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WEDNESDAY LOWDOWN: Anna Tivel in Arcata

Anna Tivel is having a nice moment. Humboldt folk of the going out persuasion have had ample coffee shop chances to catch the Portland-berthed singer/songwriter and former Shook Twins backup band member live here locally over the years. But the release of her latest album The Question has garnered her gushing write ups from NPR, Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine. Catch her Wednesday at The Miniplex before she no longer regularly plays rooms that intimate anymore.  

Details on that and more in Wednesday's Lowdown below.



Sci-Fi Night: Alien Contamination (1980)

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

A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes.

822-1220 / Web site

Keb' Mo'

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $66

Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total.

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Anna Tivel

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 7-10 p.m. / $10 / 21+

"A compassionate chronicler of those lives often overlooked... A genuine poet's sense that words matter more than persona, or a showy performance." - NPR.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / 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

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 /

Coffee and Chat with the American Red Cross

Ramone's Bakery & Cafe McKinleyville / 11 a.m.-noon

Interested in volunteering? Join us for a drop-in chat about volunteer opportunities.

832-5482 / VolunteerHumDel@redcross.org / Web site

Let's Catch Up, Manila

Manila Community Center / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

Did you ever wonder what it is the Manila Community Resource Center does? Do you have ideas about what you'd like to see?

444-9771 / esthermcrc@gmail.com /

Project Trellis Workshop

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-8 p.m. / Free

Want to learn more about what the county is doing to re-invest back into the cannabis industry? Humboldt County Economic Development Director, Scott Adair will present to the public about Project Trellis.

599-6670 / natalynne@hcga.co / Web site

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

Video Game Trivia Night!

Bear River Casino Resort / 7-8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

733-9644 / kylehudson@bearrivercasino.com / 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

RockStar Karaoke

Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Pick It, Sing It, Rock It

708-839-2013 /

Open Mikey

Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / Free / 18+

Eureka's longest running comedy open mic. Hosted by Nando Molina, Jessica Grant and Josh Barnes.

editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site


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

Provided by Lightning Boom productions.

443-3770 / vistadelmarbar@gmail.com /

Whomp Wednesday

The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+

whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp 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!


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