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The Cake Show is Sold Out -- Here's How to Win Two Cake Tickets

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE FOR CAKE, HUMCO. Cake's show at the Van Duzer Theatre on Aug. 22 is totally sold out. You blew it! But! Humboldt's modern rock powerhouse K-SLuG is holding a creativity-honoring coloring contest for free pair of tickets. You have to, like, color the band or something. As KSLG note on their website, drawing a dessert in an attempt to win would be a dumb idea. More details here.

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Elsewhere, the Humboldt County Fair officially starts tomorrow, but if you're just itching to drive over Fernbridge to scope the scene, the Lowdown will clue you in that tonight the mighty Ferndale Garden Club is hosting the annual Fair Gala Preview in several buildings in the fairgrounds. Seriously, when is the last time you gala'd? 

Check that box starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Flower House with a jaunt through this year's flower and plant exhibits, suck down some hors d'oeuvres and wine and then direct your feet over to the Red Barn where there will be some art and photography critiques goin' down.

Anywho, one more day HumCo, then you can fair. Other Tuesday events in your Lowdown below.  

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt County Fair Gala Preview

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 6:30 p.m.

Ferndale Garden Club hosts fundraiser for special awards and scholarships in the fine arts/red barn building and Flower Hall. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served. Commemorative goblet for the first 100 guests.

Web site

Eureka Farmers' Market

Old Town Gazebo / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown produce and live music.

441-9999 /

Free Produce Market

Garberville Presbyterian Church / 10:30 a.m.-noon / Free

Sponsored by Food for People.

445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Shelter Cove Farmers' Market

Machi Road / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Locally grown produce.

Free Produce Market

Redway Baptist Church / 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Sponsored by Food for People.

445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Miranda Farmers' Market

Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.

Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.

943-3025 /

Fortuna Farmers' Market

Fortuna / 3-6 p.m.

Located at 10th and L streets. Local farm-fresh produce.

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /


SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Ba-Dum-Chh Open Mic Comedy

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

Local comedy troupe opens the stage for others for other yuk hurlers.

822-4766 / Web site


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Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre