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Lowdown: The Argument For Creamery Fest

"Humboldt's Most Packed Week Ever" begins its two day end-o'-week peak Friday with the Creamery Festival, three days devoted to spreading the gospel of artsy community. City leaders have big plans for the neighborhood surrounding Arcata's Old Creamery building and this weekend just may set the tone for the future. Let your Lowdown breakdown the ambitious day-by-day highlights below:

-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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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.

Creamery Festival

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.

Arcata's historic Creamery district comes to life with pageantry, performance and people. Three day event eatures violinist Jenny Schienman and sax quartet The Tiptons, salsa band Ponche', outdoor showing of Buster Keaton's "The General" with a live score by Gregg Moore and Vaudeville variety show.

822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.com / 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 and listen to music by Jim and Etta Silva.

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

Wild Otis

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.

Humboldt's newest rock band rocks it hard.

668-4151 / Web site

Ambush with Sannu

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Calypso and socca rhythms.

923-2748 / Web site

Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band

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

445-8600 / Web site

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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

Alrighty then.

822-1220 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival

The Jam / 8 p.m. / $10

With Emmett Montgomery, Nick Rutherford, Isaac Kozell, Matt Gubser, Josh Androsky, Andrew Dewitt, Tammy Connors. Host: Josh Duke.

822-4766 / Web site

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / $5

With Alison Stevenson, Sean Keane, Jade Catta-Preta, Matt Lieb, Ivy Vasquez, Danny Felts, Nando Molina, Charlie Gilbert, Host: Josh Argyle.

839-7580 / Web site

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival

Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m. / $3

With Kate Willett, OJ Patterson, Nicole Calasich,Trevor Hill, Red Scott, Ryan Papazian, Daniel Humbarger, Host: Joe Deschaine.

822-3453 / Web site

No Covers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

826-7222 / Web site

Juke Box Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site


The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

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


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5

With Dr. Foxmeat, Kim Hodges, Johnny Taylor, Clare O'Kane, Greag Brown,, Marcia Belsky, Brandon Stokes, Host: Justin Alan.

826-9463 / Web site


Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.

Humboldt party band brings it.

733-9644 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Second Nature Sound

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

People be dancin'.

444-2017 / Web site

Eyes Anonymous

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

Pop, new wave, and R&B hits from the 1980s.

668-9770 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9:30 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10

With Johnny Pemberton, Andre Hyland, Cornell Reid, Paul Danke, Josh Duke, Adam Jacobs, Sean Green, Dutch Savage, Host Sherae O'Shaughnessy.

826-2739 / Web site

Frogbite, Fogliner

Little Red Lion / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Local rock bands.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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