Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013's Lowdown

Hey, guess what? Your regular Lowdown correspondent is out today, which means that for once in our goddamn lives we can have a sophisticated view of Humboldt County cultural happenings. If you little creeps want to go do your drugs to blap 'n' whomp trance tracks, or whatever they're calling it these days, then hey: Have at it. Today, at least, we do not have to know all about it.

And this is a great day for the adults to take over! Because you've got not one but two worthy musical options tonight in Arcata. And when I say music, I mean people playing actual instruments with melody and rhythm and that sort of thing. Go look it up in a book if you have to.

Your temporary Lowdown is probably most excited about The Claudia Quintet, the avant-jazz outfit out of NYC that'll be blowing minds at the Arcata Playhouse tonight at 8 p.m. You can get a little taste of their deep polyphonic groove -- and their lead accordion soloist (whaaaaat?!?) -- in the following clip, recorded at the prestigious Jazz Baltica festival a few years ago. Click play and settle in, son:

But right across town, in newly restabilized Fulkerson Recital Hall, you've got Van Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko giving one of his coveted recitals. If the clip below is anything to go by, your temporary Lowdown correspondent is not 100 percent sold. Sure, the kid has the moves. No doubt. But, as YouTube commenter "705JRC" notes:

Hm, interesting. I thought they taught "rubato" to young pianists? Is that going out of style? How about "arrival points" and "structure" ? Am I speaking a foreign language?

Oh, snapped. And let me add that his ultra-emotive showboating is disrespectful of the source material, indicating a want of maturity. Perhaps the show is worth attending just so you can say, in 40 years, that you saw him way back when.

Go to one of these shows! Either will serve as an adequate aperitif for this weekend's glorious return of hometown hero Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, who joins the Eureka Symphony for their debut concert of the season -- a sampling of Teutonic titans Schumann, Schubert and Haydn. Meaty stuff, here.

Or, I dunno -- you could go see people talk about their pee-pees, I guess.

-- Hank Sims

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The Claudia Quintet
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.
Formed by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck in 1997, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Vadym Kholodenko
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $45 / $15 HSU students
Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

KWPT Classic Cover Contest Week 2
100.3/102.7 FM / 9 a.m.
The competition is fierce and the covers be rockin' and stuff. Tune in and choose your champion.
Web site / View Comments

Eureka Farmers' Market
Old Town Gazebo / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown produce and live music.
441-9999 / View Comments

Shelter Cove Farmers' Market
Machi Road / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Locally grown produce.
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Miranda Farmers' Market
Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.
Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.
943-3025 / View Comments

Fortuna Farmers' Market
Fortuna / 3-6 p.m.
Located at 10th and L streets. Local farm-fresh produce.
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Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
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Dogbone
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Feral jazz. Woof.
668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Dale Winget
Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.
Local guitarist/vocalist.
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Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Libation / 7-9 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Ba-Dum-Chh Open Mic Comedy
Jambalaya / 8 p.m. / $3 / 21+
Local comedy troupe opens the stage for others for other yuk hurlers.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Electric Gravy
Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.
Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

Good and Evil Karaoke
Silver Lining / 8 p.m.
Karaoke. In an airport.
839-0304 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BLUE JASMINE: 6:00, 8:35
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 12:05, 2:40, 3:45, 5:10, 7:40
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 3D: 1:25, 6:10
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:00, 3:30
  • DON JON: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30
  • GRAVITY 2D: 1:45, 6:35
  • GRAVITY 3D: 12:45, 3:10, 4:20, 5:35, 8:00, 9:10
  • INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2: 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:25
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 11:55, 5:40
  • PRISONERS: 1:30, 4:55, 8:20
  • RIDDICK: 2:50, 8:40
  • RUNNER RUNNER: 2:00, 4:10, 6:45, 9:00
  • RUSH: 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • THE FAMILY: 12:20, 3:00, 5:45, 8:25
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 3:45, 6:15
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 3D: 8:40
  • DON JON: 4:20, 6:40, 9:00
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:55
  • GRAVITY 3D: 7:00, 9:20
  • INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2: 3:10, 5:45, 8:20
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 3:30
  • PRISONERS: 5:05, 8:30
  • RUNNER RUNNER: 4:40, 7:15, 9:35
  • RUSH: 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • THE FAMILY: 6:30
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • PRISONERS: 5:15, 8:30
  • THANKS FOR SHARING: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00