The 02F: Zero to Fierce Festival, Playhouse Arts' seven-day festival celebrating creative women in our community is back for round two March 5-11 in the Creamery District.
The festival, featuring female artists, activists, entrepreneurs, leaders and educators, is "an opportunity to discover, inspire and create." With more than 35 empowering events ranging from original theater and music productions to beer tasting and dance lessons to inspirational documentaries, panels and stories from Women's Marches, it offers ample options for just that. It's a chance to meet and mingle with like-minded women who are there to support one another and help their creative fire flourish.
Curious what to expect? Check out www.zerotofierce.com for a full schedule of events or head to the Arcata Playhouse on March 1 for a special Meet and Greet from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn details of the festival, get a sneak peak at the program and speak with the presenters and actors (free).
Festival highlights include the Lunchbox Series, happening daily at noon March 5-9 at the Arcata Playhouse (prices vary), where attendees enjoy a soup and salad lunch and inspirational speakers such as Dell'Arte founding Artistic Director Joan Schirle, Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy and Zero to Fierce Co-Director Jacqueline Dandeneau. The festival also offers a Fringe Festival of original works, the Convivial Symposium, cabaret, workshops, panels and plenty more.
All events take place within the Creamery District with many of them free of charge or pay what you can. Tickets are available for purchase through the website, at Wildberries Marketplace or by calling the Arcata Playhouse at 822-1575.