Here is Your 2017 Oyster Fest Schedule, Shuckers

Oh my, it’s O time! The Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, Humboldt’s undisputed social event of the year, will once again shell shock the Arcata Plaza with raw and cooked bivalves aplenty. Aw, shuck it!

Your Lost Coast Outpost will be on scene judging this year’s batch of local restaurant oyster contest entries and taking photos of you spilling garlic butter on your shirt. Full 2017 O-Fest info here, but just to make sure you don’t miss any main stage festivities you might find entertaining (ahem… Shuck and Swallow Contest) take a second to familiarize yourself with today’s order of operations below:

10 a.m.: DJ Fred Oystaire
10:30 a.m.: Diggin’ Dirt
Noon: Oyster Calling Contest
12:30 p.m.: Bayou Swamis
1:45 p.m.: Fred Oystaire and Announcements
2 p.m.: Shuck ‘n Swallow Contest
2:30 p.m.: Timbata
3:45 p.m.: Contest Winners Announced
4 p.m.: LAST CALL
4:30 p.m.: TAPS CLOSE
4 p.m.: Motherlode

See ya in the beer line. —Andrew Goff

Events

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Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Off-Plaza for Oyster Fest. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
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2017 Arcata Bay Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The 27th Arcata Bay Oyster Festival tradition continues on June 17 with a renewed focus on local makers, local talents, environmental health, and the diversity of our community.
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Seattle Studs
Arcata Ball Park / 2:30 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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HMS Pinafore
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10:30 p.m. / $18
“Love levels all ranks in this beloved musical classic about a Victorian lady who falls in love with a sailor. Filled with the quirky lyrics and bright musical numbers of Gilbert & Sullivan, HMS Pinafore is a silly energetic musical romp for the whole family.”
442-6278 / ncrt@sonic.net / Web site / View Comments

The State of Jefferson Picnic
Dell’Arte / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $10 kids / $15 students and seniors
This is a story that queries: how do we as citizens live well alone and together? And how is that shaped by place? State of Jefferson is a political farce with music and song – and laughs!
668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

VaVa Voom’s Dancing through the Decades!
Eureka Theatre / 8 p.m.-midnight / $12 / $150 VIP for 6 / $65 VIP for 2 / $20 Premiere At Door / $15 Premiere Presale / $15 General At Door / 21+
Come celebrate after the Oyster Festival with the VaVaVoom Burlesque Vixens as they dance through the decades!
476-8282 / vavavoomburlesquevixens@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Classic Movie Night
The Booth Brewing Company / 8:30-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
For our first showing, we will be screening the infamous Night of The Living Dead of 1968 right onto our big walls!
572-5728 / Web site / View Comments

Oyster Fest After Party: Object Heavy, Diggin Dirt
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
The funkiest of after parties takes place at Humboldt Brews with alternating sets from Object Heavy and Diggin Dirt including an all out jam session to close out the night.
826-2739 / 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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Drop-In Activities For All
Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-10 p.m. / $3 / $20 punch card
Choose from: Badminton, Basketball, Community Song Circle, Hula Dance, Pickle Ball, Samba Drumming and more.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Drag Racing
Samoa Drag Strip / 9:30 a.m. / $10
This race is our Summit Series race #4, and includes a special Mustang ONLY class. See Facebook for more info.
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Free Kayak Tour: Elk River
Elk River Access Area, Hikshari’ Trail / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Humboldt Baykeeper will host a free kayak tour on Elk River, beginning with a short guided walk along the Hikshari’ Trail in Eureka.
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Backpacking Seminar
HSU Recreation and Wellness Center Lounge / 1-2:15 p.m. / Free
Our experienced backpacking instructors will cover the basics of equipment, layering, food packs, water purification, and Leave No Trace principles.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Booth Brewing Co.
The Booth Brewing Company / 1-4 p.m. / $5 10oz pour / $14 750ml growler / 21+
“Stop by for a fresh pour of our Hop Ale fresh out of the tank or our limited small batch releases!”
572-5728 / drink@thebooth.co.kr / Web site / View Comments

Nature Story Time
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m.
Story Time will focus on local wildlife and will be followed by a simple craft project. Come prepared to explore the trails on your own after the program.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Orienteering Seminar
HSU Recreation and Wellness Center Lounge / 2:30-3:30 p.m. / Free
Come and learn to navigate with a map and compass in the backcountry.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Condor’s Shadow: Hosted by Yurok Tribe biologist Ken Burton
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 3-5 p.m.
“The Condor’s Shadow explores the great hope and extreme lengths that biologists, zookeepers, scientists and a feisty condor with the Native American name, Pitahsi, bring to the task of pulling the condor back from the brink of extinction.”
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David Lynch: The Art Life (2017)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 4 p.m. / $8.50 / $6.50 Matinee
This riveting profile of director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, The Elephant Man, etc) explores how the formative experiences of his youth led him to become “one of American cinema’s finest oddities.”
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt B52s VS Mendocino Dirtbags
Bomber Field at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5:30 p.m. / $3 Kids / $5 Adults
info@humboldtb52sbaseball.com / Web site / View Comments

Summer at the Sanctuary
The Sanctuary / 6-10 p.m.
From 6 to 10 pm, the doors will be open, with a spread of food coming out of the kitchen, beer, soda and kombucha from Sean, and special summertime popcorn made by another stellar Sanctuary neighbor, Jess Arnold.
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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6 p.m. / $8.50 / $6.50 Matinee
“A timely documentary on what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world.”
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Lost Dogs
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
“Them good ole’ blues.”
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Frisky Brisket
Calico’s Cafe / 7 p.m.
Violin guitar duo.
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The Lovers (2017)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 8 p.m. / $8.50 / $6.50 Matinee
A refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Deobrat Mishra: Classical Sitar Concert
The Community Yoga Center / 8-10 p.m.
Deobrat Mishra is a celebrated Indian sitarist and composer, and an exponent of the esteemed Benares Gharana school of Hindustani classical music.
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Jenni & David and The Sweet Soul Band
See Event Description / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band are a funky, blues band.
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Sleepwalkerz
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
“Humboldt County’s newest rock and roll band! They will be releasing their first CD at the show!”
839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Karaoke
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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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

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

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

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 47 METERS DOWN: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • ALL EYEZ ON ME: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE 2D: 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15
  • CARS 3 2D: 11:50, 12:45, 2:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:30
  • CARS 3 3D: 12:15, 2:45
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 2D: 5:30, 8:40
  • IT COMES AT NIGHT: 4:35, 9:45
  • MEGAN LEAVEY: 1:50, 7:05
  • MUMMY 2D: 12:05, 1:30, 2:40, 4:10, 5:20, 6:45, 8:10, 9:20
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 2D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15
  • ROUGH NIGHT: 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 5:50, 8:00, 9:00
  • WONDER WOMAN 3D: 4:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 47 METERS DOWN: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
  • ALL EYEZ ON ME: 11:45, 2:45, 5:50, 8:55
  • CARS 3 2D: 11:55, 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40
  • CARS 3 3D: 2:25
  • IT COMES AT NIGHT: 4:55
  • MUMMY 2D: 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 2D: 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • ROUGH NIGHT: 1:55, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 6:00, 7:30, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1966): 2:30
  • I, DANIEL BLAKE: 1:00, 5:00, 7:30
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES: 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
  • WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: 10:00
  • WONDER WOMAN: 2:00, 5:15, 8:30