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WEDNESDAY LOWDOWN

The Arcata Theatre Lounge's newly redubbed "Sci-Fi Pint an Fry Night" this week features a screening of Attack the Block (2011), about a teen gang in South London who do their best to defend their neighborhood from an alien invasion.

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

Sci-Fi Pint & Fry Night: Attack the Block (2011)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

“Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an intergalactic war-zone.”

822-1220 / Web site

RLA w/ Paula Jones & Don Baraka

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Local jazz.

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Ultramafic, Stranger Than Fact, Muppet Hunter

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m. / $5

Much metal in Eureka.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Getting Started with Girl Scouts

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Free

With the guidance and support of a volunteer, Girl Scouts can go as far as their imaginations will take them.

443-6641 / kjohanson@girlscoutsnorcal.org / Web site

Winter Lecture Series: Small Mammal Response to Restoration in the Dunes

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

Join Friends of the Dunes and guest speaker Professor Dan Barton of Humboldt State for an evening lecture on Small Mammal Response to Restoration in the Dunes.

444-1397 / info@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

Make Your Own Buttons and Magnets

Humboldt County McKinleyville Branch Library / 6-8 p.m.

You can bring in a favorite picture or clipping, or design your own unique magnet or button using stamps, stickers, pens, and colored pencils.

AR Student & Family Information Night

See Event Description / 6-7 p.m. / Free

This event will consist of a presentation on AR's unique educational opportunity, and will give families and prospective students the chance to meet AR staff and ask questions.

476-4203 / sbroadstock@fuhsdistrict.net / Web site

Discover the Boundless Heart

See Event Description / 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us for this 6-week series exploring enduring practices that steady the mind, expand the heart and support us to engage our lives with kindness, awareness and wisdom.

Humboldt Symphony Open Auditions

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 7-9:50 p.m. / Free

826-5448 / Garrick.Woods@humboldt.edu / 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

Ultra Secret Wednesdays

SpeakEasy / 8-11 p.m.

Queer night with alt-jazz house band LD51!

444-2244 / Web site

Gabe Pressure

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Gabe Pressure brings reggae and hip hop to Danza Dizasta Wednesdays in the Wave!

877-252-2946 / info@bluelakecasino.com / Web site

Danza Dizasta Wednesdays

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

With DJ Gabe Pressure.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke

Vista Del Mar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Provided by Lightning Boom productions.

443-3770 / vistadelmarbar@gmail.com /

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre