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Friday, June 7, 2013's Lowdown

This weekend, Friday through Sunday sees the return of Kiwanis of the Redwoods' Redwood Run, three days of steel steeds, rousing rock and roll and -- we ain't gonna don't sugar coat it, HumCo -- many, many boobs.

In addition to the biker games, wet T-shirt contests, tattoo artists, vendors, food and brews, expect a healthy dose of loud. Specifically, performances by former lead singer of Bad Company Brian Howe, Pink Floyd-tribute band road warriors House of Floyd, blues guitar shredder Tommy Castro, Man in Black devotees Cash’d Out and -- no way -- Jackyl.

Man, that last band ... if you'll recall, Jackyl had many of the trademarks of '80s hair metal going for it. Only problem was their debut album came out in 1992 and spawned the novelty hit "Lumberjack" which features the most famous chainsaw solo in the history of rock. Needless to say, it was a short day in the sun for them.

But you know what? In honor of what's sure to be a triumphant set this weekend, we're just gonna post the "Lumberjack" music video and step away from the keyboard. 

Enjoy yourself some melodic chainsaw before you point your hog toward Piercy and/or check out the rest of Friday's Lowdown farther down.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Redwood Run

Riverview Ranch / 9 a.m. / $120

Motorcycles, music and hot mamas. Performances by Brian Howe of Bad Company, Jackyl, House of Floyd, Tommy Castro, Cash'd Out and more.

Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

Great White Encounter: The Scott Stephens Story

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3

Ocean Night features 40-minute documentary on local man who was attacked by a Great White in October 2011.

477-8283 / humboldt@surfrider.org / Web site

Conifers of the Pacific Slope with Michael Kauffman

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

Author gives a talk about his latest book, afield guide built to assist plant lovers in identifying one of the most intriguing and ancient groups of plants in the world.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Healdsburg Prune Packers

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

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Earth First! Benefit

The Ink Annex / 7 p.m. / $30 rich people / $5 poor people

Music from Sunshine n' Yellabird, John Good Frien and DJ Mekone. "Win a Date with an Eco-Hottie" auction. Proceeds will support Earth First's Redwood Coast Rendezvous, a direct action skillshare happening from June 14th through June 18th.

234-5257 / contactefhum@gmail.com /

Barn Dance

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 8-11 p.m. / $7 / $6 members

Celebrate the start to summer with a barn dance with caller Sue Moon and tunes by The Empty Bottle Boys. Benefits North Star Quest Camp. Sponsored by Humboldt Folklife Society.

269-2061 / emily@nrsrcaa.org / Web site

Redwood Coast Regional Forum

Fortuna River Lodge / 9 a.m.

Public and private sector leaders discuss regional issues and opportunities.

725-7572 /

Annual Disabilities Expo

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.

Information about local services and programs from 28 organizations and agencies in one location.

445-8404 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

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

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.

Soundcloud.com/itchiefingaz

839-7580 / Web site

LiveART with Ashley Menza Designs

Eel River Brewery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

725-2739 / media@eelriverbrewing.com / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Parent Voices Humboldt

The Jefferson Project / 6 p.m.-7:30 a.m. / Free

444-8293 / parentvoiceshumboldt@changingtidesfs.org / Web site

Bill Allison

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local vocalist and trumpeter.

923-2748 / Web site

World Dance Party

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7 p.m. / $5

Dance lessons and music by Chubritza and Musaic.

616-6876 / Web site

Excerpts from Streetcar Named Desire

Arcata High School / 7:30 p.m. / $5

Arcata Arts Institute presents scenes from the beloved American play.

825-2401 / Web site

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

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Techniques for Landing

Synapsis / 8 p.m.

Aerial dance theater piece on community, how humans have treated the planet, migration and survival.

616-3104 / muppet33@gmail.com / Web site

Laurie Morvan Band

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Blues rock band.

668-9770 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

733-9644 / Web site

Blacksage Runners

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Local rock band. (Formerly Sour Cream.)

839-2013 /

Disco Trinidad!

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

After Trinidad Arts Night, get down tonight with DJ Knutz.

677-3543 / Web site

Gunsafe

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country punkgrass.

668-5000 / Web site

Blue Rhythm Revue

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

Local R&B-based funk ensemble.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Accurate Productions

Angelina Inn / 9:30 p.m.

725-5200 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

Moonalice

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10

Jam band mixes a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations.

826-2739 / Web site

Funk Dance Party

Nocturnum / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+

With DJs King Maxwell and guests Adam and Matt from the Missing Link.

499-0163 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre