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Thursday's Lowdown: What Does a Street Taste Like?

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If you long to wander the streets scrounging for small morsels of food, this is the night for you, sir or madam.

If you're unfamiliar with the drill for the annual Taste of Main Street event -- happening tonight in Old Town Eureka, obviously -- let the Lowdown clue you in. For your $25 price of admission, you get a small booklet containing tickets redeemable at 26 local establishments, each with menu of minor edibles prepared specifically for this evening. You have three hours to hurry from grub to grub stuffing your face with as much finger-ish food as you can stomach. It's a haul.

That's pretty much it. Here's the full list of participating businesses. Full details on that, and your other Thursday night events in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Taste of Main Street

Eureka / 5-8 p.m. / $25

Offers a chance to sample food from 26 local participating restaurants and food producers throughout Downtown and Old Town, Eureka.

442-9054 / Web site

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Support Beekeepers

Eureka Natural Foods / 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

444-1361 / joythomas3828@gmail.com / Web site

Conversations with Rob

Humboldt Bay Tourism Center / 4:30-6 p.m. / Free

Relaxed conversation about any aspect of real estate.

443-6831 / rob@mikkimoves.com / Web site

Rod Coronado Speaks

HSU Native Forum / 5-7 p.m. / $5 Students

Environmental Protection Information Center hosts the longtime activist. Hear about his current work on a citizen-led campaign against the recreational hunting of wolves and the USDA's Wildlife Services program which is responsible for eradicating hundreds of thousands of predators each year.

822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

Humboldt State University / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

Dr. Yvonne Everett will present “Collaborative Cross-Boundary Stewardship: International Comparisons of Challenges and Success.” Everett is professor of Environmental Planning in the Department of Environmental Science and Management at HSU.

826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / Web site

Humboldt CASA Open House

CASA of Humboldt / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free / 18+

443-3197 / info@humboldtcasa.org / Web site

Fred and Junior (He's Not My Dad)

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.

Traditional jazz and vocals.

668-4151 / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Redwood Coast Jazz Festival Kickoff Dance

Adorni Center / 7 p.m. / $10

Jazz Fest launches with rug cuttin' session with sets by Donna Landry and Swing Set and High Street.

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

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

733-9644 / 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

Thrusty Thursday Stand Up Comedy

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Savage Henry Independent Times presents feature comic Andrew Ouellette along with local comics Dr. Foxmeat, Dutch Savage, Josh Duke, Craig Klapman and Randy Mischler.

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

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 Senior/Student

Parody of the 37 plays written by William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in shortened form) in about 97 minutes by only three actors.

442-6278 / ncrt@huomboldt1.com / 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

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

M Notes

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

668-5000 / Web site

The Polish Ambassador

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $20 / $17 adv. / 21+

World Famous Productions presents a night for beat aficionados.

822-1220 / Web site

USGGO

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

Also featuring The Jawbone Club from Ashland

Roots 'N' Culture Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9:30 p.m.-midnight / Free

Spinning his favorite ghetto funk tunes.

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

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

The Wild Lungs, The Bored Again

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

A night of pop/punk at the Jam.

822-4766 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre