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Friday's Packed Lowdown: Zepparella, Punkgrass, Final Fair Weekend and a Birthday

Well this is just a packed little weekend for Humboldt, isn’t it? Your Lowdown almost ran out of “red line.” Note, if you have not gotten your curly fry/Gravitron fix, this is the last weekend of the Humboldt County Fair. Checked that box? Well, let’s see if we can find you something to do this Friday:

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

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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Barn Dance w/ Striped Pig Stringband

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 7:30-11 p.m. / $7 / Free Kids under 12 / $6 HFS members, students and seniors

Savor the summertime with the Striped Pig Stringband and caller Carolan Raleigh-Halsing. All dances will be taught with no partner or experience needed.

emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com / Web site

Emerald Magazine Birthday Party

The Jam / 8 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt County lifestyle magazine celebrates two years of existence with birthday cake, comedy by Sherae O'Shaughnessy, Ivy Vasquez, Dr Foxmeat and Sue Charnes and music by Cliff Dallas and the Death Valley Troubadours. DJ Red closes the night.

822-4766 / Web site

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Filthy Stilll

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Wichita band bring their blend of old timey/bluegrass/punk with a twist of brass.

668-5000 / twang4strings@yahoo.com / Web site

Zepparella

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+

"Four women intent on bringing the passion, the beauty, the aggression, the musicality of Led Zeppelin alive."

826-2739 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

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

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / 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

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

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

Eureka Theater / 7-11 p.m. / $5

They say if you remember the Sixties, you weren't really there. Well, now you don't have to! Celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York on a sometimes rain-soaked weekend from August 15 to August 18, 1969.

442-2970 / Web site

Brian Post and Susie Laraine

Libation / 7 p.m.

Jazz piano and sax.

825-7596 / Web site

Showgirls (1995)

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

ATL presents Girls Night Out featuring Showgirls (1995). As a special treat for this event only, the bar will be serving the Stardust, a powerful and luscious take on the classic Sex on the Beach with raspberry liqueur and champagne.

822-1220 / Web site

Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Barfly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Blue Rhythm Revue

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

R&B-based funk ensemble featuring 'Humboldt Approved' singer Samantha Toste.

Tripwire

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

A bit of rock 'n' roll.

800-684-2464 / Web site

(CANCELED) Wind Thief

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

UPDATE, 8/19: This ain't happening.

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

Full Moon Fever

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

668-9770 / Web site

707

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

Local rock band performs.

733-9644 / Web site

White Hot End of Summer Smash

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

444-2017 / pearllounge@gmail.com / Web site

USGGO

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

Live funk and jazz improv.

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

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Bell Witch, Ephemeros

Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Plaza sludge.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre