Wednesday, July 30's Lowdown

Red alert. If you have not secured your “See a baseball game in the summer” check mark, well, you only have four more Humboldt Crabs games to do so. Wednesday night they play the Valley Bears. Please note: There are many possible variations on “Valley girls” and/or “I can’t ‘bear’ to watch you play baseball because you are bad at baseball” heckles you can construct here. Do your homework. This is important.

Elsewhere Wednesday, The Siren’s Song Tavern again somehow offers Eureka free music, this time in the form of indie folk pop singer/songwriter Sarah Donner. In addition to possessing quirk and wit, Donner is also frequently photographed with cats. Also, sometimes she writes songs as a cat, as evidenced by her song “The Rebuttal of Schrödinger’s Cat” which can be heard below. 

Spend a purr-fect night at the SST, or scroll the rest of your Wednesday's Lowdown listings below.

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Raising Grain!

Also, if you haven't tried Mad River's Hibiscus beer than consider yourself in beer purgatory- where nothing will happen in your life until you do.

Events

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The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
"This horror classic from Coleman Francis involves a tubby Soviet scientist who is pursued by nefarious agents into a nuclear testing area, whereupon an A-bomb blast infuses him with enough radiation to power a small Midwestern town."
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Valley Bears
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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Sarah Donner
The Siren's Song Tavern / 7 p.m. / Free / 21+
"High energy alternative pop and quirk." Donner’s fifth album was fully funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign and recorded in LA with producer Owen Lewis (REM, Lady Gaga, The Killers, and Snow Patrol).
419-569-3754 / shannonteynor@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Songwriter Circle of Death VI
The Shanty / 10 p.m. / 21+
Featuring The Bored Again, Aimee Taylor, Courtney Jaxon and DimDin.
444-2053 / View Comments

The Complete Donor Management Toolkit
See Event Description / 10-11 a.m. / $200 / $175 NorCAN members
Designed to help nonprofits understand how to think about choosing and then implementing the donor management system that best suits their needs.
267-9916 / norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Electronic and Social Media Workshop
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 1-4 p.m. / Free / 18+
Free workshop for business owners and non-profit representatives interested in strengthening and growing their organization using electronic newsletters and other social media.
445-9720 / jvasquez@northcoastsbdc.org / Web site / View Comments

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

Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
677-0230 / 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

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

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

50th Anniversary UB Arts Alive! Summer Exhibition
Kate Buchanan Room / 6:30-10 p.m. / Free
The evening consists of a fine arts exhibition titled, “Societas Nostra Magna” or “Our Great Society” which consists of current UB Student work as well as past UB Alumnae.
825-1090 / ub.student.gallery@gmail.com / View Comments

Raising Grain
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
"More microbe than men, the colonial organisms that make up the humanoid forms of Raising Grain communicate solely through bluegrass rhythms."
668-4151 / raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Connoisseur, Capital Decay, Narcoleptic Emu
The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $5 / $3 members
The Placebo presents a night of hardcore.
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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 / View Comments

Blues Jam
Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...
839-0545 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Barfly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
You know what karaoke is.
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

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

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Wild Wednesdays Twerk Contest
Blue Lake Casino / 10 p.m. / 21+
With Pressure Anya and the Twerk Squad.
668-9770 / 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
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 6:20, 9:15
  • AMERICA: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50
  • AND SO IT GOES: 12:55, 3:25, 5:55, 8:25
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3D: 3:00
  • EARTH TO ECHO: 11:55, 5:50
  • HERCULES 2D: 4:00, 9:10
  • HERCULES 3D: 1:25, 6:35
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 1:10, 3:50
  • LUCY: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • SEX TAPE: 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:25
  • TAMMY: 1:20, 3:45, 6:15, 8:40
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 2D: 8:05
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D: 2:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AND SO IT GOES: 12:55, 3:25, 5:50, 8:20
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • HERCULES 2D: 1:05, 3:40, 6:15
  • HERCULES 3D: 8:50
  • LUCY: 11:55, 1:55, 4:20, 6:45, 9:10
  • PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE 2D: 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:30, 8:40
  • PURGE: ANARCHY: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:20
  • SEX TAPE: 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30
  • TAMMY: 1:10, 3:30, 6:05, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • BEGIN AGAIN: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • CHEF: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 9:00

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