Saturday, October 21, 2017

Music Tonight: Saturday, Oct. 21

Posted By on Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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The Arcata Vet's Hall Bar (on the corner of 14th and J streets, downstairs) has been undergoing something of a renaissance lately. Thanks to the efforts of a younger crop of local veterans, there is a brand new beautiful redwood bar in the basement and shows have started to crop up there semi-regularly. Similarly, what started as a wild idea at the Alibi has blossomed into a local institution: The Songwriter Circle of Death is celebrating its 15th gathering at the Vet's Hall Bar at 9 p.m. The format is simple: The artists show up with their chosen acoustic instruments and each play songs ranging from punk to country to blues and bluegrass. Tonight will feature TheBoredAgain (aka a guy named Dave from Eureka who plays punk tunes on his upright bass), Portland transplant Gabe Rozzell and Blue Lake bluegrasser Turtle Goodwater ($3).

The Outer Space in Arcata is putting on a good one tonight for all of you garage and art-punk fans. Oakland's Everyone Is Dirty pull a beautiful and, dare I say, grungy sound from vocals, electric violin, guitar, bass and drums. Meanwhile, openers The Monster Women are garage rock done right and SLOP translates sparkly femme-punk into three languages starting at 7 p.m. ($8).

The Alibi is hosting a benefit show for the Breast Health Awareness Project, a support group for women facing breast or gynecological cancers. Three DJs will be spinning dance music from 11 p.m.: DJ Anya, DJ King Maxwell and DJ Crazy Leggs ($5).

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Macabre Cabaret at Dell'Arte

Posted on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM

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Haven't quite had your fill of scary clowns? (Sidebar: What the hell is wrong with you?) It's all fright wigs and red-nosed menace at Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., when the Macabre Cabaret takes the stage ($12, $15). This creepy night of comedy is for ages 16 and up.

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Dancing The Nightmare Before Christmas

Posted on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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The Nightmare Before Christmas comes in dance form on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, courtesy of 555 Contemporary Dance Co. ($10, $8 kids 10 and under). Ya Habibi Dance Co., Sassafras Bellydance, Sequoya Cross and Matilda Jackson join in on the spooky fun.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ghosted! Spooky Movies for Halloween

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM

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There are two kinds of spooky Halloween movies: the kind with goofy ghosts and special effects you can laugh along with and the kind that make you genuinely afraid enough that afterward you brush your teeth without looking in the mirror. What? There could be some creepy apparition standing behind you.

Start with the scary stuff on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, when the Stanley Kubrick/Stephen King classic The Shining (1980) takes you back to the haunted Overlook Hotel ($5). Nothing scares like Jack Nicholson as a blocked writer descending into murderous madness, terrifying his wife (Shelly Duvall) while his son (Danny Lloyd) Big Wheels around empty (and not-so-empty) hallways. Bonus points if you can find a friend who's never seen it and watch him or her jump and cringe for the first time.

Congratulations for surviving the all-lady reboot destroying your childhood (RIP, fragile fanboys) — you now get to come back to the Arcata Theatre Lounge for the original Ghostbusters (1984) on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. ($5). Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson suit up to battle the paranormal and local bureaucracy in New York City. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis are hilarious as possessed residents of a fancy apartment building/portal to another dimension. See? You're singing the song in your head already. Sorry about that.

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Bigfoot Film Turns 50

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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Looking at all the thirsty folks on social media makes you appreciate those who avoid the spotlight. Take Bigfoot, for example. There's a quiet dignity in not posting every elk bone he gnaws on Instagram, not Facebooking every time he freaks out a camper, and just hiding stock-still behind a redwood for hours without Tweeting about it. Ironically, it just makes us all the more curious about him.

Not that he'll be attending, but his fan-base will be in full force at the Patterson-Gimlin Film 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Veteran's Hall in Willow Creek. Rub elbows with notable bipeds like Bob Gimlin of footage fame and Finding Bigfoot cast members, while listening to music, enjoying food and drink and toasting a half-century of squinting at a squirrely maybe-Sasquatch.

If you want to believe, listen to some Bigfoot bigwigs at the Patterson-Gimlin Film 50th Anniversary Conference on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 10 p.m. at the Sequoia Conference Center ($50). Cryptozoology heavyweights will be in attendance, including speakers like Bob Gimlin, himself, author and anthropologist Jeff Meldrum, biologist John Mionczynski and Bigfoot hunters Kathy and Bob Strain.

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Music Tonight: Thursday, Oct. 19

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Life During Wartime - COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS
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Portland's greatest Talking Heads cover band Life During Wartime brings the full David Byrne cosplay to Humbrews at 9:30 p.m. with the next best thing to being in Hollywood's Pantanges Theater in December of '83 when Jonathan Demme was filming Stop Making Sense ($15).

If you are looking for something more contemporary (with another 1980s reference point), at 9 p.m. the Miniplex is hosting Chicago's heavy math-rock duo Imelda Marcos. Local keyboard, guitar and big beat prog project Neighbors sit in the middle of the bill and D3D, led by multi-instrumentalist J. Valdez, formerly of White Manna and CV fame, opens ($5).

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Steampunk Splendor

Posted on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:05 PM

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Bustle over to the Inn at 2nd and C on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. for Fall Splendor Up, Up & Away, an Elegant & Odd Steampunk Adventure ($25-$200). There'll be drinks, Victorian vittles, the annual Costume Fashion and Trashion Show with DJ Marjo Lak, a live auction and music to get down with your anachronistic self.

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Music Tonight: Wednesday, Oct. 18

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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In Old Town Eureka, L.A.'s pyschobilly band The Rocketz wrap up a U.S. tour at The Siren's Song Tavern with The Silver Shine all the way out from Budapest. I'm guessing this is their first time in Humboldt, so give 'em a warm welcome. Just $5 gets you in the door, so maybe leave a tip to help these folks get airfare home. Burning Man fashion fans Rising Appalachia return to the Arcata Theatre Lounge around 8:30 p.m. Their last two shows here were sold out, so you might want to get tickets ahead of time. With roots in folk music and a "devotion to world culture" you get an interesting mix of music and great harmonies, thanks to sisters Leah and Chloe. They're joined on this $30 bill by Gill Landry. Vancouver-based eight-man band Five Alarm Funk hits the Hum Brews stage tonight at 9 p.m. I'd explain their sound a bit more, but thankfully the name does all the work for you sometimes. This one's $10.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Music Tonight: Tuesday, Oct. 17

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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Confused there was no Grateful Dead tribute show last weekend? Fear not, as tonight you can hear the Grateful Bluegrass Boys who are at Humboldt Brews at 9 p.m. As the name implies, they give the Dead tunes the bluegrass treatment and feature members of Hot Buttered Rum and the David Thom Band. It's $10 for this Deadgrass show. Heavy rock and metal can be found at The Alibi in Arcata at 11 p.m., as local stoner metal band Ultramafic headline and welcome Denver rockers Cloudcatcher for a raucous show. Only $5.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Music Tonight: Sunday, Oct. 15

Posted By on Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Palehound plays Outer Space on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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A cool all-ages show is being hosted at Outer Space in Arcata this evening at 7 p.m. with indie-rockers Palehound, on the road supporting their recent second album, A Place I'll Always Go. It's only $8 a great place for the under 21 crowd to hang out.

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