(VIDEO) A Bunch of Folk are Going to Hurl Themselves Into Humboldt Bay Today

Above: Highlights from the 2017 Perilous Plunge.

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That’s right, gravity fans! Saturday boasts the return of the Perilous Plunge, the Discovery Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Starting at 11 a.m., plungers will march toward the Boardwalk and then generously, one by one, fling themselves off the pier at the foot of F Street into the temperature-challenged waters of Humboldt Bay. (Hopefully they gathered some pledges beforehand.)

If you’ve attended the Plunge in years past, you’re aware that the prime viewing areas fill pretty quickly, so boogie down early.

More details on the plunge and other Saturday joy in your Lowdown below.

 

 

Events

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17th Annual Perilous Plunge
Foot of F Street / 11 a.m.
Help support the Discovery Museum in the 17th Annual Perilous Plunge! Brave souls show their commitment to kids by jumping into Humboldt Bay in fun costumes. Form a team today (solo jumpers welcome as well).
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!
Logger Bar / noon-2 a.m.
The Humboldt Highlanders (Bagpipers!!) will play in throughout the afternoon/early evening. The Emerald Coast Irish Dancers will preform @ 7pm. And The Vanishing Pints play @ 9pm.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

FREE Spring Jamboree
Arcata / noon-10 p.m. / Free
Corner of 6th and I streets. Join the Emerald Sisters Collective for a free family event this Saturday, March 17th as we welcome the spring equinox. Live music, silent disco (w/a suggested $5 donation), healers, and local vendors!
702-1218 / emeraldsisterscollective@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

14th Anniversary Party & St. Pat’s Celebration
Six Rivers Brewery / 12:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Later in the evening the Hollins & Hollins Mortuary Entertainment Show will kick off featuring the music of The Pine Box Boys, Lester T. Raww’s Graveside Quartet, and Gentleman Jimmy Hadley.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Nunsense
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 Youth 3-14 / $10 3/8 preview / $16 students/seniors
Featuring an all-female cast, Nunsense is a musical comedy revue perfect for all ages. Directed by Leira V. Satlof
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Keep The Fires Burning Cabaret
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / $12 / $10 Student/Senior / $12 Adults / 18+
“Featuring a cavalcade of original acts by Dell’Arte Students, Faculty and Company members; this community favorite is guaranteed to fill your evening with delight, awe, entertainment, and of course, a dash of the unexpected!”
668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

(CANCELED) David Lindley
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $36
(UPDATE: David is not feeling well.) With a demented sense of humor, “Mr. Dave” effortlessly performs on an amazing arsenal of instruments—from the Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Turkish saz to the Middle Eastern oud and Irish bouzouki.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Women in Jeopardy!
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays
Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer!
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The Tenth Muse
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $20
All proceeds from this performance of the play, The Tenth Muse, by Tanya Saracho, will benefit Humboldt Mediation Services and their conflict resolution work in our community.
442-6278 / humboldtmediation@reninet.com / Web site / View Comments

War Möth, Deadman’s Tale, Ultramafic
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 9 p.m.-midnight
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a night of ROCK.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Vanishing Pints St. Patrick’s Night
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / 21+
“Steeped in Irish tradition and flavored with punk hops, Vanishing Pints bang out high energy acoustic revelry.”
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

C Baker Presents Rocker T with Dynasty One
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Get down on green day.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

LDW performs Talking Heads
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / 21+
“LDW brings their funk stylings to Talking Heads music and some other surprises.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Monthly Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market
Dow’s Prairie Grange / 8:30-11:30 a.m. / $3 Small / $5 Large
The special this month will be the Luck of the Irish veggie scramble.
840-0100 / View Comments

Coastal Grove Rummage Sale
Coastal Grove Charter School / 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
825-8804 / coastalgrove@coastalgrove.org / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Pet Supply’s Monthly Marsh Cleanup
See Event Description / 9:30-11 a.m.
“Coffee? Donuts? Helping the environment? Count us in!”
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Fraternal Lodge Tour
Clarke Historical Museum / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $20 / $18 museum members
Attendees will have a chance to see inside a few of the spectacular, historic meeting halls of local fraternal organizations, some of whom have met in these places for decades.
443-1947 / dana@clarkemuseum.org / Web site / View Comments

All Seasons Orchestra Auditions
D Street Neighborhood Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $25 / $30 non-resident
The Arcata Recreation Division and the All Seasons Orchestra invites you to get involved with this community orchestra.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Plaza Winter Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
“The growing season may be winding down but the bounty of the North Coast doesn’t end with Fall. The Arcata Plaza farmers’ market continues all winter long.”
441-9999 / laura@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

