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Humboldt, This is Your Thursday

(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: 

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


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

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

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

Buddy Reed w/ Andy Fihn

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

Local blues duo get lowdown and dirty.

839-1222 /

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.

Phil King

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local acoustic guitarist.

668-4151 / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

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

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

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

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.

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

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

733-9644 / 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

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

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

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

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

2nd Annual Mustache Contest

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Judging of character, costume and hair placement.

668-5000 / Web site


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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

DJs Pressure/Anya

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

Twerking allowed.

800-684-2464 / Web site

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

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

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


Broadway Cinema
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Minor Theatre