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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!

“Keep Calm and Laugh On” Fundraising Campaign for DNA’s Comedy Lab

To continue building community through laughter, we invite contributions that will enable creative programming in the face of COVID-19. How do we come together as a community when we’re being told to avoid public gatherings? Is it possible to stay connected even while practicing social distancing? Are laughter and entertainment even important right now? (Cue DNA’s bubbie and zadie in the Catskills in the 1950s: “If we didn’t laugh, we’d cry!”)At DNA’s Comedy Lab, we are re-evaluating our mission, “Building community through laughter,” and we invite you to explore with us. The elements of our mission, when held under a microscope, might appear as follows:“BUILDING” After building the local scene for over a decade, bringing stand-up comedy to Santa Cruz County bars, restaurants, coffee shops—even a barber shop on one occasion—plus outdoor stages, festivals, and numerous private parties, DNA and partners found a home in downtown Santa Cruz in the former Riverfront Twin Cinema in March of 2019. With three stages, including the lobby, DNA’s Comedy Lab produced 288 shows in the first year, before closing our doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, just one week before our first anniversary. Eddie Pepitone loved his audiences at the Lab. He promised, “I’ll come back any time,” and we intend for him to keep that promise. From the sold-out Rob Schneider show, to up-and-comer Emily Catalano (nurtured by DNA over the past decade and recently “killed it” on Conan), DNA’s Comedy Lab has become a hub of activity with a range of comedic presentations. In addition, the ... Read More

Leilani Wolfgramm with Kruel Summer & Ancestree (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: The Catalyst & California Roots present Leilani Wolfgramm 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: $12 in advance / $15 at the doorwith support from Kruel Summer and Ancestree

Guided Elephant Seal Walks (CANCELED)

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.

Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property (CANCELED)

United States

Take a journey back in time on this 2.5-mile stroll along Mills Creek Trail to discover the lives of early pioneers and farming families who first settled here in the 19th century. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk (CANCELED)

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.

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

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.

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 (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.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! (CANCELED)

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 (CANCELED)

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.

Integrity Wines – In-Home/Online Wine Tasting

Integrity Wines, 135 Aviation Way, Suite 16, Watsonville, CA, 95076, United States 2 Aviation Way

Integrity Wines In-Home/Online Wine Tasting – We are striking the boredom by bringing our wines to your home. Join us for an online In-Home Winemaker-led Tasting with Mark Hoover, this Sunday, March 22, 1-3 pm. You and your family members will learn in the safety and convenience of your home about our artisan wines with our unique in-home tasting set and the live online guidance by winemaker Mark Hoover. Learn more and purchase your tasting kits at: https://www.integrity.wine/product/Mar-22-Winemaker-Led-Tasting $30 per person & $45 for 2   All you have to do: 1. Order the Integrity Wines In-Home Wine Tasting Kit* 2. Do a curbside or tasting room pick-up on Thursday from 4-6 pm or Friday & Saturday from 12-6 pm 3. Join us online (meeting code will be provided with tasting kit)   *orders outside of Santa Cruz County must be placed by Thursday, March 19 by 2 pm for shipment to arrive in time or you will need to pick-up

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club reads ‘David Copperfield’

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel. Join us from September through March for conversations about Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, with guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings. Guest Speakers: September 22: John O. Jordan, Director of the Dickens Project and Professor Emeritus of Literature, UCSCOctober 27: TBANovember 24: TBADecember: BreakJanuary 26: TBAFebruary 23: TBAMarch 22: TBAThis reading group is presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project and supported by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club reads ‘David Copperfield’

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Downtown Branch, Community Room (2nd Floor)

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel. Join us from September through March for conversations about Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, with guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings. Guest Speakers: September 22: John O. Jordan, Director of the Dickens Project and Professor Emeritus of Literature, UCSCOctober 27: TBANovember 24: TBADecember: BreakJanuary 26: TBAFebruary 23: TBAMarch 22: TBAThis reading group is presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project and supported by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

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

Frazey Ford (POSTPONED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $15 Adv & $20 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.Felton Music Hall Presents: FRAZEY FORDOn her third album ​U kin B the Sun​, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her mesmerizing voice. With its graceful collision of soul and psychedelia and sometimes ’70s funk, it’s a body of work that invites both self-reflection and wildly joyful movement, and ultimately sparks a quiet transcendence.At turns ecstatic and heavy-hearted, gloriously shambolic and deeply purifying, ​U kin B the Sun ​is the outcome of a certain personal transformation that Ford has experienced in recent years. “I ... Read More

Kabaka Pyramid

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Jamaican Reggae Great KABAKA PYRAMID returns to Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, CA with his full abnd THE BEBBLE ROCKERS. + KavaJah & The Remedy Kabaka Pyramid is a conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style; blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica this Bebble Rock Music artist uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive messages of spiritual evolution that forces you to listen.The name "Kabaka" is Ugandan for "King" and the long lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots; leaving messages for generations to come.This Award winning artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music, touring extensively over the past 6 years to the largest of Reggae stages around the world. Aided by his excellent “Bebble Rockers” band; he has brought his message and power to tens of thousands of people in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. Hitting stages such as “Reggae on the River” (US), Rebel Salute (JA), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US), “Rototom Sunsplash” (Spain), Musa (Portugal), SummerJam (Germany), Reggae Sumfest (JA), Reggae Sundance (NE), Reggae Sun Ska Festival (FRA), South by South West (US), BoomTown (UK) as well as headlining multiple 20+ multi-city club tours. He has also excelled at support for the 30 show, United States “Stony Hill” tour with Damian Jr. Gong Marley to rave reviews. Kabaka is well ... Read More

The Samples with Swoon (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: The Samples with Swoon 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: $20 in advance / $24 at the door