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Thursday, May 23, 2013's Lowdown

Hmm, so there's this singer and acoustic guitarist known as Bob Dylan -- have you heard of this guy? Obscure as his music may be, the man somehow has a fairly impressive Humboldt following. So devoted are this odd bunch of fans to Mr. Dylan that they will gather to celebrate the man's 72nd birthday on, not one, but two nights.

On Thursday starting at 5 p.m., Mad River Brewery will be filled with Mr. Dylan's to-this-point mostly unheard words and melodies as interpreted by local soundmakers The Rezonators, Trillium, Jeff Kelley, Lauren Smith and Nola Pierce, Wolf Navarro, Rachel Becarria with Patrick Cleary and Zach Zwerdling and Electro Saloon.

At Humboldt Brews on Friday, starting at 9 p.m. a different set of Dylanites -- The Trouble, The Miracle Show, The Foggy Bottom Boys and Kulica -- will shine a light on Bob's ditties. 

So, happy birthday, Bob Dylan, whoever you are. It appears fame has finally found you. 

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Bob Dylan B-Day Bash

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5 p.m.

Local bands pay tribute to Robert Zimmerman for his 72nd birthday.

668-4151 / Web site

Redwood National Park Hike

See Event Description / 9 a.m.

Sierra Club leads a five-mile hike from Lyons Ranch to historic Long Ridge Sheep Shed and the Home Place. Meet at Arcata Safeway.

668-4275 /

Murder Mystery Dinner

Fortuna High School / 5 p.m. / $15

Enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by the culinary arts students while teachers from the school very enthusiastically act out a murder.

725-4461 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / 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

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Random Acts of Comedy

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $6

Local interactive improv comedy troupe wings it for your enjoyment.

822-1220 / 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

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 Finals

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

Dell'Arte International's first-year class present an evening of 10-minute, original plays

668-5663 / meghan@dellarte.com / Web site

Next to Normal

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

442-6278 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Vino and Vinyl

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+

Wine, records ... classy.

826-9463 / Web site

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

Chief

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Soulful blues.

668-5000 / Web site

Jokes and Things That Resemble Them

The Ritz / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

BA-DUM-CHH Comedy presents comedians Craig Klapman, Marcella DeMark, Kim Hodges. Nando Molina, Sherae O'Shaughnessy, Joe Wasetis, Charlie Gilbert, Ivy Vasquez, John McClurg and Ratty Maty. Hosted by Tony Persico.

Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

DJ Red Old Skool Hip Hop Night

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

The freaks come out at night.

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