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Thursday Lowdown: Reggae is Here

Look out, SoHum. They're coming.

Early ticket holders for Reggae on the River will begin descending in droves upon French's Camp Thursday for the beginning of this year's festival. First day headliners include Gaudi (pictured), as well as Jahden Blakkamoore, Winstrong and more. If you slacked and have not secured tickets to Reggae yet, first, thank you for perpetuating stereotypes, and second you can still snag all-weekend and/or single-day passes at the ROTR website

A little closer to HumCo's population hubs are a pair of spoken word-ish events. First, local raconteur Jeff DeMark leads a cadre of storytellers for a makeshift variety show inside Dell'Arte's Big Hammer Tent titled Acting on a Dream: Summer Stories, Songs and Wild Left Turns. Elsewhere, Jambalaya hosts nationally syndicated progressive talk radio host and occasional standup Karel who promises a "non-stop assault on the senses." Guard your senses, kids.

Lots more Thursday-ness in your Lowdown listings below.

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

30th Anniversary Reggae On The River

French's Camp / midnight / $190 / $250 early 4-day pass

"Recognized as one of the longest running reggae music events in the world, Reggae On The River® is an annual pilgrimage held along the banks of the majestic Eel River in the heart of Southern Humboldt County and fans have flocked here for three decades to experience the best in reggae/world music."

Web site

Karel

The Jam / 7 p.m. / $27.50 / 21+

Promo: "It's time for Karel to take to the stage again with his non-stop assault on the senses, Karel Stands Up. Hold on for 90 minutes as Karel is funny, poignant, serious, singing, dancing, crying ... anything can happen when Karel Stands Up!"

822-4766 / Web site

Jeff DeMark's Gila Monsters and Friends

Dell'Arte / 7:30 p.m. / $10

In the Big Hammer Tent in Blue Lake, Jeff DeMark and friends are putting on a rollercoaster ride of a variety show called: "Acting on a Dream: Summer Stories, Songs and Wild Left Turns." Featured storytellers are Lizzy Moonbeam, Marvin Samuels, Charlie Gilbert and DeMark.

668-5663 / jeffdemark@gmail.com / Web site

Free Salamander Exhibit, Dead Rider

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

A night of different sounds. (Click for videos.)

822-4766 / Web site

The Complete Donor Management Toolkit

See Event Description / 10-11 a.m. / $200 / $175 NorCAN members

Designed to help nonprofits understand how to think about choosing and then implementing the donor management system that best suits their needs.

267-9916 / norcan@hafoundation.org / 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

Wildwood Days

Rio Dell / 5:30 p.m.

Rio Dell's annual community celebration. Click for complete schedule of events.

Twice as Good

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Blues band plays the Eureka Summer Concert Series.

Fred and Jr (He's Not My Dad)

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

Playing and singing traditional jazz.

668-4151 / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Claire Bent

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / 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

Buddy Reed & th' Rip it Ups

Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.

Lowdown Thursday blues.

826-0860 /

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

Raising Grain

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Good local beer and good local music.

826-7222 / raisinggrain@gmail.com / 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

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

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

Shadow Box Inc.

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

Local rock/soul/reggae vibes.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.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 /

Electric Gravy Hip Hop Open Mic

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

Humboldt's finest emcees free flow to synth laden, funky beats.

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

David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

New Zealand rock.

668-5000 / Web site

Accurate Productions

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

DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Ask Sophie

Alibi / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Folk/punk.

822-3731 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre