Lowdown for Thursday, Nov. 20

Lowdown: Which of These Two All-Female Folk Trios Playing in Humboldt Tonight Do You Prefer?

Truly, we live in an age of too many choices. Even in our little secluded corner of the globe, this Humboldt Thursday features dueling, touring all-female folk/bluegrass trios. What a country! Let’s see who is competing for your ears this evening:

  • The consolidated Canadian singer/songwriters that comprise The Wailin’ Jennys will reveal their roots to the Van Duzer Theatre faithful. Sample their harmonies above.
  • Formed in New York a decade ago, the pickin’ ladies of Red Molly again sneak behind the Redwood Curtain and into HumBrews for an evening of stripped down originals and covers. Peruse their wares in the clip below.

Is this town big enough for two tuneful triads? Time will tell. But which ever show you attend, beforehand, consider dropping by for the grand opening of Arcata’s newest bar Richard’s Goat down on the corner of Samoa and I. Your new watering hole is the latest business baby birthed by the owners of La Dolce Video and is named after a historic goat that was evicted by the City of Arcata from the area that was needed to build the Arcata Plaza. 

The goat has returned.

—Andrew Goff


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Taste of the Holidays 2014
Arcata Community Center / 5-8 p.m. / $25
Local food and drink. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise Community Foundation. Jazz by RLA Trio.
greggferndale@gmail.com / Web site /

Henderson Center Open House
Henderson Center / 5-8 p.m. / Free
Enjoy cookies, special treats, free trolley car rides, fire trucks, face painting, Christmas carolers and more.

Richard’s Goat Opening Night
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6 p.m.
401 I St. Arcata has another bar. Repeat: Arcata has another bar.
630-5000 / Web site /

The Wailin’ Jennys
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35
“The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, three distinct voices that together create an achingly perfect vocal blend. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters joining together for a one-time-only performance in Canada, they have become a beloved folk act.”
826-3928 / Web site /

Red Molly
Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $15 / 21+
“Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence.”
826-2739 / Web site /

All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Youth Samurai (Jujitsu)
Arcata Judo Hut / 5-6:30 p.m. / $20 / $5 Drop-In / $30 non-residents
Couldn’t you use a tiny samurai in your household?
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Intermediate Excel MS Office
College of the Redwoods Downtown Site / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / $95 / 18+
Course is designed to showcase the power of one of today’s most productive work place tools.
476-4500 / sarah-connelly@redwoods.edu / Web site /

Zumba
D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $50 / $7 Drop-In / $60 non-residents
Zumba participants, 13 years and older.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Relay for Life Fundraiser
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eureka, CA / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
“Selling odds and ends, bits and bobs.”

Humboldt Cider Company on Tap
The Local Cider Bar / 6-9 p.m. / 21+
Pouring cider from Humboldt’s first hard cider company.
760-580-2053 / humboldtcidercompany@gmail.com / Web site /

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6:30-8 p.m.
Humboldt County bluegrass music.
668-4151 / Web site /

Open Mic
Gallagher’s Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site /

Youth Jujitsu
Arcata Judo Hut / 6:30-7:45 p.m. / $25 / $6.50 Drop-In / $35 non-residents
Judo chop!
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Claire Bent
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local jazz vocalist.
825-7596 / Web site /

The Underscore Orkestra
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Balkan, klezmer, Gypsy jazz and swing.
923-2748 / Web site /

Jujitsu for Adults
Arcata Judo Hut / 7:45-9:15 p.m. / $30 / $6.50 Drop-In / $40 non-residents
Hi-ya!
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Other Desert Cities
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 previews/thursdays / $20 Gala opening 11/1
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her wealthy, conservative parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history. Uh oh!
443-7688 / boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site /

Buddy Reed & th’ Rip it Ups
Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.
Lowdown Thursday blues.
826-0860 /

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

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

Blues Night
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5
With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.
616-6876 / Web site /

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site /

Jimi Jeff’s Open Mic
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Jammin’ with Jimi.
839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

La Musique Diabolique
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Gypsy jazz and swing.

Dirty Thursdays
Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt’s finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.
444-2017 / Web site /

Roots ‘N’ Culture Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site /

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / Free
DJ Itchie Fingaz will be spinning his favorite Ghetto Funk tunes.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site /

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
822-0919 /

Thumpin’ Third Thursdays
The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+
DJ Red does his thing.
822-4766 / Web site /

Songwriter Circle of Death X
The Shanty / 10 p.m.
Featuring songs by The Bored Again, Keil La Chinga, The Weavetone and Cliff Dallas.
444-2053 /

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:15, 2:20, 4:30
  • BEYOND THE LIGHTS: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • BIG HERO 6 2D: 12:00, 2:40, 3:30, 5:20, 6:15, 8:10
  • BIG HERO 6 3D: 12:45, 8:55
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:30, 2:55
  • DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DUMB AND DUMBER TO: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 8:40, 9:30
  • FURY: 2:25, 5:35
  • GONE GIRL: 5:20, 8:35
  • HUNGER GAMES MARATHON (2014): 2:01
  • HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1: 8:00
  • INTERSTELLAR: 12:10, 1:05, 3:55, 4:50, 7:40, 8:30
  • JOHN WICK: 2:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BIG HERO 6 2D: 2:45, 5:30, 6:15, 8:10
  • BIG HERO 6 3D: 3:30, 8:55
  • DUMB AND DUMBER TO: 3:00, 4:10, 5:40, 6:50, 8:20, 9:30
  • HUNGER GAMES MARATHON (2014): 2:01
  • HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1: 8:00
  • INTERSTELLAR: 3:55, 4:50, 7:40, 8:30
  • ST VINCENT: 3:15, 6:05
Minor Theatre
  • BIRDMAN: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1: 8:00
  • INTERSTELLAR: 4:20, 8:00
  • ST VINCENT: 4:10

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