Lowdown for Friday, July 4

Where to Watch Fireworks in Humboldt and Marvin Gaye Singing the National Anthem

Your Lost Coast Outpost is gonna get out of here and put some barbecue in its face. So really super briefly: If you want to celebrate America by blowing up a small piece of it, you have your options in Eureka, SoHum and Ferndale. Also, the Arcata Plaza will be its own unique brand of colorful today (they just gotta play by their own rules up there, don’t they?)

Anywho, be safe, amateur explosion wranglers. And now, please watch Marvin Gaye sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, ‘cuz it’s the best.


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks
Old Town Eureka / 10 a.m.
The heart of Eureka will be packed with more than 100 vendors, live music on two stages, classic cars, kids’ activities and firetrucks. The fireworks display starts over the bay at 10 p.m.

Fourth of July Jubilee
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.
Even Arcata gets into the spirit! More than 60 arts and crafts booths, music, food and a kids’ zone, featuring games, crafts and face painting. Samba Quente performs at noon.

Fourth of July Celebration
Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.
The Cream City celebrates Amercia! Fire engine rides are from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the parade. After the parade, enjoy a picnic and the Broadway Americana musical revue. The fairgrounds open at 7 p.m. for fireworks at dark.

Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats
Arcata Ball Park / 12:30 p.m. / $8
Root on your hometown baseball team as they whoop up on some hapless bums.
Web site /

God Bless America
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / 18+
With DJs Hypha, Wu Wei, Wrye and more.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site /

Shuffle 4th Of July Party w/Pressure Anya
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9:30 p.m.
Patriotic ass swinging.

All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Free Hula Show
Old Town Eureka / 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. / Free
497-7244 / dsander1@arcatanet.com /

Mindfulness Meditation
Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / noon-1 a.m. / Free
845-0238 / sacredfireenergetics@gmail.com / Web site /

Doug Fir & the 2x4s
Old Town Gazebo / 1:30-3 p.m. / Free
441-1087 / fbacik@townofscotia.com / Web site /

Free Hula Show
Old Town Eureka / 2:15-3:15 p.m. / Free
497-7244 / dsander1@arcatanet.com /

Trinidad Arts Night
Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.
Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

Guilty Apple
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local alt folk.
668-4151 / Web site /

Fortuna’s First Friday
Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.
Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Papa Paul
Gallagher’s Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site /

Owl Paws
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7 p.m.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site /

Austin Alley and the Rustlers
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local country institution.
733-9644 / Web site /

Doug Fir and the 2x4s
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
“Multigenerational rock and roll band comprised of fathers and sons playing classic rock and beyond.”
441-1087 / fbacik@townofscotia.com / Web site /

Barfly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
You know what karaoke is.
443-3770 / Web site /

Jim Lahman Band
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 9 p.m.
Local blues/rock band.
445-8600 / Web site /

SoHum Fireworks
Benbow / 10 p.m. / $8
SoHum kabooms! USA! USA! USA!

Kindred Spirits
Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.
839-0545 /

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20
  • DELIVER US FROM EVIL: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:55, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 2D: 12:10, 2:55, 5:40, 8:30
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 12:30, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 12:15, 1:10, 2:45, 3:40, 5:20
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D: 7:55
  • JERSEY BOYS: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
  • TAMMY: 11:50, 2:20, 4:45, 6:15, 7:15, 8:45, 9:45
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 1:30, 4:05, 5:10, 8:50
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 12:25, 7:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30
  • DELIVER US FROM EVIL: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:40, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 12:45, 3:20, 5:55
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D: 8:25
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50
  • TAMMY: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 1:30, 5:10, 7:30, 8:50
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 12:10, 3:50
Minor Theatre
  • CHEF: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • OBVIOUS CHILD: 12:40, 2:45, 4:55, 7:10, 9:20
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 12:50, 4:25, 8:00

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