February 10 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 6, 2020

Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice ~ ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz

County of Santa Cruz Government Center

831.454.2000 | pvarts.org

Pajaro Valley Arts exhibit, Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/ ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz, aims to inform, inspire and develop greater interest in the non-partisan democratic process. Co-curated by Maria Gitin and Pajaro Valley Arts Curator Judy Stabile, the exhibit features Bob Fitch photography from the archives of Stanford University Library and artifacts from civil rights veteran Maria Gitin. The exhibit includes contemporary regional artists interpretation of voting rights and informative displays from Santa Cruz County Elections Department and Watsonville City Clerk’s Office. A visual timeline highlights key events in voting rights history including the historic Watsonville v. Gomez case. The exhibit is presented in partnership with Santa Cruz County Elections Department, and Santa Cruz County Arts Commission.

A First Friday Reception will be held Friday, February 7th, 2020 5:00-8:00 pm.

Artists Participating: Jessica Carrasco, Myra Eastman, Bob Fitch, Jane Gregorius, Hedwig Heerschop, Matt Herron, Lucien Kubo, Jaime Sánchez, Sandra Takashima Shaw and Peggy Snider. Photo Art: “We the People” by Peggy Snider.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, suitable for students and adults. Venue is ADA accessible.

 

Free
March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Severino’s Bar & Grill: Joint Chiefs

Severino’s Bar & Grill

831.688.8987 | www.severinosbarandgrill.com

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance bands currently performing on the Northern California music scene. Since their inception in 1990, The Joint Chiefs have built a loyal following based on their live performances as well as their wide range of styles and influences.Their sound fuses elements of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B with their own signature groove. The result is a dance party of infectious grooves. Since members of the band were raised on 70’s funk, the band is able to capture the real natural funk feel that all the other bands try to imitate.

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center: Block Printed Tote Bags

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

831-647-4201 | www.eventbrite.com

On March 29th from 10 AM – 11:15 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM, join Art by Joan P Bogart to embellish your own canvas tote bag! Take pre-carved rubber blocks in various shapes and learn to ink, stamp and finish your own design for an eco-friendly bag. Joan will be sharing her signature designed blocks with you to make your own version. Her blocks are geometric, fun, and take on the shapes of flowers, leaves, waves, water, sun. Create a repeating pattern or arrange a scene of your own preference – anything goes! You’re welcome to bring another t-shirt, bandana, napkin or other smooth fabric to block print additional pieces after you finish your tote bag (preferably items that are cotton or cotton blend; not nylon or heavy canvas). There will be no carving or cutting in this workshop. Tote bags will need 2-3 days to dry, so you will need to transport your wet tote bags carefully home and then air dry them before washing. Register today, space is limited!

The Details:
Cost: Ages 5+ $35 per attendee free adult helper welcome for kids under 12; $20 for extra materials for adults helping a paying child

Register: ONLINE at https://mkt.com/sec-gift-and-book-store
For questions please contact: explorationcenter@noaa.gov

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Roaring Camp Railroads: Rainforest Weekends

Roaring Camp Railroads

831.335.4484 | www.roaringcamp.com

Rain Forest Weekends are here! The steam from the Dixie is extra steamy this time of year. Learn about California’s own Coastal Redwood Forest, aboard a 100 year old steam train. The steam from the Dixie is extra steamy this time of year. Along the journey, hear fascinating information about the coastal redwoods and their ecosystems from docent specialists. See the redwoods come alive aboard the Redwood Forest Steam Train to Bear Mountain. If you look close enough, you may even see a banana slug or two.  Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just a few miles from the ocean. The forest flourishes in moderate temperatures and a year-round water supply provided by the Pacific weather systems and dense fog. This train departs from Roaring Camp in Felton. Details and advance tickets are available online.

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Santa Cruz Symphony: Metamorphoses

Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts

831.768.3266 | santacruzsymphony.org

Prokofiev’s mastery of cultural and political elements reaches it’s apotheosis in his visionary Symphony No. 5. The program opens with Moncayo’s Huapango which celebrates zapateado dance traditions of Mexico, while Massenet’s breathtakingly beautiful Meditation from Thais and Saint-Saëns’ thrillingly virtuosic Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso will feature Klein String Competition 2nd prize winner Julian Rhee.

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

831.459.3800 | seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

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. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Advance reservations highly recommended. 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. Parking fees on Thursdays.

Free
April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

Roaring Camp: Model Railroad Exhibit

Roaring Camp Railroads

831.335.4484 | www.roaringcamp.com

Adults and kids alike will enjoy viewing California Central Coast On 30’s large scale model railroad display. Watch model trains chugging through the Redwoods, around railroad bends and over the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Boardwalk with the miniature scale of the Central Coast spread out before them. During your visit be sure to see Roaring Camp’s authentic 1800’s steam train. Live music on the porch from Wild and Blue, 12:00-3:00 pm. Gold Panning, Blacksmith and other Kid’s Club Activities are also available throughout the day. FREE Admission! Parking $10.

