Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013's Lowdown

Get your Peanuts here!

Fans of comic strips turned into musical comedy theatre should take notice of North Coast Repertory Theatre's latest production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which opens gala-style Thursday night. Director David Moore and the local cast will breathe life into all your fav Charles M. Shulz-drawn characters. (Your Lost Coast Outpost, always fans of security blankets, digs on Linus, for what it's worth.) 

To get you in the mood, please enjoy this scene (below) from the animated version of the show in which ol' failure face Charlie Brown has one of his frequent internal crises pondering the implications of his peanut butter sandwich and pines for that stuck-up, cute, little red-headed girl. Oh, Charlie. Now imagine the joy you'll feel watching a similar meltdown take place live, onstage. Good grief!

-AG

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Compost Mountain Boys. Because THERE IS A TESLA COIL IN THAT PLACE. Tesla was a badass and Edison was a jerkbag. So go see the Compost Mountain Boys.

Events

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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

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Opening Night Gala
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18
Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz, this musical presents a day in the life of Charlie Brown. Directed by David Moore. Opening night gala that includes a champagne reception after the show
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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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Polyrhythmics
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+
"Original hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk."
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

Christmas Card Workshop
The MGC / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
725-3300 / www.ervmultigen@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Madrigals and Marinara
Arcata High School / 5 p.m. / $15
AHS Choir's dinner, performance and a silent auction.
825-2401 / Web site / View Comments

SCRAP Volunteer Training
SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-6:30 p.m.
"Training for those that want to work in the store or take on a more administrative role."
633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

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

Local Filmmaker's Night
Access Humboldt Community Media Center / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5
With Montel Vander Horck, digital media professor at College of the Redwoods.
476-1798 / matt@accesshumboldt.net / Web site / View Comments

Tales of the 'Dead'
The Siren's Song Tavern / 7-11 p.m.
Pick up your copy of Ripple: The Search for the Lost Treasure of Pooh and have it signed by local author Carl Nordberg while enjoying and singing along to Grateful Dead cover tunes performed by local musicians.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Frisky Brisket
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Violin and guitar duo.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.
407-3550 / 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

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free
"Shake out yer blues with some fantastic brews!"
826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Jimi Jeff
Six Rivers Brewery / 10 p.m.
www.jimi-jeff.com
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Agrimonia, Take Over and Destroy
Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $7 / 21+
Swedish death metal.
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: 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