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MSNBC Contributor Welcomed Into Arcata Tuesday Night

The Humboldt scenesters are keeping it pretty low key Tuesday night -- still recovering from the debaucherous bacchanal that is President's Day, we have to assume.

Of note, sociologist, author, radio host and frequent MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson will give his take on the current state of race relations in America to anyone inclined to jaunt up to the Van Duzer Theatre. An ordained Baptist minister and Georgetown University professor, Dyson has penned bestselling books such as Making Malcolm X; Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?; and Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster among others.

By percentage, will this be the most white room Dyson speaks to all year? Place your bets, Humboldt! Other Tuesday night options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Michael Eric Dyson

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $10

"Michael Eric Dyson eloquently melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture. His popular books such as Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, and Can You Hear Me Now? deeply probe social themes and cultural politics."

826-3928 / Web site

Scrap Humboldt Basic Training

SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-6:30 a.m. / Free

Humboldt County's creative reuse center is looking for great people to help with events, projects and in our reuse shop.

845-6836 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Ping Pong

Logger Bar / noon / 21+

Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.

668-5000 / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Dale Winget

Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.

Local guitarist/vocalist.

Fred and Junior (He's Not My Dad)

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.

Traditional jazz and vocals with Fred Rogers on guitar and Bruce Johnson on the standup bass.

668-4151 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Cribbage Tournament

Logger Bar / 6:45 p.m.

Signups at 6:45 p.m. Play at 7 p.m. $5.

668-5000 / Web site

Rehab, Angels Cut

Eureka Teen Center / 7 p.m. / $15

Rehab's farewell tour. Playing hits like "1980" and "Bartender." Local rockers Angels Cut open.

498-9904 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Sunny Brae Jazz Collective

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / Free

839-7580 / 6rbmsuicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

USGGO

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m.-midnight / 21+

Funk improvisation quartet.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre