Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013's Lowdown

In an era of YouTube, Netflix and countless other video on demand services, you'd have to quite batty to be in the brick and mortar video rental service biz, right? Well, tonight provides you the opportunity to party with such wackos.

On Thursday, Arcata's La Dolce Video will celebrate four years of providing Humboldt with actual human faces to help find, recommend and consume films, often hard-to-find, out-of-print and/or forgotten gems. How do movie geeks get down? By locking down the Arcata Theatre Lounge and watching movies by offbeat director Les Blank of course!

In addition to a DVD sale, La Dolce will screen three of Blank's films:

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980): Yes, that. Badass German film director follows through on a promise to a friend and eats a shoe live on stage. (Watch a bit of that below.) 20m.
  • Always For Pleasure (1978): A look inside New Orleans' street celebrations featuring music by Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers and more. 58m.
  • Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980): An exhaustive, lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation, and culinary and curative powers of allium sativum. 51m.

Congrats, La Dolce, and thanks for four years of nerdtastic passion. Keep rentin' movies, HumCo. Other Thursday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Go see the best country guitar player in the best bar in HumCo: Rooster McClintock at the Logger.

Events

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Rare Les Blank Screenings in Smell-O-Vision
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Les Blank partied with some of America’s quirkiest subcultures for over 40 years. He also made movies.
822-7413 / info@ldvflix.com / Web site / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Rally
Arcata Plaza / 5 p.m.
PARC and Redwood Curtain CopWatch are stage their weekly informational demonstration in solidarity with the California prisoner hunger strike.
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Eureka Summer Concert Series
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Featuring blues guitarist Daniel Castro.
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Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Sirens Song Slam
The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Rooster McClintock and Black Irish Texas
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
Attn: hillbillies, outlaws and punks...
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free
"Shake out yer blues with some fantastic brews!"
826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Vino and Vinyl
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+
Wine, records ... classy.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Headshine
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
Acoustic reggae http://www.planetsquared.com/headshine.htm
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Madi Simmons and DJ Gobi
Jambalaya / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Reggae and hip/hop dance night.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ELYSIUM: 10:00
  • PLANES 3D: 7:00
Fortuna Theatre
  • 2 GUNS: 1:00, 3:50, 6:55, 9:35
  • ELYSIUM: 10:00
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS: 1:20, 4:10, 6:45
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS IN 3D: 9:20
  • PLANES: 7:00
  • R.I.P.D.: 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10
  • THE SMURFS 2: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:00
  • THE WOLVERINE: 12:40, 4:00
  • WE'RE THE MILLERS: 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 2 GUNS: 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50
  • ELYSIUM: 10:00
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:50, 6:05
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 3D: 3:30, 8:40
  • PLANES 3D: 7:00
  • SMURFS 2 2D: 2:45, 6:30, 8:20
  • SMURFS 2 3D: 12:45
  • TURBO 2D: 12:55, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 11:45, 5:20
  • WOLVERINE 3D: 3:25, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • 2 GUNS: 3:45, 6:20, 9:00
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 5:30, 8:30