Saturday, Aug. 31's Lowdown
Hmm. It appears most of Humboldt planned on you being out of town this weekend. It's a startlingly low key Saturday.
That is unless you head inland. Everyone of Humboldt's smaller communities seems to have their own annual remembrance of community -- Loleta's Swauger Station Days, Rio Dell's Wildwood Days or Orick's Look at Our Burl Days, to name a few. (We might have made one of those up.)
This weekend it's Willow Creek's turn to gather en masse with the return of Bigfoot Days, three days of reveling in squatchiness. But fear not, the bigfoot weirdness tends to be but a side show. Expect small town festival fare: barbecue. craft and food booths, kids games. You know the drill.
Also, though we doubt you'll see an actual sasquatch, keep your eyes peeled for comedian and director of Willow Creek (the movie) Bobcat Goldthwait who's in town to do standup tomorrow. It's OK to say "hi" to him. He's friendlier than most bigfoots.
Or, there's coastal to-do options in your Saturday Lowdown below.
Willow Creek / 10 a.m.
Go squatchin'. Three-day event includes food and craft booths, oyster feed, deep pit BBQ, logging contests, a petting zoo, kids bike race, lawn mower race, disc golf tourney and big ice cream social at the town museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Bigfoot curios.
Taste of the Cove
Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice / 1 p.m. / $30
Barbecue fish prepared by Flaming Chefs, kids games, live music. Benefit for Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice.
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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Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9-11 a.m.
Join biologist Kat Crane for an educational program on surfperch. Learn about her research through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and how the newly implemented Samoa Marine Conservation Area will influence fish populations.
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- BLACKFISH: 1:40, 3:55, 6:10, 8:25
- BLUE JASMINE: 1:50, 4:15, 6:40, 9:10
- CLOSED CIRUIT: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20