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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)

Ongoing

Qiensave + Valley Wolf

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a Cumbia/Latin double bill dance party with Qiensave + Valley Wolf. ABOUT QIENSAVE - ¿Qiensave? is a Cumbia Urbana group from Salinas California with their roots stretching back to Michoacán, Mexico. They create high energy dance music that has fortunately blessed them with the opportunity to travel throughout California, Arizona, Mexico, and Colombia. ABOUT VALLEY WOLF - Made up of ex-mariachi charros, the up-and-coming Latinx troupe surfaced with fuzzy soul and Mexican garage psych with a drizzle of cumbias by way of Modesto, CA . Swirling organs, heavy drums and guitar underscore the songs. Vocally, Jairo Lomeli’s lyrics address socio-political currents of modern Chicanx culture. Songs like “La Perdida” and “Mordidas” resonate of any Latin mother’s Saturday morning cleaning playlist along with other energetic tracks like “Electric Melon” and the cumbia-esque “Bananana,” which will make your peers wonder if you’re a rocker foo or a cumbiero. In October of 2018, Valley Wolf released their self-titled EP engineered by Eduardo Arenas of Chicano Batman.

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.

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.

NorCal FIRST LEGO League Jr Expo – Feb 22 AM – Google

Google 111 W Java, Sunnyvale

TEAM EXPO REGISTRATION STARTS Dec 23 @ 7pm Participating in a FIRST LEGO League Jr Expo event allows you to see what other teams have done, gives you the chance to collaborate with other coaches and celebrates what everyone has learned through their experiences with the FIRST LEGO League Jr program.  There is no requirement that a team participate in a FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo. We have designed this NorCal Expo  to accommodate a maximum of 12 FIRST LEGO League Jr teams (and there is a minimum of 4 teams) to give participants the best experience.  Please remember that the Expo is a non-competitive and community-based program.    Tickets can NOT be refunded or transferred - please be careful in signing up.    If you wish to order Participant Medals or extra Trophies, you must do this when you check out - look for Optional Items pull down.   Note that this Expo is at Google.  We will email detailed instructions/map on where to go to all registered attendees.   What is FIRST LEGO League Jr? It’s never too early to discover STEM. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®. Guided by adult coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then the teams create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct ... Read More

NORTHSIDE Try It Truck Session 1 (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

The Try It Truck provides hands-on early engineering experiences to young learners. Try It Truck programming introduces children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to the engineering design process and high- and low-tech tools while encouraging them to take risks and try new ideas.  For all ages. Please only register for one session. This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.

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

Storytelling Night: “Trickster Tales from Around the World”

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

Come gather around the campfire as storyteller Jim Cockrell and friends spin tales of adventure, mystery, and comedy. Bundle up! We’ll provide the hot chocolate. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

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.

Taste of the Mountains Enoteca La Storia

Enoteca la Storia – Los Gatos, 416 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA, 95030, United States 2 Cross Way

Experience the Wine Country in the heart of Silicon Valley at Enoteca La Storia in downtown Los Gatos. Enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains in one location. Taste wines from 10 winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with light appetizers provided by Enoteca La Storia. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and enjoy dinner in downtown Los Gatos to follow! Tickets are $49 in advance/$55 at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. Participating Wineries: Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery Armitage Wines Burrell School Vineyards & Winery Eden Estate Wines Integrity Wines Left Bend Winery Gali Vineyards Ridge Vineyards Silver Mountain Vineyards Wright Station Vineyard & Winery

NORTHSIDE Try It Truck Session 2 (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

The Bay Area Discovery Museum's Try It Truck provides hands-on early engineering experiences to young learners. Try It Truck programming introduces children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to the engineering design process and high- and low-tech tools while encouraging them to take risks and try new ideas.  For all ages. Please only register for one session. This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.

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.

NorCal FIRST LEGO League Jr Expo – Feb 22 PM – Google

Google 111 W Java, Sunnyvale

TEAM EXPO REGISTRATION STARTS Dec 23 @ 7pm Participating in a FIRST LEGO League Jr Expo event allows you to see what other teams have done, gives you the chance to collaborate with other coaches and celebrates what everyone has learned through their experiences with the FIRST LEGO League Jr program.  There is no requirement that a team participate in a FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo. We have designed this NorCal Expo  to accommodate a maximum of 12 FIRST LEGO League Jr teams (and there is a minimum of 4 teams) to give participants the best experience.  Please remember that the Expo is a non-competitive and community-based program.    Tickets can NOT be refunded or transferred - please be careful in signing up.    If you wish to order Participant Medals or extra Trophies, you must do this when you check out - look for Optional Items pull down.   Note that this Expo is at Google.  We will email detailed instructions/map on where to go to all registered attendees.   What is FIRST LEGO League Jr? It’s never too early to discover STEM. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®. Guided by adult coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then the teams create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct ... Read More

NORTHSIDE: Soup Opera- Little Red Riding Hood (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Enjoy a taste of the fancy life with this operatic rendition of Little Red Riding Hood while enjoy some piping hot soup!  Don’t forget to bring some cans of soup to donate as well! For all Ages. 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.

