Thursday Lowdown: Reggae Benefit for Syrian Refugees in Arcata

Go with your strengths, Humboldt.

Thursday evening The Jam in Arcata hosts a reggae-heavy musical benefit show in an attempt to raise money for for Syrian refugees currently residing in Greece. According to organizers, all door proceeds from the Rhythm for Refugees event — featuring performances from Altar Tones, Arkaingelle, DJ Rotten and others — will be donated to the Shelter House Project which provides apartments and support to displaced Syrian families in Thessaloniki. 

Other Humboldt Thursday highlights include the opening night for the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of beloved musical Oklahoma! and the finest of local bluegrass courtesy the Compost Mountain Boys out at Mad River Brewery (where I’m told they sell beer). —AG

Events

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Rhythm for Refugees
The Jam / 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $10
A benefit for Syrian refugee families in Greece. Music by Altar Tones, The Brothers Norton, Arkaingelle, Ultra Secret.
599-7096 / refugeeshelterhouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Wilde Ghosts and Coward Spirits
Gist Theater at HSU / 7 p.m. / $10 Students / $15 General
“Spooky musical comedy, featuring song and dance, unique costumes and rollicking humor. Set in the roaring 20’s with music by Cole Porter, this adaptation includes works by two of the kings of British comedy, Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward.”
616-7676 / cyndymaria@aol.com / View Comments

Oklahoma!
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-11 p.m. / $18
Love and jealousy tussle for supremacy against a backdrop of classic ballads from two of Broadway’s most beloved and successful composers.
442-6278 / ncrt@sonic.net / Web site / View Comments

The Gatehouse Well
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 8-11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
“The Gatehouse Well will be bringing their unique blend of progressive folk, fun, and bad puns to The Siren’s Song Tavern! Get ready for an evening of tight harmonies, phenomenal fiddling, and toe-tappin’.”
442-8778 / thegatehousewell@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka City Schools Registration and Open Enrollment
See Event Description / 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
To register your child, please visit your preferred school site or the Eureka City Schools District Office at 2100 J Street, Eureka.
441-3383 / taylorn@eurekacityschools.org / Web site / View Comments

Winter Gymnastics at the Judo Hut
Arcata Judo Hut / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $39 / $49 non-residents
A variety of classes are available to youth ages 15 months to 6 years.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

CASA Advocate Training
CASA of Humboldt / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Make a positive change in the life of a foster child.”
443-3197 / andrea@humboldtcasa.org / Web site / View Comments

Relay For Life Kickoff
Faith Center / 5-8 p.m. / Free
“We will be there to help get you registered, answer any questions you might have about getting involved with Relay, and have snacks and Relay swag to give away!”
443-2241 / amanda.lankila@cancer.org / Web site / View Comments

Tanna (2016)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 5 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 Matinee
On 2017’s Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language film, this stunning Australian feature is the first film ever shot in Vanuatu, and it is acted by people who had never seen a film before the project began.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go “hmm.”
445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Hunter Gatherer (2016)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 7 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 Matinee
“After a 3-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man (THE WIRE’s Andre Royo) returns to his stagnant neighborhood to win back his girlfriend, only to find that she and his family have done what they always wanted to do - forget he exists.”
630-5000 / 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

Rogues’ Gallery
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All ages
Music and beer.
826-7222 / 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

Open Mic Night
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Be the next Mack Idol.
839-2013 / 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
  • A MONSTER CALLS: 12:55, 3:40
  • HIDDEN FIGURES: 11:45, 2:40, 5:35, 8:35
  • LA LA LAND: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • LIVE BY NIGHT: 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:10
  • MOANA 2D: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30
  • MONSTER TRUCKS 2D: 1:00, 3:35, 6:10
  • MONSTER TRUCKS 3D: 9:10
  • PASSENGERS 2D: 6:20, 9:00
  • PATRIOTS DAY: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 11:50, 6:05, 8:45
  • ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3D: 2:55
  • SING 2D: 12:10, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30
  • SLEEPLESS: 2:25, 4:55, 9:35
  • SPLIT: 7:00
  • THE BYE BYE MAN: 1:55, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25
  • UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS 2D: 12:20, 2:35, 9:30
  • UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS 3D: 4:50
  • WHY HIM?: 9:15
  • XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE 2D: 7:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A MONSTER CALLS: 3:35, 3:35
  • HIDDEN FIGURES: 2:45, 5:40, 8:40
  • MONSTER TRUCKS 2D: 3:15, 5:50
  • MONSTER TRUCKS 3D: 8:25
  • PASSENGERS 2D: 6:15, 9:00
  • PATRIOTS DAY: 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
  • SING 2D: 3:05, 5:45, 8:20
  • THE BYE BYE MAN: 4:30, 6:55, 9:20
  • UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS 2D: 4:50, 9:30
  • XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE 2D: 7:00
Minor Theatre
  • ARRIVAL: 1:00
  • ELLE: 7:45
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA: 1:30, 4:30, 7:45
  • NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND: 9:00
  • ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY: 2:00, 5:30, 9:30
  • THE EAGLE HUNTRESS: 4:00, 6:30