LOWDOWN LOOKAHEAD!

You love fun! You love community! You love Humboldt!

Thus, in an attempt to make sure you miss zero joy opportunities, LoCO offers you this Lowdown Lookahead, a master list of all the Lowdown “red lined” events into the foreseeable future. You’re welcome! Scroll around for info on notable upcoming gatherings. 

SATURDAY, AUG. 27

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Pan Dulce. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

Coast Guard Aviation Division Open House
Humboldt County Airport / 10 a.m. / Free
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Beach Clean Up and Trash-A-Thon!
Mad River Beach / 10 a.m.-noon / Free
Join Marine Applied Research and Exploration as we clean up trash along our gorgeous coastline, win prizes, and have fun.
269-0801 / megan@maregroup.org / Web site / View Comments

Creamery District Saturday Market
Arcata Playhouse / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free
This is a free, outdoor, family-friendly event. More than two-dozen vendors will be selling an array of art and crafts, the band The Attics will play from noon to 3 p.m. and the Arcata Playhouse will provide coffee, drinks and snacks.
502-7803 / creameryinfo@gmai.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m. / $8 / $4 kids 6-12 / $6 seniors (62+)
You love the fair! Rides! Food! Livestock! Guy Fieri! Click for a list of special days at the 2016 fair.
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Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Rails
Samoa Roundhouse and Shops / 11-3 a.m.
Timber Heritage Association’s annual Open House event at the historic 1893 Samoa Roundhouse & Shops. Museum exhibits and artifacts all on display, including steam locomotives, Northwestern Pacific coaches, caboose, steam donkeys and much more. Crew Speeder rides on the rails from 10-4.
443-2957 / dzsipo@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Hops in Humboldt
Rohner Park / 1 p.m. / $45 / $75 VIP
“Hops in Humboldt features over 35 of the best breweries from across the country. For one price you can try unlimited samples of hundreds of different micro-brews, listen to 3 bands as they rock the stage throughout the day, cruise different arts and craft vendors.”
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Pokemon Go Party
Arcata Plaza / 4-7 p.m.
The City of Arcata is providing free WiFi on the Plaza, and to celebrate it we’re having a Grand Opening and Pokémon Go Party next Saturday, August 27, 4-7pm. Thank you State Farm, the City of Arcata, and Fatbol Clothing for generously co-hosting this with Arcata Main Street!
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Kathy Griffin
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $76
“Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing. She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Burt’s Big Band
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
Swing dance to the timeless melodies of the big band era, this time with yet another twist on our all-star casts of Humboldt’s busiest musicians!
499-1628 / burt.codispoti@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Elect to Laugh! with Will Durst
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $20 / $15 advance sales
“Elect to Laugh! 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one-man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80 minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities.”
502-9656 / mmlproductions8@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Secret Life of Spantsa
Mattole Valley Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10
This original one-woman play written and performed by Zuzka Sabata about the first tattoed white woman in America is going on tour throughout Humboldt County.
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Soul Night #58
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Humboldt’s monthly soul fix.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Busdriver, Deantoni Parks, Hudson Glover
Richard’s Goat Tavern and Tea Room / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10
Constellation Presents an experimental rapper from LA and a one-time Mars Volta drummer!
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Nipplepotamus, Year of the Fist
Alibi / 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Plaza rock.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, AUG. 28

Lost Coast Flat Track Race
Rohner Park / 9 a.m. / $10 / $5 kids
Race 3 in the 5 race Championship Series! “The first two races are showing this is a growing sport. Help make history but spectating or racing with us. You won’t want to miss the rest of the series as our turnout grows and you know our weather is perfect for this racing!”
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Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m. / $8 / $4 kids 6-12 / $6 seniors (62+)
You love the fair! Rides! Food! Livestock! Guy Fieri! Click for a list of special days at the 2016 fair.
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The Secret Life of Spantsa
Beginnings / 8-10 p.m. / $10
This original one-woman play written and performed by Zuzka Sabata about the first tattoed white woman in America is going on tour throughout Humboldt County.
923-3617 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31

Pints for Nonprofits
Mad River Brewery Taproom and Beer Garden / 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free
The Sister City Project is currently sustaining a number of projects in Camoapa, all of them supported by the funds raised at the I Block Party.
530-318-3705 / sistercityproject1986@gmail.com / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofit
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-midnight / Free / 21+
Humboldt Int’l Film Fest is having a “Pints for Nonprofit” fundraiser! Local singer/songwriter Michael Dayvid will be playing live music from 8-10 p.m.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofits
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-midnight / Free All ages
Benefits the Humboldt International Film Festival.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Dune Systems & Sea Level Rise
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 7:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
Dr. Patrick Hesp, Strategic Professor of Coastal Studies at Flinders University, Australia, will give a presentation on the evolution of barrier dune systems such as Humboldt Bay, and will describe the different ways in which foredunes can migrate inland during sea-level rise.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, SEP. 1

Ocean Night
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30-9 p.m.
This month, Leandra Lopez, Scientific Aid for the MPA Outreach Coordinator for California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, will have a presentation about Marine Protected Areas titled: “Four Marine Protected Areas that are making waves across a Network.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Poetry
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m.
Bring your summer reverie and new poems to kick off another season of poetry. Can’t wait to be with you all to celebrate and remember that every voice is a reason to listen.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Comedy Festival
See Event Description / 7 p.m. / $30 / $5 individual shows
Three days. 33 shows. 11 venues. Over 100 comedians. Savage Henry Magazine once again has opened the Redwood Curtain up more than 100 comedians from all over the United States for three days of stand up, game shows, podcasts and riffing.
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FRIDAY, SEP. 2

Jonathon Keats: Buckminster Fuller and the Future
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
A self-professed “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller’s creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Comedy Festival
See Event Description / 7 p.m. / $30 / $5 individual shows
Three days. 33 shows. 11 venues. Over 100 comedians. Savage Henry Magazine once again has opened the Redwood Curtain up more than 100 comedians from all over the United States for three days of stand up, game shows, podcasts and riffing.
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SATURDAY, SEP. 3

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by TBA. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Comedy Festival
See Event Description / noon / $30 / $5 individual shows
Three days. 33 shows. 11 venues. Over 100 comedians. Savage Henry Magazine once again has opened the Redwood Curtain up more than 100 comedians from all over the United States for three days of stand up, game shows, podcasts and riffing.
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Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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Laura Cortese & Te Dance Cards
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 members and students
“Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards are bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. They are a string quartet that rocks!”
822-1575 / thearcataplayhouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, SEP. 5

I Block Party
Los Bagels Arcata / noon-6 a.m. / Free
Annual fundraiser for the Arcata-Camoapa Sister City Project. Music from The Latin Peppers, SambAmore, Lizzy and the Moonbeams, and Timbata. Enjoy local microbrews, and delicious barbequed chicken, albacore or tofu. Cold drinks and locally made desserts, and a raffle and silent auction.
530-318-3705 / sistercityproject1986@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, SEP. 7

Joanne Rand and Mare Wakefield
House Concert / 6 p.m. / $10
Intimate evening of singer/songwriters. Interested folks can RSVP and get more info by contacting Gregg Moore.
499-8516 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, SEP. 8

Cliff Dallas and The Death Valley Troubadours, Rob Heiliger, The Beautiful Losers
The Jam / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
“Kick the shit off your boots, and enjoy an evening of rowdy country music with Cliff Dallas & The Death Valley Troubadours (local Mojave Outlaws) and Rob Heiliger & The Beautiful Losers (The legend himself backed by former members of The Cutters and The Hitch).”
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 9

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Teen Challenge Annual Fundraising Banquet
Sequoia Conference Center / 6 p.m. / $300 Table / $40 Seat
This year the banquet will feature well-known Christian Comedian Dennis Swanberg.
844-314-1230 / Web site / View Comments

Kicker, Raukous
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7
You like punk. Have some punk.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Live Band Karaoke
Richard’s Goat Tavern and Tea Room / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Click for list of ‘90s alt hits!
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Govinda
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
Govinda is the alter-ego of producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, SEP. 10

