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Saturday = Beer, Bacon, Dunes, Pastels, Apples, Knights, Kickball

Here's the thing: Yes, it is Thursday and, yes, there is plenty of greatness to be had for those who venture out Thursday night (see below). But, dagnabbit, Saturday is so loaded with events we feel we'd be doing you a disservice if we didn't give you ample time to decide how to budget.

-SATURDAYPALOOZA ROUNDUP-
(click event for more details)

Medieval Festival of Courage, Christie's Ranch
Highlights: Jousting, cosplay, whimsy.

Apple Harvest Festival, Fortuna
Highlights: Fire truck rides, Americana, apples.

Can I Kick It?, Arcata Community Center
Highlights: Kickball, competition, supporting women's health.

Pastels on the Plaza, Arcata Plaza
Highlights: Art, helping kids, chalky hands.

Wine By the Sea, Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Highlights: Raising money for the environment, wine, sea.

Hoptoberfest, Perigot Park:
Highlights: Beer, beer, beer.

BaconFest, Blue Lake Casino:
Highlights: Bacon, bacon, bacon.

Arts Alive, Eureka:
Highlights: You know the drill.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Thursday's Humboldt Beer Week Events

Humboldt County / 10 a.m.

Highlights include ERB-I-N-G-O at Eel River Brewery and Kill-A-Keg at Six Rivers Brewery. Click for complete county-wide list of events.

sargent_silver33@yahoo.com / Web site

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Falling Rocks

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.

407-3550 / Web site

John Elliott, Eleanor Murray

Arcata Playhouse / 7:30 p.m.

Chris Parreira Presents A duel album release for two amazing West Coast songwriters.

822-1575 / Web site

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35

“There are legendary country singers, and then there’s Emmylou.” — Time Out New York. The Nashville icon performs with performs with songwriter Crowell.

826-3928 / Web site

Leftover Salmon

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $25 / 21+

"Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock and roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre."

822-1220 / Web site

Bronze Radio Return

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

American roots music. Graham Colton opens.

826-2739 / Web site

KWPT Classic Cover Contest First Round

100.3/102.7 FM / 9 a.m.

Click for the complete schedule of matchups.

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Kill-A-Keg

Six Rivers Brewery / 5 p.m. / $3 / 21+

839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

NCRT Auditions

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 6 p.m.

Wanna be in Les Miserables?. This would be the place to try for that.

442-6278 / Web site

Matt Pless and Francie Moon

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6:30 p.m. / $None Public

668-4151 / Web site

45th Marching Lumberjacks Reunion Jam

Logger Bar / 7 p.m. / 21+

Get Jacked.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Outlaw Stance

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Country and bluegrass.

923-2748 / Web site

Humboldt Homebrewers October Meeting

Humboldt Beer Works / 7 p.m.

442-6258 / info@humboldtbeerworks.com / Web site

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

ERB-I-N-G-O

Eel River Brewery / 7 p.m. / Free / 21+

This ain’t your Nana’s bingo night, although you should definitely bring her as a date.

725-2739 / eelriverbrewingevents@gmail.com / Web site

The Pine Hearts, Raising Grain

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Alt-bluegrass trio.

826-7222 / 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

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

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Shugafoot

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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Anna Hamilton

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt folk guitar playin', storytellin' tornado.

826-9463 / Web site

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre