Kelly Joe Phelps All Over Humboldt Today

Of all the Halloweeny horrifying-ness going down in HumCo tonight there might not be anything quite as terrifying as how scary good Kelly Joe Phelps is at slide guitar. As evidenced in the YouTube clip below, it's slightly disgusting.

Humboldtians have two opportunities to to experience Mr. Phelps' fingers casting spells within their county Friday. Obviously, if you perused the Lowdown below you know that he'll be at the Arcata Playhouse in the evening ($15). But Kelly Joe will also grace Larry Trask's fine radio programme "Awkward Pause" on KHUM (104.3/104.7) sometime in the 3 o'clock hour. Turn knobs for that.

Less virtuosic options in your Friday Lowdown below. 

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

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Zombie Ballet
North Coast Dance / 6 p.m. / $75
Annual membership gala and fundraiser features witches presenting guests with a blood-red rose and champagne served in a commemorative, etched North Coast Dance flute. Then a performance featuring witches, mummies, vampires and more.
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Peter Singer
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m.
Considered one of the most influential contemporary philosophers alive today, Peter Singer is internationally known for his books Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics,The Expanding Circle, and most recently, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter. Part of HSU's Centennial Speakers Series
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

The Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors
Eighth and N streets, Arcata / 7 p.m.-midnight / $10
Humboldt's most twisted, horrific tradition returns for another year of hair-raising, vomit-inducing delights! 13 and older.
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The Haunted Mill Tour
Blue Ox Millworks / 8 p.m.-midnight / $10
Terror has a new home this year as the North Coast Repertory Theatre and the Blue Ox Historic Park bring you the Haunted Mill Tour. Sexy zombies, demented blacksmiths, and all manner of creepy crawlers will be taking over the historic Blue Ox Millworks site for this four night event.
444-3437 / / Web site / View Comments

Kelly Joe Phelps
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students and members
"Kelly Joe grew up in Sumner, Washington and learned country and folk songs, as well as drums and piano, from his father. After a ten-year jazz phase, playing mostly bass, he moved on to country blues, inspired by masters like Fred McDowell, and took up slide guitar, which he played lapstyle."
822-1575 / / Web site / View Comments

Strix Vega, The Trouble
Logger Bar / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
Humboldt's two most adorable boy bands duke it out for your affection/underwear.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Minor Theatre / 11:45 p.m. / $9
Oh. It must be Halloween. You know the drill.
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Kitchen Supply Yard Sale for CASA
CASA of Humboldt / 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
443-3197 / / Web site / View Comments

Garberville Farmers' Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
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Bee Friendly Days
Eureka Natural Foods / 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Meet local beekeepers and learn about their practice.
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Hammond Park Community Garden Open House
Hammond Park / 3-5 p.m. / Free
267-0924 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

Youth Art
The MGC / 5 p.m. / $30 Monthly
725-3300 / / Web site / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Rooster McClintock
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Humboldt honky tonkers.
668-4151 / / Web site / View Comments

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.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Eureka Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $10
The first of two Humboldt RHPS screenings in HumCo. Choose wisely.
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

Sebastian Baverstam and Cristian Budu
Calvary Lutheran Church / 7:30 p.m. / $30 / $5 students
Cellist and pianist playing music from Bach, Schubert and Brahms.
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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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SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.
Bringing you the funny on a freaky Friday.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Barfly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
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Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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Phil And The Blanx
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / $7
Rock = this night.
839-7580 / / Web site / View Comments

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Rockin' originals.
497-6093 / View Comments

The Decades
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
From Chuck Berry to Katy Perry.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Eyes Anonymous
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+
Pop, new wave, and R&B hits from the 1980s.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Cynthia Brando
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9-11 p.m. / Free
826-9463 / / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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Splinter Cell, Brett The Truck
Little Red Lion / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+ / Web site / View Comments

Bass 'n' Brew
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m. / $6 / 21+
Monthly event kick off with special guests M!nt, MIKEY , Zanapod and Choc Won.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

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