(VIDEOS) FRIDAY LOWDOWN: The Mother Hips! Matt Gubser! Wizard Apprentice! Rowdy Roddy Piper!

Your Humboldt Friday is teeming with end of week decompression options for those unafraid of scrolling the Lowdown below. Some highlights, previewed in the clips above (left to right):

  • West Coast folk rock elder statesmen The Mother Hips return to Humboldt for a more-intimate-than-usual set up at the Van Duzer Theater (Note: The Hips will stop by KHUM at 3 p.m. Tune in.)
  • Standup comedian and dad Matt Gubser will attempt to throw some comedic strikes during the latest Kingpin Comedy show at E&O Lanes.
  • Experimental singer and digital artist Wizard Apprentice gets introspective headlining a night of music at Outer Space in Arcata.
  • Local villain The Great Razooly hosts another edition of Robo-Cat’s Horror Theater at the Eureka Theater featuring a screening of ‘80s “classic” They Live (1988).

Plus, Soul Party and Club Triangle! You’re spoiled! 

Events

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Gazebo Happy Hour: The New Traditions, Paradise Inc.
Old Town Gazebo / 4 p.m.
Music by the Gazebo! Enjoy a cool beverages from Lost Coast Brewery, The Booth Brewing Co. US, Humboldt Honey Wine or Humboldt Cider Company and a bite to eat. Dance & kick off the weekend with friends and family. Featured bands for April are Paradise Inc. and The New Traditions.
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The Detours
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Cool honky tonk live in the beer garden!
668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Robo-Cat’s Horror Theater Presents: They Live (1988)
Eureka Theater / 7-10 p.m. / $5
The Great Razooly returns with his lovely assistant to host a showing of John Carpeneter’s They Live (1988). Prizes! Creepy aliens! Cool 80’s sunglasses and Rowdy Roddy Piper!
496-5386 / RoboCatProductions@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Wizard Apprentice, Julius Smack, comma comma, SIRI
Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $6
Wizard Apprentice & Julius Smack stop in Arcata during their Spring 2018 US West Coast Tour, lovingly titled “Computer Folk Tour.”
outerspacearcata@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Hay Fever
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors
Humboldt State University presents “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward. Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, the play is set in the 1920s and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behavior with their invited guests.
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The Mother Hips
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $36
With tight harmonies and country-tinged melodies honoring California’s musical past—from Merle Haggard to the Beach Boys to Neil Young, the band has carved its own unique niche in the musical landscape.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

A Woman’s Place is in Her Home
Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $15
“The Arcata Playhouse presents “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County.”
822-1575 / thearcataplayhouse@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Comedian Matt Gubser
E&O Lanes / 8:30 p.m. / $13
“Matt Gubser performs across the country and internationally, touching on topics ranging fatherhood, dating, sex, politics, & religion, intermingling personal anecdotes and biting social commentary, all couched in a comfortable, relaxed delivery.”
825-9160 / Web site / View Comments

Soul Party: Spring Edition
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5
“Yes party people It’s springtime again, and the Arcata Soul Party Crew is back at it, but this time with an extra dose of springtime freshness!”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Club Triangle’s: 80s/90s Night
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Friday I’m in Love, Club Triangle’s monthly retro dance party, is ready to Turn Back Time and get you to Shake that Rump.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Explore North Coast Sea Kayaking Social
Trinidad / 8 a.m.-7 p.m. / Free
Explore North Coast will host its ninth annual, four-day Sea Kayaking Social “Thingy”, inviting kayakers from around the region.
839-3553 / info@explorenorthcoast.net / Web site / View Comments

Farm Shares
Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $450
It’s not too soon to think about securing your Summer Farm Share. The City of Arcata Parks and Recreation offers Farm Shares grown at Bayside Park Farm.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Craft Stomp
Humboldt County / 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
The Redwood Craft Stomp is a Humboldt County yarn and craft crawl that includes local yarn stores, arts & craft stores and a farm.
443-9276 / info@yarn-fun.com / Web site / View Comments

