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Lowdown: Your Humboldt Weekend

It's a particularly musical Saturday in Humboldt.

Reggae on the River is in full swing. If you plan on heading south, be prepared for some delays through Piercy. Bonafide Marley, Julian, headlines Saturday night's lineup. If you're reading this we're guessing you didn't plan ahead for a weekend at ROTR, so if you're thinking of making a last minute trip you can secure a single day Saturday ticket for $75.

Out in Blue Lake, the annual Buddy Brown Blues Festival will fill Perigot Park with crowd pleasing, not-limited-to-blues sounds. This year's lineup: Anna Hamilton (11 a.m.), True Gospel Singers (12:15 p.m.), ShinBone (1:30 p.m.), Jim Lahman Band (2:45 p.m.), Buddy Reed and the Rip It Ups (4 p.m.) and Blacksage Runners (5:15 p.m.). Remember, "sunny" Blue Lake. That's important.

Think of the children! Humboldt Light Opera Company's musical Shrek continues its opening weekend at the Van Duzer Theatre. Your LoCO has been promised flying dragons. We plan to collect.

But those things above are just the tip of the funberg! More in your Saturday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Reggae on the River

French's Camp / 9 a.m.

Making a highly anticipated return to the festival’s original French’s Camp venue, located approximately 10 miles south of Garberville. Music by Julian Marley and The Uprising Band, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and Blak Soil, Anthony B and many more.

13th Annual Buddy Brown Blues Festival

Perigot Park / 11 a.m. / $10

Homegrown acoustic and electric blues in sunny Blue Lake | Benefits Folklife Society

822-5394 / Web site

Humboldt Makers Street Fair

Old Town/Downtown Eureka / noon-10 p.m. / Free

Full day of making art, with art demo’s, performance art, live painting and free day-long concert on the main stage.

497-6237 / origindesignlab@gmail.com / Web site

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

Late: A Cowboy Song

Redwood Park / 7 p.m.

Part of Plays in the Park. Mary finds herself caught between her childhood sweetheart Crick, and the cowboy Red. As Crick pulls her in with marriage and a baby, Red gives her the freedom of the open fields and friendship.

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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors

Follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions.

442-6278 / Web site

Wildwood Days

Rio Dell / 8 a.m.

Rio Dell's annual nearly week long community celebration. Check their website for the complete list of events.

info@wildwooddays.org / 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.)

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Ferndale Farmers' Market

Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

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Trinity Lake Poker Run

Trinity Lake Resorts and Marinas / 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

KEET’s Kids Club

Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon

Providing youth ages 2 to 8 years old with critical reading and comprehension skills. Each family receives a free book.

442-0278 / Web site


Van Duzer Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $19 / $13 balcony

Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC) presents flying dragons, catchy tunes, flashy dance numbers, irreverent romance, and dozens of your favorite fairytale creatures together on stage

445-4310 / Web site

Lantern Cermony

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 7:30 p.m.

Annual event to remember victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There will be a lantern making workshop at the Arcata Playhouse at 2 p.m.


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

Ferndale Rep presents the story of a penniless soprano, named Victoria, colludes with a struggling gay impresario to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as "Victoria" - and as a result becomes the toast of Paris.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Silver Hammer

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

Clang, clang! Beatles tribute band.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt DJ duo's regular Arts Alive gig gets you jigglin'

499-0163 /


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

Classic rock.

733-9644 / Web site

Pat Jordan Band

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

The Last Match

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+


443-3770 / Web site

Cat McLean

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

CV, Golden Raven

Alibi / 11 p.m.

822-3731 / Web site

Cocktail Party at Andy's Mother's House

Invite Only / 11:45 p.m.


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre