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It's Bike to Work Day, Arcata

Cars suck. Remember how you were just complaining how the cost of gas, insurance, tires, tuneups, registration, etc. is keeping you financially enslaved? You know how you’ve been saying you want to exercise more? Well, the stars have aligned to let you know you should be riding a bike more, specifically in that it is Arcata Bike to Work Day (which, I guess it could be everyday)! But here’s why this day is different: Two-wheeled commuters will gather at the Arcata Co-op from 7 to 9 a.m. for free hot drinks and snacks and tuneups from Adventure’s Edge. Then, at noon, there will be a rally on the Arcata Plaza with raffles, snacks and tuneups by Revolution Bicycle Repair. 

Don’t live in Arcata? Well we’ll be damned if they aren’t having a similar Bike to Work Day in Eureka next Wednesday. Pump up them tires, relearn your signals and pedal, HumCo!

As far as tonight goes, it's Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night up at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. We know you've learned not to get hung up on the plots of the schlock they screen up there. So we'll just calmly embed the trailer to Phantom From Space (1953) below and slowly step away from Wednesday's Lowdown.

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Bike to Work Day Arcata

Arcata Co-Op / noon-1 p.m. / Free

Cyclists wearing helmets will get free hot drinks, snacks and bike tune-ups from 7 to 9 a.m.

445-1097 / Web site

Phantom from Space (1953)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Science fiction film produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder and is a far better film than its lurid title and skintight budget would indicate.

822-1220 / Web site

Author Kim Stanley Robinson

Northtown Books / 8-10 p.m. / Free

EPIC hosts the well-known political science-fiction writer, teacher, and stay-at-home parent.

822-7711 / natalynne@wildcalifornia.org / Web site

Elk River TMDL Workshop

Fortuna River Lodge / 1 p.m.

The Public Review Draft of the proposed Elk River sediment limits (TMDL’s) will be the subject of a workshop before the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.

725-7572 /

Zumba

The MGC / 6-7 p.m. / $6

725-3300 / Web site

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / 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

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

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

Ecological History of Local Coastal Dunes

Arcata Community Center / 6:30-8 p.m. / Free

Presentations about the history of the invasive dune plants European beach grass and yellow bush lupine, and the evolution of the Mad River dune system.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

George Mooney

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

"Acoustic guitar music from various times and places."

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

Humboldt Comedy Showdown

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Local comedians compete for the title “Funniest Person at HumBrews on a Wednesday.” Hosted by Sherae O’Shaughnessy. Profits will be donated to the Campaign to Elect Arnie Klein.

826-2739 / allison@allisonedrington.com / Web site

Blues Jam

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

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Comedy Open Mikey

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.

Karaoke

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

How could this be a bad idea?

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!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre