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There Will Be a 'Chicano Elvis Impersonator' in Arcata Tonight

OK, Tuesday. Let's see … karaoke … couple of cribbage tournaments … Earth First! rally … Oh! Here we go! Chicano Elvis impersonator! Well, that has to win now, doesn't it? 

Yes, for the last 25 years or so, Robert Lopez has been making audiences swoon with his Mariachi-meets-the-King persona El Vez. (See the YouTubage below if you'd really like to feeeeeel this gimmick.) Do tear-away gold lamé suits do it for you? Than you're gonna need to get to the Jambalaya tonight, son! Sharing the stage will be Mexican-American rockabilly queen Rosie Flores and local rock 'n' roll girl group The Lost Luvs. This is too much for Tuesday. Other goodies in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

The Nutcracker

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $20 / $12 children under 12

North Coast Dance presents their annual holiday tradition. Features guest choreographers Ikolo and Sarah Griffin, a fantastic cast of local dancers, and world class guest performers.

442-7779 / northcoastdance@sbcglobal.net / Web site

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 /

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Conflict Management

College of the Redwoods Community Education / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $45 / 18+

269-4000 / mandy-mcnay@redwoods.edu / Web site

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 /

Cribbage Tournament

Logger Bar / 6:45 p.m.

Signups at 6:45 p.m. Play at 7 p.m. $5.

668-5000 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Full Moon Drum Circle

Synapsis / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. / $5

Night of rhythmic drumming under the Full Moon.

298-7681 / jmy4peace@gmail.com / 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

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

El Vez, Rosie Flores, and the Lost Luvs

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Legendary Chicano Elvis impersonator El Vez, rockabilly queen Rosie Flores, local reverbalicious girl group The Lost Luvs.

822-4766 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre