During Arts Alive last weekend I had the privilege of a sneak peek into the Clarke Historical Museum as it underwent its renovation and pairing with Humboldt Made to house the new Eureka Visitor Center, which has its grand opening this afternoon at 1 p.m. It's a hell of a party for the new center for tourists coming to our majestic neck o' the woods to sample/buy some of our local craft products and immerse themselves in our history. There will be local food and drink along with plenty of music and former-local legend Earl Thomas playing a free — and rare — show. It will perhaps guiltlessly remind Earl of all that he left behind when his career took him beyond Humboldt County. Count the times I just mentioned "local" in this paragraph and you'll get the gist of what this Visitor Center is all about. I'll be on the road for a gig today, so if you make it, please find my wife and executive director of Humboldt Made, and tell her you're there because I told you about the event. She's pissed I'm missing it. Mad River Brewery hosts The Detours at 6 p.m. for some free honky tonk and then at 7:30 p.m. in Fortuna, you can find Acoustic Eidolon at the Fortuna Monday Club. The band blends Celtic, world, flamenco and Americana music with Joe Scott on the double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello. Welcome them from Colorado with your $10 ticket. Beats and grooves are on the bill at the Arcata Theatre Lounge when doors open at 8:30 p.m. for co-headliners Phutureprimitive and Papadosio, along with support from MiHKAL (I hope I got the upper and lower-case type correct on that one). It's $25 tickets for this sweat fest. More grooves happening just a few blocks away at Humboldt Brews around 9 p.m. courtesy of Chali2na, Raashan Ahman, Object Heavy and Klozed Sirkut for $15.