Thursday, April 3's Lowdown

Your Humboldt Thursday is gonna go like this:

  • The party people at the Environmental Protection Information Center are staging a benefit show at the Arcata Playhouse featuring "surreal bubblegum art pop" purveyors El Radio Fantastique. Take a nibble of the layers of sound they produce in the video below and/or tune in to KHUM 104.3/104.7 at  roughly 1 p.m. when they'll do battle with DJ Mike Dronkers.
  • The Siren's Song Tavern continues to kill it as an off-weekend night live music funnel. Tonight the slanted room will host a pair of earnest bands in the form of local synth-y garage rockers Companion Animal and SF indie rock trio The Desert Line.
  • If you like feeling community surf on over to the monthly Ocean Night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge where tonight they'll be showing the documentary Rebels With a Cause, about a group of "dreamers and schemers" who fought keep developers McMansion-ing pristine coastlines. 

If none of those grab you, scroll around the rest of your Thursday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

If Jereme Stinspring is playing, color me there. Get it?  "Color"?  "Blue" Lake?  

Events

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El Radio Fantastique
Arcata Playhouse / 6:30 a.m. / $12
Features the beautifully dark songwriting of frontman and multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Di Morente. Benefit for EPIC.
822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

Ocean Night
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m. / $3
Screening Rebels WITH a Cause, the story of the dreamers and schemers who fought to keep wealthy developers from taking over – and destroying – breathtaking natural landscapes.
267-8458 / jsavage@yournec.org / Web site / View Comments

Physical Reality
Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU students / $8 seniors, children
This year’s HSU Dance concert, with more than 40 dancers performing 10 new dances that employ styles from ballet to modern, traditional Middle Eastern to hip-hop.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Companion Animal, The Desert Line
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Two local rock bands will entertain you without asking for your money, ya cheapskates.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Informational Meeting/Open House
Coastal Grove Charter School / 5:30 a.m.
Coastal Grove features a Waldorf Methods curriculum, which educates the whole child by fostering collaborative learning, creativity, and critical thinking.
825-8804 / Web site / View Comments

Kindergarten Information NIght
Arcata Elementary School / 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Meet the teachers and hear about enrichment programs, and other services at Arcata Elementary School.
822-4858 / Web site / View Comments

Conversations with Rob
Humboldt Bay Tourism Center / 4:30-6 p.m. / Free
Relaxed conversation about any aspect of real estate.
443-6831 / rob@mikkimoves.com / Web site / View Comments

Big Screens, Big Machines
Access Humboldt / 5-8 p.m.
See Kinetics span time as we dig into the Ofiishul Kinetic Archive of Kinetic documentaries past.
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Sustainable Futures Speaker Series
Humboldt State University / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Denise Burchsted will present “Natural Dams and the River Dis-Continuum.” The billion-dollar river restoration industry relies primarily on the perception that pre-disturbance rivers were free-flowing.
826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Seabury Gould
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Raising Grain
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
"More microbe than men, the colonial organisms that make up the humanoid forms of Raising Grain communicate solely through bluegrass rhythms."
668-4151 / Raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Speed Dating
Six Rivers Brewery / 7 p.m. / $25
This week’s age group is from 29-39 years old.
839-7580 / 6rbevents@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Blues Night
Redwood Raks / 8 p.m. / $5
With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.
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Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Gabe Rozzell and Jereme Stinspring
Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Jacob Miller opens.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Roots 'N' Culture Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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DJ Pressure Anya Duo
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Beats you can't not dance to.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Punk Rock Karaoke
Alibi / 10 p.m. / 21+
"You don't need to know how to sing, and you don't need to be a karaoke kind of person."
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 1:15, 6:45, 8:50
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 3:15
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 6:50, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 8:00
  • DIVERGENT: 11:45, 1:25, 2:50, 4:40, 6:00, 7:55, 9:10
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 11:55, 5:40
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 12:00, 2:30, 4:55
  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED: 11:50, 1:20, 2:35, 4:05, 5:25, 8:10
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 3:50, 9:20
  • NEED FOR SPEED 3D: 12:20, 5:50
  • NOAH: 11:35, 1:10, 2:40, 4:30, 5:45, 7:45, 8:55
  • NON-STOP: 12:45, 3:25, 6:05, 8:45
  • SABOTAGE: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • WIND RISES: 2:45, 8:35
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 6:55, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 8:00
  • DIVERGENT: 2:50, 6:00, 9:10
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 5:10
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 3:10, 5:30
  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED: 3:00, 5:40, 8:20
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 3:35, 6:25, 9:15
  • NOAH: 2:40, 3:50, 5:50, 7:50, 9:00
  • SABOTAGE: 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
Minor Theatre
  • DIVERGENT: 5:40, 8:50
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • NOAH: 5:25, 8:30

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