Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013's Lowdown

In recognition of HSU's centennial celebration, today's Lowdown writeup comes to us courtesy of KHUM DJ and HSU alumni Mike Dronkers. -AG:

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You know what Arcata would be without Humboldt State?

Willits. 

For a century now, HSU has kept us from becoming full-on backwater burg. The school is our intellectual lifeblood, regularly drawing young minds and fresh ideas into the redwood curtain.

Today, HSU is the only reason performers like Emmylou Harris, Macklemore, Bill Maher, Wilco, and Reggie Watts know where Arcata, California is. 

And the money. HSU is Arcata's main economic engine, employing thousands of people at state-level wages, often with precious benefits.

So happy 100th, Humboldt State. And thank you to the students, professors, and scientists who bring a little extra sunshine to Humboldt county. Think about them next time you're driving through Willits.

Humboldt State's centennial party is on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Plaza. 

HSU:

Take a walk back in time at HSU's big Centennial kick-off party. Come on down to the Arcata Plaza, bring the family and be a part of the start of a yearlong celebrationThe Humboldt State 100th Birthday Festival features a range of entertainment for the whole family. 

Enjoy free birthday cookies from Ramone’s bakery, explore old time artisan demos, snap a photo in the kid’s zone photo booth, revel at the antics of Leapin’ Louie and Shae Freelove, and dance to all-day music with the Humboldt Folklife Society, while the Arcata Fire Department gives fire truck rides to kids.This event is free and open to the community!

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Two words: Zeppelin comma Led (tribute-wise).

Events

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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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Creamery Festival
Arcata Playhouse / 11 a.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 / View Comments

Hops In Humboldt
Rohner Park / noon-6 p.m. / $40 / $5 non-drinkers.
Tenth annual Hops in Humboldt features micro and craft brews from more than 40 different breweries, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beer games, brewing awards and good music. No kids, no pets, no drunk driving.
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Humboldt State University’s Centennial Celebration
Arcata Plaza / 4-7 p.m.
Marching Lumberjacks, puppet shows and strolling performers, artisan demos, free birthday cookies, Kids Zone with hands-on activities, antique car display, five bands, fire truck rides.
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Humboldt Roller Derby
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
Your hometown heroes take on the Emerald City Roller Girls. Benefit for Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.
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Grease Sing-A-Long
Eureka Theater / 6:30 p.m. / $15
Dust off your leather jackets for an ultimate summer night with the T-Birds and Pink Ladies as you sing-a-long with your favorite hits from the original 1978 film. Proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater.
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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Zepperella
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $18 / 21+
All female Led Zeppelin cover band blows your mind.
826-2739 / steve@passionpresents.com / Web site / View Comments

KHSU Music Sale
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / $1
Tons of vinyl, CDs and a little public radio memorabilia all for sale.
826-4807 / david@khsu.org / View Comments

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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Baroni Jewelry End of Summer Sale
Baroni Studio / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Baroni opens its offices to deal hunters.
822-8067 / sales@baronidesigns.com / Web site / View Comments

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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Walk with a Doc
Sequoia Park / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
The Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society hosts monthly walks for physical fitness.
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Salmon, Oysters, Ales and Rails
Samoa Roundhouse and Shops / 11:30-4:30 a.m. / $20
Fundraiser barbecue in conjunction with the Clarke Museum.
443-1947 / dzsipo@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Jambalaya / 4 p.m. / $3
"Just Two Minutes."
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $6
Local interactive improv comedy troupe wings it for your enjoyment.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Restless Rebel
Mario's Marina Bar / 8 p.m.
Get down in the Cove.
986-7600 / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m. / $3
With Sean Keane, Jeff Anaya, Ivy Vasquez, Jules Posner, Keith D, Andrew Holmgren, Ratty Maty, Richie the C, Host: Tony Persico.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Jambalaya / 8 p.m. / $5
With Keith Lowell Jensen, Adam Jacobs, Alison Stevenson, Sean Green, Justin Alan, Steven Wilber. Host: John McClurg.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / $5
With Paul Danke, Nick Rutherford, Clare O'Kane, Isaac Kozell, Jade Catta-Preta, Matt Gubser, Red Scott, Kim Hodges, Host: Sherae O'Shaughnessy.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Amanda Grey and Whiskey Savage
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
"Raw, kick your teeth in country music."
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Grampa's Chili
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
www.grampaschili.net
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Blue Rhythm Revue
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local R&B/soul group.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
With Andrew Dewitt, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill, Tammy Connors, Dutch Savage, Nando Molina, Kollin Holtz Host: Josh Duke.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...
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DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 10 p.m. / $15
With Cornell Reid, Emmett Montgomery, Johnny Pemberton, Andre Hyland, Josh Androsky, Matt Lieb, Tony Persico, John McClurg, Host: Joe Deschaine.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+
People be dancin'.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

Wild Eyes, Nipplepotamus
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Rock at the 'bi.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 2 GUNS: 1:25, 4:05, 6:35, 9:20
  • CONJURING: 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:50, 4:20
  • ELYSIUM: 12:05, 2:40, 5:30, 8:15
  • JOBS: 12:20, 3:10, 6:40
  • KICK-ASS 2: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 12:00, 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • PARANOIA: 6:50, 9:25
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:10
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 3D: 2:45
  • PLANES 2D: 11:55, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00
  • THE WORLD S END: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00, 9:30
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 5:25, 8:25
  • YOU RE NEXT: 1:30, 3:55, 6:20, 8:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ELYSIUM: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:05
  • JOBS: 3:15, 8:40
  • KICK-ASS 2: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • PARANOIA: 9:15
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:40, 6:05
  • PLANES 2D: 11:55, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • YOU RE NEXT: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
Minor Theatre
  • BLUE JASMINE: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • ELYSIUM: 12:55, 3:30, 6:10, 8:45
  • JOBS: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00

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