Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014's Lowdown
After spending a day out in the beautiful Humboldt Saturday sun (you did that, right?) there's no shortage of fun to be had once darkness falls. Scroll your Lowdown below for more on the high profile shows -- to name the few visually referenced above, hemp-hoppers Los Marijuanos at the Mateel Community Center, Roma roots music group Fishtank Ensemble at the Arcata Playhouse and Whose Line Is It Anyway? alum Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at the Van Duzer Theatre. Be not bored, HumCo.
Also of note, this evening the Wiyot Tribe will hold its final annual Candlelight Vigil remembering ancestors massacred on Indian Island back in 1860, an event held each February since 1992. The discontinuation of the gathering coincides with plans to resurrect the tribe's World Renewal Ceremony this coming March. The event has not been held since the infamous slaughter occurred.
Should be a pretty special night.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
The Last Wiyot Candlelight Vigil
Woodley Island Marina / 5 p.m. / Free
"This weekend, the Wiyot Tribe will be hosting its final Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the 1860 Massacre that interrupted the World Renewal Ceremony and had a devastating impact on the culture of the tribe. This will be replaced in March with the restoration of the World Renewal Ceremony."
Tanzanian Dinner Benefit
Manila Community Center / 6-8:30 p.m. / $15
Traditional Tanzanian dinner with entertainment from the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and Taiko Drumming. Fundraiser to provide scholarships for Redwood Coast Montessori students to attend the Montessori Model United Nations.
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Los Marijuanos and Camo Cowboys
Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / Free
“Did your pot kill a hawk?” Benefit to raise awareness about the use of rat poison in marijuana grows.
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Silk Road Junction 101
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 students & seniors
East Meets West when the Fortuna duo performs a program of Japanese, Middle Eastern and South Asian music played on eastern and western instruments.
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Making God Laugh
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
A family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $15 HSU students
"Join two stars of the hit television show Whose Line is it Anyway? for a hilarious evening of improvisational comedy based entirely on audience feedback."
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Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students
Eccentric membersvocalist Ursula Knudson, violinist Fabrice Martinez, guitarist Doug "Douje" Smolens, and bassist Djordje Stijepovic share a vibrant passion for unbridled creativity and music with Roma roots.
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Strix Vega, Cliff Dallas and The Death Valley Troubadours, Companion Animal
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Three of Humboldt's finest bands.
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
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Eureka Tree-Planting Volunteer Work Day
Redwood Community Action Agency / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Plant trees to line the streets of Eureka with fellow volunteer.
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The Vagina Monologues
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $12 online sales at vdayhumboldt.org / $10 seniors and students / $15 general
Based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and lives.
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The Distance of The Moon
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / Free
Theatrical adaptation of the short story by Italo Calvino, performed by our second-year M.F.A. class.
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- 3 DAYS TO KILL: 12:35, 3:50, 6:40, 9:10
- ABOUT LAST NIGHT: 1:40, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
- ENDLESS LOVE: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:25
- FROZEN 2D: 12:10, 5:20
- I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 9:25
- LEGO MOVIE 2D: 11:55, 1:00, 2:30, 3:55, 5:05, 7:40
- LEGO MOVIE 3D: 12:00, 6:20
- LONE SURVIVOR: 2:25, 5:15, 8:10
- MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
- PHILOMENA: 2:45, 8:00
- POMPEII 2D: 1:15, 6:30
- POMPEII 3D: 3:40, 9:00
- RIDE ALONG: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35
- ROBOCOP: 12:10, 2:55, 5:50, 8:40
- WINTER S TALE: 12:15, 3:05, 6:05, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
- 3 DAYS TO KILL: 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
- ENDLESS LOVE: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25
- FROZEN 2D: 12:15, 3:00
- LEGO MOVIE 2D: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40
- LONE SURVIVOR: 5:40, 8:30
- MONUMENTS MEN: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
- POMPEII 2D: 1:10, 6:30
- POMPEII 3D: 3:50, 9:10
- RIDE ALONG: 9:15
- ROBOCOP: 12:10, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
- WINTER S TALE: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
- 3 DAYS TO KILL: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
- HER: 12:40, 6:10
- PHILOMENA: 1:00, 3:35, 6:00, 8:25
- WINTER S TALE: 3:25, 9:00