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Lowdown: Win Four Northern Nights Music Festival Tickets HERE (WINNER DECLARED)

WINNER UPDATE 3:18 p.m.: After much deliberation on who deserved to win these tickets the most, your Lost Coast Outpost has determined a winner. First, we would like to applaud the runners-up (who win nothing).

Alana Mcconell made us guffaw, but we ultimately could not award her laziness:

I would like to win
Insert seven syllables
Then the five go here

Chris Waters submitted a crowd pleasing entry, but ultimately we could not award a revenge-motivated poem:

Weekend off the hill
For those tickets I would kill
That guy Shane Miller

Rob Christensen flattered us by asking us out on a date:

Music to my ears
A chance to win my dear boy
Andrew Goff my date?

And Corin Balkovek scored points by being honest about her lack of desire to actually attend:

Oooo, haiku contest!
I should ...(looks at the lineup)
Oh, um, ... nevermind.

But in the end we wanted to make sure the tickets went to someone that did in fact want to go to the thing. Then we noticed that three separate Egginks had submitted sincere sentiments. Since there was some debate over whether Anthony Eggink's entry correctly followed the format -- he tacitly asserts that "fuego" is three syllables. We disagree -- we are awarding the tickets to Andy Eggink for this entry:

Hot, hips, gyrating
Ancient redwood canopy
Music at its best

Congrats Andy and the rest of the Eggink clan. We are gonna try and get a hold of you on Facebook so we can meet up and hand you your $560-valued winnings. Thanks for playing, y'all. And thanks for being down with the Lowdown. -AG

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So if you have ears and/or eyeballs that have functioned in Humboldt County anytime in the last couple of months, you're aware of the Northern Nights Music Festival goin' on this weekend at Cooks Valley Campground. They're promoting this thing heavy. You'd think a three-day sun-soaked dance party in our beautiful natural surroundings would sell itself, but whatever. 

The point is this: Your LoCO Lowdown has four freakin' expensive tickets (see above) to give away and since the event is this weekend we're not going to make you work too hard to get them. We're phoning this giveaway in, baby!

Here's what we're gonna do. All you have to do is write a haiku about why you believe the Northern Nights Fest will be awesome/why you have to go and post it to our Facebook page. Will this be fun? Who cares!? You're (potentially) getting free stuff! Don't get whiny.

We're giving you 'til 3 p.m. to play poet. Then a team of expert people who happen to be in the room with us when that time comes will decide who is the best wordsmith. 

Then we give you tickets. Cool? Great. Here's the link to the post where your masterpiece should be submitted. Oh, and here's lineup of artists performing if that helps entice you. Also, promo video below. Good luck, party people.

-Andrew Goff

The Path to Northern Nights from Northern Nights on Vimeo.


Fortuna Rodeo Week

Fortuna / 6 p.m.

Exhaust your children during the Children’s Game Night at the Redwood Village Shopping Center.

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Humboldt Folklife Festival Night of Musical Comedy

Dell'Arte / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 HFS members

Jackie Dandeneau hosts a night of guffaws also featuring The Brendas, Joel Sonenshein, Jeff DeMark, Brian Hennesy and Square Peg.

Eureka Farmers' Market

Old Town Gazebo / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown produce and live music.

441-9999 /

Shelter Cove Farmers' Market

Machi Road / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Locally grown produce.

Miranda Farmers' Market

Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.

Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.

943-3025 /

From Crappy to Snappy Photography Workshop

MARZ Project / 2-4 p.m. / Free

Learn basic to advanced photography so you can make creative images with whatever camera you can find.

442-8413 / inkers@inkpeople.org / Web site

Fortuna Farmers' Market

Fortuna / 3-6 p.m.

Located at 10th and L streets. Local farm-fresh produce.

Happy Day

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 3-11 p.m.

826-7222 / Web site


Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

Feral jazz.

668-4151 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Based on the Book Film Series

Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m.

Screening Scarlet Street.

269-1900 / Web site

Cribbage Tournament

Logger Bar / 6:45 p.m.

Signups at 6:45 p.m. Play at 7 p.m. $5.

668-5000 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will 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

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre