Friday, Dec. 6, 2013's Lowdown

Yes, we realize that we lean heavily NoHum here in Lowdown land. Sorry, SoHummers. But frankly, it's nights like this we feel most justified in doing so.

Just look at the terrifying display scheduled for the Mateel Community Center tonight! SoHum teen theatre troupe Recycled Youth will stage The Freak Show of Humanity, a piece written by the group and its adult directors. Those brave enough to attend will have their retinas forever scarred by "singing chickens, dancing zombies and deer that hunt people." Sure, the show is a way for the kids to address injustices they see everyday -- promo material names factory farms, government corruption, homophobia and stereotyping as a few -- but freaks, man. Too scary.

Anywho, you'll want to steer clear of the Mateel through the weekend -- the production runs through Sunday. Be warned. Less freaky Friday festivities in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

McGuinty Might

Rooster, Cliff Dallas AND The Hill all in the same room at the same time?!? Whoever booked that is really trying to see what we're made of. Let's go show 'em that we're made tough. Dance, Humboldt, DANCE!

Events

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Trinidad Arts Night
Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.
Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.
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Ocean Night
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30 p.m.
Featuring Tuluwat: Restoring a Culture with a presentation by Wiyot tribal members and staff and more.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Naomi Klein
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $25 / $5 HSU students
Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

The Music Man
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors
(FINAL WEEKEND) Con man Harold Hill poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash.
786-5483 / Web site / View Comments

The Freak Show of Humanity
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 sliding scale
Teenage theatre company Recycled Youth-written production. Characters include the Strong Man, the Magician, the Ring Master, the Lion Tamer & Lion, but this is not your average circus.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

HSU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Trees for your house. You clean up the needles.
forclub@humboldt.edu / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna's First Friday
Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.
Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.
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SoHum Girls CD Release Party
Cecil's / 7-10 p.m. / Free
Autographed copies of their third album Fearless available.
943-1913 / sohumgirls@asis.com / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Symphony Holiday Concert
First Assembly of God Church / 8-10 p.m. / $20 / Free children under 12 / $5 students
Celebrate the season with excerpts from The Messiah and festive carols.
441-3818 / eurekasymphony@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18
Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.
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Savage Henry Comedy w/ David Gborie & Friends!
Mazzotti's / 8:30-11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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VaVaBlume
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
Folktronic two-man wolfpack.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Matt n' Adam
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.
Right in time to usher in the holiday season, Matt n' Adam are loading up a box full of new soul tunes and breaking 'em out at a free show just for you Blue Lake. Why? Because life is beautiful.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
They bring the beats you can't not dance to playing throwbacks and top 40 tracks alike.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.
Dance, sweat, get down.
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DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 12:15, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • DELIVERY MAN: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:20
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:25, 8:35
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:00, 2:10
  • FROZEN 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 1:10, 2:35, 3:15, 5:55, 7:50, 8:30
  • FROZEN 3D: 5:15
  • GRAVITY 3D: 1:00, 6:15
  • HOMEFRONT: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 12:20, 2:20, 3:40, 5:40, 7:00, 9:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 4:25, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:00, 5:35, 8:10
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 6:40
  • OUT OF THE FURNACE: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DELIVERY MAN: 12:35, 3:10, 5:50, 8:55
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:00, 12:55, 2:35, 3:35, 5:20, 6:20, 8:00
  • FROZEN 3D: 8:25
  • HOMEFRONT: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:25
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 12:45, 2:45, 4:10, 6:00, 7:30, 9:10
  • OUT OF THE FURNACE: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
Minor Theatre
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • ALL IS LOST: 3:15, 6:15, 9:10
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 5:25, 8:45