Thursday, July 31's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

While other people were super into Emo I was really into 80's African Reggae. Because I was dropped a lot as a child. It made me cool. GO SEE ALPHA BLONDY AT REGGAE!

Events

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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 RiverĀ® 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."
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Karel
Jambalaya / 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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Free Salamander Exhibit, Dead Rider
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
A night of different sounds. (Click for videos.)
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Wildwood Days
Rio Dell / 5:30 p.m.
Rio Dell's annual community celebration. Click for complete schedule of events.
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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 / View Comments

Twice as Good
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Blues band plays the Eureka Summer Concert Series.
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Seabury Gould
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Seabury Gould
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Claire Bent
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz vocalist.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Blues Night
Redwood Raks / 8 p.m. / $5
With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.
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Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Buddy Reed & th' Rip it Ups
Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.
Lowdown Thursday blues.
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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 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Shadow Box Inc.
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Local rock/soul/reggae vibes.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Dirty Thursdays
The Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt's finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses sway.
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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 / View Comments

David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
New Zealand rock.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Jimi Jeff's Open Mic
Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Jammin' with Jimi.
839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Ask Sophie
Alibi / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Folk/punk.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 6:20, 9:15
  • AMERICA: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • AND SO IT GOES: 12:55, 3:25, 5:55, 8:25
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 3:00
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 11:55
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 9:30
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 7:00
  • HERCULES 2D: 4:00, 9:10
  • HERCULES 3D: 1:25, 6:35
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 1:10, 3:50
  • LUCY: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • SEX TAPE: 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:25
  • TAMMY: 1:20, 3:45, 6:15, 8:40
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 2:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AND SO IT GOES: 12:55, 3:25, 5:50, 8:20
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 9:30
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 7:00
  • HERCULES 2D: 1:05, 3:40, 6:15
  • HERCULES 3D: 8:50
  • LUCY: 11:55, 1:55, 4:20, 6:45, 9:10
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:30, 8:40
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:20
  • SEX TAPE: 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30
  • TAMMY: 1:10, 3:30
Minor Theatre
  • BEGIN AGAIN: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • CHEF: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 9:00

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