FRIDAY LOWDOWN: The Crustaceans of Summer are Back

Oh boy! A quick perusal of your Friday Lowdown hints that Humboldt summer is officially here. Play ball, y’all

Yes, the Humboldt Crabs will take the field at the Arcata Ball Park Friday night for the first game of their 2018 season when they take on the pitiful Corvallis Knights. One team will emerge victorious The other team will take a long, sad trip back up the I-5. 

Details on how you can root for your hometown heroes — as well as oodles of other Friday options — in your Lowdown listings below. If you need a reminder of how great the Crabs experience is, take a trip down memory lane to a time when even Tom Green was mesmerized by the whimsy of it all in the clip below. 

Events

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Eureka Friday Night Market
Old Town Eureka / 5-9 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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Trinidad Art Nights
Trinidad, California / 6-9 p.m. / Free
With many participating venues and a large variety of artists, musicians, and activities, there is sure to be something for all!
trinidadart95570@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

North Coast Open Studios 2018 Art Night
North Coast Open Studios / 6-9 p.m.
Kick-off to the 20th annual North Coast Open Studios!
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Spare Change Final Community Show
Outer Space / 6-8 p.m. / Free
Planned Parenthood Northern California’s Spare Change Peer Education and Teen Theatre Troupe will perform their 2017-18 skits for the public; including the popular “Condom Cringe, ” “S.T.Trees,” and “It’s Just a Bathroom”.
502-3007 / kjamison-alward@ppnorcal.org / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Corvallis Knights
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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Pony Express Days
McKinleyville / 8 p.m.
Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968. Click for schedule of events.
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Hedwig and The Angry Inch
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors / 18+
Called “The best rock musical ever,” by Rolling Stone, Hedwig tells the tale of genderqueer East German rock-and-roll singer Hedwig Robinson.
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Chicago
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 5/3 preview / $16 students/seniors
“Winner of both the Tony Award for Best Revival and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Chicago is the bold, sexy musical about notoriety, celebrity, and human passion.”
786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site / View Comments

The Sam Chase and The Untraditional
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10
“Blends rock n roll and folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

13th Annual Mendocino Film Festival
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
937-0171 / info@mendocinofilmfestival.org / 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

Owl in the Steeple Summer Music Camp
See Event Description / noon-5 p.m. / $125
Looking for some Summer Fun? This is a great opportunity to learn beginning Guitar or Ukulele!
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / 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

St. Joan
Arcata Playhouse / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $10
Coastal Grove Charter School’s 7th grade will be presenting the play, St. Joan by Bernard Shaw.
822-1575 / 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

Paul Rickard Art Show
See Event Description / 6-9 p.m. / Free / Free everybody
New coastal watercolors by artist Paul Pickard will be featured at the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust’s Simmons Gallery in Trinidad through June, starting with an opening reception.
677-2501 / info@trinidadcoastallandtrust.org / Web site / View Comments

Open Studio
SCRAP Humboldt / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Stop by the SCRAP studio for reuse crafts galore! Every day will feature new and exciting crafts including, but not limited to origami boxes, bottle cap magnets, and bead making.
822-2452 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Artist Amy Ellis Taylor
Trinidad Art Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Amy makes brilliant and beautiful stained glass window hangings, and JD will grace visitors with his music for the reception.
677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Val & the Fake News
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Emily Murphy: Grow What You Love
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
Grow What You Love is designed to be a simple guide to growing vegetables, herbs and more that will add to the flavor and variety of fresh produce choices throughout the year.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Friday Night Magic Draft
Nugames Eureka / 7-10 p.m. / $15
Come and show off your deckbuilding abilities in our FNM draft event!
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Silver Hammer
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Beatles tribute band.
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Belles of the Levee
See Event Description / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Dive into the deep currents of early jazz & Americana with these close- harmony jazz sirens.
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Dr. Squid
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Dr. Squid performs the greatest dance music from the last 50 years of rock and roll as well as jazz standards and a bit of country music.
733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
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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
  • ACTION POINT: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
  • ADRIFT: 1:55, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20
  • A QUIET PLACE: 4:05, 9:15
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:45, 2:55, 6:05, 9:05
  • BOOK CLUB: 1:00, 3:30, 6:10, 8:35
  • DEADPOOL 2: 12:05, 1:20, 2:55, 4:10, 5:40, 6:55, 8:30, 9:40
  • LIFE OF THE PARTY: 6:25, 8:55
  • OVERBOARD: 1:30, 6:30
  • RBG: 12:50, 3:20, 5:50, 8:20
  • SHOW DOGS: 1:40, 4:00
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 11:45, 1:45, 2:50, 3:50, 4:50, 6:00, 8:00, 9:10
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3D: 12:45, 7:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ADRIFT: 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
  • BOOK CLUB: 11:55, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25
  • DEADPOOL 2: 11:50, 1:10, 2:40, 4:00, 5:30, 6:55, 8:15, 9:40
  • LIFE OF THE PARTY: 5:50, 8:20
  • SHOW DOGS: 1:10, 3:30
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 12:00, 1:40, 4:50, 6:10, 8:00, 9:15
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3D: 3:05
Minor Theatre
  • DEADPOOL 2: 3:25, 6:30, 9:35
  • LET THE SUNSHINE IN: 2:20, 7:35
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY: 1:45, 5:15, 8:45
  • YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: 5:00, 10:15