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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)

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

One Stop Shop for Laughter: 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--or apply towards online virtual events!Thank you and take care out there!#KeepCalmandLaughOn

“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

Forum on the Road: YBCA (Cancelled – Live Broadcast 3/27)

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street, San Francisco

Event Cancelled. Tune into the live broadcast on March 27! *** 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 Forum on the Road event will be cancelled.But you can tune-in to KQED 88.5FM to hear this panel with host Mina Kim on the 2020 Census as a part of the Forum live broadcast during the event’s originally scheduled time 9-11:00 am on March 27.And you can still check out Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America? at YBCA, which runs through July. ***This spring, the Forum team is hitting the road to take on 2020 in front of audiences around the Bay Area. On our second of five stops, we’ll be broadcasting live from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where host Mina Kim will be taking on the US Census.April 1, 2020 is Census Day in the United States -- when the U.S. government counts the population in order to inform political representation and allocate funds for resources like infrastructure, college aid and social programs. Looming over California getting an accurate census count this year are issues of housing insecurity, displacement from wildfires, and a lack of trust in the process that can make communities “hard to count.” During this live Forum, in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, we look at the hard-to-count communities in the Bay Area and California, as well as 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).

Redwood Grove Loop Walk (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

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

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

CANCELED NORTHSIDE: Awesome Astronomy (for Grades 3-5 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

KAST, Kids Are Scientists Too, is excited to present a lesson on stars and astronomy, followed by a fun-filled activity. We hope that you will join us on this journey to outer space! For Grades 3-5 ONLY and while supplies last. *** 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 immediately 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).

Comedian Alex Hooper at DNA’s Comedy Lab

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

Alex Hooper is a stand-up comedian, actor and professional roaster. He delights crowds by blending dark humor with silly positivity. Alex Hooper is a stand-up comedian, actor and professional roaster. He delights crowds by blending dark humor with silly positivity. His joke writing is clever and fearless. Onstage he bursts with energy. Alex shines just like his sparkly wardrobe. He’s headlined clubs all over the world and whether it’s an audience of 11 or 11,000, Alex leaves comedy goers begging for more.Alex is best known as the America’s Got Talent comedian who infamously roasted the judging panel. He’s the only contestant to ever get a “yes” from Simon Cowell and a “no” from the rest of the judges. His AGT performance has over 50 million total online views.As part of his never ending quest to spread love and joy, Alex releases a weekly podcast — Achilles’ Heel. This podcast pushes guests outside of their comfort zone. Alex tackles tough topics like social anxiety and sex addiction with humor and grace.In 2018 Alex released his debut comedy album Hugs. Drugs. Pugs. It hit #1 on Amazon and #3 on iTunes Best Selling Comedy Records.To say Alex is a serious pug lover is an understatement. In 2018, he created The Pug Yoga Calendar to raise funds for pug rescue: Pug Nation of LA. Ellen Degeneres spotlighted his sold-out calendar on The Ellen Show.Funny Or Die also named him one of the 15 Funniest Comics to Follow.See Alex Hooper live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM on Friday, ... Read More

VIRTUAL EVENT Comedian Joe Sib at DNA’s Comedy Lab Online (Live on Zoom)

With punk rock roots in Santa Cruz, Comedian Joe Sib is back to rock the Lab's inaugural stand-up comedy headliner event online! Joe Sib was the first to break in the new stage in the Experimental Theatre for DNA's Comedy Lab's opening weekend at the end of March 2019 (Check out Steve Palopoli's cover story in the GoodTimes on Joe's return from touring with Metallica and helping to launch DNA's Comedy Lab last year.)Although he is sheltered-in-place with his family in SoCal at this time, Joe did not hesitate to sign up for a groundbreaking event with the Lab's first virtual audience. Attend Online:Purchase a single ticket or one for your household here on Eventbrite.Upon purchasing a ticket, patrons will be sent a link to attend the live event on Zoom, and will be treated to a 1-hr. Friday night evening of stand-up comedy with headliner Joe Sib and featured comedian Jesse Hett. Hosted by DNA. .About the Artist:As the co-owner of Side One Dummy, the LA-based independent record label, Joe has worked with a number of highly successful music acts including Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, and The Gaslight Anthem.Before S1D, Joe was the vocalist in a number of punk rock bands before becoming the front man for WAX, the 90's Alternative band. WAX went on to work with Spike Jonze for the iconic "man on fire" video for the WAX song "California".In 2003, Joe became part of the on air staff for the LA's notorious Indie 103.1. Along with the likes of Steve Jones and ... Read More

Wilco

Fox Theater 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

The Garden (POSTPONED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // All Ages // $20 Adv & $24 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: THE GARDEN"The Garden is an ever evolving duo from Orange County, California. Established in 2011 by twin brothers Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, they also created the term, "Vada Vada" to represent their music and other endeavours. Typically seen live playing drums and electronics, Fletcher can also be seen front and center on vocals, belligerently performing alongside his brother, Wyatt. Wyatt consistently takes position of lead vocals and bass in the duo whilst performing and can be seen simultaneously moving in un-choreographed bizarre patterns. Touring globally since 2012 they have become known for their energetic, aggressive and off the ... Read More

Jerry’s Middle Finger

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a Jerry Garcia dance party with JERRY'S MIDDLE FINGER. Jerry's Middle Finger (JMF), a Los Angeles based band, has taken many forms over the last many years, but has settled sweetly into mastering their true calling... performing and celebrating the music of The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB).With some of the strongest and most seasoned players and vocalists in California’s jam band community on their roster, they have been playing consistently to large audiences all over California, packing venues and getting rave reviews.Lead vocalist and guitarist Garrett Deloian has toured the world on the blues circuit, but in JMF he is allowed to truly shine and explore his passion and lifelong love for the work of Jerry Garcia. His guitar tone has been hailed by many of his musical peers, along with Jerry fans around the country, as one of the best “Jerry tones” out there. The energy Garrett brings to the stage is truly unique in the post-Jerry scene.JMF’s rhythm section, with original JMF drummer/founder Rodney Newman and bassist Burt Lewis (of Stu Allen & Mars Hotel), consistently locks in on the dynamic explorative grooves, dipping and elevating the music delivering magic at every turn. The foundation they set for the songs, tapping into their mastery of Jerry’s songbook, pulls audiences onto their feet, energizing them to get up and move.JMF has two outstanding powerhouse vocalists- Halina Janusz (of Mother Jones and Sugar Mountain) and Lisa Malsberger (of Grampa's Grass and The Rumrunners). Their smooth, rich vocal tones and soaring, stellar harmonies place ... Read More

ELOHIM

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Atrium

Elohim with Bahari and Mehro (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Elohim with Bahari and Mehro 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: $22 in advance / $25 at the door