Wednesday, July 24, 2013's Lowdown

Real quick, check your soul. Notice that gaping hole? We are told that is due to the fact that, since you'd gotten used to them being around all summer, the Humboldt Crabs have been away from us for the last week. Ack!

Well, the good news is that the Crabbies are back at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday -- taking on the Auburn Pussycats (that might not be the opposing team's given, Christian name, but it's close and it might as well be.) The not good news is that the season is winding down. In fact, this weekend is the last of the Far West League's regular season. So, crap, if the Crabs don't make the playoffs this is it, right? Summer is over.

Ooo, I know. Let's do something no one ever does and check the FWL standings. It feels like the Crabs win a lot:

Humboldt Crabs 18-6!!!
Top Speed Baseball 16-6
California Warriors 14-13
Walnut Creek Crawdads 12-12
Neptune Beach Pearl 10-11
Menlo Park Legends 10-13
Seals Baseball Club 6-11
Redding Colt .45s 7-21

Hey! These games matter for something! I guess the Crabs are pretty good! See y'all at the playoff games in August!

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

I haven't missed a Super Giant movie yet, and I'm not about to start now. Hello ATL.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Humboldt Crabs vs. Auburn Wildcats
Arcata Ball Park / 5:30 p.m. / $8
Hometown baseball, baby.
Web site / View Comments

Invaders From Outer Space (1957)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Super Giant, aka Starman, “the creature made of the strongest steel,” returns from the Sapphire Galaxy to once again fight monsters, chase flying saucers and defeat evil-minded aliens.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Second Annual Zoo Keeper Olympics
Sequoia Park Zoo / 1 p.m. / Free
Watch the zoo staff as they compete for the gold in an obstacle course filled with keeper related activities.
redwoodaazk@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Ableton Workshop
MARZ Project / 3-4 p.m. / Free
Bring your questions and your laptop.
442-8413 / marzers@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Sarah Donner
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free
An indie folk pop star who has embraced the catlady inside her.
668-4151 / 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

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

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:35, 3:15, 5:50, 8:25
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:25, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05, 8:15, 9:40
  • LONE RANGER: 12:45, 4:15, 7:50
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 1:35, 3:00, 4:40, 7:45, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
  • RED 2: 12:30, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
  • RIPD IN 2D: 2:30, 7:20
  • RIPD IN 3D: 12:05, 4:55, 9:45
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • TURBO 2D: 12:20, 5:30
  • TURBO 3D: 2:50, 8:00
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30
Fortuna Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2: 12:00, 2:25, 4:45, 7:00, 9:20
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40
  • PACIFIC RIM: 12:20, 3:40, 6:55, 9:45
  • RED 2: 1:00, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40
  • R.I.P.D.: 2:30, 4:50, 7:10
  • RIPD IN 3D: 12:05, 9:30
  • TURBO: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05
  • TURBO IN 3D: 9:25
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CONJURING: 1:15, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:55, 5:35, 8:00
  • GROWN UPS 2: 12:55, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • PACIFIC RIM 2D: 3:00, 9:00
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 12:00, 6:00
  • RED 2: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:25
  • RIPD IN 2D: 3:50, 8:40
  • RIPD IN 3D: 1:25, 6:15
  • THE HEAT: 12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
  • TURBO 2D: 12:45, 5:50
  • TURBO 3D: 3:20, 8:20
Minor Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 3:35, 5:55, 8:15
  • GROWN UPS 2: 4:25, 6:50, 9:15
  • RIPD IN 2D: 4:40, 7:05, 9:30