Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013's Lowdown

If you're any kind of live music consumer living in Humboldt, your ears have been been positively affected by Mike "Tofü" Schwartz. It could have been through the solid rhythms he provides for local bands Absynth Quintet and/or The Hip Joint. Maybe it was at one of the innumerable shows he'd run live sound for. Either way, dude is extremely invested in the sounds that emanate from behind the Redwood Curtain. 

That is until now. Sadly, Thursday is Tofu Mike's 40th birthday. Now, we at the Lost Coast Outpost have not heard of any musicians continuing after they reach this dreaded milestone -- it could have happened, but, really what are the odds? -- so this is likely the end for him. Sorry, local ears.

Since, by tomorrow, the Tofu aisle may be closed forever, you're probably going to want to do your damnedest to get to the Logger Bar tonight for one last helping. There, Mike will be keepin' time for The Hip Joint. If you'd like some hints as to what Tofu wants for his birthday, the man took to Facebook last night with the following request:

Please do what you can to soothe Tofu's very tired muscles. (Happy birthday, friend.)

-Andrew Goff 

 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Logger Bar again. Happy Birthday Tofu! [$5 and under award]

Events

(Submit yours!)

The Music Man
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
(FINAL WEEKEND) Con man Harold Hill poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash.
786-5483 / Web site / View Comments

The Freak Show of Humanity
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 sliding scale
Teenage theatre company Recycled Youth-written production. Characters include the Strong Man, the Magician, the Ring Master, the Lion Tamer & Lion, but this is not your average circus.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Keller Williams
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $24 / 21+
Loops and loops and loops.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Keller Williams
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $24 / 21+
Loops and loops and loops.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

The Hip Joint
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / 21+
Tofü's birthday blast. He will be 40. Very 40.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Babes in Toyland
Winema Theater / 7-8 p.m. / Free / Free w/ a canned food donation
Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show returns for its 33rd year with a mad-cap adaptation of Victor Herbert’s classic family tale.
Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Mighty Redwood Ambassadors, Diggin' Dirt
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
"The reggae vibe will be strong on this night, with awesome special guests bringing funk, rock, rap and blues songs too."
382-2746 / samharkous@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 12:40, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • DELIVERY MAN: 12:50, 3:30, 6:15, 8:55
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:25, 8:40
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 2:40, 4:55
  • FROZEN 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 1:10, 2:35, 5:15, 5:55, 7:50
  • FROZEN 3D: 3:15, 8:30
  • GRAVITY 3D: 1:05, 6:20
  • HOMEFRONT: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 12:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:40, 4:40, 5:40, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 7:15, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:25, 6:10, 8:45
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DELIVERY MAN: 3:20, 5:55, 8:30
  • ENDER S GAME: 4:10, 9:10
  • FROZEN 2D: 2:40, 5:20, 5:50, 8:00
  • FROZEN 3D: 3:10, 8:25
  • GRAVITY 3D: 6:50
  • HOMEFRONT: 4:20, 6:50, 9:25
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 2:45, 4:10, 6:00, 7:30, 9:10
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:40, 6:30, 9:15
Minor Theatre
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • ALL IS LOST: 3:15, 6:15, 9:10
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 5:25, 8:45

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