Wednesday, Aug. 6's Lowdown

I’ll bet some of you grow marijuana. Hell, I’ll bet a handful are you are even pretty good at it. But tell me this, farmer: How adept are you at “depping”?

If you fancy yourself a light depravation growing expert and you’d like to show off your strain(s), perhaps consider entering for a chance to win at the the first ever Golden Tarp Awards, a cannabis competition highlighting the light dep method. (If marijuana cultivation is not your world, “light dep” is a technique that utilizes tarps to manipulate the light cycle of cannabis plants with minimal electricity use. Now you know.)

The ultra-green competition will be held at the Mateel Community Center on September 13 and event organizers are accepting entries in a variety of categories through August 21. What can you win? A tricked out, locally handcrafted bronze greenhouse and, of course, a golden tarp. Pimp your grow!

More details on how to enter (and your opportunity to sound off) can be found here.

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As far as Wednesday's out-and-about options, please note that the Arcata Theatre Lounge's Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night crew are screening perhaps their most traditionally crowd-pleasing offering to date. What it be? Well, we'll just say where they're going they don't need roads.

More in your Lowdown listings below. 

--Andrew Goff 

 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

I'll be doing an extended Sinatra set at Barfly karaoke.  If I can make it there, we'll see about making it somewhere else.

Events

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Golden Tarp Award Entries Sought
See Event Description / 9 a.m.
The Golden Tarp Award is both a celebration of Humboldt’s cannabis culture and a cannabis competition highlighting the light dep method, a cultivation technique that utilizes tarps to manipulate the light cycle of cannabis plants with minimal electricity use. Entries now accepted through Aug. 21.
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Back to the Future (1985)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
"Shown at 1.21 gigawatts!"
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

French Professional Youth Soccer Camp
Arcata Sports Complex / 9 a.m.-noon / $195
845-6546 / info.acsamoa@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Native Landscaping
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 5-6:30 p.m.
Help maintain the native landscaping around the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center and on the green roof, weeding help is especially needed.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / 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

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 with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30-9 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."
445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

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

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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Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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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

Barfly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / 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
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 9:20
  • AMERICA: 3:50, 8:50
  • AND SO IT GOES: 1:20, 6:25
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 2:55
  • GET ON UP: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:15
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:40, 3:35, 6:30, 9:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 11:50, 2:40, 5:35, 8:30
  • HERCULES 2D: 4:00, 9:10
  • HERCULES 3D: 1:25, 6:35
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 1:10, 3:45
  • LUCY: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:15, 2:45
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:00
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40
  • SEX TAPE: 2:05, 4:35, 7:10, 9:30
  • TAMMY: 6:15, 8:45
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 5:10, 8:35
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AND SO IT GOES: 1:50, 6:55
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • GET ON UP: 1:55, 5:15, 8:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 11:50, 2:40, 5:30, 8:20
  • HERCULES 2D: 3:30, 8:35
  • HERCULES 3D: 1:00, 6:05
  • LUCY: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 11:55, 2:05, 4:15, 6:30, 8:40
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 4:20, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • MOST WANTED MAN: 3:05, 5:50, 8:35
  • WISH I WAS HERE: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10

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