Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013's Lowdown

The holiday season can be one of the roughest times of year for people who've experienced loss in their life. Seriously, why do we even do this?

Well, Hospice of Humboldt will attempt to ease your burdens at their annual Light Up a Life remembrance ceremony Wednesday at the Wharfinger Building. The event is for those who may feel an urge to honor loved ones who've passed on in a room full of people who've experienced similar loss -- the "light up" refers to the candles that will be symbolically lit. The vocal militia that is the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir will be on hand to add umph to the event. Go get a hug if you need it.

Other Wednesday options -- including two should-be-lively, actual-live-music gigs in Old Town -- in your Lowdown below.

-AG

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Andy Approves

Open Mic at the Logger Bar. Remember, just because you can doesn't mean you should. [$5 and under award]

Events

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Light Up a Life Ceremony
Wharfinger Building / 7 p.m.
"Remembrance ceremony honoring those who are special to us and remembering those whom we miss." Music by the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir followed by a reception and refreshments. Sponsored by Hospice of Humboldt.
268-1973 / Web site / View Comments

Golden Rule Fundraiser
Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5
839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

Jay Dancing Bear
Mosgo's / 5 p.m.
Acoustic originals.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Free Community Classes
Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofit
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m.
Benefit for Food for People.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo
Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting
Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.
Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.
443-3731 / View Comments

Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Jazz improvisational duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8-10 p.m.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.
HumCo craves beats.
499-0163 / View Comments

Billy Cook, Derek Dunn and Michael James, Gunsafe
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $5 / 21+
"Call it a guitslinger triple shot."
497-6093 / twang4strings@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

The Smashed Glass, The Hill
The Shanty / 9 p.m. / 21+
Cross eyed drunk Irish punk/folk and acoustic stomp core.
444-2053 / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!
View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: 12:40, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • DELIVERY MAN: 12:50, 3:30, 6:15, 8:55
  • ENDER S GAME: 3:25, 8:40
  • FREE BIRDS 2D: 12:10, 2:40, 4:55
  • FROZEN 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 1:10, 2:35, 5:15, 5:55, 7:50
  • FROZEN 3D: 3:15, 8:30
  • GRAVITY 3D: 1:05, 6:20
  • HOMEFRONT: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 12:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:40, 4:40, 5:40, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA: 7:15, 9:35
  • LAST VEGAS: 3:25, 6:10, 8:45
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DELIVERY MAN: 3:20, 5:55, 8:30
  • ENDER S GAME: 4:10, 9:10
  • FROZEN 2D: 2:40, 5:20, 5:50, 8:00
  • FROZEN 3D: 3:10, 8:25
  • GRAVITY 3D: 6:50
  • HOMEFRONT: 4:20, 6:50, 9:25
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 2:45, 4:10, 6:00, 7:30, 9:10
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD 2D: 3:40, 6:30, 9:15
Minor Theatre
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • ALL IS LOST: 3:15, 6:15, 9:10
  • HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: 5:25, 8:45