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Lowdown: Humboldt Feels Quiet

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


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

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

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

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 /

Family Literacy Night

Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m. / Free

Featuring magician Dale Lorzo.

445-3655 / Web site

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

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization

SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.

Jazz/funk improv.

444-2244 / Web site


Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Soulful blend of reggae roots, rock and jazz.

923-2748 / Web site

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization

SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.

Jazz/funk improv.

444-2244 / Web site

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

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization

SpeakEasy / 7-10:45 p.m.

Jazz/funk improv.

444-2244 / Web site

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

Blues Jam

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

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /


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

443-3770 / Web site


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

Comedy Open Mikey

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

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.


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!


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