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TONIGHT: Save the Whales, the Budget and Your Outdoor Grow

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:

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


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.

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.

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

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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Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Falling Rocks

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local country/swing music. And meat. Lots of meat.

407-3550 / Web site

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

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

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

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

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Speed Dating

Six Rivers Brewery / 7 p.m. / $25

Multiple 'dates' in one night!

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

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

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Farm Horse Vodka Tasting

Logger Bar / 7-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

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

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

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

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

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.

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

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

733-9644 / Web site

Raising Grain

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

Bluegrass and a beer glass.

826-7222 / raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Kev and Dee

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

Motown and Soul covers and originals.

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


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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

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


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre