Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spot the Humboldt Locations in the Woodshock Trailer

Posted By on Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:25 AM

WOODSHOCK TRAILER
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Hey, remember when Kirstin Dunst came to town and we totally became best friends and tried on shoes and ate macaroons just like in Marie Antoinette? What? That could have happened — you don't know my life. Regardless, the trailer for Woodshock, the film she was shooting with directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy amid our majestic (and apparently creepy) landscape, has dropped.

WOODSHOCK TRAILER
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In the moody, dreamlike preview, Dunst's character appears to assist in someone's suicide with a tincture-boosted joint, which Entertainment Weekly describes as "a powerful cannabinoid drug." She herself samples the stuff between roaming around the beach and the forest in a haze of grief, and spirals into paranoia, haunting Instagram filtering and what looks like some solid psychological thriller moments. (Cue outraged cannabinoid industry backlash in 3, 2, ... )

Watch the full trailer here and see if she's on the verge of a psychological break someplace you once had a fun picnic.


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Music Tonight - Saturday, May 6

Posted on Sat, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Timbata - COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS
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Slather on the sunblock as today is the second annual Humboldt Steel Pan Festival. This festival in Blue Lake's Perigot park will go from noon until about 5 p.m. and features some amazingly talented local artists raising money for steel pan programs in local elementary schools. You'll be watching the groovin' hands of The Humboldt Calypso Band, The Blue Dragon Steel Band, The Del Norte High Steel Band, Super Pan, WoMama and Timbata. There will be food and local beer on hand, but pace yourself and hydrate as the tunes will get you moving. If you're still looking to party in Blue Lake once the festival is over, head to the Mad River Brewery for some non-steel pan music courtesy of locals The Yokels at 6 p.m. and for free. At 7:30 p.m. talented Celtic musicians Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald will be performing at the Westhaven Center for the Arts. A small donation may be asked at the door but you'll be in for an intimate treat from this violin/guitar duo. Americana rockers Rogue's Gallery stop by the Sanctuary in Arcata with songs of old roads rarely traveled these days, and stories of the dusty trails of time. Fellow locals The Honky Tonk Detours join them on stage for this show with a $10-25 sliding scale starting at 8 p.m. Reggae fans will no doubt be flocking to Humboldt Brews tonight to catch legend Don Carlos on the stage. No stranger to Humboldt County, Don Carlos is wise to keep stopping here while on the road as he has a lot of fans in our neck of the woods. Local reggae band Woven Roots will warm up the stage along with DJ Gabe Pressure. It's a 10 p.m. start time for this show with a $30 ticket price.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Spam-tastic

Posted By on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 5:46 PM

Spam hot wings because, sure, why not? - PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
  • Photo by Mark McKenna
  • Spam hot wings because, sure, why not?
Wondering what to make for dinner? Kind of over clean eating? Draw some inspiration from the chefs who competed in last Sunday's Spamley Cup at Redwood Fields in Cutten. On April 30, the annual canned pork product cook-off drew crowds eager to try the pink stuff in every imaginable form. The event raised $500 for Redwood Empire Little League and $8,025 for CASA of Humboldt. Enjoy highlights of the salty goodness in the slideshow below from photographer and processed meat enthusiast Mark McKenna.

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Music Tonight - Friday, May 5

Posted on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Achilles Wheel - COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS
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It's Cinco de Mayo, which we all know is the celebration of the Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla. We here in majority white mainstream America celebrate this day by not knowing a thing about the Battle of Puebla and treating this holiday as the Mexican St. Patrick's Day. We have a good number of local shows to choose from for tonight's festivities but as far as I can tell, none are playing up the Cinco de Mayo angle too hard. Ultra Secret is at the Mad River Brewery at 6 p.m. and, as usual, it's a free, all ages show. At 7:30 p.m. you'll find the JD Jeffries Band at the Fieldbrook Market playing classic hits and originals for this also free and all ages show. Just a half hour later — and perhaps inadvertently helping to prove my Mexican St. Patrick's Day point — we've got The Vanishing Pints playing at the Redwood Curtain Brewery, also for free. Local guitar-slinger (and Pink Floyd and Tom Petty aficionado) Piet Dalmolen tipped me off to San Francisco indie-rock band Go By Ocean, who are stopping by Humboldt Brews at 9:30 p.m. tonight, and he highly recommends you check them out. Opening this $10 show is Love Bush. Tonight the Mateel in Redway is hosting a fundraiser for Tools for Change, which distributes new and used tools to rural villages in West Africa, with music starting around 8:30 p.m. Musicians Keith Greeninger and Joe Craven will be starting the show off and then Achilles Wheel will close out this fundraiser. A $20 donation will be asked at the door and you know it's going to a good cause.

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An Evening with David Sedaris

Posted on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 4:00 AM

PHOTO BY INGRID CHRISTIE
  • Photo by Ingrid Christie

Does An Evening with David Sedaris sound like a dream? If so, pinch yourself. It's actually happening. The humorist, comedian, author and NPR contributor brings his satire and cutting cultural insights to the Van Duzer Theatre on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. ($66). Hear wit and wisdom from the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and Time magazine's Humorist of the Year.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bigfootin'

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM

The crowds lined up to meet the Bigfoot hunters at the fest. - CHRISTIAN PENNINGTON
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  • The crowds lined up to meet the Bigfoot hunters at the fest.

Did you see something up in Willow Creek on Saturday? Bigfoot's stomping grounds were the site of a tribute to our hirsute local hero in Veteran's Park. The cast of Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, including homegrown hunter James "Bobo" Fay, showed up to sign autographs, swap stories and film the festivities.
Elvis of the Bigfoot world Bob Gimlin, who shot the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin footage of an unidentified and very furry subject in our neck of the woods, was also on hand.

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Music Tonight - Thursday, May 4

Posted on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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You can ease into your weekend this evening with some "folky fiddle tunes" from local band Fingal at 6 p.m. up at the Mad River Brewery. This is a free show and I'm hearing that the big tent is coming down soon, so make sure to bring some sunblock for you and the kiddos. David from local psych-rock band White Manna tells me that it's joining Sub Pop band Heron Oblivion at The Miniplex tonight. Heron Oblivion has a drone-y, pulsating, mildly psychedelic vibe and a local connection through bassist Ethan Miller who some of you may recall from Comets on Fire and Howlin' Rain so that should prep you for a bit of what you'll hear tonight at 8 p.m. for $7. If bluegrass is more up your alley, The Jam has Thursday Night Bluegrass hitting the state around 9 p.m. Again, no word on the cover charge so let's go with $5-ish. The Alibi is known for its rare Thursday night show and wouldn't you know it, tonight's one of those nights. On the bill are heavy rockers out of San Diego Sacri Monti, who will be the first ones up around 11 p.m. Local instrumental stoner rockers Ultramafic headline this $5 show. May the fourth be with you.

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Pro-Mattole

Posted on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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Celebrate Mattole and all it has to offer at Pro-Mattole Saturday, May 6, 4 to 9 p.m. at the Mattole Grange (free, with dinner and beer for purchase). This fun event has something for the whole family: kids activities, a tug-of-war contest, prizes, beer, dinner and square dancing with Mattole Valley Mudstompers and calling by Lyndsey Battle. Come out and show your love!

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Party with the Pandas

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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  • Photo by Jose Quezada, submitted

The folks at the Sequoia Park Zoo know a thing or two about the wild life. They've been inviting the community to unleash its animal side with them for the last 11 years at the zoo's frothiest fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo, happening this year Saturday, May 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. ($45, $20 designated driver).

Grab your friends (including that designated driver) and your souvenir glass (part of your ticket price) and see what's on tap from the 17 local and regional breweries — including three new ones — at this year's event. There's plenty of food to pair with your brews from food trucks on site. BullDoggies Hot Dogs and Hooked Kettle Corn are serving up the goods — not to mention all the grub choices available from the Zoo Café. See how the otter half lives at the various animal exhibits (check out the utter tubular otter tube), stop by the barnyard (where you can get up close and personal with all your furry and feathered favorites) and enjoy live music by Thursday Night Bluegrass and The No Good Redwood Ramblers, or take your dancing feet to the lawn while DJ Gabe Pressure spins the beats. There will also be a photo booth to capture all the evening's fun antics and Brew at the Zoo merchandise to take home after the party's over. In addition to the beer, Humboldt Cider and It's Alive Kombucha will be there, and there will be other non-alcoholic beverage options. Cabs will be available outside the zoo to ensure everyone gets home safely. Remember that Brew at the Zoo is a 21 and older event, so bring your I.D.s.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Camel Rock According to...

Posted on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust honors its late founder Marvin Trump with a showing of his Camel Rock paintings, depictions of Trinidad's Camel Rock in the style of different well-known artists. See his work at the Camel Rock According to Art Opening during Trinidad Art Nights Friday, May 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Simmons Gallery/Trinidad Coastal Land Trust (free). Live music, oyster barbeque, wine, beer and appetizers.

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