LOWDOWN LOOKAHEAD!

March is here, HumCo. Thus, LoCO offers you this month’s Lowdown Lookahead, a master list of all the Lowdown “red lined” events into the foreseeable future. Scroll around for info on notable upcoming gatherings. Major upcoming April events include:

Dig deeper into Humboldt’s April, and beyond, below. -AG

SUNDAY, APR. 19

Godwit Days 2015
See Event Description / 6:30 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides. Click for the day’s events.
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Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain
Adorni Center / 11 a.m.
Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will make their annual visit to the Eureka waterfront. Both tall ships will offer educational public tours and sailings, as well as programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Click for full schedule.
800-200-5239 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Green Week: CANNIFEST
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon
Meet vendors, listen to speakers on two stages, enjoy the FIZ (Family Interactive Zone) and compete in Grow Games! Performances by Bella Vita Fire, Laura Lopez-Ayllon and more.
445-3037 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, APR. 20

Godwit Days 2015
See Event Description / 6:30 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides. Click for the day’s events.
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Hot Buttered Rum
Humboldt Brews / 9 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

TUESDAY, APR. 21

Godwit Days 2015
See Event Description / 6:30 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides. Click for the day’s events.
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Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain
Adorni Center / 4 p.m.
Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will make their annual visit to the Eureka waterfront. Both tall ships will offer educational public tours and sailings, as well as programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Click for full schedule.
800-200-5239 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, APR. 22

Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain
Adorni Center / 4 p.m.
Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will make their annual visit to the Eureka waterfront. Both tall ships will offer educational public tours and sailings, as well as programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Click for full schedule.
800-200-5239 / Web site / View Comments

Assassin (1986)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
A retired agent from an intelligence agency is contacted by his old employers in order to stop an ultra-secret cyborg who is murdering government officials. Bult to look human and to be an invulnerable, efficient killer, the agent is faced with the most difficult mission of his career.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

48th Humboldt International Film Festival
Minor Theatre / 7 p.m. / $5
Longest student-run film festival in the world and showcasing films from across the globe. Its mission is to create a space for independent filmmakers to express themselves, free from the censorship of mainstream media.
826-4113 / filmfestival@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, APR. 23

48th Humboldt International Film Festival
Minor Theatre / 7 p.m. / $5
Longest student-run film festival in the world and showcasing films from across the globe. Its mission is to create a space for independent filmmakers to express themselves, free from the censorship of mainstream media.
826-4113 / filmfestival@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, APR. 24

The Condor’s Shadow
Van Duzer Theater / 6:30 p.m. / $5
The movie details the struggle to save this iconic species from extinction. A Q&A session with the film’s star, condor biologist Joseph Brandt, and other local condor specialists follows the movie. Presented by the Yurok Tribe.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

48th Humboldt International Film Festival
Minor Theatre / 7 p.m. / $5
Longest student-run film festival in the world and showcasing films from across the globe. Its mission is to create a space for independent filmmakers to express themselves, free from the censorship of mainstream media.
826-4113 / filmfestival@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Music of Simon and Garfunkel
D Street Neighborhood Center / 7 p.m. / $8
“Derren Raser and Michael Dayvid both share a love of the Simon & Garfunkel catalog and will be presenting an evening of some of their very favorite songs from across the duo’s shortened, yet prolific career.”
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

String Thing VI
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10 / $14 door / 21+
An evening of high-energy, foot stompin’ string band mayhem. This year’s bill includes Compost Mountain Boys, Lyndsey Battle Trio, The Cherry Pickers (from Oakland), and The No Good Redwood Ramblers.
822-1220 / sidenoterecords@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Club Triangle
Jambalaya / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Calling all queers, allies and all fun loving individuals to join Humboldt Pride and Pressure/Anya. Drag performances by Grrrlz 2 Men, Fuscia Rae, Mantrikka Ho and more.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Melvin Seals and JGB
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $25 / 21+
Keyboardist Seals is best known for his time playing with Jery Garcia. Performing two straight nights with Steve Watts and Humboldt All-Stars
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, APR. 25

