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Rex Bohn, Oyster Tamer

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

Children of the Sun

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

822-4766 / Web site

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

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Moonsongs

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 7 p.m.

Folk/jazz/blues.

668-4151 / Web site

Francine Allen

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter.

923-2748 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.

407-3550 / Web site

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

Next to Normal

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

442-6278 / 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 /

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Vino and Vinyl

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+

Wine, records ... classy.

826-9463 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Datablend

#MongolianNightz / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

Weekly exposition of local innovators in EDM hip hop, and bass music.

Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre