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Would You Like a Map to All of Humboldt's Major Motion Picture Shooting Locations?

Humboldt is beautiful. This we know. So it is no surprise that, over the years, bunches of film-ish people have wanted to shoot their movies amidst our way-better surroundings, right? Sure.

Well, the folks at the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission are sick of you, John/Jane Q. Moviebuff, not having a map laying out all the local spots where scenes from significant films were shot. So they made one.

Thursday at 1 p.m., at the Gazebo in Old Town, the Filmed on the Redwood Coast ‘Map of the Movies’ will be unveiled. What is that? The map is a hand-held brochure that will lead you to various locations around Humboldt and Del Norte counties where potentially really famous people once had cameras pointed at them. You want to know this.

Have you started seeing markers like the Star Wars-y one below? Yeah, those are out there now. These maps will get you to them and you can get your own copy at your neighborhood chamber of commerce starting today. (OR there's an online version here.) Make a Sunday drive out of it, maybe. --Andrew Goff

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As far as Thursday night is concerned, you will note that it’s opening night for North Coast Repertory Theatre’s stab at Les Misérables, which runs through June 21. Or, if you don’t like being confined to seats, perhaps set a course for Jambalaya where you’ll find a tasteful double bill consisting of Austin-based melodious rockers Adrian and the Sickness (see them in all their YouTube glory below) and local hard rock supergroup Lord Ellis. -AG

EVENTS

Map of the Movies Kick Off Reception

Old Town Eureka / 1 p.m.

Celebrate the completion of the Maps of the Movies, a new project that will allow movie fans find the locations from scenes of their favorite movies filmed in Humboldt and Del Norte County. Cake and champagne or cider will be served.

Buddy Reed

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

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Les Misérables Opening Night Gala

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

The North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its 30th Season with the North Coast premiere of the musical Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.

442-6278 / Web site

Adrian and the Sickness, Lord Ellis

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

Heavy.

822-4766 / Web site

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Johanna Miray

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local folk.

923-2748 / Web site

The Attics

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m. / Free

Acoustic indie rock.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Claire Bent

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Thesis Festival

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free / 18+

The MFA class of 2014 presents three original one-act plays with humor, absurdism, movement and music. Pay-what-you-can tickets.

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com /

Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy Play

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $15

An original theatre, dance, music performance inspired by the heritage of Humboldt County.

826-3928 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m.

Freestyle over improvised analogue synth laden hip hop grooves.

826-7222 / 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

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

Electric Gravy

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m.

Hip hop open mic.

826-7222 / Web site

Electric Gravy

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8-11 p.m.

Hip hop open mic.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Open Jam

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

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Shugafoot

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

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

DJs Pressure/Anya

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

800-684-2464 / booking@pressureanya.com / Web site

Stand Up! Comedy

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.

With John Ross, Ray Hazmatt McMillin and Joe Whiskey-Whiskers Deschaine. Hosted by Tony Persico

826-2739 / Web site

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

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre