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Lowdown: Your Complete List of Mad River Festival Events

(Above: the cast and set of Dell'Arte's The Comedy of Errors.)

Pack up some folding chairs, roll up a blanket and head for 299. 'Tis outdoor theatre season, Humboldt.

Thursday marks the beginning of Dell'Arte International's Mad River Festival. The month long celebration of the arts -- featuring plays, music, comedy and more -- has been adding actual color to Blue Lake since 1991. (The "lake" on the other hand, has really phoned it in.) Let your Lost Coast Outpost provide you the complete rundown of performances:

More info and tickets can be acquired on Dell'Arte's website. More Thursday events in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Redwood Acres 'Best of Humboldt' Fair

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-10 p.m. / $11 / $5 kids 6-12

Four days good ol' carnival fun, plus the best products Humboldt has to offer.

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

Falling Rocks

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.

407-3550 / Web site

The Comedy of Errors

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / $18

Set in a place much like the Arcata Plaza, at an event much like the Farmers Market, Dell’Arte puts an original twist on Shakespeare’s outrageous farce.

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

People's Produce Market

Food for People / noon-2 p.m. / Free

Sponsored by Food for People.

445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

NBA Finals

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:45 p.m.

Game 7, fools.

822-1220 / Web site

The Hip Replacements

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Blues band plays as part of the Eureka Summer Concert Series.

Compost Mountain Boys

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement.

668-4151 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Bluegrass Jam

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30 p.m.

Every third Thursday.

826-7222 / Web site

Joani Rose

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / 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

Jeff Landen

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+


668-5000 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Jive Coulis and Buckle Rash

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

Accurate Productions

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

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

David Jacobs Strain

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

"His outrageous guitar work jumps from wild fingerstyle to slide and percussive drive produce enough tone to rival an electric jam band."

826-2739 / Web site


#MongolianNightz / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Weekly exposition of local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.

Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre