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Lowdown: All Saturday's Fun (and One Fun Chore)

Let's make a little deal, Humboldt.

There is no shortage of fun to be had within our fair county this Saturday. Or course, the main event is the 2014 North Country Fair on the Arcata Plaza, highlighted by the annual Samba Parade. And there's some high energy bluegrass to be had at HumBrews courtesy Hot Buttered Rum. Or you could yuk it up with Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper at HSU (note that that engagement yesterday was moved from the Van Duzer Theatre to The Depot, please and thank you).

You can do any or all of those things. But first you have to go clean a beach. It's the 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Watch the video above for details on how to help Humboldt's coast stay as beautiful as it should. Then go have more fun

Deal? Sweet.

--Andrew Goff


Coastal Cleanup Day 2014

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon / Free

This year marks the 30th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day

822-6918 / jsavage@yournec.org / Web site

North Country Fair

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

A Humboldt County Tradition since 1974, The North Country Fair is an annual two-day festival held on the Arcata Plaza. Highlighted by the annual Samba Parade on Saturday (1 p.m.) and the All Species Parade on Sunday (1 p.m.). Includes around 200 craft, food, and information booths and two stages.

Web site

Jordan Klepper

The Depot / 8 p.m. / $25 / $5 HSU students

"Jordan Klepper joins The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent after three years as a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. He has starred in several long-running shows at UCB and in sketches for the UCB Comedy Channel."

Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m. / $12

Acclaimed songwriter Catherine Feeny and jazz drummer Chris Johnedis.

826-9463 / Web site

Hot Buttered Rum, Absynth Quintet

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+

Bluegrass band spinning tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belting them from the heart in three-part harmony.

826-2739 / Web site

Wepeel, B-Wreck

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

Wepeel is a tribute to Weezer. B-Wreck is prog rock. You are a human with ears.

822-3731 / Web site

Annual Rummage Sale

Arcata Community Pool / 8 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Proceeds will go towards an Aquaclimb water climbing wall.

822-6801 / arcatapool@sbcglobal.net / Web site

Community Media Center Orientation

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 10 a.m. / Free

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Young Inventor's Club

Discovery Museum / 10:30 a.m.-noon / $7

For children 8 and up to learn science in fun and interactive ways. This is a drop off program.

443-9694 / info@discovery-museum.org / Web site

California Indian Days Celebration

Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria / 11 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

Throughout the day enjoy Native American arts and crafts, traditional Native American dances, traditional gambling game tournament, Indian Tacos and traditional cooked salmon dinner.

672-4712 / teresamcginnis@brb-nsn.gov / Web site

Basic Studio Certification

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 1 p.m. / $40

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Free Guided Tour of McDaniel Slough

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 2 p.m. / Free

Meet leader Conor Shea of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the first parking lot on South I Street in from Samoa Boulevard.

826-2359 / amic@cityofarcata.org / Web site

The Topaz Trio

Ramone's Bakery & Cafe / 6-8:45 p.m. / Free

An evening of American standards.

jhlh1@suddenlink.net /

Chuck Mayville

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

He'll sing while you eat!

442-1177 / Web site

Indigo Hillbillies

Scotia Inn / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / Free

Honky tonk music.

764-5338 /

Silent Sirens

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m. / Free

The Ink Annex, which hosts 3 DreamMakers Projects of the Ink People Center for the Arts, is hosting a silent art auction to benefit their building.

442-8778 / kwarner172@gmail.com / Web site


Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays

England, 1605: Shagspere is commissioned by the prime minister to write the “true historie” of the Gunpowder Plot. And it must have witches! A witty and high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, this intriguing play gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London.

Mon Petit Chou

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Local French-Canadian music.

822-2228 / Web site

I Hate Hamlet

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $16

Dramatic comedy follows the struggles of a young actor who is tackling the role of Hamlet, trying to maintain his relationship and being haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore.

442-6278 / Web site


Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Americana trio playing all original songs.

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

Beneath the Soulskin

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free

Tells he story of a young woman adrift in an uncharted sea at night. The piece was written by Dell'Arte graduate Robin Shaw who is also featured as a performer and directed by Dell'Arte's Producing Artistic Director, Michael Fields.

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Make Me Laugh!

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30-11 p.m. / $5 / 21+

"If you haven't seen the show, it's simple. We bring audience members on stage one at a time and give our comedians each 60 seconds to make that contestant laugh. Those who hold out the longest get ridiculously fabulous prizes! (Well, they're ridiculous.)"

502-9656 / Web site


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

Classic rock and contemporary dance music.

668-9770 / 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 /

Piet Dalmolen

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

826-9463 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site


Caspar Inn / 9:30 p.m. / $14 / $10 advance purchase / 21+


964-5565 / bobby@casparinn.biz / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
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