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FRIDAY LOWDOWN: Your Annual Reminder Kinetics are Terrifying

Halloween weekend is finally here, ghouls and goblins, which means the Lowdown is full of info on spooky locations for you to engage in costumed social interactions. The horror! Have a scroll!

Most seasonably salient: Friday evening marks the return of the Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors in located on the corner of 8th and N streets in Arcata, a fundraiser for many of the racers who kompete in the annual Kinetic Grand Championship. Artists! Ahhhhh! (Details on that and much more below.)


Robo-Cat's Horror Theater Presents: The Last Man On Earth (1964)

Eureka Theater / 7-10 a.m. / $5

The Great Razooly returns to the stage of the Eureka Theater in Robo-Cat Productions Horror Theater. This time the dastardly one presents a showing of the chilling 1964 classic Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price.

496-5386 / RoboCatProductions@gmail.com / Web site

Scare-Tacular Haunted House

Forever Found / 4 p.m.-midnight

"This experience will take you through a spooky guided tour in the Yucatán jungle in search of a missing family that was on a rafting vacation."

Spirits and Spirits

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 5:30-9 p.m. / $40 / 21+

This haunted walking tour will be led by local Historians Eric Vollmers and Alex Service of Eureka's Haunted History Ghost Tours. The tour will include sordid tales of Old Town Eureka's history along with food and drink at each stop.

lostcoastrotaract@gmail.com / Web site

Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors

Arcata Kinetic Lab / 7 p.m.-midnight / $12

Humboldt's BEST Halloween event is back! We dare you to take a guided freakshow tour! All proceeds benefit Arcata Kinetic Sculpture Lab. Support the space where kinetic artists and engineers create masterpieces for the annual Kinetic Grand Championship. Music nightly by The Dead Drops.

822-4805 / jdubdeluxe@yahoo.com / Web site

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m. / $8 / $5 students

"I saw Goody Osburn with the devil!" Get ready for the epitome of witch hunts with the EHS Players production of The Crucible. It's dark. It's emotional. It's still relevant. Come on out and support these incredible young performers as they delve into serious issues of faith, love and reputation.

476-1735 / vossn@eurekacityschools.org /

Evil Dead: The Musical

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $15 / $10 seniors/students / 18+

"Five hormonal college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons. It’s all up to housewares employee Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day!"

826-3928 / Web site

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m. / $15 / $10 Students & Seniors

"Allison Miller can’t stay away from Humboldt: besides repeat trips with Boom Tic Boom, she’s come back with Jessica Lurie, Jenny Scheinman, and her own Honey Ear Trio."

633-8385 / rja@redwoodjazzalliance.org / Web site

HSU Composers Concert

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-10 p.m. / Free HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General

"The repertoire will include new works by HSU students Sandee Castaneda, Adam Erickson, Logan Johnson, and Eric Tolfa."

826-3531 / mus@humboldt.edu / Web site

Young Frankenstein

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 9/27 preview / $14 seniors/youth

Adapted from the classic Mel Brooks film that you’ve probably already seen, Young Frankenstein is brilliant parody of classic horror cinema. Appropriate for ages 14+.

Hot Buttered Rum

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15

"Hot Buttered Rum is a postmodern string band from San Francisco that combines bluegrass, reggae, folk and jazz into a riveting blend of Americana."

826-2739 / Web site

Just Joshin'

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 10 p.m.-midnight / $5

Josh Barnes hosts Humboldt's late night talk show. Music, comedy and talk. Jessica Grant, Alec Cole and more!

845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Drop-In Activities for All this Fall

Arcata Community Center / 9 a.m.-9 p.m. / $3

Did you know that Arcata Recreation offers a variety of Drop-In Activities held at the Arcata Community Center? No need to register, just come by and have some fun.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Purchase a "You Pick" Winter Farm Share Today!

Bayside Park Farm & Garden / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $150

Once you purchase your farm share, contact our Farmer to schedule your 15-minute orientation on harvesting (if needed).

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site

U Pick Organic Pumpkin Patch

Organic Matters Ranch / noon-6 p.m.

Come enjoy this beautiful fall weather while searching for the perfect pumpkins.

407-3276 / smosser12@gmail.com / Web site

Zombies on the Plaza!

See Event Description / 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. / Free

822-5988 / ayoumans@arcatasd.org /

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Safe and Sound on Shaky Ground

HSU Natural History Museum / 4-8 p.m. / $3 / Free Members and HSU students

826-4480 / natmus@humboldt.edu / Web site

DJ D’Vinity: After Work Sessions

Six Rivers Brewery / 4-7 p.m.

Come unwind at the end of your work week with DJ D’Vinity in the mix with old school throwbacks and dance hits!

839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Drop-In Gymnastics

Arcata Judo Hut / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $5 / $10 Friday Night Flips

Drop-In Gymnastics for youth, ages 15 months to 4 years.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

John Swanson Present Sax on Tracks

Humboldt Cider Company / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

John Swanson Present Sax on Tracks

Humboldt Cider Company / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

John Swanson is a DJ with a saxophone playing improvisational solos over selected backing tracks, covering a wide range of styles and featuring bands like “thievery corporation.”

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Nurses Night Out

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:45-9:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

It’s Nurses Night Out! Connect with nursing colleagues and health care professionals at Friday Night at the Movies watching a screening of the documentary End Game about changing our approach to life and death.

822-1220 / sttiomicronomega@gmail.com / Web site

Halloween Costume Dance Party

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m. / Free

247-3005 / director@humboldtredwoods.org / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Live Music at the Tap Room!

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Live Music at the Tap Room!

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Live Music at the Tap Room!

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Silk Screen Printing: Halloween Edition

See Event Description / 6-8 p.m. / $25 / 21+

798-6329 / info@artsanddraftseureka.com / Web site

The Detours

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Home on the Range by Jerry Rohde

Ferndale City Hall / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free

786-4466 / ferndalemuseum@gmail.com /

Barn Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m.

Leap and twirl to the sizzling fiddle of Blake Ritter, along with Sam McNeil.

616-6876 / Web site

Signals Presents ^v^GOTH Night^v^

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8-11:59 p.m. / Free

559-760-7554 / dastbunnyenlacasa@gmail.com / Web site

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /

Backstreet Band

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Performing outstanding Rock n’ Roll in the Humboldt county area since 1979, The Backstreet Band plays everything from Tom Petty to the Beatles, and Bob Dylan to Bad Company, as well a variety of other classics.

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Brass Rail's Halloween Bash; GLOW Edition

Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+

923-3188 / brassrailredway@gmail.com /

Loose Joints

The Griffin / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

DJ Knutz and friends.

825-1755 / vanessa@griffinarcata.com / Web site

Rockstar Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

You may sing now.

839-2013 /

MicroGrass, The Kentucky Warblers

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Two great local bluegrass bands share a bill at Blue Lake's house of worship. Featuring members of The No Good Redwood Ramblers, Compost Mountain Boys and more!

633-3028 / Web site


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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