Lowdown for Wednesday, April 12

(VIDEO) WEDNESDAY LOWDOWN: Ensemble Economique in Arcata

Say you have a rough Wednesday and end up looking for a place to tie one on. (Say that!) Hey, you’d be in luck, this week, as there are numerous beer-centered Humboldt gatherings to numb thee. Sip/eat up some Beer and Buffet offering at Humboldt Brews featuring offerings from Caldera Brewing Company and music by Chris Parreira and Jeff Kelley; or there’s the latest Pints for Nonprofits at Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, this time benefitting First 5 Humboldt; also it’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge where they’re screening Death Machines (1976) — check out a trailer for that joy above. Feel better?

Like to get lost in sound? Wednesday’s most promising musical offering for you would have to be Ensemble Economique at The Miniplex. While Brian Pyle, the group’s main creative force is Humboldt-based, it’s still comparatively rare to catch EE’s sparse, synthy soundscapes locally as they’ve found grateful ears outside the Redwood Curtain. Sample the drone below. —AG


Top Events!
(Look ahead!)

Pints for Nonprofits
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / noon-midnight / Free All ages
Benefits First 5 Humboldt.
826-7222 / Web site /

Death Machines (1976)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night. An evil crime boss (Mari Honjo) concocts a super drug that she then uses to create three fearsome kung fu killers, which she dubs Death Machines.
822-1220 / Web site /

Beer and Buffet w/ Jeff Kelley and Chris Parreira
Humboldt Brews / 6 p.m. / $30
“Our monthly food pairing dinner with 5 brews from Caldera Brewing Company and a four course buffet from Humbrews kitchen. Music by local songwriters Jeff Kelley and Chris Parreira.”
826-2739 / Web site /

Jane Doe in Wonderland
Eureka High School Auditorium / 6:30-8 p.m. / $15 / Free Educators / Free Under 18
An entertaining, educational, and accessible production created through a collaboration between local theater alumni and anti sex trafficking nonprofit Game Over to start a dialogue on the subject using the metaphor of Alice in Wonderland. More info at janedoeinwonderland.com.
441-2508 / janedoeinwonderlandplay@gmail.com /

Ensemble Economique, Jim Haynes
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 10 p.m. / $5 / 21+
“Based in Californian Humboldt County, Brian Pyle wanders the world on his countless travels. Far from being restless, he has his very own Pylesque way of traveling. Much like a Lynchian version of Hemingway, he has an eye for the thin layer between restlessness and relaxation, gloom and serenity.”
630-5000 / Web site /

All Events!
(Submit yours!)

Child Safety Seat Free Distribution and Installation
D Street Neighborhood Center / 10 a.m.-noon / Free
Arcata Play Center received 40 child safety seats through the California Kids’ Plates Safety Equipment Grant Program.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

Getting into the Construction Industry
North Coast Small Business Development Center / 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Interested in a career in the construction trade? Working in the business and looking to start your own company?

Clay Kids
Arcata Community Center / 4-5:30 p.m. / $55 / $65 non-residents
Join Art Camp Director and experienced ceramicist Katie Ritter for these fun-filled and creative hands-on ceramics workshops.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site /

FREE Cooking Class with Food For People!
See Event Description / 4-5 p.m. / Free
445-3166 / hking@foodforpeople.org /

Piet Dalmolen
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
“Solo guitar that’ll blow your mind.”
668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site /

Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
677-0230 / Web site /

Course: The Golden Rule Peace Boat
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-8:30 p.m. / $75 / $100 Non-OLLI members
The Golden Rule Peace Boat: 1958 to Present The Golden Rule is a Humboldt County sailing ketch.
206-992-6364 / vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com / Web site /

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7 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 /

Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m. / 21+
Jazz/funk improv for your Wednesdays.
444-2244 / Web site /

Buddy Reed and Big Leg Rai
Blondies Food and Drink / 8 p.m.
Gut bucket blues.
822-3453 / r.ryan761@yahoo.com / Web site /

Open Mikey Comedy
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9-11:45 p.m. / Free / 21+
Open mic comedy hosted by Tom Connors, with occasional guest host!
Web site /

Rockstar Karaoke
Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.
This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.
923-3188 /

Karaoke
Vista Del Mar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Provided by Lightning Boom productions.
443-3770 / vistadelmarbar@gmail.com /

Whomp Wednesday
The Jam / 9:30 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!

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 11:45, 12:45, 2:45, 3:40, 5:45, 6:35, 8:45
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SING-ALONG 2D: 12:45, 3:40, 6:35
  • BOSS BABY 2D: 12:40, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00
  • CHIPS: 1:10, 3:35, 9:30
  • GET OUT: 4:25, 4:35, 7:00
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL 2D: 12:50, 3:25, 6:00, 8:35
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL 3D: 4:30, 9:20
  • GOING IN STYLE: 1:25, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 12:55, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25
  • LAST WORD: 12:20, 3:00, 5:30, 8:15
  • LOGAN: 9:05
  • POWER RANGERS: 12:30, 3:30, 6:25, 9:15
  • SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 2D: 11:50, 1:00, 2:10, 3:20, 5:45, 8:10
  • SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 3D: 7:05
  • TEN COMMANDMENTS: 12:30, 6:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 2:45, 5:45, 8:45
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D: 6:45
  • BOSS BABY 2D: 3:05, 5:30, 8:00
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL 2D: 6:35, 9:10
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL 3D: 4:00
  • GOING IN STYLE: 4:30, 7:00, 9:25
  • LOGAN: 3:00, 6:05, 9:05
  • POWER RANGERS: 3:20, 6:15, 9:15
  • SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 2D: 3:30, 5:50, 8:10
  • SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 3D: 4:35
Minor Theatre
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 3:30, 5:30
  • GET OUT: 3:00, 8:30, 9:00
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017): 1:00, 6:30, 8:30
  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: 5:00
  • TONI ERDMANN: 1:30, 7:30

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