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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Do You Need Country Rap in Your Life?

Big name country rapper Big Smo will drop some redneck rhymes at the Bear River Casino on Thursday, April 18 as part of what's being billed as a "Pre-4/20 Hip Hop Concert" -- Humboldt starts extra early, OK?

Details on that and more in your Thursday Lowdown below.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Godwit Days 2019

Humboldt County / 6:30 a.m.

Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April.

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New Origin Release: Guest Speaker Emily Stone

Dick Taylor Chocolate Factory / 7-8:30 p.m. / $28

Come join us at the Dick Taylor Chocolate factory to hear about the impact cacao has had on the Arhuacos People of Northern Colombia.

798-6010 / info@dtchocolate.com / Web site

Poppo & Baloney and the Dream Circus

The Sanctuary / 7-9 p.m. / $10 / Free Kids 12 and under

"Poppo & Baloney and the Dream Circus" follows the adventures of a young boy named Poppo and his imaginary turtle friend Baloney. The story is told by a multidimensional cast of puppets, dancers, and live musicians.

822-0898 / info@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site

Science on Screen: Tremors and Shaky Ground

Eureka Theater / 7-10 p.m. / $5

Earthquake expert Dr. Lori Dengler explains our vibrating Earth, its subsurface structure, the geological importance of the area in which Tremors was filmed, and “some of the fantastic things we’ve learned that are even more amazing than science fiction.”

442-2970 / info@theeurekatheater.org / Web site

Los Rakas

The Jam / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / $15 / 21+

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound.

502-5217 / djgabepressure@gmail.com / Web site

Enrolling now for Adult Ceramic Classes through Arcata Recreation

Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $70 / $5 Material Fee for All / $81 non-resident / 18+

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

Farm Shares

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $450

It’s time to secure your Summer Farm Share. The City of Arcata Parks and Recreation offers Farm Shares grown at Bayside Park Farm.

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

Soroptimist Presents: Chris Cook, Murder Mountain

Red Lion Hotel / noon-1 p.m. / $16 / 18+

Chris Cook, of Cook & Associates Private Investigations, will discuss the documentary, Murder Mountain. Presented by Soroptimist International of Eureka, this lecture will include lunch.

839-2288 / Web site

Free Sketchbook Workshop

See Event Description / 5-6 p.m. / Free / $20 sliding scale donation / $5 sliding scale donation

This free sketchbook workshop focuses on a different technique each month.

442-8413 / conversationsaboutpower@gmail.com / Web site

Tristan Norton

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

With him, Tristan brings laid back sound with clear musical talent.

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Girl Scout troops now forming!

See Event Description / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

443-6641 / kjohanson@gsnorcal.org / Web site

Girl Scouts Signups

See Event Description / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

Is your G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) ready to join the nation's largest leadership development organization for girls?

443-6641 / kjohanson@gsnorcal.org / Web site

Three Part Wellness Series

Foodwise Kitchen / 6-7:30 p.m. / $90 / $40 individual class

Learn Ayurvedic self care tools and supportive nutrition tips.

633-8328 / foodwisekitchen@gmail.com / Web site

Third Fridays at the Creamery District

Arcata Creamery District / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Check out the shops and studios staying open late tonight!

499-0100 / keta3@suddenlink.net / Web site

Dinner Music

Humboldt Bay Provisions / 6 p.m.

Each Thursday a local musician comes and serenades the crowd!

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Laidback Lounge

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7:30 p.m.

Fraktal Productions and The Historic Eagle House present Laidback Lounge every Thursday featuring local DJs playing jazz, soul, funk, Latin and more.

444-3344 / Web site

The Lost Dogs

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m.

Come out and dance to local Blues and R&B band, The Lost Dogs!

826-7222 / kgs1@humboldt.edu / Web site

Husky Burnette

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Husky Burnette plays the Brew with a View the Third Thursday of every month!

839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Humboldt Times Presents: Pre 4/20 Hip-Hop Concert!

Bear River Casino Resort / 8-11:30 p.m. / $15 / $20 at the Door / 18+

The concert will feature BIG SMO -- Billboard Charting Artist & Reality TV Star, UNDERRATED & GARTH VADER (who are also doing a CD Release Party that night).

733-9644 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

The Lost Dogs

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages

Local classic rock band.

826-7222 / Web site

Party Secrets

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $5 / 18+

Evan Vest's stand-up comedy showcase featuring local and touring comedians.

845-8864 / editor@savagahenrymagazine.com / Web site

GOAT Karaoke 🎤🐐🎵

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free 21+

Sing!

630-5000 / Web site

Latin Nights

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

Sonido Pachanguero knows what it takes to get you out on the dance floor moving.

668-9770 / 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