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 March events include:

Dig deeper into Humboldt’s March below. -AG

SATURDAY, MAR. 28

Redwood Coast Music Festival
Eureka / 9:30 a.m.
Notice that what was once a “Dixieland Jazz Festival” is now a “Music Festival.” Description from the RCMF website: “Four fun-filled days of traditional jazz, blues, swing, zydeco and more.” Click for schedule of major events, venues and ticket information.
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Seed and Plant Exchange
Arcata Community Center / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Farmers and gardeners are invited to get ready for spring by swapping locally grown and locally appropriate seeds, starts and plants. Live music, free workshops taught by local experts, and a locally sourced lunch available.
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Women’s Environmental Conference
HSU Native Forum / 11 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free
Features women on the cutting edge of environmental activism and policy working throughout the Pacific Northwest. Keynote speaker on Saturday (6 p.m.) Aggie Pilgrim.
530-616-5941 / WEC2015@mail.com / Web site / View Comments

Eel River Clean-up Project Fundraiser
Mateel Community Center / 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
Local non-profits, food, businesses, and music in this all day celebration. Music by NPK!,Berel Alexander, Mike Lee, Dynasty One, Juce, Eyes Anonymous, Little Kid Lost, Mystic Lion, DJ JustOne, Deep Groove Society’s - The Middle Agent and DJ JSun as well as SoHum’s own DJ Marley
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Humboldt Roller Derby Double Header
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6-9:30 p.m. / $12 / Free Kids under 10 / $15 Door
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

The Brothers Comatose
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere four years.”
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Mos Generator, Lord Ellis
Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Hard rock on the Plaza.
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SUNDAY, MAR. 29

Redwood Coast Music Festival
Eureka / 9 a.m.
Notice that what was once a “Dixieland Jazz Festival” is now a “Music Festival.” Description from the RCMF website: “Four fun-filled days of traditional jazz, blues, swing, zydeco and more.” Click for schedule of major events, venues and ticket information.
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Women’s Environmental Conference
HSU Native Forum / 11 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
Features women on the cutting edge of environmental activism and policy working throughout the Pacific Northwest. Keynote speaker on Saturday (6 p.m.) Aggie Pilgrim.
530-616-5941 / WEC2015@mail.com / Web site / View Comments

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick featuring Tom Rozum
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $18 / $15 Students and Members & HFS members
“Lewis and Kallick share and swap the lead and harmony vocal parts, and are ably assisted by some of the west coast’s finest musicians including Tom Rozum. For those crying out for honest bluegrass music like it used to be…”
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, MAR. 30

Yonder Mountain String Band
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $25 HSU students
“Alongside other neo-bluegrass friends, such as Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, and The Travelin’ McCourys, YMSB has thoroughly revitalized and contemporized bluegrass, introducing the sound to countless new fans.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

TUESDAY, MAR. 31

CU Last Tuesday
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Mikey Walz, Jesse Hett, Walker Glenn and Aviva Siegel bring their jokes to the Jambalaya’s stage for March’s CU Last Tuesday show. Opening are Joshua Duke and John McClurg.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, APR. 1

High Heels for Healing
Adorni Center / 5:30 p.m. / $20
Promo:”Cheer on prominent men in the community as they walk in women’s shoes to increase our awareness of women’s issues. Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay’s 8th annual “High Heels for Healing” - raises funds to assist local women move forward in their lives through grants and scholarships.”
407-9682 / ginny.masten@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Press versus Political Corruption
Kate Buchanan Room / 6:30 p.m. / Free
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Dean Calbreath will speak at HSU about the role of our press as a check on government corruption. He was a member of a team of reporters at the San Diego Union-Tribune that exposed massive bribery involving U.S. Congressman Duke Cunningham.
826-4775 / Jmc@humboldt.edu / View Comments

THURSDAY, APR. 2

Ocean Night: Plastic Paradise and Women and the Waves
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3
Join the NEC, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper for their monthly film event focusing on the deep blue.
822-6918 / jsavage@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

