Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013's Lowdown

Since this is a fairly sleepy Tuesday, let's look ahead to this weekend's list o' things you might want to think about buying tickets to in advance.

FRIDAY!

  • Dick Dale: If you've never been inside of Scotia's Winema Theater -- and most haven't -- you're missing one of the most unique, majestic rooms in the county. Built in the 1920s, the building is predominantly old-growth redwood. And this Friday, amongst those giant redwood beams, you'll have the opportunity to hear "Miserlou" -- AKA "the Pulp Fiction song" -- performed by its composer. Ticket info.
  • Writing My Way Out Of Adolescence: Local story teller Jeff DeMark only performs this collection of tales about his youthful psychedelic adventures once a year. It takes a lot of energy. This year he'll roll it out inside Arcata's newest wine bar Crush. Small and intimate, you'll want to reserve your spot early. Ticket info.

SATURDAY!

  • Mr. Humboldt Pageant: Local dudes will tuck their dignity snugly into speedos and compete for the honor of being named the first ever "Mr. Humboldt" at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. The traditional pageant format will be spoofed during Q&A, beachwear and formal wear segments. There will be back hair. Ticket info.
  • Meat Puppets: You've likely heard "Plateau," and "Lake of Fire" performed by some other band, but perhaps you'd be interested in some other selections from the catalog of these alt rockers' 30+ year career. Hang with the brothers Kirkwood Saturday night at HumBrews. Ticket info.
  • Too Short: "Cocktails," anyone? The celebrated Bay Area rapper will fill the Arcata Community Center with rhymes of yesteryear, making good on a canceled October date. Ticket info.

-AG

The Lowdown Fun Committee

McGuinty Might

Ooooo!! Game Night at Crush sounds pretty fun! Who says every evening ooot has to include music, eh?

Events

(Submit yours!)

Volunteer Driver for Seniors
Area 1 Agency on Aging / 8 a.m. / Free / 21+
442-3763 / mmcgarry@a1aa.org / Web site / 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 Word 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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Forecast: Rising Tides on Humboldt Bay
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6 p.m.
Informational meeting on planning for the potential effects of sea level rise around Humboldt Bay.
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Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

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

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

Ba-Dum-Chh Open Mic Comedy
Jambalaya / 8 p.m. / $3 / 21+
Local comedy troupe opens the stage for others for other yuk hurlers.
822-4766 / 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

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown 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

Sunny Brae Jazz
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Chubritza
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.
Local world music while you sip.
826-9463 / 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: 5:20, 8:25
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 3:10, 7:50
  • FREE BIRDS 3D: 4:45
  • GRAVITY 2D: 5:30
  • GRAVITY 3D: 7:05, 9:20
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:30, 6:00, 8:40
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 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

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