'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:
/ 9 a.m.
Motorcycles, music and hot mamas. Performances by Brian Howe of Bad Company, Jackyl, House of Floyd, Tommy Castro, Cash'd Out and more.
/ 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.
/ 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.
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
/ 5 p.m.
/ $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.
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.
/ 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)
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.
/ 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free bean-planting workshops, face painting, and an interactive Community Food Security Mural. Sponsored by Locally Delicious.
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts
/ 3 p.m.
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.
HSU Native Forum
/ 5-8:30 p.m.
/ $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.
/ 6-9 p.m.
/ $10 adv.
Features Lela Annotto, Megz Madrone, Tribal Oasis Belly Dancers, Susie Kidd, Lorenza Simmons, Jesse Jonathan on drums
/ 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Local rock 'n' tonk.
/ 9 p.m.
Eclectic night of local music. Come hang out in the sun and then, you know, hang out in a bar.
/ 9:30 p.m.
Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...
/ 10 p.m.
Fusing the harmonies of Motown with the roots and dancehall sounds of reggae. Pure Roots opens.