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Wednesday Features: No Water, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Aliens, Beer

Welcome to Wednesday, Lowdowners. Let's see how you're going to spend your water-free day.

If you've got the funds, you can check two significant artists off your "seen 'em" list at the Van Duzer Theatre. Superstar singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will share the JVD stage for an intimate acoustic evening of back-and-forth song ping pong. Don't really famous people look nice sitting next to each other?

However, if $75 concerts are not your bag, your Lost Coast Outpost always recommends watching shitty ol' monster flicks at the Arcata Theatre Lounge for Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night. Tonight they're showing The Alien Factor (1976), the head shake-worthy trailer for which you can watch below.

Or you could support the deserving McKinleyville Land Trust by drinking beer. So, Wednesday ain't too shabby.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $75 / $35 HSU students

Two of America’s most respected musicians share the stage, playing separately and together, in this intimate “songwriter-in-the-round” performance.

826-3928 / Web site

Golden Rule Fundraiser

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

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

Pints for Nonprofits

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m. / 21+

Raise a glass in support of the McKinleyville Land Trust.

839-5263 / info@mlandtrust.org / 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

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

HSU Native Forum / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

Dr. Erin Kelly will present “Sustaining Rural Places: What Are We Sustaining?” Erin Kelly joined the Humboldt State University Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources in fall 2012 as an assistant professor in forest policy, economics, and administration.

826-3653 / pjs26@humboldt.edu / Web site

The Alien Factor (1976)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.

B-grade science fiction film directed and written by Baltimore low-budget filmmaker Don Dohler. The film begins with a young teenage couple making out in a car when an insect looking monster attacks.

822-1220 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / Web site

GMO Free Humboldt Volunteer Meetings

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

822-5947 / humboldtgmofree@gmail.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

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

The Good Time Music Tour

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

With The Gloria Darlings (a popular female vintage country and bluegrass band with great vocal harmonies) and The Gin Jars ( ragtime, hokum blues and jazz, with a hint of the vaudeville and the medicine shows of old).

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

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Karaoke

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

How could this be a bad idea?

Bar-Fly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / 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!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre