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4/20 LOWDOWN: Don Carlos! Billy Wayne Davis! Melvin Seals! Beer?!?

Because weed. Yes, it’s Humboldt’s favorite holiday and a quick scroll of your Lowdown reveals that there’s plenty of events vying for your stoned attention. Some high(!)lights:

  • Arguably the most day-appropriate event is going down at Forever Found in Eureka, namely the Prohibition is Over! 420 Celebration featuring music by Don Carlos, Object Heavy and Woven Roots.
  • There may come a point in the day when you fancy a giggle. Good news! The Savage Henry Comedy Club has cobbled together one of their more impressive lineups to date including headliner Billy Wayne Davis.
  • Why yes, there is a jam band with Dead ties! Melvin Seals and JGB make their return to HumBrews for some extended soloing on at least a few songs Jerry wrote.
  • Or perhaps you’d like to spend your Saturday indulging in Humboldt’s second favorite drug. Halvorsen Park will act as the starting line for the first ever Eureka Beer Mile, which will see fine citizens chugging local brews whilst attempting athletic feats. What could go wrong?

Details on those gatherings and much more in your Lowdown below. 

Events

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Godwit Days 2019
Humboldt County / 5 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April.
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Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Featuring live music by Huayllipacha. This market features the finest locally grown seasonal produce, plants, artisan food products and so much more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

RedWoodStock Festival
Blondies Food & Drink / noon-midnight / $5
9 live bands! The all day event will be taking place at the newly added outdoor back section at Blondie’s Food & Drink in Arcata, from noon to midnight.
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The Adventure of T.P. Man and Flusher
Fortuna Theatre / noon / $10
14-year-old filmmaker Griffin Loch raised funds to write, produce and direct his second feature length film focusing on the haunting and tragic epidemic of teen suicide. The talented cast in “The Adventure of T.P. Man and Flusher” tell a true story of deep depression, love, laughter, and friendship.
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Eureka Beer Mile
Halvorsen Park / 2-6 p.m. / Free / $30 To run
The Humboldt Bay Marathon, in partnership with local breweries, presents Eureka’s first-ever ‘Beer Mile’ at Halverson Park. Participating breweries include The Booth Brewing Co, Mad River Brewery, Six Rivers Brewery, Eel River Brewery, and Lost Coast Brewery.
599-0638 / events@visiteureka.com / Web site / View Comments

Prohibition is Over! 420 Celebration
Forever Found / 3 p.m. / $25
With music by Don Carlos, Object Heavy and Woven Roots.
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Humboldt Roller Derby Double Header
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6 p.m. / $15 / $12 adv.
FEATURING: Root Force vs. Sonoma County Roller Derby and Redwood Rollers vs. Sacramento Roller Derby
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The 52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
See Event Description / 6:30 p.m. / $5
Friday is Narrative Night, Saturday is Experimental/Animation Night, Sunday is Documentary Night, and Monday night is the Best of the Fest with an encore screening Tuesday.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Sassafras Revue
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 7-9 p.m. / $13
Catch this special anniversary show featuring choreography from the past 5 years of The Sassafras Bellydance Company!
510-520-6130 / AyllonDance@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

House of Floyd
Eureka Theater / 8 p.m. / $25
“The Bay Area’s tribute to Pink Floyd. Screen projection along with many original Pink Floyd videos, moving lights and state of the art laser show along with this highly talented group of seven musicians celebrates 4/20 in the best way possible.”
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

Hoodslam
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 8-11:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+
The City of Eureka’s Cape program is bringing professional wrestling in the form of Hoodslam back to the Eureka Municipal Auditorium. Be ready for some high flying intense action.
441-4127 / sfrank@ci.eureka.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

4/20 Comedy Extravaganza
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $14.20 / 18+
Billy Wayne Davis, Dave Ross and Chris Charpentier come through Humboldt to celebrate the high holy holiday with the Savage Henry Comedy Club! Evan Vest opens and Jessica Grant hosts.
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Melvin Seals and JGB
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $30 / $25 adv.
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

The Return of Goth Night
The Siren’s Song Tavern / midnight-1 a.m. / Free
559-760-7554 / dastbunnyenlacasa@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Pride Bake Sale
See Event Description / 8 a.m.-noon
Join us for a bake sale outside of Pierson’s Hardware to benefit our 2019 Redwood Pride event.
redwoodpride@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Pride Bake Sale
Pierson’s / 8 a.m.-noon
Bake sale fundraiser.
916-838-4957 / redwoodpride@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Marsh Bird Walk
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free
Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader Christine Vertical in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata.
826-7031 / daseeger@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Beached Bird Survey Training
Arcata Community Center / 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. / Free
COASST participants help make a difference for the environment by collecting data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of beached bird mortality on North Pacific beaches.
206-221-6893 / coasst@uw.edu / Web site / View Comments

First Aid/Adult and Child CPR
Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $90 / $75 HSU Students
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Farm Shares
Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $450
It’s time to secure your Summer Farm Share. The City of Arcata Parks and Recreation offers Farm Shares grown at Bayside Park Farm.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

BuTi- Brunch
Blondies Food and Drink / 9-10 a.m. / $12
If you’re constantly struggling between making Brunch plans and hitting that mat on weekend mornings, we got you!
347-685-0567 / info.verandasocial@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Enrolling now for Adult Ceramic Classes through Arcata Recreation
Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $70 / $5 Material Fee for All / $81 non-resident / 18+
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Gentle Yoga!
Om Shala Yoga / 9:15-10:15 a.m. / $10
A slower paced class that makes space for tuning in and cultivating a softening of the breath, body, mind, and heart.
825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site / View Comments

Discovery Sail
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $60 / $50 HSU Students
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Goat Down
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9:30-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
For over 20 years DJM has practiced the art of DJing. You will be Rocking with the best!
616-4596 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Run Up Humboldt
See Event Description / 9:30 a.m. / $40 / $80 VIP / $40 General Admission / 21+
info@therunuphumboldt.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

Southern Humboldt Community Park Bird Walk
Southern Humboldt Community Park / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free
The walk is an easy 2- to 3-hour stroll. If you are late you can easily catch up by walking towards the barn. Organic, shade grown coffee and extra binoculars are usually provided.
923-2695 / Jaysooter10@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

All Day 4/20 Pre-Party
Satori Wellness / 10 a.m.-8 p.m. / Free / 18+
Come start your 420 party early this year with the Satori Community! Food by Los Giles, live painting, artist vendors, demos, music and more.
839-4599 / info@satoriwellness.org / Web site / View Comments

Artists Howdy Emerson and Barbara Wright
Trinidad Art Gallery / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
The Trinidad Art Gallery features two of its members, mosaic and glass artist Barbara Wright, and Celtic Harpist and painter Howdy Emerson.
677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Easter Egg Hunt
Perigot Park / 10 a.m.-noon / Free
Bring your baskets to Blue Lake’s annual Easter Egg hunt in Perigot Park! Thousands of eggs to be found, with some prizes as well.
668-5932 / recreation@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

Spay/Neuter and TNR Informal Workshop for Outdoor and Feral Cats
Sequoia Park, Eureka, CA / 10 a.m.-noon / Free
Providing the Humboldt County community with a Spay/Neuter and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) Informational Workshop and Raffle event benefiting Spay Humboldt.
442-7729 / SpayHumboldt@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Pacific Paradise 4/20 Grand Opening Party!
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-10 p.m. / 21+
Come celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Pacific Paradise! 70’s Party, costume contest, hourly giveaways, great deals, music, food, raffles and a silent auction! Open late, until 10 pm for all your cannabis needs!
822-7143 / Web site / View Comments

All Day 4/20 Pre-Party at Satori Wellness
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-8 p.m. / Free / 18+
839-4599 / info@satoriwellness.org / Web site / View Comments

Earth Day Cleanup w/ Humboldt Baykeeper & Wiyot Tribe
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Humboldt Baykeeper has partnered with the Wiyot Tribe and HSU’s Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center to provide you with all the necessaries (kayak, lifevest, wetsuit, trained guides) to paddle out to Indian Island, where we’ll remove trash that has washed up or blown off the Samoa Bridge.
tours@humboldtbaykeeper.org / Web site / View Comments

Family Fun Day
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / $20 / Free Children (2 per adult, ages 6-17)
826-3357 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

The Beach Bum: Extra Sensory Screening
Minor Theatre / noon / $20 / $15 High Noon Matinee / 18+
Experience Harmony Korines happy movie in SENSORY ENHANCED Smell-o-Vision and Scratch-n-Sniff technology provided by Humboldt Seed Co. & Hendryx Farm!
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Godwit Days Walk
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / noon-3:30 p.m.
Join naturalist John DeMartini for a bird walk at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center as part of the Annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival.
826-7050 / Web site / View Comments

Earth Day Beach Clean
Mad River Beach / noon-2 p.m. / Free
Celebrate Earth Day with the NEC by joining us for a beach clean at Mad River Beach. All cleanup supplies will be provided for this Zero-Waste event as well as drinks and snacks. However, you’re welcome to bring your own reusables such as water bottles or thermoses for drinks, garden gloves.
822-6918 / nec@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

Community Egg Hunt
Rio Dell Firemen’s Park / 1-3 p.m. / Free
Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of egg hunts, raffles, and food! Community members of all ages are encouraged to attend! This event is free!
764-5239 / ctalbert@rcaa.org / Web site / View Comments

RLA Trio
Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 1-2 p.m. / Free
Who said libraries are all about shushing?
269-1905 / Web site / View Comments

Bird Story Time
Northtown Books / 1-2 p.m. / Free
Hear some old and new favorite stories featuring birds! We will provide snacks and supplies for simple paper activities.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Family Workshop: Let’s talk about race and racism
Humboldt County Library / 1-2 p.m. / Free
We teach young children to notice differences among colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.
269-1910 / Web site / View Comments

Poppo & Baloney and the Dream Circus
The Sanctuary / 2-4 p.m. / $10 / Free Kids 12 and under
“Poppo & Baloney and the Dream Circus” follows the adventures of a young boy named Poppo and his imaginary turtle friend Baloney. The story is told by a multidimensional cast of puppets, dancers, and live musicians.
822-0898 / info@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Nature Story Time: Learn about Birds!
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m. / Free
Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist Vanessa Muñoz for Nature Story Time!
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Lagunitas Waldo Release Party & Pub Crawl
The Madrone / 4:20 p.m.
Starting at 4:20pm, we’ll start with the Lagunitas Waldo Release Party.
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Karaoke
Arts and Drafts / 5 p.m.
Every non-Arts Alive Saturday!
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Pints for Non-Profit Night for Wildlife Conservation
Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-9 p.m. / 21+
Join Conservation CATalyst and Wrangletown Cider Company for a Pints for Non-Profits event to support wildlife conservation efforts!
508-5175 / Web site / View Comments

Green Week: ‘Babylon’
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6-7:45 p.m. / $8
630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site / View Comments

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

The Reverberays
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 7-10 p.m. / 21+
“Bitchin’ surf rock.”
444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Bitter and Brea, Droll Weevil
The Madrone / 7 p.m. / Free everyone
“Come catch these two awesome bands! They’ll be playing back-to-back following the pub crawl.”
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HSU Jazz Combos
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / $5 HSU Students with ID / $5 Child / $10 General
Please join the Humboldt State University Department of Music and jazz band leader Dan Aldag for an intimate, small-scale approach to instrumental jazz with this semester’s Jazz Combos, featuring four different groups demonstrating a broad range of repertoire, skill sets, and musical possibilities.
826-3928 / mus@humboldt.edu / 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

The Brad Wilson Band
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free
Performing over 100 shows a year, Brad has become known as a smoking hot blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them.
733-9644 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Miracle Show
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
Grateful Dead tribute band!
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

The Beach Bum: Extra Sensory Screening
Minor Theatre / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 High Noon Matinee / 18+
Experience Harmony Korines happy movie in SENSORY ENHANCED Smell-o-Vision and Scratch-n-Sniff technology provided by Humboldt Seed Co. & Hendryx Farm!
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

DJ Statik
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m.
Dance.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

The Stay Up
Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / $25 / $50 VIP / 21+
Featuring GoodSex, Doc Pearson, Joes Domingo, Zenas White and 40 People.
Info@therunuphumboldt.com / Web site / View Comments

Casa Jaguar
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
Come get your groove on to some sesssssi tropical bass, house, and afrohouse music with DJ Zero One and DJ Blancatron!
630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site / 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
  • AFTER: 12:45, 3:25, 5:55, 8:25
  • BREAKTHROUGH: 11:55, 2:40, 5:25, 8:10
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL 2D: 11:30, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30
  • CURSE OF LA LLORONA, THE: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • DUMBO: 11:40, 2:25, 5:15, 8:00
  • HELLBOY: 12:35, 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
  • LITTLE: 12:55, 3:40, 6:15, 8:55
  • MISSING LINK 2D: 11:35, 1:50, 4:10, 6:25
  • PENGUINS: 12:30, 2:35, 4:35, 6:40, 8:35
  • PET SEMATARY: 1:55, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • SHAZAM! 2D: 11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45
  • TEEN SPIRIT: 1:45, 4:05, 6:30, 8:50
  • US: 8:40
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER: 1:00, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL 2D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • CURSE OF LA LLORONA, THE: 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:20
  • DUMBO: 12:40, 3:25, 6:10, 8:50
  • HELLBOY: 12:50, 3:40, 6:20, 9:10
  • MISSING LINK 2D: 1:50, 4:10, 6:30, 8:45
  • PET SEMATARY: 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30
  • SHAZAM! 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • 2019 HIFF: ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL: 6:30
  • $5 FLASHBACK: THE MATRIX (1999): 3:00
  • HELLBOY: 2:00, 5:45, 8:45
  • THE BEACH BUM ESP HIGH NOON: 12:00
  • THE BEACH BUM: EXTRA SENSORY HIGH NOON SCREENING: 12:00
  • THE BEACH BUM: EXTRA SENSORY PERFORMANCE: 9:30
  • THE BEACH BUM: EXTRA SENSORY PRESENTATION: 9:30
  • THE MUSTANG: 1:00, 5:00, 7:45