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(UPDATE) Humboldt's <em>Shrek</em> Needs a Drummer Pretty Damn Quick!

UPDATE: A hero has stepped up. The Shrek drummer slot has been filled. From conductor Justin Sousa:

Bob Higgons, who also performed in HLOC's The Full Monty a couple years ago has joined the production and we are whole again. Our previous set player had a family emergency, thanks to the music and theater community and LoCO for helping getting the word out!

Thanks, y'all. -AG

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In case you haven't already heard, it's about to be ogre season in HumCo. Shrek is coming to the Van Duzer Theatre stage in musical form courtesy of the Humboldt Light Opera Company and runs Aug. 2-18. How serious is this production? Pictured here is local actor/singer/longtime Jitter Bean barista Tristin Roberts in full green glory. That makeup job ain't amateur hour. They're goin' for it. Should be a spectacle.

One slight snag. Your Lost Coast Outpost has learned that less than a week out from curtains up, Shrek finds itself without a drummer for their live band. It's not easy being green. So who's gonna step it up? Sight reading and experience working with a conductor preferred. Show opens this Friday (no big deal) and runs Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons through mid-August. The production is practicing all week.

Are you a hero who can keep time? Perhaps one of the many drummers nominated for this week's Humboldt Approved best drummer poll? C'mon! Email HLOC at info@hloc.org if you're able.

Oh, also, if you're looking to do something Wednesday, the Lowdown is still handling that business below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Wildwood Days

Rio Dell / 5:30 p.m.

Rio Dell's annual nearly week long community celebration. Check their website for the complete list of events.

info@wildwooddays.org / Web site

Oak Aged Wednesday

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 3-11 p.m. / Free

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

Ableton Workshop

MARZ Project / 3-4 p.m. / Free

Bring your questions and your laptop.

442-8413 / marzers@gmail.com / Web site

Free Community Classes

Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free / Free ALL

839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site

Randles, LaBolle and Amirkhan

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

A trio of Humboldt's best jazz musicians while you sip.

668-4151 / Web site

Bike Polo

Highland Park / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Bring any bike and a helmet, they'll provide the rest.

541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site

Where's Waldo? Raffle and Party

Northtown Books / 6 p.m.

Culmination of our month long Waldo scavenger hunt of local businesses in Arcata.

info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting

Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.

Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.

443-3731 /

Open Mic

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

Lyndsey Battle and Cory Goldman

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7-10 p.m. / Free

Lyndsey and Cory will sing songs for you, while you drink whiskey and eat gargantuan onion rings.

442-1177 / corygoldman@gmail.com / Web site

Peter Herzog

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

Playing Steel Guitar http://peteherzogmusic.com/

839-7580 / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre