FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Eureka is Better This Summer

Over the last few decades or so numerous cities have developed a tradition commonly known as “going out.” Maybe you have visited a place where this occurs. Maybe you had fun! But for some reason this practice hasn’t ever really appealed to the people of Eureka (save for the first Saturday of each month when they do their best to pretend to care about art).

Perhaps that all changes now? Let’s watch!

Starting on Friday, May 18, various city movers and/or shakers are launching the Eureka Night Market, a weekly place for “the folks” to gather — centered around the Clarke Plaza on Opera Alley — for music, libations, local wares-offering artisans, a farmers’ market (you’ll agree that’s a major selling point, here), as well as what is known as a sense of community. 

You can do this, Eureka! And if you can’t make the first Eureka Night Market, fret not. You have Friday’s all summer and fall — through Oct. 19 — to try this thing out. Assemble! 

Or… other Friday options in your Lowdown listings, below.

Events

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Bounty by the Bay
Old Town Eureka / 5 p.m.
Bounty by the Bay is a replacement event for the Eureka Crab Celebration. Due to the unstable crab harvest and unpredictable weather in January the decision was made to move the festivities to May and open up the focus to include all the natural and cultural resources that Humboldt has to offer.
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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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The Shining Heads of Homer
Gist Theater at HSU / 5:30 p.m. / $5 / $20 Sliding scale / $5 Sliding scale
The Shining Heads of Homer is a musical telling of Homer’s The Illiad, the story of the Trojan War, performed by Coastal Grove’s 5th Grade Class. This sixteen song production is in the vein of such classics as The Who’s Tommy and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
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The Bowlicks, Imri Vasale
The Sanctuary / 7 p.m. / $5 / $20 sliding scale
“Each of the three members have made uncountable appearances here with other groups. Rosalind, Jesse, and Nate will be presenting a collection of eclectic tunes that showcase their unsurpassed musicianship on violin, cello, and upright bass.”
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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

Crossing the Vortex: Thesis Festival
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free
Featuring five groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class. The festival marks the culmination of three years of graduate study by an international ensemble of theatre artists.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Moonalice
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv. / 21+
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Farm Shares
Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $450
It’s time to think about securing your summer Farm Share, and the City of Arcata Parks and Recreation Division offers Farm Shares grown at Bayside Park Farm!
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.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

Education and Tools to Sustain Your Farm
Northcoast Horticulture Supply / noon-5 p.m.
Northcoast Horticulture Supply, Dirty Business Soil & Analysis, 1 Degree Consulting and the Canndor Herbarium Project will be presenting a lecture and discussion at NHS - Fortuna Feed providing education about genetics and integrated pest management.
725-5550 / info@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

River Rafting & Meditation Retreat
See Event Description / noon
Join Pacific Mindfulness & OARS for this beautiful 5-day retreat on the spectacular Yampa River in Colorado and Utah combining unbeatable wilderness adventure and contemplative practice.
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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

Plant Sale Fundraiser
Coastal Grove Charter School / 3-5 p.m.
Come and find some good deals and support the Third Grade Class at Coastal Grove!
825-8804 / Web site / View Comments

After Work Sessions
Six Rivers Brewery / 4-7 p.m. / Free
Come unwind at the end of your work week with DJ D’Vinity in the mix with old school throwbacks and dance hits!
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Empire BMX Open Practice
Redwood Empire BMX / 5-6 p.m. / Free / $11 Trophy Race Days / $8 Medal Race Days / $5 Ribbon Race Days / $2 Practice ONLY
Redwood Empire BMX is a local non-profit organization with a mission to promote and deliver quality BMX (bicycle moto-cross) programs that stimulate a fun, healthy environment, emphasizing on good sportsmanship and safety for kids of all ages.
845-0094 / redwoodempirebmx1992@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Pampered Pooch
SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $5
Select from our scrap fabric stash or bring your own shirts (Did you know your scent comforts your pal while you’re away?) and turn them into a cozy bed and tantalizing toys for your canine pal; no sewing skills necessary!
822-2452 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Prep Black and White Ball Gala
Fortuna River Lodge / 5:30-10 p.m. / $45 / $50 After May 1 / 18+
There will be a silent and live auction, dinner, dancing, balloon pops and more. Dinner will be catered by Lisa Broadstock and Friends. Guests are encouraged to dress up for this ball.
682-6149 / 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

All Level Salsa Lesson and Social Dancing
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 p.m. / $7 / 18+
Salsa at six welcomes you to learn some sexy and fun salsa dance moves with Humboldt’s best instructors.
816-2809 / SalsaAtSix@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

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

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

Eric Duff: Apostles’ House
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
In his own words: “In 1984, homelessness was still a new word in the American lexicon. As a recent graduate student, I began a position in Newark, New Jersey to help create a shelter for homeless families. This book recounts my experience in helping to build a program.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Friday Night Magic Draft
See Event Description / 7-11 p.m. / $15
Every Friday night, the newly opened table top game shop Lost Coast Wizards, hosts an FNM draft of the latest magic the gathering set.
617-2523 / lostcoastwizardsgames@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Real Mars
HSU Natural History Museum / 7-8:15 p.m. / Free
Would YOU really want to be a Martian Colonist? What future explorations are planned? Is colonization on Mars even possible? Join Mark Bailey to learn about these topics as well as where to find Mars in the night sky as it approaches its closest point to Earth.
826-4479 / natmus@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

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

The Bowlicks
The Sanctuary / 7-10 p.m. / $5
Rosalind Parducci, Jesse Alm, and Nate Zwerdling will be presenting a collection of eclectic tunes that showcase their unsurpassed musicianship on violin, cello, and upright bass.
822-0898 / music@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Druid, Super Moon
Little Red Lion / 8 p.m. / 21+
Stoner doom.
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Ghost Program
SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Gettin’ down in Opera Alley.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Rhythm Revue
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Blue Rhythm Revue’s R&B-based funk ensemble has a distinctive and sensual sound that any age group can enjoy.
733-9644 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

US Blues
The Jam / 9 p.m.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

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

Rockin’ Johnny Burgin
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
“Rockin Johnny Burgin is one of the hardest touring and well recognized traditional Chicago blues guitarists and singers today.”
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Rickshaw and the Bustop
The Griffin / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
Funk for your sole.
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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
  • A QUIET PLACE: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:20, 9:35
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 12:10, 2:05, 3:35, 5:25, 7:00, 8:45
  • BOOK CLUB: 11:50, 1:00, 3:30, 6:10, 8:35
  • BREAKING IN: 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15
  • DEADPOOL 2: 12:20, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 4:10, 5:05, 6:00, 7:00, 7:50, 8:50, 9:45
  • I FEEL PRETTY: 1:40, 6:50
  • LIFE OF THE PARTY: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • OVERBOARD: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10
  • SHOW DOGS: 11:55, 12:50, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • SUPER TROOPERS 2: 4:20, 9:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 12:55, 2:20, 4:20, 5:40, 7:45, 9:00
  • BOOK CLUB: 11:55, 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:20
  • DEADPOOL 2: 11:50, 1:10, 2:40, 4:00, 5:25, 6:50, 8:15, 9:40
  • LIFE OF THE PARTY: 12:35, 3:15, 5:50, 8:20
  • OVERBOARD: 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • SHOW DOGS: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
Minor Theatre
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: 1:30, 5:00, 8:30
  • DEADPOOL 2: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
  • RBG: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00