LOWDOWN LOOKAHEAD!

Humboldt, it’s never too early to be planning future fun. Thus, LoCO offers you the Lowdown Lookahead, a master list of all the Lowdown “red lined” events into the foreseeable future. Scroll around for info on big upcoming events like the North Country Fair, Halloween with Talib Kweli, the Medieval Festival of Courage, two nights of Leftover Salmon and Pastels on the Plaza. -AG

FRIDAY, SEP. 19

Taylor Mali
College of the Redwoods / 7-8 p.m. / $10 general admission / $5 students (with ID)
Renowned slam poet.
476-4370 / david-holper@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Mark Hummel and the Golden State-Lone Star Review
Blue Lake Casino / 8-10:30 p.m. / 21+
“Three top blues headliners on one stage plus a killer rhythm section will make for an unforgettable night of great blues.”
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Hillstomp
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $12 / 21+
“BUMPITY THUMPITY WACKA-DOODLE CHANK is careening out of a boom box strapped to a shopping cart.” No Good Redwood Ramblers open.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Dirtwire
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
World Famous and The Arcata Theatre Lounge present Dirtwire, conjuring up a gris-gris of sound with an amalgamation of traditional instrumentation, world-beat percussion, and electronic soundscapes and comprised of multi-instrumentalist David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila).
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, SEP. 20

Coastal Cleanup Day 2014
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon / Free
This year marks the 30th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day
822-6918 / jsavage@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

2014 North Country Fair
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A Humboldt County Tradition since 1974, The North Country Fair is an annual two-day festival held on the Arcata Plaza. Highlighted by the annual Samba Parade on Saturday (1 p.m.) and the All Species Parade on Sunday (1 p.m.). ncludes around 200 craft, food, and information booths and two stages.
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Not Your Momma’s Talent Show
Eureka Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $15 / $25 VIP / 18+
“Wide variety of acts from juggling and burlesque to music and dance all battling for the title of winner and cash prize! Our panel of celebrity judges, including the reigning Mr. Humboldt and LOCO/KSLUG’s own Myles C. will scrutinize an judge the heck out of them!”
506-6810 / sarah@norcaloasis.org / Web site / View Comments

Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m. / $12
Acclaimed songwriter Catherine Feeny and jazz drummer Chris Johnedis.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Jordan Klepper
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 / $5 HSU students
“Jordan Klepper joins The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent after three years as a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. He has starred in several long-running shows at UCB and in sketches for the UCB Comedy Channel.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Hot Buttered Rum
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Bluegrass band spinning tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belting them from the heart in three-part harmony.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Wepeel, B-Wreck
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Wepeel is a tribute to Weezer. B-Wreck is prog rock. You are a human with ears.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, SEP. 21

2014 North Country Fair
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A Humboldt County Tradition since 1974, The North Country Fair is an annual two-day festival held on the Arcata Plaza. Highlighted by the annual Samba Parade on Saturday (1 p.m.) and the All Species Parade on Sunday (1 p.m.). ncludes around 200 craft, food, and information booths and two stages.
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Hook (1991)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:30 p.m. / $5
“Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, SEP. 22

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $15 HSU student
“New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, SEP. 23

Colbie Caillat
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $25 HSU students
Promo: “Her first single, “Bubbly,” caught a generation’s imagination and has become one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time. Billboard magazine took note by naming Caillat its Breakthrough Artist of the Year.” Special guests Alex & Sierra will open the show.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Keys N Krates
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+
Formed as the brainchild of drummer Adam Tune, synth/keyboard aficionado David Matisse and internationally award-winning turntablist Jr. Flo. The Toronto trio came together in 2008 with the desire to bring their blend of live electronic instrumentation to the stage.
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WEDNESDAY, SEP. 24

El Ten Eleven
The Quad at HSU / noon
Free Arts on the Quad event. El Ten Eleven are a musical duo of doubleneck guitar/bass virtuoso Kristian Dunn and acoustic/electronic drummer Tim Fogarty.
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Rising Appalachia
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
Promo: “Rising Appalachia brings to the world new sounds, stories, and songs collected across oceans and originally sculpted to embody our human journey, our global community, and the treasures and troves of soul harmony.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Gov’t Mule
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $25 HSU students
“Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov’t Mule. Now the enduring group fronted by visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns to Humboldt State University.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Sean Hayes
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Deep-roots syncopation, dusty folk-stomp and biorhythmic pulsing soul-tinged songs.” Eric and Erica open.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, SEP. 25

Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelhead’s Last Stand (2014)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.
“Director Shane Anderson made a pilgrimage back to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state to the rivers he once fished as a boy. His relationship with the wild steelhead and the rivers in which they met upon taught him just how precious life can be.”
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FRIDAY, SEP. 26

