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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: He's Got an Angry Inch!

"A rock musical with legs!" It's opening weekend for North Coast Repertory Theatre's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, once dubbed by Rolling Stone as the "best rock musical ever."

Details on that show and more human gatherings in your Friday Lowdown below. 


Animalitos (The Little Animals)

Arcata Playhouse / 2 p.m. / $14 / $10 kids

Shows at both 2 and 7 p.m. "Animalitos is a collection of Aesop’s fables woven together in magical puppet dance told with Spanish and English."

822-1575 / Web site


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

The Yokels

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

Fine Humboldt rockabilly.

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

District 1 Dairy Princess Contest

Fortuna River Lodge / 6-10 p.m. / $40

Nine young ladies will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during the ceremonies at the contest. The new Dairy Princesses will represent the dairy industry in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

496-1501 / dmarenner@frontiernet.net / Web site

Zev Levinson: Song of Six Rivers

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

Northtown Books welcomes Humboldt poet Zev Levinson to read his first book from HSU Press, Song of Six Rivers.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

The House that Will Not Stand

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $22 5/5 Gala Opening / $10 Thursdays

New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana’s “free people of color” are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of color, has become one of the city’s wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man.

Web site

Hedwig and The Angry Inch

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students/Seniors / 18+

Called “The best rock musical ever,” by Rolling Stone, Hedwig tells the tale of genderqueer East German rock-and-roll singer Hedwig Robinson.

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site


Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 5/3 preview / $16 students/seniors

"Winner of both the Tony Award for Best Revival and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Chicago is the bold, sexy musical about notoriety, celebrity, and human passion."

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Full Moon Fever

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

Tom Petty cover band.

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

The Velvet Touch, The Apiary

The Jam / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $5

"A farewell to the Spring Semester and finals with some of Arcata's most soulful and funky acts!"

323-208-1770 / Web site

Mother's Day Garden Center Sale

Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

725-5550 / info@northcoasths.com / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / 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

After Work Sessions

Six Rivers Brewery / 4-7 p.m. / Free

Come unwind at the end of your work week with DJ D’Vinity in the mix with old school throwbacks and dance hits!

839-7580 / Web site

Redwood Empire BMX Open Practice

Redwood Empire BMX / 5-6 p.m. / Free / $11 Trophy Race Days / $8 Medal Race Days / $5 Ribbon Race Days / $2 Practice ONLY

Redwood Empire BMX is a local non-profit organization with a mission to promote and deliver quality BMX (bicycle moto-cross) programs that stimulate a fun, healthy environment, emphasizing on good sportsmanship and safety for kids of all ages.

845-0094 / redwoodempirebmx1992@gmail.com / Web site

Reading and Book Signing With Live Music & Free Snacks

Wrangletown Cider Company / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

This book was written by local author and elementary school teacher, Peter Jain, and illustrated by South Bay and Pine Hill Elementary School students.

502-0523 / cyndy@sequoiasong.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

All Level Salsa Lesson and Social Dancing

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

Salsa at six welcomes you to learn some sexy and fun salsa dance moves with Humboldt's best instructors.

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

Arts! Arcata May & Silent Disco

Arcata Plaza / 6-9 p.m.

Dance (quietly).

822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site

Friday Night Magic the Gathering Draft

Nugames Eureka / 7 p.m. / $15

Come and show off your deckbuilding abilities in our FNM draft event!

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

Friday Night Magic the Gathering Draft

Nugames Eureka / 7 p.m. / $15

Come and show off your deckbuilding abilities in our FNM draft event!

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

The North Coast Seabird Protection Network

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free

Join the Redwood Region Audubon Society for a program presented by Shannon Brinkman, seabird biologist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

The Roadmasters

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

Straight country.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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