Watch 83-Year-Old Guitarist Ernest Ranglin on NPR Before He Plays in Arcata Tonight (VIDEO)
Did you drink a lot during the Republican Presidential Primary Debate last night? Us too! Made it super hard to get out the door this morning. But then we thought to ourselves, “Goddammit, 83-year-old ska and reggae guitarist Ernest Ranglin is out there slogging it out on the road, and we’re going to bitch about a slight politics and Steelhead-provoked hangover? WWERD? He would go to work.”
Know that Ranglin will parade out some time-tested licks before the HumBrews faithful Friday night, should you want position yourself in front of them. Below, see him perform with his band as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert video series. As always, more joy in your Lowdown listings farther down.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Invaders From the North Tour
Eureka Veterans Hall / 6 p.m. / $5
Featuring bands Xoth (epic cosmic blackened death Metal from Seattle), Zorakarer (symphonic black Metal from Portland), WrätH (brutal blackened thrash from SF), and Dullahan (local psychadelic motorsludge).
Van Duzer Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $19 / $13 range
“Humboldt Light Opera Company is proud to present the beloved musical Mary Poppins, based on the classic children’s series by P.L. Travers and made famous by the 1964 Disney film. With music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments
Humboldt Poetry Slam Team Send Off Performance
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $7
The Humboldt Poetry Slam team is headed to Oakland, CA to compete on a national level. Wil Gibson, Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak, Therese Keslin Fitzmaurice, and Erin Davis will perform original slam pieces. There will be a short open mic before. Live Music by DJ Goldylocks.
502-0162 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
One Grass Two Grass
The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
“High energy, hard driving, fun loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, California string band music.”
814-502-6001 / OnegrassTwograss@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $20 / 21+
“Ernest Ranglin was born June 19, 1932, and grew up in the small town of Robin’s Hall in the Parish of Manchester, a rural community in Jamaica. Ranglin’s destiny was set from an early age when two of his uncles showed him the rudiments of playing the guitar.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments
French Pro Soccer Camp
Arcata Sports Complex / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $245 / $245 Ages 14-18 1-4pm / $245 Ages 11-13 9-Noon
Morad Mouhabi, the technical/coaching director for Paris Saint-Germain women’s program will lead a one week camp for very serious boys and girls soccer players.
845-6546 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
New Outdoor Summer Day Camp
Humboldt Botanical Garden / 9-1 a.m. / $115 Non-Members / $95 HBG Members
Children ages 7-10 will experience hiking the Garden’s unique trails, learn about HBG’s organic vegetable garden.
442-5139 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Blue Lake Basketball Clinics
Blue Lake Union Elementary School / 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / $160 Both weeks - Non-BLS Enrolled Students / $85 1 week - Non-BLS Enrolled Students / $125 both weeks - BLS Enrolled Students / $75 1 week - BLS Enrolled Students
Brush up on your basketball skills, make new friends, and learn techniques you didn’t have before!
668-5674 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
Trinity River Jamboree
Junction City Park / noon / $144
Celebrating the community, music and art of Trinity County with a multi-generational event that includes over 60 local crafters, artisans and musicians.
637-7277 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
See Event Description / 1-4 p.m. / Free
Will include healthy recipe demonstrations and information about breast pumps, WIC’s Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program and other programs that can help mothers continue breastfeeding after they return to work.
445-6255 / View Comments
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 4 p.m. / $6.50
(Screenings at 4 and 6:30 p.m.) “White God begins as a tale about a girl separated from her dog, and ends up being the Battleship Potemkin of canine mutiny.” - Austin Chronicle.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments
Twelfth Night (or What You Will)
Redwood Park / 7-9 p.m. / $12 / $10 students and seniors
Part of Plays in the Park. “The Bard’s comedy that has it all: Shipwrecks, missing twins, mistaken identifies, action, romance and even a bit of singing!”
834-0861 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
Friday Night at the Refuge
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge / 7-8 p.m. / Free
Trail during the evening hours and a free, natural resource related presentation at 7 p.m. at the Visitor Center. This month join Pete Haggard for “Coastal Bees and Their Needs.”
733-5406 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
International Dance Party
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:45-11 p.m. / $5
The event features an easy dance lesson with special guest instructor, John Filcich, and an evening of dance music played by the international band, Chubritza and others.
496-6734 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
Always A Bridesmaid
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $16
“In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings … no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other.”
442-6278 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Shamus Summer Nights
Shamus T Bones / 10 p.m.
“DJ Gabe Pressure and friends mixing the freshest hip hop, r&b, dancehall, reggae, tropical bass, remixes and more alongside the classics.”
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments
- ANT-MAN 2D: 12:45, 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
- FANTASTIC FOUR: 12:15, 1:35, 2:50, 4:10, 5:25, 6:45, 8:00, 9:20
- INSIDE OUT 2D: 1:20, 3:55, 6:30
- JURASSIC WORLD 2D: 8:55
- MINIONS 2D: 11:50, 2:05, 4:25, 6:45
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION: 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:35, 6:00, 7:40, 9:00
- PIXELS 2D: 12:35, 3:15, 5:55, 8:30
- SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: 11:40, 1:50, 4:05, 6:25, 8:40
- SOUTHPAW: 9:05
- THE GIFT: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
- TRAINWRECK: 12:30, 3:25, 6:35, 9:30
- VACATION: 11:45, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
Mill Creek Cinema
- ANT-MAN 2D: 12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45
- FANTASTIC FOUR: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
- MINIONS 2D: 11:50, 2:05, 4:25, 6:45
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION: 11:55, 2:55, 5:55, 8:55
- PAPER TOWNS: 12:10, 5:45
- PIXELS 2D: 12:50, 3:30, 6:05
- PIXELS 3D: 8:40
- SOUTHPAW: 2:50, 8:30
- THE GIFT: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
- TRAINWRECK: 9:00
- VACATION: 1:50, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20
- IRRATIONAL MAN: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION: 3:05, 6:00, 9:00
- MR HOLMES: 3:45, 6:15, 8:45