Monday, Nov. 25, 2013's Lowdown

Inevitably, this will be a slow week in Lowdown town since, you know, society thinks you're supposed to only be focusing on getting your turkey on with loved ones and stuff. 

OK, sure. Have a blowout Thanksgiving if that is available to you. But do remember that the holidays are an especially depressing time for a significant portion of the population and consider doing something, no matter how small, to lessen the blow to your fellow humans.

Obviously there are more ways you could chip in than we can list here. So in this space we'll just mention that local food bank Food For People is in the midst of their 21st annual Holiday Spirit Food and Fund Drive -- a nice reminder that people are hungry this season, but of course they could use donations all year. Head over to the FFP website to learn more about their operation, current needs and how you can help. 

Doing good feels good. Go feel good.

-Andrew Goff

 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

McGuinty Might

Ohhh, how I want so badly to know how to swing dance. Thing is, you don't just pick it up by sitting on your couch on a Monday night. You gotta drag your butt down to Redwood Racks for the lessons. That's what I'd do if I did stuff on Monday nights, absolutely.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Golden Rule Fundraiser
Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5
839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

Volunteer Orientation
Food for People / 2:30-3:30 p.m. / Free
445-3166 / panderson@foodforpeople.org / Web site / View Comments

Stress Management
College of the Redwoods Community Education / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $45 / 18+
269-4000 / mandy-mcnay@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
View Comments

Karaoke with DJ Marv
Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free
Sushi and karaoke!
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.
Improvisational piano/drum duo.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night
Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Jam in the middle of nowhere -- really as far east as you ever want to go.
View Comments

Roots and Culture Dance Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.
Reggae and world music every Monday night.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

The Getdown
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local funk jam hosted by DJ Rickshaw, B. Swizlo and Pete Ciotti celebrating those who've artistically enriched Humboldt County.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ABOUT TIME: 6:35, 9:20
  • BEST MAN HOLIDAY: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:20, 8:25
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 12:30, 2:55
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • DELIVERY MAN: 12:35, 3:20, 6:00, 8:40
  • ENDER S GAME: 2:45, 8:15
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 11:55, 2:10, 4:25
  • GRAVITY 3D: 12:10, 2:35, 7:15
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 12:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:40, 4:40, 5:40, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 4:55, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:50, 3:25, 6:10, 8:45
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 12:00, 3:50, 5:30, 9:20
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 1:00, 6:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DELIVERY MAN: 12:40, 3:20, 5:55, 8:30
  • ENDER S GAME: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45
  • GRAVITY 3D: 2:30, 7:05, 9:20
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 12:45, 2:20, 4:10, 5:40, 7:30, 9:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 12:10, 7:10, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:55, 3:30, 6:05, 8:40
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:00, 4:30, 6:30, 9:10
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 3:40
Minor Theatre
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 5:30, 8:45
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:50, 6:30, 9:15