Pin Ups on Tour is a traveling burlesque variety show that recreates a 1940's- style USO show, complete with vintage costumes, dancing and music. Its aim is to raise money for wounded veterans and performers will be shaking a leg at the Arcata Vet's Hall at 6 p.m. tonight. There is a dinner at 6 p.m. for $10, the show is over 18 only (price TBA), period attire is encouraged, and veterans and active duty service members get in for free with an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning native trumpeter Nicholas Talvola has toured extensively throughout Europe on the professional jazz circuit. Tonight at 8 p.m. he teams up with more rooted local jazzbos, including Tim Randles, Ken Lawrence and Tommy Fitzmaurice for a tribute to Miles Davis at the Arcata Playhouse. Having heard Mr. Talvola play a few times in the past year, I can tell you this will likely be a great show ($12, $10 students and Playhouse members).
OG Rasta vocal harmonizers Israel Vibration are putting on a big one at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium tonight at 9 p.m. ($25, $20 advance). With a career spanning five decades, these Jamaican polio survivors and reggae monks are always known to put on a good show when they visit the Emerald Triangle. DJ Dub Cowboy opens the show.