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(VIDEO) The Eel River Faces an Uncertain Future

After decades of abuse and mismanagement at the hands of some of northern California's largest industries, what does the future look like for the Eel River?

That is the question at the center of A River's Last Chance, fisherman-turned-filmmaker Shane Anderson's award-winning documentary which receives its Humboldt County premiere Friday night at the Eureka Theater. Anderson took nearly four years to shoot the film which features interviews with numerous local environmental experts and stakeholders.

Anderson will take questions after Friday night's screening. Proceeds from the event will benefit the film's further distribution and to raise awareness about the Eel's plight. 

More details on Friday's screening and other Friday night events in your Lowdown listings below. --AG


'A River's Last Chance'

Eureka Theater / 7-9 p.m. / $15

"A story of salmon, timber, weed, and, wine along California's Eel River. After the showing there will be a Q&A with filmmakers and cast."

442-2970 / shane@pacificrivers.org / Web site

Outer Space 1-Year Celebration

Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $6

Featuring Trust Fall and Squill on tour from Olympia, WA, La Mancha and Grocery Outlit from Arcata.

798-0812 / breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / Web site

WCA Jazz Night

Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m.

Third Friday Jazz: hosted by the RLA Trio, brings back trumpeter Nicholas Dominic Talvola. Nick was born and raised in Arcata, California and left for Spain at the age of 20. He currently tours Europe with The Johnny Freelance Experience.

677-9493 /

King Lear

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-11 p.m. / $16 / $14 Students/Seniors

Tired of ruling, King Lear divides his empire among his daughters, setting the stage for an epic tale of unchecked ambition, deceit, war and madness. Filled with stunning imagery, subtle word play, and heart-wrenching moments, King Lear is regularly ranked by scholars as one of Shakespeare’s finest

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site

Rag Doll Revue: The Legends Show

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $13 / $10 adv.

Join Rag Doll Revue for our first show of 2018 by paying tribute to legendary performers we've lost over the years. Amy Winehouse. Robin Williams. Merle Haggard and more.

826-2739 / Web site

Standup Comedy

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / $5

"Come out and see are wonderful local comics Laurel Pear, and Jeff Ward open for Humboldts God Father of Comedy Nando Molina! Hosted by William Toblerone!"

Salsa Lesson and Social Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7:30 a.m. / $7 / 18+

We offer salsa dance lessons for everyone from no experience to very experienced. No partner required, but be prepared to meet people!

616-6876 / salsaatsix@gmail.com / Web site

Introduction to Indoor Climbing

HSU Student Recreation Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $18 / $10 HSU Students

826-4197 / src@humboldt.edu / Web site

Getting started with Girl Scouts

Northtown Coffee / 10:30 a.m.-midnight / Free

633-6187 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

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

Cadillac Ranch

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Country rock.

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

Eureka MOPs Quarter Craze

Humboldt Grange / 6 p.m. / $5 / $8 Dinner / 18+

616-5488 / eurekamops@gmail.com / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Meet the Maker, A Winter Wine Pairing

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 6-9 p.m.

Meet the Maker, A Winter Wine Pairing Dinner with Chef Brett Shuler & Winemaker John Cabot of Cabot Vineyards, in the private upstairs dining room in the Historic Eagle House.

Run, Hide, Repeat

Arcata High School / 7-8 p.m. / $10 / $5 Student (w/valid ID) / $8 Senior

The Arcata Arts Institute (AAI), in collaboration with Dell’Arte International, brings you their first production of 2018.

825-2401 / Web site

Humboldt Butoh Festival

Synapsis Nova / 8-10 p.m. / Free

"Tatsumi Hijikata's "Summer Storm" and Panel Discussion."

jordan@jordanrosin.com / Web site

Ghost Program

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

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

Orjazzmic with Claire Bent

Six Rivers Brewery / 8:30-11 p.m. / Free

839-7580 / jonhill4444@yahoo.com / Web site

The Undercovers

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

The Undercovers bring you all of your favorite rock and dance songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2k, and today.

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

Friday Night Function

Club Expression at The Tip Top / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Mojo Rockers

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

"The Mojo Rockers play a mix of Blues, Classic Rock, and Funk. Come rock out with us in the Thirsty Bear Lounge!"

733-9644 / 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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