Thursday, March 6's Lowdown

Today LoCO would like to remind you that the Lowdown is not only a place for your stereotypical good time. Tonight, for example: Figure out what the hell is going on in your community (and maybe shape its future) by participating in some part of Thursday night's unusually robust public meeting buffet. "Civic Duty Thursday" we're half-assedly calling it:

  • Save the Whales: The U.S. Navy will hold a public hearing on the potential environmental impacts of proposed increased training and weapons testing activities off the coast from Humboldt County. Does blowing things up near whale feeding grounds bug you? Go to the Red Lion tonight or don't complain about it later.
  • Tweet the Budget: Humboldtians will be able interact live, via Twitter, with County officials during the annual Community Budget Meeting. Do you have ideas as to how we should allocate over $300 million-plus in county funds? Tweet at @HCBudget or attend one of five (5) locations around the county or don't complain about it later.
  • Regulate Them Outdoor Grows: That wacky Humboldt County Planning Commission meets yet again. On tonight's agenda? Discussion on how to "regulate the lawful outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use." Are you somehow invested in growing weed? Speak up at tonight's meeting at the Humboldt County Courthouse or don't complain about it later.

Freedom isn't free, people. But! After you change the world, we will allow you to attend indie folk band Elephant Revival's show at the Arcata Theatre Lounge (sample their sweetness below). 

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Elephant Revival. Weird name, great music. Great enough to revive an elephant. @The Arcata Theatre Lounge.

Events

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Navy Training and Testing Public Hearing
Red Lion Hotel / 5 p.m.
Who will speak for the blue whales? The U.S. Navy will hold a public hearing on the potential environmental impacts of the Navy’s proposal to increase training and weapons testing activities – including sonar and explosives – off the coast from Humboldt County to Alaska.
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16th Annual International Latino Film Festival
Minor Theatre / 6-10:20 p.m. / $10 / $6 students & seniors
Long-standing community event is a collaboration of College of the Redwoods Humanities Department and Humboldt State University’s World Languages and Cultures Department. Students and the general public are invited to view outstanding films from Chile.
826-3226 / jesse-wiedel@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt County Community Budget Meeting
Humboldt County / 6-8 p.m.
Tweet time! Meetings held at five locations around the county (click for more details) OR get out your smartphone, tablet or computer and submit a comment or question via Twitter to @HCBudget.
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Humboldt County Planning Commission Meeting
Humboldt County Courthouse / 6 p.m.
This week!: The commish discusses a draft ordinance for outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana. Strap in.
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Falling Rocks
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $65 / $25 HSU students
Composed of 17 of the world’s leading jazz soloists under the leadership of Grammy winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Elephant Revival
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
"Soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists that reign from points all across America."
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Public Hearing Area Plan Update 2014-15
Fortuna Senior Lunch Site / 12:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m. / Free
442-3763 / mrose@a1aa.org / Web site / View Comments

Sound Judgment
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Jazz Standards, funk, whatever else we dream up.
668-4151 / 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

Blood Sweat and Bass Tour
Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m.-midnight / $20
Lucid Dream Lab Productions presents two full stages of dubstep featuring Downlink , Dieselboy, ajapai and more.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Speed Dating
Six Rivers Brewery / 7 p.m. / $25
Multiple 'dates' in one night!
839-7580 / 6rbevents@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Farm Horse Vodka Tasting
Logger Bar / 7-9 p.m. / Free / 21+
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Spinning Into Butter
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free limited free seating for HSU students / $8 seniors, students / 18+
"It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control."
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Little Shop of Horrors
Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 students
EHS Players present a story about a man who improves his situation with the help of a plant from outer space.
441-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org / Web site / View Comments

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

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

Making God Laugh
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10
A family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.
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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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Raising Grain
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free
Bluegrass and a beer glass.
826-7222 / raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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Kev and Dee
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Motown and Soul covers and originals.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Abruzzi After Dark
Abruzzi / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10
Featuring Humboldt County's premier DJ duo, Pressure/Anya. THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE 25 YEARS AND OLDER (WTF?).
826-2345 / booking@pressureanya.com / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 8:00
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00
  • ABOUT LAST NIGHT: 4:15, 9:30
  • ANCHORMAN 2 SUPER SIZED R RATED VERSION: 2:00, 5:15, 8:35
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:10, 5:20
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 11:55, 12:40, 2:30, 5:05
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 3:10
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 5:40, 8:30
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • NON-STOP: 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • PHILOMENA: 2:45, 8:00
  • POMPEII 2D: 4:05, 9:20
  • POMPEII 3D: 1:30, 6:40
  • RIDE ALONG: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35
  • ROBOCOP: 12:10, 2:55, 5:50, 8:40
  • SON OF GOD: 11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
  • WINTER S TALE: 1:25, 6:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 8:00
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 3:05, 5:50, 8:40
  • ANCHORMAN 2 SUPER SIZED R RATED VERSION: 5:25, 8:45
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 3:00, 5:30
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • NON-STOP: 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • POMPEII 2D: 4:10, 9:20
  • POMPEII 3D: 6:45
  • ROBOCOP: 3:55, 6:40, 9:30
  • SON OF GOD: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 8:40
  • HER: 3:25
  • PHILOMENA: 6:15

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