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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: In Case You Were Wondering About the Oysterfest Music Lineup, Here's That

Just statistically speaking, there's a good chance your Humboldt Saturday is going to be spent balancing beer and bivalve consumption at the 34th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival. It can be a lot for a brain to handle. So we thought we'd dedicate this space as a quick reference for the event's musical offerings. Here's your Arcata Plaza soundtrack.



More details on Oysterfest and other Saturday human gatherings in your Lowdown listings below.


33rd Annual Heartwood Neighborhood-Wide Sale ~

See Event Description / 8 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free

839-2869 / cmkcarousel@yahoo.com /

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Bird Walk

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

Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Chet Ogan at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails and an opportunity to view a diverse range of shorebirds, migratory songbirds and raptors, and resident birds likely engaging in breeding activities.

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Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Farmers’ Market / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $None All Ages

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Sequoia Park Ivy League

Sequoia Park / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

441-4218 / hatwood@eurekaca.gov / Web site

Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Music schedule inside. The Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, year round, offering the freshest produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.

info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

34th Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

"Get ready to slurp, savor, and soak up the sun at the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival – where the only thing more abundant than oysters is the laughter and good times!"

897-6004 / gloria@arcatachamber.com / Web site

Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

The Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, year round, offering the freshest produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Bear River Farmers Market

Bear River Casino Resort / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Farmers Market featuring food vendors, handmade jewelry, crafts, baked goods and clothing.

733-9644 / Shannonlamb@brb-nsn.gov / Web site

Puff and Paint

Crisp Lounge / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / $35 / $20 Bring your own supplies / 21+

Puff & Paint with Zoe Paige Art!

info@crisphumboldt.com / Web site

In-Bay Dinghy Racing!

Humboldt Yacht Club / noon-4 p.m. / Free

We race small sailboats in Humboldt Bay and up at Big Lagoon! Bring out your boats to come and play on the water with the Humboldt Yacht Club!

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Open Bar at The Basement

The Basement / noon-5 p.m. / Free / 21+

230-6451 / Info@basementarcata.com / Web site


The Summitt / noon-8 p.m. / Free / 21+

PRIDE centered games and trivia throughout the night.

613-0732 / thesummittsportsbook@gmail.com / Web site

Jimmie Lahman Band

Fieldbrook Winery / noon-6 p.m. / Free

839-4140 / fieldbrookwinery@gmail.com / Web site

Museum Youth Summer Camp

Cal Poly Humboldt Natural History Museum / 1-5 p.m. / $120 / $100 members

826-4480 / natus@humboldt.edu / Web site

Redwood Outlaw Karts

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 2 p.m. / Free Ages 0-5 / $20 General

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Humboldt Crabs vs. Novato Knicks

Arcata Ball Park / 2:30 p.m. / $10 / $4 kids (3-12)

Tie-dye Day! Watch your hometown heroes whoop up some lesser team! Founded in 1945, the Humboldt Crabs are the oldest, continuously-operated, collegiate, independent, wood-bat, summer baseball team in the country.

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Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 3-6 p.m. / Free

826-7222 / thefrogbiteband@gmail.com / Web site

Summer Music Series

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 3-6 p.m. / Free

We are keeping the after Farmer's Market party alive! From June-September, come on down to Redwood Curtain's Brewery in Arcata for local live music.

826-7222 / Web site

Far Out Party

Mario's Marina Bar / 4 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

986-7600 /

Father's Eve Dads Night Out!

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 7 p.m.

826-7222 / Web site

Wusatoumuduk: We Make It Burn Reading

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 7 p.m.

A stage reading of "Wusatoumuduk: We Make it Burn," a new multi-media play about cultural fire.

442-6278 / Web site

The Lost Dogs Get Down!

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7-10 p.m. / Free

444-3344 / events@historiceaglehouse.com / Web site

the Lost Dogs Band

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7-10 p.m.

444-3344 / Web site

The Prom

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30 p.m. / $18 / $16 Student / Senior / $18 General

"The Prom is a heartfelt and hilarious musical comedy that’s been turning heads from Broadway to Netflix!"

786-5483 / tickets@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Comedy Night at Pale Moon

See Event Description / 8-10 p.m. / $5 / 18+

palemoonbrewing@gmail.com / Web site

Lunar Laughs #6

Pale Moon Brewery / 8 p.m. / $5

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Oysterfest After Party with SHUCK NASTY

Humboldt Brews / 8:30 p.m. / $15 / $12 Advance

826-2739 / Web site

CU Next ... Eugene

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

Savage Henry's monthly LGBTQ showcase is TWICE in June for Pride. Our friends from Eugene, Jen Jay and Billy Chambers, head down to the Savage Henry Stage. Burlesque by Bella Bestia.

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Quintron & Miss Pussycat

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / $15 / $20 day of show / 21+

Legendary 9th Ward DIY electronics, puppet theatre, swamp boogie badasses QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over 15 years.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Dance Hits With Dr. Squid

See Event Description / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+


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