Thursday, July 25, 2013’s Lowdown

Humboldt County is a great place. It’s small enough that when a member of the community hits hard times you hear about it but large enough that when the rest of said community pitches in it makes a difference.

Now, without ranting extensively, we live in a country with an immoral health care system. It sucks. Look it up. There are very few people that could actually afford to pay what things are said to cost here. Thursday night at Humboldt Brews, two such people we media folk know could use some help. So their friends and colleagues are throwing them a party.

Jessica McGuinty owns a small business (you might have heard of it). Bob Doran subsists (or did) on small town media wages (I’ve heard those peeps don’t make much). Recently, each of them were saddled with a shitty medical bill. Jess had her sixth heart surgery. Bob had a stroke. Again, there are many people that have had misfortune befall them. We know (and love) these two.

If you do too and have $10 to spare, Thursday’s shindig will not be purely charity. You’ll have guaranteed fun courtesy of some of Humboldt’s finest performers like local rock ‘n’ rollers The Trouble, folk punk force of nature Gunsafe, Missing Link’s famous Soul Night DJs, comedienne Kim Hodges and mistress of ceremonies Sherae O’Shaughnessy. Also, silent and live auctions (we’re raising money here, people).

They’re calling this event Back On Their Feet, the implication being that your collective contributions will help these two valued community members back on the financial straight and narrow. Maybe. Most likely not completely. It’ll help, sure. But trust me, to warm their hearts with your presence and have your own spirit lifted by witnessing community working as designed is worth a ten spot.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Nothing goes with local bluegrass better than kabobs. Plus I’m madly in love with Blue Lake.  Mad River Brewery?  More like Mildly Irritated River Brewery. See you there.

Events

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Back On Their Feet!
Humboldt Brews / 8:01 p.m. / 21+
Benefit for Bob Doran and Jessica McGuinty with music by The Trouble, Gunsafe and Missing Link DJs Matt and Adam.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers’ Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers’ Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Summer Concert Series
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Featuring pop/rock group Cheating Daylight.
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Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Bluegrass at it’s finest and kabobs too.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors
Follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions.
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Mike and Jeff
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free
826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don’t do “Bohemian Rhapsody.” That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

The Heir Apparent
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10
Modern comic genius David Ives adapts Jean-Francois Regnard’s 1708 masterpiece, wherein Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte.
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Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

The Hill
Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Local honky tonk punk band.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Comedy Night
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
Stand up comedy with local and out of the area comics. $5 door fee
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump ‘n’ grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:35, 3:15, 5:50, 8:25
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:25, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05, 8:15, 9:40
  • LONE RANGER: 12:45, 4:15, 7:50
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 1:35, 3:00, 4:40, 7:45, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
  • RED 2: 12:30, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
  • RIPD IN 2D: 2:30, 7:20
  • RIPD IN 3D: 12:05, 4:55, 9:45
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • TURBO 2D: 12:20, 5:30
  • TURBO 3D: 2:50, 8:00
  • WOLVERINE 3D: 10:00
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40
Fortuna Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2: 12:00, 2:25, 4:45, 7:00
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40
  • PACIFIC RIM: 12:20, 3:40, 6:55, 9:45
  • RED 2: 1:00, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40
  • R.I.P.D.: 2:30, 4:50, 7:10
  • RIPD IN 3D: 12:05, 9:30
  • TURBO: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05
  • TURBO IN 3D: 9:25
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:35, 8:00
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:55, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:00, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
  • RED 2: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:25
  • RIPD IN 2D: 3:50, 8:40
  • RIPD IN 3D: 1:25, 6:15
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40
  • TURBO 2D: 12:45, 5:50
  • TURBO 3D: 3:20, 8:20
  • WOLVERINE 3D: 10:00
Minor Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 3:35, 5:55
  • GROWN UPS 2: 4:25, 6:50, 9:15
  • RIPD IN 2D: 4:40, 7:05, 9:30
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 10:00