Friday, May 30's Lowdown

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 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

The Who's Tommy at the Arcata Theater Lounge. Relive how awesome the music is. Also, remember how damn awkward and strange the film itself is (Ann Margret swimming in baked beans). [$5 and under award]

Events

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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 / View Comments

Rusty Evans' Ring of Fire
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m. / $25 / 21+
Johnny Cash tribute band walks the line.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Motherlode
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Local all-star funk band with special guests Bill Summers and DJ Logic.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Beer and Wine Tasting
BevMo! / 4-7 p.m. / $2 / 21+
502-3843 / mulkeyk@bevmo.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Raising Grain
Scotia Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Arcata bluegrass band tantalizes.
764-5338 / Raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Friday Fun Skating
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6-8:30 p.m. / $4.75 Adults / $4 Youth
441-9181 / Web site / View Comments

The Living Rooms
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free
Local Americana.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Fiddle and Pine
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Featuring guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

La Musique Diabolique
Libation / 7 p.m. / Free
Local Gypsy jazz.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

Joe and Me
Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.
Local Greek music.
822-2228 / Web site / View Comments

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 / ncrt@humboldt1.com / Web site / View Comments

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

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 / View Comments

The Haunt
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Music and ambience set by Wrye and DAT-1.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rock 'n' roll.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

The Smashed Glass
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Folk/punk.
800-684-2464 / 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: 3:10, 8:55
  • BLENDED: 11:50, 2:40, 5:30, 8:20
  • GODZILLA 2D: 2:50, 8:50
  • GODZILLA 3D: 11:55, 5:50
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 11:35, 1:15, 3:50, 4:40, 6:10, 8:45, 9:45
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 2:00, 7:15
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 12:20, 3:15, 6:15, 9:05
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 12:30, 3:20, 6:25, 9:15
  • MOMS NIGHT OUT: 12:40, 6:30
  • NEIGHBORS: 11:45, 2:10, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40
  • OTHER WOMAN: 6:45, 9:25
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BLENDED: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10
  • GODZILLA 2D: 3:10, 9:00
  • GODZILLA 3D: 12:10, 6:00
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:00, 1:30, 3:30, 5:15, 6:55
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 2:40, 7:45
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 8:50
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 12:40, 4:05, 6:05, 9:30
  • NEIGHBORS: 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
Minor Theatre
  • BELLE: 3:20, 5:50, 8:20
  • GODZILLA 2D: 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10

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