Thursday, Aug. 8

Famous Director Eats a Shoe Tonight in Arcata

In an era of YouTube, Netflix and countless other video on demand services, you’d have to quite batty to be in the brick and mortar video rental service biz, right? Well, tonight provides you the opportunity to party with such wackos.

On Thursday, Arcata’s La Dolce Video will celebrate four years of providing Humboldt with actual human faces to help find, recommend and consume films, often hard-to-find, out-of-print and/or forgotten gems. How do movie geeks get down? By locking down the Arcata Theatre Lounge and watching movies by offbeat director Les Blank of course!

In addition to a DVD sale, La Dolce will screen three of Blank’s films:

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980): Yes, that. Badass German film director follows through on a promise to a friend and eats a shoe live on stage. (Watch a bit of that below.) 20m.
  • Always For Pleasure (1978): A look inside New Orleans’ street celebrations featuring music by Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers and more. 58m.
  • Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980): An exhaustive, lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation, and culinary and curative powers of allium sativum. 51m.

Congrats, La Dolce, and thanks for four years of nerdtastic passion. Keep rentin’ movies, HumCo. Other Thursday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


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Rare Les Blank Screenings in Smell-O-Vision
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Les Blank partied with some of America’s quirkiest subcultures for over 40 years. He also made movies.
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Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino Hotel / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
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Henderson Center Farmers’ Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers’ Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
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Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Rally
Arcata Plaza / 5 p.m.
PARC and Redwood Curtain CopWatch are stage their weekly informational demonstration in solidarity with the California prisoner hunger strike.
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Eureka Summer Concert Series
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Featuring blues guitarist Daniel Castro.
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Sirens Song Slam
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.
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Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino Hotel / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
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Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.
Please don’t do “Bohemian Rhapsody.” That never works.
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Anna Hamilton
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free
“Shake out yer blues with some fantastic brews!”
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Rooster McClintock and Black Irish Texas
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
Attn: hillbillies, outlaws and punks…
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Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
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Vino and Vinyl
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+
Wine, records … classy.
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Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump ‘n’ grind boogie down.
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Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
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Headshine
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
Acoustic reggae http://www.planetsquared.com/headshine.htm
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Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Madi Simmons and DJ Gobi
The Jam / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Reggae and hip/hop dance night.
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Movie Showtimes

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

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