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(VIDEO) THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Sun Hop Fat in Arcata

After years as Northern California's most prominent (only?) Ethiopian jazz group, Sun Hop Fat will groove up The Jam Thursday night.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Compost Mountain Boys

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

Fine local bluegrass.

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

The Highway Poets

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages

Americana, rock, soul band.

826-7222 / Web site

Women in Jeopardy!

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer!

Sun Hop Fat, Boa, Helekinetic

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10

"For years Sun Hop Fat has been at the forefront of introducing the unique sounds of Ethiopian Jazz to the masses. The music blends the rhythms of traditional American funk (James Brown, Parliament) and jazz (Yusef Lateef, Miles Davis) with harmonies and melodies from East Africa."

822-4766 / Web site

Arcata Challenge Course

Arcata Community Forest / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / $40

Fun-filled outdoor adventure focusing on team building, skill development and environmental education.

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

The Body Discourse Project Sensory-friendly performance

Eureka Theater / 10:30 a.m.-noon

442-2970 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

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

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

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

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

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

Redwood Fusion Partner Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $5

Join us for a weekly night of fun and social partner dance. Every Thursday Night.

616-6876 / Web site

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

Nintendo Night

E&O Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Featuring Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros on N64.

825-9160 /

Sun Hop Fat

The Jam / 9 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

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

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

Young MediaMakers Call for Entries

See Event Description / 11:59 p.m.-midnight / Free / Free all young mediamakers

The Young MediaMakers 18th Big Screen Showcase is now open.

768-1738 / bad@humboldt1.com / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre