Thursday, June 13, 2013's Lowdown

The Lowdown's countdown to the somewhat controversial Oyster Fest 2013 continues today as we look ahead to one of the most popular features of the day: the annual KWPT The Point Shuck and Swallow Contest.

In case you've been living under a shell here's how it works: Five teams of two people consisting of one shucker and one swallower will gross you out with their attempts to make four dozen raw oysters disappear in the shortest possible time. The process is anything but graceful (I speak from experience.)

Now, with the promise of smeared oyster guts and upchuck, it sure would be a lot of fun to get some high-profile dude with a big, important title to enter the fray, right?

What's this? Enter 1st District Supervisor, spotlight stealer and newly confirmed raw oyster swallower Rex Bohn? No way! Well, we've gotta see that. Especially because there's actually a real chance he and shucker Kevin Jenkins of McKinleyville ACE could win this wide open field -- the dynasty that was seven-time Shuck and Swallow champions Conor Eckholm and Aiden Semingson have retired from competition. Suck them slimy bivalves to glory, Rex!

How does the beloved supe feel about his chances? Bohn recently spoke with KWPT The Point's Andy Powell to discuss the event and talk a little trash to, among others, fellow supervisor Mark Lovelace who was too, uh, busy to get his face dirty. Listen below!

-Andrew Goff

Audio: Rex Bohn, Oyster Tamer

Events

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Staxx Brothers, River Valley Mud
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-1:50 a.m. / $8 / 21+
Killer funk and soul group from Seattle comes to town, with opening set by local favorites.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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

Blue Lotus Jazz
Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.
Romantic jazz with your dinner?
725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Moonsongs
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 7 p.m.
Folk/jazz/blues.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

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

Francine Allen
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Singer/songwriter.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.
407-3550 / 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

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

Next to Normal
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18
Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.
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Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / 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

Vino and Vinyl
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+
Wine, records ... classy.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

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

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Datablend
#MongolianNightz / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+
Weekly exposition of local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.
Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • EPIC 2D: 12:25, 5:35
  • EPIC 3D: 3:00, 8:00
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 12:30, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:05, 5:15, 8:25
  • HANGOVER PART III: 1:45, 4:25
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:15, 2:00, 3:15, 4:55, 6:10, 7:50, 9:10
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:55, 5:55, 8:55
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:50, 2:35, 5:20, 8:10
  • PURGE: 12:10, 2:30, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 2:40, 8:50
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 11:50, 5:45
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
Fortuna Theatre
  • AFTER EARTH: 4:45, 7:15
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6: 4:00, 6:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 4:15, 7:05
  • THE INTERNSHIP: 4:05, 6:45
  • THE PURGE: 5:00, 7:25
Garberville Theater
  • THE GREAT GATSBY: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 4:20, 6:55, 9:25
  • EPIC 2D: 7:30
  • EPIC 3D: 4:55
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • INTERNSHIP: 3:15, 6:05, 8:55
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15
  • PURGE: 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 6:20, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 3:10
  • THIS IS THE END: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • FRANCES HA: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
  • INTERNSHIP: 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 8:55