But it's not like there aren't other things to do in HumCo this fine Saturday. The annual UFO freak-magnet that is Bridgefest is goin' down out the 36 in Bridgeville. For those that want to see people dressed like aliens throwing lovingly constructed "flying saucers" off a bridge, it's really the only place to go.
Humboldt County Fairgrounds
/ 9 a.m.
This year is the 117th annual event. Features live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, competitive exhibits, livestock events, great fair-time foods and special programs.
/ 10 a.m.-midnight
/ $15 w/camping
With performances by Earl Thomas, Steve Culture and Ishi Dube, Motherlode, The Fickle Hillbillies, Lord Ellis, No Good Redwood Ramblers and many more. Proceeds benefit Mad River Alliance.
Old Bridgeville Bridge
/ 10-5 a.m.
There comes a time in this galaxy when all intergalactic species must meet. A time to touch antennae and, of course, an opportunity to demonstrate the agility and new advances made in our flying saucer technology. This is it. (Oh, this is a UFO Festival, if you don't already know.)
/ 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.
North Coast Repertory Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $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.
/ 9 p.m.
Join Missing Link Records as they celebrate Brian Woida's arrival on earth and his attempt to escape from Humboldt County.
/ 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)
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.
Arcata Police Department
/ 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Department facility tours, \equipment/vehicle displays including APD Mobile Command Vehicle and antique APD police car, police K-9 meet and greet with live demonstrations, APD park ranger visit, barbecue hot dogs with all the fixings and more.
Clarke Historical Museum
What is a “bed turning”? Often held at quilt shows and guild meetings, quilters perform bed turnings to share stories about quilts and their experience of making them.
Van Duzer Theater
/ 7:30 p.m.
/ $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
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company
/ 8 p.m.-midnight
"When I asked Mike from the Georgia Handshakers what kind of music they play, he replied 'dirty Georgia jazz and country.' What is that exactly?" -RCB
/ 8:30 p.m.
The ever-mysterious six-piece house band throws down it's juju and zulu mumbo jumbo of musical question marks, just like the the mysterians of old. A half hour version of In the Year 2525?
RJ Grin's Lounge
/ 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
/ 10 p.m.
Plaza ass shaking.
/ 11 p.m.
R-Love p resents a night of Hip Hop DJs.