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Humboldt is Awesome, Dummy

Are you kidding?

You know that friend that pines for city life 'cuz there's nothing to do in Humboldt? Call that jerk and tell 'em that the two of you are going to the Palm Lounge Sunday night. What's the occasion? Well last month the Seattle Weekly -- in the same breath it was praising Macklemore -- named surf-noir band La Luz as one of "Seattle's Most Outstanding Musical Artists of the Year!" Why should you care? Because that very band is playing in the ol' Eureka Inn bar ... for free.  

We are spoiled.

And while the don't have the big market alt weekly stamp of approval, local synthy garage rock band Companion Animal, who'll share the stage, also reeks of rad.  

So.

Take your negative friend out on ze town, have a great time, then at the end of the night smack 'em in the back of the head and remind them the glass is half full. 

Humboldt is awesome enough, people. More Sunday night options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Reiki Clinic

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / 1-3 p.m.

Moonstone Performance Outreach

Trinidad Town Hall / 1-8 p.m.

Monthly music festival featuring local performers.

822-5693 / coitinly@gmail.com /

Shugafoot

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 2-4:30 p.m. / Free / Free with admission to MGMA

Eclectic mix of local musicians blending influences of jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop.

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Open Mic

Mosgo's / 7-9 p.m.

All original/public domain songs.

826-1195 / Web site

La Luz, Companion Animal

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.-midnight / 21+

The lovely La Luz brings their surf doo wop sound back to Humboldt as they embark on their Winter West Coast Tour! Local synth garage rockers Companion Animal, too!

The Longshots

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $5

Eugene heavy ska band. Diggin Dirt opens.

822-1575 / 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

Six Rivers Trivia Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / Free

Test your random knowledge.

838-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre