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Saturday's Lowdown: David Lindley Plays Instruments You Can't Pronounce Tonight

Plenty of distractions in Humboldt Saturday. From experimental film nights, to cowboy-themed murder mystery dinners, to people getting punched in the face, you have no excuse for staring at your walls this evening.

The highest profile option? No stranger to Humboldt, eclectic multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will again cast aural weirdness over the masses gathered at the Van Duzer Theatre. The longtime sideman for Jackson Browne, and leader of the bands Kaleidoscope and Rayo-X sports an odd musical toolbox -- not many shows promise exploration of Middle Eastern oud, Turkish sax and Irish bouzouki sounds, amirite? It's like a vacation for your ears.

Or if Mr. Dave creeps you out scroll around your Saturday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

(L to R: saz, oud, bouzouki ... we think.)


PechaKucha 20/20

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m.

Relaxed, fun evening of short presentations of 20 images with 20 seconds of narrative per image produced by local artists, authors, healers, environmentalists, performers, storytellers and travelers.

822-1220 / Web site

David Lindley

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 / $5 HSU students

"Mr. Dave effortlessly performs on an amazing arsenal of instruments—from the Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Turkish saz to the Middle Eastern oud and Irish bouzouki."

826-3928 / Web site

eBird Survey

Redwood Region Audubon Society / 8 a.m.

Manila Dunes Restoration

Manila Community Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Post Holiday Materials Collection

SCRAP Humboldt / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Items that will be collected include calendars, gift bags, gift boxes, ribbon and bows, cardboard wrapping paper rolls, metallic wrapping paper, large folded flat sheets of wrapping paper, working Christmas lights, cookie and popcorn tins, garland, tinsel, and tissue paper.

633-8349 / director@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Arcata Winter Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

North Coast Growers Association event featuring nutritious, high quality, non-GMO foods

441-9999 / outreach@humfarm.org / Web site

Community Media Center (CMC) Orientation

Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 10 a.m.-noon / Free

476-1798 / info@accesshumboldt.net / Web site

Chuck Mayville

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

P"lays everything from Leonard Cohen to Lynyrd Skynyrd."

442-1177 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Hollow Down, The Plumb Uglies

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

"A night of stompin' good music."


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

Classic rock and contemporary dance music.

668-9770 / Web site

Stand Up Comedy

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Tony Persico presents local funny folk.

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

Pressure/Anya DJs

Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

There will be ass shaking.

444-2017 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.

The Abigails, Dirty Pillows

Alibi / 11 p.m. / 21+

The Abigails (drunken twang from Los Angeles) and Dirty Pillows (Arcata trash rock).

822-3731 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre