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WEDNESDAY LOWDOWN: Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Old Town Will Be Occupied Later Today, Just So You Know

To commemorate Wednesday’s long-celebrated workers’ holiday, several of Humboldt’s social justice-oriented organizations have banded together to schedule a midday May Day March and Celebration. 

 The event is scheduled to coalesce at the Humboldt County Courthouse at noon before attendees beat feet to the Old Town Gazebo at 1 p.m. Once gazebo-installed, the rally will progress into its speechifying section from 2-4 p.m. A slew of bands will reportedly close the evening. 

Full details here. More Humboldt Wednesday joys in your Lowdown listings below. 



May Day March and Celebration

Old Town Gazebo / noon

will begin at 1:00, where you can learn about historical local struggles. The march will bring us to the Old Town Gazebo in Eureka, where you can enjoy some music, hear from speakers, and visit with tablers who are doing great work for our community.

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Sci-Fi Night: Dementia 13 (1963)

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

There's an axe murderer on the loose!

822-1220 / Web site

Eureka Mayor's Initiative: Children and Families Kick Off

Wharfinger Building Bay Room / 6-8 p.m. / Free

The Eureka Children and Families Mayor’s initiative is an approach to city business that promotes a healthy community, and economy, by supporting children and families.

441-4200 / sseaman@ci.eureka.ca.gov / Web site

Arcata Elementary School TK/Kindergarten Visitation Day

Arcata Elementary School / 9-10 a.m. / Free

Arcata Elementary School’s Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Visitation Day offers parents a chance to meet Principal Victoria Parker and tour the campus while their children attend class with the credentialed teaching staff.

822-4858 / colsen@arcatasd.org / Web site

Arcata Recreation Summer Camps Enrollment

Arcata City Hall / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $150 / $172 Combo non-resident / $121 Morning Only non-resident / $161 Full Day non-resident / $110 Morning Only / $150 Full Day

The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Summer Camps for youth between 4-14 years of age.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Scaling Up Niche Manufacturing Workshop

See Event Description / 9-10 a.m.

The North Coast Small Business Development Center is offering a special program for Manufacturing businesses in Humboldt County to enhance their business skills.

445-9720 / flights@northcoastsbdc.org / Web site

Amanita Mollier, Sarah Magnuson, and JD Jeffries

Trinidad Art Gallery / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free

Visit during the month of May to see new and prominent works by featured artists of the month, silkpainter Amanita Mollier, copper sculptor Sarah Magnuson, and musician JD Jeffries.

677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com /

Jazz Night with Bill Allison & Friends

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+

Bill Allison brings back the tantalizing smooth sounds of history of American jazz.

444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site

Savage Henry Stand Up Comedy Class

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 7 p.m. / $10

845-8864 / editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

The Medicine of Music

See Event Description / 7-8:30 p.m. / $35

Donatella will discuss the science of how music heals the body, then guide participants through an hour-long sound healing journey- combing operatic vocalization, crystal singing bowls, and guided meditation.

347-217-8111 / donatella@donatellamoltisanti.com / Web site

Save Our Reefs with Trinidad Coastal Land Trust

Trinidad Town Hall / 7-8 p.m. / Free

Reef Check Foundation, an LA-based international nonprofit group dedicated to conservation of tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs, will talk about “Empowering People to Save Our Reefs and Oceans” in a free presentation.

677-2501 / carol@trinidadcoastallandtrust.org / Web site

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:15-8:15 p.m. / $7 / $40 6 week series

Salsa rueda is a circle of couples dancing changing partners to patterns called out in Spanish or shown with hand signals. Sponsored by Humboldt Folk Dancers.

496-6189 / jacaronda@suddenlink.net / Web site


Vista Del Mar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Provided by Lightning Boom productions.

443-3770 / vistadelmarbar@gmail.com /

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!

Whomp Wednesday

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp.

822-4766 / Web site


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