Thursday, July 18, 2013's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

It's no Sharknado, but I hear great (get it?) things about our local shark movie. Plus, it's a chance to go back to a high school.

Events

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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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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 / View Comments

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.
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Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Summer Concert Series
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Featuring disco/funk band Funky Dozen.
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Bluegrass Jam
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30 p.m.
Every third Thursday.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Datablend
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 / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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Irish Music Session
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.
Biweekly gathering of local Celtic music players.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Melvin Seals
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Kindred Spirits
Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free
839-0545 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CONJURING: 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 2:30, 3:15, 5:05, 5:50, 7:40, 8:25
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05, 8:15, 9:40
  • LONE RANGER: 12:45, 2:00, 4:15, 5:25, 7:50, 8:50
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 12:10, 2:45, 5:30
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 1:35, 3:00, 4:40, 6:00, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 7:45
  • RED 2: 7:00
  • RIPD IN 3D: 8:00
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • TURBO 2D: 12:20, 5:30, 8:00
  • TURBO 3D: 2:50
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:00, 3:50
Fortuna Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2: 2:25, 4:45, 7:00, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 IN 3D: 12:00
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40
  • LONE RANGER: 12:30, 3:30
  • THE HEAT: 1:10, 3:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CONJURING: 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:35
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:55, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • LONE RANGER: 1:50, 5:15, 8:40
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:35, 4:55, 8:20
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:00, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
  • RED 2: 7:00
  • RIPD IN 2D: 8:00
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
  • TURBO 2D: 12:45, 5:50
  • TURBO 3D: 3:20, 8:20
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:05, 3:50
Minor Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • GROWN UPS 2: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LONE RANGER: 4:55, 8:15