Friday, July 18's Lowdown

Humboldt is currently known for a few things. Marijuana? Sure. Giant trees? Absolutely. But we at LoCO wonder: If we play our cards right, could our fair, sophisticated county someday be internationally known for one of our more unique and wonderful innovations? Will we get credit for being the birthplace of Quadiators? I mean, it's only a matter of time before this thing catches on elsewhere, right? 

Time will tell. In the meantime, Fortuna Rodeo Week kicks into high gear tonight with the return of the annual Motorsports Night, again headlined by the human Mario Kart spectacle known as Quadiators.

It seems like we attempt to reexplain this thing every year, but you all get it by now, right? If not, refer to the most famous of Quadiators videos below, featuring the inevitable slobberknocker you prolly shoulda expected when you give dudes whiffle ball bats and tell them to swing at each other. This is pure Humboldt viral video. Fortuna Police get involved. The song “Bad Boys” is played. Great theater. 

Anywho, make the trek to Fortuna’s Rodeo Grounds tonight or choose a less combative event from your Friday Lowdown listings below.

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Know what Walnut Creek? Your name rhymes with Tall-Butt-Reek and we are going to beat you at local baseball tonight. We know you are making fun of our baseball name too so we are even. And for the record we only have the edible kind.

Events

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Fortuna Rodeo Week: Friday
Fortuna / noon
"Motorsports Night at the Rodeo": Quad barrel racing, motocross jumping, QUADIATORS. Carnival opens at noon.
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Antonia Crane
Northtown Books / 7 p.m. / 18+
Author and Humboldt native reads from her memoir Spent, a memoir about a woman’s journey through the sex industry.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Walnut Creek Crawdads
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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HLOC Speakeasy Evening
Arcata Playhouse / 7-10 p.m. / $25
Learn the Charleston, mingle with celebrities of early American cinema, enter a costume contest, and catch club performances and a sneak preview of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"! Everyone is invited to come in 1920s attire. Proceeds go to the HLOC Costume Fund.
822-1318 / Web site / View Comments

2014 Humboldt Folklife Festival Barn Dance
Arcata Veterans Hall / 7:30 p.m.
The weeklong festival continues with a night of dancing led by the Striped Pig String Band.
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'We Like Eureka!' Fundraiser
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.
Music by local supergroup Scary Photographs. Fundraiser for Eureka City Council candidate Natalie Arroyo.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Tommy Castro
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances.
826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Introduction to Archery
Recreation and Wellness Center, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-noon / $35 All Others / $30 HSU Students
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Northern Nights Music
Cook’s Valley Campground / 9 a.m. / $164 / $150 group discount / 18+
Three-day celebration of music, art, food, and culture featuring sought out producers and DJs from around the globe.
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Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Friday Fun Skating
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6-8:30 p.m. / $4.75 Adults / $4 Youth
441-9181 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Fugue, Roman Candles, Blood Orphans
The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $6 / $4 members
The Placebo presents a night of punk.
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8-Ball Tournament
Broadway Billiards / 7:30-11 p.m. / $10 / Free Public / 21+
442-7665 / Broadwaybilliards.humboldt@yahoo.com / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Element of Soul
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/rock.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

TrueBlues Roots Series
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Night of blues guitar with Kid Andersen and more live in the Sapphire Palace.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Jenni and David and The Sweet Soul Band
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
High energy funky blues and soul.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Barfly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
You know what karaoke is.
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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DJ Benjamin Andres
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free
Everything good from the Golden Era of hip hop and beyond.
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:05, 3:45, 6:25, 9:20
  • AMERICA: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:55, 1:50, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 4:55, 8:00
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:20, 2:40, 5:10
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 7:40
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 7:55
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:05, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 2:00, 4:15, 6:30
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 3D: 11:50, 8:40
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:20, 4:00, 6:50, 9:30
  • SEX TAPE: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • TAMMY: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 1:00, 8:10
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 4:35
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 6:10, 8:50
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 1:50, 4:55, 8:00
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:50, 3:10, 5:30
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 1:10, 3:40
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:30, 8:40
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:30, 4:05, 6:45, 9:20
  • SEX TAPE: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • TAMMY: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 7:50
Minor Theatre
  • BEGIN AGAIN: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • CHEF: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

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