Friday, March 17, 2017’s Chowdown

For those in Humboldt looking to pinch someone, your Lost Coast Outpost is always cloaked in teal which is totally on the green spectrum. So back off! That said, we hope Humboldt’s new Uber drivers are up to their first real challenge because … St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, y’all! Dyed-green vomit is especially harsh on upholstery, we hear. We wish the luck of the Irish to ye.

OK, lads and lasses, to ensure that you properly celebrate the legacy of Ireland’s foremost 5th century patron saint, scroll through the full list of drunken gatherings in your Lowdown listings below. But first, some obvious highlights:

  • THE JAM: Arguably the most appropriate local band you could see on this day, The Vanishing Pints (pictured) bring Humboldty irreverence and “traditional Irish music gone punk” to Pete’s place. Bring your dancing shoes. 
  • MAD RIVER BREWERY: Unsurprisingly, Blue Lake is just gonna go ahead and take the entire day off. In addition to a day-long hoppy hour and corned beef and cabbage specials, after work tunage will be provided by Cadillac Ranch and Seabury Gould. And just up the road…
  • LOGGER BAR: … Blue Lake’s house of worship has quite the green day planned. Multiple troupes from The Emerald Coast Dancers will perform throughout the day and night while the kilted bagpipers of The Humboldt Highlanders will your ears with just the day drunk soundtrack you were craving.
  • SIX RIVERS BREWERY: The crew at “The Brew with a View” wisely made their anniversary party coincide with the sudsiest holiday. Thus, help 6RB celebrate 13 years as the hub of McKinleyville with rowdy performances from The Pine Box Boys, The Gatehouse Well and others. (BONUS: Free DUI-preventing rides home courtesy Humboldt Limo! Score!)
  • THE SIREN’S SONG TAVERN: Hey! Maybe you want to enjoy an Irish jig in Eureka? Good Company and Fingal know which strings to strum to provide such an experience.
    : And finally, why not? The ATL is screening the inarguably shitty 1993 cinematic oof Leprechaun starring the little guy from Willow, a film we would rather watch (which holiday would be appropriate for that?).

Seriously, though, there is much more green to be seen in your Lowdown listings below, including — oh, by the way — a little band called Meat Puppets that just so happen to be playing Humboldt Brews, holiday be damned. Details on that show and more south o’ here.

—Andrew Goff

Oh, one last thing. This morning, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny delivered a St. Patrick’s Day address at the White House. Here is a completely random excerpt.


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St. Patrick’s Day Party
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. / Free
Music from Cadillac Ranch and Seabury Gould. “We’ll have Hoppy Hour all day, corned beef specials from the kitchen.”
668-4151 / / Web site /

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 2 p.m.-midnight
Notable for the fact that they advertise GREEN BEER.

A Very Logger St. Paddy’s
Logger Bar / 3 p.m.-1 a.m.
“The Humboldt Highlanders bagpipers, the Emerald Coast Irish Dancers, corned beef and cabbage, and Guinness on nitro tap! ALL DAY! Rest up!”
668-5000 / Web site /

6RB 13th Anniversary and St. Paddy’s Party
Six Rivers Brewery / 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“Cheers, it’s been 13 years! Join us in celebration this St. Patrick’s Day for green beer, Irish Specials and music all day from our friends DJ JDub, The Gatehouse Well, and The Pine Box Boys.”
839-7580 / Web site /

Good Company, Fingal
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m.
Celtic music on St. Patrick’s Day!
442-8778 / / Web site /

Ghosts In Gaelic Green
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m. / Free
With the rough beauty of its seaside cliffs and ancient ruins and the friendliest people to walk to earth, Ireland is ancient land filled with traditions and legends, and the ghosts and creatures that haunt the Emerald Isle are much a part of the Irish.
445-8600 / / Web site /

Leprechaun (1993)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30-10 p.m.
A delusional man named Dan O’Grady does the unthinkable, he steals a pot of gold while in Ireland and brings it home to the US.
822-1220 / Web site /

Keep the Fires Burning: A Dell’Arte Cabaret
Dell’Arte / 8 p.m. / $12 students and seniors / $15 adults / 18+
Keep your winter fire stoked with original acts from the award-winning Dell’Arte Company.
668-5663 / Web site /

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $18 / $16 Students / $16 Seniors
“Written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Directed by David Powell Somewhere in the American frontier, Sarah reaches for her needle and thread. It’s time for a new quilt. Her daughters bring their mother the patches of their lives: girlhood, marriage, illness, spinsterhood, death.”
786-5483 / / Web site /

Hella Gay Pants Off/Dance Off
Synapsis / 9 p.m.-3 a.m. / $8 / $15 sliding scale / 18+
A hella gay, body positive 18+ fUNDERWEAR party, where consent is sexy and pants are optional! Featuring Glamdrogynous Go-Go Dancers. Proceeds to benefit Synapsis.
616-3104 / / Web site /

Wreckage, Muppet Hunter, Lashing Out
Little Red Lion / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
St. Patty’s day fuckery.

Meat Puppets
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / 21+
Kurt likes these songs.
826-2739 / Web site /

St. Paddy’s Day Party with Vanishing Pints
The Jam / 9:30 p.m.
Inspired by traditional irish music gone punk started by The Pogues, and continued by Flogging Molly, Vanishing Pints bring a blend of covers and originals into the mix of amped up acoustic music.
822-4766 / Web site /




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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 11:45, 1:10, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:20, 8:45
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
  • GET OUT: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: 4:00, 9:05
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 12:55, 2:40, 3:45, 6:35, 8:20, 9:25
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D: 11:50, 5:30
  • LOGAN: 11:55, 1:30, 3:00, 4:40, 6:10, 7:50, 9:15
  • MOONLIGHT: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • TABLE 19: 1:40, 6:50
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 12:10, 1:15, 2:55, 5:25, 8:00
  • THE SHACK: 11:45, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 11:45, 12:35, 2:45, 5:45, 6:25, 8:45
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D: 3:30, 9:20
  • GET OUT: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 11:50, 2:40, 3:40, 5:30, 8:20, 9:15
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D: 12:45, 6:30
  • LA LA LAND: 12:00, 2:55, 5:55, 8:55
  • LOGAN: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 12:25, 3:05, 5:40, 8:10
Minor Theatre
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 1:30, 5:00, 8:15
  • GET OUT: 1:00, 4:00, 6:45
  • LOGAN: 2:15, 5:45, 9:00
  • THE WIND RISES: 9:30

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