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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

If it's technically not summer AND it's early in June I have two words and two words only for you:  Summer Arts And Music Festival.

Events

(Submit yours!)

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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.
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Fairfield Indians
Arcata Ballpark / 12:30 p.m. / $8
Hometown baseball, baby.
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Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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Lucky Tubb
Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m.
Grandson of legend Ernest Tubb, Lucky Tubb brings it, pure and simple. ($10, 9pm)
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School Plant Sale
Southern Trinity JUSD / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wide variety of veggies, flowers, succulents, herbs, house plants and shrubs.
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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.)
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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.
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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 / View Comments

Lemonade Day!
Various / 10 a.m.
822-4616 / susans@aedc1.org / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
The Wine Spot / 6-9 p.m. / Free
407-0444 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / View Comments

Next to Normal
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18
Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.
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Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt DJ duo's regular Arts Alive gig gets you jigglin'
499-0163 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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.”
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00, 9:40
  • EPIC 2D: 11:35, 2:10, 4:45, 5:35, 7:20, 8:20
  • EPIC 3D: 12:20, 2:55
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 11:55, 1:55, 3:00, 5:00, 6:05, 8:10, 9:10
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:00, 5:15, 8:25
  • HANGOVER PART III: 12:55, 1:45, 3:30, 4:25, 6:00, 7:00, 8:40, 9:30
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:45, 5:55, 8:55
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:55, 2:30, 5:20, 8:05
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:00, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 11:40, 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
Fortuna Theatre
  • AFTER EARTH: 12:00, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40
  • EPIC: 1:15, 6:30, 9:00
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6: 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45
  • STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: 12:20, 3:35, 6:35, 9:35
  • THE HANGOVER PART III: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
Garberville Theater
  • 42: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30
  • EPIC 2D: 12:40, 2:25, 3:15, 5:45, 7:30, 8:20
  • EPIC 3D: 11:55, 4:55
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • HANGOVER PART III: 2:00, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 2:50, 8:55
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 11:50, 6:10
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:55, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:05, 6:20, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 3:10
Minor Theatre
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:10, 5:20, 8:30
  • HANGOVER PART III: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:15, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55

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