Friday, Aug. 30, 2013's Lowdown

Yes, there is plenty to do in Humboldt on Friday (see below) and later this weekend but, for the most part, Humboldt steers clear of scheduling the type of large festivals for Labor Day weekend that it revels in for most of the summer. You got stuff to do. It's cool.

So looking forward to next weekend, we'll note here on the Lowdown that tickets are on sale for a pretty sizable Humboldt pep rally of sorts. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Eureka Theatre, the local business/community boosters at Humboldt Made are rolling out actual red carpets for an evening of short, beautifully shot films highlighting some of the fine, artisan, non-weed products produced behind the redwood curtain and the entrepreneurs who craft them.

Watch the trailer for the event above as well as a short (LoCO Exclusive! (kinda)) piece on locally based Baroni Jewelery below. Those look nice, right? Well, they were shot by Old Town denizen/2012 Ecomonic Fuel winner/friend o' the LoCO Malcolm DeSoto -- he'll be in attendance next Saturday if you'd like to get hugged by him. (He's been referred to as "heartthrob.")

(Above: DeSoto/Dronkers)

Another potential highlight of the night: The event will be master-of-ceremonied by KHUM DJ and Humboldt County's Conan O'Brien Mike Dronkers. His quickness is intimidating, but he'll probably like you. 

Anywho, snag tickets are here. Official words about the event here. Here's your chance to hobnob with Humboldt's doers. Don't blow it. 

-Andrew Goff

Events

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Barn Dance
Redwood Raks / 7:30-10:30 a.m. / $7 / Free under 12 / $6 members/seniors/students / $7 general
Humboldt Folklife Society summer barn dance with caller Sue Moon and sizzling tunes by Blake Ritter and Sam McNeill.
502-1678 / emily@nrsrcaa.org / Web site / View Comments

Late: A Cowboy Song
Redwood Park / 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.
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The Haunt
The Siren's Song Tavern / midnight
Music and ambiance set by Wrye, ONHELL and DAT-1.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Garberville Farmers' Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
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Picnics on the Plaza
Arcata Plaza / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bring a picnic lunch and listen to music by Josephine Johnson.
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Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio! Wheeeeeee...
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Sol Nation
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Jazz, hip hop, ska, soul and reggae with vocalist Mia Casasanta.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Dave Fleschner and Alan Hager
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7 p.m. / $10 / $8 members
Pianist Fleschner on the piano and guitarist Hager play blues, ragtime, soul and original tunes.
677-9493 / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Lethal Weapon
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5
After 20 years on the force, police detective Roger Murtaugh has come face-to-face with the most dangerous killing machine in Los Angeles … his new partner.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Tripwire
The Forks / 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
845-0067 / View Comments

Aesir
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.
Local hard rock.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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Safety Orange
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
SoCal Beach rock and reggae cover band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Backstreet
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rock 'n' roll.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Minor Theatre
  • BLACKFISH: 3:55, 6:10, 8:25
  • BLUE JASMINE: 4:15, 6:40, 9:10
  • CLOSED CIRUIT: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

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