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When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar by Artist Collective Futurefarmers

Various locations and bus stops on campus

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

When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

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.

Exploring Big Basin

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

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event.

Exploring Big Basin

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

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event.

The Arts Dean’s Speaker Series: A.M. Darke, Conceptual artist and Game designer

Second Stage

**This interview will take place remotely and be available to the public through our Podcast at a later date.** Netflix senior software engineer Lyle Troxell invites you to a lively conversation with professor A.M. Darke, conceptual artist and game designer, for a discussion about how thinkers, practitioners, and innovators of art can create productive change. The Art of Change - Interview Series The Arts Division of UC Santa Cruz is home to an impressive group of faculty engaged in all aspects of the Arts. You will learn, through a live interview hosted weekly by Lyle Troxell, about eight influential artists—their work, and, more importantly, why and how they make art to change the world. Featuring a distinguished roster of guest speakers, including arts practitioners and educators who will provide illuminating insights each week, with personal stories on the artistic character that can shape a creative life dedicated to social change. Guests cover a range of topics, from the importance of habits of heart and mind that can transform some “thing” into something original, to ways in which the arts can create productive change. Interviewer Lyle Troxell is a senior software engineer at Netflix and host of WeAreNetflix podcast. He helped launch the Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. program at UC Santa Cruz; he created and taught the successful “Intro to Technology for Artists” graduate seminar and helped design UCSC’s Digital Arts Research Center (DARC). Lyle is a photographer, podcaster, and ‘maker’ using wood and steel. * * * * * FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Every ... Read More

Produce Pop-Up

Rachel Carson College

Produce stand with fresh fruits & veggies from the UCSC Farm & Santa Cruz Farmers' Market, located in Rachel Carson College Quad. Cash, check, & EBT accepted. Double Up Food Bucks Program - we'll match every CalFresh dollar spent with double the amount of produce. Like UCSC Produce Pop-Up on Facebook for updated schedule and weekly produce items.

“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).

Community Free Day at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Enjoy free admission all day! Come touch a friendly shark, see how marine scientists work, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay. The Seymour Center's exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the adventure of ocean research here in Santa Cruz and around the world. Visit us and explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation. We look forward to meeting you! The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the community free of charge on the following days: 2020 January 23 February 25 September 17* October 6 November 17 December 1 *Sponsored by: Monterey Bay Seaglass.

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.

Kraw Lecture with Natalie Batalha, Astrobiologist

Silicon Valley Campus

Natalie Batalha made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people on Earth. She has discovered approximately 4,000 new planets—some of which may turn out to be capable of supporting life. She was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

On Common Ground: Overcoming What Divides Us

Exploratorium The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Why Are We So Divided? And What Can We Do About It? For many of us today, our democracy has never felt less united in common purpose. Our everyday lives, it seems, have become increasingly fractured along political, geographic, generational, racial, gender and ideological lines. Our attention-driven technologies sequester us into groups with self-reinforcing media-consumption habits and provide little space for nuanced communication or mutual understanding. Our leaders employ divisive rhetoric, appealing more to partisan identity than offering persuasive reasoning, just as we grow used to signaling our own outrage at others rather than making the case for our values. What is the psychology behind this civic rancor? How do we turn the tide against this prevailing “us versus them” mindset? How can we hope to resolve these conflicts and marshal the collective will needed to solve our most complex and urgent societal challenges, from economic inequality to climate change? What tried-and-true practices or new social innovations should we be trying today? KQED’s Sasha Khokha leads a discussion about how we find common ground in an age of extreme disunity. Featuring emotional education expert Michele Borba; social psychologist Heike Winterheld and artist Shawn Lani, co-curators of the Exploratorium's "Middle Ground" exhibition; Make America Dinner Again co-founder Tria Chang; and Stanford political scientist Jonathan Rodden. Co-presented with Exploratorium, 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 ... Read More

NORTHSIDE Minimize Taxes During Your Work Years and Beyond (For Adults ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Tax season is here and we want to help you minimize your taxes so you can maximize your return. Learn from the Financial Planners Association of Silicon Valley how to: Maximize your returns Finding and seeking deductions For Adults ONLY This program is sponsored by the Financial Planners Association of Silicon Valley. The content in this program is not necessarily those of the City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara City Library. Individual financial decisions based on this program are solely the responsibility of the attendee.  *** 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 photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Dave Hause

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $15 Adv & $19 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: DAVE HAUSELife is a struggle. Even when things go our way, it’s a constant swim against the tide, kicking against the current in the hope we’ll eventually find the shore. That’s the premise behind Dave Hause’s fourth album, Kick. Kicking was the first thing he saw his newborn twins do and it’s something he himself has been doing all his life. His career as a musician has spanned two decades, and his songs have always been a quest for personal survival – about pushing through against the odds – but his perspective shifted dramatically after the November 2016 election.This installment, out April 12th on Rise/BMG, finds Hause carrying on in the voice and tradition of classic American songwriters by tackling topics of hope, depression, global warming, a crumbling democracy, and growing old. These complex notions weave together with a joyous sing-along cadence that creates a soundtrack for the broken American dream. “The shift in American culture became really acute right as we put out my last album,” Hause explains. “All this great stuff was happening for me personally but with this backdrop of American ideals and American culture seemingly caving in.”Those conflicting feelings sparked some deep, ... Read More

Olivia O’Brien with drumaq

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: "It Was A Sad F**king tour" featuring Olivia O'Brien with drumaq This show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.Tickets: $22 in advance / $25 at the door

Whiskey Myers with Rob Leines

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Whiskey Myers with Rob Leines This show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 at the door