TUESDAY LOWDOWN: Carl Sandburg, Unwitting Jazz Lyricist; Big Funk in Arcata

Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt; Turkuaz

Your overachieving Humboldt Tuesday features the big Shaggy show at the Mateel Community Center — you likely know as much about him as you need to — plus a palatable pair of NoHum highlights, one best suited for your ears, the other geared more toward your butt:

  • The Redwood Jazz Alliance kicks off its 12th season at HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room with jazz drummer Matt Wilson’s latest project/band Honey and Salt. The group takes its name from a Carl Sandburg poem — Wilson grew up near the Sandburg’s hometown and cites the poet as an influence — and their performance, combining jazz, blues and gospel with spoken word elements, will attempt to give some loose musical form to a number of Sandburg’s works. Have a taste of Honey and Salt in the clip on the left below or read more here.
  • Maybe Tuesday is your Friday (or maybe your dance-all-night proclivities don’t confine your energetic ass to weekends) and it’s booty-motivating funk you crave. Humboldt Brews offers medicine in the form of Brooklyn-based 9-piece “powerfunk” sound army Turkuaz. Test drive their rhythms and determine if they are worth having a less-productive Wednesday in the video on the right, below.

Details on those shiny objects and others in your Lowdown listings farther south. --AG

Events

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DJ Pachanguero
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 6 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
Who doesn’t love tacos prepared by a professional chef? Tacos are served at 6 PM, followed by a free Latin dance party at 9 hosted by local legend DJ Pachanguero.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Whose Streets?
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 7-8:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+
When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Matt Wilson’s Honey And Salt
Kate Buchanan Room / 8-10 p.m. / $15 / $10 students and seniors
“Besides leading his own groups (twice before on the RJA stage), Wilson is a frequent accompanist for a long list of jazz legends, having appeared on hundreds of albums, and garnering copious accolades.”
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Shaggy
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $40 / $35 adv.
“Shaggy is by all accounts the true definition of a renaissance man, besides his continuing success in reggae/dancehall music and it’s influence on pop music worldwide, Shaggy is fierce businessman, and humble philanthropist. “
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Turkuaz
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-midnight / $20 / $17 adv.
“Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Bogglebang
Humboldt County / midnight
Humboldt County’s very own scavenger hunt. Teams compete to solve riddles, follow clues and carry out fun tasks in this creative community-building event dedicated to the spirit of Hobart Brown.
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Eureka Old Town Farmers’ Market
Gazebo, Old Town, Eureka / 3:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
441-9999 / info@humfarm.org / Web site / View Comments

Tourism Business Cohort Learning Program
Prosperity Center / 5:30 a.m. / Free
The North Coast Small Business Development Center is offering a special program for Tourism-based businesses in Humboldt County.
445-9720 / flights@northcoastsbdc.org / Web site / View Comments

Ping Pong
Logger Bar / noon / 21+
Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes
Trillium Dance Studio / 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. / $14 / 18+
For people who used to dance, have always danced, or never danced before!
677-2104 / fearlessfootwork@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Miranda Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 2-6 p.m. / Free
You’ll find plants, produce, seeds, cut flowers, aprons, flax neck warmers, dog treats, herbs, jams, baked goods, and one-of-a-kind garden gates!
sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes
Trillium Dance Studio / 2-3:25 p.m. / $14 / 18+
For people who used to dance, have always danced, or never danced before!
677-2104 / fearlessfootwork@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Miranda Farmers’ Market
See Event Description / 2-6 p.m. / Free
You’ll find plants, produce, seeds, cut flowers, aprons, flax neck warmers, dog treats, herbs, jams, baked goods, and one-of-a-kind garden gates!
sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Join Girl Scouts!
See Event Description / 3 p.m. / Free
kjohanson@girlscoutsnorcal.org / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna Farmers’ Market
Main Street, Fortuna / 3-6 p.m.
“New vendors, local beef, lamb, chicken and pork. Many of the markets will be loaded with garden starts and goods to get you ready for summer!”
499-2150 / View Comments

Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don’t be bored. Play board games.
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HUMbucks Exchange
Bayside Grange / 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Humboldt County’s free, non-monetary, web-based trading system.
822-9998 / Web site / View Comments

The Low Notes
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Einstein’s Relativity… For Everyone!
Humboldt State University / 6-7:30 p.m. / $25 / $20 HSU Students
Einstein’s Relativity rests on one idea: the idea that there is a fastest speed, known as the speed of light. From this one premise he logically worked out the consequences and these consequences are very counter-intuitive yet not very complex.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Family Ceramics: Clay Together, Stay Together
Arcata Community Center / 6:30-8 p.m. / $65 / $5 additional person / $75 non-resident
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

8-Ball BCA Tournament
Rose’s Billiards / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10
497-6295 / guyboutin@rosesbilliards.com / Web site / View Comments

The Opera Alley Cats
SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Burning live jazz under the “stars.”
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt’s most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Comedy Night
The Jam / 8:30 p.m.
Local comics work it out.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

!Bomba Sonido!
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
DJ Gabe Pressure and Zero Juan take you on a musical trip. Carribean Club, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Dembow, Latin House, Dancehall, Latin bass music, remixes y mas.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ANNABELLE: CREATION: 1:35, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • BABY DRIVER: 5:40, 8:25
  • BIRTH OF THE DRAGON: 1:55, 7:00
  • DUNKIRK: 3:05, 8:40
  • GLASS CASTLE: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
  • HITMAN’S BODYGUARD: 12:25, 3:15, 6:05, 8:55
  • HOME AGAIN: 12:20, 1:30, 2:45, 3:55, 6:25, 8:50
  • INGRID GOES WEST: 4:10, 4:10, 9:25
  • IT: 12:00, 1:00, 3:00, 3:00, 4:05, 4:05, 5:10, 6:10, 6:10, 7:10, 8:15, 8:15, 9:15
  • LEAP!: 12:55, 3:20, 3:20
  • LOGAN LUCKY: 1:20, 1:20, 6:35
  • THE DARK TOWER: 4:35, 9:40
  • WIND RIVER: 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 12:05, 5:35
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ANNABELLE: CREATION: 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • DESPICABLE ME 3 2D: 3:20
  • HITMAN’S BODYGUARD: 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • HOME AGAIN: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • IT: 3:05, 4:40, 6:10, 7:45, 9:15
  • LEAP!: 3:15
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2D: 5:30, 8:30
  • WIND RIVER: 3:35, 6:15, 8:50
  • WONDER WOMAN 2D: 5:35, 8:40
Minor Theatre
  • AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER: 5:00
  • INGRID GOES WEST: 9:45
  • IT: 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
  • LOGAN LUCKY: 3:00, 5:45, 8:30
  • WIND RIVER: 2:30, 7:15