SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Free Music All Day in Sunny Blue Lake

Folk yeah! The Humboldt Folklife Festival reaches its grand finale Saturday with the All-Day Free Festival in downtown Blue Lake. The day features two stages of music as well as food, craft and vendor booths and numerous musical workshops (so you can play the event next year).

Click on over to the Humboldt Folklife Society‘s site for more, but the Lowdown is gonna do you the solid of listing today’s music schedule below:

Amphitheatre Stage:

  • 7 p.m.: Absynth Quartet
  • 6 p.m.: The Trouble
  • 5 p.m.: Safari Boots
  • 4 p.m.: La Patina Band
  • 3 p.m.: Way Out West
  • 2 p.m.: The Bret Harte Breakers
  • 1 p.m.: Belles of the Levee
  • 12 p.m.: Summer McCall and Rosalind Parducci
  • 11 a.m.: The Ladybirds

Street Stage:

  • 6:45 p.m.: The Mad River Rounders
  • 5:45 p.m.: Vanishing Pints
  • 4:45 p.m.: The Spindrifters
  • 2:45 p.m.: Beatles Singalong
  • 1:45 p.m.: Aaron Thomas
  • 12:45 p.m.: The Chimney Swifts
  • 11:45 a.m.: Melanie Barnett and Company
  • 10:45 a.m.: Kray Van Kirk

More summer-y Saturday joy in your Lowdown listings below.

Events

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Sand Sculpture Festival
Manila Community Center / 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Sand Sculpture Festival, now in it’s third decade, is a fun family event for all ages. Form a team and do something creative in the sand, or just enjoy the beach and admire the sculptures. The event is free for spectators.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Folklife All-Day Free Festival
Dell’Arte / 10:30 a.m.
“Free music all day with the family in downtown Blue Lake! The All Day Free Fest features two stages, the Street Stage and the Amphitheatre Stage, food trucks, and a Kids Tent with arts and crafts.”
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Fortuna Rodeo Week: Rodeo Day
Rohner Park / noon
With the weekend comes the actual rodeo part of the Fortuna Rodeo, but there’s also a parade and the Bulls, Bands and Brews shindig at the rodeo grounds.
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Walnut Creek Crawdads
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9 / $4 12 and under / $6 students/seniors
Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.
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The Legend of Georgia McBride
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8-9:30 p.m. / $22 Gala Opening Night / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Thursdays and Previews
“He’s young, he’s broke, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey’s been fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar.”
443-7688 / info@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Marsh and Widlife Sanctuary Bird Walk
See Event Description / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free
Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Wildlife Tracking Workshop
HSU Natural History Museum / 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. / $25 / $15 seniors and HSU students / $20 members / 18+
826-4479 / mjb11@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Beltramo Estate Sale
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
616-9920 / RForemanEstate@gmail.com / View Comments

Summer Gymnastics!
Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $33 / $43 non-residents
Enrollment is now open for the second session of Summer Gymnastics through Arcata Recreation.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Summer Dodgeball Tournament
McKinleyville Activity Center / 9-3 a.m. / $140 / 18+
McKinleyville Parks and Recreation is hosting an Adult Co-ed Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the Teen and Community Center.
839-9003 / arc716@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Undercovers
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
“The Undercovers bring you all of your favorite rock and dance songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2k, and today.”
877-252-2946 / Web site / View Comments

From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site / View Comments

Fun, Fabulous Tools for Change in Jessica Pettitt’s “Good Enough Now”
Eureka Main Library / 3:30-4:30 p.m. / Free / $None Books may be available for sale by author.
269-1905 / Web site / View Comments

Letters From Baghdad
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 4 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 before 5 PM / 21+
Narrated and produced by Oscar winning actress Tilda Swinton, “Letters from Baghdad” tells the story of adventurer, diplomat, and British spy Gertrude Bell, who helped shape the destiny of the Middle East afer World War I in ways that still reverberate today.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Battle of the Bands
Central Station / 5 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
839-2013 / View Comments

Band O’ Loko
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

The Little Hours
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 before 5 PM / 21+
“Based on a comic tale from Boccaccio’s 14th century Italian masterpiece ‘The Decameron,’ the director of ‘Life After Beth’ and ‘I Heart Huckabees’ casts some of today’s funniest comic actors.”
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Frisky Brisket
Calico’s Cafe / 7 p.m.
Violin guitar duo.
923-2253 / View Comments

Lovebush
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All ages
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Steel Rose
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Covers today’s biggest country hits by the hottest stars.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Rockstar Karaoke
Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.
This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.
923-3188 / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin’s Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

Karaoke
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Crook & The Bluff
See Event Description / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
There will be ass shaking.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BABY DRIVER: 1:05, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
  • BIG SICK: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • CARS 3 2D: 11:45, 5:35
  • DESPICABLE ME 3 2D: 12:15, 1:00, 2:35, 4:55, 6:35, 7:20, 9:35
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 2D: 3:25, 8:50
  • HERO: 1:35, 4:00, 6:25, 8:55
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2D: 11:45, 1:45, 2:50, 5:55, 8:00, 9:00
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 3D: 4:50
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 2D: 2:15, 8:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:50, 2:55, 4:25, 6:00, 9:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 1:15, 7:40
  • WISH UPON: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:50, 2:55, 6:05, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BABY DRIVER: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • BIG SICK: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 3 2D: 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2D: 11:50, 2:45, 5:50, 8:55
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 3D: 9:15
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 2D: 11:45, 6:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:45, 3:00, 5:55, 9:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 2:50
  • WISH UPON: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • BABY DRIVER: 5:15, 10:00
  • BEATRIZ AT DINNER: 2:30, 7:50
  • SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: 3:00, 6:30, 9:45