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Friday, May 3, 2013's Lowdown

Humboldt is no stranger to masked theatre. So this shouldn't freak you out.

This Thursday and Friday at the Arcata Playhouse, PDX theatre troupe Wonderheads -- made up of Dell'Arte alum Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix -- return to the North Coast with their giant-headed production Loon. Wonderheads wisely promote themselves with the tagline "live action Pixar" (did you hear that, parents?) and you can see why in Loon's video trailer below. 

Then again, if masks terrify you there are plenty of other options for you farther down in Friday's Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Naive Melodies and Motherlode

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 adv. / 21+

Hometown Productions "Finals Freakout" show featuring local Talking Heads tribute band Naive Melodies and 10-piece funktrain Motherlode.

822-1220 / Web site

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

Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale

Manila Community Center / 1-5 p.m.

Lixxapalooza

Kate Buchanan Room / 5 p.m.-midnight

Humboldt Bike Shorts

Sewell Gallery of Fine Art / 6-9 p.m.

Videos about bicycle commuting, culture, cargo biking families, bicycle boulevards and videos just for fun. Sponsored by Humboldt Bike Month Coalition.

269-2061 / emily@nrsrcaa.org / Web site

Live Art with Sarah Vitello

Eel River Brewery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Vitello will display her portfolio of surf, action, and wave photographs at the Eel River Brewing pub while doing what she does best, capturing memories on film.

725-2739 / media@eelriverbrewing.com / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Daria Robotkina

Calvary Lutheran Church / 7 p.m. / $30

Eureka Chamber Music Series presents the renowned pianist presenting the program “Russia Meets America.”

Web site

Claire Bent and Aber Miller

Libation / 7 p.m. / 21+

Local jazz duo.

825-7596 / Web site

The M Notes

Silver Lining / 7 p.m.

Local acoustic duo.

839-0304 / Web site

Scott H. Brown and Katy M. Tahja

Northtown Books / 7 p.m.

Discussing and signing their new book Eureka Then and Now.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

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

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 /

Grateful Dead Dance Party

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+

Monthly Grateful Dead Dance Party as we screening The Warlocks at Hampton Coliseum, VA 10/9/89.

826-2739 / Web site

Skin Deep

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15

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

443-7688 /

Hello Dolly

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

Local production of the classic musical. Directed by Justin Takata, music direction by Tina Toomata, choreography By Linda Maxwell.

800-838-3600 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Mateel Comedy Cabaret

Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Featuring comedians Brad Brake and Jonas Barnes.

923-3368 / Web site

Elegant French Dinner Benefit

Arcata Community Center / 8:30-11 p.m. / $10 / $8 seniors

Dance to the Delta Nationals at the annual benefit for the Northcoast Preparatory Academy student international travel fund.

pwdemark@gmail.com /

Jenni and David Sweet Soul Band

Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.

497-6093 / Web site

Dr. Squid

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

733-9644 / Web site

Otis Heat

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

American alternative/funk/rock/blues/soul band.

668-9770 / Web site

Mojo Child

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

Doors tribute.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.

839-7580 / Web site

King Foot

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

The Americans

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Original rock and roll rooted in rural blues and traditional American folk music.

Michael Walker

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

826-9463 / Web site

Guerrilla Takeover

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Militerized DJ dancing.

444-2017 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Local DJs

Accurate Productions

Angelina Inn / 9:30 p.m.

725-5200 / Web site

Paranöid Andröid, Dead Man's Tale, Cell/Basement D

Little Red Lion / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Raging night of metal music.

Zigzilla and The Serial Thrillas

The Jam / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+

Member of Humboldt hip-hop group Area Sound takes the stage for a solo performance backed by the mighty Serial Thrillas band.

822-4766 / Web site

Nueva Illusion

Red Fox Tavern / 10 p.m.

269-0282 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre