Monday, Jan. 6's Lowdown

Just by sheer numbers, the most Humboldt eyeballs will undoubtedly be drawn to tonight's BCS Championship game -- that's college football, if you're wondering -- between Auburn and Florida State. More bars than not will be pumping those sporty images at their patrons, but we'll note here in Lowdown land that watching foosball on the giant screen at Arcata Theatre Lounge is actually highly enjoyable.

On the other hand, if sports make you yawn, let your Lowdown make an alternative suggestion: Humboldt County's most ambitious songwriter John Ludington (pictured) will act as Monday night's savior by spilling his genius into the ears assembled at Siren's Song Tavern. He'll be joined by New York alt/folk posse Hieronymous Bogs

-Andrew Goff

 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

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Events

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John Ludington, Hieronymus Bogs
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8:30 p.m.
Alternative Humboldt songwriter Ludington shares a bill with eccentric New York alt/folk band.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

BCS Championship Game
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:15 p.m.
Auburn and Florida State battle for college sports immortality.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Time Management
College of the Redwoods Community Education / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $45 / 18+
269-4000 / mandy-mcnay@redwoods.edu / Web site / View Comments

Lemon Lemon Cherry
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m. / 21+
Making beautiful music out of a pile of random instruments.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Improv Comedy Workshop
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $100
4-week introduction to improvisation and comedy. Game-based or “short form” improv in the style of Whose Line Is It, Anyway? will be the focus.
822-1575 / 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

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

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

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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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

No Covers
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Quirky, jazz like funkishness improvisational duo.
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Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 47 RONIN 2D: 3:10, 9:05
  • 47 RONIN 3D: 12:15, 6:05
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 2:10, 5:25, 8:40
  • ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: 12:35, 3:30, 6:25, 9:20
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:00, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50
  • GRUDGE MATCH: 12:55, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 1:20, 8:30
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 4:55
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 1:50, 5:05, 8:20
  • JUSTIN BIEBER S BELIEVE: 7:30, 9:35
  • PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • SAVING MR BANKS: 11:55, 2:55, 5:55, 8:55
  • SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: 12:05, 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 2D: 1:00, 3:15, 5:30
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 12:10, 4:05, 8:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 47 RONIN 2D: 3:15, 9:10
  • 47 RONIN 3D: 6:10
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 5:35, 8:45
  • ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • FROZEN 2D: 3:00
  • GRUDGE MATCH: 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 4:20
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 8:00
  • PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: 3:00, 5:45, 8:30
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 3:55, 7:50
Minor Theatre
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 5:20, 8:30
  • SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 4:10, 8:00