Friday, Jan. 31's Lowdown

We want to begin today's Lowdown by imploring all Humboldt theater fans to check out your Lost Coast Outpost's new column From the Peanut Gallery by Claudia Guerrero which dropped online this morning with a phallic reference-peppered review of NCRT's latest production of Oedipus the King and Women in Congress (which continues tonight). You'll all agree LoCO needed more drama.

As far as tonight goes, crap, there's a lot going on. Some brief highlights:

  • The much-adored Shook Twins sneak back into Humboldt touring with their more jazzy side project Morning Ritual, a collaboration with PDX-based composer Ben Darwish. Humboldt has an opportunity to get more intimate than usual with the ladies -- the show takes place in the cozy Robert Goodman Winery Tasting Room. Sample the groups alluring harmonies in the clip below.
  • High-energy alternative hip hop duo Zion I return to Humboldt in support of their latest album Shadowboxing. Catch their unique rhymes and beats onstage at the Arcata Theatre Lounge where they'll share the stage with Seattle's rising star SOL.
  • If you need a reminder of what a fretboard magician Australian-born Tommy Emmanuel is you could 1) catch him tonight at the Van Duzer Theatre where he'll share the stage with Martin Taylor or 2) take another listen to his appearance on KHUM's Upstage Live.

Many, many more options for those unopposed to page scrolling in your Friday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

I researched this one so hard, guys, at the library, because I take this job seriously. DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS @ HUMBREWS. They were in the dictionary under "Pretty cool Friday night band".

Events

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Oedipus The King and Women in Congress
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 students/seniors
NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.
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Tommy Emmanuel
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $15 HSU students
"Expect plenty of fretboard fireworks in this special duo performance, as Tommy joins forces with Martin Taylor, one of the world’s foremost exponents of solo fingerstyle guitar playing."
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Dead Winter Carpenters
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10
"Blending Americana with roots rock and a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical."
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Broadway Billiards Grand Opening
Broadway Billiards / 11 a.m. / Free / 21+
Featuring five 9-foot tables professionally installed and leveled by Ernesto Dominguez. (Location was previously The Boiler Room.)
442-7665 / Broadwaybilliards.humboldt@yahoo.com / View Comments

Rudy
Mateel Community Center / 6:30 p.m.
Youth Alive! screens film based on a true story about the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who held on to his dreams of attending college and playing football at the University of Notre Dame.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

San Francisco Opera Center Singers
Calvary Lutheran Church / 7 p.m. / $30 / $5 students
Evening of solo and ensemble repertoire from opera and musical scores.
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The Man Who Planted Trees
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $12 / $10 kids 12 and under
"Hear the wind, feel the rain, smell the lavender and laugh with Dog in this multi-sensory, award-winning puppet theater production.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

The Georgia Handshakers
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.
"Dirty Georgia jazz and country."
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Berel Alexander
Cecil's / 8 p.m. / 21+
Formerly local singer/songwriter celebrates the release of his new EP.
923-7007 / View Comments

Zion I
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $20 / $17 adv. / 21+
Hip hop duo of emcee Zumbi and producer Amp Live. SOL opens.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Shuffle Fridays w/ Pressure/Anya
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Pressure Anya mixing booty shaking slaps, traps and blaps all night long.
gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site / View Comments

No Good Redwood Ramblers
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Straight up, hard driving bluegrass.
661-400-2505 / thenogoodredwoodramblers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

'70s Disco Ball
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
With Accurate DJs.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Wurlybird
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Funk/soul dance band.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

The Haunt
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Music and ambience set by Wrye and DAT-1.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 4:45
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 12:05, 3:00, 5:50, 8:40
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:15, 5:35
  • FROZEN SING A LONG: 2:50, 8:10
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 1:15
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 7:50
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 2:20, 7:05
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 3D: 12:00, 4:40, 9:30
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15
  • LABOR DAY: 12:35, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 12:20, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • NUT JOB 2D: 2:05, 4:20, 6:35
  • NUT JOB 3D: 11:50, 8:45
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 12:10, 4:05, 8:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • FROZEN 2D: 3:15
  • FROZEN SING A LONG: 12:35, 5:25
  • GRAVITY 3D: 3:20, 9:00
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 12:00, 5:35
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 12:15, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • NUT JOB 2D: 1:10, 3:30, 5:45
  • NUT JOB 3D: 7:55
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • SAVING MR BANKS: 5:55, 8:45
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 1:35, 8:00
Minor Theatre
  • HER: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • LABOR DAY: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • NEBRASKA: 3:00, 5:40, 8:20

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