If you are like myself and our fellow plebs who did not score tickets to the sold out Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler and friends event at the Arkley Center at 7 p.m., you can lick any wounds you may have incurred as a have-not by boning up on your own skills and trying out for one of these local public musical groups. If you stick with it, you might even get to one day perform at the aforementioned venue — who knows? As a slightly amended version of the old saying goes: How do you get to the Arkley Center? Practice.
The Humboldt Ukelele Group welcomes strummers and pluckers of all skills to its first Monday of every month meeting at the Arcata Community Center to work with like-minded four string fanciers toward a common goal at 5:30 p.m. ($3)
Rise up singing with the McKinleyville Community Choir, which practices at 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Good Shepherd Church. There is a $50 registration fee but you can ask about sponsorship and deferment and start working on those scales.
Hello, hello, hellooooo. Hello my barbershop enthuuu-siasts, hello my a cappella friends, friends, friends. Grab your suspenders and straw hats and head to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eureka at 7 p.m. for the weekly gathering of the Humboldt Harmonaires, a group dedicated to the performance and preservation of four-part vocal harmony men's barbershop songs. All ages and voices allowed, previous experience not required (free).