Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013's Lowdown
(There can be only one.)
Briefly, this packed Humboldt Saturday will be highlighted by the crowning of the first ever Mr. Humboldt at a sold out event at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Fifteen (or so) contestants will compete in 1) question and answer 2) swimwear 3) talent and 4) formal wear segments blah, blah, blah ... we don't need to sell you on it. It's sold out. But there is one pertinent update to report: Those who missed out on tickets please note that they will be live streaming this thing at this link. 'Cuz technology is sooo Humboldt.
Now, let's just meet the standup dudes willing to forgo dignity for a good cause (but mostly glory):
Mr. Hunkah Hulkah Man Candy
"... sincere, intelligent and majestic..."
Mr. Rabbit Ranger
(David Allan James MacCuish)
"...a community-oriented man with many, many rad shirts and hats."
"Ray calls himself "Mr. Phlegm" because back in 1973, "El Lay coughed me up like a glob of phlegm and this is where I stuck..." SoHum REPRESENT!"
Mr. Short Shorts
(Evan Von Werlhof)
"... a man with mad love for the wondrous nature that Humboldt has to offer."
"... the dreamy, the hilarious, the super-talented musician and comedianian..."
"... enchanting and sensitive, captivating and charming ..."
The Moldy Flat Puppeteer
(Turner Grant Bazen)
"... the most Ferndale we could find ..."
Mr. Red Wood
"Don't you just love big, hard wood first thing in the morning?"
Mr. Bicycle Pimp
"... a wild animal whose natural habitat is SoHum ..."
Mr. H. Ipster Pibr VII
"... a man that's "9 inches" long in Humboldt County ..."
Mr. Planned Parenthood
(John R. Kell III)
"... a man that can really handle a speculum ..."
"...the super-lover from south of the border ..."
Mr. Music Man
"... omni-talented lead guitarist and vocalist of "TheHiLL" and all-around good guy about town ..."
Mr. Man Next Door
"... oh, that smile. Oh, those arms ..."
Mr. The Worst
"... the skeeziest, dirtiest, filthiest, slimiest, terrible-est man in Humboldt County ..."
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Godlin Gets Behind
Mr. Humboldt is sold out. That Barn Dance is still rad, and THE MEAT PUPPETS OH DAMN
Don't even try to pass yourself off as a local if you've never been to a barn dance, y'hear?
Gotta give it to The Meat Puppets for so many reasons. One of those being that THE MEAT PUPPETS are charging less than many local acts. What's up Humboldt? (Sarah, I lurve you too)
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
HFS Barn Dance
Arcata Veterans Hall / 7:30-11 p.m. / $7 / Free kids 12 and under / $6 members, students and seniors
"Grab your dancin' shoes as Striped Pig Stringband plays a barn dance with dynamic caller Charmaine Slaven. The dance benefits the Mad River Alliance and as always all dances will be taught with no partner or experience needed."
269-2061 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
Mr. Humboldt Pageant
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 18+
Competitive, all-male spoof pageant features Q&A, beachwear (speedos encouraged), popularity, talent and formal wear segments. Proceeds to benefit the Women’s Crisis Shelter in Southern Humboldt (WISH), the Humboldt Literacy Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments
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."
The Meat Puppets
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
"For over 30 years, legendary desert punks the Meat Puppets have carved a unique niche for themselves with an unmistakable blend of cosmic country and punk rock filtered through countless acid trips, dog-eared comic books and their eclectic record collections."
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments
Manila Dunes Restoration
Manila Community Center / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join Friends of the Dunes for coastal dune restoration at the Manila Dunes. Gloves, tools, and cookies will be provided.
Holiday Shopping Spectacular
Campbell Creek Connexion / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Local products, good treats and lots of fun! Event is helping send a group to Trinidad and Tobago to help with construction projects.
826-1000 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Sustainable Living Fair
Jefferson Community Center / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free
Learn new skills that help grow a sustainable future, like worm farming, aquaponics, composting, brewing, canning and the like.
407-9093 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
Headwaters Recreation Public Meeting
Headwaters Forest Reserve / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Join the BLM and HSU to take a look at a recently completed visitor survey conducted at Headwaters in the summer of 2012. Participants can help the BLM interpret the results of the survey and identify any improvements that could be made to the BLM's management of this popular recreation area.
825-2300 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
MRC Annual Meeting
Mattole Camp and Retreat Center / 3-9 p.m. / Free / $10 Dinner
Celebrate 30 years of watershed restoration with the Mattole Restoration Council. Dinner, local beer and wine and auction.
629-3514 / email@example.com / Web site / View Comments
Blarney and Beer
Arcata Playhouse / 7-9:30 p.m. / $10 / 18+
Paul Woodland presents an evening of folk tales from the Emerald Isle. Part of Tellabration 2013. Also features the macabre Carpathian, the talented troubadour Seabury Gould, and the flying feet of the Irish Dancers from the Studio of Dance Arts.
441-9424 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / 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 / email@example.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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
HSU Jazz Combos
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $8 / Free HSU students / $5 seniors, children
Two different sets of HSU Jazz Combos perform. Classic jazz and originals are featured.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments
- ABOUT TIME: 12:10, 3:10, 6:05, 9:05
- BEST MAN HOLIDAY: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
- CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:00, 5:15, 8:20
- CARRIE: 5:05, 9:40
- CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 1:45, 4:10
- COUNSELOR: 6:30, 9:00
- ENDER S GAME: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:40
- FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 1:05, 3:35, 5:50, 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: 12:55, 3:45, 6:20, 8:55
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 3:05, 4:00, 6:45, 8:45, 9:30
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:15, 5:55
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
- 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
- GRAVITY 2D: 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
- THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15