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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

EVENTS

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

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

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

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

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

Compost Mountain Boys

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement.

668-4151 / Web site

Bluegrass Jam

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30 p.m.

Every third Thursday.

826-7222 / 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

Culpepper and Meriweather Circus

Benbow / 7 p.m. / $10 / $6 Child/senior

Oh, circuses.

866-244-8676 / 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

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.

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

AESIR

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 8 p.m. / 21+

Rock on the docks.

443-3770 / 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

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 /

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

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 /

Datablend

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

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

Web site

Polyrhythmics with Free Rain

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre