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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Pre-Valentine's Day Chocolate? Sure!

Celebrate a hard-won New York Times blurb with the sweetness makers of Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates on Thursday night when they'll be offering a Valentine's Day-themed Chocolate and Wine Pairing at their factory in Eureka. Full details on that and other Thursday goings-on in your Lowdown listings below.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

The PD3

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / midnight-8:30 p.m. / Free

!930s-1950s swing jazz with vocals. Fred Neighbor, guitar/vocals, Bruce "Junior" Johnson, acoustic bass/vocals, Paul DeMark, drums.

834-5938 / pwdemark@gmail.com / Web site

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate Valentine's Pop Up Shop

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Free

For two days only Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate will be hosting a Valentine's Day Pop Up Shop! We will be offering chocolate dipped strawberries, single stem roses & flower bouquets by Blossoms Florist, Chocolate Gift Collections, Cards and MORE!

798-6010 / events@dtchocolate.com / 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 / 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. / Free

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

Creative Community

Arising / 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

Valentunes

Arcata High School / 4-8 p.m. / $15

Musical Valentines to send to your loved ones friend and colleagues! Valentunes will be delivered in person by ensemble groups from the ARMACK orchestra and AHS MADRIGAL CHOIR.

845-9662 / Web site

Paint Your Heart Out

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 4-6 p.m. / $35

Come paint your heart out with talented Artist and Painter, Katie Rose RainbowMaker, this Happy Hour from 4-6pm at Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge.

444-3344 / Web site

World Yoga

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

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

Vegan Valentines & Gluten-Free Ganache

See Event Description / 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy vegan and gluten-free entrees and desserts, heart-shaped Wild at Hearth pizzas, and delicious meat, cheese, and vegan appetizer boards, plus beer and wine in the cozy Trinidad Beachcomber Cafe.

677-0106 /

Talleres de Teatro Gratuitos/Free Theatre Workshops

Jefferson Community Center / 6-8 p.m. / Free

Centro del Pueblo & Dell'Arte International los invitan a los: Historias de la población Latina detras de la cortina de los redwoods El taller será totalmente práctico, vamos a jugar, pasarlo bien, y trabajar la expresión corporal, la voz, trabajar la improvisación, y concernos a través del teatro.

668-5663 / sayda@dellarte.com /

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

Ocean Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free / $5 Suggested donation

Very special event dedicated to art and music from Humboldt County to the South Pacific. February Ocean Night will feature the Rainbownectar Tour (book signing and live reading of "Rainbownesia" with author Michael Kew), live music by Flying Hellfish, and fabulous surf flicks from around the globe.

822-1220 / Humboldt@surfrider.org / Web site

Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ with David Gilchrist

Gyppo Ale Mill / 6:30 p.m.

Get your smartest friends together and join us for some Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ every second & fourth Thursday at 6:30PM. Come individually or as a team.

986-7700 / family@gyppo.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

Humboldt First District Candidates' Forum

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

The candidates are Rex Bohn, incumbent, and Cliff Berkowitz. Questions will be posed to the candidates by the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County along with questions by viewers and listeners.

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

Valentine's Day Chocolate & Wine Pairing

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate / 7-8:30 p.m. / $45

Enjoy a candlelit evening at the chocolate factory indulging in expertly paired Dick Taylor chocolate and wine. Head Chocolate Maker, Adam Dick, will guide you through his favorite pairings and give you an inside peak at the process for selecting these delicious combinations.

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

Lecture: Early Results from the Carbon Ocean Observatory with Joe Tyburczy

HSU Natural History Museum / 7-8:15 p.m. / Free / 18+

Joe, a biologist working for Calif. Sea Grant will provide an explanation of ocean acidification (including a live demo) and why it's something everyone should be concerned about.

826-4480 / natmus@humboldt.edu / 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

Brothers Norton

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / $None All Ages

Brothers Norton is the collaborative project of guitarist Tristan Norton and drummer/percussionist Thatcher Norton, and features a heady blend of the genres of jazz, pop, funk, and neo-soul.

826-7222 / Web site

Laidback Lounge Ft. Goldylocks

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

GOAT Karaoke Nights 🎤🐐🎵

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

Humboldt's coooooolest karaoke.

630-5000 / Web site

JackBox Night

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

Your smart phone is your controller. Come play a variety of games for prizes!

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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