Friday, Aug. 2, 2019’s Chowdown
Above: How you likely remember Mark McGrath if you had MTV in the ‘90s
OK, this is far from the worst potential joy-pursuit scheme LoCO has ever suggested to you. Picture this mini-road trip: You convince your core crew to bail on work a couple hours early on Friday so that you can take a scenic drive up our sparkling coast to beautiful Crescent City. Ooo at that ocean! Ahh at those trees! Your final destination? The Del Norte County Fair, of course. Why? Well, at 6 p.m. Friday night there will be a performance — at no additional charge to you past your regular fair admission — by none other than Mark McGrath, frontman of inescapable ‘90s radio airplay hogs Sugar Ray. Wow! Time she flies!
Fact: You know at least three Sugar Ray songs — “Fly!” “Someday!” “Every Morning!” Review above! — that you can belt out ironically between Bud Lights! How could this be awful? We all just wanna flyyyyyy!!!
… or scroll your Friday Lowdown below for something less ambitious closer to home.
Eureka Street Art Festival 2019
Old Town/Downtown Eureka / 9 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free
Join us for the second annual Eureka Street Art Festival! This year’s festival will take place in Downtown Eureka along the 6th and 7th Street corridor between C and H Streets. Artists from around the world and around the corner will cover the neighborhood in murals and street art.
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A Midsummer’s Daydream
Redwood Park / 2 p.m.
Plays in the Park is thrilled to bring you, A Midsummer’s Daydream, by Jonathan Moreno. This original children’s musical by a Humboldt County author, began its development last year during Plays in the Park’s new works festival.
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Eureka Friday Night Market
Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.
On Friday evenings in summer the City of Eureka closes the streets to traffic and transforms several city blocks of Old Town into THE place to meet up with friends and neighbors- in a friendly, festive atmosphere. Friday Night Market has it all.
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Wildwood Days 2019
Rio Dell / 5:30 p.m.
Rio Dell’s annual gathering. Wildwood Days is a local festival established in 1970 by the Rio Dell Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department took over Wildwood Days as a fundraiser for the department. This event is in Rio Dell California and offers three days of fun.
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Trinidad Art Nights 2019
Trinidad Town Center / 6-9 p.m. / Free
With many participating venues and a large variety of artists, musicians, and activities, there is sure to be something for all!
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Del Norte County Fairgrounds / 6 p.m.
“As lead singer/songwriter for Sugar Ray, McGrath can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, multiple multi-platinum albums (including the RIAA 3x platinum certified “14:59”), and countless sold out tours.”
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Pacific Union Financial Capitalists
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9 / $4 under 12 / $6 students/seniors
Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.
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Anne of Green Gables: The Musical
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-10 p.m. / $20 / $18 Seniors/Youth/Veterans
A light-hearted and wholesome, turn-of-the -20th-century story, about the rise of Anne Shirley, a feisty, red-headed orphan girl who, instead of the boy that was expected, arrives in Avonlea to help on the Cuthburt farm.
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Silver Ochre’s The Now of US
The Sanctuary / 8-10 p.m. / $10
The Sanctuary is excited to welcome back for the fourth time, keyboardist/serial collaborator Thollem McDonas and Silver Ochre, his duo with video artist ACVilla.
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North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors
No-prisoners over-the-top farce about truth, lies, and one of the most mischievous scoundrels to ever disgrace the stage.
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Comedian Torio van Grol
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m.
Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers.
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Eel River Valley
- ALADDIN 2D: 11:30, 2:35, 5:35, 8:35
- FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW: 11:50, 12:45, 1:45, 2:55, 3:50, 4:55, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:10
- LION KING, THE 2D: 11:40, 1:10, 2:30, 4:00, 5:20, 6:50, 8:20, 9:30
- LION KING, THE 3D: 1:55, 4:45, 7:35
- ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD: 11:50, 1:20, 3:15, 4:50, 6:45, 8:20
- SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 2D: 11:35, 2:40, 5:45, 8:45
- TOY STORY 4 2D: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45
- YESTERDAY: 12:55, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
- FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW: 12:00, 1:30, 3:05, 4:40, 6:10, 7:45, 9:15
- LION KING, THE 2D: 11:40, 12:40, 2:30, 5:20, 6:20, 8:10, 9:05
- LION KING, THE 3D: 3:30
- ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD: 11:50, 1:40, 3:15, 5:15, 6:45, 8:45
- SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 2D: 11:30, 2:40, 5:40, 8:40
- TOY STORY 4 2D: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
- YESTERDAY: 6:00, 8:00
- MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE: 3:00, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00
- ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD: 2:00, 5:45, 9:30
- PAVAROTTI: 12:30
- THE LION KING: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00