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Lowdown: Sing Along To Old School Disney's Archaic Racial Stereotypes Tonight in Arcata!

As we've mentioned a few times this week, this is the last weekend of the Humboldt Crabs regular season so get to the Arcata Ballpark on Sunday to get a dose of baseball joy. There's also the annual Blackberry Festival up in Westhaven if you dig on pie.

Elsewhere, tonight the Arcata Theatre Lounge is screening Disney's considered-classic Peter Pan from 1953. What's changed in the past 60 years since the film was released? Well, can you fathom the fairly insensitive song (featured above) "What Makes The Red Man Red?" being casually included in children's entertainment in 2013? It's hard to imagine. Should you take the kids, maybe this could be a teachable moment for your kids on stereotypes and the progress society is capable of making over time. Maybe not. Lyrics below to help you decide:

Why does he ask you, "How?"
Once the Injun didn't know all the things that he know now
But the Injun, he sure learn a lot and it's all from asking, "How?"

Hana Mana Ganda, Hana Mana Ganda ... we translate for you
Hana means what mana means and ganda means that too

When did he first say, "Ugh!"
In the Injun book it say when the first brave married squaw
He gave out with a big "ugh" when he saw his Mother-in-Law

What made the red man red?
Let's go back a million years to the very first Injun prince
He kissed a maid and start to blush and we've all been blushin' since

Now you've got it from the head man
The real true story of the red man
No matter what's been written or said
Now you know why the red man's red!

Your call, HumCo. Other Sunday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo

Fortuna / 9 a.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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Westhaven Blackberry Festival

Westhaven Fire Hall / 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual fundraiser for the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department features fresh baked blackberry and huckleberry pies, ice cream, barbecue hamburgers, beer and wine.

Humboldt Crabs vs. California Seals

Arcata Ball Park / 12:30 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free

Jazz with your brunch? Wheee...

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Happy Growler Day

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-11 p.m. / Free

826-7222 / Web site


Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 2 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

Peter Pan (1953)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Disney takes you to Neverland on the ATL's big screen.

822-1220 / Web site

Marian Call

Northcoast Audio / 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Alaskan singer/songwriter.

444-8700 / melinda.pr@gmail.com / Web site

Open Mic

Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.

All original/public domain songs.

826-1195 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / 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

Sundaze with Deep Groove Society

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre