(VIDEO) Thursday Lowdown: This Guy’s Good at Guitar (Paul McCartney Thought So, At Least)

It’s not every Thursday one of Paul McCartney’s old road buddies rolls through Humboldt. But if you don’t mind a trip over Fernbridge you, my friend, can say, “hi hi hi” to a bonafide one-time Wings lead guitarist! Maybe you’re amazed?

Thursday night in The Old Steeple — the beautifully restored former Methodist Church next to the Ferndale Cemetery — English-born guitar magician Laurence Juber will depress you with the level of talent contained in his fingers (Paul knew what he was doing). Yes, ‘twas back in the mid ‘70s when he was but a young working musician in London that Juber caught Macca’s eye and ultimately earned the opportunity to tour the world for three years with the former Beatle until Wings disbanded in 1981. Since then he’s released more than two dozen albums showcasing his fretboard mastery. Sample his dexterity in the YouTube clip below.

More details on that show and others can be had for those who scroll the Lowdown listings below. —AG

Events

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Laurence Juber
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $20 / $25 At the door
As a young working musician in London, England in the 1970s, Laurence Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney picked him to become Wings’ lead guitarist.
786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

MaMuse
The Sanctuary / 8-11 p.m. / $20
With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions, and their hearts in the present, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on.
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Elevate! Ladies Night Edition
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+
Fraktal Productions presents. With Marjo Lak, Dj D’vinity and Anya. Visuals by Marmalade Sky. Hosted by Deep Groove Society.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Folklife Festival Call for Musicians
See Event Description / midnight
If you would like to perform during this year’s Humboldt Folklife Festival, July 8th-15th, please submit a description of your music and full songs representative of your current work!
anna@humboldtfolklife.org / View Comments

Spring Gymnastics!
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $39 / $124 non-residents / $114 eesidents / $49 non-residents
Enrollment opens soon for Spring Gymnastics through Arcata Recreation. A variety of classes are available to youth ages 15 months to 18 years.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Benefit for Planned Parenthood NorCal
Minor Theatre / 5:30 p.m. / $10
The Minor Theatre will be screening The Wizard of Oz with all proceeds going to our local Planned Parenthood clinic! Children are welcome!
822-3456 / info@minortheatre.com / Web site / View Comments

MOB of Humboldt Bike Nite
See Event Description / 6-8 p.m.
St. Patty’s Day corned beed feed!
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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

Spiritual Support Group
See Event Description / 7-8 p.m. / Free / 18+
Do you have psychic ability or other spiritual; gifts and wanting to talk to someone about it? The Humboldt Spiritualist Support group will listen, offer emotional and spiritual support. Our group’s purpose is to walk beside you during your journey.
601-2940 / humboldtspiritualist@gmail.com / View Comments

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

Heartfulness Meditation
Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 7-8:30 p.m. / $7
In this class you will learn basic relaxation and meditation techniques, and we will explore how meditation can contribute to stress reduction, improved focus and concentration, personal effectiveness, creativity, and happier relationships!
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Kedi (2017)
The Miniplex / 7 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 Matinee
This acclaimed new documentary follows seven of Istanbul’s famous street cats, hundreds of thousands of whom have been an integral and respected part of the city since the Ottoman Empire.
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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

Comedy Open Mic
Little Red Lion / 9-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
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Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
822-0919 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 7:00
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D: 8:30
  • BEFORE I FALL: 3:15
  • GET OUT: 1:45, 4:20, 9:30
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: 1:10, 6:20, 9:10
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 12:55, 2:40, 3:45, 6:35, 8:20, 9:25
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D: 11:50, 5:30
  • LA LA LAND: 12:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • LA LA LAND SING-ALONG: 2:55
  • LOGAN: 11:55, 1:30, 3:00, 4:40, 6:10, 7:50, 9:15
  • MOONLIGHT: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • ROCK DOG: 1:35, 4:00
  • TABLE 19: 12:50, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35
  • THE GREAT WALL 2D: 12:40, 6:00
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 12:10, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00
  • THE SHACK: 11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 7:00
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D: 8:00
  • BEFORE I FALL: 4:15, 9:20
  • GET OUT: 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 2:40, 3:35, 5:30, 8:20, 9:15
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D: 6:25
  • LA LA LAND: 5:50, 8:50
  • LA LA LAND SING-ALONG: 2:55
  • LION: 3:15, 8:40
  • LOGAN: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
  • THE GREAT WALL 2D: 6:10
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 3:05, 5:40
Minor Theatre
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 8:15
  • DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE THEBOMB: 1:00
  • GET OUT: 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • LOGAN: 2:00, 5:00, 8:45
  • PATERSON: 1:30
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939): 5:30