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This is the Day You Wish You'd Bought Those Sara Bareilles Tickets

For the 800 or so non-procrastinators who snatched up tickets a couple months back, tonight is their date with Sara Bareilles. Eureka's most famous daughter will play to a sold out crowd Sunday at the Van Duzer Theatre. A good time will be had by all. 

Then there's the rest of you unfortunate souls whose night will feature zero serenading courtesy of a really famous person. Luckily, the Lowdown is here to lessen your turmoil. One time saxophonist in Miles Davis' band Bill Evans will roll into HumBrews tonight with his band Soulgrass. That's soothing, right? Oh, and Steel Standing are playing their final show ever down sunny Fortuna way in Eel River Brewery's magical beer garden. Boom!

See? Even without Sara, you're gonna be just fine. 

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

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

Back-to-School Backyard BBQ Bash

Eel River Brewery / 2-5 p.m. / Free

Featuring Humboldt calypso band Steel Standing playing their last show ever.

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

Sara Bareilles

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m.

Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, “Love Song” reaching #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album Little Voice. Since then, the Eureka, California native has gone on to sell over 1 million copies of her debut album.

826-3928 / Web site

Bill Evans' Soulgrass

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $20 / 21+

Saxophonist Bill Evans first joined Miles Davis group in 1980 at the age of 22, and went on to record six records and tour the world with Davis numerous times over a four-year period. He then toured and recorded three CDs with John McLaughlin and later played with Herbie Hancock.

826-2739 / Web site

Trivia Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 a.m.

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

Rummage Sale and Ice Cream Social

Redwood Coast Montessori / 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Happy Growler Day

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-11 p.m. / Free

826-7222 / Web site

Reiki Share

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / 1-3 p.m.

Mycality Mushrooms Farm Tour

Mycality Mushrooms / 1-3 p.m. / Free

Tour of local mushroom production facility hosted by North Coast Growers Association.

441-9999 / outreach@humfarm.org / Web site

Grandparents Day Celebration

The MGC / 1-2:30 p.m. / Free

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

Science Fiction Club of Humboldt

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 5 p.m.

445-8600 / Web site

Open Mic

Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.

All original/public domain songs.

826-1195 / 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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Open Mic w/ Chris Parreira

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8-10:30 p.m. / Free

826-9463 / Web site

Sundaze with Deep Groove Society

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre