Ongoing

Tanya Stephens

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes back Jamaican Reggae & Dancehall legend TANYA STEPHENS with her live band. Special guests Irie Rockerz support. Tanya Stephens (born Vivienne Stephenson on July 2, 1973) was one of the most promising female reggae artists to emerge in the late ’90s. Stephens caught her big break in 1996, when her ladies anthem, “Yuh Nuh Ready fi Dis Yet,” caused quite a stir (later spotlighted on the Reggae Gold 1997 compilation), as she soon after began working with such acclaimed producers as Barry O’Hare, Bobby “Digital” Dixon, Harvel “Gadaffi” Hart, and Dave and Tony Kelly. Future singles followed, including “Draw fi Mi Finger,” “Freaky Type,” and “Cry and Bawl,” as well as the full-length releases Too Hype in 1997 and Ruff Rider a year later (Stephens also contributed backing vocals on Garnett Silk’s 1998 release Journey). She then moved to Sweden and began recording a series of alternative rock tracks. Unhappy with her new direction, she returned to reggae in 2004 with Gangsta Blues and its big hit single “Boom Wuk.” The ambitious Rebelution appeared in 2006 with female empowerment as its focus.

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

“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).

CANCELLED UCSC Alumni Meetup @ Game Developers Conference

ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, 661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105 2 Howard St

Due to cancellation of the Game Developers Conference, this event has been canceled as well. Reconnect with fellow alumni, faculty, and current students at the annual UCSC Alumni Meetup at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Light lunch is served. Event runs from 11AM to 2PM. * * * * * FREE and open to the public. Conference registration not required, but please RSVP for the meetup to [email protected]

Redwood Grove Loop Walk (CANCELED)

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

OPEN: 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 (CANCELED)

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

POSTPONED Clean Comedian Kellen Erskine

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

Clean Comedian Kellen Erskine headlines DNA's Comedy Lab! Comedian Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes!He recently shot his first set with Comedy Central on their series Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring, which will appear in spring 2020.In 2018 Kellen was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal—comedy's most prestigious event. He was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017 and currently tours the country making people laugh!See Kellen Erskine live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM on Friday, March 20, with Bay Area host Cory Robinson.--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+

Tigers Be Still

Limelight Actors Theater @ 7341 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020

Come out and enjoy Limelight Actors Theater’s first show of the year! Tickets are now on sale, shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. TIGERS BE STILL is a comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who has recently earned her master’s degree in art therapy only to find herself moving back home with her family, sending out countless résumés and waiting for the job offer that never comes. Unemployed and overwhelmed, Sherry retreats to her childhood bed and remains there until an unexpected employment opportunity gives her a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Tickets: http://www.svct.org/tickets/.

Gift Certificates / Ticket Vouchers for DNA’s Comedy Lab

Think of this gift as a light at the end of a tunnel--your investment in a future filled with laughter and Friday night happy hours again! One way to support our small business in the face of COVID-19 is to purchase a gift certificate now for services you will use once restrictions on public gatherings are lifted.Thank you and take care out there!

YOB with Human Impact & Worship

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: YOB with Human Impact & Worship with support from Topographies and Aurora Beam Tickets: $18 in advance / $22 at the door

House of Floyd: The Music of Pink Floyd

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $25 Advance & $29 Day of Show A note to our guests about the Corona virus from Felton Music Hall:At Felton Music Hall our lives revolve around community experience and live music. However, our priority at Felton Music Hall is the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving corona virus COVID-19 situation and are following the guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Based on those recommendations, Felton Music Hall will be postponing all shows through the end of March. All tickets will be honored for the new dates.***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.The Pink Floyd Concert Experience: Starring HOUSE OF FLOYDThe S.F. Bay Area’s HOUSE OF FLOYD performs the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans of the early adventurous Floyd and those who enjoy the songs and soundscapes that later brought them widespread appeal. They capture the essence of each of the various Pink Floyd eras from the formative Syd Barrett days, through the 70’s and the final post-Waters era. House of Floyd is a 7-piece band that includes 2 bookend multi-instrumentalists that double on saxophone, keyboards ... Read More

The Growlers (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Nightclub 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: The Growlers A note to our guests about the Coronavirus:At The Catalyst, our lives revolve around community experience and live music. However, our priority is the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation and are following the guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Based on those recommendations, as of Saturday the 14th, The Catalyst will be postponing all shows through the end of March. Events after that date are not affected and will continue as scheduled. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. We will announce the new dates as soon as we have that information.We look forward to seeing you back on the dance floor in April!Tickets: $35 in advance / $40 at the door

Fantastic Negrito

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

2x Grammy Winning Artist FANTASTIC NEGRITO returns to Santa Cruz for a special intimate performance with his full band at Moe's Alley. Fantastic Negrito is the incarnation of a musician who is reborn after going through a lot of awful shit. In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, who lost it all, and somehow managed to find his way back. Returning to music in 2014 by playing on the streets of Oakland, Fantastic Negrito won the inaugural NPR Tiny Desk contest. In 2016 he released his debut full length album, The Last Days of Oakland, which went on to win a Grammy in 2017 for Best Contemporary Blues Album. And this year he won his second Grammy in the same category, for his critically acclaimed new release Please Don't Be Dead. His third album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? will be released in the summer of 2020.

THE GROWLERS

The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 2001 N Pacific Ave

Fantastic Negrito

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

21+

POSTPONED Clean Comedian Kellen Erskine Late Show

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

Clean Comedian Kellen Erskine headlines DNA's Comedy Lab! Comedian Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes!He recently shot his first set with Comedy Central on their series Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring, which will appear in spring 2020.In 2018 Kellen was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal—comedy's most prestigious event. He was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017 and currently tours the country making people laugh!See Kellen Erskine live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM on Friday, March 20, with Bay Area host Cory Robinson.--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+