Friday, Oct. 17's Lowdown

October is the month all the scary stuff happens, remember? We pack it in. And tonight Humboldt kicks it into high yuck. 

Now, while your Lowdown is sad to report that the Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors is taking a year off, never fear, Blue Ox Millworks' Haunted Mill Tour is stepping up to satiate your scare needs, promising “a bigger budget, bigger technical team, more days and expanded hours.” The bad taste begins this evening and runs Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1. Get a glimpse inside the mill in the clip above (if you dare no, really, it’s fine).

A quick perusal of today’s Lowdown listings reveals no shortage of other events banking your need to check the Halloween box. The Addams Family Musical continues its run at the Ferndale Repertory Theatre, the Arcata Theatre Lounge is trotting out a screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and, finally, the Eureka Theater crew will kick off its “Bad Cinema Weekend” with a double feature of Ed Wood’s classically bad Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) and the more recently bad Birdemic (2010). If you have not seen the trailer for the latter, oh man, do that below.

For events that don’t seem to care what month it is, scroll farther down, you.

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Beer and Peanuts? That sounds adorable! Just like Fortuna who passed on the town motto "Fortuna, the Adorable City"

Events

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Fall Splendor
Mateel Community Center / 6:30 p.m.
A Night of Opulence in the Orient!: Gather in the Den of Geishas and Gangsters, Samauri, Yakuza, Dragon Ladies. Sip some sake, delight in a succulent Asian Fusion and Sushi dinner and be enraptured by decadent dining entertainment and fashion show. Fundraiser for Southern Humboldt Community Park.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Haunted Mill Tour
Blue Ox Millworks / 7 p.m.-midnight / $10
"With a bigger budget, bigger technical team, more days and expanded hours, this year's Haunted Mill Tour will be stoking the fear forge even higher."
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John Mark McMillan
Faith Center / 7 p.m. / $18 / $15 adv.
"John Mark McMillan is a singer/songwriter whose song “How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years."
442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site / View Comments

Bad Cinema Weekend
Eureka Theater / 7-10:30 p.m. / $5
Friday's double feature kicks off with Edward D. Wood Jr.'s magnum opus, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and continues with the modern masterpiece Birdemic, written and directed by James Nguyen.
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

Jacqueline Suskin: Go Ahead and Like It
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
The proprietor of the Poem Store returns to Humboldt to talk about her new book, recently featured in the New York Times.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site / View Comments

Jonna's Body, Please Hold
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18
"The outrageously funny chronicle of Jonna Tamases' real-life bouts with cancer (yes, we just used cancer and funny in the same sentence) takes us on a masterful journey inside Jonna's body."
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

The Addams Family Musical
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18
Musical comedy. "Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother."
786-5483 / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry Independent Times Stand Up Comedy
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
San Francisco comedians Erik Krasner, Marcelo Maldonado and Hayden Greif-Neill join locals Nathan Davis-Floyd, Ivy Vasquez and Joe Deschaine.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Hunks: The Show
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / $15
All-male revue. "HUNKS The Show is a live high-energy production that showcases creative choreography and extravagant costumes guaranteed to captivate women of all ages!"
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Nac One CD Release
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $10
Local hip hop night featuring performances by Nac One and DJ M, Hiway, Flo J. Simpson and DJ Eclectic, Sir Wealthy, Mischief Mic, Cam, Professor Funk and Dj Choc Won. Hosted by Sargent Slawta.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

The Forest and the Trees Workshop
U.C. Cooperative Extension, Humboldt County Office / 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. / $130
Presenting on tree selection, botany, young tree care, challenges to growth, and the collaborative efforts that are being made locally to green our communities.
866-785-8960 / heather@wcisa.net / Web site / View Comments

Job Fair
California MENTOR / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / 18+
"You are invited to an open interview."
442-4500 / sharon.border@thementornetwork.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Harvest Glass Gathering
Lost Coast Gallery / 5-8 p.m.
Friday evening will be a VIP buyer opportunity, catered dinner under canopies, live music and poi entertainment. Saturday is open to the public and with gallery viewing, glass blowing demos, vending booths, live music, food and drinks.
677-5027 / Web site / View Comments

Beer and Peanut Show
See Event Description / 6:59-9 p.m. / $12
"Humboldt Harmonaires presents this annual event where we sing, serve and entertain our audience with music, song and food." Friday at the McKinleyville Senior Center. Saturday in Fortuna at the River Lodge.
499-4044 / av8ersteve@juno.com / View Comments

ArMack Orchestra Silent Film
McKinleyville High School / 7-9 p.m. / $5 / $7 Eureka Theatre
The ArMack Orchestra from Arcata and McKinleyville high schools presents its annual silent film presentation, this year featuring Buster Keaton in the hilarious satire Our Hospitality.
677-0172 / ed1@suddenlink.net / Web site / View Comments

The Movers and The Shakers
Fieldbrook Family Market / 7-9:30 p.m. / Free
A rocking market.
616-4534 / hollandhomes@live.com / View Comments

Phil and Friends Webcast
Humboldt Brews / 7 p.m.-11 a.m. / Free / 21+
Live webcast of Phil and Friends at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. Featuring Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik, Jason Crosby, and Joe Russo.
826-2739 / humbrews@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Barn Dance
Redwood Raks / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7
The Humboldt Folklife Society hosts as Blake Ritter and Sam McNeill play sizzling tunes and Sue Moon calls the dances.
502-1678 / emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $5
In the early 1980′s, a psychopath named Freddy Krueger – known as the Springwood Slasher – murdered several children with a glove outfitted with straight razor blades attached to the fingers.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Coraline: An Unconventional Musical
Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9 p.m. / $12 / $15 students & seniors (center section) / $10 students & seniors / $17 general (center section)
Based on Neil Gaiman’s wondrous, funny and scary tale of the otherworldly in the everyday.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks
Bear River Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Rock 'n' roll.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

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

Uptown Kings
Blue Lake Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt blues veterans.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Shuffle Fridays
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Pressure/Anya mixes booty shaking slaps, traps and blaps all night long.
gabe@pressureanya.com / 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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DJ Benjamin Andres
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+
826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:45
  • ANNABELLE: 1:05, 3:40, 6:00, 9:30
  • BEST OF ME: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 4:10, 5:30
  • BOOK OF LIFE 3D: 12:30, 8:00
  • BOXTROLLS 2D: 12:55, 3:20
  • DRACULA UNTOLD: 12:40, 4:00, 6:15, 9:35
  • EQUALIZER: 2:15, 5:15, 8:15
  • FURY: 11:55, 2:25, 5:35, 8:45
  • GONE GIRL: 12:20, 2:50, 6:10, 8:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 5:45, 8:30
  • JUDGE: 12:50, 3:05, 6:20, 8:35
  • MAZE RUNNER: 3:35, 6:25, 9:15
  • MEET THE MORMONS: 11:55, 2:05, 6:35, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:50
  • ANNABELLE: 6:50, 9:20
  • BEST OF ME: 12:20, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 5:30
  • BOOK OF LIFE 3D: 12:30, 8:00
  • BOXTROLLS 2D: 1:50, 4:20
  • DRACULA UNTOLD: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • FURY: 2:25, 5:35, 8:45
  • GONE GIRL: 1:40, 5:10, 8:35
  • JUDGE: 2:10, 5:20, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • FURY: 5:25, 8:30
  • GONE GIRL: 4:55, 8:15
  • SKELETON TWINS: 4:20, 6:40, 9:00