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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: Zero to Fierce Festival Revs Up

Now in its second year, the Zero to Fierce Festival, which runs through Sunday, March 11, celebrates creative women in Humboldt through numerous performances, panel discussions, workshops and more at various locations in Arcata's Creamery District.

The fest kicks into high gear Thursday with numerous events you can find sprinkled through your Lowdown listings below. Highlights include a couple of theatrical pieces staged at the Arcata Playhouse (scroll down for more details on She Said and When I Die Leave the Balcony Open).

Click over to the 02F Festival website for a full list of events. 


Kick Off Woman's International Day

Arcata Playhouse / 8:30-9:30 a.m. / Free

Part of the Zero to Fierce Women's Festival. Kick off International Women’s day with coffee, pastry and good company at the Arcata Playhouse, and then follow the giant Mother Earth puppet for a good old fashioned walk about.

822-1575 / zerotofierce@gmail.com / Web site

Lunchbox Series: A Woman's Place is in Her Home

Arcata Plaza / noon-1:30 p.m. / $7

Part of the Zero to Fierce Woman' s Festival. A talk about the theatrical exploration of women and homelessness coming in April.

822-1575 / zerotofierce@gmail.com / Web site

No Man's Land Film Festival

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6:30-9 p.m. / $12

"Adventure's Edge and Arcata Theatre Lounge present; No Man's Land Film Festival an all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect women in pursuit of the radical."

822-1220 / Web site

Charlotte's Web

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Student, Senior

Humboldt State University Theatre presents "Charlotte’s Web" adapted by Joseph Robinette from the classic children’s book by E.B. White, named as "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years" by The Children's Literature Association.

826-3928 / Web site

Jason Robo Has a Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 7:45-10 p.m. / Free / 21+

Come pick your brain for prizes the second Thursday of each month. Hosted by local comic Jason Robo.

668-5000 / jasonrobo@runbox.com / Web site

Zero to Fierce Women's Festival: She Said

Arcata Playhouse / 8-9 p.m. / $10 / $30 All 5 Fringe Fest. shows

She Said chronicles one person's experience with rape and her choice to report the crime. Using poetry, storytelling and original music, this one person musical is a call to action and a reminder that our laws cannot be changed until we change our culture.

822-1575 / zerotofierce@gmail.com / Web site


Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18 / $10 Youth 3-14 / $10 3/8 preview / $16 students/seniors

Featuring an all-female cast, Nunsense is a musical comedy revue perfect for all ages. Directed by Leira V. Satlof

Web site

Women in Jeopardy!

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $17 / $10 Thursdays

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer!

The Fatherlies, Opossum Sun Trail, Paradise Inc.

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Local prog/alt bands.

822-4766 / Web site

The Travelin' McCourys, T Sisters

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-midnight

" The Travelin' McCourys are headed west on their first tour dates in support of their debut full length album, which fans have been waiting on for several years."

826-2739 / Web site

Zero to Fierce Women’s Festival: When I Die Leave the Balcony Open

Arcata Playhouse / 9 p.m. / $10 / $30 whole fest

A lone woman in a land devastated by war. She has a mission and is undeterred by obstacles that can cost her life.

822-1575 / Web site

Arcata Challenge Course

Arcata Community Forest / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / $40

Fun-filled outdoor adventure focusing on team building, skill development and environmental education.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Pints for Nonprofits

Six Rivers Brewery / 11:30 a.m.-midnight

25% of All Beer Sales on Thurs 3/8 will be donated to the Humboldt Homebrewers Club to further their work providing educational opportunities to their members and the public regarding the art of brewing beer.

839-7580 / Web site

Homeowners Workshop

Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) / noon-1 p.m. / Free

Every home has room for improvement when it comes to saving energy and money.

269-1700 / info@redwoodenergy.org / Web site

Celebrating the Immigrant Women in Humboldt County

The Quad at HSU / noon-1 p.m. / Free

We'll be celebrating the International Women's Day on HSU with music, poetry and testimonies.

cdphumboldt@gmail.com / Web site

Redwood Writing Project Events

See Event Description / 4:30-7:30 p.m. / $200 / $200 for all 6 sessions / $45 per session / 18+

826-5109 / rwp@humboldt.edu / Web site

Pints for Nonprofits

Lost Coast Brewery / 5-8 p.m.

Join us in supporting The Multi Generational Center!

County Budget Roadshow

Benbow Inn / 5:30-8 p.m. / Free

At this interactive, award-winning event you get a chance to visit in person with elected officials and county staff to talk about your community.

445-7266 / cao@co.humboldt.ca.us / Web site

Fabric Flowers for Spring Headwear

SCRAP Humboldt / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / $15

Get ready for Spring with new hair wear! With some basic hand sewing we will make flowers rolled and petal flowers from scrap fabrics, and then use those to decorate a hat base or headband.

822-2452 / education@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

Zumba Toning with Ann Youmans

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $6

822-1575 / zerotofierce@gmail.com / Web site

WILPF Celebration

Arcata Playhouse / 6-8 p.m. / Free

The Humboldt Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) invites you to join us at our 7th Annual International Women's Day Celebration.

822-1575 / zerotofierce@gmail.com / Web site

Fred & Jr.

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

Swing jazz.

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

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Evolution of the Creative Process with April Sproule

Wharfinger Building Bay Room / 6:45-9 p.m. / Free

Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild presents local fiber artist April Sproule speaking about her life's work in creating art.

599-2729 / hhsguildvp@gmail.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Bear Market Riot

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages

Americana and power-folk genre band.

826-7222 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Lightning Boom Productions

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m. / 21+

Why not?

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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