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(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):

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


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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

Backpacking The Trinity Alps

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 4:30 p.m. / $185 / $160 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Twilight Paddle on Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-9 p.m. / $45 / $35 HSU Students

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

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

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 /

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

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

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

Good Company

Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m. / Free

Celtic music.

822-2228 / Web site

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Club Triangle: Friday I'm in Love Retro Night

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / $None Free before 10pm / 21+

822-4766 / Web site


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

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

Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



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