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When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

Exploring Big Basin

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, United States 21600 Big Basin Way

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event.

The Arts Dean’s Speaker Series: Rachel Nelson, Curator

Second Stage

Netflix senior software engineer Lyle Troxell invites you to a lively conversation with Rachel Nelson, curator, for a discussion about how thinkers, practitioners, and innovators of art can create productive change.The Art of Change - Interview SeriesThe Arts Division of UC Santa Cruz is home to an impressive group of faculty engaged in all aspects of the Arts. You will learn, through a live interview hosted weekly by Lyle Troxell, about eight influential artists—their work, and, more importantly, why and how they make art to change the world.Featuring a distinguished roster of guest speakers, including arts practitioners and educators who will provide illuminating insights each week, with personal stories on the artistic character that can shape a creative life dedicated to social change.Guests cover a range of topics, from the importance of habits of heart and mind that can transform some “thing” into something original, to ways in which the arts can create productive change.Interviewer Lyle Troxell is a senior software engineer at Netflix and host of WeAreNetflix podcast. He helped launch the Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. program at UC Santa Cruz; he created and taught the successful “Intro to Technology for Artists” graduate seminar and helped design UCSC’s Digital Arts Research Center (DARC). Lyle is a photographer, podcaster, and ‘maker’ using wood and steel.* * * * *FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTSEvery Tuesday from Jan 7 to Mar 3, 2020Learn more about the individual speakers on the Arts website hereFREE and open to the publicBuses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College Parking ... Read More

Beach Clean-Up Day

95 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019, United States 95 Kelly Ave

Join the California State Parks’ “Refuse Reduction Group” in cleaning up Francis Beach. We will talk about trash concerns and solutions. Please bring your own buckets, gloves, and garbage grabbers. Meet at visitor center. Heavy rain cancels. Free event. Free day-use parking for event volunteers. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

Produce Pop-Up

Rachel Carson College

Produce stand with fresh fruits & veggies from the UCSC Farm & Santa Cruz Farmers' Market, located in Rachel Carson College Quad. Cash, check, & EBT accepted. Double Up Food Bucks Program - we'll match every CalFresh dollar spent with double the amount of produce.Like UCSC Produce Pop-Up on Facebook for updated schedule and weekly produce items.

“Archival Research as Penance”: The Papers and Library of Hayden V. White

McHenry Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Drawing on Hayden White’s newly available archive, this exhibit traces various sites of his intellectual work, teaching, and activism. Materials document his foundational role in building UC Santa Cruz’s pathbreaking History of Consciousness program, his powerful challenges to prevailing ideas of historical interpretation, and his part in a landmark legal ruling in favor of the civil rights of students in the United States which he regarded as one of his proudest accomplishments. In mapping the times and spaces where White elaborated his ideas, Archival Research as Penance invites others to think with him. Curated by Christian Alvarado and Patrick King, 2019-2020 Fellows in the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training.Special Collections & Archives is grateful to Margaret Brose, whose generous donation of Hayden White’s archive to the University Library has made this exhibit possible.Thanks also go to The Humanities Institute for its support of fellowships in the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training.On view through March 20, 2020.Open to the public during Special Collections & Archives Reading Room hours (generally Mon-Fri, 10:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm).

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

Arboretum

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve, transforms the newly refurbished domes at the Arboretum from relics of the past, steeped in 1970s era charm, into carriers of the future in response to the crisis of climate change.The Harrisons worked with scientists at UC Santa Cruz and botanists at the Arboretum, along with other artists, scientists, and visionaries, to create trial gardens within the domes in which native plant species are subjected to the temperatures and water conditions that scientists see for the region in the near future. The aim is to determine which plants are best able to thrive as the region warms and to propagate these species to create the scaffolding for more rapid regeneration of the local ecosystem as climates shift. As the Harrisons explained, the future for the rapidly warming planet lies in finding durable plant species that together create ecosystems that can continue to live and flourish as temperature increases. The geodesic domes of the Arboretum provide the perfect setting for imagining a future in the face of climate change. With their new gleaming white coverings, the domes ... Read More

Right Now In Santa Cruz County Real Estate

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz

Join us for an update on new regulations and projects the local real estate industry needs to know about RIGHT NOW!GUEST SPEAKER PANELRebecca Garcia, Watsonville City MayorRandy Johnson, Scotts Valley City MayorYvette Brooks, Capitola City Vice MayorBarbara Mason, S.C. County Planning DeptJohn Flaniken, Local Government Relations Chair - SCCARTBD, Santa Cruz City Council Representative

Solitary Garden Public Sculpture and Garden Project

Baskin Art Studios

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020, located at the Baskin Art Studios.Solitary Garden features a sculpture made following the blueprint of a standard U.S. solitary confinement cell. Around the 6’ x 9’ cell grows a garden of flowers and vegetables, designed by Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and communicated via letters and drawings to the students and volunteers who are planting and tending the garden as his proxies. The intent of the project, as the artist and Tim Young explain, is to "imagine a landscape without prisons."Solitary Garden is part of Barring Freedom, a multi-faceted, 18-month project which includes exhibitions of art, events and workshops, and a multi-day symposium at UC Santa Cruz, “Visualizing Prison Abolition,” October 15-17, 2020. Barring Freedom brings together artists, activists, and scholars to imagine alternatives to our fundamentally flawed criminal justice system and to galvanize a broader public to address the broken promise of freedom and justice for all in the United States.

NORTHSIDE Frozen II Movie Premiere with a Frozen Treat (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Do you want to build a snowman? Maybe not... but Frozen II comes out today AND we will be showing the movie and serving a special frozen treat* while supplies last. Rated PG.IMDB description: They used to fear Elsa's magic, now it's their only hope. Following the events of Frozen, Elsa discovers a powerful threat that looms over their home in Arendelle. It appears to be coming from an autumnal forest full of new magic and strange creatures. With the help of Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they must delve deep into the strange forest, stop the mysterious force, and discover the truth behind Elsa's own powers.For All Ages *Frozen treat will only be given to parents and child(ren) who sign our liability release form.*** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waitlist after the doors open. Doors will close immediately after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity.*** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Interested in Financial Planning and Strategic Wealth Advising?

Silicon Valley Campus

Join us for an in-depth look at the acclaimed UCSC Silicon Valley Personal Financial Planning certificate program, as well as accounting curriculum and a CPA® Prep course.We will have instructors, students, and alumni on hand to to talk about their careers and what it takes to pursue a rewarding career in financial planning and wealth advisement.5:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking6 p.m. - Program starts

NORTHSIDE Art After Dark: Jolly Rancher Roses (For Adults ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We are taking your everyone's favorite candy, Jolly Ranchers, and turning them into beautiful roses just in time for Valentine's Day!For Adults ONLYThis program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. *** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waiting list after the doors open. Doors will close ten minutes after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity.*** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes. 

An evening with Stephanie Foo: What’s the story?

DNA's Comedy Lab and Experimental Theatre 155 S. River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Former This American Life producer and Emmy-winning journalist Stephanie Foo (Stevenson, Modern Lit, '08) returns to her alma mater to talk about how to find important stories that tug on heartstrings, build empathy, and ultimately, make a real impact. Between Instagram, Facebook and TV, we're presented with more media and more stories than ever before. But how many of them really stick with us at the end of the day?During her time in radio, Foo learned a lot about failure, recovering, learning, and the importance of knowing how to tell a great story. Join her to learn how to tell a great story, and hear the inside story about lessons learned, falling down, and the process of making audio gold.

King Yellowman

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: The Catalyst & California Roots Present The King Yellowman Show featuring K'reema & The Sagittarius BandTickets: $20 in advance / $24 at the door

KING YELLOWMAN

The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 2001 N Pacific Ave

Atrium