Robin Hood Knight of the Stars

The Arcata Playhouse annual holiday show heads for outerspace with Robin Hood: Knights of the Stars A Space-Capade opening December 6 and running for two weekends. Thu-Sat, December 6,7,8,13,14,15 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 9 at 2pm.

In space no-one can hear you scream with laughter in this fun Holiday Panto for the whole family. Across the planetary systems, The Sherriff of Not-again is getting richer while the poor are getting poorer – if only there was someone to come to the rescue. Enter Robin Hood Space Knight. Join him and his Starry Men as they romp through space meeting various local stars along the way. 

Along with special guests each night the show features Alex Blouin as Robin Hood and David Powell as Omar Sherriff of Not-again with Jackie Dandeneau, Ben Clifton, James Peck, Jeff Kelly, Benjamin Shaeffer and Sarah Peters. Music by the Blue Lake Community Choir and musicians Tim Randles, Mike LaBolle and Misha Scott.

Special rotating nightly guests include Bandamonium, Sienna Nelson and Skye McKinley, Art Jones, The Beaverettes. Lyndsey Battle, Kati Texas, Jill Petricca Flute Ensemble and Space Socks.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 6,7,8,13,14,15 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 9 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors and $8 youth 12 and under.  There is a special benefit performance for the Arcata Soroptomists on Friday, December 7 for $15.

Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace, online at or reserve at 707-822-1575.

Papaya Lounge returns Oct. 12 & 13

Brace yourself for the return of
The Papaya Lounge on October 12 & 13

The Papaya Lounge is a music, comedy and variety evening with a very fruity attitude. Set in a seedy cabaret nightclub and hosted by Velvet Q. Jones (Sarah Mckinney) with live music by the Fruit Flies, (Tim Randles, Johnathan Claasen, Ken Lawrence & Don Baraka) the evening will feature plenty of raucous mayhem and special guests like Jackie Dandeneau, David Ferney, Alyssa Hughlett, Sayda Trujillo, Maggie Lally, Siena Nelson, Pratik Motawani and more!

Enjoy cabaret table seating with cocktails and snacks and sit back and relax into the Papaya Lounge where you can forget your troubles and let loose. 

The “Lounge” is open on Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13 at 8 p.m. doors at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general, $13 students and members and are available at Wildberries Marketplace, online at or reserve at 822-1575

Expect the unexpected photos by Mark Larson