Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013’s Lowdown

Welcome to Wednesday, Lowdowners. Let’s see how you’re going to spend your water-free day.

If you’ve got the funds, you can check two significant artists off your “seen ‘em” list at the Van Duzer Theatre. Superstar singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will share the JVD stage for an intimate acoustic evening of back-and-forth song ping pong. Don’t really famous people look nice sitting next to each other?

However, if $75 concerts are not your bag, your Lost Coast Outpost always recommends watching shitty ol’ monster flicks at the Arcata Theatre Lounge for Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night. Tonight they’re showing The Alien Factor (1976), the head shake-worthy trailer for which you can watch below.

Or you could support the deserving McKinleyville Land Trust by drinking beer. So, Wednesday ain’t too shabby.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

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Events

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The Alien Factor (1976)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.
B-grade science fiction film directed and written by Baltimore low-budget filmmaker Don Dohler. The film begins with a young teenage couple making out in a car when an insect looking monster attacks.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $75 / $35 HSU students
Two of America’s most respected musicians share the stage, playing separately and together, in this intimate “songwriter-in-the-round” performance.
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Golden Rule Fundraiser
Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5
839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m. / 21+
Raise a glass in support of the McKinleyville Land Trust.
839-5263 / info@mlandtrust.org / Web site / View Comments

Jay Dancing Bear
Mosgo’s / 5 p.m.
Acoustic originals.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Free Community Classes
Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site / View Comments

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series
HSU Native Forum / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
Dr. Erin Kelly will present “Sustaining Rural Places: What Are We Sustaining?” Erin Kelly joined the Humboldt State University Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources in fall 2012 as an assistant professor in forest policy, economics, and administration.
826-3653 / pjs26@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo
Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

GMO Free Humboldt Volunteer Meetings
Arcata Co-op Community Kitchen / 6-7 p.m. / Free
822-5947 / humboldtgmofree@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting
Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.
Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.
443-3731 / View Comments

Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

The Good Time Music Tour
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / Free
With The Gloria Darlings (a popular female vintage country and bluegrass band with great vocal harmonies) and The Gin Jars ( ragtime, hokum blues and jazz, with a hint of the vaudeville and the medicine shows of old).
442-8778 / theginjars@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Jazz improvisational duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.
HumCo craves beats.
499-0163 / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, “Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?” Here it is!
View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ABOUT TIME: 12:10, 3:10, 6:05, 9:05
  • BEST MAN HOLIDAY: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 2:00, 5:15, 8:20
  • CARRIE: 5:05, 9:40
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 1:45, 4:10
  • COUNSELOR: 6:30, 9:00
  • ENDER S GAME: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:40
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 1:05, 3:35, 5:50, 8:10
  • FRUITVALE STATION: 2:50, 7:30
  • GRAVITY 2D: 12:00
  • GRAVITY 3D: 2:15, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 2:20, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 12:55, 3:45, 6:20, 8:55
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:10, 3:05, 4:00, 6:45, 8:45, 9:30
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 12:15, 5:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:20, 8:25
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 3:10, 7:50
  • FREE BIRDS 3D: 4:45
  • GRAVITY 2D: 5:30
  • GRAVITY 3D: 7:05, 9:20
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:30, 6:00, 8:40
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D: 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:55, 7:15, 9:30
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:50, 6:30, 9:15