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Ugh. Humboldt's Friday Night = Exhausting

Geez. Go ahead and peruse Friday's Lowdown. Did you just get really tired? Yeah. Too much stuff going on. Just Friday, the combination of inspiring personal narrative/holy-damn raw talent that is the Charles Bradley experience blows the roof off the Van Duzer Theatre. Under the radar local music is allowed on stage over Bummerfest's two days. A herd of classic cars will graze in Eureka for your viewing pleasure during Cruz' n Eureka. Two comedy shows, an arts night, a film festival.

Again, too much.

Oh, and then there's Steel Standing. Friday night at Jambalaya, Humboldt's 10-person strong steel drum calypso orchestra celebrates the release of their first album with a "Trinidance" party. As if that wasn't incentive to shake it island-style, it should be noted that Steel Standing will soon sit down -- the group will be hanging it up and going their separate ways. (Note: In addition to Friday's show, they'll be partying in Eel River Brewery's beer garden on Sunday). Catch 'em while you can. Full Friday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Bummerfest 2013

The Ink Annex / 3-11:30 p.m.

Two days and nights of local artists ... indoors! Click link for full schedule.

Cruz'n Eureka

Eureka / 4 p.m.

Annual weekend-long celebration of classic car culture. Poker Run on Thursday. Cruise on Friday. Car show in Old Town on Saturday. Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Web site

Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

Evening of Vaudeville

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 7 p.m. / $10

Semi-corny jokes, live music, singers, musical bits, circus acts and more. Proceeds benefit North Coast Repertory Theatre.

668-9770 / Web site

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 / $5 HSU student

Commanding soul artist who gives new meaning to the phrase “the voice of experience.”

826-3928 / Web site

Steel Standing's CD Release Party

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+

Trini-dance party featuring all the best soca and calypso tunes from Trinidad and Tobago.

822-4766 / steelstandingband@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Bay Boat Tours

Humboldt Baykeeper / 9 a.m.

Humboldt Baykeeper offers free natural history boat tours of the north Humboldt Bay at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Call for details.

268-8897 /

Garberville Farmers' Market

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

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Pressure/Anya DJs

Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.

Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.

839-7580 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

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

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

LiveART with Sonny Wong

Eel River Brewery / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Painter, graffiti artist, graphic designer, rapper, father, computer geek, kid-at-heart, True Jedi of the Sharpie.

725-2739 / eelriverbrewingevents@gmail.com / Web site

Parent Voices Humboldt Meeting

The Jefferson Project / 6-7:30 p.m.

Parent led, grassroots organization striving to keep quality child care accessible and affordable to all Humboldt County families.

444-8293 / Parentvoiceshumboldt@changingtidesfs.org / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Lifetree Film Fest

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $5

Creative films from around the globe. The overarching theme of the festival’s short films is people who are “doing life” or “doing good.”

822-1220 / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz.

825-7596 / Web site

Sam Maez Quartet

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local jazz.

923-2748 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Becky's New Car

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Becky Foster, is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.

Mateel Comedy Cabaret

Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10

Featuring Sean Peabody and Ryan Noack. Limited table seating is available with a 2-drink minimum.

923-3368 / Web site

Wild Lungs

Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m.

822-3453 / Web site

The Vanishing Pints

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

Exuberant folk music of mostly Irish origins. Drinking songs, sea shanties and working class laments.

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

Splinter Cell

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

Trinidad Arts Night After Party.

677-3543 / Web site

Ba-Dum-Chh Comedy Presents

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5

Featuring SF comedians Jason Dove and Christopher John, plus Sherae O'Shaughnessy, Zeke Herrera, Joe Whiskey-Whiskers Deschaine, Tony Persico and Ivy Vasquez.

826-2739 / Web site

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Blues, rock and more.

733-9644 / Web site

Hookah Stew

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


800-684-2464 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

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

Bar-Fly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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