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Wednesday's Up and Down Lowdown (Now With 100% More Twerking)

Lots going on in LoCO world today, so we're just going to briefly highlight the two highest profile musical offerings, both taking place in Arcata. Are you looking for something up? Or do you wanna keep it low key? You can scratch either of those itches people:

Oh, also there's a twerk contest at Blue Lake Casino. It's your Wednesday. Do what thou wilt.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties

Kate Buchanan Room / 5 p.m.

Historical day honoring the late Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who fought for civil rights. In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested for refusing to go to a WWII incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. He appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him.

Jeffrey Foucault

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 members & students

"A longtime disciple of the rich and strange music that sings behind the American veil, Foucault has spent the last decade mining the darker seams of country and blues, producing a string of spare and elemental albums of rare power while garnering accolades across the United States and overseas."

822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

The California Honeydrops

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+

Embracing the traditions of blues, gospel, second line New Orleans jazz, and early R&B.

826-2739 / Web site

Wild Wednesday Twerk Contest

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free / 21+

Pressure/Anya asks you to shake your cheeks.

668-9770 / gabe@pressureanya.com / 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

Randles, LaBolle and Amirkhan

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

A trio of Humboldt's best jazz musicians while you sip.

668-4151 / Web site

Raiders of Atlantis (1983)

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

Italian science fiction film starring Christopher Connelly and directed by Ruggero Deodato. A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor.

822-1220 / Web site

Nighttime Sounds in the Dune Forest (FULL)

Ma-le'l Dunes / 6-7:30 p.m.

(WALK FULL) Learn to identify frog songs, owl calls and other sounds of the night.

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

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Live Turtle Races

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+

Cheer on the world famous box turtles. Four heats every 20 minutes. It looks like this.

668-5000 / Web site

Jimi Jeff Jam

Central Station / 8 p.m.

Jam with Jimi.

839-2013 /

Salsa Night

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

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

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