Thursday, Feb. 20's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

The Quick & Easy Boys at the Jambalaya. Power Trio + Rock and Roll? Hell yes.

Events

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Falling Rocks
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

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 / 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

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 / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Bluegrass with your local brews?
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

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

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

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 / View Comments

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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No Covers
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.
Jazz/classical and funk improv to wash over your ear holes.
826-7222 / 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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Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

(CANCELED) The Quick and Easy Boys
Jambalaya / 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 / View Comments

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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DJs Pressure/Anya
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Your ass will move.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
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
  • ABOUT LAST NIGHT: 1:35, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 2:15, 5:10, 8:05
  • ENDLESS LOVE: 12:35, 3:10, 5:45, 8:25
  • FROZEN 2D: 1:30, 4:10
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 7:15
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 3D: 2:35
  • 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: 2:20, 5:20, 8:15
  • 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: 4:55, 9:35
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY: 6:50, 9:30
  • WINTER S TALE: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ENDLESS LOVE: 1:20, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • FROZEN 2D: 1:50, 4:30
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 8:00
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 1:05, 6:30
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:40, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • ROBOCOP: 12:10, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 7:05, 9:30
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY: 3:55, 9:20
  • WINTER S TALE: 12:00, 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • HER: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • PHILOMENA: 3:20, 5:50, 8:15
  • WINTER S TALE: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00

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