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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Fair's Back

Oh, why not? All's fair in Humboldt this weekend thanks to the return of the Best of Humboldt Fair which again attempts to seduce you to Redwood Acres Fairgrounds for four days of the down-home joys you are annually reminded you kinda dig. Yes, there will be curly fries.

For more information on this year's various highlights and distractions, from stock car racing to stingray encounters, click on over to the Redwood Acres's website. There, you may purchase tickets to all of fair's sub-events.

More Thursday whee in your Lowdown listings below.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Scuber Mountain and The Stallions

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+

"What a gem! Make sure you don’t tell anyone about this special collision of local acts. Don’t tell them that the songs of Ween mixed with the truly original songs of Scuber Mountain will go down in the annals of history as an epic experience. Mums the word."

630-5000 / Web site

Best of Humboldt Fair

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-11 p.m. / $12 / $5 seniors and youth

Formerly the "Redwood Acres Fair." Rides, food, games, shows and spectacle.

Compost Mountain Boys

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Fine local bluegrass.

668-4151 / Web site

Eureka Summer Concert Series

Madaket Plaza / 6-8 p.m.

This week featuring country artist Johnny Young. The Eureka Summer Concerts Series is celebrating its 21st season! The concerts are free to the public Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

442-9054 / Web site

Barrio Caleidoscopio

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / $12 / $10 Senior/Student / 18+

Alfonsito awakes with the intention of going to the store and buying a loaf of bread or two. To achieve this, he must face his multiple and extravagant fears, pretend to be like the others (like the “normal” people), and abandon his meticulously organized but dusty house.

668-5663 / Web site

Mudrat Detector

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

"A Phish Tribute Band."

822-4766 / Web site

Witch Craft

SCRAP Humboldt / 6-8 a.m. / $12

Bring friends or make new ones at this fun and casual quarterly craft night.

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

Arcata's Bayside Park Farm and Garden

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $75 / $85 non-resident

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

HSU Girls' Basketball Camp

Lumberjack Arena / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $295

826-3666 / mmh769@humboldt.edu / Web site

4 Peaks Music Festival

See Event Description / 10 a.m. / $185

Enjoy a family-friendly, music-filled weekend in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Over 20 bands, 3 stages, 2 bars, silent disco, yoga, Kidlandia and more. Greensky Bluegrass and Nahko & Medicine for the People headline the event.

541-382-8064 / mitch4peaks@gmail.com / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the Henderson Center farmers’ market!

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

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Youth Camp

Humboldt Jiu Jitsu / noon-3 p.m. / $160 / $45 drop-in

Two of the most advanced martial arts instructors in Humboldt County will instruct the Summer Camp: First Degree Black Belt, Marcello Daflon, from Carlson Gracie Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Head Stand-Up Instructor and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, Joshua Cuppett.

Web site

Free Produce Market

Food for People / noon-2 p.m. / Free

All income eligible folks are invited to pick out fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to fresh produce, some of the markets may have cooking tips and demos, and assistance with applying for CalFresh.

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

Baby n' Me Yoga-5 Class Series

The Multi-Generational Center (MGC) / noon-1 p.m. / $50

This is the perfect Mommy and Me class for you and your baby! *Baby n' Me Yoga is for mothers at least 6 weeks postpartum and all PRE-crawling babies.

725-3300 / aramirez@ervmgc.com / 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

Choreograpahy Creative

HLOC's The Space / 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. / $165

Always wanted to create your own dance but get stuck or overwhelmed in the process? Let us help you out during this weeklong workshop!

677-2104 / fearlessfootwork@gmail.com / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

Eureka Natural Foods-McKinleyville / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the McKinleyville farmers’ market!

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

Willow Creek Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the Willow Creek farmers’ market located in the Community Commons Park at the corner of Hwy 299 and Hwy 96!

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

Magic the Gathering: Commander Night

Nugames Eureka / 6-9 p.m. / $5

Monday and Thursday it's Commander Night! Join us every week at 6pm to play some games.

497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site

Magic the Gathering Standard Constructed

Nugames Eureka / 6-9 p.m. / $5

It's Standard on Mondays and Thursdays.

497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site

Dinner Music

Humboldt Bay Provisions / 6 p.m.

Each Thursday a local musician comes and serenades the crowd!

Hatha Yoga Flow

Om Shala Yoga / 6-7:15 p.m.

A Hatha Flow class taught with unique sequencing to promote a dynamic + relaxing experience.

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

Brice Ogan and Nathan Pruit

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Acoustic tunes.

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

WooHoo! We're Two!

The Griffin / 6-10 p.m. / 21+

Our favorite DJs Easton Connell and Lorna Bryant will provide the tunes. There may be cake.

825-1755 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a sunset guided walk on the longest day of the year.

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

TBT Karaoke Contest!

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke Contest

See Event Description / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Come join our 16th Anniversary Celebration with a Throwback Thursday Karaoke Contest all through the month of June.

Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre