Friday, Sept. 19's Lowdown

Humboldt’s Friday provides plenty of musical destinations. Whether you’re more likely to be moved by the “electro-cana” of Dirtwire, the blistering blues of Mark Hummel, or the hill stomp of Hillstomp, don’t you dare join the “Nothing happens in Humboldt” chorus. 

Oh! And on top of everything else, slam poet and former teacher Taylor Mali will be dropping wisdom at College of the Redwoods tonight. If can’t quite place the name,  you may have stumbled across Mali on YouTube a few years back when his impassioned defense/celebration of educators piece “What Teachers Make” was making the viral rounds.

Have your memory refreshed below, and note the early start time (7 p.m.) in your Lowdown listings below. Hell, you could go see Mali and still go out and shake it afterward. (Maybe he’ll want to go with.)

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Movers and Shakers at Six Rivers Tonight! [$5 and under award]

Events

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Taylor Mali
College of the Redwoods / 7-8 p.m. / $10 general admission / $5 students (with ID)
Renowned slam poet.
476-4370 / david-holper@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Mark Hummel and the Golden State-Lone Star Review
Blue Lake Casino / 8-10:30 p.m. / 21+
"Three top blues headliners on one stage plus a killer rhythm section will make for an unforgettable night of great blues."
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Dirtwire
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
World Famous and The Arcata Theatre Lounge present Dirtwire, conjuring up a gris-gris of sound with an amalgamation of traditional instrumentation, world-beat percussion, and electronic soundscapes and comprised of multi-instrumentalist David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila).
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Hillstomp
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $12 / 21+
"BUMPITY THUMPITY WACKA-DOODLE CHANK is careening out of a boom box strapped to a shopping cart." No Good Redwood Ramblers open.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

The Movers and The Shakers
Six Rivers Brewery / 6 p.m.-midnight / Free
Live dance music.
616-4534 / hollandhomes@live.com / 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

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

Paco Martin
Benbow Inn / 6:30 p.m.
South American music.
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Brian Post and Susie Laraine
Libation / 7 p.m.
Jazz piano and sax.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux Reading
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Vancouver, BC author Eve Rickert, together with her partner and co-author Franklin Veaux, of Portland, Oregon, will be reading from their forthcoming book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory and answering reader questions on the book and on polyamory in general.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

The Vanishing Pints
Fieldbrook Family Market / 7-9 p.m. / Free
Humboldt's premier Irish pub band.
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GMO Speaker Series
Humboldt State University Native American Forum / 7-9 p.m. / Free
Mark Wilson presents "A Humboldt Biologist's perspective on GMOs."
797-826-5557 / msw13@humboldt.edu / View Comments

Barn Dance
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7 / Free Kids under 12 / $6 HFS members, students and seniors
'Tis the season for a fantastic fall barn dance with calling by Sue Moon and tunes by Blake Ritter and McNeill. All dances will be taught with no partner or experience needed.
269-2061 / emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Free Lecture on the McDaniel Slough Restoration
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center / 7:30-9 p.m. / Free
Hydrologist Conor Shea will give a presentation on the McDaniel Slough Wetland Restoration Project.
826-2359 / amic@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Joani Rose
Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7:30 p.m.
Jazz accompanied by Jim Wilde, Damien Roomets and Michael Curran.
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The Last Minute Men
Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m. / Free
Local world music.
822-2228 / Web site / View Comments

I Hate Hamlet
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $16
Dramatic comedy follows the struggles of a young actor who is tackling the role of Hamlet, trying to maintain his relationship and being haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore.
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Beneath the Soulskin
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free
Tells he story of a young woman adrift in an uncharted sea at night. The piece was written by Dell'Arte graduate Robin Shaw who is also featured as a performer and directed by Dell'Arte's Producing Artistic Director, Michael Fields.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Equivocation
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays
England, 1605: Shagspere is commissioned by the prime minister to write the “true historie” of the Gunpowder Plot. And it must have witches! A witty and high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, this intriguing play gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London.
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Mel Halbach Film Night
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10
Screening of documentary film maker Mel Halbach's "Sub-Conscious" and "What Lights Nate"
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Stand Up! Comedy
Timeout Sports Pub / 9-11 p.m. / Free / 21+
With Iris Benson and Daymon Ferguson.
502-9656 / 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

Abruzzi After Dark
Abruzzi / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
With Pressure Anya.
826-2345 / View Comments

Kindred Spirits
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Acoustic roots/folk music.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

NightHawk
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m.
Humboldt party band brings it.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

'80s Night
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
With DJ Gabriel Groom.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Jsun
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+
Get down in Old Town.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AS ABOVE SO BELOW: 12:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40
  • DOLPHIN TALE 2: 12:20, 3:05, 5:45, 8:30
  • GIVER: 3:40, 8:50
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:55, 6:00
  • IF I STAY: 12:05, 5:20
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 1:35, 4:00, 6:20, 8:40
  • MAZE RUNNER: 12:45, 2:05, 3:35, 6:25, 8:20, 9:15
  • NO GOOD DEED: 12:00, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 2:40, 8:00
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 12:50, 3:20, 5:50
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DOLPHIN TALE 2: 12:10, 3:00, 5:45, 8:30
  • GIVER: 1:55, 4:20, 6:45, 9:15
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:20, 3:15, 6:05, 9:00
  • IF I STAY: 12:50, 3:25, 5:55, 8:35
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • MAZE RUNNER: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 8:00, 9:10
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 1:00, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
Minor Theatre
  • MAZE RUNNER: 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
  • THE DROP: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00