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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Flynn Creek Circus Will Tumble For Ya

Flippin' sweet! The Mendocino-based, all-human Flynn Creek Circus has once again erected their big top tent in Humboldt, this year in Arcata's Creamery District. If you happen to step right up, expect to be visually assaulted by eye-demanding aerialists, death-defying acrobats and feats of juggling wizardry. Note: No animals were caged during production of this circus.

Details on that and other Friday delights in your Lowdown listings below.



Back to School Supply Drive

See Event Description / noon-8 p.m.

All week LCCI radio stations will broadcast live from local businesses to raise donations for school supplies for the students of South Fortuna Elementary School.

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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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Metal Friday: Aenimus

The Siren's Song Tavern / 6 p.m. / $15

Humboldt Music Alliance Presents: Aenimus with special guests Cross Oceans, Downcypher, As Death Comes Calling, Frequency Shift and Failed Blessing.

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

Flynn Creek Circus Presents: "Out of Hat"

Arcata Creamery District / 7-9 p.m. / $32 / $50 VIP / $25 senoirs / $15 child

Flynn Creek Circus returns with an all new show! - Experience a hilarious circus tale filled with incredible stunts and surprising twists! Mendocino County’s own charmingly nostalgic, surprisingly fresh all human circus will be raising their vintage big top tent in Arcata for shows.

253-303-2886 / nicole@flynncreekcircus.com / Web site

The Paula Jones Band

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 8-10:30 p.m. / 21+

Come dance the night away to the powerful vocals of Paula Jones.

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

Comedian Shannon Murphy

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Shannon Murphy is a nanny by day and by night she is whatever the opposite of a nanny is. With her sweet and calm demeanor, Shannon has the pleasure of surprising audiences with her dry wit and juvenile humor that makes them lean in to hear what she's going to say next.

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

Third Friday Summer Open-Mic

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 6-8 a.m. / $2 / $5 sliding scale

Hosted by Writer in Residence Bryan Radzin.

677-9493 / jeinem@humboldt1.com /

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

Bully Proof Camp

See Event Description / noon-3 p.m. / $160 / $45 daily drop in

822-6278 / info@humboldtjiujitsu.com / Web site

Band o Loko

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 5-9 p.m.

Band O Loko brings it back to the Humboldt County Fair.

444-8946 / donsneighbor@yahoo.com / Web site

McKinleyville Pop-up Museum Open House

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 5:30-8 p.m. / Free

Open House to unveil our new Humboldt County Railroad installation. We’ll have a speeder car on-site too! Enjoy local train memorabilia, some never seen before, from McKinleyville’s own Josh Buck.

497-4376 / Web site

Dominic Romano

Chapala Cafe / 6-8 p.m. / Free

Every third Friday, Dominic Romano plays a two hour set of acoustic music.

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McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Upcycling Workshop

Arts and Drafts / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Join the Northcoast Environmental Center and Arts & Drafts for an exciting animal mask upcycling workshop on Friday, August 16th from 6 - 9 PM. This month we are promoting the NEC's All Species Parade.

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


Arcata Creamery District / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Rockin originals.

499-0100 / keta3@suddenlink.net /

Open Mic

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 6-8 p.m. / $2

Writers, Musicians, Poets and other creative souls are encouraged to join us in a very welcoming and open environment. Bryan Radzin Writer in residence will be hosting.

616-8649 / brr5@humboldt.edu / Web site

Friday Night Market After Party

The Madrone / 7 p.m. / Free

Droll Weevil will start jamming just as the Friday Night Market is winding down!

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North Coast Otters

Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center / 7:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Humboldt State wildlife professor Jeff Black will give an update on “North Coast Otters: Merging Citizen Art & Science.”

826-2359 / amic@cityofarcata.org /


Logger Bar / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+

"Please join Grooveshine for an unforgettable evening of Groove/Funk/ Reggae music at one of Humboldt County's favorite hometown bar."

668-5000 / info@grooveshine.com / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

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

Compost Mountain Boys has been playing tight bluegrass music since 1991, performing in and around Northern California. Based in Humboldt County, 'Compost' keep things relaxed and fun.

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

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band

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

Hendrix, Prince, Funk, Blues, R&B and Rock & Roll.

499-6538 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Claire Bent and Citizen Funk

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

The music of Claire Bent & Citizen Funk is a mix of high energy funk, soul and R&B. Claire's soulful voice is backed by experienced long time musicians.

668-9770 / Web site

Front Ear

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.

Basement house band strikes back!

Front Ear

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.

Basement house band plays jazz.


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre