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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: The 2nd 50th Kinetic Grand Championship

Last year was the 50th annual. This year, to keep you invested we guess, they’re promoting it as the 50th anniversary of the Kinetic Grand Championship. Why, you clever rascals. Whatever.

Anyway, 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 2019 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. The 50th! Again! Here we go! —Andrew Goff

Events

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200-Mile Klamath Salmon Relay Run
See Event Description / 6 a.m.
Community members run the 200 miles between the mouth of the Klamath and Iron Gate Dam, with festivities along the way.
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Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Open during Kinetics! 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

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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Mamma Mia!
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
Sophie and Sky’s Greek island wedding sounds like absolute perfection, but there’s only one thing missing: a father to give away the bride. Mom had three suitors back in the day, so what’s a daughter to do but invite all three exes to the wedding and do a little light sleuthing?
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Cabaret
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-11 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors / 18+
The Musical That Redefined Broadway! American author Cliff Bradshaw discovers the seedy underbelly of 1931 Berlin when he finds himself in a relationship with British dancer Sally Bowles, performer at the Kit Kat Klub. Suggested for ages 18+
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Thesis Festival 2019
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8-9 p.m. / $5 / $15 Suggested Donation / $10 Suggested Donation
The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents Thesis Festival 2019, featuring four groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Brews ‘n’ Bass
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m.
Brews ‘n Bass is taking June and July off, so make sure you get your dose of good beats, great company and weird dance moves in until we start up again in August. Join us May 25th on the dance floor!
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Signals Presents ^v^GOTH NIGHT^v^
The Siren’s Song Tavern / midnight-1 a.m. / Free
559-760-7554 / dastbunnyenlacasa@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Yard and Plant Sale: Humboldt Mediation Services’ annual fundraiser
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free
Home goods, furniture, cookware, crafting, books, art, movies, jewelry, crystals, and plants of all kinds!
445-2505 / humboldtmediation@reninet.com / 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.
362-1001 / info@omshalayoga.com / 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

Spring Plants in the King Range
Sanctuary Forest / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free
This easy to moderate hike is an opportunity for participants to learn more about our native plants and how to identify them!
986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site / View Comments

Bourbon release at Alchemy Distillery
Alchemy Distillery / 1-7 p.m. / Free
822-8913 / Alchemydistillery@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Live Music at The Cider Garden
Humboldt Cider Company / 3-6 p.m. / Free
798-6023 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site / View Comments

Kid’s Comedy Open Mic
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 3 p.m. / Free
Kids under 12 are welcome to our stage to practice, write, and rehearse their 5 minute set.
834-0690 / peter@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Arts and Drafts / 5 p.m.
Every non-Arts Alive Saturday!
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May Night by the Bay
Trinidad Town Hall / 6-11 p.m. / $10 / $10 At the door tickets / $5 Pre-sale tickets
677-3631 / Web site / View Comments

Hail Satan?
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6-7:30 p.m. / $8
“Laugh-out-loud funny, but also the one cinematic civics lesson you need to see this year.” - Movie Nation.
630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Kinetics Afterparty… An Evening with Lady Grace
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 8-10:30 p.m. / 21+
444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Flow
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8-9:30 p.m. / $30 / $20 students
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Pete Nelson’s 30
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $5 / 18+
Savage Henry Comedy Club staple Peter Nelson headlines his first 30 minute set. Evan Vest, Ki Man Harder and Gavin Smiley open. Amaber Heidinger hosts.
845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Eyes Anonymous
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
‘80s dance.
668-9770 / 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

Clint Warner Band
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Rocking all shades of the blues. When Clint relocated to Sacramento, most of the members went on to play in some of Humboldt Counties elite bands like Dr Squid, the Uptown Kings and others.
572-6495 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Sexy MF’ing Saturdays
The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Bring your sexy MF’ing self and groove to R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Latin and more!
lboogie@khsu.org / 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
  • A DOG’S JOURNEY: 1:00, 3:45, 6:25, 9:00
  • ALADDIN 2D: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30, 8:30, 9:25
  • ALADDIN 3D: 1:55, 8:45
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME 2D: 11:50, 3:35, 4:55, 8:00
  • BOOKSMART: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • BRIGHTBURN: 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
  • HUSTLE, THE: 12:45, 3:05, 5:35, 8:00
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM: 12:20, 2:20, 3:20, 5:20, 6:20, 8:20, 9:20
  • POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU 2D: 11:35, 12:40, 3:15, 4:45, 5:50, 7:20, 8:35
  • SUN IS ALSO A STAR, THE: 2:10, 9:40
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A DOG’S JOURNEY: 1:00, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50
  • ALADDIN 2D: 11:30, 12:35, 2:30, 5:25, 6:35, 8:30, 9:30
  • ALADDIN 3D: 3:35
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME 2D: 12:45, 4:30, 8:20
  • BOOKSMART: 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:00
  • BRIGHTBURN: 12:10, 2:25, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM: 12:25, 3:30, 6:25, 9:25
  • POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU 2D: 12:25, 3:00, 5:35, 8:10
Minor Theatre
  • ALADDIN: 1:30, 4:45, 8:00
  • ASK DR. RUTH: 1:00
  • BOOKSMART: 3:00, 6:00, 8:45
  • POKEMAN DETECTIVE PIKACHU: 4:00, 6:45, 9:30