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(VIDEO) Wednesday Lowdown: U.S. Girls in Arcata

If you just can't get down to Redway to see Wyclef Jean at the Mateel Community Center Wednesday night, know that you can catch Toronto's own U.S. Girls at The Miniplex (which maybe excites you more, anyway).

EVENTS (SUBMIT YOURS!)

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

Wyclef Jean

Mateel Community Center / 8 p.m. / $40 / 18+

Future Productions and the Mateel present three-time Grammy winner, Wyclef Jean in The Carnival Tour.

923-3368 / Web site

U.S. Girls, La Mancha

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / $15 / $12 advance tickets online / 21+

U.S. Girls has recently been named a "Best New Album" pick on Pitchfork, been featured in The New Yorker, been featured in BUST Magazine as "The Song Every Woman Needs Right Now," and been called "The Entire History of Female Pop Music in One Woman" by Ringer.

630-5000 / info@miniplexevents.com / Web site

Pints for Nonprofits

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / noon-11 p.m. / Free All Ages

Benefitting AHS Safe & Sober Grad Night 2018.

826-7222 / Web site

Redwood Empire BMX Practice/Racing

Redwood Empire BMX / 5-6:30 p.m. / Free / $11 Trophy Race Days / $8 Medal Race Days / $5 Ribbon Race Days / $2 Practice

Redwood Empire BMX (REBMX) is a local non-profit organization with a mission to promote and deliver quality BMX (bicycle moto-cross) programs that stimulate a fun, healthy environment, emphasizing on good sportsmanship and safety for kids of all ages.

845-0094 / redwoodempirebmx1992@gmail.com / Web site

Healthcare for All Meeting

Arcata Library / 5 p.m.

"We are launching exciting campaigns to help bring single-payer healthcare to CA."

822-5954 / 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.

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

Compost Tea Workshop

The Beneficial Living Center & Garden Supplies / 6-7:30 p.m. / Free

At the BLC it's always Tea Time! Seth Geddes will be teaching compost tea brewing principles from microbe food, inputs, brew time, and more.

633-6125 / blcarcata@gmail.com / Web site

Pauper Night!

Nugames Eureka / 6-9 p.m.

Join us at NuGames Eureka for Pauper night! Bring your all commons Pauper deck and show off how powerful these cards can actually be!

497-6358 / Web site

The James Zeller Trio

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

"If you're looking for a relaxing evening with a cocktail, a comfy chair and live Jazz par excellence, come join vocalist and trombonist James Zeller and his trio Wednesday Nights at The Palm Lounge."

646-245-6865 / JamesZellerTrio@yahoo.com / Web site

Everyday Mindfulness for Everyday Life

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

Mindfulness and meditation give us the skills and resources to cultivate a clear mind, a kind heart and the ability to transform reactivity to discernment and responsiveness, especially in challenging times.

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

Open Mikey Comedy

Inn at 2nd and C Streets / 8-11:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Rotating hosts Nando Molina, Jessica Grant, Josh Barnes, and Talvi Fried keep the laughs rolling. Bring your homegrown jokes to the lux Phatsy Kline's.

Web site

Ultra Secret Wednesdays

SpeakEasy / 8-11 p.m.

Queer night with alt-jazz house band LD51!

444-2244 / Web site

Karaoke

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

Provided by Lightning Boom productions.

443-3770 / vistadelmarbar@gmail.com /

Josh Barnes Hosts Open Mikey

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 9-11:30 p.m.

Open Mikey Comedy Open mic.

Dub Cowboy

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Reggae DJ.

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

Whomp Wednesday

The Jam / 10 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!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre