Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013's Lowdown

Despite his many years devoted to teaching and social justice, it seems inevitable that Bill Ayers will live out his days known mostly as the "terrorist" candidate Barack Obama supposedly "palled around with" in his youth.

So why not own it? Instead of writing another tome about educational theory, Ayers' latest output, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, chronicles what life's been like since he became the unlikely focus of the 2008 United States Presidential campaign. Y'all can hear him wax about his death threats Tuesday night at Northtown Books

If you're unaware, Humboldt is not just another stop on a book tour for Ayers. The University of Illinois professor and his wife Bernadine Dohrn have kept a summer home here for over three decades. Previous speaking engagements in Arcata have featured Tea Party protests and photo ops with local politicos that pop up now and again. Do us a favor: Try to contain your passion Tuesday, HumCo. Or, attend a less politically polarizing gathering found in your Tuesday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Don't know much about Teach Me Equals, but it's at the Siren's Song Tavern so that's a plus. [$5 and under award]

Events

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Bill Ayers
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Pal around with the noted author and educator as he reads and signs his new book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident.
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Greensky Bluegrass
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $18
A bluegrass party, ya'll. Fruition opens.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Volunteer Driver for Seniors
Area 1 Agency on Aging / 8 a.m. / Free / 21+
442-3763 / mmcgarry@a1aa.org / Web site / View Comments

MediCal Managed Care Workshop
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free
445-8404 / cynthia@tilinet.org / View Comments

Miranda Farmers' Market
Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.
Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.
943-3025 / View Comments

Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
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Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010
College of the Redwoods Community Education / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $65 / 18+
269-4000 / mandy-mcnay@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Dale Winget
Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.
Local guitarist/vocalist.
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Dogbone
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Feral jazz. Woof.
668-4151 / julie@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Libation / 7-9 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Teach Me Equals
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.
"Catchy, crafty, and cathartic."
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Electric Gravy
Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.
Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

Good and Evil Karaoke
Silver Lining / 8 p.m.
Karaoke. In an airport.
839-0304 / Web site / View Comments

Show Devils
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Globally renowned, gold medalists of stunt shows, unrolls the 1920’s glory of vaudeville with an intense mix of traditional routines, modern performances, and strange music.
845-5842 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:00, 5:15, 8:20
  • CARRIE: 2:05, 4:35, 9:40
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 1:35, 4:00
  • COUNSELOR: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • ENDER S GAME: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 6:30, 8:40, 9:20
  • ESCAPE PLAN: 6:55, 9:30
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 11:55, 1:10, 3:35, 4:40, 5:55, 8:15
  • FREE BIRDS 3D: 2:15, 7:05
  • FRUITVALE STATION: 2:25, 7:25, 9:25
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:15
  • GRAVITY 3D: 1:50, 6:40, 9:05
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 4:50, 6:05, 7:15, 8:30, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:45, 3:25, 6:10, 8:50
  • WIZARD OF OZ 3D: 12:00, 4:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:25, 8:30
  • CARRIE: 6:40, 9:15
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 4:15
  • COUNSELOR: 3:45, 6:25, 9:05
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 3:10, 5:35
  • FREE BIRDS 3D: 7:55
  • GRAVITY 2D: 9:20
  • GRAVITY 3D: 4:35, 7:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:25, 6:00, 8:40
Minor Theatre
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:40, 6:55, 9:10
  • INEQUALITY FOR ALL: 3:50, 6:05, 8:20
  • LAST VEGAS: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00