TODAY: Humboldt County Students March For Their Lives

At a recent March for Our Lives Humboldt planning meeting

Tens of thousands of teens across the country are expected to participate in rallies this Saturday as part of the March for Our Lives movement which was set into motion by last month’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

While the most sizable event will be the march on the White House in Washington, D.C., there are more than 800 planned sibling marches scheduled including, of course, one here in Humboldt. According to organizers March for Our Lives Humboldt “is a march against gun violence, and a march for common sense gun control.” It begins at noon on Saturday at the Arcata Playhouse and will feature a kickoff rally — speeches and music — and culminate with a march down to the Arcata Plaza.

For the last few weeks high school student organizers from Apprentice Entertainment — a local teenage-run nonprofit which stages arts and culture events — have been planning the event. Two of the organizers, Arcata High students Jazmine Fiedler and Fiona Murphy, told the Outpost they were inspired to get involved with a local march and, after discussing it with other Apprentice members, they scoured social media to see if anyone else was working on one. Finding no trace, they decided to get to work. Both cite as a key motivator the example set by the numerous Marjory Stoneman Douglas students who’ve kept the issue of gun violence in schools at the forefront of the national conciousness.

Clockwise: Apprentice members Jazmine Fiedler, Fiona Murphy and Sarah McKinney

“Everything they’re doing is really inspiring,” Murphy said. “I know if I went through something like what they went through I probably wouldn’t be able to do that so quickly … especially that one speech that went viral by Emma Gonzalez — ‘We Call B.S.’ — that’s what made me start crying.”

“I think what’s amazing about that speech, too, is that it’s so teenager-y,” Fiedler chimed in. “It’s maybe one of the first times that a teenager speaking about something really important has gone viral and become a national conversation.”

Sarah McKinney is the adult director of Apprentice Entertainment and says while she helped her kids get the ball rolling on local march planning, they’ve done the heavy lifting.

“They are motivated, they are passionate, and they are showing up,” McKinney said. “These are some of the most packed meetings we’ve had.”

“It’s a really close to home issue,” Murphy said. “We are students and we don’t want to have to be scared in our schools.”

Head over to the Facebook pages of March for Our Lives Humboldt and/or Apprentice Entertainment for more info.

—Andrew Goff


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March for Our Lives
Arcata Playhouse / noon
Meet at the Arcata Playhouse at 12:00pm on Sat March 24th. This is a march against gun violence, and a march for common sense gun control. We are a group of AHS and NPA students organizing this event for our community.
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Rebel Craft Rumble!
Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m. / $15
Four teams will compete in a battle of high pressure creative problem solving and artistic wit to become the next Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Masters in SCRAP Humboldt’s fifth annual Rebel Craft Rumble on Saturday, March 24th at the Arcata Playhouse (1251 9th street) in Arcata.
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The Wizard of Oz: An Aerial Production
Synapsis / 7 p.m. / $10
Humboldt Aerial Collective and Synapsis present to you a spectacular take on the Wizard of Oz!
616-3104 / / Web site / View Comments

Foxtrot Album Release Show
The Sanctuary / 7-10 p.m. / $5
This show will be a special album release celebration for Foxtrot, the jazzy rock band that rehearses across the street from the Sanctuary each week on Tuesdays (maybe you’ve heard them?). They’ll be selling copies of their new album “Cycle Delicately,” recorded last year in Southern California.
760-218-4323 / / Web site / View Comments

Dave Stamey
The Old Steeple / 7:30-10 p.m. / $25 / $30 at the door
The Newest member of the Western Music Hall of Fame, Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called Dave Stamey “the Charley Russell of Western Music.”
786-7030 / / Web site / View Comments

Shrek the Musical
Eureka High School Auditorium / 7:30 p.m. / $10 / $8 students
“Come on out to see the family-friendly show, Shrek the Musical, presented by the Eureka High School Players. This fractured fairy tale turns the princess and ogre myths inside out and shows that people should be judged by their deeds and hearts, not by their looks.”
476-1735 / / View Comments

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!
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Camerata RCO
Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $66
“Founded with the desire to explore more intimate repertoire, it’s an absolute love of chamber music that drives these colleagues to divert time out from their busy schedules as members of one of the world’s greatest orchestras.”
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

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
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Soul Party 10: The Spirit of ‘76
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / $5 / 21+
Like, wow, man! Join the Soul Party crew as we set the Wayback Machine for the 70’s. You know, that decade famous for bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and killer Travolta dance moves.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Object Heavy with DJ Gabe Pressure
The Jam / 9 p.m. / $10
Object Heavy will perform two sets with Gabe Pressure opening the show and spinning between sets and after all at The Jam.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Vamos A Bailar with Sexto Poder
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / $10 / 21+
Musica Regional Mexicana.
733-9644 / / Web site / View Comments

Sunrise Vinyasa Flow
Om Shala Yoga / 7-8:15 a.m.
“A perfect way to begin the day! This class will focus on breath and movement, creating an invigorating flow that enhances strength and flexibility.”
825-9642 / / Web site / View Comments

Southern Humboldt Community Park Bird Walk
Southern Humboldt Community Park / 8:30-11:30 a.m. / Free
All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate on this easy 2-to 3-hour walk led by David Fix.
923-7227 / Web site / View Comments

Redwood Writing Project Events
See Event Description / 9 a.m.-noon / $200 / $200 for all 6 sessions / $45 per session / 18+
826-5109 / / Web site / View Comments

Beginning Kayaking
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / $55 / $45 HSU Students
This class covers the fundamentals of kayaking, including an orientation to kayaking equipment, boat handling, paddling technique, and water safety.
443-4222 / / Web site / View Comments

All Seasons Orchestra Auditions
D Street Neighborhood Center / 10 a.m.-noon / $25 / $30 non-resident
The Arcata Recreation Division and the All Seasons Orchestra invites you to get involved with this community orchestra.
822-7091 / / Web site / View Comments

Community Cleanup Project
See Event Description / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
Every other Saturday the Arcata Veterans Group and local volunteers (anyone interested) meets at the Arcata Veterans Hall for a community cleanup during which time we pick up litter and trash in various locations within Arcata.
822-1552 / / Web site / View Comments

Lagoon Tire Toss or Ivy Pull
Stone Lagoon Visitor Center / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tire removal depends on the depth of the lagoon on the day of the event, so if the water is too deep we will be removing Ivy and other invasive plants.
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Arcata Plaza Winter Farmers’ Market
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
“The growing season may be winding down but the bounty of the North Coast doesn’t end with Fall. The Arcata Plaza farmers’ market continues all winter long.”
441-9999 / / Web site / View Comments

Take a Child Outside Day
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free
Meet lizards and snakes! Zoom in on pond water! Take a silent walk to a bird roost!
826-2359 / / Web site / View Comments

43rd Annual Daffodil Show
Fortuna River Lodge / noon-5 p.m. / Free
Wade through the sea of yellow and white blooms, inspect the juried and floral design shows, as well as some local art and maybe take a few blooms home.
725-7572 / View Comments

Peter Rabbit Storytime
Northtown Books / 1-2 p.m. / Free
Northtown Books and PBS Northcoast present a story hour followed by a visit from Peter Rabbit!
822-2834 / / Web site / View Comments

Vegan Chili Cook-Off and Potluck
Humboldt Area Foundation / 1:30-3:30 p.m. / Free
Bring your best pot of Vegan Chili (if competing), and or tasty side dish or dessert that will feed 6 to 10 people.
616-7855 / / Web site / View Comments

Doug Fir & the 2x4s
Redwood Harley-Davidson / 4-5:30 p.m.
Multigenerational rock and roll band comprised of fathers and sons playing classic rock and beyond.
444-0111 / Web site / View Comments

The NEC’s Spaghetti Dinner FUN(d)Raiser
Bayside Community Hall / 5-9 p.m. / $15 Students at door / $25 Adults at door / $20 Advanced Adult / $10 Advance Students/music only
The dinner menu features a delicious spaghetti dinner, with a variety of sauces to entice your palate, local mixed green salad, variety of local bread and dessert.
822-6918 / / Web site / View Comments

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 5:30-7 p.m. / $8 / $7 advance tickets online
630-5000 / / Web site / View Comments

