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Saturday Lowdown: Woofstock and Beyond

“The event” in Humboldt County this Saturday is Woofstock — do something nice for your pup, maybe. Lots of other canine butts down at Halvorsen Park for your best friend to investigate.  

But after day gives way to evening, the Lowdown listings below lean heavily Arcata. A couple highlights:

--Andrew Goff



Halvorsen Park / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fundraiser for Sequoia Humane Society features the annual Mutt Strut through Old Town, contests, games and more.

Mattole Restoration Council Dinner

Mattole Grange / 5:30-11:30 p.m. / $20 / $5 Youth (under 12)

Night of delicious dinner, local brews and great music by the No Good Redwood Ramblers to celebrate 31 years of environmental restoration in the Mattole. Silent auction items donated by our local sponsors. Camping available next door at A.W. Way County Park.

629-3514 / mrc@mattole.org / Web site

Steel Cage Death Match: Ngaio Bealum vs. Caitlin Gill

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Well, this is standup comedy. There just won’t be an actual cage or any fighting of any kind. But this got your attention, didn't it?!

502-9656 / Web site

Funk Night for the Maasai

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / 21+

"Instrumental Flight is throwing a Benefit for the O'Brien School for the Maasai in Tanzania. Live music from the GetDown Crew and DJ Rickshaw with The Klaw before Rickshaw spins the funk dance party til close with a Marmalade Sky light show. You will hear some Jerry!"

826-2739 / Web site

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Restoration

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Help restore the Friends of the Dunes property by removing invasive plants. Tools and gloves provided, bring water and wear work clothes.

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

Third Annual Kinetic Carnivale

Mendocino County Museum / 10 a.m.-7 p.m. / $10 / $35 Grand Ball Tickets / Free Kids 12 & Under / $10 Adults / $5 Students (13-18) / $5 Seniors (65+)

Wide variety of steam and travel-related activities; displays of art cars and kinetic sculptures; craft and food vendors; the Grand Ball - a highly anticipated evening of fun and fantasy; Handcar Races featuring creatively designed kinetic vehicles on paired tracks.

459-2736 / Info@KineticCarnivale.com / Web site

Craft Fair and Plant Sale

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

Variety of local artist's hand made goods.

943-1754 /

Babies at the Library

Trinidad Library / 11 a.m.-noon / Free

Bring your baby, aged 3 months to 2 years, to the library for songs, rhymes and playtime. It's a baby and parent meet-up in a book-filled environment.

677-0227 / Web site

Firefighter Fun Day

Clarke Historical Museum / noon-3 p.m. / Free / $3 hot dogs

Children of all ages are invited to come learn important lessons about fire safety and history, while having fun with “make and take” arts and crafts.

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

Good Dog, Thieves, Cainfields

Willow Creek / 2-9 p.m. / $15 / $35 families / $25 couples

A day of EastHum bands in the Gambi Amphitheater at the China Creek Cottages.

677-3468 / dougmortenson@hotmail.com / Web site

Family Arts Day

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-5 p.m. / $5 / Free MGMA members/ Children 17 and Under / $2 Seniors/Students

Summer art projects for the whole family.

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Storyteller Paul Woodland

Headwaters Forest Reserve / 3-4 p.m. / Free

Paul Woodland, storyteller and naturalist will present the wit, whimsy and wonders of natures stories.

825-2300 / jdclark@blm.gov / Web site

August Open House

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

Watercolors by Renate Walker and colorful abstracts by Patricia Reeb will be on display this month at the Willow Creek gallery.

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

Plays In The Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Redwood Park / 7 p.m. / $12 / $10 Pre-sale

Shakespeare's classic comedy about love, mischief and magic at the old forest stage among the beautiful Redwoods of the Arcata Community Forest.

822-7091 / Web site

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 7-9 p.m. / Free

An evening of songs of peace and justice. Proceeds from refreshment will benefit Veterans for Peace.

822-3793 / office@huuf.org / Web site

9-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 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

Cyclops and the Owl

Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m.

Local psychedelic-surf-jazz releases some new music into the atmosphere.

822-3453 / 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

Doug Fir and the 2x4s

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

Multi-generational classic rock band comprised of fathers and sons

839-7580 / Web site


Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt County's most in-demand DJ duo.

733-9644 / Web site

Doug Fir and the 2x4s

Six Rivers Brewery / 9-11 p.m. / Free

Multigenerational rock band from Scotia.

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

Selector Rotten's Rocksteady Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

He started DJ'ing in the early 90's at the British Dominion Pub Social Club in Orange County. Now he is here.

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

Silver Hammer

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

Beatles tribute.

668-9770 / Web site

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization

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

Jazz funk improv.


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

"Awesome acoustic reggae."

800-684-2464 / Web site

Galactic Terrapin and Bizarre Bazaar Burmingham Funraiser

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

This is a fundraiser for ... something, we're not sure.

822-4766 / 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 /

Itchie Fingaz

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Booty Bass Bomb.

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


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

DJ Zordon

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+

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


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

More Plaza ass shaking.

The Lopez

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

Snot rock from Pittsburgh.

822-3731 / Web site


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