Saturday, May 18, 2013's Lowdown

(Left to right: 2013 Rutabaga Queen candidates Johnny BerryPicker, Lady Luck and Naughty 'n' Nice)

The high season on the Kinetic Kalendar gets underway on Saturday with the annual Rutabaga Ball taking place at Arcata's Portuguese Hall. With the surprise, last-minute addition of the controversial Johnny BerryPicker to the candidate's list emotions should run high. BerryPicker will face steep competition from Lady Luck -- who the Lowdown is just gonna come out and call the favorite -- and Naughty 'n' Nice. 

The winner of tonight's odd festivities goes on to be the 2013 Rutabaga Queen who will oversee next weekend's Kinetic Grand Championship. Big responsibility.

If all that is too nerdy for you, there's other options. Arcata will be hoppin' tonight with the annual Black and White Ball at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, Missing Link Record's Soul Night 19 at HumBrews, and Quijeremá at the Arcata Playhouse. Go forth, HumCo. Get down.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

The final Ukesperience show. An era is ending. Everyone to Six Rivers, stat!

Events

(Submit yours!)

Tommy: The Musical
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m.
South Fork High School performing arts department's spring play is The Who's rock opera.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Quijeremá
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $12 / $10 students/seniors
Features traditional instruments, vocal poetry and merges jazz, classical and world idioms
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Missing Link Soul Night 19
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Lucky guests will be treated to a delicious sampling of tasty delights that will satisfy even the most discriminating palette.
826-2739 / 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.)
Web site / View Comments

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.
Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-4:30 p.m. / Free
442-0278 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Kulica
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local groove rock favorites.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Bruce and the Dancers Fundraiser
Arcata Community Center / 7-10 p.m. / $10
Relay for Life fundraiser dance and silent auction.
616-1976 / mariposagarcia@yahoo.com / View Comments

Eureka Symphony
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $34 / $9 students
Season finale concert.
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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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Annual Black and White Ball
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 first 100 tickets / 21+
Morninoonanight and World Famous Productions present the fourth annual Black and White Ball with Fort Knox 5 vs. Thunderball and Afromassive with Hometown DJ's and Madhatta.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

NightHawk
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Classic rock and contemporary dance music.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Ukesperience
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
www.ukesperience.com
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Rooster McClintock
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Redneck soul.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Rewind
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Classic rock.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Finals Are A Drag ... Show!
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Humboldt Pride and Where's Queer Bill present. Fundraising for the 2013 Pride Parade and Festival.
499-0163 / View Comments

AESIR
Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local rock.
839-2013 / View Comments

Week of Wonders, The Lost Luvs
Five Eleven / 9 p.m. / 21+
Reverbed-out vocals and glittery guitar over a constant conga-line beat.
268-3852 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

Fire Pony
The Pine Cone Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Six piece rock and roll band.
541-813-1551 / pctavern101@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Tripwire
Angelina Inn / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
Local rock 'n' tonk.
845-0067 / Wallaker@suddenlink.net / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
There will be ass shaking.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

Viduaga
Jambalaya / 10 p.m.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Space Biscuit, SB Lounge
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 11 p.m. / 21+
Keep Eureka weird.
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

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