Saturday, June 15, 2013's Lowdown

Well, this is it, kids. O-Day is here.

It's been nearly six weeks since it was revealed that this year's Arcata Main Street produced Oyster Festival would break with tradition, fence up the Arcata Plaza and charge ten bucks a head for the chance to fill your face with slimy invertebrates. Now we see who played their cards most strategically.

Will Arcata Main Street score with its promise of a less drunken, more orderly festival? Will attempts by Luke's Joint owner Luke Patterson encouraging people and businesses to boycott the event scare off the bivalve-adoring crowds? Will supervisor Rex Bohn projectile vomit raw oysters all over his constituents during the Shuck and Swallow contest? Did all the drama make you forget that Lyrics Born is performing, which is awesome? Needless to say, there's plenty of intrigue packed into Saturday.

We will all have answers Sunday.

-Andrew Goff

(P.S. If you missed the Lowdown's rundown of Oyster Fest after parties earlier this week, the Internet has saved it for you.)

The Lowdown Fun Committee

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Two words:  Fest.

Events

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56th Annual Garberville Rodeo
Greycliff Rodeo Grounds / 7 a.m.
"Rodeo In the Redwoods." See event description for the weekend's full schedule.
223-1046 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt County Safety Fair
Old Jefferson School / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The women of Humboldt Roller Derby along with Making Headway host a free safety-themed event featuring helmet decorating, safety demonstrations, bike rodeo, car seat checks and giveaways.
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Arcata Main Street Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza / 9:30 a.m. / $10
Shell-shenanigans: great music, food, fun featured at this weekend's 23rd annual Oyster Festival. Music by Lyrics Born, Yogoman Burning Band and Motherlode.
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Menlo Park Legends
Arcata Ballpark / 12:30 p.m. / $8
Hometown baseball, baby.
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Vagabond Opera Post-Oyster Fest Celebration
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m. / 21+
Note that early start time! European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! The Hip Joint open.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Brett McFarland
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.
Intimate evening of music and storytelling with Arcata's very own singer/songwriter. Berel Alexander and Bangarang open. Benefits CASA of Humboldt. Sliding scale $5/$15.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Miracle Show
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / 21+
Oyster Fest after party.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Tigerbomb!, Lord Ellis
Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Humboldt's Guided by Voices tribute band plays their first show in eight years. UPDATE: Local rock gods Lord Ellis have stepped in for The Ian Fays who had to drop out for personal reasons.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Shay Park eBird survey
Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8 a.m.
Join Rob Fowler for a 1-3 hour survey of birds at the park.
616-9841 / View Comments

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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Traces of Old 36
Winema Theater / 7-9 p.m. / $20
Local singer/songwriters night featuring Spanky McFalane, Lyndsey Battle and Boomsuaii.
616-4970 / thebackwoods@suddenlink.net / 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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Silver Hammer
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
Beatles cover band
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

The McBride Brothers Band
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rock 'n' roll.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

NightHawk
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Classic rock and contemporary dance music.
668-9770 / 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

Disco Dance Party!
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+
Disco ball, fog machine, beer.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Yogoman Burning Band and Motherlode
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Oyster Fest after party.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
There will be ass shaking.
444-2017 / 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: 12:30, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • HANGOVER PART III: 1:50, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:15, 2:00, 3:15, 4:55, 6:10, 7:40, 9:10
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:00, 4:25, 7:50
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 2:10, 5:30, 8:50
  • 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: 11:50, 2:40, 8:45
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 5:45
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
Fortuna Theatre
  • MAN OF STEEL: 12:15, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45
  • MAN OF STEEL IN 3D: 1:15, 4:30, 7:40
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45
  • THE INTERNSHIP: 12:45, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • THE PURGE: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:25, 9:35
Garberville Theater
  • AFTER EARTH: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • EPIC 2D: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:25, 3:15, 6:05, 9:00
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 2:10, 5:30, 8:50
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 12:01, 1:00, 4:25, 7:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • PURGE: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • FRANCES HA: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 2:10, 5:25, 8:40

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