Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: Beasts & Babes

Posted By on Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Two Wandering Bears and Venatore Media present The Fourth Annual Animal Carnival, with all proceeds supporting the Open Door Clinic's Literacy Program and Humboldt County's Godwit Days.
Organizers describe the menagerie thus:

"For four years now, the animal party has entertained catfish, coyotes, crocodiles and caterpillars from all over the world. We have had car fires and donkeys, naked belt-wielding freshman university sloths and fire-spinning parrots. We had pink flamingos twerking and polar bears dancing on stilts. We had a large tuna fish take us to the early morning last year and, my God, mammals, it was good." 

The Portuguese Hall will be divided into two separate rooms. In the jungle room, hear local bombastic boogie beats with Psy Fi, Wu Wei, Pressure Anya, Treemeista, ONHELL, G.I.R and Rhizae. Meanwhile, the Carnival Room will keep your membranes blinking and your scales vibrating with the The Fungineers Puppet DJ Set, DJ Dirtbag and Kelley Mak, SambAmore Arcata, and The Black Cat Comedy with Ivy The Panther Vasquez. Additional performances throughout the night by Humboldt Circus and The Redwood Rings Hoop.

Tickets are $20 presale at The Works and People's Records and $30 at the door. This is an 18-and-over event. No costume, no entry. 8 p.m.

If you prefer a night out sans animal attire, please note that the Fortuna Concert Series welcomes back The Babes, a choral group started 20 years ago as an outgrowth of the Humboldt Light Opera Co. The Babes guarantee an eclectic mix of songs from folk to jazz, serious to seriously funny. This all happens at the Fortuna Monday Club. Tickets are $10 general/$8 students and seniors, and available at the door, which opens at 6:45 p.m.
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