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Lowdown: A Sunday Run

For some of you, this Humboldt Sunday is going to end a lot sorer and with more blisters than it began. A stream of the driven will flow between the giant redwoods encasing the course for the Avenue of the Giants Marathon. Good on you, in shape people. Enjoy that burn.

For the rest of us slackers, Sunday’s highlight would have to be the Black Prairie show at the Arcata Playhouse. If you’re unfamiliar with the group, perhaps you’d know their much more famous project, a little band called The Decemberists — Black Prairie is comprised of all Decemberists members except for lead singer Colin Meloy. Pick up what they're puttin’ down by giving a look and listen to the YouTube clip below. 

--Andrew Goff


Avenue of the Giants Marathon

Avenue Of The Giants / 7:45 a.m.

"One of the most scenic courses in the country. Staged on "The Avenue of the Giants" in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, located in rural Northern California, the paved course winds through giant old growth redwoods."

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Prayer Breakfast Gospel Concert

Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors

With music by the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, The Gospel Chicks and the AIGC Youth Choir. Gourmet continental breakfast.

The Sumner Brothers, The Lyndsey Battle Trio

The Sanctuary / 6:30 p.m. / $10 Door / $8 Advanced

Alt-country folk rock from Vancouver, British Colombia. Arcata's very own Lyndsey Battle trio opens the show.

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Black Prairie

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $20 / $18 members/students

Indie acoustic rock from Decemberists members, Black Prairie’s music has been described as somewhere 'between John Ford and David Lynch, homespun tales with sinister sub-plots' (Uncut)."

822-1575 / Web site

Humboldt Flea Market

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come support Humboldt Fastpitch and have a snack and shop.

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

2-on-2 Benefit Basketball Tournament

Los Bagels Eureka / 11 a.m. / $30

All proceeds benefit the Camp Unalayee Wilderness Scholarship and Blue Lake Parks and Recreation’s Kids summer camps.

822-3483 / brandon@losbagels.com / Web site

Zumbathon for FAAN

Bayside Grange / noon-2 p.m. / $10

Shake your groove thing to raise money for Families Advocating Autism Now.

822-9998 / hsubeclub@gmail.com / Web site

Community Reiki Clinic

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / 1-3 p.m.

Bike Month Kick-off

Hikshari Trail / 1-4 p.m. / Free

Family bike ride to kick off Bike Month at the Hikshari’ Trail at the foot of Truesdale Street in south Eureka. Sport and Cycle will also be on hand to provide free bike checks.

445-1097 / Web site

Music from the Heart

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 2-4 p.m. / $10 / Free kids under 10

FRT concert series.

786-5483 / thebackwoods@suddenlink.net / Web site

I Love You Because

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 2 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays

This musical love story, a co-production with Humboldt Light Opera Company, is a modern-day twist on Jane Austen’s Price and Prejudice, set in New York City.

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Playhouse Creatures

Gist Theater at HSU / 2-4 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU students (limited seating) / $8 students & seniors / 18+

The first women actors on the English stage pioneer a profession. Directed by Mark Swetz.

826-3928 / Web site

Art Talk with Phyllis Thelen

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

Discussing her sculpture exhibition Journeys of the Imagination.

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

The Other Place / 5-10 p.m.

Local jazz duo.

633-6124 /

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

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

American animated musical comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation.

822-1220 / Web site


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

668-5000 / Web site

All Seasons Orchestra Spring Concert

D Street Neighborhood Center / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free

The City of Arcata's all ages ensemble.

822-7091 / cmull@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-9 p.m. / $7 / $40 6 week series

Salsa rueda is a circle of couples dancing changing partners to patterns called out in Spanish or shown with hand signals. Sponsored by Humboldt Folk Dancers.

822-2652 / jacaronda@suddenlink.net / Web site

Jazz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Jazz up your Sundays.

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.

All original/public domain songs.

826-1195 / 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

Open Mic w/ Chris Parreira

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

826-9463 / Web site

HSU Madrigal and MRT Jazz Singers

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, children

The Madrigal Singers perform solo selections from Elizabethan composer John Dowland. Mad River Transit singers add an a cappella jazz group, the Syncopations, to their program of ballads, blues and swing accompanied by a three-piece rhythm section. Directed by Harley Muilenburg.

826-3928 / 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

Accurate Productions

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / 21+

DJ Sundays.

733-9644 / Web site

Deep Groove Society

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Chill out your Sundaze.

822-4766 / Web site


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