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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Eureka is Your Playground

Well, it’s Saturday and Eureka is slated to reach the scorching mid-60°s. Perhaps you should get out (and play). Oh look! It just so happens that it is Get Out and Play Day, the City of Eureka’s annual day to demand its citizenry pry themselves from their Playstations and, I dunno, move around for chrissakes. There are events and activities taking place all over Eureka, among them an Old Town street fair, a Sequoia Park community barbecue, zoo discounts, free Madaket rides, a disc golf tournament and celebrity-led Zumba, hey hey.

How about this: Peruse this handy map so you can better visualize all the Get Out and Play Day joy at your fingertips this fine day. (Maps > words.) If nothing listed there grabs you — picky! — then you can still scroll your Lowdown listings below for more Saturday wow.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Get Out and Play Day

Eureka / 8 a.m.-10 p.m. / Free

The 6th Annual Get Out and Play Day is happening all over Eureka on July 27th! It's all free!

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

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

Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo

Fortuna / 10 a.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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Roll on the Mattole

Mattole Grange / noon-midnight / $30 / Free Kids under 12 WITH ADULT / $25 Students & Seniors

30th Annual Fundraiser for the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company. Noon to Midnight with live music & dancing, food and craft vendors, kidzone and wildland firefighter challenge. Tickets available at the gate. No overnight parking or camping. Please no dogs, no glass containers.

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Mensa Meetup: The Plight of Local Newspapers

Samoa Cook House / noon-1 p.m. / Free

"No one is coming to save us: Why you should demand more from your local newspaper," is the topic of a presentation by Marc Valles, managing editor of the Times-Standard in Eureka.

445-2276 / jakable5@gmail.com /

Matilda

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 2 p.m. / $30 / $15 varies

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

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Asha Nan

Lost Coast Brewery Brewing Facility / 2-5 p.m. / Free

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come down to the Brewery and enjoy an afternoon of live music on the lawn with Asha Nan.

267-9651 / mmccarthy@lostcoast.com / Web site

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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Matilda

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7:30 p.m. / $30 / $15 varies

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

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Zen Mountain Poets, LodeStar

Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m. / $5

Zen Mountain Poets are "who's here now and who hears now." Their music has been identified as "psychedelic neo-prog folk jazz" and their sound likened to bands such as Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, It's a Beautiful Day, and more.

822-3453 / lindafayecarson@gmail.com / 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

Dave Stone

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15 / 18+

Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious "New Faces" roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

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

Soul Party #26

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.

Monthly dance party with DJ's Red, Funky T Rex, and JayMorg spinning your favorite tunes.

826-2739 / 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

Hero's Quest: Men's Rite of Passage

See Event Description / midnight-11:59 p.m. / $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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Fortuna Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Rohner Park / 7-11 a.m. / $7 / $5 kids 12 and younger

Arcata Marsh Bird Walk

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

Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader Amaya Bechler in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata.

826-7031 / Web site

Forestry Practices Hike

Humboldt Redwood Company / 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / Free

Held in the Root Creek watershed and led by representatives of Humboldt Redwood Company, the hike will provide insight into the many decisions foresters make relative to sustainable timber production.

986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site

Wigi Wetlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Workday

Sportman's Warehouse / 9-11 a.m. / Free

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Work Day. Help restore bird-friendly habitat by pulling English ivy, cutting pampas grass plumes and removing trash from a stretch of the bay trail right behind the Bayshore Mall.

214-605-7368 / 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

Paddle Strokes

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / $40 / $30 HSU Students

This class is designed for kayakers looking to improve their paddle strokes for maximum boat handling and the ability to control their kayak.

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

Paddle Strokes

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / $40 / $30 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+

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

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

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

No Big Deal

Beachcomber Bayside / 10:30-2 a.m. / Free

brotherreed@mac.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

Sum'toberfest

The Boardroom / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

The Boardroom turns "2" on Saturday and is holding Sum'toberfest to celebrate!

572-5129 / Web site

Dynamic Sailing

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / noon-4 p.m. / $65 / $55 HSU Students

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

Fire Dept BBQ in Elk

See Event Description / noon-4 p.m. / Free 6 and under / $10 kids / $20 adults

The Elk Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 63 years of service at its 15th Annual Summer BBQ at the Greenwood Community Center in downtown Elk. Savor tri-tip, chicken or portabella mushroom entrees plus sides, dessert and coffee.

877-3494 / fish@mcn.org /

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical Event

Holly Yashi Store / 2-3:30 p.m. / Free

Come to enjoy crafts – making posters with charming “Anne” quotes, hair wreaths -, to meet characters from the classic L.M. Montgomery books and to listen to their storytelling of Anne and the other delightful residents of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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

Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration

See Event Description / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free

Join us as we honor Smokey Bear's 75 years of fire education at this fun, family-friendly event. There will be a "Ranger-led" campfire program, songs and birthday cake. Fire fighters will talk about fire safety and demonstrate how they put out fires.

946-2263 / Interp@humboldtredwoods.org / Web site

Debbie Campbell, Adamas

The Basement / 6-8 p.m. / $20

Storytellers series.

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Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

Street Art Festival Kick-Off Party!

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Help us kick-off the 2019 Eureka Street Art Festival! Grab a cider, listen to live music by Luke Tygar + Friends, meet the artists, and grab a Festival program and check out the map of this year's murals.

eurekastreetartfestival@gmail.com / Web site

A Voice From the Past Campfire Program

Richardson Grove State Park / 8 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

Emily Rose Totten

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

Join us in welcoming Emily Rose Totten to the Gyppo Ale Mill beer garden stage. Totten is a local singer/songwriter who pairs delicate guitar and ukulele with dreamy vocals to deliver sweet and simple originals.

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

Wild Otis

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

Local rock.

826-7222 / 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 /

Jimi Jeff and The Gypsy Band

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Hendrix, Prince, funk, blues, R&B and R&R.

668-9770 / Web site

Sexy MF'ing Saturdays

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

Bring your sexy MF'ing self and groove to R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Latin and more!

lboogie@khsu.org / Web site

Astronomy Program

Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) / 9-10:30 p.m. / Free

Meet Ranger Steven and Shaina at Dolason Prairie in Redwood National and State Parks for a evening of learning about the Milky Way Galaxy while enjoying the view above the fog.

465-7765 / Shaina_niehans@nps.gov /

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

DJs

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

More Plaza ass shaking.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre