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Monday's Lowdown: If You Don't Want to Watch Football ...

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

 

EVENTS

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

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

BCS Championship Game

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:15 p.m.

Auburn and Florida State battle for college sports immortality.

822-1220 / Web site

Time Management

College of the Redwoods Community Education / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $45 / 18+

This course is designed to introduce the participant to time management principles and specific tools that assist in making maximum use of time. Emphases will be placed on how to prioritize, identifying time wasters, and goal setting.

269-4000 / mandy-mcnay@redwoods.edu / 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

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

Friendship Circle Dance

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

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

444-3161 /

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

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

822-3453 / Web site

Lemon Lemon Cherry

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m. / 21+

Making beautiful music out of a pile of random instruments.

444-2244 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / 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.

No Covers

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Quirky, jazz like funkishness improvisational duo.

Roots and Culture Dance Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Reggae and world music every Monday night.

826-9463 / Web site

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