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Blue Lake Weekend Weather Report: Hotness

Well, I'm sunburnt and sore from being pummeled by river rockage, but hopefully you had a restful time at America's birthday party yesterday. 'Cuz here comes the weekend, Humboldt. Ugh!

So let's check the weather report. Ah! If you'd like your nights this weekend to rival your days in terms of hotness then set coordinates for Blue Lake. The Mad River Festival rolls on with its annual adults-only cabaret Red Light in Blue Lake which heats up Dell'Arte's Carlo Theater with late night shows on both Friday and Saturday night.

Why should you take the trip over 299? The "classy and sassy, crude and lewd" shindig will feature burlesque by local tassel twirlers Va-Va Voom Burlesque Vixens, live music and a full bar.

Can you take the heat? Less steamy events in Friday's Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt Crabs vs. Top Speed Baseball

Arcata Ball Park / 5:30 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

The Comedy of Errors

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / $18

Set in a place much like the Arcata Plaza, at an event much like the Farmers Market, Dell’Arte puts an original twist on Shakespeare’s outrageous farce.

Moods and Grooves Faculty Concert

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $10

Part of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

822-1575 / Web site

Red Light in Blue Lake

Dell'Arte / 10:30 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv.

Saucy, late-night cabaret for adults featuring wild acts, burlesque, music and more.

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Annette Makino

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 6 p.m.

Haiku art.

923-2748 / Web site

SoHum Girls

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 6 p.m.

Great grooves-everything from rock to ballads to country, blues and jazzy pop.

923-2748 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio. Wheeee!

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Klez Encounters

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Locust Furnace, IGNiT, Skoptsy, Burning Hash

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

IGNiT's first show in Eureka in 6 years.

beetwelve@hotmail.com / Web site

Juke Box Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

443-3770 / Web site


Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock/hip hop band.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Locust Furnace, Ignit, Skoptsy, Aku

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

This is metal, kids.

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band

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

Blues, rock and more.

668-9770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

Global Funk Dance Party

Nocturnum / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Who says America has a monopoly on the funk? Join King Maxwell and DJ Mantea$e for an international DJ throwdown. Songs from Brazil, Japan, Nigeria, Cuba, Panama, Ethiopia, Colombia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Jamaica.

499-0163 /


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