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Lowdown: Re-Watch Taylor Mali's 'What Teachers Make' Before You See Him at CR

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


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

Mark Hummel and the Golden State-Lone Star Review

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 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


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


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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 5:30-9 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

The Movers and The Shakers

Six Rivers Brewery / 6 p.m.-midnight / Free

Live dance music.

616-4534 / hollandhomes@live.com / Web site


Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.


668-4151 / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Papa Paul

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

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Paco Martin

Benbow Inn / 6:30 p.m.

South American music.

923-2777 / jsells@benbowinn.com / Web site

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

The Vanishing Pints

Fieldbrook Family Market / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Humboldt's premier Irish pub band.

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 /

Brian Post and Susie Laraine

Libation / 7 p.m.

Jazz piano and sax.

825-7596 / Web site

Dynasty One

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.


923-2748 / Web site

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

Joani Rose

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7:30 p.m.

Jazz accompanied by Jim Wilde, Damien Roomets and Michael Curran.

923-7007 /

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

The Last Minute Men

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m. / Free

Local world music.

822-2228 / Web site

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

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


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.

442-6278 / Web site

Abruzzi After Dark

Abruzzi / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

With Pressure Anya.

826-2345 /

Stand Up! Comedy

Timeout Sports Pub / 9-11 p.m. / Free / 21+

With Iris Benson and Daymon Ferguson.

502-9656 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Vintage Rock N' Soul

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Acoustic roots/folk music.

668-5000 / Web site


Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.

Humboldt party band brings it.

733-9644 / Web site

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

'80s Night

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

With DJ Gabriel Groom.

822-4766 / Web site

DJ Jsun

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

Get down in Old Town.

444-2017 / Web site

DJ Benjamin Andres

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

826-9463 / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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