Friday, April 4, 2014's Lowdown
End your grueling work week with a tap of the toe and ‘grass stained eardrums? Friday night, local “jug grass” warriors the No Good Redwood Ramblers will headline what’s sure to be sardine-ish scene at Blue Lake’s house of worship The Logger Bar. The strummin’ and pickin’ quintet are celebrating the release of their first album, cleverly titled Good Ramblin’.
Here are three ways to experience the NGRR today: 1) Tonight at the Logger (where they’ll share the bill with the mighty Gunsafe); 2) Today on KHUM 104.3/104.7 (where they’ll share chuckle with the mighty Larry Trask.); 3) In the Humboldt Live Sessions clip for their song “Cold Wind Blows” below.
Non-bluegrass fans (shame on you) can peruse your Friday Lowdown below.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
When is the last time you PUBLICLY SKATED? Don't solo skate in shame! It's perfectly acceptable to skate in public now. I LOVE AMERICA!
I'll go with Drag Wars at Hum Brews. Can't imagine this won't be a good time [$5 and under award]
NO Good Redwood Ramblers? More like, WAY Good Redwood Ramblers. Get it? Also, check them on my show earlier on Friday, 5ish.
Strong at The Heart Book Signing
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Benefit for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team celebrating the paperback publication of the book by local author Carolyn Lehman. Contains first person accounts, illustrated with photographs, of men, women and teens who talk about what happened to them and the ways they found to heal from sexual abuse
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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.
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No Good Redwood Ramblers CD Release
Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Get your hands on the bluegrass band's new album Good Ramblin'. Gunsafe opens,
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Northern Delights, Hayfork / 9 p.m. / $40 / $35 adv. / 21+
Yes, in Hayfork. "Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s."
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Job Market Career Fair
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Sixth annual event "where job seekers find opportunities and Employers find new talent."
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Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5 Adults / $4 Ages 9-17 / $3 Ages 8 and under
Patrons are welcome to bring their own skates or rollerblades if they are clean, have no exposed bolts, and have at least one brake.
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Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Arcata High School / 7 p.m. / $10 General Admission / $8 Students
"Join us on a one of a kind adventure as we travel with Eurydice through the underworld to experience a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus, with original music composed by AAI Music students Gaizah Wagschal and Carson McHaney."
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Monty Python's Spamalot
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-10 p.m. / $18 / $15 3/20 only, Cast Benefit / $16 students/seniors / $25 3/15 only, Fortuna Sunrise Rotary Benefit
"Lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this musical comedy retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
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Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free
"More microbe than men, the colonial organisms that make up the humanoid forms of Raising Grain communicate solely through bluegrass rhythms."
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 Senior/Student
Parody of the 37 plays written by William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in shortened form) in about 97 minutes by only three actors.
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Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Emcees, poets and singers are encouraged to free flow, or try out a piece of work in progress, over improvised hip hop style analogue electronica provided by Anwyn Halliday on synthesizers and Tamaras Abrams on drums and vocals.
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Biscuits and Gravy
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Space Biscuit at 10:00 p.m. and Electric Gravy's hip hop open mic at 11 p.m.
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