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(VIDEO) FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Tonight Only: Dancing in the Van Duzer Theatre

Kudos to Los Angeles-based Chicano band Las Cafeteras for being energetic enough to convince the powers that be at CenterArts to provide a dancing area in the Van Duzer Theatre for Friday night's general admission show. No small feat. Sample their son jarocho above and/or peruse more of Friday's many local delights in your Lowdown listings below.


People's Mapping Project//Eureka

Synapsis Nova / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

Join local community members in building 3D/interactive maps based on stories and experiences of Eureka. Maps are, by nature, interpretive and interpreted. We will explore ideas of mapping in order to tell personal and collective stories about our sense of place.

616-3104 / wearehere@societiesforpoeticaction.org / Web site

122nd Humboldt County Fair

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 10 a.m. / $10 / $35 carnival wristband / $5 kids / $7 seniors

You love the fair! Rides! Food! Livestock! Guy Fieri! Click for a list of special days at the 2018 fair.

786-9511 / humcofair@frontiernet.net / Web site

Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.

Web site

The Detours

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

Cool honky tonk live in the beer garden!

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

The Handshakers

Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-9 p.m. / Free / Free all ages

The Handshakers play original Americana songs and some cool covers.

834-5938 / pwdemark@gmail.com /

Friday Night Flicks

Arcata Ball Park / 7:30-10:15 p.m. / Free

August 17 features E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Friday, August 24 features Isle of Dogs.

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

Friday Night Flicks: Isle of Dogs

Arcata Ball Park / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / Free

The movie will begin at sunset. Moviegoers are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs to be used for seating on the ball park grass. Food and drinks may be brought into the park for these events, but no alcoholic beverages, glass containers, smoking or dogs will be permitted.

822-7091 / Web site

Las Cafeteras

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $33

A “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip hop, beat music, cumbia and rock” (Los Angeles Times), Las Cafeteras creates a vibrant musical fusion that brings audiences to their feet!

826-3928 / Web site

March and the Months

The Sanctuary / 8-10 p.m. / $20 slioding / $5 to

"This show will feature neo-beat philosopher songstress/hip-pop folk/rock artist March Adstrum on a mix of original songs as well as classic rock and folk tunes."

834-2479 /

Summer of Suspense: To Catch a Thief (1955)

Eureka Theater / 8 p.m. / $5

Stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar who has to save his reformed reputation by catching an imposter preying on the wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. Grace Kelly stars opposite him as his romantic interest in her final film with Hitchcock.

442-2970 / Web site

Lone Star Junction

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

Outlaw country.

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Tyger Byle

Logger Bar / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+

Jugband tunes.

908-337-9921 / jw2311@humboldt.edu / Web site

Diggin' Dirt, Yak Attack

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15

Diggin' Dirt began planting its roots back in 2011 in the town of Arcata, CA in Humboldt County.

826-2739 / Web site

Hiway, Nada Crew, Lyricol

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Local hip hop.

822-4766 / Web site

Children's Summer Lunch Program

See Event Description / noon-2 p.m. / Free / $None Children 18 years and under

June 18th marks the start of Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program, providing a free lunch’s for children on summer weekdays at different county-wide sites.

445-3166 / csmith@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site


Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Bandemonium plays the Night Market Stage on Friday, August 24th!

798-6411 / info@visiteureka.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Eating Animals (2018)

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 6-7:45 p.m. / $8 / $3 earlybird tickets online

Charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water.

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

Salsa Dance Lessons!

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 p.m. / $7 / 18+

All levels welcome!

816-2809 / SalsaAtSix@gmail.com / Web site

Twilight Paddle On Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-9 p.m. / $48 / $38 HSU Students

Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the evening skies from Humboldt Bay!

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

Victory in Jesus Weekend Series

See Event Description / 7 p.m. / Free

Based on the book by Pastor Bill Liversidge. This foundational, free-of-charge seminar shows us how to have a living; freeing and vibrant relationship with Jesus resulting in a righteous life filled with joy, peace and love.

725-6164 / anderson.merlin@gmaail.com / Web site

Good Company

Cafe Mokka / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Celtic Band.

822-2228 / goodcompanyceltic@gmail.com / Web site

Jammin Friday: Eureka Brass Band

Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 8-10:30 p.m. / $12

Beginning swing dance lesson 8 to 8:30 Live music 8:30 to 10:30 Proceeds benefit continued restoration of the Vets Hall!

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Lone Star Junction

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

Outlaw country.

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

The Stallions

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5

The Stallions play Ween songs. Mang.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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