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(VIDEO) Humboldt to Look Good on the BIG Screen

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

Barn Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 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

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.

Web site

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

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 Josephine Johnson.

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

Sol Nation

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Jazz, hip hop, ska, soul and reggae with vocalist Mia Casasanta.

923-2748 / Web site

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 /

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

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

SB Lounge

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

826-7222 / Web site

Tripwire

The Forks / 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

845-0067 /

Aesir

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

Local hard rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Backstreet

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock 'n' roll.

733-9644 / Web site

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight

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

Safety Orange

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

SoCal Beach rock and reggae cover band.

668-9770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Minor Theatre