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Fortuna Just Can't Wait to Celebrate 'Merica

Any ol' community can celebrate America's birthday on the normal day. But remember how rewarding it was when you were a kids and your parents let you open one present the night before Christmas? Kinda felt like you were grtting away with something, didn't it? Well, that's how your Lowdown is going to rationalize Fortuna’s America party taking place a day early on Thursday in Newburg Park during the Fortuna Fireworks Festival. Head on down if you can't wait any longer for explosions.

The rest of y'all can wait for tomorrow. -AG 


EVENTS

Fortuna Fireworks Festival

Newburg Park / 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day a little early in 'friendly Fortuna' with some family Fun, barbecue, live music and Fireworks.

fortunafireworks@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Fontenetti's Athletics

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Root on your hometown baseball team as they whoop up on some hapless bums.

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Korbel V: The Secret

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m.

The long-awaited next episode of Dell'Arte's Humboldt County saga of the ill-fated Dugan family. Written by playwright and director Lauren Wilson. Part of the Mad River Festival. Runs through July 6.

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Summer Acting Classes

Faith Center / 1-3 a.m. / $65

For Grades 1-5 with acting coach Addi Forras.

442-1784 / AddiForras@gmail.com / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Jackson Michelson

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Contemporary country artist plays the Eureka Summer Concert Series.

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Blues Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5

With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.

616-6876 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8-11 p.m.

Raising Grain

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

"It's a bird, it's a plane...nah it's just some bluegrass music from Arcata."

826-7222 / Raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site

Jimi Jeff's Open Mic

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Jammin' with Jimi.

839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

Roots 'N' Culture Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.

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

Shugafoot

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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Dirty Thursdays

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.

444-2017 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre