FRIDAY LOWDOWN: The Siren’s Song Tavern Needs a Stage For All Their ‘Bad Ass’ Rockin’

Your Humboldt Friday contains many guitars should you need those. 

  • The Best of Humboldt Fair’s Friday night headliner is none other than blues riff-slinger Brad Wilson. Over the years the journeyman axe handler has shared stages with Chicago and Jeff Beck. Sample his pentatonic scale mastery in the clip above.
  • The Siren’s Song Tavern has a band hat trick scheduled featuring local loud from Harsh Shards, Dullahan and Don’t Panic. The show is a benefit of sorts with the goal of raising funds for a stage (bands are easier to see when they are rocking at you from an elevated position). 

Scroll your Lowdown below for even more band-age, notably at Blondies, the Little Red Lion and ye olde Logger Bar

If you seek chuckles to end your week, we’ll also mention that standup Alfonso Ochoa is scheduled to be hilarious tonight at the Arcata Playhouse. Witness him shame some girl on Match.com below and/or find your perfect Friday in your Lowdown listing farther down. —AG

Events

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Best of Humboldt Fair
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-11 p.m. / $12 / $5 seniors and youth
Formerly the “Redwood Acres Fair.” Rides, food, games, shows and spectacle.
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RuPaul’s Drag RAVE Club Kid Party
The Jam / 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5
Express yourself and dress up in your one of a kind, Club Kid inspired look. Come dance on stage with your friends and soon to be new friends.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Build A Stage Benefit
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7 p.m. / $5 / $20 donation
“Do you wish we had a bad ass stage in the Siren’s Song Tavern to go to bad ass music events there? Well we aim to make your wish come true.” Music by Dullahan, Harsh Shards and Don’t Panic.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Fourth Friday Flix: THEM!
Eureka Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $5
The 1950s nuclear monster/big bug feature with gigantic irradiated ants skittering from New Mexico to Los Angeles.
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

The State of Jefferson Picnic
Dell’Arte / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $10 kids / $15 students and seniors
This is a story that queries: how do we as citizens live well alone and together? And how is that shaped by place? State of Jefferson is a political farce with music and song – and laughs!
668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Comedian Alfonso Ochoa
Arcata Playhouse / 8:30-10:30 p.m. / $12 / $15 door / $12 adv / 18+
” During his act you’ll get to know Alfonso Ochoa as a white-washed Mexican, divorcée, blackjack dealer, and ex fat guy.”
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Paradise Inc., La Mancha
Blondies Food and Drink / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
YAMS Presents an eclectic night of local rock music.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Droids Attack, Sweeper, FHOG
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
Much metal in Eureka.
444-1344 / Events.littleredlion@gmail.com / View Comments

Jenny Don’t and the Spurs, Gabe and Turtle
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
PDX outlaw country. Blue Lake string duo.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Passport to Dance and Musical Theatre
North Coast Dance / 8-5 a.m. / $110 / $215 ages 8-13
For children ages 5-13!
442-7779 / northcoastdance@sbcglobal.net / 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

Sportsman’s Warehouse Grand Opening
Sportman’s Warehouse / 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Join KWPT The Point for day two of the Sportsman’s Warehouse grand opening.
298-6100 / Web site / View Comments

Drop-In Activities For All
Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-10 p.m. / $3 / $20 punch card
Choose from: Badminton, Basketball, Community Song Circle, Hula Dance, Pickle Ball, Samba Drumming and more.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Maker Fun Factory VBS
Faith Center Foursquare Church / 9 a.m.-noon / Free
“Send your kids on an imaginative, impacting adventure! At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too.”
442-1784 / mlemen@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Baykeeper Boat Tour
Woodley Island / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Humboldt Baykeeper will offer a free Humboldt Bay tour aboard the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District’s motor boat.
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Garberville Farmers’ Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Free
You’ll find an abundance of fresh produce, quality meats, landscape and vegetable starts, bouquets, baked goods, and crafts of all kinds that our wonderfully talented vendors enjoy growing and creating for the community.
sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Insanity Live
Redwood Lounge / 5:15-6:15 p.m. / $5
Dynamic, cardio-conditioning and athletic training class taught in a format that can be done by all fitness levels and ages.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

The Lovers (2017)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 5:30 p.m. / $8.50 / $6.50 Matinee
A refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free
Jazz on the patio.
677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Funky blues.
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Escape From L.A. (1996)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30-10 p.m. / $5
It’s been 16 years since Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) helped the President escape from New York and as times change, so do Presidents.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Fingal
Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.
Celtic.
822-2228 / Web site / View Comments

Jammin Friday in June
Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 8-11 p.m. / $9
Swing dance on the most beautiful floor in Arcata. Music by Dr. Boogie.
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Eureka Pizza Council
SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m.
Jazz/funk.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Stargaze above the Fog
Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) / 8:45 p.m. / Free
Join Ranger Shaina at Dolason trailhead (11.2 miles up Bald Hills Road) for a laser tour and telescope viewing of the night sky.
465-7765 / shaina_niehans@nps.gov / Web site / View Comments

Salsa & Cumbia Party
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. / Free / 21+
630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site / View Comments

Lone Star Junction
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / 21+
Outlaw country.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

NightHawk
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Local classic rock.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.
“What?”
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 47 METERS DOWN: 12:05, 2:25, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • ALL EYEZ ON ME: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE 2D: 12:50, 3:05
  • CARS 3 2D: 11:50, 12:40, 2:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:30
  • CARS 3 3D: 12:15, 2:45
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 2D: 5:30, 8:40
  • MUMMY 2D: 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 2D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15
  • ROUGH NIGHT: 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 2D: 12:30, 2:10, 3:55, 5:40, 7:20, 9:05
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 3D: 5:15, 8:35
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 4:45, 5:50, 8:00, 9:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 47 METERS DOWN: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
  • ALL EYEZ ON ME: 11:45, 2:45, 5:50, 8:55
  • CARS 3 2D: 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 2D: 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • ROUGH NIGHT: 1:50, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 2D: 12:25, 1:55, 5:25, 7:15, 8:50
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 3D: 3:50
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • BORN IN CHINA: 12:30, 5:00, 9:30
  • I, DANIEL BLAKE: 2:30, 7:00
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT: 2:00, 5:15, 9:00
  • WONDER WOMAN: 1:30, 5:45, 8:30