THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Humboldt’s Chance to Hold On Loosely

If you’ve been in close proximity to a radio at some point in the last 35 years you’ve without a doubt had your ears jabbed by the crunchy riff at the center of “Hold On Loosely,” easily the most notable contribution of 38 Special — a band so “southern rock” they have their very own Van Zant brother. 

You know the lick. Chn… chn chn… chn chn… chn chn… Yeah, that one. 

As the billboards have foretold, 38 Special rocks Bear River Casino Thursday night. So, if you plan on participating in this rocking, it’s vital you make sure you know at least the chorus of the song everyone’s gonna be waiting to scream. As such, please take a moment and reacquaint yourself with the group’s most inescapable hit in the clip below. 

Other, less-classic rock radio friendly Thursday events in your Lowdown listings below that. —AG

Events

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Eureka Summer Concert Series
Madaket Plaza / 6 p.m.
Motown cover band the Funky Dozen make Eureka a temporary Detroit.
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Safari Boots
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All ages
World pop.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

The Liar
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $16 / $13 Students / Seniors
“This bitingly witty farce from comedic maestro David Ives turns 17th century France on its ear in a non-stop linguistic masterpiece. Dorante is a charming young man with a bright future and one glaring personality quirk – he cannot tell the truth.”
442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Legend of Georgia McBride
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8-9:30 p.m. / $22 Gala Opening Night / $17 Friday/Saturday/Matinees / $10 Thursdays and Previews
“He’s young, he’s broke, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey’s been fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar.”
443-7688 / info@redwoodcurtain.com / Web site / View Comments

38 Special
Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / $45
“38 Special is making their Humboldt County debut. With timeless hits like “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught up on you” and “Rockin’ into the Night,” be prepared to be transported back to a time when Rock was King!”
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

2017 Young Writers Camp
Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / $150 / $160 After June 5th!
Redwood Writing Project is pleased to provide the opportunity during the summer break for families seeking a supportive, fun environment for their incoming 4th-9th grade students.
826-5109 / rwp@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Summer Gymnastics!
Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $33 / $43 non-residents
Enrollment is now open for the second session of Summer Gymnastics through Arcata Recreation.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Camp Perigot
Blue Lake Roller Rink / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Something for the kids to do.
668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

Allstar Theatre Arts Summer Camp
See Event Description / 9-4 a.m. / $400
“Super fun 2 week theatre camp for kids ages 8-13.”
Info@allstartheatre.org / Web site / View Comments

Henderson Center Eureka Farmers’ Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Celebrate the bounty of Humboldt County’s rich agricultural heritage and experience everything that our local family farmers and food producers have brought to share at our weekday farmers’ markets!
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

Free Pizza Lunch
Eureka High School / noon-1 p.m. / Free
There will be freshly made cheese and pepperoni pizza prepared on-site.
441-2501 / ledickinsong@eurekacityschools.org / View Comments

Free Produce Market
Food for People, Inc. / noon-2 p.m. / Free
All income eligible folks are invited to pick out fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to fresh produce, some of the markets may have free fruit and vegetable samples, cooking tips and demos, and assistance with applying for CalFresh.
445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site / View Comments

McKinleyville Farmers’ Market
Eureka Natural Foods-McKinleyville / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free
Celebrate the bounty of Humboldt County’s rich agricultural heritage and experience everything that our local family farmers and food producers have brought to share at our weekday farmers’ markets!
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 2
Om Shala Yoga / 5-8 p.m.
825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site / View Comments

Willow Creek Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 5-8 p.m. / Free
Celebrate the bounty of Humboldt County’s rich agricultural heritage and experience everything that our local family farmers and food producers have brought to share at our weekday farmers’ markets!
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Fine local bluegrass.
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / 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

The Little Hours
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6:30 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 before 5 PM / 21+
“Based on a comic tale from Boccaccio’s 14th century Italian masterpiece ‘The Decameron,’ the director of ‘Life After Beth’ and ‘I Heart Huckabees’ casts some of today’s funniest comic actors.”
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

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

Karaoke and Lip Sync Night
The Fuzion / 9 p.m.-midnight / $8 / $12 Non-Memeber
The only weekly Karaoke & Lip Sync night open to all ages! Music provided by Accurate Productions, Inc.
345-1040 / hello@thefuzion.com / 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
  • BABY DRIVER: 1:05, 3:50, 9:30
  • BIG SICK: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • CARS 3 2D: 11:45, 5:35
  • DESPICABLE ME 3 2D: 12:15, 1:00, 2:35, 4:55, 6:35, 9:35
  • DUNKIRK: 6:30
  • GIRLS TRIP: 7:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 2D: 3:25, 8:50
  • HERO: 1:35, 4:00, 6:25, 8:55
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2D: 11:45, 1:45, 2:50, 5:55, 8:00, 9:00
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 3D: 4:50
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 2D: 2:15, 8:05
  • VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS 2D: 6:00
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:50, 2:55, 4:25, 6:00, 9:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 1:15, 7:40
  • WISH UPON: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:50, 2:55, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BABY DRIVER: 1:15, 4:00, 9:30
  • BIG SICK: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 3 2D: 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00
  • DUNKIRK: 7:00
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2D: 11:50, 2:45, 5:50, 8:55
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 3D: 9:15
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 2D: 11:45, 6:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 11:45, 3:00, 5:55, 9:05
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 2:50
  • WISH UPON: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • BABY DRIVER: 7:20
  • BEATRIZ AT DINNER: 3:00, 5:15
  • SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING: 3:45, 6:45, 10:00
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: 2:30, 6:00, 9:15