Monday, July 15, 2013's Lowdown

Fortuna's boots are on. For the next seven days, the "friendly city" will be just a bit friendlier as it comes together for a week of festivities to celebrate the return of the annual Fortuna Rodeo. Let your Lowdown give you a quick rundown of the "yeehaw"-eliciting events in store this week (click any day for a complete schedule of that day's events):

  • Monday: Burn your tongue out of your mouth at the annual Chili Cookoff on Main Street.
  • Tuesday: Exhaust your children during the Children's Game Night at the Redwood Village Shopping Center.
  • Wednesday: The carnival opens in Rohner Park and remains for the remainder of the week. Plus, more child occupying games and Junior Rodeo.
  • Thursday: Hopefully, nothing catches fire in Fortuna Thursday, our local heroes will be occupied with the annual Fireman's Games. 
  • Friday: Motorsports Night features motocross jumper Julian Dusseau, ATV and Rhino racing and, of course, the wow,-someone-thought-of-that spectacle that is Quadiators.
  • Saturday: With the weekend comes the actual rodeo part of the Fortuna Rodeo, but there's also a parade and the Bulls, Bands and Brews shindig at the rodeo grounds.
  • Sunday: More rodeo, plus the annual gut-busting barbecue.

More info, plus some self-starting midi banjo music at fortunarodeo.com. Other Monday options, including Folklife Festival Songwriters Night in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Two things I love: amateur chili, and a city that offers an abundance of sunshine and a surfeit of friedliness. 

Events

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Fortuna Rodeo Week
Fortuna / 5 p.m.
Burn your tongue out of your mouth at the annual Chili Cookoff on Main Street.
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Humboldt Folklife Festival Songwriters Night
Dell'Arte / 7:30 p.m. / $10
Monday night features local songwriters taking turns playing their songs and explaining their craft. Featuring Caitlin Jemma, Chuck Johnson, Gregg Gold and Alya.
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Steep Ravine
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free
"I love Steep Ravine! These guys can lay the hammer down on traditional bluegrass and then turn around and amaze you with innovative and tasteful new songs. They're laying the foundation to be heavy hitters on the acoustic scene." - Bill Evans
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Harmonaires Practice
Eureka Mall / 7 p.m.
Sing it out. Local barbershop group's weekly open practice for shower singers interested in branching out.
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Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
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No Covers
Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.
Improvisational piano/drum duo.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

The Getdown
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local funk jam hosted by DJ Rickshaw, B. Swizlo and Pete Ciotti celebrating those who've artistically enriched Humboldt County.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Monday Night Karaoke
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
You are not too good for this.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / 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: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • GROWN UPS 2: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LONE RANGER: 4:55, 8:15