Wednesday, Aug. 20's Lowdown

“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:

  • The quartet will share the stage with local powerhouse vocalist Claire Bent at The Palm Lounge in an early show starting at 8 p.m. (They gotta make way for comedy open mic, of course.)
  • The ladies will fall in love on the air with KHUM’s Larry Trask at ‘round ‘bouts 4 p.m. in between playing a few tunes.
  • The Lowdown offers you a YouTube sample of what the group brings to the table. Check out “Crow Song” below.

—Andrew Goff

Events

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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 / View Comments

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."
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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

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 / 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

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 / 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

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

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 / 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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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

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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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
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 2:45, 8:10
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • GIVER: 12:50, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:40, 3:35, 6:35, 9:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 2:40, 8:00
  • HERCULES 2D: 12:20, 5:40
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:05, 2:55, 5:55, 8:45
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • STEP UP ALL IN 2D: 1:05, 3:40, 6:10, 8:50
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 11:55, 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 3D: 12:10, 5:30
  • WHAT IF: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 5:30, 8:30
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
  • GIVER: 12:40, 3:10, 5:35, 8:05
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 2:40
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 11:55, 2:50, 5:45, 8:40
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:25
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:25, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 3D: 12:10
Minor Theatre
  • BOYHOOD: 4:25, 8:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 3:40, 6:25, 9:10

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