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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Oh! Those Cars are Nice!

You may notice some schmancy, classic wheels rolling 'round Eureka this weekend. Fear not, you have not time traveled. It's just the return of Cruz'n Eureka, the annual car show benefit for Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods. 

Details on that and much else in your Friday Lowdown listings below.


Cruz'n Eureka

Eureka / 11 a.m.

Cruz'n Eureka is an annual car show in Eureka, California. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

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Irie Rockers, Frog Bite, The Black Sage Runners

Arcata Plaza / 2-8 p.m.

Free monthly live music installment on the Arcata Plaza! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy some local artists!

822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / 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.

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Band O Loko

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

Get ready to dance! Band o Loko will play the Night Market stage. Styles include classic rock, surf rock, blues, country, and reggae.

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


Kokte Ranch and Nature Preserve / 5:30-9 p.m. / $35 / $30 in advance! / 21+

Music by Absynth Trio, Dominic Romano and Morgan Corvidae. A Benefit for the Jacoby Creek Land Trust and Humboldt Wildlife Care Center / Bird Ally X!

822-8839 / info@birdallyx.net / Web site

Coyote at the Big Time: A California Indian 123

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

Northtown Books welcomes Lyn Risling for a talk and booksigning celebrating her new book from Heyday, Coyote at the Big Time: A California Indian 123.

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

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Eureka Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $5

They're on a mission from God. Part of Cruz'n Eureka.

442-2970 / Web site

Marjorie Prime

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year- old Marjorie—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.

Object Heavy

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.

"Blazing out of the North Coast of California with a diverse assemblage of hypnotic rhythms to spark up any dance floor, Object Heavy delivers a uniquely heavy sound that fuses Progressive-Soul, Rock and R&B in a strikingly fresh way."

826-2739 / Web site

Father Murphy, CV

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10 / $8 earlybird tickets online / 21+

"NEVER AGAIN will you have a chance to catch ITALY's unique occult-psychedelia duo Father Murphy, as this is their FINAL tour promoting their final album, after 17 years as a band touring with the likes of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Iceage, & Jarboe."

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

A Higher Love: Dance Music for the Soul

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

822-4766 / Web site

Arcata Break Camp - Enrollment Dates

Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $100

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

Gymnastics Fall Session through Arcata Recreation - Enrolling now!

Arcata Judo Hut / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $39

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / 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

EPIC Basecamp

See Event Description / 4 p.m. / $25

EPIC Base Camp will focus on the Last Chance Grade Project alternatives, in and around Redwood National and State Parks.

822-7711 / briana@wildcalifornia.org / Web site

The Bandage

Humboldt Cider Company / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

The Bandage is excited to offer musical pairings to delicious ciders at the lovely Cider Garden at Redwood acres.

497-6320 / humboldtcidercompany@gmail.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

The Handshakers

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

The Handshakers are back along with delicious Wood-Fired Pizza from Pizza Gago.

508-5175 / wrangletowncidercompany@gmail.com / Web site


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

Genre-defying jams.

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Oceana Madrone and Tom Kingshill Artist Reception

Trinidad Art Gallery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Trinidad Art Gallery is featuring fabric and bead artist Oceana Madrone and woodworker Tom Kingshill, starting with an opening at the September 7th Trinidad Art Night.

677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com / Web site

Friday Night at the Refuge

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge / 7-8 p.m. / Free

Come enjoy a walk along the trail during the evening hours and a free screening of the film "A Rivers Last Chance."

733-5406 / denise_seeger@fws.gov / Web site

The Big Lebowski

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $5

"Nobody fucks with the Jesus."

822-1220 / Web site

Dead On

Fieldbrook Market & Eatery / 7:30-10 p.m.

Dead On! plays tunes from the good old Grateful Dead songbook at the Fieldbrook Market.

633-6097 / Web site

First Friday Funnies

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / Free / 18+

What's up family!? It's that time of the month. Gather your notes and material, we have another fun night of laughter, chuckles, frowns, and possibly confusion.

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

Lost Coast Sessions Viewing Party

Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / Free / Free all

Local Rockers Lord Ellis will be the featured artist and you will have a chance to preview segments from the upcoming programs that were recorded live at the Arcata Playhouse.

445-0813 / kwhiteside@pbsnc.org / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Triple Junction

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

Free Live Music in the Wave Lounge!

668-9770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Rockstar Karaoke

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

You may sing now.

839-2013 /

Dr. Squid

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

Dr. Squid performs the greatest dance music from the last 50 years of rock and roll as well as jazz standards and a bit of country music

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


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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