The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir shares its holiday concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Presbyterian Church. Director Kristin Kirby (also a Journal contributor — hey, Kristin) will present a playlist of sacred and secular holiday favorites arranged for the chorus of voices and a full band. Opening the night's celebrations will be a performance by the auxiliary youth choir, led by the talented director Lorenza Simmons-Phillips ($15, $12 students and seniors, free for those 5 and under).
An hour later and a few miles across the solemn oyster-seeded waters of our glorious bay, the Siren's Song is hosting a benefit show for the Humboldt Council of the Blind. Come join comedian Gavin Smiley and the ever-reliable riffy-ship Lord Ellis. And witness the debut of Humboldt's newest rock band The GoAways, with its familiar cast of local talent, including drummer Jay Forbes. Just $5 gets you in the door and all proceeds go to the proper coffers of the above-mentioned charitable group.