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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Vroom Goes Fortuna

Get your motor runnin' and drive down to Fortuna where, all weekend, shinier-than-thou car enthusiasts will be showing off their prized wheels during the annual Fortuna AutoXpo. Main Street will be jam packed with chrome and colorful paint jobs for the majority of the event's three days, but if this is your scene make sure you click on over to the full itinerary of happenings.

Then again, if zooming is not your bag, well, there's plenty more in your Friday Lowdown listings down below. 


Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo

Fortuna / 4 p.m.

Redwood AutoXpo is Fortuna's biggest and most well-attended event of the season, a car show fueled by vintage rock 'n' roll, pink poodle skirts, white bobby socks, sunglasses and cool cars that are hot!

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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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Humboldt Crabs Baseball

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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A Voice from the Past

Clarke Historical Museum / 7-8 p.m. / Free

Meet the first female ranger in the California State Parks at the Clarke and experience the magic of a 1940's campfire program! Join us for a special campfire program and discover the story of Harriet "Petey" Weaver, California State Parks' first female ranger.

443-1947 / admin@clarkemuseum.org / Web site


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

Kenny Ray and The Mighty Rovers

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 8-10:30 p.m. / $12 / $9 students/seniors

Live music and social dancing to the best Western Swing band in the Emerald Triangle! No partner or experience required.

Wall of Jokes

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

SF comedians Andrew Holmgren, Ben Kolina and Jesse Hett, hosts of the Bud Dwyer Hour Podcast, co headline a great night of comedy. Sam Murphy and Ki Man Harder open. Alec Cole hosts.

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

Pieces, Comma Comma

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

"PIECE's is a rowdy noise/rnb duo ready to capture your hearts. They will also be performing mysterious solo sets. Comma Comma will debut two epic space ballads."

630-5000 / Web site

Rumpke Mountain Boys

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.

The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience.

826-2739 / Web site

Bar Crawl: GOPD 2019

Old Town Eureka / 6-10 a.m.

We have lots of local bars participating offering special drinks of which partial proceeds contributed to Get Out and Play Day.

441-4206 / rpraszker@ci.eureka.ca.gov / Web site

Out of the Sea Camp SCRAP

SCRAP Humboldt / 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. / $175 / $150 sibling

School's out, so Camp SCRAP is in!

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

Youth Combination Sailing

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $325

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

Hero's Quest: Men's Rite of Passage

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-midnight / $300 / $50 former Gateway Education and YTA students

Young Del Norte County men ages 14-23 are encouraged to join Hero's Quest, a three-day coming-of-age experience in the redwoods July 26-28 presented by Gateway Education of the Wild Rivers Coast.

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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

Enrolling Now for City of Arcata's Summer Gymnastics

Arcata City Hall / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $39 non-resident / $28 residents

Enrollment is now open for our second session of Summer Gymnastics through City of Arcata Recreation Division.

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

Free Medical, Dental, Vision Clinic

See Event Description / 10 a.m. / Free

Dental service will include fillings, extractions and cleaning. Vision service will do pre-screening, eye exams and prescription glasses.

725-1166 / anderson.merlin@gmail.com / Web site

National Zookeeper Week

Sequoia Park Zoo / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Join the Zoo for special activities during National Zookeeper Week July 21-27

442-5649 / ashley@sequoiaparkzoo.net / Web site

Find Waldo Arcata

Northtown Books / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

Waldo will once again be hiding in Arcata throughout the month of July.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / 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

Backpacking the Trinity Alps

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 4 p.m. / $265 / $250 HSU Students

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

A Voice From the Past Campfire Program

Clarke Historical Museum / 7 p.m. / Free

Join us for a special campfire program and discover the story of Harriet “Petey” Weaver, California State Parks' first female ranger. Petey served in redwood parks throughout California, authoring many books and essays about the natural world.

445-6568 / Web site

Seabury’s Blues Duo

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

Seabury Gould (guitar, piano & vocals) and Mark Jenny (slide guitar & vocals) play uplifting, energetic & entertaining Summertime BLUES!

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

Roland Guzman

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

Friday nights just got a little bit more entertaining! Come on down to the Gyppo Ale Mill for our Live Music Series. Every Friday we feature a new and amazing musicians.

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

Milonga (Tango Party)

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8-11 p.m. / $10

Join us for an evening of social Argentine tango. Dance to music from the Golden Age of Tango. Beginners welcome; spectators free.

834-3274 / turkfurniture@sbcglobal.net / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Front Ear

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.

Sax trio playing a wide array of traditional to modern jazz/groove music.


Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m. / $10 / 21+

839-0545 /


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