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Maybe Your House is Too Big

Despite our isolation, Humboldt was certainly not immune to the recent real estate market collapse and/or general economic downturn, leaving many to question the viability of their current pace of consumption. Stuff, man. How much do we need? Whoa.

If your brain won’t shut up about related dilemmas, perhaps your life would benefit from the simplification the suddenly-super-logical tiny home movement is promising. Less cleaning! Maybe you happened upon the kinda jarring trailer for that Netflix-able documentary Tiny: A Story About Living Small online (if not, see it below). Makes a lot of sense, no?

Why do we mention all this in Lowdown land? Well, Wednesday night at Northtown Books, author Lloyd Kahn will give a talk on the joys of mini-houses as part of a presentation of his new book Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water. The book focuses on “people who have chosen to build and inhabit homes that are tiny and mobile. They don’t pay rent to a landlord, nor do they have lifetime mortgage obligations to a bank.” Could be personally revelatory. Who knows?

Other more traditional Lowdown going out options in your listings below.

—Andrew Goff 

EVENTS

Tiny Homes on the Move with Lloyd Kahn

Northtown Books / 7:30-9 p.m.

Author's latest book focuses on people who have chosen to build and inhabit homes that are tiny and mobile.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Taken Away: An Acrobatic Theatre Event

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / $12 / $8 Child / $10 Student/Senior

Weaves classic circus skills like hand-balancing, tumbling, and equilibrium into dramatic and comic stories of human interaction. Created and performed by Alyssa Hughlett, Jerome Yorke, Moses Norton, Hannah Gaff and Dell’Arte faculty members Nicholette Routhier and Joe Krienke.

668-5663 / 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.

Web site

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / 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

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

One Multitude: Movement Choir

Dell'Arte / 7 p.m. / Free

Gathers 50 people of all ages, shapes, sizes, all levels of experience and ability to move together sharing a dance.

668-5663 / Web site

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization

SpeakEasy / 7-10:40 p.m.

Jazz/funk improv.

444-2244 / Web site

Humboldt B-52s Baseball

Arcata Ball Park / 7:30 p.m. / $5

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

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Fast Heart Mart, Gunsafe

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m. / Free

"Sonic folk sidewalk rock from San Diego."

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / 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

Blues Jam

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

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

Karaoke

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

How could this be a bad idea?

Bar-Fly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Salsa Night

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

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / 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!

Wild Wednesdays Twerk Contest

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Featuring Pressure Anya and the Twerk Squad

668-9770 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre