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Thursday's Free Bluegrass Lunch Break Will Take Place in Arcata

We here at the Lowdown will promise you your liveliest lunch break all week if only you will hustle your buns up to Humboldt State Univerisity at noon today. SF-based string band Hot Buttered Rum will lend their pickin’ to the latest edition of HSU’s Arts on the Quad series. Maybe pick up a burrito, lay out on the Quad and tell the boss you’re takin’ a long one.  

Sample some HBR in the clip below -- if you listen to KHUM you should recognize the tune -- and/or peruse the rest of your Lowdown farther down.

--Andrew Goff


Hot Buttered Rum

The Quad at HSU / noon / Free

Free 'Arts on the Quad' event with soulful string band Hot Buttered Rum.

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 members/students

Bluegrass violin and mandolin duo, "Laurie Lewis' songs combine passion and sheer craft in a way you don't hear very often. Whatever country music is supposed to be, she's at the center of it."

822-1575 / Web site

Eskmo, Lapalux, Zanapod

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+

World Famous Productions presents a night of electronic dance music.

822-1220 / Web site

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Humboldt County Library / noon-1 p.m. / Free / 18+

Fun and lively group discussion of the book by Robin Sloan.

269-1905 / Web site

Everyone is a Scientist

Redwood Roots Farm / noon-1:30 p.m.

Everyone interested in being a citizen scientist for a day is invited to join the UC Cooperative Extension Team at Redwood Roots Farm in Bayside for an opportunity to learn more about local food production, water conservation, and local pollinators.

AleSmith Brewing Party

The Local / 4 p.m.

497-6320 / Web site

Everyone is a Scientist Celebration

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 6-8 p.m.

Evening of presentations, complimentary hors d'oeuvres catered by Uniquely Yours and a cash bar, and an opportunity to view and discuss the results of the Redwood Roots Farm “Everyone is a Scientist” event earlier in the day.

445-3037 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Sweet Lessons about Business

The MGC / 6-8 p.m.

District Attorney Debate

Goodwin Forum / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

633-9085 / kaci@humrights.org / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild Program

Wharfinger Building / 6:45-9 p.m. / Free

Guild members will help you learn Kumihimo which is a Japanese braiding technique using a disc.

498-2472 / isrhude@gmail.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.

407-3550 / Web site

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.

Web site

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

Trivia Night

SpeakEasy / 8-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Trivia under the "stars."

444-2244 / Web site

AM Jazz Band

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, students

Get bluesy with Miles Davis' “All Blues,” Oscar Pettiford’s “Blues in the Closet” and Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa” and more. Directed by Dan Aldag, produced by HSU Music Department.

826-3928 / 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

Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Second Thursday trivia night hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace. Prove to Blue Lake how smart you are.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Jimi Jeff Unplugged

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

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


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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

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

Fusion - DJ Thursday In Trinidad

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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