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Lowdown: Caitlin Jemma's Midsummer's Night Dream

At 5:04 a.m. this Friday morning, the earth reached its maximum axial tilt meaning that, from this point on, each day for the next six months will contain less and less light. Enjoy the hell out of this day, kids. It's all downhill from here.

But while light may be dying a slow death here in HumCo, something else is being born: music. Tonight at HumBrews, local alt folk/country singer/songwriter Caitlin Jemma will push her album Lick Them Wounds out of the nest and into your ears -- sample a track, "Rivers and Streams," below. If therm sounds seduce you out to the show tonight, be sure to wish Caitlin luck. She'll be hitting the road for a month-long, multi-state tour here pretty quick. 

For more suggestions on how you can take advantage of the northern hemisphere's day maximum light, put on some sunglasses and scroll around your Lowdown below.  

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

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

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Neptune Beach Pearl

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby. Doubleheader!

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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.

Caitlin Jemma Album Release

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

Caitlin Jemma grew up in the tiny historic mining town of Virginia City, Nevada and learned how to play guitar at seventeen. She has since spread her wings and currently lives in Northern California where she is inspired by the forest and old country songs.

826-2739 / Web site

Between the Lines: An Acrobatic Theater Event

Dell'Arte / 10:30 p.m. / $10

International cast of Dell'Arte graduates come together to weave classic circus skills such as hand-balancing, tumbling, and equilibrium into dramatic and comic stories of human interaction.

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free / Free Everyone

Jazz on the patio. Wheeee!

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Author Stephen Sottong

Blake's Books / 6-9 p.m.

Author signs copies of the book he's featured in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29

Summer Solstice Sunset Walk

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 7-9 p.m.

444-1397 / Web site

The Funnicators

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Blues with Mumzer, Robby McKee, Jasha Mae, Mike Curran and Damien Roomets.

923-2748 / Web site

Starlight Serenade

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $15 / $12 kids 12 and under

Ferndale Dance Academy celebrates its 10th anniversary with an original production written and narrated by Laura and Michael East.

Balkan Dance Party

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-11 p.m. / $5

Music by Chubritza and Musaic. Potluck dinner.

616-6876 / Web site

Summer Solstice Dune Walk

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 7-9 p.m.

Friends of the Dunes' guided walk.

444-1397 / Web site

Future Shorts Film Festival

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $5

Celebration of cinema as a communicator and community.

822-1220 / Web site

Quickies Speed Dating

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Looking for new friends? Play partners? Lovers? Family members? This could conceivably be an opportunity.

445-8600 / Web site

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / 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

C Baker and Friends

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

Tripwire

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Local rock 'n' tonk.

839-2013 /

Blues Jam

Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Get cathartic, HumCo. Duh-nuh, duh-nuh ...

497-6093 / Web site

The Roadmasters

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country institution.

733-9644 / Web site

707

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Kicking out '70s funk and '80s alternative rock.

668-9770 / Web site

NightHawk

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

Local classic rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

Funk Dance Party

Nocturnum / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+

With DJs King Maxwell and guest Jaymorg.

499-0163 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre