Wednesday, June 4's Lowdown

While your Lost Coast Outpost is pulling it together after a long election night, the human cluster of McKinleyville is gearing up for its annual, almost-week-long, “Let’s be a community!” event.

Starting today and continuing through Sunday, Mack town presents Pony Express Days. Here’s a brief rundown of the next five days.

  • Wednesday: Its the annual Chili Cook-off in Pierson Park and you’re the judge. Local bluegrass band Pilot Rock Ramblers provide your chili-ingesting soundtrack (5:30 p.m.) 
  • Thursday: If you like to watch firemen acting like firemen then the Firemen’s Muster in the Ray’s Food Place parking lot would be a dumb thing to miss (5:30 p.m.)
  • Friday: Local artisans and farmers will populate the Farm Fest at A&L Feed (2-7 p.m.). Don’t shop too hard as to not have enough foot strength for the Barn Dance (8 p.m.).
  • Saturday: Everyone loves a Parade! And there will be a McKinleyville-ized version rolling down Central Avenue starting at noon. Then the main event: the Festival in Pierson Park features all-day live music, food and frolic.
  • Sunday: Actual horse will legitimize this whole affair during Gymkhana at the McKinleyville Rodeo grounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

Yee. Haw.

—Andrew Goff

 

Events

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Pony Express Days
McKinleyville / 5:30 p.m.
McKinleyville's annual community multi-day celebration. Click for breakdown of various day's events.
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Zontar, The Thing from Venus (1966)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Zontar, the Thing from Venus (1966)
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.
Music by Kingfoot. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Dunes.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Valley Bears
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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Grantseeking Basics Workshop
Humboldt Area Foundation / 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free / $11 For Lunch
442-2993 / elysiaf@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Census Data for Grantseeking
Humboldt Area Foundation / 1:15-2:45 p.m. / Free
442-2993 / elysiaf@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Shavuot Holiday Celebration
Chabad of Humboldt / 5:30-7 p.m.
"You are cordially invited to join us for a scrumptious Shavuot dairy feast, and hear the reading of the ten commandments."
633-8770 / info@JewishHumboldt.com / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo
Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
677-0230 / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Non-Profits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9:50 p.m. / Free
Pints for Non-Profits benefit for Friends of the Dunes.
839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting
Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.
Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.
443-3731 / View Comments

Open Mic with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."
445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.
Funk/jazz improv.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Blues Jam
Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...
839-0545 / Web site / View Comments

Bar-Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Comedy Open Mikey
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.
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Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 3:10, 8:55
  • BLENDED: 2:40, 5:30, 8:20
  • GODZILLA 2D: 2:50, 8:50
  • GODZILLA 3D: 11:55, 5:50
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 1:15, 3:50, 4:40, 6:10, 8:45, 9:45
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 2:00, 7:15
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 12:20, 3:15, 6:15, 9:05
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 12:30, 3:20, 6:25, 9:15
  • MOMS NIGHT OUT: 12:40, 6:30
  • NEIGHBORS: 2:10, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40
  • OTHER WOMAN: 6:45, 9:25
  • RAILWAY MAN: 1:25, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30
  • RIO 2 2D: 1:35, 4:10
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D: 2:30, 5:35, 8:35
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BLENDED: 3:45, 6:30, 9:10
  • GODZILLA 2D: 3:10, 9:00
  • GODZILLA 3D: 6:00
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 3:30, 5:15, 6:55
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 2:40, 7:45
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 8:50
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 4:05, 6:05, 9:30
  • NEIGHBORS: 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
Minor Theatre
  • BELLE: 3:20, 5:50, 8:20
  • GODZILLA 2D: 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10

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