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Thursday, May 2, 2013's Lowdown

One of Humboldt's you-wouldn't-know-it-was-so-vibrant-unless-you-went communities is the local spoken word crowd. Several months back, the Accident Slam poetry events -- that had been a staple of the old Accident Gallery in Old Town -- were revived and now take place in semi regular intervals at Eureka's Siren Song. There, young poets spill their guts on you through a microphone as part of a loose competition where the winners are determined by the same scoring that Olympic gymnast gold medalists are chosen. But, really, who cares about winning anyway. Let it out.

The next Accident Slam is Thursday. Scrawl something in your notebook or scope out the rest of Thursday's scene in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Ocean Night Film Screening

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3

Featuring Chasing Ice (2012), a documentary film directed by Jeff Orlowski, about the efforts of photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey to publicize the effects of climate change.

822-1220 / Web site


Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $12 / $10 students/seniors

Portland physical theatre duo Wonderheads present a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back.

822-1575 / Web site

CR Ceramics Sale

College of the Redwoods / 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

In the new administration building. Featuring ceramic work created by CR students and professors including functional pottery, sculptural objects, raku vessels, planters, and lots of objects from the CR wood kiln.

476-4339 /


The Jam / 10-1:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+

Eight-piece nastyass funk machine. Opening sounds by Missing Link Records' DJs.

822-4766 / Web site

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

BSS Building / 5:30 p.m.

Jen Marlow presents “Climate Change and Human Rights: Justice Beyond Law.”

826-3928 / pjs26@humboldt.edu /

The Lonesome Roses

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m.

Local folk/Americana.

668-4151 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

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

Folklife Society Sing-a-long

Arcata Community Center / 7-9 p.m.

Hosted by Joel Sonenshein.

Web site

Humboldt Homebrewers Monthly Meeting

Humboldt Beer Works / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Planning the AHA Big Brew Day.

442-6258 / humboldthomebrewers@gmail.com / Web site

SB Lounge

SpeakEasy / 7-10:30 p.m.

Analogue electronica duo of Anwyn Halliday on synthesizers and Tamaras Abrams on drums.

444-2244 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site


Gist Hall, HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10

Locked in her father’s desk is a notebook with the startling proof of a basic math question that alone would make its author famous. But what is its real secret? Only Catherine has the key.

826-3928 / Web site

Sirens Song Slam

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site


Eureka High School / 7:30 p.m. / $8

Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ classic play is a tale of tragedy and of difficult choices.

441-2508 /

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Clarinetist Blake McGee

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $8 / $3 students/seniors

Dr. McGee is a West Coast native who performed with the Portland Opera, Oregon Mozart Players chamber orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony.

826-3928 / Web site

Skin Deep

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

A large, lovable, lonely-heart gives romance one last shot on a blind-date.

443-7688 /

Thrusty Thursday Comedy

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Come laugh with us and enjoy local and out of the area comics. $5 at the door.

839-7580 / 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

Irish Music Session

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.

Biweekly gathering of local Celtic music players.

826-9463 / Web site

Jeff Landen

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+


668-5000 / 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

Savage Henry Comedy Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Apocryphon, Drunk Dad, A.M. Beers

The Shanty / 9 p.m.

444-2053 /

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

One F

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Boris Garcia

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10

Fusing pop, bluegrass and jam music. Local rockers The Rezonators open.

826-2739 / Web site

El Dub

Red Fox Tavern / 10 p.m.

269-0282 / Web site


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

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

Web site

The Wild Lungs, Pierced Arrows

Alibi / 11 p.m. / $6 / 21+

Hard rock.

822-3731 / Web site


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