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Wild and Scenic Film Festival Tonight (TRAILER)

Marvel and celebrate the great outdoors in the spacious indoors of the Arcata Theatre Lounge for the 11th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, an evening of short films and documentaries that will convince you to cease all youe personal clearcutting, mountaintop removal and artistic oil spill projects. The evening also acts as a benefit for the local environmental champions at EPIC. Sample the tone of the evening in the trailer above and/or scour your other Thursday options in your Lowdown below.



Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $10 / $8 students

Film screening/call to action that promises to inspire and inform you with scenes that illustrate the Earth's beauty, the challenges that are facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.

822-7711 / epic@wildcalifornia.org / Web site

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Scuber Mountain

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $7 / 21+

Humboldt County's foremost and most tragic piano-pop group. Farmhouse Odyssey opens.

826-2739 / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

A Place at the Table

Calvary Lutheran Church / 4:30-8 p.m. / Free

Free community screening of the critically acclaimed documentary examining the crisis of food insecurity, hunger, obesity and food access in America and the policies that have perpetuated the problem.

445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

Gist Hall, HSU / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

Dr. Philip Garone presents “California Wetlands – Two Centuries of Loss and Recovery: Lessons From the Central Valley.” Garone is an associate professor of history at California State University Stanislaus.

826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / Web site

Sound Judgment

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

Rick DeVol, Jeff Smoller and Doug Kamprath play instrumental rockin' jazz-ish music.

668-4151 / Web site

Lisa Baney

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / 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.

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Mike Bynum

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

Acoustic folk artist.

826-7222 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Mike Bynum

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Local singer/songwriter.

826-7222 / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Out of Spite Burlesque and Sideshow Revue

Arcata Playhouse / 9 p.m. / $8

Benefit performance raising funds for a Halloween event on the Arcata Plaza featuring Va Va Voom, Megz Madrone, Sarah Lee, Don Husman and more.

845-5842 / Web site

Accurate Productions

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

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Lyndsey Battle Trio

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.

Uke-slingin' singer/songwriter and band. Chief opens.

668-5000 / Web site

Savage Henry Radio Program Live Recording

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $3 / 21+

First ever live recording of the "Award Winning Podcast" (recently ranked in the Joshua Duke Quarterly as one of the "Top 1,000 Podcasts To Watch").

839-7580 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /

Synrgy, Stevie Culture

The Jam / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Local reggae with Elephant Dub Brigade. DJ Abba Roots opens.

822-4766 / Web site


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