3535 Janes Rd.
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 822-0409
Fax: (707) 822-1074
Spread over a modest area of one acre, The Farmhouse is a farmstead that doubles up as a community center and event venue. A variety of workshops, concerts, film screenings, art festivals and other events are organized here. The land is farmed mainly by the students of the Humbolt Free School, and serves as an educational and community resource. Stop by The Farmhouse for a day of fun and togetherness.
Located at the Humboldt State University in Arcata, The Depot is a popular dining and music venue on campus as well as in the city. Serving as a food court for the students, the venue houses various stalls selling a range of delicacies, from bagels, to wraps, to salads, and pizzas. It is not just the food that draws in the crowds, however, since the music is equally inviting. Do call to know more.
This community center in Humboldt county celebrates the arts with live music, theater and more. Visit the website for a current schedule of events.
A theater that has been a part of the landscape of Arcata since 1938, the Arcata Theatre Lounge first operated as just Arcata Theatre, showcasing the latest Hollywood films of that time. Over the decades, the ownership of the theater changed several hands to finally land in the arms of local residents, Lara and Brian Cox, who re-opened it as Arcata Theatre Lounge in 2009. Offering a comprehensive entertainment experience to its customers, this venue combines the pleasures of a concert hall and a restaurant and bar to present an amazing venue. See the website to know more.
Located on the Beith Court in Arcata, The Facement has been rocking the nightlife of the city by hosting well-known independent artists regularly. Just like any other do-it-yourself house venues, this one too has an underground-venue vibe to it. Although it encompasses varied genres of music, punk and alternative rock performances overshadow the other gigs on its calender, which is instrumental in attracting the young and college-going crowd of the city. The popular underground bands like Blackbird Raum, Bacchus, The Silent Numbers and The Matadors have already performed here in the past. Entry is free, however donations are accepted.
Since 1971 The Works has been wowing anyone who visits the record store with their amazing collection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters and turntables. Located in the historic Old Town, you will find rare collections that is hard to find anywhere else. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, making your shopping even more pleasurable. But there's more to The Works. It is also a performance space occasionally and has various bands playing here. Some of their previous listings are Rose Windows, La Luz, Massenger and Dent May.
It is rare that one can get the opportunity to enjoy a live concert, a play or a movie in a structure that has been declared as a Historic Place; but if you are in Eureka, CA, then you can experience this in the Eureka Theater. Since its addition to the National Register of Historic Places in January 2010, this theater has gained more importance in the cultural scene of the region. Besides being a prominent venue for cultural events, the theater is also rented out for events like weddings, fundraisers, private events and more. For more information on upcoming events and other details please see the website.
If one had to describe Empire Squared in one word, then that word would be 'unconventional'; but that would be insufficient, and more of an understatement than a description. A collective of about 30 artists, from across the State of California, keeps this art gallery buzzing with life. Various shows and exhibitions are held here throughout the year, and the shows really can surprise and impress even the most experienced of art collectors. See the website to know more.
The Ink Annex is administered by The Ink People Center for the Arts. Set up in 1979, this organization aims to inspire the community by way of an eclectic schedule of fine and performing arts. Their programs and projects include exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, theater, musicals, burlesque festivals and dance shows. This creative hub in the heart of downtown is truly a melting pot of art and culture.
Home to the Redwood Acres Fair, this venue provides entertainment for all ages with a baseball field, horse boarding facility with riding arenas, BMX track and a 52-space camping park.
Nestled in the charming Victorian Village, Ferndale Repertory Theatre is the artistic pulse of the community. Established in 1972, it is one of the oldest theaters in the North Coast. It showcases six stage productions through the year as well as music gigs, film events and performing arts. Youth workshops are organized occasionally for upcoming local talent.