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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


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.

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

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.

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 / dave@ncrt.net / Web site

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 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

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.

668-5000 / strixvega@hotmail.com / Web site

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 / chelsea@humboldtcasa.org / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Bee Friendly Days

Eureka Natural Foods / 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Meet local beekeepers and learn about their practice.

Hammond Park Community Garden Open House

Hammond Park / 3-5 p.m. / Free

267-0924 / DebbieP@NrsRcaa.org / Web site

Halloween Carnival

Fieldbrook Elementary School / 3 p.m.

Costumes, games, fun.

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 / dana-maher@redwoods.edu / Web site

Youth Art

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

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

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Rooster McClintock

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

Humboldt honky tonkers.

668-4151 / roostermcclintockband@gmail.com / 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.

Humboldt Time

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local jazz.

923-2748 / Web site

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

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.

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


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / 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

Random Acts of Comedy

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.

Bringing you the funny on a freaky Friday.

822-1220 / Web site

Barfly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Phil And The Blanx

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / $7

Rock = this night.

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


Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Rockin' originals.

497-6093 /

The Decades

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

From Chuck Berry to Katy Perry.

800-684-2464 / Web site

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

Cynthia Brando

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9-11 p.m. / Free


826-9463 / goodmanwines@sbcglobal.net / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.

Splinter Cell, Brett The Truck

Little Red Lion / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

splintercellband@earthlink.net / Web site

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


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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