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Kenny Ray & the Mighty Rovers. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna Concert Series: Chubritza
Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students and seniors
“To open our season we are delighted to bring back a local favorite, Chubritza International Folk Band, who play Balkan and international folk music on traditional instruments.”
845-5652 / fortunaconcert@live.com / Web site / View Comments

The Yokels
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All ages
Humboldt’s finest rockabilly.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, SEP. 14

CFM, Dosidcus
Richard’s Goat Tavern and Tea Room / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5 / 21+
CFM (FUZZ, GOGGS) is frequent Ty Segall collaborator Charles Francis Moorhead II’ s crunchy, fuzzed out, garage rock band.
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THURSDAY, SEP. 15

Del the Funky Homo Sapien
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+
“Iller than Most Tour”: Also featuring: Richie Cunning w/ DJ BAD DJ, Poe, and Gabe Pressure.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 16

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, SEP. 17

Cheech and Chong
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.
Grammy award-winning comedy duo known for enjoying marijuana.
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FRIDAY, SEP. 23

Campaign Nonviolence Candlelight Vigil
Humboldt County Courthouse / 8 p.m. / Free
“This is an opportunity to join in solidarity with the nation-wide organization, Campaign Nonviolence, in its quest to end all wars, violence, poverty, racism, and to generate an end to the devastating effects of climate change.”
599-2381 / kunle.centre@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, SEP. 24

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Cold Blue Water. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

Wine by the Sea
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 3-6 p.m. / $35 / $30 Members
“Imagine spending an afternoon, gazing out at the ocean, sipping on local wines and nibbling locally made desserts, cheeses, barbecued oysters and other tasty treats. Now add good friends, live music and fabulous auction items, all in support of a good cause.”
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

“Music, Love, and Light Fall Concert 2016
Calvary Lutheran Church / 7 p.m. / $20
Featuring Dr. Luther Cobb and Daniela Mineva on Piano, Performances by McKinleyville Community Choir, Brad Curtis and a duet with Felicia Oldfather and Ellen Weiss.
825-8345 / rosegz@hcbhp.org / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, SEP. 26

Sly and Robbie with the Taxi Gang
Northern Delights, Hayfork / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / $45 / 21+
“Living Legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare aka The Riddim Twins are gonna burn down the house with their full band, The Taxi Gang.”
530-628-5246 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 30

North Coast Stand Down
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free
A time for local veterans to get help with basic needs.
877-547-2066 / anthonyrivera008@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Pastels on the Plaza
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free / Free Artists / $225 Large Square Business Sponsor / $125 Small Square Business Sponsor
The first Saturday in October is the day families, farmers, art aficionados and sponsors gather on the Arcata Plaza for the largest “art show” of the year.
822-7206 / info@ncsheadstart.org / Web site / View Comments

North Coast Stand Down
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free
A time for local veterans to get help with basic needs.
877-547-2066 / anthonyrivera008@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Blue Rhythm Revue. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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CASA Kid Walk!
Parasol Arts / 6-7 p.m. / Free
“CASA is hosting their 14th Annual Kid Walk! Celebrate with our CASA teams by walking a mile with us in Old Town during Arts Alive. Join or create a team and help us raise money to support local foster kids.”
443-3197 / info@humboldtcasa.org / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

North Coast Stand Down
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-noon / Free
A time for local veterans to get help with basic needs.
877-547-2066 / anthonyrivera008@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by TBA. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

MONDAY, OCT. 10

FRIDAY, OCT. 14

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Delta Nationals. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, OCT. 21

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, OCT. 22

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Striped Pig String Band. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Bayou Swamis. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, NOV. 5

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by TBA. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 11

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

Arcata Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Music by Bump Foundation. Featuring the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other wonderful products.
441-9999 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Arts Alive
Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Eureka’s monthly stab at getting everyone together! Opening receptions for artists, exhibits, and/or performances.
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FRIDAY, DEC. 9

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, DEC. 16

McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.
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