Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013's Lowdown

As we've noted a few times recently here in LoCO land, it's freakin' cold out.

All the more reason for you to head to your closet and gather together excess winter clothing for the annual Warm and Fuzzy Clothing Drive being facilitated this year by the classic rockin' philanthropists at KWPT The Point.

This Friday, bring your heaps of warm garments down to the Eureka Co-Op between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. where they will be sorted and ultimately delivered to Betty Chinn's Blue Angel Foundation. Someone needing warmth will receive it, you'll feel good, and everyone will enjoy some Rolling Stones hits. What could make your holiday season brighter? For more, head on over to KWPT's website. Oh yes, it's Wednesday. Your Lowdown below will help you out with that as well.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Look for a backbeat tonight. When you find it, spread the word.

Events

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The Nutcracker
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $20 / $12 children under 12
North Coast Dance presents their annual holiday tradition. Features guest choreographers Ikolo and Sarah Griffin, a fantastic cast of local dancers, and world class guest performers.
442-7779 / northcoastdance@sbcglobal.net / Web site / View Comments

The Voyage of the Seagull: The Tsunami Connection
Friends of the Dunes / 7-8 p.m.
HSU Geology Professor Dr. Lori Dengler will give a fascinating talk about the extraordinary voyage of the Seagull, the tsunami boat that beached just south of Crescent City last April. earn more about the tsunami connection between Northern California and Japan.
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Daughters Rea
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.
Indie-folk duo from the mountains surrounding Yosemite National Park.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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

Jay Dancing Bear
Mosgo's / 5 p.m.
Acoustic originals.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Free Community Classes
Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo
Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting
Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.
Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.
443-3731 / View Comments

Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

Not Your Average College Bound Film Series
Mateel Community Center / 6:30 p.m. / Free
This month’s screening will feature one of Jonah Hill’s first comedies, Accepted (2006)—a ridiculous story about a group of friends who are denied college admission and decide to create a university of their own.
923-3368 / youthalivevolunteers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Jazz improvisational duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.
HumCo craves beats.
499-0163 / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: 12:00, 1:00, 2:50, 3:50, 5:40, 6:40, 8:30, 9:30
  • BOOK THIEF: 12:05, 3:05, 6:05, 9:05
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 1:05, 3:45, 6:35, 9:20
  • FROZEN 2D: 11:55, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 11:45, 1:20, 3:25, 5:00, 7:05, 8:40
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 12:30, 4:10, 7:50
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 2:20, 5:35, 9:00
  • OUT OF THE FURNACE: 12:50, 3:35, 6:25, 9:15
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • TYLER PERRY S A MADEA CHRISTMAS: 1:10, 3:55, 6:30, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 4:35, 8:10
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 5:25, 8:45
  • PHILOMENA: 3:40, 6:05, 8:30