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Dick Dale Tells The Story of How 'Miserlou' Ended Up in Pulp Fiction

Thank God it's the day that it is! Your Lowdown just confirmed that tickets are still available for the (at least) twice in a lifetime opportunity to see surf guitar innovator Dick Dale in the Scotia's old growth redwood cathedral, the Winema Theatre. Before you go, watch the clip below in which Dick Dale yaks about the time his song "Miserlou" almost didn't end up in Pulp Fiction

Scotia too far away? Thankfully this is a packed Friday as evidenced by your Lowdown listings farther down. Scroll around. You'll find something in your neck of the forest.



Humboldt Unbound

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10 / Free limited free seating for HSU students / $8 students & seniors / 18+

Who in the world was Alexander von Humboldt—explorer, visionary and godfather of ecology? Explore the wonder of his voyages to the outer and inner unknown in this HSU original production featuring music, dance and spectacle.

826-3928 / Web site

Far East

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays

"Deliciously wry and poignant play centers on three US Navy personnel, and one Navy wife, stationed at a base in Japan in the mid 1950’s – a little bit Kabuki, a little bit From Here to Eternity."

Jeff DeMark's Writing My Way Out of Adolescence

Crush / 8 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Once-a-year performance of DeMark's first full-length solo show about growing up Catholic and a little absurd in Racine Wisconsin with some wild adventures, a whiff of psychedelia and a bit of real danger thrown into the mix.

825-0390 / allison@crusharcata.com / Web site

Dick Dale

Winema Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 / $30 at the door

Dick Dale has been a defining sound in surf guitar around the globe since the late 1950's. Live art by Matt Beard. Sponsored by Ferndale Music Company.

786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site

White Water Ramble

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

"High-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass."

826-2739 / Web site

(CANCELED) Hot Buttered Rum

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+

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826-2739 / Web site

Volunteer Driver for Seniors

Area 1 Agency on Aging / 8 a.m. / Free / 21+

442-3763 / mmcgarry@a1aa.org / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.


Humboldt County Library / 7 p.m. / Free

North Coast Storytellers invite YOU to come and share a 5-7 minute story OR just come to listen.

822-4477 / ali@mattole.org / Web site

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30-10 p.m. / $8 / $5 students

Shakespeare's most popular comedy, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess.

441-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

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

Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.

442-6278 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Lowdown blues.

The Hill

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

Four piece honky/punk ensemble.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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