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Saturday's Lowdown: Increase the Peace, Humboldt

(Above: Increase the Peace organizers Don Husman and Pete Ciotti speak with KSLG DJ and event emcee Sherae O'Shaughnessy.)

Without getting too much into it, 2014 in Humboldt County has gotten off to a rough start. Those who follow the Lost Coast Outpost -- not to mention those of us who produce it -- have had to endure a string of violent and saddening incidents.

Saturday, the community will come together and stand against violence.  

Recently, Jambalaya owner Pete Ciotti had had enough and took to Facebook in an attempt to organize an event promoting peace in our community. The response was overwhelming, so much so that today's Increase the Peace gathering now stretches across two venues and features nearly 30 musical and spoken word performances. Here's the list of bands: 

Jambalaya:

HumBrews:

Did we mention all this music is free? That's right. Increasing peace will not decrease your funds. Party on, Humboldt. Love where you live.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Increase the Peace

The Jam / 6 p.m.

"Stand up and come together for our local community and end the violence." Performances by The Getdown, Berel Alexander, Madi Simmons, Liquid Kactus, Michael Fratkin, Laurie Birdsall, Jesse Johnathan, Rabbi Naomi Steinberg and more.

822-4766 / Web site

Arts Alive

Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free

Eureka's monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.

Increase the Peace

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m.

"Stand up and come together for our local community and end the violence." Performances by Scuber Mountain, Wownd, The Rezonators, Splinter Cell, Moonsong, Space Biscuit and more.

826-2739 / Web site

Zappa Plays Zappa

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $25 HSU students

"Over the course of 80 albums, the legendary American composer Frank Zappa raised the bar in the rock world that spent most of its time embracing the ordinary. Zappa Plays Zappa, led by Frank’s son Dweezil, is a dynamic ensemble dedicated to keeping Zappa’s music very much alive."

826-3928 / Web site

Oedipus The King and Women in Congress

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 students/seniors

NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.

442-6278 / Web site

eBird Survey

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8 a.m.

Arcata Winter Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

North Coast Growers Association event featuring nutritious, high quality, non-GMO foods

441-9999 / outreach@humfarm.org / Web site

First Degree Reiki Class

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / 1 p.m.

The Man Who Planted Trees

Arcata Playhouse / 2 p.m. / $12 / $10 kids 12 and under

"Hear the wind, feel the rain, smell the lavender and laugh with Dog in this multi-sensory, award-winning puppet theater production.

822-1575 / Web site

Dweezil Zappa Master Class

Studio Theater / 3 p.m. / $75

Dweezil Zappa will conduct a special guitar master class on the day of the Zappa Plays Zappa show.

Birdhouse Band and Creamery Art Show

MikkiMoves / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Band consisting of Siena Nelson and Sky McKinley play art show features photography, sculpture, woodworking, giant donuts and colorful ukuleles, willow furniture/sculpture, stained glass, ceramics, paintings and mixed media.

515-6683 / nancystephenson@mikkimoves.com / Web site

The Man Who Planted Trees

Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $12 / $10 kids 12 and under

"Hear the wind, feel the rain, smell the lavender and laugh with Dog in this multi-sensory, award-winning puppet theater production.

822-1575 / 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 /

Patronus

Logger Bar / 9-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

Blue Lake Rising grant winners invade their hometown bar. Kingfoot opens.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt DJ duo's regular Arts Alive gig gets you jigglin'

499-0163 /

DJs

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

More Plaza ass shaking.

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

The Smashed Glass, Hollow Down

Alibi / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+

A night of folk punk on the Plaza.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre