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:
Van Duzer Theater
/ 8 p.m.
/ $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."
North Coast Repertory Theatre
/ 8 p.m.
/ $12 students/seniors
NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.
/ 9:30 p.m.
"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."
/ 11 a.m.
Featuring five 9-foot tables professionally installed and leveled by Ernesto Dominguez. (Location was previously The Boiler Room.)
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.
Calvary Lutheran Church
/ 7 p.m.
/ $5 students
Evening of solo and ensemble repertoire from opera and musical scores.
/ 7 p.m.
/ $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.
/ 9 p.m.
Straight up, hard driving bluegrass.
/ 10 p.m.
Plaza ass shaking.