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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

I love the Arcata Farmers' Market but that's TOO many choices. I'm overwhelmed with options. Ferndale's Farmers' Market, on the other hand, wisely limits selection to four or five items. I'll take the garlic!

Events

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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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.
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Elk Head Field Trip
Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8:30 a.m.
Look for seabirds with Gary Lester.
839-3373 / View Comments

21st Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive
Food for People / 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free
445-3166 / lhughes@foodforpeople.org / Web site / View Comments

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 / 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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Kneeland Fun Run
Kneeland Elementary School / 10 a.m.
Proceeds go toward student field trips.
442-5472 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Tim Randles Jazz Band
Libation / 7 p.m.
Sip and listen.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

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 / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m. / 21+
Low down blues.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Good Company
Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.
Local Celtic music.
822-2228 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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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 / View Comments

Blacksage Runners
Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+
Local rock. (New moniker for the former Sour Cream.)
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

St. John and the Sinners
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Blues/rock/conspiracies.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Safety Orange
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
SoCal Beach rock and reggae cover band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

P3 Precompression FUN-raiser
Jambalaya / 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 / View Comments

Matt 'n' Adam
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Missing Link DJs invade Blue Lake.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Dogbone
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
http://www.reverbnation.com/dogbone
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Uptown Kings
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local blues masters go to town.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
People be dancin'.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

The Rezonators
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Local rock.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 1:50, 5:00, 8:10
  • BIG WEDDING: 1:10, 6:30
  • EVIL DEAD: 4:30, 9:40
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:00, 5:15, 8:30
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 1:00, 4:15, 7:30
  • HOME RUN: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 12:00, 1:40, 3:05, 6:15, 8:00, 9:20
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 11:45, 2:45, 4:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • JURASSIC PARK 2D: 7:40
  • OBLIVION: 12:25, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 1:30, 6:50
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:15, 3:15, 6:25, 9:25
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 3:30, 8:45
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10
Fortuna Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3: 12:15, 2:30, 3:15, 5:30, 6:15, 8:30, 9:15
  • IRON MAN 3 IN 3D: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
  • PAIN & GAIN: 6:35, 9:30
  • THE CROODS: 12:00, 2:15, 4:25
  • THE GREAT GATSBY: 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40
  • THE GREAT GATSBY IN 3D: 1:15, 4:15, 7:20
Garberville Theater
  • THE CROODS: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 11:50, 2:45, 5:40, 8:40
  • BIG WEDDING: 6:30, 8:50
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 12:55, 4:15, 7:30
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 2:00, 5:15, 8:30
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 12:05, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 11:45, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • OBLIVION: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:10
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:15, 3:20, 6:20, 9:25
  • THE CROODS 2D: 1:30, 4:00
Minor Theatre
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:40, 5:50, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 2:20, 5:30, 8:40
  • MUD: 3:20, 6:15, 9:10