Thursday, May 16, 2013's Lowdown

Thursday, Humboldt's outspoken comedienne-in-chief Sherae O'Shaughnessy will celebrate her 78th birthday with an evening of cake and profanity at Eureka's Pearl Lounge. We caught up with Sherae over her morning martini to ask her what birthdays mean to her.

Five B-Day Questions with Sherae O'Shaughnessy:

LoCO: Which was your bestest birthday ever?
SO'S: The first one. I crapped in my fancy birthday diaper and no one said boo.

LoCO: What will be the highlight of the party you're throwing at The Pearl Thursday?
SO'S: This party is going to have everything: Geeks, pyschos, ferbies, screaming babies in mozart wigs, room after room of broken mirrors, and look over there in the corner – is that Mick Jagger? No. It's a fat kid on a slip 'n slide. His knees look like biscuits and he's ready to party.

LoCO: What embarrassing act will you force the evening's emcee KSLG's John Matthews to perform?
SO'S: I'm going to force him to witness an act of injustice and not allow him to speak out. (Note: He may implode.)

LoCO: How do we approach finding a consensus on gun control issues in America?
SO'S: I believe the only solution is to replace all firearms with Nerf guns. But then I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit gun control.

LoCO: Who is the best person in Humboldt County?
SO'S: Andrew "Hank Sims" Goff.

There you have it. If you've got beef with Sherae, find something else to do below in Thursday's LoCO Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

You had me at "I'm throwing myself a birthday party".

Events

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Eureka Bike to Work Day
Old Town Gazebo / 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Contests, free raffle prizes, snacks and the chance to mingle with fellow cyclists. Henderson Center Bicycles and Pacific Outfitters provide mini tune-ups. Free hot drinks at the Eureka Co-op.
269-2061 / Web site / View Comments

Leo Kottke
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $15 HSU students
Leo Kottke’s breathtaking virtuosity on six and 12-string acoustic guitars has firmly established him as one of the foremost solo guitar players in the world and earned him induction into Guitar Player magazine’s Hall of Fame.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Tommy: The Musical
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m.
South Fork High School performing arts department's spring play is The Who's rock opera.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Lost Cost High Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction
Humboldt Grange #501 / 5:30-9 a.m. / Free Children 3 & under / $4 Kids / $8 Adults
Proceeds go toward educational travel, physical education equipment and classroom supplies.
633-8113 / lostcoasthigh@gmail.com / 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

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Bluegrass Jam
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30 p.m.
Every third Thursday.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Culpepper and Meriweather Circus
Benbow / 7 p.m. / $10 / $6 Child/senior
Oh, circuses.
866-244-8676 / Web site / View Comments

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

SB Lounge
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.
Analogue electronica duo of Anwyn Halliday on synthesizers and Tamaras Abrams on drums.
444-2244 / 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

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

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

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.
View Comments

Sherae's B-Day Hullabaloo
Pearl Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Comedy and cake for Sherae O'Shaughnessy's 22nd birthday. Emceed by John Matthews.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

AESIR
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 8 p.m. / 21+
Rock on the docks.
443-3770 / 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

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

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 5:10, 8:15
  • BIG WEDDING: 1:35, 6:45
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:00, 5:15, 8:25
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 1:00, 4:15, 7:30
  • HOME RUN: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:45
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 4:55, 5:55, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:20, 5:25, 8:35
  • OBLIVION: 12:25, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 3:55, 9:05
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:15, 3:15, 6:25, 9:25
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:00, 1:45, 3:10, 6:15, 8:00, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 11:40, 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:05, 2:35
Fortuna Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3 IN 3D: 4:30, 7:30
  • STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS IN 3D: 4:45, 7:45
  • THE CROODS: 4:25
Garberville Theater
  • THE CROODS: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 5:45, 8:45
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 4:15, 7:30
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 5:10, 8:20
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • OBLIVION: 6:25
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 3:25, 9:15
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:10, 6:15, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 5:25, 8:30
  • THE CROODS 2D: 3:20
Minor Theatre
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 5:20, 8:30
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:05, 6:00, 8:55