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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 explores 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

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

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).

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.

POSTPONED: Organic Seedling Production Field Day / Producción Orgánica de Plántulas: Taller en Campo

UCSC Farm

We are exploring the possibility of offering a virtual event! Stay tuned for details and a new date. Join Kellee Matsushita-Tseng and Christof Bernau of the UCSC Farm for a free field day focused on organic seedling production on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 1-4pm. Click here to RSVP. This interactive field day is geared toward small to mid-sized growers who want to improve their seedling production systems. This session will be held in the UCSC CASFS Farm greenhouses and will focus on easily implemented system efficiencies that will improve crop quality and simultaneously reduce time and labor spent on seedling production. We will look at, demonstrate and discuss elements of soil quality, soil handling, containers and container footprints, seed sowing tools, water delivery methods, and how to optimally deliver supplemental fertility. Using crops currently growing in the Farm greenhouses, participants will also assess seedling development with the goal of understanding management strategies across seedling life cycles and developing a thorough understanding of the qualities of mature seedlings. We will also discuss holding strategies to keep seedlings near optimal health when plant out delays arise. This free event is funded through a California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Grant. This session will be presented in English with interpretation in Spanish. ----- Les invitamos a participar en un taller en campo impartido por Kellee Matsushita-Tseng y Christof Bernau de los campos de cultivo en la Universidad de California, Santa Cruz (UCSC, por sus siglas en inglés) enfocado en la producción orgánica de plántulas, miércoles 25 ... Read More

CANCELED NORTHSIDE Square Panda Appy Hour (For Ages 3-4 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Square Panda is a phonics learning system that teaches children phonics and builds reading readiness skills. Square Panda uses 45 Smart Letters and an iPad that add a tactile/kinesthetic element to sounding out words and phrases. They use 10 different games to help kids learn phonics and reading.  Specifically aimed for children at ages 3-4 ONLY. Please register under your child's name. If possible, please bring your own iPad with the Square Panda app loaded upon the start of class. Parents* do not need to register themselves. Any duplicate registration will be deleted as space is extremely limited for this program. *Parents will need to be actively engaged with their 3 or 4 year old child for this program. No older or younger siblings will be allowed in this program.  This program is sponsored by Square Panda.  *** 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 ten minutes 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.

CANCELED NORTHSIDE Square Panda Appy Hour (For Ages 5-6 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Square Panda is a phonics learning system that teaches children phonics and builds reading readiness skills. Square Panda uses 45 Smart Letters and an iPad that add a tactile/kinesthetic element to sounding out words and phrases. They use 10 different games to help kids learn phonics and reading. Please register under your child's name. If possible, please bring your own iPad with the Square Panda app loaded upon the start of class. Parents* do not need to register themselves. Any duplicate registration will be deleted as space is extremely limited for this program. Specifically aimed for children ages 5-6 ONLY.***  Parents* will need to be actively engaged with their 5 or 6 year old child for this program. No older or younger siblings will be allowed in this program.  This program is sponsored by Square Panda. *** 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 ten minutes 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.

“Archival Research as Penance”: The Papers and Library of Hayden V. White

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).

Zumba Glow with Cecilia & Monique (CANCELLED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 6pm // Class 7pm // All Ages // $12 Advance & $15 Door 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. This event has been cancelled, with no current reschedule date. ***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:ZUMBA GLOW with CECILIA & MONIQUE6:00pm-7:00pm: Food + Drinks + Body Paint 7:00pm-8:00pm: Zumba Glow Dance8:00pm-End: Food + DrinksTickets: $12 Advance & $15 Door

FAYUCA + Reviva

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a night of Latin/Reggae/Rock with FAYUCA + special guests Revíva. Phoenix, Arizona based, Fayuca, is a Reggae-Rock/ Latino group, fronted by founding member, Gabo. Their sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by razor guitar riffs and progressive rock breakdowns.Their music has been featured on MTV, Univision, FOX Sports and other popular TV networks. Fayuca’s instrumental, La Venganza, was hand picked by movie director Robert Rodriguez to be used as the main title theme to El Rey Network’s original series, MATADOR.Currently backed by bass player, Mario Sepulveda, trumpet player, Danny Torgersen, and drummer, Arturo Sosa, the four piece has become an international touring act. They have shared the stage with leaders in their genre like Molotov, 311, The Roots, Cultura Profetica, Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, Damien Marley, Gondwana, Dread Mar I and many more.While finishing high school in Tolleson, Arizona, Gabo sparked an interest for writing music and forming a bilingual-rock band. Since their first album release in 2004, Fayuca has launched four studio albums, including Barrio Sideshow, released on Fervor Records, which fueled an MTVu launch in 2013. Their songs promote Latino culture, good vibes, and self-identification. Touring insatiably between writing and recording music, Fayuca strives to inspire people around the world by spreading a message of courage, love, and empowerment.

FAYUCA + Reviva

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

21+

Entre Nos 2020 Live Tour Sponsored by HBO Latino (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Entre Nos 2020 Live Tour Sponsored by HBO Latino 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: $25 General admission$30 Gold circle$30 balcony reserved$50 Meet & greet with gold circle seating