Friday, Aug. 16, 2013’s Lowdown

It is unclear if our current coastal heatwave will hold through the weekend. But as seasoned Humboldt sun seekers know if you’re feeling chilly head east.

[UPDATE: Mad River Summerfest canceled for Friday night. We shall see what tomorrow brings.]

This Friday and Saturday, not only will a 299 river venture reward you with warmer temperatures, you’ll also get a load of local live music in your ear. For ‘tis the return of Mad River SummerFest, which will take over Christie Ranch near Blue Lake for two nights and one day of bands, booths and booze. Hell, for a paltry $15 you can even set up camp. Who’s playing? Let the Lowdown inform you who’s gonna be onstage when:

Friday

  • 6 p.m. - The Rezonators Do Dylan
  • 8 p.m. - Miracle Show
  • 10 p.m. - Naive Melodies

Saturday

  • 11 a.m. - Orjazzmic
  • 12:20 p.m. - No Good Redwood Ramblers
  • 1:40 p.m. - Motherlode
  • 3:15 p.m. - Lord Ellis
  • 4:40 p.m. - Fickle Hill Billies
  • 6:30 p.m. - Earl Thomas
  • 8:20 p.m. - Tracorum
  • 10:15 p.m. - Stevie Culture and Ishi Dube

Too much joy for you? Other Friday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Rumpleminze and couch today.

Events

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Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.
This year is the 117th annual event. Features live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, competitive exhibits, livestock events, great fair-time foods and special programs.
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Mad River Summerfest
Christie Ranch / 5 p.m.-midnight / $5 / $15 w/camping
With performances by Earl Thomas, Steve Culture and Ishi Dube, Motherlode, The Fickle Hillbillies, Lord Ellis, No Good Redwood Ramblers and many more. Proceeds benefit Mad River Alliance.
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Legendary Locals of Arcata
Northtown Books / 9 p.m.
Arcata Eye editor Kevin Hoover presents his new book, plus the Nite Pie ladies (featured on the book’s cover) return that evening with some delicious pies for you to sample.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Bay Boat Tours
Humboldt Baykeeper / 9 a.m.
Humboldt Baykeeper offers free natural history boat tours of the north Humboldt Bay at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Call for details.
268-8897 / View Comments

Music Camp
Arcata High School / 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / $160
Week long day camp for percussion, brass, and winds students.
273-7091 / joshkey1@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Garberville Farmers’ Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
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Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio! Wheeeeeee…
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

From Sawdust to Uranium: 130 Years of Electricity in Humboldt County
Clarke Historical Museum / 6-8 p.m. / Free
Authors Garret Root and Rand Herbert of JRP Historical, Inc. and Humboldt Bay Generating Station plant managers Loren Sharp and Mark Smith will be providing a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of electricity in Humboldt County.
443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site / View Comments

Late: A Cowboy Song
Redwood Park / 7 p.m.
Part of Plays in the Park. Mary finds herself caught between her childhood sweetheart Crick, and the cowboy Red. As Crick pulls her in with marriage and a baby, Red gives her the freedom of the open fields and friendship.
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Shrek
Van Duzer Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $19 / $13 balcony
Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC) presents flying dragons, catchy tunes, flashy dance numbers, irreverent romance, and dozens of your favorite fairytale creatures together on stage
445-4310 / Web site / View Comments

Three Amigos (1986)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5
They’re down on their luck and up to their necks In senoritas, margaritas, banditos and bullets!
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors
Follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions.
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Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Don’s Neighbors
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local rock band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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The Uptown Kings
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m.
Local blues masters hit you hard.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

NightHawk
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local classic rock.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Brian Laidlaw
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Poet and singer/songwriter from San Francisco who now resides in Minneapolis.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

DJ Pressure Anya Duo
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Beats you can’t not dance to.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rashaan Ahmad
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Crown City Rockers MC takes the stage at the Jam.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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DJ Jsun
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+
Get down in Old Town.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Miss Lonely Hearts, Side Iron
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Honky tonk night.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 2 GUNS: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • CONJURING: 6:50, 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:50, 4:20
  • ELYSIUM: 12:40, 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
  • JOBS: 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • KICK-ASS 2: 1:35, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • PARANOIA: 1:15, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:50, 6:10
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 3D: 3:30, 8:45
  • PLANES 2D: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 6:55
  • PLANES 3D: 9:05
  • RED 2: 5:45, 8:30
  • SMURFS 2 2D: 12:30, 3:15
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 2:10, 5:15, 8:20
Fortuna Theatre
  • ELYSIUM: 12:10, 2:35, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50
  • JOBS: 12:30, 3:45, 6:50, 9:35
  • KICK-ASS 2: 1:40, 4:35, 7:15, 9:40
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS: 1:20, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
  • PLANES: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:15
  • WE’RE THE MILLERS: 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ELYSIUM: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • JOBS: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
  • KICK-ASS 2: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • PARANOIA: 1:05, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:45, 6:05
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 3D: 3:30, 8:40
  • PLANES 2D: 12:55, 3:20, 5:50, 8:15
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
Minor Theatre
  • ELYSIUM: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
  • JOBS: 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 3:55, 6:35, 9:15