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Birdwatching at the Arcata Playhouse (VIDEO)

By all accounts, this past Humboldt weekend teemed with awesomeness, from the triumphant Wine of Summer premiere, to the frenetic energy that was the Rebel Craft Rumble, to the grueling serenity of the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon. Good show, HumCo.

Why stop now? If you can forget the traditional definition of Monday there's some promising out and about options. Most notable, the Arcata Playhouse will be filled with the melodiousness that is Birds of Chicago a duo made up by the singing/songwriting duo of JT Nero and Allison Russell. The two pitch their sound as a mixture of "mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop and classic soul" and sing about, by their own telling, "electric seahorses. And honey bee apocalypses. And ice cream." Sure. Have their sweetness confirmed in the video below where the pair perform their song "I Have Heard Words."

If that's too sugary, your Lowdown also notes that The Siren's Song Tavern takes a dark turn Monday evening with a packed evening of trance-y, ambient electronic music headlined by Troller and Ssleeperhold (the second "s" is silent).

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Birds of Chicago

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.

"Collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music."

822-1575 / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Troller, Ssleeperhold, Tabloid, DL Mathias

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9-11:59 p.m. / $5

So much sound! Night of ethereal darkwave soundtracks that will score your nightmares henceforth.

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

Zumba

The MGC / 6 p.m. / $6

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

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Game Night

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 7-11 p.m. / Free

Cribbage tournament!

826-7222 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Karaoke w/ DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Sushi specials starting at 6 p.m.

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

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

U.S.G.G.O.

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Percussionist Tamaras Abrams and bassist Danny Gaon improv down.

Roots and Culture Dance Night

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

Reggae and world music every Monday night.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Minor Theatre