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Reggie Watts is Sold Out ... Here are Other Thursday Distractions

(Thursday's MVPs: GRiZ, Watts, DeSoto)

Of course the brightest star in Humboldt's Thursday night sky will shine from the stage of the Van Duzer Theatre. For those of you that had the foresight to earlybird tickets for the sold out Reggie Watts show, three things:

Oh well. The rest of us slackers need not worry. There's plenty of distraction still to be had, for example:

We're giving Thursday the seal of variety. Even more options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Reggie Watts

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $15 HSU students

Spectacularly original comedian/musician/performance artist Reggie Watts spins out riotous, stream of consciousness monologues laced with improvised songs he creates on-the-spot, using only his voice and a looping machine.

826-3928 / Web site

GRiZ, Two Fresh, Marvel Years

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+

World Famous presents an evening of EDM and hip hop.

822-1220 / Web site

Easy Conversational Spanish

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

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

Maori Healers in Humboldt

See Event Description / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $150 / $100 sliding scale

Visiting from New Zealand, these traditional healers use a deep tissue body work to transform your body, mind and soul on many levels.

496-8606 / wholenow866@gmail.com /

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

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

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

Free Produce Market

Food for People / noon-2 p.m. / Free

.All income eligible folks are invited to pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, sample recipes using available produce, enjoy live music, and learn about CalFresh.

445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

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

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Spanish For Kids

The MGC / 5:30 p.m. / $30 Monthly

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

Ukulele Class

The MGC / 6 p.m. / $25 / $25 Monthly

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

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

Bluegrass. Beer.

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

Jazz at 6 Dinner

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / $50

Music provided by Trinidad Jazz Project. Benefits the Trinidad School Education Foundation.

677-3631 / Web site

Bluegrass Jam

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30 p.m.

Every third Thursday.

826-7222 / Web site

RRAS Board Meeting

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 6:30 p.m.

Local Filmmakers Night with Malcolm DeSoto

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 6:30-9 p.m. / $5

Watch Malcolm's commercials ... ON THE BIG SCREEN.

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Humboldt Winter Fest

Fortuna River Lodge / 7-9 p.m. / $5

Screening Anthropology, a film which explores professional snowboarder Nick Visconti's soul search in the midst of youth and snowboard culture. Sponsored by Hydesville Community Church.

845-8875 / david_besanceney@yahoo.com /

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

ArMack Orchestra

Arcata High School / 7 p.m. / $5

Performs the soundtrack for to silent films, Two Tars starring Laurel and Hardy and Sherlock Jr. with Buster Keaton.

825-2401 / Web site

Young Frankenstein: The Musical!

Gist Hall, HSU / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $15 / $10 students & seniors / 18+

It’s alive! And it dances! Get ready for Halloween with the scary, sexy and very silly HSU production of Mel Brooks’ classic.

826-3928 / attentionservices@sbcglobal.net / 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/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / 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

Earl Thomas and Eddie Angel Coffeehouse Show

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 adv.

Earl and Eddie sing and strum for a few hours of coffeehouse style blues.

822-1575 / Web site

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Accurate Productions

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

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

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Peace of Mind Orchestra

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre