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Your Dog Has A Party To Go To This Weekend

Lowdown frequenters will admit that we have a certain prejudice when it comes to the events we highlight. They tend to be geared toward humans. We're lame, we know. To pay penance, we want to give you a day early heads up on the canine party goin' down tomorrow.

Ruff! Woofstock, now in its 18th year, returns to Eureka's Halvorsen Park tomorrow to give man's best friend a day all for them. featuring the annual Mutt Strut through Old Town at 10 a.m. where canines and their human counterparts raise pledges to help homeless animals. Back in the park, you'll witness plenty of dog contests -- best costume, dog/owner look-alike, best wag, cutest dog, for example. The you also got your contests, face painting and petting zoo. Family fun and stuff.

And you can't throw the -stock suffix on your event with out music. Specifically, local bands Silver Hammer, Kindred Spirits and Rooster McClintock will be on tap to provide frequencies to be enjoyed by the ears of every species. Again, Woofstock is Saturday, but if you're also alive on Friday, there are lots of human events going on in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Carl Nordberg's Ripple

Northtown Books / 7 a.m.

Carl Nordberg signs his novel, a mystery adventure set in the subculture of the Grateful Dead. In the spirit of the book, there will be live music.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Arts!Arcata

Arcata / 6-9 p.m.

Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.

822-4500 / Web site

As You Like It

Redwood Park / 7 p.m.

Plays in the park! After being banished to the Forest of Arden by her power-hungry uncle, Rosalind is forced to hide her identity from her new-found love, Orlando. She must find a way to woo him dressed as a man, hiding her true feelings and feminine ways, while flaunting her lightning wit.

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

Bass Harvest V2 Preparty Fundraiser

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $8 / 21+

Free before 10 p.m.

826-2739 / Web site

Jonathan Kipp

3 Foods Cafe / 6:30-9:30 a.m.

Solo vibraphone.

822-9474 / Web site

Humboldt Bay Boat Tours

Humboldt Baykeeper / 9 a.m.

Humboldt Baykeeper offers free natural history boat tours of the north Humboldt Bay at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Call for details.

268-8897 /

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Picnics on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring a picnic lunch to the Plaza! Music by Bradley Dean.

Fortuna Huskies Alumni Volleyball Tournament

Fortuna High School / 5 p.m.

725-4461 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio! Wheeeeeee...

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Paco Martin

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Singer/guitarist.

923-2748 / Web site

California Environmental Legacy Project Lecture

Humboldt County Office of Education / 7:30 p.m.

Producer/director David Scheerer discusses a new series of films to be shown in five California National and State Parks.

445-7065 /

Shrek

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

Victor/Victoria

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

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

No Covers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Improvisational jazz duo.

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

Chris Clay Karaoke

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.

Are you a star?

822-1220 / Web site

Good Company

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Local Celtic music.

822-2228 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Speakeasy Saints

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

Local R&B/soul group.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rebel Outlaw

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

Country/rock.

733-9644 / Web site

DJs Pressure/Anya

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Your butt. Move it.

839-7580 / Web site

Juke Box Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Kingfoot

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Acoustic modern Americana folk.

668-5000 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

NightHawk

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

Classic rock and contemporary dance music.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

Todd Krider

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9:30 p.m.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

DJs

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.

'80s Night

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

With DJ Red.

822-4766 / Web site

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre