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Wednesday's Lowdown: Celebrate the Life and Times of Sinbad Tonight in Arcata

While your Lowdown is generally is a sucker for Pints for Nonprofits events (there is one tonight at the Mad River Brewery) and comedy open mics (check out the one tonight at the Palm Lounge) there is really only one event we can, in good faith, endorse this evening ...

A seminal, beloved figure in American comedy, Sinbad received his first big break in 1987 in the Cosby Show spin-off A Different World … and what a voyage its been since then.

Thankfully, the fine folks at the Arcata Theatre Lounge recognize that we could all benefit from an analysis of the life and times of the co-star of the 1992 film Necessary Roughness and have decided to tweak the format of their regular Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night in order to screen a film version of his life story. Huzzah! Let's take a glimpse at The Magic Voyage of Sinbad below, shall we?

Oh. That was something different entirely. 

Well, there will be beer. Or check out what else is going on in your Wednesday Lowdown below.

Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Pints for Nonprofits

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m. / Free

Music by Bayou Swamis and Dale Cavanaugh. $1 goes of each beer sold goes to benefit the Blue Lake Museum. Food by Blackberry Bramble BBQ.

667-6233 / mkomorison@yahoo.com / Web site

The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (1962)

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

American release of a Russian fantasy film. Based on the Rimsky-Korsakov opera of the same name, the film details the efforts of seafaring Sadko (Sergei Stolyarov) to rescue the citizens of Covason from their despotic rulers.

822-1220 / Web site

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

See Event Description / 9 a.m. / Free / 18+

441-1001 / 211humboldt@unitedwaywinecountry.org / Web site

Jay Dancing Bear

Mosgo's / 5 p.m.

Acoustic originals.

826-1195 / 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

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / 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

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lectures

Sequoia Park Zoo / 7 p.m.

Learn more about species conservation efforts in the field. Click for schedule.

441-4263 / Web site

Dogbone

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Feral jazz.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Comedy Open Mikey

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

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.

Karaoke

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

How could this be a bad idea?

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