Forum on the Road: University of San Francisco (Cancelled)

McLaren Conference Center 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco

KQED Forum broadcasts live from the University of San Francisco! *** 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 a live broadcast of Forum during the event’s originally scheduled time 9-11:00 am on March 19. Forum will continue covering the 2020 Presidential election and its implications for young people throughout the year.Forum is going on tour!This spring, the Forum team is hitting the road to take on 2020 in front of audiences around the Bay Area. On our first of five stops, we’ll be broadcasting live from the University of San Francisco, where host Michael Krasny will be talking to faculty and young people about this year’s elections.9-10:00am We'll check in on the state of the presidential primaries with Professor James Taylor and others.10-11:00am We'll look at the candidates' environmental platforms and records with Professor Dana Zartner. Two weeks after Super Tuesday and California's primary, with just eight months to go before a defining moment in the nation’s history, you have the opportunity to join us in person for a discussion about what 2020 means for 21st Century youth.

OPEN: Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition


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).

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. A tour is offered on selected Thursdays and Sundays of each month beginning at 10:30 AM. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Advance reservations highly recommended; call 831-459-3800. Tours are best suited for children 10 years of age and older. Participants must be physically able to walk up and down steep inclines. Water and weather protection is strongly suggested.

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.

Paint Night

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

Visit Clos LaChance for an evening of art and wine, this Paint Night is for all experience levels. A teacher will guide you step by step on how to paint the featured picture of the night, you will have an painting to be proud of! The cost of the ticket includes a two hour, instructed paint class and a stemless glass to take home! There will be wine available for purchase the night of the event by the glass and bottle. Tickets:

CANCELED: Kraw Lecture: Cultivating Leaders and Solutions for Coastal Sustainability

Silicon Valley Campus

Anne Kapuscinski, professor of environmental studies, will speak about the new Coastal Science and Policy graduate program which has attracted a highly diverse student body. She will also talk about her team's research on ecological aquaculture, applying circular economy principles to shift the world's fastest growing food sector to sustainability. This graduate program and her research both pursue scalable solutions to benefit people and coasts from land to sea. Both also emphasize systems thinking, interdisciplinary approaches, and science-practice collaborations.

CANCELLED – The Future of Jewish Food

Contemporary Jewish Museum

The leadership of this event has decided that it is in the community's best interest to cancel this event. We will do our best to reschedule this event for a future date. Thank you for understanding. The UC Santa Cruz Humanities Institute presents: The Future of Jewish Food at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco What might the future of Jewish food look like in the age of lab grown brisket, cricket-flour babka and algae bagels? How will the rules of kashrut apply to foods that the rabbis never imagined? Professor Nathaniel Deutsch, Faculty Director of The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz moderates a conversation between professor Rachel B. Gross, the John and Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University and Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft author of Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food, exploring how we might approach our new food technologies. A selection of kosher food bites are available before the program and included in the ticket price. This is the annual The Helen Diller Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies and the event is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the UC Santa Cruz Center for Jewish Studies Annual Diller Lecture. Nathaniel Deutsch is professor of history and the Director of The Humanities Institute and the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he holds the Baumgarten Chair in Jewish Studies. Deutsch has written award winning books on Gnosticism, Jewish mysticism, African American Islam and eugenics, and a Hasidic ... Read More

The Manhattan Transfer

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 101 Cedar St

shows at 7 & 9pm

POSTPONED Persephone’s Dream: A Musical Comedy

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

Presented by Frogman and ET: Persephone's Dream, a romantic comedy musical bazaar. Enjoy a fusion of wit, humor, musical expression, seasonal festivities, and theatrical fun—all collected into one spectacular production, showcasing the various talents of local artists and performers in our Santa Cruz community. About the Artists: Frogman and ET are multi-faceted artists with roots in the Santa Cruz area. They perform locally and internationally with the intention of spreading love and healing through original art, music, dance, theater, and storytelling. Interactive theatrical performances blend classical and modern themes, and feature local artists and performers from the community. Performances are designed to empower and remind the audience about self-care and actualization by invoking love within the spirit. Performances are created to engage and entertain humans of all ages, to inspire youth, and positively impact the community. Tickets are available here on Eventbrite and at the door. --General admission: $20adv/$25 doorPetri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 1 hr. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event start.his event is appropriate for ages 12+. --This event is independently produced by Frogman and ET and is sponsored by DNA's Comedy Lab. Interested in renting the Lab? Please contact or submit the Rental Inquiry Form to arrange a tour or secure your date. From basic facility rentals to full service event production, DNA's Lab Techs are experienced in crafting a variety of special events.

Tanya Stephens

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes back Jamaican Reggae & Dancehall legend TANYA STEPHENS with her live band. Special guests Irie Rockerz support. Tanya Stephens (born Vivienne Stephenson on July 2, 1973) was one of the most promising female reggae artists to emerge in the late ’90s. Stephens caught her big break in 1996, when her ladies anthem, “Yuh Nuh Ready fi Dis Yet,” caused quite a stir (later spotlighted on the Reggae Gold 1997 compilation), as she soon after began working with such acclaimed producers as Barry O’Hare, Bobby “Digital” Dixon, Harvel “Gadaffi” Hart, and Dave and Tony Kelly. Future singles followed, including “Draw fi Mi Finger,” “Freaky Type,” and “Cry and Bawl,” as well as the full-length releases Too Hype in 1997 and Ruff Rider a year later (Stephens also contributed backing vocals on Garnett Silk’s 1998 release Journey). She then moved to Sweden and began recording a series of alternative rock tracks. Unhappy with her new direction, she returned to reggae in 2004 with Gangsta Blues and its big hit single “Boom Wuk.” The ambitious Rebelution appeared in 2006 with female empowerment as its focus.

THE GROWLERS (postponed)

The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 2001 N Pacific Ave