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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: ‘Best of Humboldt Fair’ Starts Today

All’s fair in Humboldt this weekend thanks to the 2019 edition of the Best of Humboldt Fair which again attempts to seduce you to Redwood Acres Fairgrounds to experience four days worth of the types of down-home joys you are annually reminded you kinda dig. Rides + Curly fries! What could go wrong?

For more information on this year’s various highlights and distractions, from stock car racing to Zulu acrobats, click on over to the Redwood Acres’s website. There, you may purchase tickets to all of fair’s sub-events.

More Thursday whee in your Lowdown listings below.

Events

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Best of Humboldt Fair
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-11 p.m. / $15 / $5 seniors and youth
Formerly the “Redwood Acres Fair.” Rides, food, games, shows and spectacle.
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Eureka Summer Concert Series
Madaket Plaza / 6 p.m.
This week featuring reggae band Irie Rockers. The Eureka Summer Concerts Series is celebrating its 21st season! The concerts are free to the public Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
442-9054 / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
The finest local bluegrass.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Used Books Needed
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-8 p.m. / Free
History, science, nature, culture, field guides, and novels in good condition.
822-5711 / wilpf@humboldt1.com / Web site / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers’ Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the Henderson Center farmers’ market on F Street!
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp for Kids
See Event Description / noon-3 p.m. / $160 / $80 scholarships
822-6278 / info@humboldtjiujitsu.com / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna Community Wellness Garden Drop-In Volunteer Time
See Event Description / 2:30-4:30 p.m. / Free
269-7073 / garden@opendoorhealth.com / Web site / View Comments

McKinleyville Farmers’ Market
Eureka Natural Foods-McKinleyville / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free
Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the McKinleyville farmers’ market!
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

Willow Creek Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 4:30-7:30 p.m. / Free
The perfect spot to beat the heat while you freshen up your week. Stop by on your way back from the river to enjoy farm fresh, locally grown, and GMO-Free fruit and veggies, wine, prepared food and more.
441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site / View Comments

Free Diabetes Self Management Workshops
Humboldt IPA / 5-7:30 p.m. / Free
267-9606 / kescudero@humboldtipa.com / View Comments

Free Sketchbook Workshop
See Event Description / 5-6 p.m. / Free / $20 sliding scale donation / $5 sliding scale donation
This free sketchbook workshop focuses on a different technique each month.
442-8413 / conversationsaboutpower@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

350 Humboldt
See Event Description / 6-8 p.m.
350 Humboldt invites you to their monthly meeting Thursday.
443-6943 / gailmail@reninet.com / View Comments

Intro Into Plant-Based Eating
Foodwise Kitchen / 6-8 p.m. / $105 / $40 individual class
In this workshop we’ll cover the basics, including an overview of plant based food groups and foods to avoid.
633-8328 / foodwisekithen@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Dinner Music
Humboldt Bay Provisions / 6 p.m.
Each Thursday a local musician comes and serenades the crowd!
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Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Open Mic with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go “hmm.”
445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Laidback Lounge
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 7:30 p.m.
Fraktal Productions and The Historic Eagle House present Laidback Lounge every Thursday featuring local DJs playing jazz, soul, funk, Latin and more.
444-3344 / Web site / View Comments

Husky Burnette
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / Free
Husky Burnette plays the Brew with a View the Third Thursday of every month!
839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site / View Comments

Mikey Bilello
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / $None All Ages
Finger style guitar arrangements of all your favorite songs!
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Ben Rice Band
The Basement / 8 p.m.
Portland’s Ben Rice featuring Dave Fleschner coming to the Basement for the first time!
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Noma Steaks Trashy Craft Studio
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $5 / 18+
Crafts and Comedy together! Your cover charge gets you hands on craft making materials for summer! Hosted by Stephanie Knowles.
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
822-0919 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Mill Creek Cinema
  • ALADDIN 2D: 11:30, 2:30, 5:25, 8:30
  • CHILD’S PLAY: 8:30
  • DARK PHOENIX 2D: 1:20, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS 2D: 12:00, 9:00
  • GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS 3D: 3:00
  • LATE NIGHT: 1:00, 3:30, 6:10, 8:40
  • MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL 2D: 1:10, 6:40, 9:25
  • MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL 3D: 3:50
  • ROCKETMAN: 11:50, 2:50, 5:40
  • SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 2D: 11:40, 1:55, 4:10, 6:35, 8:45
  • SHAFT: 1:30, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35
  • TOY STORY 4 2D: 6:00
Minor Theatre
  • ROCKETMAN: 2:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM: 3:00, 5:30, 8:30
  • THE DEAD DON’T DIE PREMIERE PARTY: 8:00
  • X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX: 2:30, 5:00