Lowdown! for Wednesday, April 27

Wednesday Lowdown: Tall Ships Love Eureka So Much They’re Going to Hang Out Here Longer

Ho! News today that Humboldt Bay will retain its current pirate-ish aesthetic. The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are extending their Eureka stay through Sunday — they were initially slated to leave today. This means additional chances to head down to the Bonnie Gool Dock for walk-on tours, evening sails and/or to watch the vessels faux blast it out during their “Battle Sail” exhibition. More details on the ships’ schedules here.  

As far as more standard Lowdown fare, do note a pair of talks worth attending up in Arcata tonight courtesy of anti-consumerist quasi-spiritual figure Reverend Billy (Northtown Books) and Q-Fest keynote speaker Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (HSU Native Forum). 

You come to the Lowdown for music? There is some of that this hump day. HumBrews is allowing its stage to be utilized by “alternative reggae” band and avowed Sublime fans The Movement who hail from Jah-loving Columbus, South Carolina.

Sample The Movement before you join it courtesy the YouTube clip below. —Andrew Goff

Top Events!
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Pints for Nonprofits
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / noon-11 p.m. / Free
“Come drink beer for a good cause! Help us support the Redwood Discovery Museum. $1 from every pint sold will be donated so do your part by drinking beer!”
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Tall Ships
Bonnie Gool Dock / 4-5 p.m. / $3 Walk on tour
Lady Washington the official tall ship of Washington State and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain will visit the Bonnie Gool Dock and offer family-oriented Adventure, Evening and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience.
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‘Queer Brown Voices’
HSU Native Forum / 5-6:30 p.m. / Free
Author and HSU Alumni Keynote Address: Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz will give the Q-Fest keynote address with a book signing to follow.
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Reverend Billy: The Earth Wants You
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
“Rev. Billy will read from his new book, The Earth Wants YOU, a motivational handbook meant to inspire its readers to challenge the consumerism, racism and militarism that are killing our planet.”
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The Movement
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Alternative reggae band formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans. Iya Terra and Wheeland Brothers support.
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Marine Summer Science Camp Sign Ups
HSU Marine Laboratory / 9-3 a.m. / $195 / $195 per week / $50 per day
The goal of our marine science summer program is to offer children (ages 6-12) a hands-on opportunity to learn about and explore our diverse marine habitats.
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MGC Youth and Teen Study Group
The Multi-Generational Center (MGC) / 3-4:30 p.m. / Free
Free study group for youth high school age and younger every Wednesday.
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Elements of Art Classes
Arcata Community Center / 3:30-5:30 p.m. / $50 5-class pass / $12 drop -in
Afterschool art enrichment class for 2nd through 6th grade students.
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Free Intergenerational Poetry Workshop
Fortuna Library / 4-6 p.m. / Free
A four-day poetry workshop for all ages, youth to grandparents, is led by Dan Levinson of California Poets in the Schools, hosted by Amy Embree of Imagine That!
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Talk about Taxing Soda
Community Wellness Center / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free / Free Free to the Public
The Humboldt Food Policy Council will be holding their April Educational meeting, on the topic of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax.
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Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
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Puppy Training and Socialization
D Street Neighborhood Center / 6-8 p.m. / $85 / $95 non-residents / 18+
Instructor Delilah Huck helps you start your puppy off on the right “paw” by providing socialization and behavior modification.
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Weekly Fog Race
Humboldt Yacht Club / 6 p.m. / Free
Fun beer can style race out and around some channel markers and back to town.
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X-Wing Wednesdays
Nugames Eureka / 6 p.m. / Free
Come play X-Wing and practice for tournament play!
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Recreation and Wellness Center, HSU Campus / 6-7 p.m. / $30 / $25 HSU Students / $6 Drop-In
This class is designed to get you relaxed while building strength and flexibility. Mobilize your joints and connective tissues through stretching and get energy flowing through youth muscles.
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Open Mic with Mike Anderson
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free
Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go “hmm.”
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Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m. / 21+
Jazz/funk improv for your Wednesdays.
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9 Ball Tournament
Broadway Billiards / 7 p.m. / $10 / Free Public / 21+

Open Mic
Curley’s Full Circle / 7 p.m.
Ferndale gets together and sings for each other.

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.
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Rockstar Karaoke
Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.
This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Singing in public is easier with beer.
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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!

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BOSS: 12:20
  • JUNGLE BOOK 2D: 12:50
  • JUNGLE BOOK 3D: 11:50
  • ZOOTOPIA 2D: 12:10

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