Thursday, Aug. 28's Lowdown

Thursday night, comedy megastar and one-time “Garth” Dana Carvey will take the stage at the Van Duzer Theatre -- be sure to check out his appearance with KSLG's Myles Cochrane from this morning here. But if you think that is the only funny going down in town, well, you don’t know S.H.I.T. 

For the next three days, the absolute number of wiseasses within Humboldt’s borders is set to rise sharply thanks to the return of Savage Henry Independent Times’ Comedy Festival. Let the Lowdown assure you one thing: This is way more yuks than you can handle, of for no other reason than that it would be physically impossible to attend every standup show stretching across 11 local venues. Try. We dare you. 

Here’s how it works: Festival-goers can purchase a $25 wristband granting them access to any of this weekend’s out-of-town comedian-heavy shows, or you can pick and choose the ones that look the best for slightly less cash — take the grand finale showcase which closes the fest at the Arcata Theatre Lounge on Saturday, for example.

If you do plan to wander this thing, make sure to refer to your Lowdown which seems to be the only place online that conveniently lists complete venue and performer schedules for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For further preview, listen to Eric Black’s KMUD piece featured below.

Now go laugh, HumCo.

—Andrew Goff

Events

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Third Annual Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival, Thursday Schedule
See Event Description / 7 p.m. / $25
More than 70 comics descend upon Arcata, McKinleyville and Eureka for three days of jokes and variety shows. $25 for an all-show bracelet or choose single shows for $3-$15. Thursday venues include HumBrews, Blondies, Jambalaya, Six Rivers Brewery, Eureka Inn and more.
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Dana Carvey
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65 / $25 HSU students
"One of the most beloved Saturday Night Live cast members from the acclaimed show’s golden era, actor/comedian Dana Carvey brings his remarkable talent for sketch comedy and uncanny comedic impersonations to the CenterArts stage."
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

CR Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition
College of the Redwoods / 4-6 p.m. / Free
476-4559 / shawn-oconnor@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Waterproof Bike Panniers
SCRAP Humboldt / 6:30-8 p.m. / $15
822-2452 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

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

Claire Bent
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz vocalist.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Test, 908, Dispara, Skoptsy, Capital Decay
The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $8 / $6 members
A night of punk and grindcore courtesy The Placebo and Dead Tree Presents.
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Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / 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

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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Buddy Reed & th' Rip it Ups
Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.
Lowdown Thursday blues.
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Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Jimi Jeff's Open Mic
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Jammin' with Jimi.
839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com / View Comments

Dirty Thursdays
Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt's finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.
444-2017 / 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

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 2:20, 7:40
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • GIVER: 12:45, 3:15, 5:40, 8:10
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:10, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 12:15, 6:05
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
  • IF I STAY: 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 5:20
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 4:00, 9:20
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 1:20, 6:40
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 11:55, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 6:25, 9:10, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 2:55, 8:15
  • GIVER: 5:45
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 6:05, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 3:15
  • IF I STAY: 3:25, 5:55, 8:30
  • LET S BE COPS: 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 3:10, 6:00, 8:45
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 6:35
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 3:55, 9:15
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 3:50, 6:25, 8:55
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • BOYHOOD: 4:25, 8:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
  • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10