Friday, July 11's Lowdown

Plaza people teem imminent. While Blue Lake and Fortuna gear up for their respective weeklong human-traffic increases (due to the Humboldt Folklife Festival and Fortuna Rodeo Week, respectively), Humboldt’s most reliable cultural hub dominates Friday’s scene thanks to the monthly Arts!Arcata. Evidence follows:

  • Jambalaya: Amps will scream at the triple rock shot at the Jam comprised of two duos from out of town (Qui (see below), Lozen) and one local ensemble (Clean Girl and the Dirty Dishes). Get your hands out of your pockets.
  • Humboldt Brews: Where’s Queer Bill stages their latest LGBT/Ally event, the Drag me to the Beach Drag Show/Dance Party, a benefit for Queer Humboldt. There will be heels.
  • Arcata Theatre Lounge: After taking in Arts!Arcata’s visual delights, further fill your eyes with the spectacle to the Talking Heads’ seminal 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense. And you can eat wings.
  • Arcata Ball Park: Crabs. Duh.
  • Abruzzi: The Plaza’s go-to candlelit dinner location will again transform into an after-hours bump lounge courtesy of DJs Pressure Anya. Butts will touch.

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

See the Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense at the ATL tonight [$5 and under award]

Events

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Trash Mash-up
Dell'Arte / 5-7:30 p.m.
Free workshops in the Big Hammer Tent culminating in a visual and musical spectacle, “Mash-Up Bash Pageant” on Sunday. Using disposable materials, participants construct “Maskostumes” which are original pageant masks and costumes inspired by traditions from around the world.
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Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Menlo Park Legends
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8
Root on your hometown baseball team as they whoop up on some hapless bums.
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The Glories of Gloria Revue
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / $12 / $8 Child / $10 Student/Senior
Gloria Rivard, alleged denizen of prestigious artistic lineage, fashions a spectacular extravaganza in which her talents take center-stage in a multifaceted solo performance. 
See puppetry, magic, dancing, dramatic theatre and slapstick. Featuring Mooky Cornish.
668-5663 / Web site / View Comments

Lozen, Qui, Clean Girl and the Dirty Dishes
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
"A night of heavy two-piece bands" ... and Clean Girl and the Dirty Dishes
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Drag Me to the Beach Drag Show
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Benefit for Queer Humboldt and AIDS TF Emergency Fund. The Red Carpet Girls+ will be holding amateur open drag auditions, sign-up to take the stage and a chance to be selected as a future Red Carpet Girl+. Music by DJ Razorburns.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Clarke Museum Tour
Clarke Historical Museum / 11 a.m. / Free
Learn about Humboldt County history with a free docent led tour.
443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site / View Comments

Indigo Hillbillies
Garberville Farmers Market / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free
Homespun folk from the hills of Humboldt.
498-4089 / cherylkelley@live.com / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Wild Otis
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local rawkers return to where the beer be.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

(Re)Debris: A Marine Debris Educational Sculpture
SCRAP Humboldt / 6 p.m.
A sculpture will be built utilizing trash gathered from beach cleanups and will take the form of a local creature affected by the harms of plastics and other pollution in our oceans.
633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

DBS Anniversary Blowout
Dirty Business Soil / 6 p.m.-midnight / Free
Celebrating one year of existence with burlesque, drag, aerial silk, and circus she·nan·i·gans. Music by DJ Knutz.
633-8885 / info@dirtybusinessdivas.com / Web site / View Comments

Friday Fun Skating
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6-8:30 p.m. / $4.75 Adults / $4 Youth
441-9181 / Web site / View Comments

Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Public Skate
Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5
New summer hours.
668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

Dust From 1000 Years, Bad History Month, Blood Orphans
The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $7 / $5 members
The Placebo presents a night of punk.
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Three Legged Dog
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Indie classic rock.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

'The 1964 Flood' Lecture
Dow's Prairie Grange / 7 p.m. / Free
Historian Jerry Rhode gives a lecture with historical photographs about the 1964 Flood in our area.
840-0100 / dowsgrange@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Lemon Lemon Cherry
Fieldbrook Market / 7-9 p.m.
Local eclectic duo comprised of Chris Parreira and Anwyn Halliday.
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Monthly Program
Redwood Region Audubon Society / 7:30 p.m.
Pablo Elizondo will speak on "Conservation & Science of Costa Rican Birds." Elizondo is an accomplished photographer and executive director of the Costa Rica Bird Observatories.
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Pilot Barred Owl Removal Experiment
Humboldt Area Foundation / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free
Presentation entitled “Pilot Barred Owl Removal Experiment: the Last Hope for the Northern Spotted Owl?” by Dr. Lowell Diller, senior biologist at Green Diamond Resource Company and adjunct professor at the Department of Wildlife.
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Stop Making Sense (1984)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m.
Concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. Directed by Jonathan Demme, it was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album Speaking in Tongues.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.
Christopher Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up.
443-7688 / boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

Nautical Nation
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Austin rock band.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Nighthawk
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local dance/rock cover band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Abruzzi After Dark
Abruzzi / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $5 / 21+
With Pressure Anya.
826-2345 / View Comments

Barfly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
You know what karaoke is.
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Hunter and The Dirty Jacks
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rock 'n' roll.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Jazz/funk improvisation quintet.
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:45, 2:10, 5:15, 5:55, 8:20
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 2:50, 9:00
  • DELIVER US FROM EVIL: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:55, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 2D: 12:05, 2:55, 5:40, 8:30
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 3:05, 9:10
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 12:15, 1:10, 2:45, 3:40, 5:20, 7:55
  • JERSEY BOYS: 12:00, 6:00
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
  • TAMMY: 12:10, 3:35, 6:15, 6:20, 8:45, 9:45
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 11:55, 2:40, 6:05
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 5:20, 8:20
  • DELIVER US FROM EVIL: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 11:55, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:20, 2:50
  • TAMMY: 12:10, 3:20, 6:10, 9:20
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 11:45, 5:45, 8:35
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 2:35
Minor Theatre
  • CHEF: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • OBVIOUS CHILD: 3:40, 9:20
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 12:10, 5:50

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