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SATURDAY LOWDOWN

The Mateel Community Center chugs along with the 13th annual Humboldt Hills Hoedown headlined by the sneering outlaw country of Sarah Shook and the Disarmers.

EVENTS

Ethnic Food and Dance Festival

St. Innocent Orthodox Church / noon-4 p.m. / Free

This popular “Taste of Orthodoxy” annual event will once again feature local ethnic band Chubritza together with a variety of Central European and Greek food booths.

443-2099 / frlaurent@eurekafirstchurch.com / Web site

Humboldt Hills Hoedown

Mateel Community Center / noon-midnight / $25 / $20 adv.

Bands on this year’s lineup include Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, T Sisters, Miss Lonely Hearts, Wicklow Atwater, April Moore & Ranch Party, Lone Star Junction, Way Out West, Back To The Hill and more!

923-3368 / Web site

Wine by the Sea

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 3-6 p.m. / $60 Non-member at the door / $50 Members at the door / $50 Advance non-member price / $40 Advance member price

Imagine spending an afternoon gazing out at the ocean, sipping on local wines and nibbling locally made cheeses, barbecued oysters and other tasty treats. Now add good friends, live music by Bells of the Levee, a wine pull and fabulous auction items, all in support of a good cause.

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

Benefit for Pacific Union Elementary

Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $6

An evening of metal for future shredders! Frequency Shift and Cross Oceans of Arcata to raise money for the Pacific Union Elementary School Music Program.

601-4351 / Mrb883@humboldt.edu / Web site

Monster Women Music Video Premiere

The Sanctuary / 7:30-10 p.m. / $5 / $25 sliding scale

Come to the Arcata premiere of The Monster Women's "Lost at Sea," a music video by Violet Crabtree! The new video is a dreamy under the sea fantasy in stop-motion, animated with clay, paper and found objects. Colorful, ultra-femme, and waaaay too cute!

Drouth, Muppet Hunter, DMT

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m.-midnight / $5

"Creepy Crawler Presents a Saturday night of torriential sound."

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

Disenchanted!

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10 / $22 Gala Opening Night (9/9) / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Previews and Thursdays / 18+

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of princesses in this hilariously risqué musical that’s anything but Grimm.

443-7688 / boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site

BeauSoleil

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $39

"BeauSoleil’s high-spirited Cajun-French sound is some of the most joyous music you’re going to hear. This irresistibly eclectic band mixes traditional, centuriesold two-steps and waltzes with everything from Zydeco to New Orleans jazz in an ultra-spicy musical gumbo."

826-3928 / Web site

Paul Simon Reprise Tribute Show

Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $15

Some of Humboldt's finest musicians return to the Arcata Playhouse for a repeat performance of a celebration of the music of Paul Simon, spanning his career from his early days with Art Garfunkel through his forays into South African and Afro-Brazilian influenced music.

822-1575 / joel@asis.com / Web site

The Dancing Plague of 1518

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. / $5 / 21+

The Dancing Palgue of 1518 is a darkwave/goth solo project coming out of Spokane Washington, on tour of the west coast.

630-5000 / Web site

Arcadia

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10:30 p.m. / $16 / $13 Students / Seniors

"A comedy about chaos, mathematics, sex, and the death of the universe."

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site

Mickey Avalon

The Fabulous Tip Top Gentlemen's Club / 9 p.m.-3 a.m. / $25 / $22 adv. / 21+

"Large dance floor, state of the art sound, and intelligent lighting."

443-5696 / Web site

Melvin Seals and JGB at Humbrews

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $25 / 21+

"Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Two nights!"

826-2739 / Web site

HSU Toyon Magazine Submission Deadline

See Event Description / midnight-11:59 p.m. / Free / Free Anyone

The deadline for submissions to the Fall issue of HSU's multilingual Toyon Literary Magazine is September 30th.

209-648-8039 / meganlombardo@yahoo.com / Web site

2017 Annual Literacy Conference

Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 8:30-4:30 a.m. / $75 / $40 HSU or CR current students / $65 BTSA, CATE, RWP TC / $75 general / 18+

Keynote: Amy K. Conley, English Teacher, Fortuna High School Author of: Teachers, Mindset, Motivation and Mastery Research Translated to K-12 Practices.

