Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013's Lowdown

Here are four very different ways you could spend your Wednesday evening, HumCo:

  • ¡Uno!: You could bask in sounds of Hawaiian reggae ambassadors Natural Vibrations -- "Natty Vibes" to non-haoles.
  • ¡Dos!: You could test your tolerance for horrible B-movies at the Arcata Theatre Lounge's screening of Alien Contamination (1980). Hell, we dare you to sit through the three minute trailer (see above)!
  • ¡Tres!: Uh, Turtle Races.
  • ¡Cuatro!: You could refer to yesterday's Lowdown and do that again.

If variety is the spice of life, Wednesday be one hot tamale! Ay ay ay!

-Andrew Goff

Events

(Submit yours!)

Alien Contamination (1980)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring science fiction horror film directed by Luigi Cozzi and starring Ian McCulloch in an Alien ripoff.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

The Bills
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $12 / $10 students/members
High impact, acoustic folk music quintet from the West Coast of Canada.
822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Natural Vibrations
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $12 / 21+
Group of friends who loved playing music and went from playing backyard parties to headlining some of Hawaiis biggest shows and venues. The Steppas open.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Jay Dancing Bear
Mosgo's / 5 p.m.
Acoustic originals.
826-1195 / 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

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 / 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

Chris McCurdy
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Guitarist/vocalist.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Jazz improvisational duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Live Turtle Races
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+
Cheer on the world famous box turtles. Four heats every 20 minutes. It looks like this.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Diggin Dirt, Farmhouse Odyssey
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Arcata bands make sounds for you.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Bar-Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

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

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!
View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BLUE JASMINE: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:25, 2:55
  • ELYSIUM: 12:05, 2:45, 5:25, 8:15
  • INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2: 1:15, 4:05, 6:45, 8:10, 9:25
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 12:00, 3:05, 6:05, 9:05
  • PLANES 2D: 1:10, 3:30, 5:50
  • PRISONERS: 1:25, 2:40, 4:55, 5:30, 8:25, 9:00
  • RIDDICK: 11:55, 2:50, 5:45, 8:40
  • THE FAMILY: 12:55, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10
  • THE WORLD S END: 12:00, 6:10, 8:50
  • THIS IS THE END: 1:45, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 1:00, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ELYSIUM: 3:20, 9:25
  • INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2: 3:10, 5:45, 8:30, 9:15
  • LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER: 3:00, 5:55, 9:00
  • PRISONERS: 4:55, 6:00, 8:25, 8:45
  • RIDDICK: 2:55, 5:50, 8:45
  • THE FAMILY: 3:30, 6:10, 8:55
  • THIS IS THE END: 4:00, 6:40
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
Minor Theatre
  • PRISONERS: 5:20, 8:45
  • SPECTACULAR NOW: 3:50, 6:10, 8:30
  • THE FAMILY: 3:40, 6:20, 9:00

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