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+
Promo: “For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. Nowhere, however, is this more apparent than with his band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.” Roosevelt Collier and Daniel Bambaata Marley open.
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Re-Ignition, Voodoo Dolly
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
RE-IGNITION (Female-fronted Tribute to Bad Brains) and Voodoo Dolly (Tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees).
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, SEP. 27

Skate Fest
RampArt Skatepark / 2-10 p.m. / $5
Skateboarding! Live music! Tarp surfing! Live Art! BBQ! Beer! Raffle!
826-0675 / Web site / View Comments

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky
HSU Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 seniors, children, students
Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in an HSU Music Department Guest Artist concert.
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Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $6
Improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, snappy songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input.
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KatchaFire
Blue Lake Casino / 9-11:30 p.m.
All Maori reggae band and global roots reggae phenomenon.
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SUNDAY, SEP. 28

Ghostbusters (1984)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:30 p.m. / $5
Who ya gonna call? Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) are three scientists at Columbia University in New York City. When their grant expires, the guys are fired and they go into business as a ghost extermination company called “Ghostbusters”.
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Dave Rawlings Machine
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $20 HSU students
Featuring members of Gillian Welch, Punch Brothers, Led Zeppelin, and former members of Old Crow Medicine Show, the current touring iteration of the Dave Rawlings Machine will provide a night of distinctive picking, high lonesome songs, and many other fine acoustic entertainments.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, SEP. 29

Pony Up Party
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $10 / $5 without food
Features a pony keg, pony races, pony pasta, pony prizes and general pony mayhem. Fundraiser for a giant Pink Polka-dot Peg-legged Pony sculpture is being commissioned by the Arcata Playhouse and the Creamery district.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, SEP. 30

Mark Morris Dance Group
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $10 HSU students
Promo: “Combining ground-breaking movement with his profound and sophisticated musical sense, Mark Morris has changed the way audiences experience modern dance. His longtime use of live musicians at each performance creates a perfect blend of sound and motion.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+
“Seven-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1

The Screaming Skull (1958)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
“Will she lose her mind? For reasons best known to local TV programmers, the modest shocker The Screaming Skull was telecast on what seemed to be a daily basis in the 1960s.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

Leftover Salmon, Absynth Quintet
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $25 / $45 both nights / 21+
Two straight nights! Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock and roll bars. AQ opens!
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

GMO Speaker Series
Humboldt State University Native American Forum / 7-9 p.m. / Free
Alison Van Eenennaam presents “Understanding GMO Myths and Misconceptions.”
826-5557 / msw13@humboldt.edu / View Comments

Leftover Salmon, Absynth Quintet
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $25 / $45 both nights / 21+
Two straight nights! Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock and roll bars. AQ opens!
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

Pastels on the Plaza
Arcata Plaza / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free / Free Artists / $225 Sponsor of Large Square / $125 Sponsor of Small Square
Families, farmers, art aficionados and sponsors gather on the Arcata Plaza to draw on the pavement. Benefit for Northcoast Children’s Services.
822-7206 / info@ncsheadstart.org / Web site / View Comments

Medieval Festival of Courage
Christie’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $5 / $3 kids 12 and under
Living history event that offers children of all ages a multi-faceted glimpse into the daily life of a medieval village during the harvest festival time. Play with Ladies, Knights, Elves, Fairies, Farmers, Ogres, Jesters, Royal Horses, Vintners, Famers and much more.
825-8804 / coastalgrovemedievalfestival@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / noon-8 p.m. / $5 / Free Kids free!
Produced by Mosaic Productions (a non-profit Dream Maker program of The Ink People Center for the Arts), this fun celebration of Middle Eastern Dance welcomes dance fans of all ages. The festival features a full weekend of dance performances, workshops, henna, food and an international bazaar.
616-6876 / dance@shoshannaland.com / Web site / View Comments

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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SUNDAY, OCT. 5

Medieval Festival of Courage
Christie’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze / 10-5 a.m. / $5 / $3 kids 12 and under
Living history event that offers children of all ages a multi-faceted glimpse into the daily life of a medieval village during the harvest festival time. Play with Ladies, Knights, Elves, Fairies, Farmers, Ogres, Jesters, Royal Horses, Vintners, Famers and much more.
825-8804 / coastalgrovemedievalfestival@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 11 a.m.-5 p.m. / $5 / Free Kids free!
Produced by Mosaic Productions (a non-profit Dream Maker program of The Ink People Center for the Arts), this fun celebration of Middle Eastern Dance welcomes dance fans of all ages. The festival features a full weekend of dance performances, workshops, henna, food and an international bazaar.
616-6876 / dance@shoshannaland.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Heritage Society Annual Home Tour
See Event Description / noon-5 p.m. / $20 / $10 Students
Annual event has 11 homes open for visiting this year. In addition there will be musicians, artists, vintage cars and more.
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Eureka Symphony Annual Gala
Baywood Golf and Country Club / 5-8 p.m. / $100 / $700 table of 8
Benefit features a no-host bar and silent auction, dinner, and a live auction, with auctioneer Supervisor Rex Bohn. Carol Jacobson, Terrie Baune and John Chernoff will perform and the evening will kick off with jazz by Bear Winkle and Albert Clark.
825-8911 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Nick Offerman
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $25 HSU students
“Nick Offerman is a man of many talents—an award-winning actor, a popular comedian and a woodworker. Luckily for us, he’s leaving the saw at home and bringing his comedic genius to Arcata.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, OCT. 6

