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Saturday Lowdown: March for Science in Arcata

Above: Livestream from the DC March for Science

On Saturday hundreds of people in Humboldt are expected to join with hundreds of thousands around the world for the March for Science, an attempt to draw attention to the vital role science plays in society. Coinciding with Earth Day, it's estimated that over 500 cities will stage related events. 

Locally, festivities will center in Arcata. Here's a quick rundown of the day's itinerary: 

More details on the local version of the March for Science can be found on its Facebook event page. There's also a lot more happening locally this Saturday which is what your Lowdown listings below are for. --Andrew Goff


Godwit Days

Humboldt County / 5 a.m.

Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through the selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival.

Web site

Earth Day at Trinidad State Beach

Trinidad State Beach / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Give back to parks this Earth Day by volunteering to help with forest restoration at Trinidad State Beach in Humboldt County! Join volunteers for our 19th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup, presented by PG&E, to provide parks with much needed maintenance after a stormy winter.

Humboldt - March for Science!

D Street Neighborhood Center / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

A science expo from 9am to 1:30pm feature hands-on exhibits and student posters. A rally at 2pm with local speakers. A march at 3pm into downtown Arcata with marching bands. Creative signs and costumes encouraged.

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

Record Store Day 2017

The Works / 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

442-8121 / Web site

Humboldt Orchid Society Show

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / $2

The Orchid Show will feature a display of orchids grown locally by members of the HOS. Plants on display will feature orchids and carnivorous plants easily grown in the home, as well as rare and exotic orchids requiring greenhouse culture.

845-6858 / wdpinnix@gmail.com / Web site

50th Humboldt Int'l Film Fest

See Event Description / 7-11:55 p.m.

The oldest student-run film festival is back again for it's 50th year.

826-4113 / filmfest@humboldt.edu / Web site

Real Women Have Curves

Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 Students/Seniors

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., the play is a humorous and poignant story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who talk about their lives, loves and deepest desires while attempting to meet impossible production deadlines.

826-3928 / Web site

Va Va Voom's 6-year Anniversary Show

Eureka Theater / 8 p.m. / $15 / $150 VIP table / $12 adv.

Come celebrate 6 years of Va Va Voom! Our burlesque-iversary will be jam packed with burlesque, belly dancing, audience participation games and so much more! Come dressed to impress! You might win a prize for Best Dressed To Impress!

442-2970 / Web site

On Smoke’s Wing

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / Free / Free pay-what-you-can / 18+

"In a city devoured by all-consuming war, survivors in limbo struggle against the inevitability of their fate. This original work, devised by an international ensemble of theatre artists, explores the timelessness of tragedy through a contemporary lens."

668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site

Peaking Lights

Morris Graves Museum of Art / 8 p.m.-midnight / $10

This LA-based duo will serenade your ears with sounds that will make you sway and dance in the iconic Eureka venue, the Morris Graves Museum of Art, for a one-time only show.

442-0278 / kate@humboldtarts.org / Web site

Soul Night #66: The Final Theme

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Prepare, sinners, for the end is nigh. Rev. Matt n' Father Adam are holding a religious experience guaranteed to set you free from the shackles of earthly torment.

826-2739 / Humbrews@gmail.com / Web site

Precision Driver’s School April 22nd & 23rd

Samoa Cook House / 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / $65 RSCC Members / $75 Non Members

499-6939 / Web site

Backpacking the Marble Mountains

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 8 a.m. / $180 / $150 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Leave No Trace Trainer Certificate

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 8 a.m.-6 p.m. / $70 / $55 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Intermediate Sailing

Big Lagoon / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / $165 / $150 HSU Students

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

First Aid with Adult CPR/AED

Center Activities, HSU Campus / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / $80 / $65 HSU Students

826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site

Antique and Art Show 2017

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / $2

Need something for Mother's Day? Come by and find that unique one of a kind treasure, that is sure to please.

616-9920 / RForemanEstate@gmail.com /

Lanphere Dunes Restoration

Lanphere Dunes (HBNWR) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Help restore the dune ecosystem at the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay and Wildlife Refuge.

444-1397 / jess@friendsofthedunes.org / Web site

Usal Beach Earth Day Clean Up

Sinkyone Wilderness State Park / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

Want to do something to give back for Earth Day?! Join us at the stunning Usal Beach for an Earth Day restoration event. Come in work clothes, lunch and equipment will be provided. Tasks include litter collection, cutting of invasive ivy, campsite and restroom repair work, and trail clean up.

946-2263 / vc@humboldtredwoods.org / Web site

Manufactured Homeowners Training

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free / Free all

MHAction.org, a national organization that teaches manufactured home owners how to protect their rights and their investment, will be coming to Humboldt.

298-7290 / patti@yes4humboldt.org / Web site

Earth Day Clean Up Event

See Event Description / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Free

946-2263 / vc@humboldtredwoods.org /

NHS Vendor Dayz: 12th Annual Customer Appreciation Week

Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 10 a.m.

839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site

Docent Training for 2017 Hike Season

Sanctuary Forest / 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / Free / 18+

Over the course of 4 hours, participants will learn how to open and close hikes, introduce hikers to Sanctuary Forest, assist hike leaders, keep track of hikers, basic first aid and more.

986-1087 / anna@sanctuaryforest.org / Web site

Earth and Space Discovery Day

HSU Natural History Museum / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / $5 / $2 members

Join us for a day of fun and exploratory activities regarding planet Earth and the solar system.

826-4479 / mjb11@humboldt.edu / Web site

Sacred Geometrix Grand Opening

See Event Description / noon-9 a.m. / Free

geometrixenterprises@gmail.com / Web site

Living History Day

Clarke Historical Museum / noon-3 p.m. / Free

Part of our Admission Free Spring Break Week sponsored by Provident Credit Union, Living History Day is a chance to experience a glimmer of Humboldt County history. Come see a local basket weaving demonstration with Ruthie Maloney.

443-1947 / jpino@clarkemuseum.org / Web site

Community Meeting for Kinetic Volunteers

See Event Description / noon-2 p.m.

Party For The Planet

Sequoia Park Zoo / noon-4 p.m.

441-4263 / Web site

Mindful Yoga for Back Care

Om Shala Yoga / 1-3 p.m.

825-9642 / info@omshalayoga.com / Web site

Caveman Dave at Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe

Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe / 2-4 p.m.

442-2562 / info@blmcafe.com / Web site

Doug Fir & the 2x4s

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

668-4151 / Web site

Frisky Brisket

Calico's Cafe / 7 p.m.

Violin guitar duo.

923-2253 /

Pitching Tents - NorCal Premiere

The Old Steeple / 7-10 p.m. / $10

786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site

Briana Marela / Hoop / Smilebright / At Outer Space

See Event Description / 7:30-11 p.m.

Compost Mountain Boys

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

Humboldt's finest bluegrass.

826-7222 / Web site

HSU Calypso Band, Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group Concert

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m.-10 a.m. / $3 HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General

826-3531 / patrick@humboldt.edu / Web site

Pitching Tents

The Old Steeple / 8-10 p.m. / $10

Screening of the film "Pitching Tents", directed by Ferndale Native Jacob Cooney. A heartfelt coming-of-age comedy about a high school senior struggling to figure out his future.

786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site

Pitching Tents

The Old Steeple / 8-10 p.m. / $10

786-7030 / ferndalemusic@yahoo.com / Web site


Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Rockstar Karaoke

Brass Rail Bar / 9 p.m.

This is the most hardcore karaoke in Humboldt.

923-3188 /

Soul Train Disco Funk-raiser

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10 no costume or if you just wanna be generous :D / $5 in costume / 21+

839-7580 / wendybird76@yahoo.com / Web site

Bump Foundation

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / 21+


See Event Description / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Dr. Squid

Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

Playing all your favorites.

839-2013 /


See Event Description / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Maui Pranksters

The Jam / 9:30 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

More Plaza ass shaking.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre