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Humboldt Suffers Severe Marimba Infestation

Now, no one is going to force you to immerse yourself in the over-two-week-long Zeltsman Marimba Festival. Maybe xylophones on steroids aren't your thing. But, dagnabbit, we better not hear any Humboldtians complaining that there's never any good marimba shows in this town after this. You'll earn a Robin-slap for that kinda lip.

Yes, the mallets will be flying in the coming days with multiple shows at both the Arcata Playhouse and HSU's Native Forum featuring over 50 performers from all over the world. For more on the festival, check out their website or the North Coast Journal's in-depth piece on its many facets. Below, find the schedule of remaining world class marimba shows in your neighborhood.

So much marimba! Less so in your Wednesday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats

Arcata Ball Park / 5:30 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Fortuna Fireworks Festival

Newburg Park / 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day a little early in Friendly Fortuna with some family fun, barbecue, music and fireworks.

Reptilicus (1962)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.

Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night. See a mighty city trampled to destruction! See missiles and atom bombs powerless! See civilization rioting with fear!

822-1220 / Web site

Under the Sea Dance Party

Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $5

Music by Humboldt Free Radio Alliance DJs, The Tweeners, Blood Gnome and more. All proceeds go to North Star Quest Camp.

562-964-9213 / Web site

Expressive Complexity Faculty Concert

HSU Native Forum / 8 p.m. / $10 / $7 students/seniors

Part of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

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Ableton Workshop

MARZ Project / 3-4 p.m. / Free

Bring your questions and your laptop.

442-8413 / marzers@gmail.com / Web site

Dry Hop Wednesday

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

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site


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

668-4151 / 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

Anna Hamilton

The Siren's Song Tavern / 7 p.m.

Playing the blues in true Humboldt fashion.

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

Open Mic

Logger Bar / 7 p.m.

668-5000 / Web site

The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Dads, Pity Sex

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

252-619-4555 / Web site

April Moore

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Country singer.

923-2748 / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
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