Lowdown: Weeklong Folklife Festival Starts Today
For the next eight days, Blue Lake will act as Humboldt County’s de facto soul with the return of the Humboldt Folklife Society’s annual Folklife Festival. Now in its 35th year the event almost exclusively features local performers and is a great way to succinctly experience a huge swath of Humboldt’s musical talent. Your Lost Coast Outpost has compiled the entire list of performers and events below:
- Saturday: Festival Kick-Off Party - Gather in sunny Blue Lake at Mad River Brewery for a beer in and music by the Pilot Rock Ramblers and Chris Parreira.
- Sunday: Annie and Mary Day - Citywide festival highlighted with music by The Trouble, The Timber Ridge Boys, Bret Harte Breakers, Patronus, Guilty Apple.
- Monday: Songwriter Night - Features local songwriters taking turns playing their songs and explaining their craft. Featuring Caitlin Jemma, Chuck Johnson, Gregg Gold and Alya.
- Tuesday: Night of Musical Comedy - Jackie Dandeneau hosts a night of guffaws also featuring The Brendas, Joel Sonenshein, Jeff DeMark, Brian Hennesy and Square Peg.
- Wednesday: Country Night - “Country” loosely defined. Evening features Huckleberry Flint, Rooster McClintock, The Delta Nationals and The Plumb Uglies.
- Thursday: Bluegrass Night - Fingers will fly during Thursday night’s festival proceedings with music by Cory Goldman and Colin Vance, Raisin’ Grain, No Good Redwood Ramblers and Compost Mountain Boys.
- Friday: Barn Dance - Annual hoedown at the Arcata Veteran’s Hall featuring toetap-worthy tunes from Striped Pig Band.
- Saturday, July 20: All Day Free Festival - Full day of music on two stages, kids barn dance, puppet show, food, uke lessons, joy. Music by Cherry Pickers, Twango Macallan, Kindred Spirits, Gunsafe, The Lapatinas, Sunshine N Yellowbird and many more.
Humboldt Folklife Festival Kick-Off Party
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5-9 p.m. / Free
Launching eight days of music in Blue Lake. Music by The Pilot Rock Ramblers and Chris Parreira.
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Participants Marathon Marimba Concert
HSU Native Forum / 8 p.m. / $10 / $7 students/seniors
Audience members are welcome to come and go over the span of four hours. Part of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.
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The Heir Apparent
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
Modern comic genius David Ives adapts Jean-Francois Regnard’s 1708 masterpiece, wherein Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte.
- DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 3:15, 5:05, 5:50, 8:25
- DESPICABLE ME 2 3D: 2:30, 7:40
- GROWN UPS 2: 12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05, 8:15, 9:40
- LONE RANGER: 12:45, 2:00, 4:15, 5:25, 7:50, 8:50
- MAN OF STEEL 2D: 2:55, 6:05
- MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 12:10, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10
- PACIFIC RIM 2D: 1:35, 3:00, 4:40, 6:00, 9:00
- PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 7:45
- THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
- WHITE HOUSE DOWN: 12:05, 9:10
- WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
Mill Creek Cinema
- DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 12:40, 2:55, 3:15, 5:35, 5:50, 8:10
- DESPICABLE ME 2 3D: 8:25
- GROWN UPS 2: 12:55, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
- LONE RANGER: 1:50, 5:15, 8:40
- MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:35, 4:55, 8:20
- PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:00, 9:00
- PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
- THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
- WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
- DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
- GROWN UPS 2: 1:45, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
- LONE RANGER: 1:35, 4:55, 8:15