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Saturday, April 27, 2013's Lowdown

(Above: Loleta Meat Market's Pixie Setterlund.) 

The beef between the Loleta Meat Market and the Loleta Bakery fired up the Eel River Valley a few months back after the bakery's owners -- who own the building the two businesses share -- told the beloved meat market its days in that space were numbered. (For more meat on that issue, go here.) Long story short: The meat market's gotta move. And it's gonna be expensive.

Cue community spirit. Saturday, the town of Loleta will band together in support of their favorite sausage maker, market meat magician Pixie Setterlund, at the Loleta Meat Market Luau to raise funds to relocate operations down the street in the old Gilded Rose. The Fireman's Pavilion will be filled with the sounds of local legit country ambassadors Rooster McClintock (see video below) and the event will feature the standard fundraiser money makers, i.e. beer, wine, auctions, raffles.

And, of course, there will be meat. 

-Andrew Goff

For less meaty Saturday pleasures, peruse your Lowdown below:


Rhododendron Parade

Eureka / 10 a.m.

Celebrate the North Coast's vibrant red and pink rhododendron blooms. Travels east on Seventh Street, south on H Street, west on Henderson and concludes near the rear of the Eureka Mall.

Artists of the Emerald Coast

Mateel Community Center / 3-8 p.m. / $10 / $20 sliding scale

Talented local artists, live acoustic music and complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Wine tasting with samples provided by top southern Humboldt vintners, Briceland, Elk Prairie and Whitethorn Vineyards.

923-3368 / Web site

Loleta Meat Market Luau

Loleta Fireman's Pavilion / 5:30 p.m. / $15 / $8 kids 6 to 12

Fundraiser to assist the market with moving costs. Music and dancing with Rooster McClintock 'til midnight. Dutch raffle, dessert auction, beer and wine.

733-1702 / Web site

American Beauty: The Grateful Dead Concert Experience

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m.

Dead tribute band chugs through "Truckin," "American Beauty," "Box Of Rain," "Casey Jones," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "U.S. Blues" and likely others.

Petty Theft

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Bay Area Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover band steps onto Full Moon Fever's turf. Bold.

826-2739 / Web site

Orchid Show and Sale

Humboldt Bay / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $2

Humboldt Orchid Society annual fundraising event.

845-6858 / bill@sealrockorchids.com / Web site

Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)

Web site

Open Mic

Eel River Valley Multigenerational Center / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

ArMack Orchestra Gala

Arcata Community Center / 5:30-8 p.m. / $30

Performance of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” by the ArMack Orchestra, plus ive and silent auctions.

822-5453 / kghisetti@gmail.com / Web site


Studio Theater / 7 p.m.

Adapted from Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book.

Transformational Justice: A Dance Performance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-9 p.m. / $5

Five original dance performances, four spoken word presentations and the music of singer/songwriter Lyndsey Battle. Presented by Mortimer Dance Project.

442-8563 / faulk@hotmail.com / Web site


Gist Hall, HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10

Locked in her father’s desk is a notebook with the startling proof of a basic math question that alone would make its author famous. But what is its real secret? Only Catherine has the key.

826-3928 / Web site


Eureka High School / 7:30 p.m. / $8

Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ classic play is a tale of tragedy and of difficult choices.

441-2508 /

The Word: A Community Storytelling Project

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $10 / $8 students/seniors

Evening of stories lived and told by community members and local storytellers, around the theme of "Being in Community". Music by Randles-Lebolle-Amirkhan Trio.

822-1575 / Web site

Who Ya Callin' Bozo?

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m.

27 Dell'Arte students from around the world have a grave task: To provoke laughter. Pay what you can.

Skin Deep Gala Opening

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17

A large, lovable, lonely-heart gives romance one last shot on a blind-date.

443-7688 /

Hello Dolly

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

Local production of the classic musical. Directed by Justin Takata, music direction by Tina Toomata, choreography By Linda Maxwell.

800-838-3600 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Sierra Rose Band

Blondies Food and Drink / 8:30 p.m.

Local folk.

822-3453 / Web site


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Simple Creation

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Roseville band blends reggae, rock, roots, and dub to complete their sound.

668-9770 / Web site

Tribute to James Brown

The Jam / 9 p.m.

Members of Bump Foundation pay tribute to the (former) hardest working man in show business.

822-4766 / Web site


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

Top of the Hill, McKinleyville.

839-7580 / Web site

Cadillac Ranch

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.

668-5000 / Web site

Dr. Squid

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dance/rock covers and original gems.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Blacksage Runners

Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local rock. (New moniker for the former Sour Cream.)

497-6093 / Web site

The Roadmasters

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Straight country.

733-9644 / Web site

Candye Kane (cancelled)

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Jump blues singer, songwriter and mother of two from East Los Angeles returns to HumCo.

Striped Pig Stringband

Five Eleven / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Local old-timey stringband gets your toes a-tappin'.

268-3852 / Web site

XXX Throw Down!! DJ Tony Roxx (Pleasure Zone SF)

Red Fox Tavern / 10 p.m.

269-0282 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre