Friday, Oct. 25, 2013's Lowdown
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.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Godlin Gets Behind
Bill Summers with the Getdown crew at the Jambalaya? The funk gods are good.
Peter Singer at the Van Duzer. Tell your friends you saw a living philosopher. For free. The guy donates 1/4 of his income to charity and he encourages doping in professional sports! Then go see Splinter Cell and Brett the Truck.
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.
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.
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
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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."
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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.
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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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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.
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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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