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SATURDAY LOWDOWN: The Baduwa’t Festival is Back

This weekend, Dell’Arte International will celebrate 50 years in Humboldt County!

Just a few months ago, the staff at Dell’Arte weren’t sure if the theater company and school would even make it to it’s 50th anniversary. In October of last year, Dell’Arte’s leadership made the difficult decision to lay off nearly all staff due to critical funding issues. Dell’Arte’s board launched a crowdfunding campaign to keep the struggling theater afloat, and in just three months the organization surpassed its $125,000 goal. A celebration is certainly in order!

Dell’Arte will kick off the theater company’s 34th annual Baduwa’t Festival (formerly known as the Mad River Festival) with The Poor of New York, its first mainstage outdoor show since 2019. The production, adapted by Michael Fields, one of Dell’Arte’s founding members, is a comical take on the classic American melodrama. This is the play's opening weekend in Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre (details in your Lowdown listings below). It continues through the beginning of July.

The Baduwa't Festival will continue through the summer with additional Dell’Arte performances, panel discussions, shadow puppetry and, of course, the Humboldt FolkLife Festival.

Check out the event listing below for more information about tonight’s production. A complete schedule of events for the 2024 Baduwa't Festival can be found here. And scroll your Saturday Lowdown below for more local happenings. 

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

South Fork Eel River Bird Walk

Garberville Community Park / 8:30 a.m. / Free

This walk includes 2-3 miles of gentle walking through riparian, grassland, and mixed hardwood forests with bird species varying by season.

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Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Bird Walk

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 8:30-11 a.m. / Free

Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails and an opportunity to view a diverse range of shorebirds, migratory songbirds and raptors, and resident birds likely engaging in breeding activities.

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Candelabra Trees of Mendo Hike

See Event Description / 9 a.m. / Free

986-1087 / info@lostcoast.org / Web site

Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $None All Ages

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

Humboldt Amateur Radio Club Field Day

Woodley Island Marina / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

pesko@suddenlink.net / Web site

Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday

Bayshore Mall / 9-11 a.m. / Free

Help create bird-friendly native habitats and restore a section of the bay trail by removing invasive plants and trash.

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Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Music schedule inside. The Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, year round, offering the freshest produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.

info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Let’s Beautify Eureka - West Wabash Neighborhood

See Event Description / 10-11:30 a.m.

441-4218 / hatwood@eurekaca.gov / Web site

Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

The Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, year round, offering the freshest produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, and more! Enjoy music and hot food vendors at this fun, family friendly event.

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

Arcata Marsh Clean-Up

Humboldt Pet Supply / 10 a.m. / Free

633-6216 / humboldtpet@gmail.com / Web site

BRYAN POST LECTURE - ONLINE

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

460-6070 / info@theleafcompany.com / Web site

Let’s Beautify Eureka - West Wabash Neighborhood

See Event Description / 10-11:30 a.m.

441-4218 / hatwood@eurekaca.gov / Web site

Bear River Farmers Market

Bear River Casino Resort / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Farmers Market featuring food vendors, handmade jewelry, crafts, baked goods and clothing.

733-9644 / Shannonlamb@brb-nsn.gov / Web site

Juneteenth Cultural Celebration

Halvorsen Park / noon-10 p.m. / Free

This is a free community wide event with food, local vendors, performances, kids activities and more! Join us for a day of fun and celebration! Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans.

846-4147 / blackhumboldt@gmail.com / Web site

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

See Event Description / noon / $285 / Free kids under 12

Info@snwmf.com / Web site

Redwood Acres Fair

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / noon-midnight

Plenty for everyone in the family at this Eureka tradition since 1937. Locally produced goods, live music, food and drinks & carnival. All products in the pavilions are locally grown and produced.

WNFC (Women’s National [Tackle] Football Conference) Championship Game Weekend at The Summitt!

The Summitt / noon-8 p.m. / Free

613-0732 / thesummittsportsbook@gmail.com / Web site

Tasting Room & Retail Shop Open

See Event Description / 1-5 p.m. / Free

Humboldt Craft Spirits Tasting Room & Retail Shop will be open! Come by and see where the magic happens and sample some of our spirits. We are located off the parking lot at the Corner of 6th & C Streets in Eureka.

599-0638 / office@humboldtcraftspirits.com / Web site

Southern Humboldt PRIDE

Mateel Community Center / 1 p.m.

Redwood Community Radio and Queer Humboldt present Southern Humboldt Pride, a FREE all-ages event celebrating our fabulous queer community!

923-3368 / Web site

Banda Fest

Bear River Casino Resort / 1-9 p.m. / $50

733-9644 / Web site

Breakdancing with Reckless Rex a Family Literacy Party

Azalea Hall / 2:30-3:30 p.m. / Free / Free all

445-3655 / literacyhelpers@gmail.com / Web site

Breakdancing With Reckless Rex

Azaela Hall / 2:30-4 p.m. / Free

839-4459 / mckhuml@co.humboldt.ca.us / Web site

Summer Music Series

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 3-6 p.m. / Free

We are keeping the after Farmer's Market party alive! From June-September, come on down to Redwood Curtain's Brewery in Arcata for local live music.

826-7222 / Web site

Stained Glass Mosaic Plaque Workshop at Humboldt Cider Co.

Humboldt Cider Company Hubbard Tap Room / 5-7 p.m. / $40

382-2427 / naturesmosaic@gmail.com / Web site

Dancing on the West Coast!

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 6-8 p.m. / $28

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23rd Annual Vacation Benefit Raffle

See Event Description / 6-8 p.m. / Free

825-8345 / rosegz@hcbhp.org / Web site

Russell Peters

See Event Description / 6 p.m. / $85 / $135 Premium / $110 Gold / $95 Silver / 21+

825-1077 / Web site

The Fragonards at Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7-8 p.m. / Free

444-3344 / events@historiceaglehouse.com / Web site

Humboldt Juggling Festival

D Street Neighborhood Center / 7-8:15 p.m. / $20 / $20 General Admission / $5 Kids 6-12 / Free Kids under 5

415-385-4376 / humboldtjugglingsociety@gmail.com / Web site

Swingo Domingo

Mario's Marina Bar / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

986-7600 /

Swingo Domingo Live!

Mario's Marina Bar / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

986-7600 /

Elderberry Rust, Tim Trip,

Crisp Lounge / 7 p.m. / Free

388-0898 / Web site

THE LEGENDARY CHANNEL ONE JAMAICAN REGGAE SOUND SYSTEM FROM ENGLAND PERFORMING IN WILLOW CREEK ON SATURDAY JUNE 22

See Event Description / 7-11:59 p.m. / $20 / Free 6 and under

702-1819 / nobletobal@icloud.com / Web site

This is Spinal Tap

See Event Description / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10 / $5 Kids

442-2970 / info@theeurekatheater.com / Web site

Goth Night XIII: Mall Goth

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8 p.m. / $10 / 21+

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

The Poor of New York

Rooney Amphitheatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / $20 / $25 Heroes (early admission)

As part of a celebration of 50 years of creations, Dell’Arte International presents an original adaptation of the classic melodrama, THE POOR OF NEW YORK at the Baduwa’t Festival 2024.

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Russell Peters

See Event Description / 8 p.m. / $85 / $135 Premium / $110 Gold / $95 Silver / 21+

825-1077 / Web site

Izaak Opatz + Ty Walker & The Humanoids + Myrtle Mountain Boys

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8:30 p.m. / $10 / $15 sliding / 21+

630-5000 / Web site

90s Hits With Radio Relapse

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

668-9770 / Web site

Jeremiah Coughlan

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15

Jeremiah Coughlan is a comedian. A comedian who physically resembles what would happen if Chris Farley ate Bob Ross.

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Russell Peters

Blue Lake Casino Hotel / 9-10:30 p.m. / $135 Premium / $90 Gold / $80 Silver / $65 Bronze

Russell Peters was recently named as one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Comics of All Time. He started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto, and spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the UK.

668-9770 / Web site

Blue Rhythm Revue

The Basement / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5 / 21+

230-6451 / info@basementarcata.com / Web site

MYSTIC BEATS

The Jam / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / $10 / $15 Door Price / 21+

916-207-6208 / info@arcaneartistes.com / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema