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Your Weeklong Humboldt Folklife Festival Guide

Humboldt life seems to slow down a bit during the summer months. The students are away allowing you to move that much more freely about the county. Once seemingly important projects suddenly take a back seat to a day (or ten) at the river. And, each July, the fine folks of the Humboldt Folklife Society decide for you that you can fit an entire week of music into your schedule. Hopefully they are not wrong.

Yes, it’s once again time for the annual week-long Humboldt Folklife Festival, which will again propel the sounds of strummed strings and vocal harmonies into ears gathered in (mostly) Blue Lake this year from July 12 through 19:

… and that’s how you live the Folklife. For more info, check out humboldtfolklife.org.

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Humboldt County Company Towns

Headwaters Forest Reserve / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

Local historian Ray Hillman speaks about 19th century Humboldt County company towns in the Headwaters Education Center. The Headwaters Education Center is a restored train barn that was used in the former company town of Falk, which was once located nearby.

825-2300 / jdclark@blm.gov / Web site

Trash Mash-up

Dell'Arte / 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Free workshops in the Big Hammer Tent culminating in a visual and musical spectacle, “Mash-Up Bash Pageant” on Sunday. Using disposable materials, participants construct “Maskostumes” which are original pageant masks and costumes inspired by traditions from around the world.

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Relay For Life

College of the Redwoods / 11 a.m.

From 11am Saturday till 11am Sunday hundreds of community members will walk the track of CR to raise Funds for the American Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to see the live bands for free. KHUM will broadcast the entire 24 Hours Live.

442-1436 / relayeureka@gmail.com / Web site

The Glories of Gloria Revue

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 2 p.m. / $12 / $8 Child / $10 Student/Senior

Gloria Rivard, alleged denizen of prestigious artistic lineage, fashions a spectacular extravaganza in which her talents take center-stage in a multifaceted solo performance. 
See puppetry, magic, dancing, dramatic theatre and slapstick. Featuring Mooky Cornish.

668-5663 / Web site

2014 Humboldt Folklife Festival Kick-Off

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Launching a week of music with performances by Clean Livin' and The Pilot Rock Ramblers. And beer.

668-4151 / Web site

Luke Sikora Farewell Concert

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 7 p.m.

Luke Sikora Farewell Concert of opera and show tunes with 9 of Humboldt's best vocalists. Silent aution to support Luke's studies at Manhattan School of Music.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Menlo Park Legends

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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The Glories of Gloria Revue

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / $12 / $8 Child / $10 Student/Senior

Gloria Rivard, alleged denizen of prestigious artistic lineage, fashions a spectacular extravaganza in which her talents take center-stage in a multifaceted solo performance. 
See puppetry, magic, dancing, dramatic theatre and slapstick. Featuring Mooky Cornish.

668-5663 / Web site

Diego’s Umbrella

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+

San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy rock.

826-2739 / Web site

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Restoration

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

Help restore the Friends of the Dunes property by removing invasive plants.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Craft Fair/Plant Sale

Maplewood Farm / 10-5 a.m. / Free

943-1754 /

Babies at the Library

Trinidad Library / 11 a.m.-noon / Free

Bring your baby, aged 3 months to 2 years, to the library for songs, rhymes and playtime. It's a baby and parent meet-up in a book-filled environment.

677-0227 / Web site

June Cotner Book Signing

Holly Yashi Store / noon-2 p.m. / Free

Best-selling author introduces her new book Garden Blessings, a collection of prose, poems and prayers celebrating the love of gardening.

822-5132 / Web site

Summer Art Projects

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-3:30 p.m. / $5 / Free MGMA members/ Children 17 and Under / $2 Seniors/Students

"Create sailboats and catamarans that really float your boat!"

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Cleon Cadogan

Campbell Creek Connexion / 6 p.m. / $5 / $10 Large Plate for dinner / $5 Small Plate for Dinner

Guyanese singer Cleon Cadogan. While the concert is free there will be authentic international food from Guyana, Haiti, Sweden, Ghana, Korea and more.

826-1000 / rach2321@hotmail.com / Web site

~THE PLACEBO AND DEAD TREE PRESENTS~ NEGATIVE STANDARDS (OAKLAND) HUMAN WEATHER (AZ) SHIT RAG + FILM PROJECTION

The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m.

Indigo Hillbillies

Scotia Inn / 7-10 p.m. / Free

Homespun folk from the hills of Humboldt.

764-5338 / cherylkelley@live.com / Web site

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Full Moon Walk

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 7:30-9 p.m. / $3 / Free Friends of the Dunes Members

Enjoy an evening at the beach and stories of the moon around the campfire with Friends of the Dunes.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Christopher Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up.

443-7688 / boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site

Savage Henry Comedy

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Los Angeles comedian Caitlin Gill headlines. Opening are Nando Molina, Kim Hodges, Ray McMillin and James Schaeffer.

839-7580 / Web site

Rocksteady Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Selector Rotten spins ska, rocksteady and early reggae.

826-9463 / Web site

Street Urchinz

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

Reggae/rock.

668-9770 / Web site

Pattern is Movement

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $8 / 21+

"Philadelphia-bred duo melds traces of glitchy chamber pop, replete with warm keyboards and billowing walls of well-orchestrated sound."

822-4766 / fildubya@gmail.com / Web site

Selector Rotten's Rocksteady Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Vinyl ska, rocksteady and early reggae.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / 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 /

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

DJs

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

More Plaza ass shaking.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre