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Lowdown: TGIF,H

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.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

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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Humboldt Crabs vs. California Seals

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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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.

442-6278 / Web site

Motherlode with DJ Logic and Bill Summers

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Local funk masters performing alongside legendary funky DJ Logic and Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters' percussiosist Bill Summers.

822-4766 / Web site

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.

445-4733 / anna@abcgreenbuilding.com / Web site

Humboldt County Fair Exhibit Entry Deadline

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-midnight / $0.50

786-9511 / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

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

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Bowling For Rhinos

Sequoia Park Zoo / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / $1

Support rhino conservation.

441-4263 / redwoodaazk@gmail.com / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Jeff DeMark and The LaPatinas

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

Six-piece semi-acoustic band performs originals and covers.

668-4151 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

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

Jazz on the patio! Wheeeeeee...

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

Open Mic

Studio 299 Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m. / Free

530-629-3488 / studio299@hughes.net / Web site

Victor/Victoria

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.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

No Covers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Improvisational jazz duo.

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

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.

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

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.

822-1220 / Web site

Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Dr. Squid

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Renditions of rock and dance favorites as well as original music.

668-9770 / Web site

Juke Box Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

The Hot Rods

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Classic oldies band.

733-9644 / Web site

707

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

'70s funk to '80s rock. Two great decades, if I do say so.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Be Brave Bold Robot

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / Free

668-5000 / Web site

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!

845-5842 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Chubritza

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Balkan music.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

DJ Lost

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m.

Let's get Lost tonight.

444-2017 / Web site

Global A Go-Go

Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m. / 21+

DJs Pressure Anya Duo, Marjo Lak and guests.

826-2739 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre