Lowdown for Thursday, Aug. 14

(VIDEO) Sexy Rexy Gets His Hump On, Officially Opens 2014 Humboldt County Fair

All’s fair. For the next 11 days, Humboldtians can get all the livestock, curly fries, Zipper rides, horse racing, sea lions and Guy Fieri they can handle with just a quick jaunt over the bridge to Ferndale. Yes, the 2014 Humboldt County Fair is officially open, y’all. 

Thursday morning, LoCO moseyed on over to the Ferndale Fairgrounds for this years opening ceremonies. A flag was raised, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sang and speeches were given while sheep watched obediently. Bucolic stuff.

The main event though: that time when giant cowboy-hatted Humboldt County supervisor Rex Bohn, as only he could, mounted a camel and rode it from the parking lot and into the fair, his loving constituents trailing behind him. Watch the camel almost buck him during his mount in the video below and/or attempt to navigate that Humboldt County Fair website to figure out what’s happening when. (Seriously, good luck with that.)

Plenty of more options can be found by scrolling your Thursday Lowdown below.

—Andrew Goff


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-9 p.m. / $8 / $4 kids / $6 seniors
“The Bounty of the County”: Live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, exhibits, livestock events and more. Check the fair’s website for complete schedule of events.
Web site /

Boys of Summer
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Eagles tribute band plays the Eureka Summer Concert Series.

Stand Down Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 6 p.m. / $35
In the Sapphire Palace. North Coast Stand Down helps provide vital services such as dental care, food, warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping supplies, information and outreach to our local veterans. Music by Swing Set with Donna Landry. The ‘Balloon Bust’ will be back by popular demand.
668-9770 / Web site /

Stand Down Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 6 p.m. / $35
In the Sapphire Palace. North Coast Stand Down helps provide vital services such as dental care, food, warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping supplies, information and outreach to our local veterans. Music by Swing Set with Donna Landry. The ‘Balloon Bust’ will be back by popular demand.
668-9770 / Web site /

The Delta Nationals
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free
They rock. They roll. They lift your soul. (And beer.)
668-4151 / Web site /

The Spiritual Bat, Megaton Leviathan, Idtal, The Disaffectionate
The Ink Annex / 7 p.m. / $8 / $6 members
The Placebo and Dead Tree presents a night of industrial post-punk love.

The Mostest
The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
“The project of Bend, Oregon singer/songwriter/guitarist with jam band tendencies Mark Ransom.”
822-4766 / Web site /

The Seshen
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
even-piece band based in the San Francisco Bay Area fronted by vocalists Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr. Mixing live and electronic elements and taking influence from eclectic sources including psychedelia, hip-hop and pop. OnHELL and Taeo open.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site /

All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Twenty Thrid Annual Redwood Summer Games
Redwood Area Camp Ground / 3 a.m. / $30
923-9248 / corner@humboldt.net / Web site /

Henderson Center Farmers’ Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers’ Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site /

Open Mic
Gallagher’s Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site /

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7-9 p.m.
Bluegrass, barbecue and beer.
407-3550 / Web site /

Planet Four
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Jazz.
923-2748 / Web site /

Claire Bent
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz vocalist.
825-7596 / Web site /

Trivia Night
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+
Second Thursday trivia night hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace. Prove to Blue Lake how smart you are.
668-5000 / Web site /

Blues Night
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5
With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.
616-6876 / Web site /

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

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 /

Buddy Reed & th’ Rip it Ups
Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.
Lowdown Thursday blues.
826-0860 /

The Poor of New York
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
Written and premiering in 1857, this play is a melodrama revolving around the efforts of a middle class family, newly impoverished by the financial panic of 1857, to survive against a villainous banker.
442-6278 / Web site /

Natural Remedy
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site /

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site /

Jimi Jeff’s Open Mic
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Jammin’ with Jimi.
839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

Dirty Thursdays
Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt’s finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.
444-2017 / Web site /

Dirty Thursdays
Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
444-2017 / booking@pressureanya.com / Web site /

Roots ‘N’ Culture Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site /

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

Movie Showtimes

Mill Creek Cinema
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:05, 3:00, 6:00, 8:55
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 7:00
  • GET ON UP: 1:55, 5:15, 8:30
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:30, 6:15, 9:10
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 3:20
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 11:55, 2:50, 5:45, 8:40
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:25
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:25, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • LUCY: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 9:30
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 3:50, 6:25
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 3D: 1:15, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
  • MOST WANTED MAN: 3:05, 5:50, 8:35

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