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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)

“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 May 22, 2020. Open to the public during Special Collections & Archives Reading Room hours (generally Mon-Fri, 10:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm).

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

Arboretum

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve, transforms the newly refurbished domes at the Arboretum from relics of the past, steeped in 1970s era charm, into carriers of the future in response to the crisis of climate change. The Harrisons worked with scientists at UC Santa Cruz and botanists at the Arboretum, along with other artists, scientists, and visionaries, to create trial gardens within the domes in which native plant species are subjected to the temperatures and water conditions that scientists see for the region in the near future. The aim is to determine which plants are best able to thrive as the region warms and to propagate these species to create the scaffolding for more rapid regeneration of the local ecosystem as climates shift. As the Harrisons explained, the future for the rapidly warming planet lies in finding durable plant species that together create ecosystems that can continue to live and flourish as temperature increases. The geodesic domes of the Arboretum provide the perfect setting for imagining a future in the face of climate change. With their new gleaming white coverings, the ... Read More

Solitary Garden Public Sculpture and Garden Project

Baskin Art Studios

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020, located at the Baskin Art Studios. Solitary Garden features a sculpture made following the blueprint of a standard U.S. solitary confinement cell. Around the 6’ x 9’ cell grows a garden of flowers and vegetables, designed by Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and communicated via letters and drawings to the students and volunteers who are planting and tending the garden as his proxies. The intent of the project, as the artist and Tim Young explain, is to "imagine a landscape without prisons." Solitary Garden is part of Barring Freedom, a multi-faceted, 18-month project which includes exhibitions of art, events and workshops, and a multi-day symposium at UC Santa Cruz, “Visualizing Prison Abolition,” October 15-17, 2020. Barring Freedom brings together artists, activists, and scholars to imagine alternatives to our fundamentally flawed criminal justice system and to galvanize a broader public to address the broken promise of freedom and justice for all in the United States.

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.

Long Range Development Plan Environmental Impact Report Campus Scoping Session

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This EIR Notice of Preparation scoping session will be conducted via a live video feed; we will not be conducting an in-person session at Merrill Cultural Center. Please go to the following link to participate: https://video.ibm.com/channel/WfRRwzKR4We During this session, we will provide a brief presentation and will read the public comments we have received to date via the live video feed. The presentation will be posted online at www.lrdp.ucsc.edu before the event; the link to the live video feed will also be included online. If you would like your comments to be read during the Scoping Session live feed, please send them to [email protected] from now until the end of the Scoping Session. Please provide your full name for the transcript. All comments received will be included in the record. Depending on the volume of comments received, and as is typical with all public hearings, we may limit each person’s comment to three minutes to make sure all comments are heard.

California Primary Breakdown (CANCELLED)

SPUR Urban Center 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Understand Super Tuesday through a California lens! *** We at KQED regret to inform you that – in light of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s “Aggressive Recommendations to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)” advising limits on public gatherings – this event will be cancelled.But you can enjoy more conversations about California politics with hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos on Political Breakdown. Tune in Thursdays at 6:30pm on KQED 88.5FM or wherever you get your podcasts.And you can check out future On Common Ground events in the coming months! ***As the most populous state in the country, California could have an OUTSIZED influence on this year’s race for the Democratic presidential nomination.A 2017 bill that moved the Golden State’s 2020 presidential primary to March 3rd has us joining 14 other states, American Samoa, and Democrats abroad in a massive “Super Tuesday.”With more than two thirds of California’s voters registered to permanently vote by mail, the action started when many ballots were delivered on February 3rd, the same day as Iowa’s bungled caucuses.Whether there’s a clear winner or we’re still counting, KQED’s Political Breakdown hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos, joined by a panel actively engaged in analyzing the contest in-state and across the nation, will take a look back at Super Tuesday through a California lens, and a look ahead to what the outcome means for the remainder of the race.PANELISTS:Aimee Allison Founder and President of She the People, a national network of women of color in politicsJenifer Fernandez Ancona Co-founder of Way ... Read More

Long Range Development Plan Environmental Impact Report Community Scoping Session

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This EIR Notice of Preparation scoping session will be conducted via a live video feed; we will not be conducting an in-person session at the Louden Nelson Community Center. Please go to the following link to participate: https://video.ibm.com/channel/WfRRwzKR4We During this session, we will provide a brief presentation and will read the public comments we have received to date via the live video feed. The presentation will be posted online at www.lrdp.ucsc.edu before the event; the link to the live video feed will also be included online. If you would like your comments to be read during the Scoping Session live feed, please send them to [email protected] from now until the end of the Scoping Session. Please provide your full name for the transcript. All comments received will be included in the record. Depending on the volume of comments received, and as is typical with all public hearings, we may limit each person’s comment to three minutes to make sure all comments are heard.

Solitary Garden Public Sculpture and Garden Project

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.

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.

UTURN & Whiskey Breakfast

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $7 At The Door ***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 SpotlightUTURN & WHISKEY BREAKFAST

Metalachi

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

METALACHI the world's only Heavy Metal Mariachi band returns to Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz. Special guests Coffee Zombie Collective open. Hand picked by Warren Moscow to sacrifice a chimichanga (goat sacrifice had already happened) in exchange of running the Metalachi Fan Page. Since I was hungry, I said SI SENOR!On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilizers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live.Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life.

Marc E. Bassy with Gianni & Kyle, Derek King

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Marc E. Bassy with Gianni & Kyle, Derek King Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 at the door