Friday, Feb. 14's Lowdown

Humboldt,

Your loved one has one of these ^ that needs a-warmin'.

Perhaps the key is to get 'em something from here.

Then take 'em somewhere local and romantic (see below).

K. Get to work.

-AG

The Lowdown Fun Committee

McGuinty Might

Have I told you of how much I hate Valentine's Day? For someone who loves just about everything, I realize this may come as a surprise. As such, I'm skipping all the things tonight. See you tomorrow, Humboldt. You're on your own this time.

Events

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Arts!Arcata
Arcata / 6-9 p.m.
Monthly arts walk. Businesses on and around the Plaza stay open late featuring local art and music.
822-4500 / Web site / View Comments

A Valentine Day Blues Ball
Eureka Theater / 7-11:30 p.m. / $25 / 18+
Featuring dancing and music with Spence Brother's Blazin Bluz, Dennis Jones Band and Laurie Morvan
407-0712 / glenn@glennmaxon.com / Web site / View Comments

Annual Black and Red Ball
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m.
Valentine's Day concert with reggae superstar Tarrus Riley and Blak Soil. A beloved Mateel tradition where attendees and the hall are decked out in the ball's namesake colors.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Valentine's Night Show
Morris Graves Museum of Art / 8-11:55 p.m. / $5
Join Blood Gnome, the Comix Trip, and an as-yet-unnamed-band (filled with members of rad bands of yore) for a good ol' time in celebration of love.
442-0278 / Web site / View Comments

Oedipus The King and Women in Congress
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $20 / $12 students/seniors
NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $5
Does your loved one love movies? Spolier: Of course they do. Snuggle up while Michael Cera attempts to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Absynth Quintet Valentine's Day Celebration
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+
What is more romantic than Humboldt's own fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass?
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Spring Acrylic Painting
College of the Redwoods Community Education / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / $99 / 18+
CR courses for your life-long learning.
269-4000 / crplus@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo
Blue Lake Casino / 11 a.m.-10 p.m. / 21+
Featuring artists Liz Cook, Tye Harris, Shotsie Gorman, Joshua Carlton, and Daniel Rocha.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

One Billion Rising for Justice
Arcata Plaza / 1-3 p.m. / Free
Second annual flash mob style dance in which Arcata joins a global anti-violence movement, One Billion Rising. Make a statement through movement that you won't tolerate any more violence against women or girls in our local community or around the world.
200-8329 / vdayhum@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Ditched or Hitched
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m. / 21+
Bring in either your wedding or divorce certificate dated 2/14/13-2/14/14. Wedded couples get $1 off each beer. A divorcee gets $2 off each beer.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Valentine's Dinner
Cafe Nooner / 5-9 p.m.
Jazz by local songstress Anna Hamilton.
443-4663 / Cafenooner@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Art and Oysters
Ts Cafe North / 5-8 p.m. / Free
826-2133 / tscafenorth@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Dirty Business Divas Workshop
Dirty Business Soil / 5-6 p.m. / Free
When visual symptoms of a nutrient deficiency appear, yields have already decreased.
633-8885 / info@dirtybusinessdivas.com / Web site / View Comments

A Valentine's Evening
Trinidad Town Hall / 6-11 p.m. / Free
"Will Willis will perform his beautiful, profound originals with Richard Louis MacKenzie on haunting flute, and Will's wife may join him on the tenor sax."
362-1150 / coitinly@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

For the Love of Robots
SCRAP Humboldt / 6-9 p.m.
The human fascination and fondness for metal machines is at the heart of SCRAP Humboldt’s February exhibit titled ‘For the Love of Robots’ by local artist Michelle Remy. Using found materials, she transforms pieces of metal and wood into small machines that look like they're alive.
633-8349 / tibora@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Valentine's Evening of Music
Trinidad Town Hall / 6-11 p.m.
822-5693 / coitinly@gmail.com / View Comments

Higher Ground’s Premiere Opening Celebration
Higher Ground / 6-9 p.m.
Opening of men's clothing store at 1360 G St.
707higherground@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Salsa at Six
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-7 p.m. / $5
464-3638 / salsaatsix@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Valentine's Skate
Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Come dressed in red or pink and receive $1.00 off entry.
668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

V-Day w/ Lemon Lemon Cherry
Crush / 6:30-9 p.m. / $45
Special holiday menu with music by local eclectic duo of Chris Parreira and Anwyn Halliday.
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Richard Duning's Raven, You Have Given Up Your Color
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Richard Duning will show new paintings and read from his new book of poetry.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Making God Laugh
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $10
A family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.
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Valentine's Day Cabaret
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $5
Live music from local artists, including musicians from Arcata High School and the AAI music dept.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Psychedelvis! The Elvis Illusionist
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+
Valentine's Day extravaganza featuring love songs by Terrapin Breeze, Midnight Flock, Belles of the Levee and ELVIS!
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

The Uptown Kings
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m.
Local blues masters hit you hard.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Black Hearts Friday w/ Kaseem Bentley
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / 21+
No date for Valentine's Day? Laugh it off with stand up comedians Kaseem Bentley, Scott Simpson and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Bar-Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Be brave.
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

No Covers and Friends
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.
Jazz/classical and funk improv to lovingly caress your soul.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

The Ferguson Brothers
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m.
Classic rock.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.
Again, you know what karaoke is.
839-2013 / View Comments

DJs
Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ABOUT LAST NIGHT: 1:35, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 2:15, 5:10, 8:05
  • ENDLESS LOVE: 12:35, 3:10, 5:45, 8:25
  • FROZEN 2D: 1:30, 4:10
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 2D: 7:15
  • I FRANKENSTEIN 3D: 2:35
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 11:55, 12:55, 2:30, 5:05, 6:05, 7:40
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 12:00, 3:30, 8:40
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 2:20, 5:20, 8:15
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25
  • ROBOCOP: 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 9:05
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 4:55, 9:35
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY: 6:50, 9:30
  • WINTER S TALE: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ENDLESS LOVE: 1:20, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • FROZEN 2D: 1:50, 4:30
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30
  • LEGO MOVIE 3D: 8:00
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 1:05, 6:30
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:40, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • ROBOCOP: 12:10, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45
  • THAT AWKWARD MOMENT: 7:05, 9:30
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY: 3:55, 9:20
  • WINTER S TALE: 12:00, 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • HER: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
  • PHILOMENA: 3:20, 5:50, 8:15
  • WINTER S TALE: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00

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