Today's Lowdown

November 16, 2013 was a night everything changed for Arcata resident Eric Hall. For ’twas on that historic date that the bearded everyman also known as Captain Awesome bravely took the stage at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, adorably took up his ukelele and fumbled his way through a version of “Don’t Stop Believing” on his way to being crowned the first ever Mr. Humboldt. Our fair county has been the better for it.

These days you’ll see Eric out-and-about, always rocking his Mr. Humboldt sash, appearing at local events, spreading community goodwill and being an all-around big deal. 

Well, the ride is about to end for Eric. He knew when he signed up that a new Mr. Humboldt would be someday be crowned. That day approacheth. The dream will soon be over.

Is it your turn? It is time to put out the call for entries for the 2014 Mr. Humboldt Pageant. Does your personal manliness in someway typify the Humboldt ideal? Do you like acting a fool in front of your neighbors for a good cause? Are you notably hairy (not required)? Then you should fill out this application/questionaire and turn it in before the Sept. 22 deadline for a chance to strut your stuff in front of a sold out crowd at the ATL this coming November.

Humboldt needs you, dude. Be amazing.

--Andrew Goff


Events

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Eureka Farmers' Market
Old Town Gazebo / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown produce and live music.
441-9999 / 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

Wildberries Farmers' Market
Wildberries / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Fresh produce and live music in the parking lot.
822-0095 / Web site / View Comments

Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
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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

Pocketful of Posies
Blondies Food and Drink / 6:30 p.m.
Local something.
822-3453 / 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

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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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

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

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

Sunny Brae Jazz
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AS ABOVE SO BELOW: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • CALVARY: 12:35, 3:05, 5:40, 8:10
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 3:30, 8:50
  • GIVER: 1:00, 6:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:15, 6:05, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 3:10
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
  • IF I STAY: 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 4:00, 9:20
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 1:20, 6:40
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 12:00, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 1:05, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 2:55, 8:15
  • GIVER: 5:45
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 6:05, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 3:15
  • IF I STAY: 3:25, 5:55, 8:30
  • LET S BE COPS: 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 3:10, 6:00, 8:45
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 6:35
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 3:55, 9:15
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 3:50, 6:25, 8:55
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • BOYHOOD: 4:25, 8:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
  • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

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