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend 5K Fun Run!

University of California, Santa Cruz

831.459.0111 | alumniweekend.ucsc.edu

Join us for the fourth annual UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend 5K Fun Run. Alumni, family, friends, staff, faculty, community, and kids are welcome. Costumes and Slug gear are encouraged. The 5K course runs through campus iconic spots, with views galore. We’ll also design a kids course this year for the mini slugs. There will be treats on the east field for all finishers. This is a fundraiser . All fees will be donated to scholarships for UC Santa Cruz students.

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tandy Beal & Company Presents: Rhonda Benin

Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building

831.454.0478 | www.tandybeal.com

Rhonda Benin, vocalist extraordinaire, is joined by her band members Lorenzo Hawkins (piano), Ruth Davies (acoustic bass), and Javier Navarette (percussion). Starting with the first instrument, the voice, and a simple melody, they add multi-layered rhythms with feet, handclaps and hand percussion. Then to round out our rhythm section, they add the piano and bass. In the oral tradition of call and response, the audience becomes part of the music. Rhonda was last heard in Santa Cruz in Linda Tillerys Cultural Heritage Choir, with whom she has sung for 30 years.

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre in Concert: Featuring The Jungle Book

Cabrillo Crocker Theater

831.479.6154 | www.scbt.org

Our 36th season and annual mixed-repertory concert presents dance from classical to contemporary styles. This year features the premiere of The Jungle Book, Lavender (by guest choreographer Eva Stone), and other classics from the traditional repertoire. Matinee and evening performances.

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Annieglass: Spring Flowers Watercolor Workshop

Annieglass

831.761.2041 ext. 121 | annieglass.com

Local artist, Heidi Michelle, will teach this fun watercolor workshop. Always creative and fascinated by flowers from an early age, Heidi Michelle began painting with watercolor and found it an ideal medium to express her love for her surroundings and all things that bloom. Heidi uses color to explore the intricacies of flowers, plants, and nature. She lives, paints, and teaches watercolor classes and workshops in Santa Cruz County.

The class will start with basic watercolor techniques to warm up the group, then move into a demo, followed by a step by step process of painting spring flowers that everyone can follow along with. Items provided: good quality paper (10”x14”, Arches 140 lb paper), a board and tape, a brush, palette, and paint.

If purchased online, you do not need to print out your receipt purchase. We will have in our records on that day. Tour or workshop participants receive 10% off Annieglass Firsts the day of participation. *You must cancel 48 hours before the event to receive a full refund if you are unable to attend.

$70
April 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Quail Hollow Ranch: Beginning Birding

Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

831.335.9348 | www.scparks.com

Join Jim Williams for a leisurely hike through Quail Hollow in search of our fine, feathered friends. Previous birding experience not required; open to anyone interested in birds and their antics. Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes (and boots after rain). Bring binoculars and a field guide (if you have them) and some drinking water. All ages. Free, just drop in!

Free
April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Quail Hollow Ranch: Trek to the Forbidden Sandhills

Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

831.335.9348 | http://www.scparks.com/Home/RecreationPrograms/QuailHollowRanch%E2%80%93InterpretivePrograms.aspx

Join a guided tour with Park Docent Sean Wharton to see and learn about the many rare species that make this special place their home; this is the only time to visit the flower-covered hills of the sandhills habitat. Bring good walking shoes, a hat for shade, drinking water and a camera. The sensitive nature of the area limits group size to 15, call in advance to reserve a space. Open to ages 8 and up, under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to hike for two hours. This is a slow hike for those interested in the unique geology and endemic plants that make up the Santa Cruz Sandhills.

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

831.459.3800 | seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

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. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Advance reservations highly recommended. 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. Parking fees on Thursdays.

Free
April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: In an English Garden

UCSC Music Recital Hall

831.457.9693 | www.scbaroque.org

As perfectly crafted tonal illusions, Seventeenth Century viol fantasies are a curious and wild ride. Like an ant running over a patchwork quilt toward unknowable destinations, this ‘quixotic’ form passes deftly through improvisational moods and textures, by turns entertaining, distracting, and compelling. Employing newly developed composition techniques to engage human emotions, fantasies had the power induce panic or inspire haunting trepidation in the listener. Even jolly passages are tinged with bittersweet, like in so much of English music. Like guitars, viols have six strings tuned in perfect fourths and major thirds, but are bowed expressively like violins and cellos. For our program, Wildcat Viols celebrate their their first album with a complete performance of the Fantazias by Henry Purcell, complete viol sonatas of Giovanni Legrenzi, and selections from Matthew Locke’s ‘Magni ck Consort of Four Parts.’Joanna Blendulf, Julie Jeffrey, Annalisa Pappano and Elisabeth Reed Fantasies, Suites & Sonatas for viol quartet by Purcell, Locke & Legrenzi. Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye May!

