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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

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!  

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.

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

Guided Elephant Seal Walks (CANCELED)

1 New Years Creek Rd 5001 Pescadero Rd, La Honda

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.

Seacliff History Walk (CANCELED)

201 State Park Drive Aptos

Learn the history of Seacliff and surrounding Aptos in this one-hour, half-mile history walk. Led by docent Pete Wang, the tour focuses on the Ohlone, Raphael Castro, Claus Spreckels, Aptos Landing Wharf, the development of Seacliff Park — including Paul Woodside, “the Madman of Seacliff” — and the Concrete Ship. Tours are free; parking at Seacliff State Beach is $10 and supports the park. Meet at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels.

CANCELED: Introduction to Honeybees and Beekeeping

Hay Barn

In order to ensure the health and safety of our community, we have canceled this event. We hope to offer this workshop in the future! Visit casfs.ucsc.edu for more information.

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

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

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.

Coffee Talk and Crafts (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

Come to the Sempervirens Room next to park headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. Docents will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. And bring the kids for a fun craft activity! 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

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

Ever After Gilroy Dream Wedding Expo

Gilroy Lodge on the Hill @ 2765 Hecker Pass Highway Gilroy CA 95020

Gilroy is a great place to say “I Do!” At the Ever After Gilroy Dream Wedding Expo, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to make your celebration truly special. This very special event at Gilroy Lodge on the Hill will feature feature a wide range of exhibitors plus music, tastings, and contest giveaways. Brides and grooms, along with friends and family, are invited to attend. Tickets: http://gilroyweddingexpo.com/.

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

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

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.

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 Sundays at 2pm, doors open at 1:30pm. 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/.

Vertical Tasting

Fortino Winery @ 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy Gilroy, CA 95020

Come out and experience fifty years of Fortino Winery through a vertical tasting of their estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. There will be appetizers and live music included! Tickets: https://fortinowinery.com/event/vertical-tasting/.

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

Davy Knowles

afternoon blues series at 4:00 21+

Davy Knowles

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Welcomes back DAVY KNOWLES & his full band as part of our Sunday Afternoon Blues Series. Come early, Davy performs from 4-5:30pm At 32 years of age, Isle of Man-born guitarist/singer/songwriter Davy Knowles can now add ‘Mascot Records Recording Artist’ to his long list of already impressive achievements. Knowles first burst onto the scene in 2007 with his band ‘Back Door Slam’, garnering rave reviews, national US television appearances (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America), extensive triple-A radio airplay, and two top 5 Billboard Blues charting albums. Since then, Knowles has independently released two more studio albums, 2014’s ‘The Outsider’ and 2016’s ‘Three Miles From Avalon’, which also hit the top 5 on the Billboard Blues chart. An EP, ‘1932’, showcasing his talents on acoustic guitar, specifically a 1932 National acoustic guitar, was released in early 2017. An extensive tour schedule has ensured he has put in more than his ’10,000 hours’ on the road, including appearances with The Who, Jeff Beck, Gov’t Mule, Lynrd Skynrd, Kid Rock, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, and the Sammy Hagar-fronted supergroup ‘Chickenfoot’ among many others. “It’s your job to be the worst player in the room, and absorb like a sponge” says Knowles of sharing the stage with his heroes. And it’s not just his heroes he’s played for, in 2010, he became the first musician in history to play live directly to the International Space Station from Mission Control in Houston. Despite these accomplishments, things are only looking up for Davy Knowles, having just ... Read More

GTS Presents: Spring Rebellion (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: GTS Presents Spring Rebellion 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 doorBANDSVillains UndercoverGoodword The New HorizonsThe GnomesSpeedwalker  Rebel ExtractShe's GoneBig Rusty Bake Machine  

Sylvia Grape (POSTPONED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 6:30pm // Show 7:00pm // Ages 21+ // $9 Adv & $11 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: Local SpotlightSYLVIA GRAPESylvia Grape is a folk singer-songwriter from Ben Lomond, California. Her story begins in a small town in rural Northern California, where, as she says, “if you blink too fast you’ll have passed downtown.” She had been looking for the answers since a young age, and when she picked up the guitar at age sixteen, she finally found them. Or at least, some. Her childhood was troubled and she felt emotional pains acutely, eventually getting suspended from high school for a week. It was only fitting that she discovered a love of the ... Read More

Trout Steak Revival + Jason Hawk Harris

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a Bluegrass & Americana Co-Bill with TROUT STEAK REVIVAL + JASON HAWK HARRIS (formerly SHOW PONY) TROUT STEAK REVIVAL - "The Light We Bring" “The Light We Bring” -Album Release PromoPassionate. Handcrafted. Self-Reliant. These three words comprised the foundation of Trout Steak Revival’s mission to create and release “The Light We Bring.” Ever celebrated by fans for wearing their hearts on their sleeves through song, the band members dig deeper into their own humanity, delivering moving lyrics and echoing themes of love, death, home, and change. Throughout the album, the emotive songwriting finds balance and harmony in the band’s energetic and melodic instrumental arrangements.“The Light We Bring” is the fifth studio album by the Colorado string band and their most organic offering to date. The choice to self-produce the album was an intentional effort by the band members to summon a camaraderie in the studio setting that echoes the band’s practices together on the road. As both the artists and producer, they relied on themselves to deliver an album that was genuine in both its creation and presentation. The band’s inclusion of guest instrumentalists, including brass, woodwinds, and orchestral strings, enrich the album’s vibrancy. The variety of original songs crosses over countless genres and reflects diverse influences. The band’s self-reliance expanded even to the cover artwork, which features a chalk drawing of a high desert landscape by guitarist William Koster.

Tiger Army with Twin Temple, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: The Catalyst & Numbskull Present Tiger Army with Twin Temple, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones 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 / $25 at the door