Thursday, Feb. 27's Lowdown

(Jensen, Banton, Foreman = Thursday)

Theater, comedy, environmental lectures and … wait for it … requisite reggae! We officially have an overachieving Humboldt Thursday on our hands! Please allow your Lowdown to break it down: 

  • By some metic, England-born reggae artist Pato Banton had a number one reggae hit in 1994 with a cover version of "Baby Come Back." Today, Banton comes back to Humboldt (Humboldt Brews, specifically) to spread his particularly positive brand of soul-infused reggae. Stevie Culture opens.
  • EPIC is sponsoring an evening with Derrick Jensen in HSU's Kate Buchanan Room. He makes pretty words and is referred to as "the philosopher poet of the ecological movement. Be aware, should you attend that there has been some hubbub on the raised by HSU students on the interwebs about the perceived transphobia of Jensen's group Deep Green Resistance. You can wade through that here.
  • Dell'Arte instructor and spiritual leader Ronlin Foreman is resurrecting his an old one-man comedy piece Pigeon Show (A Play of Fools). Word is Dell'Arte alum are excited about this. Maybe you should be too. The show runs through Saturday.
  • And finally. if you are not laughed out, Savage Henry Magazine is staging comedy show three of four this week at Six Rivers Brewery tonight with headliners Anthony Sandoval and Bryant Hicks. Christ, you guys. Can we have an occasional serious night?

As always, if you instinctively hate everything we deemed worthy of highlighting, you are free to scroll through the more thorough Lowdown listings farther down. We will not be offended.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Even though I'd like to be at Pato Banton, I'll probably be at 6Rivers because I'm preforming there. If you like these typed words wait til you hear the ones that come out of my actual mouth!

Events

(Submit yours!)

Author Derrick Jensen
Kate Buchanan Room / 5-8 p.m. / $10 / $5 Students
The Environmental Protection Information Center hosts "philosopher poet of the ecological movement" Derrick Jensen author of books A Language Older Than Words and Endgame.
822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

Pigeon Show (A Play of Fools)
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / $12 / $8 kids 12 and under / $10 student/senior
Dell’Arte’s Ronlin Foreman is remounting his tour de force solo comedy featuring confrontational and poetic physical theatre.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / 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

Portugal Award Lecture
College of the Redwoods / 6 p.m.
Lecture by Portugal Award winning CR professor Ryan Emenaker, on the subject of his research of the Voting Rights Act.
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Phil King
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local acoustic guitarist.
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

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

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Spinning Into Butter
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free limited free seating for HSU students / $8 seniors, students / 18+
"It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control."
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Thrusty Thursday Comedy Night!
Six Rivers Brewery / 7:45-9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Savage Henry Magazine presents a night of standup with performers Anthony Sandoval and Bryant Hicks.
839-7580 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Trivia Night
SpeakEasy / 8-9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Have a craft cocktail and compete against friends for bragging rights and prizes!
444-2244 / 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

Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $6
Special Thursday night edition featuring your favorite and soon to be favorite games and shenanigans.
822-1220 / 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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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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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

2nd Annual Mustache Contest
Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Judging of character, costume and hair placement.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

DJs Pressure/Anya
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Twerking allowed.
800-684-2464 / 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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DJ Itchie Fingaz
Six Rivers Brewery / 9:30 p.m.-midnight / Free
Spinning his favorite ghetto funk tunes.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@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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Pato Banton
Humboldt Brews / 10 p.m. / $15 / 21+
"Reggae artist from Birmingham, England who peaked in the early 1990s with the number one hit "Baby Come Back," a cover of the classic The Equals song."
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 12:35, 3:50, 6:40, 9:10
  • ABOUT LAST NIGHT: 1:40, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
  • ENDLESS LOVE: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:25
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:10, 5:20
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 9:25
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 11:55, 1:00, 2:30, 3:55, 5:05, 7:40
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 12:00, 6:20
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 2:25, 5:15, 8:10
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • PHILOMENA: 2:45, 8:00
  • POMPEII 2D: 1:15, 6:30
  • POMPEII 3D: 3:40, 9:00
  • RIDE ALONG: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35
  • ROBOCOP: 12:10, 2:55, 5:50, 8:40
  • WINTER S TALE: 12:15, 3:05, 6:05, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • ENDLESS LOVE: 4:10, 6:50, 9:25
  • FROZEN 2D: 3:00
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 4:05, 6:40
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 5:40, 8:30
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • POMPEII 2D: 6:30
  • POMPEII 3D: 3:50, 9:10
  • RIDE ALONG: 9:15
  • ROBOCOP: 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
  • WINTER S TALE: 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
Minor Theatre
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • HER: 6:10
  • PHILOMENA: 3:35, 6:00, 8:25
  • WINTER S TALE: 3:25, 9:00