Comedian Joann Schinderle at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Joann Schinderle is a stand up comic, actress, writer, and live show producer living in Los Angeles by way of Portland, Oregon, although it is said she will never let you forget her sturdy Midwestern roots. Schinderle has a relatable yet snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your favorite best friend letting you in on a dirty little secret. See Joann Schinderle live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30 PM Saturday, Feb. 22! -- 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 45 min. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2020

Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz

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!

After Dark Dance Party

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

Join Clos LaChance for an After Dark Dance Party on Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 22! Enjoy a rockin’ good time with Hackjammers and of course some delicious wine. No tickets required, just grab some friends and head down to Clos LaChance!

Indian Music Concert: Ustad Kamal Sabri, Sarangi Maestro

Music Center Recital Hall

A concert featuring guest artist Ustad Kamal Sabri, sarangi maestro. The Indian Music concert series is funded by the Classical Indian Music Endowment. * * * * * Advance tickets available by the end of January at UCSCtickets.com. 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.

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

Skeleton Crew

Second Stage

by Dominique Morisseau Directed by Don Williams Set during the Great Recession, Skeleton Crew analyzes class disparities within an auto stamping plant. At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit cycle trilogy. "Skeleton Crew" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com. World Premiere Presented By Atlantic Theater Company New York City, 2016 Theater Arts Department productions may contain special effects and/or mature content. Please see the Theater Arts website for more information about specific productions, or contact [email protected] Image/Photo Credit: Tanie Lopez Cortez * * * * * 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 21, 7:30pm Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm Sunday, February 23, 3:00pm Friday, February 28, 7:30pm Saturday, February 29, 7:30pm Sunday, March 1, 3:00pm

The China Cats

Michael's on Main, 2591 S Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, USA 2401 S Main St

21+

Rock with You – The Michael Jackson Tribute

The District Theater @ 7430 Monterey St Gilroy, California 95020

Rock With You – The Michael Jackson Tribute combines the exciting elements of Michael’s Live shows with a Live Concert Experience. Get your Ticket to this one of a kind, heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest recording artists we’ll ever know. Tickets are on sale now, don’t miss the opportunity to experience this performance in downtown Gilroy! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-with-you-the-michael-jackson-tribute-tickets-85891944117?fbclid=IwAR387sodY797YNA_K5wlmJoDx18f8tTNY4r1mRjutiWbpyJ5viuCfI1w-do.

KBong

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $19 Adv & $21 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 & Sugarshack Sessions Present: KBONGKevin Bong, aka ‘KBONG’ is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his “key” role in reggae band Stick Figure. Touring with the group since 2012, KBong has solidified his place as one of the top keyboard players in today’s current Reggae scene. On August 24 2018 KBong released his second studio album ‘Easy To Love You,’ produced by Johnny Cosmic and featuring Scott Woodruff (Stick Figure), The Movement, Raging Fyah, and the aforementioned Cosmic. Bong’s easy going approach to music shows itself in the project. As Bong says, “Music is an expression of ourselves; it’s an art form. Whether you’re playing for one person or a thousand, music soothes the soul.” Through his music, KBong hopes to inspire others to approach life with a positive mindset and maybe even pick up instruments themselves: “I encourage people to play music no matter what age! It’s never too late.” KBong’s first studio album ‘Hopes and Dreams’ came out in 2014 and featured him as the primary song writer. The summer anthem “Livin Easy” featured Scott Woodruff and the rest of Stick Figure. Other collaborations on the album included singer/songwriter Hirie, producer Johnny Cosmic ... Read More

MIDTOWN SOCIAL + The Humidors

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a Saturday Soul & Funk Dance Party w MIDTOWN SOCIAL (cd release!) + The Humidors. In a city that thrives on its diversity, sun-soaked California soul band Midtown Social unites a fractured San Francisco undergoing swells of monumental change with an uplifting and outright funky new full-length studio album, Fantastic Colors, due out nationwide on Valentine’s Day 2020. Midtown Social is of the fabric of San Francisco with its members representing the wide swathes of what makes the city so extraordinary. For its latest studio recording co-produced by Jeff Kolhede (Money Mark, Alphabet Rockers), Midtown Social writes a love letter to its hometown amid a perilous time when reverence is essential for collective healing. Drastic income disparity, sky-rocketing rents, profound homelessness, acute drug abuse, among other critical issues, are rendering the city unrecognizable. On Fantastic Colors, Midtown Social offers a compassionate reflection of its true love for San Francisco.A collection of 12 original songs, vocalists Kisura Nyoto and Aaron Joseph speak truths on Fantastic Colors to the empowerment that arises from bringing together communities through inclusivity, authenticity, and acceptance. With the band’s unflinching pocket groove of Richard “RJ” Julia (drums), Sarah Beth (bass), Adam Rubinger (percussion) along with backing vocalist Whitney Moses as its foundation, Nyoto and Joseph deliver glass-shattering vocal performances intermixed with a sultry, chic R&B aesthetic on Fantastic Colors.The breakout title track “Fantastic Colors” – has friendship at the heart of an exploration down San Francisco’s city streets. A joyous snapshot of friends simply walking together discovering the intricacies of ... Read More

PRXZM with CRVTE and Tripsitter

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: PRXZM with CRVTE and Tripsitter Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door

Badfish: a Tribute to Sublime, with Tropidelic & Law

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

The Catalyst & California Roots Present: Badfish: a Tribute to Sublime - Beyond the Sun Tour with Tropidelic & Law Tickets: $18 early bird / $20 in advance / $25 at the door