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Drink a Beer For the Mad River

If you were angling to spend your Tuesday knocking back a few with a gaggle of enviros, well, good news. The sentinels of clean water at Mad River Alliance are throwing themselves an anniversary party to celebrate a year of watershed improvements. And they'll do it with beer.

Those that 299 it over to Mad River Brewery have the chance to gorge themselves on local delectables -- Cypress Grove Chevre, Brio, Becks and Ramone's, to name a few -- while filling their ears with river-friendly tones of the Sunnybrae Jazz Collective. Oh, and since this is naturally a fundraiser, you may reacquaint yourself with the concept of silent auctions, this one featuring no shortage of local art.

Raise thy glass to the Mad! Long may she flow.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Mad River Alliance Anniversary Celebration

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m. / $5

Celebrate MRA's first year of working together to protect clean water and recover our river's ecological integrity.

382-6162 / madriveralliance@suddenlink.net / Web site

ATL Limited Edition Christmas Cocktails

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 1:01 a.m.

822-1220 / Web site

Golden Rule Fundraiser

Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5

839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Dale Winget

Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.

Local guitarist/vocalist.

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Babes in Toyland

McKinleyville High School / 7 p.m.

The Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show featuring a mad-cap adaptation of Victor Herbert’s classic family tale.

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / 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

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

Comedy Open Mic

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+

Hosted by the diminutive Nando Molina.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre