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Bob Doran and Jessica McGuinty Have Great Friends

Humboldt County is a great place. It's small enough that when a member of the community hits hard times you hear about it but large enough that when the rest of said community pitches in it makes a difference.

Now, without ranting extensively, we live in a country with an immoral health care system. It sucks. Look it up. There are very few people that could actually afford to pay what things are said to cost here. Thursday night at Humboldt Brews, two such people we media folk know could use some help. So their friends and colleagues are throwing them a party.

Jessica McGuinty owns a small business (you might have heard of it). Bob Doran subsists (or did) on small town media wages (I've heard those peeps don't make much). Recently, each of them were saddled with a shitty medical bill. Jess had her sixth heart surgery. Bob had a stroke. Again, there are many people that have had misfortune befall them. We know (and love) these two.

If you do too and have $10 to spare, Thursday's shindig will not be purely charity. You'll have guaranteed fun courtesy of some of Humboldt's finest performers like local rock 'n' rollers The Trouble, folk punk force of nature Gunsafe, Missing Link's famous Soul Night DJs, comedienne Kim Hodges and mistress of ceremonies Sherae O'Shaughnessy. Also, silent and live auctions (we're raising money here, people).

They're calling this event Back On Their Feet, the implication being that your collective contributions will help these two valued community members back on the financial straight and narrow. Maybe. Most likely not completely. It'll help, sure. But trust me, to warm their hearts with your presence and have your own spirit lifted by witnessing community working as designed is worth a ten spot.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors

Follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions.

442-6278 / Web site

Back On Their Feet!

Humboldt Brews / 8:01 p.m. / 21+

Benefit for Bob Doran and Jessica McGuinty with music by The Trouble, Gunsafe and Missing Link DJs Matt and Adam.

826-2739 / Web site

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 pop/rock group Cheating Daylight.

Compost Mountain Boys

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Bluegrass at it's finest and kabobs too.

668-4151 / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

RampArt Skatepark Benefit Metal Show

RampArt Skatepark / 7 p.m.-midnight

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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

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

733-9644 / 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.

Mike and Jeff

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

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

The Hill

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Local honky tonk punk band.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Comedy Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

Stand up comedy with local and out of the area comics. $5 door fee

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

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre