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HSU Is Just Giving Away Dances

(Above: A famous musician.)

Tonight up at the Van Duzer Theatre, a man who really needs no hype …

OK, that’s out of the way. Moving on.

You’ll recall yesterday we shamelessly devoted our Lowdown space to a colleague hosting an event. Today lightning strikes twice. Our KHUM radio friend Mike Dronkers will be overseeing proceedings up at HSU’s somewhat ambitiously titled Dance of the Century, the culmination of the school’s year of centennial celebratin’. HSU apparently feels fine with losing money on this free event which will feature raffle prizes, DJs Pressure/Anya, karaoke, dance performances, special screenings of the Centennial Documentary, a photo booth, games and free food (did you hear that last part, students?). Oh, and you’re supposed to dress like your fav decade.

Like yesterday, we’re going to let the people involved pitch it. Take it away, Dronk:

"A blizzard of instagrams." Wonderful. Other Friday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Dance of the Century

Lumberjack Arena / 8 p.m.

Celebrate the culmination of Humboldt State’s Centennial Celebration with music, games, food and raffle prizes being given away every 30 minutes. Dress in your favorite decade. Emceed by Mike Dronkers.

Greg Brown

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $15 HSU students

"Brown moves audiences with warmth, humor, a thundering voice, and his unpretentious musical vision."

826-3928 / Web site

Humboldt Sea Kayaking Social

See Event Description / 9 a.m. / Free / 18+

700-839-3553 / info@explorenorthcoast.net / Web site

Ed Rosenthal Book Signing

Humboldt Glass Blowers / 4-6 p.m.

Come out and meet the legend himself, Ed Rosenthal.

Farm to Table Three Course Dinner

The Other Place / 5-10 p.m.

Bringing food from the garden to your plate

633-6124 / Web site

Roller Skating

Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6-8:30 p.m. / $4 Youth / $4.75 Adults

441-9181 / Web site

Backpacks Rhody Roundup

Adorni Center / 6-10 p.m.

Dancing to Dr. Squid, barbecue by Blackberry Bramble, live and silent auctions and no host full bar featuring local wines and brews. Benefits Backpacks for Kids.

'Try it All' Class

Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 6-7 p.m.

Intro to turbo kick, TRX and yoga.

839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Public Skate

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.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Disco Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Come dressed in your Disco finery and receive $1 off entry.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Papa Paul

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

MARZ Music

The Jefferson Project / 7-10 p.m.

Featuring producers and DJs TÆO, Ty Cacao Rhoze, and our very own Rave on Beautiful. Come early for an Ableton Live masterclass with TAEO at 7 p.m.

Web site

National Poetry Month Event

Northtown Books / 7 p.m.

Local poets reading their favorite poems by other poets.

822-2834 / info@northtownbook.com / Web site

Office Space

Eureka Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $5

If the words "flair," "Swingline," "Michael Bolton," and "Penetrode" bring appreciative, savoring smiles to your faces, well, here you go. Part of Fourth Friday Flix.

442-2970 / Web site

8-Ball Tournament

Broadway Billiards / 7:30-11 p.m. / $10 / 21+

442-7665 / Broadwaybilliards.humboldt@yahoo.com /

Playhouse Creatures

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU students (limited seating) / $8 students & seniors / 18+

The first women actors on the English stage pioneer a profession. Directed by Mark Swetz.

826-3928 / Web site

Music from the Heart

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free kids under 10

FRT concert series.

786-5483 / thebackwoods@suddenlink.net / Web site

I Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

One-weekend performance run is the culmination of a nine-week study exploring the theatrical realm of Tragedy.

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

HSU Composers Centennial Concert

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 students & seniors

Compositions by faculty, staff and alumni, featuring the premiere of “Reflections in Time” with words by four HSU poets and music by Brian Post.

826-3928 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.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.

826-7222 / Web site

Run Lola Run (1998)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5

Tom Tykwer directed this thriller in which Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) handled a smuggling job, delivered the loot, collected the payment, left the bag on the subway, and now has 20 minutes to gather 100,000 deutsche marks or confront the wrath of his boss, local criminal Ronnie (Heino Ferch).

822-1220 / Web site

Companion Animal, The Fairy Rings

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 8 p.m. / $5

Garage synth rock. Beer served with ID.

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Gibby JJ

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Jazz by jazz fans.

826-9463 / Web site

Stand Up! Comedy

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

With Kaseem Bentley, Jeff Anaya, Richard Dreyling, Dan Mires, Ivy Vasquez and John McClurg

839-7580 / Web site

Bar Fly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Blues, rock and more.

668-9770 / Web site

'80s Night

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

Accurate Productions tackles "The Me Decade."

800-684-2464 / Web site

Nueva Illusion

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

A night of Latin music and more with locals Nueva Ilusion and DJ Guajiro.

826-2739 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Saint Christopher, Hollow Down, Imperial Destructo

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


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