kmart, hours aren't set, the volunteers expect to be there most of the day.

Visit with Santa, noon to 4 p.m., Jacoby's Storehouse, 780 Seventh St., Arcata.

CRAFT SHOWS

12.14 FRIDAY

Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 38949 Highway 299. For more information, call (530) 629-2653.

12.16 SUNDAY

Second annual Bayside Grange Holiday Handmade/Makers' Fair, Grange Hall, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., crafts, art, live music, refreshments. Admission is $1 or a nonperishable food item to be donated to local food banks. For more information, call 822-9998 or visit baysidegrange.org.

Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 38949 Highway 299. For more information, call (530) 629-2653.

WORKSHOPS

12.12 WEDNESDAY

Diana Nunes-Mizer presents “Simpler Holidays and Everydays for Families,” a workshop on tried-and-true ways to keep family life simple for the holidays, 6 to 8 p.m., main branch of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, free admission.

12.14 FRIDAY

Discovery Museum Holiday Gift Workshop for children ages 3 to 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m., includes a snack and materials. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 443-9694.

12.15 SATURDAY

Discovery Museum Holiday Gift Workshop for children ages 3 to 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m. (See Friday's listing).