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Do You 'Dep'? Your Well-Cultivated Strain Could Make You a Winner!

I’ll bet some of you grow marijuana. Hell, I’ll bet a handful are you are even pretty good at it. But tell me this, farmer: How adept are you at “depping”?

If you fancy yourself a light depravation growing expert and you’d like to show off your strain(s), perhaps consider entering for a chance to win at the the first ever Golden Tarp Awards, a cannabis competition highlighting the light dep method. (If marijuana cultivation is not your world, “light dep” is a technique that utilizes tarps to manipulate the light cycle of cannabis plants with minimal electricity use. Now you know.)

The ultra-green competition will be held at the Mateel Community Center on September 13 and event organizers are accepting entries in a variety of categories through August 21. What can you win? A tricked out, locally handcrafted bronze greenhouse and, of course, a golden tarp. Pimp your grow!

More details on how to enter (and your opportunity to sound off) can be found here.

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As far as Wednesday's out-and-about options, please note that the Arcata Theatre Lounge's Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night crew are screening perhaps their most traditionally crowd-pleasing offering to date. What it be? Well, we'll just say where they're going they don't need roads.

More in your Lowdown listings below. 

--Andrew Goff 



Golden Tarp Award Entries Sought

See Event Description / 9 a.m.

The Golden Tarp Award is both a celebration of Humboldt’s cannabis culture and a cannabis competition highlighting the light dep method, a cultivation technique that utilizes tarps to manipulate the light cycle of cannabis plants with minimal electricity use. Entries now accepted through Aug. 21.

Back to the Future (1985)

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

"Shown at 1.21 gigawatts!"

822-1220 / Web site

French Professional Youth Soccer Camp

Arcata Sports Complex / 9 a.m.-noon / $195

845-6546 / info.acsamoa@gmail.com / Web site

Native Landscaping

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 5-6:30 p.m.

Help maintain the native landscaping around the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center and on the green roof, weeding help is especially needed.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo

Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free

Like horse polo minus the stable fees.

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

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / Web site

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting

Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.

Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.

443-3731 /

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

Blues Jam

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /


Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Barfly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Salsa Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

Comedy Open Mikey

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

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.


The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.

822-4766 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!


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