Wednesday, July 3’s Lowdown

Gimme gimme! If you just can’t wait one more day for big American kabooms then you belong with other impatient patriots in Fortuna Wednesday night. As is custom, “the friendly city” will unwrap their Independence Day presents a day early with the 11th annual Fortuna Fireworks Festival in Newburg Park featuring barbecue, music, local vendors, multiple bounce houses and, yes, many fireworks. 

Details on that and other less-red, white and blue Wednesday to dos in your Lowdown listings below.

Events

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Fortuna Fireworks Festival
Newburg Park / 5:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / $5 Parking / $5 Kids wristband
“Dennis Wendt’s vision for the Fortuna Fireworks Festival was simple; he wanted to make sure that kids in the community could enjoy the festivities even if their parents couldn’t afford to buy fireworks. Dennis wanted families to be able to come celebrate our nation’s freedom, regardless of cost.”
496-7894 / fortunafireworks@gmail.com /

Sci-Fi Night: Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
The Kilaaks, a race of aliens from a small planet somewhere in the asteroid belt, release the beasts and send them to trample the cities of our world.
822-1220 / Web site /

Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9 / $4 under 12 / $6 students/seniors
Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.
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The Best Drag Show Ever
Carlo Theatre (Dell’Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / $15 / 18+
This all inclusive event will feature some of Humboldt County’s most fabulous and entertaining drag performers including Traveling Drag King Tucker Noir, and will be hosted by the renowned acting coach Martha T. Lipton.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site /

Dolphin Midwives, Saloli, Complex Crown
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+
“Abstract/experimental harp with electronics and voice.”
630-5000 / Web site /

Bluegrass & Brews w/ Thursday Night Bluegrass
See Event Description / 6-10 a.m.

Used Books Needed
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
History, science and nature, culture, field guides and novels in good condition needed for Humboldt WILPF Annual July 4 Booksale in Arcata.
822-5711 / wilpf@humboldt1.com / Web site /

4th of July Extravaganza
See Event Description / noon-10 p.m. / Free
Are you looking for a safe family friendly place to celebrate Independence Day? The Gyppo Ale has got you covered with a full week of events scheduled.
986-7700 / Web site /

Make Your Own Rag Rug!
SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-8:30 p.m. / $17
Using leftover fabric scraps, old tarnished clothes and rags, you will learn a fun way to recycle and repurpose. In this worshop, you will learn a skill that can be applied to creating rugs, table mats, bowls, tote bags, trivets, coasters and more!
822-2452 / outreach@scraphumboldt.org / Web site /

SPIN: A Weekly Recreational Ping Pong Tournament
Gyppo Ale Mill / 6-8 p.m. / $25 / 21+
Win a week of Half Off Beers* when your team wins our new weekly Ping Pong Tournament! Join the Gyppo Ale Mill for this single elimination ping pong tournament.
986-7700 / family@gyppo.com / Web site /

Jazz Night with Bill Allison & Friends
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+
Bill Allison brings back the tantalizing smooth sounds of history of American jazz.
444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site /

Intro to Lacto-Fermentation: Veggies/Krauts
Center Activities, HSU Campus / 6-7:30 p.m. / $50 / $45 HSU Students
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site /

Jazz with Bill Allison & Friends
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 6-10 p.m. / 21+
444-3344 / specialevents.eaglehouse@gmail.com / Web site /

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:15-8:15 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.
822-2652 / jacaronda@suddenlink.net / Web site /

Jazz Night
Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge / 7:30 p.m.
With local pianist Bill Allison and friends.
444-3344 / Web site /

Bachata
See Event Description / 7:30-8:30 p.m.
This Latin dance comes to us from the Dominican Republic and is popular worldwide.
464-3638 / debbie@dancewithdebbie.biz / Web site /

Rack Em Saturdays Beer Pong
See Event Description / 8-10 p.m. / $20
swedll@bluelakecasino.com /

Open Mikey
Savage Henry Comedy Club / 9-11 p.m. / Free / 18+
Eureka’s longest running comedy open mic. Hosted by Nando Molina, Jessica Grant and Josh Barnes.
editor@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site /

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

RockStar Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Pick It, Sing It, Rock It
708-839-2013 /

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, “Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?” Here it is!

Whomp Wednesday
The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+
whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp.
822-4766 / Web site /

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALADDIN 2D: 11:30, 2:30, 5:35, 8:35
  • ANNABELLE COMES HOME: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME 2D: 6:25
  • CHILD’S PLAY: 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • JAWS: 1:00, 6:45
  • MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL 2D: 4:05, 9:25
  • MIDSOMMAR: 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
  • SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 2D: 12:15, 1:55, 2:35, 4:10
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 2D: 11:30, 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 3D: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
  • TOY STORY 4 2D: 11:25, 1:20, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50
  • YESTERDAY: 12:55, 3:40, 6:35, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ANNABELLE COMES HOME: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME 2D: 8:00
  • CHILD’S PLAY: 11:35, 5:50
  • MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL 2D: 12:20, 3:05
  • MIDSOMMAR: 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05
  • SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 2D: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 2D: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30, 8:30, 9:30
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME 3D: 7:30
  • TOY STORY 4 2D: 11:25, 1:55, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15
  • YESTERDAY: 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
Minor Theatre
  • MIDSOMMAR: 2:45, 6:15, 9:45
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME: 2:00, 5:30, 9:00
  • TOY STORY 4: 1:30, 4:15, 6:55, 9:30

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