Wednesday, June 18's Lowdown

Before we plan our Wednesday, let’s talk about Saturday and how you — carefree, whimsical you — used to love to play in the sand.  

Remember sand? You love it! It's great. And you can immerse every part of your being in it this weekend if your inner child is courageous enough to sign up for Friends of the Dunes’ annual Sand Sculpture Festival occurring this weekend at the Manila Dunes Recreation Area. It’s ridiculously cheap to enter and proceeds help keep them dunes sparkly. More info here. Dig, you.

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OK, about tonight. We don’t feel like we’d be risking too much by suggesting that more total musical notes will be played/sang/inferred within the confines of the Arcata Playhouse this evening than in any other building in Humboldt. (Maybe some Dead cover band in their garage, but they’ll be playing for 11 straight hours or more.)  Anyway, long story short, Italian folk/jazz sextet OU (pronounced "oo") will dizzy your ears tonight if you so allow them. Get an aural glimpse of what they bring to the table in the clip below.

--Andrew Goff

Events

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The Giants of Thessaly (1960)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
In order to placate the angry gods who’ve allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the fabled Golden Fleece.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free
Here's to aging gracefully! Trifecta will play rock and blues at a benefit for the Humboldt Senior Resource Center. The Mad River Brewing Company will donate $1 for every beer you purchase.
443-9747 / jruprecht@humsenior.org / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Crabs vs. Marysville Gold Sox
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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Matt Vrba
Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free
Country singer/songwriter and Nashville based touring artist.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

OU
Arcata Playhouse / 8-11 p.m. / $18 / $15 Playhouse and RJA members, students and seniors
"The Italian sextet's original sound is created by the sublime collision of rock and jazz, improvisation and street music."
822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Volunteer Training
SCRAP Humboldt / 6:30-7:30 a.m. / Free / 18+
"As a nonprofit creative reuse center, volunteers are essential to the services that SCRAP Humboldt offers."
822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

Community Outreach Dinner
United Methodist Church / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $5
Sponsored by the River Life Foundation.
725-4914 / 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

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

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7-10:40 p.m.
Upbeat jazz funk improv.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Placebo Presents
The Ink Annex / 7-10 p.m. / $7 / $5 members
With bands Crutches, Frustration, Volatile Substance, The Rebel Set and Dandruff.
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Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
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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Bar-Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
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

Comedy Open Mikey
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.
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Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
822-4766 / 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: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 8:00, 9:15
  • CHEF: 12:10, 2:55, 5:40, 8:25
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 2D: 1:20, 3:35, 4:10, 6:55, 9:00, 9:40
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D: 12:30, 5:55
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 11:45, 2:40, 5:35, 8:40
  • GODZILLA 2D: 12:55, 6:35
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 11:50, 12:50, 2:25, 5:00, 6:00, 7:35
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D: 3:25, 8:35
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:15, 1:05, 2:50, 5:25, 6:25
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 3:20, 8:50
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 3:50, 9:30
  • NEIGHBORS: 2:10, 4:45, 7:10, 9:45
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 12:00, 3:05, 6:05, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:25
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 2D: 3:45, 9:10
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D: 12:45, 6:10
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 12:00, 2:55, 5:50, 9:00
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 11:55, 12:55, 2:30, 5:05, 6:00, 7:40
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D: 3:25, 8:30
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 1:00, 3:35, 6:30
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 8:50
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 1:15, 4:00, 6:50, 9:35
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 12:10, 3:10, 6:15, 9:15
Minor Theatre
  • CHEF: 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • IDA: 3:50, 5:55, 8:00
  • PALO ALTO: 4:25, 6:50, 9:15