Lowdown! for Wednesday, Aug. 26

Wednesday Lowdown: Guy Fieri is Bumping Fists at the Humboldt County Fair Today (PHOTOS)

If you haven’t been to the Humboldt County Fair yet this year, well, your cholesterol thanks you. But! If you were going to go, LoCO will dutifully remind you that Wednesday is the day where you can breathe the same barnyard air as Ferndale’s favorite son, Guy Fieri.  

This afternoon Fieri sauntered around the fairgrounds grandstand area and bumped fists with the many competitors in this year’s Surf and Turf Barbecue competition. Many “Me and Guy” selfies were secured.  

If you are worried you missed your chance to bro down with the Food Network star, 1) check your priorities and b) fear not because Fieri will be emceeing a Battle of the Bands on the Midway Stage starting at 7 p.m. Make plans to attend that or any of the other admittedly less-star-studded events in your Lowdown below.

—Andrew Goff

Top Events!
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119th Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.
“All aboard!” Live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, competitive and interesting exhibits, plenty of livestock events, great fair-time foods, special programs, and the old-fashioned fun of a county-wide “family” reunion.
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Robo Vampire (1988)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.
Killed in the line of duty while on a mission to stop a drug-trafficking warlord, narcotics agent Tom Wilde gets a new lease on life (literally!) after an experimental operation reanimates his body. Wilde is transformed into Robo Warrior, a robot-human hybrid with a penchant for battling vampires.
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Mama Doll
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / Free
Indie rock.
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All Events!
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Mobile Outreach in Hoopa
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Visitors to the bus can be assisted with CalFresh, MediCal, In-Home Supportive Services, Veterans Services and Child Support.

Wrapped in Love
Area 1 Agency on Aging / noon
Wrapped in Love Make a tax deductible donation of $50 or more to purchase a quilt for a family member or friend who is one of our local Skilled Nursing Facilities or you may make a donation and a quilt will be given to a resident that has “no one.”
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Beer and Dinner Series
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 5-8 p.m. / $20
Your ticket includes two courses and a complimentary goblet of your choosing.
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Beer and Dinner Series
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 5-8 p.m. / Free
Your ticket includes two courses and a complimentary goblet of your choosing.
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Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
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Open Mic with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go “hmm.”
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Open Mic
Curley’s Full Circle / 7 p.m.
Ferndale gets together and sings for each other.

Spiritual Experiences Guidebook Discussions
Jefferson Community Center / 7-8 p.m. / Free
“Hear and Share stories about Past Lives, Dreams, Soul Travel and more.”
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Live Turtle Races
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+
Cheer on the world famous box turtles. Four heats every 20 minutes. It looks like this.
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Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
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Rockstar Karaoke
Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.
This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Singing in public is easier with beer.
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The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.
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Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, “Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?” Here it is!

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMERICAN ULTRA: 11:55, 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25
  • ANT-MAN 2D: 1:00, 6:25
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: 4:15, 6:50, 9:20
  • HITMAN: AGENT 47: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • MAN FROM UNCLE: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:05
  • MINIONS 2D: 12:50, 3:15
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • NO ESCAPE: 1:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9:05
  • PIXELS 2D: 1:05, 6:10
  • RICKI AND THE FLASH: 12:35, 3:10, 5:45, 8:20
  • SINISTER 2: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:05
  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: 12:40, 1:55, 5:25, 8:45
  • THE GIFT: 3:45, 9:10
  • TRAINWRECK: 5:40, 8:35
  • VACATION: 3:40, 8:50
Minor Theatre
  • END OF THE TOUR: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • MAN FROM UNCLE: 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • MR HOLMES: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10

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