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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Movie Tonight: Tuesday, June 11

Posted By on Tue, Jun 11, 2024 at 4:00 AM

The Miniplex is playing more movies again, which bodes well for the future, as the joint holds a place filled by nowhere else regarding showcasing enjoyable and offbeat fare. A case in point is tonight’s 7 p.m. presentation of The People’s Joker, an indie comic book movie parody directed and co-written by actress and comedian Vera Drew. After viewing the trailer and reading about the controversy regarding the film’s festival release due to copyright issues, I’m interested. It appears to be an awakening story that funnels gender dysphoria through the mass-production madhouse of oversaturated superhero culture, with appearances from a few of my favorite comedians, including Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk and Tim Heidecker. Just $10 gets you a seat and, assuming it’s Taco Tuesday, tonight’s a great one in the run to check it out.
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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Music Tonight: Saturday, March 23

Posted By on Sat, Mar 23, 2024 at 4:00 AM

The Mateel Community Center is hosting a free showing of the cult film Ganjasaurus Rex at 6 p.m. Afterward, the event becomes a ticketed affair, with general admission running at $25 and VIP perks — including table service and seats near the action — going for $60. The action in question consists of two burlesque troupes, Snack Attack and Bada Bling, along with music by Wolf Tree and Irie Rockerz. Drinks and dinner will be available onsite. The movie is all ages but the later events are 18-plus only. Enjoy. If you’re stuck in NoHum, go check out the Basement for a double bill of indie rockers Wild Abandon at 8:30 p.m. and DJ Bumblecrow spinning wax gold two hours later ($5).
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Monday, February 12, 2024

Comedy Tonight: Monday, Feb. 12

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 4:00 AM

Comedian Evan Vest is holed up at Savage Henry Comedy Club for one of his curated movie screenings. This evening’s fare happens to be one of the worst films ever made, a movie so baffling and terrible that an entire cult industry has cropped up over the last two decades since its release. I am of course talking about director Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, a true classic buttressed as much by the sheer oddness of Wiseau’s presence as it is by the bizarreness of the flick. He lives in this movie, his presence is everywhere and no, this is not meant as a compliment. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.
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Friday, November 10, 2023

World Premiere of 'A'-t'i Xwee-ghayt-nish: Still, We Live On

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 6:15 AM

Guylish Bommelyn and Nants'vn Jones-Scott play a traditional gambling song at the - Howonquet Hall Community Center in the documentary 'A'-t'i Xwee-ghayt-nish: Still, We Live - On. - SUBMITTED
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  • Guylish Bommelyn and Nants'vn Jones-Scott play a traditional gambling song at theHowonquet Hall Community Center in the documentary 'A'-t'i Xwee-ghayt-nish: Still, We LiveOn.
The Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation presents the world premiere screening of the new documentary film, 'A'-t'i Xwee-ghayt-nish: Still, We Live On, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Cal Poly Humboldt’s Native American Forum (free). The film’s synopsis states: “With their language facing extinction, the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation in Northern California is working against time to bring it back.” The screening features a reception with traditional Tolowa Dee-ni' food and refreshments, and a post-screening panel discussion with Loren Me'-lash-ne Bommelyn and several featured voices from the documentary. The film is directed by Cal Poly Humboldt Film professor Dave Jannetta and produced by the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Language and Culture Division Manager Marva Sii~xuutesna Jones and Cal Poly Humboldt film lecturer Nicola Waugh.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Movie Tonight: Wednesday, Nov. 8

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 4:00 AM

Gotta hand it to the Arcata Theatre Lounge, which has managed to stump the band this week by doing the unthinkable and putting on a cult horror film from the ’80s that I haven’t seen, nor heard of. Kudos, this is usually a Jeopardy category with which I have the same comfort as a daily commute. The flick is called Chopping Mall and from what I’ve gathered from the trailer, it’s an anti-capitalist parable that pits teens against the killer robotic security forces in the galleria of a shopping mall, in the liminal spaces of the after-shopping hours. If you're curious, it’s the same drill as before. Doors at 6 p.m., $5 to get in, $9 to leave with a poster.
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Thursday, November 2, 2023

1919 Version of The Valley of the Giants Showing at Eureka Theater

Posted By on Thu, Nov 2, 2023 at 6:19 PM

Here’s a treat for movie buffs and fans of local history. The original 1919 version of the film The Valley of the Giants, which was filmed on location in Humboldt County and lost for 90 years, is showing now in Eureka for the first time since 1919 at the Eureka Theater, Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. ($20). There will be a live music score and sound effects performed by SqueezeBug. The special showing is a benefit for the Eureka Heritage Society.
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Friday, October 27, 2023

Music Tonight: Friday, Oct. 27

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2023 at 4:00 AM

Body Academics shows its sci-fi musical Evil Babylon at the Miniplex on Friday, Oct. 27 at - 6:30 and 8 p.m. - PHOTO BY TOMMY SPAGHETTERIA, COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS
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  • Body Academics shows its sci-fi musical Evil Babylon at the Miniplex on Friday, Oct. 27 at6:30 and 8 p.m.
Body Academics is a queer multimedia collective from Portland that will be taking over the Miniplex tonight for a double-feature showing of the group’s original sci fi musical Evil Babylon. The film, which I have read involves an evangelical race car driver whose interplanetary travels help unbind him from a background of religious repression, stars many luminaries from the Portland drag scene, and will play at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. There’s an electro dance and house-heavy afterparty with DJ Rosé, Kid Telex, and Husbands, as well as with a lot of accompanying local and out of town drag performers leading the bounce. Costumes are encouraged (don’t forget that this weekend is Halloween-plus for many of us). It’s $10 for the whole shebang, and this show is not for anyone under 21, so make sure you have I.D.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Music Tonight: Wednesday, Oct. 25

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2023 at 4:00 AM

When you hear of an Ennio Morricone score accompanying a wide-brimmed hat wearing, Scotch whisky-guzzling anti-hero, you probably don’t immediately think of the frozen north and a cosmic horror beyond reckoning. That’s OK because I sure do. John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece The Thing is possibly the greatest practical-effects sci-fi horror flick ever made. If you don’t yet know, come over to the Arcata Theatre Lounge after 6 p.m. and before 7:30 p.m., drop down $5 (or $9 if you want to leave with a poster) and see what I mean. This one gets under your skin.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Movies Tonight: Wednesday, Oct. 18

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 4:00 AM

Movie night! Two features but you have to pick one because the 7:30 p.m. showtimes clash. The Arcata Theatre Lounge is playing Killer Klowns from Outer Space, which is a certified kult klassic. Get there a bit earlier if you want to snag a seat, and 6 p.m. is a good time to settle in for the pre-show and raffle. Just $5 gets you inside, but $9 gets the same and you leave with a poster. Over at the Miniplex, there’s a remix of the classic dystopian anime Akira with a new, live spun soundtrack courtesy of DJ Pandemonium Jones. This one should be interesting, although I can’t imagine how to re-track this film. I was so obsessed with the original soundtrack that it was the house music for my truck for nearly a year. I trust in our DJ, though. He’s good.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Movies Tonight: Wednesday, Oct. 4

Posted By on Wed, Oct 4, 2023 at 4:00 AM

It’s midweek in the beginning of the spooky month, so why not go and catch a big
screen presentation of a slightly macabre and murderous musical? I am talking about the 1986 Frank Oz-directed iteration of The Little Shop of Horrors, starring Rick Moranis as the nebbish florist Seymour, who finds himself in thrall with a man-eating flower whose hunger drives the silly plot to a romantic end. If nothing else, you can appreciate Steve Martin’s scene-stealing role as a viciously cruel dentist and enjoy a moment of culture shock from seeing a time in history when Americans had enough access to dentistry that they could universally joke about the more sadistic aspects of the trade rather than bemoan the lack of care my generation enjoys. My last dental experience was nearly 20 years ago, when I paid someone at a dental college $200 to split and yank out an impacted wisdom tooth sans anesthesia. Thankfully, there was a liquor store in the same parking lot. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., at Arcata Theatre Lounge, it’s $5 to get in and $9 to leave with a poster. Viva.
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  • Re: Music Tonight: Saturday, July 6

    • Legendary soul-bluesman at the Eagle house for ten bucks and doesn’t get a mention? Smdh

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