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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.

-AG 

EVENTS

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.

923-3368 / Web site

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.

442-2970 / info@theeurekatheater.org / Web site

Humboldt Unbound

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

Far East

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.

801-201-8969 / morgan@corvidesign.net / Web site

Chuck Mayville

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7:45 a.m.-8:45 p.m. / Free

"He plays everything from Leonard Cohen to Lynyrd Skynyrd."

442-1177 / chuckmayville@gmail.com / Web site

Volunteer Driver for Seniors

Area 1 Agency on Aging / 8 a.m. / Free / 21+

442-3763 / mmcgarry@a1aa.org / 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.)

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Baroni Annual Clearance Event

Arcata Community Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

822-8067 / sales@baronidesigns.com / 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.

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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.

825-2300 / headwaters@blm.gov / Web site

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

'Cutten' Loose at the Moose

Eureka Moose Lodge / 6:30 p.m.

Dance to the music of Austin Alley. Benefits HOSPICE of Humboldt.

Cutten Loose at the Moose

Moose Lodge / 6:30-11:59 p.m. / $1

443-1073 /

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 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org / Web site

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

So You Wanna Fight?

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / $39

Mixed martial arts and tuff man/woman boxing

800-684-2464 / Web site

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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

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

EPROM, Grenier, ONHELL

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+

Phantom Wave and World Famous present.

822-1220 / Web site

The Trouble

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9:30 p.m.

StrangeBrew afterparty!

Pressure/Anya DJs

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...

DJs

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Los Bandidos Muertos

Alibi / 11 p.m.

Arcata surf-rock reunion show.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre