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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

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.

Ohlone Plant Use

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

No Safeway? No Home Depot? No pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Docent Eva Fewel will have plant samples and tools that the local Native Californians used. Learn how they collected, processed and used the local plants. Stop by our visitor center any time during this drop-in program. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Meteor Trail Hike

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

Join a Big Basin docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral, and redwoods. We’ll discuss forests, flowers, and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Castle Rock Loop Hike

15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA, 95033, United States 14998 Skyline Blvd

On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire, and more. Bring water, closed toe shoes, snacks, and a camera. Meet at kiosk. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

Open House at the Castro Adobe: Luck o’ the Castros

184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville, CA, 95076, United States 184 Old Adobe Rd

Luck comes and goes, but good choices have preserved the Castro Adobe for the last 170 years. Come for a fun, early spring day on the Rancho and learn about the fortunes of this historic hacienda and the family that once called it home. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and a snack from our restored cocina along with your sneak preview of this one-of-a-kind family home as it rises again as the centerpiece of the Pájaro Valley’s very own state historic park. Active construction site, open only during scheduled events. Free event. Limited parking; carpooling encouraged. For more information, call (831) 226-9669.   

Felling the Giants

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

How did lumbermen cut down these tall, tall trees? What was life like in a logging camp? What tools did they use? Join docent Paul Fewel as he tells stories of the logging days and demonstrates how loggers were able to fell these giants—without chainsaws! You get to use some tools too! Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Salamander Saturday

3600 Highway 1, Davenport, CA, 95017, United States 3600 State Rte 1

Join us for our annual celebration honoring the often overlooked, but heroically well adapted, amphibians native to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Live amphibians will be available for viewing. Herpetologist Amy Patten will present “Salamanders of the Santa Cruz Mountains,” at 1pm. Naturalist-led salamander hike on the mile-long Marsh Trail will start at 3pm. Come learn about salamanders and their ecosystems while enjoying crafts and other activities! Appropriate for all ages. Free event. For more information, call (831) 427-2288. 

Growing Medicinal Herbs in the Home Garden

Alan Chadwick Garden

Come learn how to get started growing your own medicine cabinet in the home garden! This course will cover a range of basics about starting, growing, harvesting and using medicinal herbs that grow well in our coastal climate. We will go for a garden walk to see, touch, smell, and taste herbs and learn about what they need in order to thrive from your garden to your kitchen. We will look at dried herbs, discuss drying methods and storage of your harvest, and experience the feel of mixing up a bulk batch of herbal tea by hand (you'll get to take some home with you!) We will talk about how growing and using herbs with the seasons can empower each of us to cultivate the healer within for ourselves and our families. Participants will leave with cuttings and seeds of easy to grow herbs, as well as a 12 oz bag of tea. Visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4469897 for more information. About the Instructor: Cameron (Cami) Salomon has a passion for plants! She has spent the last 16 years farming, gardening, and studying permaculture and herbalism in New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Chile, and California. She completed 3 years of formal Herbalism programs through the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA and at Mount Madonna Institute of Ayurveda in Watsonville. In 2018, Cami broke ground on her farm business, founding Kindred Herbs, a small organic medicinal plant nursery in Santa Cruz. In the first year, Kindred Herbs offered up to 60 different medicinal plants to the home gardener.

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

Monthly Walking Tours

Gilroy Museum @ 195 Fifth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020

If you would like to know about Gilroy’s history, theses tours will not disappoint. Meet in front of the Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth Street, unless otherwise specified below.January 4 – MONTEREY STREETFebruary 1 – BUNGALOWSMarch 7 – WOMEN’S HISTORY TOURApril 4 – OLD GILROY I (Railroad and Alexander Streets)May 2 – OLD GILROY II (Forest and Chestnut Streets)June 6 – GAVILAN HILLS MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY (Meet at the cemetery, 1000 First Street)July 4 – NO TOURAugust 1 – FIFTH STREETSeptember 5 – NO TOUROctober 3 – WILLIAM WEEKS BUILDINGSNovember 7 – OLD ST. MARY CEMETERY (Meet in front of St. Joseph Family Center, 7950 Church Street)December 5 – NO TOUR

Hidden Gems: Flowers of Big Basin!

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

There are many less-famous, yet still beautiful, plants in the redwood forest. Join docent Kathy Willott on this four-mile, three-hour walk and meet some of the hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at park headquarters. Heavy rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Springtime at the Barn

The Barn at Hoey Ranch @ 2480 Hecker Pass Road Gilroy, California 95020

The Barn at Hoey Ranch has a lot of new loot from their latest Northwest trip. Come out this weekend!

CANCELLED NORTHSIDE: Mermaid Slime (for Grades K-1 ONLY) CANCELLED

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We apologize but this event has been cancelled. Santa Clara City has cancelled all programs through Sunday 3/15/20 and extensions will be decided on a week by week basis. Start spring off with a splash during this mermaid themed day!  In this program we will be making shiny and slippery mermaid slime! For Grades K-1 ONLY and while supplies last. 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.

Free First Saturday Garden Tour at the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Arboretum

Join us for a free (with paid admission) docent-led tour of the UCSC Arboretum's extensive gardens on the First Saturday of every month, around the World in 60-90 Minutes! Tours leave from Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum at 11:00 am. Admissions: $5 for adults, $2 dollars for kids (6-17), under 6 FREE, Members & UCSC Students FREE! UCSC Arboretum offers guided docent-led tours to meet your educational goals. Private tours are offered year-round. Find out how to schedule your docent-led tour here at http://arboretum.ucsc.edu/visit/tours/

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

Life on the Ranch Day

1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States 1401 Coast Rd

Come experience firsthand the early days of life on a dairy ranch with our costumed docents, living history demonstrations, and old-time activities. Draft horse wagon rides available. Bring the whole family and a picnic lunch. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. 

CANCELLED NORTHSIDE: Mermaid Slime (for Grades 2-6 ONLY) CANCELLED

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We apologize but this event has been cancelled. Santa Clara City has cancelled all programs through Sunday 3/15/20 and extensions will be decided on a week by week basis. Start spring off with a splash during this mermaid themed day!  In this program we will be making shiny and slippery mermaid slime! For Grades 2-6 ONLY and while supplies last. 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.

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.

NorCal FIRST LEGO League Jr Expo – Mar 7 PM

Micron 130 Holger Way, San Jose

REGISTRATION OPENS FEB 24 @ 9am pacific Participating in a FIRST LEGO League Jr Expo event allows you to see what other teams have done, gives you the chance to collaborate with other coaches and celebrates what everyone has learned through their experiences with the FIRST LEGO League Jr program.  There is no requirement that a team participate in a FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo. We have designed this NorCal Expo  to accommodate a maximum of 12 FIRST LEGO League Jr teams (and there is a minimum of 4 teams) to give participants the best experience.  Please remember that the Expo is a non-competitive and community-based program.  Tickets can NOT be refunded or transferred - please be careful in signing up.    If you wish to order Participant Medals or extra Trophies, you must do this during the check out process - look for the Optional Items pull down.   What is FIRST LEGO League Jr? It’s never too early to discover STEM. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®. Guided by adult coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then the teams create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO WeDo kits and LEGO building parts. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST Core ... Read More

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.

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

CANCELLED NORTHSIDE: Shellebrate Sebastian (for all ages) CANCELLED

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We apologize for any inconvennience but THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Santa Clara City Library has canceled all programs through Sunday, March 15 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. Start spring off with a splash during this mermaid themed day! This craft will delight even the crabbiest of children. We will be making crabs from shells that look like Sebastian from the Little Mermaid! For all ages and while supplies last. 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.

CANCELLED NORTHSIDE: Mermaid Bark (for Grades 2-6 ONLY) CANCELLED

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Santa Clara City Library has canceled all programs through Sunday, March 15 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. Start spring off with a splash during this mermaid themed day! Make this delicious candy bark complete with edible pearls and glitter! For Grades 2-6 ONLY and while supplies last. 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.

Azuah

Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 2001 N Pacific Ave

Free In-store Performance4:00 pm (alternative/roots/soul from SF)https://www.facebook.com/events/3008091809221997/https://www.facebook.com/azuahmusic/

Doug Benson at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (Doug Loves Movies and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled, "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The TrailerPark Boys" and "You're The Worst," and for presiding over The High Court as Judge Doug on Comedy Central. See him live at DNA's Comedy Lab with a special guest, right here in Santa Cruz for one special 4:20 pm show. -- General Admission: $20adv/$25 door 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+

Comedian Ian Harris at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Ian Harris provides a fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions with clever, cutting-edge comedy.He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central, and has released two full TV specials! A top headliner for over 20 years, Ian was named #25 on Entertainment Journal's Top 100 Comedians list and was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's “Laugh Riots Competition”.Ian is also one of the top Voice Over artists in Hollywood, having provided voice talent to clients such as FOX, Disney XD, DirecTV, Bravo, Fuel, the FOX series “Bones”.With a unique point of view and an impressive array of comedic talents, Ian delivers a thought-provoking style of stand-up all his own.See Ian Harris live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 7. -- 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+

