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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Fundraiser for 'Mia the Heart Warrior'

Friends and family of Ciarra Tavares and Mike Grisback are rallying to help the couple's infant Mia who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. Thursday the community has the opportunity to purchase a drive-thru dinner with funds going to help pay the family's medical bills and travel expenses. 

Read more about fundraising efforts for "Mia the Heart Warrior" here, or peruse the rest of your Thursday Lowdown below.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

9th Annual Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / $10 / $30 All Event Pass / 21+

Hosted by Ted and Amy Marks of Nor Cal Tattoo, world class featured artists Liz Cook Tattoo, Tye Harris and Joshua Carlton, along with over 30 incredible artists such as Salem Ofa and Casey Sheehan will be present and tattooing on-site.

877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site

Mia the Heart Warrior Benefit

Fortuna Fire Hall / 5-7:30 p.m.

Drive-thru dinner fundraiser for Humboldt infant born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Read more.

Web site

HSU Basketball vs. CSU East Bay

Lumberjack Arena / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $10

Big time college basketball among the redwoods!

826-3666 / kelly.kime@humboldt.edu / Web site

The Humboldt Poetry Show

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m.

"The Humboldt Poetry Show, a monthly event that features local poetry and art. This month’s featured artist is Jeff DeMark along with Aber Miller."

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Summer Farm Shares Available for Purchase

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $450

It’s not too soon to think about securing your Summer Farm Share.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Natural Farming Classes

See Event Description / 3-4:30 p.m. / Free

Natural Farming Classes at TeaLAB Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right.

798-7275 / Jessica@composttealab.com / Web site

HSU Wind Ensemble Open Auditions

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 3-5 p.m. / Free

HSU Wind Ensemble invites community musicians to attend open rehearsal auditions.

826-5435 / paul.cummings@humboldt.edu / Web site

Game Night

The Boardroom / 5-10:30 p.m. / 21+

Every Thursday is Game Night at The Boardroom, the new tasting room at Redwood Acres in Eureka! Choose one of our many classic games, or BYOG.

572-5129 / Web site

Pints for Nonprofits

Lost Coast Brewery / 5-8 p.m.

Join us in supporting Friends of the Dunes!

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

Humboldt State University Founders Hall / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

826-3653 / envcomm1@humboldt.edu / Web site

Paradigm Shift

Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center / 5:30-7 p.m. / $55

"Paradigm Shift is a new six week course being offered by Chabad of Humboldt. It's an elevator ride to the heights of what is possible."

633-8770 / rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site

Redwood Prep Charter School Announces Open Enrollment

Redwood Prep Charter School / 6-7 p.m. / Free

682-6149 / Web site

Good Company

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.-10:30 a.m. / Free

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 6-7:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 HSU Students

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

Galentine's Night Out

See Event Description / 6-8 p.m. / Free / 21+

nicoleddahlcreative@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

80’s Theme Booty Barre Class

Arcata Core Pilates Studio / 6:30-7:25 p.m. / $13 / Free If you dress up / 18+

760-793-8495 / Krystalkamback@gmail.com /

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

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Calvin Johnson/Selector Dub Narcotic, The Monster Women, & Slop

Outer Space / 7-10 p.m.

Humboldt Folklife Society Sing-Along

Arcata Community Center / 7 p.m.

Sing your favorite folk, rock and pop songs with leader Joel Sonenshein. Songbooks provided, just bring your voice.

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Lightning Boom Productions

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / 21+

Why not?

733-9644 / Web site

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

Viva Commedia!

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:45 p.m. / Free / Free All

668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site

Open Mic Night

Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Be the next Mack Idol.

839-2013 /

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre