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Arcata’s Funked-Up Monday (VIDEO)

Geez, Humboldt’s outdoors-loving adventure-types sure snatched up those tickets to the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Arcata Theatre Lounge — the annual two-night celebration of people who actually leave the conveniently paved sections of earth is officially sold out. You blew it, slacker.

I guess you’ll have to settle for either a) dancing all night at HumBrews to the increased-energy jam/funk provided by New Orleans' own Earphunk (see video above), b) soaking up the wisdom at the Van Duzer Theatre via Arturo Rodriguez, the man who became the second president of the United Farm Workers of America in 1993 after the death of Cesar Chavez (see him on The Colbert Report in the video below), or c) finding joy in one of Humboldt’s regular Monday night affairs listed in your Lowdown listings farther down. Happy hunting.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Banff Mountain Film Festival (SOLD OUT)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.

"Experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes. Meet the world s top adventurers. Listen to their stories. Relive their challenges. Reconnect with adventure." Sponsored by Adventures Edge.

822-1220 / Web site

Arturo S. Rodriguez

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m.

"Arturo S. Rodriguez is the second president of the United Farm Workers of America. Rodriguez became UFW president in May 1993, after Cesar Chavez’ death and has successfully carried on the work of the union’s legendary founder."

826-3928 / Web site

Earphunk

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Hailing from the (other) Crescent City of New Orleans, the quintet brings their brand of high-energy funk, improvisation and stage production to Arcata.

826-2739 / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Move Marie Political Prisoner Letter Writing

The Ink Annex / 7 a.m. / Free

Gathering to write postcards to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to request that imprisoned environmental activist Marie Mason is transferred to a lower security prison facility that is closer to her family.

617-8100 / humboldtgrassroots@riseup.net / Web site

Volunteer Orientation

Food for People / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

445-3166 / panderson@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Paths 2 Prosperity

See Event Description / 4-6 p.m. / Free

Increase your financial literacy.

822-8536 / charlie@financialresourcecenter.org / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Kneeland Fire Protection District Special Board Meeting

Kneeland Elementary School / 6-7 p.m.

442-3252 / board@kneelandfire.org / Web site

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Passover Seder

Chabad of Humboldt / 7 p.m. / $25 / $18 Child

633-8770 / info@JewishHumboldt.com / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Poets on the Plaza

Plaza View Room / 8 p.m. / $1

Humboldt wordsmiths gather and read at each other.

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Karaoke with DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m.

Karaoke and also sushi.

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

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.

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre