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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)

Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar by Artist Collective Futurefarmers

Various locations and bus stops on campus

Founded in 1995 by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmers is an international collective of artists and diverse practitioners. Their critically acclaimed, socially engaged, and site specific projects take place in and around art institutions, universities, sailing vessels, farmlands, kitchens, and other community settings. For Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, Futurefarmers has created a series of thematic gatherings with collaborators including including feminist theorist Karen Barad, cosmologist Alexei Leauthaud, eco-sexual artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, atmospheric chemist Peter Weiss, theater director Marianne Weems, artist Tristan Duke, and other artists and thinkers. The regional atmospheric phenomena of fog that can pervade the campus serves as the theme for these gatherings, with an emphasis on seeing, sensing, and knowing within uncertain and misty conditions. In the current hazy socio-political climate, Wandering Seminar intends to trouble the atmospheric conditions impacting knowledge production.

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)

2020 State of the Valley

San José McEnery Convention Center 150 West San Carlos Street, San José

State of the Valley is Silicon Valley’s annual "town meeting” – a tradition at least as old as our nation’s founding, when concerned citizens met on the village green to mobilize for the challenges ahead. In that same spirit, Joint Venture’s town meeting convenes the entire region – concerned citizens and stakeholders, thought leaders and opinion makers, journalists, our elected representatives, educators and academics, business executives, labor and workforce leaders – for dialogue and discussion about the Valley’s challenges and opportunities.

Bird Watching for Beginners

1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States 1401 Coast Rd

On this 2-hour walk, be prepared to hike two miles on uneven surfaces, with many stops to view the many birds, plants, and scenery along the way. You will help each other spot and identify birds! Bring your binoculars if you have them (binoculars are available to borrow), clothes for variable weather, and good walking shoes. Meet at the interpretive center. Everyone is welcome, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by adults. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

“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).

Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

This Valentine’s Day weekend, explore the fascinating world and interesting adaptations of northern elephant seals during a special weekend celebration. Unique pop-up exhibits will reveal natural history, migration strategies, and allow visitors to become citizen scientists (helping out UC Santa Cruz researchers). As a citizen scientist, learn about elephant seals, sea lions, and seabirds that visit Año Nuevo Island, an important natural reserve north of Santa Cruz; then analyze drone photos to identify and count different types of animals that visit the island. Top the weekend off with February Science Sunday speakers Dr. Roxanne Beltran and Sarah Wood who will provide insight into their lives as scientists as well as exciting facts about elephant seals. Special Valentine’s-themed arts and crafts are offered throughout the weekend. Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration is February 14-16, 2020.

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

Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale

Gilroy Premium Outlets @ 681 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020

Looking for some great deals for Presidents’ Day? Look no further than the Gilroy Premium Outlets, you will find sales up to 60% off or more!

Produce Pop-Up

Quarry Plaza

Produce stand with fresh fruits & veggies from the UCSC Farm & Santa Cruz Farmers' Market, located in Quarry Plaza. Cash, check, & EBT accepted. Double Up Food Bucks Program - we'll match every CalFresh dollar spent with double the amount of produce.Please note: Friday, 2/14, pop-up will be held in the Rachel Carson Red Room.Like UCSC Produce Pop-Up on Facebook for updated schedule and weekly produce items.

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.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Clos LaChance @ 1 Hummingbird Lane San Martin CA 95046

Romance is in the air at Clos LaChance! This Valentine’s Day guests will enjoy a romantic evening filled with decadent food and amazing wines. This five-course menu is $83 for Non – Wine Club Members (plus tax and gratuity), members will get 15% off the ticket price. Wine is available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle. There are three seating times available for dinner; 1:00pm, 6:00pm or 8:00pm on Friday, February 14th. Call to book your table today, reservations are required and space is available on a first come-first serve basis.First CoursePotato Leek SoupExtra Virgin Olive Oil Croutons and Crispy LeeksSecond CourseBaby Beet SaladSonoma Mixed Greens, Toasted Walnuts, Tart Dried CherriesWhite Balsamic VinaigretteServed with a Goat Cheese CrostiniThird CoursePan Roasted TilapiaHaricot Vert Beans and Artichoke Hearts, Baby Carrots, ChiveRisotto and Champaign Citrus Burr BlancFourth CourseCoffee Crusted Beef TenderloinCabernet Demi Glaze, Yukon Potato, BroccoliniFifth CourseFresh Berry NapoleonFlaky Puff Pastry, Fresh Seasonal Berries, Sweet Cream, Powdered Sugar and Crème AnglaiseVegetarian Option (Replacement of the Fourth Course Listed Above)Butternut Squash RisottoWilted Spinach, Shitake Mushrooms, Tofu, TaragonTickets: https://www.clos.com/Visiting/Events/Calendar-of-Public-Events.

NORTHSIDE: Teen Cooking Club Chocolates and Roses (for Grades 6 to 12 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Celebrate Valentine’s day with homemade chocolates and roses made from Jolly Ranchers.  Maybe even give them to that special someone!For Grades 6-12 ONLY.This 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 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.

Santa Cruz Reggae Music Festival No. 2 with The Movement

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: The Catalyst & California Roots PresentSanta Cruz Reggae Music Festival No. 2The Movement with...Josh Heinrichs Thrive Indubious MAOLI Pacific Roots Vana Liya No overlaping sets. Doors: 5PMShow: 6PMTickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Comedian Madison Sinclair

DNA's Comedy Lab 155 S River Street, Santa Cruz

Madison Sinclair is a Stand Up Comedian and writer living in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Florida, she got her start in comedy at Florida State University where she studied Political Science and Literature. Madison produced and performed in a series of live shows known as “Last Call Comedy” and was later mentored by NBC, where she was placed to create content for The Soup on E! Her stand up has been featured in Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity and Nick Thune’s ‘Hot as Hell’ tour. She was a #PointsMe finalist for the Comedy Central show, @Midnight. She also appeared on Comedy Central’s new series ‘Roast Battle’ and is featured regularly in the live show held at The World Famous Comedy Store.--General admission: $20adv/$25 doorPetri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 45min prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15min prior to event startThe show is 90 mins and recommended for ages 16+

Random With A Purpose XXVIII: Prism

Theater Arts Mainstage

Directed by Janey Holm, Katy Meeks, Leilani WestmanUCSC’s annual student dance production, Random With A Purpose, is a collaboratively student-run and student-created dance production. For 27 years, Random has provided students with the opportunity to choreograph, dance in, and produce a collective performance. In its 28th year, the theme Prism focuses on seeking out camouflaged perspectives and harmonizing various lenses of reality. Choreographers will reflect on their own identities and communities they inhabit and “bring to light” a facet of that which they turn away from or struggle with. The purpose of this year’s Random is to provide a space for artists who are invested in creating meaningful art and to share that space with our community.Theater Arts productions may contain special effects or mature content. Please see the Theater Arts website for more information about specific productions, or contact [email protected] / Photo Credit: Stephen Louis Marino* * * * *Advance tickets available at UCSCtickets.com and at the door 1 hr. prior to event start time.Buses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College. Parking attendants will be on site to issue $5 parking permits in Arts Lot 126.Doors open 30 min. prior to the advertised event start time.FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTSFriday, February 14, 7:30pm Saturday, February 15, 7:30pm Sunday, February 16, 3:00pm Thursday, February 20, 7:30pm Friday, February 21, 7:30pm Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm Sunday, February 23, 3:00pm

The Valentine’s Show with L.A. Project

The District Theater @ 7430 Monterey St, Gilroy, California 95020

Come out to The District’s annual Valentine’s Show featuring L.A. Project. There will be love is in the air – come out for a first date or dance the night away with the love of your life!

North Mississippi Allstars

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7:00pm // Show 8:00pm // Ages 21+ // $27 Advance & $31 Day of Show***This is a standing room general admissions show. There will be a limited number of chairs located in the back of the concert hall. Seating will be first come first served. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.An Evening With: North Mississippi AllstarsA forgotten roll of film inspired a musical accompaniment, the North Mississippi Allstars’ new record Up and Rolling. Shot before the turn of the century, the photographs resonate with the music of four families from the Mississippi hills. The album captures the communal spirit upon which the band was founded.In 1996, a photographer from Texas, Wyatt McSpadden, traveled to North Mississippi looking to photograph local musicians. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson had grown up just south of Memphis and cut their teeth playing experimental rock & roll together, as well as the roots repertoire pioneered by their father, Jim Dickinson, a legendary producer (Big Star, the Replacements) and session player (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan). Their feet were firmly planted in the North Mississippi mud and music scene, and they were excited to show Wyatt around their community, to introduce him to the musical families of Otha Turner, RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.Their first stop was Otha Turner’s farm. Then in his late eighties, he was the last living fife and drum musician in the hills -- “and a friend to all,” Luther exclaims. “He looked sharp that day, still in his Sunday best and ready for ... Read More

Harry & The Hitmen

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a Valentine's Day dance party with Harry & The Hitmen, The Charities & Grand Larson.Harry and the Hitmen serve up classic Motown and Soul with jovial professionalism. But don't let the "suits" fool you, the band comes from an improvised rock tradition, and has years of experimentation behind their tight arrangements. Unearthing nuggets from the golden years of Motown and Stax records, the group also writes original “New Soul Classics”®. Because all six members are multi-instrumentalists and avid improvisers, their concerts continue to evolve nightly. Perfectly suited for everything from stately weddings to far-out festivals, Harry and the Hitmen delivers a one-of-a-kind dance party wherever needed!

Harry & The Hitmen & more

Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 101 Mesa Ln

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