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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Low Hums! Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! Absynth Quartet!

You made it. Again. Scroll your Lowdown below for your Friday rewards. We'll note right here off the top that the second-to-last Friday Night Market of 2018 takes place in Old Town Eureka tonight. Remember how lame it was when we didn't have those? Yeah, nice addition. Other Friday highlights (previewed in the clips above) include:

Details on those shows and more below.


Loleta Antique Show

Loleta Fireman's Pavilion / 10 a.m. / $3

Organized and sponsored by the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department since 1971. One of the largest antique shows in Northern California.

Striped Pig Stringband

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Striped Pig Stringband is bringing the Barn Dance to Friday Night Market!

798-6411 / info@visiteureka.com / Web site

Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.

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Arts! and Brass Arcata!

Arcata Plaza / 6-9 p.m.

With a Ball Gown Stroll in honor of National ‘End Domestic Violence Month’, will be an Arts! Arcata to remember! Arcata Main Street has joined forces with Redwood Raks, The City of Arcata and the Arcata Police Department to appreciate the arts while strolling to support this important cause.

822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site


Arcata / 6-9 p.m.

Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.

822-4500 / Web site

World Famous Comedy Pet Theater

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7-8:30 p.m.

Voted Best Family Show in Vegas! International circus legend award winner Gregory Popovich brings his European-style physical comedy, acrobats, jugglers but most important his furry cast of animals, the real stars of the show!

800-838-3006 / advertisement@comedypets.com / Web site

Sweet Reaper, Milk Bath

RampArt Skatepark / 7:30-11:30 p.m. / $7

Punk rock from Oakland.

disbeatcrasher@gmail.com / Web site

Papaya Lounge

Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $15 / $13 students/members

Papaya Lounge returns to the Arcata Playhouse for two nights. The show mixing local performers with out of town guests in the setting of a seedy cabaret nightclub. Papaya Lounge is a music, comedy and variety evening with a very fruity attitude.

822-1575 / David@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

Young Frankenstein

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 9/27 preview / $14 seniors/youth

Adapted from the classic Mel Brooks film that you’ve probably already seen, Young Frankenstein is brilliant parody of classic horror cinema. Appropriate for ages 14+.

Absynth Quartet, Dan and the Americans

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local indie-grass.

822-4766 / Web site

Low Hums, Red Ribbon, Opossum Sun Trail

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10 / 21+

You've earned a night of psych rock featuring bands from Seattle and closer to home.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Full Moon Fever

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Petty tunes.

668-9770 / Web site

(CANCELED) Motopony

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.

Mourning an anniversary of the death of his mother, Daniel Blue reached for a broken guitar he had purchased some years earlier and leaned into it with all of his soul. That night he sang a poem he had not yet written, "Hero's Lullaby" and came to call the guitar 'Old Blue'."

826-2739 / Web site

HSU 50th Anniversary Range and Soils Program

Plaza View Banquet Room / midnight-3 p.m. / $75 / $30 Oct. 13 field tour (lunch and transportation) / $50 current student or guest

HSU's Range and Soils program celebrates 50 years along with the Fall Meeting of the Cal-Pac Section of the Society for Range Management.

826-4064 / sem11@humboldt.edu / Web site

Good Company

Cafe Mokka / 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Celtic music.

822-2228 / Web site

Purchase a "You Pick" Winter Farm Share Today!

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $150

Once you purchase your farm share, contact our Farmer to schedule your 15-minute orientation on harvesting (if needed).

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

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site

U Pick Organic Pumpkin Patch

Organic Matters Ranch / noon-6 p.m.

Come enjoy this beautiful fall weather while searching for the perfect pumpkins.

407-3276 / smosser12@gmail.com / Web site

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

DJ D’Vinity: After Work Sessions

Six Rivers Brewery / 4-7 p.m.

Come unwind at the end of your work week with DJ D’Vinity in the mix with old school throwbacks and dance hits!

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

Backpacking the Lost Coast

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 4:30 p.m. / $185 / $160 HSU Students

October 12-14. This beginner level backpacking course takes you on a section of the much sought after Lost Coast trail, in the California King Range Conservation Area. This breathtaking trail is moderately level.

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Drop-In Gymnastics

Arcata Judo Hut / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $5 / $10 Friday Night Flips

Drop-In Gymnastics for youth, ages 15 months to 4 years.

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Lisa C. Sharry

Moonrise Herbs / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Lisa C. Sharry is a singer/songwriter acoustic guitarist who plays originals, with a variety of influences.

822-5296 / Web site

The Jim Lahman Band

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free


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

Susan Dambroff: Conversations with Trees

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

Dambroff will be joined by local writers that attend the annual Mattole Writers’ Camp that Dambroff also attends.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site


Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7:30 p.m.

Concert featuring songwriter Rob Cunningham on vocals/acoustic guitar, Bill Brooks, on vocals/ bass guitar, and Robby Jarvis Lamoreux on electric guitar.

677-9493 / westhavenarts@gmail.com / Web site

The Eureka Chamber Musice Series Presents The Parker String Quartet.

Calvary Lutheran Church / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $30 / $5 Students / $10 Seniors

We begin our fall series with the return of the Parker String Quartet. The quartet will performing works by Beethoven, Debussy and Wiancko.

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Madagascar: Burning While We Speak

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free

Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring this travelogue on Madagascar. This island has lured naturalists since the first modern explorers made landfall.

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Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Rockstar Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

You may sing now.

839-2013 /

Lonestar Junction

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

Outlaw country.

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Arts! After Dark

The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop and R&B.

825-1755 / vanessa@griffinarcata.com / Web site

Stress Test Comedy Open Mic

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9 p.m.

Test soft opening for Humboldt's first exclusively comedy club. Hosted by Chris Durant! Merch and Snacks available so bring cash. Mic starts at 9 p.m.! Donations accepted too!

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Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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