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Run Lola Run (1998)

Apr
25
7:30 pm

Runlola2Friday, April 25

8 PM

Film is $5.00

Rated R

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

Every second of every day you’re faced with a decision that can change your life.

Layout 1:IJ[OneSheet-Keyart]MechRun Lola Run (1998) is a German action film. Tom Tykwer directed this thriller in which Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) handled a smuggling job, delivered the loot, collected the payment, left the bag on the subway, and now has 20 minutes to gather 100,000 deutsche marks or confront the wrath of his boss, local criminal Ronnie (Heino Ferch). Desperate, Manni phones his girlfriend Lola (Franka Potente) who immediately runs downstairs and through Berlin streets to the bank run by her father (Herbert Knaup). However, she’s rejected and leaves minus money. When she goes to meet Manni, he’s holding up a supermarket, and she’s shot by the cops. In a destiny device familiar to readers of Ken Grimwood’s acclaimed novel Replay, the story begins anew with different outcomes. In one version, Lola robs the bank and takes her father hostage; in another, there’s casino cash to be won. All Lola-Manni scenes were in 35mm, while scenes without them were shot in video. Other cinematic techniques on display here include whip pans, jump cuts, slow and fast motion, split-screen, intercut color and black and white, segment titles, and animation.


Growing Green in 2014 – Northern California Farmers Guide: Best Management Practices Workshop

Apr
26
11:00 am

GreenWeekLogoSaturday, April 26

11 AM to 5 PM

Pay what you can

All proceeds benefit Mad River Alliance

COME LISTEN TO EXPERTS DISCUSS TOPICS ABOUT;
• WATER
• EROSION,SEDIMENTS,SOIL
• LEGAL COMPLIANCE
• AMENDMENTS AND FERTILIZERS
• DISEASE AND PEST CONTROL
• RATS,MICE & CRITTERS

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE AND TICKETS TO HUMBOLDT GREEN WEEKS VIP COCKTAIL PARTY AND AFTER PARTY AT ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE DURING THE EVENING OF 4/26..

WITH TALENTED MUSICIANS & PERFORMERS TO DELIGHT YOUR SENSES…

BROUGHT TO YOU BY HUMBOLDT GREEN & MAD RIVER ALLIANCE

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!

KEEP HUMBOLDT GREEN!


Humboldt Green and World Famous Poductions Presents Robot Koch, Wu Wei, Naive Melodies, Comedy by Ed Rosenthal and Blue Angel Burlesque

Apr
26
8:30 pm

GreenWeekLogoSaturday, April 26

Doors at 8:30 PM

$20

21 and Over

RobotKochAlthough Berlin based producer Robot Koch has an international reputation as being “One of Europe`s finest producers of the beat generation“ (Low End Theory), he is much more than just a beatmaker… “(Post)-Dubstep infused Electronic HipHop“ is far too constrained a label to understand what this producer is all about. Robot Koch is also the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed band Jahcoozi (BPitch Control), Robot Robinson with John Robinson and works as a producer and composer for both indie and major artists worldwide. He is signed to the Berlin Electronic/Future Bass/HipHop label Project: Mooncircle since 2009 and he released 4 Albums (Death Star Droid / Songs For Trees And Cyborgs / Robot Robinson / The Other Side), and 2 EP’s (Listen To Them Fade / Death Star Droid Remix EP) in the last 3 years. Koch produced also the full length debut album “Many Places” by Graciela Maria in 2010. His music has been remixed by the likes of Modeselektor (Bpitch Control), Shlohmo (FOF), Blue Daisy (Black Acre), Chris de Luca (Funkstörung), Ital Tek (Planet Mu) and Ata (Playhouse).

WuWei1Wu Wei, a name derived from the Taoist path of non-action, has tapped into a universal song and brought its melodies into the physical realm. The result is a uniquely unifying effect, transcending language and cultural identity to remind the rest of humanity of their fundamental unity. The 21-year-old Los Angeles to Humboldt County transplant has spent his recent years perfecting his attenuation to the rhythms of the natural world creating intentional music to bring the planet together. He strives to combine the soul reaching sounds of ambient IDM together with the earthy bass of futuristic world hip-hop. He adds in a mix of orchestral instruments with the liberating sounds of nature to bring his music home and to keep in synch with the soul of the world. His production skills are only part of this terrestrial-magician’s slew of crowd charming concoctions. His DJ prowess creates connection to the dancers and alignment to the commonality of movement. — Tooesday Behr

NaiveMelodies1

Naive Melodies was formed in Arcata, CA early in 2011, performing and honoring music created by Talking Heads. Sets are designed to interweave older and newer Talking Heads songs. Fans can expect to hear a wide range of material, from early art-rock, to radio hits, and everything in-between. With blends of three-part harmonies, synthesizers, and heavy grooves, this 3-piece dance machine does Talking Heads right! –

“The group has a mastery and respect for the integrity of the [Talking Heads] music that sometimes is indistinguishable from the real thing, and sometimes features an interpretation thereof.” – Aaron Bible, Summit Daily, CO

Ed_rosenthalEd Rosenthal (born Bronx, New York, 1944) is a California horticulturist, author, publisher, and Cannabis grower known for his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana use. He served as a columnist for High Times Magazine during the ’80s and ’90s.[1] He was arrested in 2002 for cultivation of cannabis by federal authorities, who do not recognize the authority of states to regulate the use of medical marijuana. He was convicted in federal court, but the conviction was overturned on appeal. Rosenthal was subsequently convicted again, but was not re-sentenced, since his original sentence had been completed. Rosenthal briefly attended Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. Rosenthal has been active in promoting and developing policies of civil regulation for medicinal marijuana. With the passage of California’s pioneering Proposition 215 in 1996, which authorizes medicinal use of marijuana, he worked with the state and local governments to implement the delivery of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to patients with a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana. Rosenthal is also the author of numerous books about the cultivation of marijuana.


The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Apr
27
5:30 pm

Emperor's New Groove 1Sunday, April 27

6:00 pm

Film is $5

Rated G

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

A comedy about standing on your own four feet

Emperors_new_groovePOSTERThe Emperor’s New Groove (2000) is an American animated buddy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. A ruler learns how the other half lives, the animal half that is. Kuzco (David Spade) is the young emperor of an Inca nation who takes a self-centered joy in the troubles of others. Not surprisingly, Kuzco’s attitudes have earned the enmity of many of his subjects, including Yzma (Eartha Kitt), a sorceress who wants to seize power away from the emperor after he relieved her of her royal duties, declaring she was too old and unattractive to do the job. Yzma and her musclebound assistant Kronk (Patrick Warburton) hatch a plan to poison Kuzco and take the throne, but thanks to a mistake on Kronk’s part, Kuzco isn’t killed, he’s instead turned into a talking llama. Kronk can’t bring himself to kill the llama, and instead sends the former emperor into the jungle to fend for himself. Kuzco doesn’t do too well as a llama until he runs into Pacha (John Goodman), a poor farmer whose property Kuzco once planned to take over for a vacation home. Soft-hearted Pacha agrees to help the emperor-turned-llama find his way back home where, hopefully, another sorcerer can reverse the spell, but once they hit the road, they discover Yzma and Kronk are looking for them, with Yzma determined to finish the assassination she started.


Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Future Hunters (1988)

Apr
30
6:00 pm

future_hunters_01Wednesday, April 30

 Doors at 6 PM

 All ages

Rated R

 FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

 Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce VideoSavage Henry Magazine, Scrap HumboldtPhantom Wave Records, Daisy DrygoodsVintage AvengerTin Can MailmanThe Clothing Dock and more.

future hunters POSTERWhen a chance encounter becomes a deadly adventure.

Future Hunters (1988) is an American science fiction adventure film that introduced Robert Patrick to the world. 2025 A.D. A lone adventurer (Richard Norton) searches the post-nuclear wasteland for the most devastating, godless artifact in history. At a remote temple in the desert he discovers the head of the spear a Roman soldier is said to have poked into the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. This magical artifact transports Matthew back in time to 1986, when the film was made. His mission is to join the spearhead with the missing shaft, which, according to legend, will give him the power to prevent the holocaust which led to the collapse of civilization. At the temple site he meets Michelle (Linda Carol),an anthropology student, and her boyfriend Slade (Robert Patrick). After saving them from a gang of evil bikers, he enlists them in his mission to change the future. Rated R


Ocean Night featuring DamNation, Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds & Swing North

May
1
6:30 pm

DamNation1Thursday, May 1

Doors 6:30

All ages

$3 donation

Free for OC, Surfrider and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.

Every month: Ocean Night! From majestic documentaries to epic surf flicks, explore the great blue sea with Northcoast Environmental CenterHumboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper.

DamNationPosterThis powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. DamNation opens big, on a birth, with the stirring words of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of Hoover Dam, and on a death, as the engineer at Elwha Dam powers down the turbine on its last day. DamNation stints neither the history nor the science of dams, and above all conveys experiences known so far to only a few, including the awe of watching a 30-pound salmon hurtling 20 feet into the air in a vain attempt to reach the spawning grounds that lie barricaded upriver. We witness the seismic power of a dam breaking apart and, once the river breaks free, the elation in watching wild salmon – after a century of denied access – swimming their way home.

DamNation | Trailer from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.

Southern California Steelhead Against All Odds1Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds is a documentary about one of California’s most magnificent and endangered native fish species. Once numbering in the tens of thousands, these resilient fish are now on the brink of extinction. Dams, development, water extraction, pollution and climate change have all taken their toll. However, these fish are not doomed to extinction and a small number of people can make a big difference in helping recover this iconic species. Please visit CalTrout.org for more information on what CalTrout and it’s partners are doing to help recover these beautiful fish.

SwingNorthHidden behind deep gray fog, California’s North Coast is one of the most pristine habitats in the state. But the thick redwood forests and slate green rivers were almost devastated by the impact of industry. Once hosting runs of more than a million salmon and steelhead, the annual fish counts on the Eel River now often number less than 1,000. Yet, the salmonids persist. In recent years, signs of a recovery ripple through the waters. In Swing North, fishermen Mikey Wier and Jason Hartwick hook into the growing population of wild winter run steelhead on the Eel. With appearances by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia and Shane Anderson, director of Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelheads’ Last Stand, the two discover a river that holds hope for one of California’s great remaining wild fisheries.

Swing North- Teaser from California Trout on Vimeo.


RoboCop (1987)

May
2
7:30 pm

Robocop (1987)Friday, May 2

8 PM

Film is $5.00

Rated R

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.

RoboCopPosterRoboCop (1987) is an American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. RoboCop is an exceedingly violent blend of black comedy, science fiction, and crime thriller. Set in Detroit sometime in the near future, the film is about a policeman (Peter Weller) killed in the line of duty whom the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. The RoboCop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed him. RoboCop includes themes regarding the media, gentrification, corruption, authoritarianism, greed, privatization, capitalism, identity, dystopia, and human nature. It received positive reviews and was cited as one of the best films of 1987, spawning a franchise that included merchandise, two sequels, a television series, two animated TV series, a television mini-series, video games and a number of comic book adaptations/crossovers. RoboCop was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing and the Academy Award for Best Sound. It won the Academy Award for Sound Effects Editing.


PECHAKUCHA, ARCATA 20/20

May
3
6:30 pm

PechaKuchaNIghtLOGO1Saturday, May 3

Doors at 6:30 PM

Presentations at 7 PM

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

All ages

700 Cities Worldwide & now in Arcata!

PechaKucha Arcata 20/20 is a global phenomenon and new local event that brings community members of all ages together to share their ideas, passions, art, work, experiences and stories. Four times a year, PechaKucha Arcata 20/20 host a relaxed, fun evening of short presentations of 20 images with 20 seconds of narrative per image.

PechaKuchaNIght2Looking forward to PechaKucha Arcata, Saturday May 3 and the list of presenters so far is:
Joan Schirle, Jeff DeMark
Michael Fratkin, Jennifer
Fitch, Jonathon Weber,
Stephen Kullman, Seth
Geddes and more….

First developed in 2003 in Tokyo, PechaKucha has become an evening event held in hundreds of cities and towns around the world. All PechaKucha events are non-profit, grassroot endeavors featuring presenters that highlight the diversity and creativity of the local community.

PechaKucha presentations uncover the unexpected: unexpected talent, unexpected ideas.  PechaKuchas tell great concise stories from the heart!  Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny but all are very different and they turn each PechaKucha night into a “box of chocolates”!

