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Lowdown: Monday Shroomin'

Congrats! If you are reading this, you survived Halloweekend, Humboldter. Now that everyone has removed their scary costumes, it feels safe to talk ‘shrooms. 

First though, we’ll acknowledge that Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s rippin’ blues rock supergroup the Tedeschi Trucks Band will drop many a lick on the Van Duzer Theatre stage, and if you have $75 to spend like it's nothing you should absolutely inject those riffs into your blood stream.

For the rest of us, your best Monday bet for feeling something you normally wouldn’t has to be the Radical Mycology Tour which takes on two forms in Humboldt today. First, The Siren’s Song Tavern plays host to musical weirdness tonight, highlighted by a performance by former Humboldter Willoughby Arevalo. Here is how his performance is being promoted:

Arevalo will perform solo as Versionary, bringing back for the first time a piece that debuted in Eureka two years ago, called “The Sex Life of Mushrooms.” It is a performance-lecture incorporating music and spoken word, a juicy, in-depth, innuendo-laden personification of the life cycle of mushrooms. It addresses ideas about gender politics, mating types, mate sensing molecules, evolutionary advantages of sexual diversity, mushrooms as fertility symbols, fungal ecology, and more.

Sure! And that's not all! A scrolling of today's Lowdown listings reveals that, if you need more fungi, fun guy, the Radical Mycology tour offers a two-hour presentation at The Sanctuary in Arcata covering “uses of fungi for personal, societal, and ecological healing.” 

This Monday truly provides enough ‘shroom for all.

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $75 / $35 HSU students

In just three years, this 11-member collective led by husband-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi has taken its roots-rich musical mix to audiences across the globe and become a proven musical powerhouse.

826-3928 / Web site

Medicine Baul, Versionary, Deaed Language

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / $6

A marriage of mushrooms and music.

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

Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie

Humboldt Area Foundation / noon-1:30 p.m. / $20 / $10 NorCAN Members

This event is geared toward board members and those who work with them and this month’s topic is Thriving as the Board President - or as any officer!

442-2993 / norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site

Youth Samurai (Jujitsu)

Arcata Judo Hut / 5-6:30 p.m. / $20 / $5 Drop-In / $30 non-residents

Couldn't you use a tiny samurai in your household?

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Radical Mycology: Spawning Mycelial Networks

The Sanctuary / 5-7 p.m.

Two-hour presentation on the uses of fungi for personal, societal, and ecological healing.

360-7578 / willoughbyarevalo@hotmail.com / Web site

Monday Night Football

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:20 p.m.

822-1220 / Web site

Youth Jujitsu

Arcata Judo Hut / 6:30-7:45 p.m. / $25 / $6.50 Drop-In / $35 non-residents

Judo chop!

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Society Sing-Along

Arcata Community Center / 7 p.m.

Sing your favorite folk, rock and pop songs with leader Joel Sonenshein. Songbooks provided, just bring your voice.

Jujitsu for Adults

Arcata Judo Hut / 7:45-9:15 p.m. / $30 / $6.50 Drop-In / $40 non-residents

Hi-ya!

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night

Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Jam in the middle of nowhere -- really as far east as you ever want to go.

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre