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Lowdown: Drink a Beer For Local Drag Racing

November 2014: Pipes dangle at the Samoa Drag Strip after wires were removed by thieves.

A few months back, LoCO reported on some bummer vandalism that occurred at the Samoa Drag Strip. Remember that? A bunch of electrical wire used as part of the timing and score board system was stripped out with the estimated cost of repairs expected to drain the $5,000 in seed money the group had set aside for the year’s costs. What a drag.

Well, when the going gets tough, the tough, oh, well, they’re gonna drink beer — tonight, that is, at the Mad River Brewing Company Taproom in Blue Lake as part of their frequent Pints For Nonprofits events. Suck down a brew tonight and support a comeback of sorts for local zooming. 

In other pint news, one of our favorite things to do here on the Lowdown is to post clips of the craptastic movies they play on Wednesdays at the Arcata Theatre Lounge for Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night. We’re gonna do that now. Tonight’s offering is Idaho Transfer (1973), in which a group of young researches travel to the future to discover that Idaho sucks. Seems like they could have saved themselves the trouble and … ah, nevermind, just watch (or don’t).

—Andrew Goff 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Those folded sheets of Mylar NASA invented? Not those Emergency blankets. Actual blankets, folks. Bring them to The Labor Temple at 840 E street today. Just remember the last time you were really, really cold.

Events

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Pints for Nonprofits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
$1 from every pint sold at Mad River Tasting Room ALL DAY will go towards this great non-profit to help them recover from the wiring theft that occurred in November.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Idaho Transfer (1973)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some type of disaster has de-populated the Idaho region and, by implication, the nation or perhaps the world.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Max’s Midnight Kitchen, Cicada Song
The Sanctuary / 7 p.m. / $5
American folk/bluegrass band formed at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
822-0898 / thesanctuary.arcata@gmail.com / View Comments

Emergency Blanket Drive
Labor Temple / noon-2 p.m. / Free
It is cold and our neighbors on the street could use some extra blankets.
442-7465 / muppet33@gmail.com / View Comments

Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
677-0230 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

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

Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Comedy Open Mikey
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.
View Comments

Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Singing in public is easier with beer.
443-3770 / Web site / 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!
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ANNIE: 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
  • BIG EYES: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:15
  • EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS 2D: 2:35, 8:25
  • GAMBLER: 1:00, 3:45, 6:25, 9:05
  • HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 2D: 12:45, 2:00, 5:20, 8:40
  • HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 3D: 4:10, 7:30
  • HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1: 4:50, 7:45
  • INTO THE WOODS: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 8:55
  • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB: 12:35, 3:10, 6:30, 9:00
  • PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR 2D: 12:10, 2:30
  • TOP FIVE: 12:05, 5:55
  • UNBROKEN: 12:15, 3:20, 5:45, 8:50
  • WILD: 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:25
  • WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH: 1:55, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ANNIE: 3:30, 6:20, 8:25
  • EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS 2D: 8:45
  • GAMBLER: 4:00, 6:40, 9:30
  • HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 2D: 8:15
  • HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 3D: 4:55
  • HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1: 5:30
  • INTO THE WOODS: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB: 3:15, 6:10, 9:10
  • UNBROKEN: 3:05, 5:45, 8:50
  • WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 2D: 4:55, 8:15
  • UNBROKEN: 5:35, 8:40
  • WILD: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00