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Lowdown: Humboldt’s ‘Classic’ Friday

Friday night, the Humboldt Crabs will pinch-dismember their final opponents of the season when they take on the Novato Knicks in the first of three games taking place throughout their last weekend of the 2014 season. As we know, “knicks” is short for “knickers,” a term used for old-timey ladies' undergarments, so tonight should be a real treat!

Another reason this evening’s game will delight you is that LoCO’s classic rockin’ colleagues at KWPT The Point are the sponsors of tonight’s game. Your homework: Wear your favorite concert T-shirt and you could win a hat or something. \m/ 

If you want to keep on rockin’ late into the night, note that Humboldt’s Deadheads will be convening at HumBrews to celebrate what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 72nd birthday. One of the better local Dead cover bands The Miracle Show will keep the proceedings truckin’. 

Other Friday options in your Lowdown listings below.

—Andrew Goff


30th Anniversary Reggae On The River

French's Camp / midnight / $190 / $250 early 4-day pass

"Recognized as one of the longest running reggae music events in the world, Reggae On The River® is an annual pilgrimage held along the banks of the majestic Eel River in the heart of Southern Humboldt County and fans have flocked here for three decades to experience the best in reggae/world music."

Web site

Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.


Fieldbrook Family Market / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Local folk group fills the community market's popular Friday night music slot.

brianpowell66@gmail.com /

Humboldt Crabs vs. Novato Knicks

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

It's rock 'n' roll night! Wear your favorite concert T and be entered to win prizes from KWPT 100.3 and 102.7 FM The Point.

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Jerry Garcia's Birthday Celebration

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia with Humboldt County's own Dead tribute band The Miracle Show.

826-2739 / Web site

Camos 2 Khakis

The Job Market / 1:30-5 p.m. / Free / 18+

Four week intensive service program for veterans only. The program allows veterans and other covered persons to develop job search skills through networking with other veterans and provides instruction in skills such as resume writing and interviewing techniques.

441-5705 / randall.weaver@edd.ca.gov /

Wildwood Days

Rio Dell / 3 p.m.

Rio Dell's annual community celebration. Click for complete schedule of events.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Ask Sophie

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Folk rock.

668-4151 / Web site

Public Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5

New summer hours.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Raising Grain

Scotia Inn / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / Free

Two scoops of bluegrass for a balanced diet of musical goodness.

764-5338 / raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site

Papa Paul

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Claire Bent

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

825-7596 / Web site

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

8-Ball Tournament

Broadway Billiards / 7:30-11 p.m. / $10 / Free Public / 21+

442-7665 / Broadwaybilliards.humboldt@yahoo.com /

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30 p.m.

Flash back to the Roaring '20s with Humboldt Light Opera Company. When a Kansas girl comes to the Big Apple, she encounters flappers, working girls and millionaires in disguise as she ventures from high rises to the New York speakeasy scene.

822-1318 / info@hloc.org / Web site

The Poor of New York

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15

Written and premiering in 1857, this play is a melodrama revolving around the efforts of a middle class family, newly impoverished by the financial panic of 1857, to survive against a villainous banker.

442-6278 / Web site

Dirty Harry (1971)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5

“You’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

822-1220 / Web site

Guns and Barrels

Ocean Grove Lodge / 8 p.m. / 21+

Surf rock.

677-3543 / Web site

The Wedding Singer

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $16 students/seniors

You've seen that Adam Sandler movie, yeah? Directed by Brandi Lacy, Music Direction by Molly Severdia and featuring Erik Standifird as Robbie, Sasha Shay as Julia, and a large, talented cast from all over the county!

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Quixosis, Zanapod

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

Ambiant beats aplenty.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Barfly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site


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

"Awesome acoustic reggae."

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

Anna Hamilton

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

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Jenni and David Sweet Soul Band

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.

Local folk duo.

668-5000 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

All Fired Up

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

Rock 'n' roll.

668-9770 / Web site

Grupo Nueva Illusion

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Latin music.

822-4766 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

Bringing in the Fogust grass at Clam Beach.

839-0545 /

First Fridays w/ Itchie Fingaz

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+

"Reggae on the Eureka."

441-2017 / pearllounge@gmail.com / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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