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Lowdown: Light Up For Lost Loved Ones

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.



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

Golden Rule Fundraiser

Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5

839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site

Jay Dancing Bear

Mosgo's / 5 p.m.

Acoustic originals.

826-1195 / Web site

Free Community Classes

Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site

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

Pints for Nonprofit

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m.

Benefit for Food for People.

668-4151 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / Web site

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 /

Open Mic

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

Open Mic

Logger Bar / 7 p.m.

668-5000 / Web site

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8-10 p.m.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

The Smashed Glass, The Hill

The Shanty / 9 p.m. / 21+

Cross eyed drunk Irish punk/folk and acoustic stomp core.

444-2053 /


Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

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

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre