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Lowdown: Humboldt's All-American Thursday

(Above: Rooster McClintock play last year's Folklife Fest | AG)

Thursday night's Humboldt scene is full of bands making sounds forged in the very country we happen to live in. Here's a brief rundown of tonight's best venues to feel like you're in America: 

--Andrew Goff


Fortuna Rodeo Week: Thursday

Fortuna / noon

Carnival opens at noon. Fireman's games on Main Street at 6:30 p.m. Junior Rodeo in Rodeo Grounds at 9 a.m.

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Summer Love Pint Night

SpeakEasy / 4-11 p.m. / 21+

Proceeds benefit Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.

442-2961 / natalie@srpp.org / Web site

2014 Humboldt Folklife Festival Outlaw Country Night

Dell'Arte / 5:30 p.m.

Get rowdy with local artists Rooster McClintock, Gunsafe and Cliff Dallas and the Death Valley Troubadours.

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Humboldt Roller Derby Skater Training Camp

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6-7 p.m. / $150 / 18+

Almost no skating experience is necessary! (We actually need you to be able to stand up and roll around a bit).

445-3037 / info@humboldtrollerderby.com / Web site

Brad Barton

Garberville Theatre / 6 p.m.

Barton brings his blend of magic, humor, and mind reading back to Garberville. Proceeds benefit Sanctuary Forest.

Life in the Fast Lane

Bear River Casino Resort / 7 p.m. / $25 / 21+

Eagles tribute band. Second show at 9:30 p.m.

733-9644 / Web site

The Infamous Stringdusters

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $15

"Combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward."

826-2739 / Web site

Summer Acting Classes

Faith Center / 1-3 a.m. / $65

For Grades 1-5 with acting coach Addi Forras.

442-1784 / AddiForras@gmail.com / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Trinidad Library / 6-7 p.m. / Free

The evening starts with a story time, and children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Then around 6:45 p.m., children can tuck their stuffed animals in for a night at the library.

677-0227 / Web site

Josephine Johnson

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 6-10 p.m.

Former Humboldt singer/songwriter returns joined by way-out-in-the-hills, NorCal songwriter Chief.

923-2748 / Web site

Bike Night

Everett's Club / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+

822-2291 /

Compost Mountain Boys

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans.

668-4151 / Web site

Cheating Daylight

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Pop/rock act plays the Eureka Summer Concert Series.

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

(Re)Debris: A Marine Debris Educational Sculpture

SCRAP Humboldt / 7-8:30 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 / director@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Speed Dating

Six Rivers Brewery / 7 p.m. / Free

This week’s age group is 45-55 years old.

839-7580 / talia@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / 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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

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

733-9644 / Web site

Blues Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5

With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.

616-6876 / Web site

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

Jimi Jeff's Open Mic

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Jammin' with Jimi.

839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

DJ Itchie Fingaz

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

Spinning his favorite ghetto funk tunes.

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

Roots 'N' Culture Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site


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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Dirty Thursdays

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.

444-2017 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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