You might want to start getting comfortable up in Blue Lake in the run up to the Humboldt Folklife Festival. Start off this evening at the Mad River Brewery with folky fiddle tunes from Fingal, which will be starting it up around 6 p.m. and for free. Remember, kids and dogs are welcome, but leashes for both are preferred. For something completely different, international Afrobeat grooves are on the menu at Humboldt Brews tonight at 9 p.m., courtesy of Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble. Welcome them to our northern slice of California with a $10 bill at the door. The Jam in Arcata hosts bass heavyweight Bobby Vega and Prairie Prince tonight at 10 p.m. Bobby's jammed with notables such as Sly Stone, Billy Preston, Booker T, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Santana to list a few. This guy can play the four strings as funky as anyone and can read a groove like the best stylus out there. I'm not sure on the cover charge for this show, but you'll get your money's worth.