Pick a day

[ ADVERTISE WITH US ]

Famous Director Eats a Shoe Tonight in Arcata

In an era of YouTube, Netflix and countless other video on demand services, you'd have to quite batty to be in the brick and mortar video rental service biz, right? Well, tonight provides you the opportunity to party with such wackos.

On Thursday, Arcata's La Dolce Video will celebrate four years of providing Humboldt with actual human faces to help find, recommend and consume films, often hard-to-find, out-of-print and/or forgotten gems. How do movie geeks get down? By locking down the Arcata Theatre Lounge and watching movies by offbeat director Les Blank of course!

In addition to a DVD sale, La Dolce will screen three of Blank's films:

Congrats, La Dolce, and thanks for four years of nerdtastic passion. Keep rentin' movies, HumCo. Other Thursday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Rare Les Blank Screenings in Smell-O-Vision

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Les Blank partied with some of America’s quirkiest subcultures for over 40 years. He also made movies.

822-7413 / info@ldvflix.com / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Feeling Evil?

The Local / 4 p.m.

497-6320 / Web site

Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Rally

Arcata Plaza / 5 p.m.

PARC and Redwood Curtain CopWatch are stage their weekly informational demonstration in solidarity with the California prisoner hunger strike.

SVP Rich McCulley and Anna Maria Rosales

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

668-4151 / Web site

Eureka Summer Concert Series

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Featuring blues guitarist Daniel Castro.

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Sirens Song Slam

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.

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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

"Shake out yer blues with some fantastic brews!"

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

Rooster McClintock and Black Irish Texas

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

Attn: hillbillies, outlaws and punks...

668-5000 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Vino and Vinyl

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+

Wine, records ... classy.

826-9463 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Headshine

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

Acoustic reggae http://www.planetsquared.com/headshine.htm

839-7580 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Madi Simmons and DJ Gobi

The Jam / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Reggae and hip/hop dance night.

822-4766 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre