Lowdown for Monday, Nov. 17

Monday Lowdown: Michael Franti is in Town Today

Your Lowdown correspondent is still recovering from the communitygasm that was the Mr. Humboldt Pageant. So y’all have fun tonight.

A few things to note in addition to your weekly Monday offerings. Yes, Michael Franti will seep positivity all over the Van Duzer Theatre stage when he plays an acoustic set there this evening. Get an idea of what the Spearhead frontman brings when stripped down. Also, keep your eyes peeled for our man around Arcata today; LoCO wants any and all shots of Mr. Franti eating butsugiri at Tomo. Please and thank you.

Now, if a night at the JVD is not in your budget, Jambalaya will play host to roots reggae family band New Kingston. Take a visit in the YouTube clip below. 

—Andrew Goff 


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

How Will We Plan for Sea Level Rise?
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-8 p.m.
Have you been wondering why the sea level is rising twice as fast here as it is along the rest of the Pacific coast? Which areas around Humboldt Bay are most likely to be under water in the future? Here’s your chance to find out.

Michael Franti
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $41 / $36 HSU students
Musician, humanitarian, and children’s book author, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead.
826-3928 / Web site /

New Kingston
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $10
“Hailing from Brooklyn, New York via Kingston, Jamaica, three brothers led by their father Courtney Panton Sr. Together they incorporate R&B, Hip-Hop and Jazz with their heritage genre Reggae to form their sound.”
822-4766 / Web site /

All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr
Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.
Electric jazz.
839-1222 /

Youth Samurai (Jujitsu)
Arcata Judo Hut / 5-6:30 p.m. / $20 / $5 Drop-In / $30 non-residents
Couldn’t you use a tiny samurai in your household?
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Intermediate Excel MS Office
College of the Redwoods Downtown Site / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / $95 / 18+
Course is designed to showcase the power of one of today’s most productive work place tools.
476-4500 / sarah-connelly@redwoods.edu / Web site /

Arcata Presbyterian Church Christmas Basket Program Sign-Ups
Arcata Presbyterian Church / 6-8 p.m. / Free
This program is for families with children. You must appear in person to sign-up. Applicants will need to bring a picture I.D. and proof of residence, such as a water or garbage bill.
822-1321 / arcatapres@att.net /

Monday Night Football
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:20 p.m.
822-1220 / Web site /

Youth Jujitsu
Arcata Judo Hut / 6:30-7:45 p.m. / $25 / $6.50 Drop-In / $35 non-residents
Judo chop!
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7
616-6876 / Web site /

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

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

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

Jujitsu for Adults
Arcata Judo Hut / 7:45-9:15 p.m. / $30 / $6.50 Drop-In / $40 non-residents
Hi-ya!
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night
Simon LeGree’s Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Jam in the middle of nowhere — really as far east as you ever want to go.

Rude Lion Sound’s Dancehall Mondays
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.
677-3543 / Web site /

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:15, 2:20, 4:30
  • BEYOND THE LIGHTS: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • BIG HERO 6 2D: 12:00, 2:45, 3:30, 5:30, 6:15, 8:10
  • BIG HERO 6 3D: 12:45, 8:55
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:30, 2:55
  • DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DUMB AND DUMBER TO: 12:00, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 8:40, 9:30
  • FURY: 2:25, 5:35
  • GONE GIRL: 5:20, 8:35
  • INTERSTELLAR: 12:10, 1:05, 3:55, 4:50, 7:40, 8:30
  • JOHN WICK: 2:30, 7:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BIG HERO 6 2D: 2:45, 5:30, 6:15, 8:10
  • BIG HERO 6 3D: 3:30, 8:55
  • DUMB AND DUMBER TO: 3:00, 4:10, 5:40, 6:50, 8:20, 9:30
  • INTERSTELLAR: 3:55, 4:50, 7:40, 8:30
  • NIGHTCRAWLER: 3:45, 6:35, 9:20
  • ST VINCENT: 3:15, 6:05, 8:40
Minor Theatre
  • BIRDMAN: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • INTERSTELLAR: 4:20, 8:00
  • ST VINCENT: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

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