Wednesday, May 21's Lowdown

It’s feeling a bit quieter in Humboldt. With the exception of all the Kinetic goofiness, the lead up to the Memorial Day weekend is often a quiet one in Humboldt. The students have vacated. Families are planning their road trips. People are in their own worlds.

As far as Wednesday night is concerned, your Lowdown will again champion the Arcata Theatre Lounge’s trusty Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night. This week the ATL film gods have choses to subject us all to Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983), a Japanese martial arts fantasy film, the odd trailer for which can be absorbed above. Hi. Ya.

Speaking of the ATL though, it was announced yesterday that, thanks to the comedy boosters at Savage Henry Magazine, the venue will host prominent stand up comic Doug Stanhope on June 21. Your Lowdown is a fan and thus recommends you snag up tickets in advance. We'll also take this chance to plug the Lowdown Lookahead, since that is the place you would have first seen such a future fun announcement. OK. We're done.

Anywho, more Wednesday human clusters below.

--Andrew Goff

Events

(Submit yours!)

Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Eight mysterious crystals, eight samurai and a beautiful young princess with a curse on her family
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Non-Profits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m.
$1 from each pint purchased will go to support Coastal Grove's 8th Grade class trip to Washington D.C. Music by Groomin' Charlie.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Native Landscaping
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 5-6:30 p.m. / Free
Volunteers are needed to help maintain the native landscape around the Humboldt Costal Nature Center.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / 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

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
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

Family Literacy Night
Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m. / Free
Featuring magician Dale Lorzo.
445-3655 / Web site / View Comments

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.
Jazz/funk improv.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.
Jazz/funk improv.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Strangerband
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Soulful blend of reggae roots, rock and jazz.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Mad River Rounders, Gunsafe
The Siren's Song Tavern / 7-10 p.m. / $5
Kerrigan for Supervisor Campaign fundraiser. Suggested donation is sliding scale $5-$20.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.
Jazz/funk improv.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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

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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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

Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / 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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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 12:30, 6:20, 9:00
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 3:20
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 2:05, 5:15, 8:25
  • DIVERGENT: 4:55, 8:00
  • FADING GIGOLO: 4:30, 9:25
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 5:20, 8:10
  • GODZILLA 2D: 12:10, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • GODZILLA 3D: 11:50, 2:45, 5:40, 8:40
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 1:55, 7:00
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 11:55, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
  • LEGENDS OF OZ: DORTHY S RETURN 2D: 12:20, 2:40
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:55
  • NEIGHBORS: 12:00, 12:55, 2:25, 3:50, 5:30, 6:35, 8:15, 9:40
  • OTHER WOMAN: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:15, 2:55
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 5:55
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 2:45, 9:05
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 8:00
  • GODZILLA 2D: 2:40, 5:40, 8:40
  • GODZILLA 3D: 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 3:20, 5:45, 8:20
  • LEGENDS OF OZ: DORTHY S RETURN 2D: 3:05
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 3:00, 6:00, 8:55
  • NEIGHBORS: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
  • OTHER WOMAN: 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • RIO 2 2D: 5:25
Minor Theatre
  • GODZILLA 2D: 3:15, 6:15, 9:10
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 3:25, 5:45, 8:10
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM: 3:00, 5:55, 8:55

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