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.)
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Movers and Shakers at Six Rivers Tonight! [$5 and under award]
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."
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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- 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
- 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