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Lowdown: Sooo Much Saturday

Well, it's another one of those packed Humboldt weekends. What with the Humboldt Pride Festival, Ocean Night, the Storytelling Festival by the Sea and a load of others (scan below), you have no excuse for being bored today, citizen.

Oh! Also, it's the last Humboldt Roller Derby bout of the season! If you don't get out to Redwood Acres tonight to see our local flat track warriors in action, you're going to have to wait another six months to see them again. Allow yourself to be pumped up by the accompanying YouTube clip above and plan accordingly.



Humboldt Pride 2013 Parade and Festival

Halvorsen Park / 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Parade kicks off in Old Town at 11:45 a.m. The Festival opens at noon. Humboldt County 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace will be Grand Marshal of the Parade.

616-3160 / anthea@humboldtpride.org / Web site

Doug Green Lovefest

Mateel Community Center / 6 p.m.

Proceeds go toward the medical bills of local, legendary nonprofit promoter Doug Green who has cancer. Featuring Peter Rowan, Joules Graves, Alice DiMicele Trio, Joanne Rand and more.ing

923-3368 / Web site

Ocean Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m.

Screening The Last Ocean about the Ross Sea in Antarctica, the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth.

822-1220 / Web site

Humboldt Roller Derby

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 7 p.m.

Last home bout of the 2013 season! Proceeds will benefit Food For People.

445-3037 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Showdown in the Sapphire

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 7 p.m.

MMA event.

668-9770 / Web site

The Delta Nationals

Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10 / $8 seniors and students

Covering styles like jump blues/swing, rockabilly, ’50s and ’60s rock and roll, classic country, New Orleans R&B and ’60s Southern soul. Part of the Fortuna Concert Series.

682-6092 / fortunaconcert@live.com / Web site

Humboldt Pride Afterparty with Marga Gomez

Nocturnum / 8:30 p.m. / $8

Where's Queer Bill Presents hosts Humboldt Pride's afterparty with comedian Marga Gomez. "A lesbian Lenny Bruce," saith Robin Williams. DJ Razorburns closes the night.

499-0163 / Web site

Gabe Pressure and Zero One

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Reggae, latin, electro, Bhangra, hip hop and Balkan beats.

668-9770 / Web site

eBird Survey

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8 a.m.

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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Paddlefest 2013

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Blocksburg Harvest Faire

Blocksburg Town Hall / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Food, activities for kids, local vendors and artisans, raffles and a silent auction. Music by Cleopatra's Marmalade, The Bridgeville Harpers, Alan and Lloyd, Maureen Catalina, Ron Hemphill and more.

blocksburgtownhall@yahoo.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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Craft Fair and Plant Sale

Maplewood Farm / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Locally made items from a variety of artists and a plant sale.

943-1754 /

History Comes Alive

Clarke Historical Museum / noon-3 p.m. / Free

The Clarke Museum is partnering with Leslie Hart and the Redwood Empire Quilters Guild to present a nine square quilting activity for all ages.

443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site

Ping Pong Tournament

The Shanty / 1-5 p.m. / 21+

$10 entry, free to watch. Proceeds support CASA.

443-3197 / chelsea@humboldtcasa.org / Web site

Second Saturday Family Arts Day

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-4 p.m.

Featuring special guest Nature Joe.

442-0278 / Web site

Truth in Wonder

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 2 p.m. / $5 / $10 general / $5 students, seniors, children under 12

Experimental dance project choreographed by artist in residence Lela Annotto.

601-7663 / lelaannotto@gmail.com / Web site

Monthly Artist's Reception, Show and Sale

Studio 299 Center for the Arts / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Features the powerful healing art of Gail Packard.

530-629-3488 / studio299@hughes.net /

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.

The Georgia Handshakers

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

“Dirty Georgia jazz and country.”

826-7222 / Web site

HSU Music Faculty Welcome Concert

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $10 / $5 students/seniors

Annual potpourri of HSU music faculty solo and ensemble performances to inaugurate the new school year. Among faculty players participating are vocalist Elisabeth Harrington, Paul Cummings on clarinet, Gil Cline on trumpet, Laura Snodgrass on flute and pianists Daniela Mineva, Robin Miller and John

826-3928 / 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 /

Eyes Anonymous

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

'80s hits.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Marga Gomez

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where's Queer Bill Presents hosts Humboldt Pride's afterparty.

499-0163 /

Pressure/Anya DJs

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

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


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.

Dead on the Wire

Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Punk rock 'n' roll from San Diego.

822-3731 / Web site


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