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Let's Talk About Saturday Night, AKA Halloweekend

Traditionally, the Saturday preceding Halloween is really second only to New Year's Eve in terms of flamboyant night out options with this year being no exception. Since it is your right as an American to get crunk for the holidays -- consult your pocket constitution -- your Lowdown is going to look ahead to the choicest cuts of meat on Saturday night's party menu:

And don't forget your local haunted house options. Plenty more in Saturday's Lowdown. And if saving your strength is not a concern to you, Thursday options below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Old School Jams Night

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Join DJ's Red, CHOCWON, and Riff for a night of classic funk, 80's party jams, and old school hip hop. All spun on 100% vintage vinyl.

826-2739 / Web site

Easy Conversational Spanish

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

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

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

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

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

Blue Lake Community Garden Open House

Blue Lake Community Resource Center / 11-1 a.m. / Free

267-0924 / DebbieP@NrsRcaa.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

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

Gist Hall, HSU / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

Dr. Gwyn Kirk will present “Environmental Security and National Security: Are They Compatible?"

826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / 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

Fred and Junior

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local swing jazz duo helps the hops go down.

668-4151 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

ArMack Orchestra

McKinleyville 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.

Latin Peppers

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / 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

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / 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

The Georgia Handshakers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight

“Dirty Georgia jazz and country.”

826-7222 / 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

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

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 /

Out of Spite: Burlesque and Sideshow Revue

Arcata Playhouse / 9 p.m.

822-1575 / Web site

Matt Pless and Francie Moon

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / $None Public

668-5000 / 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