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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Really? Fifty Years of Glory? Oh Dear!

50 damn years. That’s how long we’ve been doing this. Oof. 

Like it or not, for the next three days Humboldt roadways will be klogged with kurious krafts for the 50th Kinetic Grand Championship, our beloved local art nerd olympics. Hobart lives!

If you are somehow uninitiated as to how this thing works, sorry, we’re not going to decipher all the weird lore for you again, here — we’ll instead direct you to the KGC website with the hopes that the Kinetic Universe has done their job and you’ll be able to absorb some sense of what the hell this is, there. 

Real quick, as far as Saturday goes there are two things worth knowing more than all the other things:

  • Get the to the Arcata Plaza! The start of the race is easily the most concise chance to see all the sculptures up close before they are destroyed by sand, water and (not) fire. The race officially starts at the Arcata noon whistle. LoCO generally recommends that you arrive around 10:30 a.m. Again, check the KGC Spectator’s Guide if you want tips on how to watch sculptures travel through the dunes, down Dead Man’s Drop and on to Halvorsen Park.
  • Pictures are coming! LoCO will be providing you your 2018 Kinetic Sculpture field guide! Sometime not-too-long after the start of the race check back in with us for a complete visual list of this year’s klass of kontraptions. More on that when we get it up. (Spoiler: It’ll look like last year’s koverage.)

OK. Shut up. Go be glorious. —Andrew Goff


 

Events

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50th Annual Kinetic Grand Championship Day One
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.
Day 1 of the Kinetic Grand Championship starts on the Plaza in Arcata, California at the noon whistle every Memorial Day weekend. The racers take off to the Manila dunes, where they race through miles of sand to the great and inevitable “Deadman’s Drop”. Then on to Eureka’s downtown gazebo.
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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

Hedwig and The Angry Inch
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 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

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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Soul Party #12
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Local DJ’s spinning the best soul records at the Monthly Soul Party.
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

Yard and Plant Sale
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A fundraiser for Humboldt Mediation Services.
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BioBlitz at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / Free
Join Friends of the Dunes in a smartphone-powered BioBlitz, an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, In this case, participants will collect citizen science data using the iNaturalist app.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Vegan Potluck Brunch and Auction Benefit For Humboldt Wildlife Care Center
Humboldt Area Foundation / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / $7
Bring either a vegan potato dish, vegan meat, bread or pastry, fruit, or juices that will serve 8 to 10 people. We will prepare a delicious tofu scramble for this event and provide coffee. Attendees should bring their own place setting.
616-7855 / vegsocietyhumboldt@gmail.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

Kids Cooking Class
The MGC / 1-2:30 p.m. / $5 / $7 at the door
This month, come learn how to make Fried Rice.
725-3300 / ecooper@ervmgc.com / Web site / View Comments

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

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

Jimmy D Jazz Quartet
Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7:30-10 p.m. / Free
Featuring some of the county’s top musicians, the Jimmy D jazz quartet includes Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, Michael LaBolle on drums, Tim Randles on piano and Lee Phillips on bass.
923-3449 / jimmydur@asis.com / Web site / View Comments

Blase and The Stellar Jays
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages
Rock ‘n’ roll.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Sexy MF Saturday
The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
With L Boogie.
825-1755 / 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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Jimi Jeff & the Gypsy Band
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Funk/rock/R&B.
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

707
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
‘70s funk to ‘80s rock. Two great decades, if I do say so.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

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

Sexy MF’ing Saturdays
The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
With L Boogie.
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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: 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:35
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:45, 2:55, 6:05, 9:05
  • BOOK CLUB: 1:00, 3:30, 6:10, 8:35
  • DEADPOOL 2: 12:20, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 4:10, 5:05, 5:55, 6:55, 7:50, 8:45, 9:45
  • LIFE OF THE PARTY: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 8:55
  • OVERBOARD: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10
  • SHOW DOGS: 11:55, 12:50, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 11:45, 1:45, 2:50, 3:50, 4:50, 6:00, 8:00, 9:10
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3D: 12:45, 7:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
  • BOOK CLUB: 11:55, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25
  • DEADPOOL 2: 11:50, 1:10, 2:40, 4:00, 5:30, 6:55, 8:30, 9:40
  • LIFE OF THE PARTY: 12:40, 3:15, 5:50, 8:20
  • SHOW DOGS: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 12:30, 2:10, 5:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3D: 3:40, 8:15
Minor Theatre
  • DEADPOOL 2: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00
  • REVENGE: 9:00
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY: 11:45, 3:00, 6:15, 9:30
  • THE GUARDIANS: 2:00, 5:45