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Wednesday, June 5, 2013's Lowdown

Having midweek shows pop up in Humboldt always feels like we're getting away with something. Oh well. 

Getting her start playing guitar-led pop and folk songs in San Francisco coffee houses in the '70s, Patty Larkin has had long career. After graduating from the University of Oregon she studied jazz guitar at the well-known Berklee Collage of music in Boston and released her first album in 1985.

Nearly 30 years and a dozen odd albums later, she'll roll into the Arcata Playhouse on Wednesday for an intimate night of stories and songs. Watch her performance of her song -- not Leonard Cohen's tune -- "Hallelujah" below and/or scroll farther down for the rest of today's Lowdown.

(PROGRAMMING NOTE: Patty Larkin will drop in on KHUM's Mike Dronkers today 'round noonish Wednesday.) 

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Destroy All Planets (1968)

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

Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night! Gamera the fire-belching turtle has replaced his human-hating ways with a friendly attitude towards children and once more saves the world.

822-1220 / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Humboldt Sluggers

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

Web site

Patty Larkin

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 adv.

Boston-based singer/songwriter/guitarist plays folk and urban pop music.

822-1575 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / 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

Ray Bevatori

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Jazz.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Logger Bar / 7 p.m.

668-5000 / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 7-10:30 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Trivia Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Hosted by Sherae O'Shaughnessy.

826-9463 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre