Thursday, Feb. 13's Lowdown

Your Lowdown will kick today off by imploring you to check out the Lost Coast Outpost's Humboldt Valentine's Guide. Tomorrow is the big day. This is your two-minute warning. 

As far as Thursday goes, tonight is your second and final chance to catch the aggressively authentic bluegrass and witty stage banter that is Dry Branch Fire Squad at the Arcata Playhouse. With nearly 40 years in the pickin' game, the midwest-born quartet mixes front-porch standards and modern ballads with folksy jokes about banjos

(Added bonus: DBFS will melt the skin off the face of KHUM DJ Mike Dronkers live at 'round 'bouts 1 p.m. You will not want to miss that transition.)

Elsewhere in HumCo this evening, 94.1 KSLG per-see-naw-lay-tee Sherae O'Shag' will give a few local lovelorn losers one final pre-Valentine chance to not have to endure a lonely Feb. 14. The second edition of The Humboldt Hookup quasi-dating show takes place at ye olde Six Rivers Brewery. If you get off on public humiliation … see you there!

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

More like 'Dry Branch Smile Squad,' amiright?!

Events

(Submit yours!)

Oedipus The King and Women in Congress
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 students/seniors
NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.
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The Humboldt Hookup
Six Rivers Brewery / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free / 18+
Hosted by Sherae O'Shaughnessy. To sign up, email. Music by Electric Gravy.
839-7580 / sherae@kslg.com / Web site / View Comments

Dry Branch Fire Squad
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 members
"For more than a quarter of a century Dry Branch Fire Squad has played aggressively traditional bluegrass, capturing the soul of American music. Along with performing their authentic Appalachia-inspired songs, bandleader Ron Thomason captivates audiences with his hilarious stories."
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed w/ Andy Fihn
Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5:30-8:30 a.m. / Free
Local blues duo get lowdown and dirty.
839-1222 / View Comments

Sour Sour
The Local / 4 p.m.
"We will have at least 10 Sour beers on tap, probably more. Lots of new beers we haven’t had before, and a few classics we love!"
497-6320 / Web site / View Comments

Peet Guercio
College of the Redwoods / 6 p.m. / $3
CR has a new theatre. Why not use it? Guercio is a standup comedian from Los Angeles who has hosted a game show for MTV, written for Comedy Central, and performed with Louis CK, Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Daniel Tosh.
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Sound Judgment
Ramone's / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Jazz and eclectic tunes.
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Jeff DeMark and The LaPatinas
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free
Six-piece semi-acoustic band performs originals and covers.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

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

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

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.
407-3550 / 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

Trivia Night
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+
Second Thursday trivia night hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace. Prove to Blue Lake how smart you are.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Gunsafe
Kate Buchanan Room / 8 p.m.
AS Presents local band showcase featuring Humboldt's favorite punk/county/folk explosion.
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Making God Laugh
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10
A family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.
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Blake Ritter
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.
Local fiddle master.
826-7222 / 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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Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+
Be the next McKinleyville Idol.
839-2013 / View Comments

DJs Pressure/Anya
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Twerking allowed.
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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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • FROZEN 2D: 1:30
  • FROZEN SING A LONG: 4:05
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 4:55, 9:40
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 3D: 2:35, 7:20
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 6:40, 9:15
  • LABOR DAY: 12:35, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 11:55, 12:55, 2:30, 5:05, 6:05, 7:40
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 12:00, 3:30, 8:40
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 12:20, 3:10, 6:10, 9:00
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25
  • ROBOCOP: 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 9:05
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • FROZEN 2D: 3:15
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 5:50, 8:30
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 2:55, 5:30
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 8:00
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 3:20, 6:00, 8:50
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • RIDE ALONG: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • ROBOCOP: 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • HER: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • LABOR DAY: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • PHILOMENA: 3:25, 5:50, 8:15

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