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Poppy Jasper International Film Festival

Gilroy, CA and Morgan Hill, CA

If you enjoy movies, you’ll love the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival! You can choose from a variety of ticket packages to enjoy short and feature-length movies that have been selected by a premier jury of industry professionals. PJIFF includes five days of film screenings, speaker panels, mixers, and community events in the historic downtown districts of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, California. Our two cities are known for their vibrant arts scene, award-winning wineries and restaurants, and welcoming small-town vibe. The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival is an annual event produced by volunteers as part of Poppy Jasper, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tickets: https://pjiff.org/box-office/.

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

Hot Buttered Rum + Hillstomp

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents Bluegrass & Americana favorites HOT BUTTERED RUM + Portland Junkbox Blues favorites HILLSTOMP. Hot Buttered Rum, a souped-up, left-coast string band, is the brainchild of five uniquely gifted musicians who weave their love of bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul into a riveting strain of Americana. String bass and five-alarm fiddle merge with guitar, banjo, mandolin and drums to frame the voices of its two contrasting writers, fueling a dance party with roots in Appalachia and its branches in California. It’s a sound that’s as tough to describe as it is easy to love. Nearly twenty years into its journey, HBR's music, dreamed up in the backcountry of the High Sierra and the basements of San Francisco, has found its way into the hearts, minds and bodies of fans nationwide. The band continues to tour year-round in support of its many albums and social causes. Don't miss the chance to see them live!Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo HILLSTOMP is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly come clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans and BBQ lids, all drenched in rambunctious slide guitar. Somehow it works.

57th Downtown Los Altos Easter Egg Hunt

Downtown Los Altos, Main and State Streets, Los Altos, CA, 94022, United States

Join the merchants of Downtown Los Altos for the 57th Annual Downtown Los Altos Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10am-Noon. Free for children ages 1-10. Thousands of candy and prize-filled eggs on Main and State Streets. Head to Veterans Community Plaza to meet the Easter Bunny and take pictures! Fun crafts, face painting and more! Limit 5 eggs per child. Please bring your own Easter basket. Presented by the Los Altos Village Association.

POSTPONED: Alumni Weekend 2020

UC Santa Cruz

After a thorough review of the impacts of the coronavirus, we’ve decided to reschedule Alumni Weekend 2020. Please watch this space for new dates! Information regarding registration refunds will be emailed to ticket holders. All of your friends here at UC Santa Cruz will miss seeing you in April. Our priority is the health and safety of our alumni, guests, students, and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we respond to these developments. Fiat Slug! Details & registration: alumniweekend.ucsc.edu

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

Free First Saturday Garden Tour at the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Arboretum

Join us for a free (with paid admission) docent-led tour of the UCSC Arboretum's extensive gardens on the First Saturday of every month, around the World in 60-90 Minutes! Tours leave from Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum at 11:00 am. Admissions: $5 for adults, $2 dollars for kids (6-17), under 6 FREE, Members & UCSC Students FREE! UCSC Arboretum offers guided docent-led tours to meet your educational goals. Private tours are offered year-round. Find out how to schedule your docent-led tour here at http://arboretum.ucsc.edu/visit/tours/

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.

Art, Wine, Bubbly & Chocolate Lovers’ Affair

Downtown Gilroy @ 7780 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020

The Gilroy Art, Wine, Bubbly & Chocolate Lovers’ Affair will be held on April 4th from 1PM – 5PM. Stroll through Downtown Gilroy while enjoying wine tasting, art, dining and much more! This event is 21 and over. All event attendees must present a valid photo ID card before attending the 2020 Gilroy Art, Wine, Bubbly & Chocolate Lovers’ Affair . Tickets will be available for purchase online at EventBrite. Tickets can be bought in person at the California Welcome Center Gilroy. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gilroy-art-wine-bubbly-chocolate-lovers-affair-tickets-94562110819?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

CANCELED: Solitary Garden Exhibition Tour and Screen Printing & Letter Writing Workshop

