There's plenty a good times to be had for the adventurous. A special Lowdown shout out goes to the crew at Blondies -- Arcata's best corner market/concert venue/beer bestower -- who are celebrating their Cinco De Anos Celebration this evening with a colorful shindig featuring beer, games, beer, music by local "crunchcore" band Ginger Grae and probably beer.
Elsewhere, if you need to be at the biggest event going on any given evening, set Friday coordinates for Blue Lake Casino where good vibe and riddim purveyor J Boog will be throwin' down positivity over world riddims. Sample his brand of boom in the clip for "Let's Do It Again," below and/or peruse the rest of your Friday Lowdown below.
Blondies Food and Drink
/ 5 p.m.
/ $5 suggested donation
Live music with Ginger Grae, some marching bands and some rock and roll to end the night.
The Silver Lining
/ 6-9 p.m.
"I will be playing folk songs," says Pat.
Blue Lake Roller Rink
/ 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Come dressed in your Hawaiian best and receive $1 off entry.
Kate Buchanan Room
/ 7 p.m.
Virgie Tovar, MA is a body image expert and coach. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion.
Eureka High School Auditorium
/ 7:30 p.m.
/ $5 students
EHS Players present a story about a man who improves his situation with the help of a plant from outer space.
Gist Theater at HSU
/ 7:30-9:30 p.m.
/ Free limited free seating for HSU students
/ $8 seniors, students
"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."
Van Duzer Theater
/ 8-10 p.m.
/ $28 premium
/ $5 students
Conductor Carol Jacobson and the Eureka Symphony are joined by McKinleyville native, Otis Harriel as he performs the Bruch Violin Concerto.
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel
/ 8 p.m.
"J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path."
/ 9 p.m.
Acoustic band comprised of long time Modesto musicians
/ 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
"Where's Queer BBill Presents is excited to bring our monthly LGBTQ Dance Party/Drag Show to Arcata. After a four year run in Eureka, the time was right to expand our “crazy fun” parties to Arcata."
/ 10 p.m.
Plaza ass shaking.