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Thursday's Lowdown

Q: Does Arcata have three Thursday night shows competing for your almost weekend attention? A: You bet your sweet bippy: 

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

McKinleyville Community Service District Candidate Forum

Azaela Hall / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free

Candidates for three seats are incumbents David R. Couch, Dennis Mayo and Bill Wennerholm; the challenger is George A. Wheeler.

Three Transnational Wetlands Talk

Humboldt Baykeeper / 7:30 p.m.

Cynthia Hooper presents on the fascinating and politically complicated wetlands of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico.

Scott Pemberton Trio

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Oregon guitarist brings his trio to the Jam. “Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between." Locals Liquid Kactus open.

822-4766 / Web site

Mark Farina

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $30 / $25 limited presale / $20 1st 100 tickets sold / 21+

Night of funky deep grooves from the #MushroomJazz legend.

822-1220 / LucidDreamLabProductions@gmail.com / Web site

The Blakes

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

The Blakes take inspiration from early-'60s Brit rock and the DIY spirit of punk. The Trouble open.

826-2739 / Web site

Easy Conversational Spanish

College of the Redwoods / 5:30-7:30 a.m. / $79 / 18+

269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / Web site

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

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Joanne Rand and Tim Randles

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Wharfinger Building / 6:45 p.m.

Stephenie Gaustad discusses and demonstrates drafting styles.

268-1973 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Berel Alexander

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

With Gregg Gretzel on drums, Fuzz Stephen Bernhardt on bass and Brian Swislow on keyboards.

923-2748 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7:30-10 p.m.

Bluegrass music.

407-3550 / Web site

Sirens Song Slam

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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

Our Town

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the very first production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / 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

Anna Hamilton

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

"Shake out yer blues with some fantastic brews!"

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

You Can't Take It With You

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 student/senior

NCRT production of the comedy awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937. Directed by Mack Owen.

442-6278 / Web site

Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Second Thursday trivia night hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace. Prove to Blue Lake how smart you are.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

Shugafoot

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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Seth Freeman Band

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Vino and Vinyl

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

Wine, records ... classy.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

DJ Masta Shredda

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

Sound.

444-2017 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre