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Eureka Natural Foods to Start Carrying Singer/Songwriters

Are people still using "hump day"? Well, today is that.

Should you wish to hump out of the house, please note that you have two opportunities to see renowned singer/songwriter/Jewel amigo Steve Poltz today. The easiest, most traditional way is this evening at HumBrews where he'll be sharing a stage with local opener, the mighty John Ludington. Music in a music venue. It will feel familiar.

However if that's too normal for you, take a late lunch break and head over to Eureka Natural Foods at about 1 p.m. There, Poltz will be serenading DJ Mike Dronkers who just happens to be broadcasting live today as part of KHUM's food drive. We hear the booth is set up near the Stacy's Pita Chips display, but you also have the option of tuning in to 104.3/104.7 if you're afraid of weird chips.

Now, your Lowdown fulfills a legal requirement: No Steve Poltz blurb is complete without noting that he co-wrote Jewel's "You Were Meant For Me." So, not only are we doing that, here's a video of the man performing it. There. Now you cannot sue us.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Pints for Non-Profits

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 3-11 p.m. / Free

Benefitting the Jacoby Creek Land Trust. Dutch raffle for hand knitted hats and scarfs. Food from Natures Serving.

822-0900 / susanjclt@gmail.com / Web site

Steve Poltz

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $10 / 21+

"One of the most beloved songwriters of his generation." John Ludington opens.

826-2739 / Web site

KHUM Wants Your Food

KHUM Radio 104.3/104.7 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All week long, KHUM will broadcast live from area grocery stores in an effort to gather funds and foods for Food For People. Click for a list of times and locations.

HSU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Trees for your house. You clean up the needles.

forclub@humboldt.edu /

43rd Annual Christmas Home Tour and Tea

Fortuna Monday Club / 1-9 p.m. / $15

This year the homes will be decked out in a theme Christmas in Candyland.

725-7572 / DReynolds@ci.fortuna.ca.us / 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

Randles, LaBolle and Amirkhan

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

A trio of Humboldt's best jazz musicians while you sip.

668-4151 / 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

GMO Free Humboldt Volunteer Meetings

Arcata Co-op Community Kitchen / 6-7 p.m. / Free

822-5947 / humboldtgmofree@gmail.com / Web site

Kill, Baby, Kill (1966)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

One of the more prominent works of Italy’s premier horror stylist Mario Bava, this occult murder mystery interweaves elements of the traditional giallo thriller formula with an unusual Gothic ghost story.

822-1220 / 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

Root Beer Float Party

The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / Free

Meet people and support the Anarchist Bookfair.

humboldtgrassroots@riseup.net / Web site

Free Conservation Lecture

Sequoia Park Zoo / 7 p.m.

David Garcelon of the Institute for Wildlife Studies will describe how he spearheaded the effort to return Bald eagles to the Channel Islands at the Zoo’s free December Conservation Lecture.

441-4263 / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

The Hypnotic Transference

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

Psychedelic metal and garage rock.

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

Laura Meyer

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Acoustic blues.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Jeff Landen

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Local slide guitarist.

668-5000 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

Karaoke

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

How could this be a bad idea?

Rude Lion Sound

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

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

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre