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Saturday, June 8, 2013's Lowdown

'Tis the span of the Humboldt year when every Saturday is solidly packed with community events. You do not have time to hit all of these, so choose wisely:

Details on those things and more in today's Lowdown. Honestly though, I'm going to the river. Lata.

-Andrew Goff


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.

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

Mattole Restoration Council’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Mattole Grange / 3 p.m.

All-day event including field games, photography contest, children's writing contest, snacks and a silent auction. Music starts at 5 p.m. with Absynth Quintet and Moonalice.

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Humboldt Crabs vs. Healdsburg Prune Packers

Arcata Ball Park / 4 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Humboldt Roller Derby

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv. / Free Kids age 10 and under

Humboldt’s own Redwood Rollers derby team will skate against Mendo Mayhem and The Saplings take on the Silicon Valley Web Bruisers. Beer sales benefit orth Star Quest Camp for Girls.

445-3037 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Jared Huffman's Family Jamboree

Arcata Community Center / 5:30 p.m.

Join Congressman Jared Huffman and friends. Family-friendly event will feature country food and libations, activities for the kids, and music by Sam McNeill and friends.

Horse Mountain Field Trip

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 7 a.m.

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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A Recipe For Change

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Free bean-planting workshops, face painting, and an interactive Community Food Security Mural. Sponsored by Locally Delicious.

440-9326 / perfect.caterina@gmail.com / Web site

Soroptimist International of Eureka 75th Birthday Celebration

Wharfinger Building / 1-4 p.m.

268-1973 / Web site

Little Red Riding Hood and Friends

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 3 p.m. / $16

Trinity Ballet Academy of Mckinleyville presents it's annual Spring Concert. As Red Riding Hood finds her way through the forest towards Grandma's house, she encounters many characters.

Canning and Food Preservers Class

UC AG Extension Humboldt Hill / 4-6 p.m.

Learn how to preserve your own food.

Gen Silent Film Screening and Fundraiser

HSU Native Forum / 5-8:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 Elders

One night only screening of this critically acclaimed documentary that shares the stories of the challenges and resilience of six lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) elders living in residential care facilities.

498-9193 / wlb6@humboldt.edu /

To Love is our Joy

Arcata Playhouse / 6-9 p.m. / $12 / $10 adv.

Features Lela Annotto, Megz Madrone, Tribal Oasis Belly Dancers, Susie Kidd, Lorenza Simmons, Jesse Jonathan on drums

822-1575 / 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

DJ Rotten

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Ska, rocksteady and early reggae.

826-9463 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

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

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

Dr. Squid

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Renditions of rock and dance favorites as well as original music.

668-9770 / Web site


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site


The Forks / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Local rock 'n' tonk.

530-629-2679 /

Blue Rhythm Revue

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

Local R&B-based funk ensemble.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Patronus, Electro Saloon, Strix Vega

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.

Eclectic night of local music. Come hang out in the sun and then, you know, hang out in a bar.

668-5000 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...

Wailing Souls

Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m. / $20

Fusing the harmonies of Motown with the roots and dancehall sounds of reggae. Pure Roots opens.

826-2739 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre