Any way you slice it, this rainy Wednesday is packed to the brim with good. Scroll around your Lowdown for details on tonight's highlights, including Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule at the Van Duzer Theatre, South American guitarist Gonzalo Bergara at the Arcata Playhouse, alt folkie Sean Hayes at HumBrews, and Rising Appalachia at the Arcata Theatre Lounge (get a taste of that last group in the clip above).
Well, as you might imagine if you choose to recognize the good aspects of Humboldt, local folks want to help those whose lives were forever altered by fire. Thus, tonight at the Mad River Brewery it's Weed Wednesday, where good people will be gathering supplies to take to Weed residents. Click here for a list of most desired items — word is toiletries lead the way — and also other ways you can help. This time, Humboldt, Weed needs you.
The Quad at HSU
Free Arts on the Quad event. El Ten Eleven are a musical duo of doubleneck guitar/bass virtuoso Kristian Dunn and acoustic/electronic drummer Tim Fogarty.
Arcata Theatre Lounge
/ 8 p.m.
/ $15 adv.
Promo: "Rising Appalachia brings to the world new sounds, stories, and songs collected across oceans and originally sculpted to embody our human journey, our global community, and the treasures and troves of soul harmony."
Van Duzer Theater
/ 8 p.m.
/ $25 HSU students
"Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov’t Mule. Now the enduring group fronted by visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns to Humboldt State University."
/ 8 p.m.
/ $13 students and members
After touring extensively with the John Jorgenson Quintet, Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina, to forge his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz.
/ 9 p.m.
"Deep-roots syncopation, dusty folk-stomp and biorhythmic pulsing soul-tinged songs." Eric and Erica open.
/ 6 p.m.
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
/ 6:15 p.m.
Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn
/ 7-9 p.m.
Folk, blues, trad jazz, special guests, occasional touring bands, something different every week.
/ 7:30-8:30 p.m.
"Services with Chabad are inspirational, educational and easy to follow. Everything is explained in English and customized to fit your needs and give you the best experience possible. Many of the prayers are explained and the Rabbi sprinkles stories, jokes and anecdotes to keep you interested."
/ 8 p.m.
Cheer on the world famous box turtles. Four heats every 20 minutes. It looks like this.
/ 9:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.
Toby and Jacks
/ 10 p.m.
Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!