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Kyle Gass = Good; Bela Fleck = Good; 'Turkish Star Wars' = Bad

(Above: Wednesday's stars.) 

As they do from time to time, Arcata has hijacked all the fun for themselves. Your Humboldt Wednesday centers there: 

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

'Turkish Star Wars' (1982)

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

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) (1982) is a Turkish adventure film commonly known as Turkish Star Wars because of its notorious use of unauthorized footage from Star Wars (1977) worked into the film.

822-1220 / Web site

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $25 HSU students

"Several years ago, contemporary progressive banjo pioneer, Béla Fleck and the singing, songwriting, Chinese speaking, clawhammer-style virtuoso, Abigail Washburn got married—an event that celebrated the union of two of the world’s best banjo players."

826-3928 / Web site

Kyle Gass Band

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+

"What does KG do when he's not playing with the Greatest Band in the World? He assembles an otherworldly super-team of badass dudes to back him up in his own project."

826-2739 / Web site

Bike to Work Day Eureka

North Coast Co-Op in Eureka / 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

Making Photographs II

College of the Redwoods Downtown Site / 1-3 p.m. / $85 / 18+

Gary Todoroff teaches the next stage in his hands on photography class.

269-4000 / sarah-connelly@redwoods.edu / Web site

How to Buy and Sell Property

MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc / 5-6:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

Free workshop.

515-6683 / workshops@MikkiMoves.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

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

Just Turns

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6-8 p.m. / $35 / $50 both

"Ikolo Griffin brings his world renown 'Just Turns' workshop to Humboldt county, with an emphasis on turns used in social dancing."

464-3638 / debbie@dancewithdebbie.biz / 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

LaPatina Band

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 7-9 p.m. / Free

Pints for Non-Profits benefitting Pacific Union School PTO.

826-7222 / brianpowell66@gmail.com / Web site

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization

SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.

Jazz funk fusion improv.

444-2244 / Web site

College of the Redwoods Concert Band

Old Town Gazebo / 7-7:45 p.m. / Free

Playing marches, symphonic suites, music from the movies, ballet music, and more.

Brian-newkirk@redwoods.edu /

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

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!

Wild Wednesdays

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 10 p.m.

With Pressure/Anya DJ Duo

668-9770 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre