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Lowdown: That Damned, Ol' Rodeo (Week)

Fortuna's boots are on. For the next seven days, the "friendly city" will be just a bit friendlier as it comes together for a week of festivities to celebrate the return of the annual Fortuna Rodeo. More info, plus some self-starting midi banjo music at fortunarodeo.com. Other Monday options, including Folklife Festival Songwriters Night in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Fortuna Rodeo Week

Fortuna / 5 p.m.

Burn your tongue out of your mouth at the annual Chili Cookoff on Main Street.

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Humboldt Folklife Festival Songwriters Night

Dell'Arte / 7:30 p.m. / $10

Monday night features local songwriters taking turns playing their songs and explaining their craft. Featuring Caitlin Jemma, Chuck Johnson, Gregg Gold and Alya.

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Steep Ravine

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

"I love Steep Ravine! These guys can lay the hammer down on traditional bluegrass and then turn around and amaze you with innovative and tasteful new songs. They're laying the foundation to be heavy hitters on the acoustic scene." - Bill Evans

668-4151 / Web site

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Humboldt Harmonaires Practice

Eureka Mall / 7 p.m.

Sing it out. Local barbershop group's weekly open practice for shower singers interested in branching out.

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Game Night

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free

826-7222 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Monday Night Karaoke

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

You are not too good for this.

839-7580 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre