Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013's Lowdown

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

  • Mark Farina, Arcata Theatre Lounge: Every time this guy comes to Humboldt we relook up "mushroom jazz" -- the genre Farina fancies himself the king of -- only to be reminded that he invented it. Dammit. Here, you look it up.
  • The Blakes, HumBrews: Every time this band comes to town we have to hear about how they ooze sex, rawness and rock purity (and that they stayed at Jennifer Savage's house once). They're like the world at-large's version of The Trouble. Hey, guess who's opening?
  • Scott Pemberton Trio, Jambalaya: Every time these guys come to town … well, maybe they've never been here. So below is what they look like on YouTube. 

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

Polls show that you disapprove of incumbents on principle, but what are you doing about it? Subject the MCSD candidates to YOUR PERSONAL BLEND OF SKEPTICISM, then reconsider your hurtful words at The Blakes' show.  

Events

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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.
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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.
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Scott Pemberton Trio
Jambalaya / 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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Easy Conversational Spanish
College of the Redwoods / 5:30-7:30 a.m. / $79 / 18+
269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / 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.
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Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Joanne Rand and Tim Randles
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild
Wharfinger Building / 6:45 p.m.
Stephenie Gaustad discusses and demonstrates drafting styles.
268-1973 / Web site / View Comments

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

Open Mic
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7:30-10 p.m.
Bluegrass music.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / 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

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 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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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 / 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

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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Vino and Vinyl
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+
Wine, records ... classy.
826-9463 / 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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DJ Masta Shredda
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+
Sound.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BLUE JASMINE: 6:00, 8:35
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 8:30
  • 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