(VIDEO) Wednesday Lowdown: Godwit Days! Film Fests! Thunder From Down Under!

It’s going to be a busy weekend here in Humboldt thanks to a few festivals that get started Wednesday. Most notably, Godwit Days, the annual weeklong celebration of the Marbled Godwit gets underway. With over 100 different birding experiences on the schedule, you’d be best off if you just clicked over to their website for the full schedule. 

Films Fests Galore!: The Banff Mountain Film Festival continues up at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, screening films with rugged, outdoorsy themes. Also, the Humboldt International Film Festival — which claims to be the oldest student-run film festival in the cosmos — returns with a full slate of moving pictures running all weekend at The Minor.

Then there are the hunks. Yes, Humboldt will again have the opportunity to peep at plenty of pecs when the ripped boys of Thunder From Down Under return to the Blue Lake Casino to… I don’t actually know what they do… they look good doing whatever it is though. Get some gym-spiration in the clip below. —AG 

Events

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Godwit Days
Humboldt County / 6:30 a.m.
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through the selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival.
sargent_silver33@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Pints for Nonprofits
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. / Free
Benefitting the Mattole Restoration Council. Live music from Blase Bonpane and the Soulmates from 6-8 p.m.
668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.
“Come to the Banff Mountain Film Festival for adventure, for excitement, for the inspiration of mountain stories. Experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes. Meet the world’s top adventurers. Listen to their stories. Relive their challenges. Reconnect with adventure.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

50th Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
See Event Description / 7-11 p.m.
The oldest student-run film festival is back again for it’s 50th year.
826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Thunder From Down Under
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8-10 p.m.
“Enjoy the skills and thrills of these hunky performers as they dance and tease their way into your hearts.”
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Payroll Tax and State Labor Law Seminar
Fortuna River Lodge / 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. / $120 / $110 NEAC Members
Legal tune-up with the latest information on: New laws and decisions affecting the workplace, discrimination and harassment, including bullying and gender, record keeping, wage hour law and much more!
441-5714 / Barbara.Fales@edd.ca.gov / Web site / View Comments

NHS Vendor Dayz: 12th Annual Customer Appreciation Week
Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Vendor Dayz is our thank you for growing with us. A 4/20 BBQ, Half off Bulb Recycling, Giant Pumpkin Contest seedling giveaway, and raffles all week long.
839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt County Bookmobile
Mattole Valley Community Center (Petrolia) / 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
The Humboldt County Bookmobile will go to Mattole Valley with stops at the Petrolia Post Office.
267-9933 / bkmhuml@co.humboldt.ca.us / Web site / View Comments

Public Hearing: A1AA Area Plan Goals & Objectives
Area 1 Agency on Aging / 10:30 a.m.-noon
The Area 1 Agency on Aging will hold a public hearing to receive comments on changes to the A1AA Area Plan Goals and Objectives for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
442-3763 / A1AA@a1aa.org / Web site / View Comments

Jiu Jitsu Spring Break Camp for Youths
See Event Description / 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. / $80
“Learn Jiu Jitsu techniques, self defense skills, games, and more! GET BULLY PROOFED!”
822-6278 / info@humboldtjiujitsu.com / Web site / View Comments

Weeding Wednesday
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 5-8 p.m.
Want to unwind after work while meeting new people and learning about native plants? Join Friends of the Dunes on the first and third Wednesday of the month for some light weeding and landscaping around the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site / View Comments

Game Night
Arcata Veterans Memorial Building / 5:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / Free EVERYONE!
Board games, card games, Dungeons & Dragons…there is just no limit to the types of gaming going on at the Canteen at Arcata Veterans Hall.
822-1552 / arcatavetshall@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Plan for Success
North Coast Small Business Development Center / 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Business planning is an art. Are you ready to create your masterpiece?
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Intro to Board Service
Humboldt Area Foundation / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $75 Not-Yet- Members / $55 Members
Nonprofit boards are responsible for providing effective leadership and governance for the organizations they serve.
442-2993 / Norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site / View Comments

Build Personal Confidence and Professional Assertiveness
Eureka Woman’s Club / 5:30-7 p.m.
Feeling taken advantage of when you say yes and guilty when you say no? Learn assertiveness, setting healthy boundaries, achieving positive win/win solutions.
442-3458 / View Comments

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

CASA Advocate Training
CASA of Humboldt / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 18+
At CASA, we train volunteers to become a voice for foster children, supporting them as they go through the courts and giving them a better chance of being raised in safe, nurturing homes where they can grow and thrive.
443-3187 / info@humboldtcasa.org / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Family Literacy Night: Sean’s Shadow Puppets
Humboldt County Library / 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sean Powers tells traditional and original stories with handcrafted shadow puppets, accompanied by music played on instruments from around the world.
269-1900 / Web site / View Comments

Wake Up the World Tour
See Event Description / 7-11:30 p.m. / $15 / $7 Students
825-7640 / contact@7genfund.org / Web site / View Comments

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

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7 p.m. / $5 / $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.
822-2652 / jacaronda@suddenlink.net / Web site / View Comments

Wednesday Night Bones
Little Red Lion / 8 p.m. / $10 / 21+
444-1344 / Events.littleredlion@gmail.com / View Comments

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

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

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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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!
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Whomp Wednesday
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

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
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 11:45, 1:05, 2:45, 5:45, 6:35, 8:45
  • BOSS BABY 2D: 11:40, 12:40, 3:10, 4:40, 5:35, 8:00
  • CHIPS: 4:05, 9:35
  • FATE OF THE FURIOUS: 11:50, 1:20, 2:55, 4:35, 6:00, 7:45, 9:05
  • GET OUT: 3:55, 9:30
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL 2D: 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
  • GOING IN STYLE: 1:25, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40
  • HELLO, DOLLY!: 1:00, 6:20
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND 2D: 1:55, 7:10
  • LOGAN: 12:50
  • POWER RANGERS: 2:20, 5:20, 8:20
  • SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 2D: 12:00, 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:10
  • THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE: 12:05, 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2D: 11:45, 2:45, 4:40, 5:45, 7:40, 8:45
  • BOSS BABY 2D: 11:50, 12:50, 2:15, 3:15, 5:40, 8:15
  • FATE OF THE FURIOUS: 11:50, 1:30, 2:55, 4:45, 6:00, 7:50, 9:05
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL 2D: 3:45, 9:15
  • GOING IN STYLE: 11:45, 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:25
  • POWER RANGERS: 12:40, 6:20
  • SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 2D: 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10
Minor Theatre
  • 50TH HUMBOLDT INT. FILM FEST: EXPERIMENTAL & ANIMATION: 7:00, 8:00
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 2:00, 5:00
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017): 9:45
  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: 4:30
  • KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: 1:00
  • T2 TRAINSPOTTING 2: 1:30, 4:00, 7:30