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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

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

Coast Nature Walk (CANCELED)

1401 Coast Road Santa Cruz

We will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs on this 2-mile family-friendly walk. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Meet at interpretive center. Trail stroller accessible. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

Castle Rock Loop Hike (CANCELED)

15000 Skyline Blvd. Los Gatos

On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire, and more. Bring water, closed toe shoes, snacks, and a camera. Meet at kiosk. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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

CANCELED NORTHSIDE LEGO Unicorn (For Grades 1-4 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Our 2nd Unicorn Day starts off with making LEGO Unicorns! This is what happens when you merge everyone's favorite toy with everyone's favorite mythical creature! Space is extremely limited! For Grades 1-4 ONLY. Please register for your child ONLY. Any duplicate registrations will be removed as we need an accurate headcount for supplies.  This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.  *** 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 waiting list 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.

Monte Bello Component Tasting, March 28th & 29th, 11am-4pm

Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT, PLEASE JOIN US AT THE APRIL EDITION OF THIS EVENT BY CLICKING HERE.   Join us for our 19th annual March Assemblage & Component Tasting on March 28th & 29th. This event is an exclusive opportunity for Monte Bello Collector Members to participate firsthand in the assemblage process and taste barrel samples of the separate varietal components for the 2019 vintage of Monte Bello: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc.  Members of the winemaking team will be on-hand during the event to discuss the vintage. This is also a great opportunity to pick up your 2017 Monte Bello Futures order (purchased in 2018).  We look forward to seeing you at this special event. An RSVP is required to attend and this event typically sells out quickly, thus an early registration is recommended. This event is for Monte Bello Collector members and their guests only. Each membership is allowed a total of 2 complimentary tickets with an additional fee of $30 per person for up to 2 guests. Children's (age 7-20) tickets are available for $15 per child. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!  

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

POSTPONED: Saratoga Wine Trail Festival

Participating Saratoga Wineries Saratoga

Experience the Saratoga Wine Trail and enjoy wines from eight Santa Cruz Mountains wineries including Big Basin Vineyards, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Eden Estate Wines, House Family Vineyards, The Mountain Winery, Mindego Ridge Vineyard, Lexington Wine Co. and Roudon-Smith Winery. Enjoy a day of wine tasting, food and entertainment: taste new and yet to be released wines; live music and food for purchase. Tickets are $50 in advance/$60 day of event. Tickets are non-refundable. TICKET DETAILS: Your ticket includes admission/tastings at each participating winery. When you purchase your ticket you’ll select a “Check-In” winery based on where you want to start. This is where you’ll start, receive your map and wristband. After that, you’re free to explore any of the 8 participating wineries. Each winery has a limited number of tickets to start at so that we are able to spread guests out along the trail. If your first choice is sold out, please chose an alternate starting point.  21+ over / pet policy is at the discretion of each winery. House Family Vineyards will be offering a Library Flight, live music and wood fired pizzas (available for purchase). Mindego Ridge Vineyards & Lexington Wine Co will be offering a flight of five single vineyard estate grown wines including limited release Mindego Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir and Lexington Gist Ranch Estate Cabernet Sauvignon accompanied by locally sourced cheese and charcuterie. Big Basin Vineyards will be offering a flight of current and library wines as well as special pricing and winery visit incentives. Eden Estate Wines will be ... Read More

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.

Old-Growth Redwood Tour (CANCELED)

101 N Big Trees Park Road Felton

Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

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.

Snakes Alive! (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at park headquarters, meet docent Diane Shaw and her snake, and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Stargazing at Pigeon Point (CANCELED)

210 Pigeon Point Road Pescadero

Join a State Park Interpreter after dark to explore the night sky and learn about the history of Pigeon Point Light Station. Telescopes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club, and topics include astronomy, light pollution, maritime navigation, lighthouse functions, and nocturnal animals. Spend an evening gazing at the stars while learning about local life on Earth. Bring water, snacks, and warm clothes. Meet in the picnic area. Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2120. 

Aptos Wine Wander

Aptos Village, 8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 95003, United States 5701 Aptos View Rd

Join us in the heart of Aptos for an afternoon of wine tasting. Discover local Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, while strolling through Aptos Village businesses. Registration will be in front of Mulberry Gallery at 8050 Soquel Drive. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations. All proceeds benefit Rio Del Mar Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary and Valencia Elementary. Tickets are $40 online, $49 at event. Tickets are non-refundable. Participating Wineries: Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery Armitage Wines Bargetto Winery Burrell School Vineyards & Winery El Vaquero Winery Gali Vineyards Integrity Wines Left Bend Winery Lester Estate Wines Nicholson Vineyards Sante Arcangeli Family Wines Ser Winery Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery Wrights Station Participating wineries will offer wines for sale at the Bottle Booth Participating Businesses: Aptos Medical Aesthetics Armitage Wines Cantine Winepub Caroline’s Non-Profit Thrift Shop Gravity Saddlemaker Magnolia Fine Gifts & Apothecary Mulberry Gallery New Leaf Community Markets Sarah’s European Skin Care Sante Arcangeli Family Wines Ser Winery Sereno Group Warmth Company

Ranch Tours (CANCELED)

1401 Coast Road Santa Cruz

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.

CANCELED NORTHSIDE Unicorn Succulents (For Grades K-1 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Get ready for Spring by creating your own UNI-que unicorn succulent!  For Grades K-1 ONLY. Please register under your child's name ONLY. Multi-age siblings must adhere to the grade levels. We cannot combine grade levels.  This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. *** 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 waiting list 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.

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 Unicorn Succulents (For Grades 2-5 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Get ready for Spring by creating your own UNI-que unicorn succulent!  For Grades 2-5 ONLY. Please register under your child's name ONLY. Multi-age siblings must adhere to the grade levels. We cannot combine grade levels.  This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. *** 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 waiting list 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.

“A Thread of Color” Opening Reception

Gallery 1202 @ 7363 Monterey Street Gilroy, CA 95020

Gallery 1202 presents Natalie Ciccoricco’s art in her solo show, “A Thread of Color.” The show will feature her newer works from her “Color Hole” series using found images and embroidery thread. Her art is wildly popular and this will be her third solo show in California within the last four months. The reception is FREE and open to the public – there will be free food,refreshments and wine. The show opens on March 19th, and runs through April 30th, 2020.

CANCELED NORTHSIDE Build-a-Unicorn (For Grades 3-6 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We FELT the unicorn power! Make your very own unicorn with felt and toole. Learn sewing, pattern work, and following instructions.  For Grades 3-6 ONLY. Please register under your child's name ONLY.  This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.   *** 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.

Speed Dating UK Style in San Jose | Singles Events Saturday Night | (Ages 25-39)

Wine Affairs 1435 The Alameda, San Jose

A low key, sophisticated approach to Dating in San Jose. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a comfortable and relaxed experience. Creating a private club atmosphere while recognizing our clients are also our product - we reward lovely daters with discounts and complimentary events and refuse service to anyone we don't think you'll fancy meeting. This is where being lovely has it's perks! The perfect opportunity to find a companion for concerts, festivals or shows. Unleash your inner foodie, adventure junkie or health and wellness guru with someone just like yourself.  Speed Dating @ Wine Affairs - March 28th 2020 Ages: 25-39 | 6PM 1435 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 https://www.speedsanjosedating.com/ SpeedSanJose Dating & Matchmaking

After Dark Dance Party

Clos LaChance Winery @ 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin, CA 95046

Join Clos LaChance for an After Dark Dance Party on Saturday, Saturday, March 28! Enjoy a rockin’ good time with JJ Hawg and of course some delicious wine. No tickets required, just grab some friends and head down to Clos LaChance!

VIRTUAL EVENT Comedian Jackie Kashian at DNA’s Comedy Lab (Live on Zoom)

Alt nerd comic queen Jackie Kashian joins you live from her home to yours in the Lab's inaugural weekend of ticketed events online! Alt nerd comic queen Jackie Kashian joins you live from her home to yours in the inaugural weekend of DNA's Comedy Lab ticketed events online. It's also Mrs. DNA's birthday and we welcome you to join us in our virtual celebration.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. Saturday night evening of stand-up comedy with headliner Jackie Kashian and featured comedian Clay Newman. Hosted by DNA. .About the Artist:Jackie Kashian is a comic whose current album, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story, was #1 comedy album on iTunes and Amazon and is critically acclaimed. She is in the 13th year of her podcast The Dork Forest, where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin, The Jackie and Laurie Show, where they complain about and celebrate standup comedy.Don't miss this first Saturday (of many?) Virtual Lab events on March 28 at 7PM.#KeepCalmandLaughOn--$10 Single Admission to a Live Video Stream (Private Event on Zoom)$25 Household Admission (3+ individuals)Tickets here on EventbriteSaturday, March 28, 20207:00PMAppropriate for 16+ years old

Zeppelin Live Tribute

7430 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020 7430 Monterey Rd

Come out to Downtown Gilroy and enjoy great music – make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Desert Dwellers (POSTPONED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7:00pm // Show 8:00pm // Ages 21+ 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:DESERT DWELLERSDesert Dwellers is the convergence of music producers Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who honed their individual skills in the mystical deserts of New Mexico and California, long before electronic music reached the mainstream. Amani and Treavor combine the raw sounds of the natural world, wrapped in dance-floor and chill-out productions; blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices, and cross-cultural instrumentation into a sonic incense for the mind and body. Desert Dwellers’ unique global sounds are a bridge between worlds, and their label Desert Trax has become a platform to spotlight similar alchemical artists.with LITTLE JOHN and DISSOLV

The Sun Kings

Michael's on Main 2591 S Main St, Soquel

21+

Boostive

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes back dub-hop/world/soul favorites BOOSTIVE + MITCHUM YACOUB. Boostive's massive sound is the product of seven young musician's unique musical influences. Drawing from elements from everything from gritty hip hop to ambient electronic and back world music, they create a powerful trance-like atmosphere for their audiences and easily fit in to any kind of musical setting.

BOOSTIVE & more

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

21+

SOB x RBE with ShooterGang Kony (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: SOB x RBE with ShooterGang Kony 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: $30 general admission advance$35 at the door$45 balcony reserved (ages 21+)$100 general admission with meet & greet$115 balcony reserved (ages 21+) with meet & greet

Fashawn & J Stone with Andrew Bigs, Soular and Six of Seven (CANCELLED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Loyalty Over Royalty Tour featuring Fashawn & J Stone 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: $15 in advance / $20 at the doorSupport from Andrew Bigs, Soular and Six of Seven