Friday, March 14's Lowdown

It's that day when you're supposed to go out and do stuff. Here is some stuff you could go do:

  • The most eyeball-demanding visual cacophony in the county tonight will be found onstage at the Arcata Theatre Lounge where beat wizard Shpongle presides over the swaying masses from within his DJ booth/colored light-powered spaceship. Seriously, you really need to see all the over-the-topness that is the Shpongletron 3.0 … and you can in the video below.
  • If you caught The Hill on KHUM yesterday (or saw them in this video), you heard a group of musicians challenging for the title of Humboldt's honky tonkiest band. (Look out, Rooster.) Tonight they grow their legend by entertaining The Logger Bar congregation. 
  • If you need to dance out some aggression after Arts Arcata, HumBrews will host Soul Night 29 Friday night. Twenty-nine! Note to the guys at Missing Link Records: It's really time to go the Super Bowl/Wrestlemania/Rocky roman numeral route with these things. See y'all next month at Soul Night XXX.

Plenty of more joy in your Friday Lowdown below. Also, be sure to check out tomorrow's packed listings and Monday's St. Patrick's Day proceedings. Yay, fun.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

McGuinty Might

The Hill!! The Hill is (for now) my favorite band that I've never seen. That allll changes on Friday. The Logger. Be there.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

12th Annual Pisces Party
Beginnings Octagon / 6 p.m. / $20
EPIC and Trees Foundation host with dinner prepared by Sue's Organics, and music by the No Good Redwood Ramblers and Falling Rocks.
822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site / View Comments

Soul Night 29
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
"Humbrews is turning 10 and in honor of this blessed occasion, Soul Night is fixing to turn up the heat. This month our guest is the hardest working man in Humboldt County: local radio personality and DJ extraordinaire, Darren Rick!"
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

The Hill
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Local honky punk.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

'Your Best Board' Workshop
Healy Senior Center / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $65 / $45 NorCAN members / 18+
442-2993 / norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Business Plan for Nonprofits
College of the Redwoods Community Education-Mendocino Coast / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $75 / 18+
962-2664 / sarah-connelly@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Dinner and romantic jazz.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Reuse:Redesign Winners
SCRAP Humboldt / 6-9 p.m.
633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

The Love List
Kimtu Cookhouse / 6:45 p.m. / $10
Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman - the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions.
530-629-2136 / View Comments

Duncan Burgess
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local guitar virtuoso works out while you sip.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

SoHum Girls
Cecil's / 7 p.m.
SoHum-inspired rock/blues/country.
923-7007 / View Comments

The Well at the World's End
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $12 / $10 under 12
The 2014 Family Fun series continues. Using mask, puppets, song and story, The Well at the World's End takes the audience on a journey through three folktales about strong girls.
822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / 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

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

Miss Massive Snowflake
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Somewhere between rock and pop.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

USGGO
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.
Funk improv with, DJ Gobi scratching vinyl, Tyler Martin on Bari sax and clarinet, JD Brown on Bass and Tamaras Abrams on drums.
826-9463 / 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

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

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

Selector Rotten
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free
A night of Jamaican 60's ska, rocksteady and early reggae.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Don's Neighbors
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local rock band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

The Uptown Kings
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m.
Local blues masters hit you hard.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Rhythm Revue
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local R&B-based funk ensemble.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Shpongle
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $30 / $25 Online / 21+
World Famous Productions presents an evening with SHPONGLE: The Museum of Consciousness Tour with Desert Dwellers and Vokab Kompany. Simon Posford (Shpongle) will present his brand new "Shpongletron V.3" with visuals by Zebbler.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Restless Rebel
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop/reggae.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 12:45, 3:25, 6:05, 8:45
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 12:00, 2:45, 5:35, 8:20
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:30, 3:05
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 12:15, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:50, 8:40
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 12:00, 2:30, 4:55, 5:40, 7:25, 8:00
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 3D: 1:50, 4:25
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
  • NEED FOR SPEED 3D: 2:20, 5:30, 8:30
  • NON-STOP: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • POMPEII 3D: 6:55, 9:30
  • SON OF GOD: 11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 12:20, 12:50, 3:00, 5:35, 6:30, 8:15
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 3:45, 9:20
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 12:15, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50
  • 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
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 3:30, 9:10
  • NEED FOR SPEED 3D: 12:45, 6:25
  • NON-STOP: 1:00, 3:35, 6:15, 8:50
  • SON OF GOD: 2:00, 5:15, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • 2014 OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS: 3:30, 6:05, 8:45
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 5:10, 8:20

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