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.

—Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

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. 

Events

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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.
826-7050 / info@godwitdays.org / Web site / View Comments

Bruce Cockburn
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.
923-3368 / office@mateel.org / Web site / View Comments

Michael Moore Quartet
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 members
"No, your not having a deja vu. Michael Moore will perform again in Arcata on Wednesday for this just added encore show."
822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

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.
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First Time Home Buyer Workshop
MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Free
515-6683 / workshops@MikkiMoves.com / Web site / View Comments

GMO Free Humboldt Volunteer Meetings
Arcata Co-op Community Kitchen / 6-7 p.m. / Free
822-5947 / humboldtgmofree@gmail.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

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
677-0230 / Web site / View Comments

Zumba
The MGC / 6-7 p.m. / $6
725-3300 / 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

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m. / 21+
Piano and drums improv duo.
444-2244 / Web site / 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."
826-4113 / filmfestival@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m. / 21+
Piano and drums improv duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Dark Star Orchestra
Eureka Theater / 8 p.m. / $30
Dead covers done well.
442-2970 / Web site / View Comments

Blues Jam
Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...
839-0545 / 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

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Comedy Open Mikey
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.
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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

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
822-4766 / Web site / 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!
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 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
Minor Theatre
  • 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

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