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Friday's Lowdown, Plus What is Humboldt Doing For New Year's Eve?

(Friday night's stars, left to right: McClane, Argyle, Rex)

Before we plow into Friday night, we implore you 1) take a gander at your Dec. 31 Lowdown listings and/or 2) submit your New Year's Eve event if you happen to be throwing one. Don't be left out in the cold, party people, unless, like, you're a polar bear and that's how you like to celebrate turning calendar pages. To each their own.

As far as this evening is concerned you'll notice that the Arcata Theatre Lounge and the Eureka Theatre, both formerly proud purveyors of the magic of Hollywood, are showing mooo-veees. Both scheduled films feature carnage and destruction. One features Jeff Goldblum. Got it?

Over at HumBrews, Savage Henry is hosting a comedy night with headliner Josh Argyle, a comedian who is legit funny and your Lost Coast Outpost supports and stuff. We were gonna include a YouTube clip of him making with the jokes to help you decide whether or not he's worth your entertainment dollar but, dammit, all the ones we could find were too long and of poor quality. Didn't paint our man in a good light, IOHO. So. Will one of Humboldt's hundred or so videographers get up to A-Town tonight and do this man some justice?

Thank you in advance. Other nuggets in your Friday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff



Jurassic Park (1993)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8:30 p.m.

"We're gonna need a bigger boat." - Captain Steven "Steve" Hiller, USMC

822-1220 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

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

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Did you miss how awesome Lemon Lemon Cherry are? Refer to yesterday's Lowdown.

668-4151 / Web site

Community Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Chabad of Humboldt / 6 p.m.

Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of Shabbat together in unity and love. The services are traditional, and are conducted in a joyous, casual atmosphere. Many of those who attend cannot read Hebrew, yet everyone feels at home.

Fourth Friday Flix: Die Hard (1988)

Eureka Theater / 7:30-10 p.m.

"I'll be back." - John Rambo

442-2970 / Web site

Blake and Chris

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Celtic music.

822-2228 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Savage Henry's Laugh Local Showcase

Humboldt Brews / 8:30-10 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Featuring all of your favorite local comics and open mic all-stars. Joining us for the show is Josh Argyle, Arcata native and Bay Area comedian.

826-2739 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Triple Junction

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

Local rock band.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Hit the dance floor at 6RB.

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


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

Jazz/funk rock improv.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Apparently it is never too late to host one of this. Carry on with the ugly, Blue Lake.

668-5000 / Web site

The McBride Brothers Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock 'n' roll.

733-9644 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

The Holiday Bizarre IV

The Jam / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Variety show featuring local performers Elizabeth of the Redwood Rings Hoop Troupe, the comedic stylings of Nando Molina, Dr. Depraved and Don Husman, Daniel Garner and DJ Gobi

822-4766 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site


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