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Kids Be Gettin' Freaky in SoHum

Yes, we realize that we lean heavily NoHum here in Lowdown land. Sorry, SoHummers. But frankly, it's nights like this we feel most justified in doing so.

Just look at the terrifying display scheduled for the Mateel Community Center tonight! SoHum teen theatre troupe Recycled Youth will stage The Freak Show of Humanity, a piece written by the group and its adult directors. Those brave enough to attend will have their retinas forever scarred by "singing chickens, dancing zombies and deer that hunt people." Sure, the show is a way for the kids to address injustices they see everyday -- promo material names factory farms, government corruption, homophobia and stereotyping as a few -- but freaks, man. Too scary.

Anywho, you'll want to steer clear of the Mateel through the weekend -- the production runs through Sunday. Be warned. Less freaky Friday festivities in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

Ocean Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Tuluwat: Restoring a Culture with a presentation by Wiyot tribal members and staff and more.

822-1220 / Web site

Naomi Klein

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $25 / $5 HSU students

Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

826-3928 / 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

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

Rooster McClintock, Death Valley Troubadours, The Hill

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

A Humboldt honky-tonk hat trick.

HSU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Trees for your house. You clean up the needles.

forclub@humboldt.edu /

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

SoHum Girls CD Release Party

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7-10 p.m. / Free

Autographed copies of their third album Fearless available.

943-1913 / sohumgirls@asis.com / Web site

Eureka Symphony Holiday Concert

First Assembly of God Church / 8-10 p.m. / $20 / Free children under 12 / $5 students

Celebrate the season with excerpts from The Messiah and festive carols.

441-3818 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m.

822-3453 / Web site

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.

442-6278 / Web site

Savage Henry Comedy w/ David Gborie & Friends!

Mazzotti's / 8:30-11 p.m. / $5 / 21+

joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

VaVaBlume

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

Folktronic two-man wolfpack.

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

Matt n' Adam

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.

Right in time to usher in the holiday season, Matt n' Adam are loading up a box full of new soul tunes and breaking 'em out at a free show just for you Blue Lake. Why? Because life is beautiful.

668-5000 / Web site

Pressure/Anya

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

They bring the beats you can't not dance to playing throwbacks and top 40 tracks alike.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

DJs

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre