Sunday, May 4's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

I'd like to say I'll be at some club dancing and getting all sweaty, but really I'll probably be at the Redwood Acres Flea Market. Dancing. And getting all sweaty.

Events

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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.
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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 / View Comments

Humboldt Flea Market
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come support Humboldt Fastpitch and have a snack and shop.
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2-on-2 Benefit Basketball Tournament
Los Bagels / 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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
The Other Place / 5-9 p.m.
Featuring a tasting menu honoring Georgia O'Keeffe.
633-6124 / lukesjoint@gmail.com / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
The Other Place / 5-10 p.m.
Local jazz duo.
633-6124 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Potluck
Logger Bar / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.
All original/public domain songs.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Jazz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Jazz up your Sundays.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-9 p.m. / $5
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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m. / 21+
DJ Sundays.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Deep Groove Society
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Chill out your Sundaze.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 11:30, 12:15, 2:40, 6:00, 7:45, 9:20
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 1:50, 5:15, 8:35
  • BEARS: 1:00, 3:15, 5:25
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 2:10, 4:30, 6:55, 9:25
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:40, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • DIVERGENT: 12:50, 6:35
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 2:00, 7:00
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • HAUNTED HOUSE 2: 4:45, 9:45
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 8:45
  • OTHER WOMAN: 12:45, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • QUIET ONES: 3:55, 9:40
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:10, 2:55, 5:35, 8:10
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 3:30, 6:25, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 11:30, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 1:30, 4:50, 8:10
  • BEARS: 12:00, 2:10, 4:20
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:50, 6:05, 9:05
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 2:55
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:40, 3:15, 5:50, 8:25
  • OTHER WOMAN: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 6:30, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 2:00, 5:20, 8:40
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LE WEEK-END: 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20