Friday, May 2's Lowdown

A quick scan of the robust Friday Lowdown listings below reveals a night rich with live music options. Two shows we’d like to highlight:

  • The Arcata Playhouse plays host to the Canadian Gypsy jazz guitar magician-led Mark Atkinson Trio. You may have been dazzled by Atkinson’s fingers back in September when he rolled through town with his main musical brethren The Bills. Sample a bit of his virtuosity in the clip above.
  • Up at the Logger Bar, local raw, outlaw folk voice Caitlin Jemma and her band the Long Gone Stringband celebrate the release of their new EP. Before heading out to Blue Lake’s de facto house of worship sample the track “On My Way” below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Wild Otis at Redwood Curtain Brewing in Arcata (Let's hope the bass player sticks to his commitment and doesn't bail on the gig) [$5 and under award]

Events

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Trinidad Arts Night
Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.
Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.
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Marc Atkinson Trio
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 members/students
British Columbia Gypsy jazz guitarist and leader of the BC roots acoustic power house The Bills.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Mateel Comedy Cabaret
Mateel Community Center / 8:30 p.m. / $10
Monthly showcase of professional comedians this month featuring Brad Blake.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Caitlin Jemma and the Long Gone String Band
Logger Bar / 10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
EP release party.
668-5000 / mcg102@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

HVAC Fundamentals
Arcata Community Center / 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Free
Free Redwood Coast Energy Authority workshop for building owners, architects, facilities personnel, energy consultants, and other building professionals interested in an overview of mechanical systems.
269-1700 / kcarpenter@redwoodenergy.org / Web site / View Comments

Spring Fling/Open House
Agnes J Johnson Elementary School / 5 p.m.
See a school. Maybe win some stuff.
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High School Art Show
Fortuna High School / 5-7 p.m. / Free
Music provided by the jazz band and goodies provided by the culinary arts students.
725-4461 / kescalante@fuhsdistrict.org / Web site / View Comments

DJ
Higher Ground / 6-9 p.m. / Free
707higherground@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Frog Bite
Fieldbrook Market / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Local folk/rock at the newly reopened cultural hub of Fieldbrook.
633-6097 / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / 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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Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Claire Bent
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz vocalist.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

EHS Players Present Super Mario Musical
Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m.
Parody musical for serious gamers. Written and directed by Madeira Seaman, a senior at Eureka High School.
441-2508 / View Comments

Daria Rabotkina
Calvary Lutheran Church / 7:30 p.m. / $30 / $5 students
"Daria Rabotkina is a young pianist with clearly prodigious musical gifts. ...she remained sensitive to each composer's individual subtleties..." -The Washington Post
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Music from the Heart
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free kids under 10
FRT concert series.
786-5483 / thebackwoods@suddenlink.net / Web site / View Comments

Playhouse Creatures
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU students (limited seating) / $8 students & seniors / 18+
The first women actors on the English stage pioneer a profession. Directed by Mark Swetz.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

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

I Love You Because
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays
This musical love story, a co-production with Humboldt Light Opera Company, is a modern-day twist on Jane Austen’s Price and Prejudice, set in New York City.
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Spring Drag Spectacular
Kate Buchanan Room / 8 p.m.
Night of local, student and amateur gender-bending performances presented by the Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center.
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RoboCop (1987)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5
"RoboCop is an exceedingly violent blend of black comedy, science fiction, and crime thriller."
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

HSU Symphonic Band
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, children
Featuring trombone soloist Craig Hull, winner of the HSU wind instrument concerto competition.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Clown!
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free
Poetic, sublime, whimsical and provocative, the show is also known for its comic routines, eccentric characters, and absurd antics.
info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Wild Otis
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.
Live and local rock and roll.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Electric Gravy
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8:30-11:30 p.m.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Comedy
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
With SF and local comics alike.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Jimi Jeff and The Gyspy Band
Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Rocking funk, blues, R&B, and rock, from Hendrix to Prince.
839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com / View Comments

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

Dr. Squid
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Uptown Kings
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local blues masters go to town.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

The Getdown
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+
Local jam/funk all-stars.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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

Chocolate!
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Jazz by jazz enthusiasts.
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

LGBTQ Dance Party/Drag Show
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Where’s Queer Bill and The Red Carpet Girls present an evening of dancing including a drag contest and beats from DJ Razorburns.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Trinidad Art Nights After Party
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m.
Blues-themed after party with Buddy Reed.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

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

Broadway Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 11:30, 12:15, 2:40, 6:00, 7:45, 9:20
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 1:50, 5:15, 8:35
  • BEARS: 1:00, 3:15, 5:25
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 2:10, 4:30, 6:55, 9:25
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:40, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • DIVERGENT: 12:50, 6:35
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 2:00, 7:00
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • HAUNTED HOUSE 2: 4:45, 9:45
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 8:45
  • OTHER WOMAN: 12:45, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • QUIET ONES: 3:55, 9:40
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:10, 2:55, 5:35, 8:10
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 3:30, 6:25, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 11:30, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 1:30, 4:50, 8:10
  • BEARS: 12:00, 2:10, 4:20
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:50, 6:05, 9:05
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 2:55
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:40, 3:15, 5:50, 8:25
  • OTHER WOMAN: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 6:30, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 5:20, 8:40
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LE WEEK-END: 3:40, 6:00, 8:20