Monday, July 14’s Lowdown

Fortuna’s boots are on again! For the next seven days, the “friendly city” will be just a bit friendlier as it comes together for a week of festivities to celebrate the return of the annual Fortuna Rodeo. Let your Lowdown give you a quick rundown of the “yeehaw”-eliciting events in store this week (click any day for a complete schedule of that day’s events):

  • Monday: Burn your tongue out of your mouth at the annual Chili Cookoff on Main Street.
  • Tuesday: Exhaust your children during the Children’s Game Night at the Redwood Village Shopping Center.
  • Wednesday: The carnival opens in Rohner Park and remains for the remainder of the week. Plus, more child occupying games and Junior Rodeo.
  • Thursday: Hopefully, nothing catches fire in Fortuna Thursday, our local heroes will be occupied with the annual Fireman’s Games. 
  • Friday: Motorsports Night features motocross jumper Julian Dusseau, ATV and Rhino racing and, of course, the wow,-someone-thought-of-that spectacle that is Quadiators.
  • Saturday: With the weekend comes the actual rodeo part of the Fortuna Rodeo, but there’s also a parade and the Bulls, Bands and Brews shindig at the rodeo grounds.
  • Sunday: More rodeo, plus the annual gut-busting barbecue.

More info at fortunarodeo.com. Other Monday options, including Folklife Festival Songwriters Night in your Lowdown below.

—Andrew Goff

 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

If you can imagine the sound of Gillian Welch playing Angry Birds on an iPad, you can imagine what Lemon Lemon Cherry will sound like tonight at the Folklife Festival. 

Events

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Fortuna Rodeo Week: Monday
Fortuna / 5 p.m.
Hundreds of folks flood Main Street each year for the Chili Cook-off.
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2014 Humboldt Folklife Festival Songwriter Night
Dell’Arte / 7 p.m.
“An evening of original song with some of Humboldt’s best songwriters” including Mo and Morgan, Lemon Lemon Cherry and Joanne Rand.
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Grantwriting Basics
Humboldt Area Foundation / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $95 / $75 NorCAN members
With Shelley Mitchell. This one day workshop will primarily address grants for nonprofits, community groups, agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and local government.
267-9916 / norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Junior Tennis Summer Camps
Eureka Indoor Tennis Club / 9 a.m.-3 p.m. / $110 7-18 years old / $60 4-6 years old
442-1040 / caseyjm24@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Humboldt B-52s Baseball
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $5
Humboldt County’s other baseball team swings for your heart.
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Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
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Poets on the Plaza
Plaza View Room at Plaza Grill / 8 p.m. / $1
Humboldt wordsmiths gather and read at each other.
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Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night
Simon LeGree’s Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Jam in the middle of nowhere — really as far east as you ever want to go.
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Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:45, 2:10, 5:15, 5:55, 8:20
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 2:50, 9:00
  • DELIVER US FROM EVIL: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:55, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 2D: 12:05, 2:55, 5:40, 8:30
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 3:05, 9:10
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 12:15, 1:10, 2:45, 3:40, 5:20, 7:55
  • JERSEY BOYS: 12:00, 6:00
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
  • TAMMY: 12:10, 3:35, 6:15, 6:20, 8:45, 9:45
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 11:55, 2:40, 6:05
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 5:20, 8:20
  • DELIVER US FROM EVIL: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 11:55, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:20, 2:50
  • TAMMY: 12:10, 3:20, 6:10, 9:20
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 11:45, 5:45, 8:35
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 2:35
Minor Theatre
  • CHEF: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • OBVIOUS CHILD: 3:40, 9:20
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 5:50