Like it or not, Humboldt's Memorial Day weekend has and will continue to be dominated by Kinetics for the foreseeable. And while your Lost Coast Outpost still allow ourselves to get swept up in the kookiness, maybe you're just burned out on that scene and want to get the hell out of Dodge. We get it.
Well then! If your budget inhibits you from traveling too far out o' town, may we suggest Hickey Fest? Over three days at the Peg House in Leggett this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, 33 bands will take the stage birthing an outdoorsy indie paradise in the process. The price of admission gets you shared camping at Standish Hickey State Park. (We guess "Standish Fest" wasn't edgy enough.)
/ 7 p.m.
Show includes circus skills, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops, propelled by the infectious music of EO, a one-man orchestra. Part of the Playhouse Family Fun Series.
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte)
/ 8 p.m.
Dell'Arte International's first-year class present an evening of 10-minute, original plays
/ 8:30-11:30 p.m.
With Jake Wiegandt, Jim Hatchimonji, Brin pwell, Neil McLaughlin and the brothers DeMarkus.
/ 9 p.m.
Bluegrass and folk at the Palm Lounge with Lyndsey Battle, Cory Goldman, Rob Fowler, Kris Lang and other folky folks.
/ 10 p.m.
Low down blues.