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt
SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free
Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!
822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Community Clothing Swap
The Sanctuary / 4-7 p.m.
Bring, take, or swap at Zero Waste Humboldt’s free Clothing Swap! All are welcome to swap their lightly used clothing, shoes and jewelry (no socks, undergarments, underwear, or dirty/seriously damaged clothing please).
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After Work Sessions
Six Rivers Brewery / 4-7 p.m. / Free
Come unwind at the end of your work week with DJ D’Vinity in the mix with old school throwbacks and dance hits!
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Backpacking The Trinity Alps
Center Activities, HSU Campus / 4:30 p.m. / $185 / $160 HSU Students
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Latin Dance Festival
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 5 p.m.-midnight / $12 / 18+
A three-day Latin dance festival with amazing instructors and two late night dance parties! Bachata, Salsa, Zouk, and Cuban Dance styles for beginners and intermediates.
816-2809 / latindancehumboldt@gmail.com / 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

Twilight Paddle on Humboldt Bay
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-9 p.m. / $45 / $35 HSU Students
443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

All Level Salsa Lesson and Social Dancing
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 p.m. / $7 / 18+
Salsa at six welcomes you to learn some sexy and fun salsa dance moves with Humboldt’s best instructors.
816-2809 / SalsaAtSix@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Citizen Kane
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m.
“Citizen Kane.” Written, produced, directed and starring Welles in a thinly disguised expose of the early 20th century media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Widely considered by film historians and critics to be the best film ever made.
677-9493 / View Comments

On The Spot Comedy #15
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m. / $7
The fastest growing live Improv comedy show in Humboldt County history is back at it again at the amazing and legendary house of local laughs, The Arcata Theatre Lounge.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Friday Night Magic the Gathering Draft
Nugames Eureka / 7 p.m. / $15
Come and show off your deckbuilding abilities in our FNM draft event!
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Friday Night Magic the Gathering Draft
Nugames Eureka / 7 p.m. / $15
Come and show off your deckbuilding abilities in our FNM draft event!
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Jere Bob Bowden and Mark Shikuma
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
Northtown Books will host a reading in observation of National Poetry Month by two local poets, Jere Bob Bowden and Mark Shikuma.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

The Yokels
Fieldbrook Market & Eatery / 7:30 p.m. / Free
Let the Yokels take you Back to a Simpler Time. When the Local Country Store was a Center of the Community.
633-6097 / theyokelbrothers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Good Company
Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m. / Free
Celtic music.
822-2228 / Web site / View Comments

Ghost Program
SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Gettin’ down in Opera Alley.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Club Triangle: Friday I’m in Love Retro Night
The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / $None Free before 10pm / 21+
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Nighthawk
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
NightHawk is a Humboldt County Rock Band, dedicated to creating music that makes you want to dance! From classic rock to R&B to country rock to blues.
298-0632 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / Web site / View Comments

Claire Bent & Citizen Funk
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Funk rock band.
877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site / View Comments

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

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.
“What?”
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • A QUIET PLACE: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 11:50, 12:55, 1:30, 2:20, 3:15, 4:20, 4:55, 5:45, 6:40, 7:45, 8:20, 9:10
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D: 12:40, 4:05, 7:30
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 2D: 12:00, 2:40
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 2:30, 8:00
  • BLOCKERS: 4:30, 9:30
  • I FEEL PRETTY: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
  • ISLE OF DOGS: 12:05, 5:35
  • RAMPAGE 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:10
  • READY PLAYER ONE 2D: 5:20, 8:30
  • SUPER TROOPERS 2: 11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45
  • TRUTH OR DARE: 1:55, 7:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A QUIET PLACE: 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 2D: 12:00, 2:20, 3:25, 4:35, 5:45, 6:50, 9:10
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D: 1:10, 8:00
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 5:15, 8:20
  • BLOCKERS: 12:10, 9:20
  • I FEEL PRETTY: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:50
  • ISLE OF DOGS: 12:20, 2:45
  • RAMPAGE 2D: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40
  • READY PLAYER ONE 2D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: 3:00, 6:30, 10:00
  • ISLE OF DOGS: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • SUPER TROOPERS 2: 4:00, 6:55, 9:30