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And There Will Be a DUI Checkpoint Tonight

OK, Humboldt, here's the thing. There is way too much stuff going on locally we gotta get to today (see below). So we're phoning in today's Lowdown. Our recommendation? Get out of the house both today and tonight and soak up some art, music, film, community and/or chicken wings. This is not a drill.


At the same time, keep the following in mind. Here's a press release from the Eureka Police Department: 

The Eureka Police Department's traffic unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within city limits from 9 p.m. today to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, as well as roving DUI saturation patrols, the EPD announced this week.

Several additional DUI saturation patrols will also be held this month, according to a press release. Enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the release.

The EPD asks the public to report drunk drivers by dialing 911.

You weren't going to drink and drive anyway, right? Cool.



Cruz'n Eureka

Eureka / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Annual weekend-long celebration of classic car culture. Poker Run on Thursday. Cruise on Friday. Car show in Old Town on Saturday. Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Web site

Natural Fiber Fair

Arcata Community Center / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $5 / Free Kids and students

Yarn, fleece, fiber, fabric and tools for sale. Free demos and half and full day workshops, exhibits in spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing, knitting and more! Kid's Craft Zone. Bring your projects and join the Fiber Circle, make connections with the fiber community.

599-2729 / naturalfiberfair@yahoo.com / Web site

Chicken Wing Fest

Eureka Waterfront / 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cluck yeah! Vendors will be competing for the chance to be named Chicken Wing Grand Champion. Benefit for Businesses Against Meth Use.

Web site

Bummerfest 2013

The Ink Annex / 3-11:30 p.m.

Two days and nights of local artists ... indoors! Click link for full schedule.

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

Humboldt Made Red Carpet Film Premiere

Eureka Theater / 6 p.m. / $10 / $5 adv.

Featuring videos of a new generation of Humboldt Made businesses and business owners-created by local filmmaker and a winner of the 2012 Economic Fuel competition Malcolm DeSoto.

442-2970 / Web site


Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.

"A fabled underground figure in vocal jazz, Rhiannon turns improvisation into performance art...With a soft, supple voice and a range that climbs to the sky, she shows what heights jazz singing can reach when it combines disciplined musicianship, with utter fearlessness." - James Gavin, Time Out New

410-374-9059 / info@rhiannonmusic.com / 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.)

Web site

CASA Bake Sale

Pacific Outfitters parking lot / 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Support CASA of Humboldt and satisfy your sweet tooth!

496-3246 /

Vocal Improv Workshop

Arcata Playhouse / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / $175 / 18+

Rhiannon comes to Arcata to offer an all-day improv masterclass for intermediate and advanced singers, teachers and professionals.

410-374-9059 / info@rhiannonmusic.com / Web site

CR Farm Open House and Barbeque

College of the Redwoods / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Bring your family and friends and join the CR Agriculture students in taking a tour of the farm.

599-1338 / noah-corp@redwoods.edu / 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.

Web site

Camera Work Workshop

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $40 Non Access Humboldt Members / $20 Access Humboldt Members

Two-hour class will focus on different shot types, how to frame your subject, set exposure, stabilize you shot, and general best practice tips and pointers.

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Lighting Workshop for Videographers

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 1-3 p.m. / $40 Non Access Humboldt Members / $20 Access Humboldt Members

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Bike Polo for Beginners

Community Bike Kitchen at Jefferson Elementary / 2-4:30 p.m. / Free

New players welcome.

541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site

Venus Dreaming: the Watercolor Paintings of Dana Ballard

Old Town Art Gallery / 6-9 p.m.

Showing for the entire month of September 2013.

Beer Crafts Book Party

Bohemian Mermaid / 6-9 p.m.

A celebration of the new Beer Crafts book, combining two outstanding hobbies!

633-8431 / bmermaid@reninet.com / Web site

PechaKucha Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $5

Relaxed, fun evening where local community members prepare and present their ideas, works, thoughts, passions and inspirations in the 20/20 format.

822-1220 / Web site

Indianola, Kasm

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+

Heavy rock!

668-5000 / IndianolaBand@hotmail.com / Web site

Becky's New Car

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Becky Foster, is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.

Late Night with Sherae!

Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.

Featuring co-host Nando Molina and the Late Night band No Covers!

497-6093 / Web site

Hookah Stew

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


800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt DJ duo's regular Arts Alive gig gets you jigglin'

499-0163 /

Crosby Tyler

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

The Last Match

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Classic rock.

443-3770 / Web site

The Hot Rods

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

668-9770 / 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 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Lord Ellis, Diesto

Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Rock. Hard. (Note: "Lord Ellis' drummer won some contest on some website, blah blah blah.")

822-3731 / steve@southspitrecords.com / Web site


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