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Thursday, May 30, 2013's Lowdown

Riiide it … that Pony … 

For the rest of this week, McKinleyvillians will gather daily to collectively ooze community spirit as part of their annual Pony Express Days. If you're an outsider curious about what da fuss be, the Lowdown will let you peak behind the curtain:

Thursday: Root on Mack town's heroes during the annual Fireman's Muster friendly competition. in the Ray's Food Place parking lot.

Friday: Get down with Dr. Squid in the Blue Lake Casino's Sapphire Palace for the annual Pony Express Dance. Will there be a contest for best boots? Yes there will.

Saturday: The main event. Get your parade on along Central Avenue starting at 11 a.m. Then hit up the Family Festival in Pierson Park from 12-4 p.m. (Expect craft booths, food and games for the wee ones.) Soundtrack provided by St. John and the Sinners. There will also be Gymkhana at the Mckinleyville Rodeo Grounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday: Softball tournament! Swing for the fences at the Hiller Sports Complex. $125 per team. 

For more info go here, or if you have a personal vendetta against McKinleyville and all its residents check out your other to-do options in the Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff



After Earth Sneak Peak

Broadway Cinema / 6:30 p.m. / $20

In celebration of the release of the movie After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the Humboldt-Del Norte County Film Commission will be holding a Reception and Sneak Peek screening.

NCEPD Annual Recognition Luncheon

Wharfinger Building / 11:45-1:30 a.m. / $18

Recognizes the work of people who employ and support individuals with disabilities, and individuals who are employed.

362-8026 / nwcepd@gmail.com / Web site

Logger Bar for the Land

Logger Bar / 5 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+

Music by The Jim Lahman Band, locally produced snacks, raffle and more.

822-2242 / s.pilkington@ncrlt.org / Web site

Pony Express Days Fireman's Muster

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 5:30 p.m.

Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968, this year marks the 45th Annual.

Fred and Junior

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local swing jazz duo helps the hops go down.

668-4151 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

SB Lounge

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Analogue electronica duo of Anwyn Halliday on synthesizers and Tamaras Abrams on drums.

444-2244 / Web site

Pony Express Days Dance

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 7 p.m.

Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968, this year marks the 45th Annual.

668-9770 / Web site

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Irish Music Session

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.

Biweekly gathering of local Celtic music players.

826-9463 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Steff and The Articles

Red Fox Tavern / 9 p.m.

Progressive pop/indie jazz.

269-0282 / Web site

Thrusty Thursday Comedy

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $5

From SF Kevin O'Shea, Caitlin Gill and local yocals Josh Duke, Dutch Savage and Anders Larson.

839-7580 / Web site

Savage Henry Comedy Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Comedy Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

Stand up comedy with local and out of the area comics. $5 door fee

839-7580 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

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

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Adventures in Disco

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Special four hour disco set with DJ Knutz.

826-2739 / Web site


#MongolianNightz / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Weekly exposition of local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.

Web site

DJ Red 80's Night

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre