O2F Festival opens with Women of the Northwest


The first annual 02F Festival is kicking off March 2nd with Women of the Northwest. This festival's aim is to celebrate creative women in our community. The theme of this year's festival is Zero to Fierce: an opportunity to discover, inspire, and create.

The 02F Festival presents a week of fun, exciting, and provocative activities to inspire our community to work, talk, and play together. It'll kick off with a revival of the hit production Women of the Northwest followed by a convivial symposium, a vocal improvisation workshop with renown singer Rhiannon, a wild cabaret, an interactive art installation, inspiring panel discussions on health, art, business, activism, and more. For full schedule visit  www.zerotofierce.com 

Festival performance highlights



Women of the Northwest tickets
Thu, Fri, Sat, March 2,3,4 at 8pm & Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

Back by popular demand! A Playhouse Arts and Zero to Fierce revival of the 2013 hit production Women of the Northwest will feature new stories celebrating the diversity of Humboldt County. Featuring original live music, this production is a montage of women's lives behind the redwood curtain. The show explores the stories of amazing female Olympians, Native Women, immigrants, bohemians, mothers, schoolmarms, cross-dressers, and more.

  Tickets  $15 general & $13 students and members. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, online or call 822-1575.



O2F Opening Night Reception

Thursday, March 2 6:30-7:30pm free 

Redwood Raks Jade Studio in the Creamery buildin

Come celebrate the beginning of the first annual O2F Festival with us! Champagne, snacks and swag bags. FREE

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10th Anniversary Weekend

Playhouse 10th Anniversary Party Friday and Saturday Feb. 3 & 4!


We are kicking off our 10th year as a community arts organization with two events on February 3 & 4

Beginning with music and dancing from Home Cookin' on Friday, February 3, this local band promises to deliver a range of musical flavors with a repertoire of original tunes and rock standards.  Featuring Joyce Hough, Tim Gray, Gary Davidson and Fred Neighbor, Home Cookin' serves up savory musical entrees with a saucy back beat.  

Then on Saturday, February 4 a full schedule of guest performers in an evening of music and theater with house band Tim Randles' RLA Trio and featuring the likes of Jackie Dandeneau, Chris Parreira, David Ferney, Siena Nelson, Joanne Rand, Rob Diggins, Patrick Cleary, Julie Fulkerson, Gregg Moore, Bandamonium, The Conglomerates and more. Both evenings will have cocktails and light food and a silent auction. Expect an overview of past highlights and what's to come for the 10th anniversary year as well as special surprises, general frivolity and celebration! Please join us and help usher the Playhouse into its second decade!

Tickets $15 Feb. 3 & $20 Feb. 4 with both shows at 8pm. Doors will open at 7pm. Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace, arcataplayhouse.org or reserve at 822-1575.


New Year's Eve big band

Gregg_Moore_1.jpgThe Arcata Playhouse rings in the New Year with Speakeasy and the Conglomerates. A 13 piece band will hit the stage for New Year's Eve at the Playhouse with Tim Randles, Tim Gray, Tim Thiess, Jackie Dandeneau, Siena Nelson, Cory Goldman, Zuzka Sabata, Greg Moore, Tina Garsen, Jill Petricca, Halimah Collingwood, Barbara Culbertson and Jean Stach! Cocktails, light food and dancing with complimentary champagne. Ring in the New Year at the Playhouse as we head into 2017, our 10th anniversary year.

The evening begins with Speakeasy performed by Jacqueline Dandeneau with Tim Randles, Tim Gray, Tim Theiss and Corey Goldman. Harkening back to the days of cocktail tables and candlelight, Speakeasy takes you on a journey of old jazz standards and new jazzy tales. After the show, push back the tables and get ready to dance the night away to the Conglomerates.

At 10:30 pm the Conglomerates will strike up the band and set fire to your dancing shoes on New Year's Eve. Complete with costume changes and theatrical antics the band will cross genres from James Brown and Sharon Jones to the Black Eyed Peas and Louis Prima.

Tickets $20 general & $18 members $99 for table of four includes four drink tickets. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, brownpapertickets.com or 707-822-1575.

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