All Day

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

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. 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

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.

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

Devs Screening

Colleges Nine and Ten Multi-purpose Room

FX’s Devs: Sneak Peek & Conversation with Visionary Creator Alex Garland Alex Garland, the brilliant mind behind the Academy Award®-winning sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and acclaimed films Annihilation and 28 Days Later, brings his unique perspective to television for the first time with FX’s Devs. This mind-bending tech thriller, filmed on the UCSC campus, follows a young software engineer as she investigates the secret development division of her employer, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend. Join writer/director Alex Garland for a screening and Q&A about this highly-anticipated limited series. Devs premieres March 5 exclusively on FX on Hulu. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, first come, first served.

First Friday at Monte Bello – March 2020

Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino

Ridge Vineyards welcomes you and your guests to join us in celebrating First Friday at Monte Bello. We will feature a fantastic flight of wines, in addition to some delicious small bites. We look forward to seeing you! First Friday is an event open to Ridge Wine Club members. Shipments available to pickup at this event: Spring Z List Releases Monte Bello Collector Estate Wines Releases  

NORTHSIDE: Teen Movie- Jumanji: Next Level (for Grades 6-12 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Come to Northside to enjoy a teen only showing of Jumanji: Next Level complete with snacks! IMDB Description: In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game. 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.

Grad Slam

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 100 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Ten to twelve graduate student finalists will each have three minutes to share their research with a live, non-expert audience. Between presentations, Quentin Williams, interim vice provost and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, interviews the contestants. Complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages! Kuumbwa's bar open for alcoholic beverage sales!

3rd Natural History Symposium

Arboretum, Horticulture Room 2

Join us in celebrating the natural world of Santa Cruz with your UCSC naturalist community! The Natural History Symposium will feature undergrad presentations, a keynote speaker and a musical performance! We will be supporting our students' professional development as naturalists, educators, and researchers by showcasing their work to the local naturalist community. The symposium will also feature renowned local naturalist, Christian Schwarz, as keynote speaker, and a special musical guest, folk singer and UCSC alum, Alisa Fineman! Admission is free! If you are coming for dinner, please RSVP and bring $5 for students, and $10 for community members. For more information, including a map of the Arboretum, visit the symposium webpage.

I Think I’d be Good at That with Drew Harmon at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Good Times journalist Jake Pierce bravely learns the craft of stand-up comedy—on stage, in real time, for your viewing pleasure—in Drew Harmon's unique show: “I Think I’d Be Good At That.” Lots of comics have audience members come up after shows and tell them that their friends or co-workers have always told them they’d make a good comedian. However, starting stand-up involves writing jokes and going to open mics while being terrible for a while. It can be said that most intelligent people don’t even bother trying. To give those sane people a chance to feel the thrill of doing comedy, Drew Harmon has created a show where they get to experience being a comic with the help of veteran comedians. “I Think I’d Be Good At That” is one of the most unique, crazy and fun comedy shows in the Bay Area. So far, all of the newcomers have crushed it at the show, and people are getting the chance to get a taste for what keeps comedians coming back to the stage! Catch Good Times journalist Jake Pierce and the team of experts on stage at the Lab for one show only on Friday, March 6 at 7:00PM --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 ... Read More

UCSC Orchestra, featuring student concerto competition winner

Music Center Recital Hall

Student ensemble directed and conducted by Bruce Kiesling. * * * * * 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.

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.

Smokefall

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

Jeffrey Foucault

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $16 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: JEFFREY FOUCAULTBLOOD BROTHERS, the much-anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey Foucault’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves (“Immaculately tailored… Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose and hold still, and that’s when he’s best… Close to perfection” – New York Times; “Pure Songwriter, simple and powerful” – Morning Edition, NPR) is a collection of reveries, interlacing memory with the present tense to examine the indelible connections of love across time and distance. The poet Wallace Stevens wrote that technique is the proof of seriousness, and from the first suspended chord of ‘Dishes’ – a waltzing hymn to the quotidian details of life, which are life itself (‘Do the dishes / With the windows open’) – Foucault deftly cuts the template for the album as a whole, showing his mastery of technique as he unwinds a deeply patient collection of songs at the borderlands of memory and desire.In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring ... Read More

Steely Dead + Edge Of The West

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents STEELY DEAD - A Sonic Fusion Of The Grateful Dead & Steely Dan. + Edge Of The West A sonic fusion of the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. Two legendary bands, one night. Featuring Dave Abear of JGB, Bill McKay formerly Leftover Salmon and Chris Sheldon of Dead Phish Orchestra.

Pimp Tobi with Dave Steezy & 2 Grams

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Pimp Tobi with 2 Grams & Dave Steezy Tickets: $15 in advance / $18 at the door

Getter with Spock

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Getter with Spock Tickets: $22 in advance / $25 at the door

The All-Star Comedy Show at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

The Bay Area All-Star Comedy Show at DNA's Comedy Lab brings you the best local and regional comedians in a hilarious 90 minute show! The Bay Area All-Star Comedy Show at DNA's Comedy Lab brings you the best local and regional comedians in a hilarious 90 minute show!Follow DNA's Comedy Lab on Facebook for videos, links, and announcement of the All-Star line up, and see them live at the Lab on Friday, Mar 6, for one show only at 9:30PM.--9:30PM tickets are available on Eventbrite and at the door 1 hour prior to the event, first come, first served.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 1 hr. prior to the event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+