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Lowdown: You Can Do This

Your Humboldt Thursday provides you no shortage of very different cultural experiences. If you can't find something to jive with tonight, well, maybe you really should stay home and watch SportsCenter (don't!). 

You can do this. -AG

EVENTS

Joanne Rand Band CD Release

Arcata Playhouse / 7:30 p.m. / $8 / $15 sliding scale

"Touring nationally for a quarter of a century, Joanne Rand "continues to push the art pedal to the floor," releasing her 13th CD, "The Nashville Sessions," a live solo mix of songs recorded during her 2012 guitar apprenticeship in the U.S. music capital."

822-1575 / Web site

Pilobolus

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $10 HSU students

With unparalleled physical ability, the remarkably athletic dancers of Pilobolus push the human body to its outermost limits. Artfully combining movement, acrobatics and jaw-dropping, outside-of-the-box invention, the company erects human structures on stage that are “closer to sculpture than dance”

826-3928 / Web site

Other Desert Cities

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 previews/thursdays / $20 Gala opening 11/1

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her wealthy, conservative parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history. Uh oh!

443-7688 / boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site

The Hip Joint

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+

Bake and shake with local jazzy funksters.

Polyrhythmics

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

"Original hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk."

826-2739 / Web site

Coast to Coast Toast 4

The Local / 4 p.m. / 21+

Crowd-sourced celebration of craft beer culture, put on by the finest publicans and retailers in the USA.

497-6320 / thelocalbeerbar@gmail.com / Web site

Secondary Education Program Applicant Orientation

Humboldt State University / 5-6 p.m. / Free / 18+

Are you interested in teaching?

826-5870 / aet10@humboldt.edu / 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

Beginning Excel MS Office

College of the Redwoods Downtown Site / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / $60 / 18+

Designed to provide the basic computer skills for survival in today's technology-laden workplace.

476-4500 / sarah-connelly@redwoods.edu / Web site

Zumba

D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $50 / $7 Drop-In / $60 non-residents

Zumba participants, 13 years and older.

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

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

Humboldt State University / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

Dr. Jesse Abrams will present “The Importance of Communities of Place and Interest to the Sustainability of Forest-Based Bioenergy Development.” Abrams is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon.

826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / Web site

Pints For Nonprofits

Adventure's Edge, Arcata / 6-9 p.m.

Benefit for Lost Coast High School.

Open Mic

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / 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

Backstrap Weaving

Wharfinger Building / 6:45-9 p.m. / Free

Our guest this month is Laverne Waddington and the title of the program is Weaving on Simple Looms in South America.

498-2472 / isrhude@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

J.O.B. Band

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7-10 p.m. / Free

New trio featuring Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, Orlando Morales on percussion and B. Brock, the leader, on guitar and vocals.

923-7007 / jimmydur@asis.com / Web site

Stand Up! Comedy

The Jam / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

With Matt Gubser, Leslie Small, Ivy Vasquez, Talvi Fried and your host Tony Persico.

502-9656 / Web site

Epic Proportions

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 students/kids

Set in the 1930s, Epic Proportions tells the story of two brothers, Benny and Phil, who have been hired as extras into the D.W. DeWitt epic film "Exuent Omnes." Before they know it, they are starring in and directing the film.

476-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org /

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

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

Buddy Reed & th' Rip it Ups

Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.

Lowdown Thursday blues.

826-0860 /

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

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

Roland Rock

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

"Grooving ambiance."

826-7222 / Web site

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

NCRT / 8 p.m. / $18 / $25 benefit for Redwood Reading Service Nov. 14 / $20 benefit for Children' Author Festival Nov. 15

The story concerns young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company.

442-6278 / NCRT@humboldt1.com / Web site

Jimi Jeff's Open Mic

Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Jammin' with Jimi.

839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

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

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

DJ Itchie Fingaz will be spinning his favorite Ghetto Funk tunes.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Accurate Productions

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

DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Dirty Thursdays

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.

444-2017 / 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