Thursday, Jan. 23’s Lowdown

Here at the Lost Coast Outpost, we are inundated daily with comments bemoaning the existence of “tweekers” in our fair community. The prevalence of meth is somehow a uniquely Humboldt problem, it seems. Often, colorful, violent, final solutions are offered for how to deal with/dispose of our local geeter population. Many clicked upvotes generally follow.

As enjoyable and helpful as it is to dehumanize and chuckle at Old Town’s “zombie hordes,” maybe Thursday afternoon’s first meeting of the Humboldt Meth Abuse Awareness Project could also be a fruitful use of time. Last week LoCO featured a letter from local physician Michael Fratkin in which he called Humboldt together to brainstorm plausible solutions to local addiction issues. The response was overwhelming, so much so that the event had to be moved from the Humboldt Area Foundation conference room to the larger Turf Club room at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Hell, to make sure as many people have a seat at this table as possible, we’re gonna stream the meeting right here on LoCO starting at 3:30 p.m.

To those of you that have participated in online tweeker bashing, maybe you should check this civil discourse scene out. It’s great! Bring your (humane) ideas on how we can positively address the scourge of meth locally and be inspired by the turn out of sincere, qualified souls hoping to provoke change in their corner of earth. Oh, and since this is the LoCO Lowdown, and we’re required by Internet law to give you fun suggestions for things to do on any given night, perhaps meeting-goers could unwind by enjoying some eye-popping acrobatics direct from Peking, or by dancing the night away to deep soul cuts. Your call. Be amazing, Humboldt.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

You honestly never think about joining a gospel choir? Come on. You do. How good would that look on your eHarmony profile? Like, so good. 

Events

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Humboldt Meth Abuse Awareness Project
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 3:30-5 p.m.
In the Turf Club. This will be the first meeting of the Humboldt Meth Abuse Awareness Project. For more info, click here.
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Peking Acrobats
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU students
“Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this elite group of gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, and tumblers roll spellbinding 2000-year-old Chinese traditions and exotic, live Chinese music into a gravity-defying kaleidoscope of uplifting, awe inspiring entertainment.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Oedipus The King and Women in Congress Opening Night
North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 students/seniors
NCRT continues its 30th Season with a special evening of two one-act plays originally performed in ancient Greece.
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Soul Night: The Thursday Edition
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
“We figured, what better way to start off a new year fresh than try out a Friday morning hangover? Come along with Jaymorg, King Maxwell, Matt n’ Adam and special guest for a very special Thursday Night Soul Throwdown.”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Little Rae’s Darkness
The Local / 4 p.m.
Special dark beers event.
497-6320 / Web site / View Comments

Pygmalion
Gist Theater at HSU / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $15 / $10 Students, Children & Seniors
Incorporates jazz hits by George Gershwin, with choreography inspired by film genius Busby Berkeley.
445-2355 / Web site / View Comments

Belly Dance Workout!
The Dance Scene / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $10
502-2188 / dancescenestudio@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Papa Houli
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
Local bluegrass.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

The Attics
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m. / Free
Acousticness.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Auditions
Arcata Presbyterian / 7-9 p.m. / Free / 18+
822-4444 / aigchoir@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don’t do “Bohemian Rhapsody.” That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Songwriter Ping Pong
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.
Local singer/songwriters Jeff Kelley and Chris Parreira take turns.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Spring’s Awakening
Gist Theater at HSU / 8-10 p.m. / $15 / $10 Students, Children & Seniors
Introspective ensemble production about identity, education, trust, and communication between adults and children.
445-2355 / Web site / View Comments

Gabe Rozzell
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+
Singer/songwriter.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

DJ Itchie Fingaz
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Movin’, groovin’, doin’ it, you know.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

World’s Finest
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Portland funkilicious reggaegrass band. Synyrgy opens.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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DJ Thursdays
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Booty bumping with different local DJs each week.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Pony Killer
Alibi / 11 p.m. / 21+
Rock and punk.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 2:50, 8:40
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 12:00, 5:40
  • DEVIL S DUE: 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:40, 6:15
  • GRAVITY 3D: 3:25, 9:15
  • HER: 12:25, 3:20, 6:10, 9:05
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D: 11:55
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 5:45
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • LEGEND OF HERCULES 2D: 4:20, 9:25
  • LEGEND OF HERCULES 3D: 1:45, 6:55
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • NUT JOB 2D: 2:05, 4:20, 6:35
  • NUT JOB 3D: 11:50, 8:45
  • PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES: 3:35, 9:30
  • RIDE ALONG: 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25
  • SAVING MR BANKS: 3:15, 8:50
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 11:50, 5:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: 2:55, 9:25
  • DEVIL S DUE: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • FROZEN 2D: 3:15
  • GRAVITY 3D: 3:20, 9:00
  • HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D: 5:35
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • LONE SURVIVOR: 3:10, 6:05, 8:55
  • NUT JOB 2D: 3:30, 5:50
  • NUT JOB 3D: 8:00
  • RIDE ALONG: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • SAVING MR BANKS: 5:55, 8:45
  • WOLF OF WALL STREET: 5:40
Minor Theatre
  • INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT: 3:25, 6:00, 8:40
  • NEBRASKA: 3:40, 6:20, 9:00