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Well, if you haven't already made Halloween night plans this is the Lowdown is the place to correct thy course. Get to scrollin', ghouls and goblins! 

While we gave you the skinny on Humboldt's multi-night haunted houses last week, we will mention that tonight is your only chance to board the haunted 1091 Ghost Ship. The decks of the 69 year old Navy vessel will be decked out with creepy decor, but the real selling point is the ship's less than wholesome history. From the promo material:

"The ship is haunted by a former radio operator that served aboard during the vessels navy career. The radio operator committed suicide in the radio room after he was implicated in thievery of navy property. The bullet hole is still visible in the ceiling of the room and will be one of the highlights of the evening."

Happy Halloween! The ship is docked at the foot of Commercial Street in Eureka and will be open from 6-10 p.m. $5 is all it costs to become a permanent (oops) temporary crew member. Plenty of more frightful delights in your HalLowdown below. 

-Andrew Goff


Trick or Treat on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza / 4-6 p.m.

Your kids like candy, right? Arcata Main Street presents costumed Halloween fun for the whole family on and around the plaza. Arcata businesses will give your kids that early start on diabetes they've been craving.

Ghost Ship: The Haunted 1091

Foot of Commercial Street, Eureka / 6-10 p.m. / $5

Presented by the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum for a seaworthy scare! Age 13 and older. Please wear flat shoes only.

The Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors

Eighth and N streets, Arcata / 7 p.m.-midnight / $10

Humboldt's most twisted, horrific tradition returns for another year of hair-raising, vomit-inducing delights! 13 and older.

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Rooster McClintock

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.-midnight

Humboldt County's most ass-kicking honky tonk band kicks your Halloween in the ass.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Anna and the Underbelly, The Trouble, Companion Animal

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / $5 suggested donation / 21+

Halloween at the Eureka Inn

companionanimal.band@gmail.com /

The Haunted Mill Tour

Blue Ox Millworks / 8 p.m.-midnight / $10

Terror has a new home this year as the North Coast Repertory Theatre and the Blue Ox Historic Park bring you the Haunted Mill Tour. Sexy zombies, demented blacksmiths, and all manner of creepy crawlers will be taking over the historic Blue Ox Millworks site for this four night event.

444-3437 / dave@ncrt.net / Web site

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."

Black Alice

Arcata Playhouse / 8:30-11:59 p.m. / $15 / $10 in costume / 21+

Members of Triple Junction and Eyes Anonymous perform their Halloween only performance featuring a set of Alice Cooper songs and theatrics followed by a set of Black Sabbath. Benefit for Arcata's Trillium Charter School.

822-1575 / Web site

Soul Fright 2

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

"King Maxwell, Jaymorg and Matt n' Adam are joined by the spooky sounds of DJ Red. We know it's a Thursday but go grab that "sexy chucky" costume from the mall and get ready to boogie."

826-2739 / Web site

Easy Conversational Spanish

College of the Redwoods / 5:30-7:30 a.m. / $79 / 18+

269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / Web site

Compost For Free

Fortuna / 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. / Free

Week long promotional give-away for Exceptional Quality (EQ) Class A compost for beneficial reuse as a soil amendment to your property or place of residence.

725-1476 /

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

Farmhouse Odyssey

The Quad at HSU / noon

Local rock band plays Arts on the Quad.

Journey to Planet Possible

The Jefferson Project / 3-7 p.m. / $5

Get your imagination caps on, and jump into a rocket ship with the artists and puppeteers from the Ink People Center for the Arts. Guided tours leave every few minutes to other worlds where travelers will talk to robots, crawl through an underwater maze, pet strange aliens and more.

442-8413 / marzers@gmail.com / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Book Signing with The Enigma

Northtown Books / 4-6 p.m. / Free

The world's most famous tattooed man, with his partner Serana Rose, signs 2013 Ripley's Believe It or Not.

845-5842 / freelovecircus@yahoo.com / Web site

A Midsummer Night's Scream!

Eureka High School Auditorium / 4-10 p.m. / $4 / $3 10 and under

Ghosts, mad scientists, freaky fairies, unnerving children, and many more spooky characters.

441-1735 / vossn@eurekahighschool.org /

Under the Sea Halloween Carnival

Arcata Community Center / 5:30 p.m. / $2

Games, prizes, candy.

Halloween Kids' Karnival

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Faith Center's annual Halloween bash for kids 5th-grade and under, with candy, games and prizes.

445-3037 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Funopoly Halloween Carnival

Adorni Center / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $2

Pumpkin bowling, face painting, games and treats.

Halloween Carnival

Dow's Prairie Grange / 6 p.m.

Games, prizes, treats!

Circus Gone Bad

Dream Quest / 6-9 p.m. / $3

A haunted house for the east county!

Camo Cowboys

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Rootsy rock.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

The Humboldt Circus' 28 Clubs Later

Gist Hall, HSU / 7:47-10:30 p.m. / $8 / 18+

Adults only (18+) Circus Show full of weird and wacky juggling, clowning, prop manipulations, burlesque, and much much more.

Our Town

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the very first production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site


The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.

Space Biscuit presents! AndroBoob has crashed to Earth! The milk from AndroBoob will cure all human ailments by injecting nanobots into their bloodstream. However, this also turns them into androids. No one can escape the power of AndroBoob, not even the vegans!

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /


The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10 / $7 in costume

Local funk army. Costume contest.

822-4766 / Web site

20th Annual Halloween Boogie and Bash

Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Jimi Jeff will desend upon the Riverwood in a blaze of blues and boogie motion.

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / $5 Demon students / $20 Four headed demons / $10 Two headed demons / 21+

Enjoy Halloween with The Four Low by dancing with your demons and trimmers to the sounds of original music, classic covers and a little WEEN. Come out to the hills for a real Harvest Party. Bring your demons. Also win $100 for costume contest.

Halloween Monster Bash

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $25 / 21+

World Famous presents. Featuring Nasty Nasty, Kalya Scintilla, Bird of Prey and Psy Fi.

822-1220 / Web site

Kamikaze Karaoke

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 10 p.m. / 21+

Halloween Karaoke contest and costume contest.

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


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