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How To Commemorate 9/11 in Humboldt (Or Not)

Oh, it's 9/11. Were we supposed to do something today?

If you're as befuddled as me as to if we should treat this day with some sort of special reverence 12 years on, fear not. The Lowdown reveals that Humboldt offers you a myriad of ways to publicly commemorate today's quasi-holiday. Or, if you choose, not. Here's your options:

Your call, Humboldt.

-Andrew Goff


9/11 Memorial Parade

Fortuna / noon

Parade down Main Street ending at the Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building. Bring a flag.

Pints For Nonprofits

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

A dollar from every pint or goblet sold will go towards bringing Humboldt County youth to local farms as part of CAFF’s Know Your Farmer program.

826-0233 / meredith@caff.org / Web site

The Werewolf of Washington

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

After being unknowingly inflicted with the bite of a werewolf while on a visit to Europe, White House press secretary Jack Whittier (Dean Stockwell) begins to turn into a deadly beast by night, terrorizing Washington D.C. and presenting a very deadly threat to the President.

822-1220 / Web site

Storyteller Willy Claflin

Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m.

Clayfin tells original and traditional stories, and is the speaking-mouth-person for Maynard Moose, the only quadruped on the storytelling circuit today!

269-1900 / Web site

Free Community Classes

Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Free / Free ALL

839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site

4 For Jazz

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local jazz and local brews? Nice.

668-4151 / Web site

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo

Highland Park / 6-9 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

Gary Stewart

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Local guitarist.

923-2748 / Web site

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra

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

"Versatile musicianship and soulful chemistry help to expand Marty O'Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra's songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between." Free.

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

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Ba-Dum-Chh Comedy Open Mic

The Jam / 8 p.m.

An open microphone. On 9/11. Oh good.

822-4766 / Web site

Jeff Landen

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Local slide guitarist.

668-5000 / Web site

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 /


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