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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)

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.

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.

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.

Community Free Admission Days at the UCSC Arboretum

Arboretum

On the first Tuesday of every month, there is free admission to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum! Due to limited parking at the Arboretum and the popularity of Community Day, we greatly encourage visitors to carpool, bike, walk or use public transportation as much as possible. Learn more about what the Arboretum has to offer here on our website https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/visit/index.html

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. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

The Arts Dean’s Speaker Series: Jimin Lee, Print media artist

Second Stage

Netflix senior software engineer Lyle Troxell invites you to a lively conversation with Jimin Lee, print media artist, 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 Tuesday from Jan 7 to Mar 3, 2020 Learn more about the individual speakers on the Arts website here FREE and open ... 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).

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.

NORTHSIDE CoderDojo: Blockly Basics (for Grades 2-12 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Beginner Coders are welcome at our Blockly Basics program which will teach participants how to make cool programs in Blockly!  All levels of coding experience are welcome! For Grades 2-12 ONLY. This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & 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 photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Sustainability Dinner & Discussion

Soif 105 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz

Join UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science & Policy Program and Soif Restuarant for our quarterly dinner and discussion. This dinner will feature Dr. Stacy Philpott, Environmental Studies Professor and Director, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

Puerto Rico: Filming Resistance and Survival with filmmaker Juan C. Dávila Santiago and activist Marisel Robles Gutiérrez

DNA's Comedy Lab

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Register: https://secure.ucsc.edu/s/1069/bp18/interior.aspx?sid=1069&gid=1001&pgid=3937&cid=7916 Remember to vote early on March 3! About the event For the last four years, Puerto Ricans have experienced challenges that will leave an indelible mark on their collective memory and history. In 2016, the U.S. government started to implement extreme austerity measures on the island and in 2017, the island experienced one of the most devastating hurricanes from the past 100 years. And in 2019, weeks of massive street protests resulted in the successful ouster of former governor Ricardo Rosselló, the first governor to ever resign in Puerto Rico’s history. Over the course of this period, filmmaker Juan C. Dávila has been traveling back-and-forth to Puerto Rico to film these historic moments in Puerto Rican history. This event will showcase his most important work from this time. Born, raised, and graduating from college in Puerto Rico, Dávila is able to provide a unique Puerto Rican perspective through his camera lens. Filming under disaster conditions and getting tear gassed by Puerto Rican special forces, Dávila has risked his life many times to film this footage. The films showed at the event will reveal both an evolution in Dávila’s filmmaking craft, alongside the emergence of some of the most important resistance movements taking place in Puerto Rico. As part of the program, we will screen a short film as well as a work-in-progress about his new upcoming long-form film project, ... Read More

Colin Hay

Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA 101 Rey Ct