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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)

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)

Coast Nature Walk

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

We will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs on this 2-mile family-friendly walk. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Meet at interpretive center. Trail stroller accessible. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

Romance in the Redwoods

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

On this easy, two-hour walk you’ll learn about the courtship behaviors of some of the park’s most fascinating plants and animals. Join docent Eva Fewel and discover how some Big Basin inhabitants celebrate love in the wild! Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. 

Drop-In Family Craft – Luminaria

144 School St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States 144 School St

Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. You can fashion a tin lantern in our garden courtyard. Rain cancels. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

Caring for Roses

Alan Chadwick Garden

Roses are a celebration! In our climate, they can offer you almost year round beauty and flowersin the garden and as cut flowers in a vase for the house. And, while roses are one of the most popular plantings in the home garden, they can be challenging; challenging, but doable. FEAR NOT, help is on the way!Workshop instructor Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UCSC, will go over site selection/soil improvement, selecting rose varieties, fertilizing, pest and disease control, the yearly growth cycle and attendant care. The workshop will also feature a demo on winter pruning and planting bare root roses, plus how to take cuttings and propagate your own roses.The focus will be on modern bush roses (hybrid teas/grandifloras/floribundas) plus the stunning David Austin roses, but heirloom and climbing roses will be covered as well.Visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4472235 for more information and to register.

Hidden Gems: Flowers of Big Basin!

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

There are many less-famous, yet still beautiful, plants in the redwood forest. Join docent Kathy Willott on this four-mile, three-hour walk and meet some of the hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at park headquarters. Heavy rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Community Science: Salamanders

101 N Big Trees Park Road, Felton, CA, 95018, United States 101 N Big Trees Park Rd

Discover community science with this new program! Search for salamanders and make scientific observations that will help local scientists. Bring warm layers, boots, water, and a sense of wonder. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Meet in the Fall Creek Unit parking lot located off Felton Empire Road. Free event. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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!

NORTHSIDE Frozen II 1st Family Movie Screening (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

LET GO of all of your plans for Saturday and come join us for 1st movie screening of Disney's Frozen II. Freshly popped popcorn will be served while supplies last. In between our 1st and 2nd screening, we will have a special appearance by Anna and Elsa! (Separate Eventbrite registration is required). IMDB.com description: Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.For All Ages*** 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.

Hike to Mount McAbee Outlook

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

Join Docent Hal Anjo on a 6-mile, 3.5 hour moderate hike to McAbee Outlook. We’ll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.  

Castle Rock Loop Hike

15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA, 95033, United States 14998 Skyline Blvd

On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire, and more. Bring water, closed toe shoes, snacks, and a camera. Meet at kiosk. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

Family Opera: Massenet’s “Cinderella”

Music Center Recital Hall

The UCSC Opera presents its annual production for families with an English adaptation of Massenet's Cinderella. In partnership with the Watsonville branch of Santa Cruz County's El Sistema music education program, UCSC singers will present a 45-minute English adaptation of Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella). With a chorus of mice from Watsonville's Radcliffe Elementary School, and scenic design by Santa Cruz artist Dave Gardner, this production is a gift to the community. Massenet's ethereal score will delight audiences of all ages. Come early to meet the cast and color a coloring page in the lobby.Sanguk Kim conducts. Sheila Willey directs. Colin Hannon accompanies on piano.* * * * *Two performances: 11:00AM and 1:00PM. FREE for children.$5 suggested donation for adults. Doors open 30 minutes before start time.Buses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College. Vehicle parking is available at the Arts parking lot (lot 126). Permit $5 from attendant in lot.

Community Science: Winter Phenology Walks

Arboretum

Join us to study the science of the seasons and be a part of a national effort to monitor the effects of climate change.Phenology is nature’s calendar - the timing of life cycle events, for example: when plants first bloom, birds migrate, and insects hatch. Monitoring phenology is important: changing phenology is a key indicator of climate change. It is a hot topic in climate change research. You may have even observed phenology change without realizing it, like if you noticed plants in your garden blooming earlier during warm years.YOU can collect phenology data and contribute to climate change research: The Garden Phenology Walk gathers data on seasonal changes in plants including when they leaf out, flower and form fruit. Help us monitor 18 permanently marked California native plants while touring the beautiful Native Plant Garden. Your data will be uploaded to the USA National Phenology Network’s database for use in research, policy and land management.Space is limited, advanced registration is recommended, free with $5.00 admission to the Arboretum; UCSC Students and Friends of the Arboretum are free. Meets at Norrie's Gift Shop at 11am.More Info: https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/education/phenology-walk/index.html

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!

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

Explore the park’s less traveled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event.

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: Photos with Elsa, Anna and Olaf Too (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER.... Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, and snowman Olaf are coming to the Northside Branch Library in celebration of Frozen 2! If you’d like to get a photo with them, please register here.*** A ticket does not guarantee a photo if you do not arrive on time.  Doors will close 15 minutes before the event ends 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.

Ranch Tours

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

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

Family Opera: Massenet’s “Cinderella”

Music Center Recital Hall

The UCSC Opera presents its annual production for families with an English adaptation of Massenet's Cinderella. In partnership with the Watsonville branch of Santa Cruz County's El Sistema music education program, UCSC singers will present a 45-minute English adaptation of Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella). With a chorus of mice from Watsonville's Radcliffe Elementary School, and scenic design by Santa Cruz artist Dave Gardner, this production is a gift to the community. Massenet's ethereal score will delight audiences of all ages. Come early to meet the cast and color a coloring page in the lobby.Sanguk Kim conducts. Sheila Willey directs. Colin Hannon accompanies on piano.* * * * *Two performances: 11:00AM and 1:00PM. FREE for children.$5 suggested donation for adults. Doors open 30 minutes before start time.Buses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College. Vehicle parking is available at the Arts parking lot (lot 126). Permit $5 from attendant in lot.

NORTHSIDE Frozen II 2nd Family Movie Screening (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

LET GO of all of your plans for Saturday and come join us for 2nd movie screening of Disney's Frozen II. Freshly popped popcorn will be served while supplies last. In between our 1st and 2nd screening, we will have a special appearance by Anna and Elsa from 1-2:30 pm! (Separate Eventbrite registration is required). Rated PG.IMDB.com description: Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.For All Ages*** 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.

Comedian Paige Weldon

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

Comedian Paige Weldon headlines at DNA's Comedy Lab, 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm!--General admission: $20adv/$25 doorLaughs-Rx*: $15adv/$20 door*Discounted Tickets for Those Most in Need:Seniors 62+, Students w/ ID, Active Duty Military, Veterans, Fixed- or Low-Income, Terminally Ill, Long-term Caregiver for a Chronic or Seriously Ill Loved One, Recently Widowed or General Bereavement, Alexander’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Pass (for use once in a blue moon; honor system here please)Petri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 45min prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15min prior to event startThe show is 90min 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

Funkranomicon

The District Theater @ 7430 Monterey St Gilroy, California 95020

The Funkranomicon’s are back at The District Theater for a very special After Valentine’s show! The are sure to play all the jams to make you shake, groove, and sway!Doors open at 8pm, stay tuned for more details to come! $10 cover at the door!

Melvins

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+// $25 Adv & $29 Day of ShowThis show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.***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.MELVINSThe Melvins were formed in Montesano, Washington in 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard. Lukin and Dillard left the band and drummer Dale Crover stepped in shortly thereafter. Osborne and Crover have been the Melvins' mainstays throughout their 30 + year metamorphosis. To date the band has released 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They've partnered with Jello Biafra, Lustmord and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. The Melvins are a continually shifting entity. Their current incarnation is the trio of Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!) but line-ups vary with a four-piece including Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) also becoming a mainstay of recent years. Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, as well as Melvins Lite, which pairs Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle alum Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one incarnation of the Melvins open for the ... Read More

SambaDá

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes back Santa Cruz's favorite dance band SambaDá for a Brazilian Carnaval Celebration .Moe's Alley welcomes back Santa Cruz's favorite dance band SambaDá for a Brazilian Carnaval Celebration . Get your tickets early and don't miss the hottest dance party in town!Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.

Little People, Frameworks & Yppah

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Little People, Frameworks & YppahTickets: $15 in advance / $19 at the door

SAMBADÁ

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

21+