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Lowdown: Mama Doll Hit KHUM Today, Palm Lounge Tonight (VIDEO)

“I think I will go out on a Wednesday!” you say?

Fab! Humboldt offers you distractions aplenty this eve including a local bandsplosion at The Siren’s Song Tavern, mind-numbing sci-fi cinema at Arcata Theatre Lounge, good-cause brews at Mad River Brewery and the continuing Humboldt County Fair.

Also, Humboldt has multiple ways to experience the dark folk and haunting harmonies of Spokane’s Mama Doll:

—Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-9 p.m. / $8 / $4 kids / $6 seniors

"The Bounty of the County": Live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, exhibits, livestock events and more. Check the fair's website for complete schedule of events.

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Atom Age Vampire (1960)

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

“A less-stylish variant on Franju’s classic Les Yeux Sans Visage, this low-budget Italian production borrows heavily from that film’s plot to tell the tale of a scientist who employs a radical new procedure to restore the beauty of a young hoochie-koochie dancer disfigured in a car accident."

822-1220 / Web site

Mama Doll, Claire Bent

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / $5 / 21+

"More unique grooves and lead guitar has taken their game up a level from an already unique, lovely brand of harmony filled folk."

IV Therapy for RNs and LVNs

College of the Redwoods Community Education / 8-6 a.m. / $250 / 18+

269-4000 / jencie-smith@redwoods.com / Web site

Senior Action Coalition Meeting

Jefferson Community Center / 11:30-1:30 a.m. / Free

Monthly meeting to discuss senior issues such as housing and independent living, pedestrian safety, and health care.

668-5728 / shsch1@gmail.com /

Humboldt CASA Kid Walk Open House

CASA of Humboldt / noon-1:30 p.m. / Free

Individuals and teams of families, friends, coworkers, clubs, and church members are developing their plans to raise money over the next two months by selling raffle tickets, holding garage sales and car washes, and a variety of other activities.

443-3197 / info@humboldtcasa.org / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / Web site

Kingfoot

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8 p.m. / Free

Americana trio playing all original songs for Pints for Non-Profits. Proceeds benefit Blue Lake and Fieldbrook Little League.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

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

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 with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 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

Volunteer Training

SCRAP Humboldt / 6:30-7:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

Are you passionate about sustainablity? Come volunteer at SCRAP Humboldt! As a nonprofit creative reuse center, volunteers are essential to the services that SCRAP Humboldt offers.

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

Blues Jam

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

Karaoke

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Salsa Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

White Manna, Nipplepotamus, The Fairy Rings, Low Hums

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

Local bands aplenty.

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

Barfly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Comedy Open Mikey

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.

Whomp

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.

822-4766 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre