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The March On Humboldt OR Your Best Lunch Break Ever

Should you dwell in the Arcata area, worker, here's one quick idea on how to add some spectacle to the middle of your work day:

Humboldt State University is kicking off Arts in the Quad, a series of spectacles that will take place on said Quad, with the instant party that is the MarchFourth Marching Band. The marching starts at noon (grab your burrito on the way!). Your LoCO Lowdown asked KHUM DJ Mike Dronkers, who has been swept up in their musical fury in his past life, to describe their power:

"These band-geeks-turned-S&M-zombies from Portland (of course) put on a pretty amazing show, often encompassing the audience with the craziest surround sound you've ever heard. Don't expect any formation-marching. Or pants." -MD

There you have it. Take a pantsless lunch break, Arcata.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

MarchFourth Marching Band

The Quad at HSU / noon

First installment of Arts in the Quad will feature the music of Oregon's mobile big band spectacular.

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Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Falling Rocks

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Pressure Anya One Year Anniversary

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

A couple of record collector/music freaks who had both sung in punk rock bands and liked when people danced to the crazy music mixes they played celebrate a year of teamwork. With Body Academics and live burlesque.

499-0163 /

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

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

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

Humboldt Country Restaurant Week 2013 Planning Meeting

The Link / 11 a.m.

441-9999 / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

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

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Hot August Pizza Nights

The Wine Spot / 5-9 p.m. / 21+

Free pizza with the purchase of wine or beer.

497-6236 / Web site

The Darien Gap

Libation / 7-9 p.m. / 21+

"Alternative caribbean rockoustic fusion" duo consisting of Chris Martinez (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Brian Mayes (electric guitar).

825-7596 / bmayes85@gmail.com / Web site

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Frank Lucky

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter.

923-2748 / Web site

Latin Peppers

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7:30 p.m. / Free

Six piece group features Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, Orlando Morales on timbales, Arnie Morales on congas, Andy Barnett on trumpet, Tim Randles on piano and Lee Phillips on bass.

923-7007 /

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

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Angel Fargas

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

Local guitarist.

826-9463 / Web site

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Datablend

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.

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

Jim Lahman Band

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local blues/rock band.

668-5000 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Sound Culture 008

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

EDM.

822-4766 / Web site

Groundislava

The Depot / 10 p.m. / $10 / $5 HSU students

Roots that draw from 80s nostalgia, TV and pop culture that grow and transform into the 21st Century aesthetic of electronic music. Buku and ONHELL open.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre