Saturday = Weed and/or Beer
If you're a participating member of the Humboldt community, your mind should end Saturday in a different state than it began it. Light vice dominates the day at the county's two highest profile events:
Jah giveth! Celebrate the season as the Mateel Community Center hosts the 23rd annual edition of its cannabis party Hemp Fest. Saturday is the main event of the three day gathering. In addition to weed-leaning vendors and speakers, the day is highlighted by over a half dozen bands including Stymie and the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra, Jah Sun and Candelaria. The festivities go from noon to midnight with a suggested donation of $20.
Do weird things to your tongue at the sixth annual Strangebrew Beerfest, the Eureka Theatre's largest fundraiser of the year. Humboldt's various local brewers will each attempt to concoct out-of-the-ordinary brews -- in the past they've whipped up vegetable, fruit, herb and/or plant ales, multi-yeast and bacteria fermented libations. Your soundtrack for the evening will be provided by Shinbone and SumBitch. The strange begins at 6 p.m. and costs $25 to attend.
Have a fun/safe day, you ragamuffins.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Godlin Gets Behind
Kudos to the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center Grand Opening! Kindness still has followers. Evening plans get a bit more complicated. There's a lot going on. I can only recommend keeping it under $5.
Day Center Grand Opening
Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation and Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa invite the community to this special open house.
Hemp Fest 2013
Mateel Community Center / 11 a.m.
3rd Annual Humboldt Hemp Fest, a full weekend celebration of music, comedy and hemp/cannabis related events. Click for full schedule and admission prices.
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Strangebrew Beerfest 6
Eureka Theater / 5:30-10 p.m. / $25 / 21+
Challenging local brewers to create the strangest and most delicious concoctions. Fundraising event for the Eureka Theater.
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Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10 / Free limited free seating for HSU students / $8 students & seniors / 18+
Who in the world was Alexander von Humboldt—explorer, visionary and godfather of ecology? Explore the wonder of his voyages to the outer and inner unknown in this HSU original production featuring music, dance and spectacle.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays
"Deliciously wry and poignant play centers on three US Navy personnel, and one Navy wife, stationed at a base in Japan in the mid 1950’s – a little bit Kabuki, a little bit From Here to Eternity."
Joni Mitchell Tribute Show
Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $15 / $13 Advance tickets
With Jan Bramlett, Morgan Corviday Hollis, Joanne Rand, Rick Copeland, Marla Joy, Jay Forbes, Julie Froblom, Sarah Torres, Josephine Johnson and Joel Soneshein.
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Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7:45 a.m.-8:45 p.m. / Free
"He plays everything from Leonard Cohen to Lynyrd Skynyrd."
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Falk's Claim: Headwaters History Hike
Headwaters Forest Reserve / 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
The BLM welcomes Jon Gates, author of a book about the former Humboldt County logging town of Falk, to the Headwaters Forest Reserve. Gates will lead a guided hike followed by a question and answer period.
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Coastal Naturalist Ambassador Training
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Help introduce people to the beauty and natural diversity of our coast by becoming a volunteer Coastal Naturalist Ambassador.
444-1397 / Web site / View Comments
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30-10 p.m. / $8 / $5 students
Shakespeare's most popular comedy, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess.
441-1735 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Humboldt Bay Brass Band
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 students & seniors
Celebrating the HSU centennial with music from those ten decades, including the 1914 local tune “Eureka March” performed on period instruments, plus playful compositions like “Ja-Da,” “Daytripper,” “Thriller” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000” in its only local concert of the year.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments
BA-DUM-CHH Comedy Presents
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
With headliner Brendan Lynch, finalist in this year's San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Hosted by John Mcclurg
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments
- ABOUT TIME: 12:10, 3:10, 6:05, 9:05
- CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:00, 5:15, 8:20
- CARRIE: 5:05, 9:40
- COUNSELOR: 12:00, 5:20, 9:10
- ENDER S GAME: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:40
- FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 1:05, 2:30, 3:35, 4:50, 5:50, 7:10, 8:10
- FRUITVALE STATION: 2:50, 7:30
- GRAVITY 2D: 12:00
- GRAVITY 3D: 2:15, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
- JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 2:20, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
- LAST VEGAS: 12:20, 12:55, 3:30, 6:15, 8:55
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 2:40, 4:00, 6:45, 8:00, 9:30
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:15, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
Mill Creek Cinema
- CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:15, 5:20, 8:25
- ENDER S GAME: 12:40, 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
- FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:00, 12:50, 3:10, 7:50
- FREE BIRDS 3D: 4:45
- GRAVITY 2D: 5:30
- GRAVITY 3D: 12:15, 2:30, 7:05, 9:20
- JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
- LAST VEGAS: 12:55, 3:30, 6:00, 8:40
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
- GRAVITY 2D: 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
- LAST VEGAS: 1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10