Visit www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaArcata or www.pechakucha.org to learn more about PechaKucha worldwide. To get involved with PechaKucha Arcata, please contact Jeffrey Steinkamp 707-834-3428 or email Gina Belton at pechakuchaarcata@gmail.com


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

May
4
5:30 pm

Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame1Sunday, May 4

6:00 pm

Film is $5

Rated G

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

HunchbackOfNotreDamePOSTERThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) is an American animated musical comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. Quasimodo (Tom Hulce) is a grotesquely deformed but kind-hearted young man who was abandoned by his parents as an infant and thrown down a well; he was rescued by the priests of Notre Dame, the massive cathedral in the heart of Paris, and he lives there, earning his keep as a bell ringer. Quasimodo has become the ward of Judge Frollo (Tony Jay), an outwardly pious but deeply hateful man who treats Quasimodio with indifference and violently loathes the Gypsies who spend their days in the cathedral’s courtyard. Frollo hopes to clear the Gypsies out of Paris with the help of Phoebus (Kevin Kline), leader of the troops under Frollo’s command. However, Phoebus does not share Frollo’s racist views and harbors no ill will against the Gypsies. When Quasimodo is crowned King of the Fools after leaving Notre Dame during the annual festival of Topsy Turvy Day, the hunchback is ordered beaten by the guards as punishment, but Esmerelda (Demi Moore), a hot-blooded but compassionate gypsy beauty, shows pity on him and helps free him from his chains. Darker and less outwardly comic than most of Disney’s features, The Hunchback of Notre Dame does feature comic relief in the form of Victor (Charles Kimbrough) and Hugo (Jason Alexander), a pair of gargoyles who befriend Quasimodo, as well as several songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.


Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Phantom from Space (1953)

May
7
6:00 pm

phantomfromspace2Wednesday, May 7

Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce VideoSavage Henry MagazineScrap HumboldtPhantom Wave Records, Daisy DrygoodsVintage AvengerTin Can MailmanThe Clothing Dock and more.

phantomfromspaceHe came from a billion miles of space to meet the strangest destiny ever told!

Phantom from Space (1953) is a science fiction film produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder and is a far better film than its lurid title and skintight budget would indicate. The scene is Santa Monica, where the community is plagued by what seems to be a serial killer. Thanks to a pre-credits sequence, the audience knows that the murderer is a visitor from outer space, who becomes invisible upon shedding his spacesuit. Government agent Hazen (Ted Cooper) teams with LAPD lieutenant Bowers (Harry Landers) to track down the extraterrestrial fugitive. It gradually develops that the space man is not a predator, merely a very frightened and defensive individual, but by the time this realization is made… Efficiently directed by W. Lee Wilder (Billy’s brother), Phantom from Space boasts some very impressive special effects for a film of its type, courtesy of special-effects technician Alex Welden and optical effects specialist Howard Anderson.


World Famous Productions Presents Eskmo, Lapalux and Zanapod

May
8
9:30 pm

WorldFamousLogo-300x287Thursday, May 8

Doors at 9:30 PM

Happy Hour Food & beverage prices 9:30-10:30!

WF_gold-bar$15 limited advanced tickets

$20 Advanced

$25 at Door

Tickets at People’s Records in Arcata, Wildberries MarketplaceThe Works in Eureka and World Famous Productions

21 and over

ESKMO_Photo by Trevor TraynorBrendan Angelides is a Los Angeles-based electronic music producer who records and performs live as Eskmo. His multi-genre compositions have been featured on influential labels like Ninja Tune, Warp Records and Planet Mu. The “Terra” EP is the follow up and opposite-side-of-the-coin release to his October release “Language”. While “Language” delved into “chunky dance aesthetics turned on their head”, “Terra” explores a slower, slightly darker and more raw side of the field. The themes center around Earth from the standpoint of being human and the archetypal worlds we fall into. His 2010 self-titled full-length, released on Ninja Tune, was described by Future Sequence as “Create(ing) his own sound.” and BBC Music noted the album as “Electrifyingly enveloping…Mind-melting invention.” Ninja Tune recording artist and film composer Amon Tobin hailed his work as “some of the best production I’ve heard in recent times” in 2009. Shortly thereafter, the pair teamed up to release a collaborative project under the name ESKAMON on Eskmo’s own record label, Ancestor, in early 2010.

LapaluxSounds move with curious steps in the music of Lapalux, the solo project of Essex’s Stuart Howard. His IDM and hip-hop influenced beat collages unfold like individual short stories, their layered tones playing into your emotions. The thud of bass pulses throughout his tracks, a steady stream of heartbeats that rise in and fall reaction to the excitement, the trepidation and the moments of calm reflection set by the marriage of vocal samples and experimental beatmaking. Listened to in succession, Howard’s material is a collection of individual moods, bound into a volume that could easily be titled, What It Feels Like To Be A Human. In a world in which upstart DiY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux – AKA 25-year-old Stuart Howard – is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. ‘Nostalchic’ is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. The amalgam of words that make the title is aptly, and perhaps knowingly chosen. The album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, and Howard may have had his tongue in his chic when he added the second half of the title. The album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.

 


ATL Presents The Headhunters and The Getdown

May
10
9:00 pm

Headhunters2Saturday, May 10

Doors at 9 PM

$18 Limited advanced at our website

$22 Advanced at People’s Records in Arcata, Wildberries MarketplaceThe Works in Eureka and the ATL Online and Box Office during open hours

21 and Over

Headhunters1From the instant funk classic “Chameleon” to the rare-groove sound of “God Make Me Funky,” the Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history. Following the release of the groundbreaking Head Hunters (1973) the first album to garner gold status in jazz history, the band toured and recorded for several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, releasing the masterpieces Thrust (1974), Flood (1975), and Manchild (1975).  In 1976 the Headhunters ventured out on their own recording the classic Survival Of The Fittest (1976), followed by Straight to the Gate (1978), and Return of the Headhunters (1998).  In 2003, the Headhunters maintain the same vitality and creativity on their newest Basin Street Records release Evolution Revolution.  The album showcases the incredible musical synergy which brought them world fame in the 70s. The Headhunters newest Basin Street Records release Evolution Revolution, available Spring 2003, will smash all known musical conventions and change the way music is heard and played again.

GetdownThe Getdown is a local funk jam band and celebration of our enriched artistic community here in Humboldt County featuring DJ Rickshaw, B. Swizlo and Pete Ciotti.


Tangled (2010)

May
11
5:30 pm

Tangled1Sunday, May 11

6:00 pm

Film is $5

Rated G

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

They’re taking adventure to new lengths.

TangledPosterTangled (2010) is an American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios featuring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy and is a retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. the film tells the story of a lost princess with long magical hair who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother’s wishes, she accepts the aid of a handsome intruder to take her out into the world which she has never seen and must face an evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart. The film has been nominated for ten awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Tangled for two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for “I See the Light”. The film also received two nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association in the same categories, as well as nominations for two Annie Awards, for Best Animated Feature Film and for Writing in a Feature Production.


Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Turkish Star Wars (1982)

May
14
6:00 pm

Turkishstarwars1Wednesday, May 14

Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce VideoSavage Henry MagazineScrap HumboldtPhantom Wave Records, Daisy DrygoodsVintage AvengerTin Can MailmanThe Clothing Dock and more.

TurkishstarwarsposterJaw-droppingly insane … a film that makes criticism moot – Film threat

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) (1982) is a Turkish adventure film commonly known as Turkish Star Wars because of its notorious use of unauthorized footage from Star Wars (1977) worked into the film. Two space cadets defending Earth in a space battle are shot down on a desert planet where they find a cantina full of rubber masked aliens, people living under slave conditions and an evil wizard seeking the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars as well as Sodom and Gomorrah (1962) and The Magic Sword (1962), the plot is mostly unrelated. And Star Wars footage was not all that was “borrowed” from Western movies for this film. Popular movie soundtracks were also used including Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (used throughout the film), Moonraker (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Black Hole (1979) and Battle Star Galactica’s Cylon Centurions. Side note; the film is entirely in the Turkish language (except for the Cylon sound clips).


Arcata Theatre Lounge and Northern Nights Music Festival present Berel Alexander & Liquid Kactus with Diggin’ Dirt

May
16
8:00 pm

NorthernNightsLogoFriday, May 16

Doors 8 PM

Show at 8:30 PM

$8 Advanced tickets at ATL online

$10 at the door

21 and over

Arcata Theatre Lounge and Northern Nights Music Festival present Berel Alexander & Liquid Kactus with Diggin’ Dirt

BerelAlexander1Berel Alexander is an Oakland-based Singer/Songwriter and high-energy front man raised in the rural northern coast of California. Only 28 years old, for the past 8 years he has been “layin’ it down” traveling, performing, and tightening a potent 5-piece band, cultivating a sonically refreshing sound. Berel riffs the acoustic guitar with tuneful melodies, connecting people in all walks of life.  The ensemble features hypnotic keys and an electric cello spewing a slew of analog effects, all on top a hearty drum & bass rhythm.  Driven by unique guitar work and a passion for soulful music of many genres, they enjoy mixing it up to create their own sounding blend of West Coast Soul. This feel good show is highlighted by thoughtful and stylish lyrics that seem to say, “hope still has a place in this crazy world”. Berel has played music all his life and written songs since he was a kid. Inspired early on by his father’s vintage vinyl and collection of homemade mix tapes, he was brought up in a home where singing was always encouraged. Motown classics add to his influence, as well as modern neo-soul the likes of D’angelo and live hip-hop a la The Roots. Listeners at his live shows have often compared Berel to a combo of James Taylor, Jonny Lang, and Amos Lee Having been featured for multiple performances during the Sundance Film Festivals of ’12, ’13, and ’14, they have also shared the bill with timeless performers like Matisyahu and G. Love & Special Sauce. Berel is constantly pushing himself. The band’s latest original EP, “All Over It” was released on Jan. 20th 2014. Building on the momentum created in California & Sundance, the band is currently drawing up plans to capture the west coast & beyond.

LiquidKactusFormed in the Summer of 2011 in Arcata CA by Josh Foster, Jonny Yocum, Mike Grady, and Will Rosenthal, Liquid Kactus is quickly gaining recognition as one of the top jam bands in Humboldt County. Liquid Kactus’ style fuses together many elements of music. Funk, Rock, Jazz, Blues and more combine, always with an emphasis on Improvisation, to make a new, dynamic show every night.


Oliver & Company (1988)

May
18
5:30 pm

OliverAndCompanySunday, May 18

6:00 pm

Film is $5

Rated G

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

The first Disney movie with attitude.

oliver_and_company_ver1Oliver & Company (1988) is an American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. This film retells Dickens’s Oliver Twist amongst animals in New York City, with Oliver as an innocent kitten who joins a gang of law-breaking dogs. When Oliver is adopted by a wealthy young woman, the gang’s evil human owner hatches a kidnapping scheme to tap into the girl’s fortune.


Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)

May
21
6:00 pm

legend-of-the-eight-samurai2Wednesday, May 21

Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce VideoSavage Henry MagazineScrap HumboldtPhantom Wave Records, Daisy DrygoodsVintage AvengerTin Can MailmanThe Clothing Dock and more.

legend-of-the-eight-samuraiPOSTEREight mysterious crystals, eight samurai and a beautiful young princess with a curse on her family

Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983) is a Japanese historical martial arts fantasy film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The story follows Princess Shizu (Hiroko Yakushimaru), her family slain and on the run from her enemies. As she escapes she is found by the vagabond Shinbei (Hiroyuki Sanada), before being rescued from her pursuers by Dōsetsu (Sonny Chiba). He tells her the legend of a curse on her family, and of eight beads that identify eight dog-warriors who can lift it, of which he and his companion are two. To defeat the evil queen Tamazusa (Mari Natsuki) who killed her family, they must find all eight. But Shinbei hears of Princess Shizu’s identity, and vows to collect the reward for capturing her. Parental Guidance due to violence


Savage Henry Magazine and the Arcata Theater Lounge present Stand Up! Records comedians Keith Lowell Jensen and Johnny Taylor, featuring local comedians Sarah Godlin, Dutch Savage, Josh Duke and Hosted by Dr. Foxmeat

May
23
9:00 pm

KeithLowellJensonTourPosterFriday, May 23

Doors at 9 PM

Show at 9:30 PM

$10

18 and Over

Savage Henry Magazine and the Arcata Theater Lounge present Stand Up! Records comedians Keith Lowell Jensen and Johnny Taylor, featuring local comedians Sarah Godlin, Dutch Savage, Josh Duke and Hosted by Dr. Foxmeat

KeithLowellJenson2Keith Lowell Jensen is best known as The Atheist on The Coexist? Comedy Tour. He has performed with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, Norm Macdonald, Dana Carvey, Tom Rhodes, and more. He is currently on tour to support his third comedy album, Elf Orgy, release by Stand Up! Records 2013. He has performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, Marsh Comedy Festival and currently has the number one best selling comedy album featuring rabbits with breasts on the cover.

JohnnyTaylorHeadShot_HiRezSacramento’s Johnny Taylor uses sharp wit, and off-beat sensibilities to communicate his sometimes tragic life experiences in a hilarious way.

A dynamic performer, Johnny has established a reputation for displaying a wide range of comedic styles.

He has opened for some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy, including Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait, Brian Posehn, Wayne Federman, and more.

Johnny is a regular at every major comedy club in Northern California, including the San Francisco Punch Line, Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, and 142 Throckmorton Theater, and was recently featured on Comedytime.TV.

SavageHenryLogoSavage Henry Independent Times is the West Coast’s Humor Magazine! Based in Arcata, Humboldt County, CA., Savage Henry is on a mission to spread Humboldt humor from coast to coast, and become just large enough that Rupert Murdoch offers to buy our magazine, so that we can laugh at his stupid face. Oh, and we’re totally here to spread the message of our dear leader, Kim Jong Un. It’s monthly print rag that ends up in the bars, head shops, tattoo parlors, and gutters of America’s West Coast. For edification through your earholes, you can listen to the Savage Henry Magazine Radio Program . Our newest venture, S.H.A.F.T., is Savage Henry’s Alternative Film & Television, our YouTube channel. At last, but certainly not least, we produce many live standup comedy shows, and our annual S.H.I.T.s & Giggles Comedy Festival! 


FLOW: an AAI runway event

May
24
7:30 pm

AAIlogoSaturday, May 24

Doors at 7:30 PM

$30 Adults

$20 Students

Tickets on sale at Hot Knots starting May 1st

All ages

handbill-133LOREZHosted by Arcata Arts Institute students, FLOW is the premier fashion event of the year for Humboldt County. This unique event is the culminating showcase for students in the AAI Fashion Design program.  The program provided young designers the opportunity to design and create original clothing designs.

This year, 9 student designers have been working throughout the school year on runway-worthy garments, under the instruction of master pattern drafters Renee Thompson and Margaret Uemeura. Each designer will present their clothing line of 3-6 outfits, with student models walking the runway.

Following the runway event, a reception will be included, allowing guests to meet the designers and see the garments on models up close. The evening is a benefit for the AAI program.
The Arcata Arts Institute is a “school within a school” for advanced art study at Arcata High School. AAI offers a unique balance of tradition and innovation. The Institute community is committed to expanding boundaries and vision through rigorous study. To learn more about AAI, visit us on the web at: artsinstitute.net


The Fox and the Hound (1981)

May
25
5:30 pm

FoxandHound1Sunday, May 25

6:00 pm

Film is $5

Rated G

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

Two friends that didn’t know they were supposed to be enemies.

The_Fox_and_the_HoundPOSTERThe Fox and the Hound (1981) is an American animated film loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film tells the story of a friendship between traditional enemies. Tod is a fox whose parents have died. His best friend is a hunting dog named Copper. As Copper grows up, he learns that it is his job to hunt foxes. Tod’s caretaker Widow Tweed takes Tod to live in a game preserve where he falls madly in love with Vixey. Copper and his owner eventually enter the preserve to hunt Tod, and eventually Copper must decide between duty and friendship. It features the voices of Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Pearl Bailey, Pat Buttram, Sandy Duncan, Richard Bakalyan, Paul Winchell, Jack Albertson, Jeanette Nolan, John Fiedler, John McIntire, Keith Coogan, and Corey Feldman.


Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring The Terror (1963)

May
28
6:00 pm

terror2Wednesday, May 28

Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce VideoSavage Henry MagazineScrap HumboldtPhantom Wave Records, Daisy DrygoodsVintage AvengerTin Can MailmanThe Clothing Dock and more.

TheterrorposterTrapped in a Haunted Castle… There is no Escape From The TERROR

The Terror (1963) is an American horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. It is famous for being filmed on sets left over from other AIP productions, including The Haunted Palace. In this horror chiller, an intriguing, beautiful woman (Sandra Knight) keeps re-appearing to early 19th-century Lt. Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), and he is led to a castle where he finds an imposter of Baron Von Leppe (Boris Karloff). He becomes trapped in the ancient castle and tries to make sense of the eerie situation. Director Roger Corman (with the help of a few other directors, including Francis Ford Coppola) shot most of this within a few days after finishing The Raven utilizing the same set.


Tommy (1975)

May
30
7:30 pm

Tommy1Friday, May 30

8 PM

Film is $5.00

Rated R

Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening

Your senses will never be the same

TommyPosterTommy (1975) is a British musical film based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy and was directed by Ken Russell. Tommy (Roger Daltrey) is a “deaf, dumb and blind kid” who retreats into himself after the death of his father. His mother, Nora (Ann-Margret), and stepfather Frank (Oliver Reed) take him to see a specialist (Jack Nicholson) but Tommy is apparently a hopeless case. That is, until Tommy discovers that “he sure plays a mean pinball.” Tommy gains fame when he defeats the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) for the world championship. As a result, Tommy becomes such a celebrity that he even founds his own religious cult. But his fans begin to commercialize his fame, while Tommy wants to stick to the straight and narrow. When Tommy wants to end the commercialization of his message, his supporters accuse him of being hypocritical and turn on him. Ann-Margret received a Golden Globe Award for her performance, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Pete Townshend was also nominated for an Oscar for his work in scoring and adapting the music for the film. In 1975 the film won the award for Rock Movie of the Year in the First Annual Rock Music Awards.


Random Acts Of Comedy

May
31
7:30 pm

RandomActsOfComdeyLOGO_3Saturday, May 31

Doors at 7:30 pm

Show at 8 pm

$6

All ages

10 yr + with parental guidance suggested

Random Acts of Comedy: These talented players bring laughter every month. Outrageous improv comedy at high speed.You never know what will happen in a show, because we never know. Root for your favorite players. Some suggestive material is possible. Doors open at 7:30, and show starts at 8. Best way to spend $6.


Will Durst’s BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG

Jun
12
8:00 pm

WillDurstBoomRagingLOGOFriday, June 13

Doors at 8 PM

Show at 8:30 PM

$15 at the door

$10 in advance

Special Note: Due to the use of startlingly archaic technology, children under the age of 40 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a guardian or if they bring a note. We apologize for any inconvenience.

WillDurst_1LowRezThe man the Oregonian called “the thinking man’s comic,” Will Durst, is proud to present his first one- man show since the acclaimed “Elect to Laugh,” ran for 41 weeks in San Francisco in 2012. “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, is an uproarious tribute to the joys, achievements, frustrations, and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. In this rollicking 85- minute heartfelt monologue, Durst encourages his chronologically gifted brethren to refuse to grow old in the face of gravity no matter how many times they forget the answer to their password retrieval security question. It’s what happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia. A celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation: culminating in an extra, added special treat- the Meaning of Life.

Ably assisted by his genial wit and trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomer revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth obsessed society (which we invented, for crum’s sake). He shamelessly strokes the egos and pats the hands of the Flower Generation through segments entitled Racing From The Shadow Of A Mushroom Cloud. The Blinking VCR. Still Doing Drugs, Only Now There’s a Co- Pay. The Brightsides of Extreme Adulthood & Hope I Die Before I… Ooops, Too Late. It’s funny. It’s smart. And uplifting, even. A unique theatrical event with a dash of poetry all delivered with stand- up timing.

With the sacred cows begging to be punctured for their arrogance, hypocrisy and pomposity, America cries out for a man with the aim, strength and style to hit them where it hurts the funniest. Will Durst is that man. Described as “the thinking man’s comic” by The Oregonian, he delights in transcending party ties, performing for POTUSes Bill Clinton and George HW Bush and speaking at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference. As current as the day’s headlines, Durst is a self- described Raging Moderate, specializing in “comedy for people who read or know someone who does.” Durst’s first book, “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was based on his acclaimed one- man Off- Broadway show of the same name. The New York Times: “Durst is at his sly savvy best. Highly recommended.” The Epoch Times: “A political comic and performance tour- de- force, Durst attacks both the left and the right and hits the bulls eye every time.“ Fox News: “A great political satirist.” “The New Yorker: “Durst has perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy.”
 
Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse, Durst has written a weekly nationally syndicated political humor column for 9 years, voices commentaries on 16 radio stations, is a bi-monthly columnist for The Progressive Magazine, yet still manages to perform hundreds of shows a year at theaters, clubs, benefits and corporate events all over the country. The first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Durst has told jokes in 14 countries. His new book “Elect to Laugh!” is now available at Amazon as are his 5 CDs. Hobbies include the search for the perfect cheeseburger while his heroes remain the same as when he was twelve: Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny. And despite universal reproach, he still squeezes ketchup on his hot dogs.