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(VIDEO) 2014 Haunted Mill Tour-Induced Pants-Peeing Commences Tonight

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


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

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

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

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

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."

Web site

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

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 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site

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

Hunks: The Show

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / $20 / $50 table for two

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

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

Nac One CD Release

The Jam / 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

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

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

Senior Action Coalition Meeting

Jefferson Community Center / 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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

Fallujah, Archspire, Recreant, As Death Comes Calling, Behold the Desecration, Burning Hash

D Street Neighborhood Center / 5-10 p.m. / $15

Much loud.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Chuck Mayville

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6-9 p.m. / Free

442-1177 / Web site

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 /

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

The Movers and The Shakers

Fieldbrook Family Market / 7-9:30 p.m. / Free

A rocking market.

616-4534 / hollandhomes@live.com /

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

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

Barn Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 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

Michael Lee Firkins, Points North

Caspar Inn / 8:35 p.m.

Friday Night Mixology

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

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock 'n' roll.

733-9644 / Web site

Uptown Kings

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt blues veterans.

668-9770 / Web site

Dr. Squid

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

BarFly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

DJ Benjamin Andres

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 10 p.m. / Free / 21+

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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