Friday, June 28, 2013's Lowdown

Here's an easy call: Go to the beach this weekend, Humboldt. Duh. 

That would be a good idea any summer day, right? But this Saturday you have extra incentive since the landscape will be artistically manipulated by humans (in a non-permanent way) for the 18th Annual Friends of the Dunes Sand Sculpture Festival held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manila Dunes Recreation Area. Get some sand down your pants (for a good cause)!

If you just want to look at the brilliance, the best time to go is after noon. But if you've been jonesin' to sculpt some earth, sign up at the FOD website where you'll also find countless of well organized (who does that? Yay!) photos from past years goin' all the way back to 2001. Do yourself a favor and get some inspiration, sculptors.

Now, your Lost Coast Outpost isn't claiming to be sand sculpture experts or anything, but these are our favorite past entries:

2012: "Some Faces" by Blake.

2011: "Educate One Self" by Scott Martin.

2010: "Castle" by Grumpy Stout.

2009: "Friend of Foe" by Team Catfish.

2008: "Hooey" by Carole Morgal.

No, seriously. Go look too many photos of these things. Again, the sand sculpting takes place on Saturday but if you can't wait that long for fun, check out Friday's Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Finally a chance to fulfill my lifelong dream of learning what it's like to grow pot in Humboldt County. I will see YOU at Northtown Books.

Events

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Author Emily Brady
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Author signs and reads from her new book Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier. Brady spent a year in Humboldt investigating the semi-underground pot industry, and the characters that make it happen.
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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.
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Blue Lake's Blues Blowout
Blue Lake Casino / 8-11 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Little Walter tribute with Corky Siegel, Mark Hummel, James Harman, Little Charlie, plus special guest Buddy Reed and the Rip it Ups.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Hot Buttered Rum
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Spinning tales of the good times, the bad times, the roads in between and belting them from the heart in three-part harmony.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Lost Coast Kennel Club Dog Show
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
All breed dog conformation show plus rally and obedience trials. No unentered dogs allowed please.
407-5253 / lckcchair@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Garberville Farmers' Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
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Pressure/Anya DJs
Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.
Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.
Soundcloud.com/itchiefingaz
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio. Wheeee!
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 6 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Mac Dre Day
Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / $30 / $25 adv. / 21+
Celebrate the life of Bay Area rap legend Mac Dre with his friends and label mates Husalah, Mac Mall, Mistah FAB, Rydah J Clyde, and Coolio Da Unda Dog.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Tripwire
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local classic rock.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rootsy rock and blues band from Los Angeles.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

The Haunt
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Music and ambience set by Wrye and DAT-1.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Silver Hammer
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free
Local Beatles tribute.
668-5000 / silverhammer101@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Blues, rock and more.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 3:45
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 11:45, 2:45, 9:05
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 5:55
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 11:50, 12:40, 2:35, 5:20, 6:00, 8:00
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 3D: 3:20, 8:40
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:55, 2:30, 5:15, 8:10
  • PURGE: 6:45
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:50, 8:55
  • THE HEAT: 12:10, 1:15, 3:00, 4:05, 5:50, 6:55, 8:35, 9:40
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:35, 4:10, 6:35, 9:20
  • WHITE HOUSE DOWN: 12:05, 2:00, 3:10, 5:10, 6:10, 8:15, 9:15
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 12:00, 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
  • WORLD WAR Z 3D: 2:50, 5:40, 8:25
Garberville Theater
  • EPIC: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 11:55, 2:10, 5:20, 8:40
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 3:15
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 12:00, 12:55, 2:45, 5:30, 6:35, 8:10
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 3D: 3:05, 8:30
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 1:25, 6:45
  • THE HEAT: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:50, 9:30
  • THIS IS THE END: 4:10, 9:25
  • WHITE HOUSE DOWN: 11:50, 2:55, 5:55, 6:30, 9:00
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 3:40, 9:15
  • WORLD WAR Z 3D: 12:10, 5:45
Minor Theatre
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 5:25, 8:40
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 4:00, 6:45, 9:30

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