Monday, Aug. 12, 2013’s Lowdown

You know the drill as far as this Humboldt Monday goes. So let’s look ahead a couple days since, by golly, the Humboldt County Fair starts this week on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 25.

Now in its 117th year, you kinda know what to expect from our annual fair at this point, right? Horse racing is still a big deal. You’ve got your endearing carnival rides made all the more nauseating post greasy curly fries. Livestock aplenty. It’s the fair you know and possibly have grown to love.

But we were looking around the HumCo Fair’s website and came across something they have this year that — we’re pretty sure — they’ve never had before: human-sized hamster balls. This is real, people. So on the fair’s midway there’s going to be a giant tank of water and giant plastic balls (called WoWBalls) you can get in, roll around in and bump into your friends/enemies (see image). That’s awesome, right?

We’ll give you a more thorough rundown on this year’s fair in the coming days, that but the balls just jumped out at us. Oh, and if you want to go out Monday, check out your Lowdown below. 

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Get down to the Getdown at the Jambalaya.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Music Camp
Arcata High School / 9 a.m.-3 p.m. / $160
Week long day camp for percussion, brass, and winds students.
273-7091 / joshkey1@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Trivia Night
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 6:30-8 p.m. / Free
Free trivia night. Winners get enshrined on the RCB Game Night Trophy!
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Humboldt Harmonaires Practice
Eureka Mall / 7 p.m.
Sing it out. Local barbershop group’s weekly open practice for shower singers interested in branching out.
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Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
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No Covers
Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.
Improvisational piano/drum duo.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

The Getdown
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local funk jam hosted by DJ Rickshaw, B. Swizlo and Pete Ciotti celebrating those who’ve artistically enriched Humboldt County.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 2 GUNS: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • CONJURING: 9:10
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40
  • ELYSIUM: 12:40, 3:25, 6:15, 7:35, 9:00
  • GROWN UPS 2: 1:50, 7:05
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:50, 6:10
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 3D: 3:30, 8:50
  • PLANES 2D: 12:00, 4:40, 7:00
  • PLANES 3D: 2:20, 9:10
  • RED 2: 12:10, 2:55, 5:40, 8:30
  • SMURFS 2 2D: 11:50, 12:30, 2:25, 3:10, 5:00, 5:50, 8:25
  • THE HEAT: 4:20, 9:30
  • TURBO 2D: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 7:45, 9:15
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 11:55, 6:05, 9:10
  • WOLVERINE 3D: 3:00
Fortuna Theatre
  • 2 GUNS: 1:00, 3:50, 6:55, 9:35
  • ELYSIUM: 12:10, 2:35, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS: 1:20, 4:10, 6:45
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS IN 3D: 9:20
  • PLANES: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:15
  • THE SMURFS 2: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:00
  • WE’RE THE MILLERS: 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 2 GUNS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 2:55, 7:50
  • ELYSIUM: 1:10, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 2D: 12:45, 6:05
  • PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS 3D: 3:30, 8:40
  • PLANES 2D: 12:55, 3:20, 5:50
  • PLANES 3D: 8:15
  • SMURFS 2 2D: 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:10
  • TURBO 2D: 12:30, 5:25
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • WOLVERINE 2D: 12:05, 3:05, 6:10, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • 2 GUNS: 3:45, 6:20, 9:00
  • ELYSIUM: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 3:55, 6:35, 9:15