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This Sunday's Dilemma: DiFranco or Oscars?

Well you have a big decision today don't you, Humboldt? Is the thrill of experiencing the same-room-electricity that Ani DiFranco transfers to her audiences worth missing the live Academy Awards telecast for? I mean, you could try to sneak them both in considering the awards start at 4 p.m., but you know how long that damn show is (think about that Van Duzer Theatre park and walk). You'd miss the awards that matter, dagnabbit! Quite the dilemma, especially since missing DiFranco's opener -- local girl done great Jenny Scheinman -- would be a crime. Damn you, life's choices!

If you do decide to veer strictly Hollywood, remember that they're having a big Oscar party at the Eureka Theatre tonight in conjunction with the venue's 75th Anniversary Jubilee. See the gold statuettes handed out on the big screen while enjoying 1939-style cocktails. 

It's your Sunday. Choose wisely.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Making God Laugh

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 2 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.

Eureka Theater 75th Anniversary Jubilee

Eureka Theater / 5-9 p.m. / $20 all Oscar Party guests / $0.10 Saturday movie-goers: kids under 12 years of age / $0.35 Saturday movie-goers over 12 years of age

442-2970 / Web site

Ani DiFranco

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $22 HSU students

"Experience the empowering spirit of this self described "little folksinger," whose songs tackle barbed political issues with uncommon insight and compassion." Special guest Jenny Scheinman will open the show.

826-3928 / Web site

Reiki Clinic

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / midnight

Woodturning with Lane Thomsen

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 1-4 a.m. / $50

"Class teaches the basics of using a lathe to make wine stoppers,pens, wood bowls and more. Your choice to bring home a pen, wine stopper, or even a bowl."

444-2717 / patrickmurphy@humboldthardware.com / Web site

Humboldt Flea Market

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 8-3 a.m. / $2 / $1 after 9:00 am

140 tables full of antiques, jewelry, collectables, toys, tools and more.

445-3037 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Intro to Woodworking with Sarah Hallowell

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $50

444-2717 / patrickmurphy@humboldthardware.com / Web site

Little Shop of Horrors

Eureka High School Auditorium / 2 p.m. / $8 / $5 students

EHS Players present a story about a man who improves his situation with the help of a plant from outer space.

441-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org / Web site

Art Talk with Sara Starr and Dana Ballard

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2 p.m. / $5 / Free MGMA Members/Children 17 and Under / $2 Seniors/Students w/ID

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

Art Talk

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2 p.m.

Ceramic tile artist Sara Starr will share her process of creating high fire ceramic tiles using the "cuerda seca" method, a technique originated in 15th century Spain.

442-0278 / Web site

Public Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 2-5 p.m. / $5 Adults / $4 Kids - ages 9-17 / $3 Kids - 8 & under

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Oscar Party

Logger Bar / 4 p.m. / Free / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

Oscar Party

Eureka Theater / 5 p.m. / $20

Watch the Oscars, mingle and schmooze with fellow movie fans, sample scrumptious appetizers and partake in 1939 cocktails from the no host bar.

825-7600 / Web site

4 Episodes, 4 Weeks

The Siren's Song Tavern / 5:45 p.m.

Season one of the Kinetic Paranormal Society's ongoing puppet show weirdness.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Potluck

Logger Bar / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

Dumbo (1941)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo.

822-1220 / Web site

Open Mic

Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.

All original/public domain songs.

826-1195 / Web site

Jazz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Jazz up your Sundays.

822-3453 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / 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

Open Mic w/ Chris Parreira

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8-10:30 p.m. / Free

826-9463 / Web site

Deep Groove Society

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Chill out your Sundaze.

822-4766 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre