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Lowdown: Friday Night's Best Death Polka Option

It’s going to be a pretty packed weekend in Humboldt — check out Saturday’s Lowdown which features no shortage of “red-lined” events.

But if saving your strength just sounds stupid to you, let’s see … what can you exhaust yourself with this Friday night? Uh … oh! Death polka? That sounds endearing, yeah? ‘Cuz tonight at Jambalaya features a triple bill headlined by accordion-toting, one-man band Ando Ehlers. You can totally drink to this! 

Get a sample of Ehlers in the clip below for his song “Sacred Death” and or peruse the rest of your LoCO Lowdown below.

--Andrew Goff


Humboldt County Fair

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-9 p.m. / $8 / $4 kids / $6 seniors

"The Bounty of the County": Live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, exhibits, livestock events and more. Check the fair's website for complete schedule of events.

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Ando Ehlers, SS Web, The Smashed Glass

The Jam / 10:30 p.m. / 21+

Live music?!? Ando Ehlers (death polka), SS Web (nautical drinking tunes), Smashed Glass (local heroes).

822-4766 / Web site

Trinity River Jamboree

Junction City Park / 10 a.m. / $130 / $300 VIP / Free Under 12

Wide variety of music and arts including 2 stages of music, a huge craft vending arena, yoga workshop stage, art gallery and fashion show. More than 40 enetrtainment acts including, Gaudi, Zilla, Vibesquad, Woven Roots, Dj Logic, The Getdown Crew, Motherlode, the 4-low, hoop performance, fire show.

530-623-1982 / humboldtlove@gmail.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

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

Jazz on the patio.

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

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

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

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

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

Kuudes Silma, Maailmanloppu, Kohosh, Shit Rag

The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $8 / $6 members

The Placebo and Dead Tree Presents a night of punk

Candlelight Hot Stone Yoga

Om Shala Yoga / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $20

Warm rocks.

234-5411 / info@artemisiashine.com / Web site

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

American Pop (1981)

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

The rise and growth of American popular music through the 20th century is reflected in the lives of four generations of one family in this animated drama directed by Ralph Bakshi.

822-1220 / Web site

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m. / 21+

Local eclectic duo.

826-7222 / 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

Wicked Man, Brothersync

Blondies Food and Drink / 8:30 p.m. / Free

We'll call this a night of indie music ... even though it is much more.

822-3453 / Web site

Barfly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


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

Modern Americana band.

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

DJ Zephyr

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

733-9644 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Acoustic roots/folk music.

668-5000 / Web site

Uptown Kings

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

Humboldt blues veterans.

668-9770 / Web site

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


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

DJ Benjamin Andres

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

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


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