826-5109 / rwp@humboldt.edu / Web site

Arcata Marsh and Widlife Sanctuary Bird Walk

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free

Meet leader Christine Keil in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine.

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Khandro Gondue Drupchöd

Kneeland / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $290

Drubchöd literally “accomplishment offering,” is a form of intensive group practice that epitomizes the depth, power, and precision of the Vajrayana, drawing together the entire range of its skillful methods—mystical, ritual, and artistic.

296-3444 / info@ewamkusumling.com / Web site

The Farm Store Customer Appreciation Week(end)

The Farm Store / 9-5:30 a.m. / Free

This weekend marks the kickoff of The Farm Store’s customer appreciation week!

443-7397 / Web site

Waterfowl Hunt Blind Brush-up

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering at Humboldt Bay NWR. Help prepare the Hunt Blinds for the upcoming Waterfowl Hunt Season.

Introduction to Sailing

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $165 / $150 HSU Students

Come experience two full exhilarating days at gorgeous Big Lagoon and learn to harness the wind.

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Eel Grass Management Plan Public Meeting

Wharfinger Building / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / Free

The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is finalizing the Humboldt Bay Eelgrass Comprehensive Management Plan.

443-0801 / districtplanner@humboldtbay.org / Web site

All Seasons Orchestra Fall Season

D Street Neighborhood Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $25 / $30 non-resident

The Arcata Recreation Division and the All Seasons Orchestra invites you to get involved with this community orchestra. All Season Orchestra, open to all ages, offers seasonal performance opportunities throughout the year which are a pivotal part of this orchestra.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Young Athlete's Program

Pacific Union School / 10-11:30 a.m. / Free

In partnership with the City of Arcata Recreation and Humboldt State University, Special Olympics offers a fun opportunity, the Young Athletes Program.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Sea Kayak Rescue & Safety

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / $50 / $40 HSU Students

This course focuses on rescue and safety skills that no paddler should be without.

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

An Armchair Safari

Samoa Cook House / noon-1 p.m. / Free

Two Humboldt County organizations will benefit from a fund raiser in October in which a contributor receives a professional photograph of their dog. Photographer Jack Hopkins of Eureka is donating his time and talent to photograph your dog in his studio for $95.

Join Girl Scouts!

See Event Description / 1-2:30 p.m. / Free

443-6641 / kjohanson@girlscoutsnorcal.org / Web site

Superhero Family Yoga

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 1-2 p.m. / Free

Dress up as a superhero and participate in a superhero themed yoga class!

269-1915 / Web site

Beer + Yoga

Humboldt Brews / 2-3 p.m. / $12 / 21+

826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site

DJ J Dub

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

Local DJ, DJ J Dub will be spinning records from his personal vinyl collection.

839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

30 on the 30th

Beginnings Octagon / 6-10 p.m. / $30

986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site

Book Signing with Teresa Whitehawk: Stories from Twisted Hairs

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 6-8 p.m.

677-9493 /

Open Mic.

Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free

442-2562 / jeff@blmcafe.com / Web site

FireSign

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9:30 p.m. / Free

Live classic/alternative rock in the beer garden!

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

Asha Nan and Ju Drum

A Taste of Bim / 7-9 p.m. / Free

798-6300 /

Blase and The Stellar Jays

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

A mix of rock and soul.

826-7222 / Web site

Sexy M.F. Saturdays featuring L Boogie

The Griffin / 9 p.m.-midnight

Disco Dance Party!

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Boogie.

668-5000 / Web site

Claire Bent & Citizen Funk

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Local funk/soul/R&B band.

839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Doug Fir & the 2x4s

Cherae Heights Firewater Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

Multigenerational rock and roll band comprised of fathers and sons playing classic rock and beyond.

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The Uptown Kings

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

The Uptown Kings play blues that will move you.

877-252-2946 / Web site

The 707 Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Local rock.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

707 Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

Local rock.

733-9644 / 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 /

Rockstar Karaoke

Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.

This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.

923-3188 /

Sexy M.F. Saturdays ft. L Boogie

The Griffin / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Bring your sexy M.F. sexy and groove to R&B, hip hop and soul tunes!

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Reggae Night

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

DJs

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

More Plaza ass shaking.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre