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FILM

3.26 WEDNESDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge Sci Fi Pint and Pizza Night presents “Death Machines” (1976), doors open at 6 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m., free with a $5 minimum food/beverage purchase, rated R.

3.28 FRIDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge presents “Double Dragon” (1994), a live-action movie based loosely on the Double Dragon video game series, doors open at 7:30 p.m., film at 8 p.m., $5, rated PG-13.

3.30 SUNDAY

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival presents Laurel & Hardy's “Two Tars” and Buster Keaton's “Sherlock Jr.,” both silent films with music by the ARMACK orchestra, doors open at 12:30 p.m., films 1 to 2:30 p.m., Eureka Theater, 612 F St., $5 or Redwood Coast Jazz Festival pass.

Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., presents “Hercules” (1997), doors open at 5:30 p.m., film at 6 p.m., animated musical comedy, $5, rated G.

Lifetree Café presents “Friends for Life,” 7 p.m., a film exploring the interactions of “a group of guys who have remained friends for 20 years,” corner of Union and 13th streets, Arcata, free admission.

THEATER

3.27 THURSDAY

North Coast Repertory Theatre opens the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” 8 p.m., $15 general, $12 students/seniors, a benefit for the cast and crew, includes a champagne reception following the show. For reservations or more information, call 442-6278 or visit ncrt.net.

3.28 FRIDAY

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” 8 p.m., $20, a benefit for Eureka High School Players Go to New York. For reservations or more information, call 442-6278 or visit ncrt.net.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre presents the musical comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m., $18 general, $16 students/seniors. For reservations, call 786-5483 or visit ferndalerep.org.

3.29 SATURDAY

Humboldt County Library presents Fratello Marionettes' “Aladdin,” 11 a.m. at the Arcata Branch Library, 500 Seventh St., and 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, free admission. For more information, call 269-1910 or visit humlib.org.

Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series presents Fratello Marionettes' “Aladdin,” 7 p.m., 1251 Ninth St., $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger, tickets are available at Wildberries Marketplace, brownpaperticket.com or by calling 822-1575.

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” 8 p.m., $20, a benefit for Humboldt Mediation Services. For reservations or more information, call 442-6278 or visit ncrt.net.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre presents the musical comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

3.30 SUNDAY

Ferndale Repertory Theatre presents the musical comedy “Spamalot,” 2 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

CONCERTS

3.25 TUESDAY

Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., presents fiddler Hanneke Cassell with Mike Block and Christopher Lewis, $15 general, $13 members. For more information, call 822-1575.

Humboldt County Library's Tuesday Night Poetry Series presents Kentucky native poet/musician CD Collins singing and performing spoken-word pieces of Appalachia, 6:30 p.m., main library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, free admission.

3.26 WEDNESDAY

Trinidad Branch Library, 380 Janis Court, presents Kentucky native poet/musician CD Collins singing and performing the spoken-word pieces of Appalachia, 7 p.m., free admission.

3.27 THURSDAY

Fortuna Library presents Kentucky native poet/musician CD Collins singing and performing spoken-word pieces of Appalachia, 7 p.m., 753 14th St., free admission.

3.28 FRIDAY

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival Opening Ceremonies, 1:30 p.m., Adorni Center, 1011 W. Waterfront Drive, with the music of The Au Brothers, John Cocuzzi, Otis Mourning and Gator Nation, free admission.

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival Free Community Concert, 7 to 9 p.m., Eureka High School auditorium, 1915 J St., with the music of the Eureka High School Jazz Ensemble and The Commanders Air Force Jazz combo.

Redwood Jazz Alliance presents acclaimed bassist Linda Oh, 8 p.m., HSU Fulkerson Recital Hall, tickets are $15 general, $10 students/seniors and available at Wildberries Marketplace, Wildwood Music, People's Records and The Works. For more information, visit redwoodjazzalliance.org.

Arcata Playhouse presents Austin fiddler Carrie Rodriguez and guitarist/harmonica player Luke Jacobs, 8 p.m., $15 general, $13 members. For more information, call 822-1575.

3.29 SATURDAY

Arcata Library presents Kentucky native poet/musician CD Collins singing and performing spoken-word pieces of Appalachia, 1 p.m., 500 Seventh St., free admission.

DANCE

3.25 TUESDAY

CenterArts presents the Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., HSU Van Duzer Theatre, acclaimed contemporary ballet, tickets are $45 adults, $25 children, $15 HSU students and available at the University Ticket Office (826-3928) or at humboldt.edu/centerarts.

3.27 THURSDAY

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival Kick-off Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Adorni Center, 1011 W. Waterfront Drive, Eureka, featuring the music of Donna Landry & Swing Set followed by High Street, $8 with an all-event ticket, $10 without.

3.28 FRIDAY

Humboldt Folk Dancers' World Dance, 8 to 10 p.m., St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1675 Chester Ave., Arcata, teaching and request dancing, everyone is welcome, $3. For more information, call 839-3665 or email g-b-deja@sbcglobal.net.

Humboldt Folklife Society Barn Dance, 7:30 p.m., Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St., caller Lyndsey Battle and the Striped Pig Stringband, $7 general, $6 students/seniors, free for children under 12.

3.29 SATURDAY

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival dance lessons, 8:45 to 9:15 a.m., beginning zydeco at the Adorni Center, 1011 W. Waterfront Drive, Eureka and 10 to 10:45 a.m., beginning swing dance at the Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St., Eureka, $5 or Festival Pass.

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival Dance Contests, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St., Eureka, registration from 11 a.m. to noon, $5 entry fee for each category.

3.31 MONDAY

Come make friends at the Friendship Circle Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Eureka Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka, live music from the 1930s, '40s and '50s, refreshments, visitors 50 years of age and older welcome, $4. For more information, call Gloria at 725-5323.

COMEDY

3.29 SATURDAY

Random Acts of Comedy, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., outrageous improv at high speed, some suggestive material is possible, so parental guidance is recommended, $6.

EVENTS

3.27 THURSDAY

A Taste of Main Street, 5 to 8 p.m., throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka, featuring food samples from 25 local restaurants and food producers, $25 per ticket book. Tickets are limited so pick them up soon at Ramone's Bakery locations, The Linen Closet, Surfside Burger Shack, Eureka Main Street office or Moore's Sleepworld. For more information, call Eureka Main Street at 442-9054.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Open House, 5:30 p.m., 2356 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, enjoy refreshments while learning about CASA services and volunteer opportunities, free admission. For more information, call 443-3197 or email info@humboldtcasa.org.

3.28 FRIDAY

Arcata and McKinleyville high schools' FFA present “Agstravaganza,” 5 to 7 p.m., Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road, featuring dinner, door prizes, games, auctions and more. Tickets are $20 and available by calling 845-8254.

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University are hosting a community reception for Jim Dodge, author of “Fup”, CR and HSU's Book of the Year, 7 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, free admission.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Open House, noon (See Thursday's listing).

3.29 SATURDAY

Trinidad School Education Foundation's Eighth annual Dinner, Dance and Auction, 5:30 p.m., Trinidad Town Hall, featuring fine food, live and silent auctions and dancing to Blue Rhythm Revue, $50 person, $100 per couple. For tickets, call 677-3631. Proceeds benefit such school programs as visual arts, music, technology, sports and marine education.

 

South Bay Union School District Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., 6077 Loma Ave., Eureka (off the U.S. Highway 101 King Salmon exit), featuring pancakes, eggs, ham, fruit salad, toast, coffee and juice, $6 adults, $4 children. Proceeds go for classroom materials, band equipment, field trip expenses and more at Pine Hill and South Bay schools. For more information, call 443-4828.

3.30 SUNDAY

A “practice” scholastic chess tournament, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Arcata Community Center, 321 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, open to students from kindergarten to 12th grade, participants will be paired with players of roughly equivalent experience in three or four rounds of play, chess equipment supplied, free admission. To preregister or for more information, email Brad Morin at bradm@cadesa.com.

3.31 MONDAY

Youth Alive! celebrates Cesar Chavez Day, 4 p.m., Mateel Community Center, Redway, including the 6:30 p.m. screening of the film “Real Women Have Curves” (2002), rated PG, free admission. For more information, email youthalivevolunteers@gmail.com or call 923-1147.

OUTDOORS

3.25 TUESDAY

Friends of the Arcata Marsh presents the Slower-Speed Arcata Marsh Tour, a tour for those with mobility issues or who are unable to keep up on regular walks, meet at 2 p.m. at the Marsh's I Street parking lot, free admission. For more information, call 822-3475.

3.29 SATURDAY

Redwood Region Audubon Society is leading a free field trip to the Arcata Marsh, meet leader Cédric Duhalde at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the end of South I Street, rain or shine, bring binoculars, expected return around 11 a.m.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh is leading a free, 90-minute tour of the marsh focusing on ecology, meet leader Jane Wilson at 2 p.m. at the Interpretive Center on South G Street, loaner binoculars available with photo ID. For more information, call 826-2359.

Help Friends of the Dunes remove yellow bush lupine from the Eureka Dunes Protected Area, meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Samoa boat ramp off Highway 255, just north of the Coast Guard Station, wear closed-toe shoes, bring drinking water. Gloves, tools and cookies provided. For more information, email justin@friendsofthedunes.org.

Friends of the Dunes leads a sunset walk, 6 to 8 p.m., meet at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila, $6, includes refreshments.

Arcata Environmental Services Department and the Arcata Elementary School are hosting a work day at Sunset Creek to clear brush and maintain trees and trails, meet at 9 a.m. at the Arcata Elementary School, 2400 Baldwin Street, wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes, tools and refreshments provided. Heavy rain cancels. For more information, call 825-2163 or email eservices@cityofarcata.org.

SPORTS

3.28 FRIDAY

High School Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, 10 a.m., Arcata Community Center, 321 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, free admission. For more information, email ank213@humboldt.edu.

LECTURES/MEETINGS

3.27 THURSDAY

HSU Sustainable Futures Speakers Series presents HSU environmental planning professor Yvonne Everett discussing “Collaborative Cross-Boundary Stewardship: International Comparisons of Challenges and Successes,” a report on her recent sabbatical research in Sri Lanka, Germany and Australia comparing factors that contribute to success in voluntary efforts of private landowners to achieve landscape scale stewardship, 5:30 to 7 p.m., HSU Science B 135, free admission.

Author Dave Gluck presents his multimedia lecture presentation based on his book “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance,” 5 p.m., Mateel Community Center, Redway, includes a video appearance by Yankee All Star slugger and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams and the Garberville Town Band, free admission. For more information, call 923-3368 or visit mateel.org.

The Eureka Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents Dennis McKiver providing a visual tour of “Rhododendrons at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens,” 7 p.m., Eureka Woman's Club, 1531 J St., includes a plant raffle and refreshments, free admission, the public is welcome. For more information, call 443-8049.

3.28 FRIDAY

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will host a town hall meeting on Social Security and Medicare, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. The gathering will also feature Carroll L. Estes, a member of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Nancy Cloward of the local Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). For more information, call 407-3585.

3.31 MONDAY

The McKinleyville Low Vision Support Group, The Bumpers, will discuss ways to handle information in the information age, 10 to 11 a.m., Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road. For more information, contact Doug at 839-0588 or dougdrose@suddenlink.net.

MARKETS

3.22 SATURDAY

Arcata Winter Farmers' Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., G Street side of the Arcata Plaza.

UPCOMING

Friday is the deadline for storyteller and children's book author Jesse Austin's “Storytelling Seminar: Speaking with Art & Imagination,” set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays April 5 to 19 at Humboldt State University, $45 per person. To register or for more information, call HSU College of Learning and Extended Education at 826-3731 or visit humboldt.edu/extended.