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2019 Humboldt Folklife Festival Kicks Off Today

For the next eight days, Blue Lake will once again be the center of Humboldt’s musical universe during the Humboldt Folklife Society’s annual Humboldt Folklife Festival. Now in its 41st year the event features exclusively local performers and is a great way to succinctly experience a huge swath of Humboldt’s musical talent.

Your Lost Coast Outpost has compiled the entire list of performers and events below: 

Tickets for all Folklife Festival events can be procured at the Humboldt Folklife Society website. More Saturday events in your Lowdown listings below. 

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

2019 Relay for Life

Eureka High School / midnight-7 p.m.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's biggest fundraising effort to end cancer worldwide. Relay For Life is a time to Celebrate cancer survivors, Remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and Fight Back against cancer.

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Friendly Henderson Center Block Party

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

Friendly Henderson Center’s Merchant Association (HCMA) is raising money for a trolley and at the same time throwing a big Block Party for the neighborhood!

hendersonmerchants100@gmail.com /

Tolowa Nation Honoring and Sharing Dance

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Day Use Area / 1 p.m. / Free

The demonstration ceremony, which is open to the public and free of charge, is intended to honor the elders and share Tolowa culture with visitors and local communities.

Humboldt Folklife Festival Kickoff

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 2 p.m.

Let’s kick off our 41st annual Folklife Festival at Mad River Brewery. This evening of free music is sure to get you dancing and excited for a week of Folklife in sunny Blue Lake.

668-4151 / Web site

Surfrider Humboldt Party and Paddle 2019

Humboldt Bay Social Club / 6-10 p.m.

Summer is here! Come celebrate longer days and warmer weather at Humboldt's newest Ocean Friendly Restaurant--The Humboldt Bay Social Club! Live music, food, drinks, games, and good company.

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Humboldt Crabs vs. Ukiah Hawks

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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Through the Waves

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / $17 / $10 Kids U-12 / $15 Student/Senior/Veteran

"Through the Waves weaves a poetic vocabulary of acrobatic movement and storytelling. This intimate and highly-physical play tells the tale of a woman who is lost between the uncharted waters of her grief and the shores of her joyful memories following the disappearance of her soul-mate."

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Casa Cabra

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 10 p.m.

Every Saturday the Goat turns up the music of one of Humboldt's best DJs. All Inclusive, High-Energy, Tropical Bass, and beyond, feel-good weekly!

630-5000 / Web site

Arcata Marsh Bird Walk

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free

826-7031 / Web site

Suzanne Moore Estate Sale -- Big!

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

822-3793 / Web site

Frances Suzanne Moore Estate Sale

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

A beloved member of the UU community, Suzanne Moore lived an adventurous, creative, loving and unconventional life.

822-3793 / office@huuf.org / Web site

Fern Canyon Hike

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $60 / $50 HSU Students

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

Wildlife Tracking Workshop

HSU Natural History Museum / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $25 / $50 family / $15 seniors and HSU students / $20 museum members

826-4479 / natmus@humboldt.edu / Web site

Willow Creek Birding Adventure

Studio 299 Center for the Arts / 9 a.m.-noon / Free

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society walk leader Birgitte Elbek for a Willow Creek Bird Walk.

267-4140 / willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com / Web site

Yoga with a View

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9-10 a.m. / Free

Start your weekend off right with morning yoga and beautiful views of the coast in Manila. “Yoga with a View” will take place on two Saturdays, July 13 and 27, with instructor Janell LeFrancois.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Gentle Yoga!

Om Shala Yoga / 9:15-10:15 a.m. / $10

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

Intermediate Kayaking

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $60 / $50 HSU Students

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

Free Chronic Pain Self Management Workshop

Humboldt IPA / 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

New Chronic Pain classes starting July 13th. If you or someone you care about is struggling with chronic pain, give yourself the gift of self care and learn some new tools to help cope, and even thrive, amidst the challenge.

267-9606 / kescudero@humboldtipa.com / Web site

Marine Protected Area Guided Walk

Ma-le'l Dunes / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Do you ever wonder what lies below the crashing waves? Join California State Parks Interpreter Angie Edmunds for a free guided tour to one of our local Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). California’s MPAs are home to incredibly diverse marine life and the habitats essential to their survival.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Free Chronic Pain Self Management Workshop

Humboldt IPA / 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

If you or someone you care about is struggling with chronic pain, give yourself the gift of self care and learn some new tools to help cope, and even thrive, amidst the challenge.

267-9606 / kescudero@humboldtipa.com / Web site

Beer Yoga with Nora Smith

See Event Description / 10:30-11:30 a.m. / $15

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

Sail the Bay

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / noon-4 p.m. / $40

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

Watercolor Demonstration with Lee Mothes

The Sanctuary / noon-2 p.m. / Free

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

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

See Event Description / 1-3 p.m. / Free

764-6289 / humboldtautostyling@yahoo.com / Web site

Dumb Movies with Smart People: The Meg

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 1-4 p.m. / Free

With HSU Marine Lab Director, Dr. Brian Tissot.

269-1900 / Web site

The Sound of Music

Eureka High School Auditorium / 2 p.m. / $18 / $14 Matinee special / $14 Kids 12 & under / $16 Students & seniors / $18 Adults

Award Winning Production Comes to Eureka High Auditorium Allstar Theatre Arts is proud to present Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

441-2508 / Web site

Fun with Food

D Street Neighborhood Center / 2-3:30 p.m. / $18 / $71 non-resident All 4 classes / $65 All 4 classes / $20 non-resident

Through a variety of themes, students will learn how the culinary arts incorporates science and nature, exploration and even cultural connections.

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

Humboldt Folklife Festival

See Event Description / 2-8:30 p.m. / Free / Free All Day Free Festival / $10 Barn Dance / $12 Bluegrass & Beyond / $16 Under the Stars / $10 Songwriter Night / Free Country Music Documentary / Free Annie & Mary Day / Free Festival Kick-Off

humboldtfolklifefest@gmail.com / Web site

Kid's Comedy Open Mic

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 3 p.m. / Free

Children must have a guardian present. Savage Henry lets kids take the stage and practice their 5 minute set. We review how to use a microphone, what can make audiences laugh, and how to land a punchline.

834-0690 / peter@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

NCRT Gala

See Event Description / 3 p.m.-noon / $30 / $100 Card Shark / $50 VIP / 18+

Come celebrate the close of our 35th season and the approach of our 36th season! Once again, this event will be held at the historic and beautiful Samoa Mansion and will go all day and all night! This year, we’re also adding to the fun by hosting a charity poker tournament!

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

Roll Da Bass

RampArt Skatepark / 3 p.m.-2 a.m. / $10

Featuring some of the west coast's finest Junglists and pro skaters under one roof for a full day and night of Bass Rollin good times!

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PHISH - Live Webcast from Alpine Valley

Humboldt Brews / 5 p.m. / Free

826-2739 / humbrewsap@gmail.com / Web site

BBQ and Pub Night

Cafe Brio / 5-9 p.m.

822-5922 / cafe@briobaking.com / Web site

Live Music :: Ray Bevatori

Gyppo Ale Mill / 7-9 p.m. / Free

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

Live Music :: Ray Bevatori

Gyppo Ale Mill / 7-9 p.m. / Free

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

The Sound of Music

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7 p.m. / $18 / $14 Matinee special / $14 Kids 12 & under / $16 Students & seniors / $18 Adults

Award Winning Production Comes to Eureka High Auditorium Allstar Theatre Arts is proud to present Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

441-2508 / Web site

Good Company Celtic Band

Cafe Mokka / 8-11 p.m.

822-2228 / Web site

The Elderberry Rust Stringband

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / $None All Ages

Folk/bluegrass/blues band with a mix of Humboldt County thrown in for good measure.

826-7222 / Web site

Dog Friendly

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

Dog Friendly is Humboldt’s freshest rock cover band!

572-6495 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Wonder Dave headlines the Club

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

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

Strictly Soul Saturdays

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

Bring your dancin' shoes and groove to classic and contemporary R&B, hip and soul tunes!

lboogie@khsu.org / Web site

Safety Orange

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

668-9770 / swedll@bluelakecasino.com / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre