Friday, Nov. 8, 2013's Lowdown

And then there were three.

With the original field of 24 bands whittled down to the crème de la crème, KWPT's month-long Classic Cover Contest reaches its thrilling conclusion tonight at the Arcata Playhouse. On a night also reserved for celebration of The Point's birthday, north coast bands Fire Pony, Doug Fir and the 2x4s and The Good Homosapiens will take the stage to determine forevermore (until next year) who is the most classic. There will be blood ... and cake.

But wait! There is growing controversy in the offices of Lost Coast Communications -- parent company of both The Point and your Lost Coast Outpost. It appears that KWPT has a traitor in its midst. Night Show DJ Andy Powell will not be taking in the rocking covers at the Playhouse. Instead, he will be a few blocks away at Jambalaya -- get this! -- producing his own classic covers with his comrades in Strix Vega as part of the Neil Young Birthday Bash. Why, Andy? WHY?!?

Thus, LoCO, in its continued attempts to improve your life, is pleased to announce an an exciting job opportunity in our building! Can you name all of David Bowie's personas from memory? Then you could work with us! Please email your rockin' resume to KWPT's DJ Carole Ann at carolemorgal@gmail.com. And we'll see you all at the Playhouse tonight!

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

REdwood Curtain's Far East. This production is West meets East and totally takes over the play's plot. Know how I know? I heard about it on the radio. MEDIA CIRCLES!

Events

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Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

Hemp Fest 2013
Mateel Community Center / 7:30 p.m.
3rd Annual Humboldt Hemp Fest, a full weekend celebration of music, comedy and hemp/cannabis related events. Click for full schedule and admission prices.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Unbound
Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9 p.m. / $10 / Free limited free seating for HSU students / $8 students & seniors / 18+
Who in the world was Alexander von Humboldt—explorer, visionary and godfather of ecology? Explore the wonder of his voyages to the outer and inner unknown in this HSU original production featuring music, dance and spectacle.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Far East
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 Thursdays
"Deliciously wry and poignant play centers on three US Navy personnel, and one Navy wife, stationed at a base in Japan in the mid 1950’s – a little bit Kabuki, a little bit From Here to Eternity."
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The Point's Classic Cover Contest Finale and Birthday Bash
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $4 / 18+
Featuring The Good Homosapiens, Doug fir & the 2x4's and Fire Pony -- the band with the most votes will reign supreme as 2013's Classic Cover Contest Winners! FREE CAKE.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Neil Young Birthday Bash
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m.
Strix Vega, Chris Parreira, The Foggy Bottom Boys and more performing the music of Neil Young and Crazy Horse all night long.
822-4766 / 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

Garberville Farmers' Market
Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
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Transforming Rape Culture
College of the Redwoods / 3-4:30 p.m. / Free
CR sociology department presents a series of discussions. Participants are encouraged to talk more deeply about changing our society’s culture in regard to sexualized violence.
476-4539 / dana-maher@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Baroni Annual Clearance Event
Arcata Community Center / 4-8 p.m.
822-8067 / sales@baronidesigns.com / Web site / 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

Barry Evans
Northtown Books / 6 p.m.
NCJ writer signs copy of his book Bride of Field Notes.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30-10 p.m. / $8 / $5 students
Shakespeare's most popular comedy, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess.
441-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org / Web site / View Comments

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

HSU Guitar Ensemble
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 students & seniors
“World Music Primer” by Dusan Bogdanovic and tunes by England’s Jeremy Sparks, Spain’s Manuel de Falla, Brazil’s Egberto Amin Gismonti, and America’s William Kanengiser and Scott Joplin.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

The Grascals
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $18 / 21+
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Harvest Party Peeping Thomas
The Yellow Rose / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Rock, reggae, country, ska and punk music.
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Wild Otis
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+
Wild Otis rocks the Logger Bar for the first time!
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Dirty Rats
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9-11 p.m. / 21+
Local hip hop.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Accurate Productions
The Ritz / 9 p.m.
City Lights dance night.
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Twerk Contest
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+
Shake your booty with the experts.
800-684-2464 / gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / 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
  • ABOUT TIME: 12:10, 3:10, 6:05, 9:05
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:00, 5:15, 8:20
  • CARRIE: 5:05, 9:40
  • COUNSELOR: 12:00, 5:20, 9:10
  • ENDER S GAME: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:40
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 1:05, 2:30, 3:35, 4:50, 5:50, 7:10, 8:10
  • FRUITVALE STATION: 2:50, 7:30
  • GRAVITY 2D: 12:00
  • GRAVITY 3D: 2:15, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 2:20, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:20, 12:55, 3:30, 6:15, 8:55
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 2:40, 4:00, 6:45, 8:00, 9:30
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:15, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:15, 5:20, 8:25
  • ENDER S GAME: 12:40, 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:00, 12:50, 3:10, 7:50
  • FREE BIRDS 3D: 4:45
  • GRAVITY 2D: 5:30
  • GRAVITY 3D: 12:15, 2:30, 7:05, 9:20
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:55, 3:30, 6:00, 8:40
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
  • LAST VEGAS: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10