Lounging Around


  • Photo by David Ferney
  • Velvet Q. Jones

Arcata nightlife is about to get a whole heap more fun. The Arcata Playhouse hosts a new comedy and music show, evoking the setting of a seedy cabaret nightclub with music, comedy and theater from local performers and out-of-town guests showing a whole lotta bawdy. The Papaya Lounge opens its doors for business Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., setting the stage for a (hopefully) semi-regular event that promoters are calling "comedy and music with a fruity attitude." Right up our nighttime alley.

Velvet Q. Jones (Sarah Mckinney) hosts with live music by the Fruit Flies (Tim Randles, Ken Lawrence, Mike LaBolle and Gregg Moore) and special guests like Jackie Dandeneau, David Ferney, Alyssa Hughlett, Becca Finney, Carl McGahan Sayda Trujillo, Maggie Lally, Siena Nelson, Meridith Baldwin and others.

Saturday's performance centers around owner Velvet Q. Jones' struggle to keep her nightclub open while fighting off the creditors. Grab your good-time pals and settle in for cabaret table seating with cocktails and snacks and an evening of raucous performance and high-energy music by some of Humboldt's best local talent. We know you love a cabaret. Come, your table's waiting.

Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace, online at www.arcataplayhouse.org or reserve at 822-1575.

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