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Lowdown: Bluegrass, Firemen, Shark Attacks

Bluegrass, firemen, shark attacks ... you got some random Thursday night options, HumCo. Yay, variety!

First, you may recall that on Oct. 30 of last year, local surfer Scott Stephens was attacked by a shark while surfing in Humboldt’s icy waters. The attack was nearly fatal but, luckily, after surgeries, he walked away with only some gnarly scars. Some brief surf fame followed. These days you can see Scott’s board hanging on the wall at Lost Coast Brewery.

A couple months back, local filmmakers Michael McClimon, Ted Okell, Jennifer Bell and Robert Stoneman debuted a 40-minute documentary with interviews with Stephens, his friends and medical professionals who assisted the bitten surfer that October day. Thursday you can hear them discuss their filmmaking process and motivations at the regular Local Filmmakers Nights put on by Access Humboldt and the Humboldt Film Commission.

Also, the Humboldt Folklife Festival rolls on Thursday with its annual Bluegrass Night -- one of the more popular nights of the weeklong event. This year's lineup features local pickers Cory Goldman and Colin Vance, Raisin’ Grain, No Good Redwood Ramblers and Compost Mountain Boys.

And finally Fortuna Rodeo Week also continues tonight with the annual Fireman's Game Night pitting local crews against one another in various fire drill-ish competitions for glory and bragging rights.

All that and more in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Fortuna Rodeo Week

Fortuna / 9 a.m.

Hopefully, nothing catches fire in Fortuna Thursday, our local heroes will be occupied with the annual Fireman’s Games. Plus, Junior Rodeo.

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Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Great White Encounter: The Scott Stephens Story

Eureka High School Lecture Hall / 7 p.m. / $5

Recounts the events of Oct. 30, 2012 when Humboldt surfer Scott Stephens was attacked by a great white shark.

476-1798 /

Humboldt Folklife Festival Bluegrass Night

Dell'Arte / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 HFS members

Fingers will fly during Thursday night's festival proceedings with music by Cory Goldman and Colin Vance, Raisin' Grain, No Good Redwood Ramblers and Compost Mountain Boys.

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Eureka Summer Concert Series

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Featuring disco/funk band Funky Dozen.

Bluegrass Jam

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30 p.m.

Every third Thursday.

826-7222 / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site


The Siren's Song Tavern / 7 p.m. / 21+

Local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.

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

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Irish Music Session

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.

Biweekly gathering of local Celtic music players.

826-9463 / Web site

The Heir Apparent

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

Modern comic genius David Ives adapts Jean-Francois Regnard’s 1708 masterpiece, wherein Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte.

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Blues and Brews Jam

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

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

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Melvin Seals

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

Striped Pig Stringband

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free

839-0545 /


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