Friday, Sept. 6, 2013's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Tonight, in my mind, I'll be in the other Trinidad. Steel Standing? More like Steel Dancing!

Events

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Bummerfest 2013
The Ink Annex / 3-11:30 p.m.
Two days and nights of local artists ... indoors! Click link for full schedule.
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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.
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Trinidad Arts Night
Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.
Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.
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Evening of Vaudeville
Blue Lake Casino / 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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Steel Standing's CD Release Party
Jambalaya / 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 / View Comments

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 / 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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Pressure/Anya DJs
Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.
Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.
839-7580 / 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

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Fortuna's First Friday
Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.
Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.
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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 / View Comments

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Blues, rock and more.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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Eyes Anonymous
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Pop, new wave, and R&B hits from the 1980s.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Hookah Stew
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rock/pop.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Splinter Cell
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9 p.m. / 21+
Trinidad Arts Night After Party.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:50, 4:20
  • ELYSIUM: 12:05, 2:40, 5:30, 8:15
  • GETAWAY: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 12:00, 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US 2D: 4:00
  • ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US 3D: 1:35, 6:20, 8:45
  • PLANES 2D: 11:55, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00
  • RIDDICK: 11:55, 2:50, 5:45, 8:40, 9:20
  • SPECTACULAR NOW: 1:10, 3:35, 6:00, 8:30
  • THE WORLD S END: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:35
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • YOU RE NEXT: 6:55, 9:25
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ELYSIUM: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:05
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES: 12:15, 3:15, 6:20
  • ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US 2D: 8:00
  • ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US 3D: 1:00, 3:20, 5:40
  • PLANES 2D: 11:55, 2:20, 4:40
  • RIDDICK: 12:00, 2:55, 5:50, 8:45, 9:20
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • YOU RE NEXT: 6:55, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • BLACKFISH: 3:55, 6:10, 8:25
  • BLUE JASMINE: 4:15, 6:40, 9:10
  • CLOSED CIRCUIT: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20