Friday, April 5, 2019

Photos from SCRAP's Rebel Craft Rumble

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With rain predicted this weekend, perhaps you need some indoor project inspiration. Peruse Mark McKenna's slideshow of last weekend's sixth annual SCRAP Humboldt Rebel Craft Rumble below and you're bound to have a creative breakthrough. The Iron-Chef-meets-Martha-Stewart cage match pits teams of glue gunslingers against one another for the title of Ultimate Supreme Craft Masters and an ever-growing trophy of alarming gaudiness.

Judges Mike Dronkers, last year's champs the R&C Craft Factory and Linda Wise scored the dueling duct tapers on their creative reuse projects, mostly unswayed by the blatant bribes. Meanwhile, the crowd ponied up cash for bonus craft materials to help out the teams.

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Tats for Cats

Posted on Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 7:00 AM

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Companion Animal Foundation and Sangha Tattoo Studio are partnering up with Paws for A Cause: Give 'til it Hurts on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sangha Tattoo Studio ($60 and up per tattoo). Stop by for great food and drink, check out the furry adoptables on site and get fresh flash ink or piercings. Cash from the event benefits CAF's Mobile Vet Clinic Fund. Meow.

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Music Tonight: Friday, April 5

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Avant jazz violinist and Petrolia native Jenny Scheinman brings a unique show to the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Produced with help from the folks at the Arcata Playhouse and the Minor Theatre, Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait is a live performance soundtrack to a film by Finn Taylor featuring the mid-century small town American photography of H. Lee Waters. Scheinman will be using her voice and fiddle for the score, accompanied by skilled multi-instrumentalists Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe ($28 general, $25 Humboldt Folklife and Arcata Playhouse members, $15 children 12 and under).

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Samba Enchanted Evenings

Posted on Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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The Humboldt Latin Dance Collective is bringing all the sexy back with its second annual, three-day dance/culture celebration, the Humboldt Latin Dance Festival, shaking things up April 5-7 at the Arcata Playhouse and Redwood Raks World Dance Studio.

Award-winning instructors from the Bay Area and Los Angeles share their moves, teaching more than 30 beginning to advanced workshops in salsa, bachata, zouk and Cuban dances throughout the day, followed by DJ dance parties on Friday and Saturday night.

Things get started at the Meet and Greet Kick-off Latin Dance party, Friday, April 5 from 8 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio with local fave DJ EastOne. Dress for the black and red theme for this one ($10, or all-access wristband).

Saturday, dress to impress and bring all the moves you mastered during the daily workshops to the 2-Room Latin Dance Party from 9 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio ($12, or all-access wristband). Pick your room: Guest DJ Migz from San Francisco will be spinning salsa, bachata, Cuban, zouk, merengue and reggaeton in the Main Room; DJ Magic Mike from San Jose heats things up in the Sexy Room with Cuban music from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. and sensual/urban bachata, zouk and kizomba from 10:30 p.m. into the night.

Pick up an all-access pass online for $95 (or $115 at the door) to get into all the regular workshops and parties, a Saturday-only pass for $65 that includes workshops and the party, take any five classes for $55 online/$60 at the door, or pay $15 to drop-in on any of the workshops. Tickets available at www.HumboldtLatinDance.com.

— Kali Cozyris

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Math Counts!

Posted on Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM

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"But when am I ever gonna use this?" Every day, kids. See how and why at The Humboldt Math Festival. Saturday, April 6, noon to 4 p.m. Adorni Recreation Center, (free). The twelfth annual festival includes hands-on fun with puzzles, games, contests, demonstrations, make-and-take activities and an art show.

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Music Tonight: Thursday, April 4

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Kalispell, Montana's Wizzerd is a doom metal quintet specializing in down-tuned and stoned heaviness. Tonight its tour swings through Eureka and the band will grace the diminutive stage at the Little Red Lion with a very fine local pairing in the form of Ultramafic and FHOG aka Finger Hash of the Gods at 8 p.m. ($5).

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Posted on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 4:30 PM

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Presented by the Arcata Playhouse and the Minor Theatre, a special music/film collaboration comes to the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Jenny Scheinman's Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, brings together live fiddle, banjo and guitar music and singing by Scheinman, Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe with historical footage of over 100 small towns during the Great Depression ($28, $25 Humboldt Folklife and Playhouse members, $15 youth 12 and under).

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Music Tonight: Wednesday, April 3

Posted By on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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Vintage San Francisco deathrock band Altar De Fey brings its dark and shredded songs to Eureka tonight. With a sound that was classically somewhere between early Killing Joke and Love in a Void-era Banshees, it should be interesting to see if the group has kept the intensity up. Along for the ride are a cohort of punkish acts, including Cross Contamination, Sue and the Namies, Wet Spot and Grimweeper. The time is 8 p.m., the price is $7 and the place is The Siren's Song. Huzzah.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Music Tonight: Tuesday, April 2

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Birmingham England is perhaps best known as the birthplace of heavy metal, as a monster named Black Sabbath was hatched there in the late 1960s. The industrial Midlands city is also home to a different type of heavy metal, the roots reggae group Steel Pulse. Now in its fourth decade, David Hinds and company are still touring the world with their deep and groovy sound. Tonight they play the Mateel, which should be a pretty well-attended show at 9 p.m. ($45, $40.50 advance).

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Music Tonight: Monday, April 1

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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I used to think that it was funny to prank people on April Fool's Day. My family members were usually the targets but, being a child, I didn't really understand humor, as my frontal lobes and sense of empathy hadn't fully developed yet, so suffice it to say my mother didn't appreciate hearing that the dog had gotten hit by a car or that my brother was on fire in the neighbor's yard. Pranks are inherently at least mildly cruel, though I don't ever want to repeat what was probably my greatest 4/1 hit, which was in my mid-20s when I made a long trail of fake blood down the hallway and into the bathroom, and set off for work without leaving a note of explanation for my girlfriend or roommate. The unreasonable hassle I had to deal with in the wake of that bit of fun convinced me that my future would need to be a bit more serious if I were to have any hope of a quiet life. So I have for years since given only a fleeting backward glance at my former ways. But the temptations of old habits can tickle new senses and a return to one's roots is always possible. One such artist who understands the importance of roots is Neil Young, who is recreating his historic Northern California barroom tour from the 1970s with a quick run up the coast. Performing under the name The Jim Diamond Dandies, he'll be playing a quick free set this afternoon at 5 p.m. at the center of the Arcata Plaza, where he will announce which local tavern will host the evening's longform show with a few, shall we say, familiar guests. Get there early as there might be a crowd.

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