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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.

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)

“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 ... Read More

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: Teen Movie- Frozen 2 (For Grades 6 – 12 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Come to Northside to enjoy Frozen 2 with a teen only audience! Snacks will be served 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 Grades 6 through 12 ONLY *** 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.

On Common Ground: Disinformation & Democracy

Computer History Museum 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View

Disinformation & Democracy Digital disinformation poses a clear threat to our electoral process in 2020. We have seen the emergence of humanlike “bots" spreading false news, sophisticated “deepfake" videos, and other forms of algorithmically manipulated media capable of sowing division and distorting the public discourse. But how have we made ourselves vulnerable to these tactics and what can we do to combat them? How do our online behaviors and unsecured personal data make us targets for influence campaigns? What responsibilities do social media platforms have to arbitrate the accuracy of content or regulate its sources? What measures should public agencies take to counter these forms of disruption and voter suppression?KQED and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University convene an urgent discussion about the ways bad actors seek to exploit our modern information infrastructure for political gain and how we can shore up the democratic foundations they threaten to undermine.MODERATOR: Rachael Myrow, KQED’s Silicon Valley Bureau ChiefPANELISTS:Irina Raicu, Director of Internet Ethics at Markkula CenterAlex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Director of the Stanford Internet ObservatorySubramaniam Vincent, Director of Journalism and Media Ethics at Markkula Center*Registration, though not required, is encouraged, as space is limited.Co-presented with Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, this event is part of KQED On Common Ground, an initiative bringing people together for civil discourse, featuring KQED journalists hosting provocative conversations about politics and policy, art and culture, and science and technology. Reckoning with the force of disagreement among us about how to face a future of ... Read More

Paint Night

Clos LaChance Winery @ 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin, CA 95046

Visit Clos LaChance for an evening of art and wine, this Paint Night is for all experience levels. A teacher will guide you step by step on how to paint the featured picture of the night, you will have an painting to be proud of! The cost of the ticket includes a two hour, instructed paint class and a stemless glass to take home! There will be wine available for purchase the night of the event by the glass and bottle. Tickets: https://www.clos.com/Visiting/Events/Calendar-of-Public-Events.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2020

Rio Theatre

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February 20 – 23rd at 7 pm (4 shows, 2 programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2019/2020 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 44th annual Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. This fund provides full and half scholarships to dozens of first-year students, affording them the chance to experience the shared magic of the wilderness before beginning life at UCSC Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. For more information visit recreation.ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-2806. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation Department. Tickets now on sale!

Random With A Purpose XXVIII: Prism

Theater Arts Mainstage

Directed by Janey Holm, Katy Meeks, Leilani Westman UCSC’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] Image / 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 EVENTS Friday, 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

Elie Mabanza

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

World music led by Congolese guitar virtuoso Elie Mabanza. Elie will be bringing a full live band + special guest Tammi Brown The music of Elie Mabanza is born from his roots in Africa and influenced by his love of rhythm, harmony and a need to tell his story through song. Elie picked up guitar at age 10 after playing percussion in his church from age 8. His brother taught him the basics and he took it from there, developing his own chords and rhythmic style. Music consumed him, he practiced relentlessly and is completely self taught. Elie’s “guitar gently weeps” while he paints pictures of both his pain and his joy with his beautiful, haunting voice. In his songs, he tells stories about his life in Africa. Most are sung in French, many in his native Congolese.Elie says his goal is to bring music to the world, so people have a better understanding that “life is life and people are people everywhere, even in the midst of terrible suffering.” He is a survivor against all odds and feels deep gratitude for his life and his music. The beauty and depth of his musical gifts are truly irresistible to the ear and the heart. Elie currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

Dylan LeBlanc

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $12 Adv & $14 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.Felton Music Hall Presents:DYLAN LEBLANCDylan LeBlanc is engaging and soft-spoken in person, yet his striking new album Renegade reflects the power of his live show – one that he simply describes as rock ‘n’ roll. While the album was recorded in just 10 days and tracked in three, the intensity of the project marks the culmination of more than a decade on the road.“I like the idea of a renegade -- branching off from society or from the structure of the way our world is designed,” he says of Renegade, his first album for ATO Records. “It felt right to call it that. I wanted to write about the crueler, nasty aspects of the world and life.”LeBlanc’s observations are woven through Renegade, though he’s more interested in telling the story than judging the characters for their decisions. The title track, he says, is “about troubled cocky young men charming young women who were intrigued by that way of life, only for it to end in tragedy. I saw this countless times growing up.” Later he writes about his personal efforts to become a stronger person in “Born Again,” after a childhood of being bullied for his long hair and an ... Read More

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with Dubbest & Artikal

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: The Catalyst & California Roots present Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Guerilla Dub Squad with Dubbest & Artikal Tickets: $14 in advance / $18 at the door