(VIDEO) Some Guy Who Looks Like a Disco Astronaut or Something is Going to Play Slide Guitar in an Inflatable Raft Tonight (Yes, In Arcata)

Comparatively above average Thursday here in HumCo. We’re talking world class choreography in the form of Shaping Sound Dance Company up at the Van Duzer Theatre, the finest local burlesque at HumBrews courtesy Rag Doll Revue, and Savage Henry Magazine’s latest out-of-town comedian seduction o’er at Richard’s Goat Tavern. Be not bored and alone this weeknight, Humboldt.  

But jaded Lowdown clickers who have scrolled through plenty of CenterArts, burlesque and standup shows here through the years may want to drink some coffee and head to the Alibi for some late night spectacle. There, you will find Bob Log III who is technically a blues guitarist, sure, but he’s developed quite the odd, trashy persona over the years (as the headline to this blurb should indicate). Bob’s live shows are guaranteed to provide you with next day stories. 

How ‘bout this. Watch the clip below and we can move on with our days. —AG

Events

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Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture
Humboldt State University / 5-6:30 p.m. / Free
This year’s theme, presented by Kathleen Lee and Julie Fulkerson, is “Sanctuary Cities: What are the Issues.”
826-4494 / politics@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Shaping Sound Dance Company After the Curtain
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $66
“Under the Artistic Direction of Travis Wall, the Emmy Award-winning choreographer known for his work on So You Think You Can Dance and frequent guest appearances on Ellen, Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Rag Doll Revue Anniversary Show
Humboldt Brews / 8:30-11 p.m. / $13 / $10 adv.
Join your favorite Dolls as we bring you new acts and revamped classics, plus special guests and music from our house band, The Cropdusters.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Presents Comedy
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m.-midnight / $5 / 21+
Eugene, OR comedians Seth Milstein and Benji Wright come to Humboldt for a night of laughs at the Miniplex. Local Josh Barnes opens and Ivy Vasquez hosts.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Bob Log III, Moon Opossum
Alibi / 11 p.m. / $10
“So when you see a man in a jumpsuit and full-face helmet rigged up with a telephone receiver come barreling down the honky-tonk stairs in a lifeboat while beating away on a hollow-body guitar, don’t get out of the way. Jump right in there with him.”
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Toyon Vol. 63 Release Party
See Event Description / 5-7 a.m. / Free
The staff of Toyon invites you to attend our party as we give out awards and have our contributors read their pieces. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Toyon. There are raffle prizes available to those attending.
toyonliterarymagazine@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Beer-Themed Jewelry Workshop
SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-8 a.m. / $10 / 18+
In honor of Humboldt Beer Week, come into SCRAP learn how to transform bottle caps, cans, and beer labels into beautiful jewelry.
633-8349 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Succession Planning: Leading By Giving Away Your Power
Humboldt Area Foundation / 8:30 a.m.-noon / $30 / $50 Not-Yet-Members
“This workshop will cover: How organizations grow and change over time- and how leadership needs to change as nonprofits grow; Why “just doing it yours” is seldom the best choice and; Tangible tips for training and empowering others to lead.”
442-2993 / Norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Building Your Group: How to Effectively Recruit and Manage Volunteers
Humboldt Area Foundation / 1-4:30 p.m. / $30 / $50 Not-Yet-Members
“Identifying and filling the holes in your leadership team; Member and volunteer recruitment; Motivating and managing volunteers; Top tips for Volunteer-based groups.”
442-2993 / Norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Encryption Workshop at CCAT
See Event Description / 6-8 p.m. / Free
Learn how to encrypt texts and emails for personal security.
826-3551 / ccathsu@gmail.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

I Am Not Your Negro
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6:30 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 Matinee
This 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Lichens and Bryophytes: Explorations in the Botanical Microcosm
HSU Natural History Museum / 7-8:15 p.m. / Free
Come and learn more about these important and often overlooked organisms.
826-4480 / mjb11@humboldt.edu / 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

HSU Opera Workshop
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $3 HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General
“The Stories We Tell” is the theme for this semester’s Opera Workshop.
826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

March Official Scrimmage!
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 7:30-9 p.m.
Interested in joining our league as a volunteer, skater, or official (non-skating or referee)? Now is a great time to learn all about HRD!
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Melodrama
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free / Free Pay What You Can / 18+
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / 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

Richard III Opening Night
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10:30 p.m. / $16 / $13 Students / Seniors
Raw ambition, charm, and bloodshed take center stage in William Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece.
442-6278 / ncrt@sonic.net / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic Night
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Be the next Mack Idol.
839-2013 / View Comments

Silver Hammer
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
You’ve heard of The Beatles, yes?
822-4766 / 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
  • 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
  • CHIPS: 7:00
  • GET OUT: 1:45, 4:20, 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
  • LIFE: 8:00
  • LOGAN: 11:55, 1:30, 3:00, 4:40, 6:10, 7:50, 9:15
  • MOONLIGHT: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • POWER RANGERS: 7:00
  • TABLE 19: 1:40
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 12:10, 1:15, 2:55, 5:25
  • THE SHACK: 11:45, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 2:45, 5:45, 6:25, 8:45
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D: 3:30, 9:20
  • CHIPS: 9:00
  • GET OUT: 4:10, 9:30
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 2:40, 3:40, 5:30, 8:20, 9:15
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D: 6:30
  • LA LA LAND: 2:55, 5:55
  • LIFE: 8:00
  • LOGAN: 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • POWER RANGERS: 7:00
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 3:05, 5:40
Minor Theatre
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 1:30, 5:00, 8:15
  • GET OUT: 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • LOGAN: 2:15, 5:45, 9:00
  • THE WIND RISES: 1:00