Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013's Lowdown

Your Lost Coast Outpost is going to assume you haven't been out to any Mediterranean electronic Gypsy punk shows yet this week. That being the case, we're going to go ahead and steer you toward Balkan Beat Box, who will sweatily dance with you at the Arcata Theatre Lounge Thursday night. (In the event, you have been to such a show recently, well geez, please tell us where in the county these things are going on already.)

BBB are nearing a decade of moving feet/butts with their particular brand of high-energy world music. The group's core members, all Isreali-born, are founders Ori Kaplan (one-time member of Gogol Bordello) Tamir Muskat (he was in Firewater) and frontman Tomer Yosef. The group is currently touring on their most politically charged album to date, 2012's harder-edged Give. Go ahead and sample the video for a track from that collection, "Suki Muki," below.

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In local music scene news, word is going around Facebook today that Riverwood Inn music booker and party chick Loreen Eliason succumbed to her battle with lung cancer. She made Phillipsville rock, no small task.

RIP.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

I recommend electric instruments. Anything that has an amp and a backbeat. How about Play Dead at Humbrews?

Events

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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."
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Balkan Beat Box
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $22.50 / 21+
Mediterranean-inflected, globalized electronica. Founded by Israeli-born ex-pats Ori Kaplan (ex-Gogol Bordello) and Tamir Muskat (ex-Firewater).
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Golden Rule Fundraiser
Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5
839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

Taste Of The Holidays
Arcata Community Center / 5-8 p.m. / $25
Food, wine and brew.
greggferndale@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Bluegrass. Beer.
668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

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

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

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

Kingfoot
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
Americana trio.
839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Good Time Music Tour
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Washington-based old-timey bands The Gloria Darlings and The Gin Jars drink beer with you.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+
Be the next McKinleyville Idol.
839-2013 / View Comments

Play Dead
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $8 / 21+
Grateful Dead tribute band.
826-2739 / Web site / 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

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Sound Culture 010
Jambalaya / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+
"The only good system is a sound system."
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ABOUT TIME: 12:10, 3:10, 4:50, 9:05
  • BEST MAN HOLIDAY: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:00, 5:15, 8:20
  • CARRIE: 4:55, 9:35
  • COUNSELOR: 9:00
  • ENDER S GAME: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:40
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 1:05, 3:35, 5:50
  • FRUITVALE STATION: 2:40, 7:00
  • GRAVITY 2D: 12:00
  • GRAVITY 3D: 2:15, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • HUNGER GAMES AND CATCHING FIRE: 5:00
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 8:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 2:20, 7:15
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:55, 3:45, 6:20, 8:55
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 3:05, 4:00, 6:45, 8:45, 9:30
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:15, 5:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:20, 8:25
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 3:10
  • FREE BIRDS 3D: 4:45
  • GRAVITY 2D: 5:30
  • GRAVITY 3D: 7:05, 9:20
  • HUNGER GAMES AND CATCHING FIRE: 5:00
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 8:00
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:30, 6:00, 8:40
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • HUNGER GAMES AND CATCHING FIRE: 5:00
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 8:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 2:50, 5:20

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