Friday, Oct. 20

FRIDAY LOWDOWN: We Have Officially Entered Humboldt’s Haunted House Season

With plenty of actually horrendous things happening in the world, perhaps your Spooky Season could use some good ol’ Halloween escapism. Well, Humboldt has you fraidy cats covered. The next couple weeks include a few “BOO”s, which we will round up for you in brief (click the links for full details): 

  • Griffin Loch’s Scream-A-Torium Scaregrounds: Loch, the grandson of perennial Humboldt County villain T. Great Razooly, curates his third annual horror house. Bigger than ever, the spectacle includes three haunted mazes spread around the Humboldt County Fairgrounds and occasional performances from local bands. (Check out the clip above for a terror taste.)
  • The Haunted Rail TourNorth Coast Repertory Theatre actors will offer a scare-raising guided tour through spookified antique train cars at the Timber Heritage Association‘s museum behind the Samoa Cookhouse. There are PG-13 and R-rated experiences for you ghouls to choose from.
  • The Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors: You’ll have to wait a little longer for Humboldt’s longest-running Halloween tradition. More artsy than horrifying, the fundraiser for the Arcata Kinetic Lab opens its door starting Thursday of next week and will feature nightly performances by The Deaddrops for the poor souls in line.

Yes, we are truly blessed with an abundance of weirdos in our fair county. Less gruesome Friday events in your Lowdown listings below.

Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Griffin Loch’s Scream-A-Torium Scaregrounds
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 5:30-10 p.m. / $30 / $50 VIP Ticket / $20 Children 12 and Under / $10 Grounds Only Pass (No access to Haunted Houses)
Features three haunted mazes, Camp Grizzly Haunted House, Tales from the Tomb Haunted House, Electro-Terror Maze, roaming haunters, live music, a pumpkin patch, food trucks, and a VIP Haunted Tiki Room Lounge.
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Eureka Friday Night Market
Downtown and Old Town Eureka / 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Humboldt Made and the North Coast Growers Association transform the streets of Old Town Eureka into a festive place to meet up with friends and neighbors after the long work week.
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The Haunted Rail Tour
Timber Heritage Samoa Shops / 6 p.m.-midnight / $20 / $15 students/seniors/vets / 18+
A spine-chilling adventure that you won’t soon forget, with two Haunted Houses-one self-guided, the other a terrifying journey through haunted rail cars.
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Casey Neill & Jerry Joseph EPIC Benefit Concert
Arcata Playhouse / 7-10 p.m. / $25 / $20 Advance / Free Under 18
Casey Neill is a songwriter from Portland, Oregon performing high energy indie folk, infused with haunting melodies and weather beaten narratives.
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Tengger, Shiny Eyes, CV
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 limited earlybird online / 21+
TENGGER is a traveling musical family, made up of Pan-Asian couple itta and Marqido, who create their own brand of psychedelic New-Age drone magic through the use of harmonium, voice, and toy instruments (played by itta) and analogue synths (played by Marqido).
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129,600, Ancient Forest, Sneaky Mandy
Outer Space / 8 p.m. / $5
Outer Space Arcata is kicking off a busy weekend of non-stop shows with two touring bands from Seattle — 129,600 (melodic slacker jazz with a new album out on Ghost Mountain Records) and Ancient Forest (lo-fi jangle jams). With support from local soul-uke legend Sneaky Mandy!
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Derek Sheen
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / $15
Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities and a gifted, one-of-a-kind storyteller. His ability to mine humor from the dark, humid corners of the human condition has made him a cult favorite of comedy nerds around the globe.
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Latin Night with DJ Pachanguero
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Have one of the best nights of your life with the passion of Latin Rhythms! DJ Pachanguero brings the heat to the Wave Lounge.
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Silver Sneakers Tai Chi
Adorni Center / 10-11 a.m. / $7 / $4 seniors / Free members
EnerChi is comprised of easy to learn, modified tai chi forms aimed at improving well-being.

Far Out FarmGirl’s Pumpkin Patch
See Event Description / 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Free
At 31 Coffee Creek Road in Ferndale. Ready for the coziest, most magical fall outing ever? Swing by our certified organic farm for a one-of-a-kind pumpkin patch extravaganza!
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Light & Lively with Bonnie!
Adorni Center / 11 a.m.-noon / $7 / $4 seniors / Free members
Join Bonnie to experience the joy of movement.

Zumba with Michaele!
Adorni Center / 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. / $7 / $4 seniors / Free members
Nothing is better than a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout. Join our talented Micheale for a class that is fun, energetic, and makes you feel amazing!

Beginner/Intermediate Line Dancing
Adorni Center / 1:30-2:30 p.m. / $7 / $4 seniors / Free members
Both Beginners and Intermediate welcome to attend this hour session of classic line dancing! Come have fun!

Adorni Center / 5:30 p.m. / $7 / $4 seniors / Free members
“Nothing is better than a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout! Join our talented Zumba instructors for a class that is fun, energetic, and makes you feel amazing!”

Friday Night Flips
Arcata Community Center / 6-8 p.m. / $10
An evening of play and fun in the Arcata Community Center Gymnastics Room. For ages 5-12 years. No gymnastics experience required.
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McKinleyville Arts Night
McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.
Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Ray Bevatori & Michael Curran
Gyppo Ale Mill / 6-9 p.m.
Sit back, grab a beer and enjoy the music of Ray Bevatori & Michael Curren. Ray & Michael has been playing in Humboldt County for over 35 years and we all absolutely love them!
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The SoHum Girls
Wrangletown Cider Company / 6-10 p.m. / $10
An evening of funk, rock, country, blues, swing, New Orleans second line grooves, a little calypso…whatever keeps you happy, dancing and enjoying yourselves…and in such a cool place!
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October Skate Nights
Eureka Municipal Auditorium / 6:30-9 p.m. / $5 / $6 Adult
Looking for a groovy way to spend your Friday night?? Come on down to Skate Night at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium!

Royal Propolis
Blondies Food and Drink / 7-11 p.m.
Funk and rock and soul.
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Opera Alley Cats
SpeakEasy / 7-10 p.m. / Free / 21+
Long-running Old Town musical institution featuring some of the region’s best jazz players.
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Buddy Reed and th’ Fabulous Rip it Ups
The Historic Eagle House / 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Buddy Reed and th’ Fabulous Rip it Ups are bringin’ their real good time to the great stage at the Historic Eagle House Ballroom.
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Oryan Peterson-Jones
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 8 p.m. / 21+
Oryan Peterson-Jones’ fascinating solo project is an oddball showcase of multi-instrumental folk, highlighting multiple ethnic influences and rhythms, particularly fado, flamenco, and Roma.
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Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson
Exit Theatre / 8-9:30 p.m. / $20
Angela is trapped in her basement, waiting out an approaching tornado, as she reflects on a lifetime of trauma, illuminating the truth behind her endangerment in a damning condemnation of violence, abuse, and firearms in America.
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Claire Bent & Citizen Funk
The Basement / 8-11 p.m. / 21+
Come early or stay after to enjoy house music and craft cocktails at the bar.
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Lab Leak 2
Synapsis / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / $10 / 21+
This just in … our sources in the seedy underworld that is the deep state have leaked more documents with concerning information.
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Rockstar Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Every Friday night sing your favorite songs!

Latin Night with DJ Pachanguero
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
Have one of the best nights of your life with the passion of Latin Rhythms! DJ Pachanguero brings the heat to the Wave Lounge.
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The Latest Show
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 11 p.m.-midnight / $5
Josh Barnes brings his variation of the night show back to Savage Henry’s late nights. The latest show will be a mix of late night talk show, a touch of music and Savage Henry ton of Shenanigans.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BUTCHER’S CROSSING: 12:10, 3:00, 5:30, 8:10
  • KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: 11:30, 1:50, 3:40, 6:30, 7:50
  • LEO: BLOODY SWEET: 11:40, 3:15, 7:10
  • PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE: 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
  • SAW X: 12:20, 3:10, 5:50, 8:40
  • TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR: 12:00, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:30, 5:45, 7:00, 8:00
  • THE CREATOR: 12:50, 4:00, 7:20
  • THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER: 12:40, 3:20, 6:10, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • HOCUS POCUS 30TH ANNIVERSARY: 11:40, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20
  • KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: 11:30, 1:50, 3:40, 6:30, 7:50
  • PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE: 11:30, 12:30, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30
  • SAW X: 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10
  • TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR: 12:00, 1:45, 3:30, 5:15, 7:00
  • THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER: 11:50, 2:30, 5:20, 8:00

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