FRIDAY LOWDOWN: The 2018 Mad River Festival is Underway!

For the next month Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake will play host to its annual Mad River Festival, featuring original theater, cabarets, the Humboldt Folklife Festival and more. The madness kicks off this weekend with several performances of the Dell’Arte-imagined Ruzzante Comes Home From the War, a play about soldiers returning to their rural home containing numerous references that only Humboldt crowds will appreciate.

More details on that and more in your Lowdown listings below. 

Events

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The Paula Jones Band: Lost Coast Sessions
Arcata Playhouse / noon / Free
You’re invited to join the studio audience for a series of live performances at the Arcata Playhouse. This KHSU/PBS Northcoast collaboration, called Lost Coast Sessions, will spotlight local talent ranging from chamber music to heavy metal.
826-5565 / mikedronkers@khsu.org / Web site / View Comments

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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Arcata Community Forest Show
Arcata Community Forest / 5:30-8 p.m. / $1 / $10 sliding scale donation
Join Breakfast All Day Collective with a musical walk through trail 1 in the Arcata Community Forest.
798-0812 / breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Surfrider Summer Party & Paddle
Humboldt Bay Social Club / 6-10 p.m. / Free
Kickoff the summer season and celebrate International Surfing Day with Humboldt Surfrider and your ocean-loving friends and neighbors.
Humboldt@surfrider.org / Web site / View Comments

Ben Rosenblum Trio
The Sanctuary / 7-9:30 p.m. / $10
“A graduate of Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music’s exchange program, as well a recipient of ASCAP’s Young Jazz Composers Award, Rosenblum will be accompanied by bassist Kanoa Mendenhall and drummer Ben Zweig.”
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Garberville’s Rodeo in the Redwoods
Garberville Community Park / 7-10 p.m. / $10 / Free Under 6 / $5 Kids / $8 Seniors
Our 61st Annual Rodeo will be held under the old oak trees at the Garberville Community Park. We are very excited to announce our 1st annual Country Arts and Crafts Fair during the Rodeo!
223-1046 / garbervillerodeo@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Seattle Studs
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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Ruzzante Comes Home From The War
Dell’Arte / 8 p.m. / $18 / $12 kids 12 and under / $15 students/seniors
The War is over. Three soldiers return home after years of fighting to find that their home has completely changed; no one really knows them anymore and they don’t know themselves outside of being soldiers.
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Hedwig and The Angry Inch
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 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

Keznamdi
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
Tap into a “feel-good” musical vibration of up and coming Reggae artist Keznamdi who has recently released his six-song EP Bridging The Gap.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Rickshaw
The Griffin / 10-1:30 a.m. / Free
“it’s real funky like the set of a seventies movie.”
darrenrick@djrickshaw.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

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

Father’s Day Birdhouses
See Event Description / 5-6:30 p.m. / $10
725-3300 / ecooper@ervmgc.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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Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Magic the Gathering: Dominaria Standard Showdown
Nugames Eureka / 6-9 p.m. / $5
It’s Standard Showdown on Mondays and Thursdays.
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Michael Stephenson Jazz Ensemble
Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-8 p.m. / Free
Join us for another fun night on the patio with Pizza Gago and a top notch ensemble of musicians! The Stephenson Jazz Ensemble Feat. Talvola, Aber, Gaon, and Thatcher.
508-5175 / wrangletowncidercompany@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Slow Flow Vinyasa
See Event Description / 6-7 p.m.
Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga is a slower pace class, mindfully moving and breathing while holding poses longer.
601-5659 / Web site / View Comments

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

Sharon Levy: The Marsh Builders
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
Northtown Books welcomes Sharon Levy to talk about her new book from Oxford University Press, The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands and Wildlife.
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

Blues Through the Years
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m. / $5 / $20 Sliding Scale
677-9493 / Web site / View Comments

The Dell’Arte Company Presents: Ruzzante Comes Home From The War
Rooney Amphitheatre (Dell’Arte) / 8 p.m. / $18 / $12 Kids / $15 Senior/Student
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

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

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

Joey Leone’s Chop Shop
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Joey Leone’s Chop Shop wil be here for some classic blues and rock!!
733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Money (Pink Floyd Tribute)
Cherae Heights Firewater Lounge / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
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Jessie Leigh
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Jessie Leigh is a Northwest-based country/rock artist who’s popularity has been exploding with release of her self titled debut album.
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ADRIFT: 12:00, 2:20, 7:10
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:45, 2:55, 6:05, 9:05
  • BOOK CLUB: 3:00, 5:25
  • DEADPOOL 2: 12:50, 3:35, 6:30, 9:10
  • HEREDITARY: 12:35, 3:30, 6:25, 9:20
  • HOTEL ARTEMIS: 4:45, 9:35
  • INCREDIBLES 2 2D: 11:40, 12:45, 2:35, 3:40, 4:40, 5:35, 6:35, 8:30, 9:25
  • INCREDIBLES 2 3D: 1:45, 7:35
  • OCEAN’S 8: 12:10, 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:15
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 6:00, 9:00
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3D: 8:00
  • SUPERFLY: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • TAG: 1:20, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DEADPOOL 2: 1:25, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40
  • HEREDITARY: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • HOTEL ARTEMIS: 9:30
  • INCREDIBLES 2 2D: 11:50, 12:50, 2:45, 5:40, 6:45, 8:30
  • INCREDIBLES 2 3D: 3:45
  • OCEAN’S 8: 12:50, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 12:00, 3:05, 6:10, 9:15
  • SUPERFLY: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
  • TAG: 1:30, 3:55, 6:20, 8:45
Minor Theatre
  • HEREDITARY: 3:00, 6:20, 9:35
  • INCREDIBLES 2: 2:20, 5:25, 8:30
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY: 1:30, 5:40, 9:00