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2019 Humboldt Folklife Festival Kicks Off Today

For the next eight days, Blue Lake will once again be the center of Humboldt’s musical universe during the Humboldt Folklife Society’s annual Humboldt Folklife Festival. Now in its 41st year the event features exclusively local performers and is a great way to succinctly experience a huge swath of Humboldt’s musical talent.

Your Lost Coast Outpost has compiled the entire list of performers and events below: 

  • Saturday: Festival Kick-Off Party - Gather in sunny Blue Lake at Mad River Brewery for a beer or five and music by The Detours, March and Months and The Vanishing Pints.
  • Sunday: Annie and Mary Day - Blue Lake’s citywide festival featuring a parade and music by Dead On, The Bayou Swamis, That Buckin’ String Band, Tyger Byle and The Tidepool High Divers.
  • Monday: Ken Burns’ Country Music Preview - The fest teams up with KEET-TV for a special sneak peek of Ken Burns’ latest mega-documentary which looks at the history of American country music.
  • Tuesday: Songwriter Night - Get intimate with some of Humboldt’s best tunesmiths: Featuring Michael Dayvid, Georgia Ruth, Tracy Symons Smith and Andrew Wakefield.
  • Wednesday: Under the Stars - Sure to sell out, this evening features Huckleberry Flint, Cadillac Ranch and The Handshakers.
  • Thursday: Bluegrass and Beyond - Have a strummin’ good Thursday with Compost Mountain Boys, The Kentucky Warblers and Old Dog.
  • Friday: Barn Dance - Annual hoedown at the Prasch Hall in Blue Lake featuring toetap-worthy tunes from Striped Pig Band and caller Lyndsey Battle.
  • Saturday, July 20: All Day Free Festival - Full day of music on two stages, workshops, food, joy. Music by The Yokels, Kingfoot, Bells of the Levee, The Gatehouse Well, Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers, Lodestar and more.

Tickets for all Folklife Festival events can be procured at the Humboldt Folklife Society website. More Saturday events in your Lowdown listings below. 

Events

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2019 Relay for Life
Eureka High School / midnight-7 p.m.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s biggest fundraising effort to end cancer worldwide. Relay For Life is a time to Celebrate cancer survivors, Remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and Fight Back against cancer.
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Friendly Henderson Center Block Party
See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free
Friendly Henderson Center’s Merchant Association (HCMA) is raising money for a trolley and at the same time throwing a big Block Party for the neighborhood!
hendersonmerchants100@gmail.com / View Comments

Tolowa Nation Honoring and Sharing Dance
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Day Use Area / 1 p.m. / Free
The demonstration ceremony, which is open to the public and free of charge, is intended to honor the elders and share Tolowa culture with visitors and local communities.
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Humboldt Folklife Festival Kickoff
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 2 p.m.
Let’s kick off our 41st annual Folklife Festival at Mad River Brewery. This evening of free music is sure to get you dancing and excited for a week of Folklife in sunny Blue Lake.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Surfrider Humboldt Party and Paddle 2019
Humboldt Bay Social Club / 6-10 p.m.
Summer is here! Come celebrate longer days and warmer weather at Humboldt’s newest Ocean Friendly Restaurant—The Humboldt Bay Social Club! Live music, food, drinks, games, and good company.
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Ukiah Hawks
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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Through the Waves
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / $17 / $10 Kids U-12 / $15 Student/Senior/Veteran
“Through the Waves weaves a poetic vocabulary of acrobatic movement and storytelling. This intimate and highly-physical play tells the tale of a woman who is lost between the uncharted waters of her grief and the shores of her joyful memories following the disappearance of her soul-mate.”
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Frances Suzanne Moore Estate Sale
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
A beloved member of the UU community, Suzanne Moore lived an adventurous, creative, loving and unconventional life.
822-3793 / office@huuf.org / Web site / View Comments

Wildlife Tracking Workshop
HSU Natural History Museum / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $25 / $50 family / $15 seniors and HSU students / $20 museum members
826-4479 / natmus@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Fern Canyon Hike
Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $60 / $50 HSU Students
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Willow Creek Birding Adventure
Studio 299 Center for the Arts / 9 a.m.-noon / Free
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society walk leader Birgitte Elbek for a Willow Creek Bird Walk.
267-4140 / willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Yoga with a View
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9-10 a.m. / Free
Start your weekend off right with morning yoga and beautiful views of the coast in Manila. “Yoga with a View” will take place on two Saturdays, July 13 and 27, with instructor Janell LeFrancois.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Gentle Yoga!
Om Shala Yoga / 9:15-10:15 a.m. / $10
825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site / View Comments

Intermediate Kayaking
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $60 / $50 HSU Students
443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Free Chronic Pain Self Management Workshop
Humboldt IPA / 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free / 18+
New Chronic Pain classes starting July 13th. If you or someone you care about is struggling with chronic pain, give yourself the gift of self care and learn some new tools to help cope, and even thrive, amidst the challenge.
267-9606 / kescudero@humboldtipa.com / Web site / View Comments

Free Chronic Pain Self Management Workshop
Humboldt IPA / 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free / 18+
If you or someone you care about is struggling with chronic pain, give yourself the gift of self care and learn some new tools to help cope, and even thrive, amidst the challenge.
267-9606 / kescudero@humboldtipa.com / Web site / View Comments

Marine Protected Area Guided Walk
Ma-le’l Dunes / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Do you ever wonder what lies below the crashing waves? Join California State Parks Interpreter Angie Edmunds for a free guided tour to one of our local Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). California’s MPAs are home to incredibly diverse marine life and the habitats essential to their survival.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Beer Yoga with Nora Smith
See Event Description / 10:30-11:30 a.m. / $15
986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site / View Comments

Sail the Bay
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / noon-4 p.m. / $40
443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Watercolor Demonstration with Lee Mothes
The Sanctuary / noon-2 p.m. / Free
822-0898 / art@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
See Event Description / 1-3 p.m. / Free
764-6289 / humboldtautostyling@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Dumb Movies with Smart People: The Meg
Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 1-4 p.m. / Free
With HSU Marine Lab Director, Dr. Brian Tissot.
269-1900 / Web site / View Comments

Fun with Food
D Street Neighborhood Center / 2-3:30 p.m. / $18 / $71 non-resident All 4 classes / $65 All 4 classes / $20 non-resident
Through a variety of themes, students will learn how the culinary arts incorporates science and nature, exploration and even cultural connections.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

The Sound of Music
Eureka High School Auditorium / 2 p.m. / $18 / $14 Matinee special / $14 Kids 12 & under / $16 Students & seniors / $18 Adults
Award Winning Production Comes to Eureka High Auditorium Allstar Theatre Arts is proud to present Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.
441-2508 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Folklife Festival
See Event Description / 2-8:30 p.m. / Free / Free All Day Free Festival / $10 Barn Dance / $12 Bluegrass & Beyond / $16 Under the Stars / $10 Songwriter Night / Free Country Music Documentary / Free Annie & Mary Day / Free Festival Kick-Off
humboldtfolklifefest@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Roll Da Bass
RampArt Skatepark / 3 p.m.-2 a.m. / $10
Featuring some of the west coast’s finest Junglists and pro skaters under one roof for a full day and night of Bass Rollin good times!
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NCRT Gala
See Event Description / 3 p.m.-noon / $30 / $100 Card Shark / $50 VIP / 18+
Come celebrate the close of our 35th season and the approach of our 36th season! Once again, this event will be held at the historic and beautiful Samoa Mansion and will go all day and all night! This year, we’re also adding to the fun by hosting a charity poker tournament!
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Kid’s Comedy Open Mic
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 3 p.m. / Free
Children must have a guardian present. Savage Henry lets kids take the stage and practice their 5 minute set. We review how to use a microphone, what can make audiences laugh, and how to land a punchline.
834-0690 / peter@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

PHISH - Live Webcast from Alpine Valley
Humboldt Brews / 5 p.m. / Free
826-2739 / humbrewsap@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

BBQ and Pub Night
Cafe Brio / 5-9 p.m.
822-5922 / cafe@briobaking.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Live Music :: Ray Bevatori
Gyppo Ale Mill / 7-9 p.m. / Free
986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site / View Comments

The Sound of Music
Eureka High School Auditorium / 7 p.m. / $18 / $14 Matinee special / $14 Kids 12 & under / $16 Students & seniors / $18 Adults
Award Winning Production Comes to Eureka High Auditorium Allstar Theatre Arts is proud to present Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.
441-2508 / Web site / View Comments

Live Music :: Ray Bevatori
Gyppo Ale Mill / 7-9 p.m. / Free
986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site / View Comments

The Elderberry Rust Stringband
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / $None All Ages
Folk/bluegrass/blues band with a mix of Humboldt County thrown in for good measure.
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

Safety Orange
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.
668-9770 / swedll@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Strictly Soul Saturdays
The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Bring your dancin’ shoes and groove to classic and contemporary R&B, hip and soul tunes!
lboogie@khsu.org / Web site / View Comments

Dog Friendly
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Dog Friendly is Humboldt’s freshest rock cover band!
572-6495 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Wonder Dave headlines the Club
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Casa Cabra
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 10 p.m.
Every Saturday the Goat turns up the music of one of Humboldt’s best DJs. All Inclusive, High-Energy, Tropical Bass, and beyond, feel-good weekly!
630-5000 / 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
  • ALADDIN 2D: 11:30, 2:30, 5:35, 8:35
  • ANNABELLE COMES HOME: 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME 2D: 11:40, 5:50
  • CHILD’S PLAY: 3:35, 9:40
  • CRAWL: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
  • MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL 2D: 6:25, 9:10
  • MIDSOMMAR: 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
  • SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 2D: 11:35, 1:55, 4:15
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 2D: 11:30, 12:15, 2:30, 3:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 8:30, 9:15
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 3D: 1:45, 7:45
  • STUBER: 1:40, 4:10, 6:35, 9:00
  • TOY STORY 4 2D: 11:25, 1:20, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50
  • YESTERDAY: 12:55, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ANNABELLE COMES HOME: 6:45, 9:20
  • CRAWL: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25
  • MIDSOMMAR: 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
  • SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 2D: 12:00, 2:10, 4:20
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 2D: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30, 8:30, 9:30
  • STUBER: 1:30, 3:55, 6:20, 8:45
  • TOY STORY 4 2D: 11:25, 1:55, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10
  • YESTERDAY: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • MIDSOMMAR: 2:00, 5:30, 9:15
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME: 2:40, 6:00, 8:50
  • THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO: 1:30, 5:00, 8:10