Wednesday, May 7

It’s Bike to Work Day, Arcata

Cars suck. Remember how you were just complaining how the cost of gas, insurance, tires, tuneups, registration, etc. is keeping you financially enslaved? You know how you’ve been saying you want to exercise more? Well, the stars have aligned to let you know you should be riding a bike more, specifically in that it is Arcata Bike to Work Day (which, I guess it could be everyday)! But here’s why this day is different: Two-wheeled commuters will gather at the Arcata Co-op from 7 to 9 a.m. for free hot drinks and snacks and tuneups from Adventure’s Edge. Then, at noon, there will be a rally on the Arcata Plaza with raffles, snacks and tuneups by Revolution Bicycle Repair. 

Don’t live in Arcata? Well we’ll be damned if they aren’t having a similar Bike to Work Day in Eureka next Wednesday. Pump up them tires, relearn your signals and pedal, HumCo!

As far as tonight goes, it’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night up at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. We know you’ve learned not to get hung up on the plots of the schlock they screen up there. So we’ll just calmly embed the trailer to Phantom From Space (1953) below and slowly step away from Wednesday’s Lowdown.

—Andrew Goff


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Bike to Work Day Arcata
Arcata Co-Op / noon-1 p.m. / Free
Cyclists wearing helmets will get free hot drinks, snacks and bike tune-ups from 7 to 9 a.m.
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Phantom from Space (1953)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Science fiction film produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder and is a far better film than its lurid title and skintight budget would indicate.
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Author Kim Stanley Robinson
Northtown Books / 8-10 p.m. / Free
EPIC hosts the well-known political science-fiction writer, teacher, and stay-at-home parent.
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Elk River TMDL Workshop
Fortuna River Lodge / 1 p.m.
The Public Review Draft of the proposed Elk River sediment limits (TMDL’s) will be the subject of a workshop before the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.
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Zumba
The MGC / 6-7 p.m. / $6
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Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
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Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo
Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
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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.
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Ecological History of Local Coastal Dunes
Arcata Community Center / 6:30-8 p.m. / Free
Presentations about the history of the invasive dune plants European beach grass and yellow bush lupine, and the evolution of the Mad River dune system.
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Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
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George Mooney
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
“Acoustic guitar music from various times and places.”
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Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith
Logger Bar / 8 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month.
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Humboldt Comedy Showdown
Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $10 / 18+
Local comedians compete for the title “Funniest Person at HumBrews on a Wednesday.” Hosted by Sherae O’Shaughnessy. Profits will be donated to the Campaign to Elect Arnie Klein.
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Blues Jam
Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Duh-nuh, duh-nuh…
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Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
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Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
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Comedy Open Mikey
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.
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Karaoke
Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Whomp
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.
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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
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 11:30, 12:15, 2:40, 6:00, 7:45, 9:20
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 1:50, 5:15, 8:35
  • BEARS: 1:00, 3:15, 5:25
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 2:10, 4:30, 6:55, 7:15, 9:25
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:40, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • DIVERGENT: 12:50, 6:35
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 2:00, 7:00
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • HAUNTED HOUSE 2: 4:45, 9:45
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 8:45
  • OTHER WOMAN: 12:45, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • QUIET ONES: 3:55, 9:40
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:10, 2:55, 5:35, 8:10
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 3:30, 6:25, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 2:45, 6:00, 9:15
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 3D: 4:50, 8:10
  • BEARS: 4:20
  • BRICK MANSIONS: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 6:05, 9:05
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 2:55
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 3:15, 5:50, 8:25
  • OTHER WOMAN: 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • RIO 2 2D: 3:05, 5:40, 8:15
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 6:30, 9:20
Minor Theatre
  • AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 2D: 5:20, 8:40
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • LE WEEK-END: 3:40, 6:00, 8:20

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