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Saturday, June 1, 2013's Lowdown

Giants, schmiants. You ever told a Giant "good game" while buying kale at Wildberries? No you have not. They are bums.

Here's your team, HumCo. The Humboldt Crabs kick off their 2013 season at the Arcata Ballpark on Saturday when they take on -- like it matters -- Fairfield Indians in a split double header with games at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. And I'll be damned if there isn't another Indians stomping planned for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. They must take a little longer learning their lessons down in Fairfield, the bums.

After that, the Crabs will dominate the diamond with multiple games a week through July. Which is all well and good, but really the highlight of the season has to be the combined Lost Coast Outpost/Cowbell Night planned for Wednesday June 26 against those bums the Marysville Gold Sox. You're all invited! We especially extend a hand to all of our colorful anonymous commenters. Let's spend a night finding common ground around the fact that the Marysville Gold Sox suck.

Take yourself out to this ballgame. More Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Summer Arts and Music Festival

Benbow Lake State Rec. Area / 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. / $25 / $15 single day

Weekend long elebration of arts and culture in Humboldt County.

923-3368 / Web site

North Coast Open Studios

Various / 10 a.m.

For one week you get access to the artists' inner sanctum, their studios. More than 150 artists will open their doors the first week of June. Take a peek.

834-6460 / Web site

Pony Express Days Parade and Festival

Pierson Park, McKinleyville / 11 a.m.

Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968, this year marks the 45th Annual.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Fairfield Indians

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

Hometown baseball, baby.

Web site

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Fairfield Indians

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

Hometown baseball, baby.

Web site

Lucky Tubb

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m.

Grandson of legend Ernest Tubb, Lucky Tubb brings it, pure and simple. ($10, 9pm)

Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)

Web site

School Plant Sale

Southern Trinity JUSD / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wide variety of veggies, flowers, succulents, herbs, house plants and shrubs.

Web site

Patricks Point Native Plant Garden 40th Birthday Event

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 9 a.m.

Ferndale Farmers' Market

Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Arcata Farmers’ Market / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Swingin' as you pick out the veggies.

407-0444 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com /

Lemonade Day!

Various / 10 a.m.

822-4616 / susans@aedc1.org / Web site

Community Bike Kitchen Grand Opening

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For those interested in learning bicycle repair and maintenance skills.

269-2061 /

KEET’s Kids Club

Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon-2 p.m.

Free monthly workshops for children, families and childcare providers. Comprised of viewing a segment of PBS Kid’s programming, reading a short story, and doing art activities.

442-0278 / sasha@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

The Wine Spot / 6-9 p.m. / Free

407-0444 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com /

Next to Normal

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

442-6278 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt DJ duo's regular Arts Alive gig gets you jigglin'

499-0163 /

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Lucky Tubb

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

“These songs bring about images of smoke-filled honky-tonks, fallen angels, gun-toting rounders, hard drinkin’ backsliders, and hopelessly scarred romantics.”

Doug Fir and the 2x4s

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

Local classic rock band that deserved more respect in KWPT The Point's Classic Covers Contest. Robbed.

800-684-2464 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre