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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)

Beyond the World’s End Exhibition at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Opening March 6th, 2020 come explore the work of six different artists as they take you on a journey through our current climate crisis. Covering past and present injustices, together we will then begin to imagine what a better social and ecological future could look like. Artists: Amy Balkin; Laurie Palmer; Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman; Allora & Calzadilla; Super Futures Haunt Qollective; Krista Franklin; Helen and Newton Harrison; Rasquache CollectiveMAH Exhibition Dates: March 6, 2020 – June 21, 2020 (santacruzmah.org/exhibitions/worlds-end)In our current moment, apocalyptic narratives are all around us. They tempt us with their catastrophic fatalism and seemingly inescapable dystopias. Against that danger, it’s crucial to ask how we might imagine a more socially just and ecologically sustainable future?But is the disaster ahead of us or behind us? Many people around the world–including Indigenous peoples and African-Americans surviving colonialism, genocides, and the transatlantic slave trade—consider themselves to be already living in a post-apocalyptic present.Addressing this complexity of connecting past, present, and future, this exhibition features art and ideas from the end of the world. It invites us to reflect on the injustices that have brought us to our current moment and asks us to consider options for how to proceed.From a proposal for a Cross-Border Environmental Commons and time machines to queer indigenous hauntings and Afrofuturist montages, the artworks in this exhibition draw out the intersectional roots of our crisis and seek to think through and visualize, struggle against and overcome the social and environmental injustices we face.This exhibition and its associated programming addresses competing ... Read More

“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

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. A tour is offered on selected Thursdays and Sundays of each month beginning at 10:30 AM. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Advance reservations highly recommended; call 831-459-3800. Tours are best suited for children 10 years of age and older. Participants must be physically able to walk up and down steep inclines. Water and weather protection is strongly suggested.

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.

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Silicon Valley Campus

A 20-minute drop-in meditation that meets on Thursdays for staff, students, and members of the public. Followed by a short 5-10-minute discussion. Meeting location is listed on the board behind the reception desk.

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Silicon Valley Campus, 2155

Join us for our weekly drop in meditation. It's a 20-minute, guided meditation that meets on Thursdays for staff, students, and members of the public. Followed by a short 5-10-minute discussion. Meeting location is listed on the board behind the reception desk. Free.

NORTHSIDE: Teen Trivia Happy Hour (for Grades 6-12 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Compete with other teens while snacking and drinking mocktails during our Teen Trivia Happy Hour.  The team with the highest score will win a small prize! For grades 6-12 ONLY. *** 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.

San Jose Sharks & Breweries – Stadium Series 2020

SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! Please checkout our other Beerwalk related events. San Jose Sharks & Local Breweries - part of the Mini Beerwalk Series Put on your Sharks gear and beer drinking shoes. Get early access through a private entrance to the  San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild March 5th, 2020  Join us and nine South Bay Area breweries in one of the private banquet rooms starting at 5:30pm till puck drop (7:30pm) for unlimited beer and popcorn before the game! Tickets are extremely limited. LOCATION: SAP Center Beer Tasting in Rinkside Room  Game Tickets in Upper Bowl, Section 224-226 Checkin: Entrance B Between Sharks Store and BMW Lounge 5:00pm - 6:30pm BREWERIES: Camino Brewing Company Clandestine Brewing Floodcraft Brewing Company Golden State Brewery Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Hermitage Brewery Hapa's Brewing Company Strike Brewing Co. Uproar Brewing Company #beerwalk #sjsharks #stadiumseries #beerwalkstadiumseries Note: Tickets to the actual Sharks game will be issued when checking in to the Beerwalk located on Santa Clara Street, between the BMW Lounge and Shark's Gift Store on the day of the event. If you do not checkin at The Beerwalk table by 6:30pm your tickets will be left at Will Call under the name the tickets were purchased under. The purchase charge will show up as The Beerwalk on your bank statement. The Beerwalk is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Disclaimer: ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS. Rain or Shine. Provide a valid photo ID. Must be 21 years old or older. Drinks must be consumed inside the tasting locations. We do ... Read More

CFP® Board Reception for CFP Students & Faculty

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, 1801 Barber Lane, Milpitas CA 300 Barber Ln

CFP Board would like to extend a special invitation to the faculty and students of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension CFP-Board Registered Program to attend an upcoming private reception and town hall event. Awareness Access Accountability Authority Get the latest on CFP Board’s initiatives, including the new national public awareness campaign and the Center for Financial Planning. Let them know what's on your mind. This event is open to everyone involved in the financial planning profession, including CFP® professionals, educators, and candidates The open format event will also be a great networking opportunity for students. HOSTS Kamila McDonnough, CFP®, a CFP Board DirectorKevin Keller, CFP Board CEO,COST Free. Complimentary continental refreshments will be served.

Pawn Shop Soul

Michael's on Main, 2591 S Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, USA 2401 S Main St

21+

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

Considering Matthew Shepard, a fully staged choral work

Crocker Theatre, Cabrillo College

The UCSC Arts Division co-sponsors a major choral production presented by the Cabrillo College Music and Theater Arts Departments based on Matthew Shepard’s life, the hate crime of his death, and the national outpouring of compassion which followed. This work is performed under the direction of Cheryl Anderson, Music Director, and Joseph Ribeiro, Stage Director, featuring the Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra. This beautiful masterpiece by Craig Hella Johnson has been called the first important major musical work of the 21st century. It is an emotionally powerful and uplifting work and speaks with a fresh and bold voice. It ultimately calls each of us to live with kindness, compassion, and love. Experiencing this fully staged major choral work is a journey that transcends tragedy to lead us toward beauty and forgiveness. It will move and inspire you. Matthew Shepard was a young gay man who was beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die in the Wyoming countryside 22 years ago. His death catalyzed a generation of poets, musicians, and playwrights to change our attitudes about being different and to embrace "the other.” Tickets at the Cabrillo College box office. Thursday 3/5 7:30 p.m Friday 3/6 7:30 p.m. Saturday 3/7 7:30 p.m Sunday 3/8 2:30 p.m Thursday 3/12 7:30 p.m Friday 3/13 7:30 p.m Saturday 3/14 7:30 p.m Sunday 3/15 2:30 p.m.

Bobcat Rob & The Nightly Howl

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $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 SpotlightBOBCAT ROB & THE NIGHTLY HOWLBobcat Rob is an American Songwriter with a voice likened to honey drizzled over burning coals. His songs are as uplifting as they are haunting, drawing on visceral truths and common threads to weave captivating tales. From quiet to loud, reserved to explosive, each song carries its own weight and settles deep into the listener.Bobcat recorded 2018’s A Different Horse at Sonoma County’s Prairie Sun Recording Studio, a legendary spot where several notables have made albums throughout the years, including Tom Waits, Iggy Pop and Wu Tang Clan. The storied studio was an ideal place to record A Different Horse, which marks his first record with a “more electric full band sound.”The result of Bobcat Rob’s debut with the Nightly Howl is fully realized alt-country with an approach similar to Uncle Tupelo and Old 97’s; it’s loud and rocking with a dose of twang and sentiment tossed into an Americana-rooted salad.At the heart of A Different Horse, “Don’t Run,” “Holding On” and “Doorstep” enter highly personal territory that Armenti delivers with a depth that channel Springsteen’s guttural howls throughout The River and Nebraska. Then there’s “You Can’t Bring a Snake ... Read More

Diggin Dirt + Mestizo Beat

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley proudly presents 7 piece funk & soul powerhouse Diggin Dirt. Special guests Mestizo Beat open the show so come early! This seven-piece band emerging from behind the redwood curtain in Humboldt County, California, is skyrocketing through the west coast music scene. Shoveling out their own path, and consistently wowing audiences and filling concert venues across the land, Diggin Dirt is no ordinary funk and soul band. Their sounds explode off the stage with as much authentic energy as one can handle, and once they have you in their clutches, the relentless dance party does not let up. Their intoxicating and infectious sound is fueled by a blazing horn section, pulsating rhythms, and searing guitars, that when combined into one, have been known to entice even the shyest of wallflowers to start movin and groovin. Behold, as they layer humble influences of psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and even reggae, atop a sturdy foundation of down and dirty, greasy and grimy, late 60’s inspired funk music. You might have flashes of James Brown or Sly and the Family Stone, Otis Redding or Tower of Power, but make no mistake that you are in the presence of spine-tingling originality. Leading the charge and tying it all together is frontman extraordinaire Zach Alder, a performer like no other; he’s in possession of the pipes, charisma, moves, and natural-born-soul, to launch this ensemble into rarefied air.Mestizo Beat is a Los Angeles based band blending the styles of Afro-beat, Afro-Cuban, Funk, R&B, Soul Jazz