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:

  • The Mattole Restoration Council celebrates 30 years of watershed improvement with a daylong event at the Mattole Grange. Featuring food, games and auctions, plus your soundtrack for the day will be provided by Absynth Quintet and Moonalice.
  • The annual celebration of motorcycles, rock and roll and boobs that is the Redwood Run continues Saturday. Highway 101 will be littered with Harleys. Give 'em some space.
  • This is the second and final weekend of North Coast Open Studios, your annual opportunity to invite yourself into starangers' homes and work spaces while maybe pickin' up something pretty for your own space. Don't abuse that privilege. Wipe your feet. 
  • Humboldt Roller Derby returns for a match against Mendo Mayhem, while junior squad The Saplings take on the Silicon Valley Web Bruisers. This will sell out. Plan ahead
  • The Humboldt Crabs head into their second weekend of play, taking on the hilariously named Healdsburg Prune Packers. Crabs = good. Prune Packers = bums. Let those creative heckles fly!

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

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Libations, country food, a United States Congressperson AND the dude from Jurassic Park playing some tunes? Arcata Community Center, please reserve one ticket.

Events

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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.
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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

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

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.
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Canning and Food Preservers Class
UC AG Extension Humboldt Hill / 4-6 p.m.
Learn how to preserve your own food.
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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 / View Comments

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 / 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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Blue Rhythm Revue
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local R&B-based funk ensemble.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Rotten
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.
Ska, rocksteady and early reggae.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Tripwire
The Forks / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Local rock 'n' tonk.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m.
Renditions of rock and dance favorites as well as original music.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...
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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 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 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
Fortuna Theatre
  • AFTER EARTH: 12:00, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40
  • EPIC: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6: 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45
  • THE HANGOVER PART III: 7:10, 9:30
  • THE INTERNSHIP: 12:45, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • THE PURGE: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:25, 9:35
Garberville Theater
  • 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
Minor Theatre
  • FRANCES HA: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:25, 3:15, 6:05, 8:55

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