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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)

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

Space Heater

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Funk Favorites SPACE HEATER return to Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, CA. Space Heater is a Santa Cruz-based band with one foot planted firmly in the foundations of funk, while the other foot prefers a galaxy far, far away. Blending the funky sounds inspired from Prince and James Brown to Sharon Jones & the Dapkings, The Heat will likewise take you on a delicious journey careening through cosmic jams, landing you squarely on the dance floor with ecstatic revelers. With an expanding roster of sultry originals and the occasional cover song, you won't have much choice but to shake that thang....Mason Hicks - Guitar, VocalsSteve Rogers - BassJoaquin Spengemann - DrumsMike Spooner - Percussion, VocalsRon Work - Guitar, VocalsFoxxy - Vocals, PercussionJustin Fagnani - Keyboards

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.

Seacliff History Walk

201 State Park Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, United States 201 State Park Dr

Learn the history of Seacliff and surrounding Aptos in this one-hour, half-mile history walk. Led by docent Pete Wang, the tour focuses on the Ohlone, Raphael Castro, Claus Spreckels, Aptos Landing Wharf, the development of Seacliff Park — including Paul Woodside, “the Madman of Seacliff” — and the Concrete Ship. Tours are free; parking at Seacliff State Beach is $10 and supports the park. Meet at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels.

!!Con West

Baskin School of Engineering, Baskin Auditorium

!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) West is a two-day conference of ten-minute talks about the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing! Join us for our second year in 2020! Get tickets here!

Vote Early at UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

Silicon Valley Campus

Vote Before Class Thanks to the California Voter's Choice Act, you can vote early or on the day of the March 3 election in multiple locations throughout Santa Clara County, including the UCSC Silicon Valley campus. Our building will be open for extended hours so you can vote or drop off a ballot at the County Office of Registrars polling site at your convenience.. Voting Hours Saturday, Feb. 29 Sunday, March 1 Monday, March 2 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Need more information about voting? Visit the Santa Clara County Office of Registrars website.

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.

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

Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

95 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019, United States 95 Kelly Ave

Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike along the California coast into the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve and visit popular spots for good bird watching. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Pescadero State Beach central parking lot on Highway 1, approximately 0.25 miles north of Pescadero Creek Road. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

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

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For 7 more information, call (831) 338-8883

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.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!

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

Explore the park’s less travelled 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. Vehicle dayuse fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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

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.

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

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

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats return to Moe's Alley as part of the afternoon blues series. Larger-than-life blues star Rick Estrin has piloted the wildly fun and musically fearless Rick Estrin & The Nightcats for the last decade, touring the world and proving night after night why they won 2018’s Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year. The limitless combined talents of blues harmonica virtuoso and sly, soulful singer Estrin, guitar mastermind Kid Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and endlessly creative drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin take Estrin’s inventive, original songs to new and unexpected places. On stage, the band’s ability to deliver an unpredictable, no-holds-barred show is unmatched.Now, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats return with their fourth studio album, Contemporary. With the band kicking everything up a notch, Estrin and the Nightcats explore some different sounds, instrumentation and grooves, while maintaining the trademark Nightcats style. Produced by Andersen and Estrin and recorded at Andersen’s now-famous Greaseland Studio in San Jose, California, Contemporary delivers twelve surprising, wise-cracking, foot-stomping songs, including nine by Estrin (one co-written with Andersen), one each by Andersen and Farrell, and one obscure Bobo Jenkins cover. From the noir-ish romp I’m Running to the hilarious title track to the sardonic Resentment File (co-written with Estrin’s friend of over 50 years, Joe Louis Walker), Contemporary packs a modern blues punch. According to Estrin, “Recording at Greaseland, we all had so much fun and were so relaxed, the genius ideas just started pouring in from all sides. I really expect this record to blow some ... Read More

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

--General Admission: $20 advance online / $25 doorPetri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lab 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+

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

--General Admission: $20 advance online / $25 doorPetri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lab 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+

Anthony Arya

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // All Ages // $9 Adv & $11 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: Local SpotlightANTHONY ARYA with PREACHER BOY and PATTI MAXINEYou’re invited to experience an evening of world-class Americana and Blues storytelling. The young singer-songwriter phenom Anthony Arya joins veteran songwriter and alt-bluesman Preacher Boy along with lap steel virtuoso Patti Maxine for a performance sure to be loaded with slide-guitar driven, blues-powered songs.Santa Cruz teenager Anthony Arya is often described as an old soul - his original tunes appeal to all ages. His roots as a jazz guitarist shape the melodies combined with his broad musical influences spanning from the swinging jazz of the twenties to the bluesy rock of the sixties. His voice – a unique tone with a natural rasp – makes for captivating performances. Shortly after Arya appeared on national TV on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice, he released his debut album, “Going To California”. His songs are frequently played on KPIG radio. Now, Arya has a fast growing fan base who love everything about his live performances and are streaming his music. Fans say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance.Preacher Boy is a pioneering Modern Blues and Americana artist who arrived on the ... Read More

Margo Cilker + An American Forrest

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a night of live Country, Americana, & Folk music with Margo Cilker, An American Forrest, & Lindsey Wall An American Forrest is Western music. Country and folk. Ragged-voiced tales and wild, hybrid style, finger-picked and strummed guitar. His inspirations range from Canadian cowboys to anarcho-christian banjo players and buddhist hermits. Born on a small western Washington farm, he drifted throughout adulthood, working on farms, boats, and kitchens, writing all the time. Finally he ended up in the wild Northeastern corner of Oregon, and on the back of a horse, and hasn’t drifted since. Summers are spent in the wilderness with a pack string, and winters he tours throughout west, his shows and records garnering praise from No Depression, American Standard Time and Seattle CityArts, as well as opening spots for Corb Lund, Dave Stamey, John Craigie, and performances at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering alongside legends Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Ian Tyson. "These are the real cowboy blues -- long stretches of road, loneliness, inscrutable feelings and people. This is already a strong contender for my top ten of the year.” - Rachel Cholst, No DepressionMARGO CILKER apprenticed herself to the songwriter’s trade the old-fashioned way: get her heart broken in South Carolina, move to Spain and busk all over Europe a la Ramblin’ Jack, sing a duet on a Spanish Honky-Tonk band’s recording of an Ernest Tubb classic (“Nails in my Coffin,” with Dead Bronco), tour Europe with a band of Flatt-and-Scruggs-obsessed Englishmen, then return to her native California and milk cows ... Read More

LAS CAFETERAS

The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 2001 N Pacific Ave

Las Cafeteras

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Las Cafeteras Tickets: $15 in advance / $18 at the door