Friday, March 7's Lowdown

Friday night is the night when people go out. Go out, people:

  • Former Humboldtian/member of a cappella songstress crew AkaBella Melody Walker returns to our fair county to share songs from her latest album We Made It Home. The folkgrassy project is a collaboration with mandolin player Jacob Groopman. Pick up a copy at tonight's release/show at the Arcata Playhouse (and be reminded of the time Walker and Groopman received the Humboldt Live Sessions treatment in the clip below).
  • Savage Henry Magazine keeps the steady stream of yuks funneling into HumCo at tonight's Pawns of Comedy showcase at Humboldt Brews headlined by Chico-based personality DNA (that's his name) as well as Ben Del Castillo, Chad Opitiz and Brendan Lynch. Ha.
  • As you may have heard, oh, everywhere, Tony Orlando will be knockin' three times and tyin' yellow ribbons, etc. up at Cher-ae Heights Casino tonight. Dawn can't make it, but the hits will be there.

If none of the fun above grabs you then you, my friend, have some scrolling to do. Happy hunting.

-AG

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

It's been way more than three long years and I certainly DO still want him. Tie any color ribbon around ME, Tony (if you know what I mean).

Events

(Submit yours!)

Bowl for Kids' Sake
Harbor Lanes / 5 p.m.
Every dollar raised helps to provide professionally supported volunteer mentors for children in our community. Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North coast and form your fundraising team.
445-4871 / info@ncbbbs.org / Web site / View Comments

Trinidad Arts Night
Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.
Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.
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Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students/members
Folkgrass Americali duo returns for first time in over a year. Appropriately, this show is their official Humboldt CD release party for their recent release We Made It Home. Lauren Norgeot opens the show.
822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Making God Laugh
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
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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Tony Orlando
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m. / $39
"One of America's most endearing and enduring stars; Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience."
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 a.m.
Nalini and Dave play romantic jazz.
845-4188 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Social Justice Summit
Kate Buchanan Room / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / $25 / $20 non-profits / Free students
Two-day conference will focus on the different ideas and tactics that can be used in the struggle for social justice, equity and inclusion.
826-3369 / mona.mazzotti@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna's First Friday
Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.
Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.
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Night Watchers Walk
Ma-le'l Dunes North (Off Young Lane) / 6:30-8 p.m.
Learn how to use your senses and become a full-fledge Night Watcher.
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Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / 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

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

Mateel Comedy Cabaret
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10
Featuring Carlos Rodriguez and Rodger Lizaola.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Kingfoot
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free
Americana trio playing songs of heartbreak, malaise and tsunamis.
839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Pat Holland
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 8 p.m. / Free
616-4534 / hollandhomes@live.com / Web site / View Comments

Naive Melodies
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Talking Heads tribute band. DJ Rickshaw warms up the dance floor with some tasty vinyl grooves.
822-4766 / naivemelodies@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Shuffle Fridays
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Pressure/Anya mixes booty shaking slaps, traps and blaps all night long.
gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site / View Comments

Rooster McClintock
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
Legit local honky tonk.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

The Pawns of Comedy!
Humboldt Brews / 9-11:59 p.m. / $7 / 21+
With comedians DNA, Ben Del Castillo, Chad Opitiz and Brendan Lynch.
826-2739 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Mill Creek Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 12:45, 3:20, 6:05, 8:45
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 7:50
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:25, 5:50
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 12:35, 2:25, 3:10, 5:40, 8:05
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 3D: 12:00, 4:55, 7:25
  • NON-STOP: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • POMPEII 2D: 8:40
  • POMPEII 3D: 3:15
  • SON OF GOD: 11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 5:10, 8:20
  • HER: 3:25, 8:50
  • PHILOMENA: 6:20

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