Get Your Pet Fixed in Klamath
See Event Description / 10 a.m. / $75 Dogs weighing no more than 25 pounds / $30 Feral Cats / $60 Cats
Have a pet? It’s time to get them spayed or neutered!
599-1553 / neuterscooter@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Linda Loud Memorial Biker Bowling for Charity
E&O Lanes / 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sign up at 10am, bowling starts at 12noon. $100 per team of 4-5, all proceeds go to E&O Lanes Jr Bowler Program.
825-9160 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt paintball community
See Event Description / 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
498-3835 / humpaintcommunity@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
E&O Lanes / 11-2 a.m. / 21+
Come out to the 13th Lane at E&O lanes in Blue Lake and help celebrate our one year anniversary under new ownership! Saint Patrick’s Day drink specials all day!
825-9160 / Web site / View Comments

Magic the Gathering Modern Masters 25 Draft
Nugames Eureka / 1-4 p.m. / $35
Come draft Masters 25 the moment it releases! $35 buy in with 1 pack of Masters 25 per person in the prize pool.
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Yu-Gi-Oh Constructed Tournament
Nugames Eureka / 1-4 p.m.
Join us at NuGames Eureka every Saturday at 1PM for our Yu-Gi-Oh tournament! $5 entry fee, everyone walks away with new cards!
497-6358 / Web site / View Comments

Girl Scout Day at the Clarke
Clarke Historical Museum / 1-3 p.m. / Free
Come for a fun and informative presentation, including a free kids activity. There is currently an amazing display on Girl Scouts in our Community Case.
443-1947 / dana@clarkemuseum.org / Web site / View Comments

Bilingual Nature Story Time with Friends of the Dunes
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m. / Free
Join Friends of the Dunes naturalist Arturo Paz for a special bilingual edition of Nature Story Time at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

St. Patrick’s Day at The Goat
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 3 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free
St. Patrick’s Day at Richards’ Goat Tavern means a special food & drink menu including Corned Beef & Cabbage with local, organic produce, Dubliner & Guinness mac n cheese with sea-salt potato chip crust, garlicky Shepherds Pies with Guinness gravy and local grass-fed beef.
630-5000 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Masters 25 Draft
Nugames Eureka / 6-10 p.m.
Come draft Masters 25 the moment in releases!
497-6358 / Web site / View Comments

Magic the Gathering Modern Masters 25 Draft
Nugames Eureka / 6-9 p.m. / $35
Come draft Masters 25 the moment it releases! $35 buy in with 1 pack of Masters 25 per person in the prize pool.
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Bear River Fighting Championship V
Bear River Recreation Center / 6:30-10 p.m. / $40 / 18+
Bear River Fighting Championship V, in collaboration with Hardfought Productions.
733-9644 / jeffleahy@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Paddy’s Pancakes
Faith Center Foursquare Church / 7:15 p.m. / Free
Join us at Faith Center March 17 & 18 for a Pancake Breakfast.
442-1784 / aguy@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site / View Comments

Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages
Funk, soul, and blues band.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Uptown
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Local Northern California longest running Cover Band. Classic Funk/80’s & 90s Pop & Classic Rock. Music that will keep you dancing!
733-9644 / jeffleahy@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / 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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Nighthawk
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Dance hits.
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.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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Radio Clash
Alibi / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • ANNIHILATION: 1:25, 6:45
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 2D: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:15
  • DEATH WISH: 4:30, 9:40
  • GAME NIGHT: 1:50, 7:10
  • GRINGO: 4:20, 9:20
  • HURRICANE HEIST, THE: 4:10, 9:30
  • LOVE, SIMON: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • PETER RABBIT: 1:10, 3:35, 6:00
  • RED SPARROW: 11:45, 2:50, 5:55, 9:05
  • SHAPE OF WATER: 8:20
  • STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT: 12:40, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35
  • THOROUGHBREDS: 1:55, 7:00
  • TOMB RAIDER: 11:55, 12:55, 2:40, 3:50, 5:35, 6:40, 8:25, 9:30
  • TOMB RAIDER 2D: 11:55, 12:55, 2:40, 3:50, 5:35, 6:40, 8:25, 9:30
  • TOMB RAIDER 3D: 2:40, 8:25
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 2D: 12:30, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 3D: 4:55
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 12:00, 3:05, 6:10, 9:15
  • DEATH WISH: 1:45, 9:30
  • GAME NIGHT: 12:10, 4:30, 7:00
  • GRINGO: 1:35, 9:25
  • HURRICANE HEIST, THE: 4:15, 6:50
  • RED SPARROW: 12:00, 2:40, 5:50, 9:00
  • STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT: 12:35, 2:50, 3:00, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35
  • TOMB RAIDER: 12:40, 1:55, 3:30, 6:20, 7:40, 9:10
  • TOMB RAIDER 2D: 12:40, 1:55, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • TOMB RAIDER 3D: 7:40
Minor Theatre
  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME: 2:45, 5:25, 8:20
  • BLACK PANTHER: 2:00, 5:55, 9:00