Navigating ‘Humboldt’s Most Packed Weekend Ever’™

Criminy, the Lowdown is really gonna have difficulty paying due respect to all the awesomeness invading HumCo in what has to be the most packed weekend in recent memory. Burn your couch to the ground. In the next three days we have to make time for Hops in Humboldt, the Creamery Festival, the continuing Humboldt County Fair, the S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival, HSU’s Centennial Celebration, Humboldt Roller Derby, Zepperella and Cake! Oy!

All right, let’s take this one day at a time. Thursday night you only have to worry about a few things. We gave you the skinny on Savage Henry’s yukvasion yesterday, but we’ll add that tonight, after the conclusion of Humboldt Brews‘ S&G event, you’ll have one last chance to say goodbye to HumCo’s departing hardest twerking DJ, Brian “Mantea$e” Woida. The mutton chopped beat dropper will be joined by many of the other Soul Night regulars at Guilty Pleasures 3. (Bonus: If you’ve secured a S&G wristband, admission is free. Nice.)

Of course a good portion of Humboldt’s not-opposed-to-leaving-the-house crowd will be up at the Van Duzer Theatre at the sold out Cake show. Listen below to frontman John McCrea jaw with KSLG’s Myles Cochrane below about Cake’s future plans, his love of vinyl and how his band’s music is a sadness-driven coping mechanism.

Eat your Cake, and then scroll the Lowdown for all your Thursday joy spots.

-Andrew Goff

(AUDIO) Cake’s John McCrea

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Ima buy a ticket at the door and see me some CAKE!


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Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.
This year is the 117th annual event. Features live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, competitive exhibits, livestock events, great fair-time foods and special programs.
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S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m. / $3
With Greag Brown, Danny Felts, Brandon Stokes, Andre Parker, Steven Wilber, Kollin Holtz, Marcia Belsky. Host: Nuno Amaral.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
The Jam / 8 p.m. / $5
With Red Scott, Kate Willett, George Chen, Clare O’Kane, Jeff Anaya, Jules Posner, Tony Persico. Host: Joe Deschaine.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65 / $35 HSU students
(SOLD OUT) “An alternative rock band in every sense of the word, CAKE’s unique blend of ironic lyrics and “deadpan brilliance” (The New Yorker) immediately set them apart from the pack when the band formed in Sacramento in the early ‘90s.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $5
With Sean Keane, Matt Lieb, Ivy Vasquez, Ryan Papazian, OJ Patterson, John McClurg, Charlie Gilbert, Host: Josh Duke.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / $5
With Johnny Taylor, Trevor Hill, Dutch Savage, Kim Hodges, Andrew Holgren, Ratty Maty, Bryant Kellison, Daniel Humbarger, Host: Daniel Amaral.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival
Mazzotti’s / 9:30 p.m. / $10
With Josh Argyle, Dr. Foxmeat, Nicole Calasich, Justin Alan, Keith D’souza, Nando Molina, Nuno Amaral. Host: Sherae O’Shaughnessy.
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Henderson Center Farmers’ Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers’ Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Hot August Pizza Nights
The Wine Spot / 5-9 p.m. / 21+
Free pizza with the purchase of wine or beer.
497-6236 / Web site / View Comments

Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Rally
Arcata Plaza / 5 p.m.
PARC and Redwood Curtain CopWatch are stage their weekly informational demonstration in solidarity with the California prisoner hunger strike.
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Houses and Letters
Morris Graves Museum of Art / 6 p.m.
Reception for show featuring works by Lanore Cady (1921-2011).
442-0278 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.
Please don’t do “Bohemian Rhapsody.” That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Lyndsey Battle Trio
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
Uke-slingin’ singer/songwriter and band. Chief opens.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Vino and Vinyl
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+
Wine, records … classy.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump ‘n’ grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
822-0919 / View Comments

Liquid Kactus
The Jam / 10 p.m.
Celebrate back to school with local funk/jam band. Special guests Grampa’s Chili, all the way from Santa Cruz.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Minor Theatre
  • ELYSIUM: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
  • JOBS: 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 3:55, 6:35, 9:15