08 May 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Legally Speaking; Labor Law: A free monthly series of discussions with Q & A on various legal and financial life event topics. In the series, Santa Cruz County Bar Association recommended lawyers and finance/business professionals answer questions about the most frequently experienced legal issues faced by people in the community. These discussions will take place at various locations throughout the county on the second Thursday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Santa Cruz Downtown Library – Upstairs Meeting Room, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz. The final event in this series will cover Labor Law, with Gretchen Reganhardt & Lizett Rodriguez (CRLA).
Block Printing: For beginners and dabblers, this block printing workshop will delight and surprise participants by creating a unique handmade set of art prints and cards. Participants will learn how to transfer a drawing onto a softkut rubber block, safely carve out the negative space (what will stay white) of a drawing, learn how to mix and roll ink onto a printing block and – pull 8×10″ prints and 5×7″ cards from relief blocks, 6-9 p.m. Friday, All Hands Workshops, 514A Front St., Santa Cruz. Cost: $70. Register in advance online at http://www.allhandsworkshops.com.
Fiesta: Senderos invites the community to join the free Downtown Santa Cruz Cooper Street Fiesta, 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning of the traditional Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza festivities. The Senderos community of musicians and dancers will arrive in a convite/procession at Cooper Street which will be closed to traffic at 5 p.m. Colorful folkloric dancing by Senderos Centeotl Danza y Baile and Senderos banda with visiting student musicians from Centro de Integración Social (CIS #8), Zoogocho, Oaxaca, renowned for their traditional banda de viento (wind band) music. This family-friendly evening is the week before the Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. This authentic festival like those held in Mexico will feature 15 Oaxacan food vendors, arts/crafts, fabulous music of banda CIS#8 from Zoogocho, Oaxaca, and Senderos Centeotl Danza y Baile dancers. Visit http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/event/senderos-vive-oaxaca-cooper-street-fiesta.
Rhythm Game Tournament: Level Up Video Games is hosting a rhythm game competition for Guitar Hero II, Samba de Amigo, and Donkey Konga on the PS2, Dreamcast, and Gamecube, respectively, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Level Up Video Games, 113 Locust St., Santa Cruz. Play all three games and get your best score on each. Best ranked player overall wins. There is $150 in prizes on the line. Cost: $5 pre-register fee or $10 day of event. Sign up at the store or at levelupvideogames.com (search tournament entry fee).
Wine Walk: Taste great wines, many from the Santa Cruz Mountains and in the heart of the Central Coast, during the Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk, Spring 2019 edition. Enjoy tastings while strolling through Downtown Santa Cruz shops. Check in at Registration for a pass, a glass and a map of the pouring locations, then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering, 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration check-in opens at 2:30 p.m. and closes at 4:40 p.m. at Soif, 105 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 day-of event per person if not sold out before. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.
Singer Songwriter Showcase: Bob Carter’s Singer Songwriter Showcase on the second Thursday every month. All ages welcome. Enjoy music, light food and sip on local artisan brews from the craft bar, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Food Lounge, 1001 Center St., Suite 1, Santa Cruz.
Dance Gavin Dance: An American post-hardcore band formed in Sacramento, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Friday, The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $25 in advance/ $30 at door. Visit http://www.catalystclub.com.
The Church: an Australian psychedelic rock band will perform Starfish – 30th Anniversary Show, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Friday, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $31.50. Visit http://www.folkyeah.com.
Deva Premal & Miten with Manose: On the Wings of Mantra Tour 2019. Mantra has gone mainstream – and Deva Premal & Miten have been the leading edge of this global phenomenon for more than 20 years. Their transformational events are legendary with sell out concerts around the world and a string of chart-topping albums, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $55-$108. Visit http://www.riotheatre.com.
Cowboy Junkies: With Cowboy Junkies’ new album, “All That Reckoning,” the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection of songs encourages the listener to take notice, 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors open) Tuesday, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $35-$50. Visit riotheatre.com.
ARTS & GALLERIES
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Receivership: The Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program presents Receivership, its 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday, Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, and Porter Faculty Gallery (UCSC). The exhibition represents the culmination of two years of intensive study and creative work, encompassing a range of artistic practices and approaches to the use and examination of new media. The Digital Art/New Media MFA program of UC Santa Cruz brings together the arts, digital technologies, the humanities, and the sciences to produce artworks and scholarly research that together examine culture, society and the digital world.
Adam Savage, “Every Tool’s a Hammer”: Bookshop Santa Cruz presents Adam Savage — “MythBusters” and Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech — as he shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully turning an idea into reality. This offsite and ticketed event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at DNA’s Comedy Lab, 155 River St., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $30, includes one pre-signed copy of “Every Tool’s a Hammer.” Available through Brown Paper Tickets, while supplies last. Visit http://www.downtownsantacruz.com. Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a thousand-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special effects artist and the cohost of MythBusters. Savage is also an educator, passionate about instilling the principles of making the next generation of inventors and inspiring them to turn their curiosity into creation. In his practical and passionate guide “Every Tool’s a Hammer,” Savage weaves together vivid personal stories, original sketches and photographs from some of his most memorable projects, and interviews with many of his iconic and visionary friends in the arts and sciences to demonstrate the many lessons he has picked up from a lifetime of making.
Mental Health Comedy Hour: Do you struggle with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, or Bipolar disorder…why not laugh about it? The bay area’s funniest stand up comedians tell jokes and talk about their life with mental illness. All in the jovial environment of a late night talk show. Also featuring interviews with licensed professional therapists and more. At the Mental Health Comedy Hour we’re not OK, and that’s OK! Hosted by Wonder Dave and Kristee Ono, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Thursday, DNA’s Comedy Lab, 155 S. River St., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $10 in advance/ $15 at door. Visit http://www.dnascomedylab.com.
JP Sears: JP Sears takes his uplifting humor, that has accumulated more than 300 million video views, and brilliantly adapts it to the stage for his live stand up comedy show. Heavy on the satire, Sears slices through the nuances of the new age community, self-help movement, health practices, and his own life that’ll have the audience laughing at themselves while feeling inspired to live the best life. Featuring opening guest, Stephanie Clark. Early and late shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Friday, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $38.50-$87.50 in advance. Visit http://www.kuumbwajazz.org.
“Listen to Your Mother” Readings: In celebration of Mother’s Day, 12 NextStage performers will read real stories from real people about their experiences with their mothers, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Center Stage Theater, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. “The goal of every ‘Listen to Your Mother’ production is to take the audience on a well-crafted 90-minute journey of true stories about motherhood—being a mom, having a mom, losing a mom, finding a mom—as many interpretations on the theme of mothering as you can imagine,” said Lynn Knudsen, NextStage founder. It is a national live-reading series founded by Amy Imig, a nationally known humorist, performer and writer, in 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Since then it has been performed in 200 productions in more than 50 cities. Tickets: $15. Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4198023.
LUNAFEST: Lanai Financial Solutions and 1440 Multiversity presents the 18th Annual LUNAFEST, short films by, for and about women, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film showing, Thursday, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz. Tickets: $20. Visit http://www.lunafest.org. Featuring nine short films, LUNAFEST is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. All proceeds benefit WomenCARE. WomenCARE provides cancer advocacy, resources, education, and support to women, their families and friends, and healthcare practitioners at each stage of the journey: diagnosis, healing, surviving, or dying.
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