April 8 @ 11:00 am - May 24 @ 4:00 pm
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Pajaro Valley Arts: Campesinos – Workers of the Land

Pajaro Valley Arts

831.722.3062 | pvarts.org

This is an all-media exhibit, which seeks to honor the dignity of our campesinos/agricultural workers and farmers. What do you see, feel and believe as you pass by our fields every day? The artwork represents the issues of dignity, labor, workers’ rights, immigration, and every-day living for migrant workers. It honors the contributions of farm workers and captures their celebration of family, home and community. Making visible, the people behind our multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry in California. In order to feed the country, it is estimated that two million farm workers labor in the fields and on the ranches across the United States, including handpicking the vast majority of fruit and vegetable crops produced here. Farm workers are the backbone of our $200 billion agricultural industry. It is the great paradox of our food system: the very people who work to feed the U.S. struggle to feed their own families. From National Farmworker Ministry. Arleene Correa Valencia and Warren Chang will be featured in this exhibit, which is being produced in conjunction with the Watsonville Film Festival. Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Closed between exhibitions) Exhibit Design/Curators: Gabriel Medina and Judy Stabile. Juried by: Consuelo Alba. Art by Warren Chang.

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: William Parker – Blue: Music, Movement & Words

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

Musician/improviser/composer/writer/educator William Parker has been dubbed, by The Village Voice as “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” Parker – who plays the bass, as well as the shakuhachi flute, double reeds, tuba, ngoni, and gembri – has recorded over 150 albums, has published six books, and has mentored hundreds of musicians and artists. Hailing from the Bronx, Parker initially studied bass with Richard Davis, Milt Hinton, Jimmy Garrison and others, before moving on to be a key shaper of the free jazz movement. In 2013, Parker received the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award inrecognition of his influence and impact on the jazz scene over the last forty years. In Parker’s Blue: Music, Movement & Words project he is joined by Hamid Drake on percussion and Patricia Nicholson with poetry and movement.

 

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: LADAMA

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. LADAMA are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (United States). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English, they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story.   In 2018, LADAMA were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, which praised their “irresistible spirit and universal appeal.” Their self-titled debut album reached #1 on both iTunes and Amazon’s Latin Music Charts.

 

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt

Capitola Beach, in front of the Capitola Venetian Hotel

831.475.6522 | www.capitolachamber.com

Hop on down to Capitola Village for an Easter Egg Hunt on the beach! Kids 12 and under can hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden in the sand. The Easter Bunny will be there! Please limit 3 eggs per child so there is plenty of fun for everyone! Be sure to bring your camera to capture a fun, spring day on the beach in Capitola!

 

Free
April 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Agricultural History Project: Easter on the Farm

Agricultural History Project Center and Museum

831.724.5898 | aghistoryproject.org

Every month we produce a 2nd Saturday on the Farm, a family event that focuses on a particular area of agriculture. Visitors can participate in the regular activities of the Ag History Project plus others related to the day’s special focus. We have created some unique interactive educational activities to help you have fun learning about past agricultural practices. What we like to call our “usual” activities include: Wooden cow milking – we have life-size wooden cows with rubber teats that help you learn how to milk a cow. Kid-driven tractor – we retrofitted a John Deere tractor so that anyone can learn to drive it. You sit in the seat and control the steering wheel while a trained volunteer stands on a platform to your right to controls the speed. We even have space for a parent or friend to stand to your left and enjoy the ride. Tractor Simulator – we have a stationary tractor that you can drive down a crop row. The computer screen in front of you displays how well you are handling the tractor. Puppet Theater – each month we have a new show playing. Model Railroad Exhibit – On display for a limited time in 2020 (January -April). Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Free
April 11 @ 11:00 am - April 12 @ 3:30 pm

Roaring Camp Railroads: Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt

Roaring Camp Railroads

831.335.4484 | www.roaringcamp.com

Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp’s real 1880’s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. Activities: Train Ride to Egg Hunt, Easter Crafts, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Eggcentric Games and meet the Easter Bunny! The magic of trains, mixed with the magic of the Easter Bunny. It’s… it’s… Eggstraordinary! Departs from Roaring Camp in Felton. Egg Hunt available for Easter Steam Train only. There is no Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach Train. Steam Train Departures: 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30. 1 hour and 15 minutes duration. Easter Steam Train: Adults $33 & Children (ages 2-12 years) $26. Tickets available online. Advance reservations recommended!

 

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Annieglass: Succulent Arrangement Workshop

Annieglass

831.761.2041 ext. 121 | annieglass.com

Create your own succulent garden in a beautiful Annieglass piece.

You can choose from gold or platinum-rimmed Annieglass piece to plant your succulents. We will share tips on planting your mini succulent garden. The workshop includes an Annieglass piece and a set number of succulents (Additional plants will be available for purchase). Pieces will be prepared ahead of time to allow for proper drainage. A glass of wine, beer or soft drink will be served complimentary.

If purchased online, you do not need to print out your receipt purchase. We will have in our records on that day. Tour or workshop participants receive 10% off Annieglass Firsts the day of participation. You must cancel 48 hours before the event to receive a full refund if you are unable to attend.

This workshop is appropriate for children 10 years and older.

$80
April 11 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

World of Outlaws Ocean Showdown

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

831.724.5671 | worldofoutlaws.com

Ocean Speedway at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds will rumble to the roar of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The world’s top sprint car drivers will compete against California’s best for the $10,000 winner’s prize in their 120-mph race cars. Defending Outlaw National Champion Brad Sweet will compete against the likes of Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and California champion DJ Netto for event honor, along with more than 30 other race teams at Ocean Speedway’s biggest event of the year. General admission $45; Reserved $50; children 12 and under free!

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University of California Santa Cruz: Contemporary Music Festival: Sinister Resonance: The American Ultramodernists and Beyond

UCSC Music Recital Hall

831.457.9693 | arts.ucsc.edu

Music by UCSC faculty David Cope, Chris Pratorius Gomez, David Evan Jones, Hi Kyung Kim, plus Larry Polansky’s arrangement of Sacco, Vanzetti. Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. Presented by the UCSC Music Department. All concerts: at 7:30pm and free.

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

10th Annual Operation Surf Santa Cruz

Various locations in Santa Cruz County

831.425.1234 | operationsurf.org

Operation Surf will be hosting our 10th annual Operation Surf Santa Cruz Week-Long Program. This program is held in support of the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Wounded active-duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. Military will take part in an epic life-changing experience at beaches across the Santa Cruz area. Through the healing power of the ocean, surfing, and camaraderie, these wounded heroes, to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential. For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz programs, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community, our generous sponsors, and many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement. The help of our local community members make this week possible, along with our sponsors who are the force behind our waves. In addition, volunteers at the beach, in the water, and in other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. We invite you to be a part of this amazing surf adventure.

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

The 74th Annual Western Intercollegiate

Pasatiempo Golf Course

831.459.9155 | www.westernintercollegiate.golf

One of the most spectacular championships in all of collegiate golf, the Western Intercollegiate attracts talented players from top colleges and universities, all eager to compete for the coveted team trophy and Blue Jacket, which goes to the individual champion. Designed by renowned architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie, Pasatiempo Golf Club ranks amongst the best by GolfweekGolf Digest, and Golf Magazine. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Dr. MacKenzie also designed Augusta National, home of The Masters. Starting with the first tournament in 1947, the Western Intercollegiate has featured a highly competitive field with many standout student-athletes who went on to success in the PGA Tour and in the golf industry. The list of competitors includes a long string of notable names.

April 13 @ 7:00 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz 45th Anniversary Celebration: Artemis

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

Hailing from America, Canada, Israel, Chile, and Japan, Artemis is an international all-star group featuring six of the top artists in contemporary jazz: pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, forests, and moon, this is a significant, superb band that plays with passion, power, and sensitivity – bringing to the stage unforgettable performances of high-wire energy and pure joy. This special Kuumbwa Jazz anniversary celebration concert is one of just a few select dates Artemis will be performing this year.

 

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University of California Santa Cruz: Contemporary Music Festival: Del Sol String Quartet & Christopher Froh

UCSC Music Recital Hall

831.457.9693 | arts.ucsc.edu

The world renowned Del Sol String Quartet and critically acclaimed percussionist Christopher Froh premiere compositions by cutting-edge young composers.

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: Väsen

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

Afive-string viola of sophisticated symphonic taste, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music. All three are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. To experience Väsen is to witness ensemble playing at its finest.

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kuumbwa: Holly Near

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

One of the most powerful, consistent, and outspoken singers of our time, her concerts elevate spirits and inspire activism. A skilled performer, Holly Near is an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage a unique integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality. More Info: Pulse Productions- 831-423-7970

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

831.459.3800 | seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

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. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Advance reservations highly recommended. 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. Parking fees on Thursdays.

Free
April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents: Ray Charles Project

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging all-star group of Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Charles’ beloved songbook. The Ray Charles Project features renowned Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, acclaimed singer Glenn Walters, top R&B keyboardist David K. Mathews, bassist Dewayne Pate, and powerhouse blues drummer Deszon Claiborne. Together, these musical dynamos salute Charles’ groundbreaking soul, blues, and beyond.