Dandelion Herbal Center presents Medicinal Cannabis Conference
Arcata Community Center / 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $340 / 18+
Two days of workshops and lectures. Teachers will include Donald Abrams, MD; Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD; Martin Lee, Dwight McKee, MD; Samantha Miller; Kevin Spelman, Ph.D; Ida Foo, PNP; Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D; Jonathan Treasure, MA; Amanda Reiman, Ph.D, and more.
442-8157 / janeb@arcatanet.com / Web site / View Comments

Earth Day Cleanup and Hoedown
Friends of the Dunes / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Love the Earth but frustrated by the deluge of garbage on it? Do your part to clean it up by kayaking out to Indian Island on Humboldt Bay for Earth Day.
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Rhododendron Parade
Eureka / 10 a.m.
Celebrate the North Coast’s vibrant red and pink rhododendron blooms. Travels east on Seventh Street, south on H Street, west on Henderson and concludes near the rear of the Eureka Mall.
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4-Alarm Fundraiser
Westhaven Volunteer Fire Dept / 2-7 p.m.
Celebration and benefit for the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department. Sustainable/organic food options will be available from Outlaw Kitchen. Fire fighting equipment demos and photo opportunities. Music by the Pilot Rock Ramblers, Mad River Rose, and more.
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Humboldt Roller Derby
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6-9 p.m. / $12 / Free Kids 10 and under / $15 Door
HRD Vs. Silicon Valley Roller Girls. Sez HRD: “Did you hear we were always sold out? Don’t worry, we will hold some tickets for all y’all last minute planners at the gate.”
445-3037 / tickets@humboldtrollerderby.com / Web site / View Comments

48th Humboldt International Film Festival
Minor Theatre / 7 p.m. / $5
Longest student-run film festival in the world and showcasing films from across the globe. Its mission is to create a space for independent filmmakers to express themselves, free from the censorship of mainstream media.
826-4113 / filmfestival@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Cocked and Loaded
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m. / $12 / $10 adv.
“Portland’s newest boylesque troupe featuring a variety of performance backgrounds coming together in a fusion of striptease and dance!”
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B-Real of Cypress Hill
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / $40 / 21+
With his work in the pioneering hip-hop group Cypress Hill, rapper B Real became something of a hip-hop legend. Guerrilla Takeover and DJ Dub Cowboy
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Companion Animal, Strix Vega
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Synth pop, funk, and ambient alt. Cool kids.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Melvin Seals and JGB
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $25 / 21+
Keyboardist Seals is best known for his time playing with Jery Garcia. Performing two straight nights with Steve Watts and Humboldt All-Stars
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, APR. 26

Pancakes for Pride Brunch
Bayside Grange #500 / 9 a.m.
Starring Caravan of Glam! “We will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancakes (with vegan gluten-free options available) as well as eggs, tofu scramble, sausage or vegan alternatives, coffee, tea, cocoa.”
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Dandelion Herbal Center presents Medicinal Cannabis Conference
Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-4:20 p.m. / $340 / 18+
Two days of workshops and lectures. Teachers will include Donald Abrams, MD; Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD; Martin Lee, Dwight McKee, MD; Samantha Miller; Kevin Spelman, Ph.D; Ida Foo, PNP; Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D; Jonathan Treasure, MA; Amanda Reiman, Ph.D, and more.
442-8157 / janeb@arcatanet.com / Web site / View Comments

Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Singer/songwriter sings about love while trying to reconcile her love of both bluegrass and Pearl Jam.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, APR. 27

Hedersleben, St. James and the Apostles, Deep Dark Light
The Sirens Song / 8 p.m.-midnight / $5
Rock, Krautrock, drone, space, progressive, awesome.
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TUESDAY, APR. 28

The Handsome Family
Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $15 Students & Members / $18 General
The Handsome Family is a 20-year songwriting collaboration between husband and wife, Brett (music) and Rennie Sparks (words). “
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

CU Last Tuesday
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5
“The longest running comedy show in Humboldt County is proud to have SF comedians Chris Riggins, King G and Kaseem Bentley headline a night of laughs with Humboldt’s own Joe Deschaine opening.”
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAY. 1