Elena Baskin Visual Arts Center

Join UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a screening printing and letter writing workshop at the art and garden project, Solitary Garden, currently on view at UC Santa Cruz Baskin Art Studios. Solitary Garden is a participatory public sculpture and garden project by jackie sumell aimed at calling attention to the 61,000 people in the United States currently held in solitary confinement. For the project, students and volunteers communicate via letters with Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and plant and tend a garden he designs around a sculpture of a solitary confinement cell. The garden of roses, jasmine, beets, and kales puts into stark relief the inhumanity of the solitary cell, and, as the artist explains, asks viewers and participants to “imagine a landscape without prisons." For Alumni Weekend, the students working with Tim and jackie sumell on this project invite alumni to join them to screen-print t-shirts raising awareness about prisons and justice. There will also be a letter writing station. Come learn about the project, Tim Young, and help transform an image of confinement to an image of hope.

UCSC Alumni Comedy Event – Early Show

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

Share some laughs with a bite to eat and a locally crafted cider, ale, or kombucha at a special night of stand-up comedy for UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend with headliner Emily Catalano, recently seen on Conan. This event is hosted by and features comics from the UC Santa Cruz alumni community and is open to all alumni, friends and family, UCSC staff/faculty/students, and the general public. Alumni line up at the Lab: Headliner Emily Catalano (LA-based comic, formerly from Santa Cruz) Hosted by Sam Weber, Rachel Carson College (Film & Digital Media with a minor in Electronic Music, 2019) Featured Comics:Tony Zavala, Stevenson (Linguistics, 2013)Jordan Thewlis, Kresge (Cognitive Science, 2016)Vincent Chuang, Oakes (Physics, 2015) The first 50 alumni to register receive complimentary tickets! Enter Access Code ALUMNI for the 7:00PM show or ALUMNILATE for the 9:30PM show and claim your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite here: 7:00PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Early Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door 9:30PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Late Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door --General Admission: $20adv/$25 doorUCSC Alumni Discount: $15adv/$20 doorPetri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 45 min. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+

POSTPONED: DNA’s Comedy Lab Presents a Special Comedy Show for UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend

DNA's Comedy Lab & Experimental Theatre

Share some laughs with a bite to eat and a locally crafted cider, ale, or kombucha at a special night of stand-up comedy for UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend with headliner Emily Catalano, recently seen on Conan. This event is hosted by and features comics from the UC Santa Cruz alumni community and is open to all alumni, friends and family, UCSC staff/faculty/students, and the general public. The first 50 alumni to register receive complimentary tickets! April 4th alumni line up at the Lab: Headliner Emily Catalano (LA-based comic, formerly from Santa Cruz) Hosted by Sam Weber, Rachel Carson College (Film & Digital Media with a minor in Electronic Music, 2019) Featured Comics: Tony Zavala, Stevenson (Linguistics, 2013) Jordan Thewlis, Kresge (Cognitive Science, 2016) Vincent Chuang, Oakes (Physics, 2015) DNA’s Comedy Lab & Experimental Theatre is downtown Santa Cruz’s newest performance venue and community gathering space. Weekly headliners at the Lab have credits on Conan, Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert, and more. Check out the Lab events calendar at www.dnascomedylab.com and email [email protected] with questions. --- Enter Access Code ALUMNI for the 7:00PM show or ALUMNILATE for the 9:30PM show and claim your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite here: 7:00PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Early Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door 9:30PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Late Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door $20 General Admission $15 UCSC Alumni Discount FREE for the first 50 alumni

An Evening With: Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $20 Adv & $22 Day of Show ***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.An Evening With:LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOODThe word legend certainly applies to Lydia Pense and Cold Blood…and not in some past tense-make-a-living-as-an-oldies-act sort of way either. Pense can still shout like a 60's soul diva and purr a slow blues tune with spine-tingling subtlety.Cold Blood, as a whole, features a stellar group of musicians who have been playing together for nearly 20 years including Steve Dunne on guitar, Steve Salinas on keyboards, a gritty-growling horn section comprised of Rich Armstrong and Rob Zuckerman along with a stellar rhythm section featuring Evan Palmerston on bass and Donny Baldwin on drums. The band members are all veteran Bay Area musicians who have played with many great artists including Elvin Bishop, Jefferson Starship, Boz Skaggs, Albert Collins and more.Of course there is Lydia who still has the chops with the patina of a seasoned veteran who's done and seen it all. Together she and the band continue to twist together R&B, (both Old School and New School); into something that doesn't have a label... On any given night, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood power through their historic essentials, like "You Got Me Hummin'," "I Just Want To Make Love To You," "I'm A ... Read More

Diego’s Umbrella

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz presents Gypsy Rock Favorites DIEGO'S UMBRELLA. Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz presents Gypsy Rock Favorites DIEGO'S UMBRELLA.DIEGO'S UMBRELLA ABOUT DIEGO'S UMBRELLA - There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego's Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco's ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own. A Diego's Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience. One concert is all it takes to becoming a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, marked by a chiseled refinement of years of experience on the road. The group's uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a zealous and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe. Continuously touring abroad has always fed their aesthetic, and has resulted in incorporating the scales of klezmer, the strings of flamenco, and the energy of punk rock.

Electric Nostalgia: Daft Punk vs. Radiohead (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Nightclub 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Electric Nostalgia - A Tribute Series DAFT PUNK vs. RADIOHEAD feat. Motion Potion Tickets: $10***Tribute DJ sets by Motion Potion. Neither Daft Punk nor Radiohead, or any members of their organizations, will be performing at this event

UCSC Alumni Comedy Event – Late Show

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

Share some laughs with a bite to eat and a locally crafted cider, ale, or kombucha at a special night of stand-up comedy for UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend with headliner Emily Catalano, recently seen on Conan. This event is hosted by and features comics from the UC Santa Cruz alumni community and is open to all alumni, friends and family, UCSC staff/faculty/students, and the general public. Alumni line up at the Lab: Headliner Emily Catalano (LA-based comic, formerly from Santa Cruz) Hosted by Sam Weber, Rachel Carson College (Film & Digital Media with a minor in Electronic Music, 2019) Featured Comics:Tony Zavala, Stevenson (Linguistics, 2013)Jordan Thewlis, Kresge (Cognitive Science, 2016)Vincent Chuang, Oakes (Physics, 2015) The first 50 alumni to register receive complimentary tickets! Enter Access Code ALUMNI for the 7:00PM show or ALUMNILATE for the 9:30PM show and claim your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite here: 7:00PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Early Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door 9:30PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Late Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door --General Admission: $20adv/$25 doorUCSC Alumni Discount: $15adv/$20 doorPetri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 45 min. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+

POSTPONED: DNA’s Comedy Lab Presents a Special Comedy Show for UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend

DNA's Comedy Lab & Experimental Theatre

Share some laughs with a bite to eat and a locally crafted cider, ale, or kombucha at a special night of stand-up comedy for UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend with headliner Emily Catalano, recently seen on Conan. This event is hosted by and features comics from the UC Santa Cruz alumni community and is open to all alumni, friends and family, UCSC staff/faculty/students, and the general public. The first 50 alumni to register receive complimentary tickets! April 4th alumni line up at the Lab: Headliner Emily Catalano (LA-based comic, formerly from Santa Cruz) Hosted by Sam Weber, Rachel Carson College (Film & Digital Media with a minor in Electronic Music, 2019) Featured Comics: Tony Zavala, Stevenson (Linguistics, 2013) Jordan Thewlis, Kresge (Cognitive Science, 2016) Vincent Chuang, Oakes (Physics, 2015) DNA’s Comedy Lab & Experimental Theatre is downtown Santa Cruz’s newest performance venue and community gathering space. Weekly headliners at the Lab have credits on Conan, Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert, and more. Check out the Lab events calendar at www.dnascomedylab.com and email [email protected] with questions. --- Enter Access Code ALUMNI for the 7:00PM show or ALUMNILATE for the 9:30PM show and claim your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite here: 7:00PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Early Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door 9:30PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020, Late Show Alumni Comedy tickets here and at the door $20 General Admission $15 UCSC Alumni Discount FREE for the first 50 alumni