Fiesta Ball
See Event Description / 6-10 p.m. / $30 / $35 after 3/17 / 21+
Join us for an authentic tantalizing Cuban dinner, live music by the local Afro-Cuban sensation TIMBATA! / Web site / View Comments

The Jim Lahman Band
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free
Local blues rock.
668-4151 / / Web site / View Comments

8th Annual CRSF Gala
Sequoia Conference Center / 6:30-10 p.m.
Join us for CRSF’s largest fundraising event of the year! Evening will include entertainment, dinner and auction.
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Sweet Beats: Swing Into Spring
Arcata High School / 7 p.m. / $15
Come join the ArMack Jazz Combo and ArMack Jazz Band for a night of swing dance, dessert and performances!
825-2401 / Web site / View Comments

Frisky Brisket
Calico’s Cafe / 7 p.m.
Violin guitar duo.
923-2253 / View Comments

MHS Drama Department: Dearly Departed
McKinleyville High School / 7-9:30 p.m. / $6 Students & Seniors / $8 General Admission
The McKinleyville High School Drama Department is ready to tickle everyone’s funny bone with their spring play “Dearly Departed,” a dysfunctional family comedy.
839-6400 / View Comments

The Young Karl Marx (2018)
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $8 / $7 advance tickets online
From Oscar nominated Haitian director Raoul Peck (‘I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO’) comes this “audacious, engrossing” biopic about young Marx, his friend and rival Engels, and the birth of an organized labor movement at a time when wealthy elitists profited from under-represented laborers.
630-5000 / / Web site / View Comments

HSU Opera Workshop: Celebrating Handel in Humboldt!
Gist Theater at HSU / 7:30-8:30 p.m. / $5 HSU Students with ID / $5 Senior/Child / $10 General
826-3531 / / Web site / View Comments

The Brothers Norton
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata / 8-11 p.m. / Free All Ages
Jazz, pop, and neo-soul band.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

See Event Description / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free / Free All
668-5663 / / Web site / View Comments

April Moore and Ranch Party
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
April Moore & Ranch Party is a country band playing originals and covers from artists such as Miranda Lambert, Marty Robbins, and more.
733-9644 / / Web site / View Comments

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
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Tanya Stephens ft. Woven Roots
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9-11:30 p.m. / $20 / $30 Day of / 18+
877-252-2946 / / Web site / View Comments

Hollow Down, Dead Bird Son, and Cristina Menzie
Vista Del Mar / 9-11:59 p.m. / Free / 21+
496-4800 / / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
RJ Grin’s Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+
445-0844 / / View Comments

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
More Plaza ass shaking.
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Samvega and CV Live at the Alibi
Alibi / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
822-3731 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE: 3:55, 9:05
  • ANNIHILATION: 1:10, 6:25
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 2D: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:15
  • I CAN ONLY IMAGINE: 12:05, 2:45, 5:25, 8:05
  • LOVE, SIMON: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00
  • MIDNIGHT SUN: 11:45, 2:00, 4:20, 6:35, 8:50
  • PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 2D: 12:40, 6:05, 8:45
  • PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST: 12:10, 2:50, 5:40, 8:15
  • SHERLOCK GNOMES 2D: 1:20, 3:45, 6:00
  • TOMB RAIDER 2D: 11:55, 12:55, 2:40, 3:50, 5:35, 6:40, 8:25, 9:30
  • UNSANE: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME 2D: 12:30, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35
  • BLACK PANTHER 2D: 12:00, 3:05, 6:10, 9:15
  • LOVE, SIMON: 1:00, 3:40, 6:15, 9:00
  • MIDNIGHT SUN: 11:45, 2:00, 4:20, 6:35, 8:50
  • PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 2D: 12:40, 6:05, 8:45
  • SHERLOCK GNOMES 2D: 1:20, 3:45, 6:00
  • TOMB RAIDER 2D: 12:35, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
  • UNSANE: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:05
Minor Theatre
  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN: 2:00, 4:45, 7:45
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME: 2:15, 5:15, 8:00
  • TOMB RAIDER: 2:45, 5:45, 8:45