Friday, May 17, 2013's Lowdown

Huh. So we're still doing traveling animal misery-infused circus thingys? I thought we'd come to a consensus on this one.

Well, it's the Lowdown's duty to inform you that, yes, there is a circus in town. The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be performing multiple shows throughout Humboldt in the coming days -- Friday in Benbow, Saturday in Rio Dell and Sunday in Eureka. Yes, there are clowns, acrobats and trapeze artists, which is fine. There are also animals -- big cats, camels, ponies, dogs -- and that's the problem. C&M has a well documented history of animal handling regulation violations and complaints levied against it. (Without going too deep into it in this limited space, the Department of Agriculture has weighed in. There are maddening YouTube vids showing cramped tiger travel cages.) 

We're not telling you not to go. (Wait. Maybe we are.) Just Google around a 'lil maybe before you drag your kid to the "show." Actually, we're just gonna let Patton Oswalt handle this (see video below). Then check the Lowdown for less bummer things to do Friday and into the weekend.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

I'm torn between Star Trek 2D and Star Trek 3D.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Tommy: The Musical
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m.
South Fork High School performing arts department's spring play is The Who's rock opera.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

AntiProm Masquerade Ball
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $5
Apprentice Entertainment presents the Anti-Prom Masquerade Ball featuring live music from local bands The Echidnas and UFO8, and DJs Z-Money and C-Loco.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Garberville Farmers' Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
View Comments

Culpepper and Meriweather Circus
Benbow / 5 p.m. / $10 / $6 Child/senior
Oh, circuses.
866-244-8676 / Web site / View Comments

Silver Hammer
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local Beatles cover band channels the fab four while you beer.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Fabulous: A Ladies Night Out
Blue Lake Casino / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $25
Glamorous fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Eureka.
498-9711 / Web site / View Comments

Lisa Baney
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Local jazz vocalist.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Donnie Darko (2001)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $5
Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Culpepper and Meriweather Circus
Benbow / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $6 Child/senior
Oh, circuses.
866-244-8676 / Web site / View Comments

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

The Mothership: Thesis Festival
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m.
Thesis projects of the 2013 MFA graduating class. Pay what you can. Reservations recommended.
View Comments

Folk Dance
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church / 8-10 p.m.
Teaching and request dancing.
822-4102 / View Comments

Eureka Symphony
Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 8 p.m. / $34 / $9 students
Season finale concert.
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Mon Petit Chou
Cafe Mokka / 8 p.m.
Local French-Canadian music.
822-2228 / Web site / View Comments

Skin Deep
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15
A large, lovable, lonely-heart gives romance one last shot on a blind-date.
443-7688 / View Comments

Taxi
Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local rock 'n' roll.
839-2013 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
View Comments

Kindred Spirits
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local folk quartet.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Rewind
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Classic rock.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Mark Sexton Band
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Jazz/soul guitarist and band.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

DJ Jsun
Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+
Get down in Old Town.
444-2017 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 5:10, 8:15
  • BIG WEDDING: 1:35, 6:45
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:00, 5:15, 8:25
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 1:00, 4:15, 7:30
  • HOME RUN: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05, 8:45
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 4:55, 5:55, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:20, 5:25, 8:35
  • OBLIVION: 12:25, 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 3:55, 9:05
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:15, 3:15, 6:25, 9:25
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:00, 1:45, 3:10, 6:15, 8:00, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 11:40, 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:05, 2:35
Fortuna Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3 IN 3D: 4:30, 7:30
  • STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS IN 3D: 4:45, 7:45
  • THE CROODS: 4:25
Garberville Theater
  • EVIL DEAD: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 5:45, 8:45
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 1:00, 4:15, 7:30
  • GREAT GATSBY 3D: 2:00, 5:10, 8:20
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • OBLIVION: 12:30, 6:25
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 3:25, 9:15
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:05, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 2:20, 5:25, 8:30
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:45, 3:20
Minor Theatre
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 5:20, 8:30
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:05, 6:00, 8:55

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