Wednesday, Sept. 24's Lowdown

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).

But before you do any of that, you should consider helping a neighbor. LoCO readers will remember last week when we featured video chronicling the devastation after a wildfire ripped through the town of Weed. The images are startling — you'd think a nuclear bomb went off. (See video below.)

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.

One other Wednesday note: Beloved duo El Ten Eleven was set to play on HSU's Quad at noon today but, well, look out your window. As such, their midday set has been moved into the South Lounge. Now you know.

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

All jokes about Weed, Ca on fire aside, the people of Weed need you. Click the "Weed Wednesday" link to learn how you can help.

Events

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Weed Wednesday
Mad River Brewing / 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Imagine you lost everything in an instant: your favorite jeans, photos from last year's family vacation, your teddy bear even your house and more than half the town all just gone in a puff of smoke. That's what just happened to the folks of Weed, CA. MRB is gathering items in an attempt to help.
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El Ten Eleven
The Quad at HSU / noon
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.
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Rising Appalachia
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $20 / $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."
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Gov’t Mule
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $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."
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students and members
Buenos Aires guitarist Gonzalo Bergara swings into Arcata with his quartet and a new release, "Ansiedad”, for a performance with local gypsy jazz trio La Musique Diabolique opening the evening.
822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

Sean Hayes
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
"Deep-roots syncopation, dusty folk-stomp and biorhythmic pulsing soul-tinged songs." Eric and Erica open.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / 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

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 with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Rosh Hashanah Services
Goodwin Forum / 7:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
"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."
633-8770 / Rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site / View Comments

Live Turtle Races
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+
Cheer on the world famous box turtles. Four heats every 20 minutes. It looks like this.
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

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
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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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
  • AS ABOVE SO BELOW: 12:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40
  • DOLPHIN TALE 2: 12:20, 3:05, 5:45, 8:30
  • GIVER: 3:40, 8:50
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:55, 6:00
  • IF I STAY: 12:05, 5:20
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 1:35, 4:00, 6:20, 8:40
  • MAZE RUNNER: 12:45, 2:05, 3:35, 6:25, 8:20, 9:15
  • NO GOOD DEED: 12:00, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 2:40, 8:00
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 12:50, 3:20, 5:50
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25
  • WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DOLPHIN TALE 2: 3:00, 5:45, 8:30
  • GIVER: 4:20, 6:45, 9:15
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 9:00
  • IF I STAY: 3:25, 5:55, 8:35
  • LET S BE COPS: 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • MAZE RUNNER: 3:30, 6:20, 8:00, 9:10
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 2:55, 5:25
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
Minor Theatre
  • MAZE RUNNER: 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
  • THE DROP: 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 3:50, 6:25, 9:00