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(VIDEOS) WEDNESDAY LOWDOWN: Matisyahu in SoHum Tonight, Sure, But There’s Much More

What? Does this Wednesday thinks it’s a Saturday? Humboldt is blessed with a ridiculous amount of music on International Women’s Day. Geez. Let’s just quickly hit the highestlights:

  • Matisyahu does not look like the reggae rabbi you remember. Nearly a decade after his quick rise to stardom, the Jewish singer/beatboxer looks all clean and, more importantly, he’s still making new music (check out the far left YouTube below). Matisyahu takes on SoHum at the Mateel Community Center Wednesday.
  • Do you like joy? The Arcata Theatre Lounge is going to be drowning in it when it hosts both the Pimps of Joytime and the MarchFourth Marching Band. Seems like a tossup as to who headlines a show like this, so check them both out in the middle two clips below. 
  • Your next Redwood Jazz Alliance show at the Morris Graves Museum stars Brooklyn jazz quartet Endangered Blood, a group good enough to warrant their own NPR Tiny Desk Concert (video below on the far right). 

And that’s not all! There’s also interesting looking free shows at both The Siren’s Song Tavern and the Arcata Playhouse. And don’t even get me started on the McKinleyville Community Services District’s Candidate Forum! Oh my! Details on everything Wednesday in your Lowdown listings below! —Andrew Goff 

Events

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Solidarity Circle to Celebrate International Women’s Day
Arcata Plaza / noon-12:15 p.m.
A gathering to stand in solidarity with women around the world in honor of International Women’s Day and “A Day Without a Woman” strike.
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Jill Stein
Humboldt State University / 6-9 p.m.
“Not to miss this dauntless worker for true ‘Democracy! Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President.”
826-3321 / news@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

MCSD Candidate Forum
Azaela Hall / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free
Hear from the candidates for the McKinleyville Community Services District Special Election.
840-0905 / baker.mfrc@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Preening, Venus Milk, Julio Perdido
See Event Description / 7-11:30 p.m. / $5
Punk and dream pop at a secret location.
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Pimps of Joytime, MarchFourth Marching Band
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+
“Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feeling—it’s that moment when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when the wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the band’s tangible energy.”
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Between Heaven and Earth: Music and Tales for the Soul
Arcata Playhouse / 8-10 p.m.
“Listeners are transported to another reality as this captivating mother and son team share original mystical stories, interwoven with exquisite traditional melodies and new songs.”
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Matisyahu
Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $35 / $30 adv.
Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album ‘Live at Stubbs,’ and ‘Youth’ quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went Gold and ‘Youth’ was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments

Endangered Blood
Morris Graves Museum of Art / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 students and seniors
“Endangered Blood plays fast, looping, dynamically even and entwining lines, laying bebop over clanky grooves.” —Ben Ratliff, New York Times
442-0278 / Web site / View Comments

Nick and Luke, No Pardon
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 8:30 p.m.
“With a love for traditional music and honest songwriting presented with the spontaneity of jazz and the reckless abandon of rock music, Nick and Luke have cultivated a musical language all their own.”
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Spring Gymnastics!
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $39 / $124 non-residents / $114 eesidents / $49 non-residents
Enrollment opens soon for Spring Gymnastics through Arcata Recreation. A variety of classes are available to youth ages 15 months to 18 years.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

DanzUrbano Class
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 9:30-10:30 a.m. / $5
Mimi Law is a fabulous local fitness and dance teacher who started out in Zumba before finding her home in a dance of her own creation - DANZURBANO.
616-6876 / Web site / View Comments

The Lunch Box: Open Mic-helle
Arcata Playhouse / 1-2 p.m.
One hour of plesantry.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Moves for Everybody with Barbara Penny and Joan Becker
Arcata Playhouse / 3-5 p.m. / $5 / $10 sliding scale
A playful exploration of the joys, wonders, and challenges of living in our bodies. All teens and adults are welcome. For over 30 years, Barbara Penny and Joan Becker, from Southern Humboldt, have been offering clowning and creative workshops.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Harry Potter Out Loud
Fortuna Library / 3:30-4:30 p.m. / Free
Attention Muggles! Kids of all ages welcome to a weekly reading of Harry Potter, led by Fortuna High School students.
725-3460 / forhuml@co.humboldt.ca.us / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Insanity Live
Redwood Lounge / 5:15-6:15 p.m. / $5
Dynamic, cardio-conditioning and athletic training class taught in a format that can be done by all fitness levels and ages.
822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site / View Comments

Pussy Power Pads: Make Your Own Menstrual Pads
SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $10
Save money and our earth by making your own washable, reusable period pads! Bloodsiblings of any gender, come stitch & bitch and sashay away with at least three fleece-and-flannel pads to welcome your flow. All materials supplied, but if you have your own fleece/flannel you’d like to use, bring it!
633-8349 / director@scraphumboldt.org / Web site / View Comments

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

Celebrate International Women’s Day
Arcata Playhouse / 6-9 p.m.
Sing-Along led by Jan Bramlett and Leslie Quinn, tabling by groups supporting women and girls, the Raging Grannies, a silent auction, and delicious appetizers.
822-1575 / Web site / View Comments

Piet Dalmolen
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Solo guitar with the amazing Piet Dalmolen!
668-4151 / gini@madriverbrewing.com / Web site / View Comments

MEOW Movie Night at CCAT
See Event Description / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free
CCAT presents another installment of MEOW Movie Night featuring the film “This Black Soil,” a story about resistance and rebirth in Bayview, Virginia where the non-profit Bayview Citizens for Social Justice was founded and how they fought for their citizens.
826-3551 / ccathsu@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Leave No Trace Seminar
Center Activities, HSU Campus / 6-7 p.m. / Free
When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do Karate Class Demonstration
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Teacher Kyo Sa Nim Teri Vodden, LCSW, invites any interested community members to observe a class (and get inspired to take the Self Defense Class Saturday).
616-6876 / 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

Neruda
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 7 p.m. / $8 / $6.50 Matinee
Encore screening of Pablo Larrain’s (JACKIE, NO) political biopic.. a different take on the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet.
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Doing Time Doing Vipasana
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7-9 p.m.
Hosted by Rob Diggins.
677-9493 / View Comments

Wednesday Night Dominoes Tournament
Little Red Lion / 7 p.m. / $10 / 21+
Jailhouse bones every Wednesday night.
444-1344 / Events.littleredlion@gmail.com / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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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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 Bar / 9 p.m.
This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.
923-3188 / View Comments

Whomp
The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

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
  • BEFORE I FALL: 12:55, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • COLLIDE: 9:05
  • FIST FIGHT: 1:25
  • GET OUT: 4:20, 6:55, 9:30
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: 1:00, 3:45, 3:45, 6:20, 8:55, 8:55
  • LA LA LAND: 12:00, 2:55, 5:55, 8:50
  • LOGAN: 11:55, 11:55, 1:30, 3:00, 3:00, 4:40, 6:10, 7:50, 7:50, 9:15
  • MOONLIGHT: 3:50, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10, 9:10
  • REAR WINDOW: 2:00, 6:30, 6:30
  • ROCK DOG: 1:35, 4:00
  • TABLE 19: 12:50, 12:50, 3:05, 5:15, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35, 9:35
  • THE GREAT WALL 2D: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 12:10, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 8:00
  • THE SHACK: 11:45, 11:45, 2:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45, 8:45
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEFORE I FALL: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • GET OUT: 4:10, 6:50, 9:25
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: 3:30, 6:15, 9:05
  • LA LA LAND: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • LION: 5:40, 8:30
  • LOGAN: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
  • ROCK DOG: 3:20
  • THE GREAT WALL 2D: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 3:00, 5:35, 8:10
Minor Theatre
  • LOGAN: 1:30, 5:00, 9:00
  • MOONLIGHT: 8:00
  • PATERSON: 1:00, 6:00
  • THE RED TURTLE: 3:45, 5:30
  • THE SALESMAN: 2:15