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It’s Weed Wednesday (No, Not Like That)

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

EVENTS

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.

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

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $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.

822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

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

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

Reiki Workshop

Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do Arcata / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $5

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / 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

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / 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

Safety Hazard, Eyewitness, Nu,Pogodi!, Juicebox Theory, Alan Spencer

The Ink Annex / 7 p.m.

Placebo presents.

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

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

Blues Jam

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

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

Karaoke

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

Whomp

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.

822-4766 / Web site

The Final Wild Wednesday

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 10 p.m.

Twerk time.

668-9770 / 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