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It's Saturday. Please Go Outside.

Lucky you, Humboldt. Summer outdoor events abound Saturday. There's the tipsy safari that is the annual Zootini fundraiser at the Sequoia Park Zoo, the day-long, dog-friendly Woofstock at Halveorsen Park, a  and the local music-rich, sunny Blue Lake Music Festival at Perigot Park. Get off the couch, kids!

Oh, you're already sunburned? Well, you could keep it indoors, simple and loud Saturday night at the Alibi with Tennessee one man boogie blues band Shake It Like A Caveman. If your skeptical of only SILAC member Blake Burris' abilities to make a big sound, strap on your 3D glasses and scope out the video below.

More end of the week distractions in your Saturday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Woofstock and Annual Mutt Strut

Halvorsen Park / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $15 / $12 SHS Members / $25 Mutt Strutters - includes free entry to Woofstock!

Dog parade though Old Town Eureka to Halvorsen Park for a full day of furry fun, contests, face painting, petting zoo and music by Silver Hammer, Kindred Spirits and Rooster McClintock.

442-1782 / jennifer@sequoiahumane.org / Web site

Strawberry Rock Festival

Manila Community Center / noon-10 p.m. / Free

Friends of Trinidad Forest hosts a celebration of beautiful local forests through music, art, dance and fun.

616-2212 /


Sequoia Park Zoo / 5 p.m.

Get tipsy with the fuzzies! Gourmet food, auctions, fancy stuff. Proceeds benefit the Sequoia Park Zoo.

441-4263 / Web site

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

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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Insects of the Dunes

Friends of the Dunes / 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Quilt Show

Studio 299 Center for the Arts / 5-8 p.m. / Free

530-629-3488 / studio299@hughes.net / Web site

The Soulful Sidekicks

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

445-8600 / 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


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


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

Funk, y'all.

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

Low Movie (How To Quit Smoking)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5

Follows the entire career of the iconic band Low and their relationship with director Philip Harder.

822-1220 / Web site

Mon Petit Chou

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Local French-Canadian music.

822-2228 / Web site

John Ludington

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

Humboldt's lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa performs.

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

The Modesty Tour

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $3 / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

Speakeasy Saints

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

Local R&B/soul group.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Bear River Casino's Eighth Anniversary

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.

With Merv George and MXMSTR KRSHN2N.

733-9644 / Web site

Saturday Night Special

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Variety of Dj's comin together to spin various styles of music.

826-2739 / 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 /

Dr. Squid

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Renditions of rock and dance favorites as well as original music.

668-9770 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Shake It Like a Caveman

Alibi / 11 p.m. / 21+

One man band/robot boogie from Tennessee.

822-3731 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
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