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.
/ 8 p.m.
/ $10 students/seniors
Features traditional instruments, vocal poetry and merges jazz, classical and world idioms
/ 9 p.m.
Lucky guests will be treated to a delicious sampling of tasty delights that will satisfy even the most discriminating palette.
/ 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)
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.
Arcata Community Center
/ 7-10 p.m.
Relay for Life fundraiser dance and silent auction.
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte)
/ 8 p.m.
Thesis projects of the 2013 MFA graduating class. Pay what you can. Reservations recommended.
Arcata Theatre Lounge
/ 8:30 p.m.
/ $15 first 100 tickets
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.
/ 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Humboldt Pride and Where's Queer Bill present. Fundraising for the 2013 Pride Parade and Festival.
/ 9 p.m.
Reverbed-out vocals and glittery guitar over a constant conga-line beat.
/ 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Local rock 'n' tonk.