There are many good local bands out tonight so your Friday is anything but bare this week, woven as it is with rich threads from our regional tapestry. At the Fieldbrook Market and Eatery at 7:30 p.m. you will find a free show by Jim Lahman. Roots and folk-informed trio Kingfoot plays a free one as well at 8 p.m. at Redwood Curtain Brewery and over in Blue Lake mamma-jammers Absynth Quartet follows suit an hour later and for the same price at The Logger Bar.
Back in Arcata at The Jam Object Heavy presides over a Star Wars-themed evening of costume-encouraged fun. Dubbed May the 4th Be With You, the fun starts at 9 p.m. galactic time with two sets by the band and in between spinning courtesy of DJ JOE-E. ($10).