Lowdown! for Monday, April 20
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(UPDATE) Here is What Humboldt is Doing on 4/20

While it’s a far cry from Humboldt’s free-spirited weedy wingdings of yesteryear, some lads and ladies are gonna try and have themselves some 420 fun today. So there:

  • LoCO previously reported that Redwood Park would finally again be open to 420 revelers albeit under the label “Inaugural Picnic and Gathering.” You can thank the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights for this freedom. While the HCCR release on the event doesn’t say a lot about what will be happening there, it does mention what will not be occurring: “The permit limits the free speech celebration to the picnic area and specifies that within the permitted area there will be no smoking or alcohol. It specifically prohibits HumRights from using the stage or amplified sound.” Obey. 
  • Unofficial gatherings have sprung up to try and spread 420 cheer. Most notably, there will be DJs and barbecue at Pump 1 Station (UPDATE: Mad River Beach; pumpstation gates were locked). The event’s Facebook page advises attendees to “bring all you’re toy’s and friends. Bring things to Bar B Q. Please Car Pool. n keep the place clean.” Elsewhere, LoCO was just tipped off to an impromptu block party near HSU. Be a respectful guest at other folks’ shindigs. 
  • Not necessarily related to the “holiday” are tonight’s music offerings, highlighted by the HumBrews double bill of Americana band Hot Buttered Rum (see clip below) and local faves Absynth Quintet. If you are Eureka tied, an indie rock quadruple band-ing is taking place at The Siren’s Song Tavern. Music, brah.
  • Other things that seem doable today: Looking at birds, snickering at dick jokes, bowling poorly.
  • Finally, LoCO is feeling prophetic: why do we just know that the Ocean Grove’s weekly Dancehall Monday is going to be especially festive tonight? WHY? Y’all kinda feel that, right? Go with Jah.

—Andrew Goff


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Godwit Days 2015
See Event Description / 6:30 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides. Click for the day’s events.
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420 Party
Mad River Boat Launch / noon-8 p.m.
(UPDATE: Moved to Mad River Boat Launch ‘cuz Pump Station Gates be locked.) From Facebook: “Bring all you’re toy’s and friends. Bring things to Bar B Q. Please Car Pool. n keep the place clean. See you there.”
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4/20 Free Speech Picnic
Redwood Park / 2:30-6:30 p.m.
It’s something!
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420 Block Party
See Event Description / 3 p.m.
Music by “many bands,” including Mystic Lion, “at the Bubble House, two doors south of Blondies Food and Drink.”
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Hot Buttered Rum, Absynth Quintet
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Bluegrass band spinning tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belting them from the heart in three-part harmony.
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The Getdown
The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt’s finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.
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All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Maori Healers In Humboldt
McKinleyville / 9 a.m.-noon / $150 / Free trade accepted by native people / $50 childred and people in need / $100 Adults with financial needs
Traditional Healers from New Zealand are visiting our area on this rare occasion. Raising funds to travel and support of all indigenous people of the world.
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What Will You Make Of It? Call for Participation
SCRAP Humboldt / 11 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free
Have you always wanted to paint a glitter unicorn on obsolete technology? SCRAP Humboldt seeks community participation in an art exhibit featuring mythical creatures in all their forms, rendered on a material that has become equally as mythical and unseen.a
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Adore and Explore Arcata
Arcata City Hall / noon / Free
This guidebook encourages community members to get outdoors, be active, and increase overall health and wellness. This tour offers destinations to explore, challenges to take and opportunities to adore all the beautiful areas of Arcata.
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Maori Healers In Humboldt
McKinleyville / noon-6 p.m. / $150 / Free trade accepted by native people / $50 childred and people in need / $100 Adults with financial needs
Traditional Healers from New Zealand are visiting our area on this rare occasion. Raising funds to travel and support of all indigenous people of the world.
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Camille Rose Garcia
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
Signing her new book from Last Gasp, Mirror, Black Mirror. Garcia’s work has been inspired by her move to the Northern California woods, William Burroughs’ cut-up writings, surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons.
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Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
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Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Karaoke with DJ Marv
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / Free
Monday night sushi and “singing.”
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Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night
Simon LeGree’s Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Jam in the middle of nowhere — really as far east as you ever want to go.

Marijuana and Merriment
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Matt Redbeard hosts a night that will feature comedy by Pat Dylan, Kim Hodges, Jeremy Talamantes, Dro Knows and Nando Molina.

Rude Lion Sound’s Dancehall Mondays
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CINDERELLA: 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 8:20
  • FURIOUS 7: 11:45, 1:50, 2:50, 5:00, 6:05, 8:10, 9:10
  • GET HARD: 12:50, 3:20, 5:50, 9:35
  • HOME 2D: 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40
  • INSURGENT 2D: 11:55, 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
  • IT FOLLOWS: 4:00, 9:30
  • KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE: 12:55, 6:30
  • LONGEST RIDE: 11:55, 2:55, 5:55, 8:55
  • MONKEY KINGDOM: 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:50, 9:00
  • PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2: 12:30, 1:40, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00, 9:20
  • UNFRIENDED: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40
Mill Creek Cinema
  • FURIOUS 7: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
  • GET HARD: 4:10, 9:30
  • HOME 2D: 3:20, 5:50, 8:15
  • INSURGENT 2D: 6:40
  • LONGEST RIDE: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
  • MONKEY KINGDOM: 4:40, 6:50, 8:55
  • PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2: 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • UNFRIENDED: 4:50, 7:10, 9:20
  • WOMAN IN GOLD: 3:05, 5:45, 8:25
Minor Theatre
  • DANNY COLLINS: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • WHILE WE RE YOUNG: 4:25, 6:50, 9:15
  • WOMAN IN GOLD: 3:10, 5:45, 8:25

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