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Thursday, May 9, 2013's Lowdown

Get on your bikes and ride, Humboldt!

Remember how you've been saying you want to exercise more? And you know how you were complaining how the cost of gas, insurance, tires, tuneups, registration, etc. is keeping you enslaved? And don't you hate it when Al Gore tears up and gives you that look like you just scratched his limo? These are all reasons why it's not a horrible idea to roll on two wheels more often. 

And if you commit to Thursday, you shan't be alone! It's Arcata Bike to Work Day (which, I guess it could be everyday)! But here's why this day is different: Two-wheeled commuters will gather at the Arcata Co-op from 7 to 9 a.m. for free hot drinks and snacks and tuneups from Adventure’s Edge. Then, at noon, there will be a rally on the Arcata Plaza with raffles, snacks and tuneups by Revolution Bicycle Repair.

Don't live in Arcata? Well I'll be damned if they aren't having a similar Bike to Work Day in Eureka the following Thursday. Pump up them tires, relearn your signals and pedal, HumCo!

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Arcata Bike to Work Day

Arcata Plaza / 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Contests, free raffle prizes, snacks and the chance to mingle with fellow cyclists. Revolution Bicycle Repair provides mini tune-ups. Free hot drinks at the Arcata Co-op.

269-2061 / Web site

Friends of Dorothy Sexual Diversity Teach-in

Kate Buchanan Room / 3:30-5 p.m.

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

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

Chubritza

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local world music.

668-4151 / Web site

The Lost Luvs, Mo and Morgan and DJ Zephyr

Arcata Playhouse / 6:30-11 p.m. / $5

Benefit for Coastal Grove Charter School's fourth grade PTO. Mother's day raffle, beer and wine and sweet treats.

822-1575 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

SB Lounge

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

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

444-2244 / Web site

Art Meets Storytelling: Local Filmmakers Night

Eureka High School Lecture Hall / 7 p.m. / $5

Filmmaker Chad Ross shares projects such as the film “100 Elephants,” an excerpt of his documentary “Walking Dreams,” as well as his recent commercial work for Nike and Chanel.

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.

407-3550 / 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 /

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 /

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / 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

Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace.

668-5000 / Web site

The Mothership: Thesis Festival

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m.

Thesis projects of the 2013 MFA graduating class. Pay what you can. Reservations recommended.

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Chris Duarte

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Chris Duarte was born in February of 1963, the same year as his Strat.

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

MartyParty, Noah D, Dub Specialist

Nocturnum / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $18 advance / 21+

EDM night.

498-7388 / futureproductions707@gmail.com / Web site

Bongs and Beats Tour

Red Fox Tavern / 9:30 p.m. / $12 / 21+

With Opio and Highdro.

269-0282 / Web site

"Last 80's Night EVER?!"

The Jam / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+

With DJ Red and Gabriel Groom Public

822-4766 / Web site

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