Humboldt Folklife Festival presents its Barn Dance tonight at The Arcata Vets Hall — not in fact a barn but let's not get into semantics here — at 7:30 p.m. ($10/$5 HFF members/children ride free). Come check out this hoedown — again, don't actually bring any farm tools with you — called by Lyndsey Battle with music by Striped Pig String Band. As James Belford calls out to prized pig Empress of Blandings to save the day in P.G. Wodehouse's classic titular tale: "Pig Hoo-o-o-o-ey!"
It's the last Friday the 13th of 2018, so naturally Signals Presents is putting on a Goth Night at the Siren's Song with DJ DastBunny and Large Hardon Collider — huh huh huh. It's free to get in and will be an all-ages event until 10 p.m., after which time someone will undoubtedly put on The Cure's Pornography or some such thing.
Lastly, at 9:30 p.m. at Humbrews, Portland's most famous Talking Heads cover band, LDW, will sing about Psycho Killers and Slippery People for the big white suit set. I'm more of a True Stories man than a Stop Making Sense fellow myself, but to each their own. ($15).