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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: Barnett Album Release in Arcata

Your Humboldt Saturday features the release of local singer/songwriter Melanie Barnett's new album Grayscale during an intimate evening at The Sanctuary in Arcata. More details on the show here and/or hear Barnett and company stop by KHUM earlier this week for a few songs and a chat. More weekend distractions in your Lowdown listings farther down.

(AUDIO) Barnett on KHUM


Humboldt Orchid Society Orchid Show

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $2 Everyone

The Orchid Show will feature a display of orchids grown locally by members of the HOS. Plants on display will feature orchids and carnivorous plants easily grown in the home or outside.

845-6858 / wdpinnix@gmail.com / Web site

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company's 8-Year Anniversary Party

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / noon-midnight / Free All Ages

Join us as Redwood Curtain Brewing Company Celebrates its 8th year anniversary all day at their tasting room! New beers and a show by band Diggin' Dirt!

826-7222 / Web site

Basquette Quese

Arcata Playhouse / 2 p.m. / $14 / $10 children 12 and under / $12 students/members

Arcata Playhouse 2018 Family Series presents French Clown Iman Lizarazu in “Basquette Quese” (Basket Case) a poetic tale about a clown trying to fall asleep.

822-1575 / Web site

Barnett Album Release Show

The Sanctuary / 7 p.m. / $10

Barnett is releasing her first album, 'Grayscale', and invites you to come and take witness to the musical adventure that has transpired over the past two years.

Divergence: A Dance Concert

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Student, Senior

The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents Divergence, an original dance concert created by students and faculty, in the Van Duzer Theatre on campus for two weekends in April.

826-3928 / Web site

The LaPatinas

Fortuna Monday Club / 7:30 p.m. / $10

On March 14th, The Fortuna Concert Series presents, "The La Patinas," who will play a combination of story-telling along with rocking, foot stomping, and waltzing songs as they add their stamp to the Americana genre.

725-7572 / fortunaconcert@live.com / Web site

Eureka Symphony

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $19 / $15 Adult RUSH tickets 1 hour prior to concert / $10 Student RUSH tickets 1 hr prior to concert

"The Language of Love": A lovely evening featuring popular works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein. Accomplished and versatile guest pianist Robert Satterlee joins the Eureka Symphony for Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21."

845-3655 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site

Basquette Quese

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $14 / $10 children 12 and under / $12 students/members

Arcata Playhouse 2018 Family Series presents French Clown Iman Lizarazu in “Basquette Quese” (Basket Case) a poetic tale about a clown trying to fall asleep.

822-1575 / Web site

Andre Nickatina, Smoove-E

Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $25

"Celebrating the upcoming release of his newest Album, King Nicky will be live in Humboldt alongside his longtime Rap counterpart Smoov-E, as well as some of Humboldt county’s finest local talent."

923-3368 / Web site

MC Chris w/ Bitforce

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $15 / 21+

Nerdcore pioneer MC Chris was one of the first hip-hop artists to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter, and ninjas instead of the usual hip-hop fare.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Foxtrot, No Pardon

Humboldt Brews / 9-11:55 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Arcata jazz -rockers Foxtrot celebrate the recent release of their album, "Cycle Delicately" with a set of rocking original music. Loud, quiet, happy, sad, they do it all.

826-2739 / Web site

Humboldt Green Week April 13th-22nd

Humboldt County / 8 a.m.-11:59 p.m.

443-3140 / Web site

Day in Al-Anon

Wharfinger Building / 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / $15

Northern California Al-Anon District 1 invites anyone affected by someone's drinking to attend the annual Day in Al-Anon.

444-1419 / Web site

Redwood Writing Project Events

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon / $200 / $200 for all 6 sessions / $45 per session / 18+

826-5109 / rwp@humboldt.edu / Web site

Project Learning Tree Workshop

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $35 / $30 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Introduction to Sailing at Big Lagoon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9 a.m. / $165 / $155 HSU Students

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Introduction

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9-11 a.m. / $42 / $32 HSU Students

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Adult and Pediatric CPR

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $90 / $75 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Dune Ecosystem Restoration

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

Help restore the dune ecosystem on the Friends of the Dunes property. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants to make room for native plant diversity.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Humboldt Pet Supply's Monthly Marsh Cleanup

See Event Description / 9:30-11 a.m.

Join Humboldt Pet Suppy for coffee and donuts before a fun walk throughout the Arcata Marsh cleaning dog waste! A morning of reducing our environmental paw print by cleaning up dog waste! We provide all cleanup materials!

Community Media Center (CMC) Orientation

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

Open to the public and free of charge. Learn about the media resources available at Access Humboldt, which include a high-definition TV studio, video field equipment, editing stations, cable TV channels, online archive, and more.

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Humboldt Orchid Show

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mystic Dance

D Street Neighborhood Center / 10-11:30 a.m. / $15

Dance your heart out Sundays from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. Move your body and free your spirit to wonderful music provided by Sarasvati, with quiet moods building to stompin' world beats.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Motherlode at the Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free

Motherlode is the gritty sound of a 10-piece funk train inspired by 70's soundtrack funk, James Brown, Afrobeat, and more.

441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site

Home Buyer's Workshop

MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc / 11 a.m.-noon / Free / Free Everyone

599-3788 / kimberly@mikkimoves.com / Web site

Trinity Celtic Games

Lee Fong Park Amphitheater / noon-8 p.m. / $25 / Free spectators

The Trinity Celtic Games is a day of fierce competition and fun in the style of Scottish Highland Games.

530-739-2663 / trinitycelticgames@gmail.com / Web site

Basic Field Certification & Content Creation

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 1-5 p.m. / $40

This four-hour course teaches participants the proper use and handling of the basic field video equipment available for check out from AH, as well as familiarizing them with proper check-out policies and procedures.

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Down to the Atom: the Poems of Christa Laririt & Rick Park.

Humboldt County Library / 1-2 p.m. / Free

The performance of live poetry brings out its drama and comedy, its roots and reality, and makes a great short afternoon out.

269-1905 / Web site

Unstable Draft

Nugames Eureka / 2:30-6 p.m.

We had so much fun with our April Fools Unstable Draft, we are doing it again!

497-6358 / Web site

Annual Spring Bouldering Competition

HSU Student Recreation Center / 5-10 p.m. / $20 / $15 HSU Students

826-4197 / src@humboldt.edu / Web site

HSU Sports Auction & Dinner

Sequoia Conference Center / 5:30 p.m. / $100

826-3666 / kelly.kime@humboldt.edu / Web site

HSU Athletics 33rd Annual Celebrity Dinner & Sports Auction

Sequoia Conference Center / 5:30-10 p.m. / $100

For the second year in a row, the event will be held at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka.

826-4529 / kelly.kime@humboldt.edu / Web site

Artist Talk with Richard Duning

The Black Faun Gallery / 5:50-6:30 p.m. / Free

Richard Duning will give an Artist Talk about his work in the exhibition "Relationship". Join to gain insight into the inspiration and techniques of the artist.

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Home Cookin'

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free


668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Table Collective: Laotian Dinner

Samoa Women's Club / 7-11 p.m. / $75

Guest chef, Malina Syvoravong, will be cooking up a multiple course Laotian meal and having entertainers perform to celebrate the Lao New Year.

malinasyvo@gmail.com / Web site

Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

HSU Guitar Ensemble

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / Free HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General

Please join the HSU Department of Music and guitar teacher Nicholas Lambson for an intimate evening of music composed for the classical guitar and played by the students of the HSU guitar studio.

826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site

The Shadow Gallery See Ya Later Showcase

See Event Description / 8-11:30 p.m. / $3

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Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Dance hits.

877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site


Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Claire Bent & Citizen Funk

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

The music of Claire Bent & Citizen Funk is a mix of high energy funk, soul and R&B. Claire's soulful voice is backed by experienced long time musicians.

298-0632 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

The Stallions

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

The Stallions ride for their second debut extravaganza. Featuring the music of Ween, The Stallions will be taking you on an epic adventure that can only be described as f^*ked.

668-5000 / Web site

Lone Star Junction

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

839-2013 /

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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