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Searching For 'Mr. Humboldt' -- Manly Pageant Coming to Arcata

Who is the quintessential Humboldt male? Is he a dreaded out, bong-toting Plaza occupier? Is he a Wranglers-wearin', cow-herdin' ATV revver? Is it Hank Sims? Hard to say.

Well, the question above will have something of a definitive answer on November 16. That night, local bathroom reader Savage Henry will throw the first ever Mr. Humboldt Pageant, an all-male competition that aims to put a face on local masculinity complete with Q&A, talent and beach and formal wear segments.

So here's your homework, LoCO readers. This competition needs competitors? Do you think you're HumCo's man? Do you know someone who fits the bill? Can you construct the argument to effectively badger Hank into entering? Then you need to email event coordinator Emily Hobelmann at mrhumboldt2013@gmail.com and like up the associated Facebook page.

Note: There is, like, a good causes benefiting from all this silliness, specifically the Women's Crisis Shelter in Southern Humboldt, the Humboldt Literacy Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast. So go find some shameless dudes, the deadline to enter is September 15. Oh, and check your Monday Lowdown below. There.

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt County Fair

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.

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The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Cornhole Tournament!

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30-8 p.m. / Free

They've got the bags and the boards ... do you have game?

826-7222 / Web site

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Humboldt Harmonaires Practice

Eureka Mall / 7 p.m.

Sing it out. Local barbershop group's weekly open practice for shower singers interested in branching out.

Karaoke with DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre