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Let's Help the Guy That Got Chewed On by the Shark, Mmmkay?

Remember last week when you were surfing and your left thigh got chomped by a Great White while simultaneously you held citizenship in a country that doesn't provide universal health care? Remember?! No, you don't. 'Cuz you are not surfer/CR English teacher Jay Scrivner, whose shark encounter -- as these things tend to do -- garnered worldwide coverage and reinforced the Sharktober meme.

But this is Humboldt and we dig on community. Thus, the fine folk at Humboldt Surfrider are donating all the proceeds from their monthly Ocean Night film screening, Friday at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, to lessening the force of the financial bite inflicted by Scrivner's medical bills. Take that, bite!

And what movie will Surfrider be showing Friday night that they've had planned for for months? Oh, it's called Surfing and Sharks and its about ... uh oh.

Other Friday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Loleta Antique Show

Loleta Fireman's Pavilion / 10 a.m.-7 p.m. / $3

Organized and sponsored by the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department since 1971. One of the largest antique shows in Northern California.


Arcata / 6-9 p.m.

Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.

822-4500 / Web site

Ocean Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds from this month's screening will go to cover expenses incurred by Jay Scrivner during his recent encounter with a great white near Bunkers.

822-1220 / Web site

Barn Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7 / Free Kids under 12 / $6 Students, seniors, HFS members

Blake Ritter and Sam McNeill play fantastic tunes to keep your feet moving while Sue Moon calls the dances. Sponsored by Humboldt Folklife Society.

502-1678 / emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com / Web site

Eureka Symphony Fall Concert

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $20 / $28 premium

Featuring Humboldt native Ryan MacEvoy McCullough performing Schumann's only Piano Concerto. Also includes Schubert's Overture to Rosamund and Haydn's Symphony No. 82: L'ours (The Bear).

826-3928 / Web site

Soul Night 24: Dressed 2 Impress

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.

Two year anniversary of Soul Night! To celebrate, they're slicking back their hair and pulling out the stops.

826-2739 / 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

Garberville Farmers' Market

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

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Transforming Rape Culture

College of the Redwoods / 3-4:30 p.m. / Free

CR sociology department presents a series of discussions. Participants are encouraged to talk more deeply about changing our society’s culture in regard to sexualized violence.

476-4539 / dana-maher@redwoods.edu / Web site

Anna Hamilton

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

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Crush / 6-9 p.m.

New work by Laura Chapman White.

Open House

The Link / 6-8 p.m.

HSU Natural History Museum Arts! Arcata Celebration

Humboldt State Natural History Museum / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Music by For Folk Sake! including the Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Natural Resources. A fond farewell to our old building.

826-4479 / mek31@humboldt.edu / Web site

Lyndsey Battle Trio

Cafe Brio / 6:30 p.m.

"When life gives you six strings, just take four."

822-5922 /

Duncan Burgess

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local guitar virtuoso works out while you sip.

825-7596 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / 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

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

'80s Night Eureka

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

With Pressure Anya DJ duo.

Barfly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Sierra Rose Band

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

Formed from a cross section of some of the most diverse musicians Humboldt County has to offer.

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


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Kicking out '70s funk and '80s alternative rock.

668-9770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


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

Local classic rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre