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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Happy 75th Birthday, Bob

The Arcata Theatre Lounge will commemorate what would have been reggae legend Bob Marley's 75th birthday with some current reggae royalty. Tarrus Riley, son of reggae legend Jimmy Riley, will headline a Thursday night show also featuring Dean Frazer and The Black Soil Band. Expect a special set of Marley tunes somewhere in there.

Also Thursday: Beloved folk singer/songwriter Iris DeMent has been nominated for two Grammy Awards over her over near-three decade career. On this night she brings her songs to The Old Steeple in Ferndale. Details on those concerts and more in your Lowdown listings below.



Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / $10 / $30 All Event Pass

Join us February 6th-9th for the 11th Annual Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo at Blue Lake Casino Hotel! Hosted by Ted and Amy Marks of Nor Cal Tattoo, with featured artists Liz Cook, Tye Harris, and Joshua Carlton along with over 30 other incredible artists will be present and tattooing on-site.

877-252-2946 / Web site

2020 New Year Exhibition

Redwood Art Association / noon-5 p.m. / Free

You are invited to enjoy this large art exhibition by Redwood Art Association members. The exhibition is judged with monetary awards. The judge was Tim Clewell, fine art teacher at Arcata High School.

268-0755 / info@redwoodart.us / Web site

Donation Meditation

Arising Holistic Center / 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Creative Community

Arising Holistic Center / 1-2 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Karate A to Z

Arcata Judo Hut / 3:30-4 p.m.

Karate A to Z is designed to meet the emotional and physical needs of young children 3 ½ to 5 years old.

925-549-1163 / the.mulv.93@gmail.com / Web site

World Yoga

Arising Holistic Center / 4:30-5:30 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Devotional Indian Chanting

Arising Holistic Center / 6-7 p.m. / Free

840-6125 / arisingcommunity@gmail.com / Web site

Pal-entine's Day Mixer Presented by NextGen Eureka

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+

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Spoken Word: Third Worlds Theory

The Depot / 6 p.m.

Part of HSU's Coffee House Series: A brave space that taps into the Black and African oral tradition and brings together diverse communities of people who utilize poetry, prose, spoken word, comedy, and music to share elements of the human experience.

Pal-entine's Day Speed Friending

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 6-9 p.m. / Free

nextgeneureka@gmail.com / Web site

Reel Genius Trivia at The Pub at the Creamery

The Pub / 6-8 p.m. / Free

General Trivia. Free to play. Gift certs for 1st/2nd place teams. Max 7 people per team.

601-1606 / partners@reelgeniustrivia.com / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

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

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

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

Watch Democray in Action!

KEET-TV / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free

445-0811 / kwhiteside@keet-tv.org / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Society Sing-Along

Arcata Community Center / 7 p.m.

Sing your favorite folk, rock and pop songs with leader Joel Sonenshein. Songbooks provided, just bring your voice.

Iris DeMent

The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $45 / $50 At the door

Iris DeMent has performed world over with her unique blend of folk and country and her music has been featured in film (True Grit 2010) as well as television (The Leftovers on HBO). She has also been nominated for a Grammy for her duet work with John Prine.

786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / 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 Humboldt Poetry Show

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $5

Anne Fricke who is an author, poet, podcaster, storyteller, mother, wife, and aspiring open-mic comedian. Greg Bee is a traveling poet, storyteller, and performer. He is currently based in Eureka, CA. He is a registered nurse, and mental health advocate who has overcome bipolar disorder.

496-9404 / vp24@humboldt.edu / Web site

Commedia dell'Arte

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9 p.m. / $5 / $15 All / $10 All

The show celebrates our namesake, and is a lively comic form featuring bold physical play, masks, bawdy humor, and virtuosic improvised performance.

668-5663 / Web site


Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 8:30-10 p.m.

Laidback Lounge features local DJ's that play downtempo beats perfect for a laidback groovy evening with friends at Phatsy's.

444-3344 / Web site

That 1 Guy

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+

"Imagine the brainchild of Dr. Seuss, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Stanley Kubrick and Rube Goldberg, and you begin to understand the spectacle of a That 1 Guy performance by Berkeley, CA-based, classically trained musician Mike Silverman."

826-2739 / Web site


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

Rooted on the beautiful redwood coast of Northern California, The Undercovers are a four piece group of multi-instrumentalists that formed together in 2014 with the like mind to start a different kind of cover band.

877-252-2946 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Tarrus Riley, Dean Frazer and The Black Soil Band

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.-4 a.m. / $35 / $42 Door / 21+

Come celebrate Bob Marley's Bday with Tarrus Riley, Dean Frazer and The Black Soil Band! Along w/ a special Bob Marley Tribute set by Ishi Dube, Vidagua, Madi Simmons & Sarge OneWise getting the party started.

367-5949 / bootyshakinmusicproductions@yahoo.com / Web site


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