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So You Think Humboldt Has A 'Tweeker' Problem ...

Here at the Lost Coast Outpost, we are inundated daily with comments bemoaning the existence of "tweekers" in our fair community. The prevalence of meth is somehow a uniquely Humboldt problem, it seems. Often, colorful, violent, final solutions are offered for how to deal with/dispose of our local geeter population. Many clicked upvotes generally follow.

As enjoyable and helpful as it is to dehumanize and chuckle at Old Town's "zombie hordes," maybe Thursday afternoon's first meeting of the Humboldt Meth Abuse Awareness Project could also be a fruitful use of time. Last week LoCO featured a letter from local physician Michael Fratkin in which he called Humboldt together to brainstorm plausible solutions to local addiction issues. The response was overwhelming, so much so that the event had to be moved from the Humboldt Area Foundation conference room to the larger Turf Club room at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Hell, to make sure as many people have a seat at this table as possible, we're gonna stream the meeting right here on LoCO starting at 3:30 p.m.

To those of you that have participated in online tweeker bashing, maybe you should check this civil discourse scene out. It's great! Bring your (humane) ideas on how we can positively address the scourge of meth locally and be inspired by the turn out of sincere, qualified souls hoping to provoke change in their corner of earth. Oh, and since this is the LoCO Lowdown, and we're required by Internet law to give you fun suggestions for things to do on any given night, perhaps meeting-goers could unwind by enjoying some eye-popping acrobatics direct from Peking, or by dancing the night away to deep soul cuts. Your call. Be amazing, Humboldt.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Humboldt Meth Abuse Awareness Project

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 3:30-5 p.m.

In the Turf Club. This will be the first meeting of the Humboldt Meth Abuse Awareness Project. For more info, click here.

445-3037 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Peking Acrobats

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU students

"Direct from the People's Republic of China, this elite group of gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, and tumblers roll spellbinding 2000-year-old Chinese traditions and exotic, live Chinese music into a gravity-defying kaleidoscope of uplifting, awe inspiring entertainment."

826-3928 / Web site

Oedipus The King and Women in Congress Opening Night

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors

NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.

442-6278 / Web site

Soul Night: The Thursday Edition

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

"We figured, what better way to start off a new year fresh than try out a Friday morning hangover? Come along with Jaymorg, King Maxwell, Matt n' Adam and special guest for a very special Thursday Night Soul Throwdown."

826-2739 / Web site

Little Rae's Darkness

The Local / 4 p.m.

Special dark beers event.

497-6320 / Web site

Pygmalion

Gist Theater at HSU / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $15 / $10 Students, Children & Seniors

Incorporates jazz hits by George Gershwin, with choreography inspired by film genius Busby Berkeley.

445-2355 / Web site

Belly Dance Workout!

The Dance Scene / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $10

502-2188 / dancescenestudio@gmail.com / Web site

Papa Houli

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local bluegrass.

668-4151 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

The Attics

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

Acousticness.

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

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / 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

Songwriter Ping Pong

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

Local singer/songwriters Jeff Kelley and Chris Parreira take turns.

826-7222 / Web site

Spring's Awakening

Gist Theater at HSU / 8-10 p.m. / $15 / $10 Students, Children & Seniors

Introspective ensemble production about identity, education, trust, and communication between adults and children.

445-2355 / Web site

Gabe Rozzell

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Singer/songwriter.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Movin', groovin', doin' it, you know.

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

World's Finest

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Portland funkilicious reggaegrass band. Synyrgy opens.

822-4766 / Web site

Shugafoot

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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

DJ Thursdays

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

Booty bumping with different local DJs each week.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Pony Killer

Alibi / 11 p.m. / 21+

Rock and punk.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre