Saturday, Aug. 9's Lowdown

“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:

  • Local funk all-stars will gather at HumBrews for Funk Night for the Maasai, a benefit for the music department at O’Brien School for the Maasai in Tanzania. Riffs and rhythms aplenty will be provided by The GetDown Crew while DJ Rickshaw spins. 
  • The Arcata Theatre Lounge features a night of standup comedy headlined by Ngaio Bealum. To say that Bealum is a weed comic is not a just a simplified categorization (his Twitter handle is @ngaio420, for one). Sample his stony yuks in the YouTube clip below recorded at the Seattle Hempfest Hemposium. 

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

There was this really good band a while ago called The Beatles. They don't tour anymore. So you should go see Silver Hammer at the BLC. They're not only good, but they don't have those annoying accents. [$5 and under award]

Events

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Woofstock
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.
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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Craft Fair and Plant Sale
Maplewood Farm / 10-5 a.m. / Free
Variety of local artist's hand made goods.
943-1754 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

9-Ball Tournament
Broadway Billiards / 7:30-11 p.m. / $10 / Free Public / 21+
442-7665 / broadwaybilliards.humboldt@yahoo.com / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / ncrt@humboldt1.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

Galactic Terrapin and Bizarre Bazaar Burmingham Funraiser
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
This is a fundraiser for ... something, we're not sure.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Silver Hammer
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Beatles tribute.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Headshine
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
"Awesome acoustic reggae."
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt County's most in-demand DJ duo.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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DJ Zordon
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Itchie Fingaz
The Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+
Booty Bass Bomb.
441-2017 / pearllounge@gmail.com / View Comments

The Lopez
Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5
Snot rock from Pittsburgh.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:05, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • GET ON UP: 1:55, 5:10, 8:20
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:40, 3:35, 6:30, 9:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 11:50, 2:40, 5:35, 8:30
  • HERCULES 2D: 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 1:05, 3:45
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:00, 2:55, 5:50, 8:40
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:20
  • LUCY: 12:20, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 12:05, 2:25
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 6:15, 8:45
  • STEP UP ALL IN 2D: 3:55, 9:15
  • STEP UP ALL IN 3D: 1:15, 6:35
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 11:55, 2:45, 6:20
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 3D: 12:10, 8:55
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 4:45, 8:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:05, 3:00, 6:00, 8:55
  • GET ON UP: 1:55, 5:15, 8:30
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:30, 2:40, 3:20, 6:15, 8:20, 9:10
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 11:50, 5:30
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 11:55, 2:50, 5:45, 8:40
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • LUCY: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 3:50, 6:25
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 3D: 1:15, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:55, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
  • MOST WANTED MAN: 12:20, 3:05, 5:50, 8:35

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