Where Humboldt Can Get Its Ray Charles Tribute Tonight (VIDEO)
Your Lowdown has the unfortunate duty of informing you that Ray Charles died in 2004. So if you never had the pleasure of hearing them pipes live, uh, bad news …
Plan B! Your next best option takes the stage Friday night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. There, Humboldtians have the opportunity to have their ears filled with Zach Deputy's soulful vocals as he fronts's saxophonist Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. And they're just gonna go ahead and blast out Ray Charles songs all night. That's right. They're gonna make it do what it do, baby?
Can they do Ray justice? We would submit to you as Exhibit A the amateur YouTube video we dug up below of the band ripping through "Unchain My Heart" as proof that they can. But you be the judge. Other less rhythmic options in your Friday Lowdown farther down.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Mama Mia, That's a spicy Bocce Ball. Oh No! Don't throw the pallino in the-a-swimming pool! That's not a swimming pool? You-a-telling me I'm-a seeing things? Get out of my Bocce Game!
Hippies and rednecks, twirling together in Blue Lake? It's either "yes" or "hell yes."
Blue Lake Harvest Days
Blue Lake / 7 p.m. / Free
A full moon. A big tent. Blue Lake. Barn dance featuring local favorites the Striped Pig Stringband, pony rides, arts encounters, ghost tours, performances, pumpkin catapult and more.
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Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 Members & students
Singer/songwriter with boundless insight into popular culture and love of all things sequined.
822-1575 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Art from Mending Hearts
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 6-8 p.m. / Free
“If people are offended by the art, well, they should be – rape and murder are offensive things,” said Humboldt Domestic Violence Services (HDVS) manager Patricia Samson.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments
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 / View Comments
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.
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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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $30 / 18+
KMUD presents the Major Lazer member with Blessed Coast Sound System, Bass Station, Guerrilla Takeover and Pressure Anya.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments
BA-DUM-CHH Comedy: The Zombie Riot!
The Silver Lining / 8 p.m.
Host Sherae O'Shaughnessy along with troupe members Zeke Herrera, Nando Molina, John Mcclurg, Joe Whiskey-Whiskers Deschaine, Ratty Maty, Ivy Vasquez and Tony Persico.
- CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:35, 8:40
- FIFTH ESTATE: 5:45, 8:50
- GRAVITY 2D: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20