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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)

Guided Elephant Seal Walks

1 New Years Creek Rd, Pesecadero, CA, 94060, United States 1 Pescadero Rd

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the winter months, male elephant seals arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. Bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and rain gear. No umbrellas, strollers, or pets. Accessible Equal Access Tours available on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays with reservation. Tickets are $7 per person plus $3.99 reservation fee. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For reservations, call ReserveCalifornia at 1 (800) 444-4445. For more information, call (650) 879-2025 or for recorded information (650) 879-0227, or visit www.parks.ca.gov/anonuevo.

Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property

United States

Take a journey back in time on this 2.5-mile stroll along Mills Creek Trail to discover the lives of early pioneers and farming families who first settled here in the 19th century. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk

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

On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. High winds cancel. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Cane Berries and Blueberries for the Home Garden and Small Farm

Hay Barn

Join CASFS Farm Garden Manager Christof Bernau as he covers the fundamental information you need to know to successfully grow and harvest blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in the home garden. Beginning in the UCSC Hay Barn, Christof will discuss a brief history and origin of these crops, their primary cultural requirements, site selection and soil preparation, trellising systems, varietal selection and sourcing. The group will then walk up to the farm and look at each of these crops in three dimensions, using the living plants to illustrate key terminology and plant physiology and discuss seasonal care requirements and the specifics of winter pruning. Participants will experience guided, hands-on pruning of blueberries and cane management for the blackberries at the UCSC Farm at this lecture and demonstration workshop. The workshop will take place on Sunday, February 23, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and will meet at the Hay Barn, adjacent to the UCSC Farm. Things to bring: Gardening gloves, pruning shears, layered clothing and rain gear depending on the weather. This event takes place rain or shine. Visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4469956 for more information and to register.

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

Yoga in the Vines!

Guglielmo Winery @ 1480 E Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Come to Guglielmo Winery for YOGA IN THE VINES! The event will be held on Sunday February 23, 2020. Yoga will start at 10:45 AM, all levels are welcome, please bring a yoga mat. The price is $35 per person, $25 for wine club members. The price includes yoga & wine tasting. Tickets: https://guglielmowinery.com/event/yoga-in-the-vines-10/.

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.

Tunes on the Terrace

Clos LaChance @ 1 Hummingbird Lane San Martin CA 95046

Visit Clos LaChance and enjoy live music from a variety of local acoustic style artists. See list below for details. Friendly reminder, Clos LaChance is a 21+ only facility.1/5: Blue House1/12: Marry Ellen Duo1/19: Marcus Miller1/26: PS Acoustic2/2: Mary Ellen Duo2/9: Johnny Neri2/16: Paul Kent2/23: PS Acoustic

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.

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Sunday Seaside Crafts —make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1-3 PM for hands-on fun. Sponsored by: Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu

Writing the Lives of Plants and Animals with Gary Nabhan

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, Natural Sciences 2, 233

How do we get inside the distinctive intelligence of each plant or animal species to tell their stories in a unique way? What options are there to anthropomorphizing or romanticizing nature that allow us to write about lives different from our own? Led by Gary Nabhan, agricultural ecologist and activist, we will do hands on in the field exercises of observing, tasting, smelling and writing to get us closer to how plants and animals themselves communicate.

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club reads ‘David Copperfield’

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Downtown Branch, Community Room (2nd Floor)

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel. Join us from September through March for conversations about Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, with guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings. Guest Speakers: September 22: John O. Jordan, Director of the Dickens Project and Professor Emeritus of Literature, UCSCOctober 27: TBANovember 24: TBADecember: BreakJanuary 26: TBAFebruary 23: TBAMarch 22: TBAThis reading group is presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project and supported by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

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

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Renaissance Roots, American Flowerings

Music Center Recital Hall

UCSC Chamber Singers directed by Michael McGushin ​Endurance Gospel Quartet In the Renaissance, vocal polyphony and close harmony reached an apex of technical perfection, and their primacy in music culture was at its height. This Golden Age of choral music coincided with the first wave of European colonization of Africa and the Americas. Everywhere they went, the singing styles Europeans brought along were preserved and transformed by colonists, indigenous people, and the enslaved, and strains of their musical influence has persisted through the centuries to the present day. In North America, close harmonic singing and Baroque ‘fugueing’ evolved into Sacred Harp psalmody. Following the Civil War, creative blends in opposing contexts–North/South, urban/rural, classical/pop, White/Black–gave birth to various uniquely American styles, such as Tin-Pan Alley, Barbershop, and Gospel. This concert features Renaissance sacred music along with a selection of its flowerings across four centuries, with prize-winning ensembles performing in diverse genres: sacred harp, classical choral, and gospel. * * * * * Advance tickets available via Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. Pre-concert talk free with admission 45-min. before the advertised event start time. Doors open 30 min. prior to the advertised 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. image credit: ​Sandro Botticelli. Mary with the child and singing angels (detail), 1477 Picture Gallery, National Museum, Berlin

Chris Cain

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes Blues favorite Chris Cain as part of our Afternoon Blues Series! http://www.chriscainmusic.com/Moe's Alley welcomes blues favorite Chris Cain as part of our afternoon blues seriesChris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettable; uniquely his own, while reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King. As a child, Chris Cain attended concerts with his dad to hear many of the great blues artists of the time. When Cain burst onto the blues scene in 1987 with his award winning debut album, he soon found himself sharing the stage and trading licks with a few of those legends, including Albert King and Albert Collins. Chris Cain has released a dozen albums, each filled with soul-stirring songs pulled from his own blues drenched heart. His brand of blues is unforgettable.Cain was raised on stories of his father's childhood upbringing on Memphis' Historic Beale Street and attended his first B.B King concert at the tender age of three. Blues music played continuously on the home stereo and family outings were often trips to concerts. Cain recalls, "I remember when I was a kid, my Dad would be mowing the lawn with the stereo blasting Muddy Waters. When I look back, that was pretty cool! There was always music playing at our house, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all the greats."At the age of eight, Cain taught himself to play guitar and began playing professionally before he was ... Read More

Chris Cain

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

21+

Magicology (Postponed)

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

An all-ages evening of comedy & magic--free for children! Hosted by Joshua Logan. Join the Magicology fun and bring the family on the last Sunday of every month to DNA's Comedy Lab. --$10adv/$15 door General AdmissionFREE for children with the purchase of a General adult ticket(Limit 3 complimentary youth tickets per each full-priced General adult ticket) -- 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 all ages

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!

GTS Presents: 4th Annual Winter Warm Up

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 6pm // Show 7pm // All Ages // $12 Adv & $15 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 & GTS Present:4TH ANNUAL WINTER WARM UPFeaturing: WIDE EYESSWELLSCHANCELLOR DEANUPPERCUTCHOUCH MELANCHOLY TIDES

Pato Banton

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes back UK Reggae Great PATO BANTON with his live band for a special up close and intimate performance in Santa Cruz, CA A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”

PATO BANTON

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

21+

Bay Faction with Mundaze. & Getaway Dogs

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Bay Faction with Mundaze. & Getaway Dogs Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door