Comedian Ian Harris at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Ian Harris provides a fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions with clever, cutting-edge comedy. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central, and has released two full TV specials! A top headliner for over 20 years, Ian was named #25 on Entertainment Journal's Top 100 Comedians list and was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's “Laugh Riots Competition”. Ian is also one of the top Voice Over artists in Hollywood, having provided voice talent to clients such as FOX, Disney XD, DirecTV, Bravo, Fuel, the FOX series “Bones”. With a unique point of view and an impressive array of comedic talents, Ian delivers a thought-provoking style of stand-up all his own. See Ian Harris live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 7. -- 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 1hr. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+

Free First Saturday Garden Tour at the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Join us for a free (with paid admission) docent-led tour of the UCSC Arboretum's extensive gardens on the First Saturday of every month, around the World in 60-90 Minutes! Tours leave from Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum at 11:00 am. Admissions: $5 for adults, $2 dollars for kids (6-17), under 6 FREE, Members & UCSC Students FREE! UCSC Arboretum offers guided docent-led tours to meet your educational goals. Private tours are offered year-round. Find out how to schedule your docent-led tour here at http://arboretum.ucsc.edu/visit/tours/

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

UCSC Jazz Ensembles: “Life and Time”

Music Center Recital Hall

Director Stan Poplin presents two student jazz ensembles and will perform with students in a third ensemble performing music of Don Grolnick, Bob Mintzer, and others. * * * * * 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.

Spirit of Music 3: Next Gen 2020

Gavilan College @ 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020

Come out to Gavilan College Theater on March 7 and enjoy a great night of music with South Valley Symphony. Their orchestra hosts talented young musicians and premieres “Ozian Symphony,” based on the novel “Wicked.” The show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets: https://southvalleysymphony.org/online-purchase/.

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.

Jerry Douglas

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $35 Adv & $40 Day of Show This show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.***THIS IS A FULLY SEATED SHOW*** The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.Felton Music Hall Presents: JERRY DOUGLAS Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.Called “Dobro’s matchless contemporary master” by The New York Times, three-time CMA Musician of the Year award recipient Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music as a solo artist, band leader for The Jerry Douglas Band and his GRAMMY winning bluegrass band The Earls of Leicester, as well as a member of groundbreaking ensembles including Alison Krauss & Union Station, J.D. Crowe & the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas shines and soars. His distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums with artists such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, Paul Simon, Little Big Town, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, Ray Charles, Dierks Bentley, and Tommy Emmanuel, among many others.In addition to touring, Douglas has co-produced and performed on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Alison Krauss, Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, The ... Read More

The Sam Chase + Ezra Bell

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a very special co-bill with THE SAM CHASE & THE UNTRADITIONAL + EZRA BELL. ABOUT THE SAM CHASE- The Sam Chase is a songwriter and bandleader from San Francisco, California. His band, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, blends rock n roll and folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock. Sam is a natural storyteller, treating crowds to evenings of hilarious tales, drinking songs, and soul-baring ballads. The Sam Chase & The Untraditional has released thee LPs and has performed at festivals such as Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, High Sierra Music Festival, and Kate Wolf Music Festival. He has shared the stage many times with Brothers Comatose, Willy Tea Taylor, and many others. ABOUT EZRA BELL- Ezra Bell's first full-length debut features ebullient soul twang, flowing and leaping like the music of a late 60s/early 70s recording.Ezra Bell was founded around the irreverent and introspective songwriting of Benjamin Wuamett. Carving a wide path through the musical spectrum, Ezra Bell brushes up against Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop and R&B.

Nahko & Medicine for the People with Aubrey Haddard

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: The Catalyst & California Roots present Nahko & Medicine for the People & Aubrey Haddard This show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.Tickets: $31.50 in advance / $37 at the door (includes digital album download)Each pair of tickets purchased online for the upcoming Nahko And Medicine For The People 2019 tour comes with either a physical or digital copy of the upcoming new album 'Take Your Power Back', when it is released. Approximately three weeks before your show, you will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your album. US/CAN purchasers only. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale.

Dack Janiels (CANCELED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: "40oz Cult Takeover" with Dack Janiels Tickets: $18 in advance / $20 at the door

Comedian Ian Harris at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Ian Harris provides a fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions with clever, cutting-edge comedy. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central, and has released two full TV specials! A top headliner for over 20 years, Ian was named #25 on Entertainment Journal's Top 100 Comedians list and was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's “Laugh Riots Competition”. Ian is also one of the top Voice Over artists in Hollywood, having provided voice talent to clients such as FOX, Disney XD, DirecTV, Bravo, Fuel, the FOX series “Bones”. With a unique point of view and an impressive array of comedic talents, Ian delivers a thought-provoking style of stand-up all his own. See Ian Harris live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 7. -- 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 1hr. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+