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Lowdown: Brew at the Zoo And the Rest of Saturday

For those of you that want to simultaneously experience the fuzzy and the fizzy, you're in luck! Saturday sees the return of Brew at the Zoo, the Sequoia Park Zoo's annual fundraiser pairing beers from regional breweries with close encounters of the animal kind.

Music provided by The Hip Joint and Vintage Rock 'N' Soul. For your other less sudsy Saturday options, explore your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Tour of the Unknown Coast

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 7 a.m.

Grueling local cycling tradition. Check website for courses, times and registration.

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Brew at the Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo / 5-9 p.m.

Annual evening of music, dancing, food, and of course the opportunity to sample microbrews amongst furries.

441-4263 / Web site

Lost Luvs, DJ Zephyr

Arcata Playhouse / 6:30-11 p.m. / $5

A night of vintage rock'n'roll. Fundraiser for the Coastal Grove 5th Grade Class PTO to help pay for a trip to Mt. Lassen in the fall.

822-1575 / Web site

Rooster McClintock, No Good Redwood Ramblers

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5

Local honky tonk heroes R-Mc team with local bluegrass force.

661-400-2505 / thenogoodredwoodramblers@gmail.com / Web site

The Headhunters

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $22 / $18 adv.

"The Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history." Local funkers The Getdown open.

822-1220 / Web site

March Fourth Marching Band

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+

Dressed in redesigned marching-band-themed costumes, they bring electric bass, 5-piece percussion corps, a 6-part brass section, stilt-walkers, dancers, acrobatics and a very diverse musical repertoire.

826-2739 / Web site

Coast Guard Yard Sale

Coast Guard Housing / 8 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

One of the safest yard sales around.

Candidate's Coffee

Starbucks McKinleyville / 9-10:30 a.m. / Free

Meet Sharon Latour, who is running for county supervisor in the 5th District.

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Letter Carriers Food Drive

Food for People / 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

445-3166 / panderson@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

Volunteers are needed to help the Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) remove invasive plant species at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.

444-1397 / justin@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Humboldt Bee Festival

Bayside Grange / 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

A celebration of all things to do with the honeybee.

822-9998 / germanedesign@suddenlink.net / Web site

Craft Fair/Plant Sale

Maplewood Farm / 10-5 a.m. / Free

943-1754 /

Babies at the Library

Trinidad Library / 11 a.m.-noon / Free

Songs, rhymes and playtime.

677-0227 / trihuml@co.humboldt.ca.us / Web site

Free Speaker Series

Clarke Historical Museum / 1-3 p.m. / Free

Speaker series in conjunction with our "Floating Sculptures" exhibit.

443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site

Annual Mothers Day Tea

Eureka Woman's Club / 1-3 p.m.

Sit at tastefully adorned tables, start with fresh baked scones, move on to tea sandwiches and more.

442-3458 /

DJ J Dub Saturday Spin Sessions

Six Rivers Brewery / 2-7 p.m. / Free

DJ J Dub spins classic rock and reggae alike from his personal vinyl collection.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Spanish Nature Immersion Hike

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-4 p.m. / Free

Immerse yourself in nature and the Spanish language.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Family Arts Day

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

Featuring The Academy Fiddlers performing fiddle music from North America, the British Isles Sweden and France, led by instructor Sam McNeill of the Humboldt Music Academy.

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

Jared Huffman's Family Jamboree and Barn Dance

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5:30-8 p.m. / $25 / Free Under 18

845-7076 / wendy@jaredhuffman.com / Web site

Kaptain Kirk's Kosmic Koncoction

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

"See Kaptain Kirk take off to the stars with his eclectic brand of musical mayhem."

668-4151 / Web site

Chuck Mayville

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

"Everything from Leonard Cohen to Lynyrd Skynyrd."

442-1177 / Web site

Christine Williams and Ed Dunsavage

Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students/seniors

Ashland-based guitarist Ed Dunsavage and vocalist Christine Williams who will present “American Songs,” a program that features introspective and sensitive presentations of music from the Great American Songbook.

725-7572 / DReynolds@ci.fortuna.ca.us / Web site

EHS Players Present Super Mario Musical

Eureka High School / 7:30 p.m.

Parody musical for serious gamers. Written and directed by Madeira Seaman, a senior at Eureka High School.


Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m.

Original psychedelic punk rock to celebrate graduation.

822-3453 / Web site

HSU Jazz Orchestra

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

HSU Jazz Orchestra plays the Duke Ellington classic “Harlem”, a brand new arrangement of Horace Silver’s “Peace,” Chick Corea’s “Blue Miles” and HSU alum Dan Fair’s version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” as a tango sung in Spanish.

826-3928 / Web site

I Love You Because

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 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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Gunsafe, Kingfoot

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

Much local.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Encore 5

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+


800-684-2464 / Web site

Hollow Down, Tweeners, Tapeworm

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

Free bands in Eureka.

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

Band Behind Your Hedge

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

"Rocking out classic and contemporary rock alike."

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Make Me Laugh

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Last month's champion Joe Whiskey-Whiskers Deschaine defends his crown against Ivy Vasquez, Nando Molina and more. Music by Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization.

Selector Rotten

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Ska, rockSteady and early reggae selections on vinyl.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Abruzzi After Dark featuring PressureAnya

Abruzzi / 10-1 p.m. / $5

With Pressure/Anya. 25+. Dress to impress.

826-2345 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.

The Hill, Duane Mark, The Get Down Bandits

Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+

So musch outlaw country on the Plaza

822-3731 / Web site


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