Sunday, July 14, 2013's Lowdown

"It's always 10 degrees warmer in Blue Lake."

Have any of you other coastees ever had some smug Blue Lake resident drop that line on you? I have. The part that sucks about it is that the sentiment tends to be true. Sigh.

Luckily, Sunday Blue Lake is opening it's whole damn town up to fog dwellers and/or anyone else that needs some good ol' small town Americana for their soul with the return of the annual Annie and Mary Day. Since 1967, the Blue Lake Chamber o' Commerce has held the event to celebrate the historic Arcata Mad River Rail Line. The "Annie" and "Mary" in question were Annie Carroll and Mary Buckley, railroad company-employed bookkeepers from the turn of last century. Apparently, they made an impression.

How does Blue Lake celebrate? Well, there's a breakfast at the grange at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., a bocce ball tournament, barbecue, vendors. All that stuff.

The day also intersects with the continuing Humboldt Folklife Festival which means there will be great music in Perigot Park -- specifically, The Trouble, Guilty Apple, Patronus, The Bret Harte Breakers and the Timber Ridge Boys. Sound!

So head out to Blue Lake on Sunday (you won't need a jacket) or peruse your Lowdown below for other options.

-Andrew Goff

Events

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Annie and Mary Day Celebration
Blue Lake / 8 a.m.-8 p.m. / Free
Grange breakfast at 8 a.m. Parade at 11 a.m. featuring samba dancers, quirky floats and music. Music by The Timber Ridge Boys, Bret Harte Breakers, Patronus, Guilty Apple and The Trouble. Bocce ball tournament, pony rides, petting zoo, Willy Wonka screening.
668-5450 / Web site / View Comments

Loleta Swauger Station Day
Loleta Fireman's Pavilion / 11 a.m. / $12 / $6 children under 10
Loleta's annual deep pit barbecue tradition hosted by the Loleta Community Chamber. Music, vendors, dutch auction, and activities for children. Timber Heritage will be offering speeder car rides for a fee.
498-0450 / View Comments

The Submarine Show
Dell'Arte / 4 p.m. / $12 / $7 kids under 12
Two men crash their submarine on bottom of the sea.
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Orgone
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Los Angeles funk/soul/Afro-beat.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Tour of Loleta Bicycle Event
Loleta Fireman's Pavilion / 7 a.m.
A variety of rides, races, and routes to choose from.
498-6348 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.
All original/public domain songs.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 3:15, 5:05, 5:50, 8:25
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 3D: 2:30, 7:40
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05, 8:15, 9:40
  • LONE RANGER: 12:45, 2:00, 4:15, 5:25, 7:50, 8:50
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 2:55, 6:05
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 12:10, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 1:35, 3:00, 4:40, 6:00, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 7:45
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • WHITE HOUSE DOWN: 12:05, 9:10
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 12:40, 2:55, 3:15, 5:35, 5:50, 8:10
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 3D: 8:25
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:55, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • LONE RANGER: 1:50, 5:15, 8:40
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:35, 4:55, 8:20
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:00, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • GROWN UPS 2: 1:45, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LONE RANGER: 1:35, 4:55, 8:15

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