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If You Can Beat Super Mario Bros. Really Fast, Go To HumBrews Tonight (VIDEO)

There's a few out-and-about options of note Tuesday night. Looks like they're launching a poetry series at the library. There's a couple earnest bands at the Palm. If you think you're funny, they'll totally let you get onstage at Jambalaya. 

Those things are fine, even if similar gatherings have happened before. But to your Lowdown's recollection, there's never been a public Super Mario Bros. Speedrun Contest in the county like the 8-bit bloodsport they're hosting at HumBrews tonight. (Note: The term "speedrun" in the videogame lexicon refers to the practice of attempting to beat a given video game in the shortest possible time. If you did not know that, you are not a nerd.) 

The Mario marathon is but one aspect of the Adventure Tribe DJ night featuring sets by The Hand of Doctor Foxmeat paints a Monochramatic Rainbow, Pressure/Anya, Wrye and others. If you'd like to brush up on your goomba-stomping, the fastest Mario Bros. time we could find on YouTube is the 4:57 run posted below. 

May your princess not be in another castle, HumCo.

-Andrew Goff



Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

Feral jazz. Woof.

668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Free the Poets!

Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m.

Poets Pat McCutcheon and Vinnie Peloso launch the Tuesday night poetry series.

269-1900 / Web site

Ping Pong

Logger Bar / noon / 21+

Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.

668-5000 / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

HUMbucks Exchange

Bayside Grange / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Humboldt County's free, non-monetary, web-based trading system.

822-9998 / Web site

Dale Winget

Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.

Local guitarist/vocalist.

DIY Wedding Planning Workshop

Boujie Baking Co. / 6-8 p.m.

Talk on Climate Change and Future of Biosphere

Adorni Center / 6-8:45 p.m. / Free / 21+

Come eat pizza and hear from Dr. Andrew Stubblefield, HSU hydrology/watershed management assistant professor.

826-3740 /

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /


SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Sunny Brae Jazz

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.

839-7580 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Funk improvisation quartet.

Evangenitals, Hollow Down

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Americana/folk/punk band The Evangenitals share a stage with local roots 'n' ruckus band Hollow Down. Kiss your Wednesday goodbye.

Adventure Tribe

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5

A night of twerkin', boucin', whompin', trappin' and ragin' featuring Pressure Anya, Wrye, The Hand of Doctor Foxmeat paints a Monochramatic Rainbow, special guest Octoshmocto AKA Matt Redbeard and Young Willa's Photo Booth.

826-2739 / Web site

Savage Henry's Comedy Open Mic

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $3 / 21+

An evening of hilarity from local comics and newbies, and maybe even you!

822-4766 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site


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