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Lowdown: Blondies is *Holds Up Hand* This Many Years Old

It's Friday, Humboldt. You made it. 

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.

-Andrew Goff


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

Spring Acrylic Painting

College of the Redwoods Community Education / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $99 / 18+

CR courses for your life-long learning.

269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / Web site

Neighborhood Disaster Training

Area 1 Agency on Aging / noon-1:30 p.m. / Free

442-3763 / mmcgarry@a1aa.org / Web site

Cinco De Anos Celebration

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.

612-578-5357 / blondiesfoodanddrink@gmail.com / Web site

Pat Holland

The Silver Lining / 6-9 p.m. / Free

"I will be playing folk songs," says Pat.

616-4534 / hollandhomes@live.com /

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Luau Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Come dressed in your Hawaiian best and receive $1 off entry.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Sexland 2014 Keynote: Virgie Tovar

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.

La Musique Diabolique

Libation / 7 p.m. / Free

Local Gypsy jazz.

825-7596 / Web site

Little Shop of Horrors

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 students

EHS Players present a story about a man who improves his situation with the help of a plant from outer space.

441-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org / 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

Good Company

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Local Celtic music.

822-2228 / Web site

Eureka Symphony Winter Concert

Van Duzer Theater / 8-10 p.m. / $20 / $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.

822-2401 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m. / $25

"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."

668-9770 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5

American action film based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games.

822-1220 / Web site

Bar-Fly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Be brave.

443-3770 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


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

Local classic rock.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 9 p.m.

Funk improv whilst imbibing delicious nectar from the Gods.

826-7222 / Web site


Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.

Humboldt party band brings it.

733-9644 / Web site

Big Earl and the Poorhouse Millionaires

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Acoustic band comprised of long time Modesto musicians

668-5000 / Web site

Woven Roots

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local reggae band.

668-9770 / Web site

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

LGBTQ/Ally Mardi Gras Masquerade Party

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+

"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."

826-2739 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Rude Lion Sound

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

A reggae DJ, thank Jah.

444-2017 / Web site


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