SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Cinco de Mayo, Says the Calendar

Scroll your Lowdown below for a generous portion of Saturday events that may or may not have anything to do with Cinco de Mayo (most are filed under “not”). Highlights include the annual returns of Brew at the Zoo at the Sequoia Park Zoo and the May Day Celebration at Blue Ox Millworks.

If you need to check the day’s holiday off your list do note that we are promised a Cinco de Mayo-themed Block Party in front of the Clarke Historical Museum in Old Town during Arts Alive (details farther down). So there.

And, finally, should you possess a toe screaming to be tapped, after night falls head on over to Humboldt Brews for the return of Bay Area “high-octane hootenanny” peddlers Poor Man’s Whiskey (sample below).

Events

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15th Annual May Day Celebration
Blue Ox Historic Village / 10-6 a.m. / $12 / Free kids 8 and under / $8 Kids ages 9-17
View traditional craft demonstrations: blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, coppersmithing, stained glass, lapidary, ceramics, glass blowing, wood turning and more! Live music featuring Doug Fir & the 2x4’s, Lone Star Junctioin, Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers and more.
444-3437 / info@blueoxmill.com / Web site / View Comments

ArMack Gala Dinner
Arcata Community Center / 5-9 p.m. / $35 / 18+
Tigers Inc is proud to present: “Once Upon A Time”. A Gala evening of music, live and silent auctions, and great food! Proceeds benefit the ArMack Orchestra and choral programs of Arcata and McKinleyville High Schools.
599-5414 / shampton@nohum.k12.ca.us / View Comments

Oyster Festival Kick Off Party
Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 5-10 p.m. / $25 / $20 AMS Member
There you will find artisan cheeses and breads, craft mango-habanero margaritas, beers, wines, music, film not to mention hosted FRESH SHUCKED OYSTERS galore! Music by Cold Blue Water and more.
822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Brew at the Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo / 5-8 p.m. / $45 / $35 adv. / 21+
Drink with animals! Local and regional breweries with beer and cider, bands, pub grub, food trucks, more.
441-4263 / Web site / View Comments

Author Obi Kaufmann
Eureka Books / 6-9 p.m. / Free
“A love letter to the natural world of California — the flora, the fauna, the mountains, and the rivers — the California Field Atlas will change the way you look at the state we live in.”
444-9593 / info@eurekabooksellers.com / Web site / View Comments

D•STATE
The Black Faun Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Group show of surrealist work by sculptural installation artists Nancy Tobin, Curtis Patrick Arnold, Carin Billings.
798-6207 / Web site / View Comments

Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Clarke Historical Museum / 6-9 p.m.
The Clarke Museum will be hosting a celebration of Mexican culture during May’s Arts Alive. Music by Angel Vargas and Wynsome Winds! Indian Taco stand and homemade sangria and margaritas for sale. Face-painting!
443-1947 / dana@clarkemuseum.org / Web site / View Comments

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Spring Concert
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7-9:30 p.m. / $18 / $20 At the door
The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir (AIGC) presents its uplifting Spring Concert. Terrance Kelly, Grammy Award-winning director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, will be a guest soloist.
633-8187 / aigchoir@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Meredith Axelrod
The Sanctuary / 7-10 p.m. / $10
“Axelrod, who first visited three years ago with Frank Fairfield, is a delightfully unique interpreter of early jazz and blues music from the start of the 20th century.”
822-0898 / music@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Hay Fever
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors
Humboldt State University presents “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward. Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, the play is set in the 1920s and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behavior with their invited guests.
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The House that Will Not Stand
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $22 5/5 Gala Opening / $10 Thursdays
New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana’s “free people of color” are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of color, has become one of the city’s wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man.
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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

HSU Jazz Orchestra
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child
On the program is “Brillo del Sol,” composed by HSU student Loren Acosta, as well as “Gunslinging Bird,” a Charles Mingus composition, sub-titled “If Charlie Parker Were A Gunslinger, There’d Be A Lot Of Dead Copycats.”
826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Poor Man’s Whiskey
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / 21+
“‘High Octane Hootenanny’ music. While seamlessly integrating acoustic and electric instruments the band weaves tales of everyday life, inviting the audience to become a part of each show.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Diversity Day
Arcata Farmers’ Market / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
weareyourcommunityarcata@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting
HSU Student Recreation Center / 9 a.m.-noon / $18 / $10 HSU Students
826-4197 / src@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Gentle Yoga
See Event Description / 9-10:20 a.m.
A restful calming class including breathing, gentle movements, passive and supported poses.
825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site / View Comments

Wigi Wetland Volunteer Day
Bayshore Mall / 9:30 a.m.-noon
Eureka and Redwood Audubon Society team is inviting our community to help cleanup Eureka.
441-4206 / rpraszker@ci.eureka.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

Women on the Water
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30 a.m.-noon / $35 / $25 HSU Students
We create a welcoming and fun environment for women to come together to learn skills and gain paddling confidence in a safe environment.
443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Community Cleanup Project
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Every other Saturday the Arcata Veterans Group and local volunteers (anyone interested) meets at the Arcata Veterans Hall for a community cleanup during which time we pick up litter and trash in various locations within Arcata.
822-1552 / arcatavetshall@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Share the Beach Docent Training
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Volunteer docents and potential interns are needed to help inform beach-goers about beach ecology and inspire stewardship of our coast.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
Lanphere Dunes (HBNWR) / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a free guided tour of the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Boot Camp and Beer
Six Rivers Brewery / 10-11:30 a.m.
Fit Nor Cal Trainer Andy Salatnay will lead a 50 minute Boot Camp Class, followed by a post workout beer!
839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site / View Comments

North Coast Big Brew Day 2018
Humboldt Beer Works / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Humboldt Homebrewers, a local Non-Profit Organization through the Ink People’s Dreammaker Project, is teaming up with Humboldt Beer Works for AHA Big Brew Day 2018!
442-6258 / humboldthomebrewers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Earl Thomas live at the Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

F.O.A.L. Book Sale
Arcata Library / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friends of the Arcata Library (FOAL) monthly book sale. Come support your local library! Many hardcover and paperback books to choose from.
822-5954 / Web site / View Comments

Stone Lagoon Paddle and Campout
Center Activities, HSU Campus / noon / $130 / $115 HSU Students
Come unwind and relax on this overnight camp out and paddle. With everything from gear, food, and transportation included you will have no worries on this trip.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Luke Tygar McCarthy
Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 2-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
Art, live music, delicious drinks, and food!
497-6320 / humboldtcidercompany@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Encore!
See Event Description / 2-3 p.m. / Free 2 and under / $10 Children (Ages 3-12) / $15 Adults
822-8408 / info@trilliumdance.com / Web site / View Comments

Historical Eureka Bike Tour
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 3-5 p.m. / Free
Do you know a cornice from a cupola? On this casual bike ride, members of the Eureka Heritage Society and the Historic Preservation Commission will share their knowledge of the city’s architectural styles, defining features, and local history.
445-6397 / Web site / View Comments

Paint Night Out: The Art of Painting & Drinking
Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 4-6 p.m. / $39 / 18+
You won’t need painting experience or your own art supplies to enjoy Paint Night Out.
362-9933 / kellymyers_00@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Sea Forager
Trinidad Town Hall / 5-7 p.m. / $5 / Free kids
Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach with Kirk Lombard, author of “The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast.”
677-3349 / trinidadinn@gmail.com / View Comments

Humboldt Brew Tours
Red Lion Hotel / 5-9:30 p.m. / $59.99 / 21+
Breweries may include Lost Coast Brewery, Redwood Curtain Brewing, Six Rivers Brewery and Mad River Brewing company while transported aboard our open air, glass top van.
677-8464 / redwoodsightseeingtours@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Bryce Gray and the Lost Coast
Eagle House Inn / 6-9 p.m. / Free
The Historic Eagle House in Old Town Eureka is pleased to announce an exhibition of watercolor and oil paintings by Bryce Gray.
760-709-6715 / info@historiceaglehouse.com / Web site / View Comments

Culture Creature
The Studio and Cheri Blackerby Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Culture Creature is a two person exhibition by David Caylor and Tawnya Costa at The Studio and Cheri Blackerby Gallery.
443-1428 / thestudio.hcar@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Chuck Mayville
Gallagher’s Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Eat, drink and be merry while Chuck plays and sings some classic tunes.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Encore!
See Event Description / 6-7 p.m. / Free 2 and under / $10 Children (Ages 3-12) / $15 Adults
822-8408 / info@trilliumdance.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Lizzy and the Moonbeams
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages
Upbeat soul, jazz, funk.
826-7222 / 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

Latin Nights: Cinco de Mayo
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
DJ Sonido Pachanguero will be spinning the Latin hits to get you out on the dance floor all night!
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Mojo Rockers
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Classic rock.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Str8 Dancehall Saturdays
Clam Beach Inn / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Modern dancehall.
839-0545 / 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
  • A QUIET PLACE: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:50, 1:30, 2:20, 3:15, 4:55, 5:45, 6:40, 8:20, 9:10
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D: 12:40, 4:05, 7:30
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 2D: 12:00, 2:40
  • BAD SAMARITAN: 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 2:45, 8:25
  • BLOCKERS: 7:00, 9:30
  • I FEEL PRETTY: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
  • ISLE OF DOGS: 1:55, 4:30
  • RAMPAGE 2D: 12:10, 5:50
  • READY PLAYER ONE 2D: 5:20, 8:30
  • SUPER TROOPERS 2: 11:55, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45
  • TULLY: 1:20, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A QUIET PLACE: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 12:00, 2:20, 3:25, 4:35, 5:45, 6:50, 9:10
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D: 1:10, 8:00
  • BAD SAMARITAN: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:20
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:45
  • I FEEL PRETTY: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • TULLY: 12:55, 3:35, 6:05, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: 11:30, 2:30, 6:00, 9:30
  • ISLE OF DOGS: 3:00, 8:00
  • SUPER TROOPERS 2: 5:30, 10:30
  • TULLY: 1:00, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00