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Josephine Johnson's Stuff Gets Stolen? Humboldt Throws Together a Fundraiser

Invest in your community, folks. If you've chosen to live in Humboldt County, make sure you reap the most tangible benefits of existing in a place of this small size (other than all that "pretty nature stuff"): Get to know your neighbors. Put your face out there. Take some of your leisure time to help those less fortunate. You'll be better for it and, as we've experienced in recent weeks, when individuals who make Humboldt great hit hard times, Humboldt rallies around them right back.

The latest example of this phenomena can be seen Sunday afternoon. Earlier this week on the Lost Coast Outpost, you'll recall that local singer/songwriter/good guy Josephine Johnson had her house broken into while she was helping out at North Star Quest Camp. A significant portion of her musical gear stolen. That sucks big.

How do we attempt to make this right? Well, less than a week after the bummer members of HumCo's music community have thrown together an impromptu fundraiser at Mad River Brewery. If you head out and drop some love, you'll be greeted by the sounds of Blacksage Runners, Taxi, Buddy Reed and The Darien Gap (and probably Josephine too). The stuff may be gone, but it'd surely warm Josephine's heart to see you there.

(Full disclosure: Your LoCO correspondent thinks Josephine is cool and has plucked some strings in her presence, see below.)

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors

Follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions.

442-6278 / Web site

As You Like It

Redwood Park / 2 p.m.

Plays in the park! After being banished to the Forest of Arden by her power-hungry uncle, Rosalind is forced to hide her identity from her new-found love, Orlando. She must find a way to woo him dressed as a man, hiding her true feelings and feminine ways, while flaunting her lightning wit.

Fundraiser for Josephine Johnson

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 2:30 p.m.

Raising funds for local singer/songwriter/teacher/good guy Josephine Johnson who had her home burglarized and a bunch of her music gear and laptop stolen. Music by Blacksage Runners, Taxi, Buddy Reed and The Darien Gap.

668-4151 / Web site

HBNWR Field Trip

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 9 a.m.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free

Jazz with your brunch? Wheee...

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Happy Growler Day

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-11 p.m. / Free

826-7222 / Web site

Victor/Victoria

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

Ferndale Rep presents the story of a penniless soprano, named Victoria, colludes with a struggling gay impresario to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as "Victoria" - and as a result becomes the toast of Paris.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Shrek Matinee

Van Duzer Theater / 2 p.m. / $13 / $11 students/seniors

Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC) presents flying dragons, catchy tunes, flashy dance numbers, irreverent romance, and dozens of your favorite fairytale creatures together on stage

445-4310 / Web site

Hoodwinked! (2005)

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

Red Riding Hood, the woodsman, granny, the wolf. Not your typical crime. Not your usual suspects.

822-1220 / Web site

Open Mic

Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.

All original/public domain songs.

826-1195 / 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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Sundaze with Deep Groove Society

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site

Pilgram and Wounded Giant

Alibi / 11 p.m.

Doom metal.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre