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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Thursday means one thing and one thing only: purchasing raku vessels. 

Events

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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 / View Comments

Loon
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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Soulsapiens
Jambalaya / 10-1:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Eight-piece nastyass funk machine. Opening sounds by Missing Link Records' DJs.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

The Lonesome Roses
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m.
Local folk/Americana.
668-4151 / 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

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

Proof
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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Antigone
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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / 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

Irish Music Session
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.
Biweekly gathering of local Celtic music players.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Jeff Landen
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+
Singer/songwriter.
668-5000 / 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

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

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

Boris Garcia
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10
Fusing pop, bluegrass and jam music. Local rockers The Rezonators open.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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

The Wild Lungs, Pierced Arrows
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $6 / 21+
Hard rock.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • BIG WEDDING: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • EVIL DEAD: 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40
  • GI JOE RETALIATION 2D: 3:35
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 9:00
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 12:10, 3:05, 6:05, 9:00
  • OBLIVION: 12:15, 2:10, 3:15, 5:15, 6:15, 8:15, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 2D: 12:35, 6:20
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 2:00, 5:25, 8:40
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:10, 5:10
  • THE CROODS 3D: 2:40, 7:40
Fortuna Theatre
  • 42: 3:50, 6:40
  • GI JOE: RETALIATION IN 3D: 4:00
  • JURASSIC PARK IN 3D: 6:50
  • OBLIVION: 4:05, 6:55
  • PAIN & GAIN: 3:40, 6:35
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 4:50, 7:15
  • THE CROODS: 4:40, 7:00
Garberville Theater
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 2:55, 6:00, 9:00
  • BIG WEDDING: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • EVIL DEAD: 7:10, 9:30
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 9:00
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 4:45, 7:45
  • OBLIVION: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 2D: 4:05
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • THE CROODS 2D: 3:05, 5:40
Minor Theatre
  • 42: 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 9:00
  • OBLIVION: 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 5:25