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There are Only Four Crabs Games Left This Year, Dumdum

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 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

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

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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Songwriter Circle of Death VI

The Shanty / 10 p.m. / 21+

Featuring The Bored Again, Aimee Taylor, Courtney Jaxon and DimDin.

444-2053 /

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

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

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

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 /

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

Connoisseur, Capital Decay, Narcoleptic Emu

The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $5 / $3 members

The Placebo presents a night of hardcore.

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

Blues Jam

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

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


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

How could this be a bad idea?


The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.

822-4766 / Web site

Wild Wednesdays Twerk Contest

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 10 p.m. / 21+

With Pressure Anya and the Twerk Squad.

668-9770 / 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!


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