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Saturday Lowdown: Non-Kinetic Things You Could Do Today

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:

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

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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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

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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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

McKenna Faith

Bear River Casino Resort / 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

Latour Candidate's Coffee

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

616-6630 / sharonforsupervisor@gmail.com / Web site

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 /

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.

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

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

Caravan of GLAM

The Jam / 6 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Portland queer cabaret troupe and more.

822-4766 / Web site

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

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

North Coast Trio

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz.

825-7596 / Web site

Musaic

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Local international folk music.

445-8600 / Web site

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 / Web site

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

Kaptain Kirk's Kosmic Koncoction

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

One guy gives it his all.

826-7222 / Web site

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 /

Miracle Show

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Top shelf Grateful Dead covers. Come relive the magic.

668-9770 / Web site

BeTH IsBell

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

Blues.

826-9463 / Web site

Vintage Rock 'N' Soul

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

800-684-2464 / 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 /

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

DJs

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

More Plaza ass shaking.

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.

Bug Girl, Ted

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

Party rock on the Plaza.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre