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Poetry and Book Arts Event at the MAH

Get ready to peruse the written word and impressive prints at the Museum of Art and History’s upcoming Poetry and Book Arts event. As one of the museum’s ongoing 3rd Friday series, the evening festivities will include performances and participatory workshops featuring the best of Santa Cruz County literary arts. Performances will include poetry readings from some […]

TWDCC Winter Dance Fest 2017

TWDCC presents WINTER DANCE FEST 2017

For those who were not lucky enough to see the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center’s sold out Winter Dance Fest last year, now is your chance. Next weekend the event returns to the Tannery Arts Center’s Colligan Theater for one night only of groundbreaking contemporary dance performed by local and guest artists. The Tannery World Dance and Cultural […]

© Institute For Figuring’s Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005–ongoing.

Crochet Coral Reef : Featured Exhibit

One of the largest participatory art and science projects in the world has come to Santa Cruz – Mathematics, marine biology, art, and community merge beautifully in the ever-evolving handcrafted Crochet Coral Reef exhibition. The Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean exhibition was pioneered by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles-based organization, the Institute […]

Big Water Live at the Crow's Nest

Big Water LIVE at the Crow’s Nest

Award-winning singer/songwriter Big Water is coming to share his original Folky, Country Blues on January 26 at the Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz! In the musician’s own words: “I am a singer/songwriter that lives in Portland, Oregon and I recorded my latest album, WHUT!?, in the mountains of Santa Cruz. I had local musician folks, Skywalker Hemp, […]

Nickel mint popcorn and peanut wagon, at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum.

Playing with History: Vintage Toys and Games at the SLV Museum

Every mid-December, the San Lorenzo Valley Museum presents a holiday exhibition that reflects the festive cultural spirit of the community. This year, the tradition continues with the fun-filled Playing with History, a collection of locally owned vintage toys and games on display through early January, 2017. Playing with History introduces visitors to locals and lifestyles from […]

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Ballet with Live Orchestra

Of the many local artistic holiday traditions, one that continues to be an annual favorite is the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s December performances of The Nutcracker. Next week, SCBT will raise the curtain for its 15th original production of the classic two act ballet, with five spectacular dance shows performed at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with a […]