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Since Everlast is in Town, We Should Probably Rewatch the "What It's Like" Video

Your Lowdown would be remiss if we did not mention Friday's highest profile show. Believe it or not, it's been 15 years since Everlast released the single "What It's Like," at its peak, one of those inescapable hits that probably got airplay on whatever station you were listening to at the time, regardless of the format.

So in recognition of the fact that the onetime House of Pain frontman will be playing two shows in Humboldt over the next couple nights -- one at the Mateel Community Center, another at the Winema Theatre -- let's take a visual/aural shot of nostalgia via YouTube. Perhaps then, and only then, will you, in fact, know what it is like. 

-Andrew Goff


Warm and Fuzzy Clothing Drive

North Coast Co-Op in Eureka / 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bring down your donations of new or gently used warm winter clothing. All items will be donated to Betty Chin and her Blue Angel Foundation. Sponsored by KWPT The Point.

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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

'80s Night

The Jam / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

DJ Red knows the '80s really well. In some ways, he's still there. Benefit from his knowledge.

822-4766 / Web site


Mateel Community Center / 9 p.m. / $28

Former House of Pain frontman and hit-making "What It's Like" singer sneaks behind the Redwood Curtain. With special guests Angels Cut and Redwood Blue. Some proceeds go to the Volunteer Fire Benefit Organization to help local fire departments and help victims of fire disaster.

923-3368 / Web site

Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training

Area 1 Agency on Aging / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

442-3763 / A1AA@a1aa.org / 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 /

Story Time with Santa

Fortuna Library / 10:30 a.m.

Rena Stiver leads story time and Santa will be available for pictures.

Anna Hamilton

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

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Community Kabbalat Shabbat

Chabad of Humboldt / 6 p.m.

Services followed by a full gourmet Shabbat dinner.

The Attics

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.


668-4151 / Web site

Babes in Toyland

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 7:30 p.m. / $12 / $8 children / $10 student/senior

Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show returns for its 33rd year with a mad-cap adaptation of Victor Herbert’s classic family tale.

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Electric Gravy

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

Hip hop open mic.

826-7222 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Dr. Squid

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Sam Whitlach

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

Local songwriter.

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

Rooster McClintock

Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+


839-2013 /

Blacksage Runners

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

"Piping hot guitar solos smothered with a generous helping of raucous drums, bass, and wailing bluesy vocals."


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

A little rock 'n' tonk for your Friday night.

668-9770 / Web site

Standup Caitlin Gill

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $7 / 21+

Night of yuks also features Ivan Hernandez, Ivy Vasquez and John Mcclurg. Hosted by Tony Persico.

826-2739 / Web site


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

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

DJ Jsun

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

Get down in Old Town.

444-2017 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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