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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

EVENTS

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

Quijerem√°

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

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

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

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

Culpepper and Meriweather Circus

Rio Dell / 2 p.m.

Oh, circuses.

Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-4:30 p.m. / Free

442-0278 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Kulica

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local groove rock favorites.

668-4151 / Web site

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 /

Eureka Symphony

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $34 / $9 students

Season finale concert.

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.

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

NightHawk

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

Classic rock and contemporary dance music.

668-9770 / Web site

Ukesperience

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

www.ukesperience.com

839-7580 / Web site

Rooster McClintock

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Redneck soul.

668-5000 / Web site

Rewind

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

Classic rock.

733-9644 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

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 /

AESIR

Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local rock.

839-2013 /

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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

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

Tripwire

Angelina Inn / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

Local rock 'n' tonk.

845-0067 / Wallaker@suddenlink.net / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

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

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site

Viduaga

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site

Space Biscuit, SB Lounge

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 11 p.m. / 21+

Keep Eureka weird.

443-3770 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre