Wednesday, Feb. 4

Lowdown: A Shroom is Born (VIDEO)

Even though all the free tickets got clicked up online rather quickly, the Lowdown would be foolish to not note that a musical group with 1.5 million Facebook fans is playing a free, experimental practice show at the Arcata Theatre Lounge tonight.  

Why are regular EDM festival headliners Infected Mushroom in town? Tonight’s ATL gig is a test run of their new animatronic stage set that’s soon to be unleashed on eyeballs nationwide. Why Humboldt? Well, the gyrating, bulging, mass of shroom-shaped metal was designed and built over the last few months by local artists and El Pulpo Mecanico parents Jerry Kunkel and Duane Flatmo

The few hundred Humboldters who were lucky and aware enough to snatch up free Infected Mushroom tickets online will get to see the giant, smoke-bellowing, strobe-lit monster’s debut performance. We’ve heard rumor that some more tickets may be released at the door, but that’s unconfirmed. If you have to miss it or if you want a vague preview of what to expect, check out the video below.

   —Andrew Goff


Top Events!
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Accident Lab
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7 p.m. / $5
“A kick ass monthly poetry event that features a nationally acclaimed slam poet, as well as gives local poets a chance to share their own work. Hosted by: A Reason to Listen Poetry Collective. February Feature: Billy Tuggle from Chicago IL, and Wil Gibson from Portland, MA.”
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The Devil Makes Three
HSU West Gym / 8 p.m. / $30 / $25 HSU students
With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly.
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Infected Mushroom Animatronic Tour Kick Off
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / Free
Witness the world premier of Infected Mushroom’s brand new stage, designed and built by Humboldt’s very own Duane Flatmo. Free show while tickets last.
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Con Brio
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+
“The band’s sound traces a clear lineage from the dirty funk, blues, and psychedelic legacy of Bay Area legends like Sly and the Family Stone, with a nod toward ‘90s neo-soul trailblazers like D’Angelo.”
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All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Mystical Dragon Art Show Call for Submissions:
The Brenda Tuxford Gallery / 10 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free / $5 Non-Members / Free Ink People Members
Announcing The Ink People’s February 2015 art show: Mystical Dragons! Call for submissions! Ready-to-hang art will be accepted in any medium.
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PASP Noon Parent Support Group
Post Adoption Services Project / noon-1:30 p.m. / Free / 18+
Held on the first Wednesday of each month and is hosted by Becky Porteous, LCSW.
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Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
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Open Mic with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go “hmm.”
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Open Mic
Curley’s Full Circle / 7 p.m.
Ferndale gets together and sings for each other.
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Practivistas Informational Meeting
Harry Griffith Hall / 7-8 p.m. / Free
This will be an informational session for students, alumni, and community members interested in the Dominican Republic Appropriate Technology / Spanish Language 2015 trip.
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Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
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Comedy Open Mikey
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.
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Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Singing in public is easier with beer.
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Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
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Whomp
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.
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Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, “Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?” Here it is!
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMERICAN SNIPER: 11:55, 2:00, 3:00, 5:05, 6:05, 8:10, 9:10
  • BLACK OR WHITE: 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • BOY NEXT DOOR: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • IMITATION GAME: 12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45
  • INTO THE WOODS: 1:05, 6:30
  • MORTDECAI: 4:00, 9:25
  • PADDINGTON: 12:35, 3:05, 5:35, 8:05
  • PROJECT ALMANAC: 12:25, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30
  • SELMA: 12:15, 5:55
  • STRANGE MAGIC: 12:05, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00
  • THE LOFT: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15
  • WEDDING RINGER: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35, 9:50
  • WILD: 3:20, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMERICAN SNIPER: 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • BOY NEXT DOOR: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • IMITATION GAME: 2:40, 5:25, 8:30
  • MORTDECAI: 4:15, 9:20
  • PADDINGTON: 3:30, 5:55, 8:10
  • PROJECT ALMANAC: 3:40, 6:15, 8:50
  • STRANGE MAGIC: 3:10, 5:45, 8:15
  • THE LOFT: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00
  • WEDDING RINGER: 6:50
Minor Theatre
  • IMITATION GAME: 3:15, 6:00, 8:45
  • MOST VIOLENT YEAR: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • WHIPLASH: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

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