Wednesday, April 16's Lowdown
You will note that songwriter/activist Bruce Cockburn did not need a YouTube-y commercial to promote his show at the Mateel Community Center this Wednesday evening. Dude’s famous enough to draw a crowd for his most recent sneeze. But a pair of local, multi-day events kicking off in Humboldt Wednesday felt they needed that extra viral bump to entice the masses.
Thus, feast your eyes on the pair of clips below. The first attempts to generate excitement for this year’s installment of the Humboldt International Film Festival, long-touted as “the world’s oldest student-run film festival.” The event is now in its 47th year, but we’ll let the mad scientist explain further:
Next up we have some promotion for the week-long Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival which features nearly 100 birding-related field trips, workshops and social events. And look! They got Michael Bay to direct Godwit Days this year! Excellent!:
Scroll your Lowdown listings below for other Wednesday night gatherings, albeit with smaller A/V budgets.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Godlin Gets Behind
The Humboldt International Film Festival was where I saw, without doubt, some of the worst films I have ever seen. And I worked in video stores for seven years.
Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival
Various / 8 a.m. / $35 / Free Under 18
A celebration of the Marbled Godwits and all the birds that visit the north coast during Spring Migration. Nearly 100 field trips, workshops and social events to choose from. Full schedule online.
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Mateel Community Center / 8:30 a.m. / $32 / $25 at the door, standing / $22 in advance, standing / $35 at the door, main floor / $32 in advance, main floor seats
"One of the most prolific and respected folk/rock artists of our time," says the Mateel.
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Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Schedule
Humboldt Bay / 4 p.m. / $3 / $43 sailing events
Lady Washington arrives in Eureka April 10 for an 11-day visit featuring public sailing excursions, walk-on tours, and educational programs for K-12 students. Her companion, Hawaiian Chieftain, follows on April 15. Click here for full list of tours and sailing options.
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
47th Humboldt International Film Festival
Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $20 4 Night Pass / $8 General Public / $5 All students / $3 HSU Students w/ID
"The world’s oldest student-run film festival, the HFF creates a unique venue for traditional films and alternative digital media that enjoys an international reputation for supporting and celebrating independent filmmakers working in traditional, experimental and non-traditional modes."
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- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:20
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 11:35, 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
- DIVERGENT: 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:10
- DRAFT DAY: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:00
- GOD S NOT DEAD: 12:20, 3:05, 5:50, 8:35
- GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:25
- HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:55, 3:30, 6:05, 8:40
- NOAH: 1:55, 5:05, 8:20
- OCULUS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
- RAID 2: 2:00, 5:30, 8:55
- RIO 2 2D: 12:15, 2:05, 2:55, 4:45, 5:35, 8:10
- RIO 2 3D: 11:30, 7:25
Mill Creek Cinema
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 2:55, 8:45, 9:20
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 5:25, 9:20
- DIVERGENT: 2:50, 6:00, 9:10
- DRAFT DAY: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00
- GOD S NOT DEAD: 6:35
- MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 4:05
- NOAH: 2:40, 5:45, 8:50
- OCULUS: 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
- RIO 2 2D: 4:45, 6:05, 7:25, 9:40
- RIO 2 3D: 2:45, 8:30
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 5:45, 8:50
- GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
- LUNCHBOX: 3:40, 6:10, 8:40