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 Lowdownred lined” events into the foreseeable future. You’re welcome! Scroll around for info on notable upcoming gatherings. 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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The Dungeonmaster (1984)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.
Geeky computer whiz Paul (Jeffrey Byron) is not happy to discover that his long-suffering girlfriend, Gwen (Leslie Wing), has been abducted by villainous sorcerer Mestema (Richard Moll).
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, AUG. 24

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Hazzard’s Cure, Wild Hunt, Muppet Hunter, War Moth
The Jam / 8 p.m. / $7 / 21+
Let there be metal.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Dent May
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / $10 / $15 maybe / 21+
“Indie/synth pop legend Dent May (Mississippi, Paw Tracks) will rock The Miniplex.”
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, AUG. 25

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Object Heavy, LD51, Peach Purple, The Sturgeons
Old Town Eureka / 5:30-11 p.m.
Music at 5:30-7:45 p.m. at the Gazeebo in Old Town Eureka. The party moves to the Sirens Song Tavern at 8 p.m.
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Barntini
Kokte Ranch and Nature Preserve / 5:30-9 p.m. / $30 / 21+
With musical guests The Vanishing Pints, Belles of the Levee, and Sam McNeil, a deluxe taco bar by chef Brett Shuler, dessert table by Ramone’s Bakery, specialty coctails made with local spirits, and an amazing silent auction full of arts, crafts, and services donated by our awesome community.
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Club Triangle
The Jam / 7 p.m. / 21+
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, AUG. 26

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Father Daughter Dance
The Fuzion / 6-8 p.m. / $8 / $12 Non-Members
With Accurate Productions. Benefit for CASA.
345-1040 / hello@thefuzion.com / Web site / View Comments

Finn Murphy: The Long Haul
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
“More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America.”
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Paula Poundstone
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $49
“Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent, and witty comedy” (The Boston Globe).
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

The Talking Dreads
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-midnight / 21+
“Talking Dreads began as a project born from the audacious notion that hardcore Heads-lovers wouldn’t mind a tinkering or two with their favorite Talking Heads tunes.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, AUG. 27

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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MONDAY, AUG. 28

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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TUESDAY, AUG. 29

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Frankie Cosmos, Iji, Monster Women
Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $10
NYC indie darlings on Subpop Records, Frankie Cosmos play in Arcata along with iji (rock from Seattle) and local retro space legends The Monster Women.
798-0812 / breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Pints for Nonprofits
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-midnight / Free All ages
Benefitting Humboldt Bay Trail Fund.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, AUG. 31

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Thee Commons
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $15
“Since banding together in 2012, psychedelic cumbia-punk trio Thee Commons have made waves in and around their hometown of East LA.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 1

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Kingfoot
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free
“High energy Americana trio will play our socks off for you at the Curtain.”
839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Sign of the Times
The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
“A night of music featuring artists that share an astrological sign.”
825-1755 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, SEP. 2

Acres of Blues
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Performances by Laurie Morvan Band, Lydia Pence and Cold Blood, Shane Dwight, Daniel Castro and more.
445-3037 / Booking@Bamc.cc / Web site / View Comments

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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Humboldt State vs. CETYS
HSU Redwood Bowl / 6 p.m. / $10
“Big time college football amongst the redwoods. Come experience the excitement – band, cheers, food.”
826-3666 / kelly.kime@humboldt.edu / 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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ShinBone at The Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 6:30-9 p.m.
ShinBone on the Friendship Square Stage
786-9511 / shinbone@suddenlink.net / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, SEP. 3

Acres of Blues
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Performances by Laurie Morvan Band, Lydia Pence and Cold Blood, Shane Dwight, Daniel Castro and more.
445-3037 / Booking@Bamc.cc / Web site / View Comments

121st Humboldt County Fair
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / noon / $10 / $5 6-12 / $7 Seniors
“121 Years… a Million Memories!” The 121st Humboldt County Fair is coming August 23 to Labor Day, September 4, 2017! Full fair schedule here.
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TUESDAY, SEP. 5

Thundercat
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $25
The bassist and South Los Angeles native is drawing accolades for his recent outstanding contributions to jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s landmark CD The Epic, and Hip Hop superstar Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, SEP. 7

Demetri Martin
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $39
Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 8

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, SEP. 9

Club Triangle
The Jam / 7 p.m. / 21+
Drag Night.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Play Dead
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / 21+
“It is our pleasure to return to Humbrews and sing the music of the Grateful Dead with all of you! You know who we are, and if you don’t, come to Humbrews and find out, we cannot give you all we have unless you all are sending it right back.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, SEP. 10

Map Reading and Land Navigation Hike
Sanctuary Forest / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Hike leaders Eric Shafer and John Jennings will lead an introduction in reading maps and using compasses to navigate your way through the wilderness.
986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-noon / Free
“Our program will feature local speakers, mental health and prevention resources, and activities, followed by a 3 mile walk throughout Arcata. Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.”
arcataoutofthedarkness@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 15

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. 16

2017 Coastal Cleanup Day
Northcoast Environmental Center / 9 a.m.-noon / Free
38 years ago, Northcoast Environmental Center created Coastal Cleanup to combat against the vast amount of trash entering our oceans, and now it has become an international event held worldwide.
822-6918 / coastalcleanup@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

The Endangered Art Show
Northcoast Environmental Center / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Free
“The Northcoast Environmental Center is hosting its first ever Endangered Species Art Show and it needs you to tell Washington D.C. why the Endangered Species Act matters, through art!”
822-6918 / nec@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

All Species Parade
See Event Description / 1 p.m. / Free
Want to be part of the parade? Bring a costume, mask, make-up, sign, banner, or some other way to celebrate!
822-6918 / nec@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

Hoop House Hoedown
MRC Native Plant Nursery / 5-10 p.m. / Free
Join the Mattole Restoration Council for our 2nd Annual Hoop House Hoedown! We’re celebrating 34 years of watershed restoration with an outdoor summer evening of delicious BBQ, live music, kids’ activities, nursery tours, auction, and more.
629-3514 / mrc@mattole.org / Web site / View Comments

Naming Ceremony
See Event Description / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free
The community is cordially invited to join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 24 to witness and participate in the Naming Ceremony. The Naming Ceremony is an annual ritual held each fall within the ancient redwood forest sanctuary of the Mattole River headwaters.
986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site / View Comments

Sotomayor & Calafia Armada
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $10
“Sotomayor is the electronic music project of siblings Raul and Paulina Sotomayor based in Mexico City that rescue rhythms like Cumbia and Peruvian chichi and fuses them with cutting edge beats.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

The Wailers
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-midnight / $25
“The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make history.”
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, SEP. 17

The Endangered Art Show
Northcoast Environmental Center / 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Free
“The Northcoast Environmental Center is hosting its first ever Endangered Species Art Show and it needs you to tell Washington D.C. why the Endangered Species Act matters, through art!”
822-6918 / nec@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $66
Long known for his globally conscious songs, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Michael Franti is committed to using his music as a positive force for change.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

THURSDAY, SEP. 21

John Hammond
The Old Steeple / 7:30 p.m. / $40
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, SEP. 22

Club Triangle
The Jam / 7 p.m. / 21+
Under Pressure 80’s and 90’s Night.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SUNDAY, SEP. 24

Something Blue Wedding Show
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / noon-3 a.m. / $5 / 21+
“Your one stop event for every service you desire to make your special day perfect! Enjoy perusing and meeting with some of Humboldt’s best wedding service providers.”
877-252-2946 / Web site / View Comments

Zoo’s 110th Birthday Bash
Sequoia Park Zoo / noon-6 p.m. / Free
“Join us for a free afternoon of fun and games for all ages at the Zoo, sponsored by Shafer’s Ace Hardware. Festivities will include animal encounters, a dunk tank, games, face painting, a beer and wine garden, hotdogs, kettle corn, and Zoo café treats, and interactive exhibits!”
442-5649 / ashley@sequoiaparkzoo.net / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

2017 CASA Kid Walk
Madaket Plaza / 6-8 p.m.
The Kid Walk is CASA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, where Kid Walk teams compete to raise as much money as they can to help local foster kids, then come together for a one-mile superhero costume walk during Arts Alive in October.
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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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Red Molly
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $27 / $25 members / $25 students
“Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly returns to the Arcata Playhouse. The band is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence.”
822-1575 / thearcataplayhouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

FRIDAY, OCT. 13

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, OCT. 20

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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FRIDAY, OCT. 27

Club Triangle
The Jam / 7 p.m. / 21+
Under Pressure 80’s and 90’s Night.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SATURDAY, NOV. 4

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. 10

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, NOV. 17

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. 2

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. 8

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. 15

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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