Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019’s Chowdown

The bad news, as you’ve surely determined by this point, is that Halloween falls on a Thursday this year. (Hopefully your boss is “cool” with a low-productivity Friday.) The good news: Thus far PG&E has not threatened to cut our power for two whole days — subject to change — so, hey, rage it up, HumCo! Be sure to scroll the Lowdown below to get some idea of where Humboldt’s ghouls will be a-clustered. And a fine boo to you. 

Events

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Trick or Treat on the Plaza
Arcata Plaza / 4-7 p.m. / Free
Arcata Plaza Downtown’s Main street is the center of Trick or Treat fun on Halloween Day. Set Up and Street Closures start around 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m. opening of the event.

Too Cute to Spook! Dog Costume Contest
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5-7 p.m. / Free
Bring your cute pooch all dressed up!
668-4151 / assistmgr@madriverbrewing.com / Web site /

Carnival: A Haunted Theatre Experience
Eureka High School Auditorium / 5:30-11 p.m. / $5 / $3 students
The EHS Players is putting on their 6th annual Haunted Theatre. Stop by Eureka High School for a good Halloween scare, Carnival style. Tours are tailored for the audience, so all ages are welcome.
476-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org /

Dead Acres
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 6 p.m.-midnight / $12
Welcome to Dead Acres Brace yourself for a spine-tingling experience. Upon entering our fear farm, you must navigate through a labyrinth of despair with frightful twists and turns.
668-9770 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site /

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Eureka Theater / 7 p.m.
Dark and stormy night? Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab when the 1975 cult classic of all cult classics returns to the big screen: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, accompanied by a live shadow cast!
442-2970 / Web site /

Halloween Punk!: Subhumans, Bad Breeding, Neighborhood Brats
RampArt Skatepark / 7-11:59 p.m. / $15
English punk band formed in the Warminster and Melksham area of Wiltshire in 1980. Dick Lucas joined later in the year, having formerly been in another local band, The Mental.
826-0675 / disbeatcrasher@gmail.com / Web site /

(UPDATE) Haunted Kinetic Lab of HORRORS!
Arcata Kinetic Lab / 7-11:59 p.m. / $13
(UPDATE: Saturday’s lab has been canceled due to the power outage. But additional tours will be given on Friday, Nov. 1!) The BEST, most CLEVER, yet HORRIFYING Halloween event is back! Live music by the Dead Drops. Recommended for ages 13 and over.
822-4805 / jdubdeluxe@yahoo.com / Web site /

Rabbit Hole
Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $20 11/2 gala opening / $10 previews/Thursdays
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back.
Web site /

Wess Vega’s House of Horror
Forever Found / 8 p.m.-3 a.m. / $25 / $50 VIP Lounge / 18+
You are invited to Wess Vega’s House of Horror! In celebration of Halloween we present a ghoulish night of Halloween fun! A horrific night filled with frightening fun, blood thirsty dancing and a chilling thrill you won’t forget!
382-9218 / HumboldtHouseOfHorror@gmail.com / Web site /

The Mystical Creatures Ball
Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 8 p.m.-3 a.m. / $30 / $50 VIP / $35 Door / 18+
Its time to prepare to get your party on at the only truly Haunted House in Humboldt! Join all those who live in the other realms for the: MYSTICAL CREATURES BALL
444-3344 / Web site /

The Trouble, Strix Vega, Electro Saloon
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 8-11 p.m. / $10
A night of weird Americana and rock.
442-8778 / thetroubleeureka@gmail.com / Web site /

Steam Punk Halloween Ball
Gyppo Ale Mill / 9-11:59 p.m. / $10
Don your top hat and waistcoat or corset and bustle, because the Gyppo Ale Mill is throwing a Halloween par-tay! This time the theme is steampunk, combining the elegance and beauty of the Victorian era with whimsical clockwork and steam-based technology.
986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site /

Absynth Quartet, Belles of the Levee Halloween Ball
Logger Bar / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+
Few things are better than a costume party at the Logger! The Belles of The Levee open the show at 9 pm!
668-5000 / Web site /

Just Joshin’
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $5 / 18+
Josh Barnes runs his Comedy Extravaganza the last Thursday of every month. Variety shows, late night talk shows, stand-up showcases….whatever he feels!
845-9964 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site /

Object Heavy: Heavy Halloween
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.
Heavy Halloween featuring the Oh So Heavy Horns and B Swizlo’s funky-ass birthday.
826-2739 / Web site /

World Famous Halloween
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $20 / $25 GA / $15 Limited Online / 21+
Featuring Machinedrum, Danny Corn, PRSN, and Zanapod
822-1220 / Web site /

Restaurants

Eureka

Arcata

Eel River Valley

McKinleyville

SoHum

Blue Lake


Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ABOMINABLE (2D): 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10
  • BLACK AND BLUE: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • COUNTDOWN: 12:15, 2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
  • DOWNTON ABBEY: 11:40, 2:25, 5:20, 8:15
  • JOKER: 12:00, 12:50, 2:50, 3:30, 5:40, 9:30
  • JUDY: 11:55, 2:45, 5:35, 8:25
  • MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL 2D: 11:30, 12:30, 2:20, 3:20, 6:10, 8:00, 9:00
  • MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL 3D: 5:10
  • ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD: 6:10
  • SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: 9:20
  • TERMINATOR: DARK FATE: 8:30
  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2D): 11:45, 2:00, 4:15, 6:35, 8:45
  • ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP: 12:05, 1:05, 2:35, 3:30, 5:00, 5:55, 7:20, 8:20, 9:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ABOMINABLE (2D): 4:25, 6:45
  • COUNTDOWN: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • GEMINI MAN: 3:45, 6:35
  • JOKER: 3:25, 6:20, 9:10
  • JUDY: 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL 2D: 3:10, 5:55, 8:50
  • SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: 9:00
  • TERMINATOR: DARK FATE: 9:10
  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2D): 3:55, 6:10, 8:25
  • ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP: 4:05, 6:30, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • $5 FLASH BACK ~ LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008): 3:30
  • JOKER: 2:00, 5:20, 6:30, 9:30
  • MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL: 3:00, 6:00, 8:30
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW ~ LIVE EVENT: 9:00

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