Accident Slam
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7 p.m. / $5
The Accident Lab, a monthly open mic hosted by A Reason to Listen will begin “slamming.” Poets will compete locally to be on the adult slam nationals team that will represent Humboldt this summer in Oakland. Live art by Jullia Finkelstien and Music by DJ Goldylocks. Featured poet: Gabrielle Zeltin.
530-448-9458 / areasontolisten@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Dreamland 12
Veteran’s Memorial Building / 7 p.m. / $8
Nighttime flea market / rock and roll party. Music by tomorrows tulips, Tarek Wegner from Night Beats, The Monster Women, Venus Milk.
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Savage Henry Magazine Presents
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
“Our good friends Dash Kwiatkowski and Erik Krasner return with new friends Drew Harmon and Kevin Renner. Locals Matt Redbeard and Pat Dylan open the show.”
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FRIDAY, APR. 3

Barn Dance
Arcata Veterans Hall / 7:30-11 p.m. / $7 / $6 HFS members
Ring in the spring season with a barn dance in Arcata as Lyndsey Battle calls the dances with tunes from Striped Pig Stringband. All dances will be taught with no partner or experience needed.
269-2061 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, APR. 4

Humboldt Homebrew Festival 2015
Arcata Community Center / 2-8 p.m.
Unlimited tastes of homebrewed beer, cider and other home made concoctions, including non-alcoholic beverages. Fundraiser for Engineers Without Borders-NorthCoast Professional Chapter. Music by Soulsapiens, Old Dog, Raising Grain and Claire Bent.
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Old Town Gazebo / 5:30 p.m. / $50
612-618-0414 / walkamileinhershoeseureka@gmail.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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Blue Lotus, Liquid Kactus
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $7 / 21+
Blue Lotus features original songs that take your from rock and roll to spaced out intergalactic madness. Liquid Kactus is quickly gaining recognition as one of the top jam bands in Humboldt County they fuse together many elements of music.
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Blue Lotus, Liquid Cactus
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
“Formed in 2010 after a chance encounter at the Oregon Country Fair, singer/songwriter Brandelyn Rose and now 19-year old guitar prodigy Felix Blades sparked a unique and collaborative friendship.”
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, APR. 5

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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WEDNESDAY, APR. 8

Thunder from Down Under
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m. / 21+
“Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality.”
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, APR. 10

Take Back The Night
Kate Buchanan Room / 5-11 p.m.
“This is a time for all community members and supporters to join marchers from Arcata plaza to HSU campus in solidarity against sexualized trauma and violence while fueling seeds of healing for survivors.”
hsuwomen@humboldt.edu / 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, APR. 11

Doug Fir & the 2x4s
Elks Lodge / 5-11 p.m. / $50
Doug Fir & the 2x4s rock the Roundhouse Rendezvous, a fundraiser for the Timber Heritage Association.
443-2957 / Web site / View Comments

Spectacular! Spectacular! Wanderlust in Wonderland
Arcata Community Center / 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Vaudevillian tribe, complete with 10-piece bohemian swing band, acrobats, aerialists, burlesque, jugglers, contortionists, acting as the full cast of Wonderland characters will lead the audience through the looking glass in this eclectic dinner theatre experience.
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Cirque du Shwazee’ Youth Benefit
Arcata Playhouse / 6-9:30 p.m. / $12 Adults
Come to the Playhouse for a family friendly fun variety show to benefit the Arcata Playhouse 2015 Summer Youth Programs. The evening will feature aerialists, jugglers, comic characters and all hosted by Michael Fields as the Grand Shwazee.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, APR. 12

The Tallis Scholars
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $10 HSU students
“The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred Renaissance vocal music as one of the great repertoires of the Western classical cannon.”
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TUESDAY, APR. 14

Neil deGrasse Tyson (SOLD OUT)
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65
Host of the 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series COSMOS, Tyson’s work delves into big subjects from exploding stars and dwarf galaxies to the structure of our Milky Way.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, APR. 15

The TOYES
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+
Smoke Two Joints originals! Free reggae Wednesday in the Wave.
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FRIDAY, APR. 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, APR. 18

California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day
Patrick’s Point State Park / 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Individuals, groups or businesses interested in volunteering on Earth Day should register at calparks.org/earthday.
677-3109 / earthday@calparks.org / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, APR. 22

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

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

SATURDAY, APR. 25

Earth Day Cleanup and Hoedown
Humboldt Baykeeper / 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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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

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

SATURDAY, MAY. 2

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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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

FRIDAY, MAY. 15

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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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

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. 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

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.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments