It's been nice knowing you, work. But Humboldt's got better things to do now. Should you venture out Friday, there is no shortage of fun and spectacle to be had.
In Eureka, though the Healy Bros. Building has been occupyable for months now, it's never too late to have a party, si? Thus, there will be an afternoon Block Party in front of the newly refurbished Old Town brick behemoth featuring the hot licks of blues/rock guitarist-of-note Elvin Bishop -- who played at the then Oldt Town Bar and Grill back in the day -- and Humboldt country music institution The Roadmasters.
In Fortuna, the friendly city continues its tradition of hosting its two biggest annual events in consecutive weekends. With the Fortuna Rodeo wrapped, the town turns its attention toward the the automobile. The Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo will play out over the next three days (check the full schedule online). Of note Friday, is the annual kickoff sockhop. Get down, Fortuna.
In Arcata, as we noted earlier this week this is the final weekend of the Humboldt Crabs regular season -- they slaughter the California Seals on Friday. Later in the evening, Jambalaya plays host to Bill Summers (former percussionist for Herbie Hancock) playing alongside DJ Logic and Humboldt all-star funk blitzkrieg Motherlode.
The Lowdown is declaring your couch closed this evening, HumCo. Get out there.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo
Fortuna / 4 p.m.
Fueled by vintage rock 'n' roll, pink poodle skirts, white bobby socks, sunglasses and cool cars. Check the Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo's website for complete schedule.
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Block Party w/Elvin Bishop and The Roadmasters
Old Town/Downtown Eureka / 5:45 p.m. / Free
Block Party celebrating the reopening of the Healy Brothers Building (formerly Old Town Bar & Grill) with The Roadmasters and Elvin Bishop
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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors
Follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions.
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ABC's Anniversary Party
Healy Bros. Building / 1-5:30 a.m. / Free
Food, drinks, music by Buddy Reed and The Rip It Ups and kids activities.
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Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
Ferndale Rep presents the story of a penniless soprano, named Victoria, colludes with a struggling gay impresario to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as "Victoria" - and as a result becomes the toast of Paris.
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The Heir Apparent
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
Modern comic genius David Ives adapts Jean-Francois Regnard’s 1708 masterpiece, wherein Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte.
The Hunger Games (2012)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5
American science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins.
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East Teases West Burly-Q Revue
Arcata Playhouse / 9 p.m. / $10
NYC's The Love Show teams up with Eugene Oregon's Red Raven Follies to bring you an evening of glamour with a capital Gee!
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- CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
- DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:35, 3:15, 5:50, 8:25
- GROWN UPS 2: 12:20, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
- LONE RANGER: 12:40, 4:15, 7:50
- PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:25, 9:00
- PACIFIC RIM 3D: 11:50, 5:10
- RED 2: 12:30, 3:30, 6:15, 9:05
- RIPD IN 2D: 2:30, 7:20, 9:40
- RIPD IN 3D: 12:05, 4:55
- THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
- TURBO 2D: 12:55, 2:45, 6:25
- TURBO 3D: 8:10
- WOLVERINE 2D: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
- WOLVERINE 3D: 1:40, 4:50, 8:00
- WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25
Mill Creek Cinema
- CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
- DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:00
- GROWN UPS 2: 1:05, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50
- PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:00, 6:10, 9:00
- PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:10
- RED 2: 12:00, 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
- RIPD IN 2D: 3:55, 8:45
- RIPD IN 3D: 1:30, 6:20
- TURBO 2D: 12:45, 5:50
- TURBO 3D: 3:20, 8:20
- WOLVERINE 2D: 12:00, 6:00
- WOLVERINE 3D: 3:10, 9:10
- RIPD IN 2D: 4:30, 6:55, 9:20
- THE WAY WAY BACK: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
- WOLVERINE 2D: 5:30, 8:30