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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: SEE: ‘90s Hitmaker Mark McGrath for Free (As Part of Your Del Norte County Fair General Admission)

Above: How you likely remember Mark McGrath if you had MTV in the '90s

OK, this is far from the worst potential joy-pursuit scheme LoCO has ever suggested to you. Picture this mini-road trip: You convince your core crew to bail on work a couple hours early on Friday so that you can take a scenic drive up our sparkling coast to beautiful Crescent City. Ooo at that ocean! Ahh at those trees! Your final destination? The Del Norte County Fair, of course. Why? Well, at 6 p.m. Friday night there will be a performance — at no additional charge to you past your regular fair admission — by none other than Mark McGrath, frontman of inescapable '90s radio airplay hogs Sugar Ray. Wow! Time she flies!

Fact: You know at least three Sugar Ray songs — "Fly!" "Someday!" "Every Morning!" Review above! — that you can belt out ironically between Bud Lights! How could this be awful? We all just wanna flyyyyyy!!!

... or scroll your Friday Lowdown below for something less ambitious closer to home.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Eureka Street Art Festival 2019

Old Town/Downtown Eureka / 9 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free

Join us for the second annual Eureka Street Art Festival! This year's festival will take place in Downtown Eureka along the 6th and 7th Street corridor between C and H Streets. Artists from around the world and around the corner will cover the neighborhood in murals and street art.

eurekastreetartfestival@gmail.com / Web site

A Midsummer's Daydream

Redwood Park / 2 p.m.

Plays in the Park is thrilled to bring you, A Midsummer’s Daydream, by Jonathan Moreno. This original children’s musical by a Humboldt County author, began its development last year during Plays in the Park’s new works festival.

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Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

On Friday evenings in summer the City of Eureka closes the streets to traffic and transforms several city blocks of Old Town into THE place to meet up with friends and neighbors- in a friendly, festive atmosphere. Friday Night Market has it all.

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Wildwood Days 2019

Rio Dell / 5:30 p.m.

Rio Dell's annual gathering. Wildwood Days is a local festival established in 1970 by the Rio Dell Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department took over Wildwood Days as a fundraiser for the department. This event is in Rio Dell California and offers three days of fun.

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Mark McGrath

Del Norte County Fairgrounds / 6 p.m.

"As lead singer/songwriter for Sugar Ray, McGrath can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, multiple multi-platinum albums (including the RIAA 3x platinum certified “14:59”), and countless sold out tours."

496-1766 / barreljunki@gmail.com / Web site

Trinidad Art Nights 2019

Trinidad Town Center / 6-9 p.m. / Free

With many participating venues and a large variety of artists, musicians, and activities, there is sure to be something for all!

502-5737 / trinidadart95570@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Pacific Union Financial Capitalists

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9 / $4 under 12 / $6 students/seniors

Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.

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Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-10 p.m. / $20 / $18 Seniors/Youth/Veterans

A light-hearted and wholesome, turn-of-the -20th-century story, about the rise of Anne Shirley, a feisty, red-headed orphan girl who, instead of the boy that was expected, arrives in Avonlea to help on the Cuthburt farm.

630-5013 / info@hloc.org / Web site

Silver Ochre's The Now of US

The Sanctuary / 8-10 p.m. / $10

The Sanctuary is excited to welcome back for the fourth time, keyboardist/serial collaborator Thollem McDonas and Silver Ochre, his duo with video artist ACVilla.

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

Tartuffe

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

No-prisoners over-the-top farce about truth, lies, and one of the most mischievous scoundrels to ever disgrace the stage.

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

Belles of the Levee

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight

"Humboldt based close-harmony Jazz Sirens croon tunes so old they’re new."

668-5000 / Web site

Comedian Torio van Grol

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m.

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers.

845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Rent a Garden Plot through City of Arcata

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $91 non-residents / $80 residents

Food for thought, rent a Garden Plot. City of Arcata Parks and Recreation offer Garden Plots to rent at the Bayside Park Community Garden.

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

Calling Creative Crafters for City of Arcata's Holiday Craft Market

Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $10 Electricity / $110 Senior Room Booth / $145 Corner Booth in Main Room / $130 Main Room Booth

Arcata Recreation invites crafters wishing to showcase their original craftwork to vend in the 20th Annual Holiday Craft Market.

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

Sailing Rig to Rent

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m. / $40

This assessment will offer you the chance to demonstrate your ability to rig one of our Lasers or Coronado 15’s.

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

Sailing Rig to Rent

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m. / $40

This assessment will offer you the chance to demonstrate your ability to rig one of our Lasers or Coronado 15’s.

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

Arcata Community Wellness Garden Drop-In Volunteer Time

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

269-7073 / garden@opendoorhealth.com / Web site

Sailing on the Water Skills Test

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 1-4 p.m. / $60

Are you ready to start sailing on the bay? This assessment will allow you to demonstrate your skills so that you will be able to rent a sailboat off our dock on one of our new Sail the Bay days!

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

Live From Downtown: it's First Friday!

Crescent City / 5-7:30 p.m.

Partners such as the Del Norte Child Care Council and the Del Norte Library provide activities and crafts for children and families.

954-2260 / downtowndivascc@gmail.com / Web site

Daily Art Walk

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

See the live creation of world-class art during the Eureka Street Art Festival! Daily Art Walks offer a facilitated tour of the pieces in progress - hear from the artists, learn about the pieces being created, and watch the artwork unfold.

eurekastreetartfestival@gmail.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Matthew Gagliardi and Jim Lowry

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m.

A wine pour will benefit Northcoast Environmental Center. Music by singer/songwriter Margaret Kellerman.

677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com / Web site

NEC Wine Pour at Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad Art Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free / $5 Suggested Donation / 21+

Support the Northcoast Environmental Center at Trinidad Arts Night! Join us at Trinidad Art Gallery for some wine, tunes and a wonderful atmosphere!

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

Live Music at The Humboldt Cider Co.

Humboldt Cider Company / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free

Come out to Redwood Acres Fairgrounds and visit this unique venue for live music and great cider from Humboldt Cider Co.

798-6023 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Michael Dayvid

The Madrone / 7 p.m. / Free

Michael Dayvid, solo singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and entertainer, and the world's premiere Adventure Folk artist is playing tonight. He has been producing and performing original and non-original music for over 15 years.

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Buddy Reed

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / 21+

Local Blues Legend Buddy Reed Sticky, Muddy, Sexy, Smelly, BLW lovin', Booty Shakin Blues.

444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Gyppo Ale Mill / 8-10 p.m. / Free

Anna Hamilton will be joining us on the Gyppo Ale Mill Beer Garden stage where she brings her original Blues and Progressive Ballads. The Gyppo Ale Mill has live music every Friday and Saturday.

986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site

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 /

Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Front Ear!

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.

Local jazz.

Around the World in 80 Breaks

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

DJ EastOne plays dance music from Earth.

DJs

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.

"What?"

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre