50 damn years. That's how long we've been doing this. Oof.
Like it or not, for the next three days Humboldt roadways will be klogged with kurious krafts for the 50th Kinetic Grand Championship, our beloved local art nerd olympics. Hobart lives!
If you are somehow uninitiated as to how this thing works, sorry, we’re not going to decipher all the weird lore for you again, here — we’ll instead direct you to the KGC website with the hopes that the Kinetic Universe has done their job and you’ll be able to absorb some sense of what the hell this is, there.
Real quick, as far as Saturday goes there are two things worth knowing more than all the other things:
OK. Shut up. Go be glorious. —Andrew Goff
/ 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.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $10 5/3 preview
/ $16 students/seniors
"Winner of both the Tony Award for Best Revival and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Chicago is the bold, sexy musical about notoriety, celebrity, and human passion."
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte)
/ 8 p.m.
Featuring five groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class. The festival marks the culmination of three years of graduate study by an international ensemble of theatre artists.
North Coast Repertory Theatre
/ 8-10 p.m.
/ $16 Students/Seniors
Called “The best rock musical ever,” by Rolling Stone, Hedwig tells the tale of genderqueer East German rock-and-roll singer Hedwig Robinson.
Redwood Curtain Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $22 5/5 Gala Opening
/ $10 Thursdays
New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana’s “free people of color” are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of color, has become one of the city’s wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man.
/ 9 p.m.
Local DJ's spinning the best soul records at the Monthly Soul Party.
Bayside Park Farm & Garden
/ 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
It’s time to think about securing your summer Farm Share, and the City of Arcata Parks and Recreation Division offers Farm Shares grown at Bayside Park Farm!
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
/ 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Join Friends of the Dunes in a smartphone-powered BioBlitz, an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, In this case, participants will collect citizen science data using the iNaturalist app.
Humboldt Area Foundation
/ 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bring either a vegan potato dish, vegan meat, bread or pastry, fruit, or juices that will serve 8 to 10 people. We will prepare a delicious tofu scramble for this event and provide coffee. Attendees should bring their own place setting.
/ noon-2:30 p.m.
/ $25 single-class price
/ $50 Synapsis Members / DAI Students
This workshop series is open to complete beginners as well as those with an existing basic practice looking to advance.
/ 1-2:30 p.m.
/ $7 at the door
This month, come learn how to make Fried Rice.
Cecils New Orleans Bistro
/ 7:30-10 p.m.
Featuring some of the county's top musicians, the Jimmy D jazz quartet includes Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, Michael LaBolle on drums, Tim Randles on piano and Lee Phillips on bass.
RJ Grin's Lounge
/ 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
/ 10 p.m.
Plaza ass shaking.