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What Humboldt is Doing For St. Patrick’s Day

Already this week on the Internet we’ve endured dumb memes acknowledging Pi Day (3/14), the Ides of March, (3/15) and Stone Cold Steve Austin Day (3/16). Can Humboldt get an actual holiday up in this?

Yes we can! St. Patrick’s Day! Hooray! There is no shortage of green gallivanting Humboldters can embark on this eve. Hell, The Vanishing Pints are playing at two different venues tonight. Thats how Irish today is! Here’s a quick rundown of the best venues for you to wisely decide against ordering green beer:

The Vanishing Pints

  • Logger Bar: Blue Lake’s church is rising to the occasion with an all day party highlighted by a beer-soaked set by the aforementioned Vanishing Pints, Irish dancing courtesy the Emerald Coast Irish Dancers and the bagpipe stylings of the Humboldt Highlanders. 
  • Richard’s Goat: Utilizing the The Miniplex to its full potential, The Goat is screening the arguably shitty 1993 cinematic oof Leprechaun starring the little guy from Willow, a film we would rather watch (which holiday would be appropriate for that?).
  • Six Rivers Brewery: “The brew with a view” happens to also be celebrating their 12th anniversary this fine day. The VP’s play their first set of the night here from 4-7 p.m.
  • The Jam: Please note that The Rebel Liberties are a Flogging Molly cover band. End of discussion. 

More details on those gatherings and plenty more gems in your Lowdown listings below. Scroll away! We feel inclined to very briefly mention the fact that returning guitarist Willy Porter is amazing even though he has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day (though he is touring Ireland in grand fashion later this year). Willy is at the Arcata Playhouse tonight. Check him out in the YouTube clip below, hear him on KHUM at 4 p.m., then go to the Playhouse and see if he’s wearing green tonight.     

—Andrew O’Goff


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Six Rivers Brewery 12th Anniversary St Pat’s Celebration
Six Rivers Brewery / noon
“Cheers! It’s been 12 years!” Early green party with drinkin’ band The Vanishing Pints playing from 4-7 p.m.; DJ Dub from noon-4 p.m.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Leprechaun (1993) and St. P’s Day Party
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 3 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
At 10:00 we’ll be showing the 1993 cult classic in our theatre The Miniplex. $5 for movie ticket if you’re brave enough to watch a young Jennifer Aniston battle what looks like “Chucky at a St. Patrick’s Day parade.” Also, $1 off whisky or draft beer for wearers o’ green or anyone dressed as Bono.
630-5000 / / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Highlanders, Vanishing Pints, Emerald Coast Irish Dancers
Logger Bar / 5 p.m. / 21+
All day party. Irish dancing with the Emerald Coast Irish Dancers, bagpipes with the Humboldt Highlanders, and the ruckus shenanigans of the Vanishing Pints!
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.
Green bluegrass, lads.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden
Gallagher’s Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local musician’s weekly Thursday Celtic music engagement falls on a convenient day in Humboldt’s truest Irish pub.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Willy Porter
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $17 / $15 Student and member
Porter and his singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy’s signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride.
822-1575 / / Web site / View Comments

Crosby Tyler
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Spirit Vibrations presents a night of country funk. “Yes, there will be green beer among other green things.”
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St. Patty’s Metal Night
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $2 / 21+
Ian Gambina presents Muppet Hunter and Burning Hash.
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Rebel Liberties
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
This is a Flogging Molly cover band. On St. Patrick’s Day. WHA?!? The Undercovers open. Another round of Car Bombs!
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

ACA River Kayak Instructor Certification (Levels 2-4)
Humboldt State University, Center Activities / 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / $300 / $280 HSU Students
Each day completes a successive level of certification, building on principles from previous levels and expanding on teaching progressions as the class evolves.
826-3357 / / Web site / View Comments

Wildland Fire School
College of the Redwoods Community Education-Del Norte / 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. / $55 / 18+
476-4500 / / Web site / View Comments

St. Patty’s Party
Eel River Brewery / 11 a.m.-11 p.m. / Free
Corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash.
725-2739 / / Web site / View Comments

St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt Making Pizza Party
The Multi-Generational Center (MGC) / 4:30-7 p.m. / $10 / $5 Siblings
MGC Youth and MGC Arts invite all youth to join us this St. Patrick’s for a T-Shirt making pizza party! $10.00 per youth, $5.00 sibling discount.
725-3300 / / Web site / View Comments

Brian Post and Friends
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 6-9 p.m.
Brian Post, jazz piano player, is joined by an ensemble of accomplished local musicians.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

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

Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8-10 p.m. / Free / 18+
“The struggle of the human spirit to overcome injustice and adversity is the heart of Melodrama, a theatrical form characterized by grand emotions, gripping human stories and bold physical style.”
668-5663 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Business Casual
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8 p.m. / Free
826-7224 / / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic Night
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Be the next Mack Idol.
839-2013 / View Comments

Dirty Thursdays
Pearl Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
DJs Pressure/Anya have been effectively making local butts jiggle for some time now. Let them work.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

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

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE: 12:15
  • LADY IN THE VAN: 12:50
  • YOUNG MESSIAH: 12:00
  • ZOOTOPIA 2D: 11:45