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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

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+

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.

Sempervirens Falls Hike: Citizens Save the Redwoods!

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

We’ll visit Sempervirens Falls, hike up Slippery Rock, where the Sempervirens Club camped on their founding night, and see some of the grandest old-growth groves in the park during this 4-mile, 3.5 hour moderate hike. Along the way we’ll learn how early 20th century conservationist citizens recognized the threats to the redwood forests, which led them to organize, rally the public, and lobby the government to save the redwoods—an ongoing campaign. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for some mud—they don’t call it Slippery Rock for nothing! Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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.

Natural History Printmaking

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, Natural Sciences 2 Room 233

Join Norris Center nature illustration instructor Emily Underwood for an introduction to the fundamentals of linoleum block printmaking. Draw inspiration from the Norris Center's natural history specimen collection to make your own block prints. Or bring your own images or artwork to transfer to a print Register Here!

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

Wishbone Ash

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a rare & intimate performance with WISHBONE ASH as part of their 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR. Come early, no opener! WISHBONE ASH - Bob Skeat, Andy Powell, Joe Crabtree, Mark Abrahams.Wishbone Ash celebrates a half-century of live twin-lead guitar power in 2020. Fans can look forward to enjoying repertoire from the band's vast catalog of exactly 100 unique releases – 27 studio albums, 24 live albums, 43 compilations and box sets and five live DVDs, along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). Continually pushing their creative process, the band will release their next studio album, “Coat of Arms,” on Feb. 28, 2020. The first single, “We Stand As One,” was officially released on Jan. 10. The U.S. leg of the 50th anniversary tour sees the band traversing the country's Southern swath from Florida to California and up the Pacific Coastline. The band will return for a Fall Tour in the Northeast and Midwest.Formed in October 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group vaulted to public and critical acclaim, touring arenas, stadiums and theaters throughout Europe and the United States. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, ... Read More

Wishbone Ash

Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 101 Mesa Ln

21+

David Bowie alumni

Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 101 Columbus Ave

The Diamond Dogs & Ziggy Stardust Tour with Gerry and Charlie on guitars

Jamestown Revival

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $22 Adv & $24 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: JAMESTOWN REVIVAL Reflecting the majestic landscape where it was recorded, Jamestown Revival’s new album San Isabel feels calming, spacious, and most of all, natural. Led by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance, the band embraced a minimalist approach for these 11 tracks, recorded in a remote cabin in central Colorado. Each workday began with coffee on the front porch and a mountainous view of the San Isabel National Forest.“We were out there probably 17 days. Everything just slows down,” Chance says. “We’d go into town to get food in the evenings, just to break it up, but most days when we were recording we would have the doors and the windows open, and the breeze going through it. It’s a small cabin so it’s cozy.”“It’s got so much character. You walk into this place and it gives you a really cool feeling,” Clay adds. “The spirit of that mountain range is all over this record.”Following four years of relentless touring, Jamestown Revival essentially disappeared in 2018, spending almost every day together writing new material in their home base of Austin, Texas. Clay and Chance – who met as teenagers in the small town of Magnolia, Texas – ... Read More

Gone Gone Beyond, Moontricks, KR3TURE

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Get your ticket early for this special night of future folk & live electronica with Gone Gone Beyond (Human Experience) Moontricks KR3TURE Gone Gone Beyond is the brainchild of composer/producer David Block (The Human Experience - LA/NYC), and multi instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Danny Musengo (Iowa/NYC), Kat Factor (Santa Cruz), and Mel Seme (Cuba/Barcelona). The band also collaborates with many guest artists from around the world.​Comprised of both classically trained and self-educated artists, the group brings with them a unique and diverse perspective on sound. Gone Gone Beyond celebrates diversity and their unique formation of all multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters from around the globe, make for an incredibly dynamic live experience.The band's music has been described as "mesmerizing future folk" (Consequence of Sound) and is constantly pushing the boundaries of blending , folk, soul, and world music. Since their debut EP in late 2016, they have played a range of events and festivals, including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, the UN general assembly, Red Rocks, and many others.