Friday, Sept. 27, 2013's Lowdown
You know how Arcata got really crowded about a month ago when all the students came back? Well, now HSU is extending an invitation to students' entire families. Be warned.
Homecoming and Family Weekend kicks off Friday with a slew of events including a concert on the quad at noon, a Centennial-themed parade around the Arcata Plaza at 4:15 p.m. and a homecoming dance in the Goodwin Forum at 9 p.m., to name a few. Full sked here.
In addition to all that pep, Arcata also plays host tonight to the Fifth Annual String Thing, an evening of strummed and picked delights at the ATL featuring The Absynth Quintet, Dirt Floor Band, Lyndsey Battle, Chris Parreira, Caitlin Jemma and more.
Add to this Arcatacentric night the allure that Ethiopian-born, Yale-educated, Bay Area jazz singer Meklit Hadero provides and you got some tough choices to make, Humboldt. Even more confounding variables in your Lowdown below.
Fifth Annual String Thing
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $15 / 21+
Featuring The Absynth Quintet, the Dirt Floor Band, Lyndsey Battle, Cory Goldman and Brian Hennesy, Caitlin Jemma and Our Weight in Gold and Chris Parreira and Friends.
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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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You Can't Take It With You
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 student/senior
NCRT production of the comedy awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937. Directed by Mack Owen.
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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.