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Lowdown: Let's Marvel at Trombone Shorty's Circular Breathing (VIDEO)

Tonight begins a big week of shows for CenterArts featuring Colbie Caillat, Gov't Mule and Dave Rawlings Machine. First up though is Monday's Van Duzer Theatre date with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, led by captivating trumpeter and trombonist Troy Andrews. Dude can blow.

Let's just do this: You will note that the Lowdown, as we often do, has embedded a YouTube clip above. OK, if you want to see some serious circular breathing and undulating cheeks skip to just after the 2:00 mark. Oddly, after watching Andrews minute and a half of breath-robatics, you too will somehow find yourself out of breath. Not sure how that works.

--Andrew Goff


Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $15 HSU student

"New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz."

826-3928 / Web site

Cascadia Leadership Development Program

Humboldt Area Foundation / 8:30 a.m.

Through the program, participants will have an opportunity to hone their leadership and collaboration skills. This program is managed by Mary Gelinas and Roger James, who offer cutting-edge leadership concepts and tools to emerging and seasoned organizational and community leaders.

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

Monday Night Football

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 4:15 p.m.

668-9770 / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Monday Night Football

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:20 p.m.

822-1220 / Web site

Ray McGovern: Are Freedom and Security Compatible?

Kate Buchanan Room / 7 p.m.

As a member of the CIA, Mr. McGovern briefed President Reagan from 1981-85 on matters of national security. Mr. McGovern was a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity (VIPS) who warned of faulty intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Web site

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

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

822-3453 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

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

616-6876 / Web site

Free Emergency Preparedness Training

Arcata City Hall / 7-8:30 p.m.

442-3763 / mmcgarry@a1aa.org / 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 /

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


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