Thursday, May 8's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

D.A. debate. Let's hope the question "Will you be tough on crime or really tough on crime?" is asked at some point. [$5 and under award]

Events

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Hot Buttered Rum
The Quad at HSU / noon / Free
Free 'Arts on the Quad' event with soulful string band Hot Buttered Rum.
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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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.
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Everyone is a Scientist Celebration
Redwood Acres / 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.
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District Attorney Debate
Goodwin Forum / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
633-9085 / kaci@humrights.org / Web site / View Comments

Seabury Gould
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

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 / 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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Trivia Night
SpeakEasy / 8-9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Trivia under the "stars."
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Blues Night
Redwood Raks / 8 p.m. / $5
With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.
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Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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Jimi Jeff Unplugged
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 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: 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • DIVERGENT: 12:50, 6:35
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 2:00
  • 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
  • NEIGHBORS: 8:00
  • 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
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 3:30, 6:25, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 2:45, 6:00, 9:15
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 4:50, 8:10
  • BEARS: 4:20
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 6:05, 9:05
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 2:55
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 3:15, 5:50
  • NEIGHBORS: 8:00
  • OTHER WOMAN: 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • RIO 2 2D: 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