Saturday, May 24's Lowdown

Kinetics will dominate most of Humboldt’s Memorial Day Weekend mind space (and LoCO will add to that with our coverage later today, for sure). But if you are allergic to Rutabaga Queens or whatever, there are actually other things you could do Saturday:

  • Some guy named Bob Dylan is turning 73 today. Celebrating in his absence, a ton of local musicians will gather out at Mad River Brewery in (hopefully) sunny Tangled-up-and-Blue Lake to play and sing songs penned by the ‘60s icon. Bring your voice.
  • The anti-GMO crowd will be out in full force as they March Against Monsanto through Eureka’s Old Town. The sure-to-be-colorful chants will have rhythm added to them by local Samba drummers. Bring a sign.
  • McKenna Faith ain’t doing to bad for herself. The young, Mendocino County-born, Nashville-connected country singer has been touring the nation in support of her hit “We Like Trucks.” The video (below) for the song was shot in Mendo section of the Eel River and features, what else, pickups tearing up the riverbed. Crazy kids. Anywho, she’ll be at Bear River Casino tonight. Bring a truck. 

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

A lot going on today. Of kourse Kinetics (sorry for that "k", they made me). Then you can march against Monsanto (does anybody like Monsanto?) and then head to the Jambalaya tonight for an All-Star Jam with Superhelix's first Humboldt show in 10 years!

Events

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Kinetic Grand Championship Day One
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.
Day 1 of the Kinetic Grand Championship starts on the Plaza in Arcata, California at the noon whistle every Memorial Day weekend. The racers take off to the Manila dunes, where they race through miles of sand to the great and inevitable “Deadman’s Drop.” Then on to Eureka’s downtown gazebo.
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Humboldt March Against Monsanto
Old Town/Downtown Eureka / 3 p.m.
"An important part of the global movement to label, better yet, ban GMOs. Bring your kids, costumes (honey bees, bumble bees beekeepers, butterflies, ladybugs, the possibilities are endless!), dogs, signs, samba drums - whatever your imagination dictates."
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4th Annual Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 3 p.m.
Local musicians play Bob's songs. Featuring Chris Parreira, Les Scharnberg, The Rezonators, Bryant Kellison, Jenifer Breeze, Morgan Corviday, Jan Bramlett and more.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

FLOW: An AAI Runway Event
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $30 / $20 students
Hosted by Arcata Arts Institute students, this unique event is the culminating showcase for students in the AAI Fashion Design program
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

McKenna Faith
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Do you like trucks? Nashville recording artist -- currently touring on support of her hit "We Like Trucks" -- does. She will sing about it.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Annual Big Foot Spring Clean
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Clean up the Trinity River and celebrate World Fish Migration Day.
530-629-4485 / Sara.Tanis@ccc.ca.gov / View Comments

Latour Candidate's Coffee
Starbucks McKinleyville / 9-10:30 a.m. / Free
616-6630 / sharonforsupervisor@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

2nd Annual Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire
Mendocino County Museum / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cake decorating, drone flying, 3D scanning, lego building, soldering, pottery throwing and more.
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Humboldt Bay Paddle Tour
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 1 p.m. / $35 All Others / $30 HSU Students
Explore the local flora and fauna present seasonally and year round in and on the waters of the bay.
443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Free Yoga Class
Woodridge Apartment Complex / 1:30-2:45 p.m. / Free / 18+
651-368-1109 / raetotheanne@gmail.com / View Comments

March Against Monsanto
Eureka / 3-5 p.m. / Free / Free Everyone
"Protect ourselves, our children, our CSAs, our bees, our mother earth, ourselves, our rights, our very existence!"
444-8804 / cause4paws@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Caravan of GLAM
Jambalaya / 6 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Portland queer cabaret troupe and more.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

USA Dance Social
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6:30-10:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 students, seniors, & members
USA Dance Chapter #4013 takes you on an island get-away starting with a salsa lesson by Miss Julie of 'Salsa at Six.'
464-3638 / usadances@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Public Skate
Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5 Adults 18+ / $4 Children 9-17 / $3 Children 8 & Under
668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

North Coast Trio
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Musaic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 7 p.m.
Local international folk music.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

Thesis Festival
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free / 18+
The MFA class of 2014 presents three original one-act plays with humor, absurdism, movement and music. Pay-what-you-can tickets.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / View Comments

Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy Play
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $15
An original theatre, dance, music performance inspired by the heritage of Humboldt County.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Les Misérables
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20
The North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its 30th Season with the North Coast premiere of the musical Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.
442-6278 / ncrt@humboldt1.com / Web site / View Comments

Miracle Show
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Top shelf Grateful Dead covers. Come relive the magic.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

BeTH IsBell
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Blues.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

Space Biscuit, Mrs Howl, Plumb Uglies
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
Eclectic music from near and far.
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DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Bug Girl, Ted
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Party rock on the Plaza.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 1:30, 8:10
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 4:50
  • BLENDED: 11:50, 2:40, 5:30, 8:20
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 2:45, 8:05
  • GODZILLA 2D: 12:10, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • GODZILLA 3D: 11:55, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:15, 5:40
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 12:20, 3:15, 6:10, 9:05
  • MOMS NIGHT OUT: 12:50, 3:25, 5:55, 8:25
  • NEIGHBORS: 11:45, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
  • OTHER WOMAN: 6:45, 9:25
  • RAILWAY MAN: 1:25, 4:10, 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: 11:30, 2:30, 5:35, 8:40
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 1:35, 8:15
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 4:55
  • BLENDED: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
  • GODZILLA 2D: 11:45, 2:40, 5:40, 8:40
  • GODZILLA 3D: 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 8:50
  • NEIGHBORS: 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • GODZILLA 2D: 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 11:50, 2:35, 5:25, 8:15
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 12:15, 3:10, 6:10, 9:10