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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)

Produce Pop-Up

Quarry Plaza

Produce stand with fresh fruits & veggies from the UCSC Farm & Santa Cruz Farmers' Market, located in Quarry Plaza. Cash, check, & EBT accepted. Double Up Food Bucks Program - we'll match every CalFresh dollar spent with double the amount of produce. Please note: Friday, 2/14, pop-up will be held in the Rachel Carson Red Room. 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).

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.

Comedian Valerie Tosi at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Valerie Tosi is a comedian, actor, writer, and voiceover artist. She recently appeared on Conan, guest-starred on IFC's Stan Against Evil, Netflix's The Joel McHale Show, and she was the lead in the feature film The Sex Addict. Valerie features for comedian Dana Gould on the road and has performed at several comedy festivals including Limestone, Laughing Skull, Out of Bounds, and The All Jane Comedy Festival. She also hosts The Mermaid Comedy Hour at The Hollywood Improv. See Valerie Tosi live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM Friday, Feb. 28! -- 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+

1984 – The Play

Center Stage Theater

George Orwell’s “1984” portrays a dystopian vision of the future where free thought is illegal and citizens are under constant surveillance by the government with an all-powerful leader called Big Brother. A haunting near-future that feels present and very familiar. A cautionary tale about the ethics of technology, the misuse of power and the shifting nature of the truth. Presented by Crown College and Social Fiction Conference

Comedian Valerie Tosi at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Valerie Tosi is a comedian, actor, writer, and voiceover artist. She recently appeared on Conan, guest-starred on IFC's Stan Against Evil, Netflix's The Joel McHale Show, and she was the lead in the feature film The Sex Addict. Valerie features for comedian Dana Gould on the road and has performed at several comedy festivals including Limestone, Laughing Skull, Out of Bounds, and The All Jane Comedy Festival. She also hosts The Mermaid Comedy Hour at The Hollywood Improv. See Valerie Tosi live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM Friday, Feb. 28! -- 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+

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

Smokefall

Experimental Theater

by Noah Haidle Directed by M Cantú Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in this family drama with a chewy metaphysical core. With a glancing nod to Our Town, a man named Footnote acts as guide. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth. Daughter Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, and Father is about to drive away and never return, leaving pregnant and dreamy mother Violet alone to live out her father’s notion that “every love story is a tragedy, because its ending is built into its beginning.” Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections that stretch and warp across the years but can never quite be broken. “Smokefall is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York” 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] * * * * * Advance tickets available by the end of January 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 28, 7:30pm Saturday, February 29, 7:30pm Sunday, March 1, 3:00pm Thursday, March 5, 7:30pm Friday, March 6 7:30pm Saturday, March 7, 7:30pm Sunday, March 8, 3:00pm

An Evening With: Tinsley Ellis

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $21 Adv & $24 Day of Show ***THIS IS A FULLY SEATED SHOW***Felton Music Hall Presents:An Evening With - TINSLEY ELLIS Ever since he first hit the road 40 years ago, blues-rock guitar virtuoso, soulful vocalist and prolific songwriter Tinsley Ellis has grown his worldwide audience one scorching performance at a time. Armed with blazing, every-note-matters guitar skills and scores of instantly memorable original songs, Ellis has traveled enough miles, he says, “to get to the moon and back six times.” He’s released 17 previous solo albums, and has earned his place at the top of the blues-rock world. When asked if he’d consider himself a “blue-collar” bluesman, Ellis, in his trademark wit, quips, “No. I’m part of the no-collar crowd.” His imaginative songs tell stories of common, shared experiences in uncommon ways, all fueled by his high-octane, infectious, hard-rocking guitar playing. Live, Ellis has captivated and amazed fans in all 50 United States, as well as in Canada, all across Europe, Australia and South America. Vintage Guitar says, “He delivers blistering blues-rock, soul romps, minor-key blues, and shuffles—and it all sounds great.” The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.”Ellis considers his new album, Ice Cream In Hell, the most raw-sounding, guitar-drenched album of his career. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ellis and his longtime co-producer Kevin McKendree (John Hiatt, Delbert McClinton), Ice Cream In Hell is a cathartic blast of blues-rock power. Though inspired by all three Kings ... Read More

LONG BEACH DUB ALL-STARS + The Aggrolites

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Buy your tickets early for LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS + The Aggrolites! LONG BEACH DUB ALL-STARS IS - Marshall Goodman "Ras MG" on drums Michael "Miguel" Happoldt on lead guitar/vocals Opie Ortiz on vocals, Jack Maness on vocals/guitar/keys Tim Wu on sax/flute/vocals Edwin Kampwith on bass Initial career (1997–2001) Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh met in childhood (in 1979) and later started their first garage punk band, consisting of drums, bass and vocals. They later formed Sublime with Bradley Nowell. The Long Beach Dub Allstars (LBDAS for short) were founded after Nowell died in 1996 of a heroin overdose (frequent contributors to Sublime including Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, Todd Forman, and "Field" Marshall Goodman are also members of the band).Eric Wilson says, "We will never replace the greatness that Sublime did or what Bradley has done." The band was originally a 10-piece and they recorded their debut recording called Right Back, which shortly after completion in 1999 saw the departure of three members. Their second album, Wonders of the World was recorded and released in 2001. It featured "Sunny Hours" featuring will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas. "Sunny Hours" was also used as the theme song for the Friends spin-off Joey.Breakup and aftermath (2002–2012) In 2002, rumors that the band had broken up began to surface. Apparently the band had taken a hard-drug-free vow and some of the band's members had broken this vow, which caused Bud Gaugh to quit and join Eyes Adrift with Krist Novoselic of Nirvana and Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets. Gaugh was ... Read More

Duster with Froth & Kamikaze Palm Tree

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Duster with Froth & Kamikaze Palm Tree Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Berner: Something About The West Coast Tour

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Berner with Larry June, Demrick & DJ Aspect Tickets: $35 in advance / $40 at the door

Comedian Valerie Tosi at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Valerie Tosi is a comedian, actor, writer, and voiceover artist. She recently appeared on Conan, guest-starred on IFC's Stan Against Evil, Netflix's The Joel McHale Show, and she was the lead in the feature film The Sex Addict. Valerie features for comedian Dana Gould on the road and has performed at several comedy festivals including Limestone, Laughing Skull, Out of Bounds, and The All Jane Comedy Festival. She also hosts The Mermaid Comedy Hour at The Hollywood Improv. See Valerie Tosi live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM Friday, Feb. 28! -- 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+