As crazy as Humboldt weather has been, at least we’re still functioning, unlike some parts of Northern (Eastern) California!? In fact, we’re so functional, there’s a ton of events happening this weekend. We’re still welcoming back happenings that were taken out by the pandemic and while the forecast is wet and wild, we know the people of Humboldt don’t mind a little precipitation.
Special Events This Weekend
HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND- Check the link for detailed events associated with this festival.
2-3P Like redwoods? Like unpredictable weather? Like hiking and learning at the same time? Join us on a guided walk through Founders Grove Loop at Humboldt Redwoods State Park! Learn about the park’s cultural and natural history walk. Meet by the Founders Grove park restrooms on Dyerville Loop Road. Bring comfortable walking shoes, water, and maybe a rain jacket. Walks are 0.6 miles long, on an ADA trail, and take about 1 hour.
4-8P Come out and join us for a night of Art on the Arcata Plaza! Businesses are open later, there are featured artists, performers and musicians!
8:30-11A Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails and an opportunity to view a diverse range of overwintering shorebirds and soon-to-be nesting resident songbirds. (ALSO, check the link for the RRAS calendar, because these walks and trips happen almost every weekend!)
SPRING FLING CRAFT & VENDOR EVENT
9A-4P Shop with local crafters and other small business owners for all your spring gift-giving needs! A Dutch Raffle will also take place. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Free Entry! A fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child
10A-7P Join us for the Friends of the Fortuna Library annual book sale and dinner at the Fortuna Veterans Hall. Hardbacks $1 a book, paperbacks $0.50 a book, after 3:30pm a $1 a bag. Bring your own bags. Dinner is $25 a person, $40 a couple. 5-7pm. Grilled chicken, twice-baked potatoes, vegetable medley, salad. Drive-thru on the side Fortuna Veterans Hall.
11A-12N Like redwoods? Like unpredictable weather? Like hiking and learning at the same time? Join us on a guided walk through Gould Grove Loop at Humboldt Redwoods State Park! Learn about the park’s cultural and natural history walk. Meet in front of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center. Bring comfortable walking shoes, water, and maybe a rain jacket. Walks are 0.6 miles long, on an ADA trail, and take about 1 hour. Happening each Saturday through March 18th.
11A-4P Swap seeds and plants, attend a free workshop, visit the many nonprofits and local community groups. and take part in the raffle. Food available for purchase from Fern Mountain Eats, Los Giles and the Paloma.
12N Join KEET-TV for a film screening, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom, and a discussion titled “The Legacy of Liberation;” A panel of local women leaders from the community will discuss the impact of Harriet Tubman and her role in Black Liberation in the past, present and future. Please register at KEET.org.
1-4P Redwood Interfaith Gospel Choir invites you to a joy filled Gospel Music workshop led by Terrence Kelly, Director of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Workshop attendees will learn songs that will be performed as part of an evening concert open to the community. No singing experience necessary. All Are Welcome!
1-8P MakeAccess Iqyax̂ Apprenticeships is holding an open house to spotlight their current project, the building of a 27-foot Nigilax̂, the traditional open skin boat of the Unangax̂ people. Come meet the Alaskan Native and local Native builders and hear first-hand about the significance of this project. FEATURING: Guest Speakers involved in this cultural revival, raffle of a qajaq hand-built by Qajaq Champion Maligiaq Padilla, auction of local art, wood fired pizza by The Diver Bar & Grill, live music by Trinidad’s Canary & the Vamp. SCHEDULE: (1-3) Hands on workshop, (4:00) Guest Speakers, (5-8) Music, food, and gathering
2P Create woven baskets with repurposed materials and colorful yarn. This project is inspired by the collective exhibition, “Powerful Fragility.” Participants are invited to explore the exhibition and then to gather in the rotunda for the day’s project with assistance and guidance from art educator Genevieve Kjesbu. All materials supplied.
2P Headwaters is a forever changing landscape, from the pre-colonial era of the Wiyot people, through the logging days of Falk, to the present-day management of public land. Join ranger and historian Julie Clark on a journey through time as she talks about the history of Falk to the current habitat-restoration efforts within the Headwaters Forest Reserve.This event is free thanks to Pierson Building Company, the Morris Graves Foundation, and generous sponsors. Masks are required. Dress warmly; the windows will be open to the chill wind!
2P EXIT Theatre presents Naked Empire Bouffon Company’s How to Catch a Karen featuring Sabrina Wenske as part of the 7th Annual Zero to Fierce Festival. “Sabrina Wenske is the immortal trickster witch, Baba Yaga as she shapeshifts into a series of “progressive” Karens, transporting the audience to familiar worlds where Karens thrive undercover. “Devilishly dangerous theater. -Huffington Post” Sabrina studied at Dell’Arte and UC Berkeley devising theatre through mask, Commedia, and clown. Naked Empire Buffon Company targets hypocrisy within the queer community, artistic pretentiousness, American imperialism, police brutality, ignoring refugee crisis, class privilege and many other topics.
7-9P An evening of gospel music featuring the Redwood Interfaith Gospel Choir, a community mass choir performing songs learned at that day’s gospel music workshop, and performances by members of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, led by Terrence Kelly, director of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
8P Drag and burlesque presented by Rag Doll Revue. Silent auction. 21 and up. Doors at 7 p.m. At the Arcata Vet’s Hall.
Sunday 3/12 and into the week beyond
12N A family run conducted by the Six Rivers Running Club with three different courses through farmlands to the Main Street finish.
2P Enjoy an energetic Afternoon of Dance performance with the Irish Company Dancers.
6:30P – Sorry kiddos, sometimes you get in the way.
1P Enjoy cake, light refreshments and social time. If you can’t attend but would like to be part of the club’s archive, send them a card. P.O. Box 464, Ferndale, CA., 95536.
7-9P Please join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a program entitled “Earbirding in Humboldt County: Recording, Editing, and Learning Birdsongs” by Robert Childs. Robert will talk about his motivations and procedures for creating the website earbirdinghumboldt.com, and share tips for identifying birds using their songs and calls. The live program will be held at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Go to RRAS.org for zoom link. Hot drinks and goodies will be served at 7P.
4-7P Life Plan Humboldt is a local, grassroots effort to create the first resident-led, not-for-profit life plan community for active older adults on the North Coast. LPH will provide older adults with secure and accessible homes with support as they age, will open up housing stock for younger families, provide local jobs at all levels, and keep valued and loved people in our community.
…IF IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S NOT ENOUGH TO DO ON THIS LIST… Check the pages below, especially the Ongoing Events page, which is LOADED with Humboldt Happenings.
Examples of ongoing events happening THIS WEEKEND include multiple community clean-ups/trail steward events, Arts Alive in Eureka, Fitness Classes, Guided walks/hikes, weekly classes in the community and flea markets!
Looking for a live show? We’re updating this page constantly, trying to include all of the local venues we can find, with their latest events listed in an easy-to-read way. There continues to be more and more happenings throughout Humboldt including a huge variety of music, comedy, open mics, outdoor venues, trivia and more.
JUST FOR KIDS
This list of ideas of ways to keep your kids happy includes a wide variety of options all over Humboldt.
Ongoing events are the backbone of our community’s offerings. Click through to find the list broken down by each town/city and see what kind of ongoing happenings, workshops, classes, etc are in the works where you live.
Our amazing local non-profits are always hosting an array of events that benefit the people and land of our community. We’re lucky to have so many powerful and supportive groups that keep the backbone of Humboldt alive and well. Consider offering a few hours of your time, donating cash or goods or participating in a fundraiser for any number of our community organizations.
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