Friday, Oct. 17, 2014’s Chowdown

October is the month all the scary stuff happens, remember? We pack it in. And tonight Humboldt kicks it into high yuck. 

Now, while your Lowdown is sad to report that the Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors is taking a year off, never fear, Blue Ox Millworks’ Haunted Mill Tour is stepping up to satiate your scare needs, promising “a bigger budget, bigger technical team, more days and expanded hours.” The bad taste begins this evening and runs Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1. Get a glimpse inside the mill in the clip above (if you dare no, really, it’s fine).

A quick perusal of today’s Lowdown listings reveals no shortage of other events banking your need to check the Halloween box. The Addams Family Musical continues its run at the Ferndale Repertory Theatre, the Arcata Theatre Lounge is trotting out a screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and, finally, the Eureka Theater crew will kick off its “Bad Cinema Weekend” with a double feature of Ed Wood’s classically bad Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) and the more recently bad Birdemic (2010). If you have not seen the trailer for the latter, oh man, do that below.

For events that don’t seem to care what month it is, scroll farther down, you.

—Andrew Goff

Events

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Fall Splendor
Mateel Community Center / 6:30 p.m.
A Night of Opulence in the Orient!: Gather in the Den of Geishas and Gangsters, Samauri, Yakuza, Dragon Ladies. Sip some sake, delight in a succulent Asian Fusion and Sushi dinner and be enraptured by decadent dining entertainment and fashion show. Fundraiser for Southern Humboldt Community Park.
923-3368 / Web site /

John Mark McMillan
Faith Center / 7 p.m. / $18 / $15 adv.
“John Mark McMillan is a singer/songwriter whose song “How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years.”
442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site /

Bad Cinema Weekend
Eureka Theater / 7-10:30 p.m. / $5
Friday’s double feature kicks off with Edward D. Wood Jr.’s magnum opus, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and continues with the modern masterpiece Birdemic, written and directed by James Nguyen.
442-2970 / Web site /

Jacqueline Suskin: Go Ahead and Like It
Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.
The proprietor of the Poem Store returns to Humboldt to talk about her new book, recently featured in the New York Times.
822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site /

Haunted Mill Tour
Blue Ox Millworks / 7 p.m.-midnight / $10
“With a bigger budget, bigger technical team, more days and expanded hours, this year’s Haunted Mill Tour will be stoking the fear forge even higher.”
Web site /

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $5
In the early 1980′s, a psychopath named Freddy Krueger – known as the Springwood Slasher – murdered several children with a glove outfitted with straight razor blades attached to the fingers.
822-1220 / Web site /

Jonna’s Body, Please Hold
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18
“The outrageously funny chronicle of Jonna Tamases’ real-life bouts with cancer (yes, we just used cancer and funny in the same sentence) takes us on a masterful journey inside Jonna’s body.”
822-1575 / Web site /

The Addams Family Musical
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18
Musical comedy. “Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.”
786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site /

Savage Henry Independent Times Stand Up Comedy
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
San Francisco comedians Erik Krasner, Marcelo Maldonado and Hayden Greif-Neill join locals Nathan Davis-Floyd, Ivy Vasquez and Joe Deschaine.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site /

Hunks: The Show
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / $20 / $50 table for two
All-male revue. “HUNKS The Show is a live high-energy production that showcases creative choreography and extravagant costumes guaranteed to captivate women of all ages!”
733-9644 / Web site /

Nac One CD Release
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $10
Local hip hop night featuring performances by Nac One and DJ M, Hiway, Flo J. Simpson and DJ Eclectic, Sir Wealthy, Mischief Mic, Cam, Professor Funk and Dj Choc Won. Hosted by Sargent Slawta.
822-4766 / Web site /

Restaurants

Eureka

Arcata

Eel River Valley

McKinleyville

SoHum

Trinidad

Blue Lake


Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:45
  • ANNABELLE: 1:05, 3:40, 6:00, 9:30
  • BEST OF ME: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 4:10, 5:30
  • BOOK OF LIFE 3D: 12:30, 8:00
  • BOXTROLLS 2D: 12:55, 3:20
  • DRACULA UNTOLD: 12:40, 4:00, 6:15, 9:35
  • EQUALIZER: 2:15, 5:15, 8:15
  • FURY: 11:55, 2:25, 5:35, 8:45
  • GONE GIRL: 12:20, 2:50, 6:10, 8:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 5:45, 8:30
  • JUDGE: 12:50, 3:05, 6:20, 8:35
  • MAZE RUNNER: 3:35, 6:25, 9:15
  • MEET THE MORMONS: 11:55, 2:05, 6:35, 8:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:50
  • ANNABELLE: 6:50, 9:20
  • BEST OF ME: 12:20, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • BOOK OF LIFE 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 5:30
  • BOOK OF LIFE 3D: 12:30, 8:00
  • BOXTROLLS 2D: 1:50, 4:20
  • DRACULA UNTOLD: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • FURY: 2:25, 5:35, 8:45
  • GONE GIRL: 1:40, 5:10, 8:35
  • JUDGE: 2:10, 5:20, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • FURY: 5:25, 8:30
  • GONE GIRL: 4:55, 8:15
  • SKELETON TWINS: 4:20, 6:40, 9:00

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