OR-7 The Journey: the EPIC Journey of a lone wolf from Oregon to California
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m. / $10
Join the Northcoast Environmental Center, EPIC, Bird Ally X and the Center for Biological Diversity in celebrating the Arcata premier screening of the documentary OR7 - The Journey, an inspiring film about Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf.
822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

Mateel’s Comedy Cabaret
Mateel Community Center / 8-10:30 p.m. / $10 / 18+
With Matt Lieb, Matt Redbeard and Nathan Davis-Floyd.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAY. 2

Trinidad Surf and Skate Fest
Trinidad School / noon-6 p.m. / Free
Tarp surfing! Ramp skating! Live music by SambAmore, The Sand Fleas, Blue Dragon Steel Band, and DJ Scoop. A benefit for Trinidad School’s surf and skate clubs. Sponsored by Trinidad Skatepark Alliance.
677-3631 / Web site / View Comments

11th Street Block Fest
Arcata / noon-10 p.m. / $5 / $3 adv.
12 local and touring bands, three house venues, comedians, three residential DJs, food truck, nighttime karaoke tag team, celebrity holograms and more.
822-4500 / 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, MAY. 3

First Sunday Lounge w/ DJ Red
Richard’s Goat Tavern and Tea Room / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+
“HEAR! Fascinating musical explorations of exotic places and faraway lands. FEEL! That vintage liquordelic lounge groove that makes you feel like a hep cat in a swanky 1950s penthouse apartment. DIG! That crazy voodoo beat performed by Exotica’s most evocative and creative recording artists!:
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MONDAY, MAY. 4

Pickaxe: the Cascadian Free State Story
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m. / $5
Documentary that follows a group of activists in their direct action efforts to stop post-fire logging of an old growth forest in Warner Creek, Willamette National Forest, blockading the logging road and repelling the State Police.
822-7711 / amber@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAY. 6

The Atomic Brain (1964)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Monstrosity is better known under the title The Atomic Brain. Wealthy but homely Marjorie Eaton would like to recapture her youth and beauty. Looney scientist Frank Gerstle offers to remove her brain and put it into a younger, more attractive body.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAY. 8

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

David Sedaris
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55
With sardonic wit and incisive social critique, Sedaris serves up the comic relief with equal doses of clear-eyed honesty and brilliant eloquence. A favorite contributor to NPR’s This American Life and a regular at The New Yorker, his latest book is Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, MAY. 10

Atalanta Victory Run and Walk
Arcata Co-Op / 10 a.m. / $10 / $15 After April 12 / $5 12 & under
Six Rivers Running Club, North Coast Co-op, and The Breast and GYN Health Project invite all women to a flat course for the 2 mile run-walk or the 8K run-walk. Proceeds will be shared with The Breast & GYN Health Project and local running teams.
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TUESDAY, MAY. 12

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU students
“Reclaiming the rich history of the African American string band. With a sound that reveals the celebratory, interconnected currents running through blues, country and bluegrass, they bring brash, youthful energy to music rooted in the red soil of the southern Piedmont region.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, MAY. 13

Warning From Space (1956)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
UFO’s are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular female singer.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Star Pilot (1966)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by the beings so they can use them to repair their spaceship’s broken engine.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, MAY. 15

Eat, Bid and Dance for Wild Souls Ranch
Fortuna River Lodge / 6 p.m. / $40
“2015 Silver Spurs Gala” catered by Shamus T-Bones with music by Cliff Dallas and the Death Valley Troubadours. Wild Souls ranch is a non-profit equine learning center for the at-risk youth and foster/adopted youth of Humboldt County.
726-6182 / Web site / View Comments

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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Coventry and Kaluza (Family Fun Series)
Arcata Playhouse / 7-9 p.m. / $10 Students & Members / $12 General
Award-winning physical theater and circus duo from San Francisco. They bring a variety of skills and thrills to their unique circus show which features multiple characters, juggling, extreme acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula-hooping and ridiculousness.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAY. 16

Coventry and Kaluza (Family Fun Series)
Arcata Playhouse / 2-4 p.m. / $10 Students & Members / $12 General
Award-winning physical theater and circus duo from San Francisco. They bring a variety of skills and thrills to their unique circus show which features multiple characters, juggling, extreme acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula-hooping and ridiculousness.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Coventry and Kaluza (Family Fun Series)
Arcata Playhouse / 7-9 p.m. / $10 Students & Members / $12 General
Award-winning physical theater and circus duo from San Francisco. They bring a variety of skills and thrills to their unique circus show which features multiple characters, juggling, extreme acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula-hooping and ridiculousness.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAY. 23

Kinetic Grand Championship Day One
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.
Day 1 of the Kinetic Grand Championship starts on the Plaza in Arcata, California at the noon whistle every Memorial Day weekend. The racers take off to the Manila dunes, where they race through miles of sand to the great and inevitable “Deadman’s Drop.” Then on to Eureka’s downtown gazebo.
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SUNDAY, MAY. 24

Kinetic Grand Championship Day Two
Crab Park / 9 a.m.
Day 2 starts in Eureka at the waterfront on the Humboldt Bay, where brave Kinetic Pilots race their crafts through the water (most float). Then back on land where kinetic sculptures go up Hookton Hill, a 1 mile-7% incline and decline. Day 2 ends with a private campout for racers and volunteers only.
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MONDAY, MAY. 25

Kinetic Grand Championship Day Three
Main Street, Ferndale / 10:30 a.m.
Day 3 starts from the mouth of the Eel River, through Morgan slough and onto dry land. Racers cross the finish line on Ferndale’s historic Mainstreet, where racers park and head up to the Final Awards Dinner at Ferndale’s Fireman’s Hall.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY. 27

Eyes Behind The Stars (1972)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
After a photographer accidentally snaps pictures of an alien spacecraft, he becomes embroiled in a government cover-up.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, MAY. 30

Humboldt Roller Derby
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6 p.m. / $12 / Free kids under 10 / $15 door
HRD’s Widow Makers VS Viva Roller Derby from Chico. “Did you hear we were always sold out? Don’t worry, we will hold some tickets for all y’all last minute planners at the gate.”
tickets@humboldtrollerderby.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, JUN. 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, JUN. 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

FRIDAY, JUN. 19

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, JUN. 20

Arcata’s 25th Anniversary Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Free
Shucking and tasting, sipping and savoring, listening and dancing, buying and selling.
822-4500 / info@arcatamainstreet.com / View Comments

TUESDAY, JUN. 23

Comedian Tom Rhodes
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Tom Rhodes is a world traveling comedian who is now celebrating his 30th year as a stand up comedian. The New York Times describes him as “A mostly natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.” Presented by Savage Henry.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, JUL. 4

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, JUL. 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

SATURDAY, JUL. 11

Relay for Life Eureka 2015
Halvorsen Park / 11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. / Free / $100 per Team
At the Relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track, for 24 hours! To celebrates those who have survived cancer, remembers those who have lost the battle and to fight back against a disease that takes too much.
951-0582 / laura.read@cancer.org / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, JUL. 12

Relay for Life Eureka 2015
Halvorsen Park / midnight-11 a.m. / Free / $100 per Team
At the Relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track, for 24 hours! To celebrates those who have survived cancer, remembers those who have lost the battle and to fight back against a disease that takes too much.
951-0582 / laura.read@cancer.org / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, JUL. 17

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 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, AUG. 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.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, AUG. 15

19th Annual BridgeFest
Old Bridgeville Bridge / 10-5 a.m. / Free
Create your very own flying saucer to launch of the bridge while participating in the “Flying Saucer Trials.” Live music all day and fun for the whole family is on the menu as well as “out of this world” blueberry pies.
777-1775 / cfrenzel@humboldt.k12.ca.us / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, AUG. 21

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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TUESDAY, SEP. 1

“Weird Al” Yankovic
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m.
“Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales.”
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