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Naturalist Night: Bean to Cup - Chocolate from its Source to You

MARCH 21, 2017

Naturalist Night: Bean to Cup - Chocolate from its Source to You

Where does one of our favorite treats come from? From cacao plant to steaming pot, there is a rich story behind making a flavorful, healing, organic cup of hot chocolate. Join us for a talk and tasting presented by Mutari Chocolate House. Learn about the origin of chocolate, the artistry of making delicacies from hand-picked, stone-ground, ethically traded cacao, and taste a warm cup of their sipping chocolate as part of our celebration of the natural history of food.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831.420.6115

www.santacruzmuseum.org

 

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

MARCH 23, 2017

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

Grammy-nominated Juilliard graduate and California native son, Sammy Miller is an undeniably energetic leader of this rambunctious live ensemble. They engage the crowd just as much as the musicians engage in spontaneous musical conversation on the bandstand. Having performed at venues from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the White House and the Hollywood Bowl, this group has banded together with a spirit of joyful unity, complete with exciting arrangements, fiery playing and crowd-pleasing set lists featuring plenty of inspired, left-field detours.

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.2227

www.kuumbwajazz.org

 

Santa Cruz Symphony presents Fratres

MARCH 25, 2017

Santa Cruz Symphony presents Fratres

Hear Irving M. Klein International String Competition 2015 grand prize winner, cellist Oliver Herbert, along with Arvo Pärt's achingly beautiful Fratres and Schubert’s dramatic Death and the Maiden.

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.462.0553

santacruzsymphony.org

 

Chix in the City, Hens in the Hood

MARCH 25, 2017

Chix in the City, Hens in the Hood

At their Demonstration Garden in Watsonville, Master Gardener Candice McLaren will teach her famous class about the joys of keeping chickens without annoying your neighbors. Find out what the best breed is for you and your family, the beautiful options there are for your birds and eggs, and if raising chicks or rescuing them from Animal Services is right for you. You’ll also get great ideas about how to design and place a chicken coop and how to transition baby chicks to the coop.

UC Extension Auditorium
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076
831.763.8007

mbmg.ucanr.edu

 

Dancing in the Isles: Musica Pacifica

MARCH 26, 2017

Dancing in the Isles: Musica Pacifica

We’re celebrating Early Music Month with rousing Baroque folk and dance music from Scotland, Ireland, and England. With room to enjoy this music by dancing in the aisles, listen to arrangements of traditional folk tunes, dance suites, and trio sonatas. Performed by Musica Pacifica and featuring an exciting range of music played on recorder, violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord, and percussion, this concert is not one to be missed.

Veterans Memorial Building
Chris G. Matthews Hall
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.457.9693

www.scbaroque.org

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

Shadowbrook Restaurant

A hillside 'cable car' and a meandering path lead you down through lush gardens and waterfalls to this world-famous restaurant on the banks of Soquel Creek. Here you can enjoy creative specials and traditional offerings in an atmosphere of old-world charm and grace.

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