Thursday, April 17's Lowdown

Your Humboldt Thursday is highlighted with continuing events — we’ve already discussed current tall ship tours, birding gatherings and student-run film festivals in previous Lowdowns — but also some good one-offs: 

  • Up at Jambalaya, Brooklyn-based three-piece band Pleasure Drones play an almost mathematical funk and are fronted by the unique guitar wizardry provided by Will Bernard, who previously garnered a Grammy nomination for his work in the group T.J. Kirk.
  • Jamaican-born, super lovey-dovey reggae star Prezident Brown will rain positivity into the ear canals of fans gathered at HumBrews this evening. Get an idea of his particular brand of roots in the clip below for his song “I Love Jah.” 
  • If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to dress up like a mermaid in public (and for a good cause no less) then head on over to The Siren’s Song Tavern who are hosting the DJ dancey Sailors and Mermaids fundraiser benefitting Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. Pull on your mermaid tail unless you’re super addicted to strolling around on those … what’s the word again? Feet?

 —Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

Will Bernard is the man. Pleasure Drones is the band. The Jam. 

Events

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Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival
Various / 6:30 a.m. / $35 / Free Under 18
A celebration of the Marbled Godwits and all the birds that visit the north coast during Spring Migration. Nearly 100 field trips, workshops and social events to choose from. Full schedule online.
826-7050 / info@godwitdays.org / Web site / View Comments

Sailors and Mermaids
The Siren's Song Tavern / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+
Throw on your mermaid tail or sailor hat for a pint night fundraiser benefitting Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. DJ dancing with sea creatures.
442-2961 / natalie@srpp.org / Web site / View Comments

Prezident Brown
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+
Clarendon, Jamaica-born positive reggae artist. Stevie Culture opens.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Pleasure Drones
Jambalaya / 10 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Electro/Funk/Hard/Cinematic/Ambience.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

SCRAP Humboldt Volunteer Training
SCRAP Humboldt / 6:30-7:30 a.m. / Free / 18+
Humboldt County's first creative reuse center is looking for great people to help out in its reuse shop, workshop space, at events and more.
822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Schedule
Humboldt Bay / 4 p.m. / $3 / $43 sailing events
Lady Washington arrives in Eureka April 10 for an 11-day visit featuring public sailing excursions, walk-on tours, and educational programs for K-12 students. Her companion, Hawaiian Chieftain, follows on April 15. Click here for full list of tours and sailing options.
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Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country
College of the Redwoods / 4:20-5:30 p.m. / Free
Art, history, and political science project by Daniel Tucker, a Chicago-based artist. Come hear Daniel talk about his interesting and amusing work in progress, along with some of his other related artistic activities.
476-4118 / cindy-hooper@redwoods.edu / 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

Girls Night Out Spring Boutique
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Promo: "Shopping, shopping and more shopping."
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Ghost Forest Lecture
Kate Buchanan Room / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
Author-activist Greg King will presents a personal history of the ancient redwood ecosystem and the struggles to protect it.
826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m.
Local bluegrass institution.
668-4151 / 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

47th Humboldt International Film Festival
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $20 4 Night Pass / $8 General Public / $5 All students / $3 HSU Students w/ID
"The world’s oldest student-run film festival, the HFF creates a unique venue for traditional films and alternative digital media that enjoys an international reputation for supporting and celebrating independent filmmakers working in traditional, experimental and non-traditional modes."
826-4113 / filmfestival@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

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

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / 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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DATAblend
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free
"Taste purple slaps from the soul y'all! Join us for this month's musical excursion, blending past and future sounds, bending genre's, and levitating the dance floor."
442-8778 / events@thesirenssongtavern.com / 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

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

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.
442-6278 / ncrt@huomboldt1.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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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

PonyKiller
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Psychetoxicadelic band.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

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

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Abruzzi After Dark
Abruzzi / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10
Featuring Humboldt County's premier DJ duo, Pressure/Anya. THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE 25 YEARS AND OLDER (WTF?).
826-2345 / booking@pressureanya.com / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:20
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 11:35, 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
  • DIVERGENT: 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:10
  • DRAFT DAY: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:00
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 12:20, 3:05, 5:50, 8:35
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:25
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:55, 3:30, 6:05, 8:40
  • NOAH: 1:55, 5:05
  • OCULUS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • RAID 2: 2:00, 5:30, 8:55
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:15, 2:05, 2:55, 4:45, 5:35, 8:10
  • RIO 2 3D: 11:30, 7:25
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 8:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 2:55, 8:45, 9:20
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 5:25, 9:20
  • DIVERGENT: 2:50, 6:00
  • DRAFT DAY: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 6:35
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 4:05
  • NOAH: 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
  • OCULUS: 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • RIO 2 2D: 4:45, 6:05, 7:25, 9:40
  • RIO 2 3D: 2:45, 8:30
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 5:45, 8:50
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LUNCHBOX: 3:40, 6:10, 8:40