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist
Kate Buchanan Room / 9:30 p.m. / $45 / $30 HSU students
This fall DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will embark on the ‘Renegades of Rhythm Tour’ celebrating the legacy of hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaata. Shadow & Cut pulled from Bambaataa’s beautifully tattered 40,000 strong vinyl collection to bring you not just Soul and Rap, but also Soca, Calypso and more.
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TUESDAY, OCT. 7

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6-9 p.m. / $10
Hosted by EPIC. “Film goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet.”
822-7711 / epic@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, OCT. 9

Comedian Johnny Taylor
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+
In support of his first comedy album, Tangled Up In Plaid
502-9656 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

Ocean Night: Heroes of the Coast (2013)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $3
Written, produced and directed by Janet Bridgers, the President of EarthAlert!, Heroes of the Coast (2013), tells the story of some of the Californians who invested their time, money and, sometimes, their careers in supporting the passage of Proposition 20, The California Coastal Protection Act.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

The Pimps of Joytime
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+
The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track. Moon Hooch open.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, OCT. 12

Bark in The Park 2014
Sequoia Park / 10 a.m. / $20
Humboldt Bay Firefighters are proud to announce we will be hosting our third annual dog-friendly “Bark in The Park” 5K Run/Walk.
441-4000 / ymontalbin@hbfire.org / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15

Dirty Heads with Rome
Kate Buchanan Room / 9 p.m. / $35 / $25 HSU students
The Sound of Change can’t come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album “Sound of Change.”
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FRIDAY, OCT. 17

John Mark McMillan
Faith Center / 7 p.m. / $18 / $15 adv.
“John Mark McMillan is a singer/songwriter whose song “How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years.”
442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

Rebel Craft Rumble
Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $15 / $20 at the door / 18+
A dash of Iron-Chef with a hint of Project Runway combined with our Humboldt County flair, SCRAP Humboldt presents Rebel Craft Rumble, a live crafting competition. Four teams of local artists will take on creative reuse challenges and compete for the Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Master title.
822-2452 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, OCT. 20

Trampled by Turtles, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Kate Buchanan Room / 8 p.m. / $25 / $10 HSU students
Trampled by Turtles began as a project for the members to take a break from their rock bands and learn old fiddle and folk songs. The fabulous Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers will open the show.
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SATURDAY, OCT. 25

Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $6
Improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, snappy songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

O’Death
The Depot / 10 p.m. / $5 / $3 HSU students
“Originally formed while the members attended SUNY Purchase, O’Death quickly began building a fanbase with their reverently twisted take on Americana filtered through a wealth of musical influences as divergent as Bill Monroe, Prince, Neil Young, and The Misfits.”
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TUESDAY, OCT. 28

Jeff Austin Band
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Fronted by Yonder Mtn. String Band mandolinist Austin “celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

Humboldt Halloween: Talib Kweli, Lyrics Born and Kelley Mak
Portuguese Hall / 8 p.m. / $35 / 18+
KMUD presents the legendary emcee, plus Lyrics Born, Kelley Mak, Pressure Anya, Nico Luminous, Wu Wei, Samba Da Alegria and more. Two rooms (hip hop in front, EDM in the back). Hosted by Sonny Wong.
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SATURDAY, NOV. 1

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 14

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
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SATURDAY, NOV. 15

Frank Fairfield
The Depot / 9 p.m. / $10 / $5 HSU students
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SATURDAY, DEC. 6

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, DEC. 12

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

The Emerald Cup
Sonoma County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-11 p.m. / $45 / $80 Weekend Tickets / $45 Single Day Tickets
Celebrating 11 years as California’s preeminent, outdoor, organic, medicinal cannabis competition.
545-4200 / info@theemeraldcup.com / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, DEC. 14

The Emerald Cup
Sonoma County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-11 p.m. / $45 / $80 Weekend Tickets / $45 Single Day Tickets
Celebrating 11 years as California’s preeminent, outdoor, organic, medicinal cannabis competition.
545-4200 / info@theemeraldcup.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, JAN. 3

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, JAN. 9

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments