Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

All Hallow's Eve eh? It's a toss up. You can't go wrong with Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper songs with Black Alice tonight at the Playhouse. Then there's the Trouble and Companion Animal at the Palm Lounge [$5 and under award]. You decide.

Events

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 / View Comments

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
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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 / View Comments

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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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Easy Conversational Spanish
College of the Redwoods / 5:30-7:30 a.m. / $79 / 18+
269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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Farmhouse Odyssey
The Quad at HSU / noon
Local rock band plays Arts on the Quad.
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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 / View Comments

McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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.
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Funopoly Halloween Carnival
Adorni Center / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $2
Pumpkin bowling, face painting, games and treats.
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Circus Gone Bad
Dream Quest / 6-9 p.m. / $3
A haunted house for the east county!
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Halloween Carnival
Dow's Prairie Grange / 6 p.m.
Games, prizes, treats!
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Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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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

AndroBoob!
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 / View Comments

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 / Web site / View Comments

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

Motherlode
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $10 / $7 in costume
Local funk army. Costume contest.
822-4766 / Web site / 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

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.
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FouRLoWeeN
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.
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Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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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 / View Comments

Kamikaze Karaoke
Blue Lake Casino / 10 p.m. / 21+
Halloween Karaoke contest and costume contest.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 11:55, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • CARRIE: 2:05, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 1:35, 4:00, 6:25
  • COUNSELOR: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:05
  • DON JON: 12:40, 6:00, 9:35
  • ENDER S GAME: 8:30
  • ENOUGH SAID: 1:25, 3:55, 6:15, 8:40
  • ESCAPE PLAN: 12:35, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20
  • FIFTH ESTATE: 3:00, 8:20
  • GRAVITY 2D: 2:00, 6:45
  • GRAVITY 3D: 12:45, 3:10, 4:20, 5:35, 8:00, 9:10
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 1:15, 2:15, 3:45, 4:40, 6:05, 7:05, 8:30, 9:30
  • WIZARD OF OZ 3D: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:20
  • CARRIE: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 3:25, 5:50
  • COUNSELOR: 3:20, 6:05, 8:45
  • ENDER S GAME: 8:30
  • ESCAPE PLAN: 3:35, 6:15, 9:00
  • GRAVITY 2D: 9:20
  • GRAVITY 3D: 4:40, 7:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 4:50, 7:10, 8:20, 9:30
  • WIZARD OF OZ 3D: 3:10, 5:40, 8:10
Minor Theatre
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:35, 8:40
  • FIFTH ESTATE: 5:45, 8:50
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20