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I Block's the Party That Rocks The Party

And with that summer 2013 is over. What a time we had, Humboldt.

To ease the pain, the Lowdown is gonna go ahead and give you Monday off -- what's up? -- and we'll let you know that Arcata's Labor Day tradition, the I Block Party is back to color the end of your season. Now in its 28th year, the event centered in front of Los Bagels on, where else, I Street will feature music all day from the likes of Lyndsey Battle, Steel Standing, Lizzy and the Moonbeams and The Hip Joint. Oh, and barbecue. And beer. 

As is the case every year, the event is a fundraiser for Arcata's sister city Camoapa, Nicaragua -- which is depicted in the Duane Flatmo mural that can be seen in the Los Bagels parking lot. 

Other Labor Day options, including an attempt to make up for this year's SummerFest debacle, in your Monday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


I Block Party

Los Bagels Eureka / noon-6 p.m.

Annual fundraiser for the Arcata-Camoapa Sister City Project. Funds raised support education and clean water projects in Camoapa, Nicaragua. Music all day from Lyndsey Battle, Lizzy & the Moonbeams, The Hip Joint, and Steel Standing. Barbecued albacore, chicken, or tofu, local beers and desserts.

442-8525 /

Summerfest "Yard Sale"

Humboldt Brews / noon-8 p.m. / Free

A day of music in an attempt to make up for the SummerFest debacle. Silver Hammer, Triple Junction, The Fickle Hill Billies, The Rezonators and The Usual Suspects perform.

826-2739 / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site


The MGC / 6-7 p.m. / $6

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Lemon Lemon Cherry

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m. / 21+

Experimental folk-jazz.

444-2244 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Karaoke with DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

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

Roots and Culture Dance Night

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

Reggae and world music every Monday night.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre