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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Govinda! Julian Lage Trio! Smooth Hound Smith!

Your Humboldt Saturday is stacked with musical wizardry with shows featuring Govinda (Humboldt Brews), Julian Lage (Fulkerson Recital Hall), and Smooth Hound Smith (Siren's Song Tavern) leading the pack. 

Details on those joys and more in your Saturday Lowdown 


Paula Jones Band

Arcata Plaza / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free

The Paula Jones Band will be gracing the stage at the Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market with their mix of contemporary jazz, soul and R&B.

441-9999 / Web site

3rd Annual Harvest Moon Festival and Campout

Feisty Dog Orchard / noon-3 a.m. / $30

A day of music, food, games and raffles for the benefit of the Redcrest Volunteer Fire Department. Music by Psychedelvis and more.

510-926-2901 / Web site

A Magnificent Vintage Carnival Picnic

Southern Humboldt Community Park / 3-11 p.m. / $15 / Free kids 12 and under

A fundraiser for Southern Humboldt Community Park featuring Love Bomb Go-Go Marching Band, Marjo Lak, aerial artists, jugglers, clowns, horseshoe tournament, hayride and more. Dress in your Vintage Picnic wear!

1940s Swing Dance

Bayside Community Hall / 6-10 p.m. / $10

Swing dancers can enjoy the sweet music of Kenny Ray & the Mighty Rovers at the Bayside Community Hall. Brad Morin will teach the triple step swing and the Hesitation Fox Trot with his wife, Cathy.

822-9998 / baysidecommunityhall@gmail.com / Web site

Sexytime Quiz Night

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 7 p.m. / $5

Join us and flaunt your amazing sexual knowledge for all to see while raising $$ for our friends and neighbors.

Marjorie Prime

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year- old Marjorie—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.

Dial M for Murder

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10:30 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors

A wealthy socialite, a tennis pro, a torrid affair and a massive fortune on the line – murder returns to the NCRT stage with a tale of greed, jealousy, revenge, and best laid plans gone awry.

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

Smooth Hound Smith, Mojave Green

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / $10

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' American roots duo comprised of "One-Man-Band" Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion).

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

Julian Lage Trio

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $39

A former child prodigy whose immense talent was documented in the Oscar-nominated documentary Jules at Eight, Julian Lage performed on the Grammy Awards at 13, and was given faculty status by the Stanford Jazz Workshop at 15 (he also appeared with David Grisman’s band at HSU while in high school).

826-3928 / Web site


Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m.

GOVINDA is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production.

826-2739 / Web site

The Right to Peace: 5th Annual Celebration of Int'l Day of Peace

See Event Description / 9-2 a.m. / Free

840-6067 / andysehic@gmail.com /

Peninsula Health and Safety Fair - Tsunami Prep!

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

Are you prepared for a natural disaster? The Manila Community Resource Center and Peninsula Community Collaborative welcome Troy Nicolini and the folks from NOAA for some straight talk and real prep.

444-9771 / esthermcrc@gmail.com /

Waterfowl Hunt Blind Brush-up

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge / 9 a.m.-noon / Free

Celebrate the 25th Annual National Public Lands Day at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Join us for a volunteer workday and help prepare the waterfowl hunt blinds for the upcoming season.

733-5406 / kayla_welser@fws.gov / Web site

Peoples & Steeples

Ferndale / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / $5

786-4466 / ferndalemuseum@gmail.com /

Intro To Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $40 / $30 HSU Students

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


Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

825-8260 / sarahw@planwestpartners.com / Web site

All Seasons Orchestra

D Street Neighborhood Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $25 / $31 non-resident

The Arcata Recreation Division and the All Seasons Orchestra invite 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

Taxes for the Regulated Market

See Event Description / 10-5 a.m. / $150 / $100 sliding scale

A day long informative workshop on financial matters concerning cannabis businesses.

923-3753 / office@oxaliscalifornia.com / Web site

Dash & Spalsh Fun Jump/Canine Dock Diving

The Farm Store / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

443-7397 / Web site

Locals Only Food Fair

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

Time sure does fly by, especially when you’re having fun, and even more so when you’re keeping busy. And that’s what’s going on at Eureka Natural Foods – McKinleyville!

839-3636 / marketing@eurekanaturalfoods.com / Web site

Celebrate Constitution Week

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free / Free everyone

Every year the Redwood Forest Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrates Constitution Week.

499-9965 / jajaronoff@gmail.com / Web site

Harry Potter Fan Art

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 11 a.m. / Free

The Eureka Library will be hosting a Harry Potter-themed celebration for children, teens, and their families at the end of October.

269-1910 / Web site

Story Time

McKinleyville Library / 11:30 a.m.-noon / Free

Join us on Saturdays at 11:30 for stories and crafts.

839-4459 / jasbury@co.humboldt.ca.us / Web site

Open Lab

The Sanctuary / noon-6 p.m. / $5

Open Lab is a time for community access to art-making resources, tools and facilities.

822-0898 / info@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site

Pest Monitoring and ID Workshop

Dirty Business Soil / 1-4 p.m. / $60 / 18+

They're everywhere! But do you know just who they are? Be able to call them more than just BUGS with this workshop at Dirty Business Soil Lab in Arcata.

633-8885 / info@dbsanalytics.com / Web site

Kids Cooking Class

The MGC / 1:30-3 p.m. / $5

New recipes, fun and food every month!

725-3300 / ecooper@ervmgc.com / Web site

Pints for Planned Parenthood

Lost Coast Brewery Taproom / 5-8 p.m.

Join us for Pints for Planned Parenthood! Lost Coast Brewery will donate $1 to Planned Parenthood Northern California for every pint sold.

267-9651 / Web site

Twilight Paddle On Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 5-8 p.m. / $48 / $38 HSU Students

Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the evening skies from Humboldt Bay!

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

2018 Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraiser

See Event Description / 5-9 p.m. / $65 / $350 Sponsor Banner / $650 Table of 8 + Sponsor Banner / $500 Table of 8

Since 2015, $400,000 worth of happiness has been given to needy kids. Let’s make this the most successful year yet!

443-4880 / jambow99@sbcglobal.net /

Delta Nationals

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

Vintage American music.

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

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Kimtu Cookhouse / 7 p.m. / $15 / 18+

This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian Café in 1904 before the Einstein transformed physics and Picasso set the art world.

530-629-3564 / dreamquestwillowcreek@hotmail.com /

On The Spot Comedy #17 Season Premiere

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m. / $7

Experience a unique adventure with the gang as it promises to be a night filled with unpredictable, unhinged and completely hilarious improvised skits and so much more! Bear witness to a truly amazing evening of NEW and old games from the Improv Book of Great Things.

822-1220 / Web site

Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

Burnin' & Brews

See Event Description / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $45 / 21+

Redwood Girls Pint Out is hosting a wood burning class at Arts and Drafts in Eureka. Sip on delicious brews while learning the art of wood burning from one of Arts and Draft’s instructors.

jen.mcferrin@girlspintout.org / Web site

Lone Star Junction

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

"Whiskey-bent and hell-bound."

839-2013 /

Backstreet Band

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

Free Live Music in the Wave Lounge!

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 /


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

Local Northern California longest running Cover Band. Classic Funk/80's & 90s Pop & Classic Rock.

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


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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

More Plaza ass shaking.


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