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Enjoy 40 Year Old Tofü Tonight at the Logger Bar

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 

 

EVENTS

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Keller Williams

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $24 / 21+

Loops and loops and loops.

822-1220 / Web site

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 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

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

Keller Williams

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $24 / 21+

Loops and loops and loops.

822-1220 / Web site

The Hip Joint

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / 21+

Tofü's birthday blast. He will be 40. Very 40.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

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

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

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

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

733-9644 / Web site

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

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

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

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre