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Huh. There's an Interesting-Looking Show Happening in Petrolia Wednesday Night

You know, it’s not very often your Lowdown features shows that happen in Petrolia. In fact, in our year of existence this just might be the first one, by golly. Kinda slacking on the “Lost Coast” portion of "Lost Coast Outpost," we guess. Sowwy!

But tonight at the Mattole Valley Community Center gathered ears will be treated to the arrangements of Rabbit Rabbit, ostensibly comprised of the husband and wife duo Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. Over the years, the multi-instrumentalist pair have played with numerous other artists including Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, Pretty Lights and Mike Patton. In the last couple of years, they’ve embarked on a mission to release a song/video a month under a pay-what-you-can model, a gimmick unique enough to garner a writeup in the New York Times last year.

Check out one of their many videos below and/or check out one of the human clusters occurring closer to Humboldt’s larger population clusters in your Lowdown listings below.

—Andrew Goff

EVENTS

The Alpha Incident (1978)

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

A space probe returns to Earth from Mars, carrying with it a deadly organism which has the lethal potential to destroy all life on Earth. However, it can only kill when its victims are asleep.

822-1220 / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Fontenetti's Athletics

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Root on your hometown baseball team as they whoop up on some hapless bums.

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Rabbit Rabbit

Mattole Valley Community Center (Petrolia) / 7:30 p.m. / $10

Over the years, this multi-instrumentalist husband and wife team have played with Tom Waits, Mike Patton, Skeleton Key, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman, John Vanderslice, St. Vincent, Carla Bozulich, Pretty Lights and The Tiger Lillies.

629-3290 / thbun@mac.com / Web site

Korbel V: The Secret

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m.

The long-awaited next episode of Dell'Arte's Humboldt County saga of the ill-fated Dugan family. Written by playwright and director Lauren Wilson. Part of the Mad River Festival. Runs through July 6.

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Humboldt B-52s Baseball

Arcata Ball Park / 11 a.m. / $5

Humboldt County's other baseball team swings for your heart.

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Native Landscaping

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 5-6:30 p.m. / Free

Help maintain the native landscaping around the Nature Center and on the green roof, weeding help is especially needed.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / 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

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / 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

Placebo Presents

The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m.

Mad Lab: An Evening of Works-In-Progress

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / $10

"A bubbling brew of experimental work by Dell’Arte alumni, featuring eccentric oddball characters and formulas for laughs galore."

668-5663 / 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 /

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?

Salsa Night

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

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

Barfly Karaoke

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

You know what karaoke is.

443-3770 / Web site

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