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Lowdown Win: Why Doesn't Every Humboldt Venue Promote Shows This Way?

A quick scroll through your Humboldt Friday’s Lowdown listings reveals an array of evening distractions. From sweaty funk boogie heaps, to grin-inducing bluegrass affairs, to HumCo high culture, you have atmospheres aplenty from which to choose from, party people. Go forth. Hear/see/feel stuff. 

One show we want to highlight though: Friday night at ye olde Bear River Casino you have the opportunity to toe tap along with none-too-shabby working Johnny Cash tribute band Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire (get a glimpse of Rusty’s loving Man in Black impression in the video here). 

But while the band looks to be quite good, we are choosing to feature the show mostly because we here at LoCO wish more local venues would put as much love into promoting their shows. For about a month now, we’ve noticed promotional videos like the one below popping up in which longtime Humboldt musician and new BRC entertainment booker Halsey Ray attempts to earnestly YouTube-sell the county on that week’s casino goings-on. Uh, you should watch that. The production value may be low, but who cares? We appreciate when people, you know, go for it.

Preach on, Halsey. 

—Andrew Goff 


Viva la Pizza y Vino!

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 6-8 p.m. / $25 / $20 members / 21+

Wine and dine with featured California wines and specialty pizzas from local pizzerias to the music of accordian/guitar duo Squeezebug. All proceeds benefit the Humboldt Arts Council's Youth Art Education Programs.

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site

The Carlo Finals

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

The students of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre perform a series of 10-minute plays created and performed by the Class of 2014. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Reservations are highly encouraged.

668-5663 / Web site

Rusty Evans' Ring of Fire

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / $25 / 21+

Johnny Cash tribute band walks the line.

733-9644 / Web site

Tommy (1975)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5

British musical film based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy and was directed by Ken Russell.

822-1220 / Web site

Blackberry Bushes Stringband

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

"Bluegrass trio who draw from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication."

668-5000 / Web site


The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Local all-star funk band with special guests Bill Summers and DJ Logic.

822-4766 / Web site

Beer and Wine Tasting

BevMo! / 4-7 p.m. / $2 / 21+

502-3843 / mulkeyk@bevmo.com / Web site

Phil and Friends

Humboldt Brews / 5-8 p.m. / Free / 21+

Live webcast of Phil & Friends from Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Featuring Phil Lesh, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, John Medeski, John Scofield, and Nels Cline.

826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site

Raising Grain

Scotia Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Arcata bluegrass band tantalizes.

764-5338 / Raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site

Friday Fun Skating

Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6-8:30 p.m. / $4.75 Adults / $4 Youth

441-9181 / Web site

The Living Rooms

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

Local Americana.

668-4151 / Web site

Glow Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Bring your own glowsticks or buy them from our concessions stand.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Loleta Community Movie Night

Loleta Elementary School / 7-8:45 p.m. / Free

The Loleta Parent-Teacher Organization, Loleta Local Organizing Committee and Loleta School are hosting a community movie night, featuring the PG-rated family film Wreck-it Ralph.

269-2059 / natalie@nrsrcaa.org /

Fiddle and Pine

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Featuring guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals.

923-2748 / Web site

La Musique Diabolique

Libation / 7 p.m. / Free

Local Gypsy jazz.

825-7596 / Web site

Eureka Symphony Season Finale

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $20 / $28 Premium / Free Military veterans

Program celebrates American music with three 20th century composers: Morton Gould, Samuel Barber, and Randall Thompson. Featured guest artist and Humboldt native Clara Lisle will sing the soprano solo in "Knoxville Summer of 1915."

822-2401 / Web site

Les Misérables

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


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Joe and Me

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.

Local Greek music.

822-2228 / Web site


Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Sam Rae Sidwell

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

"Rae has been exploring music on the cello for over 15 years."

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

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Vintage Rock N' Soul

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

668-9770 / Web site

The Smashed Glass

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


800-684-2464 / Web site

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock 'n' roll.

733-9644 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


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