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.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Annual Disabilities Expo
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.
Information about local services and programs from 28 organizations and agencies in one location.
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- AFTER EARTH: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
- EPIC 2D: 12:25, 5:35
- EPIC 3D: 3:00, 8:00
- FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 2:20, 3:10, 5:25, 8:30, 9:20
- GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:05, 5:15, 8:25
- HANGOVER PART III: 1:45, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30
- INTERNSHIP: 12:15, 2:00, 3:15, 4:55, 6:10, 7:50, 9:10
- IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:55, 5:55, 8:55
- IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:50
- NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:50, 2:35, 5:20, 8:10
- PURGE: 12:10, 2:30, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40
- STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:00, 2:40, 6:15, 8:50
- STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 11:50, 5:45
- THE GREAT GATSBY: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
- AFTER EARTH: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:25
- EPIC 2D: 2:25, 7:30
- 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
- INTERNSHIP: 12:25, 3:15, 6:05, 8:55
- NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:55, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15
- PURGE: 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40
- STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:05, 6:20, 9:20
- STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 3:10
- FRANCES HA: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
- INTERNSHIP: 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
- STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 8:55