Wednesday, July 31, 2013's Lowdown

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

(Submit yours!)

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 / View Comments

Oak Aged Wednesday
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 3-11 p.m. / Free
826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Ableton Workshop
MARZ Project / 3-4 p.m. / Free
Bring your questions and your laptop.
442-8413 / marzers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Free Community Classes
Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free / Free ALL
839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Jazz improvisational duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Peter Herzog
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
Playing Steel Guitar http://peteherzogmusic.com/
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.
HumCo craves beats.
499-0163 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:20, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15
  • LONE RANGER: 12:40, 4:05, 7:50
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 12:25, 3:25, 6:40
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 9:00
  • RED 2: 12:35, 3:20, 6:15, 9:05
  • RIPD IN 2D: 1:50, 4:15, 9:40
  • RIPD IN 3D: 6:35
  • SMURFS 2 2D: 12:30, 5:40, 8:15
  • SMURFS 2 3D: 3:05
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • TURBO 2D: 6:25, 8:40
  • TURBO 3D: 1:45, 4:15
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • WOLVERINE 3D: 1:40, 4:50, 8:00
Fortuna Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2: 12:00, 2:25, 4:45
  • RED 2: 7:00, 9:40
  • R.I.P.D.: 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • THE SMURFS 2: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30
  • THE SMURFS 2 IN 3D: 9:00
  • THE WOLVERINE: 12:40, 4:00, 6:50, 9:50
  • TURBO: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:00
  • GROWN UPS 2: 3:30, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 12:30, 6:00
  • RED 2: 12:05, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
  • RIPD IN 2D: 3:55, 8:45
  • RIPD IN 3D: 1:30, 6:20
  • SMURFS 2 2D: 2:45, 6:30, 8:20
  • SMURFS 2 3D: 12:45
  • TURBO 2D: 12:55, 3:20, 5:45
  • TURBO 3D: 8:10
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 11:45, 5:20
  • WOLVERINE 3D: 3:25, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • RIPD IN 2D: 4:30, 6:55, 9:20
  • THE WAY WAY BACK: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 5:30, 8:30