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

 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

It's a SHAME on all of US that I can't find a place to eat meat and listen to country music.  (Get it?)

Events

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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.
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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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.
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Fred and Junior
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local swing jazz duo helps the hops go down.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.
Romantic jazz with your dinner?
725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Pony Express Days Dance
Blue Lake Casino / 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 / View Comments

SB Lounge
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.
Analogue electronica duo of Anwyn Halliday on synthesizers and Tamaras Abrams on drums.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Irish Music Session
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.
Biweekly gathering of local Celtic music players.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Adventures in Disco
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Special four hour disco set with DJ Knutz.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Steff and The Articles
Red Fox Tavern / 9 p.m.
Progressive pop/indie jazz.
269-0282 / Web site / View Comments

Datablend
#MongolianNightz / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+
Weekly exposition of local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • EPIC 2D: 2:10, 4:45, 5:35, 7:20, 9:40
  • EPIC 3D: 12:20, 2:55, 8:15
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 11:55, 1:55, 3:00, 5:00, 6:05, 8:05, 9:10
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:00, 5:15, 8:25
  • HANGOVER PART III: 12:55, 1:45, 3:30, 4:25, 6:00, 7:00, 8:40, 9:30
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:20, 5:25, 8:35
  • OBLIVION: 12:25, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:00, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
Fortuna Theatre
  • EPIC: 1:15, 6:30
  • EPIC IN 3D: 3:50, 9:00
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6: 4:00, 6:50, 9:40
  • IRON MAN 3: 4:10
  • STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: 6:35
  • STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS IN 3D: 3:35, 9:35
  • THE GREAT GATSBY: 3:40, 9:40
  • THE HANGOVER PART III: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 10:00
  • EPIC 2D: 3:15, 5:45, 7:30, 8:20
  • EPIC 3D: 4:55
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 5:50
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 2:45, 9:10
  • HANGOVER PART III: 4:20, 6:55, 9:30
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 2:50, 8:55
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 6:10
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:10, 6:20, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 5:25, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 5:20, 8:30
  • HANGOVER PART III: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:05, 6:00, 8:55

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