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Honk If You'd Like Some Monday Night Tonk

A quick overall scene note: Humboldt State's spring semester requires students to be present later this week. One positive that seems to manifest annually is that the post-Christmas cultural drought we experience begins to leave us. We shall be fundamp henceforth.

As far as Monday goes, the honk and ze tonk will be quite thick at HumBrews. Straight out of the collapsed auto factory-landscape of Flint, Michigan comes Whitey Ford and the 78s, singing country songs for the drinking downtrodden. Get a taste for the level of twang you can expect in the clip below for the '78s song "Hold Her When She Cries," and/or scan your other Monday night events in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff 

EVENTS

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

American Honky Tonk artist from Flint, Michigan -- "Whitey’s melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away."

826-2739 / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Improv Comedy Workshop

Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $100

4-week introduction to improvisation and comedy. Game-based or “short form” improv in the style of Whose Line Is It, Anyway? will be the focus.

822-1575 / Web site

The Attics

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m. / Free

"Acoustic band featuring guitars, fiddle, bass, and percussion and vocal harmonies, performing a mix of covers and originals, best described as 'Americana.'"

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Poets on the Plaza

Plaza View Room / 8 p.m. / $1

Humboldt wordsmiths gather and read at each other.

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Karaoke w/ DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Monday night sushi and karaoke.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night

Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Jam in the middle of nowhere -- really as far east as you ever want to go.

Roots and Culture Dance Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Reggae and world music every Monday night.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre