SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Another Rutabaga’s Banquet

Some glory before The Glory.

Humboldt enters the Kinetic Kalendar’s high season Saturday with the return of the Rutabaga Ball, taking place this year at the Arcata Kommunity Center. What the hell is a Rutabaga Ball? Look, if you are not versed in a half-century’s worth of Kinetic Grand Championship lore, then there’s little hope a krash kourse at this point will do you any good. In short, the winner of the ball’s kurious kompetion will be krowned the 2018 Rutabaga Queen who is charged with overseeing next weekend’s Kinetic Grand Championship festivities. 

Less nerdy Saturday events can be yours should you scroll your Lowdown listings below.

Events

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Bounty by the Bay
Old Town Eureka / 10 a.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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Timbale Live at the Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free
This Saturday at the Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market enjoy the Afro-Cuban, African, and Caribbean styles of Timbata combined with funk, rock, and jazz.
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / View Comments

Lyndsey Battle Music Video Premiere
The Sanctuary / 6-8 p.m. / $5
We are excited to host another music video premiere by the incomparable clay-mator and Comix Stripster Violet Crabtree. This latest video is for a Bigfoot themed song song by Lyndsey Battle, from her children’s album Growing Up Humboldt.
822-0898 / Web site / View Comments

4th Annual Rock the Redwoods
Arcata Playhouse / 7-10 p.m. / $15
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Redwood National Park. We’ll have two great local bands: Ghost Train and The Gatehouse Well, a silent auction with a selection of local items, and beer and wine donated by Mad River Brewing and Barefoot Wines.
465-7329 / rpc@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Rutabaga Ball 2018
Arcata Community Center / 7 p.m. / $12 / $10 adv.
Witness the creative antics and jaw-dropping zaniness as contestants try to prove that they’ve got what it takes to be crowned the 2018 Rutabaga Queen.
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Lord Ellis, Imperial Destructo
Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $5
Come out and help Lord Ellis celebrate their badass new release, Mouth of the Mad and support Outer Space.
breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / 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

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

Brews ‘n’ Bass
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $7 / 21+
This May join Who Is She Productions for the return of W.B.O.D ! Joined by Dosage and Oblio with πr8, Get ready for an eclectic night of bass music!
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Canndor Herbarium Pressing Party
See Event Description / 5:30-7:30 a.m. / 21+
You’re invited to the 1 Degree Consulting office in McKinleyville to learn about the Humboldt Herbarium Project.
890-6600 / contact@gohumboldtgreen.com / Web site / View Comments

Birds of the Lost Coast Hike
Sanctuary Forest / 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free
Long-time birders Allan Ridley and Helen McKenna will introduce you to meadow, shore, and forest birds, and talk about their nesting and parenting habits.
986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / 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

Redwood Writing Project Events
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon / $200 / $200 for all 6 sessions / $45 per session / 18+
826-5109 / rwp@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Pet Supply’s Monthly Marsh Cleanup
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 9:30-11 a.m. / Free
Coffee? Donuts? Helping the environment? Count us in! Join Humboldt Pet Suppy for coffee and donuts before a fun walk throughout the Arcata Marsh cleaning dog waste!
633-6216 / humboldtpet@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Dune Ecosystem Restoration
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free
Help restore the dune ecosystem on the Friends of the Dunes property.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Plant Sale Fundraiser
Coastal Grove Charter School / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Come and find some good deals and support the Third Grade Class at Coastal Grove!
825-8804 / Web site / View Comments

Ryan Creek Restoration Day at the McKay Community Forest
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
559-631-0928 / victoria.varela-yates@wildlife.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

National Safe Boating Day
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Join us for a fun family-friendly day with boating activities, safety tips and more at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center as we promote the wearing life jackets and being safe on the water, and more!
443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Astronomy Discovery Day!
HSU Natural History Museum / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / $3 / $2 children and seniors
Explore gravity, moons, rockets, telescopes and more through a host of fun and exploratory hands-on activities designed by the National Institute For Science Education (NISE).
826-4479 / natmus@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Education & 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.
839-9998 / info@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

Acrobatic Skills and Performance Workshop
Synapsis Nova / noon-2:30 p.m. / $60 / $25 single-class price / $50 Synapsis Members / DAI Students
This workshop series is open to complete beginners as well as those with an existing basic practice looking to advance.
206-719-2341 / jordan@jordanrosin.com / Web site / View Comments

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Story and Craft Hour
Northtown Books / 1-2 p.m. / Free
We will be reading ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and doing a related activity. Treats, prizes and books!
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

ERWIG 20th Anniversary Celebration
Fortuna River Lodge / 5-8 p.m. / $50 / $270 Table of 6 / $90 Couple / $40 Students & WSP Alumni
Join the Eel River Watershed Improvement Group as we celebrate 20 years of restoring the Eel River watershed! We will have a grilled wild salmon and vegetarian lasagna dinner with beer, wine, and Clendenen’s cider.
682-6262 / isaac@erwig.org / Web site / 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

ATA Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction
Bayside Grange / 5:30-9 p.m. / $15 / $10 kids
Join us for a family friendly evening of good food and great entertainment. The ATA Allstars are putting on a fundraising dinner to help send them to Southern California to take workshops and perform at Disneyland.
822-9998 / info@allstartheatre.org / Web site / View Comments

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

On The Spot Improv Season Finale
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7-9 p.m. / $7
Our second season finale is upon us!
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

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

Jim Lahman Band
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages
Local blues.
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

Jimi Jeff and The Gypsy Band
Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
He’s back and better than ever here at Central Station this Saturday Night Come see Humboldt’s rockin blues maestro Jimmy Jeff and his band of gypsies.
839-2013 / View Comments

TOGA Party!
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Bring all of your friends and party like Gods and Goddesses.
298-0632 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

NightHawk
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Country rock.
733-9644 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Full Moon Fever
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Petty songs!
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Uptown Kings
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
So blues.
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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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
  • MET OPERA: NORMA - PREMEIRE: 8:55
  • RBG: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00