Monday Motivational Film: Undercovered

Monday March 5th 6:30pm 

Following the 2001 terrorist attacks on NY, an item of clothing has gained a scandalous global reputation. The Headscarf.  All over the world, a major debate is ongoing about whether or not Muslim women should be allowed to wear the headscarf in public. Meanwhile, young women in the post-communist and post-war Bosnia are increasingly embracing hijab-wearing as a symbol of freedom of religion and conviction and sometimes as an act of rebellion against the capitalist vision of female liberation. UNDERCOVERED is a documentary film about such women. Arcata Playhouse. $7.00


WILPF Celebration

Thursday, March 8th at 6:00PM

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

Let Women's Voices Light Up the World! ~ community sing along led by Jan Bramlett & Leslie Quinn, plus Raging Grannies. Special Speaker: Sara Obenauer, HSU Lecturer of Women's & Native American Studies. Information tables by local services for women and girls. Appetizers, Silent Auction, Quilt Raffle, Friendship and Fun.

 Arcata Playhouse Free

Kick Off Intl' Woman's Day

Thursday March 8th at 8:30am

Kick off International Women’s day with coffee,  pastry and good company at the Arcata Playhouse. At 9:30 follow the giant Mother Earth puppet for a good old fashioned walk about. Pay what you can.





This is part of our Lunch Box Series, Price includes lunch (soup and salad) 

Local filmmakers Joy Hardin and Amy Uyeki share the immigrant story of Marianne Pennekamp, a longtime Humboldt County resident and child and family rights advocate. Marianne’s journey with her family escaping from Hitler’s Germany to Vichy France and on to America mirrors many immigrant stories and is one that is especially relevant today. The short film (38 minutes) uses original interviews, archival photos from Pennekamp’s past, and Amy Uyeki’s animations, with musical scoring from Holly Mead, Bay Area musician and composer

Arcata Playhouse Movie Free,  $7.00 for lunch




Written and performed by  Lily Ali-Oshatz

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. Only then can we begin to hope. 

Arcata Playhouse $10.00 or all 5 Fringe fest shows for $30

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Fringe: Frank

Friday March 9th at 9:15pm

World - renowned! The Rat Pack’s 17th member!

America’s ritzy, sophisticated songster and most entertaining entertainer invites you to partake in his interactive live “life retrospective.”

This riveting glimpse into a very special “leading man” is brought to you by Australian comic Emily June Newton and director Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski). FRANK will grab you by your shoulders and make you feel nostalgia for a star you never knew!

Arcata Playhouse $10.00 or all 5 Fringe fest shows for $30



Saturday, MARCH 10TH at 9:00 PM

Emcees Jacqueline Dandeneau and Sarah McKinney will be joined by outstanding performers from near and far in this night of music, wild characters, crazy skits, and much fun! This is sure to be a raucous good time so don’t miss out. Be sure to buy your tickets early. Cabarets usually sell out!

Arcata Playhouse $15.00


Creamery District Night Market

Friday March 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm

The Creamery District lights up as local businesses and artists join in the weeklong celebration of creative women in our community. There will be music, art, cider, dancing, shopping and food. Bring the whole family, there will be much to see and do.

The night market offers fun for the whole family. FREE


Immigrant Women in Humboldt County: The Challenges of Living in Northern California

Monday, March 5th 5:30 pm

Lead by Central Del Pueblo, this session aims to celebrate different expressions of the daily life of the immigrant women in Humboldt. We'll be sharing the cultural challenges of our community: the use of language, the development of solidarity networks and the efforts to bring out the artistic expressions of our community.

We'll include information about the importance of the Sanctuary Law in the current times of social and political polarization. We'll finalize with poetry and songs from Latin America. The fee will be donate to support the Sanctuary Ordinance Initiative in Humboldt County. Arcata Playhouse. $3.00



Wednesday, MARCH 7TH at 6:00 PM

Convivial means "of or relating to social events where people can eat, drink, and talk in a friendly way with others". This convivial event is hosted by the Arcata Playhouse and will be a casual evening of food, fun, drinks and lively conversation oriented to females. Ticket includes catered dinner, wine and great conversation. Catered by Sweet Mama Janisse.

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Sliding Scale $20-$50

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FRINGE: When I die leave the balcony open

Thursday, March 8th at 9:00pm

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

Written and performed by Laura Muñoz

Technical support and props: James Hildebrandt




Win the War or Tell Me a Story examines the effects of war and the power of story in war-torn Guatemala and the occupation in Palestine. A meditation on war, embodying universal themes of memory, longing, displacement and what it means to win.

Written and performed by Sayda Trujillo

Directed by Jessica Wallenfels

Arcata Playhouse $10.00 or all 4 for $30.00

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Fringe: The Body Discourse

Friday, March 9th 10:30am

Written and performed by: Cicely Ames, Allen Cassidy, Leslie Castellano, Ruthi Engelke, Becca Finney, Jaimal Kordes, Soodie Whitaker, Angie Valetutto.

 The Body Discourse Project is a performance about the nature of being in the body, exploring the relationships between how we exist in our bodies and how our bodies exist in the current moment. The performance addresses themes of bullying, body image, interpersonal relationships, disability awareness, anxiety/depression, friendship, and community.

Arcata Playhouse $5.00 or all 5 Fringe fest shows for $30


International Women's Potluck Brunch

Sunday, March 11th at 11:00am

Women from around the world gather for a potluck brunch to share their favorite dish, connect, support and network. Community members will share their local and global projects that benefit women and children.

Please bring vegetarian dishes to share! 

Arcata Playhouse - FREE


Just Like Us

Saturday March 10th at 2:00 pm

A staged reading of the play written by Karen Zacarias, one of the of the most widely produced Latina playwrights in America. Just Like Us explores the struggles facing documented and undocumented Latina teenage girls in contemporary America posing difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American. A question and answer will follow.

Just Like Us was originally commissioned and produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company, a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Kent Thompson, Artistic Director

Arcata Playhouse FREE




The Pink Boots Society Beer Tasting is hosted by local beer enthusiasts Sarah McKinney and Jen McFerrin. You will be walked through the spectrum of beer styles with delicious nibbles available that draw out the flavors of the beer and enhance the experience. This is a chance for women to gather together and celebrate beer and each other. Whether you are a seasoned beer drinker or just getting started, there will surely be a style to fit your tastes! Limited Seating!

Dead Reckoning Cellars  819 J Street,  Arcata  $25.00

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Artist In Residence: 

Kit Diotima

I use photo manipulation to create surreal fairy worlds, colorful candylands, expressionistic landscapes, psychological self-portraits, and psychedelic dreamscapes. My life experiences have taught me that reality is constructed, that our personalities are (partially) created by an environment filled with cultural assumptions about identity. I use my photo art to explore the idea that nothing is as it seems, that under the ordinary, seemingly drab colors of our world, is a vibrant, surreal, fairyland of possibility, where even you’re very sense of Self can be entirely different than you think. I call my art Mystic Surrealism, a term created by painter Remedios Varo, who often referenced occult and Mexican witchcraft symbols in her art. I believe and talk to the fairies, so my art is a spiritual expression. When I'm manipulating photos I feel like I'm uncovering a hidden, colorful, mystical, fairy world that is already there, just beyond our normal range of vision. A world just touching our own, that we can enter, if we can open the fairygates within our subconscious minds. 

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