Friday, May 3, 2013’s Lowdown

Humboldt is no stranger to masked theatre. So this shouldn’t freak you out.

This Thursday and Friday at the Arcata Playhouse, PDX theatre troupe Wonderheads — made up of Dell’Arte alum Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix — return to the North Coast with their giant-headed production Loon. Wonderheads wisely promote themselves with the tagline “live action Pixar” (did you hear that, parents?) and you can see why in Loon‘s video trailer below. 

Then again, if masks terrify you there are plenty of other options for you farther down in Friday’s Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

I now think of The Talking Heads as a Naive Melodies tribute band. Not to be missed!

Events

(Submit yours!)

Loon
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $12 / $10 students/seniors
Portland physical theatre duo Wonderheads present a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Naive Melodies and Motherlode
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 adv. / 21+
Hometown Productions “Finals Freakout” show featuring local Talking Heads tribute band Naive Melodies and 10-piece funktrain Motherlode.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Bike Shorts
Sewell Gallery of Fine Art / 6-9 p.m.
Videos about bicycle commuting, culture, cargo biking families, bicycle boulevards and videos just for fun. Sponsored by Humboldt Bike Month Coalition.
269-2061 / emily@nrsrcaa.org / Web site / View Comments

Live Art with Sarah Vitello
Eel River Brewery / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Vitello will display her portfolio of surf, action, and wave photographs at the Eel River Brewing pub while doing what she does best, capturing memories on film.
725-2739 / media@eelriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna’s First Friday
Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.
Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.
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Daria Robotkina
Calvary Lutheran Church / 7 p.m. / $30
Eureka Chamber Music Series presents the renowned pianist presenting the program “Russia Meets America.”
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Claire Bent and Aber Miller
Libation / 7 p.m. / 21+
Local jazz duo.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Scott H. Brown and Katy M. Tahja
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Discussing and signing their new book Eureka Then and Now.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

The M Notes
Silver Lining / 7 p.m.
Local acoustic duo.
839-0304 / Web site / View Comments

Proof
Gist Hall, HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10
Locked in her father’s desk is a notebook with the startling proof of a basic math question that alone would make its author famous. But what is its real secret? Only Catherine has the key.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Antigone
Eureka High School / 7:30 p.m. / $8
Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ classic play is a tale of tragedy and of difficult choices.
441-2508 / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Skin Deep
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
A large, lovable, lonely-heart gives romance one last shot on a blind-date.
443-7688 / View Comments

Grateful Dead Dance Party
Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+
Monthly Grateful Dead Dance Party as we screening The Warlocks at Hampton Coliseum, VA 10/9/89.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Mateel Comedy Cabaret
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $10 / 18+
Featuring comedians Brad Brake and Jonas Barnes.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Hello Dolly
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
Local production of the classic musical. Directed by Justin Takata, music direction by Tina Toomata, choreography By Linda Maxwell.
800-838-3600 / Web site / View Comments

Elegant French Dinner Benefit
Arcata Community Center / 8:30-11 p.m. / $10 / $8 seniors
Dance to the Delta Nationals at the annual benefit for the Northcoast Preparatory Academy student international travel fund.
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King Foot
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

The Americans
Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Original rock and roll rooted in rural blues and traditional American folk music.
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Dr. Squid
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Otis Heat
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
American alternative/funk/rock/blues/soul band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Mojo Child
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.
Doors tribute.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Guerrilla Takeover
Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Militerized DJ dancing.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Local DJs
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Zigzilla and The Serial Thrillas
Jambalaya / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Member of Humboldt hip-hop group Area Sound takes the stage for a solo performance backed by the mighty Serial Thrillas band.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 11:50, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45
  • BIG WEDDING: 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30
  • EVIL DEAD: 4:30, 9:40
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 5:55, 7:45, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 12:00, 1:45, 3:05, 4:50, 6:15, 8:00, 9:20
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 2:30, 5:30, 8:30
  • OBLIVION: 12:20, 2:10, 3:15, 5:15, 6:20, 8:15, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 1:35, 6:50
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 11:55, 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 2:00, 5:25, 8:35
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10
Fortuna Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3: 3:15, 5:30, 6:15, 8:30, 9:15
  • IRON MAN 3 IN 3D: 4:30, 7:30
  • OBLIVION: 4:05, 6:55, 9:45
  • PAIN & GAIN: 3:40, 6:35, 9:30
  • THE CROODS: 4:40, 7:00, 9:10
Garberville Theater
  • GI JOE: RETALIATION: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 2:20, 5:25, 8:30
  • BIG WEDDING: 1:45, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 12:05, 3:10, 6:15, 8:10, 9:20
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 11:45, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 1:25, 6:45
  • OBLIVION: 11:55, 3:00, 6:00, 9:10
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:15, 3:20, 6:20, 9:25
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 4:25, 9:30
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:35, 3:05, 5:40
Minor Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 2:20, 5:30, 8:40
  • MUD: 3:15, 6:10, 9:05
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 2:40, 5:45, 8:50