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Saturday, May 11, 2013's Lowdown

Oh, and you thought the Arcata bar scene was a zoo? (<-- oof!) 

For those of you that want to simultaneously experience the fuzzy and the fizzy, you're in luck! Saturday sees the return of Brew at the Zoo, the Sequoia Park Zoo's annual fundraiser pairing beers from regional breweries with close encounters of the animal kind. In addition to the brews, food and dancing to music provided by Asha Nan and Mojo Brown, tipsy zoo goers will have the chance -- this is gotta be the big selling point, right? -- to hand-feed the zoo's red pandas. Just don't give 'em anything habit forming.

For your other less sudsy Saturday options, explore your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Tour of the Unknown Coast

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 7 a.m.

Grueling local cycling tradition. Check website for courses, times and registration.

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Lyme Disease Awareness Walk and Protest

Arcata Plaza / noon-1 p.m.

March around the Plaza during Saturday's farmers' market to raise awareness about those suffering with Lyme disease. Balloons for kids. Bring signs and wear lime green.

633-5329 /

Fifth Annual Mother's Day Tea

Eureka Woman's Club / 1-4 p.m. / $15

Celebrate mothers and their motherlovers at a super-fancy tea time.

442-3458 / Web site

Brew at the Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo / 6 p.m. / $30 / $25 members

Party with fuzzies! Music by Asha Nan and Mojo Brown, food, and the opportunity to sample more than a dozen classic brews from the North Coast and beyond.

441-4263 / Web site

Elk Head Field Trip

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8:30 a.m.

Look for seabirds with Gary Lester.

839-3373 /

21st Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive

Food for People / 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free

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

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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Cooper Gulch Clean-up

Cooper Gulch Park / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remove invasive plants, enhance an existing trail and stabilize an eroding bank by planting willow sprigs.

445-5387 / Web site

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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Kneeland Fun Run

Kneeland Elementary School / 10 a.m.

Proceeds go toward student field trips.

442-5472 /

Second Saturday Family Arts Day

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-4 p.m. / $5

Featuring Sean’s Shadow Puppet Theater.

442-0278 / Web site

Tim Randles Jazz Band

Libation / 7 p.m.

Sip and listen.

825-7596 / Web site

Buddy Reed

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m. / 21+

Low down blues.

444-2244 / Web site

The Mothership: Thesis Festival

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m.

Thesis projects of the 2013 MFA graduating class. Pay what you can. Reservations recommended.

Skin Deep

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15

A large, lovable, lonely-heart gives romance one last shot on a blind-date.

443-7688 /

Good Company

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Local Celtic music.

822-2228 / Web site

Hello Dolly

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

Local production of the classic musical. Directed by Justin Takata, music direction by Tina Toomata, choreography By Linda Maxwell.

800-838-3600 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

HSU Jazz Orchestra

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $7 / $3 students/seniors

From the most famous Mexican bolero and a 1950s torch song to a Stevie Wonder classic, the HSU Jazz Orchestra reassembles jazz horizons

826-3928 / Web site

Blacksage Runners

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+

Local rock. (New moniker for the former Sour Cream.)

497-6093 / Web site


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

Global Bass Soundclash

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m.

Non-stop dance party where Latino, Middle-Eastern, Brazilian, tropical, Balkan, electronic and psychedelic sounds collide .

822-1220 / Web site

Matt 'n' Adam

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Missing Link DJs invade Blue Lake.

668-5000 / Web site

St. John and the Sinners

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


733-9644 / Web site

P3 Precompression FUN-raiser

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Performances by Masta Shredda, The Middle Agent, JSun, The Beat Vixens, Raggedy Annie and Steven Weven. Funds raised send some free spirits to Burning Man.

408-515-2801 / stevenwevenclown@yahoo.com / Web site

Safety Orange

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

SoCal Beach rock and reggae cover band.

668-9770 / Web site

Uptown Kings

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

Local blues masters go to town.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Eureka Garbage Co., Tweeners, Blood Gnome

The Shanty / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Decent to OK music from three of Eureka's finest.

444-2053 /

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

People be dancin'.

444-2017 / Web site

The Rezonators

Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Local rock.

822-3731 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre