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Wednesday's Lowdown: Chinese Acrobats Help Humboldt Cope With Avett Loss

Hopefully, Humboldt has found the motivation to wipe up the tears shed over the cancelation of last night’s scheduled Avett Brothers joydown. We will rebuild.  

If you’d like to give specifically CenterArts an opportunity to re-inflate your soul, you could go watch some tumbling human beings at the Van Duzer Theatre Wednesday. The National Acrobats of China make their annual trek to Humboldt to make audiences forget to breathe.  

Those on tighter entertainment budgets may be satiated by the Arcata Theatre Lounge’s weekly celebration of horrible cinema. Here is how the venue itself promotes tonight’s offering, The Doomsday Machine (1972): “Poorly written, directed and photographed, The Doomsday Machine is one of those cheap sci-fi farragos which rounds up several faded stars and then gives them nothing to work with.”

Very encouraging. Trailer below.

—Andrew Goff

 

 

EVENTS

The Doomsday Machine (1972)

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

"Poorly written, directed and photographed, The Doomsday Machine (1972) is one of those cheap sci-fi farragos which rounds up several faded stars and then gives them nothing to work with."

822-1220 / Web site

National Acrobats of China

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU student

"One of the world’s most riveting and prominent acrobatic companies, the National Acrobats of China continues a 2,000 year old tradition. The ensemble of 35 artfully costumed performers consistently challenges gravity with unbelievable displays of strength, grace and precision."

826-3928 / Web site

Artist Dana Ballard

Morris Graves Museum of Art / noon-5 p.m. / $5 / Free MGMA members/ Children 17 and Under / $2 Seniors/Students

442-0278 / janine@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Conservation Meeting

Redwood Region Audubon Society / noon

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

Blue Lotus Jazz

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m.

Nalini and Dave Wilson tapping their feet and swigging the beer.

668-4151 / davewilsonguitarist@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 with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 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

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 7-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Folk, blues, trad jazz, special guests, occasional touring bands, something different every week.

chrisparreira@gmail.com / Web site

Blues Jam

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

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

Salsa Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

Karaoke

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

How could this be a bad idea?

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