Wednesday, June 25's Lowdown

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 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Get your Twerk On. But in public this time and not in your bedroom mirror. It's time to unveil the twerk you've worked so hard on.

Events

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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

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

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 / View Comments

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

Humboldt B-52s Baseball
Arcata Ball Park / 7:30 p.m. / $5
Humboldt County's other baseball team swings for your heart.
Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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

Bar-Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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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

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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Wild Wednesdays Twerk Contest
Blue Lake Casino / 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Featuring Pressure Anya and the Twerk Squad
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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: 3:35, 8:55
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D: 12:30, 5:55
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 11:45, 2:40, 5:35, 8:40
  • 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
  • JERSEY BOYS: 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:10
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 12:15, 1:05, 2:50, 5:25, 6:25
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 3:20, 8:45
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 1:50, 7:00
  • NEIGHBORS: 4:35, 9:45
  • THINK LIKE A MAN TOO: 1:35, 4:15, 6:55, 9:35
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 2:15, 5:20, 8:20
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 22 JUMP STREET: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 2D: 3:45, 9:10
  • EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D: 12:30, 6:10
  • FAULT IN OUR STARS: 12:00, 2:55, 5:50, 8:45
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2D: 11:55, 12:55, 2:30, 3:25, 5:05, 6:00, 7:40
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D: 8:30
  • JERSEY BOYS: 11:50, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • MALEFICENT 2D: 1:00, 3:15, 6:30
  • MALEFICENT 3D: 8:50
  • MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: 3:35, 9:20
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 2D: 12:35, 6:20
Minor Theatre
  • CHEF: 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • IDA: 3:50, 5:55, 8:00
  • ROVER: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15