Monday, Feb. 3's Lowdown

What is tonight, you ask? Why, it's International Guitar Night at the Arcata Playhouse, of course! What the hell does that mean? Well, in this instance it means that four master-level acoustic string manipulators will share the stage for a night of virtuosity that's sure to make you want to retire from strumming. Your antagonists: IGN founder Brian Gore, Italy's Pino Forastiere, Argentina's Quique Sinesi and England's Mike Dawes. These guys are good guitar guys.

To give you an idea of the level of fretboard magicianry at work here, please attempt to comprehend what Mike Dawes has done to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" in the clip below. We are going to go out on a limb and say that you can't do that. 

Keep practicing. Details on IGN and other less frustrating Monday night events in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

It's the last scheduled Monday to check out Lemon Lemon Cherry at the Speakeasy. Make sure you can be one of the folks who can out hip your hipster friends and say years down the road, "I remember seeing them on Monday nights for free before I wasn't allowed to like them because they got popular." Or something like that. [$5 and under award]

Events

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International Guitar Night
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $20 / $18 members and students
International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore will be joined by Italy's Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Husband and wife folk/rock duo on tour in support of their new album Wassaic Way.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

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

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

Blues Monday
Crush / 7 p.m.
Get down with local dirty bluesman Buddy Reed every Monday.
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Lemon Lemon Cherry
SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / 21+
"We've been playing the first Monday of the month at The Speakeasy for about a year now, and this will be our last one. We love playing there, and we will definitely be back on other random days, but nothing regularly scheduled. Thanks for your support! And thanks to The Speakeasy!" -LLC
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
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No Covers
Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.
Improvisational piano/drum duo.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke with DJ Marv
Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free
The Lowdown implores you to resist attempting "Bohemian Rhapsody" ... it always goes poorly.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / 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.
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USGGO
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-midnight / 21+
Jazz/funk improvisation trio.
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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

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

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

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 4:45
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 12:05, 3:00, 5:50, 8:40
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:15, 5:35
  • FROZEN SING A LONG: 2:50, 8:10
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 1:15
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 7:50
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 2:20, 7:05
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 3D: 12:00, 4:40, 9:30
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15
  • LABOR DAY: 12:35, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 12:20, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • NUT JOB 2D: 2:05, 4:20, 6:35
  • NUT JOB 3D: 11:50, 8:45
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 12:10, 4:05, 8:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • FROZEN 2D: 3:15
  • FROZEN SING A LONG: 12:35, 5:25
  • GRAVITY 3D: 3:20, 9:00
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 5:35
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 12:15, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • NUT JOB 2D: 1:10, 3:30, 5:45
  • NUT JOB 3D: 7:55
  • RIDE ALONG: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • SAVING MR BANKS: 5:55, 8:45
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 8:00
Minor Theatre
  • HER: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • LABOR DAY: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • NEBRASKA: 3:00, 5:40, 8:20

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