Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013'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. 

-Andrew Goff

Events

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Bigfoot Days
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.
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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.
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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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Movies Under the Mural
Los Bagels / 9-11 p.m. / Free
Free, outdoor screening of The Goonies. BYO blankets and seating, and munch on some popcorn, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate served in the café.
822-3483 / brandon@losbagels.com / Web site / View Comments

Foxhole Norman, Indianola
Alibi / midnight
Rock at the 'bi.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Surfperch Program
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.
444-1397 / Web site / 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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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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Coast Guard Station Open House
Coast Guard Station / 3 p.m.
Tour the historic building, climb aboard rescue boats and learn about missions and general boating safety from the crews.
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Buddy Reed
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m. / 21+
Low down blues.
444-2244 / 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

Ba-Dum-Chh Comedy Open Mic
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Yuk yuk's in Eureka!
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Matt 'n' Adam
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.
The fat one and the skinny one bring their shenanigans to Blue Lake.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

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

Safety Orange
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
SoCal Beach rock and reggae cover band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

White Manna, Super Brown
The Forks / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local rock.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Soul Power
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
James Brown tribute band featuring members of Bump Foundation.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Minor Theatre
  • 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