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Plan to Tour Humboldt's Haunted Houses

Well, it's another one of those years when Halloween is partially ruined by the dumb ol' Gregorian calendar/five day work week. The most debaucherous of holidays falls on a dumb ol' Thursday which means either you piss your boss off with a lackluster Friday or you get all ghouled up to celebrate October 26. The world needs a-fixin'.

Thankfully Humboldt's haunted house proprietors are an understanding lot. Local spook seekers have ample opportunities both this weekend and on actual Halloween to wet themselves:

Geez, are you and your sick buddies holding some sort of creep out house that the Lowdown doesn't know about? Well, why didn't you submit it? You're blowing it!

Oh, Wednesday stuff in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Walking in Balance in Indian Country

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Conference put together in an attempt to enhance culturally appropriate approaches to better serve American Indian Crime Victims and their families and and to improve general services to the Native American community.

668-9770 / 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

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / Web site

Zumba

The MGC / 6 p.m. / $6

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

R.O.T.O.R. (1988)

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

Science fiction action film starring Richard Gesswein. R.O.T.O.R. stands for “Robot Officer Tactical Operation Research Unit” and that means a crime-stopping robot which is unintentionally set in motion and is headed out the door in downtown Dallas, looking for crooks. Science Fiction Pint and Pizz

822-1220 / 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 /

Cribbage Tournament

Humboldt Brews / 6:30 p.m. / $5

826-2739 / Web site

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

Johanna Miray and April Moore

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Folk and country.

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 /

Bar-Fly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

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