(VIDEO) Your Annual Reminder That Quadiators is a Thing That Happens in Fortuna

Humans! What strides we’ve made here on the marble! ’Twas the ancient Greeks of Athens who first cooked up democracy! Some time later, 9th century Tang dynasty alchemists gave us wonderful gunpowder. And, of course, historians will never forget the denizens of the City of Fortuna, creators of Quadiators. Blessings upon them all!

Friday night of Fortuna Rodeo Week is Motorsports Night at the Rohner Park Rodeo Grounds, an event headlined by the aforementioned Quadiators. If you don’t know what Quadiators is, for years here at LoCO we’ve used “live action Mario Kart” as shorthand to describe it. Essentially teams of two mount a quad — one driver and one attacker. The attacker has a balloon affixed to his helmet which other teams attempt to pop using whiffle ball bats and vice versa. This is fun, both for the competitors and gathered spectators, however sometimes tensions can run a bit high, as was chronicled in arguably Fortuna’s most viral video. Watch it below and/or scroll your Lowdown listings below for more Friday distractions.

Events

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Eureka Friday Night Market
Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.
Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.
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Fortuna Rodeo Week: Motorsports Night
Rohner Park / 7 p.m.
Motorsports Night features ATV and Rhino racing and, of course, the wow,-someone-thought-of-that spectacle that is Quadiators.
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Coherence, Blood Honey, Dimboi
Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $5
Coherence plays hardcore punk with lyrics in English, Arabic, and Farsi. They are on tour from Oakland and will be joined with Arcata based indie rockers Blood Honey and Dimboi.
798-0812 / breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Ventura County Pirates
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9
Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.
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The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays / $22 7/7 gala opening
“Beginning immediately after Henrik Ibsen’s classic ends, this hilarious romp finds Hedda Gabler mired in an alternative hell: a place where death is only possible when a fictional character is forgotten by the real-life public.”
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Mary Poppins: The Musical
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8-11 p.m. / $16 / $14 Balcony Child / $16 Balcony Adult / $20 Loge (Rows AA-DD) Child / $25 Loge (Rows AA-DD) Adult / $14 Orchestra Side Rows Child / $16 Orchestra Side Rows Adult / $16 Orchestra Center Rows Child / $18 Orchestra Center Rows Adult / $20 Orchestra Front Rows Child / $25 Orchestra Front Rows Adult
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!
infomainstage@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Importance of Being Earnest
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $16 / $13 Student & Senior
Algernon lives in the city. Jack lives in the country. Both of them live double lives. But when Algernon pretends to be Jack’s imaginary brother Ernest in order to meet an eligible young lady, comedic mayhem breaks loose.
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Get Up & Cheer Youth Camp
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 8 a.m. / $175
Led by former all-star and collegiate cheerleader and instructor with the National Cheerleaders Association, Sierra Jenkins, this camp will introduce the fundamentals of cheer, dance, and team bonding.
441-4248 / EurekaYouthCheerCamp@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Get Up & Cheer Youth Camp
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / $175
Led by former all-star and collegiate cheerleader and instructor with the National Cheerleaders Association, Sierra Jenkins, this camp will introduce the fundamentals of cheer, dance, and team bonding.
441-4248 / EurekaYouthCheerCamp@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

DJ Rickshaw and The Bustop
The Griffin / 10-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
darrenrick@djrickshaw.com / Web site / View Comments

Where’s Waldo in Arcata?
Arcata / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Garberville Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Children’s Summer Lunch Program
See Event Description / noon-2 p.m. / Free / $None Children 18 years and under
June 18th marks the start of Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program, providing a free lunch’s for children on summer weekdays at different county-wide sites.
445-3166 / csmith@foodforpeople.org / Web site / View Comments

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt
SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free
Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!
822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Safari Boots
Wrangletown Cider Company / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
Want some upbeat fun and delicious wood-fired pizza to end your week? Safari Boots and Pizza Gago will be in the house at Wrangletown and North Story Wines this Friday.
508-5175 / wrangletowncidercompany@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Live Music
Humboldt Cider Company / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Free
497-6320 / humboldtcidercompany@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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Cadillac Ranch
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Creamery Courtyard Creators Friday Night Market
Arcata Creamery District / 6-9 p.m. / Free
The Courtyard at the Creamery Building will be open Friday Night, The Sand Fleas will be playing and there will be snacks and drinks.
633-6209 / creameryinfo@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Two Lectures & Book Signing
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
826-2359 / amic@cityofarcata.org / View Comments

Ghost Program
SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Gettin’ down in Opera Alley.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Woven Roots
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Local reggae.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

Chad Bushnell
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Born and Raised in Red Bluff, Chad has been performing since the age of 5! As a singer/songwriter, he is pursuing a career as a professional country music singer.
733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

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

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.
“What?”
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP 2D: 12:15, 3:05, 6:00, 8:50
  • EQUALIZER 2: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • FIRST PURGE, THE: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION 2D: 11:35, 12:45, 3:10, 4:15, 5:35, 6:40, 8:00, 9:00
  • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION 3D: 1:55
  • INCREDIBLES 2 2D: 11:45, 2:40, 5:30, 8:25
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 2D: 11:30, 2:25, 5:25, 8:30
  • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN: 11:50, 1:15, 2:35, 3:20, 4:00, 5:20, 6:45, 8:10, 9:30
  • SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO: 12:30, 5:55, 8:45
  • SKYSCRAPER 2D: 1:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU: 1:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9:05
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP 2D: 12:20, 3:10, 5:55, 8:55
  • EQUALIZER 2: 12:25, 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
  • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION 2D: 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:00
  • INCREDIBLES 2 2D: 11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:30
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 2D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN: 12:35, 1:45, 3:20, 4:20, 6:05, 7:00, 8:45, 9:35
  • SKYSCRAPER 2D: 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40
Minor Theatre
  • LEAVE NO TRACE: 2:30, 5:30, 8:30
  • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU: 3:30, 6:40, 9:30
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?: 2:00, 5:00
  • YELLOW SUBMARINE: 8:00