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Lowdown: How Do You Pronounce 'Ngaio'? (VIDEO)

As hilarious as Speed Dating Night at Six Rivers Brewery has the potential to be, your best Thursday night chuckle chance will likely be found at Humboldt Brews.

These days Ngaio Bealum has fashioned himself as "the cannabis comic." In addition to headlining traditional comedy venues, he's performed for the stony masses at the Emerald Cup, as well as various Hemp Fests. His sets often straddle a line between stand up and witty marijuana activism. If Humboldt was looking to sponsor a comedian, this just might be our guy.

You can confirm his credentials tonight. In the meantime, the 1994 clip of Bealum the Lowdown dug up below serves a few purposes. First, it shows our man in a much different stage of his career. But maybe more importantly, he begins by sharing the proper pronunciation of 'Ngaio.' For those of you who've only read his name on posters around HumCo for the past few weeks, this may come in handy if you run into Bealum in the parking lot after the show and you're trying to score rolling papers.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Falling Rocks

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Stand Up! Comedy with Ngaio Bealum

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

A past finalist in the San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition, Bealum has appeared on ABC, MTV, BET and Comedy Central. Chris Riggins, Nando Molina, Ivy Vasquez and Tony Persico open.

826-2739 / Web site

Buddy Reed w/ Andy Fihn

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5:30-8:30 a.m. / Free

Local blues duo get lowdown and dirty.

839-1222 /

Community Bike Kitchen

Jefferson Community Center / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free

We will cover different bicycle uses, sizes, types, fit and how to shop smart for a bicycle that you'll truly enjoy.

269-2055 / josh@nrsrcaa.org /

Compost Mountain Boys

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Bluegrass with your local brews?

668-4151 / Web site

Four Shillings Short

Trinidad Library / 6:30 p.m.

"Around the World in 30 Instruments." Celtic, world and folk music duo perform.

677-0227 / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

RRAS Board Meeting

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 6:30 p.m.

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Speed Dating

Six Rivers Brewery / 7 p.m. / $25

"This week we have age group 23 to 33. Get the opportunity to go on 6 short dates in one night!"

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

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.

No Covers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

Jazz/classical and funk improv to wash over your ear holes.

826-7222 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

The Distance of The Moon

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / Free

Theatrical adaptation of the short story by Italo Calvino, performed by our second-year M.F.A. class.

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

Blues Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5

With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.

616-6876 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

DJs Pressure/Anya

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Your ass will move.

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

Shugafoot

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Accurate Productions

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

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

(CANCELED) The Quick and Easy Boys

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

NOTE TO GOOD TIME SEEKERS: While the Lowdown and The Jambalaya Arcata's website listed The Quick & Easy Boys as playing tonight, uh, that is not happening. 'Tis canceled. Sorry if this leaves your night slow and difficult.

822-4766 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre