Tuesday, Nov. 11's Lowdown

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: See? We told you. Above, local people gather for the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka's annual Veteran's Day program at the Adorni Center. Carry on.

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Original Post: Your Lost Coast Outpost joins the rest of America in high-fiving soldiers today. A quick look at your Lowdown listings today reveals a few gatherings we were able to confirm as happening. The biggest local Veterans Day observance, as is the case most years, will again take place at the Adorni Center and will be highlighted by musical performances by students from Eureka High, as well as the Humboldt Harmonaires.

As day turns to night, should you want to but some music in your ears, consider the Arcata Playhouse as a destination. While singer/songwriter Steve Poltz had to pull out of tonight’s show due to illness, headliner Ellis Paul is still making the trek. Over a quarter century of writing and performing, the Boston-based songwriter has managed to produce 19 albums as well as pick up 15 Boston Music Awards. To get a better idea of what Paul is bringing to the aural table, your Lowdown presents the clip below, appropriately enough, a song titled “Plastic Soldiers.”

--Andrew Goff

Events

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Veterans' Day Observance and Program
Adorni Center / 11 a.m.-noon / Free
The program will feature decorated USAF pilot Colonel Chuck DeBellevue; Eureka High School Jazz Ensemble; Eureka High School Limited Edition; members of the NSDAR who will provide refreshments after the program; Humboldt Harmonaires; and representatives of the NJROTC who will provide the color guard
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Veterans Day Celebration
Clarke Historical Museum / noon-3 p.m. / Free
"A slide show of Kathrin Burleson’s Portraits of American Heroes will be shown and we invite you to share a refreshment with our local heroes."
443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site / View Comments

Ellis Paul (UPDATE)
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 students & members
UPDATE, 11/10: Steve Poltz, originally part of this show, has had to cancel due to health problems ... Ellis Paul is a master storyteller and has told tales through his music for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards alone).
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Ping Pong
Logger Bar / noon / 21+
Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

A Salute to Veterans
Fortuna Veteran's Building / 2 p.m.
Afghanistan veteran Sgt. Matthew Coleman speaks. Color guard, patriotic songs and refreshments.
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Youth Ceramics Workshop Series
Arcata Community Center / 3:30-5:30 p.m. / $45 / $20 Drop-In / $55 non-residents
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Wae Yu Nae Gong
Arcata Judo Hut / 4-5 p.m. / $30 / $10 Drop-In / $40 non-residents
Arcata Recreation offers classes led by instructor Daniel Perez. For 5-12 years.
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Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
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Wae Yu Nae Gong
Arcata Judo Hut / 5-6:30 p.m. / $30 / $10 Drop-In / $40 non-residents
Arcata Recreation offers classes led by instructor Daniel Perez. For 13 years and older.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

HUMbucks Exchange
Bayside Grange / 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Humboldt County's free, non-monetary, web-based trading system.
822-9998 / Web site / View Comments

Zumba
D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $50 / $7 Drop-In / $60 non-residents
Zumba participants, 13 years and older.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Pints For Nonprofits
Adventure's Edge, Eureka / 6-9 p.m.
Benefit for Lost Coast High School.
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Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 7-11 p.m. / 21+
Songs and stories from HumCo's blues riff-slingin' raconteur.
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How Happiness Thinks
Chabad of Humboldt / 7-8 p.m. / $75 / $25 Current HSU Students
"Join an exciting journey into your own mind and psyche. Drawing on classical Jewish and mystical teachings, this six session course will present you with a deeper understanding of yourself, and help you flourish by suggesting practical advice."
633-8770 / Rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Libation / 7-9 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

8-Ball BCA Tournament
Rose's Billiards / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10
497-6295 / guyboutin@rosesbilliards.com / Web site / View Comments

The Opera Alley Cats
SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Burning live jazz under the "stars."
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Good and Evil Karaoke
Silver Lining / 8 p.m.
Karaoke. In an airport.
839-0304 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry's Comedy Open Mic
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $3 / 21+
An evening of hilarity from local comics and newbies, and maybe even you!
822-4766 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 1:40, 3:50, 6:00
  • BIG HERO 6 2D: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10
  • BIG HERO 6 3D: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 8:55
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:50, 3:15, 5:40
  • EQUALIZER: 3:10, 9:15
  • FURY: 2:25, 5:35, 8:40
  • GONE GIRL: 12:00, 6:05
  • INTERSTELLAR: 12:10, 1:05, 3:55, 4:50, 7:40, 8:30
  • JOHN WICK: 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:05
  • JUDGE: 8:20
  • MAZE RUNNER: 8:00
  • NIGHTCRAWLER: 1:00, 3:45, 6:35, 9:20
  • OUIJA: 1:55, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • ST VINCENT: 12:55, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 4:30
  • BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP: 9:10
  • BIG HERO 6 2D: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10
  • BIG HERO 6 3D: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 8:55
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 2:00, 6:45
  • INTERSTELLAR: 12:10, 1:05, 3:55, 4:50, 7:40, 8:30
  • NIGHTCRAWLER: 1:00, 3:45, 6:35, 9:20
  • OUIJA: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:30
  • ST VINCENT: 12:35, 3:10, 5:45, 8:20
Minor Theatre
  • BLUE ROOM: 12:55, 3:00, 5:05, 7:10, 9:15
  • INTERSTELLAR: 12:45, 4:20, 8:00
  • ST VINCENT: 1:20, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00