Saturday, June 15, 2013’s Chowdown

Well, this is it, kids. O-Day is here.

It’s been nearly six weeks since it was revealed that this year’s Arcata Main Street produced Oyster Festival would break with tradition, fence up the Arcata Plaza and charge ten bucks a head for the chance to fill your face with slimy invertebrates. Now we see who played their cards most strategically.

Will Arcata Main Street score with its promise of a less drunken, more orderly festival? Will attempts by Luke’s Joint owner Luke Patterson encouraging people and businesses to boycott the event scare off the bivalve-adoring crowds? Will supervisor Rex Bohn projectile vomit raw oysters all over his constituents during the Shuck and Swallow contest? Did all the drama make you forget that Lyrics Born is performing, which is awesome? Needless to say, there’s plenty of intrigue packed into Saturday.

We will all have answers Sunday.

-Andrew Goff

(P.S. If you missed the Lowdown‘s rundown of Oyster Fest after parties earlier this week, the Internet has saved it for you.)

Events

(Submit yours!)

56th Annual Garberville Rodeo
Greycliff Rodeo Grounds / 7 a.m.
“Rodeo In the Redwoods.” See event description for the weekend’s full schedule.
223-1046 / Web site /

Humboldt County Safety Fair
Old Jefferson School / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The women of Humboldt Roller Derby along with Making Headway host a free safety-themed event featuring helmet decorating, safety demonstrations, bike rodeo, car seat checks and giveaways.
Web site /

Arcata Main Street Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza / 9:30 a.m. / $10
Shell-shenanigans: great music, food, fun featured at this weekend’s 23rd annual Oyster Festival. Music by Lyrics Born, Yogoman Burning Band and Motherlode.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Menlo Park Legends
Arcata Ball Park / 12:30 p.m. / $8
Hometown baseball, baby.
Web site /

Vagabond Opera Post-Oyster Fest Celebration
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m. / 21+
Note that early start time! European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! The Hip Joint open.
822-1220 / Web site /

Brett McFarland
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.
Intimate evening of music and storytelling with Arcata’s very own singer/songwriter. Berel Alexander and Bangarang open. Benefits CASA of Humboldt. Sliding scale $5/$15.
822-1575 / Web site /

Miracle Show
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / 21+
Oyster Fest after party.
826-2739 / Web site /

Tigerbomb!, Lord Ellis
Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Humboldt’s Guided by Voices tribute band plays their first show in eight years. UPDATE: Local rock gods Lord Ellis have stepped in for The Ian Fays who had to drop out for personal reasons.
822-3731 / Web site /

Restaurants

Eureka

Arcata

Eel River Valley

McKinleyville

SoHum

Trinidad

Blue Lake


Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • EPIC 2D: 12:25, 5:35
  • EPIC 3D: 3:00, 8:00
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 12:30, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • HANGOVER PART III: 1:50, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:15, 2:00, 3:15, 4:55, 6:10, 7:40, 9:10
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:00, 4:25, 7:50
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 2:10, 5:30, 8:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:50, 2:35, 5:20, 8:10
  • PURGE: 12:10, 2:30, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 11:50, 2:40, 8:45
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 5:45
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
Garberville Theater
  • AFTER EARTH: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • EPIC 2D: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:25, 3:15, 6:05, 9:00
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 2:10, 5:30, 8:50
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 12:01, 1:00, 4:25, 7:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • PURGE: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • FRANCES HA: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 2:10, 5:25, 8:40

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