Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013's Lowdown

If you're a participating member of the Humboldt community, your mind should end Saturday in a different state than it began it. Light vice dominates the day at the county's two highest profile events:

Jah giveth! Celebrate the season as the Mateel Community Center hosts the 23rd annual edition of its cannabis party Hemp Fest. Saturday is the main event of the three day gathering. In addition to weed-leaning vendors and speakers, the day is highlighted by over a half dozen bands including Stymie and the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra, Jah Sun and Candelaria. The festivities go from noon to midnight with a suggested donation of $20.

Do weird things to your tongue at the sixth annual Strangebrew Beerfest, the Eureka Theatre's largest fundraiser of the year. Humboldt's various local brewers will each attempt to concoct out-of-the-ordinary brews -- in the past they've whipped up vegetable, fruit, herb and/or plant ales, multi-yeast and bacteria fermented libations. Your soundtrack for the evening will be provided by Shinbone and SumBitch. The strange begins at 6 p.m. and costs $25 to attend.

Have a fun/safe day, you ragamuffins.

-AG 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Baroni's Clearance. I know you aren't thinking about it now, but your mother is a human who likes holiday gifts in return for the gift of life she gave your ungrateful ass. Make her happy on the cheap. Because you're cheap too. 

Events

(Submit yours!)

Day Center Grand Opening
Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation and Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa invite the community to this special open house.
View Comments

Hemp Fest 2013
Mateel Community Center / 11 a.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

Strangebrew Beerfest 6
Eureka Theater / 5:30-10 p.m. / $25 / 21+
Challenging local brewers to create the strangest and most delicious concoctions. Fundraising event for the Eureka Theater.
442-2970 / info@theeurekatheater.org / 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."
View Comments

Joni Mitchell Tribute Show
Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $15 / $13 Advance tickets
With Jan Bramlett, Morgan Corviday Hollis, Joanne Rand, Rick Copeland, Marla Joy, Jay Forbes, Julie Froblom, Sarah Torres, Josephine Johnson and Joel Soneshein.
801-201-8969 / morgan@corvidesign.net / Web site / View Comments

Chuck Mayville
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 7:45 a.m.-8:45 p.m. / Free
"He plays everything from Leonard Cohen to Lynyrd Skynyrd."
442-1177 / chuckmayville@gmail.com / 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

Arcata Farmers' Market
Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)
Web site / View Comments

Ferndale Farmers' Market
Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
Web site / View Comments

Baroni Annual Clearance Event
Arcata Community Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
822-8067 / sales@baronidesigns.com / Web site / View Comments

Coastal Naturalist Ambassador Training
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Help introduce people to the beauty and natural diversity of our coast by becoming a volunteer Coastal Naturalist Ambassador.
444-1397 / Web site / View Comments

Falk's Claim: Headwaters History Hike
Headwaters Forest Reserve / 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
The BLM welcomes Jon Gates, author of a book about the former Humboldt County logging town of Falk, to the Headwaters Forest Reserve. Gates will lead a guided hike followed by a question and answer period.
825-2300 / headwaters@blm.gov / Web site / View Comments

'Cutten' Loose at the Moose
Eureka Moose Lodge / 6:30 p.m.
Dance to the music of Austin Alley. Benefits HOSPICE of Humboldt.
View Comments

Cutten Loose at the Moose
Moose Lodge / 6:30-11:59 p.m. / $1
443-1073 / View Comments

Youth Driven Saturday Nights
McKinleyville Activity Center / 7-9:30 p.m. / Free
Video games, board games, snacks, music and a place to just "hang-out" with your friends.
839-9003 / jesse.mcsd@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Humboldt Bay Brass Band
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 students & seniors
Celebrating the HSU centennial with music from those ten decades, including the 1914 local tune “Eureka March” performed on period instruments, plus playful compositions like “Ja-Da,” “Daytripper,” “Thriller” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000” in its only local concert of the year.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

BA-DUM-CHH Comedy Presents
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.
With headliner Brendan Lynch, finalist in this year's San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Hosted by John Mcclurg
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

So You Wanna Fight?
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / $39
Mixed martial arts and tuff man/woman boxing
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com / View Comments

EPROM, Grenier, ONHELL
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Phantom Wave and World Famous present.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...
View Comments

The Trouble
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9:30 p.m.
StrangeBrew afterparty!
View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
View Comments

DJs
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
View Comments

Los Bandidos Muertos
Alibi / 11 p.m.
Arcata surf-rock reunion show.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

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: 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
  • LAST VEGAS: 1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10