Sunday, January 13, 2019

American Pickers Wants to See Your Junk

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How's that KonMari purge going? While you're folding your clothes into little squares, you may be wondering what to do with the road signs, vintage car parts and random advertising ephemera you've got stacked to the rafters in your garage.

If you've got the right kind of stash, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the History Channel show American Pickers might swing by for a look and a haggle in March. The show came to Blue Lake in 2016 but surely Humboldt has a few more collectors/aficionados/straight-up hoarders worth checking out?


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Music Tonight: Sunday, Jan. 6

Posted By on Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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Eteraz is a relentless and brilliant hardcore act from Olympia and Seattle up in the northernmost state in our Pacific Northwest triad. With an expansive d-beat and reverb sound and lyrics in English and Farsi, there is nothing but a new and glorious mutant in this band. RampArt is the host tonight at 8 p.m. and local support will be provided by Dead Drift, Grumpus and Grimweepers. At $5 this show is an absolute steal.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Armageddon it Wrong

Posted By on Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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Are you the kind of sci-fi/action film fan that goes along with the whole suspension-of-disbelief thrill ride or do the maddening missteps of science/tech/logic elicit a passionate "Come on!" from you? Your friends may roll their eyes but we get it. If you're curious whether some harebrained Hollywood theory could actually work, there are experts who can tell you yes or no.

Thanks to a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, there's a nifty project called "Science on Screen" that pairs feature films with experts in the fields of science, tech, engineering and mathematics. The Eureka Theater is one of hundreds hosting this series and it kicks off by bringing down the science hammer with Avengers: Infinity War (2018) — featuring a nanobiotechnology discussion with Frank Cappuccio — on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ($5).

Other films in the series include Tank Girl (1995) and apocalyptic technologies with Lonny Grafman on Feb. 21, National Week of Science on Screen, a yet-to-be-named film on March 21, Tremors (1990) and shaky ground discussion with Lori Dengler on April 18, Jurassic Park (1993) and "how to clone a dinosaur" with Sam Del Campo on May 16, and Hackers (1995) and coding with Brian Behlendorf on June 22.

Right in line with that series is Dumb Movies with Smart People over at the Humboldt County Library. Take a seat with other smarties for a showing of The Core (2003), a hot mess about scientists planning to drill to the center of the earth to set off nuclear bombs to get it spinning again. Seismologist/geologist/smart person Lori Dengler hosts this one, too, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. (free). On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. catch feverish Outbreak (1995) — filmed right here in Humboldt County, with Ferndale as a contagion hotspot — with Ron Largusa.

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Music Tonight: Saturday, Jan. 5

Posted By on Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:00 AM

The Stoner Brothers, a popular duo at Hoodslam in Oakland, wrestling Bat Manuel and El Chupacabra. By Ossanha - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link - WIKIPEDIA
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I am old fashioned in my wrestling tastes, having formed and left all of my aesthetics back in the late 1980s when I was a very small child and therefore at the peak of my development as far as appreciation of the sport goes. Hulk Hogan ruled over a menagerie filled with the likes of Jake the Snake, Ric Flair, Andre the Giant and the Iron Sheik, while Jesse "The Body" Ventura was a B-lister at best and much better remembered as a color commentator. Suffice it to say, the seeds are planted deep for wrestling fanboy-dom but have thus far yielded no grain. Perhaps that will change for me tonight when Oakland-based wrestling troupe Hoodslam takes over the Eureka Municipal Auditorium at 8 p.m. The unorthodox and free-wheeling wildmen will shake, rattle and roll the turnbuckles in a tailor-made Humboldt production with Savage Henry called Emerald Triangula. Broseph Joe Brody presides over the night with live music provided by the Hoodslam Band at 8 p.m. (21+, $20).

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Last Skate: Photos from the Ferndale Ice Rink

Posted By on Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Out on the ice in Ferndale on Sunday. - PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
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Last weekend the Humboldt County Fairgrounds hosted the final days of this year's ice skating. Young and old turned out to figure eight, glide and cling to the walls in the temporary rink set up in Belotti Hall while lights twinkled overhead and music played. A power outage put a damper on the festivities for a spell but soon everyone was back on the ice.

Say so long to the compact Zamboni and the throngs of skaters with this slideshow from photographer Mark McKenna. 
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Music Tonight: Friday, Jan. 4

Posted By on Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:00 AM

The Brother Brothers play the Old Steeple on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. - PHOTO BY JUSTIN CAMERER, COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS
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  • The Brother Brothers play the Old Steeple on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Multi-instrumentalists and identical twins Adam and David Moss hail from Brooklyn by way of Peoria, Illinois. Together they make up The Brother Brothers and play a noir style of folk and bluegrass that draws on the twilit chapters of the Great American Songbook. The music is tight and technically advanced, but it's the feeling, that beautiful plangent feeling, that makes these brothers so special. Come see what I am talking about at The Old Steeple tonight at 7:30 p.m. ($25). Catch the twins on stage and then, weather permitting, allow yourself a peek at the Gemini constellation of Castor and Pollux on the drive home because this is a great time to do so.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ready for Your Closeup?

Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:30 AM

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In Sunset Boulevard (1950), Gloria Swanson plays an aging silent film queen, forgotten by Hollywood, who refuses to believe her star has dimmed. Revel in this critically acclaimed masterpiece, also starring William Holden, by director Billy Wilder at Friday Night Noir on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eureka Theater ($5). Popcorn, snacks and cocktails befitting a goddess available in the lobby.

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Music Tonight: Thursday, Jan. 3

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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March and the Months gets the band together again as young ingenue March Adstrum takes a vacation break from college to kick out the jams in her hometown with friends and family at the Arcata Playhouse tonight at 8 p.m. ($5-$20 sliding scale). Expect covers and originals all woven together with the fine glossy threads of vintage glam and psychedelia.

Over in Eureka at the same hour, you can catch the Latin rock 'n' roll champs of East L.A. for four decades running when Los Lobos takes the stage at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. It's unlikely that I will cough up the needed skrill to see Mr. David Hidalgo and company jam in The Neighborhood with my winter budget being what it is, but I suggest that you do so if you can float the $66 ticket because these chaps aren't getting any younger and they remain one of the last true organic roots bands in our troubled nation. As for me, I've got a VHS copy of La Bamba at home I've been meaning to watch so I'll be all right.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Radioman Opens

Posted on Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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Based on poems by Historic Blue Ox Mill founder Eric Hollenbeck and written by playwright James McManus, Radioman plays Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 17-19 at 8 p.m., with two Sunday matinees on Jan. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. at Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre ($35 opening night reception, $15-$20 rest of run). Directed by Michael Fields and Roman Sanchez.

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Rock with March and the Months

Posted on Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 2:10 PM

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March and the Months bring their genre-defying It's Just a Whim rock show to the Arcata Playhouse on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ($5-20 sliding scale). Expect high energy from March Adstrum on vocals/guitar/keyboards, Rob Diggins on synth violin/cornet, Joli Einem on electric bass, Fiona Shaughnessy on vocals and Gabe LuBowe on drums.

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