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

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

Humboldt Restaurant Week
Various / noon
“Local independent restaurants and farmers in Humboldt County are teaming up for a week of delicious dining.” Full roster here.
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Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow
HSU Native Forum / 7 p.m.
BFC’s Campaign co-founder Mike Mease will be visiting Humboldt State’s campus as part of the west coast road show to share music, stories, video and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison.
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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

Jenny Scheinman and Robbie Fulks
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 students/members
Jenny Scheinman will celebrate the recent release of her newest recording, The Littlest Prisoner with a double bill evening of performances featuring Chicago singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

Humboldt Restaurant Week
Various / noon
“Local independent restaurants and farmers in Humboldt County are teaming up for a week of delicious dining.” Full roster here.
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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

Her Own Way
Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9 p.m. / $5 / Free students
A radio-style version of the first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago.
826-3928 / Web site / 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

Humboldt Restaurant Week
Various / noon
“Local independent restaurants and farmers in Humboldt County are teaming up for a week of delicious dining.” Full roster here.
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Her Own Way
Van Duzer Theater / 2-3:30 p.m. / $5 / Free students
A radio-style version of the first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Wine by the Sea Benefit
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 3-6 p.m. / $30 / $25 Friends of the Dunes members / 21+
Afternoon gazing out at the ocean, sipping on local wines and nibbling locally made desserts, cheeses, barbecued oysters and other tasty treats. Music by Lemon Lemon Cherry and the Spin Drifters. Benefit for Friends of the Dunes.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

College of the Redwoods 50th Anniversary Party
College of the Redwoods / 4-6 p.m.
Music by the CR Jazz Band, beer and wine, nonalcoholic drinks and delicious finger foods, tours of CR’s new buildings, socializing with CR alumni, community members and past employees.
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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

Humboldt Restaurant Week
Various / noon
“Local independent restaurants and farmers in Humboldt County are teaming up for a week of delicious dining.” Full roster here.
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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.
eurekaheritagesoceity@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Petunia and The Vipers
The Sanctuary / 7:30 p.m.
“Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby. A hillbilly baby that yodeled. That’s Petunia.”
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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

Gappy Ranks
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $25
“Recalling the ‘90s — the heyday of British artists like Maxi Priest and Bitty McLean — singer Gappy Ranks brings U.K. reggae to the world.”
668-9770 / 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 Film Screening
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3
Featuring Chasing Ice (2012), a documentary film directed by Jeff Orlowski, about the efforts of photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey to publicize the effects of climate change.
822-1220 / 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

Boots and Birkenstocks: Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s Annual Celebration
Fortuna River Lodge / 5-9 p.m. / $60
Celebrate bountiful wild and working lands, as well as the diverse people who work together to keep our land productive, healthy and vital. Known as ‘Boots and Birkenstocks’, the night includes a locally produced meal, music by the Pilot Rock Ramblers.
822-2242 / s.pilkington@ncrlt.org / Web site / View Comments

Scuber Mountain CD Release Party
Arcata Playhouse / 7-11:30 p.m. / $15
Humboldt County’s most tragic pop group, Scuber Mountain, shall descend upon the Arcata Playhouse for a night of revelry and misery to celebrate the release of their debut album Return to Scuber Mountain.
822-1575 / wombatjazz@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Fall Splendor
Mateel Community Center / 6:30 p.m.
A Night of Opulence in the Orient!: Gather in the Den of Geishas and Gangsters, Samauri, Yakuza, Dragon Ladies. Sip some sake, delight in a succulent Asian Fusion and Sushi dinner and be enraptured by decadent dining entertainment and fashion show. Fundraiser for Southern Humboldt Community Park.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

Explore the Coast: Sundays in the Wildlife Sanctuary
Hikshari Trail / noon-4 p.m. / Free
Naturalist-led activities, kayaking, Plein-air painting, rollerskating, more.
269-2055 / denise@nrsrcaa.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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THURSDAY, OCT. 23

Savage Henry Magazine presents Billy Wayne Davis
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
“Davis has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, Tru TV, and written for NFL on FOX. Opening the show are Erin Dewey-Lennox and local stalwarts Dutch Savage and Nando Molina. Hosted by Matt Redbeard.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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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Hip Hop Harvest Competition w/ Talib Kweli
Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / $28
KMUD Redwood Community Radio, Inc. presents the Hip Hop Harvest MC Competition. Prizes including studio recording and editing time. Hosted by Kelley Mak. Featuring the legendary Talib Kweli.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, NOV. 7

An EPIC Fall Celebration
Mateel Community Center / 6:30 p.m. / $50 / $20 after 9pm / $25 children under 12
Dinner, auction and dance for the Wild featuring a Farm to Table Dinner followed with music by San Francisco based House of Floyd.
822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

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.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

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

Holiday Craft Bonanza
SCRAP Humboldt / 6-5 p.m.
633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

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